AmeriCorps Emergency Fund Coordinator

  • 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 
  • Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits - We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (MOCEVS) is committed to increasing long term, sustainable civic engagement throughout the city. To support this goal, we offer a variety of training opportunities for community members, nonprofit partners and City agencies. In addition, we support internal and cross-sector convening and collaboration to reduce silos and increase efficiency and efficacy of engagement and volunteer programs and tactics. MOCEVS is housed within the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement.

Job Description

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is committed to reducing barriers and expanding national service opportunities as a community based solution for the city of Philadelphia. To support this goal, we have secured a number of grant opportunities to implement an AmeriCorps Emergency Fund that will support AmeriCorps members serving with Philadelphia- based programs. Our goal is to support approximately 130 AmeriCorps members in the first year. The AmeriCorps Emergency Fund Coordinator will serve as a strategic partner for this work in a number of key ways:

  1. The AmeriCorps Emergency Fund Coordinator will manage the coordination of an emergency fund situated in the Mayor’s fund. This includes assessing member emergency needs, dispersing funds in a timely status, and managing MOU contracts for programs to financially sustain the emergency fund
  2. The AmeriCorps Emergency Fund Coordinator will provide strategic vision and oversight to financially sustain the emergency fund overtime
  3. The AmeriCorps Emergency Fund Coordinator will serve as a support system for AmeriCorps members facing personal challenges during their term of service. They will provide referrals and connections to social providers in Philadelphia to meet the immediate needs of members 

Essential Functions

●        Manage communications and distribution of the emergency fund

●        Assess challenges, needs and barriers faced by AmeriCorps members

●        Provide proactive and responsive support to AmeriCorps members across programs including public benefits enrollment and navigation, make referrals to social service agencies, provide individual coaching and support the social-emotional needs of AmeriCorps members

●        Establish a fundraising plan and process for programs and alumni to continually contribute and help fundraise for the AmeriCorps Emergency Fund

●        Collect and track retention data and desired outcomes for the Service Year Alliance Challenge grant

●        Engage National Service Task Force program stakeholders and program partners to provide feedback on this new initiative 

●       Other activities to support the general functions and sustainability of this project

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

●      Understanding of team dynamics and a strong ability to mediate and problem solve

●      Ability to motivate teams and groups of diverse individuals

●      Understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion principles, preferably with experience advancing equitable program outcomes

●      Action oriented; an individual not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get into the details of the operation.

●      Excellent time management skills with capacity to work simultaneously on multiple tasks and projects and deliver on deadline

●      Project management skills: ability to stay on top of multiple projects and manage multiple deadlines, plans backwards and anticipates obstacles, identifies and involves stakeholders appropriately, uses resources wisely

●      Continuous improvement: looks for ways to improve processes through critical reflection and feedback

●      Excellent people-centered customer service skill


●      2-4 years experience in program development, project management, including administering funds or scholarship stipends

●      1-3 years experience in social support services, advising, or case management role

●      Prior experience working in government or similar large institutions

●      AmeriCorps/Peace Corps service experience a plus or knowledge of the AmeriCorps member experience

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.

Salary: $55,000

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 

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 [email protected]

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