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 .
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.
- 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.
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.
This position offers freedom to work remotely and commit to regular staff meetings.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Sisterhood is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ people are encouraged 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: email@example.com 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.
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
(Consultant – typically 3 to 12 hours weekly)
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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Send resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
Position will remain open until filled.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BEECHVIEW BUSINESS DISTRICT PROJECT CONSULTANT
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.
- 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
Applicants will be selected for interviews during April and notified of the hiring decision by May 1.
Reporting to and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Development Consultant will spearhead development efforts as Macedonia FACE continues to grow from current $3M to $5 million dollar annual revenue.
- Develop and execute Macedonia FACE’s annual fundraising plan
- Help to secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations in partnership with CEO
- Advise on implementation of Donor software and staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
- Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
- Overseeing organization of special events
- Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
- Collaborating with board of directors to create and implement fundraising plan
- Furnishing board with regular progress reports
- Collaborating with network to identify and build relationships with new donors
- Coordinating with staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
1. Strategy & planning
- Seek resources that will sustain current program objective and enable future capabilities
- Advise and strategize with senior leadership on overall fundraising strategies, processes, and procedures, and on specific grant-seeking and funder-relations issues and opportunities
- Research new funding sources and assist senior staff in identifying organizational and project-specific funding opportunities
- Advise on fundraising technology, including prospect research tools, databases, and online giving services
2. Proposals & Foundation Management
- Implement grant-seeking strategies
- Craft concept papers, letters of intent, proposals, reports, and all other necessary fundraising-related documents
- Work with senior leadership on administrative details related to the proposal submission process, including preparation of budgets and other supporting materials and transmittal of those materials to funders
3. Grants & Contract Management
- Be knowledgeable about current grant and contract obligations, reporting requirements and reporting formats and templates, and work with program staff to ensure obligations and reporting requirements are met
- Collaborate with staff to maintain database of current and prospective funders
- Oversee preparation of narrative and financial reports to foundations and contractors
4. Additional Funding Sources
- Oversee individual donor fundraising and membership campaign
- Oversee initiatives to raise funds from sources beyond grants and membership-driven donations
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- A minimum of five years’ experience in foundation development
- Results-oriented leader with a track record of senior-level success leading and securing resources for advocacy and policy organizations
- Ability to work collaboratively with senior team leaders
- Highly-organized, attentive to detail, goal-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking
- Strategic thinker who has the ability to build consensus across a diverse organization
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong leader with ability to work independently with minimum direction
- A self-starter with demonstrated success in leading integrated (traditional and digital) development campaigns for a policy-related organization with proven results, outstanding fundraising experience, and superior communication skills
- Demonstrates servant leadership, and exemplifies a collaborative, decisive, motivating and engaging communication style
- Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters
- Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising
- Ability to balance multiple priorities
- Working knowledge of development best practices, trends in development, fundraising tools and technology, including donor databases, e-mail and online campaigns, and donor research
- Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence
- Deep appreciation and understanding of nonprofit agencies that serve marginalized communities
- Proven track record of meeting deadlines
About the American Marketing Association (AMA):
Members of the American Marketing Association are dedicated professionals who work, teach and study in the field and have a passion for advancing our industry. As a member, you’ll gain access to exclusive AMA content and discounts on products and events that will help you boost your knowledge and advance your career. Plus, you can connect with marketers in your area through one of our more than 70 local professional chapters across North America.
The Partnership Committee needs help identifying and securing partners/sponsors for specific events such as the our Monthly Mingles (happy hours) and large iconic events like Marketer of the Year. This volunteer would have the opportunity to network with many companies in the Pittsburgh area and help them gain exposure through the chapter.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Partnerships, this individual will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with the VP and other committee members to be the face of the Pittsburgh AMA to Pittsburgh business community. Together, they will identify leads, secure meetings and phone conversations, determine the needs and challenges of partners, and collaborate as to how the AMA can best meet those needs with the various resources available. We are all about creating a win-win and the most possible value for our partners.
- Sales, business development, or marketing background would be preferred but not required
- A time investment of 4-8 hours a month would be an approximate by way commitment
- For the right team member that is highly motivated, this opportunity could be the first step in an AMA leadership role or board position
Simply inquire to learn more
Company: Waters Center for Systems Thinking
The Waters Center for Systems Thinking is an internationally recognized leader in systems thinking capacity building. We are dedicated to providing the tools and methods that help people understand, track, and leverage the connections that affect their personal and professional goals.
We’re all about delivering benefits and working with others to help them do the same — whether it’s in a classroom, school, district, business or community, systems thinking helps people of all ages and walks of life see beyond the surface of a problem to find equitable and lasting solutions. We’re passionate about what we do and we have fun doing it. We have worked with more than 800 schools and 30,000 educators worldwide to build systems thinking capacity. We’ve also worked with hundreds of teams across the globe, including business executive boards, administrative cabinets, school boards, planning teams and think tanks, to build an understanding of how systems thinking can bring clarity to high-stake situations and difficult decision-making.
Job Title: Professional Development Specialist
Job Type: Full-time, telecommute
The Waters Center for Systems Thinking is seeking a Professional Development Specialist to work with our team in serving our clients’ professional development needs. The position will require extensive travel, approximately 40% of one’s time. Work includes, but is not limited to:
- Professional development planning and facilitation
- Follow-up coaching and support to clients
- Outreach to existing and new clients
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and areas of expertise:
- Strong background in systems thinking that includes
- Ability to describe and explain the value and benefits of being a systems thinker
- Experience applying the Habits and tools of systems thinking in the workplace as an organization leader or teacher
- Ability to transfer systems thinking experience to novel situations and those who are new to systems thinking, showing strong utilization of the systems thinking Habits and tools
- Experience teaching systems thinking Habits and tools to others
Exemplary presentation, facilitation and teaching skills that include:
- Ability to plan for diverse groups of learners
- Ensure desired learning outcomes are achieved within a designated timeframe
- Coaching capabilities that focus on the specific needs of learners
- Flexibility and the ability to modify instruction or workshop plans based on unforeseen circumstances
- Effective oral and written communication
- Consistent modeling of the Habits of a Systems Thinker
- Ability to recognize teachable moments and provide examples of systems thinking applications that build understanding
- Facilitation skills that utilize systems thinking to help a group achieve goals or desired outcomes
Organization and project management skills that include these capabilities:
- Coordinate and plan with client organizations
- Develop a scope of work with the client organization that will inform contracts
- Work with a design team to develop a PD long-term plan
- Communicate clearly and consistently throughout the contract period
- Foresee challenges and potential problems before they manifest
- Track and communicate progress both orally and in writing
- Keep both Waters Center directors and organization leaders updated regularly
Team skills that include the willingness to:
- Encourage, support and collaborate effectively with fellow team members
- Clearly communicate ideas with others
- Work through conflict with honesty and respect
- Maintain flexibility when unexpected changes or conditions arise
- Listen with intent to understand and ask clarifying questions when needed
- Provide and receive constructive feedback
- Be open to and appreciate different points of view
- Invest time in learning for personal and professional growth
Additional preferred qualifications:
- Masters + degree preferred in fields related to leadership, teaching and/or learning
- Fluency with technology (e.g. web, email, Microsoft Office) and online meeting and webinar platforms
- ST/SD modeling experience using Stella, Vensim, Kumo or similar platform
- Willingness to travel for work for up to 5-day periods
- Fluency in languages in addition to English
- Willingness to conduct conference calls and online meetings outside of regular working hours, particularly when working in and with clients from different time zones
ABOUT US: Woollard Nichols & Associates (WNA) is a consulting firm dedicated to building communities that are healthy, accessible, equitable and provide opportunity for all. We build capacity for impact by supporting collaborative initiatives, facilitating strategic decision making, and conducting community and organizational assessments. Our clients are nonprofit coalitions, task forces, boards and commissions, individual nonprofits, and public sector entities working in a variety of social sector arenas including behavioral health, criminal justice, education, health and human services, housing and homelessness, and workforce and community development. WNA has offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Austin, TX. Learn more about our work at www.woollardnichols.com.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Contractor is responsible for providing administrative and coalition management support for Woollard Nichols & Associates in Pittsburgh from November 2019 – April 2020. Contract may be renewed or expanded based upon agreement from both parties.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Administrative and Coalition Management Support
- Provide outstanding customer service to all clients through verbal and written communications
- Provide administrative support for coalitions and other clients to include scheduling meetings, sending out meeting reminders and follow-up, and preparing meeting materials
- Assist with coordination of membership drives and member onboarding
- Maintain membership databases, group distribution lists and shared contact lists
- Provide support for coalition events including scheduling, developing invitations, event preparation and planning
- Assist in supporting client communication functions including social media updates, newsletter preparation and website updates
- Assist with survey creation and data compilation and analysis
- Provide research, coordination, and writing support as needed
- Status: Contractor with potential for employed position at later date.
- Hours: An average of 10 hours per week. Hours may fluctuate from week to week. Contractor will have some flexibility in determining their work schedule.
- Location: The majority of work will be conducted remotely, but the Administrative Contractor may be asked to attend check-in meetings with their supervisor and the WNA team, and other meetings with coalitions and other clients that we are working with.
- Compensation: $20/hour
- Have a reliable computer with Microsoft Office that they can use
- Be able to commit to the contract position from November 2019 – April 2020. Contract may be renewed or expanded based upon agreement from both parties.
- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
- Organization and attention to detail
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
- Adaptability to change and growth
- Advanced scheduling proficiency including Microsoft Outlook and scheduling tools such as Doodle and Calendly
- Experience utilizing collaborative task management and communications applications (e.g. Asana)
- Experience with Mailchimp and compiling newsletters
- Experience with WordPress and updating websites
- Experience managing social media for business
- Interest in social sector work
- Lived or professional experience working with diverse communities
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a resume and cover letter to Lily Wein at email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
HPW Associates, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based boutique consulting firm specializing in evaluation and performance measurement across non-profit, government, and private sectors, has an opening for a Research Associate. A successful candidate should have a master’s degree in Psychology, Education, Public Health, Research and Statistics, Sociology, or Program Evaluation and at least one year of experience with research and/or evaluation in an applied setting. Candidates who have master’s degrees other than the aforementioned but with at least 2-3 years of experience with evaluation and/or applied research will be also considered. Experience in project management, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and proficiency with Excel and SPSS/R required. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to work both independently and as a part of a small team. Experience with social media including LinkedIn is desired but not required.
- Manage projects of low complexity including communication with key stakeholders, project management, conducting of qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and analysis, and reporting and presentations
- Conduct literature reviews and searches
- Assist with the development and execution of evaluation plans including logic models
- Assist with the development of data collection instruments
- Provide project support on high complexity projects
- Oversight of data cleaning, entry, and retrieval
- Assist with conducting interviews and discussion groups
- Miscellaneous duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in a relevant field
- At least one year of experience conducting program evaluation in an applied setting
- Skilled in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
- Demonstrated data collection skills, e.g. surveying, interviewing, focus groups, etc.
- Hands-on experience with data management and analysis
- Experience writing evaluation and research reports
- Strong organizational, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
- Skilled in organizing data for visual display
- Ability to travel
Compensation is based on experience.