Opportunity Development Coach

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000
Maximum: $40,000
Details: Starting salary based upon skills and experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



225 S. 3rd Street
United States


Utilizing the ECS Path to Prosperity model (adapted from EMPath’s Mobility Mentoring® Model), the Opportunity Development Coach partners with participants to assess needs and set goals in the areas of housing, career development, education/training, financial management, family stability or well-being.

This position utilizes an incentive model to interactively engage, encourage, and promote goal achievement and provides strengths-based, person-centered and family-centered coaching with a focus on achieving economic independence. The Opportunity Development Coach is a member of a dynamic team of coaches who promote social justice and social change on behalf of ECS Program participants.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a social science-related field.
  • Professional experience working in a social services or related setting serving vulnerable populations with complex and multiple service needs.
  • Experience and effectiveness in working with people experiencing crisis.
  • Experience with coaching and capacity for effective coaching.
  • Experience in working in database systems such as the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), the Integrated Clearinghouse Software (ICHS), Department of Human Services (DHS) FACES, and/or other similar high-quality data-base systems.
  • Effective management of workload with demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks and assignments according to required and established timeframes.
  • Effective written, verbal, feedback, engagement and open dialogue communication skills.
  • Excellent Problem Solving, Mediation, Crisis Management Skills, Trauma-Informed and Consensus & Team Building Skills.
  • Proficient Computer Skills (must pass competencies in Word, Outlook, and basic spreadsheets).
  • Adept in assisting with and monitoring the development of goal planning utilizing goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Bound (SMART).
  • Ability to establish positive rapport and to motivate individuals towards achieving goals.
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential participant information (including assessment findings, social summaries, interagency and intra-agency communications, treatment plans & recommendations, safety plans, health information including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy standards, manual and digital documents, records, files and more) in accordance with established ECS Confidentiality Practices.


We offer a competitive starting salary; excellent benefits package; medical/dental; 401(k); short/long term disability; transportation subsidy; tuition reimbursement; student loan forgiveness; adoption assistance; first time home owner assistance; and generous paid time off. Professional development opportunities are available and encouraged.

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency required, bi-lingual Spanish ability appreciated

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and the job code: HR-ODC to hr@ecsphilly.org or by mailing Episcopal Community Services, Human Resources, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. EOE