Social Media Strategist – Full-time

Date: October 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*

*Our team is currently almost entirely remote due to Covid-19. However, the preference is for candidates to live in the Pittsburgh area, as our office will eventually return to a three in-person/two remote day structure per week.

Salary Range: $42,000 – $50,0000
Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (UPMC)

  • Company-Funded Retirement Plan
  • 2 weeks paid vacation to start
  • Free parking, company-paid bus fare

Submit Resume to:  hr@dennycivicsolutions.com

Purpose: As a social media strategist, this individual will be responsible for creating and executing strategic social media campaigns, as part of Denny Civic Solutions’ advocacy model.

Many of our clients are organizations looking to advance a public policy issue. We believe social media channels are a critical tool in the execution of modern advocacy campaigns, both for their ability to activate grassroots advocates to support (or oppose) a cause, and for their ability to create public pressure on elected officials and decision makers to take action.

This individual should be an innovative thinker who can manage communication between the company, our client teams, and multiple social media platforms, syncing strategies with overall campaign goals.

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design, support, and implement social media strategies & tactics to meet client objectives.
  • Create, publish, and manage original high-quality social content.
  • Develop and execute social media strategies on behalf of our own Denny Civic Solutions brand. This includes managing our own DCS social channels and website.
  • Graphic design: In addition to producing eye-catching social media content, the social strategist will also periodically be asked to apply their design skills to final drafts of various types of printable materials: “one-pagers” outlining a client’s advocacy issue; marketing collateral for Denny Civic Solutions; proposals for potential clients; and research reports.
  • Along with our team, actively participate with new proposal development by gaining an understanding of client objectives – specifically relating to social media strategies.
  • Prepare reports as needed by clients summarizing social channel metrics and general effectiveness of social campaigns.
  • Work closely with team members to integrate and maintain cohesive social media strategy.
  • Manage a social media intern who can assist the strategist with social media content creation.
  • Stay up-to-date with new digital technologies and social media best practices.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Design, or related field

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

We know not everyone will have every single skill listed below. We also believe everyone brings their own unique skills and experience — if in doubt, we’d still love to hear from you!

  • 3-5 years’ experience working with social media on behalf of a company, agency, initiative, or cause
  • Tenacity and a passion for social media and innovation
  • Strong command of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn platforms. Additional social channels are a plus
  • Strong writing, verbal communication, and graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Canva, Adobe Spark, or similar programs for designing digital (and printed) content
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience with Google Suite is a plus
  • Basic video editing skills (e.g. trimming, adding text)
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Proven work experience as a social media strategist; hands-on experience using social media for brand awareness
  • Familiarity with paid social advertising campaigns
  • Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics
  • An ability to identify target audience preferences and build content to meet them
  • Excellent multitasking skills, ability to adapt to rapid change

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Denny Civic Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

Pro Bono Manager

NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES SEEKS A PRO BONO MANAGER

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to hr@nlsa.us

PRO BONO MANAGER- Housing Initiatives

NLS is the primary provider of civil legal aid in the four-county region, delivering its services through four local offices and a centralized phone and online helpline system. In addition to a staff of approximately 70, it uses nearly 200 volunteer attorneys from the private bar to provide pro bono legal advice and representation to those in need.

NLS works closely with the local bar associations and other nonprofit organizations in the region to expand access to the courts and to address the most critical civil legal needs of low income and vulnerable residents living within its service area. NLS is a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), and is one of three independent legal aid programs participating in the Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium.

The Pro Bono Manager will be fully accountable, (assessment, coordination, evaluation and oversight), for the pro bono efforts on housing within the designated counties.  The Manager will cultivate relationships with key stakeholders and housing advocates to develop the NLS’s strategic vision, infrastructure and support systems for the housing pro bono efforts designed to prevent evictions and prevent homelessness.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES

  • Directly manage and monitor all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s), including all human resource actions and recommendations
  • Consult and coordinate with the Directors regarding hiring, discipline, grievances, and related matters arising from the Collective Bargaining Agreement;
  • Manage employees’ time management requests including leave, compensatory and flex time.
  • Responsible for performance management and employee development.  Monitor timekeeping and approve time sheets of staff under their supervision ;
  • Redeploy office staff and reassign cases as necessary
  • Manage staff’s responses and interactions with clients including response timeliness, courteous behaviors and  appropriate handling of client matters and problems;
  • Contribute and promote a healthy, productive and positive work environment;
  • Provide training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Evaluate and manage the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals, and all staff assigned;
  • Attend and contribute to Management Meetings and Trainings;

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Provide support to the Director of Program Performance and Compliance as required for report        preparation and funding applications;
  • Contribute and assist in development and execution of  presentations, procedures, and policies as    necessary;
  • Review and close client files;
  • Assist in the maintenance of SharePoint and the Eligibility Manual;
  • Collaborate and Implement on personnel directives as required;
  • Collaborate and contribute to training development and with special projects as assigned;

OUTREACH DUTIES

  • Further local Bench/Bar relations by participating in local and state bar committees at the direction of the Executive Director;
  • Spokesperson for NLS to the media and other audiences on relevant substantive legal topics  and participate in community forums as NLS representative;
  • Provide recruitment support for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program;
  • Contribute to the development of legal education activities for the legal services and local bar communities;
  • Coordinate with the local legal and client community in the establishment of office goals and priorities;
  • Participate in fundraising activities at the direction of the Executive Director;

LEGAL REPRESENTATION DUTIES

  • Provide limited legal representation to eligible individuals and groups;
  • Engage in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community;
  • Where appropriate and/or necessary serve as co-counsel or mentor;
  • Develop and implement systematic approaches to legal problem solving;

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Develop legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS:

  • General Responsibilities.  Responsible for review and update of current program including referral processes, recruitment and overall quality control of program.  Act as Program Liaison; participate in trainings and meetings regarding pro bono matters;  contribute to program development including  program materials, webpages, brochures, newsletters, and publicity.
  • Pro Bono Projects. Undertake pro bono projects with a special focus on housing with respect to client need, volunteer engagement, technology usage, community partnerships, fundability, and return on investment.
  • Community Engagement. Cultivate relationships with law firms and corporations, bar associations, the judiciary, and housing advocates and maintain involvement with local, state, and national pro bono networks,  bar associations, and affinity groups with regard to all program development and relationships.
  • Training.  Collaborate with staff, volunteers, and independent contractors to develop and produce curriculum that will be available to attorneys, law firms, businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government entities. Develop and ensure training for all volunteers.
  • Coordinate Pro Bono with Intake.   Integrate pro bono efforts directly into NLS’s intake and case management system for effective assignments and monitoring.
  • Develop Quality Control System. Design  quality control systems for cases assignments that ensure compliance with  grants and all reporting’s.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory/leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduation from an accredited law school;
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience;
  • Admission Pennsylvania Bar Association;
  • Demonstrated supervisory capabilities;
  • Leadership experience is preferred;

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Deputy Organizing Director, Southwest PA

Reports to: Regional Organizing Director

Location: Pennsylvania – must be within a two hour drive of State College and Greensburg

To Apply: Email jobs@paunited.org with a resume and cover letter; subject line “Deputy Organizing Director.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Us:

PA United is a membership organization made up of six chapters and nearly 1,000 members across Western PA. Our members are multi racial, multi generational, poor and working class people in small cities and towns ranging from Erie to State College, and Greensburg to Aliquippa. We have elected members to local city council’s and school boards, flipped counties to help defeat Trump, and won campaigns on issues big and small. In the next year, we’ll be taking on campaigns to build power with renters, govern with our members who are now in office, and flip the State Legislature. We’re excited to bring on a Deputy Organizing Director to support our members and staff as we build power for years to come!

Job Description:

The Deputy Organizing Director (DOD) is a key part of executing the organization’s vision of building sustainable progressive power and infrastructure in Western Pennsylvania that will determine the political and economic future for working class people across the state. The DOD will work closely with the Regional Organizing Director, Organizers, Membership Specialists, and Member Leaders to build powerful, member-led chapters that take on and win both issue and electoral campaigns.

The DOD is responsible for supervising and coaching all staff within PA United’s chapters in Allegheny, Centre, and Westmoreland counties. The DOD is ultimately responsible for ensuring that each chapter has member leadership structures, a base of dues paying members that regularly take action, campaigns with specific goals and tangible outcomes, and a culture of radical hospitality and support. The Deputy Organizing Director plays a critical role supporting Organizers and Membership Specialists in their roles by providing guidance and advice on key campaign decisions and organizing challenges, helping with plan creation and training, and ensuring they receive appropriate support from other staff such as the Digital Organizer. Overall, the DOD keeps the team accountable and focused on empowering people to join with their family, friends, and neighbors to build a multi-racial, working class movement for independent political power.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate, versatile, and enthusiastic with experience bringing people together around an issue and moving them to take action.

Specific Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Northwest Deputy Organizing Director and Regional Organizing Director to create a team culture based on deep relationships, agitation, accountability, and joy
  • Supervise, coach, and support Organizers/Membership Specialists to build powerful member led chapters that are running effective and accountable issue and electoral campaigns. This includes campaign strategy and political advice, problem solving organizing challenges, feedback on organizing skills, and annual evaluations
  • Develop relationships with key Member Leaders in each chapter to assist Organizers with leadership development, campaign strategy, and culture building
  • Work with the Northwest Deputy Organizing Director to ensure all chapters are working together towards shared goals and creating shared spaces for members to come together
  • Help create a common narrative among each chapter by working with communicators to produce campaign materials, scripts, text and phone banks
  • Work with the Data Organizer to train/support staff on Every Action, VAN, Thru talk, and text and phone banking email universes including basic technological functions

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least three years working as a community, labor, or faith organizer, or similar experience as a volunteer or member of a movement-based organization. Previous supervisory experience is not required, but is a plus.
  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Belief in and commitment to progressive social, racial, and economic justice
  • Deep connection to the organization’s mission to build a multi racial working class movement for independent political power
  • Superior interpersonal skills, an ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and communities, and an ability to challenge people to take risks in order to make change
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to give and receive timely, specific, performance-based feedback at multiple levels: from a supervisor, to a peer, and to a supervisee
  • PA Drivers License and use of a vehicle

Other Information:

The work schedule can at times be greater than 40 hours per week and includes evening and weekend meetings and events, as necessary. It is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Travel is frequently required within the counties of work and may be required to spend extended periods of time in different communities across Western Pennsylvania.

This is a full time, exempt position. This is a management position on the PA United Regional Leadership team with a salary range of $52,000 – $64,000. PA United provides health, dental, and vision insurance with fully paid premiums and deductibles as well as a 401k with an employer contribution of 3% of salary, monthly cell phone and travel stipends, 12 paid sick days and 28 holiday/vacation days annually.

Pennsylvania United is an affirmative action employer. People of color, LGBTQIA people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Pennsylvania United’s office is accessible, however, Pennsylvania United staff are currently working remotely.

Learn more about us at www.paunited.org

Direct Service Advocate I – Floating Schedule

About the Agency: WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

About the Role: As a Direct Service Advocate, you would provide direct service advocacy, safety planning, emotional support, psychoeducation, case management, and information & referrals to clients of the WC&S Emergency Shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, and Text/Chat. You will have the ability to effectively work with adults and children who have experienced trauma, handle crises, manage multiple client cases and needs, and be a resourceful problem solver with strong attention to client safety, confidentiality, and wellbeing. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, it is important that you understand abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence (IPV), cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, and child abuse and neglect. The floating schedule will provide you with flexibility and variety, as you will have the opportunity to learn and work in variety of shifts. It’s great if you need schedule flexibility and don’t like the routine of a “daily grind!” You also can earn additional premium pay! The successful candidate is flexible, sensitive to trauma and cultural diversity issues, and passionate about serving those experiencing IPV. This role will be based out of the WC&S Residential Program, which is housed in the main WC&S facility. If you are comfortable building rapport, thinking outside the box, and working with a team to meet ever-changing needs, we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills!

Here’s what you will do:

  • Maintain building security and assure confidentiality of clients, residents, and location at all times
  • Conduct intake interviews with residents to identify individual needs
  • Provide individual advocacy and case management for residents related to ongoing safety planning, goal planning, housing support and advocacy, and more
  • Work regularly with residents on meeting basic daily needs
  • Facilitate weekly IPV educational support groups for residents
  • Prevent and manage crises through rapport building, active listening, mediation, and problem solving
  • Provide crisis counseling, safety planning, and information and referrals to Hotline callers and users of Text/Chat
  • Assist with training of new staff, volunteers, and interns
  • This position requires being available 40 hours per week for floating times within the shifts listed below (includes overnight shift differential pay)
  • We are currently recruiting for two floating schedules:
    • Daytime Floater: available daily 6am-6pm, serves as the secondary backup to overnight coverage
    • Evening Floater: available 12pm-12am OR 2pm-2am, serves as the primary backup to overnight coverage
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work/social sciences or related field required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in direct services or human services field required.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamic, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with adults and children.
  • Ability to understand confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Adept in utilizing general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Outlook, and online software platforms.
  • Act 33/34 Clearances and FBI Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

TO APPLY: 

To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter via an email with the subject line “Floating Direct Service Advocate” by October 16th to careers@wcspittsburgh.org. We are always accepting applications for the important Direct Services Advocate roles!

Program Evaluator/Compliance

JOB STATUS: Full-Time, daylight, 40/hours week, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: 131 Pleasant Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001

JOB DESCRIPTION: BCRC is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist to design and implement quality-control processes to ensure that BCRC’s programs and services meet regulations and standards. This position reports to the Program Director and collaborates with program managers to develop quality assurance policies and procedures, collect data for analysis by program, department and organization, and produce reports showing compliance and outcome achievement and customer/client satisfaction. This position will also train staff on related quality assurance policies and procedures and will also provide administrative support for the development and implementation of new programs within BCRC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Oversee accurate collection and entry of client data into multiple databases. Maintain effective data entry procedures.
  • Train staff on client data collection policies and procedures and new processes and services when needed.
  • Conduct assessments, site visits and desk monitoring reviews of internal programs to verify accuracy of records documenting outcomes, compliance with standards, laws, and regulations, and implementation of policies and procedures; This may include conducting internal case note audits and regular administrative file reviews as well as generating monthly staff level performance metrics.
  • Manage regulatory compliance activities.
  • Review and maintain incident reporting and, in conjunction with program staff, conduct investigation of incidents.
  • Coordinate and participate in all Local, State, and Federal audits.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of new and existing contracts and provide guidance to program staff to ensure contract compliance.
  • Compile monitoring findings, finalize and communicate results and recommendations for improvements to systems, procedures and quality care

Reporting and Performance Evaluation

  • Monitor and analyze data on programmatic goals and outcomes
  • Compile and prepare various status reports for management to analyze trends and make recommendations.
  • Generate and submit reports to internal staff and external stakeholders
  • Report on program evaluation elements by collecting information and reporting to program leadership
  • Conduct program evaluations by utilizing qualitative and quantitative data analysis including the development of data collection instruments such as surveys or focus groups
  • Support program staff in interpreting and using analysis for program improvement

Document Management

  • Manage a system of collecting, revising, and implementing regulations, policies and standard operating procedures for programs
  • Provide training when necessary on universal program policies or procedures and documentation
  • Offer support to program leaders when drafting program manuals/handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the creation of universal program forms, templates and miscellaneous documents

Administrative

  • Provide a range of diverse administrative support to directors and managers in effectively delivering services.
  • Provide project management on initiatives and special projects; Support the ramp-up and implementation of new programs

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in human service administration, public policy or a related field, with a minimum of two years of related job function or industry experience in quality assurance, compliance, program evaluation, or program development
  • In-depth strategic thinking and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with monitoring local, state and federally funded contracts and grants preferred
  • Must be able to analyze problems and perform needs assessments
  • Proficient in data collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel and database systems
  • Must be able to give attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking
  • Excellent time management skills, highly organized and detail- oriented
  • Ability to take initiative and work at a high level of independence

Who is BCRC?

BCRC, Inc. (Beaver County Rehabilitation Center) offers a wide range of services to help people with intellectual, developmental, psychiatric and co-occurring disabilities to secure employment, work toward recovery, achieve increased independence, and participate in their communities. These programs are guided by values of promoting growth and community membership through person-centered, strength-based, innovative approaches.

Although BCRC, Inc. has expanded significantly since its inception in 1962, the agency remains driven by its mission to provide opportunity for growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual it serves. Today, BCRC serves hundreds of people and operates out of multiple locations within Beaver County.

Benefits Offered:

  • Health, HRA, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Defined Pension Plan
  • Optional 403(b)
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Generous PTO Accrual
  • 11 Paid Holidays

COVID-19 considerations:

BCRC follows CDC guidelines to ensure we are providing the highest level of protection for our community, clients and employees.

Digital Organizer

Title: Digital Organizer
Reports to: Director of Organizing
Location: Western PA

Job Description:

The Digital Organizer is part of a team of organizers working together to build a powerful organization for working class people. The Digital Organizer is responsible for developing online strategies that build the overall narrative of Pittsburgh United and the narratives of its core campaigns. The digital organizer will be responsible for working with campaign organizers to develop and execute digital strategy and tactics that compliment the overall strategies of
campaign tables.

The digital organizer will be responsible for reaching and growing a network of activists that are responsive and engaged with Pittsburgh United campaign tables, with a particular focus on moving supporters from online to offline engagement.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate, versatile, and enthusiastic with experience using online tools to tell the story of a campaign, build digital strategy for campaigns and the broader organization, identifying new supporters, and organizing people online to take action both online and offline.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Communications Consultants to build digital strategy that compliments the overall strategy of the organization and campaign strategies
  • Identify and engage campaign supporters and drive measurable online actions
  • Curate and develop creative content such as infographics, memes, key messages etc.
  • Utilize social media and other digital tools (texting programs, e-blast etc) to maximize digital list building
  • Deepen supporters sense of identity and involvement with organization and campaigns, including both online and offline engagement
  • Understand and apply data analytics related to the organization and campaigns’ email list, website, and social media channels to improve the effectiveness of the work
  • Support traditional media work and cultivate relationships with media to facilitate coverage of actions and events; cover actions and events using live digital tools

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in organizing and community outreach (experience with digital and/or coalition organizing preferred)
  • Experience using online tools to effectively tell the story of a campaign, build digital strategy, identify and activate supporters
  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Belief in and commitment to progressive social, racial, and economic justice
  • Deep connection to people and organizations in the county of work
  • Superior interpersonal skills, an ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and communities, and an ability to challenge people to take risks in order to make change
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to receive and integrate performance based feedback into ongoing work plans as well as the ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner
  • PA Drivers License and use of a vehicle

Other Information:

The work schedule can at times be greater than 40 hours per week and includes evening and weekend meetings and events, as necessary. It is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Travel may be required within the county of work and may be required to spend extended periods of time in different communities across Western Pennsylvania.

This is a full time position and is part of the PA Workers United bargaining unit. Starting salary is $43,000.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to info@pittsburghunited.org with the subject line “Digital Organizer.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Community Science Coordinator

Job Title: Community Science Coordinator
Reports to: Regional Manager, Appalachia
Location: McMurray, PA / Pittsburgh area
Job Type: Part-time, salaried, non-exempt (20 hours/week)

Organization Description

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a public health nonprofit organization that provides wide-ranging support to communities impacted by shale gas and oil development. That support includes health impact assessments, environmental and health monitoring, data and research interpretation, and public health guidance. EHP’s team includes a varied and skilled group of health care providers, scientists, community educators, analysts, and communications experts. The strength of the organization lies, in part, in its direct contact with community members, learning about their circumstances and responding to their need for relevant information and guidance. The organization opened in 2012 and today is at an exciting juncture as we have expanded our focus beyond southwestern PA. We seek to support communities more broadly in understanding the exposures and risks generated by shale gas and oil development, and also to engage in policy dialogues at the local, state, and national levels regarding the public health implications of shale gas and oil activities. We have become national leaders in the comprehensive understanding of, and approach to, the public health consequences of shale gas and oil development.

Job Summary

The organization works in conjunction with frontline communities to collect individual health data and monitor air pollutants, such as particulate matter (PM) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) near industry sites, such as well pads and compressor stations. The role of the Community Science Coordinator is to ensure accurate analysis of these data and to translate the findings into easily accessible reports for consumption by a range of audiences, from community residents to legislators. In addition, the Community Science Coordinator is responsible for communications and information flow between the EHP team and communities in the region. This position will work closely with the Environmental Data Scientist to support EHP’s data approach and with the Regional Manager for Appalachia to support specific program deliverables.

Various tasks associated with this role include but are not limited to the following:

Primary Duties

  • Train community members how to use monitoring equipment and EHP-created apps, field technical questions from participants, and assist with troubleshooting, escalating to product manufacturers when necessary
  • Interface with community members regarding flow of data from monitoring systems and individual health surveys
  • Download air monitoring data, analyze information, and provide interpretation using EHP-created apps when necessary
  • Enter analyzed data into individual and community reports
  • Organize community meetings to discuss monitoring results and recommendations, provide supplementary public health and/or public policy information

Other Duties

  • Additional research and analysis projects, as needed

Core Attributes Required

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, deadline-oriented environment with demonstrated ability to balance multiple, competing demands and establish priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to broad and diverse audiences on a range of complex and technical issues
  • Ability to offer creative solutions to complex problems and translate options into implementable solutions
  • Attention to detail and comfort with managing deadlines
  • Basic understanding of current events related to public health and fossil fuel industry issues
  • Proven flexibility to new challenges and situations
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A “roll up your sleeves” attitude and willingness to take initiative to address issues proactively
  • Ability to strategize with team members, with a focus on organizational improvements
  • Comfort communicating and coordinating with virtual/remote teams
  • Passion for the organization’s mission to defend public health in the face of oil and gas development

Education and Experience Required

  • B.S. in environmental science, statistics, applied math, geography, or related field
  • Background in public health, environmental science, or biology a plus
  • Proficient in data analytics and related statistical software, specifically R, Python, and HTML

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: Submit cover letter explaining why this role is a good fit, resume, references, and salary requirements to Jessa Chabeau at jchabeau[at]environmentalhealthproject[dot]org.

Apply by October 1, 2021 for first round review.

All applicants and employees will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to, race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or prior protected activity.

SWPA Environmental Health Project is a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation.

Corporate Giving and Social Responsibility Coordinator

The Corporate Giving and Social Responsibility Coordinator will support the Corporate Social Responsibility team across AEO Inc, our brands, and the AEO Foundation.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

AEO Inc:

  • Oversee our Corporate Charitable Engagement programs, including Matching Gifts, Team of Ten, Volunteer Time Off, and Volunteer Recognition awards
  • Connect our associates to local non-profits for team building volunteer activities and coordinate calendar events and RSVPs
  • Coordinate charitable engagement events such as AEO Better World Community Volunteer Day across multiple locations
  • Manage the Gift Card request program
  • Update the Stage AE Ticket Request site and process Stage AE ticket requests.
  • Support the AEO REAL Change Scholarship program and mentor program through application period, candidate selection and scholarship award administration.
  • Fulfill donation requests and stock our storage space, which serves as our central place for collecting new clothing to be donated.
  • Field and address inquiries received via phone, email, mail and the Better World website
  • Check mail and manage digital and paper files for AEO Inc, the Foundation, and our team
  • Process donation check requests through our Accounts Payable team and track donations made to charities throughout the year
  • Provide overall support in helping the department operate as efficiently and effectively as possible

AEO Foundation:

  • Prepare grant summaries and other materials for board meetings
  • Process AEO Foundation grants, and track grant status and grant reporting from initiation to finish.
  • Manage AEO Foundation financials, including deposit and donation records.
  • Assist in organizing fundraising events, such as our annual golf outing, our Sample Sales, and more.

Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Superior attention to detail
  • First-rate written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative and bring new ideas to the team
  • Follow through and complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift 30lbs

AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual’s race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.

Campaign Manager, Clean Water Advocacy

PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water, and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.

PennFuture seeks a Campaign Manager to lead PennFuture’s campaigns and advocacy efforts in Erie and Northwest Pennsylvania. The Campaign Manager will develop and lead bold, sophisticated, and integrated campaigns that will grow a diverse constituency in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Lake Erie watershed that is equipped to advocate for sound policy solutions to improve water quality and address a range of environmental threats. The Campaign Manager will be responsible for communicating clean water and other issues to PennFuture constituents, the general public, and decision makers. She/he/they will also interpret and communicate the science dimensions of policy for public consumption, advocate for effective clean water policies, and work with PennFuture’s legal staff to advance legal action, when appropriate. Our ideal candidate will have both policy and technical expertise in water protection and other environmental issues as well as multiple years of advocacy experience.

The multi-jurisdictional nature of Great Lakes water management requires a well-organized effort in Pennsylvania, sophisticated strategy, leadership, and access to policy expertise, which the Campaign Manager will provide. There is a need for a strong and coordinated set of voices to make more evident the inextricable links between the health of Lake Erie, public health, civic life, and sustainable economic development, and to drive a public policy agenda in that direction. To this end, the Campaign Manager will lead and grow a new coalition of advocates to focus on the issues and policies that will ultimately determine the future success of the area: the quality of water in Lake Erie’s central basin and tributaries to it. The Campaign Manager will be responsible for oversight, scrutiny, and support of these efforts and contribute to a range of other regional PennFuture projects as directed.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE:

PennFuture knows that in order to achieve our mission, we need to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have equitable access to clean air, clean water, a stable climate, and a clean and sustainable economy. We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organizational culture, policies, practices, and programs. Like the environmental and conservation movement writ large, we have historically fallen short in our efforts to build a truly equitable Pennsylvania. Our vision is to center equity and justice in everything we do as well as to combat systems of oppression and injustices that have long harmed Pennsylvania’s environmental justice communities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement advocacy campaigns to support PennFuture’s work in Erie to advance water protections that will reduce pollution flowing into Lake Erie.
  • Elevate awareness of threats to water quality and emerging pollution issues in Lake Erie’s central basin and its tributaries.
  • Elevate equity and justice dimensions of environmental policy and build relationships with environmental justice leaders and stakeholders.
  • Engage and guide new advocates and existing groups into action on policy solutions that reflect PennFuture’s policy priorities.
  • Build a diverse constituency – including communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, and traditionally underserved communities, as well as business interests, to advocate for sound policy solutions to improve water quality in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Lake Erie watershed.
  • Leverage PennFuture’s outreach, policy, communications/media, and legal staff and expertise to support implementation of cohesive, integrated campaigns.
  • Collaborate with and organize PennFuture’s partners and other stakeholders to support implementation of campaigns.
  • Educate decision-makers and the general-public about the importance of clean water protections; occasional lobbying of public officials and government agencies.
  • Interpret complex scientific and policy information for consumption by target audiences through media work, and writing fact sheets, reports, white/briefing papers, testimony and other strategic communications.
  • Craft campaign e-mails, action alerts, website content, blog and social media posts; draft, edit, and submit letters to the editor and other opinion pieces.
  • Community outreach, event tabling, public speaking; perform other projects and administrative duties as directed.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years in campaign management, advocacy, or policy work.
  • Deep understanding of environmental and conservation policies, issues, and science, especially around clean water issues.
  • Deep understanding of equity and justice implications of environmental policy, especially around clean water issues.
  • Understanding of regional environmental and conservation landscape.
  • Proven success in campaign development, implementation, and leadership.
  • Experience building relationships with environmental justice leaders and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent social media skills.
  • Enthusiasm for PennFuture, its mission, and its brand.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Driver License.
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations is preferred though not required.

LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS:

The position is based in Erie, PA.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $48,000 – $58,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

PennFuture requires proof of vaccination against Covid-19 as a condition of employment but, in some circumstances, we may provide an exemption based on a medical condition that precludes vaccination or because of a deeply held religious conviction.

PennFuture encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

SUBMISSION:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to the Executive Vice-President/Chief of Staff at stepp@pennfuture.org. Please write “Campaign Manager, Clean Water Advocacy” in the subject line.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 13, and a hiring process will commence on that date. However, applications will be accepted after that date.

Field Coordinator, Bucks County

PennFuture’s Field Coordinator in Bucks County is the principal point of contact for Bucks County activists and volunteers. The position directly organizes and grows PennFuture’s volunteer base in the county through relationship building, events, and opportunities to support advocacy campaigns. The coordinator and their volunteer base support the organizations mission and strategic goals by executing a suite of tactics specific to the needs of each campaign or policy priority, such as contacting their legislators, phone banking, and generating earned media.

The coordinator also often acts as the eyes and ears for PennFuture in their geography—being attentive to environmental concerns impacting the county and, if applicable, connecting those concerns back to the strategic priorities of the organization. In addition, from time to time, this position supports activities at one of PennFuture’s partner organizations—Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania—through a strategic partnership and contractual agreement.

Full description and instruction on how to apply can be found here: https://www.pennfuture.org/Files/Admin/FieldCoordinator_Bucks_FINAL-FINAL-%281%29.pdf