AcePGH Manager

Position Context: Mayor William Peduto and OnePGH are piloting an experiment to determine how a guaranteed base income (GBI) could address poverty and create more access and opportunity for residents and their families struggling in the modern economy. Assured Cash Experiment Pittsburgh (AcePGH) is modeled after the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED), which was the nation’s first municipal-level GBI program. Comparable to SEED, AcePGH will evaluate how an income floor of $500 a month can improve the economic security of and well-being of the City of Pittsburgh residents. AcePGH will launch in the first quarter of 2021.

Position Description: Mayor William Peduto and OnePGH are searching for a highly skilled and motivated individual to serve as the full-time Manager for this groundbreaking initiative that has already garnered significant national attention. For the length of the pilot, the AcePGH Manager will coordinate the overall administration of AcePGH, manage research and storytelling partners, and serve as the point of contact for Pittsburgh recipients.

For more information, please visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ozVuMtIeyxAbk4g6XENlKkFkDB1FzTzU/view?usp=sharing

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Consultant

Project Objective: PennFuture and Conservation Voters of PA (CVPA) invite proposals from qualified individuals or firms to facilitate our respective efforts to develop and implement fully integrated institutional best practices to ensure that we become more welcoming, inclusive, and diverse organizations, including:

  • Assessment: Assess current organizational policies, practices, and culture to identify manifestations and root causes of bias and inequity.
  • Framework & Skill Building: Provide DEIJ training to staff, managers, and board as well as develop DEIJ tools and best practices for the organizations.
  • Goal Setting & Implementation: Help staff establish a clear equity vision and associated DEIJ goals as well as accountability structures towards implementing the goals.
  • HR Support: Support the development and implementation of best practices to further internal DEIJ values and goals.
  • Integration: Establish guidance and recommendation in order to fully integrate DEIJ into each organization’s programs, operations, and culture.

For more details, please check out the RFP at https://www.pennfuture.org/Files/Admin/Joint-PF-CVPA-DEIJ-RFP.pdf

Interested individuals or firms should submit their proposal to both Jay Andrews at andrews@pennfuture.org and Hillary Mohaupt at hillary@conservationpa.org no later than September 18, 2020. Please include the subject line: “DEIJ RFP Application.”

Director of Development

SCOPE OF WORK                                                                                                                                         

The Director of Development is a full time senior management position that reports directly to the Executive Director (ED).  The person in this role is responsible for identifying and cultivating various sources of funding, including, but not necessarily limited to, foundations, corporations, individuals, and the public sector to meet the agency’s short and long-term operational, capital, and special program funding needs. As such, this person is also responsible for suggesting annual and longer-term fundraising goals to the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board of Directors and develops action plans to achieve these goals. The Director of Development oversees the implementation of all fundraising strategies and evaluates each. The Director of Development participates in the administrative meetings and decision-making processes of the senior management.  In addition, the Director of Development supervises and oversees the work of the Development Associate.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning 

  1. Create an annual development/fundraising plan with specific fundraising goals based on the agency’s strategic plan and on prior year’s performance, needs of the organization, and fundraising potential.
  2. Develop detailed action plans to achieve fundraising goals that include areas of responsibility, budget, and time-line.
  3. Work with Development Committee and Executive Director to review and approve the development plan and action plans.
  4. Keep the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board of Directors apprised of relevant fundraising information.
  5. Include, as much as possible, new and creative methods of fundraising in each year’s plans.
  6. Work with development associate in development related planning processes.

Individual Donor Cultivation and Solicitation

  1. Plan, organize and lead an annual individual donor campaign.
  2. Identify, recruit and train leadership campaign volunteers.
  3. Identify new individual donor prospects, research and identify donor interests, and provide customized recognition and donor appreciation activities that extend throughout the year.
  4. Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors
  5. Assure that all donors are thanked promptly and given information about the value and use of their gift.
  6. Develop materials and articulate an effective cause for giving.
  7. Evaluate the annual campaign through discussions with all key actors and distribute formal evaluative reports to these individuals as well as to the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board.

Foundation and Corporate Solicitation

  1. Do adequate research to identify prospective funders and foundations whose interests parallel the Agency’s needs.
  2. Learn as much as possible about prospects from directories, annual reports, and from other organizations that the prospect has previously funded.
  3. Use volunteer leadership to the maximum extent possible when setting up meetings with prospects, during meetings, and when doing follow-ups.
  4. Write professional, accurate, and visually pleasing proposals.
  5. If appropriate, re-contact foundation/corporate prospect with relevant information after submission of a proposal but before the decision date.
  6. Cultivate foundations and corporations with progress and final reports regarding use of funds, donor updates, annual reports, and other relevant information.
  7. Evaluate the foundation and corporate fundraising program with the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board.

Special Events

  • Plan for the use of special events as a fundraising strategy, including financial and visibility goals.
  • Supervise the development associate in leading the events planned.
  • Identify, recruit and train volunteers to manage the events.
  • Assure quality planning, organization, and implementation of special events.
  • Evaluate special events through discussions with all key actors and distribute formal evaluative reports to the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board.

Governmental Funding

  1. Identify opportunities to acquire new governmental funding.
  2. Cultivate all contacts, both within and outside of governmental circles, to acquire governmental funding.
  3. Cultivate governmental funders with progress and final reports regarding the use of funds, donor updates, annual reports, and other relevant information.
  4. Evaluate the governmental fundraising program with the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board.

Communications

  1. Strengthen and manages all aspects of internal and external Agency communications.
  2. Generate and publishes annual reports and other external communications.
  3. Generate presentations and reports.
  4. Ensure relevant website and social media content are current/up-to-date

Volunteer Management

  1. Delegate, as much as possible, to volunteers to make the Development Program as “volunteer driven” as possible to maximize the fundraising potential of the agency.
  2. Assure that volunteers are adequately recognized and thanked.

Planned Giving

  1. Assure the quality planning, organization, and implementation of the planned giving program.
  2. Develop materials and compelling messages to invite planned giving options for individuals committed to the agency.
  3. Identify, recruit and secure planned gifts.
  4. Identify and trains volunteers to solicit planned gifts.
  5. Evaluate the planned giving program through discussions with all key actors and distribute formal evaluative reports to the Executive Director, Development Committee, and Board.

Board of Directors

  1. Attend board meetings and provide input about the issues and tasks being considered.
  2. As required by the Executive Director, make regular programmatic reports.
  3. As required by the Board of Directors, make special programmatic reports.

Supervision and Leadership

  1. Provide ongoing feedback and regular supervision to development associate
  2. Conduct timely and accurate performance reviews
  3. Maintain accountability of development associate activities
  4. Assure that development associate has adequate skills, information and resources to complete their work
  5. Track and document work performed, providing reports to ED of program activities

Fiscal Operations

  1. Supervise development associate to ensure compliance with agency policies in terms of keeping accurate and up-to-date development fiscal records.
  2. Keep the fundraising software system organized and assures that multiple employees are knowledgeable regarding the use of software.
  3. Develop and present to the Executive Director for approval annual and/or project budgets for the development department and/or its fund-raising and public relations projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A four (4) year degree from an accredited institution of higher learner, and at least seven (7) years of progressive experience in nonprofit fund development.
  • Three (3) years in a supervisory role with a medium to large nonprofit organization.
  • Appropriate FBI, PA Act 33/34 fingerprint clearances.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, and a driving record that will be support the Persad’s liability insurance provider.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, Finance, or Nonprofit Management from an accredited institution of higher learning, and at least 10 years of progressive experience in nonprofit fund development.

Additional position requirements

  • Physical and TB test
  • Complete online Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training
  • Financial background clearance

COMPENSATION

  • Will be determined by experience and qualifications.
  • Other benefits include (health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance)

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

  • Persad Center, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate, exclude or otherwise deny employment opportunities to any qualified candidate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability/handicap, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, place of birth, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or any other characteristic(s) protected under local, state, or federal laws in any of its hiring/employment practices and activities.  All employment decisions shall be made without regard of any of these characteristics.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Persad Center
5301 Butler Street, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
ATTN: Carlos Torres

START DATE

As soon as possible

Program Outcomes and Evaluation Consultant

Reports to: Executive Director

Role:

The consultant will conduct the following roles:

  1. Design and implement data collection and recording processes.
  2. Assess program impact (e.g., short and long term outcomes)
  3. Provide an overview of the number and type of students/families impacted.
  4. Develop processes that reflect best practices
  5. Ensure that meaningful reports can be delivered at regular intervals for program assessment and to educate diverse stakeholders.

Overview of Tasks:

The consultant will collaborate with HCEF’s administrative and program team to:

  1. Assess the internal capacity to collect and compile data for all HCEF programs.
  2. Review evaluation forms and measurements based on pre-established program goals.
  3. Reach consensus on necessary recurring reports, with specificity as to deadlines, the specific staff responsible and report content.
  4. Develop an understanding of what data are available; data gaps, and essential data.
  5. Recommend needed adjustments and improvements; suggest resources needed to institute suggestions.
  6. Facilitate data collection and analysis.
  7. Establish a data process calendar (e.g., benchmarks regarding the data flow entry, process, analysis, forms, and reports).
  8. Ensure that each program manager, instructor, and volunteer understands their role in collecting and submitting data as part of the day to day service delivery, ensure that timelines are met.
  9. Assist with data gathering (e.g., interview protocol and questionnaire development).
  10. Train staff on qualitative data collection processes (e.g., how/when/how often to conduct interviews with select program participants)
  11. Design a system that produces meaningful, concise program reports which can be delivered to program managers, board, donors, and the general public at regular intervals.

Skills & Qualifications:

The consultant should have a strong background in:

  • Technical expertise
  • Program data analysis
  • Project management
  • Collaboration with the organization staff

Qualified applicants should also:

  • Believe in the mission of HCEF; sensitivity to issues of students experiencing homelessness.
  • Master’s degree and experience working on evaluation projects of a similar scope and nature.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; diplomacy and ability to problem-solve.
  • Technical expertise in databases such as Salesforce.

Job Details:

Serve as an independent contractor; Estimated hours average 20-25 per week

Reports to Executive Director; One year engagement

Submit resume and Cover letter indicating hourly rate to info@homelessfund.org.

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, evaluation and program design 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

Benefits of Joining Our Team

  • Flexible work schedule and load
  • 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 create grant projects (60%)
  • Communicate directly with clients on a regular basis via email and phone (20%)
  • Meet clients in person in the Pittsburgh region as necessary (10%)
  • Provide light strategic guidance to clients in foundation approach (e.g. reviewing foundation priorities and suggesting possible program matches) (10%)

About You:

  • Experience in preparing grant proposals for private foundation sources
  • Strong understanding of Western Pennsylvania philanthropic sector
  • 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
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Dropbox, Zoom and other digital tools
  • Bachelor’s degree

Not Required, But Helpful:

  • Experience managing multiple client relationships
  • Experience in preparing federal funding proposals
  • 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 first review of candidates in late June.

Volunteer Grants Coordinator

Organization Overview

The Youth Enrichment Association, Inc. is a start-up 501 c 3 non-profit youth development organization. We work with various partners to provide affordable and high quality resources and programs for youth and their families.

We are seeking to fill a Volunteer Grants Coordinator role. Though this position is voluntary, the ideal candidates are individuals who care about the well-being, success, and development of children. None of the staff members at YEA are compensated, including the executive directors. However, with the accumulation of funds and grants, we hope to one day be able to compensate the hardworking and dedicated members of our team! For more information about us, please visit our website at www.yea-inc.org .

Purpose Statement

The job of VOLUNTEER GRANTS COORDINATOR was established for the purpose/s of coordinating and overseeing the grant application and management process including: identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, writing grants, developing budgets, collaborating on grant applications with various District units and community organizations, and processing, monitoring and coordinating required report evaluations on existing grants.

This job reports to Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with a variety of parties (e.g. district personnel, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of securing funding to maintain and enhance services and/or programs.
  • Coordinates all grant processes (e.g. evaluations, budget, finance, reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the district and funder guidelines.
  • Develops forms, processes, procedures, and policies for the purpose of implementing a consistent grant application methodology.
  • Develops grant applications and related documents (e.g. required reports, budgets, specific inquiries, etc.) for the purpose of submitting to the appropriate funding agency.
  • Evaluates degree of match between listed grant priority area and system needs for the purpose of matching needs with funding sources.
  • Monitors proposals and funding application requirements (e.g. presentation (number of copies and binding), content, delivery method and labeling, deadlines, eligibility for grant, etc.) for the purpose of utilizing time and resources to maximize successful awarding of grant funds.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Presents concepts, status, and information to a variety of groups (e.g. funding requests, grant applications, identifying underfunded services, etc.) for the purpose of gaining the required administrative and board approvals, providing progress reports to administration and funding sources and/or advising other staff of potential funding sources.
  • Presents grant workshops for the purpose of increasing district staff skills in obtaining funds.
  • Researches grant opportunities (e.g. facility improvements, curriculum development, administrative needs, etc.) for the purpose of developing additional funding resources for both current and proposed services, programs and administrative operations as well as serving as as a clearinghouse for potential grant funding opportunities.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing projects, operating standard office equipment; preparing and maintaining accurate records; utilizing pertinent software applications; grant writing; and grantmanship.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: public school curriculum, fund accounting, community organizations, public and private agency funding sources. Other knowledge is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with groups and individuals from diverse cultural and/or educational backgrounds; meeting deadlines and schedules; working independently under time constraints; setting priorities while performing with minimal direct day-to-day supervision; working with detailed information/data; organizing and communicating information and concepts.

Responsibility

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and monitoring budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Working Environment

This position offers freedom to work remotely and commit to regular staff meetings.

Other Information

  • Experience: Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred
  • Equivalency: None Specified
  • Required Testing Certificates & Licenses: None specified
  • Continuing Educ. / Training: None Specified
  • Clearances: Criminal Background, Fingerprint, and Child Abuse Clearances
  • Job Types: Volunteer, with the opportunity for permanent employment.

 

For more information or if you have any questions, please email: general@yea-inc.org

Project Archivist

The Project Archivist performs professional archival tasks consistent with best practices endorsed by the Society of American Archivists.  The In Sisterhood Archives Project will process oral histories and create organizational collections for donation to an archive as well as curate a virtual collection with videos and other educational resources. The project archivist will develop and implement processing plans for preservation of both individual participant’s oral histories and organizational collections, digitization of a subset of the collection and will contribute to promotion of the virtual collection. The project archivist will coordinate with education and digital design committees to promote consistency across components of the virtual collection.

Principle Areas of Responsibility

Create Organizational Collections of up to ten feminist organizations active in Pittsburgh during the period 1967-1989: Develop and implement a processing plan to re-organize material from private collections into defined organizational collections. Determine any preservation concerns and re-house material in boxes. Create finding aids following EAD standards, MARC records, and similar documents to facilitate user access. Oversee any work on the collection by staff or interns.

Coordinate plan for digitized image collection of photos and historically significant documents of feminist, their activism and related documents:  Collect input from Design Committee, Advisers and Director on digitization criteria for photos and documents. Develop digitization plan, including recommendations for hiring a photo technician or contracting with an external vendor for digitization of materials. Create metadata that follows the Dublin Core or similar standard for digitized items. Create information to link digitized items to finding aids for the organizational collection.

Prepare oral history transcripts, videotapes and related materials for deposit in an archive: Catalog the transcripts, permissions and video tapes associated with each oral history; process the transcripts according to Oral History Association standards; identify representative segments of an individual’s activism from their oral history for editor to create a video clip to accompany each oral history. Prepare a transcript to be hardbound for presentation to the participant and create a digital file of the transcripts with time marks and related materials, as well as associated videotapes and video clip for archival collection.

Promote the project: Develop blog posts and social media content promoting the project. Assist the educational committee with selection and presentation of material from the collection appropriate to different educational levels.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have: knowledge of the current methods, best practices, principles and procedures of oral history and archival work; a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively; manage projects and solve problems; demonstrated knowledge of the principles of appraisal, arrangement and description of archival material; familiarity with LCSH, DACS, Dublin Core and related standards; proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications and working in a Apple-Mac Environment; and strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Decision Making

Provide historical appraisal, in concert with the Project Director, of items in collections (all formats and media) donated by project participants. This task includes deciding the historical relevance of materials as they relate to the mission of the In Sisterhood virtual collection.

Job Scope/Impact

Accurate bibliographic records and clear and consistent finding aids are invaluable in this special collection. These tools make the archival materials accessible to staff and committee members. In the event the Project Archivist is unavailable or has left the project, their records and finding aids serve as guides for locating and using these archival materials now and in the future.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position, the Project Archivist is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. This position requires extensive computer use in an Apple-Mac environment. The Project Archivist must occasionally lift/move up to fifty (50) pounds. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Duration and Compensation:

This job is offered as a part-time, work-for-hire contact for up to nine months. Compensation will be $22-25 an hour depending on qualifications.

Equal Opportunity

In Sisterhood is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Provide a cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the Project Archivist position with a resume/curriculum vita and three references electronically to: job@insisterhood.info by April 30, 2020. We will review applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early. For questions about this position, contact Patricia Ulbrich, Project Director at 412-621-3252.

Volunteer Architect, Surveyor, and Engineer Needed for New Development Project

Our grassroots organization is seeking an Architect, Surveyor and Engineer to assist us in a new development project involving a 3 story mixed use building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. We have a very small budget and seek professionals who are willing to provide pro bono services to help us grow in our mission.

Specifically, we require the following professional people:

  • Architect – to provide well-drawn, compelling schematics for our fund-raising/marketing purposes, including site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, 3d modeling and rendering
  • Surveyor – to provide certified documentation for property boundary lines
  • Engineer – certify building structure is safe and meets zoning approval

All project documents must be professionally certified and consist of a professionally stamped site plan completed by an architect, surveyor or engineer.

We need these services to assist us with fund-raising/marketing efforts to move our project development forward.

Your pro bono efforts will be appreciated and recognized.

Project Love Coalition
www.plcpgh.org

Mens Program Facilitator Consultant

(Consultant – typically 3 to 12 hours weekly)

GENERAL SUMMARY:

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers.

SUMMARY:  Provides group facilitation for men who use abusive and controlling behavior, returns phone calls as necessary, & completes accurate and timely invoices for monthly submission.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Education and Outreach

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan for and facilitate off-site intervention groups for men who batter (primarily with a co-facilitator).
  • Meet with MENS Team to review, receive and prioritize tasks and discuss issues/problems of the MENS program when possible.
  • Meet regularly or as needed with supervisor.
  • Make appropriate referrals to participants for additional assistance.
  • Attend quarterly BIP Community meetings when possible.
  • Attend professional training, scheduled department retreats and meetings, as required.
  • Performs other duties assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Clinical experience and/or background in psychology, social work, or group facilitation. A Bachelors’ Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, education, or related field is required; Masters’ Degree preferred.
  • Experience as a group facilitator and understanding of group dynamics required.
  • Counseling skills preferred.
  • Effective communication skills, including: active listening, critical thinking, reading comprehension, professional writing skills, and effective verbal skills.
  • Sensitive to domestic violence and cultural diversity issues. Demonstrate an understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamic, and child abuse and neglect.
  • Willingness to understand the Allegheny County domestic violence court system.
  • Motivation and interest in improving skills and knowledge to grow with the expanding needs of the organization.
  • Work well independently and in a team.
  • Effective time management.
  • Ability to complete paperwork and enter data in a timely and accurate fashion as required.
  • Reliability and accountability.
  • Ability to understand and use the following:
    • Confidentiality and safety procedures.
    • Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • ACT 33/34 and FBI Clearances required.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability and commitment to:

  • Create and sustain a respectful environment for participants and with co-workers
  • Help men understand healthy stress coping skills
  • Motivate and coach men to adopt non-abusive behaviors
  • Be motivated to model self-care and a healthy emotional and social lifestyle for men
  • Establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with men
  • Recognize and help men counter stereotypes of both men and women
  • Be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals
  • Be proactive in seeking professional development and guidance from supervisors
  • Respond to trauma disclosures and reactions appropriately and with cultural sensitivity
  • Show compassion, empathy, and authenticity, and to know how and when to model each
  • Teach men how to recognize their triggers and to help them develop time-out safety plans and other tools for healthy relationships
  • Recognize how one’s own socialization, attitudes, and knowledge about gender may affect your professionalism with men

COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE:

  • This is a contracted consultant position.
  • No benefits.
  • Hourly pay is $25 per hour.
  • Typically will work 3 to 12 hours weekly.
  • Day, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours possible.

Women’s Center & Shelter is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org

Position will remain open until filled.

Business District Project Consultant

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BEECHVIEW BUSINESS DISTRICT PROJECT CONSULTANT

Proposal Summary

This consultant will work through the Beechview Revitalization Advisory Group (BRAG) as an independent contractor and community liaison to facilitate economic development efforts in the Beechview neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. This position will coordinate and work with a variety of community stakeholders, including City of Pittsburgh staff, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh staff; public and private funders; developments; elected officials; government representatives; residents; neighborhood organizations; and prospective and existing business owners. The responsibilities include but are not limited to: attending all BRAG Board meetings; shepherding a  market study of Broadway Avenue (a separate RPF will solicit proposals for that study); creating a comprehensive contact management database of key neighborhood stakeholders; convening those community stakeholders to provide input on development proposals; creating and maintaining a list of existing and available businesses and commercial properties; collaborating with the BRAG Board to develop a 12-month work plan; preparing reports as required to meet requirements of existing grants; and securing new funds to support community development projects, in collaboration with and guided by the BRAG Board.

The consultant will contract directly with and report to the BRAG Board. The consultant will be expected to dedicate 15-20 hours per week to this contract, as directed by the Board. The contract term will be twelve (12) months with a potential contract extension contingent upon work performance and ability of the consultant to secure additional funding.

Examples of Representative Duties

  • Building relationships, trust, and consensus with residents and business owners
  • Preparation of funding applications and development documents including redevelopment proposals.
  • Meeting with developers to discuss development proposals and financing alternatives.
  • Preparation and maintenance of project budgets, financing applications and project schedules.
  • Identifying tax delinquent properties, foreclosures, and market rate properties that are pivotal to Beechview’s redevelopment and connecting them with qualified buyers whose plans for the property align with recommendations of  Beechview community plans.
  • Supporting existing business owners’ efforts to renovate or expand their businesses.
  • Coordination of multi-year capacity building activities related to all aspects of the process from planning and fundraising through implementation.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience in community/neighborhood development and organizing, real estate development, project management, financing and fundraising is desired.
  • Familiarity with public financing tools, including HUD Section 108, CDBG, Keystone Communities, and others.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Computer proficiency in web-based software tools to assist with paper and digital communication/marketing, budgets, and contact management.
  • Creative and dynamic personality, with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge of and willingness to continue to learn the latest technology.
  • Other combinations of education, experience, knowledge and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position will also be considered.

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5pm ET.

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to:

BRAG Hiring Committee
Beechviewing@gmail.com

Applicants will be selected for interviews during April and notified of the hiring decision by May 1.