Company Name:

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Research

Industry:

Environmental

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

November 2, 2017

Vision 2027 Analyst


Position Summary:


The Vision 2027 Analyst supports the Director of Vision 2027 in designing and implementing Vision 2027, PHS’s new initiative to create and implement an impact-driven strategic plan and business model for its work.  The Analyst carries primary responsibility for driving analysis and research to support the strategic planning process and establishing approaches to program and pilot planning, business model development, and performance monitoring and evaluation. 


 


Important Deliverables Over Two-Year Period:


The Vision 2027 Team is collectively responsible for the following deliverables:


  • Deliver a Vision 2027 Strategy that defines the needs PHS will address, impact outcomes PHS will deliver against those needs through its horticulture and greening work through 2027, PHS’s geography and audience, and business models to support PHS’s work.  The strategy will be developed in two phases: a draft plan and set of hypotheses around impacts due early in the project, and a final version due near the end of the project.  
  • Deliver a robust, sustained community engagement process that uses imaginative tools to solicit meaningful input into the planning process from a diverse coalition of stakeholders.
  • Deliver a thorough analysis of current needs related to PHS’s mission in the Greater Philadelphia Region, best practices in horticulture-driven programming that can be used to address those needs, and interests of philanthropic supporters. 
  • Identifying impacts and delivering functioning processes for measuring impact, assessing new project opportunities, and creating multi-year work and financial plans to deliver impact against the strategic outcomes. 
  • Deliver all organizational and operational changes needed to implement the strategy, including defining the required changes and implementing the changes in collaboration with staff across the organization. 
  • Establish clear messages among PHS staff, stakeholders, and beneficiaries on what PHS works to achieve, how PHS delivers impact, and how PHS supports itself as well as a clear path for generating a pipeline of new program ideas that are aligned with impact areas.  


 


Essential Functions:


  • In conjunction with the Vision 2027 Director, develop a rigorous process for assessing sustainability, environmental, horticultural, quality of life, and social equity needs affecting the Greater Philadelphia Region.
  • Conduct research and analysis to understand how sustainability, environmental, horticultural, quality of life, and social equity needs in the Greater Philadelphia Region can be met by advancing PHS’s mission of connecting people with horticulture and creating beautiful, healthy, and sustainable communities.
  • Research global best practices in using horticulture to address those needs, interests of philanthropic supporters in addressing those needs, and business strategies to provide support to activities designed to address those needs.
  • In conjunction with the Vision 2027 Director, build initial hypotheses for impact areas PHS will address through its work and the Vision 2027 Strategic Plan.
  • Establish formal approaches for creating, testing, measuring, and adapting new pilots and programs, and for monitoring their performance against impact areas.
  • For top priority pilots, build detailed work plans, impact goals, and budgets, and seek and understand viable business and financial models at the program and organizational level.
  • Work closely with existing staff to analyze data as a tool to help support strategy development and assess the performance of pilot projects; identify methods and metrics against which PHS will measure success of existing and new programs in the Vision 2027 Strategic Plan.
  • Evaluate and build organizational tools and systems to enable PHS to develop multi-year work plans to deliver against target impact areas and understand business model viability. 


 


Education, Experience and Skills Required:


  • Master’s Degree in related fields required (e.g., non-profit or public management, business, urban planning, program monitoring and evaluation)
  • 3 years of strategy and change management experience required
  • 5 years of project management, performance and evaluation, and other qualitative and quantitative analysis experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others to understand and implement change
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Passion for social and environmental change
  • Familiarity with the Philadelphia region a plus
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work some nights and weekends


 


Physical Demands:


  • This is largely a sedentary role; however, some physical demands are required. This includes the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.


 


Compensation:


PHS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


 


EEO Notice:


PHS is an equal opportunity employer.


Company Name:

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Research

Industry:

Environmental

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

November 2, 2017

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