Vice President of Development
New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a
community development corporation committed to sustainable
development in housing opportunities, economic development, vacant
land strategies, community engagement, and real estate development.
NKCDC advances social equity and economic empowerment by nurturing
and creating opportunities for residents to live and actively shape
their neighborhoods of choice. To that end, NKCDC provides free
resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown,
and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
NKCDC has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, with
longstanding credibility of serving as trusted and valuable partner
and collaborator. The organization is currently one of only two
community development organizations in the City of Philadelphia that
are chartered members of the NeighborWorks America network.
Historically, our approach to arts-based development and vacant land
management have been considered innovative and transformative. Our
current work using a trauma-informed community engagement model,
applying a racial equity lens across the organization, and leading
programs at the intersection of health and housing are keeping NKCDC
at the cutting-edge of community development. NKCDC draws on the
strengths of the communities in Kensington, Fishtown, and Port
Richmond — a population of over 62,800, 23% of whom live below the
federal poverty level — to make sure neighborhood development
benefits all residents. More information can be found at nkcdc.org.
The Vice President of Development is part of NKCDC’s leadership
team, planning the successful execution of NKCDC’s fundraising
strategies consistent with the organization’s annual and long-range
development goals. She/he is responsible for creating strategies to
support the growth and diversification of revenue sources in line
with NKCDC’s mission, vision, and goals. The VP of Development also
works to enhance NKCDC’s image and to develop and implement
strategies that effectively communicate NKCDC’s efforts to the
agency’s key target audiences. Reporting to the Executive Director,
supports all departments, in addition this person supervises the
Communications & Development Manager.