Roommate for a 2-bedroom apartment, West Philly

Hi there! 

I'm looking for a female Christian roommate to share my 2-bedroom apartment at 45th and Spruce. My current roommate is moving to be closer to work so her large 12 x 13 room will be available as early as August 1st (move-in flexible). Our apartment is really spacious with two bedrooms, an open living room, kitchen, back patio room, and shared bathroom. We have 12 foot ceilings and the total space is about 900 square ft. Rent is $620/month, which includes water, heat, and gas (a steal for the apartment and area!). Internet and electric are extra. We're also very close to the 42, 21, and 40 buses; Market-Frankfurt subway line; and 34, 13 trolleys. Move-in is between August 1st and September 1st. 

A little about me: I'm a PhD student in music studies at Penn and am easy going, very clean, and neat. I'm friendly and work a lot, so although I enjoy having a few friends over every now and then, I'm not one to host many large parties. I'm looking for a roommate who's also easy going, clean, and neat. I also have a piano and ukulele, so hopefully you'll be okay with some music every now and then! 

Extra details: The apartment is 1 of 6 in a large West Philly house with 3 floors. The walls are super thick so we pretty much don't hear our neighbors, who are really kind and respectful. Our landlord is also great and really responsive. He's often around the property and is very helpful with anything that comes up. If you'd like to see photos of the apartment, feel free to email! 

CONTACT | Shelley,

Philadelphia YoungLives is Hiring a Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Position Summary

Administrative Assistant, Part-Time

This position reports directly to the Area Director.

Under general supervision of the Area Director and in partnership with staff and committee members, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for consistent communication to donors and volunteers and prayer partners. The role requires strong organization, a high level of attention to detail and clear communication skills. The ideal candidate can think for, plan for and anticipate problems by creating systems and organizational skills to help Area Director operate efficiently.

Part-time Position, approximately 10 hours a week (with the possibility to increase to 20-25 hours).

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Monthly newsletter sent out via Mailchimp to large list of donors and prayer partners
  • Bi-annual in-print newsletter to all donors
  • Send out communication to volunteers when needed

Volunteer Management

  • On-Board new volunteers
  • Stay on top of leaders’ background checks, clearances and expiration on YoungLife website
  • Contact and coordinate with leaders when needed for certain events

Gift Management and Donor Relations

  • Track donors using Young Life donor systems- PPL, Cash Flow, Giving Reports
  • Follow up with lapsed donors, thank new donors
  • Stay current with work credit card transactions via Concur
  • Update Area Director’s credit card transactions, mileage via Concur
  • Reimburse volunteers via Concur
  • Keep up with personal Young Life credit card in Concur


  • Write grants and other fundraising type letters
  • Research and connect with organizations and programs that would be a good fit
  • Write thank you notes to donors
  • Coordinate the annual Baby Bottle Campaign (possibly share about YoungLives at a few participating churches)
  • Help coordinate a few fundraising events each year
  • Raise some personal support ($100-$500/ month)

Club Coordination (Philadelphia Locations: Olney, Kensington and North Broad Street)

  • Facilitate communication between diaper bank and all three clubs
  • Create yearly calendars and update volunteers with upcoming dates

Contact Work

  • Visit a YoungLives club 2-4 times a year
  • Attend Committee and Staff meetings occasionally when is needed
  • Attend trainings that pertain to the job as needed

General Administration

  • Help Area Director by making appointments and keeping calendar

  • Work alongside the Committee on various projects
  • Ensure all parts of the job are handled with excellence and in a timely manner
  • Other tasks as needed by the Area Director

Qualifications Required for the Job

  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred majors: Business, Communications or English)
  • Commitment to a growing relationship with Christ
  • Active part of a local church body
  • Heart and love for teen moms and their children
  • Ability to clearly communicate Young Life’s mission and the vision for YoungLives
  • Willingness to grow in understand the unique issues faced by pregnant and parenting teen moms
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative
  • Goal-oriented, hard worker
  • Creative thinker
  • Networker
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, Publisher (or something similar), GoogleDocs, social media, Doodle, DropBox, Microsoft, Apple products, Publisher and Powerpoint
  • Ability to learn new computer systems that Young Life uses

Essential Prerequisites for all staff members (from Young Life’s Bylaws – Article VII):

Because of Young Life’s exclusive Christian purposes of evangelism and discipleship as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation and in these Bylaws, and to reflect what has always been and will continue to be the position of Young Life, specifically the Christian belief that each and every employee and volunteer of the corporation should minister as a servant of God with the primary responsibility of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and, as such, is an integral part of the Christian mission and ministry of the corporation, Young Life shall only employ individuals or enlist volunteer leaders who: (a) profess a belief in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord; and (b) subscribe to the statements and policies required of all Young Life staff, including the Young Life Statement of Faith. Therefore, employees and volunteers of Young Life, during working and nonworking hours, shall: (i) be ready, willing and able to fulfill such ministry functions as may be required by the organization; (ii) refrain from conduct and statements that detract from the biblical standards taught and supported by Young Life, and (iii) abide by all policies and practices of Young Life including, without limitation, those related to religious belief or ministry activities

CONTACT | YoungLives office at 267-625-6223 or

Charming West Philly Home for rent

This beautiful, charming home is ideal for renters looking in University City. Lovingly renovated by the owners with an emphasis on green features and featuring a white roof, fabulous custom kitchen and gleaming original oak floors throughout, the house is in absolute move-in condition. Enter through the vestibule into the living room with turned staircase and decorative fireplace (mirror over fireplace included in rental). The kitchen and dining room have been converted into a large combined space with maple cabinets, granite countertops and breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. A mudroom with laundry leads to the lovely rear yard and access to a community garden looking out to a 19th century stone church building. The second floor features a large front bedroom with bay window and large closet; decent-size middle bedroom that connects to the peaceful rear bedroom; and hall bath with skylight, linen closet, dual-flush toilet and beautiful stone tile floors and white wall tile. Some basement storage and four window air conditioner units included. A must-see: You don't need to do anything except unpack.

Short walk to subway, 34 trolley, 42 and 21 buses

- $40 application fee per person
- Full background/credit checks
- 3-months rent to move-in. (first and last month, and security deposit)
- Tenant pays all utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water
- furnishings pictured not included.