Board Member

PA Humanities is currently seeking new members to join its Board of Directors! This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a committed team putting the humanities into action to build community, educate, inspire, and make lasting change across the state.

The purpose of our Board is to provide thoughtful leadership that advances PA Humanities’ strategic plan through the talent, service, advocacy, networks, and ongoing financial contributions of its members.

We are seeking energized volunteers who are passionate about our mission and can work collaboratively with our team to help us build our networks, share tools, innovate, grow and put people first. We value a diverse and representative group who are advocates for equity and inclusiveness, adding to our team’s range of identities, perspectives, experiences, and knowledge.

Board membership is limited to individuals who at the time of their election or appointment are either residents in Pennsylvania or employed full-time in Pennsylvania.

For more information, including FAQs and an online application, visit: https://pahumanities.org/about-us/board-of-directors/join-our-board/

Learn more about who we are: https://pahumanities.org/about-us/

Contract Grantwriter

Procopia seeks an energetic, experienced contract grantwriter to join our flexible team. The successful candidate will have experience in and enthusiasm for preparing grant proposals for a wide array of nonprofit organizations in diverse fields of service. Depending on the project, the grantwriter will work directly through Procopia management or engage in client-facing services.

We are looking for curious, upbeat team members who bring skill and confidence, strong customer relations, and utmost professionalism. We love our work and we bring our whole selves to the job – we’re looking for someone we both enjoy working with and who gets the job done on time and within budget.

Procopia is a consultancy serving nonprofit organizations. The company is led by a management team and a bench of skilled contractors performing grant writing, fundraising, strategic planning, and research services. This position is flexible but requires occasional on-site meetings with clients in the Pittsburgh region. Procopia does not guarantee regular hours and we are seeking individuals comfortable with the variability of a consulting role.

Compensation is competitive and based on experience.

Our Values:

  • Upbeat, Positive Approach
  • Professionalism and Timeliness
  • Clear, Direct Communication
  • Spirit of Collaboration and Shared Goals
  • Humility, Empowered Clients
  • No Drama

Benefits of Joining Our Team:

  • Flexible work schedule and workload
  • Work from home or coworking options available
  • Professional development opportunities available
  • Clients sourced by Procopia; if sourced by you, referral bonuses available
  • Affiliation with a strong, trusted brand
  • Overhead and administration of contracts, legalities, compliance, invoicing, marketing and more all handled by Procopia

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage 1-3 nonprofit grantwriting clients and fulfill their specific scope of services (prospect research, creation of grant proposals, etc.)
  • Communicate directly with clients on a regular basis via email, phone, or Zoom
  • Meet clients in-person or on Zoom, as necessary
  • Provide light strategic guidance to clients in fundraising approach (e.g. reviewing foundation or grantor priorities and suggesting possible matches)

About You:

  • Experience in preparing both federal and foundation grant proposals
  • Strong understanding of Western Pennsylvania philanthropic and nonprofit sectors
  • Self-starting and independent worker
  • Project management capability to ensure our work is delivered on-time and within budget
  • Enthusiasm and customer-oriented disposition
  • Passion for strong written and verbal communication
  • Access to dependable technology and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Dropbox, Zoom and other digital tools
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Communicative and responsive due to remote nature of work

Not Required, But Helpful:

  • Experience managing multiple client relationships
  • Experience using the Foundation Directory online research tools
  • Based in Pittsburgh

Application Process:

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the position and your resume to hannah@procopia.co. Stay-at-home parents, semi-retired pros, and other nonconformists encouraged to apply. Please use the subject line “Procopia Contract Grantwriter.”

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the first review of candidates in early April.

Consultants

CONSULTING ASSOCIATES AND CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES RESEARCHERS, DATA ANALYSTS, AND CONSULTING PROJECT SUPPORT

Bonner Consulting is a Pittsburgh based nonprofit consulting firm whose clients include regional nonprofits, foundations, associations, and public/government entities. See our website for more details.

At Bonner Consulting we recognize the value an interdisciplinary team of consultants with complementary skills brings to our nonprofit clients. We are assembling a diverse and inclusive network of experienced professionals who understand the structures and challenges faced by nonprofits in our region. For each of our consulting engagements we build a dynamic team of professionals and administrative support to meet the needs of the client.

Bonner Consulting is accepting inquiries from consultants and project freelancers interested in partnering or contracting with us.

Description of the types of contractors/consulting associates we need

We are currently building a diverse team to respond to a regional needs assessment request for proposal. The following skills are needed immediately to be included in the proposal. However, going forward our strategic planning requires the same skills and experience.

  • Qualitative data analysis – sorting survey and interview data
  • Research, to include organizational research and benchmarking
  • Administrative project skills to include scheduling meetings and supporting clients/stakeholders who have questions about completing surveys
  • We may need people who are experienced in conducting interviews or facilitating focus groups.
  • Writing and editing reports of findings

We seek…

  • Individuals that have worked with or in nonprofit organizations and who understand the structures and challenges of nonprofits. Awareness of the regional nonprofit ecosystem and its funders is a plus.
  • Individuals with varied professional experiences, diverse work histories, and demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit community.
  • We welcome people that have been or are currently contractors and/or consultants by choice and who do not need a set number of hours or Freelancers who seek projects to supplement their other work.
  • Flexible working hours, with the ability to take on or decline work as per the needs of Bonner Consulting and the client’s schedule.

Attributes of Success

  • Previous nonprofit experience.
  • Comfortable in working environments that are self-directed.
  • Flexibility to accept last minute assignments, or conversely, have periods with no assignments.
  • Integrity and trust. Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement that covers our propriety methodology/tools and includes keeping our client and survey information confidential.
  • Strong administrative skills, can move easily from the big picture to focusing on the details.
  • Must be able to comfortably work with a diverse set of partners and client organizations

HOW TO EXPRESS INTEREST

Want to talk with me to learn more and see if there is a potential fit? Send me an email along with your bio, resume, or link to an updated linked-in profile, Include the type of work you want to do.

​Leslie Bonner, Managing Consultant, Leslie@Bonner-consulting.com 

While we are not hiring employees, we maintain strong principles of equality and equity with our contractors and partners. We seek contractors that represent our diverse community in race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

Operations Manager

Benvenuti Arts is seeking a part-time, contract Operations Manager to join our team. Reporting to Founder and Lead Consultant, Sarah Benvenuti, this position will:

  • Ensure our team is coordinated and efficient with our work;
  • Help improve our systems and operations as we grow;
  • Work closely with our founder to ensure we scale our business in a responsible way; and
  • Work with our clients to improve their systems and processes.

Benvenuti Arts has grown substantially, tripling our budget from 2019 to 2022. Now a team of 8, (6 part time and 2 full time) we are searching for an Operations Manager who can:

  • Build, refine, and maintain organization-wide processes and procedures;
  • Keep our team organized, managing our platforms and software;
  • Assess our business practices, suggesting and implementing efficiencies;
  • Assist with client management and financial management, including contracting and reporting;
  • Interface directly with clients, supporting them as needed with their specific process and operations challenges, like implementing databases, improving their productivity, coordinating across growing teams, and more; and
  • Work with our Founder to help grow the business in an ethical, equitable, and thoughtful manner.

Our team uses a number of online platforms in order to work efficiently, keeping costs low for clients. These include the Google Suite, Asana, and Slack. Applicants should have a comfort with these systems, or be able to quickly learn new technologies and integrate them into your workflow. Our clients, additionally, use a range of tools (Salesforce, Flipcause, Bloomerang, Quickbooks, and many more) that all BA team members must be able to navigate. Onboarding will include training in all platforms and support from our Founder and other team members around our specific procedures and techniques.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background in the arts or education or social services, and a passion for the arts;
  • Have about 3 to 5 years of demonstrable experience with operations of a small business, nonprofit, or comparable creative enterprise;
  • An interest in learning about the different aspects of arts administration;
  • Be self-organized and work efficiently remotely;
    adapt quickly to technology.

Part-time Contract Position to begin, 20 hours per week, $25,000 annually, with potential for growth.

The position is based in Pittsburgh with a flexible schedule that includes working remotely and in-person in downtown Pittsburgh. Operations Manager will be expected to work with our Founder 1-2 days/week most weeks, on a schedule determined in collaboration each week. Our business hours are 9 am to 5 pm.

Interested candidates should send a resume with cover letter and references to intern@benvenutiarts.com.

ABOUT BENVENUTI ARTS

It is the mission of Benvenuti Arts to provide professional expertise in fundraising and management to the organizations and artists creating the most exciting, innovative art out there. We work with clients no matter the size, and we adapt our work to fit their unique circumstances. Whether the client is an individual artist who spends $5,000 a year on one production, or a mid-size organization with a few staff members, planning for growth, Benvenuti Arts can help them reach their goals.

While we are thrilled to engage with organizations of all sizes, our focus is on the smallest (<$500,000). We have specific services created to serve any budget and, in return, clients recognize that we must keep to specific goals and timelines. We strive to educate clients – to teach them to fish – so that they aren’t dependent on us. That being said, it’s our goal to be there for our clients at all stages of their lifecycle, and hope they think of us when the next big fundraising or administrative change comes along.

Benvenuti Arts services include fundraising and administrative planning and implementation, ongoing grant writing and management, consulting and advising, event management, and interim fundraising services. We have grown rapidly in the past year, with clients across the country in all areas of the performing arts.

Our team consists of people from all over the world and we work with clients of all backgrounds, thus Benvenuti Arts is a company where the difference is valued and diversity is a driver for the future. We strive to create an environment where everyone regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity can feel respected and appreciated. Benvenuti Arts provides equal opportunities to let everyone fulfill their potential.

Small Business Mentor – Pittsburgh

Share your Business knowledge Volunteer with SCORE

A SCORE mentor is an adviser who helps individuals and small businesses reach their goals. Mentors provide free business advice and education to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

As a mentor, you’ll help clients solve problems, make businesses more efficient, and assist with developing long-term business plans. Additionally, you may discover new sources of insight and knowledge to help your own business and leadership style. Teaching others how to manage people or projects, along with illustrating ways to succeed in other aspects of business, could inspire you to continue with your own professional growth-all of this while helping your local community.

The ideal mentor is empathetic, flexible, and loves connecting people to the right resources. Mentors often have significant experience within their field, excellent communication skills, and the ability to dedicate 3-5 hours a week.

Apply today if you have expertise in any business topic, including but not limited to marketing, finance and accounting, management, technology, strategy, websites, etc.

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that helps aspiring and existing entrepreneurs succeed. Every year, our volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of starting small businesses and achieving new levels of success. Volunteering is a way for you to give back, network with business experts, and share your knowledge. Join SCORE today to make a meaningful difference in your local economy.

Learn more at https://pittsburgh.score.org/volunteer-29

Project Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seeks a skilled Project Manager. Recently the Federation completed a strategic plan to be implemented by 2024. The plan includes thirteen objectives, to be implemented in stages, each of which is spearheaded by a member of the professional staff. We are building a culture that embraces inclusion and allows everyone to bring the best version of themselves to work.

We seek a Project Manager to ensure the overall implementation of our strategic plan. The Project Manager will coordinate and mentor subject matter experts and other project team members in the implementation of their objectives and consult with volunteers and committee members, as necessary. Individuals with a commitment to growth, accountability, and a proven history to lead others through complex processes and change are encouraged to apply.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (Federation) is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Pittsburgh Jewish community. We provide funding to local and overseas partner agencies, and other organizations that provide health and human welfare services, educational, cultural and engagement programming and advocacy.

ESSENTIAL CONSULTANCY FUNCTIONS

  • Utilize the Federation’s chosen project management technology (Microsoft Teams), develop or introduce associated business processes, and train staff on project management best-practices to embed project management expertise into the culture of the organization.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to manage frequent changes and competing deadlines.
  • Leads an interdepartmental team to complete assigned projects on time, to specifications, and with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Communicate the project scope and requirements to associated stakeholders and obtain approval for completion.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain project plans including desired outcomes, implementation steps, outputs, schedules, risk factors, assumptions, and dependencies.
  • Conducts risk assessments; reports identified risks to management; provides recommendations for mitigation of risk (including termination of the project if appropriate).
  • Facilitate the work of project teams and committees associated with objectives and with implementation oversight.
  • Create project status presentations for key stakeholders and project personnel.
  • Consult with other consultants and vendors engaged through the implementation of objectives.
  • Plan and assign project resources and assist with budget forecasting.
  • Establish common goals across multiple teams and define useful metrics and reporting to track outputs and outcomes.
  • Track, monitor and report on project milestones and deliverables.
  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Teams.
  • A capacity to solve problems, to stay organized while managing multiple priorities.
  • Experience with strategic planning, project management and with leading organizations through change.
  • Ability to set project scopes and budgets and deliver quality results.
  • Skill in developing and leading diverse, collaborative teams.
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to identify subject matter experts to achieve desired results.

EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years related experience.
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business management or project management with six to eight (6-8) years of related experience.
  • PMP, PgMP, CAPM, MPM and/or comparable project management certifications highly desirable.

DISCLAIMER

This job announcement is not designed to cover all responsibilities, duties or activities that are required of the consultant. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change. New duties may be assigned at any time with or without notice in accordance with the needs of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

COMPENSATION

This position has a competitive salary of $ 70,000 to 90,000 to commensurate with experience.
The Federation offers a competitive benefits package when compared to other non-profits in the region.

TO APPLY

Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to employment@jfedpgh.org or Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. No phone calls please.

Inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. For accommodations for disabilities in the application or interviewing process, please contact us at employment@jfedpgh.org.

Professional Support Network Facilitator

Founded in 2009, YNPN Pittsburgh promotes a diverse, equitable, and inclusive nonprofit sector in the region that supports the growth and development of young nonprofit professionals. We are an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization led by our board of directors and various volunteer committees. As an all-volunteer organization, meaning we employ no staff to execute programming, administration, and oversight, we appreciate the dedication of our volunteers to bring professional development opportunities to the Pittsburgh nonprofit community.

At YNPN PGH, we are committed to building diversity in our organization and the nonprofit sector. Individuals are encouraged to volunteer and apply regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc. We believe a diverse leadership team helps us serve our diverse membership more effectively.

We are looking for volunteer facilitators to lead short-term, skills-based learning sessions on three topics: Nonprofit Fundraising and Development, Developing Your Leadership Style, and Self-Marketing and Advocacy. We are looking for early to mid-career nonprofit professionals to support the personal and professional growth of emerging leaders in a supportive peer environment.

Do you have:

  • A professional skill in the above topics you would like to share with young professionals looking to increase their marketability and confidence?
  • Enough time to lead a 1-hour session each month + answer questions via email?

Can you:

  • Commit to leading successive 3-month long learning series on your chosen topic?
  • Develop and facilitate a curriculum on your topic (this should include assigning pre-work and facilitating conversations – we will provide a template to guide your planning)?

Do you want:

  • To increase your presentation and facilitation skills to become a stronger professional in your field?
    the opportunity to support the growth and professional development of Pittsburgh’s young nonprofit network through peer-to-peer learning?

If this sounds like you, send us an email at info@ynpnpgh.org. From there, we’ll contact you regarding the PSN program.

Strategy Associate (Part-Time)

We’re searching for a Strategy Associate (Part-Time)

Non-profits and other purpose-driven organizations face complex, meaningful challenges. Brocade Studio is seeking a part-time Associate to join our team in providing strategy and facilitation services.

About Brocade

Brocade Studio is a growing consultancy that serves purpose-driven organizations (typically, nonprofits) by providing strategy, facilitation, interpretive planning, and analytics services.

Our recent work includes:

  • Facilitation of a strategic planning process for a national civil and voting rights organization
  • An internal racial equity assessment for a statewide coalition of legal aid organizations
  • Facilitation of a strategic planning process for a national reproductive justice organization
  • Leadership of an initiative to establish data-driven governance at a flagship museum in the American south
  • Facilitation of a strategic planning process for a statewide conservation organization

Members of our team are based in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Toronto, and work from home or co-working offices. Our three principal consultants are joined by a constellation of subcontracted collaborators.

About the Role

As an Associate Consultant, you would contribute to multiple strategic planning engagements by:

  • Designing stakeholder surveys
  • Designing and conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Conducting external (landscape) research
  • Analyzing and synthesizing the resultant data and identifying meaningful trends and other insights
  • Preparing and delivering, alongside principal consultants, presentations and documents that communicate these insights to clients and prompt strategic decision-making
  • Contributing to collaborative strategy sessions with clients (staff leadership, staff, and Board members) potentially as a co-facilitator, depending on your presentation and facilitation skills
    • It’s okay if presentation and facilitation isn’t a complete strength – we have experience helping others develop these skills
  • Assisting principal consultants and clients in the iterative development of strategic planning content (goals, initiatives, metrics, etc.)
  • Providing project management support for engagements, such as scheduling meetings, taking and organizing notes for key sessions, and keeping engagements focused and on-schedule
  • Additionally, there are opportunities to lead smaller engagements based on interest, qualification, and performance

This is dynamic, client-facing work, in which you’ll work closely with our entire team.

We ask for a commitment of at least 15 hours per week, and we are open to a multitude of arrangements based on your preferred hours per week and schedule. That said, the ideal candidate has a degree of flexibility in their schedule, or has flexibility outside of a set of predictable hours given to a second commitment; this is important given that client meetings occur across the week and the work ebbs and flows.

You can work from anywhere with a strong, reliable internet connection. Our meetings occur within the EST workday, though all other work can be done at your preferred time of day.

For now, we have a set pipeline of strategic planning engagements that you would contribute to. That said, we’d hope to understand your interests and background and incorporate those things into the future work we seek.

We don’t call ourselves a family or anything, but our team is in constant and deepening relationship with one another – this only works (for us, anyway) if we trust and like each other. The right person may also bring skills and experiences that expand our own, or deepen those we already have.

You don’t have to be interested in growing into a full-time role here, though there is a possibility of that if you are interested.

In our work, we craft strategy and forward projects (alongside our clients) to change systems and increase justice. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQIA+ people.

Qualifications

None of the folks on our team set out in life to be consultants, and all of us have varied experiences, so our “qualifications” are a list of the qualities we think are useful in our work. To be clear, you don’t have to be all of these things. No human is. But maybe you’re some of these:

  • Quick learner and synthesizer. Our work requires us to quickly learn about a client’s field and be able to speak their “language” with some fluency. This should be more exciting than anxiety-producing.
  • Someone who asks good questions and challenges assumptions.
  • Organized. There are project management components to each of our engagements – everything from scheduling meetings to keeping projects on schedule and focused.
  • (Some degree of) personable. Practically, this means that you could be assigned to help us interview someone (a stakeholder) and we wouldn’t sweat it. Note that we don’t equate personableness with extroversion – we’re a mix of extroverts, introverts, ambiverts, and people who question whether any of it is a useful taxonomy.
  • A solid writer. We do a lot of writing that has to quickly and clearly communicate ideas. With support and edits, your writing should be crisp.
  • You may also have some content knowledge around, or background in, any of the fields in which our roster of clients operate. This is nice but is by no means necessary. Most often, our clients are: cultural institutions/museums, legal aid/legal justice organizations, school and charter districts, conservation organizations, and human services organizations.

Details

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through November 19th, 2021.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to interview in November/December.
  • Estimated start date: December/January
  • Hours and Pay: 15 hours/week minimum ($30 – $35/hr)
  • This is an independent contractor position.

To apply, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@brocade.studio

RFP for Strategic Planning Services

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) seeks a vendor to execute our strategic planning process.

WHO MAY RESPOND

PRC seeks vendors that have a strong understanding of nonprofit organizations, have strong facilitation skills, and have proven experience with nonprofit strategic planning. The vendor should also have experience with communications planning. Knowledge of Pennsylvania nonprofit environmental organizations is a plus.

PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

Proposals due 5:00PM EST November 12, 2021

Submit proposals via email to rfp@prc.org. If the proposal file is too large to email, provide a link to the file.

Submit inquiries regarding this RFP to Darren Spielman, executive director, darrens@prc.org

Click Here to View Full RFP

Board of Directors

Position Title:  Member of the Board of Directors

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

Reports To:  Board Chairperson(s)

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Key Requirements:

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

To Apply:

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

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