Assistant Administrator, Office of Developmental Supports (ODS)

We are seeking an experienced Assistant Administrator to work in the Office of Developmental Supports (ODS) of Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and focus on Intellectual Disability and Autism programs and services. Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Deputy Director, ODS in the following responsibilities:
    • Implementation of all new and/or expanded program initiatives undertaken by Allegheny County.  Overseeing the annual reviews of all program initiatives to determine any recommended changes to the contract compliance standards.
    • Directing of the monitoring and reporting of new programs to determine successful attainment of proposed goals.
    • Supervising of the development and implementation of program standards and quality measures for all developmental support services provided by Allegheny County.
    • Negotiating Annual Plan and budgets with contract agencies during the fiscal year.
    • Managing and coordinating all activities related to the Waiver Programs and Block Grant funding for community and in-home supports.
    • Developing, managing and completing all ODS Offices deliverables.
  • Functioning as the staff liaison to the other Allegheny County DHS Offices.
  • Assisting in managing and coordination to provide assistance to Independent Supports Coordinators and provider agency staff for problematic client situations where additional resources of funding may be necessary.
  • In conjunction with other program offices, establishing to promote citizen involvement (including families and consumers) in the program.
  • Assisting in the development of databases necessary to support ODS business processes supported with Allegheny County and/or state collaboration.
  • Working in conjunction with both ODS offices and Administration to develop and manage a comprehensive financial management system.
  • Assisting in the development and dissemination and analysis of standard management reports.
  • With the Deputy Director, ODS, providing a primary leadership role in major initiatives that involve system changes in the delivery of intellectual disability and autism services:
    • Assisting in the coordination and assigning project teams for planning and implementation of the project.
    • Assisting in the planning and implementation of the projects to assure completion.
    • Providing regular reports to the Deputy Director, ODS and the Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Advisory Board on the progress and completion of projects.
  • Assisting the Deputy Director, ODS in reviewing nationwide trends and changing technologies in the delivery of services to individuals with intellectual disability and autism.
  • Serving on various statewide committees that provide recommendations to the Office of Developmental Programs for changes in service delivery.
  • Assisting in the coordination of the Office of Developmental Supports’ functions, collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in carrying out the County’s Administrative Entity Agreement.
  • Representing the Office of Developmental Supports at both county and state committees, as required.
  • Acting as the designee when the Deputy Director, ODS is away from the office.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly managing all staff within the Planning Services Bureau which includes up to 24 staff. The Assistant Administrator is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgement in the supervision and direction of this staff.

  • Providing technical assistance and individual supervision to staff.
  • Assigning deliverable job priorities and reviewing work produced for quality and efficiency.
  • Verifying staff time and attendance for accuracy and approving staff time, schedules (vacation, sick, personal and compensatory time) and travel requests.
  • Preparing, completing and signing staff performance evaluations.
  • Managing day to day operations of the Greentree facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to sit long periods of time (2 plus hours), traverse building and carry up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.).
  • Clearly communicate both orally and written with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals/families, community agencies, providers, project partners, and stakeholders.
  • Have both available and consistent access to reliable transportation and navigate in the community for related work assignments.
  • Perform basic computer tasks (word processing and spreadsheets).
  • Write clear recommendations, reports and plans.
  • Professionally interact with County and provider staff, consumers and general public.
  • Consistently advocate the County Program mission.
  • Work at high levels of independence with minimal supervision, function with flexibility and perceive services and needs with a global view.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services or a related field, plus at least three or more years of professional level responsibility in human service programs or human development programs, service delivery experience or a combination of these.

-OR-

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services or a related field, plus five or more years of professional level responsibility in human service or human development programs, service delivery experience or a combination of these. Knowledge of principles and practices of Intellectual Disability and Autism program planning and development is preferred.

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

In accordance with the Allegheny County mandate effective August 9th, 2021 individuals being made conditional job offers with the county will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal and state laws. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before beginning work. Please note you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.

Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it is small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).

DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.

It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Administrative Assistant

SisTers PGH is looking for an Administrative assistant that can assist the Founder & Director of the organization. SisTers Director, Ciora Thomas is also a part of other important roles such as Commissioner/Co Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, Board member of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), and community organizer/activist in Pittsburgh. We are looking for an administrative assistant that can assist in keeping Ms.Thomas organized and attentive to Pittsburgh’s TLGBQIA community needs, activities, forums and her own organizational duties as the Director. This is a black transgender-led and directed nonprofit organization that functions with a board of directors, advisory board, and staff team.

Expectations:

  • Complete all organization-related typing as directed by the Executive Director.
    To be available for office hours Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Be available at will and when needed.
  • Be a Direct Supervisor of SisTers PGH Staff and site locations when Executive Director is either away from the office or on vacation.
  • Work closely with SisTers PGH Committees, Partners, & Clients
  • Screen & appropriately direct all incoming telephone calls, texts, & emails.
  • Sort & distribute all incoming mail and handle outgoing mail on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all active office files, as well as filing systems.
  • To Deposit all donations mailed to our community cent
  • Book all travel arrangements as instructed by Executive Director in a timely fashion and be available to travel with Executive Director as needed.
  • Review & log all housing referrals (Intake) Packages.
  • Liaison the Name Change Project
  • Liaison & schedule appointment requests with Ciora Thomas.
  • Keep Executive Directors’ Calendar up-to-date, including daily reminders of upcoming meetings, events, and community forums.
  • Handle requests regarding housing process and intake (i,e, provide information for those that complete sisTers Service Request Form and generate a referral package that will be submitted to the Executive Director). This will also include any calls or emails requesting services.
  • Issue client receipts for money collected by other staff and record rent/money transactions. The
  • Assistant will have to maintain a record-keeping system for these transactions.
  • Keep track & submit time/attendance/payroll information to Ciora Thomas on a weekly basis.
  • Be available after center hours for any Administrative Emergencies.
  • Fundraising for SisTers PGH
  • Be available at the center location, housing location, and Ciora’s residence as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ Years of experience in Crisis Intervention
  • Computer Literate, particularly with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to give, as well as receive constructive criticism
  • Experience in Office Organization/Personal Assisting
  • Ability to use your personal connections to broaden the organization’s mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Ability to be on time
  • Ability to adapt to changes
  • Licensed driver

Full Time/25hr – 40 hours/week

Please email info@sisterspgh.org with a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and experience in this position. If selected for an interview you will be contacted. For more information about SisTers PGH please visit www.sisterspgh.org – Thank you for your interest.

Board Directors and Committee Members

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items.  Ten Thousand Villages establishes long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is an independent nonprofit that sells Ten Thousand Villages Products and shares the company name, but The Pittsburgh board operates separately of Ten Thousand Villages US leadership.  In addition to governance, the board is also heavily involved in many aspects of operations, including managing bank accounts, approving expenses, creating the annual budget, devising policies, implementing advertising and marketing plans, organizing events, pursuing grant opportunities, and more.

The board currently has openings for board of directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Fundraising/Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Legal

The full Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM.  During normal operations, the meeting takes place at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and regular in-person attendance is expected of directors.  Due to Covid, the board has been meeting virtually.  In an average month, board service will require 4-10 hours. Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions.

Board committees meet as needed, typically once per month and often by telephone video conference. There is not a term duration for committee members.

If you are interested in joining the Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh Board of Directors, please submit your resume to board.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com.

Deputy Director, Aging Services

About DHS:

The Department of Human Services helps children grow up safer and healthier, young adults transition to adulthood, older adults live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. DHS’s mission is to create an accessible, culturally competent, integrated, and comprehensive human services system that ensures individually tailored, seamless and holistic services to Allegheny County residents, in particular, the county’s vulnerable populations. It also supports people in their most vulnerable times—preventing crises and protecting children and adults from abuse.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government. With a budget over $1 billion and its community partnerships, DHS reaches and serves over 200,000 people a year.

Why DHS?

  • You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and caring leaders to build the partnerships that bring as many resources as possible to our community and make sure we are smart in how we use our funding, so we reach the people who most need our help.
  • It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data; and uses data to improve the safety and well-being of children and to prioritize housing. If you’re excited about the chance to apply innovation and technology to making the lives of older adults better, this could be a terrific opportunity. It has strong, principled community leaders who care about people and the public good and want to help improve human services with our partners from neighborhoods and organizations across the county.
  • You can continue to advance. People move up in leadership here and beyond this region.  As the leader of a crucial system of support for older adults in a county that has one of the highest shares of older adults in the country—you can make your mark in a way that could garner national attention.

DHS is seeking a creative, visionary, highly collaborative Deputy Director to lead its 100-person Office of Aging Services and associated $50 million annual budget. This position reports to the Director and is a member of the DHS Leadership team.

The Deputy Director is responsible for working with the community, partners, and the Aging Network to articulate an ambitious vision for a true “system of care” for older adults in Allegheny County; set goals for the system; determine DHS’s optimal role; and administer the high-quality services that advance the system’s goals, particularly for the most vulnerable older adults and families in the county.

Aging Services’ current programs allow older adults to continue living safely at home, receive the insurance and public benefits they are entitled to, become stronger and healthier through access to companionship, exercise, and meals, and through other services that support older adults and the people who care for them. Aging Services also facilitates older adults access to the many other programs DHS delivers, too (e.g., mental health treatment, family support, or housing)—and Aging Services plays an important role in making sure older adults and caregivers benefit from the full range of services they need. Annually, approximately 40,500 consumers receive Aging Services’ services through either internally administered programs and contracts or County Agreements with more than 78 community-based service providers.

Requirements:

DHS is seeking a leader who can engage our community (through listening, learning, responding); develop and communicate a vision for the system of care and identify Aging Services’ role in that system; and lead and motivate staff in implementing programs while seeking opportunities to better serve older adults and our community. We are looking for a person who can:

  • Build and leverage community partnerships, including with organizations that have the trust of older adults and family members in low-income communities; with health care providers and health insurance organizations; and with other stakeholders in the county, state, and federal governments.
  • Lead Aging Services so that it becomes known for being responsive to community needs, creative/willing to think anew about solutions, and respectful of clients and their families, providers, and other colleagues.
  • Lead the organization in integrating Aging Services with other DHS services and programs so that our clients and caregivers get all the supports and resources they need and so that our staff feels that their contributions are valued.
  • Apply a consistent framework that leads to continuous improvement of Aging Services’ programs and processes.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and improvement and seize those chances.
  • Communicate a strategic vision through frequent public presentations, listening sessions and presentations with staff and providers of aging services, and by cultivating relationships.
  • Represent DHS and build relationships with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Departments of Aging and Long Term Services and Supports and with the PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging as the second largest Area Agency on Aging in the Commonwealth.

Qualities:

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • A visionary thinker: someone who naturally searches for new ideas and ways to do better and can envision a finer organization and strategies for getting there.
  • A real leader: someone who has experience in driving change for a large organization. This person also is someone who builds strong staff relationships and creates a positive work environment where people are motivated to do their best and have clear, challenging, and attainable goals and measured outcomes.
  • Highly curious and manages actively by engaging with community: someone who is driven to know about the programs and services and the people behind the numbers, and who gets out to hear from community members, clients, family members, employees, and contractors.
  • A problem-solver: someone who doesn’t overreact to problems, but gathers the facts, and others’ perspectives, and then figures out ways of moving forward collaboratively. This includes having great skills at analysis.
  • A fiscally savvy manager: someone who can build and execute effective business models as well as improve financial results.
  • A collaborative colleague: DHS works because we hire partners who support one another in doing good work. This person needs to be able to speak forthrightly, seek out others’ points of view, looks for ways to ensure everyone’s successes and learns from the successes of others.
  • A passionate advocate for older persons: someone who is driven to assure the highest level of quality and caring for older adults and their caregivers, with an eye towards access and equity.
  • A good communicator: this person will be comfortable delivering clear, organized, and persuasive messages, including addressing the media.

Qualifications:

Preferred:

  • Advanced Degree in public administration, business administration, human services, or health administration
  • Experience in leading organization(s)
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management

Minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Baccalaureate degree in Administration (Health Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration), Human Services, Political Science, Management, or a closely related field.
  • Experience: Five years of experience at a leadership level. Must include at least four years of supervisory or administrative experience.

Why work in Allegheny County, PA?

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference.

You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done.

But it’s large enough to enjoy amazing culture—even during this pandemic, when places like Quantum Theatre, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture all have creative ways of performing. If you play sports, you’ll find championship teams to cheer for, and public courts, running trails, fields, and rinks to engage in at nearly every turn. If you care about great education, you’ll find it at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, our other 50+ universities and colleges, and in our K-12 schools, including the Blue-Ribbon Schools in many of our school districts. (For the latest lists and ranking visit: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/About/Why-Allegheny-County/Accolades-and-Rankings.aspx). And Allegheny County is home to world class healthcare institutions to serve you and your family’s needs.

Although talented people could earn a lot more money working for a corporation or for a large consultant, by working for Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services, one can demonstrate their caring for older adults, youth, social justice, and community health — using one’s intellect, experience, and skills to make life better for people who weren’t born with all the advantages.

Those are the kinds of leaders we need, here at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to:

https://alleghenycounty.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=82&source=aWQ9MTg%3D

Everything Else:

Application Process: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without advanced notice.

Pre­employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and County policies, including successful background check. Candidates must pass verifications required for the position. These may include employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, drug test, and/or physical.

The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify someone from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.

Allegheny County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Deputy Director

Reports To: Executive Director
Status: Exempt

Summary:

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh’s only nonprofit devoted exclusively to contemporary photography, seeks a Deputy Director. Silver Eye promotes the power of contemporary photography as a fine art medium by creating original exhibitions, unique educational programing, and a space for artists to learn, create, and connect through our digital lab. Our programs are dedicated to supporting the work of emerging, mid-career, and under-recognized artists and sharing that work with our diverse audience in engaging and meaningful ways. Silver Eye is a small, dynamic team of three full time individuals, who value a flexible mindset, and ability to work across different types of responsibilities and tasks. Silver Eye is a highly-respected national and international organization and a vital cultural resource in Pittsburgh.

Deputy Director Job Description:

The Deputy Director works closely with the Executive Director to assist with or manage all administrative and programing tasks for the organization. This position is responsible for managing Silver Eye’s communications and is the first point of contact in person and online for our audience. This position will manage Silver Eye’s marketing, social media, newsletter, member services, and day to day office administration. The Deputy Director makes significant contributions to educational programming. This position will assist the Executive Director with tasks related to fundraising, program development and implementation, and curation.

This is a front of house position, responsible for creating an outstanding gallery experience by welcoming visitors, engaging with them about our program, and answering their questions. This is a high profile, detail-oriented job that requires the ability to handle multiple diverse tasks.

Media Relations & Marketing:

  • Responsible for the majority of the external and internal gallery communication.
  • Create and distribute press releases, press kits, email marketing, and social media.
  • Maintain and update Silver Eye website and social media channels.
  • Assist with creating print and online publications, postcards, gallery guides, and mailings.
  • Maintain media contacts and database; oversee media listings, and respond to inquiries.
  • Proof, copy edit, and/or design communications and fundraising materials.
  • Track gallery and programming attendance.
  • Maintain media and photo archives; coordinate with photographers/designers as needed.
  • Assist with events, including reservation lists, ordering supplies, and greeting guests.
  • Assist in developing media and event sponsorships.

Membership & Fundraising:

  • Assist the Executive Director with membership programs and fundraising appeals.
  • Track, and report on membership and fundraising activities, revenue and expenses.
  • Handle all membership inquiries and communications, sell and renew memberships.
  • Maintain and update membership information using the Silver Eye’s database.
  • Produce acknowledgment letters and other donor recognition materials.
  • Assist with all aspects of grant writing and reporting.
  • Assist in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, including individual and major gifts, corporate sponsors, planned giving, and grants.
  • Ensure that memberships program is market competitive and provides compelling value, benefits, and programs to attract new members and retain and upgrade existing ones.

Office Administration & Front of House:

  • Welcomes and assists visitors, answers phones, and provide front-line customer service.
  • Processes sales and maintain POS systems.
  • Manages gallery and bookstore.
  • Copy, scan, file documents, and take minutes as needed.
  • Maintain, update, and organize exhibition checklists and loan agreements.

Curatorial and Program Leadership:

  • Support the Executive Director in execution of the organization’s artistic vision and overall strategy for all programs, exhibitions, and education initiatives.
  • Assist the Executive Director in exhibition curation, including helping to conceptualize and implement an innovative exhibition calendar that promotes excellence, diversity, visibility, and interpretive strategies to better meet audience needs.
  • Help to ensure that Silver Eye’s programs excel at a regional and national level and reflect contributions to the field of photography from a diverse range of artists.
  • Promote the highest standard of museum/art gallery practices including professionalism with all artists and collaborators, loan agreements, shipping and handling of art, insurance, installation, environmental control and other issues.

Education:

  • The Deputy Director will lead our innovative year-long internship program Scholar’s @ Silver Eye.
  • Create educational resources and perspectives for all of our programming including our gallery’s Education Guides and Community Perspectives.
  • Ensure that the gallery educational programs, resources, and collaborations cover a wide range of relevant content.
  • Promote integration of education initiatives into exhibitions, programs, marketing, and developmental efforts.

Minimum Education, Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Five years experience in the field.
  • Passion for contemporary art and photography.
  • High level of self-motivation with drive to take initiative.
  • Warm, friendly manner and strong people skills.
  • Effective communicator with clear verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience with communications management and strategy.
  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work in a small, dynamic workplace.
  • Excellent knowledge of Google Docs.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Experience with Mac operating systems, Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, video editing and MailChimp.
  • Experience managing websites and mailing lists.
  • Experience writing about contemporary art for general audiences.
  • Experience working closely with living artists.

General Requirements:

This position is based in Silver Eye’s gallery and is generally 40 hours per week with a 10am-6pm work schedule. Silver Eye often holds events and some weekend and evening hours are required.

Compensation:

This is a full time position, salary is $40,000-45,000. This position offers health insurance, paid time off, and an IRA match.

Silver Eye is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Silver Eye is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, strive for equity, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. There are no perfect candidates and Silver Eye is a place where staff are encouraged to learn and grow. However you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if this position inspires you.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume here. Questions about this position should be directed David Oresick, david@silvereye.org. Silver Eye is seeking to fill this position as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the job is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before Nov 1, 2021.

Assistant Director

Location: Penn-Trafford
Schedule: Full-Time, salaried position
Benefits: Paid Time off and holidays and healthcare reimbursement

Application Deadline: Post will be closed when filled

Promote PT Inc. DBA, Protect PT (PPT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring residents’ safety, security, and quality of life by engaging in education and advocacy to protect the economic, environmental, and legal rights of the people in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. PPT empowers local residents to become informed and involved in current local events to promote a more viable, just, and communal future. PPT partners with similar community-based organizations to conduct outreach, host educational workshops, and attend community events. Visit our website for more information on our initiatives. www.protectpt.org

We are seeking a socially and environmentally conscious person who is a strong communicator and has a passion for helping others and the community. A successful applicant will embody our organization’s core competencies of Creativity, Quality Communication, Education & Leadership of Others, Culture of Service, Relationship Building, Adaptability, and Effective Time & Project Management. This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will assist the ED in project planning, grant writing, managing project outreach and execution, and researching policy and legal advocacy. If you feel that you have what this job requires, send us a resume and a detailed explanation of why this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Full-Time salaried position currently with a combination of in-office, on-site meetings, and remote work based on the status of COIVD-19 and using the best precautions to protect staff and stakeholders. Hours spent at each dependent upon needs of the business at the time;
  • Assist ED in the coordination and strategic planning of projects & campaigns that influence the outcomes of proposed gas infrastructure projects in local neighborhoods;
  • Coordination and supervision of the organization’s internship program as intern liaison to the ED and Board;
  • Assist in supervising the communications staff in order to organize educational events and support organizational leaders to drive and amplify the organization’s mission;
  • Assist in approving outreach and educational materials in accordance with the organization’s mission and purpose;
  • Liaise with the Environmental Scientist to research environmental regulations and assist in drafting advocacy letters, articles and publications based on research;
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization at local stakeholder meetings;
  • Assist in outreach to stakeholders about opportunities for public and program involvement;
  • Assist in grant writing and budget research & preparation for new programs;
  • Must be able to attend occasional evening and weekend events and record meeting minutes and notes for communication with board members;
  • Other tasks as needed based on the needs of the business.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about social and climate justice;
  • Bachelor’s degree and related professional experience;
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and quickly learn PPT’s project and outreach strategy as it pertains to the overall goals of the organization;
  • Proficient in Google Drive and online collaboration;
  • Proficient in grant writing and budget management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to quickly learn new issues well enough to train others.

Salary Range: $32K – $40k per year commensurate with experience

PPT offers a supportive and flexible working environment with telecommunication available. PPT strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and those with disabilities to apply. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Gillian Graber, Executive Director, at gillian@protectpt.org.

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

Director of Behavioral Health

Level: Experienced
Job Location: U.S.VETS Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%
Job Shift: Any
Job Category: Nonprofit – Social Services

Description:

Looking for a rewarding position? How would you like to serve those who served?If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you! Come & join our winning team! Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching 401K

Director of Behavioral Health:

The Director of Behavioral Health (DBH) reports directly to the Executive Director and has the primary responsibility of developing, planning, and supervising all clinical services, to include mental health services, to improve quality of life for U.S.VETS clients. The DBH is responsible for overall leadership of the Program Coordinators, development and management of psychological, social work, and ancillary therapies provided within U.S.VETS outpatient services.

A COMPLETE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY!

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes appropriate, quality standards for client care in mental health, addiction treatment, and health promotion activities for U.S.VETS
  • Assures that appropriate protocols for continuous improvement are established in mental health and addiction services and monitors ongoing compliance with quality assurance standards for mental health and substance use outpatient care
  • Plans, oversees, and collaborates on the planning for new program initiatives and oversees and collaborates the efforts to obtain new funding and assure the continuation of on-going funding
  • Available for consultation by program staff by being on-call 24/7
  • Oversees recruiting, maintaining and providing appropriate clinical coverage in the clinical department and collaborates with the program department to ensure 24-hour clinical coverage for clients
  • Hires, trains, directly supervises, and evaluates the Clinical Administrative Coordinator, Program Coordinators, and Licensed Clinical Therapists
  • Manages and oversees U.S.VETS internship program to include but is not limited to task assignment, conducting weekly supervision and adhering to university and licensing board standards
  • Oversees the performance- and competency-based standards for all clinical programs
  • Creates an individual and group supervision schedule for the site in accordance with frequency standards as defined by national Clinical and Program teams
  • Conducts and documents individual and group supervision for each position based on the direct service administrative and clinical responsibilities in accordance with standards as defined by national Clinical and Program teams
  • Oversees medical billing process at the site for clinical services to ensure compliance with regulations and internal U.S.VETS procedures
  • Assures ongoing communication and reporting with outside funders and maintains positive collaborative relationships with external stakeholders
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Oversees quality assessment and improvement activities as required
  • Facilitates weekly clinical and case management meetings
  • Supervises curriculum governing client psychoeducational classes, mental health treatment classes and substance abuse treatment classes
  • Assumes 100% of the Clinical Administrative Coordinators role and responsibilities in this positions absence/position vacancy through independent completion of tasks or through delegation of responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in social services or other related field required
  • Independently licensed in social services; a minimum of 5 years of employment in an executive-level clinical role at U.S.VETS may substitute for license requirement.
  • Minimum of three (3) years management experience of multiple programs and personnel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer and information systems
  • Professional manner and appearance
  • Ability to take general direction, work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse group of clients, staff, and community members
  • Knowledge/experience working with veterans preferred
  • Ability to travel locally between program sites as needed as well as periodic national travel for conferences/training. Valid drivers license preferred.
  • If driving company vehicles, must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.

United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

 

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2382887

Assistant Director of Housing Development

The Assistant Director of Housing Development effectively leads and provisions a team to focus on housing & unit production. This will include building relationships with community leaders and city stakeholders to advance production in alignment with neighborhood plans and priorities.

This role will also be the lead and liaison to monitor services provided by developers to the community leaders and will work closely with other departments to deliver challenging community development and community home ownership satisfaction to marginalized neighborhoods.
The ideal candidate for this role will be highly motivated to lead and drive complex projects through to completion by taking a proactive approach to housing development.
Job title: Assistant Director of Housing Development

Department: Project & Asset Management
Divisional Unit: Development Services
Pay Grade: 9
Reports to: Director of Development Services
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement complex projects using a strategic and results oriented mindset, while overcoming barriers to ensure projects are delivered successfully.
  • Proactively drive and produce high volume of residential rental and home ownership units that balance quality & affordability.
  • Achieves goals, deliverables, and unit production outcomes through problem solving, contingency plans, and action-oriented leadership to ensure goals and accountabilities are aligned.
  • Provide direct oversight and management to staff overseeing performance metrics, expectations, accountabilities, and growth strategies for employee development.
  • Assess available resources in staffing and funding to assign responsibilities within the department in a way that leverages all resources to create the optimal outcome to benefit the community at large.
  • Attend and serve on committees, task forces, and advisory board(s) as appropriate to achieve goals.
  • Work collaboratively with URA Leadership to engage in URA visioning and strategic planning efforts, ensuring organization-wide goals, policies and plans integrate with internal operations amongst development services and lending.
  • Provide strategy around major home ownership and mixed-use development initiatives to meet the goals and objectives of the URA and different stakeholders.
  • Structure complex and multi-layered real estate projects, using a myriad of funding sources.
  • Work collaboratively with other URA Leadership in lending and development services:
    • Strategize operational planning for developing and implementing home ownership and mixed-use building projects in marginalized neighborhoods.
    • Develop strategies to increase customer satisfaction and deliver excellent service for homeownership initiatives throughout the city
    • Deliver successful and sustainable home ownership projects and community wealth strategies for marginalized neighborhoods.
  • Work with community groups, City, Planning, URA, PHDC (Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation), and PLB (Pittsburgh Land Bank) teams on mixed-use developments to effectively find a solution for community real estate issues.
  • Work with external stakeholders such as federal, state, city agencies, lenders, contractors, real estate professionals, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, local banks, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), Housing Authority, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with Asset, Transactions, Legal, and Compliance teams to ensure programs meet all compliance consultation requirements for development loans, grants, underwriting, HUD regulations, and other applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Finance team to ensure that program finances are accurate for effective monitoring of different accounts, and budgets while meeting all legal and compliance requirements.
  • Provide performance information, metrics, and reports to enable contracts and programs to be monitored to ensure home ownership initiatives are performing and to benchmark against standards.
  • Fully investigate and respond to all community concerns, comments, inquiries, and ensure appropriate steps are taken to correct any challenges or shortcomings and implement corrective measures.
  • Ensure stakeholders, community groups, and internal colleagues are kept fully informed of significant progress to building community wealth and homeowner programs.
  • Lead relationships with managing agents across all tenures ensuring that services meet required standards and costs are reasonable.
  • Project manage corporate and departmental projects as requested, ensuring key objectives are set and outcomes are properly monitored and recorded.
  • Prepare and manage budgets and service charges in accordance with our financial policies and procedures.
  • Promote and participate in community meetings and involvement activities in liaison with the City, Planning, URA, PHDC (Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation), and PLB (Pittsburgh Land Bank) to represent the URA in such a way that is always committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Liberal Arts
  • 5+ of experience in affordable housing programs and finance including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, and public funding programs.
  • 3+ years of management and people supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying and sourcing: LIHTC’s, low interest loans/grants, HOME/CDBG, NMTC, HTC, FHLB, and philanthropic resources.
  • Familiarity with the City of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Task Force initiative, and Housing Opportunity Fund program
  • Understanding of policies, programs, and processes of HUD and PHFA
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, agencies, and community groups as a representative of the organization.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills required.
  • Entrepreneurial sensibility and strong capacity to set department goals, work plans and work independently.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community, and political relationships; and partnership arrangements with local organizations.
  • Ability to manage and sustain a diverse loan portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience of tax credit programs is a plus.
  • Prior local government experience in housing is a plus.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Results Orientation
  • Managing Change
  • Empowering Others
  • Attention to Communication
  • Forward Thinking
  • Establishing Focus
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Managing Performance
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Customer Orientation

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Deputy Director

Are you our next Deputy Director?

We’re looking for a changemaker. A force of office culture. A human who eats data for breakfast. A master of systems management. We need someone who can unify our hardworking nose-to-the-ground team to meet deadlines. Someone who can help us all better communicate. Someone who reminds us to come up for air. In a world where we can cut through office culture lexicon and call things what they are, we’re pretty sure this person is our Director of Care. If this sounds like you, this hiring notice is calling your name. And by the way: Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s work centers BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA people. So, if you’re a member of these or of other historically marginalized communities, we strongly encourage you to apply.

SALARY & BENEFITS

This is a full-time salaried position and pays $60,000 a year. You’ll get health benefits, vacation time, a team who knows how to respect a flex schedule, and a career immersed in arts and culture in one of the most storied neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. You’ll also get the chance to deeply affect culture and drive performance at one of the most innovative arts nonprofits in the city (more on that below).

SCHEDULE

Our typical office hours are 10am-6pm on weekdays. During heavy programming periods and times when you need to be present at events in the evening, you can flex your schedule to help you maintain work-life balance. And because the world has changed in the past year, we should note that this is an in-person, non-remote position, and all Kelly Strayhorn team members are vaccinated against COVID-19.

DEADLINES

Cover letter and resume due by 6/15/21. Apply here via JazzHR.

First day on the job is 7/15/21

ABOUT KELLY STRAYHORN THEATER

Named after 20th-century entertainment legends and Pittsburgh natives Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn, Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) serves as a catalyst for creative expression that brings diverse communities together. Focusing on the performing and media arts of our time, KST takes a multidisciplinary approach to presenting contemporary performing arts while examining the questions that define and inspire us as individuals and communities. KST’s mission is realized by being one of the nation’s leading presenters of innovative works in dance, theater, music and live art; a resource for education, emerging artist support, and community partnership; a neighborhood destination for culture.

ABOUT THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR POSITION

Our team at KST has weathered several changes in staffing and culture over the last two years, most notably the planned succession of our former Executive Director and the transition to a remote work environment during COVID-19. Team communication, work culture, and role expectations have been in flux, making it a challenge to establish norms together under new executive leadership. As we return to a fully staffed team and in-person work environment this summer, we are looking for a Deputy Director who can get in on the ground floor of our re-organized team and make real and lasting change. Someone who can expertly guide day-to-day operations, create and build upon workplace culture, and help each individual team member be happy and effective in their role. Put simply: we’re looking for someone who can amp up our overall effectiveness and joy.

Lead Day-to-Day Operations and Organizational Effectiveness

  • As a member of key management staff, work closely with the Executive Director to organize everyone around our projects, programs, and organization-wide goals.
  • Make effective systems that streamline our workflows, improve our experiences of working together, and capture meaningful data so that we can report on our impact.
  • Oversee the contracting process and manage our relationships with vendors, ensuring companies owned by minorities and women are included. Prepare and negotiate contracts in support of our operations and strategic goals. Review contracts and related documentation for accuracy and completeness.
  • Support the Production Manager with aspects of facilities management for our two locations (our historic 350-seat multiple-use performance venue and our modern studio space just up the street, both of which house office space) including upkeep and maintenance.
  • Review all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment
  • Ensure that we are in compliance in legally regulated areas like insurance, human resources, and taxes.

Support Employees and Spearhead a Culture of Care at KST

  • As the HR Representative for KST, design and manage all our human resource functions, including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, performance management, professional development, and employee engagement.
  • Help KST be a workplace that continues to attract top talent. Build compelling compensation and benefits packages that ensure a thriving staff. Reduce staff turnover and ensure that we’re learning from our combined experiences.
  • Look ahead to both short and long-term goals and ensure we have adequate staff capacity to meet them.
  • Champion and steward a positive work culture at KST, helping the team get the tools and support they need to be as effective and happy as possible in their roles.
  • Lead a culture of care and anti-oppression; provide inspiration and motivation to staff through positive encouragement and ongoing coaching.
  • Lead internal review of existing policies and procedures with a lens for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access. Ensure processes are thoughtful and forward-thinking.

Donor Stewardship

  • Help meet annual fundraising goals with ongoing strategies for cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of corporate and individual donors.
  • Grow KST’s individual giving base, and work with Executive Director to develop and implement a program to identify, engage, and secure support from individual donors.
  • Work with development staff to ensure we meet grant-related deadlines.
  • Work alongside Executive Director to align KST’s strategic plan, program plans, and staff capacity with fundraising opportunities and goals.
  • Work with Executive Director to deepen engagement from the Board of Directors and its committees. Monitor board goals and track progress. Prepare necessary documents for Board and Committee meetings and assist with board-related reporting.

Requirements (please don’t apply if you don’t have the following):

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging and the willingness to prioritize and foster a commitment to valuing differences of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.
  • Five or more years of demonstrated leadership and management experience.
  • The ability to coach a variety of individuals with care.
  • Exceptional organization skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to create and implement systems and processes.
  • The ability to use or to learn the following software and systems: Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Patron Manager, HelloSign, and ShareFile.

Preferences (you should still apply even if you don’t have all of these traits):

  • Arts management experience and knowledge of theatrical procedures and practices
  • Individual, corporate, and/or grant-related fundraising experience