The Managing Director’s Office (MDO) manages and oversees the operations of the City, including the Rebuild Office, which is a staff exclusively on the implementation of the Rebuild initiative.
Rebuild is an initiative of the MDO to improve physical conditions in selected parks, recreation centers and libraries. Rebuild is expected to invest hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of the initiative and a new office was created to carry out Rebuild’s work. In addition to revitalizing neighborhood public spaces, Rebuild is focused using the projects it funds to empower and engage with community members and to promote economic opportunity for diverse businesses and individuals. Rebuild projects are carried out by a variety of partners, including consultants, nonprofit partners, and other City agencies. Rebuild works closely with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) and other City departments.
Rebuild is placing a strong emphasis on community engagement. It is important that residents are given the opportunity to shape the improvements to their community spaces. Rebuild wants to ensure that residents are informed about projects taking place in their neighborhood and have meaningful, accessible, and inclusive opportunities to provide input on some of the changes that will result from the improvements. Rebuild’s community engagement guidelines can be found here.
To learn more about Rebuild, visit rebuild.phila.gov.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will report to Rebuild’s Deputy Director of Community Engagement & Communications.
High-quality community engagement is an essential component to Rebuild’s success. It’s important that residents and stakeholders for every Rebuild project are aware of the investment being made in their community facility and, whenever possible, are provided meaningful, accessible opportunities to provide input into the changes that will be made as a result of the Rebuild project.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Rebuild’s efforts to ensure high-quality engagement for all Rebuild projects across the city. This will include supporting the planning and execution of engagement and outreach activities (e.g., tabling, sharing information with residents, following up with key stakeholders, etc.) and ensuring effective coordination among partners (e.g., facility staff, other city departments, nonprofit partners, consultants, etc.).
This position is entirely grant-funded and exempt from City Civil Service requirements.