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Frankford CDC Is Hiring

Would you or someone you know be interested in joining our  team? We’re currently looking to hire a new Commercial Corridor Manager and Corridor Cleaners! See descriptions below. To apply, email your resume and cover letter (Word document or PDF) to info@frankfordcdc.org with the applicable job title in the subject heading.  Please see job descriptions below.

 

Commercial Corridor Manager

 Position Function
The corridor manager will be expected to cultivate relationships with a diverse business and client base, deliver services to businesses and entrepreneurs, make referrals, and help businesses navigate city departments and programs.

Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in urban planning, economic development, or related field is preferred. A minimum of two years of community and development related experience preferred. Volunteer/intern work experience will be considered in lieu of paid work experience. Qualified candidate must work with a diverse population, exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, be familiar with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Google Drive.

Duties + Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships/contacts with local businesses owners and business association members and other organizations along the Frankford Avenue business corridor.
  • Serve as a liaison between local business owners and City departments.
  • Provide assistance to business owners for City Grant Applications (Storefront Improvement Program, InStore Program, etc).
  • Contribute quarterly articles for the organization’s newsletter for events involving the commercial corridor, businesses resources, and business association meetings.
  • Maintain resource library for businesses along with existing business database.
  • Coordinate and execute all special events for Frankford Pause Park Programming
  • Responsible for quarterly reporting of all activities in the established format.
  • Participate in community engagement outreach to residents and business owners about Frankford CDC events and programing.
  • Attend community meetings facilitated by other organizations in Frankford.
  • Compile a commercial property database for properties along the commercial corridor.
  • Other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to relate effectively with community residents.

Work Environment and Primary Work Locations
Must be flexible to work on evening and some weekend activities. The primary location will be the designated agency at which the program operates. The work environment may include other venues at which the program may have activities such as health fairs, job fairs, and/or housing fairs.  *Subject to change due to COVID*

Physical Considerations
Moderate physical exertion required (walking). Must have the ability to engage in door-to-door outreach/canvassing.

Starting Salary Range
$34,000 – $36,000 + Benefits

 

Corridor Cleaning Assistant

The Frankford CDC’s Corridor Cleaning Assistance program assist in the cleaning of sidewalks on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor. Under this program, FCDC
also undertakes public space maintenance activities, litter reduction campaigns and community engagement.

Duties of Corridor Cleaning Assistants:

  • Clean the sidewalks and out to eighteen (18) inches in the streets; this area shall cover the curb and storm inlets.
  • Clean all four (4) corners of any intersection found at the end of cleaning routes;
  • Clean a minimum of twenty (20) feet along any secondary side streets that intersect with the primary commercial streets to be cleaned;
  • Ensure that weeds or grass are no higher than eight (8) inches on all sidewalks along each route;
  • Remove posters, stickers and other debris off street furniture including parking, telephone poles and traffic signs; and
  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of other public spaces and vacant lots on Frankford Avenue
  • Assist with promotion of litter reduction campaigns and community engagement
  • Assist with promotion and distribution of COVID-19 related resources for small business along Frankford Avenue
  • Track number of blocks cleaned and number of bags used during cleaning.
  • Make 311 reports for all city related issues (i.e. graffiti, potholes, illegal dumping, etc.)

The above activities shall be performed in the commercial area from the 4200 block to the 5200 block of Frankford Avenue.

Starting Salary 
$15/ hr

 

Neighborhood Energy Center Coordinator

The Frankford CDC’s Neighborhood Energy Center Coordinator will be responsible for providing comprehensive energy services to low-income households.

Services to be provided include:

  • Intake for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Intake or referral to Crisis;
  • Utility bill payment assistance programs including: the Philadelphia Gas Works Workshop Program, energy counseling Weatherization Assistance Program, energy education; and other energy related service
  • Starting Salary – $15/hr 
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Frankford CDC Winter Newsletter

Follow this link to the Frankford CDC Winter Newsletter.  Quite a few interesting items are shared.

It includes information about the upcoming zoning Zoom meeting for the cases listed below.

5427 Frankford Avenue- Variance is for a pawn shop. They had a five year temporary proviso.
5039 Worth Street- Variance is to demolish an old garage, and construct a new one. To be used to park personal vehicle.
4914 Penn Street- Variance for thirty five residential units, with a roof top deck, and the expansion of the fourth floor. Dwelling to be used for Frankford Jefferson staff.  This is the former Frankford Hospital Nursing School.

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Paul Street Zoning Meeting

Dear Neighbor:

This is a notification of a VIRTUAL, ON-LINE, VIDEO PUBLIC MEETING to discuss the project described below. All Registered Community Organizations that have geographic boundaries containing the project property and all community members are welcome to attend.

  • Property Description: Frankford CDC is the owner of the existing parcels, located at 4665 Paul Street.
  • Project Description: Frankford CDC proposes the alteration of an existing fire-damaged structure into an attached mixed-use structure with Commercial space on the 1st Floor and cellar and Four residential units on the 2nd and 3rd Floor. No change to existing building footprint or height.
  • The property is located in a CMX-2 Commercial Zoning District.
  • Summary of Refusal: In response to the Application, L&I issued a Refusal Letter because L&I states that the proposed structure lot area exceeds the maximum allowed and the proposed use of four (4) multi-family household is prohibited on this lot.
  • Upon receipt of the Refusal Letter, an appeal to Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) was filed on behalf of Frankford CDC for variance relief.
  • As a neighbor within 250 feet of this property we are notifying you of this matter. Frankford CDC is the coordinating Registered Community Organization (RCO) for this property as recognized by the City. We also notified Councilmember Maria Q. Sanchez’s office.
  • Councilmember Sanchez’s Office will be hosting a VIRTUAL, ON-LINE, VIDEO PUBLIC MEETING in advance of a public hearing to discuss the project on Thursday, Aug 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m., via ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING. Please register in advance for this meeting the going to the following link:
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcO2tqT4qGdUN7wDmRTGNy3PS8o0sAycy
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Please review the zoning posters for the date of the PUBLIC HEARING to be held by the City of Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment, located at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA.
  • For reference, contact information for all affected Registered Community Organizations and the District Councilperson is provided as follows:
    • Councilmember Maria Quinones-Sanchez, 7th Council District, 215-686-3448 (maria.q.sanchez@phila.gov)
    • Frankford CDC, 215-743-6580 (cdejesus.fcdc@gmail.com)