Mt. Airy CDC

Community Economic Development Coordinator

Job Description

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours/week), exempt 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Salary range: $42,000-$45,760, commensurate with experience

The Community Economic Development Coordinator will oversee commercial corridor management, small business support, and community support functions in Northwest Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy neighborhood.  Duties include the following:

  • Serve as Commercial Corridor Manager for the 6300-7600 blocks of Germantown Avenue, visiting businesses on a monthly basis.
  • Develop professional relationships with local merchants.  Understand and evaluate their needs.  
  • Provide technical assistance and referrals to small business owners to help them access city services, grant and loan opportunities, and other business development resources.  
  • Provide information and referrals to MACDC’s Philly iHub entrepreneur education classes.
  • Provide staff support for the Go Mt. Airy Business Association, including organizing monthly meetings, managing membership recruitment and renewals, and other tasks as determined by the Association.  
  • Collaborate with the Communications Manager to compose and disseminate monthly business newsletters.  
  • Organize periodic promotions to help Business Association members market themselves.
  • In collaboration with the Mt. Airy BID, inform business owners about resources for storefront improvement, renovations, and beautification.  Assist with project organization and implementation as needed.
  • Serve as primary organizer for Mt. Airy Business Expo, Supper Sessions on the Avenue, Autumn on the Avenue, and other events.   
  • Support the implementation of economic development goals in the Mt. Airy 2025 Neighborhood Plan.
  • Develop positive relationships with neighborhood and institutional stakeholders.  
  • Represent the interests of Mt. Airy CDC at the PACDC’s Commercial Corridor Working Group.  
  • Provide staff support for community and business engagement work for MACDC programs and special projects.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • 1-4 years experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in economic development, community development, or related fields.  
  • Knowledge/experience with small business development or operations
  • Experience with planning events is desirable
  • Ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Works well independently; problem-solver and self-starter
  • Fully-competent with email communications, Microsoft Office suite, Google Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Position requires time spent both indoors and outdoors.  Must be physically able to visit small businesses on foot throughout the year, walk, sit, stand, climb stairs.  
  • University degree preferred

Benefits

  • Hybrid in-office/remote working permitted (50/50)
  • Health insurance (including vision)
  • Dental coverage 
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance (short term and long term) 
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 13 paid holidays
  • Flexible spending account 

About the Organization: 

Founded in 1980, Mt. Airy CDC’s mission is to preserve, empower, and advance a vibrant and diverse Mt. Airy by stimulating community-centered neighborhood development. 

The CDC works towards its mission in four program areas: 1) Housing Counseling, 2) Real Estate Development, 3) Business Services, and 4) Community Programs.

By joining us, you will engage in truly meaningful work that seeks to strengthen local schools; help families purchase their first home or stay in it when they experience hardships; improve the physical infrastructure of our neighborhood; help new entrepreneurs develop and existing local businesses thrive; and ultimately connect neighbors with one another. You will be an integral part of our efforts to deepen the longstanding tradition of making Mt. Airy a welcoming place to call home. 

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume via email to Sharon Kim: skim@mtairycdc.org with the subject line, “CEDC position.”  

Mt. Airy CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To Apply:

To apply for this job email your details to skim@mtairycdc.org