The Program Manager will be responsible for assisting Urban Program teams in Philadelphia and Newark in the planning, design, documentation, construction, and overall management of park and schoolyard development projects. This individual will primarily work within the Parks for People Philadelphia team to provide support and technical assistance to Program Managers with project administration functions throughout the park design and construction process. The Program Manager will also support the Parks for People Newark team to advance urban park projects in New Jersey. This is a part-time (20 hours per week), temporary/4-6 month position. Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Philadelphia Program Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for project management, coordination of contracting and bidding activities, design and construction contract administration, and oversight of construction of parks and schoolyard development projects. Duties include:
Management of project activities and administration of project documents.
Design / Construction Contract Administration for adherence to contractual project obligations including associated reporting requirements.
Responsibility for bidding activities including preparation of front-end bid documents and coordination of project manual.
Coordination of project closeout.
Maintain strong working relationships with public agency partners and other community-based organizations. Experience, Education and Skills Required
Bachelor's degree required.
2 to 5 years of experience in landscape architecture, park development and/or project management of construction projects.
Ability to manage complex projects from start to finish.
Requires high degree of resourcefulness, problem solving and initiative.
Experience working for or with community-based organizations.
Familiarity working within or with school districts and/or municipal parks departments is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to function well as a team member.
Ability to understand and collaborate with diverse groups and interests in dynamic inner-city environments.
Excellent cost control and time management skills.
Ability to work independently and decisively with little supervision.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Driver’s license required.