The Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA) is located in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA and covers a service area of 10 census tracts within the boundaries of Summerdale Avenue, Oxford Avenue, Cottman Avenue, and Roosevelt Boulevard. The neighborhood is rich in diversity with over 20 languages represented at the local elementary school and over 30% of the population being “foreign born.” It is a young neighborhood with 41% of the population under the age of 21. Its residential population and business community are growing, despite a $10,000 drop annually in median household income since 2000.
The organization grew out of a local congregation, Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, asking how they could meet the growing needs of their community. OCCCDA was incorporated in 2005 and started year round services in 2008 with a $25,000 start-up grant from the US DHHS. Today, OCCCDA has an annual budget of $1,000,000 and has closed in the black since incorporation. In 2009, the organization purchased a 40,000 sq. foot facility of which 3/4 of the space is occupied by commercial tenants who share the goal of serving our community. OCCCDA has continued to expand its programming which now includes a K-5 afterschool program and summer camp, a family resource center, weekly adult instruction in GED and ELL, emergency food assistance, child care on-site managed by Kinder Academy, business corridor support and outreach, and 3 annual community events. This summer, OCCCDA opened the doors of its newest venture, The Exchange at Oxford Circle, which includes a thrift store and community and economic development services.
In service to the community, the mission of OCCCDA is “to extend healing and hope in the Oxford Circle community, believing that God’s purpose of reconciling all people to Jesus leads us to minister on spiritual, physical, social & economic levels.” Our organizational goals are to 1) develop and support a comprehensive, quality learning community, 2) nurture family stability and reconciliation, 3) provide sustainable community and economic development, and 4) leverage the use of our assets to serve our community.
OCCCDA is seeking an Executive Director who will maintain our excellent reputation as community partner and advocate for high quality service provision. The Executive Director is responsible for Strategic Planning and Governance; Fund and Donor Development; Organizational Operations; and Financial Management, including compliance with external contracts.
The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. The position is full-time. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $60,000-65,000 plus benefits.