Field Partnership Coordinator @ Riverfront North Parternship

Field Partnership Coordinator


Organizational Background:

Riverfront North Partnership (RNP) seeks a Field Partnership Coordinator to facilitate a job skill partnership with PowerCorps PHL and the Tookany/Tacony- Frankford Watershed Partnership in the watershed parks of the northern Delaware River and Frankford Creek. The Field Partnership Coordinator will report to the Stewardship Manager.

RNP is a nonprofit organization that works with the City of Philadelphia to build, steward, and activate the North Delaware River Greenway, a series eight parks and 11 miles of trail in Northeast Philadelphia, with the belief that every Philadelphian should have access to their rivers. We are gaining momentum as a neighborhood asset and regional destination, with the understanding that, as the greenway nears completion, our future depends on an engaged community and the highest standards of stewardship

RNP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Position Overview:

The Field Partnership Coordinator is a new position that will manage a two- year pilot partnership between PowerCorps PHL and TTF Watershed in support of “green” job skill training and greenway stewardship. This position expands stewardship operations on the parks and trails on the Greenway, which have grown significantly in the last four years through major restoration projects and diverse partnerships. This opening is a great opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic individual as we anchor that growth into a long-term role at Riverfront North Partnership.

The position supports the conservation of the Delaware River watershed, improving water quality and habitat on riparian areas over 17.8 miles of parks and trails. It improves public access and recreational opportunities, as well as education for youth exploring jobs in the environmental field. Ultimately, this partnership could provide a model for collaborative maintenance of urban watershed parks.

The Field Partnership Coordinator is responsible for daily coordination with stewardship leadership at Riverfront North Partnership, TTF Watershed, and PowerCorps PHL Crew Leaders. The successful applicant will have a commitment to proactive communication, a culture of collaboration, the highest standards of environmental stewardship, and equitable opportunities for meaningful growth and work.

The position requires a willingness to work to create and maintain a program culture of creating opportunity and overcoming challenges. It requires understanding of landscape management in complex, industrial settings. Areas of management include general maintenance and park landscaping, meadow, wetland, living shoreline, and woodlands.

The Field Partnership Coordinator works with the Riverfront North Partnership Stewardship Manager in support of landscape management goals on the Riverfront North Greenway. They will be the primary point of contact with TTF Watershed and PowerCorps PHL to advance their stewardship and programmatic goals.

Key Responsibilities:

The Field Partnership Coordinator will be primarily responsible for:

  • Coordination and field support of 45 PowerCorps PHL work crew days annually, divided between Riverfront North Partnership and TTF Watershed.
  • Identifying and developing daily work scopes of each of those 45 days with guidance from the RNP Stewardship Manager and partner leadership.
  • Planning and leading regular partner meetings and being primary point of contact for collaborative partner
  • Reporting problems, schedule and scope changes, and other issues to partner
  • Maintaining on-site project management and site safety
  • Creating a supportive environment for partners and
  • Assisting in administrative data collection and other duties for grant reports and

The Field Partnership Coordinator will also support stewardship operations at Riverfront North Partnership when not actively engaged in the partnership responsibilities. This includes:

  • Greenway management through invasive species control, erosion control, landscape installation, streambank restoration, and general greenway maintenance.
  • Support weekend trail and park volunteer clean-ups held biweekly from April to
  • Positive and collaborative operational relationships with City of Philadelphia
  • Support “all-hands-on-deck” annual events, such as the Fish Fest, Spring Fling fundraiser,
  • Support organizational assessment and planning through staff retreats and professional

Background and Skills:

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following in their application:

  • Working with people : the candidate must have strong speaking and listening skills, the ability to plan and facilitate meetings, and demonstrate proactive and positive communication.
  • Cultural competency to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests, including disconnected youth who have experienced challenges.
  • Project management: Ability to create and communicate daily work plans with guidance from the RNP Stewardship Manager and partner leadership.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, landscaping, horticulture, or stormwater management
  • Professional qualities : the candidate will have the ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and the flexibility take action to resolve unexpected situations in the field.
  • Skills : the candidate will be proficient with

Physical Requirements:

RNP provides a truck for field work. However, due to the scale of the greenway and the lack of public transportation near it, a candidate with a car is strongly preferred. Candidates must have and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. The position divides its time between administrative and field work, and outdoor work is labor-intensive and may happen under adverse weather conditions. They must be willing to use personal equipment such as a cell phone if working remotely.

Salary and Schedule:

  • $42,000 Exempt with health benefits.
  • 10 paid vacation days and 10-12 office holidays (depending on which day of the week the winter holidays fall).
  • Position is 40 hours week on a flexible Position requires adjustment to a Tuesday through Saturday from April through November. A core part of this role is managing weekend and after-work volunteer events.

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Include the position title in your email subject.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States




2023-01-31 00:00