Community Outreach Coordinator AMERICORPS VISTA



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Philadelphia Business and Technology Center
5070 Parkside Avenue
5th Floor
United States


The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for an energetic and passionate Community Outreach Coordinator to support the organization's outreach to parks and recreation facilities throughout the city. This is a perfect opportunity for a candidate interested in building capacity at a quickly-expanding non-profit. This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA position offered through the PHENND Fellows program.

Founded in 1983, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia's parks and recreation users—advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban parks and recreation systems in the country with more than 300 parks and recreation facilities. In addition to our traditional public space advocacy, the Parks Alliance has recently grown our community outreach and direct service arms. We now provide support and resources to the city's 150+ recreation centers and their volunteers.

The Parks Alliance is a fast-paced and lively small non-profit that welcomes big ideas and big personalities at our West Philadelphia office. Read more about the Parks Alliance's work and mission at

Member Duties:

At the Parks Alliance, we build the capacity of volunteer groups called Recreation Advisory Councils to transform recreation facilities into true centers of community that offer programs and services to lift neighborhoods out of deep poverty. The PHENND Fellow will assist the Parks Alliance staff by developing our organization’s capacity and creating resources that will enable us to be more effective in our work.

The Community Outreach Coordinator will have three responsibilities: 

1) Expanding the Advisory Council Resource Center with materials and resources for Advisory Councils, including how-to guides, a compilation of trainings and workshops, program starter kits, etc

2) Conducting needs assessments of Recreation Advisory Councils through interviews, surveys, and report writing,

3) Improving quantitative and qualitative data collection, storage, and sharing.

This program offers substantive professional development opportunities through both the host site and the PHENND Fellows program. For more information, please contact the Parks Alliance and/or PHENND.

As an Americorps VISTA, the fellow will receive $13,282 per year. VISTA members are provided health coverage and loan forbearance for any current federal student loans. Upon completion of the full year, they also receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5920 that can be used to pay for future educational expenses and/or pay off federal student loans. SEPTA Transpass provided.


  • Stipend Provided

How To Apply

Please apply through the Americorps website listed above.

Direct any questions about the position to Sakinah Rahman at the Parks Alliance: