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Special Projects Director

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El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Philadelphia, PA
Publicado hace 20 días

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A Tiempo Completo
Fecha límite de postulación
30 de mayo de 2024
USD $45.000 - $65.000 / año


Global Citizen is looking for a Special Projects Director.

This role will be responsible for operationalizing and scaling a portfolio of initiatives that seek to engage communities around volunteer service and civic engagement. These initiatives include days of service, community leadership workshops, donation drives and more.

The keystone of the portfolio is the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Held each January, Global Citizen's King Day of Service is the oldest and largest King Day of Service initiative in the country. The Special Projects Director will be responsible for managing the recruitment, engagement, and support of King Day organizing; creating systems to operationalize, scale and sustain the initiative. In addition to King Day, the Special Projects Director will be the Global Citizen’s point person for a number of other ongoing community engagement initiatives and making sure the many unique resources developed by the Global Citizen are accessible to and distributed to partners.

The successful candidate will be a mission-driven, solution-oriented go-getter. They are detail-oriented, skilled at planning and managing complex events, able to engage and support a diverse array of stakeholders, and a roll-up-your-sleeves team player.

There is a preference for a candidate who is bilingual, however this is not a requirement for application.

Cover letter required for consideration.

Why Work For Us?

Global Citizen offers a competitive compensation package. We offer the following benefits: flexible work environment, medical, dental, HMO and POS plans, disability & life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement 403b, PTO, paid holidays (including floating).

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Global Citizen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We encourage Black, Indigenous, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. The organization is committed to building a community that is inclusive and equitable.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Event Planning:

  • Manage Global Citizen's annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.
  • Work with a variety of external partners and Global Citizen staff to collaboratively design all aspects of the King Day Signature Site event
  • Recruit, register and support partners as they plan their events
  • Facilitate regular planning meetings
  • Plan one event each to kick-off and closeout the Day of Service
  • Provide event design and management for other Global Citizen events (as determined).

Project Management:

  • Collaborate with staff to manage the Global Citizen volunteer portal.
  • Work with partners to expand the enrollment in this service to more organizers and volunteers each year
  • Gather feedback for improving the portal
  • Manage Neighbors in Action Community Leadership Workshops and portal onboarding
  • Schedule and deliver presentations for engaging community members in partnership with Global Citizen
  • Establish a system for regular delivery of workshops or opportunities for recruitment
  • Identify opportunities to continue to expand the use of the portal and workshops
  • Handle logistics of special projects and pilot initiatives that arise over the course of the year (i.e. school supplies drive, sponsor engagement events, etc.)

Administrative Duties:

  • Create and manage a process for designing and recruiting service projects around annually identified focus areas
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a cadre of community partners (nonprofits, city agencies, communities of faith, student groups, etc.)


  • Demonstrated experience in logistics and event planning
  • Track record of managing complex projects with multiple partners
  • Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to sustain and strengthen a variety of stakeholder relationships including funders, institutional partners, and community and grassroots volunteers
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing events with Philadelphia communities
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail and timelines

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4-5 years relevant work experience
  • B.A. or B.S. preferred but not required
  • Familiar with Philadelphia neighborhoods, including neighborhoods for whom English is not the primary language
  • Ability to speak fluently in more than one language a plus
  • Familiar with Philadelphia community/nonprofit organizations, familiarity with the King Day of Service network a plus

Special Conditions:

  • This job requires occasional physical labor; applicant should be able to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasional travel within the Philadelphia area is required.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are required (especially in January).
  • The position is currently fully remote outside of on-site requirements for event management and coordination.

About Global Citizen:

Global Citizen is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to promote, lead and advance social justice efforts through ongoing civic engagement among diverse groups. Areas of focus include poverty, racial equity, citizen action, community volunteering, literacy education, service learning, community building, public health, economic opportunity, digital inclusion, the environment, leadership development and civic dialogues.

Global Citizen brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to foster citizen engagement and action that results in breaking down barriers, building understanding, and cultivating ongoing, diverse partnerships.

About Us:

Global Citizen is a 501 (c)(3) organization fiscally sponsored by the Urban Affairs Coalition, an organization established in 1969 to unite government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. The Urban Affairs Coalition is a fiscal sponsor of over 80 nonprofits in the Philadelphia area, employing over 500 full- and part-time employees working in communities. The current annual budget is approximately $40 million. Urban Affairs Coalition provides back-end services to Global Citizen, including (but not limited to): accounting, human resources, and payroll. Global Citizen is governed by an Advisory Council.

Global Citizen programs include the annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, the oldest and largest King Day event in the nation and year-round initiatives. Over more than twenty-five years, millions of volunteers have participated throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, with many projects serving as a springboard to ongoing civic engagement. Other Global Citizen programs include:

  • Conversations on race, class, and power
  • Reading Captains early literacy initiative in partnership with Read by 4th
  • Public school supplies drive
  • Neighbors in Action Community Leadership Workshops
  • Connecting volunteers with opportunities at community partner organizations and citywide networks

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Regular milestone bonus


  • Monday to Friday
  • Limited weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Cover letter required for consideration.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Global Citizen is looking for a Special Projects Director.

This role will be responsible for operationalizing and scaling a portfolio of initiatives that seek to engage communities around volunteer service and civic engagement. These…


A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA, USA

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