Founded in 1973, Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) is a community-based organization in Philadelphia’s Norris Square neighborhood. The mission of Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) is to unite and inspire youth and families using the strengths of our community: shared cultural wisdom, creative energies, and environmental spaces and experiences. NSNP delivers programming that connects youth leadership, community land stewardship, and cultural preservation.
At its core, NSNP’s youth programming provides a pathway – about 100 high schoolers each year – to develop active and engaged community members. In addition, NSNP manages six gardens that span a half-acre of land, celebrating Puerto Rican cultural traditions and promoting agricultural education to hundreds of visitors. For over 50 years, NSNP has created and fostered places of gathering, cultural vision, and resiliency for the Puerto Rican and Latinx communities of West Kensington.
The Executive Director (ED) is primarily responsible for ensuring the strategic direction and financial health of a multi-faceted, community-based nonprofit organization serving youth and community members. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and maintains overarching leadership and accountability for distilling and advancing a clear, consensus-driven vision while achieving tangible outcomes in planning, budget development, resource development, staff management, program administration, land preservation, and community-building.
The ED will uphold the mission of NSNP, leading a dynamic organization to success while fostering a collaborative, innovative, values-driven environment for all. The ED will promote a welcoming environment that fosters strong internal communication, commitment, compassion, and the centering of meaningful, inclusive, and joyful intergenerational cultural experiences.