Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 200 neighborhood parks around the city.
The Project Manager for Planning and Capital Engagement creates and manages a portfolio of targeted engagement and public participation activities that support the planning, design and construction of important projects in the public realm. These projects may include park
improvements, historic structures, infrastructure, and recreation centers. The PM will lead the organization’s integration of spatial information and data into its decision-making about planning and projects. PM may also be responsible for scope, budget, schedule, quality, and risk management for projects in the range of $100K – $2M.
Working with and reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager (SPM) to develop and implement Capital Project Plans including definition, scope, budgets, schedules, incorporating input from appropriate team members, consultants, and clients
Under the direction of the SPM, manage capital projects or portions of capital projects efficiently and transparently according to the Capital Project Plan
Lead the organization’s integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Research into its capital planning and decision-making processes
Manage and maintain FPC’s database of spatial information
Identify and implement creative ways to use GIS to increase public participation in FPC’s planning process
Compile analyze and synthesize relevant city and state reports and plans
Create and produce tools and reports to visualize spatial and demographic information as well as to communicate plans and processes to stakeholders
Lead the creation and execution of plans for engagement and public participation processes that are tailored to the Project Plan and result in actionable feedback and support for projects among key constituencies. Activities may include:
Outreach Strategy and integration into Design Schedule
Focus Group and Workshop Design
Development of Survey and Feedback Mechanisms
Design, maintain, and update engagement tracking mechanisms to be able to provide timely and concise updates on project progress and document the public participation activities and outcomes
Synthesize ideas and priorities from engagement and public participation activities to senior management to facilitate decision-making
Act as a liaison between architects, engineers, contractors and members of the public
Deliver insights, recommend key messages, and manage a calendar of project engagement activities with the Communications Manager to support their development of an overall Strategic Communication Plan that aligns with the Project Plan
Collaborate with the Activation Project Manager to design creative Activations that increase access to and engagement with projects and core geographies while generating interest and buy-in among key audiences
Procure, onboard and manage consultants to support engagement efforts as necessary
Work closely with consultants, vendors and contractors to meet or exceeds FPC’s participation goals for workforce and MBWE and locally owned business contracting
Other Duties as assigned
Qualifications & Competencies:
● Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS), preferably in Urban Planning or Landscape Architecture, or other relevant design and construction field
● 3 – 4 years’ experience in project management and or the design of public participation processes
● Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, desirable
● Valid driver’s license
● Ability to manage multiple work-streams at once
● Ability to understand the planning and capital project delivery cycle
● Strong knowledge of ArcGIS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Design Suite
● Ability to manage resources across organizational boundaries, regardless of reporting structure
● Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with community stakeholders, and project teams
● Ability to work with a sense of urgency and with a leaning towards action
The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $65,000. Additionally, Fairmount Park Conservancy offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as life, disability and retirement.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
Thank you for your interest in the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Please prepare a formal letter of interest, resume, three work related references, and salary requirements as either PDF or Word documents and submit at
Please, no phone calls or mailed applications. Deadline for application is October 25, 2021.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.