Education Manager

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

The National Aviary’s Manager of Education is part of a dynamic and energetic Education Department performing all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects the National Aviary’s mission to inspire a respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. The Education Manager is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating strategic, mission-based, engagement-focused onsite, offsite, and online programs for all audiences from pre-school through senior adult.

The Education Manager also manages and oversees the Volunteer Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for managing the development and refinement of dynamic and engaging programs for on-site formal education programs with schools, organized groups, and day camps. Aligns formal programming to relevant state and national academic standards.
  • Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of other on-site family programs, including, but not limited to weekend programs (such as “Flamingo Fest”), in-house auxiliary programs, and community projects (such as “Brushes and Birds”).
  • Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all off-site programs including school outreach programs,  ornithological outreach programs (such as off-site adult tours), community programs, and all other off-site programs
  • Develops programs targeted to reach diverse audiences of all ages.
  • Oversees on-site interpretive education activities.
  • Supervises and manages the education staff and ensures consistency in program delivery through monitoring and training.
  • Develops and leads evaluation and assessment of all National Aviary programs, encounters, and interpretive education activities. Regularly implements program improvements based on evaluation findings.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Manager of Animal Programs and other departments to create the Master Calendar
  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Manager of Animal Programs in the planning of programs involving animals to ensure sustained growth and to meet relevant demands.
  • Works with the Director of Animal Programs and Experiences to prepare and oversee the education, programming, and volunteer operating and capital budgets.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Director of Animal Programs to support achievement of education and program revenue goals, adapting programs to meet current demands and demand challenges.
  • Ensures relevant and current scientific findings from the field and/or conservation messages are incorporated in programmatic offerings according to the National Aviary’s strategic plan.
  • Coordinates the National Aviary’s Visitor Engagement initiatives with department heads to reach the National Aviary’s strategic Visitor Engagement goals.
  • Ensures daily programmatic commitments are met through sufficient staffing of employees, volunteers, and interns.
  • Oversees successful and timely execution of program grant deliverables, including implementation, external and internal communications, program development/facilitation, and program evaluation.
  • Works with the Marketing team to prepare promotional materials related to all programs.
  • Supervises and manages the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure successful management of the National Aviary’s volunteer program, ensuring volunteer roles support the organization’s core critical needs and funnel the passions and interests of individual volunteers into constructive opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources and the Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate the National Aviary’s internship program, convening internship supervisors across departments to ensure high quality and educational opportunities that support both students and the National Aviary are offered in an organized and consistent way.
  • In collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator, develops opportunities for volunteers to access continuing education and training that support the National Aviary’s daily operations.
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage and maintain the volunteer program by building systems to recruit, onboard, and train new volunteers as needed to meet the needs of the National Aviary.
  • Manages and maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees and interns.
  • Accomplishes departmental goals by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job performance; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees and volunteers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the National Aviary’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Uses National Aviary’s established techniques and protocols for handling and presenting education program animals and for preparation and care of animals.
  • Serves as a Responsible Party; adheres to all National Aviary policies and protocols.
  • Interacts with visitors utilizing National Aviary Visitor Engagement protocol.
  • Assist with other duties as identified by the Director of Animal Programs and Experiences.

Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER DUTIES:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees education and volunteer team, program operators, and volunteers

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong leadership, team management and project management skills; experience in coordinating simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to organize and complete projects in a timely manner, using initiative and proper professional judgment; ability to work independently and as a team
  • Creative problem solver
  •  Strong teaching, interpretation and presentation skills, as well as the ability to continually interact and communicate with a variety of audiences in a professional and engaging manner
  • Ability to interact with visitors and colleagues in a highly professional, respectful and responsive manner
  • Demonstrated understanding of environmental education or conservation education methods and content; knowledge of current pedagogical best practice and education-based content standards
  • Skill and knowledge in informal education
  • Experience in animal handling, with knowledge of operant conditioning

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Undergraduate degree in Education, Environmental Education, Life Sciences, or related fields.
  • 3-5 years relevant professional experience in an education department in a zoo, nature center, museum, or other informal learning center
  • Supervisory experience required

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Satisfactory Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Certification
  • Satisfactory FBI Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to pass Department of Motor Vehicles check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee constantly positions self to complete cleaning and maintenance of habitats and exhibits, including under and around obstacles. The employee regularly transports, cleans and maintains crates and supplies up to 50 pounds. The employee regularly uses utensils and tools including knives, scissors, hoses, falconry equipment. The employee regularly operates hand and power equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environments will include climate-controlled office spaces, public areas where the noise level may be loud, and outdoors where work may need to be done in inclement weather conditions, including extremes of temperature and precipitation. The employee is regularly exposed to various disinfecting agents and common allergens such as latex, nuts, and seafood.

POSITION TYPE/ EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:

This is a full-time position.  The candidate must be able to work on weekdays, weekends, holidays and occasionally in the evening as job duties demand.

Pre-K Counts Teacher (Homestead)

SALARY: $35,000

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has been a part of the educational landscape of Southwestern Pennsylvania for more than 100 years, having opened an “Industrial School” for boys and girls in the late 19th century. In the decades since then, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has operated multiple childcare and out-of-school time programs, viewing education as central to our vision of a community that advances education, opportunity, and equity regardless of gender, race, or background.

JOB SUMMARY:

A PA Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher works for 10 months (mid-August to mid-June) as part of a team to ensure the coordination of a high-quality Pre-Kindergarten program for at-risk 3 to 4-year-old children while encouraging children to think, be creative, and succeed in kindergarten.

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh offers a generous and competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefit options
  • Paid life insurance
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Up to 26 paid time off (within first year of employment)
  • Employee assistance program
  • 403 B
  • Professional development opportunities

JOB HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Coordinate daily, developmentally appropriate activities, implement curriculum, and conduct assessments
  • Work with Director and fellow staff members to conduct program evaluations to ensure a quality program is offered to children and families
  • Maintain compliance with PA health and safety standards for childcare programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and Pre-K to 4 certification from an accredited college or university in early childhood education or child development. OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education or child development with proof of teacher plan to achieve ECE certification. PLUS
  • Act 33/34 clearances, fingerprinting, National Sex Offender Registry Clearance, and criminal background checks as well as Mandated Reporter.

Education Manager

Our Organization

Protohaven is a nonprofit design and fabrication school built to serve the public good. Our mission is to engage people in the process of making things to enrich individual lives, build thriving communities, and contribute to a vibrant, sustainable society. Our approach mixes new technology with traditional techniques to help students and members from all walks of life create amazing projects – from innovative technology to business-building products to inspiring works of art.

Why We Need You

Classes are the entry point to our community. They focus on teaching design, fabrication, and related skills. They dive into everything from immersive projects that teach students how to operate equipment with confidence to advanced maintenance and troubleshooting intensives that earn members clearance to join our maintenance crew. They range from introductory public talks and workshops to in-depth multi-week courses.

But it takes a lot to keep everything and everybody in the space safe, productive, and creative. We need to shape a rich, supportive learning environment for students of all skill levels and create uniform equipment clearances. Instructors, volunteers, students, and members need access to the materials and information for their projects when they need them. We need to make plans and execute on them so we are a beneficial part of the larger Pittsburgh nonprofit ecosystem.

As Protohaven’s Education Manager, you will set the stage for sharing the skills of design and fabrication. We are looking for someone who is creative, and can think outside the box, being able to see both the big picture and the smaller details.

Responsibilities

  • Student experience: Serve as the primary point of contact for current and potential students. Maintain clearance and student data.
  • Class curriculum: Oversee Teaching Fellows in their development of rich class-content that is responsive to community needs, work with leadership to shape our basic pedagogical approach, and work with instructors to generate uniform clearance content.
  • Instructor management: Host episodic training to develop a cohort of welcoming, informed, high quality, and happy recurring instructors who help run class offerings. Coordinate with instructors and Shop Techs to ensure all equipment and supplies are ready before each class.
  • Marketing: Support the distribution and communication of marketing initiatives as led by the Director of Community Engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director that are aligned with the mission of the organization. We are a growing organization and the person in this position should demonstrate the ability to adapt and be flexible, in order to meet the needs of Protohaven.

Qualifications

Position Specific

  • Deep design and fabrication experience in at least one discipline offered at Protohaven and basic familiarity with several, AND/OR experience designing curricula for trades or craft.
  • Experience with both digital and traditional design and fabrication techniques is highly preferred.
  • Experience successfully teaching skills to others
  • Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, or similar software
  • Knowledge of web-based content management systems
  • Skills in technical troubleshooting
  • Understanding and demonstration of the importance of keeping diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at the forefront of programming and decision-making
  • Commuting and event attendance will be required, and candidates are expected to have access to consistent personal transportation. Drivers license and personal vehicle are preferred.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required

General

  • Experience leading diverse groups of creative people to accomplish common goals
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational techniques
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Skills in both empathy and persuasion
  • Ability to execute given limited time and information
  • Enthusiasm for design, fabrication, and Protohaven’s mission

Details and Benefits

  • Protohaven is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to create a community diverse in race, gender, age, identity, and ability
  • Protohaven will consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. Due to the nature of this position, employees may work with children; therefore, PA Child Abuse History, PA criminal background, and FBI criminal background clearances are required.
  • This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required for classes and events
  • Starting annual salary for this position is $50,000 and benefits include paid time off, health insurance, and a retirement savings plan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

Protohaven seeks to create an inclusive and equitable organization at all levels. To that end, Protohaven is committed to recruiting candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. With inclusion as one of our core values, we strive to create an environment where all feel welcomed and are treated with dignity and respect.

Physical Demands

The person in this position needs to regularly sit, stand, and move throughout the space, utilize manual dexterity and repetitive finger motion, speak, hear and see with close vision. Individuals must be able to lift up to fifty pounds, push or pull, reach or stretch, and utilize distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.

Work Environment 

This position is primarily performed at Protohaven, in both administrative and workshop areas, with occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and details about a project you’ve successfully planned and executed and submit them to hello@protohaven.org.

Cover letters should address why you are interested in the organization and position and point to the aspects of your background that indicate you would be a good fit. When choosing a project to share, know that we are looking for candidates who can not only work on their own, but effectively lead others.

Applications are due by Thursday, February 10, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Exceptional applicants will be invited to interview in person or by video call.

Note: This job description is not all inclusive and it is not intended to create nor be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Protohaven reserves the right to interpret, amend, or terminate any job description, plan, policy, program, procedure, practice, or benefit at any time at its sole discretion.

Garden Educator

Position Reports to: Director of School Garden Programs
Employment Status:  Full-time, exempt

Summary of Position:

Grow Pittsburgh’s School Garden Program provides garden-based programming to K-12 schools across the Pittsburgh region.The school garden team aims to teach teachers and students from early childhood through graduation the benefits of gardens as outdoor classrooms and therapeutic spaces. We collaborate with teachers and school staff to build dynamic, sustainable site-specific gardens and programming, and connect educators throughout the region to our school garden network. Through the lens of food sovereignty we create outdoor experiences, curriculum alignment and support school communities by teaching them to grow, cook and eat fresh food.

Garden Educators are the guiding arm of programming and work directly with students, teachers, administrators, and parents, as well as families and neighbors, to build and support unique school garden programs. They plan, schedule, teach, and document in-school lessons, teacher trainings, garden maintenance schedules, and occasional school-based events. Passion for Grow Pittsburgh’s Mission, Vision and Values is essential. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, as Garden Educators interact daily with teachers, parents, administrators, and the public.  Due to the nature of this role working in various schools and early childhood programs, full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for this position by the start date.

Programmatic Responsibilities:

Garden Educator Role:

  • Teach elementary, middle, and/or high school age students how to grow and prepare food, and better understand the natural world through direct teaching in the Pittsburgh region.
  • Communicate regularly with and support teachers in maintaining the gardens and teaching lessons.
  • Attend/schedule regular garden team meetings throughout the year to ensure successful classroom connections.
  • Coordinate volunteers for assistance with classes, school events and occasional special projects.
  • Support schools in coordination of the distribution of garden produce to classrooms and other outlets.
  • Support summer programming and garden care.
  • Plan and execute two (2)  events each school year at Pittsburgh Montessori (one in the fall and one in the spring), such as school garden celebrations, garden workdays, and chef/farmer visits with support from the Director of School Garden Programs.
  • Attend relevant school functions and community events.
  • Work independently to complete miscellaneous garden tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all garden and kitchen equipment is cleaned, stored, and maintained.
  • Order and distribute toolbox supplies as needed.
  • Deliver supplies to schools for classroom and garden use.

Collaborative Team Roles:

  • Organize and facilitate regional teacher trainings and networking events.
  • Conduct regular evaluations and use a tiered-system to determine the level of support for each school garden.
  • Coordinate seed, seedling, and supply needs.
  • Coordinate annual soil top offs and soil amendment schedules.
  • Coordinate soil sample collection in fall for winter interpretation and amendment planning.
  • Attend staff meetings and education team meetings and contribute to a positive and collaborative work culture

Office-Based Roles:

  • Maintain communication with teachers, parents and school community through email, phone calls, and text messages.
  • Regularly update Grow Pittsburgh’s  communications team about electronic newsletters and social media posts.
  • Use salesforce to document student, teacher, community involvement, and school garden progress.
  • Create and refine garden-based lesson plans.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Experience working with students aged K-12 in classroom and/or experiential education settings.
  • Ability to demonstrate basic gardening and cooking tasks.
  • Ability to establish rapport and develop strong relationships with a diverse group of people, including youth, teachers, school administrators, community leaders, and managers from nonprofit organizations and local institutions.
  • Good collaboration and communication skills, including writing, facilitation, and public presentation skills, with both youth and adults.
  • Excellent multitasking, planning, and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple schools and stakeholder needs and requests.
  • Experience with social justice education topics preferred.
  • Adaptable to changing conditions (e.g. weather, behavioral challenges, cancellations).
  • Ability to do physical work in all weather conditions for up to 4 hours.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license required with ability to transport materials throughout Pittsburgh.
  • Access to an automobile is highly desirable and comfortable driving the company pickup truck.
  • Must attain Pennsylvania child abuse clearances.
  • Proficiency with social media, Powerpoint, Google Drive, Excel, Salesforce, and WordPress a plus.
  • Must be able to work weekday hours with some weekend or evening work when necessary.
  • This position is based at Grow Pittsburgh’s office in Larimer, with flexibility due to COVID-19 for a hybrid in-person and virtual work environment.

Benefits:

Complete salary range is $35,000 to $42,000. Great benefits package including health, vision, and dental coverage; mileage and partial cell phone bill reimbursement; parental leave policy; discretionary professional development budget; generous paid time off, including paid birthday, vacation days and personal days.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Grow Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or belief.  We encourage a diversity of candidates to apply for the position.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Adia Effiong, Director of School Garden Programs, Via this link no later than February 13, 2022. As Grow Pittsburgh is currently hiring for multiple positions, please be sure you are applying through the correct portal for the Garden Educator. To see the other open positions, please visit http://www.growpittsburgh.org/jobs. The Garden Educator position will start in early to mid March 2022.

Manager of Early Childhood Programs

The Manager of Early Childhood Programs will be a key member of the Trust Arts Education team. The Manager will work with teachers, school districts, teaching artists, and partner organizations to implement and manage arts integration residencies, workshops, and performances led by teaching artists and serving early childhood education providers and community organizations. A key component of this position is recruitment, training, and mentorship of teaching artists, including observation and evaluation of classroom or workshop instruction.

This is a full-time position that will report to the Vice President of Arts Education. The Manager must be able to work a flexible schedule that will include some evening and/or weekend work as needed. The position requires a valid PA driver’s license as local travel is required. Act 33/34 Clearances are also required.

Candidates should have at least 5 years’ experience working with teaching artists, arts education, or non-profit management with an educational component. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with various stakeholders, artists, and diverse communities across a wide array of communication styles. In addition, candidates should demonstrate knowledge of current education practices and research trends, especially as they apply to arts education, arts integration and/or STEAM programming. Some teaching experience, informal or formal, in a Pre-K or K-12 learning environment is highly desirable. Bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree in arts education, education or non-profit management is preferred. The salary range for this position starts at $40,000.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Director of Human Resources, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No phone calls, please.

Museum Educator

Date: 1/14/2022
Status: Full-time; Non-Exempt
Reports to: Education Manager
Compensation: $15.00 per hour

About The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh:

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative and inclusive museum experiences that inspire kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity for all learners. We forge connections with artists, community partners and neighbors to work on behalf of children, youth and families. We have a vision to transform education. We believe people of all ages can benefit from different types of learning experiences. We value Learning, Experimentation, Partnerships, Diversity, Kindness, Good Design as well as Art and Artists, and Reflection and Improvement.

About the Position:

The Museum Educator leads the efforts to deliver learning experiences for museum guests that enhance the exhibits in support of the Mission. They integrate curiosity-based learning experiences across the Museum Campus, both at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab. The Museum Educator works primarily with the general public and school groups in the creation and facilitation of fun and lively educational programming.  Experience working both on a team and independently with a wide demographic of guests is required to ensure a vibrant, integral, and essential element of the Museum experience.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works as part of an education team to create visitor-centered facilitated experiences that center creativity through hands-on engagement, art, and making
  • Develops hands-on learning experiences independently and collaboratively with the Education Manager, Manager of Art Education, and Manager of Maker Education
  • Deliver experiences that reflect and draw on the expertise of artists, and brings exhibit spaces to life
  • Models great audience engagement and assists other departments and managers in effective visitor experiences
  • Participates with the Museum team in ongoing learning research and reflective practice
  • Monitors and assists visitors ensuring safe interactive experiences, which may involve tools and physical movement
  • Follows appropriate safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly
  • Positively represents the Museum by providing welcoming and inclusive customer service
  • Sharing expertise with peers and learning from peers
  • Responsible for delivering programming that grows in impact over time and are clearly aligned to the Museum mission
  • Ensure that activities in the exhibit spaces are appropriately organized and prepared for general guests or for specific age ranges (e.g. school groups)

​​​Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily updates to Education Manager and checks in with Art and Making supervisors
  • Collaborates with other teams and departments, which can include assistance with the delivery of professional development and cross-departmental programming
  • Positively and accurately represents initiatives of the Children’s Museum to the community
  • Acquires and shares skills and knowledge through peer trainings and professional development opportunities
  • Participate on one Museum committee
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education:

Education or work experience in a related field (e.g. fine art, creative art, interactive media, theatrical arts, informal or inquiry-based teaching, education, etc.) required

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience working with children
  • Daily interest and enthusiasm for working with children, youth and multi-generational groups
    Strong problem-solving experience, flexible thinking, and ability to adjust expectations and actions with an open-mind
  • Must be dependable, adaptable, and a good communicator. Additional experience with families, educators, administrators and creative peers strongly preferred
  • Commitment to continued learning for both personal and team growth

Physical Requirements, and Equipment Usage:

Walking, Standing, and Sitting: The duties and responsibilities associated with this position will be performed in a stationary position (standing or sitting) for approximately 20% of the workday, and will also require movement throughout Museum spaces to interact with visitors and activate museum experiences.

Verbal Communication: This position frequently communicates with visitors while facilitating museum experiences. The Museum Educator will be expected to exchange accurate and helpful information, and communicate issues to team members and supervisors.

Lifting: Occasional lifting and moving of furniture, equipment, and supplies weighing up to approximately 50 lbs. Regular lifting of items under 15 lbs.

Equipment: The Museum Educator will operate various equipment, including but not limited to kilns, power tools, utility knives, saws, etc.

Work Environment, Hours of Work, and Travel Requirements:

One weekend day is required, and occasional evening availability is preferred  (typical shifts are Sunday – Thursday and Tuesday – Saturday). Occasional travel may be required

Essential duties of this position will be performed in a museum environment, which includes interaction with the public and exposure to children and families

Clearances:

FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances are required.

Vaccines:

We are glad you have chosen to apply with us, and need you to know that our commitment to safety currently includes the requirement that all staff members be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, unless an exemption has been granted or otherwise in compliance with our Mandatory Vaccination Policy for the COVID-19 virus

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic or trait protected by local, state, or federal law.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application found at: https://pittsburghkids.org/about/careers-opportunities/careers/

Thank you for your interest.

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Girl Scout Program Facilitator – Part-Time

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Position Description:

As part of the Community Outreach team, you will lead Girl Scout programming and work with volunteers, parents, and program partners to design and deliver programming that is girl-led, encompasses empowering activities, and relates to issues relevant to their lives and development. You will coordinate activities and outings that may include scheduling guest speakers, retreats, cultural outings, and community projects.  Program delivery occurs during, but is not limited to: in school, after school, evenings, summer and, very rarely, weekends.

  • This is a part-time position
  • 10-15 hours per week
  • January–May and Sept-Dec: hours will be mostly during the school day/after school hours for programs and team meetings with flexible hours for paperwork and planning
  • June–August: 9am-5pm preferred availability for summer day camp
  • $16 per hour
  • Experience working with youth in large groups and ability to effectively and positively control a large group of children
  • Experience in developing and maintaining community collaborations and partnerships
  • Experience in curriculum building, youth/classroom/group management
  • First Aid/CPR trained or open to getting certification
  • Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations
  • Reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license
  • While this is a remote position, frequent travel to program sites and schools in the City of Pittsburgh is required
  • Clearances required

Summary:

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

TO APPLY:

Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Volunteer Relations Coordinator

Hybrid workweek optional; can be based out of the Edinboro, Greensburg, Johnstown, or Pittsburgh office

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Position Description:

The Volunteer Relations Coordinator supports volunteers and staff by addressing issues and concerns raised by our members. This role specializes in investigating alleged violations of Girl Scout policies and/or reports of poor behavior. This person will also facilitate resolution strategies when conflict negatively impacts Girl Scouting. As a policy subject matter expert, they develop council strategies, policies, and procedures that support girl and adult membership. Thoughtful communication, confident presentation skills, and analytical thinking are essential components of this position.

The Essential Functions of this position include the following:

Conflict Management:

  • Understand and use the Conflict Management System to effectively manage true conflict, poor behavior, and violations of policy/procedure
  • Maintain thorough documentation and records
  • Evaluate and update policies and procedures
  • Develop innovative strategies and services to improve retention through conflict management and customer service

Volunteer Support:

  • Investigate concerns brought forth by members and provide members with resources that support Self Resolution and autonomy when possible
  • Collaborate with members to create productive solutions that benefit all parties through mediation and action plan agreements
  • Address issues of bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Protect the integrity of our policies and procedures through education and/or litigation

Staff Support:

  • Assess concerns brought forth and collaborate with staff on how to best manage potential issues/conflicts/policy violations/bad behaviors
  • Coach staff on how to effectively communicate with volunteers and advise staff on how to manage issues that impact their areas
  • Provide staff with Volunteer Relations resources that support volunteer retention
  • Develop and implement training opportunities and resources for staff

Requirements:

  • Degree in social services, psychology, related humanities field or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field with experience in volunteer management and support
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Top notch communicator – writes well, confidently presents to groups, facilitates effective two-way communications, and communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the audience
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams and willingness and ability to learn new systems
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused
  • Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include occasional evenings and weekends
  • Travel may be required to any of our 27 counties served by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Summary and Benefits:

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes:

  • Office based with a hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work per week
  • Health, dental and vision insurance available
  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
  • 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
  • A generous paid time off policy
  • 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:

Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Summer Camp Positions

Don’t apply for just any job this summer. Apply for a job that will set you on a path toward your future career. When you work at a Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camp this summer, you’ll build your resume with outdoor certifications and real-life leadership, communication, and problem-solving experiences employers are looking for—all while getting paid to fill your summer with travel, camping, overnight trips, rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding, archery, swimming, new friendships, and unforgettable memories. Plus, meals, housing, and laundry are all included while you’re at camp.

However you choose to work with us, you’ll be learning new skills while making a difference in the lives of girls. Open positions include:

Assistant Camp Director, Camp Administrator, Healthcare Manager, Lifeguard, Horseback Riding Director, Assistant Horseback Riding Director, Horseback Riding Instructor, Barn Aide, Kitchen Manager, Cook, Kitchen Aide, Program Director, Trip and Travel Director, Counselor-in-Training Director, Activity Specialist, Unit Leader, Unit Counselor, Junior Counselor, Lead Day Camp Counselor, and Day Camp Counselor.

To view more about each open position and learn more about Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, visit gswpa.org/employment.

GSWPA follows the required CDC and local guidelines.

Don’t apply for just any job this summer. Apply for a job that will set you on a path toward your future career and make a difference in the lives of girls. 💚🙌 NOW is the perfect time to apply for a 2022 summer camp position with us! 👉 gswpa.org/summercamp

Director

The Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is responsible for the overall administration and programming for the Institute which provides noncredit courses, events, and activities to a membership audience of adults age 50 and over. The Director oversees the academic program, including recruiting and hiring instructors, selecting courses, and creating each term’s schedule; budgeting; fundraising; membership development and support services; volunteer committees; marketing; and planning. The qualified candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to the education of older adults; an understanding of the educational areas of interest to this population; and experience in program and financial management, fundraising, and working with volunteers. The Director establishes relationships within the University and the community to support the needs of the program and of program participants. The Director networks with other Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, is the point of contact for the OLLI National Resource Center, and provides reports, as required, to The Bernard Osher Foundation.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Administrative experience in an academic setting preferred. Experience managing programs for older adults and working with volunteers. Experience and confidence in public speaking. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; familiarity with database/client management software. Experience with HTML mark-up language and a content management system, such as Drupal, for web page creation and editing.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

Department Details The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Job Classification Full-time regular
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Hiring Range $35,100.00 – $56,784.00
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check No
Child Protection Clearances For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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