Councilmember Helen Gym at a gathering with constituents


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The Office of City Councilmember Helen Gym, a progressive champion whose work moves at the local and national level, seeks a motivated individual who is committed to public service to serve as Community Liaison.

This position is critical to the Councilmember’s public facing and advocacy efforts. It requires maintaining and expanding community-based alliances and partnerships and assisting with organizing efforts and campaigns.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, able to work evening hours and weekends, and a strong team player who can move across different departments to assist their fellow staff members.


  • Represent the Councilmember at community meetings and events and identify opportunities for partnership.
  • Represent the Councilmember at public events as necessary, including public speaking and participation on panels.
  • Accompany the Councilmember to major events and functions.
  • Maintain a social media presence to amplify office initiatives, and provide support for the Councilmember’s social media profiles.


  • Plan and manage events for the Councilmember, including town halls, panels, press conferences, and other public activities and deliver turnout for each event.
  • Support the Councilmember’s team of volunteers and build a citywide team of leaders to promote the Councilmember’s agenda, including leading volunteer orientations and event staffing.
  • Identify emerging leaders and potential campaign issues which advance the Councilmember’s legislative and advocacy agenda.
  • Manage robust communications and timely correspondence, including database management and thoughtful follow-up with various constituencies.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a deep commitment to justice and strong alignment with the Councilmember’s agenda.
  • Have professional or personal experience in community organizing/outreach work and demonstrable experience in moving constituencies to action.
  • Capable of working collaboratively and handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong listening and communications skills, both written and spoken. Bilingual skills are preferred.
  • Feel comfortable meeting new people and entering new spaces


This is a part-time, temporary job within the City of Philadelphia, 20 hours per week until June 30, 2021.  Office is operating remotely but position will include regular in-person work (consistent with public health guidelines). Must have a valid PA driver’s license and own a car.

Submit your resume, two reference contacts, and a cover email expressing your interest in the position and how you believe you can contribute to the office’s mission to: [email protected]

People of color, women, bilingual speakers, LBGT and gender non-conforming people, formerly incarcerated people, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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