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PCCY currently has the following (2) positions open

Position Title: Deputy Director of Operations

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PCCY is a dynamic child advocacy organization focused on improving the lives of children by building support and momentum to improve local, state and/or federal policies that can promote racial and economic equity for children as they grow up in Pennsylvania.

PCCY is a group of highly motivated and passionate staff who have a track record of winning scale-level changes that improve the lives of thousands of children.

PCCY’s structure has two main components that are interdependent—the Policy Team, led by the Executive Director, and an Operations Team that will be led by a newly created Deputy Director of Operations, who will report to the Executive Director.

This position is a perfect fit for a person who sees strategic advantages, grasps “the big picture” and enjoys connecting dots of internal and external resources, effectively aligns resources, pays attention to details, and who relishes getting things done with a team.

To be successful in this job the person must enjoy collaborating and getting the best out of his/her co-workers and should be highly motivated to contribute to a respectful workplace that demonstrates a commitment to racial diversity, good co-worker relationships, fun, and, most of all, impact.

The Operations Team includes event management, office management, administration services, information technology management, financial operations, marketing and communications, and fundraising, including major gifts, corporate engagement, and philanthropic development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as the internal organization lead managing the processes for report releases and public events ensuring that logistics and programming successfully consider the needs of donors, policy makers, key stakeholders, and the press.
  • Ensure the calendar and sequencing of PCCY activities is workable so that projects are synergistically supporting each other and are not competing or undermining in any manner.
  • Provide strategic leadership to staff helping them plan and work together so that each aspect of PCCY’s work is attracting new partners, supporters, and resources.
  • Manage special projects that require intra-team planning and project management.
  • Orchestrate a project management system that enables operations and policy team members to interface and complete common projects efficiently and with optimal impact.
  • Increase stakeholder engagement in PCCY’s work by helping the operations and policy team micro-target supporters and partners who can be connected to and play a role in our advocacy initiatives.
  • As new job positions are created, gather input and draft job descriptions, ensure position vacancies are promoted in a way that will generate a diverse pool of candidates, ensure interviews are held and appropriate offer letters are executed.
  • Lead a periodic internal risk assessment process involving key board members in the review as directed.
  • Consistently seek to improve the internal communications systems and build staff skills in using the current platforms that support fundraising and stakeholder engagement.
  • Support efforts in an ongoing manner to streamline and improve grant reporting and ensure compliance with all state and local lobbying compliance.
  • Ensure correspondence to various boards, councils and board committees is complete and is disseminated in a timely manner and draft regular updates to the board for the Executive Director.
  • Provide direct support to each member of the operations team through individual meetings.
  • Convene the operations team regularly to identify logjams and opportunities and work with the team to define steps to optimize the team’s effectiveness.
  • Identify the training needs of the team and work with the Executive Director to find training resources.
  • Improve internal communications within PCCY by assisting staff to prepare for staff meetings and team meetings so that progress and impact can be maximized.

Qualifications

  • Positive experience managing three or more direct reports responsible for the operational activities of an organization.
  • A track record of successfully managing multiple projects and usefully deploying project management technology in a fast-paced workplace.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to see the big picture so that critical information can be synthesized for executive decision-making.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that enable operations and policy staff to effectively and easily contribute to decision-making and the success of initiatives/projects.
  • Creative problem-solving skills that ensure the team and Executive Director can readily work together to overcome challenges and/or achieve higher levels of impact.
  • Highly organized with the ability to have a quick recall and rapidly track down details or needed information quickly.
  • Excellent time management skills and a patient listener.
  • A good sense of humor and ability to learn from mistakes and a desire to celebrate victories.
  • Experience as a manager or project director in a company or organization that is diverse and working to be more inclusive and diverse.

Reports To:  Executive Director

Salary:          $80,000 – $100,000 plus benefits

Apply:           Send resume and maximum two-page cover letter highlighting operations experience to info@pccy.org


Position Title: Part-time Bi-Lingual Journalist Reporter / Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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PCCY is seeking to hire a talented journalist with a demonstrable history of writing insightful articles that capture the impact of public policies on the lives of people. We are especially interested in hiring a reporter who can use real life stories to expose weaknesses in public safety-net, education and other public systems intended to create greater economic opportunity especially for families of color.

The selected journalist will be on the ground floor of PCCY’s launch of Dis/parities, a new reporting niche aimed at shining a light [of news] on the lives of parents and children of color living in Norristown and Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  The news effort is being launched in partnership with The Urban League of Philadelphia and ACLAMO (Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County/or the Latin American Community Action of Montgomery County).

The position requires a self-motivated reporter who can create and produce accurate, informative and relevant reporting in these communities and engage four community residents as Community Media Fellows. Strong candidates for the position will have a track record of creating networks and building relationships to develop leads and inform news reporting; have knowledge of at least one, or both communities in which the journalist and Fellow will co-generate news coverage, Pottstown and Norristown, and highly developed social media knowledge and skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build a network of community leaders and other key contacts among the Black and Hispanic residents of Norristown and Pottstown who can help identify and build out compelling stories for news coverage in each of these communities.
  • Identify with our partners two residents of each city to serve as eyes, ears and touchstones, and who will serve as Community Media Fellows and help generate news and build out context and background for stories.
  • Assess with the Media Fellows, partners and others in the community unmet needs in the safety net, education or other public support systems aimed at generating opportunity that should, but is not, producing real benefits for Black and Hispanic families and produce a year-long reporting calendar that enables the production of 10 in-depth features/stories in each community.
  • Offer informal training in the form of Zoom or in-person workshops for the Media Fellows such as: the basics of good reporting, how to create a strong news story outline, methods of interviewing sources and processes to get to final edit [of stories].
  • Help create media relationships with news outlets to carry news produced by Dis/parities.
  • Draft, edit and produce final copy for twenty feature stories and develop visual concepts and elements for social media dissemination of the stories.
  • Work with PCCY to optimize its, and our partners, dissemination channels. Track and share creative and effective child advocacy messaging campaigns from other states/cities and consider how those examples can be applied to our work.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a track record of being published and be able to write short-form and long-form news accounts as well as features.
  • Candidates for this position must be outgoing, easy to work with, have a track record of meeting deadlines and being highly organized.
  • Candidates must have a car and be able to work unconventional hours. This position requires you to attend events or meetings that may occur on weekends or outside the “9 to 5” window.
  • Candidates must have a passion for being well-informed about events, relationships and what is happening in these communities.
  • Strong verbal bi-lingual English and Spanish skills
  • Knowledge of video-production and social-media savvy a plus.
  • Able to build trusting relationships with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Experience as an editor or experience editing is a plus.

Reports To:  Executive Director

Salary Range:  This part-time position pays $35,000

Apply:  Resume and cover letter to info@pccy.org


Internships

PCCY interns gain knowledge and experience in child advocacy and public policy. Interns participate in all aspects of PCCY’s work including attending rallies, conducting research on children’s issues and creating materials to support PCCY’s mission of providing better lives and life chances for children in southeastern Pennsylvania.  For more information, contact:

  • Early Childhood Policy and Advocacy Internship: nelidas at pccy.org
  • Education Policy Internship: tomeas at pccy.org
  • Picasso Project Internship: timg at pccy.org
  • General information: info at pccy.org