Mt. Vernon Manor Community Development Corporation (MVM) is a community-based nonprofit organization based in the West Philadelphia community of Mantua. Established in 1977 to address the need for quality, affordable housing in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, MVM additionally serves as a hub for ongoing neighborhood revitalization and critical services that meet the needs of residents. In 2010, Mt. Vernon Manor CDC received a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grant to lead the creation of a community-driven neighborhood plan for Mantua. The planning process, dubbed “We Are Mantua! (WAM)”, was completed in June 2013 and identified seven (7) key neighborhood priorities that have since guided the efforts of MVM and community stakeholders. Mt. Vernon Manor CDC’s success is based in our practice of building authentic relationships, empowering and engaging residents, and working collaboratively with multiple sectors to facilitate collaboration and coordination. We are seeking a committed and multi-talented Program Assistant to join our team during an exciting time of growth and opportunity.
The Program Assistant reports to the Executive Director and will be responsible for carrying out a full range of office support work as part of a team to meet the ongoing and/or evolving business needs of the Community Development Corporation (CDC). The ideal candidate must be proactive, well organized, possess outstanding administrative and computer software skills, able to handle multiple tasks, able to complete work within given deadlines, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to relate well with others. The Program Assistant must have a positive and client-service attitude, initiative, reliability, resourcefulness and follow-through on team priorities.