Special Projects Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health

Posted Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:30pm
Job Summary: 

The Special Projects Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Family Health Division (PDPH-MCFH) in project development and implementation. This position is responsible for independently coordinating, planning and managing logistics related to special projects and grant-related activities. This position requires demonstrated organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to conduct detailed research, and the commitment to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Support MCFH mission to reduce disparities in health outcomes through coordination of project activities; 
  • Support MCFH Director and Director of Program Integration in project development and implementation; 
  • Perform web-based and library research in support of special projects, including best practices, standards, and guidelines for maternal and child health programming;
  • Organize logistics and manage preparations for project-related meetings and conferences;
  • Provide research support to MCFH Evaluation Manager;
  • Coordinate processes for grant development and submission, including contacting internal and external constituencies, complying with funder and PDPH regulations, and soliciting materials for grant proposal;
  • Handle special projects as requested by Director of MCFH and MCFH Director of Program Integration;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong organizational, problems solving, and time management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong verbal and writing skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of differing cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds and cross sector organizations;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects; 
  • High level of initiative.


  • B.A. or B.S. degree;
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, including social science research support, project coordination and administrative responsibilities;
  • 1-2 years of providing community organizing, community development or   grass roots community agency or health programs support.


Typical hours for full-time employees are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but candidate must be flexible in attending occasional meetings or events during the evening/weekend hours.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

How to Apply: 

Please mail resume and cover letter to:       

Twala Holmes

1101 Market Street, 9th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107

or email at:  Twala.Holmes@phila.gov