Philly Friendship Circle is seeking a full-time staff member excited to be a part of our growth. The Outreach & Engagement Coordinator will work closely with the organization's founders and current staff to develop and coordinate new member recruitment, current member retention and outward facing communications. Minimum of two year commitment a plus.

Philly Friendship Circle serves Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties and is founded by Chabad Lubavitch. We connect teens and young adults to youth with special needs through a full range of social offerings. Inspired by the power of genuine friendships, our youth cultivate understanding, kindness and responsibility while ensuring a caring and inclusive community.

Ideal candidates will possess strong communication and organizational skills with a desire to work in a fast-paced, small team environment with a high level of collaboration with the other six staff members. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work flexible hours as required to accommodate evening and Sunday events. Candidates should be very comfortable and skilled with word processing, social media and internet applications. Excellent writing, creative and communication skills, an ability to pick up new skills quickly, trustworthiness, and a strong work ethic are essential.

The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will work directly with teens and their parents, as well as families who have children with special needs within the Jewish community. The youth that participate in our programs range in age from toddlers to young adults. Sensitivity to the special needs population and to all youth in general, ability to work and relate with teenagers, as well as dedication to the inclusive, upbeat and communal spirit of the organization are a must. Candidates should be comfortable representing Philly Friendship Circle to the public, as well as public speaking. 

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Outreach 

  • Supporting and developing relationships with current youth and their families, as well as recruiting new youth. 
  • Supporting and mentoring youth as they develop relationships with one another. 
  • Working closely with other staff and behavior support team to understand the unique strengths, challenges, and circumstances of each youth and their family and create customized strategies for accommodating and engaging them. 
  • Addressing our varied populations while maintaining our mission, vision and core values.
  • Community Engagement: Supporting and building our greater community (donors, alumni and other community members).

Marketing 

  • Working collaboratively with staff and freelance design team to develop and create content in line with brand guidelines. 
  • Maintaining outward facing presence and communications, through channels such as:
  • Social Media - Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat
  • Email - Weekly Community Update
  • Print - Brochures, Flyers, Postcards, Welcome Packets, Magnets, etc.  
  • Website - Content, Sitemap, Images

Programming

  • Active role running various activities/workshops at any given program in collaboration with programming staff.

Due to the sensitive nature of our work and the exacerbated conditions of the current pandemic, we expect all staff to possess and model a strong sense of maturity, sensitivity and a high level of emotional intelligence. Most staff are currently working remotely, with limited access to our South Philly office. While the majority of our work is occurring virtually, our typical in-person programs occur throughout Montgomery County and access to transportation is highly preferred. 

Experience working with youth of all abilities and their families in either a formal or recreational setting required. Minimum of two year commitment preferred. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates. 

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.

Interested candidates must submit a resume AND cover letter to applications@phillyfriendship.com. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.