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Commercial Corridor Steward—NKCDC

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.

 

Function

The Corridor Steward will work with the Economic Development team to improve commercial corridors through cleaning and education. He/she will also serve as an ambassador for commercial corridors within the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond area. The Commercial Corridor Steward will interact with business and property owners, providing cleaning services, servicing public trash cans and provide street furniture maintenance.

 

Reports to

Lead Commercial Corridor Steward

 

Responsibilities

  • Remove litter from sidewalks, curbs, and sections of the street
  • Remove graffiti, stickers, and other debris from public fixtures
  • Ensure lots and public spaces are free from trash and debris
  • Track and maintain a list of business/property owners’ concerns as needed, reporting such concerns to Supervisor
  • Interact with business owners along the corridor, distributing materials and promoting events and providing education on City policies
  • Identify code violations, capture images on camera phone and send to 3-1-1
  • Service NKCDC owned trash cans in the public right of way
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability and willingness to work outside in all types of weather
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Comfortable walking and using a pushcart for short and long distances
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a willingness to interact with a diverse population
  • A team player and self-starter with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Language skills in Spanish, Polish or Vietnamese a plus

 

Compensation

The compensation for the Commercial Corridor Steward will be $15/hr. The work schedule Is 35 hours per week – with evenings and weekends as needed – with excellent benefits including HMO health plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, and 403(b) retirement plan. This position will be located on-site at our main office, 2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134.

 

Application process

Applications received by Friday, December 9, 2022, will be considered. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@nkcdc.org, with “[YOUR NAME] NKCDC Commercial Corridor Steward” in the subject line. Or you can stop by the NKCDC offices and ask to complete an employment application. All candidate resumes and applications are given due consideration and are kept on file for one year, but we cannot always respond personally due to the high volume of inquiries.

 

NKCDC provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion, language, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.