Philadelphia Unemployment Project seeks Executive Director

Organizational Overview:

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) was founded in 1975 to serve the unemployed and working poor. It has a current staff of seven. PUP has a long history of organizing, advocacy and providing services to unemployed and low-income people. It organizes low-income people and builds coalitions on issues such as access to decent paying jobs, foreclosure and eviction prevention, unemployment compensation, and transportation.

Position Overview:

The organization is funded with long term grants from the Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development and PennDOT. It also raises funds from PHFA, foundations, fundraisers, and donations. The Board of Directors consists of elected PUP members and community representatives, including clergy and labor. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors through monthly Board meetings. Click link to find out more.

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