Fairmount Park Conservancy (FPC) is seeking an energetic, organized, and passionate individual to join our Neighborhood Park Stewardship team starting in summer 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience planning a variety of events, be an excellent communicator, and have a strong and collaborative work ethic. Familiarity with Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods, relevant volunteer or civic engagement experience, and a strong interest in parks and public spaces are also ideal.
The Neighborhood Park Stewardship program is a collaborative effort with our partner, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR). Together, we organize and support a citywide network of 115+ neighborhood-based volunteer groups called the Park Friends Network (PFN). These park friend groups make their neighborhood parks vibrant, active, and positive public spaces that nourish their communities by planning events and volunteer days, raising funds for improvements, and serving as community liaisons and park advocates. We provide resources to support their efforts, coordinate capacity-building and networking opportunities, and organize Love Your Park (LYP), a citywide volunteer initiative and celebration of Philly’s parks that nearly 100 park friends groups participate in each spring and fall.
The Park Stewardship Assistant’s primary role will be to support our Park Stewardship program and the rapidly growing Park Friends Network by organizing a variety of events and activities for park friends groups, managing our event and physical improvement grant programs, providing administrative support, and helping to coordinate volunteer workdays. The assistant will work citywide and undertake both office-based and fieldbased work, and must able to work with diverse constituencies with a high level of courtesy and professionalism. This position will report to the Park Stewardship Manager.