The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) is searching for a Project Associate to assist with our community development projects. The projects will be located within the Chinatown area, including both affordable housing and mixed-use development. Community Development Project Associate will support all real estate development activities, including land acquisition, financing, construction management, etc.


·         Assist with the preparation of documents needed for site control and acquisition, financing, design development, and construction for all housing developments.

·         Support Project Manager on other planning and development activities.

·         Provide support in preparing reports for PCDC’s board, funders and lenders.

·         Communicate PCDC’s development plans and activities to neighborhood residents.

·         Coordinate with PCDC’s Property Management team for marketing and/or lease up of the project

·         Manage partnerships with consultants and other neighborhood organizations

·         Fulfill other duties and complete special projects as assigned.


·         Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, urban studies, planning, real estate development, community development or related field from an accredited college or university, and/or with competencies and experience in community development. Master’s degree is preferred.

·         Commitment to working with immigrant communities

·         Detail oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills

·         Ability to work as part of a team and independently

·         Ability to be productive in a fast-paced environment

·         Proficient at Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·         Bilingual (English and Chinese) and cultural competency is preferred


Inquiries, or if applying, submit to Rosaline Yang at ryang@chinatown-pcdc.org cover letter and resume.

To apply for this job email your details to ywu@chinatown-pcdc.org


Established in 1966, PCDC is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential, and business community. During our history, we have fought against the marginalization of immigrant families, workers, youth and seniors. As the only Community Development Corporation (CDC) serving a minority population in Center City Philadelphia, PCDC has carried out a place-based strategy to grow deep roots for the community to prevent displacement and gentrification. To meet the needs of a low-income immigrant community, PCDC offers a comprehensive array of programs and projects that fall into five main categories: Neighborhood Planning, Community Organizing and Advocacy, the Chinatown Homeownership Initiative, Economic Revitalization, and Family and Youth Services.

PCDC’s recent community development efforts include infill development to create affordable housing, redevelopment of a whole city block at 800 Vine St., and capping the Vine Street Expressway to reconnect Chinatown neighborhood.