Humane Education Internship

The Humane Education Intern will work closely with the Humane Educator to develop, implement, and document relevant, interactive programming for young people that inspires the humane values of kindness, compassion, and empathy, while furthering the Animal Friend’s vision of a humane and compassionate future for every animal friend.

Animal Friends is a non-profit companion-animal resource center serving the needs of pets and people for nearly 80 years.  Animal Friends is so much more than just a shelter! We assist in the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of animals in need while engaging the community to be part of the solution to animal homelessness and suffering.  Education is key not only to growing our impact now but also for our future.  Our Humane Education programs provide an opportunity to educate students about responsible pet ownership and offer us the chance to spark the next future veterinarian, vet tech, behavior tech, or trainer.

Daily tasks may include:

  • Staffing our new Humane Education and Engagement Center, which will allow young visitors and a caregiver the time and space to learn about the Lifesaving Operations of Animals Friends as well as the lives of cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animal species.
  • Playing an active part in our Summer Camp program for children in grades k-6, including preparing camp supplies, signage, and room-set-up, filling in for counselors as needed, photo-documenting camps, interacting with campers, supporting instructors, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assisting with our Humane Helpers program for youth who collect funds or supplies to donate to Animal Friends and other special programs.
  • Modeling humane values while promoting Animal Friends’ mission, vision, culture, and policies to visitors.

Additionally, the candidate will gain firsthand experience in Humane Education administration by completing the following tasks:

  • Keeping records, maintaining volunteer schedules, and using documentation techniques.
  • Researching and developing creative curriculum for upcoming Humane Education programs both on-site at Animals Friends and in schools and communities.
  • Miscellaneous office tasks such as photocopying, word-processing, and scanning.

Job Requirements

  • A sincere interest in the mission and vision of Animal Friends as well as the principles of Humane Education (including the intersection of animal protection, environmental sustainability, and human welfare).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and pursuing a degree in an education- or animal-studies-related field.
  • Experience with and interest in dogs, cats, and/or rabbits.  You must be comfortable working around animals of different sizes, ages, temperaments, medical conditions, and backgrounds.
  • Experience working with children and educators, as well as knowledge of some classroom management skills and approaches to learning.
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communications skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to follow directions, work independently, and manage  one’s time efficiently.
  • Reliable transportation to and from Animals Friends.

Please note this is an unpaid internship. Animal Friends does not offer stipends for housing or travel.  Students are encouraged to apply for resources outside of Animal Friends to support their internship as there are no internal sources of support available unless specifically listed.

Interns can receive academic credit from their university or college for their internships and many U.S. colleges and universities will recognize academic work performed while interning with Animal Friends. 

Continuum of Care Coordinator for the Eastern PA CoC

DMA is currently seeking a Coordinator to provide direct assistance to the leadership and membership of the Eastern PA Continuum of Care (CoC), a 33-county region in eastern and central Pennsylvania working to prevent and end homelessness throughout the geographic area. While the Coordinator will be employed by DMA, the Coordinator will solely work on behalf of the Eastern PA CoC.  Click here to view the job description and learn more information. Interested candidates should submit resumes to info@dma-housing.com by COB on May 11, 2022.

Pennsylvania Program Director

I. Overview of Teach Plus

Teach Plus is dedicated to the mission of empowering excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Since 2009, Teach Plus has developed thousands of teacher leaders across the country to exercise their leadership in shaping education policy and improving teaching and learning, to create an education system driven by access and excellence for all. teachplus.org

II. Position Summary and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Pennsylvania Executive Director, and with guidance from the National Program Team, the Pennsylvania Program Director will launch and lead the Pennsylvania Equity Leadership Institute, plan and lead monthly convenings of district teams, and provide customized coaching and support to each district team, while also engaging other stakeholders such as educator preparation programs.
Additionally, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Executive Director and Pennsylvania Policy Manager, the Director will help expand Teach Plus’ statewide policy and advocacy efforts around teacher diversity and culturally responsive education.

Equity Leadership Institute

  • The Director will lead the Pennsylvania Equity Leadership Institute and ensure its success by:
  • In partnership with the Pennsylvania Executive Director, recruiting and selecting partner districts for ELI and supporting those districts in assembling strong and diverse teams, including teacher leaders.
  • Handling scheduling, logistics, and communications for ELI convenings, both virtual and in-person, including two extended in-person convenings per year.
  • In partnership with the Pennsylvania Executive Director and the National Program Team, planning content for ELI convenings, including developing a scope and sequence of topics, identifying and recruiting content experts and guest speakers to participate in sessions, and developing and distributing materials for sessions.
  • Supporting each district team in analyzing data related to teacher diversity, learning about research-based best practices, and developing and implementing plans to better support teachers of color. Each district team will set one goal around improving school culture and one goal around changing district policy in ways that will improve recruitment and/or retention of teachers of color.
  • Developing customized coaching and support plans for each district team to support their development and refinement of action plans; providing follow-up coaching to district teams and helping them overcome barriers and obstacles.
  • When relevant, engaging local educator preparation programs and other partners to design partnerships to address challenges and develop pipeline programs.
  • With support from the Director of Evaluation, designing, administering, and analyzing internal evaluations and surveys that track the progress and impact of Equity Leadership Institute.

Policy & Advocacy Work

  • In partnership with the Pennsylvania Executive Director and Pennsylvania Policy Manager, the Director will help expand Teach Plus’ statewide policy and advocacy efforts around teacher diversity and culturally responsive education by:
  • Participating in the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium and supporting Teach Plus’ leadership within the Consortium as a member of its Acting Circle of Leaders and leader of its Policy & Advocacy Committee; this may involve eventually replacing the Pennsylvania Executive Director as the lead representative of Teach Plus within PEDC and taking on sole ownership of leading the Policy & Advocacy Committee.
  • Supporting development of Teach Plus Pennsylvania’s policy agenda and strategy related to educator diversity and culturally responsive education, including policy changes at the legislative, regulatory, and administrative level; building relationships with policymakers in the General Assembly, Department of Education, and State Board of Education and increasing awareness of needed policy changes to diversify the educator pipeline.
  • Leading statewide communications and research efforts related to teacher diversity and culturally responsive education, including potentially organizing convenings or conferences, designing research projects and reports, and recruiting partners and allies to amplify our message and work in coalition toward shared policy goals.
  • Engaging Teach Plus Policy Fellows and Network teachers in Teach Plus’s policy strategy, including potentially supporting working groups related to educator diversity and culturally responsive education.

III. Skills and Experience

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversifying the educator workforce and making schools more culturally responsive, ideally with a track record of success in achieving measurable outcomes at the school, district, or state level;
  • A deep understanding of different levers to increase recruitment and retention of teachers of color at the school, district, and state level, including familiarity with successful models in Pennsylvania and nationally;
  • Previous experience as a school or district leader, in addition to past teaching experience, is a significant plus;
  • Experience and expertise in designing and facilitating adult learning;
  • Experience leading a team to accomplish a shared goal, including an understanding of change management, continuous improvement, strategic planning, and project management;
  • Experience providing coaching or technical assistance to individuals in a variety of roles;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to establish credibility easily with teachers, school leaders, district leaders, public officials, and media;
  • Strong relationships within the educational community in southwestern Pennsylvania, including with districts, charter schools, intermediate units, and educator preparation programs.

IV. Commitment to Diversity

In order to better-serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to apply to our positions.

V. Compensation and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is between $80,000 and $95,000, and salary will be determined based on the selected candidate’s specific qualifications, years of relevant experience, specialized knowledge, and internal equity. Teach Plus offers a benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 3% matching 401k plan, disability and life insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare expenses. Teach Plus offers generous time off benefits including 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 11 holidays, and winter break. Additionally, Teach Plus offers paid parental leave and a 4-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service.

VI. Location, Travel, and Hours

Because the majority of participating Equity Leadership Institute districts will be located in southwestern Pennsylvania, residency in or near Pittsburgh is strongly encouraged. Work will be conducted virtually (primarily from a home office), with frequent in-person meetings with district partners. Additionally, occasional travel to Harrisburg and Philadelphia will be required, up to 10%. This role will require occasional nights and weekends to support Policy Fellowship and/or Equity Leadership Institute convenings that are scheduled for those times. The tentative start date will be in June 2022 but is flexible depending on the candidate’s availability.

VII. How to Apply

To apply, please complete an online application found here. The online application will require you to upload a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include an explanation of your interest in the position as well as a summary of relevant qualifications and experience. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled.

Application Link: https://teachplus.tfaforms.net/328167

Specialist of Health and Nutrition Equity

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all of our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

Job Summary

The Specialist of Health and Nutrition Equity will focus on strategic external partnerships with health organizations, creating and fostering internal nutrition and wellness strategy and consistency, and assessing the organizational impact of GPCFB’s nutrition and wellness work. The Specialist will prioritize the following organizational goals: The health and wellness of the people we serve will be a key consideration in the forthcoming strategic planning process; The Food Bank’s Wellness Policy includes measurable goals and objectives that align with and further organizational goals related to community health and life stabilization.

Key Responsibilities

Working with agencies and partners (35% of time)

  • Assess and build capacity of our network members and partners to accommodate fresh and nutritious food.
  • Manage Nutrition and Wellness programs and yearly evaluate program effectiveness, both internal and external.
  • Assess the general health of the network and set reasonable benchmarks for network improvement.
  • Contribute to building Partner Excellence Academy content.
    • Write and develop PEA courses under direction from Manager
    • Conduct needed research into information and content delivery
    • Test PEA with team
    • Edit courses as needed based on feedback
    • Brainstorm and guide future course development
  • Recruit Healthy Pantry Initiative participants from the Food Bank’s network of agencies
    • Work with Academy team members to identify and operationalize recruitment strategies
    • Track, evaluate, and report on recruitment efforts
    • Maintain relationships with participating partner agencies and organizations
  • Support Healthy Pantry Initiative implementation
    • Perform initial assessment of pantry operation based on observations and experience assisting pantry set-up and distribution
    • Identify opportunities to improve agencies’ sourcing or distribution behavior to encourage healthy options
    • Work with agencies, staff and volunteers to apply concepts of behavioral economics to promote healthy options to the people they serve
    • Work with agencies to make improvements to the way food is set up and displayed
    • Administer client surveys as needed
    • Provide food sampling and/or demonstrations as needed

Working with external stakeholders (~30% of time)

  • Expand enabled fresh/healthy food donations from farms, retailers, and manufacturers, focusing on counties outside Allegheny.
  • Connect with nutrition and health professionals in the Feeding America network to continually identify new and emerging best practices for promoting health and wellness in the emergency food system.
  • Represent PEA on GPCFB councils
  • Collaborate with the Food Bank’s Government Affairs team to advance advocacy work that breaks down the root causes of food insecurity and shores up the lives of those with lived experience.

Working internally to drive change (~25% of time)

  • Work alongside Food Bank colleagues from the Food Access Innovation area to implement creative and innovative distribution models for fresh and nutritious foods.
  • Assess the current state of goals and objectives of the Food Bank’s Wellness Policy and make recommendations for updates and future directions.
  • Re-establish the Wellness Policy Working Group to update goals and objectives and establish new benchmarks for success.
  • Present updated Wellness Policy to the Executive team and the Board of Directors for their approval, per the current Wellness Policy.
  • Provide on-site food assistance to individuals and support the operation of other direct service programs, as needed and directed by the Director or Chief Program Officer.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two to three years’ experience related to teaching and/or instruction of adult learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage a program fully from beginning all the way to the end, juggling all aspects of the work.
  • Coursework related to advanced topics related to food, health, and/or nutrition
  • Ability to work with people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to make presentations and develop and deliver information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Possess an attitude of collaboration
  • High quality customer service skills with an ability to exhibit objectivity, calmness, and helpfulness
  • Possess attention to detail and follow through on tasks
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Able to work evening and weekends as needed during a 40-hour work week
  • Have an automobile and a valid driver’s license

Certificates:

  • Act 33 & Act 34 Clearances
  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification required within 90 days of employment

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Lawrenceville United Board member

Position Title: Member of the Board of Directors
Length of Term: Two years
Reports To: Entire Board of Directors

The board of directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization:

  1. Determines how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning
  2. Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight
  3. Recruits, orients, and develops board members
  4. Hires and evaluates the performance of the executive director
  5. Evaluates its performance and overall performance of the organization in achieving the mission
  6. Establishes policies for the effective management of the organization

Expectations:

  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission to improve and protect quality of life
    for all Lawrenceville residents
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization within Lawrenceville and beyond
  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, operations, and decisions
  • Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments. Current committees include: Governance, Finance, Membership & Development, Housing, Equity & Inclusion.
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Respond in a timely fashion to regular emails and communications
  • Make a personally meaningful donation above yearly membership dues
  • Participate in fundraising activities (minimally LIVE in Lawrenceville)
  • Make an effort to attend LU-coordinated community events and meetings
  • Disclose conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality

Time Demands (approximate):

  • Attend and actively participate in monthly board meetings (typically 6-8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, except December)
  • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (typically one hour
    meetings either once per month or every other month + related work)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend day in the fall)
  • Attend LIVE in Lawrenceville (one Saturday in September)
  • Attend new board member orientation (approx. 2 hours)
  • Participate in LU events and programs (at your discretion!)

Ideal Candidate:

  • Willingness to serve the whole neighborhood and be part of a team
  • Familiarity/involvement with LU programs
  • Strong network inside and outside the Lawrenceville community
  • Volunteer or professional experience in education/youth/childcare programming, fundraising, community development, community planning, community organizing/advocacy, non-profit management, local government, financial accounting

Board Election Process:

LU’s Board is comprised of 6 “Ward Specific” seats and 4-9 “At-Large” seats that each serve two-year terms. LU’s Board is elected by LU’s membership during the Spring Membership Meeting.

The 2022 Spring election will be for the 9 “At-Large” seats. Up to 3 of these seats may be occupied by people who formerly lived in Lawrenceville. All other seats must be occupied by current Lawrenceville residents.

Prospective candidates must become an LU member by 3/1/2022 and complete a Board application by 5/18/2022 to be considered for the 2022 Spring ballot. Information from the Board application will be shared with the membership for voting by mail, on LU’s website, and through LU’s e-newsletter. No personal information will be shared.

The Spring Membership meeting will be held on the evening of 6/1/2022. Candidates are given an opportunity to speak about their reasons and qualifications for the LU Board.

Elected Board members will begin their term at the Board meeting on 6/29/2022, with an orientation meeting on the evening of 6/22/2022.

Eligibility:

  • Must be Lawrenceville resident or have lived at least 1 year in Lawrenceville within the past
    15 years.
  • Only individuals 18 years or older who are LU members by 3/1/2022 are eligible (to check
    your membership status, please email Dave@LUnited.org).

Questions?

Lawrenceville United is committed to building a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors and organization, and we especially encourage residents from underrepresented populations to apply: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, renters, parents of school-age children, immigrants, women, older adults, people
with disabilities, poor and working class people, and folks in the LGBTQ2IA+ community.

Bilingual Legal Advocate

BILINGUAL LEGAL ADVOCATE

About the Agency. Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (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 (SUCCESS).

About the RIL Team. The Refugee, Immigrant, and Limited-English (RIL) Team was created to better meet the needs of immigrant and refugee survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Allegheny County. Since 2016, advocates supported about 450 clients with over 1,300 hours of individual advocacy from over 40 countries and speaking a range of approximately 20 different languages.

About the Position. As a Bilingual Legal Advocate, your primary role is to assist clients with legal or justice system issues, with particular attention given to Refugee, Immigrant, or Limited English-Speaking (RIL) clients. You will provide direct service through legal options counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment, safety planning, emotional support, case management, and information & referrals. This role will primarily assist and accompany victims of domestic violence as they file for temporary Protection from Abuse (PFA) Orders and attend Preliminary Criminal Hearings and Criminal Trials. You will work with clients in person, by phone, and other technology. The successful candidate is sensitive to trauma and cultural diversity issues with a passion for ending intimate partner violence, and bilingual, with fluency in English and at least one other language. Currently, this role is co-located, with up to three partial days spent in court in Downtown Pittsburgh, and the remaining time spent in a home office.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your crisis management and problem-solving skills, work with a diverse group of clients, collaborate with the legal and immigrant community in Pittsburgh, and contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are excited to gain legal, client service, and systems advocacy experience, care deeply about the issues of intimate partner violence and accessibility of services for ALL clients regardless of country of origin, language, or immigration status, then 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:

  • Advocate for victims of intimate partner violence within the legal system by providing legal options counseling, advocacy, and court accompaniment, safety planning, emotional support and crisis intervention to clients, with particular attention given to Refugee, Immigrant, or Limited English-Speaking (RIL) clients
  • Provide referrals to WC&S services and other community services and provide follow-up counseling, as needed
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Legal Advocacy Department programs and
    procedures and participate in team and agency meetings
  • Participate in speaking presentations and community events, as needed; work collaboratively with police, prosecutors, and others in the justice system to improve the response to victims of intimate partner violence
  • Work collaboratively with court personnel, DV agencies, police, prosecutors, attorneys, the Allegheny County Court Administration Office, and others in the justice system to improve the response to domestic violence victims who are immigrants, refugees, or English language learners
  • Ensure equitable language access for all RIL clients in various systems
  • Work effectively with interpreters to bridge any gaps in communication and mitigate the language barrier to meet client needs in an effective manner
  • Develop and strengthen/maintain collaborations and partnerships with service providers and community organizations
  • Identify gaps in services to RIL populations and provide training, support, and guidance to other advocates
  • This position requires being available for regular business hours, 40 hours per week. Currently, this role is co-located, with up to three partial days spent in court in Downtown Pittsburgh, and the remaining time spent working remotely
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, or related field (commensurate experience will be considered)
  • Bilingual, with fluency in English and at least one other language is required
  • Languages most common among our clients in the Pittsburgh area are preferred, including Spanish, Nepali, French, Arabic, Swahili, Mandarin, Somali, Korean, Russian
  • One year of direct service experience in a human service field required; legal experience preferred
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect, and rapport with a diverse population of clients and legal professionals
  • Ability to understand and adhere to strict confidentiality and safety procedures
  • 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
  • Strong command of general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity and understanding of information technology, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Teams strongly preferred
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances required

About the Benefits. 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. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

TO APPLY:
To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter via email with the subject line “Bilingual Legal Advocate” to careers@wcspittsburgh.org.

Refugee Extended Case Manager

Working from our Pittsburgh, PA office, the Refugee Extended Case Manager will play the unique role of supporting newly arrived refugees, asylees, SIVs and Afghan humanitarian parolees with both extended case management and employment services.  The Refugee Extended Case Manager will assist families from the time they complete the 90-day initial resettlement period up until 5 years after their arrival in the United States. This includes referrals and support enrolling in social services and community programs, as well as employment activities such as reviewing resumes for comparable skill sets, job matching with our employer connections and creating relationships with employers.

This is a newly created position at Hello Neighbor and an exciting opportunity to join a fast scaling startup nonprofit. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Refugee Resettlement.

Key Responsibilities:

Post Arrival Services

  • Provide case management services to all members of the Refugee Support Services (RSS) case.
  • Help all clients create a Self-Sufficiency Plan.
  • Assist clients with the renewal of public benefits applications such as TANF, RCA, SNAP, and other low-income utility programs.
  • Support elderly clients with SSI applications.
  • Coordinate free, yearly tax clinic with the Department of Human Services.
  • Coordinate continued financial literacy training to assist clients with rental and IOM loan payment and increase their education of credit and savings programs in the US.
  • Help clients meet their self-sufficiency goals and requirements by the end of the Refugee Support Services (RSS) period.
  • Any other service coordination or case management that may come up over the 5 year program period.

Employment Services

  • Liaise between employers and match clients to secure, appropriate employment.
  • Help newly arrived refugees build a resume or adapt an existing C.V. to represent the career pathway they are seeking.
  • Assist job seekers with all job search-related activities.
  • Develop an individualized employability plan with the job seeker.
  • Aid clients in the completion of pre-employment paperwork and screenings.
  • Provide transportation to all initial employment interviews and bus orientation for permanent placements.
  •  Maintain and grow relationships with employers and share candidates for opportunities within their organization.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Refugee Resettlement to research and build opportunities for Hello Neighbor clients to upskill and obtain higher levels of employment.

Administrative

  • A team player
  • Energetic, motivated and hardworking
  • Ability to take direction and work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Passion for community building, refugee and immigrant rights
  • Ability to communicate with diverse communities
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Living migration experience and fluency in other languages a plus

Details/Benefits:

  • Hello Neighbor offers a comprehensive benefits package including 3 weeks PTO plus an annual office closure in December, health care, vision and dental coverage, a matching IRA and an emphasis on professional development
  • This is an in-house position at our Pittsburgh, PA office in Larimer. We require the COVID-19 vaccination plus booster for full-time employees
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through April 4th, 2022
  • Selected candidates will be invited to interview in April
  • Estimated start date: May
  • Salary range: $42,500-45,000

Associate: Partner Success

COMPENSATION

  • Between $62,000 and $70,000 depending on years of experience
    This is a cycle-role with an end date of 12/31/22.

LOCATION 

  • Remote…
  • This job will require some travel* (roughly 30%, subject to COVID conditions) to our core 2022 target states of: AZ, GA, MI, NV, PA, TX, WI and occasionally to our organization’s headquarters in Los Angeles. This role is hired for the midterm cycle, with an end date of 12/31/22.

VOTE REV

Vote Rev is the behavioral design engine for voter engagement tactics. We design and quickly mainstream field-tested voter engagement innovations to help Democrats win. From 2016 to 2020, we developed and quickly mainstreamed a suite of elegant, user-friendly, and non-proprietary tactics that RCTs suggest yielded tens of thousands of net Democratic votes in 2020 swing states. One example is polling place vote tripling (PPVT). Dozens of major partners used it in 2020, including the Biden-Harris campaign, ultimately resulting in 94,000 canvasser-hours of PPVT that produced 1,100,000 relational conversations–for context, that’s 5x the 200,000 relational conversations the Biden campaign’s relational app produced. PPVT was featured in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

Our 2020 work serves as a compelling ‘proof of concept’ that our PAC fills a clear need in the progressive ecosystem. Moving forward, we will work on problems beyond non-activist friend-to-friend voter turnout. Our 2021-2024 work will be a success if we design and mainstream one or more voter engagement innovations so widely that our work yields hundreds of thousands of net Democratic votes in the 2024 presidential election.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking an Associate on our Partner Success Team to support a Partner manager in developing strong relationships with state-wide and local campaigns and organizations, supporting them in successfully implementing vote tripling tactics in line with research-informed best practices.  Additionally, the Associate will work closely with the rest of the Partner Success Team to develop well-tested resources and internal systems to track partner relationship health.  This role is full time and reports to the Deputy Director of Partner Success.

A successful candidate will:

  • Be excited about the opportunity to work closely with progressive campaigns and organizations to help them successfully implement existing vote tripling tactics, as well as pilot new innovations developed by our research team
  • Have experience in successful project management and administrative assistance
  • Have an appetite for growth in the area of progressive politics and partner success
  • We are dedicated to creating an organization that reflects the diversity of the country we serve. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in campaigns to apply.

**Please note that due to the nature of our work we are unable to hire any individuals who aren’t US Citizens, DACA recipients, or who don’t currently have Green Cards.**

HIRING TIMELINE

We intend to close this application by March 20th, 2022. We expect to make an offer to a candidate within a month of the application closing, and would like to be the start date as soon as possible after the offer is made. The hiring process consists of the following steps. At each step, some applicants will be removed from consideration and notified if they are not moving forward:

  1. Resume and application questionnaire screen: This step is to establish the baseline for candidates we will advance through the process.
  2. Phone interview: This will be a more in-depth conversation with a member of the Vote Rev team, and might include answering scenario-based questions.
  3. Case study: An at-home assignment that you are expected to take less than 1 hour to complete. This gives us a chance to see how you think and see an example work product.
  4. Final interview: At least two and no more than five applicants will be called back for a set of final-round interviews with the Hiring Manager and other members of the Vote Rev team. You should plan to reserve up to three hours of your time during business hours for this final round, if you advance to this step.
  5. References: We will ask for up to two professional and personal references for our top one or two candidates to learn more about working with them before extending an offer.
  6. Job offer: We provide our best and final offer in terms of compensation. We do not negotiate salary or other benefits. While the start date is somewhat negotiable, we have a strong preference for candidates who can start as soon as possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As an Associate on the Partner Success Team, you will play a crucial role in supporting our partners and ensuring that more progressive candidates win elections. Your responsibilities with this work include (but are not limited to):

Partner Success

  • Support successful partner implementations: Support Partner managers with partner intake, maintenance, training, coaching, and troubleshooting.
  • Manage inbound requests: Manage inbound requests from local campaigns and organizations, support as needed, elevating common need and requests to the Deputy Director of Partner Success.
  • Helps manage external training scheme: Helps lead partners in building Vote Rev tactical fluency via training and direct coaching, including managing webinar calendar, content, and office hours.
  • Prepare for partner inquiries: Develop and manage response templates, resource categories, and tracking of and for common partner inquiries.
  • Create and maintain resources: Helps develop implementation resources, such as 1-pagers, guides, and volunteer resources, in accordance with best practices. Identify new resource needs based on partner input, recommending content and format. Oversee timely updates to resources as new best practices and research arises.
  • Manage data: Use internally agreed upon systems to manage partner data, ensuring that data is accurate and entered in a timely manner.

Internal Team Support

  • Administrative support: File, prepare, and distribute supportive vote tripling resources and internal documentation. Proofread team reports, digests, and write-up materials for errors, omission, and consistency.
  • Implement necessary changes to goal tracking systems and materials
  • Systems support: Propose systems solutions for internal data management and tracking, including for Salesforce, Asana, and other 3rd party platforms.
  • Vendor support: Support senior partner success team staff with vendors, including sourcing and recommending vendors for various projects as needed.
  • Tech platform expertise: Stay current with changes in technology across main text, phones, and canvassing platforms (e.g. Get Thru products, Impactive). Manage changes to recommendations for implementing vote tripling tactics within platforms.
  • Partner resource management: Conduct minor site updates, training and implementation resource amendments as needed, and support development of new materials.
  • Support organizational research: Contribute to organization-wide research through field work, inter-departmental brainstorming sessions as needed; bringing a partner-oriented lens to the work.
  • Special projects: Work on special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILL SETS, AND VALUES

Please use the following as a guide for what skills this role will require on a day to day basis, and what we will be evaluating throughout the application process.

Requirements

  • At least 2+ years of experience working for or with electoral campaigns or organizations (or equivalent experience that would ensure an understanding of common campaign needs, programming, and timelines)
  • Understanding of how campaign and electoral space functions, particularly the key decision-makers and leading organizations
  • Successful volunteer management experience, from recruitment to training and program launch
  • Experience training large groups (40 – 100 ppl) in the political space
  • Experience in performing essential direct voter contact tactics successfully – like canvassing, texting, phone banking
  • Familiarity with the most common campaign tech platforms (ie. VAN, PDI, Hustle, Thrutext, CallHub, Spoke, Impactive)
  • Proficiency in Google suite products (slides, sheets, docs, etc.)
  • Commitment to an inclusive and equitable workplace
  • Strong verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence – this work requires building trust with partners and stakeholders; comfortable with public speaking
  • A sense of humor – we take our work very seriously, but not ourselves

Preferred, but not required

  • Familiarity with firewalls, time-tracking, and in-kinding as it relates to campaigns
  • 1+ year of administrative experience, proposing and managing systems for program management and data tracking
  • Some experience with a CRM to manage partner relationships (e.g. Salesforce, Hubspot, etc.)
  • 1 + year of experience managing teams, coalitions, or partners to action
  • Experience fostering buy-in and building partnerships with local campaigns or growing, mid-size organizations

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Compensation: Between $62,000 and $70,000 depending on years of experience
    Paid time off: Roughly 40 days of paid time off each year. Specifically, all federal holidays are PTO, each employee accrues two days of PTO per month (capping out at 24), the days from December 24 to January 1 are PTO, and a day of PTO when your birthday is on a workday.
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental benefits: Our medical plan option covers you with a generous PPO plan with a $1,000 deductible at no cost to you. In addition, we offer generous paid family medical leave / parental leave.

REASONS TO LOVE THE ROLE

  • Opportunity to scale a startup: We hope you are excited about being scrappy, working across multiple departments, and learning as we grow!
  • Novel blend of research<>program: Research departments are often siloed from programmatic departments. That’s not the case at Vote Rev. Our Research Team works hand-in-hand with our programmatic team to design, evaluate, and scale innovations that address the most critical challenges facing the progressive movement.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Women, Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will only be accepted electronically.
  • Submit a resume to the application page in a common format (PDF preferred). Submit responses to short answer questions (in lieu of a cover letter) to the application page.
  • Due to the nature of our work, Vote Rev is only able to hire US Citizens, DACA recipients, and Green Card holders.  We are not able to sponsor work visas. By applying to this role, you are acknowledging that you are a US Citizen, DACA recipient, or Green Card holder.
  • Please only submit your resume and answer the required application questions when applying for this role. Do not submit a cover letter in addition to completing the required steps for the application. The “Additional Information” box at the end of the application is actually optional. Use that box to disclose any information you think is relevant to your application and/or timeline – do not put a cover letter there because that’s what you think we want you to do.
  • OPTIONAL (but encouraged!): Please listen to this podcast to familiarize yourself with our work, and also visit www.voterev.org/media for more resources if you are interested.

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Vote Rev is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various public health authorities and professional organizations, Vote Rev has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees.

All employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted (once eligible) for COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment at Vote Rev unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they get their second dose of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two weeks after a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, you are eligible to get a booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

If you received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible to get a booster at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.

New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.

Director of Government Affairs

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

Job Summary 

The Director of Government Affairs position is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-focused leader in policy advocacy. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director works to educate, motivate and empower a broad spectrum of anti-hunger stakeholders to promote solutions to hunger and advance the organization’s anti-hunger policy agenda and advocacy goals. Working within a fast-paced environment, this position requires a self-motivated individual with a solid understanding of and interest in hunger and poverty issues, and with substantial experience in policy analysis and working and communicating with a variety of audiences.

The Director is responsible for leading the Food Bank’s advocacy efforts to ensure a strong public safety net, addressing the root causes of hunger, and developing a path of community engagement. Internally, the Director collaborates across departments to ensure that Food Bank processes and programs take into account the people most impacted by food insecurity. Externally, the Director influences the development of public policies, which improve the lives of individuals struggling with food insecurity and builds and sustains engagement in grassroots advocacy efforts by elevating the voices of those most impacted by food insecurity.

The Director of Government Affairs will develop and cultivate relationships with diverse stakeholders including Food Bank network and community partners, elected officials, faith-based groups, people who are food insecure, and other interested stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary innovator and driver behind the Food Bank’s strategic goals for public policy advocacy. Position the Food Bank as a respected regional non-partisan advocate against hunger and for policies that address the root causes of food insecurity.
  • Direct, guide and oversee the work of the Advocacy Coordinator and the activities of the Hunger Education and Advocacy Team (HEAT).
  • Carry primary responsibility for managing and facilitating communication, understanding and collaboration with internal stakeholders on public policy activities; engage staff members and volunteers to advocate on behalf of the Food Bank; and convene education sessions that include a call to action.
  • Establish and cultivate external relationships with public officials, policy makers, allied organizations, and network and community partners to support the Food Bank’s policy and advocacy platforms.
  • Engage people experiencing hunger directly in public policy. Lift up public policy priorities identified by people experiencing hunger, including through civic engagement projects and community organizing.
  • Identify and analyze key local, state, and federal public policy issues that may have an impact on people who are food insecure; provide in-depth analysis on existing and emerging policy initiatives and their impact on individuals and lead the Food Bank’s effective response.
  • Track the effectiveness and reach of advocacy efforts to best understand how well we’re leveraging our voices with lawmakers and the public; and improve our technical assistance and resource creation support for network partners.
  • Build and broaden the Food Bank’s understanding of root cause issues and lead the organization’s efforts to advocate for social change to improve on these issues.
  • Provide counsel to the Food Bank’s Executive Team and Board of Directors.
  • Work collaboratively with the national office of Feeding America and other members to advance nationwide public policy campaigns.
  • Build and maintain relationships with USDA, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Feeding Pennsylvania, Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, County leadership and others to secure government funding to support the mission of the Food Bank.
  • Manage the internal and external application and contract processes for government grants and contracts; and work collaboratively with the Finance and Development departments to keep them informed throughout the process.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing and Communications department, develop persuasive written materials including talking points, issue briefs, press statements, opinion editorials, calls-to-action, legislative testimony, and policy reports.
  • Serve as the public policy spokesperson for the Food Bank for internal and external audiences; be prepared to represent the Food Bank at community events, panels, coalitions, key workgroups, and trainings as needed.
  • Ensure the Food Bank complies with applicable lobbying, campaign disclosure, and other laws and regulations.
  • Create and manage departmental budget.

Qualifications:         

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, Urban Studies, Social Work, or Business Administration, and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to successfully lead, inspire and motivate a team
  • Ability to work strategically and effectively throughout the organization
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multifaceted demands; Ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; Demonstrated organization and time-management skills
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with issues related to hunger, poverty, and social determinants of health and wellness
  • Ability to develop budgets and manage expenses successfully to budgets
  • Ability to multi-task; work independently with little supervision; and within diverse groups of people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and/or events
  • Able to act politically in a non-partisan way
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time

Disclaimer

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How To Apply: Follow the link to access our online application at  https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/65e34b7d-06f6-4b43-89d5-221e6eedb5fe/Greater-Pittsburgh-Community-Food-Bank click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Regional Organizer

Title: Regional Organizer
Reports to: Deputy Organizing Director
Location: Beaver County

Job Description:

The Regional Organizer will build sustainable progressive power in Beaver County, a key region in Pennsylvania that will determine the political and economic future for working-class people across the state. The Regional Organizer is responsible for building Beaver County United, a member-led chapter of dues-paying members that work on both issues and elections. The Regional Organizer will perform a wide range of duties 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, and train members to take part in building the organization
  • Create positive relationships with community members, organizational partners, member leaders, and political allies
  • Plan and execute small and large actions and mobilizations (rallies, meetings, door to door canvass, etc)
  • Work with the digital organizer and communications team to promote events, resources, actions, etc.
  • Work both as a lead organizer in a geographic area and as part of a broader team of organizers on shared  campaigns

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 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
  • A deep connection to people and organizations in the county of work
  • Superior interpersonal skills, and 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
  • Preferably a resident of Beaver County and or be able to impact and connect with the political and social demographic of Beaver.

To Apply:

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

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 and may include extended periods of time in different communities across Western Pennsylvania.

This is a full-time, exempt position that is part of the PA Workers United bargaining unit with a starting salary of $43-55,000. 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 holidays/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 enhance 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.