Treasurer

AIGA Pittsburgh is looking for a Treasurer to join our executive board.

Our board members are all volunteers. This is a volunteer position.

As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together students, educators, practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons – across three rivers and 90 neighborhoods – to amplify and give voice to the vision of a collective future. We do this through education, networking, professional, and personal development. We want creativity to be accessible to all who seek it.

Ideal Treasurer will:

  • Bring ideas to the table to help grow our funds so we can be more effective in service to our creative community
  • Guide the board on financial planning
  • Keep financial accounts in good standing
  • Prepare and disburse a monthly Treasurer’s Report at each Board meeting
  • Record revenue and expenses associated with each Chapter event or activity
  • Support chapter mission and other board activities

As you read the role description, keep in mind that you will have the opportunity to shape how you serve the local design community. We welcome new ideas and want to explore new ways of moving our city forward. We hope you will join our team!

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AIGA Pittsburgh is in affiliation with AIGA. As the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.

Direct Service Advocate II – Overnight

As a Direct Service Advocate II, 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 during overnight shifts. 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 overnight schedule will provide you with the ability to work autonomously, honing your critical thinking, problem-solving, crisis management and leadership skills. The successful candidate is independent, responsible, 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.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers. This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your active listening, communication, and crisis management skills, and the ability to contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are a resourceful, responsible self-starter who is comfortable building rapport and meeting the needs of a diverse group of clients, 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:

  • Oversee 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
  • 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 the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and every other Saturday overnight shifts
  • 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 dynamics, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Comfortable working autonomously and being solely responsible for key functions of the organization during overnight shifts.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with adults and children.
  • Ability to understand and perform 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:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Campaign Director

PennFuture’s mission is to lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We protect our air, water, and land, and empower citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. Working throughout the Commonwealth, PennFuture’s team of attorneys, policy experts, organizers, communications specialists, and advocates watchdog against polluters and environmental injustices, educate the public, and advance pro-environment policies.

INTRODUCTION:

PennFuture’s Campaign Director (Director) oversees PennFuture’s campaigns and a staff team to carry out important, multifaceted regional and local projects around the Commonwealth. These campaigns typically dovetail with many of PennFuture’s signature strategies—including policy, legal, communications, civic engagement, and field organizing—into one cohesive package of tactics to achieve our mission and goals in the strategic plan. The Director’s role is to develop and supervise these bold and sophisticated campaigns, coordinating with PennFuture’s other departments in support of the campaigns and vice versa.

The Director manages campaign staff who advocate for sound policy solutions to a range of environmental threats and develop and maintain relationships with PennFuture constituents, civic leaders, grassroots and grasstops leaders, and decision makers. They direct the campaign team in interpreting technical information and science for public consumption, advocating for effective conservation and environmental policies, and working with PennFuture’s staff to advance PennFuture’s strategic objectives. The Director also oversees PennFuture’s engagement in and leadership of statewide or regional coalition efforts.

The Director is a senior staff member of the team.

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:

  • Manages the campaigns program and staff, including developing strategies that advance organizational priorities across the Commonwealth
  • Work with campaigns team to develop and implement advocacy campaigns to support work that aligns with PennFuture’s strategic goals
  • Elevate awareness of environmental threats and solutions to in Pennsylvania, especially in how these disproportionately harm lower-income communities and communities of color
  • Engage and guide new advocates, existing organizations, and communities into action on policy solutions
  • Lead campaigns staff to build a diverse constituency to advocate for sound policy solutions to a range of environmental problems
  • Coordinate with PennFuture’s legal, policy, civic engagement, communications, and field staff and expertise to support implementation of cohesive, integrated campaigns
  • Collaborate with and organize PennFuture’s partners, civic leaders, and grassroots and grasstop leaders to support implementation of campaigns, ensuring stakeholders represent communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities, and other traditionally underserved communities
  • Educate decision-makers and the public, including 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 and coordinate campaign e-mails, action alerts, website content, blog and social media posts; draft, edit, and submit letters to the editor and other opinion pieces
  • Manage campaigns grants, including writing proposals and reports
  • Other duties, as directed by their supervisor

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong commitment to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection with vision and results
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and employing that in all their work
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, including campaign management, advocacy, or policy work
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental issues impacting Pennsylvania’s communities, with a preference for those issues that fall within PennFuture’s core mission and strategic plan
  • Proven success in campaign development, implementation, and leadership, with a demonstrated ability to develop strong, authentic relationships with BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with, or an enthusiastic willingness to learn how to work with, a diverse representation of stakeholders, advocacy organizations, and elected officials
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
  • Ability to travel and to maintain a flexible work schedule; be willing to work some evenings and/or weekends, as needed

LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS:

This position may be based out of any of PennFuture’s offices (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, or Mt. Pocono). Some telecommuting is an option for this position. Please note that depending on the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, PennFuture’s offices will be closed through at least July 6, 2021.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $60,000 – $70,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

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:

The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, April 23, 2021.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, short 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references to stepp@pennfuture.org. Please write “CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR” in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Policy Analyst

PennFuture’s mission is to lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We protect our air, water, and land, and empower citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. Working throughout the Commonwealth, PennFuture’s team of attorneys, policy experts, organizers, communications specialists, and advocates watchdog against polluters and environmental injustices, educate the public, and advance pro-environment policies.

INTRODUCTION:

One of PennFuture’s major strategic priorities is halting the petrochemical buildout in Pennsylvania. A major tactic in doing so is consistently, accurately, and purposefully pushing back against the false narratives promulgated by the fossil fuel industry. To that end, PennFuture is seeking a dynamic Policy Analyst (Analyst) to develop and promote policy, advocacy, and educational content as part of a new rapid response initiative.

An ideal candidate has a proven track record as a thought leader and expert as it pertains to the petrochemical, fracked gas, and plastics industries. This person will be frequently called upon to lend their expertise in helping develop policy positions and with public presentations, policy hearings, and other high-visibility events.

The analyst will also have experience with rapid response-style communications and can balance accuracy with timeliness on a consistent, daily basis. Candidates will be expected to conduct in- depth and substantive research into the negative impacts of petrochemical, fracked gas and plastics industries, particularly on low-income communities and communities of color, and will be expected to write talking points, reports, fact sheets, and white papers that can be used in presentations, blogs, social media, and other public-facing communications.

While the Analyst reports directly to PennFuture’s Vice President of Legal & Policy, the position will also work closely with PennFuture’s Director of Media Relations and PennFuture’s Energy Center.

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:

  • Conduct research, investigation, and analysis on the impacts of fracked gas and petrochemical industries on Pennsylvania’s communities and environment
  • Synthesize peer reviewed and expert white papers on the community and environmental impacts of fracked gas and petrochemical industries, including how these in turn disproportionately harm lower-income communities and communities of color
  • Develop and advance communications on the impact of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, including on communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities and other traditionally underserved communities
  • Act as an expert and thought leader within the environmental advocacy community, as it pertains to fracked gas and petrochemical matters
  • Develop timely written and verbal content including white papers, fact sheets, memos, talking points, blogs, and presentations about the community and environmental impacts of the fracked gas and petrochemical industries
  • Develop briefing materials for local, state, and federal policymakers
  • Champion an alternative economic vision for Pennsylvania that includes a clean energy economy and a reliance on renewable energy instead of dirty energy and fossil fuels
  • Serve as a spokesperson for PennFuture on assigned issues, including petrochemicals
  • Support the organization’s communications team by developing timely earned media and social media content
  • Conduct outreach to or work with other PennFuture departments to conduct outreach to stakeholders, including experts, coalitions, coalition partners, community members, and civic leaders
  • Track statewide and federal environmental and industry news relevant to the assigned issue area
  • Monitor industry developments by attending relevant agency hearings, community events, and conferences

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Strong commitment to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection with vision and results
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice and employing that in all their work
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with at least one of the following issues: oil and gas industry, petrochemicals, or plastics manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and an ability to respond rapidly to breaking news
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationships with organizations and coalitions led by and for BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities, ideal or Demonstrated ability to develop strong, authentic relationships with BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve complicated material and present it to a general audience
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
  • A basic technical understanding of communication and social media tools

OTHER:

This position is based out of PennFuture’s Pittsburgh office, though some telecommuting is an option for this position. Please note that depending on the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, PennFuture’s offices will be closed through at least July 6, 2021.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $50,000 – $60,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)- retirement plan.

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:

The deadline to apply for this position is April 23, 2021.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references to jones@pennfuture.org. Please write “POLICY ANALYST” in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Board Member

Now beginning our 20th year of service in 2021, COMPUTER REACH is expanding our board of directors in search of professionals inspired and moved by the cause of bridging the digital divide.  Our reach is as far as 40 nations worldwide and as near as 85% of our services delivered right here at home in Western PA.

COMPUTER REACH makes technology available to people most in need through refurbished equipment, computer literacy, training, and support.

COMPUTER REACH envisions a computer literate world where the benefits of technology are shared by all.

Legal, financial, governance, administrative and information technology backgrounds are welcome on our board.  Computer Reach embraces diversity on our board with a balance of gender, race and age.  Terms rotate every 2 years with board meetings  typically every other month (6 times a year) serving with several, progressive, energetic, hard working people dedicated to our cause of digital literacy for all.

Summer 2021 Internships

Founded in 2017, Hello Neighbor works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives. In that time we’ve supported over 500 people from 15 countries of origin. We’ve expanded from our mentorship program to now include family service programs including support for new and expectant moms and their babies, remote learning support, a food social enterprise, direct services and distributions supporting families’ needs, and a national program supporting other refugee and immigrant nonprofits around the country. It’s a great time to join Hello Neighbor!

Read more about our mission, vision and core values.

Hello Neighbor is currently hiring for three summer internships (these can be paid or for credit):

  • National Network & Advocacy Intern (Pittsburgh, PA or remote)
  • Family Services Intern (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh, PA)

National Network & Advocacy Intern (Location: Pittsburgh, PA or remote)

The Network & Advocacy Intern will work directly with the National Program Manager to support the growth of the Hello Neighbor Network, a coalition of like-minded community-based refugee and immigrant support nonprofits from around the country who have joined together to share best practices and learn from each other. This is a Leadership Fellowship to Membership pipeline for nonprofit organizational leaders. The Hello Neighbor Network is geared toward small-to-medium nonprofits whose leaders are poised for high-growth potential. Our goal is that this Network will have a significant impact on participants who will positively impact the communities they serve.

Your strong programmatic, advocacy, and communication skills will help deliver on our strategic goals and continued growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing newsletter content highlighting the latest in news, advocacy, and best practices for refugee and immigrant support nonprofits
  • Writing articles for the Hello Neighbor Network Medium publication
  • Providing summaries of top headlines to Hello Neighbor team and Network on national policy and best practice as well as conducting research on potential funding sources and conferences for the Network
  • Support the regrant process to provide funding to member organizations
  • Support monthly professional development sessions for Network members and help collect feedback from sessions
  • Creating and co-creating policy and best practice briefs that can be shared by the Network
  • Supporting a national research study on racial equity education for refugees and immigrants in the U.S.
  • Providing administrative support as needed with our database system, communications, and other needs as they arise

Family Services Intern (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)

The Family Services Intern will work directly with Hello Neighbor’s Family Services team, including our Family Services Manager, Direct Services Coordinator, Youth Development Program Coordinator, and Mom-to-Mom Support Coordinator to support the growth and operations of Hello Neighbor’s Family Services Programs. Our Family Services programs – Family Mentorship, Study Buddy, Smart Start, and Direct Services – support refugee and immigrant families, youth, and moms and babies as they rebuild their lives in Pittsburgh.

Your strong programmatic, communication, and organization skills will help support our strategic goals and continued growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating and updating policy reports about the cultures of the families we serve
  • Conducting research and updating organizational and program-specific talking points
  • Creating marketing and recruitment materials for Family Services programs
  • Supporting volunteer record upkeep and organization
  • Providing administrative support as needed with our database and case notes system, communications, and other needs as they arise
  • Providing recruitment support for the launch of the Fall 2021 Study Buddy program and as-needed for additional Family Services programs

Marketing Intern (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)

The Marketing Intern will work directly with Hello Neighbor’s Marketing team, including our Marketing and Development Manager and Marketing and Outreach Assistant to support the marketing, branding, storytelling, and outreach efforts of Hello Neighbor. The Hello Neighbor Marketing team is committed to engaging with our community and online audience as much as possible and establishing brand awareness of Hello Neighbor through our core value of Dignified Storytelling. We do this though our social media channels, blog, newsletter, print and other forms of media.

Your creative storytelling, communication, and multimedia skills will help amplify our message and elevate refugee and immigrant stories.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the creation and organization of marketing materials for Hello Neighbor
  • Create content to share on our blog, social media, and newsletter.
  • Organize Hello Neighbor digital photo assets by creating a clear and easy-to-navigate photo library for team use.
  • Write weekly content for the Hello Neighbor blog; pitch ideas for series and stand alone content
  • Capture photo/video needs for all Hello Neighbor programs and general marketing
  • Brainstorm and execute on video series ideas (storytelling, advocacy, educational) to increase content and traffic on our YouTube channel and cross-post on digital platforms.
  • Assist Marketing and Development Manager in community outreach efforts by contacting or visiting local businesses to promote Hello Neighbor and secure local partnerships
  • Be on site at events for content capture and go on location to capture interviews as well as photo/video assets to accompany stories.

You must have day-time and weekend availability to attend events and capture photo/video needs. You will report directly to the Development and Marketing Manager and must be located in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

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About You:

  • Graduate student (preferred) or undergraduate student
  • Good report writing and research skills with good interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be highly computer literate
  • Is an enthusiastic professional, who is comfortable speaking in public and is able to build relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Values and practices cultural humility
  • Has a passion for supporting refugees and immigrants
  • Is excited to grow in a fast-moving startup environment

Why It’s Great to Work At Hello Neighbor:

  • We are doing innovative work supporting refugees and immigrants
  • We are building a diverse and multicultural community and workplace
  • You will learn a lot and develop new skills
  • We like to take big risks
  • You opinion matters and will help shape Hello Neighbor’s growth and impact
  • We are a small collaborative team that works together closely
  • We are one-part startup and one-part nonprofit, you’ll get to learn about both
  • We have received national recognition for our work and it’s an exciting time to join our team
  • Our office is in a sunny and inviting space in Larimer. It’s a positive and great workplace environment (and occasionally comes with free food).

To Apply:

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Data shows that women more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list.  If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!

Senior Communications Associate

About Sequal Consulting

Sequal Consulting is a full-service strategic communications firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. We service clients across the Commonwealth and throughout the country. We are strategists for social change who help movements shift power from corporations and billionaires to the people and the planet. We help our clients increase their visibility, sharpen their message, share their stories with new audiences, and advance their vision for a more just society.

We are looking for a full-time Senior Communications Associate who is passionate about and experienced in comprehensive strategic communications for community organizations, labor unions, and/or other justice-oriented movements and organizations. This is a senior staff position that requires strategic thinking, tactical execution of communications best practices and an organizing approach to working with clients and their members/activists.

This position requires 3-5 years of experience working as a communicator in a movement/community organization, labor union, and/or as a political or campaign communications staffer. Strong “front of the room” training and/or presenting skills are also strongly desired.

In this position, no two days are the same and rapid response must be equally balanced with long term strategic planning. A passion for and commitment to movement building and intersectional justice and liberation for all is required.

Principal Duties

  • Develop strategic communications plans and implement comprehensive media strategies.
  • Draft timely and strategic core messaging and ensure message consistency across communications channels.
  • Develop organic and paid digital strategies that maximize client visibility and influence.
  • Monitor news coverage and respond rapidly and effectively to control and shape narrative. Draft, edit, pitch, and place stories, OpEds, LTEs, and prepare spokespeople for interviews.
  • Develop expert knowledge of and meaningful relationships with key reporters and outlets covering our clients’ issue areas and geography.
  • Develop expertise on the issues and campaigns clients engage in.
  • Provide effective and impactful media skills training.
  • Help administer mass email / online activist tools as needed.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in fast-paced communications in a movement and/or political environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively and strategically frame ideas, develop narrative, and synthesize complex policy issues in a way that appeals to the news media and a wide variety of audiences.
  • Excellent news sense and political savvy along with sharp strategic thinking and ability to identify hooks and earned media opportunities.
  • Experience developing traditional media relations strategies with a track record of earning media coverage and building relationships with journalists.
  • Ability to identify and connect with diverse audiences, make rigorous and persuasive arguments, translate complex ideas into digestible language, tell emotionally compelling stories, and move people to action.
  • Experience with digital organizing and campaign management, including design and execution of multi-stage digital campaigns, CRM and email management, social media management, basic web and design skills, creative use of multimedia, and online advertising (experience with Cision, EveryAction, ActionNetwork, Facebook Ads Manager, Google Ads, and WordPress is a plus.)
  • Strong writing, editing, training, and presentation skills.
  • Experience working in multi-racial and multi-ethnic coalitions.
  • Commitment to understanding race, class, gender, and other equity and liberation issues.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments.
  • Because this position directly relates to the 24-news cycle and social media environment, it will require weeknight and weekend hours. It may also require some travel eventually.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000/year. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
  • Sequal offers health and dental insurance, an IRA with a company match, paid sick time, and a flexible vacation policy.

To Apply
Submit cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample to jobs@sequalconsulting.com.

Sequal Consulting is committed to building a more diverse social justice movement. Women, femmes, Black, brown, native, newcomer, LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Unfortunately, we cannot hire sitting elected officials in Pennsylvania due to conflicts of interest with client advocacy.

Board Member

About: Brew House Association (BHA) is a nonprofit art center on Pittsburgh’s South Side providing creative
space and support for people to connect and expand their relationship with the arts. Brew House Association (BHA) provides a wide range of creatives with the support needed to foster invention, creation, and collaboration. Our spaces, programs, and people encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence.

BHA is searching for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to join their Board of Directors. Board members are the organization’s decision-makers and ambassadors, providing leadership in the Strategic Plan’s oversight and execution. It is essential that they share in BHA’s values for the arts and community building.

BHA aims to:

  • Foster pathways for collaboration and exchange between neighbors
  • Encourage mentorship at various stages of artistic development
  • Offer an accessible and affordable atmosphere for experimentation and creative risk taking
  • Increase social awareness through representation of non-mainstream perspective

Responsibilities: Board members are required to attend board meetings, which meet every other month, and serve on two committees that meet during alternate months as needed. All board and committee meetings currently meet using video conferencing and will continue to do so until it is safe to meet in person. Each term is three years, and there is a two-term limit. Approximate time commitment is 3-8 hours per month. Board members are expected to contribute financially in an amount and frequency that is meaningful to them.

Qualifications: The most critical qualifications for new board members are enthusiastic interest and a commitment to showing up. For the term beginning in July 2021, special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in accounting and finance, human resources, marketing, fundraising and grant-writing, or leadership and strategic planning. Board members should have an interest in cultivating and growing relationships. Previous service on a non-profit board is preferred but not required.

Underrepresented candidates, including black and non-black people of color, people with disabilities, speakers of languages besides English, and people who identify as LGBTQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Carin Mincemoyer, Board President, at info@brewhousearts.org.

Education Manager

Bike Pittsburgh, a nonprofit bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization, is seeking a talented individual with a background in education to lead its Education Program. If you are passionate about biking and walking, active transportation, and engaging community through educational programs, classes, videos, and other creative resources this is your chance to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Pittsburghers.

BikePGH is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion not only in how we shape our strategic goals and organizational work but who we employ on our staff and the volunteers on our board of directors. In recruiting for our organization, we welcome the life experiences that are shaped in part by, education, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, languages spoken, or veteran’s status.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Enhances and expands all BikePGH Education initiatives including institutionalizing bicycle education in the PPS system;
  • Pursues new opportunities to expand the education program to engage additional Pittsburgh schools and youth;
  • Trains school teachers, administrators, other partners on our Positive Spin Toolkit in order to expand the reach and efficacy of the program;
  • Develops, disseminates, and distributes educational materials for the organization such as the Official Pittsburgh Bike Map, Biking 101 Guide, Education videos, blog posts, webinars, and more;
  • Supports and contributes to equity and inclusivity in our educational outreach and the content produced;
  • Builds awareness of the benefits of car-free/car-light transportation through educational content;
  • Seeks opportunities to train professional drivers on bicycle and pedestrian safety;
  • Acts as the liaison between BikePGH and the City of Pittsburgh’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator;
  • Builds upon current City Cycling curriculum to expand the reach of classes and teach Pittsburghers of all ages how to ride;
  • Builds relationships with community-based organizations that work with low-income populations and diverse communities, ensuring that our bicycle education resources reach a wide demographic;
  • Collaborates with the Events Director to bring educational opportunities and outreach to BikePGH events such as OpenStreetsPGH, Operation Illumination, the WMNBikePGH Summit, Bike to Anywhere Week/Bike to Work Week, and more;
  • Coordinates League Cycling Instructor (LCI) training for BikePGH staff and partnering organizations on a bi-annual basis;
  • Hires, trains, and manages part-time instructors for education programs and ensures all program practices and policies are followed;
  • Assists in drafting funding applications when relevant;
  • Helps network the organization with schools, educators, administrators, and relevant educational organizations that can help BikePGH fulfill its mission;
  • Manages education program budget with assistance from Director of Operations;
  • Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Passion for the mission of BikePGH and a strong interest in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and transportation
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills;
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience working with underserved communities;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Apple products.
  • Certification or extensive background in bicycle education e.g. League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor;
  • Experience managing seasonal part-time staff and interns.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in education
  • 5 years of experience with the listed skills and abilities;

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work is typically performed in an office setting but currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Travel within the community and to BikePGH events will be required when safe to do so;
  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required;
  • Utilizes normal speech and hearing necessary for extensive conversation;
  • Varied activities including sitting, reaching, bending, lifting up to 30lbs, pushing/pulling, walking, or assisted walking via wheelchair or mobility device.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Project Manager

BACKGROUND

In 2021, Hollow Oak Land Trust is celebrating 30 years as a unique environmental organization that combines land conservation with trail advocacy. In its mission to protect and connect greenspace, Hollow Oak focuses on land acquisition, environmental stewardship, sustainable multi-use trails, and the creation of multi-municipal greenways.

The Project Manager is a full time, salaried, exempt position responsible for promoting, organizing and implementing projects to support the operations of Hollow Oak Land Trust.  The Project Manager works directly with the Executive Director, as well as volunteers, partner organizations, and clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engagement of Members, Donors and Volunteers
  • Develop the communications plan for engaging Hollow Oak supporters
  • Plan and coordinate events
  • Lead membership campaigns, donor programs, and member communications
  • Produce reports and analysis with DonorPerfect CRM software
  • Update and maintain CRM database

Volunteer Management

  • Plan and manage volunteer projects related to land & water stewardship and trails
  • Recruit, retain and engage volunteers through social media and partnerships
  • Create positive relationships with volunteers, clients, landowners, and land managers
  • Educate and manage volunteers in safety protocols and project implementation
  • Oversee scheduling of events to ensure excellent delivery of services
  • Provide excellent customer service to volunteers and partner organizations
  • Assist volunteers in acquiring equipment and supplies for projects
  • Track project outcomes

Trail Services & Business Development

  • Oversee full life cycle of trail projects, including planning, coordination, and implementation
  • Create and manage project proposals, bids, contracts, subcontracts, invoices, project documentation, and job cost analysis
  • Coordinate project planning with colleagues, partners, clients and volunteers
  • Manage volunteers and contractors for successful implementation of trail projects
  • Actively participate in trail project implementation
  • Collect and manage GIS data for project planning, mapping, reporting and program support
  • Develop program-based marketing efforts and promotional materials

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and implement communications strategies
  • Manage social media platforms and campaigns
  • Update and maintain content for the Hollow Oak website
  • Write and format content for the Hollow Oak newsletter in Constant Contact
  • Publish articles and social media posts
  • Create PR and marketing materials such as articles, press releases, and brochures
  • Implement targeted mailings to members and constituents
  • Represent Hollow Oak in outreach activities

Administration

  • Develop project budgets and forecasting
  • Track and report project data
  • Evaluate programs and provide feedback
  • Implement policies and procedures in best practices, risk management, and safety guidelines
  • Assist with grant applications and grant reports
  • Assist with identification of potential funders, including private foundations, government agencies, and corporations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience with donor-based software
  • Background in digital marketing, communications, social media
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Experience with sustainable trail design
  • Extensive knowledge of trail use, such as hiking, mountain biking, and trail running
  • Experience with GIS and digital mapping applications
  • Experience in nonprofit organization management
  • Experience working with government agencies
  • B.A/B.S. degree in related field (e.g. business management, fundraising, marketing, consulting, natural sciences, engineering, parks & recreation) or similar combination of experience and education
  • Skilled in a variety of office-based software systems, e.g., MS Office, PowerPoint, Google Apps, Zoom
  • Knowledge of flora, fauna and wildlife habitat restoration

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to walk on uneven, rough and steep terrain, handle and manipulate objects and tools
  • Ability to stand, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and navigate stairs
  • Ability to carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to withstand conditions including cold, heat, humidity, direct sunlight, dust, pollen, as well as wet and slippery conditions
  • Ability to walk up to three miles to remote worksites
  • Ability to safely operate hand tools for trail maintenance

COMPENSATION

This position offers a competitive salary in the $40,000-$50,000 range with traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to:  sbrady@hollowoak.org.