Hiring Managing Director(s)

Philly Thrive is continuing our search for a Managing Director! Please share this role widely, and consider applying by April 22nd.

Managing Director, full-time (32-40 hours a week)**

  • Support sustainable organization-building, ensuring synergy of Philly Thrive’s basebuilding, campaign and policy work, community support programs
  • Provide staff accountability and support the ongoing development of the member-led Board

**We also open to hiring TWO co-directors, each working 20-40 hours/week. Please share in your application materials which role (full-time Managing Director, or part-time co-Director) you are seeking.

Join Philly Thrive as we continue to grow + root our people-powered movement for environmental justice in the poorest big city in the U.S.


We're Hiring: Managing Director + Building Manager!

Philly Thrive is thrilled to be hiring TWO new positions, a full-time Managing Director and a part-time Building Manager! Please share these roles widely, and consider applying! 

Managing Director, full-time (32-40 hours a week)

  • Support sustainable organization-building, ensuring synergy of Philly Thrive’s basebuilding, campaign and policy work, community support programs
  • Provide staff accountability and support the ongoing development of the member-led Board.

Building Manager, part-time (15 hours a week)

  • Do routine cleaning & care, oversee maintenance issues & projects, and manage basic inventory of supplies in Philly Thrive's HQ, a multi-use space utilized for small and large meetings, office work, storage of Thrive’s materials and equipment, and other community activities.

Join Philly Thrive as we continue to grow + root our people-powered movement for environmental justice in the poorest big city in the U.S.


We're Hiring New Staff -- Apply and Share!

Join Our Team: 

Philly Thrivers won back our #RightToBreathe from the PES refinery and we’re not letting up. Our Right to Thrive Campaign, launched in October 2020, seeks to repair 154 years of violence from the South Philly refinery as the land is given new life. Read on to learn about opportunities to join the Philly Thrive team as we launch the second phase of our campaign.

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Let's Learn about Refinery Contamination

On October 22-24 we launched our Right to Thrive Campaign, which seeks to repair 154 years of violence from the South Philly refinery as the land is given new life. The clean up has a huge role to play, and that's why Phase 1 of the Campaign is focused on mobilizing 500 residents to submit comments on the clean up before the end of the year (submit your comment now!). Given the agencies in charge of the clean up haven't yet agreed to teach the public about the contamination the ways we've suggested, it's time to teach each other about the clean up!

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Launching our Campaign for the Future of the PES Refinery Land

Our country & our communities are at a pivotal point of power. To continue with the status quo at this point is to sink deeper into the crisis of a power structure that refuses to respect & honor life, whether by unprecedented wildfires, police force, or deadly hoarding of wealth by the few. But as close as we are to the brink of destruction, the signs of another system coming forward- one based in relationship, justice, & our Right to Breathe- are unmistakable. 

We in Philly Thrive believe that the path ahead will largely depend on our ability to continue to act with intention together. 

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Refinery Clean-Up Updates


Tending to the Land

Look at all of this abundance! On Saturday 7/25 we had our second day working on the 31st and Wharton community garden led by Society's Roses.

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New Owner at PES Refinery Site; Philadelphians Rising Up

Today we celebrate the official end to over a century of unjust, racist, and deadly oil refining in South Philadelphia, as Hilco Redevelopment Partners closed on the purchase of the site in bankruptcy court. In spite of the bankruptcy court’s process that excludes residents as a key stakeholder, Philadelphians influenced the outcome by uniting, organizing, and mobilizing for our Right to Breathe. Today the victory of permanent refinery closure has been solidified. 

Hilco CEO Roberto Perez called Philly Thrive as one of their first acts as the new owner of the site. This is the right first step towards holistic inclusion of residents in the next era of the land. In accordance with Philly Thrive’s principles as a leaderful organization, three Thrive members spoke to Mr. Perez about what the sale means to us and what the future must hold. 

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Commemorating the PES Refinery Explosion 1-Year Ago


Join Our Team

Update: Application deadlines extended to May 17th!

Winning back our #RightToBreathe from the PES refinery was the first chapter of Philly Thrive's work. Going forward, we need more support to keep growing & leading on climate justice in Philadelphia. Read on to see if you have the skills to join Philly Thrive in one of the roles we're looking for!

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