Jobs and Opportunities

RFP and Educational Opportunities

The Commerce Department is pleased to announce that a Request for Proposals for Business Technical Assistance Providers in the City of Philadelphia is now live on the eContractPhilly website. For Fiscal Year 2021, starting July 1, 2020, we are seeking providers to help microenterprises in low to moderate income areas to overcome hurtles to starting and growing their businesses in the City of Philadelphia. We are seeking proposals for bold solutions to the unique problems facing particular industries, neighborhoods or demographics of business owner.

We are are also expanding the scope of services that fall under Business Technical Assistance so that we can support businesses in overcoming challenges that we have seen arise. This includes legal assistance, tax preparation, credit building and ecommerce and social media marketing in addition to the areas we have funded in past RFPs.

Briefing: February 18th, 2020, 9am – 11am, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, City Planning Commission Conference Room 

E Contracts Opportunity Number: 21200124150822

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) and Milligan & Company, LLC. have been contracted to assess the availability of minority – women owned businesses (in the region) within PGW’s spending categories. 
PGW data shows that participation of minority – women owned businesses within the following spending categories is low. 
237Heavy and Civil Engineering
238Specialty Trade Contractors
423Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
518Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
524Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
541Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Are you aware of any constituents / members within these categories that could potentially be doing business with PGW? If so, please provide an estimate of the number of firms and email Habibatu Atta, Senior Compliance Analyst, at

Montgomery County Community College currently has a sewer bid out and looking to have a better pool of plumbers come to their walkthrough. If you are interested or know of Certified Minority Business Enterprises that might be interested in this bid, please contact: Heather Franczyk, Montgomery County Community College at 215-619-7365.

The City of Philadelphia is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! You can view the attached solicitations in their entirety on either eContract Philly or PHLContracts contracting portals, however, in order to respond to solicitations, you must register in the contracting portal(s).

If you are a certified MBE, WBE. DSBE or DBE firms, please register in our OEO Registry TODAY to ensure that you receive email notifications when we are soliciting for services that are within your business’ capabilities and classification(s).  Registration is FREE or our two contracting portals and our OEO Registry. To view and learn about various types of contracting opportunities with the City of Philadelphia, we encourage you to visit the following websites:

Job Postings

The position plays a lead role in implementing and overseeing inclusion-related programs that are guided by the City’s legislative mandates and requirements. The Senior Director reports to the Deputy Commerce Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). The role of Senior Director requires a leader who is performance-focused, energetic, and an advocate for the minority, women, and disabled owned enterprises (M/W/DSBEs) community.

He/she will: ensure that staff is managed and provided instruction, participate in the disparity study process, work in partnership with department leaders in developing and integrating participation goals and strategies, and assist in developing capacity building and business development opportunities for the M/W/DSBE community. This position plays a key role in supporting the annual participation reporting function, Economic Opportunity Plans, supplier diversity initiatives, and providing supervision and guidance to members of the OEO team.


  • 3-5 years of experience working with the M/W/DSBE business community.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience with City Contracting and Procurement process preferred.
  • Graduate degree preferred.

Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Join Team MAR for great pay, company funded profit sharing PLUS 401k, vacation time, semi-annual bonuses and an awesome team of physicians and staff to work with! The Assistant will provide direct patient care by providing technical and clinical support to Ophthalmologists. 

Learn more about the position and how to apply on the Mid Atlantic Retina website.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS Healthy Neighborhoods team delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods. Together with community partners, PHS carefully designs projects that build on neighborhood strengths and aspirations to use greening to improve the environment, health and quality of life in their communities. To increase a healthy, diverse and resilient tree canopy in southeastern Pennsylvania, PHS educates residents on tree care and facilitates volunteer tree planting and stewardship. PHS also connects partner organizations with funding and support needed to increase tree cover in riparian habitats across the region.

The Associate Director, Trees is responsible for promoting and ensuring successful implementation of all operations of the PHS Trees team. This position leads the development and delivery of tree education, planting and stewardship activities in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding region. The Associate Director, Trees will effectively manage the team and provide strategic leadership to build on existing program strengths, streamline operations and increase impact. This position supports related fundraising efforts and initiatives to ensure compliance and alignment with funders’ expectations.

Learn more about the position and how to apply on the Philadelphia Horticulture Society website

PHS Associate Director of Volunteers and Competitive Classes is a leader whose professional career and life-long passion is a devotion to building and growing robust, innovative, diverse and inclusive volunteer programs.

This individual is responsible for setting and maintaining the strategic direction of PHS Volunteer Program in alignment with the mission and vision of the organization including leadership, management, recruitment, retention, recognition, and training. The Associate Director leads our dedicated, passionate and energetic group of 3000 volunteers across the organization contributing their time, expertise, and knowledge in hundreds of distinct volunteer roles. This individual possesses a keen understanding of the ways a large and established volunteer program can help advance an organization and has proven success in cultivating relationships with organizations and individuals to drive program engagement.

The Associate Director oversees and manages the individual/amatuer competitive entry process, functions, committees and volunteers to ensure the smooth operation, sustainability, and growth of this volunteer driven asset of the Philadelphia Flower Show, PHS’s flagship event held annually in Philadelphia.

Learn more and how to apply here

PECO is hiring for an entry level Energy Tech in Eddystone, PA. The Energy Technician is responsible for working with Gas and Electric Service; e.g.: turn-on and shut-off services, meter work, gas and electrical emergencies. Energy Technicians are considered essential personnel and are required to respond to emergencies and work under all types of weather conditions. 

Learn more about the job and how to apply on their website