Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) is an initiative of the City of Philadelphia (City) to improve physical conditions in selected parks, recreation centers and libraries. Rebuild is an initiative to be funded with hundreds of millions of dollars from bond proceeds, philanthropic funds, City capital funds, and state and federal grants. Rebuild is expected to be a 6-8 year program.
To implement Rebuild, a new office was created within the Managing Director’s Office (MDO), the office that manages and oversees the operations of the City. The Rebuild office is led by a senior management team comprised of an executive director and three deputy directors, each overseeing major areas of Rebuild’s work –design & construction, diversity & inclusion and community engagement & communications. Each deputy director reports to the Rebuild executive director who, in turn, reports to the City’s Deputy Managing Director for Communities and Culture. The senior management team will be supported by staff members in finance, contract compliance, communications, and project management. These Rebuild positions are exempt from City Civil Service requirements.
The City of Philadelphia, through the Rebuild Initiative, seeks to use physical improvements in parks, recreation centers and libraries as opportunities to develop skills and create employment opportunities in the building trades for minorities and women. Two workforce development programs are framed by memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the building trades: PHL Pipeline and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) Talent Development Pipeline (TDP). The Rebuild Workforce Development Manager will be responsible for operationalizing these two programs. This work is expected to include building on preliminary plans that have already been developed, developing detailed implementation plans, putting services and administrative processes in place, managing the two programs, measuring performance, and refining the programs as necessary. This work will be undertaken in close coordination with the City of Philadelphia Office of Workforce Development.
The Workforce Development Manager is expected to report to the Rebuild Deputy Director for Diversity & Inclusion and coordinate closely with the Executive Director of the City’s Office of Workforce Development.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following: