The East Falls Development Corporation (EFDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA dedicated to the smart growth of East Falls. Our main work is in the East Falls Riverfront Business District and Conrad Street commercial corridor. We support local businesses and institutions to help with continued positive and community-based economic development in the East Falls community.
The Board of Directors relies on the Executive Director (ED) as the only full-time employee. EFDC is financially sound and benefits from a vibrant core of active volunteer business and community leaders. The ED staffs the numerous volunteer committees, including the following: design, events, economic development, governance and budget/finance. The full Board meets monthly, and the committees meet regularly. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board is made up of approximately 25 members from a diverse group of community members and institutional representatives.
EFDC is seeking an Executive Director who understands the importance of community relationships while also possessing organizational skills, entrepreneurial energy, flexibility, and imagination to further the positive economic development in East Falls.
The position can accommodate flexible scheduling needs and affords opportunities to collaborate with other influential community leaders and public officials on broad-based city initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong business acumen to attract and retain business to the commercial corridor. The individual may come from small business, commercial corridor work, a non-profit organization, or management in a larger business, but must be capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages all day-to-day organization operations, leads and coordinates efforts to plan real estate development, manages the commercial corridors and business relationships, and promotes the East Falls district as a regional destination.