Board Member

Organization Description

MAYA Organization is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides support to underserved parents during pregnancy, birth, and the first year postpartum. Our mission is to break the cycle of generational trauma, promote strong and healthy families, and enrich communities by providing mentorship, doula services, and mental health therapy to expectant and new parents. We envision a world in which all parents receive appropriate care, education, and support throughout the perinatal period. MAYA values community, equity, and self-determination.

MAYA Organization board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for MAYA Organization to advance its mission.

Industry

Perinatal Support Services

Position

Volunteer Board Member (Advocacy Connector)

Experience

Open

Job Function

Advocacy, Leadership

Employment Type

Volunteer

Job Description

MAYA Organization’s Board of Directors are dedicated and committed to furthering the organization’s mission. Serving on the Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector.

Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand MAYA Organization’s financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.

Board members are expected to attend at least four board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.

Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work.

Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for MAYA Organization to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in MAYA Organization’s work by making a personal contribution each year.

Board members are expected to responsibly represent MAYA Organization to their respective communities and to advocate for MAYA Organization’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.

Board terms last for three years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms.

Desired Skills and Expertise

We are currently recruiting Advocacy Connectors who are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism with expertise in the following areas: fundraising, strategic planning, financial planning, personal and professional development, human resources, and legal professionals.

Advocacy Connector

MAYA Organization seeks a well-connected leader who is passionate about furthering MAYA’s mission and can leverage his/her networks and resources in support of efforts to positively impact the community in which MAYA Organization does its work. The ideal candidate has a track-record of supporting the community through a diversity, equity, and inclusivity lens; and strong connections to local, state, and national leaders who are in a position to positively impact MAYA’s capacity building. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience, or be willing to receive formal board training.

Regional Organizer – Erie

Reports to: Deputy Organizing Director, Northwest
Location: Erie County

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

About Us:

Erie County United is a member-led chapter of PA United, an organization made up of six chapters and nearly 1,000 members across Western PA. Erie County United members are multi racial, multi generational, poor and working class people in Erie who are fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. We have elected members to Erie City Council and School Board, helped bring a Community College back to Erie, and fought for equity in development projects. We’re excited to bring a new organizer onto our team to help us change the future of Erie and build power for years to come!

Job Description:

The Regional Organizer will build sustainable progressive power in Erie 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 Erie County United, a member-led chapter of dues-paying members that work on both issue and election campaigns. 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 build Erie County United. A successful chapter includes: a base of at least 200 dues-paying members, a leadership team of members who take responsibility for the success and growth of the chapter, a team structure that allows new and existing members to take meaningful action, and a culture of deep relationships, agitation, accountability, and joy
  • Ensure that Erie County United and our members have active issue and electoral campaigns that address the needs of poor and working people in Erie, including a focus making a plan to co-govern with our members elected to local office
  • Work with members to plan and execute small and large actions and mobilizations (rallies, meetings, door to door canvass, etc) to meet campaign goals
  • Work with the Digital Organizer to build a communications team of members who take responsibility for promoting events and actions and building an online presence; work with the Data Organizer to build a data team of members who take responsibility for campaign databases and outreach tools
  • Create positive relationships with community members, organizational partners, member leaders, and political allies
  • 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:

  • An understanding of the issues facing poor and working class people in Erie
  • Previous experience working as a community, labor, or faith organizer, or similar experience as a volunteer or member of a movement-based organization preferred
  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment
  • Belief in and commitment to progressive social, racial, and economic justice
  • Deep connection to people and organizations in the county of work
  • Superior interpersonal skills, an ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and communities, and an ability to challenge people to take risks in order to make change
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to receive and integrate performance based feedback into ongoing work plans as well as the ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner
  • PA Drivers License and use of a vehicle

Other Information:

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

This is a full time position and is part of the PA Workers United bargaining unit. The starting salary is $43,000. PA United provides health, dental, and vision insurance with fully paid premiums and deductibles as well as a 401k with an employer contribution of 3% of salary, monthly cell phone and travel stipends, 12 paid sick days and 28 holiday/vacation days annually.

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

Deputy Organizing Director, Southwest PA

Reports to: Regional Organizing Director

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

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

About Us:

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

Specific Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications and Skills:

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

Other Information:

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

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

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

Learn more about us at www.paunited.org

Prison Monitoring Regional Organizer

Apply HERE by August 30 at midnight.

The Challenge & Opportunity:

On any given day, 62,000 Pennsylvanians are incarcerated in state prisons and county jails. Incarceration in Pennsylvania increased 400 percent since 1980 while the crime rate has gone down. Twenty-five percent of incarcerated people in Pennsylvania have not been convicted of a crime—they are deprived of their liberty and housed in prisons while they await trial. Lack of access to health care, degradation and isolation are some of the issues people in prison face. Many people leave jail worse off than when they entered. For 240 years, the Pennsylvania Prison Society has led the nation in calling for a just and humane criminal justice system.

As Pennsylvania’s independent prison monitor, we work to stop abuse and trauma. Every month, more than 300 incarcerated people and their families ask the Society for help with issues they face inside prison. Written into Pennsylvania law, Society staff and volunteers respond to these complaints by going into correctional facilities, meeting with incarcerated people, and providing real-time information on prison conditions. We are the only organization in the state that provides public witness to what happens behind prison walls.

We are hiring two Regional Organizers—one for Western Pennsylvania, and one for Eastern Pennsylvania—to support and grow this work. You will serve as the Prison Society’s primary liaison in the region, interfacing with volunteer chapters, prison administrations, local authorities, and allied organizations. This will require regular travel and excellent interpersonal skills. Working with the Prison Monitoring Director, you will assess the Prison Society’s regional capacity and develop and implement a strategic approach to improve the quality of our work and our impact.

Your Legacy:

You stand at the vanguard of the progressive correction reform movement in our state and support a significant body of work for one of the most impactful nonprofit organizations with access to jails and prisons in the United States. Building off of existing momentum, you will strengthen and expand the scope and impact of a dedicated volunteer network. In addition, you will be a valued partner, providing key information and analysis on local conditions and events.

Your Charge (What You’ll Be Doing):

  • Expertly manage and help administer a large (125+) regional volunteer network. You will support, train, and recruit highly motivated volunteers who conduct prison monitoring visits. You will support volunteers and make sure that the vital work gets done.
  • Evaluate regional monitoring capacity and develop a strategy, in collaboration with the Prison Monitoring Director, for optimal volunteer coverage and prison outreach.
  • Manage reporting, workflow, and data collection between the main office, regional chapters, and volunteers including weekly tracking of volunteer assignments, and quarterly compiling of performance metrics.
  • Become an expert on prison conditions in your region. You will get yourself up to speed on what is happening in the 25+ correctional facilities and counties in your region, and have your finger on the pulse of local dynamics.
  • Serve as the face of the Prison Society. You will act as a critical resource for public officials, volunteers, and Prison Society staff, on conditions and Prison Society activities in your region.
  • Develop strategic relationships with allied organizations and grassroots groups, including faith communities, social service providers, and advocates, to increase regional presence, share information, and make and receive referrals for assistance.

How You’ll Go About It (while not all of these are requirements, the strongest applicants will see themselves in more of these competencies than not):

  • You have at least two years of volunteer management or organizing experience (issue, electoral, or community). You are experienced in organizing both individuals and teams.
  • Your warm + professional demeanor works for everyone. You adjust your communication style to appeal to disparate stakeholders including people in prison, public officials, volunteers from diverse backgrounds and everyone in between. You have experience working with vulnerable populations.
  • You masterfully juggle multiple balls. You will face a lot of problems with multiple ways to resolve. You prioritize and reprioritize, exhibiting excellent time management and strategic problem solving skills. You are comfortable proactively soliciting support.
  • You are an excellent communicator. You are clear and concise in your written and verbal communication.
  • You inspire and lead others. You can galvanize volunteers with a mission that calls them to act while keeping everyone on track to achieve shared goals. You are sensitive to the skills and wants of a large dedicated volunteer base without being paralyzed by the need to include or please everyone.
  • You are the consummate team player. You’re known for getting along with everyone in a small office regardless of their personality or stature and leverage their expertise to advance your work.
  • You are goal driven. Having targets motivates you. You are fired up to exceed expectations.
  • You are very comfortable with Microsoft Office and Google apps. You have used a customer relations management (CRM), voter, or volunteer management database in a previous role.

What You Need to Know:

  • APPLY HERE by August 30 at midnight – If the above speaks to you, we’re excited to learn more about you!
  • Answers to your questions – We have answered many of your candidate questions in our Frequently Asked Questions HERE. Please be sure to read this before you apply.
  • Start date – November 2021
  • Salary – $42,000-45,000. Medical and dental insurance coverage provided.
  • Location – The Regional Organizers will travel frequently to meet with our various constituents (mileage reimbursed). You will work out a schedule with the Prison Monitoring Director to include regular on-site office hours (Pittsburgh or Philadelphia).
  • Flexible time off – Your job requires regular night and occasional weekend hours, with flexible time off.
  • Manager – You will report to Noah Barth, Prison Monitoring Director of the Society.

At the Society, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our staff, our mission, and our community. The Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

Prevention Specialist (Part time)

Salary : $21.79-24.35 per hour

Technical Assistance:

  • Provide technical assistance to prevention educators and sexual assault center staff, K-12 education systems and other multidisciplinary teams on promising prevention and evaluation strategies.
  • Coordinates and cooperates internally with all Coalition teams as well as NSVRC prevention education and communications teams.
  • Support Rape Prevention Education (RPE) subrecipients in implementing and evaluating prevention strategies.
  • Maintain online peer-learning and information-sharing resource for sexual assault program prevention education staff.

Resource Development:

  • Contribute to and edit blogs, social media posts, newsletters, and statewide prevention campaign materials.
  • Develop and distribute monthly newsletters sharing prevention related events and information.
  • Assist with development, editing, and dissemination of educational materials, including print resources and online learning products.
  • Assist with coordinating and recording podcast episodes for PA Centered.

Training:

  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly virtual meetings for sexual assault program prevention education staff.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training for prevention educators and sexual assault center staff on promising prevention and evaluation strategies.
  • Participate in and help facilitate regular meetings with state-level stakeholders, partners, and collaborators in violence prevention.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in human services, criminal justice, or liberal arts discipline with concentration in social work, public health, sociology, psychology, gender studies, or related field from college or university; and at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong writing and editing skills required.

Board of Directors

Position Title:  Member of the Board of Directors

Length of Term: 2-Year Term (renewable up to 5 years of service)

Reports To:  Board Chairperson(s)

Hello Neighbor is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, founded in 2017, committed to supporting recently resettled refugee families in Pittsburgh and beyond. We have a number of programs to support our newest refugee neighbors in the United States, including a family mentorship program that improves the lives of refugees and immigrants by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them, a national network that expands our impact by partnering with grassroots non-profit organizations across the U.S., a Smart Start program for refugee moms and children, and a Food Social Enterprise, helping refugee women gain financial freedom through entrepreneurship. The Hello Neighbor Network supports nonprofit organizations working with refugees and immigrants across 24 communities in 17 U.S. states. And we are just getting started!

Position Summary:

Hello Neighbor Board Members are passionate and energetic people committed to helping us achieve our vision and mission as we grow. Members possess a variety of specialized skills, such as marketing, strategy, HR, accounting, finance, conflict management or/and past experiences working with immigrant or refugee communities.

Members are expected to attend quarterly Board meetings and commit 3-5 hours per month, including membership on one board committee.  Hello Neighbor seeks individuals who are passionate about making an impact and eager to help grow our organization’s capacity and ability to serve our immigrant and refugee community – in Pittsburgh and nationally. Hello Neighbor board members are committed to building community and collaborating to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by giving their time, talent, and energy.

Key Requirements:

  • Regularly attend board meetings and important related meetings.
  • Make a commitment to participate actively in committee work, including staying informed about committee matters, prepare yourself well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports.
  • Volunteer for assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time.
  • Get to know other board and committee members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Be an active participant in the board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Participate in fundraising for the organization.

To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through September 30th. Finalists will be invited to an interview with a board term starting in either October or December, 2021.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter through our online application.

Assistant Director

Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to making our region more inclusive and respectful of all ages. Our mission is to bring generations together to reimagine how our neighborhoods are built and to advance equity through advocacy, education and innovation. A region that’s more accessible and welcoming is better for older people—and better for everyone.

We are looking for an Assistant Director to help lead our coalition and the initiative, part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. This contract position will be remote to start, with some in-person events required.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and grow a coalition of 130+ partner organizations and resident leaders
    • Support the activities of work groups (Transportation, Housing, Dementia-Friendly, Digital Access, Workforce) by gathering data, drafting agendas and following up with co-chairs and members
    • Help partners develop and achieve SMARTIE goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound, Inclusive, Equitable
    • Track progress and impact through regular communication and detailed record-keeping
    • Strengthen relationships by making participation easy, fun and valuable
    • Support growth to communities beyond Allegheny County
  • Help lead planning efforts as we develop our next Action Plan by September 2022
    • Assist with virtual and in-person community input sessions
    • Strategize on how to best reach, listen to and meaningfully engage residents of all ages and abilities, particularly in Black communities given the disparities that exist across health, income, employment and more
    • Assist in research and data collection by synthesizing notes, administering surveys and reviewing existing research and community plans
  • Build visibility for our mission, events and coalition through communication and community outreach
    • Write and edit routine communication including emails, social media posts, promotional materials (e-newsletters, flyers) and media advisories
    • Draft grant proposals/reports, presentations, letters of support and testimony
    • Manage and grow our social media presence
    • Represent our work at meetings, public hearings and other community events (mostly virtual), listening and participating actively
    • Give presentations regularly on our goals and progress
  • Coordinate events, convenings and meetings, including communications and scheduling
    • Prioritize tasks and requests to meet deadlines and keep the team on track to reach short and long-term goals
    • Send and monitor calendar invitations for virtual and in-person events, proactively following up with the team and partners as needed
    • Map out timelines with attention to detail and communication throughout

Requirements

  • Proactive nature with ability to thrive working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Project management experience, including ability to successfully work on multiple projects at once
  • Experience organizing and running meetings; effective note-taking; public speaking
  • Excellent written, verbal, research, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms
  • Commitment to building relationships with partners from diverse personal and professional backgrounds
  • Genuine interest in working on issues facing older adults and bridging gaps between generations

Exceptional Candidates Will Have:

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s plus equivalent work experience in gerontology, public health, social work, human development, urban planning or a related field
  • Experience managing social media platforms
  • Familiarity with business/government/nonprofit sectors in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh

Schedule: Contractor limited to 1,880 hours annually, with no more than 40 hours per week.

To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and one brief (approximately 500 words), compelling writing sample to info@swppa.org

Legal Advocacy Manager

As the WC&S Legal Advocacy Manager, your primary role is to oversee the daily operation of the Legal Advocacy Department. You will provide supervision, training, and support to staff working in the Legal Advocacy Department as they provide direct service through legal options counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment, safety planning, emotional support, case management, and information & referrals. You will learn and understand the essential duties of these positions in order to provide support and direct back-up. The successful candidate has a successful track record of effectively managing teams, handling crisis and conflict, making and sustaining systemic improvements, and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Currently, this role is primarily remote with up to three partial days spent in court in Downtown Pittsburgh. The goal is to be co-located between the Legal Advocacy Department in Downtown Pittsburgh and home office.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 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.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your leadership, supervision, communication, and administration skills. You will work with a diverse group of clients and co-workers, collaborate with the legal community in Pittsburgh, develop your team, and contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you have an understanding of the legal system, care deeply about the issue of intimate partner violence, have strong technology and administrative skills, and are passionate about using your supervision experience to successfully manage a fast-paced and professional department 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:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the Legal Advocacy Department.
  • Provide supervision, training, support, performance management, and evaluation to personnel within the Legal Advocacy Department; participate in the employee life cycle.
  • Learn and understand the essential duties of positions supervised and provide direct back-up and support to all Legal Advocacy direct and procedural services to victims, including but not limited to: criminal and civil advocacy accompaniment, notification, and assistance; emotional support, crisis intervention, and safety services; individual advocacy; and information and referral.
  • Monitor data collection for grant reporting and assist in the administration of grants (applications, reports, monitoring) for the Legal Advocacy Department; ensure timely and
    accurate submission of client and other service data.
  • Work with the Chief Legal Officer and all Legal Advocacy Department staff to design, implement, improve, and maintain Legal Advocacy Department programs.
  • Represent WC&S to the public including speaking engagements and internal and external trainings.
  • Work with community systems and Allegheny County legal systems to promote change; work as part of the WC&S Refugee, Immigrant, and Limited English Proficiency (RIL) Team to develop and maintain responsible, relevant, and culturally appropriate services to WC&S clients.
  • Participate in and collaborate with the WC&S Leadership Team; serve as a leader to connect the Legal Advocacy Department with the rest of the agency; actively contribute to agency policy development and implementation.
  • This exempt position requires being available for regular business hours, and as needed. Currently, the position is primarily remote.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, criminal justice, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of experience with crisis intervention required.
  • Understanding of the justice system required.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills with a demonstrated ability to facilitate healthy, trauma-informed communication in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • 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 Zoom strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Ability to understand and perform confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting 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. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

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 Friday August 6, 2021.

Paralegal

As a WC&S Paralegal, your primary role is to provide general assistance to attorneys in the Civil Law Project (CLP) as they represent clients in cases involving intimate partner violence. This role will principally work on Protection from Abuse (PFA) cases by preparing files, interviewing clients, preparing intake summaries, gathering evidence, and identifying other legal needs. You will help prepare for legal proceedings, assist with case management for the attorneys, sit in on meetings with the Legal Director and CLP attorneys, manage related administrative tasks, and work to enhance systems within the program and agency. The role is currently able to be completely remote, with a goal of being co-located between the CLP Office in Downtown Pittsburgh and home office.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 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.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your paralegal and problem-solving skills, work with a diverse group of clients, collaborate with the legal community in Pittsburgh, and contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are excited to be part of a supportive and fast-paced nonprofit law project, care deeply about the issue of intimate partner violence, and are ready to make a difference in your community 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:

  • Assist CLP attorneys in court preparation and their client representation, including overseeing and conducting PFA case preparation, hearing and trial preparation, and client and witness interviews.
  • Draft correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents.
  • Organize and manage client case files.
  • Conduct legal/factual research, docket/records searches, and file/deliver court pleadings as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison for CLP with clients, attorneys, court staff, and others.
  • This position requires being available for regular business hours, 40 hours per week. Currently, the position is completely remote.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Paralegal certificate or equivalent experience working with court system clients, forms and procedures required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect, and rapport with a diverse population of clients and legal professionals.
  • Ability to understand 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.
  • Adept in utilizing general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Outlook, and online software platforms.
  • Act 33/34 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. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

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 Friday August 6, 2021.

Advocate

Advocate positions are designed to provide support and accompaniment to victims, families, and significant others in various settings including in police and legal proceedings, medical care and within college and university processes.  Advocates provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, support, and short-term counseling services. Advocates maintain client documentation required by the agency including client data specific to the criminal and or juvenile court systems. This position is also required to provide outreach and build professional relationships in the community including facilitating training to various systems that interact with victims.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $38,500 – $41,000

Required education: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work

Required experience: Experience in victim services and/or knowledge of sexual assault issues preferred. Knowledge of legal, medical, law enforcement, and social welfare systems is a plus.

Skills and Requirements

  • Ability to evaluate and assess the needs of clients and families in crisis
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to advocate with medical, legal, and human service systems
  • Ability to identify and engage with appropriate professionals, including departments with PAAR and external systems or agencies
  • Respect and sensitivity to the needs/expectations of clients and professionals with varied ethnic, socioeconomic and philosophical perspectives
  • Flexible, non-judgmental approach with the ability to remain calm in crisis
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule – some evenings and weekends required
  • PA Acts 33/34 and FBI certifiable
  • Must have a vehicle
  • Completion of state mandated forty (40) hour victim service training.
  • Fluent in speaking Spanish and/or sign language is a plus

Full Time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurances (UPMC Health Plan)
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • 10 to 25 Vacation days / year
  • 5 Personal days / year
  • 10 Paid Sick days / Year
  • 15 Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Optional 403(b) with Employer match

DEI Imperative

PAAR seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lisa Kadlecik at lisak@paat.net.