The mission, duty and purpose of the Kensington Corridor Trust (KCT) is to help the Kensington community reclaim control over a once thriving commercial corridor by reactivating real estate, fostering local entrepreneurship and reinvesting capital in the neighborhood. Activities will focus on restoring cleanliness and safety, attracting and accelerating businesses to provide goods and services that meet local needs, and increasing job opportunities. The Trust’s programming is underpinned by strategic property acquisition, development, and activation. The KCT’s vision is that Kensington Avenue is a safe, healthy, and socioeconomically diverse commercial corridor with accessible opportunities for the existing and future residents of Kensington.
The KCT seeks to foster the equitable economic revitalization of a commercial corridor and its surrounding neighborhood through local partnerships, strategic programming, and innovative approach to moving real estate assets out of the speculative private market. Leveraging patient, flexible capital and a long-term trust vehicle, the KCT de-commodifies real estate assets and transitions them to neighborhood control. This pioneering model of neighborhood ownership, governance and local economic development has the potential to keep control within the neighborhood and ensure long-term affordability. The KCT introduces neighborhood-based property control for long-term, equitable revitalization of a key commercial corridor.
The KCT is seeking a self-motivated and experienced Project Manager to join our small, yet effective team. The Project Manager will plan and oversee commercial and commercial mixed-use projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. The Project Manager will plan and designate construction project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed throughout the process. All of this will be done in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values around collective ownership and democratic participation. As part of the job, the Project Manager will identify and support Kensington based minority- and women-owned businesses to enter the contractor pool for projects with the KCT and its partners.
The Project Manager will be responsible for administrative and financial oversight as well as on-site review of open projects to problem solve and ensure timely completion. The KCT stewards assets held in collective ownership by the neighborhood. To that end, the Project Manager will be responsible for developing and presenting project concepts and ideas to the neighborhood for feedback and decision-making. Unlike typical development, the projects completed by the KCT are rooted in neighborhood control and power. Managing this community engagement in development is a critical and core part of the role.
We meet people where they are. That means meeting residents and small business owners on their time at their doorstep, at community meetings, and in public spaces. The Project Manager is a critical member of the community engagement team that will be focused on the development of physical assets held by the Trust. A successful candidate will not only feel comfortable gaining neighborhood feedback, but will thrive in routine and ongoing engagement with varied stakeholders across race, ethnicity, gender, language and socioeconomic status.
Duties & Responsibilities
Qualifications and Requirements
The Project Manager will be thoroughly committed to the KCT’s mission. The KCT is a supportive work environment for those looking to grow personally and professionally.
WORK SCHEDULE, ENVIRONMENT, AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work will be performed in an office setting and at construction sites in the Kensington neighborhood. Due to COVID-19, the KCT is currently not maintaining an in-office presence, but is actively engaging in neighborhood events both in-person and virtually. Required to work some evenings and weekends for events and meetings.
Location: Kensington, Philadelphia, PA
Employment: Full-Time (40+ hours/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
COVID-19: The Kensington Corridor Trust staff are currently working remotely and do not meet in a central office daily. At this time the organization is actively canvassing on Kensington Avenue and meeting with residents and business owners in the neighborhood. The organization follows the latest federal, state, and municipal guidelines for prevention and safety.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Kensington Corridor Trust is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Kensington Corridor Trust believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
The mission, duty and purpose of the Kensington Corridor Trust (KCT) is to help the Kensington community reclaim control over a once thriving commercial corridor by reactivating real estate, fostering local entrepreneurship and…
English and Spanish verbal and writing skills, preferred.
English and Spanish verbal and writing skills, preferred.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume. In the cover letter please describe your project management experience. Please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject “KCT Project Manager”.