Philadelphia City Hall

The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia is seeking a full time Executive Director. To apply, please visit: http://smrtr.io/xFJlzA 

AGENCY DESCRIPTION

The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia is a city-related 501(c)(3) that works in close partnership with the City of Philadelphia, private sector organizations, and community based organizations to advance initiatives that reflect Mayoral priorities and seek to improve the quality of life for all Philadelphians.

Accordingly, the Fund acts as a fiscal agent for the City of Philadelphia and manages more than $10M annually for City programs that promote education, economic development, culture and the creative economy, and workforce development, among others. In addition, the Fund makes its own philanthropic grants and provides resource development consultation to city departments and programs.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position plays the leading role in delivering on the mission of the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, ensuring mission-focused leadership to achieve and maintain excellence in the Fund’s core financial administration role. The Executive Director serves as the principal officer of the Fund, working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to set its strategic course, direct policy and develop strong relationships with City leadership, local policymakers, and the philanthropic and nonprofit communities.

The Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including: policy oversight, financial direction, strategic planning, board relations, and internal and external relationship management.
SALARY – Commensurate with experience

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide executive direction and support to the Fund’s staff, funders, grantees, and Board Members to ensure the efficient and seamless operation of the Fund.
  • Continue the improvement of the Fund’s fiscal administration role by developing, updating and implementing policies, process improvements and quality control to ensure the Fund operates with the best nonprofit practices.
  • Set direction and priorities for Fund strategy to support the Mayor’s Policy Pillars, in collaboration with the Fund’s Board of Directors and in coordination with the Mayor’s Office of Grants.
  • Provide high-level strategic and operational support to the Fund’s Board of Directors, including management of the Fund’s grant making process as directed by the Board.
  • Lead with transparency and openness in the work of fiscal administration. Develop, supervise and communicate the Fund’s fiscal strategy and operations.
  • Provide policy oversight for grants administration and supervise all staff, so that grants and contracts administered by the Fund are effectively managed and efficiently reported.
  • Lead the Fund in current, effective practices and policies relating to management of a non-profit organization.
  • Represent the Fund to external constituencies, including the media.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated nonprofit administration experience including fundamental understanding of effective nonprofit management practices; a working knowledge of City government; and experience with the philanthropic sector in Philadelphia a plus.
  • Experience in managing a fiscal agency, or commensurate experience in financial administration in a nonprofit context, such as evidence of success in creating the analytic framework for planning and management of a fiscal agency.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of grant administration and compliance practices.
  • A strong service orientation and engagement skills to guide interactions with senior policymakers, public and philanthropic leaders, and community members.
  • Skilled as a transparent and open leader.
  • Highest ethical and fiduciary standards.
  • Values and encourages diversity of thought, background, and perspective.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with various officials, staff, residents, community leaders, and board members.

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter with your application.

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr @phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx