At New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC), we believe that neighborhood development can and should benefit all residents. NKCDC provides free housing counseling to anyone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and offers many additional resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
We use a strategic combination of catalytic real estate development, community engagement, and people-centered direct services to ensure all of our neighbors can remain—and thrive—where they choose to live. Whether we are building affordable housing or helping residents build their wealth, we pledge to promote equity, stability, and safety in all we do, with a sharp focus on those most at-risk of being displaced.
The Economic Development Director will be responsible for overseeing economic initiatives that support community wealth and equitable economic revitalization. The Director will be part strategist, part community organizer, part advocate for equitable economic growth with the responsibility for managing department resources to improve the community’s economic conditions, neighborhood redevelopment efforts, planning, and business attraction. In addition to fostering a creative, happy and productive workplace culture, developing partners, and increasing financial resources, the Director will be expected to advance Trauma-Informed Community Development and REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) work in the organization and with partners.