Senior Manager Mission Nurture and Community Life

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #650
Wednesday, January 12, 2022


The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. 


Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care. 


Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies. 


Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society. 

                                                           The Values of Project HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person. 


We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care. 


We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty. 


We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community. 


We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally. 

Job Summary: The Senior Manager of Mission Nurture & Community Life strengthens our capacity to live our mission and values and connect and engage our residents and staff to build beloved community at Project HOME through: 

  • Developing and implementing specific mission initiatives for residents and staff 

  • Supporting and developing work with the Resident Advisory Board 

  • Facilitating Internal Communications highlighting mission, values, work, and accomplishments; and 

  • Supporting various staff/resident committees related to building the Beloved Community. 

     Schedules M-F 9-5, hybrid format


  • Advance the Beloved Community through initiatives designed to build relationships and connection to mission and values among residents and staff 

  • Work with team to develop and implement activities including seasonal gatherings such as an annual gratitude service; potlatches; and memorial services 

  • Develop and implement Project HOME Cares Committee 

  • Oversee at least two weekly inspirational meetings, oversee Internal Communications for appropriate content to internal electronic bulletin boards, work with residents and staff to design and implement mission-related prototype opportunities 

  • Coordinate (together with others) community events and other special projects 

  • Convene and oversee Mission Nurture process through the work of cross-organizational teams; support Mission Nurture efforts that support our strategic plan, diversity & equity efforts, recovery cafes, and others, using the Listening Forums process as roadmap 

  • Supervise Internal Communications and Resident Advisory Board staff 

  • Integrate deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, program objectives, organizing objectives, activities, and decisions based on race, class and other group identities  

  • Ensure deep coordination and collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team 

  • Represent Mission Nurture at New Hire Orientation, all-staff meetings, and other gatherings 


  • BA plus 5-7 years of progressively responsible work experience (or equivalent skills and experience) 

  • Supervisory skills and 3+ years supervisory experience 

  • Ability and willingness to push staff, residents and leadership to exhibit the best qualities of mission 

  • Personal authority and ability to influence, communicate, and be colleagues with people on front lines 

  • Ability to oversee and manage multiple complex projects highly independently and also collaboratively 

  • Experience in working with, leading, and facilitating large and small work groups, community events, meetings 

  • Excellent listening, communication, and organizing skills 

  • Good computer skills, including familiarity with social media and data management 

  • Ability to do limited nighttime/weekend work 

  • Sophisticated understanding of how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, partnerships, programs, team and coalition work 

  • Demonstrated history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening a racial justice approach within an organization, team, or campaign 

  • Commitment to social justice and building an antiracist organization 


  • Familiarity with mission and history of Project HOME.  

  • Understanding of political and social issues surrounding homelessness and poverty. 


Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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