Vice President of Programs
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 Programs is part of NKCDC’s leadership
team and is responsible for the support and oversight of several
program areas within the organization including but not limited to Community
Engagement, Housing, and Health and Wellness. The VP of Programs
will work to successfully execute NKCDC’s programmatic and
operational goals, supporting staff in setting key objectives and
then establishing strategies for accomplishing those objectives. The
VP of Programs 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, this person will develop and strengthen
relationships with board members, committee members, external
partners, and donors.