Assistant Executive Director

Philadelphia 19140, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

The Assistant Executive Director assists in the leadership responsibilities to provide overall direction, policy guidance, and management of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. The Assistant Executive Director collaborates with the Executive Director and the Administrative Team to ensure continued growth and development of the organization. When necessary represents the organization to stakeholders.

This is a Full Time, Exempt position that will report to the Executive Director of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. and will supervise Administration Staff, and Volunteers




  • Administration
    • Assists in the management and direction of all MNMOP organizational operations, programs, and activities
    • Upholds and adheres to the policies and by-laws of MNMOP
    • Reports regularly to the Executive Director
    • Oversees the maintenance of organizational records, files, documents, and archives
    • Participates in the preparation of the annual budget
    • Assists in Coordinating staff meetings
    • Serves as member of the Board of Directors for Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. and serves on appropriate committees
    • Assists in communicating with agencies with whom MNM partners for space and funding, community, civic, and religious leadership
    • Collaborates in the development of new programs, new program sites, and other needs as identified in the strategic plan and identified needs
    • When needed represents MNM to other organizations, the media, and the public at large
  • Staff
    • Facilitates meeting of staffing needs through Mercy Associates, Mercy Corps and other personnel sources
    • Assists in hiring, supervising and evaluating office staff
    • Provides guidance, coordination, and support to administrative personnel




  • Education and Experience
    • Graduate degree and substantial experience in Administration or Program Management is key, preferably in an educational or social service organization or related field
    • Non Profit experience
  • Important Values and Competencies
    • Integrity, trust, compassion, empathy and caring
    • Value-Driven: Respect for all persons, Commitment to the Poor, Service
    • Flexibility and good humor in stressful situations
    • Ability to blend professional and social skills in the working environment
    • Organizational Skills: Planning, time management, priority setting, written communications
    • Ability to work with special needs population in a compassionate and approachable fashion
    • Motivational Skills: Inspire and develop staff
    • A “Can-do” and Willing Spirit


To Apply: Email a resume to

Contact: Executive Director Ann Provost, RSM

Phone: 215 227-4393

Fax: 215 227 4394



Mailing Address: 1939 W. Venango Street Philadelphia, PA 19140

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