Job Description
Position Summary:

The City of Philadelphia seek a highly motivated, flexible, creative, and independent coordinator with excellent communication, interpersonal, and project coordination and management skills to join the City in the role of Multimodal Community Coordinator.  The Community Coordinator will be involved in the implementation of a range of complete streets projects and advancing the goals of the City’s CONNECT Transportation Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan.  Through their work and projects, the Community Coordinator will advance transportation equity and make Philadelphia a safer, more accessible city for all roadway users.

The Community Coordinator will be part of a team of planners, engineers, and other professionals with a portfolio of projects in a specific region of the city. This position is responsible for developing community relationships in these neighborhoods while also supporting projects throughout Philadelphia. They will collaborate closely with the team to assure that the community voice is centered in each project that OTIS undertakes.  The Community Coordinator will be a liaison—they will build relationships to ensure the voices of the community members are represented, and they will also advocate for the importance of each project within the communities where they will be built. The Community Coordinator will be responsible for making sure that the work of the project team is clear, concise, and communicated to the external stakeholders and community members who will be impacted.

Essential Functions:

Do the work

Responsible for developing, planning, and implementing the community engagement and outreach strategy for a portfolio of several complete streets projects
Support additional projects as assigned to assure that project timelines are clearly communicated to stakeholders and completed on time
Assure that community voice is centered in the multimodal project delivery process – project selection, scoping, planning, and implementation
Coordinate project implementation and review across City departments (Streets, Commerce, Parks & Recreation) and partner agencies such as SEPTA, PATCO, Amtrak, etc.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Collaborate with peers at OTIS and build relationships with staff across various City departments to better implement programs and projects
Participate in meetings with inter-governmental partners, stakeholders, and community groups related to transportation concerns
Support City projects that advance the goals in the CONNECT Plan, Vision Zero Action Plan, the Philadelphia Transit Plan, and the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
Support other OTIS initiatives and projects as assigned

Lead and support community and stakeholder engagement across the department
Prepare and deliver communications materials such as presentations, memorandums, reports, data, and maps to a variety of audiences and in various forums
Support conversation with governmental officials and community groups to elicit support and promote public awareness of Vision Zero
Monitor and report on program and project goals through collected data and metrics to both internal partners and community members

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Able to work effectively and independently with City staff, resident groups, businesses, individuals, property owners and other stakeholders on behalf of the City to achieve and implement transportation programs, projects and plans.
Ability to understand the role of multimodal transportation in neighborhoods and an ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide audience
Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
Collaborative team member with focus on achieving shared objectives maintaining on-going productive working relationships.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentation abilities
Ability to analyze situational information, constraints, or data and present findings in written reports, visual and verbal communication
Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and a willingness and ability to learn other design software as required.
Passion for building community capacity to help build a safer, equitable, sustainable, healthier transportation environment for our constituents


Experience in community engagement working with diverse groups to move a project forward within a city’s governmental structure and its neighborhoods
Completion of an associate degree program at an accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Health, or comparable fields
2 or more years experience in community engagement, transportation planning, program management, project implementation, or related fields


Experience working with elected officials or other community leaders
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or additional certification in the fields mentioned above
We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and describe in your cover letter how your own experiences equip you to excel in this position.

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.

Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000

Discover the Perks of Being a City of Philadelphia Employee:

Transportation: City employees get unlimited FREE public transportation all year long through SEPTA’s Key Advantage program. Employees can ride on SEPTA buses, subways, trolleys, and regional rail for their daily commute and more.
Parental Benefits: The City offers its employees 6 weeks of paid parental leave.
We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.
Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Generous retirement savings options are available
Pay off your student loans faster – As a qualifying employer, City of Philadelphia employees are eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Join the ranks of hundreds of employees who have already benefited from this program and achieved student loan forgiveness.
Unlock Tuition Discounts and Scholarships – The City of Philadelphia has forged partnerships with over a dozen esteemed colleges and universities in the area, ensuring that our employees have access to a wide range of tuition discounts and scholarships. Experience savings of 10% to 40% on your educational expenses, extending not only to City employees but in some cases, spouse and dependents too!
Join the City of Philadelphia team today and seize these incredible benefits designed to enhance your financial well-being and personal growth!

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Effective May 22, 2023, vaccinations are no longer required for new employees that work in non-medical, non-emergency or patient facing positions with the City of Philadelphia. As a result, only employees in positions providing services that  are patient-facing medical care (ex: Nurses, doctors, emergency medical personnel), must be fully vaccinated.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov.

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To apply for this job email your details to adam.smith@phila.gov

About City of Philadelphia - Office of Multimodal Planning

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Agency Description

The Managing Director’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) is charged with driving change through our transportation and infrastructure systems. OTIS leads a portfolio of departments, including the Streets Department, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Office of Multimodal Planning (OMP) to provide cost-effective quality services with a focus on the resident. This position would be within the Office of Multimodal Planning. OMP staff have a passion for Philadelphia and are dedicated to making a positive impact. OMP collaborates with a wide variety of organizations such as Amtrak, DVRPC, PATCO, PennDOT, and SEPTA as well as neighborhoods, Business Improvement Districts, and Registered Community Organizations Across the city.

More information about the functions of OTIS can be found at: www.phila.gov/otis.