Part-time PAALF Coordinator

Position Details
Opening Date: 
Wed, 08/30/2017
Program Summary: 

PAALF is a collaborative of African American leaders committed to improving the quality of life and life chances for Philadelphia African American communities by ensuring that the nonprofit sector has sufficient organizational capacity. The PAALF plans to achieve organizational capacity through these five (5) strategies:

  • Promote collective action, value collective power;
  • Become data driven and build high performing organizations – increasing the capacity to collect and analyze data in an effort to prioritize issues and create impactful strategic responses;
  • Promote social innovation and bring to scale “what works”;
  • Strengthen the relationship with the broader philanthropic community and public sector in an effort to become less transactional and more transformative;
  • Cultivate and align leadership.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

The PAALF Coordinator is responsible for the growth of the organization and solidify its presence in Philadelphia.  This can be achieved by performing the primary responsibilities below:


Retreat Planning and Coordination

  • Conduct outreach/follow-up with all PAALD graduates regarding their participation in the leadership development program and inform them of an impending PAALF retreat;
  • Work with PAALF members to determine a retreat date;
  • Plan retreat, identify and confirm location, facilitators, and develop itinerary;
  • Prepare retreat invitation list and manage RSVPs;
  • Ensure that all suggestions, comments, etc. shared at the retreat is recorded;
  • Prepare post retreat satisfaction surveys and reports to be used to review/monitor strategic direction.

Managing PAALF Growth:

  • Initiate electronic communique’ with all survey respondents in an effort to reconnect and provide them with an update on the status of PAALF.  The ultimate goal is to cultivate this group and create a dues paying membership body;


  • Set-up basic administrative systems for PAALF (phone numbers, recordings, and follow-up phone inquiries);
  • Become familiar with nationwide AALFs in an effort to learn about their growth and development (contact Gary Cunningham, AALF Founder in Minneapolis);
  • Develop a PAALF mailing list and create a Fall PAALF Newsletter;
  • Develop a comprehensive database of PAALF members (including AA survey respondents);
  • Schedule and create a standard PAALF agenda for staff meetings and quarterly PAALF meetings;
  • In collaboration with PAALF members, review and research recommendations to determine feasibility towards implementation;
  • Represent PAALF at pertinent meetings in the City in an effort to solidify its presence and elevate its profile;
  • Represent PAALF on the Black Philanthropy Network;
  • In collaboration with PAALF members, develop a sustainability plan and business model for the PAALF;
  • Prepare grant applications for funding, and identify/contact prominent African American donors;
  • Promote PAALF through targeted outreach at area universities and colleges, private and local non-profit sectors, philanthropic community, etc.;
  • Promote PAALF leadership and development programs throughout the City, and identify/track prospective applicants.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 


  • An undergraduate degree and at least 7-10 years of work experience;
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working with minimal supervision;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects/priorities;
  • Must have experience is scheduling and planning meetings;
  • Ability to prioritize important tasks, responsibilities, and goals while creating formal administrative systems;
  • Capacity and willingness to network and make critical connections to advance the PAALF agenda and achieve sustainability while working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Solid experience working with nonprofits and understanding of the challenges in organizational capacity building;
  • Familiarity with PAALF research study, its key findings and recommendations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required;
  • Ability to take initiative and identify opportunities for process improvement;
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point) with proficiency in developing a database of PAALF and prospective members, general contacts, social media, etc.;
  • Must be able to manage and maintain contact database.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Sandra Higginbotham-Briddell, Director of Human Resources Urban Affairs Coalition Email:
Additional Application Info: 
PAALF/UAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer