Mt. Vernon Manor CDC (MVM) is seeking a Land and Housing Program Coordinator to join our team! The Program Coordinator will support our organization and community to advance the goals of realizing a shared vision of equitable development without displacement and ensuring that our neighborhoods remain diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all.
Mt. Vernon Manor CDC is an experienced affordable housing developer and community partner located in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Our mission is to provide affordable housing opportunities; to encourage West Philadelphia residents to nurture caring families; and to champion a robust and sustainable environment and quality of life in West Philadelphia. MVM strives to cultivate safe, accessible neighborhoods for both longtime and newly arrived residents by pursuing strategic projects and partnerships that advance affordable housing opportunities, cultivate green and open space, enhance economic mobility, and improve public health and safety in our communities. Our goal is to help residents realize a shared vision of equitable development without displacement and to ensure that our community remains diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all. See http://www.mvmcdc.org/ for more information.
The Land and Housing Program Coordinator
The Land and Housing Program Coordinator’s primarily responsibility will be to work with MVM staff, board, partners, and community members to advance one of the three pillars of our current strategy plan and approach to our mission: to bring land under community control in order to ensure equitable development without displacement. Specifically, the Coordinator will be charged with managing projects related to affordable housing development, community gardening and open space, and other opportunities for land stewardship, as well as for organizing the West Philadelphia Community Land Trust. The Coordinator will also provide auxiliary assistance to related operations including communications and development. The Coordinator will be jointly supervised by and work closely with MVM’s Director of Community Development and Executive Director. The Land and Housing Coordinator position will be primarily office-based, with up to 20% of time available for remote work at the discretion of MVM executive staff and in alignment with MVM policies and procedures. While MVM is seeking a team member who will bring relevant experience and insight into this role, we will also support the Coordinator as needed to learn elements of the work that are new to them. This position will include opportunities for professional growth and increased levels of responsibility over time.