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.

Communications Associate

Sequal Consulting is looking for a full-time Communications Associate who is passionate about and experienced in comprehensive strategic communications for justice-oriented movements and organizations. Associate responsibilities range from helping execute communications strategy, researching and analyzing media/political/policy opportunities, and generating and managing digital and traditional communications. The ideal person for this position will have some background in labor union communications. A commitment to movement-building and intersectional justice and liberation for all is required.

About Sequal Consulting

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

What you’ll do at Sequal

  • Work with labor union and other clients to execute communications strategies and campaign plans.
  • Craft core campaign messaging and ensure message consistency across communications channels.
  • Monitor media, summarize coverage for clients, and identify opportunities that align with client goals.
  • Produce concise and effective press materials including releases, advisories, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
  • Pitch stories to reporters, editors, online outlets, and other newsmakers.
  • Prepare spokespeople for press interviews, events, and actions.
  • Create and curate social media content and manage client social channels.
  • Draft, target, and send mass emails and help administer online activist toolsets.

What we need to see in you

  • Labor union experience is strongly preferred. 2-3 years’ experience working for an issue-oriented non-profit or community organization, movement, political campaign, elected official, or communications firm serving progressive organizations, will also be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field. Work experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Commitment to understanding race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of our work.
  • Proven track record of messaging across audiences with an ability to match content and tone accordingly.
  • Excellent current events / news sense and political savvy.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and clients simultaneously with strict adherence to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments.
  • An understanding that clients often expect immediate responsiveness, regardless of whether or not you’re “on the clock.”
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle.

The details

  • This is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Because the position often directly relates to the 24-news cycle and social media environment, it will require weeknight and weekend hours.
  • Travel is occasionally required around the western Pennsylvania region or to state/national conferences.
  • Compensation will be based on skills and experience, with an approximate salary range of $45,000 – $50,000/year.
  • Our comprehensive benefits package includes health and dental insurance, an IRA with a company match, and three weeks paid vacation to start.
  • Staff is currently working remotely, though attendance at certain staff and client events is required. We have had an office in the past and plan to again, but daily office work will be negotiable.

What to send

Sequal Consulting is committed to building a more diverse social justice movement. Women, femmes, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Garfield Greenzone & Service Project Coordinator

Goal:

The Garfield GreenZone and Service Project is intended to bring area residents into greater contact with their environment and natural spaces. Through various projects and programming, neighbors can enjoy new walking trails, plant gardens, participate in organized or informal recreation, and preserve green space throughout Garfield for future generations to use. The initiative also provides a pathway for non-violent offenders to avoid incarceration by diverting offenders into community service projects and enabling them to receive training in landscaping skills that could lead to actual jobs.

Job Description:

The Bloomfield Garfield Corporation (BGC) is seeking a qualified and experienced person to help coordinate and carry out a number of projects and programs in the Garfield GreenZone and Penn Avenue corridor. This person reports to the BGC’s Chief Operations Officer, and works collaboratively with the Community Engagement and Planning Specialist to plan and organize events and meetings. This staff person also assists the community engagement and planning specialist with related public safety issues. These include working with the district magistrate system to identify individuals whom the court assigns to the BGC to perform community service projects rather than pay fines or receive jail time.

Roles and Responsibilities:

A. Greenzone:

  • Pursue projects and implement programs that are in accordance with the Garfield GreenZone plan, and involve various individuals, organizations, and private and public agencies in executing this objective.
  • Assist senior staff at the BGC in identifying and applying for grants, corporate sponsorships, and other sources of support needed to implement, manage, and sustain the projects and programs emanating from the initiative.
  • Identify and collect pertinent data on parcels that could be eligible for acquisition by the BGC or other entities that would expand on conservation efforts by the community.
  • Develop educational programming and curricula related to conservation or management of urban open spaces to share with community members, community service participants and students.
  • Assemble volunteers as needed from across the community to help implement various aspects of the GreenZone Initiative, including trail-building, clean-ups, removal of invasive species, tree plantings, and other beautification projects.
  • Become familiar with the principles behind the concept of environmental justice and find ways to integrate them into the work that results from the GreenZone Initiative.
  • Track and analyze the progress of the Initiative to ensure goals and objectives are being met and the metrics of success and accountability are periodically reviewed.
  • Create and collect content, reports, visuals, and other communications materials across a variety of platforms that assist the BGC board of directors in gauging the success of the Initiative and in presenting those accomplishments to funders and to the larger community.

Garfield Greenzone & Service Project Coordinator

  • Be an ambassador and advocate for the organization at all times, and engage the public and media in helping to understand and support the value of the work done by the BGC in the eyes of key audiences and constituents.

B. Alternative adjudication program & Court ordered community service:

  • Identify and prepare individuals assigned by the district magistrate’s courts under their 1520 Alternative Adjudication Program for the training and work experiences they will receive from the BGC under the program.
  • Establish and maintain strong relations with local magistrates who agree to participate with the BGC in the 1520 Diversion program and other community service efforts.
  • Publicize the 1520 Diversion program and the Garfield Greenzone Initiative through presentations, blog and social media posts, articles in popular and professional publications, and brochures.
  • Coordinate with clients who are assigned through the court system, who may not be 1520 participants. These community members can work in the Greenzone instead of paying fines per Magistrate Court.

Requirements of Position:

  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, G-mail and Google Drive
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner, often with quick-turnarounds
  • Occasional availability in the evenings and on weekends for meetings or activities.
  • Strong team-building skills.
  • Valid PA driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle when needed
  • Experience or interest in land stewardship and/or urban agriculture
  • Ability to pass PA Act 33/34 and FBI fingerprint clearances
  • Residence, upbringing, or family in Garfield, East End, or close proximity preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Qualified ex-offenders encouraged to apply

Experience or Education:

Associate’s or B. A. degree in a field of related interest, and/or five years’ experience working for a community-based organization, or a nonprofit whose mission relies upon empowering and engaging residents of low-income communities.

Resume and cover letter should be sent to pam@bloomfield-garfield.org. References should be furnished upon request.

The BGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Project Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Coordinator helps to lead and coordinate various projects within the Family Services Team. This team is made up of highly motivated people who are responsible for contacting families and individuals served by the Latino Community Center in and around Allegheny county. This person ideally possesses supervisory experience, has managed projects or programs, takes initiative, is a team player and visionary.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and oversee the successful planning and completion of different projects
  • Assist with hiring, onboarding and training new staff that are part of a program where additional staffing is needed (ex: COVID-19 Campaign).
  • Participate in ongoing meetings and presentations with LCC partners, allies and other local/state/national organizations to raise awareness about LCC’s programs, as well as maintain and establish relationships with these organizations.
  • Lead and manage a team of various part-time or full-time staff members, with varying degrees of experience, skills and knowledge.
  • Identifies training opportunities for staff to participate in, to acquire the most updated knowledge regarding relevant resources and other pertinent information.
  • Address any barriers families are facing, and participate in brainstorming/problem solving meetings to address the barriers around project participation.
  • Consistently meets all agency assigned outcome goals with respect to number of families served.
  • Collaborates with other members of the LCC crisis response team to ensure family goals are addressed and met.
  • Participates in LCC team meetings as needed.
  • Maintain Client Records in electronic databases provided.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of service objectives and outcomes as well as other services in accordance with Federal, State, County and LCC guidelines.
  • Prepares related reports including but not limited to: outcomes, successes, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant requests and funding continuation from outside sponsors.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations, and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures, including HIPAA.
  • Due to the leadership role Latino Community Center is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all Latino Community Center staff will be fully engaged in the organization’s crisis plan and response efforts.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field highly preferred (ex: psychology, public health, communications, sociology, etc)
  • Past experience with supervising a team of people required
  • Past experience with community organizing, mobilization and engagement highly preferred
  • Experience in utilizing technology including (but not limited to) smartphones, computers, computer applications (email, Excel, Word, etc).
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with families and individuals served by LCC
  • Must speak Spanish. Bilingual in Spanish and English and culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; go-getter with a growth-mindset; takes initiative
  • Ability to deliver results and establish a reliable track record, prioritize and multitask
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Must possess excellent organizational and data management skills, attention to detail is imperative
  • Must be flexible to meet with families and individuals at a time most convenient to them, which
    may include some evenings and Saturdays
  • PA Driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation required

COMPENSATION:

Hours per Week: 40 hours per week

Salary Range: $38,000-$42,000

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Director of Family Services

Titles of direct reports: COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Champions, other interns or staff that may be providing support to a given program at any given time.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. 1) Will require some traveling throughout Allegheny County conducting home visits to best meet families needs; 2) Frequently required to work at a fast pace; 3) Requires considerable concentration and creativity

Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Full Time Community Organizer

Pittsburghers for Public Transit, a project of The Thomas Merton Center, is a grassroots organization of public transit riders, workers, and residents who defend and expand public transit.

We are seeking a full-time community organizer to start in Summer 2021. The community organizer will work out of our Garfield office, but may work part-time remotely. The primary responsibilities will be to mobilize grassroots action for more equitable, affordable and sustainable transit service. The organizer will directly engage riders, bus operators and residents in community campaigns for expanded transit funding at the state and federal level, for fair fares, and for affordable housing and equitable development that puts people first. The Organizer will report to the Director.

We will continue to keep the position open until it is filled. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis as applications are received.

PPT has a very small paid staff team, and close collaboration is required between all three staff positions.  Primary duties and responsibilities of the community organizer include, but are not limited to, the following:

Lead PPT base-building and leadership development

  • Bottom-line the member-driven organizing committee, and recruit, train and support new members
  • Develop and conduct member outreach plan
  • Build strong relationships and develop a leadership pipeline for PPT member engagement
  • Mobilize members to take action and track participation
  • Facilitate and lead canvassing days, phone banks, community meetings, events, and demonstrations
  • Create and distribute fliers and other outreach material
  • Manage and update the database of contacts and action history for each campaign

Assist with campaign planning and implementation, informed by transit riders and workers 

  • Assist with strategic planning
  • Research transit needs, land use projects and policies that affect public transit riders and workers along with the community
  • Assist with coalition building, by identifying and collaborating with allied partners
  • Communicate with members of the media
  • Support fundraising efforts and events

Represent PPT in coalitions, meetings and events, and in communication with members of the media

Qualifications:

  • Organized, responsible, and independent self-starter with the ability to identify new opportunities, while effectively using existing resources
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in grassroots community organizing or labor organizing, community leadership development
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and to handle fast paced situations
  • Strong and effective communication skills (public speaking, writing, etc.)
  • Values self-improvement, open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Passionate about public transit, labor, environmental justice, and equity.
  • Believes in the power of collective action to bring about systemic change
  • Experience working in an environment where commitment to justice based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability is an important institutional value
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Willingness to travel throughout Allegheny County, and occasionally throughout the state of Pennsylvania
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive, and a willingness to develop additional skills as needed.
  • Although PPT is a public transit advocacy organization, we often work in neighborhoods and with residents who have limited or no access to public transit, and so it is important for applicants to have a reliable means of transportation.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Laura Chu Wiens, Executive Director, PPT via email at laura@pittsburghforpublictransit.org. To ensure prompt attention make sure to put “PPT Community Organizer” in the subject line.

The Thomas Merton Center, PPT’s fiscal sponsor, is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and members of other under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Salary is $46,000 a year, and includes high quality health care, bus pass, and very generous paid leave time.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager will lead Propel’s strategic  diversity, equity and inclusion planning. Under the leadership of  The Senior Director of Community Affairs, the DEI Manager will foster an inclusive environment for scholars, staff, families and additional stakeholders. The DEI manager will support Propel’s plan and contribute to building equitable relationships.

Key Elements of the Job

The DEI Manager will support Propel’s DEI goals, policies and procedures and help in eliminating any barrier to scholars’ academic success. Leads Propel’s Equity team and supports 14 DEI Liaisons in Propel’s 14 locations. Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to assess policies, procedures and curriculum. Is responsible for identifying resources needed to  meet Propel’s DEI goal of being an anti-racist organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice
  • Manage and supports  diversity and inclusion strategies based on data
  • Provide leadership for Equity Team to complete planned objectives and tasks  in alignment with Propel’s DEI plans
  • Work with Equity Team to meet all benchmark equity goals for the organization
  • Lead Equity team in aligned school based equity work
  • Coordinate DEI processes organization wide (HR, Academics, Operations, Community Affairs, PTRP..etc) in connection with Propel Schools DEI planning
  • Assist in mediating discrimination and harassment complaints upon request of Senior Director of HR
  • Address issues faced by specific demographic populations within the organization
  • Identify and implement new diversity programs
  • Work with Communications Team to publicize diversity-related events, educational opportunities, workshops, etc. for students, faculty, families, and the local community
  • Pursue professional development opportunities; attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with diversity and inclusion issues that may affect the school.
  • Collaborate with Academic Team on to actively research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about cultural competence, awareness of racial micro- aggressions, identity, social difference, and inequality
  • Identify professional development for educators to incorporate in their classrooms.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field,  Master’s degree preferred
  • 3 years experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work
  • Proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders
  • Commitment to diversity and a strong interest in planning multicultural programming
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks by volume, urgency, etc.
  • Detail-oriented and resourceful
  • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
  • Tactful and discreet
  • Capacity to work with others in a high-functioning, collaborative, and innovative educational setting
  • Self-motivated with a desire to do good work and improve current conditions and life outcomes for Propel students, their families and the community
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Comfortable working, walking, talking and generally interacting with parent, school staff, residents, business leaders, politicians, and community activists
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products including Word and Excel
  • Familiarity in Google Workspace

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 75% of the time while working at the computer within the office.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • The person in this position constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with various internal and external stakeholders as it relates to the Partners in Wellness Department. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Organizational Overview

Propel Schools is the largest network of public charter schools in Allegheny County consisting of 13 schools and approximately 4,000 scholars. Our mission is to provide high-quality schools to underserved communities. Each of our schools provide a rigorous academic environment and small class sizes where educators focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. With one of the top starting teacher salaries in Allegheny County, a customizable benefits package and extraordinary career and professional  development opportunities, Propel Schools is one of the area’s premier education organizations.

Propel Schools is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through our DEI work Propel Charter School Network’s will develop a pathway to academic and social emotional achievement through culturally relevant curriculum, free of bias and inequity. Propel will foster an anti-racist school culture that engages schools in continuous work that provides equity for all stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, and families.

Salary Range: $60,000- $67,000

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Clinical Director

Position Summary: The Clinical Director provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Your Child’s Place has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people in place to effectively grow. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the agency (PathWays). This position is accountable for achieving quality patient care through appropriate leadership and utilization of human and fiscal resources. The Clinical Director serves as a liaison between Your Child’s Place and the community at large and promotes and assists with clinical marketing services to increase patient referrals and admissions.

Operations

  • Collect, assess, and record information regarding infant/child and family to identify developmental level and psychosocial needs.  Develop, update and implement individualized plan of care for each infant/child.
  • Attend all IFSP meetings.  Collaborate with Intake Coordinator/Utilization Review Specialist.
  • Audit medical records to ensure that children are receiving the prescribed PT, OT, SLP, etc. and ensure that children are receiving all appropriate EI therapies.
  • Ensure that there is effective communications with parents, regarding center operations,
    programmatic changes, and other issues.
  • Assist with insurance authorization of patients as needed.
  • Work with the VP of Child Services to manage the day to day operations of the facility, provide program analysis for the senior management with corresponding strategies to improve the overall financial health of the organization.
  • Involve the Medical Director in direct patient care issues when appropriate.
  • Complete daily assessments of child’s health status and current family issues. Collaborate with the PCP, specialty physicians, Medical Director, and other appropriate providers in the formulation of the ongoing and/or revised care plan.

Outreach

  • Work with the Fund Development and Marketing Director and VP of Child Services to identify appropriate target markets to promote and market YCP.
  • Assist the VP of Child Services to create and implement a strategic plan and modify, as needed.
  • Contributes to social media outlets by commenting, sharing posts or writing articles.

Compliance

  • Evaluates staff performance against job description criteria and competency assessment, providing guidance and coaching to develop each individual as well as each unit to its highest potential.
  • Works closely with Clinical Compliance/Quality Coordinator to create and communicate clinical competencies, insuring adherence to all quality and productivity standards.
  • Conducts department or supervisor meetings to promote communication, assess and resolve needs, address any and all changes to children’s medical needs/plans and foster teamwork.
  • Create, implement, and monitor a Quality Assurance Plan and provides quarterly compliance reports to the VP of Child Services and Medical Director. Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, supervise inspections.
  • Coordinate all Incident and Injury Reports; complaint Resolution reports, etc. Maintain and complete a monthly summary of Incident Reports.

Leadership

  • Manages and oversees all clinical staff operations; manages the clinical team to ensure quality and productivity expectations.
  • Participates in the processes and decision making for all new hires, transfers, promotions, discharges, assignments, rewards and disciplinary actions.
  • Assesses training needs and promotes developmental activities for the clinical staff by collaborating with the Organizational Development team.
  • Builds positive and productive relationships with a diverse population; demonstrates cultural sensitivity and effective interpersonal skills; establishes and maintains appropriate rapport and partnerships with staff, and colleagues inside and outside the organization.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with at least five (5) years (6,250 hours) of pediatric nursing experience.
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered dependent on approval from the PA Department of Health
  • Valid Pennsylvania RN License

Required Skills:

  • Committed to excellence, best practices, compassionate and superior customer service with every patient and co-worker.
  • Provides direction; clarifies goals and timelines; supports individual team members; fosters open communication and builds cohesive teamwork; acknowledges and values team members’ contribution
  • Well organized and detail oriented, with strong planning skills and high level of enthusiasm.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift, turn, and move objects of up to and including 30 pounds with a normal range of vision.
  • Ability to travel to other PathWays locations and event sites.
  • Ability to perform repetitious work in an office environment and use manual dexterity sufficient to operate office equipment.
  • Requires occasional sitting, running, walking, climbing, kneeling, stooping/bending, lifting, squatting, pushing, pulling, crawling, gripping, reaching over head, reaching away from body, and repetitive motion.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license.  Must maintain driver’s license during employment.  Pathways will obtain an MVR report for each employee prior to employment and at least annually thereafter.
  • Contingent upon criminal and child clearance results. Results must be received within 45 days of employment. Must renew all required clearances every five (5) years.
  • Upon hire and every two years thereafter, submit a health assessment and results of a Mantoux Tuberculin skin test

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified Individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer. EOE