Board Directors and Committee Members

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. Ten Thousand Villages establishes long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is an independent nonprofit that sells Ten Thousand Villages products and shares the company name, but the Pittsburgh board operates separately of Ten Thousand Villages US leadership. In addition to governance, the board is also heavily involved in many aspects of operations, including managing bank accounts, approving expenses, creating the annual budget, devising policies, implementing advertising and marketing plans, organizing events, pursuing grant opportunities, and more.

The board currently has openings for board directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Retail Operations
  • IT
  • Legal

The full Board of Directors typically meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM. During normal operations, the meeting takes place at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and regular in-person attendance is expected of directors. In an average month, board service will require 4-10 hours of directors.  Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions though they are expected to support fundraising initiatives.

Board committees meet as needed, typically once per month and often by telephone or video conference. There is not a term duration for committee members.

If you are interested in joining the Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh Board of Directors, please submit your resume to board.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com.

Chief Financial Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (“The Federation”) is looking for a dynamic and experienced Chief Financial Officer to join its management team with its current CFO retiring after 34 years of service.

The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is the chief fiscal and administrative officer of the Federation. The CFO is responsible for developing the overall financial and operational strategy in accordance with and in service to the Federation’s overall mission and strategy.

The CFO assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the organization in financial decision-making that affects the delivery of desired results through empowerment, development and utilization of people, processes and technology to guide the organization into the second half of the 21st century. In all functions and responsibilities, the CFO must provide the highest level of client service and responsiveness to all stakeholders of the Federation.

The CFO must provide leadership, embody the highest level of integrity, transparency, and creativity to forecast financial growth while ensuring the Federation remains fiscally solvent to serve the community.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Pittsburgh Jewish community. In addition to its annual campaign of close to $14 million, the Federation operates a foundation with over $270 million in assets. We provide funding to local and overseas partner agencies, as well as independent programs that provide education, health, and human welfare services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Serve as a business partner to the CEO regarding the organization’s financials, business planning, budgeting, administrative processes, and practices while focusing on continuously developing and improving systems.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Oversee the adequacy and ensure the integrity of the organization’s financial structure.
  • Manage Finance and Information Technology departments.
  • Create a collaborative culture across all departments that fosters a not-for-profit mindset while ensuring all stakeholders are valued.
  • Identify and manage business risks and insurance requirements including the Jewish Community Health Plan (JCHP).
  • Serve as a key member of Federation’s management team, the CFO is a strategic partner and leader charged with fiscal management and operations of the Federation.
  • Direct the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Work closely with the Controller to prepare, present, and explain the operating results and the financial reports to leadership.
  • Ensure strong compliance and governance in all finance and operational activities.
  • Administer budgeting processes, financial forecasting, and cash flow.
  • Manage and oversee the relationship with independent auditors, as well as engaging outside consultants.
  • Develop strong relationships with local bankers and other financial and legal professionals.
  • Serve as the primary agency contact for all contractual matters and new vendor business development.
  • Work with the CEO and others on the leadership team to analyze fiscal operations to identify areas in need of reorganization, downsizing, or elimination.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteer leadership that includes: Finance, Investment and Audit committees.
  • Directly engage with donors and provides support to Financial Resource Development staff.
  • Work with the Planning department on funding and allocations.
  • Assist the Federation’s eight beneficiary agencies with financial matters.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Federation’s business strategy.
  • Oversee the Accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  • Work with other department heads to monitor each department’s budget and make recommendations.
  • Present key performance indicators (KPI’s) to the CEO to ensure Federation objectives are met.
  • In collaboration with the IT department, explore areas for improvement of the current information system to support the Federation’s mission, while improving donor CRM and other reporting mechanisms to propose technological changes to be implemented.
  • Work with Federation’s measurement functions; help develop data collection standards and data reporting outcomes to be used in decision-making processes at Federation.

QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis in Excel.
  • Excellent relationship management, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills.
  • Outstanding analytical, strategic planning, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Expertise in finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles.
  • Experienced in developing, implementing, and assessing short and long-term activities.
  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate, motivate and inspire team members.
  • Respect for Jewish values and practices.
  • High level of integrity, rigor, and discretion.

EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Ten years of pertinent experience in a Non-profit charitable, Corporate or Entrepreneurial environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORKING CONDITIONS

The nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. This role will have prolonged periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer. It also requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, and prepare work documents. Due to the nature of this role a high level of confidentiality and ethical integrity is required. Work is performed in a general office environment, currently employees are working remotely. This position does not require heavy lifting over 15 pounds or standing for extended periods.

DISCLAIMER

This job description is not designed to cover all responsibilities, duties or activities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change. New duties may be assigned at any time with or without notice in accordance with the needs of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to employment@jfedpgh.org. No phone calls please.

Vice President of Finance

FLSA: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: The Vice President of Finance provides financial leadership with the responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and contributing to all financial activities of the organization.  This position requires an organized and well-versed individual in all aspects of AWAACC operations and the ability to multi-task with accuracy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate fiscal functions and performance.
  • Set and enforce all accounting policies and procedures and confirm adherence to US GAAP.
  • Establish and lead the annual budget process, as well as provide management with ongoing review and feedback.
  • Develop, monitor and revise budgets along with Controller and Business Analyst; and work closely with the President & CEO and Management Team to oversee annual budgets and prepare forecasts.
  • Lead Capitalization efforts
  • Oversee annual Audit efforts
  • Generate monthly financial reports, including trend and exception reports, for the CEO, Treasurer and Board.  Provide accurate and insightful information regarding the financial status and health of AWAACC
  • Analyze revenue and debt and provide recommendations and potential solutions.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer
  • Serve as the liaison and represent the AWAACC in the Shared Services initiative with Cultural District institutions and nationally with other PACs
  • Develop and update internal Fiscal Policies that reflect best practices in compliance with all funding and regulatory bodies.
  • Coordinate all forecasting and cashflow processes, providing recommendations and improvements as needed.
  • Develop short term and long term financial strategy for the healthy sustainability of the organization
  • Develop credibility for accounting/finance by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports to assist the President and CEO and Board of Directors in their job responsibilities.
  • Ensure compliance with all banking and governmental requirements.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a system of internal records.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience in not-for-profit accounting and financial management;
  • Hands-on experience with payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and banking processes/systems;
  • Experience in implementing online solutions
  • Previous experience using Tessitura or a similar CRM system
  • Previous experience with Sage50 Accounting
  • CPA and/or degree in accounting or finance

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit entities, especially relative to revenue recognition, donor restrictions, grants, and deferrals
  • Solid understanding of best practices in not-for-profit financial management control systems
  • Ability to manage numerous process/system interfaces with the general ledger
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate sometimes complex financial requirements/processes into simplified terms
  • Excellent Excel skills.

Other Skills or Qualities:

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • The ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people, personalities, and working styles
  • Detail-oriented and able to see the larger picture in service of holistic and creative problem solving
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Understanding of how finance responsibilities contribute to AWAACC mission, embody its values, and achieve its long-term vision
  • An appreciation for theatre and a the importance of the arts

Board of Directors

January 2021 -December 2023 Term Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors. Ambassadors of Assemble,  Board Members provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan in a volunteer, yet purposeful, capacity. It is important that they share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Board candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board. Board Members are required to participate in at least one committee, each of which meets on a monthly basis or as needed.

Vision:  Assemble envisions neighborhoods of empowered, diverse people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.

Mission:  We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologies, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Board Members serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for additional 1-year terms for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year on the odd-numbered months. Board Members are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings. Board Members are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more:
  • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
  • Event planning, donor fundraising, and grant-writing
  • Human resources management and procedures
  • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
  • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
  • Strategic communications  and marketing Experience
  • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Education management experience
  • Interest in taking a lead in event planning for fundraising and an ability to host creative fund- and friend-raiser events
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries and connections for corporate support

IIf you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at brett@assemblepgh.org.  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to jobs@assemblepgh.org.  No phone calls, please.  If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for a Virtual meet and mix event on Wednesday Oct 21 at 6pm. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/assembleBoardMixer

Accountant – DHS Administration

We are seeking an experienced Accountant to provide comprehensive financial accounting, reporting and analysis in support of our mission of delivering quality, cost-effective human services to people in Allegheny County. The Accountant performs complex and professional accounting functions at an advanced level, including preparing county, state, and federal financial reports and designing and implementing improvements to DHS’s financial processes.

About the Office of Administration and working at DHS

The Office of Administration is essential to ensuring that Allegheny County DHS is able to use its resources to serve as many people as possible, with quality. The Bureau of Financial Management, Budgets and Reports within the Office of Administration, is responsible for organizing and implementing the financial plan for using DHS’s funds effectively. This includes making sure that DHS’s budget reflects its priorities, managing DHS’s accounting and internal controls (the county’s financial book of record is JD Edwards), conducting finance activities, managing audits, proper reporting, and providing accurate information to decision-makers.

Working at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. You will work directly with the organization’s leaders, program office staff, and providers, as well as the Allegheny County Office of Controller and Office of Budget and Finance and state and federal agencies. You will be part of a highly-motivated, hard-working team that focuses each day on ensuring a safe, healthy, and thriving county.

The Financial Management, Budgets and Reports team take pride in being able to support human services programs in using government funds wisely so they can serve as many of the county residents’ in need as possible. Responsibilities will include:

  • With the team manager, setting annual goals for the team and developing plans for achieving them.
  • With the team manager, reviewing and enhancing accounting policies and protocols; and taking leadership in implementing those improvements.
  • Planning for and managing cash flow for both the county budget year and the state budget year.
  • Maintaining fiscal records through the application of professional accounting principles and methods.
  • Performing grant accounting functions, including billing, reconciliation, reporting and grant close outs.
  • Reconciling cash balances for grants.
  • Preparing and examining accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports.
  • Maintaining general ledger.
  • Performing high-level analytical exercises.
  • Providing fiscal support for management.
  • Providing information and support for development of budgets.
  • Assuming responsibility for tracking, researching and resolving accounting discrepancies.
  • Preparing reports to funders.
  • Setting up, maintaining and reconciling journal entries.
  • Preparing journal entries for monthly and annual closes.
  • Reviewing and revising financial data for accuracy.
  • Researching and reviewing suitability of accrual practices.
  • Analyzing and preparing audit-required workpapers and trial balances for auditors.
  • Preparing information for the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report/CAFR.
  • Preparing Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards.
  • Developing recommendations and implementing changes to accounting policies and procedures, so DHS is compliant with legal/regulatory requirements and best practices in the field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent knowledge of: Fund Accounting, GAAP and, where applicable, and Generally Accepted Government Accounting Standards (GAGAS).
  • Understanding of enterprise software/computer systems and applications used in accounting and analytical functions; financial data analysis; and auditing and due diligence reviews.
  • Analytical, good at problem-solving/critical thinking.
  • Ability to work well independently (with minimal supervision) but also able to ask questions and dig deeper to build understanding.
  • A team player and an ethical, trustworthy colleague.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with staff across DHS and our community partners.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and complete them accurately and on time.
  • Ability to publicly present with clarity and to write in ways that clearly explain recommendations and how you arrived at them.
  • Ability to work in general accounting/other modules of accounting software.
  • Advanced skills in Excel.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

Education/Experience Requirements

Minimum of three years of accounting and auditing experience; and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field from an accredited college or university. Not required but preferred is certification as a: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).   Not required but preferred: experience in government accounting.

Please note:  A prerequisite for an interview is the completion of an analytical exercise.

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference.  You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark.  With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done.  Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need of a positive and lasting way.  We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive.  Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion.  DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  • It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.”  This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  • It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here.  We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country.  But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Budget and Fiscal Analytics Analyst

The Budget and Fiscal Analytics team within Allegheny County Department of Human Services employs analytics in the budgeting process across all offices and programs.  The key priorities of the team are to establish the goals and objectives of the budgeting process, maintain the organization’s budget and related tasks, maximize system integration including developing a long term strategy for enhanced efficiencies using automation, maintaining policies, procedures, and documentation related to the budget creation and review process, and communicating effectively throughout DHS.

A career with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. As a Budget and Fiscal Analytics Analyst, you will gain a unique perspective of local government management, with a high-level perspective of the broad spectrum of work undertaken each day to ensure a safe, healthy and thriving county. The annual budget is the most significant policy document that DHS produces. Our department takes this duty seriously, working to ensure that DHS is efficient, delivers the right services at the right cost, provides excellent core services, and meets citizen expectations when it comes to technology and modernization. Outside of budget season, the Budget and Fiscal Analytics Analyst will provide fiscal analytical support to staff in our program offices of Children, Youth and Families, Community Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Supports, and Area Agency on Aging; department deputy directors, and the Executive Office; reporting on performance and assisting in revising strategies as necessary. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating internally with colleagues and leaders and with external stakeholders to develop a meaningful annual budget and completing other fiscal analysis, as requested.
  • Developing forecasts and projections informed by scenario planning basics.
  • Creating and tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which lead to actionable recommendations.
  • Participating on various projects, providing the fiscal analytical support required.
  • Providing insights on financial status by analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends and recommending actions to management.
  • Researching and understanding key organizational drivers exploring policy, market and operational factors.
  • Performing research around best practices in human service budgeting and analysis.
  • Collaborating across the department’s financial operations to understand the fiscal infrastructure and continually looking for ways to increase efficiencies and expand the use of automation.
  • Communicating with program offices on a regular basis and engaging with providers as needed to support program office goals.
  • Creating documentation to institutionalize policies and procedures.
  • Performing other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting policies, procedures and methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of evaluation techniques relating to service delivery and program performance measurements.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of financial analysis tools and how both macro and micro trends impact the operations of our providers and clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with cross-departmental teams.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise objective analyses and recommendations as demonstrated by considerable analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in public service and research.
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to embrace and operationalize DHS’s mission and guiding principles in work practices and deliverables.
  • Ability to think critically and effectively communicate results to a diverse audience.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities to respond quickly to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities.
  • Ability to interact professionally with DHS and provider staff, consumers and the public.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with a high level of independence.
  • Able to thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Able to sit at a computer for long periods (2 plus hours) and traverse the building carrying up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.).
  • Has both available and consistent access to reliable transportation and able to navigate in the community for work-related assignments, as needed.

Computer and Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, advanced abilities preferred.
  • Basic understanding of general ledger systems and budgeting software is a plus.
  • Experience querying relational databases with SQL.
  • Experience with data visualization (Tableau preferred).
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files, and transforming raw data into finished products.

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a finance-related field such as accounting, finance or economics, plus 3 years of data analysis and/or budget or accounting experience and previous experience in nonprofit finance.

-OR-

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.

 

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it is small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  •  It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  •  It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Board Member

About Ascender

Ascender is a vibrant hub in East Liberty with educational programs for entrepreneurs, mentorship, expert coaching, incubation, and a collaborative community that helps drive innovation and growth. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Ascender believes in making entrepreneurship easier to navigate so long as the entrepreneur puts in the work.

From fledgling tech companies, healthcare innovators, and nonprofits to makers, creators, services, and shops, Ascender is for Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs.

For more information and video about what we are about, visit www.ascenderpgh.com.

About the Roles

Ascender is looking to add several new Board members, which include but are not limited to treasurer and secretary.

Duties Specific to the Treasurer

The treasurer shall have general supervision of the fiscal affairs of the Corporation. The treasurer shall, with the assistance of the chairperson and managerial staff of the Corporation.

  • See that a full and accurate accounting of all financial transactions is made;
  • Deposit or cause to be deposited in the name and to the credit of the Corporation, in such depositories as the Board of Directors shall designate, all monies and other valuable effects of the Corporation not otherwise employed;
  • Prepare such financial reports as may be requested from time to time by the Board of Directors;
  • In general, perform all the usual duties incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors or the chairperson.

Duties Specific to the Board Secretary

The secretary provides administrative and clerical support to the Board, through the timely and accurate collection and sharing of information directly related to its activities.

  • Keep or cause to be kept the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and any committees of the Board of Directors;
  • Have custody of the corporate records;
  • Keep or cause to be kept a register of the address of each Director, which address has been furnished to the secretary by such Director;
  • See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the law, the Articles of Incorporation, and these Bylaws;
  • In general, perform all the usual duties incident to the office of secretary and other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors or the chairperson.

Experience 

Overall. An understanding of the effective functioning of a charitable organization and entrepreneurial ecosystem. We seek someone with a sensitivity to group dynamics and familiarity with the structure and process of Board and/or committee meetings. Decisive, innovative, and flexible with the ability to compromise and strongly service oriented.

Specific to Treasurer. (a) Proven experience as treasurer or in a relevant financial role. (b) Thorough knowledge of charitable financial legislation, regulation, and practices. (c) Working knowledge of MS Office and Quickbooks. (d) An understanding of, and experience with, good financial management and reporting practices.

Specific to Secretary. (a) Minimum of two years of experience in administration in a paid or volunteer setting. (b) Strong organizational skills, time, and ability to meet deadlines and produce notes and Minutes in a timely manner for distribution and action by the Board. (c) Excellent notetaking, transcription, and computer literacy skills.

Duties of all Ascender Board Members

Board members are expected to be fully informed on organizational matters, contribute to the debate on issues, and contribute to the Board’s policy deliberations. They are expected to understand and support Ascender’s mission and strategic plan.

Board member duties include the following:

  • Attend quarterly meetings and show commitment to Board activities;
  • Be well informed on issues and agenda items in advance of meetings;
  • Participate on one or more committees or in an ad hoc manner, as requested by the Board Chair, or Executive Director;
  • Monitor public response to the work and policies of Ascender;
  • Provide candid, open, and honest feedback and evaluation when appropriate;
  • Make a personally significant financial contribution;
  • Take the initiative in informing the organization about opportunities for funding or program development;
  • Identify individuals in the community for participation or funding support;
  • Support the organization and its officers in times of crisis or controversy;
  • Provide sensitivity and support to staff and other Board members as they perform their duties;
  • Exercise loyalty to Ascender and respect confidentiality regarding internal affairs;
  • Provide leadership within the Board and in the community on behalf of Ascender and its programs;
  • Serve as an informal advocate for Ascender in the community.

Next Steps

If you are interested, please email (1) your resume, (2) which position(s) you are interested in, (3) and briefly why you would like to join us to Board Chair Bobby Zappala and Executive Director Nadyli Nuñez at bobby@localize.capital and nadyli@ascenderpgh.com.

Board Treasurer

Awaken Pittsburgh, a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in 2016, is seeking a Board Treasurer member as part of its goal to expand and diversify its Board. Awaken Pittsburgh is a growing, energetic secular organization that draws upon the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation to serve a broad public. Its evidence-based curricula and programming serve students, educators, those in recovery, social services and mental health professionals, corporations, and any other individual or organization seeking to gain clarity, focus, renewal, and emotional regulation.

Working closely with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the new Board Treasurer will focus on financial insights and accuracy, while helping to guide the institution’s mission, vision, and long-term sustainability. The Board President (a former CPA) will support the new Treasurer for as much and as long as needed.  This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to grow their non-profit and financial skills in a warm and welcoming environment.

Key Skills:

  • Ideally, equipped with previous business and/or non-profit management skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience in accounting or financial field
  • Familiar with mindfulness practices, the current science of mindfulness, and/or a practitioner of meditation
  • Able to foster and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including community partners, Executive Director and Board members
  • Able to think and act strategically with an eye on the “big picture” of a dynamic, future-focused non-profit organization
  • Comfortable being a public face of Awaken Pittsburgh i.e. at community events and in media interviews if necessary, alongside the Executive Director
  • Ideally, experienced in fundraising and able to successfully solicit and steward donors
  • Collaborative by nature, placing focus on shared objectives and goals
  • Embraces cultural, gender, and racial diversity
  • Displays integrity, accessibility, and accountability in all actions
  • Passionate about the impact of evidence-based mindfulness practices, especially in education, high-stress professions, and underserved populations

Key Responsibilities:

The Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Conducting monthly internal controls with the E.D.
  • Producing and presenting quarterly financial reports to the board with the E.D.
  • Producing and presenting an annual budget for the board’s approval with the E.D.

In accordance with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Bylaws, the Board Members shall:

  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and monthly committee meetings (approximately 2 hours each)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3 hours in December)
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and take on special assignments
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Participate in fund raising activities and/or special events
  • Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)
  • Keep current with your own personal mindfulness or contemplative practice and related issues and developments in program areas
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies

See our web site at www.awakenpittsburgh.org for more information.

Senior Accountant

Mainstay Life Services is currently recruiting for a Senior Accountant. This position under general supervision performs relatively complex accounting duties including analysis of general ledger, accounting records, preparation of accounting schedules, reports and financial statements: prepares journal entries, and reconciles ledger accounts; ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and organizational policies, procedures and contracts.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

Accounting:

  • Manage accounting operations ensuring compliance with GAAP, DPW regulations and internal policies
  • Prepare and post recurring and one-time journal entries
  • Complete monthly analysis and account reconciliations
  • Maintain agency fixed asset and depreciation ledger
  • Maintain and update loan amortization tables
  • Prepare variance analysis for balance sheet and income statement

Cash Management:

  • Monitor cash flow and ensure sufficient resources for operating expenses
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations on all agency accounts

Budget Management:

  • Manage coordination and preparation of annual operating budgets & forecasts
  • Assist with preparation of grant, contract and fundraising budgets

Receivables Management:

  • Prepare and enter journal entries to record receivable activities for all ODP, county base, and private pay billings in general ledger system
  • Complete monthly analysis and reconciliation of accounts receivables and select accounts/sub-ledgers
  • Prepare schedules and reports as requested by agency auditors, county fiscal monitoring staff and/or other regulatory bodies related to billing and receivables
  • Develop, maintain and manage accurate accounts receivable sub-ledgers in the accounting systems
  • Reconcile HCSIS utilized services to billing system and general ledger and address variances
  • Monitor and reconcile intra-agency receivables (i.e. start up funds, room & board, cable, etc.) and work with program management to establish payment plans for clients when necessary
  • Prepare and enter journal entries to record receivable activities for all ODP, county base, and private pay billings in general ledger system
  • Complete monthly analysis and reconciliation of accounts receivables and select accounts/sub-ledgers
  • Prepare schedules and reports as requested by agency auditors, county fiscal monitoring staff and/or other regulatory bodies related to billing and receivables

Other:

  • Prepare account schedules and other information required for annual audit and biannual fiscal monitoring engagements; liaison with external accounting firm and other monitoring bodies
  • Responsible for carrying out other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of five years of accounting experience
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge a plus
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and GAAP required
  • Analytical with strong mathematical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong computer proficiency (Excel)
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Strong team player
  • Nonprofit experience is preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V/SO

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $58,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

To apply, send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to: kbrodnick@mainstaylifeservices.org

Accountant

We have experienced rapid growth over the past 15 months and are looking to add experienced and entry level professionals to keep pace with that growth. Donnelly-Boland and Associates is a woman-owned CPA consulting firm that provides an array of professional services.  We are hiring accountants at all levels.  We have a specific need for a Staff Accountant and Budget Analysts to work with a large governmental client.  We also are recruiting for a Tax Supervisor, that is able to work with small businesses and compile financial statements, and complete and review all levels of tax returns.  Lastly we are in need of Staff and Senior accountants for our consulting business.

All positions are full-time.  We offer competitive salaries, a wonderful benefit package. Donnelly-Boland is committed to the life/work balance of all of our employees.

Please visit our website:  www.Donnelly-Boland.com and submit your resume to dbaresumes@donnelly-boland.com.