Executive Director

Job Description: The Executive Director contributes to the Community Alliance of Spring Garden East Deutschtown (CASGED) by making the vision of our organization a reality.  We need a public face and advocate for our diverse Northside neighborhoods who will drive the change that the neighborhood residents desire and need.


The Executive Director has the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Envision, plan, execute and manage various neighborhood-appropriate real estate projects in our inner city neighborhood with a focus on sustainability, affordability, creativity and historical context design.  Projects will include new construction, historic renovations of existing homes.
  • Manage existing properties and work with vendors on ongoing maintenance and upkeep.
    Plan and manage both existing and future community-owned greenspace projects with a focus on innovation and increasing beauty, utilization and residents’ vision/needs.
  • Update and implement the neighborhoods’ strategic plan/vision proactively and make recommendations to the board of directors as to potential projects and improvements.
  • Work with private, foundation and government stakeholders to plan and fund various development, green space and event projects to enhance the community.
  • Work with community volunteers on event planning to help improve our community spirit, pride, cleanliness and image.
  • Partner with other local neighborhood non-profits to leverage resources and scale for possible regional initiatives.
  • Perform various administrative tasks including basic financial, record keeping, mail/voicemail/correspondence retrieval and social network updates.
  • Attend monthly board of director and community membership meetings in the evenings to give project updates and reports.


The Executive Director should have the following skills, education and experience:

  • Non-profit community development experience with expertise in affordable housing, general real estate, green-space and fundraising.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to think about the big picture for our neighborhoods and how we can make them even better.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of Pennsylvania conservatorship laws.
  • Knowledge of City of Pittsburgh Real Estate/PLI/DPW processes and requirements.
  • Grant writing skills are a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Services, Business or other relevant area desired, but not required.
  • Real Estate license preferred, but not required.
  • Preference given to City of Pittsburgh residents, but not required.
  • Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Voice and Quickbooks experience


CASGED will provide the following compensation:

CASGED envisions this being a 25-30 hour per week part-time contract position with a flexible work schedule.  We would prefer that this be your main daytime gig position and devote at least 5 hours a day on average to our community.

Most work can be accomplished remotely.  The approximate split is 80% remote and 20% in our office or neighborhood.  More time can be spent in our office based on the candidate’s preference.
Pay is flexible and based on experience.

Generous and flexible time-off policy.

CASGED is an all-volunteer organization with a board of directors consisting of elected community members.  Our goal is to continually preserve and improve the historic Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Spring Garden and East Deutschtown for all of our current and future residents. We aim to be the most welcoming and diverse neighborhoods in the city and make sure there are opportunities for our existing residents to continue to live happily for many generations.

Executive Director – Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp


Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp
254 Deer Valley Drive
Fort Hill, PA 15540

SALARY:  $75,000-$80,000 on-site housing included

Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp is a 740-acre facility in the Laurel Highlands recreation area of southwestern Pennsylvania located just a few miles from popular regional and national attractions such as Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Ski Resorts; Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob; white water rafting on the Youghiogheny River, the Flight 93 National Memorial; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort; Great Allegheny Passage Rails-to-Trails bike path and several State parks.  Deer Valley is a year-round camping facility and retreat center that includes 42 cabins, 3 lodges, 9 wilderness Adirondack-style camping sites, and 6 program buildings, among them a recreation hall and dining hall that overlooks the camp’s 125-acre lake. The camp provides a wide array of activities: youth group programs, waterfront activities, horseback rides, adventure course sessions; craft shop activities, archery and BBs, and other family programs.

The current Executive Director of DV is departing in Spring 2022 following the transition to whoever fills this leadership role. He is currently focused on summer staff hiring and preparations for the upcoming family camping season.


Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director, Deer Valley is responsible for all camping services and functions at Deer Valley Camp.  This position plans, directs and supervises all camp programs and staff with a commitment to the YMCA and the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The position is also responsible for developing and maintaining positive community relations, board development and ensuring proper funding, financial development and accountability for Deer Valley.

Core Competencies Critical to Position:

  • Philanthropy – Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors
  • Communication  – Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals
  • Finance – Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls
  • Quality Results  – Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement
  • Staff Development  – Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches
  • Functional Expertise  – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology

Essential Functions:

1. Design, institute and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the camp’s target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner. In addition, foster growth of donor/camper participation and involvement:

  • Remain current with information on the developmental needs of youth, teens, and families.
  • Annually seek and analyze input from youth, alumni, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety and enjoyment of the program and staff.
  • Develop and implement crisis and risk management procedures.
  • Design and ensure innovative delivery of the program and activities appropriate to the camper population.

2. Oversee the financial management and fund development operations to allow for adequate annual funding to meet short and long-term goals.

  • Develop and monitor budget for the camp operations.
  • Develop and design long-term fund-raising strategies for the camp program and facilities.

3. Design and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.

  • Prepare and analyze enrollment trends.
  • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Maintain effective outreach to the local community, schools, businesses and governmental agencies to ensure strong community support and presence and usage of the facilities

4. Implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal and year-round staff.

  • Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal and year-round staff.

5.  Manage property development and maintenance needs to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs.

  • Conduct annual assessment of property and maintenance needs.
  • Prepare annual and long-term property plan.
  • Ensure safe and efficient operations of camp and camp facilities.

6.  Oversee the daily operation of resident family camp, group retreats, and weekend camping experiences including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision and health care.

  • Oversee the management of the food service area through supervision of Food Service Manager and review of food service program.
  • Secure sufficient coverage/plan for implementation of a health care plan for campers.
  • Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp in working with the DV Administrative Assistant to include financial record keeping, office operations, camp store, etc.
  • Oversee the systematic approach to data base management for campers, families, alumni, and donors.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation.
  • Provide spiritual programming; faith-based program is currently multidenominational in the form of Morning Watch during Summer Family Camping Season and Sunday Chapel during weekends.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Extensive fiscal management with strong operational performance history and     entrepreneurial ideas.
  • Ability to motivate staff, volunteers and community in moving the YMCA mission and vision to new heights with a cause driven focus.
  • Experience and proven skills in understanding complex problem solving.
  • Ability to use computer, business equipment and required software (EXCEL & WORD proficiency required, prior experience with general ledger programs a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively including written and oral presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other Association staff and outside community and governmental contacts.
  • Adherence to all policies, standards and behaviors consistent with employees of the YMCA.  Modeling leadership behaviors consistent with a senior leader.
  • Must have flexible schedule inclusive of evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Position will require district travel and out of state travel.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social services, business or equivalent related field required.
  • Multi-Team Leader or Organizational Certification required with in first two years of employment.
  • At least 5 years leading others as a Team Leader or its equivalent.
  • Attend internal/external training opportunities when assigned by supervisor
  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification preferred (must maintain CEC)

Physical Working Conditions: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.  The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

Deadline:  February 03, 2022

Chief Executive Officer

The Organization

Founded in 2011, PublicSource publishes award-winning local journalism and in-depth reporting in the Pittsburgh region. Now recognized as one of the leading nonprofit newsrooms in the country, PublicSource.org has grown to 14 full-time staff members and a monthly readership of more than 100,000. As a critical digital media outlet, PublicSource drives government accountability and catalyzes regional connections by covering issues related to race and equity, providing a forum for connecting with individuals in the region, and fostering the future of journalism.

  • Mission: PublicSource inspires critical thinking and bold ideas through journalism rooted in facts, diverse voices, and pursuit of transparency. PublicSource tells stories for a better Pittsburgh.
  • Vision: PublicSource makes its name a reality by being the essential public source for Pittsburghers seeking to solve the challenges in their lives and improve their community; and for business, nonprofit, and government leaders to understand public concerns.
  • Values: Be trustworthy, tell a story, be willing to take risks, collaborate for the common good, foster an inclusive workplace and journalistic platform.

PublicSource is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, digital-first media organization dedicated to serving Pittsburgh and the region. Core programs include:

  • Public-Service Journalism: PublicSource produces independent, ambitious and high-impact local journalism to serve the public with meaningful stories in areas including health, local government, environment, economy and housing, education, equity, community storytelling and investigations. Accountability of public institutions is a central tenet of its work.
  • Citizen Toolkit Classes: PublicSource team members teach classes on fake news and information literacy, how to be an engaged citizen, and how to access public records in area libraries and schools.
  • Events: PublicSource has brought thousands of neighbors into conversation at events with attendance ranging from a dozen to more than 600 at a time.

Position Overview

PublicSource seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization from being a successful startup to a sustainable and thriving institution. During a time when local journalism and the traditional media landscape have been disrupted, the CEO will lead the organization by providing public-service journalism, the bedrock of our democracy, in a multimedia format to inspire change for the better. The CEO will fully embrace the mission of PublicSource as a storyteller, team-builder and visionary, bringing innovation, transparency and accountability to the newsroom and community.

The successful candidate will have senior nonprofit leadership experience with a passion for journalism. With exceptional fundraising, financial, and organizational development skills, the CEO will identify strategies and resources needed to support a strong editorial team and diversify sustainable revenue streams. In partnership with a passionate Board of Directors and staff, the CEO will work to sustain and grow readership, drive government accountability, catalyze regional connections, and provide a forum to foster the future of journalism.

Reporting to a 10-member Board of Directors, the CEO will lead a 14-person staff and manage an annual budget of approximately $1.3 million. Both the editor-in-chief and the chief operating officer report directly to the CEO.

The CEO is responsible for the following:

Board Collaboration and Governance

  • Lead PublicSource in a manner that supports and guides the mission as defined by the Board.
  • Report to and work closely with the Board to seek its involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.
  • Support the fiscal integrity of PublicSource by planning and presenting a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

Financial Performance and Sustainability

  • Lead revenue generation and development efforts including identifying new funding sources necessary to sustain PublicSource’s mission. This includes advertising, events, and grantor and donor cultivation.
  • Lead the fiscal management of the organization, including managing operations within an approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Fulfill requirements of an annual audit.

Organizational Mission and Strategy

  • Empower PublicSource to achieve its mission by modeling leadership with integrity and a focus on transparency, accountability, and equity. This includes oversight of day-to-day operations, human resources, fiscal management, and strategic planning and implementation.
  • Lead strategic planning to ensure PublicSource can successfully fulfill its mission in the future.
  • Be active and visible in the community and work closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations to strategically carry out the mission.
  • Steward PublicSource’s brand and reputation as an innovative and local newsroom providing public-service journalism in the Pittsburgh region.

Business Operations

  • Oversee the effective and responsible administration of PublicSource’s operations including employment of staff and day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • Oversee the hiring, onboarding, development, and retention of staff.
  • Supervise, cultivate, support, and collaborate with editorial leaders and other members of the leadership team.
  • Regularly review and maintain benefit plans for all staff. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The CEO provides leadership for PublicSource’s programs and staff while supporting the growth, strategy, and sustainability of public journalism at the core of the organization’s mission. The CEO works with the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission through fundraising, marketing, strategic operations and organizational and staff cultivation.

Demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Leadership style that is transparent, equity-driven, and collaborative.
  • Senior-level experience in an organization of a comparable budget, staff, and Board of Directors.
  • Active fundraising experience including excellent donor relations skills and an understanding of the funding landscape.
  • Demonstrated experience with high-level strategic thinking and planning with an ability to envision and convey the organization’s mission and strategic future to the staff, donors, volunteers, and overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee, develop and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating and program development.
  • Strong financial management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong public speaking ability.
  • Passion for journalism, strong work ethic and ability to energize and support a thriving team.
  • Educational background aligned with the requirements of the position, particularly in the fields of business and nonprofit management.

Performance Objectives

Within the first year, the successful CEO will continue to lead the production of outstanding journalistic content while successfully completing the following objectives:

  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, take active steps towards developing a new strategic plan.
  • Complete an in-depth evaluation of PublicSource’s programs, revenue streams, and staffing structure.
  • Create a plan, timeline, and approach to revenue diversification.
  • Strengthen the Board’s capacity to provide high-level leadership and sound governance through a thorough review of Board bylaws, composition, and terms. 


This position offers a competitive salary in the $125,000 – $140,000 range and a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.

DEI Imperative

PublicSource seeks to recruit candidates for employment who represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. PublicSource is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

PublicSource has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact PublicSource.

Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectations uploaded here:



Executive Director – The Global Switchboard

Why You Should Lead The Global Switchboard

  • Do you want to make a difference?
  • Can you help make Pittsburgh a more welcoming city?
  • Are you committed to creating a more just and peaceful world?

If you said yes, you might be the next Executive Director (ED) of The Global Switchboard!

About the Switchboard

The Global Switchboard is a nonprofit organization that stewards a diverse network of people and organizations to transform the Pittsburgh region into a more globally engaged and equitable community. Through the convening of action-oriented coalitions, a slate of programs, and a data-driven State of Equitable Global Engagement project, the Switchboard helps us bring people together, encourage collaboration, and support our network.

Position Description 

The Global Switchboard seeks a full-time ED to lead the organization. An ideal ED candidate brings a global perspective and keen intercultural awareness to local leadership and advocacy challenges.  They have professional experience advancing equitable global engagement through activities that are inclusive, socially responsible, and attuned to the realities of structural injustice. Given the organization’s commitment to network stewardship, an ideal candidate demonstrates exceptional skills in facilitation and community building. To help further the strategic vision of The Global Switchboard, they bring polItical advocacy experience and have strong working relationships with leaders in local government. Relevant fields of experience include global education, immigrant and refugee inclusion, or local and international community development, among others.

The ED works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to set and execute vision and strategy for Switchboard development and to ensure the organization’s growth and financial stability.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Establish strategic direction – charts and commits to a course of action to accomplish a goal or vision after analyzing context and assumptions, taking into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Sell the vision – passionately represents organizational strategy, creates a clear view of desired outcomes, and helps others imagine a future where the vision is realized.
  • Influence others – uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to win acceptance of ideas or plans; modifies behavior and approach in response to tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Read the environment – analyzes and navigates organizational and community dynamics in establishing strategy, selling the vision, and influencing others.
  • Mobilize a team – uses appropriate methods and interpersonal skills to develop, motivate and guide a team toward successful outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • (Inter)Cultural competence is essential!
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and to build relationships which can be leveraged to benefit the organization.
  • Strong organizational management skills with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget.
  • Demonstrated success working with a Board of Directors, including cultivating existing board relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, adaptable, and innovative approach to organizational planning.
  • Positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.


This position is fully remote; candidates in, or familiar with, Pittsburgh preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary will range between $55-$65K / year with a competitive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision and a generous schedule of paid vacation and holidays.

The Global Switchboard’s compensation philosophy serves as a demonstration of the organization’s commitment to transparency and its employees. Starting salary ranges are based on a review of comparable positions in nonprofits in Allegheny County and relevant experience and qualification.

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and name and contact information for three references to hr@theglobalswitchboard.org

The Global Switchboard is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal skill and on the basis of their ability to help the organization realize its vision and mission. The Global Switchboard’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotions, working conditions, scheduling, benefits, wage and salary administration, disciplinary action, termination, and social, educational, and recreational programs.

Executive Director

The Organization

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services (Fair Shake) was established in 2013 as the nation’s first nonprofit environmental law firm with the mission of providing access and opening the doors of environmental justice. With a focus on the Appalachian Basin region, Fair Shake provides client-centered legal representation regardless of income to level the playing field for lower income and underserved populations. Fair Shake provides access to the tools needed by individuals and communities to defend their environmental needs.

  • Mission: To foster equal access to environmental justice, provide education in legal service entrepreneurship, and support community empowerment.
  • Guiding Philosophy: Communities with the most environmental burden should have the option to say “no” to further negative impact and have access to the tools of justice and democracy to find healthier environmental outcomes.

Fair Shake serves clients, communities, and attorneys through the following core programs:

  • Client-Centered Legal Counsel: A thriving law firm with increasing demand, Fair Shake’s staff attorneys serve individuals, organizations, and communities through a combination of pro bono, sliding scale, and public interest litigation legal services.
  • Community Democracy Program: Complementary to its legal counsel services, Fair Shake builds capacity and resilience among client communities through organizational consulting, facilitation of local and regional resource planning, and providing templates for legal and educational work so communities can serve as their own advocates in advance of damaging industry development.
  • Incubator: Through its Attorney in Residence program, Fair Shake educates young attorneys in legal services entrepreneurship and incubates start-up legal services organizations to serve the environmental legal needs of underserved low- and middle-income clients.

Position Overview

The new Executive Director of Fair Shake will manage an exciting transition, succeeding the organization’s founding Executive Director. They will lead a young but mighty organization that has successfully exited the start-up phase and now has solid funding, a thriving litigation practice, and a strong reputation. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will guide the organization through its next chapter of strategic visioning while providing staff with people-centered leadership and increasing revenues for all program areas. Additionally, the Executive Director will be responsible for administration, financial management, and overseeing daily operations.

The ideal candidate will possess a thorough understanding of nonprofit leadership with a deep passion for and understanding of environmental justice issues. A creative thinker who is energized by Fair Shake’s unique approach to legal services, the Executive Director will be eager to explore multiple avenues for bolstering capacity to provide access to justice for individuals and communities. They will be highly collaborative in their approach to both staff and client engagement, and nimble in their ability to manage people and foster relationships in a virtual climate. They will strengthen partnerships with current funders and be laser-focused on pursuing new ones, actively working to broaden Fair Shake’s reach and impact.

The Executive Director will oversee a staff of six attorneys and one program manager, make recommendations for additional staffing resources, and manage an annual budget of approximately $800,000. They will report to a six-person Board of Directors and work to grow the board and its committees.

The Executive Director will perform the following duties and will work in accordance with the policies and goals established by Fair Shake and its Board of Directors:

People Management and Administration

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to recruit new members and increase board capacity and engagement.
  • Set clear team direction rooted in organizational mission and vision, applying strategic thinking, success celebration, change management, and transparent communication.
  • Create a culture of support, collaboration, engagement, and growth, including creating opportunities for team building, individual professional growth, and organizational development.
  • Institute a strong, collaborative work culture and climate that attracts and retains staff and drives the organization’s mission to develop young attorneys.
  • Direct human resources, including hiring, training, payroll, employee benefits, and recordkeeping.
  • Assess the effectiveness of organizational programs through measurable, objective, and quantitative evidence, and create consistent reporting mechanisms for sharing data with the Board of Directors.
  • Develop organizational policies and hone operational efficiency, including internal technical infrastructure that supports success in a virtual environment.

Revenue Generation and Financial Management

  • Oversee the organization’s finances and develop short- and long-term plans to ensure its financial sustainability.
  • Steward relationships with existing funders and donors, while identifying and pursuing new opportunities to diversify revenue sources.
  • Lead business development efforts with client relationship building and new business acquisition. Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and partner organizations.
  • Prepare clear and compelling letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports about Fair Shake’s programs, effectiveness, and outcomes.
  • Manage budgeting processes, including creation of the annual budget and the consistent delivery of financial information to the Board through accurate reporting.

Litigation Leadership and Strategy

  • Develop and guide implementation of strategies aligned with the organization’s mission, strategic plan, priorities, program areas, and policies.
  • Represent the organization as chief spokesperson, acting as a thought leader and influencer in the regional environmental justice space.
  • Provide leadership to staff by participating in intake discussions, assisting with offers of representation, and working collaboratively to ensure client autonomy and community-centered outcomes.
  • Manage and guide staff development to ensure legal and litigation training, resources, feedback, and support.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Executive Director will be a strong collaborator, visionary thinker, and trusted leader who deeply appreciates Fair Shake’s distinctive approach to legal services and community empowerment. All candidates should have senior leadership experience, a proven ability to effectively increase revenues, and experience working with attorneys.

Demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Passion for and commitment to the Fair Shake mission and guiding principles.
  • Deep commitment to serving low-income communities.
  • Previous experience with the governance model, philanthropic revenue, and operational aspects of a nonprofit organization.
  • Previous experience in legal services or law practice management.
  • Successful record of revenue generation through business development, grant writing, and/or nonprofit fundraising.
  • An active listener with a mentorship approach to management. A working style that is transparent, encouraging, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrated experience with high-level strategic thinking and planning.
  • Previous financial management responsibility of an organization (i.e. developing budgets, creating financial reports, reporting financial health to the board).
  • Previous administration and operations management responsibilities.
  • Public speaking and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to serve as a strong external spokesperson for an organization.
  • Educational background aligned with the requirements of the position, particularly in the fields of law, environmental advocacy, community and economic development, or nonprofit management.

Performance Objectives

In the first six months, the new Executive Director is expected to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully completing the following objectives:

  • Meet individually with the Board and Staff to understand the governance and operations of the organization.
  • Review all funding sources, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Research and pursue 3-5 new funding opportunities.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the firm’s caseload and establish systems to ensure continued learning and excellence in representation for the organization’s clients.
  • With the Board, establish a guiding strategy for the organization to achieve organizational goals.


This position offers a competitive salary in the $90,000 – $105,000 range and a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale, including healthcare and retirement.

Work Environment

This position and all staff of Fair Shake work remotely.

How to Apply

Fair Shake has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact Fair Shake.

Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectations uploaded here:




Fair Shake is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: President, Board of Directors
FLSA: Full Time, Exempt
Hours: Monday to Friday, generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but varies as needed


The Executive Director position will provide the overall strategic direction for Sweetwater Center for the Arts (SCA), an Allegheny Regional Asset District Fund recipient, but will focus the majority of their efforts in fundraising for the organization. The ED will design and implement a strategic, comprehensive plan for securing grants, donors, and funding of the organization. They will lead and manage the philanthropy strategy for the entire organization to rigorously engage new foundations, corporations, and individual donors, growing resources and securing funders to provide a deep investment in program expansion, as well as policy and evaluation efforts.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual who wants to be a part of an Organization that influences and improves the lives of thousands of people in our community through the arts.



  • Actively seek lucrative revenue streams through fundraising efforts.
  • Develop a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that includes individual giving, corporate giving, planned giving, major gifts, special events, government funding and grants from foundations.
  • Develop and execute fundraising efforts, to reach new individual donors, grantors and corporate sponsors.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors by responding to their inquiries, keeping them apprised of recent events with the organization and sharing the progress their donations have made possible.
  • Establish and evaluate the efficacy of the fund development program.
  • Assure design and accuracy of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports.
  • Exercise exceptional time management skills and meet fundraising deadlines.
  • Demonstrate exceptional writing and communication skills.

Community Impact:

  • Work with a variety of potential donors and supporters, relying on strong interpersonal skills.
  • Speak publicly, make presentations and facilitate donor meetings with members of the Board and Advisory Council.
  • Raise awareness of the organization and its primary goals through outreach efforts, regular community engagement, publications and in support of media relations.
  • Appropriately represent the organization and board to donors, prospects, public agencies, development committees, fundraising volunteers and other key stakeholders.
  • Help identify, cultivate, recruit, train, and develop a strong volunteer base and fundraising leadership.

Organization/Board Resource Development:

  • Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws, as well as the code of ethics for fundraising professionals.
  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.
  • Participate with the staff and board in charting the organization’s course in programing, fund development and governance. Advise on board leadership recruitment and effective governance, participating in Governance and Nominating Committee’s work.
  • Keep informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the not-for-profit sector.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree/CFRE certification a plus.
  • 4-8 years of experience in fundraising with a history of successfully generating new revenue streams and excellent donor relations skills. Knowledge of Major Gift giving is required.
  • Requires proficiency in the use of computer-based fundraising management tools, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Suite and PowerPoint. Ability to embrace new technology.
  • Knowledge of visual arts, STEAM curriculum, maker movement and performing arts is preferred.
  • Dynamic, strong and strategic fundraiser accustomed to setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals.
  • Ability to engender the trust and confidence of the Board, staff and donors in achieving fully integrated philanthropy across the organization.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting with a strong team.
  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating with internal and external contacts using a high degree of diplomacy and the ability to deal with and influence persons in all types of positions. Must be able to inspire trust from potential donors and grant making organizations.
  • Exceptional writing, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinker and proven fundraiser with strong organizational skills.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Starting salary range for the Executive Director position is $50,000 to $70,000 plus benefits including PTO, health, dental and vision insurance.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Acting Executive Director, Margaret Setler: setler@comcast.net

About Sweetwater Center for the Arts:

Founded in 1975 in Sewickley, an idyllic suburb 11 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, PA, Sweetwater offers nearly 400 classes, workshops, and events annually in the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts for children, teens, and adults at every skill level, from beginner to master. Sweetwater’s multidisciplinary approach includes classes in ceramics/sculpture, cooking, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry & metalsmithing, fiber arts, traditional crafts as well as private music lessons.

Our vision is to thrive as a regional asset and to lead innovative, relevant arts and cultural programming throughout the region. Our values of Community, Classes, and Culture help us focus on serving communities, providing programming of the highest artistic quality, and creating an environment that supports excellence in the arts. Sweetwater passionately believes that the foundation of arts education and skill development are critical to the individual regardless of their age or career path. Through inquiry-based instruction, students explore new pathways into topics that make them more alive and relevant.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

President/Chief Executive Officer

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has a commitment to creating a culture of safety.

Address: 10 Foster Plaza, 680 Anderson Drive, Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Position Description and Board Expectations:

For over 160 years, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has responded to the changing needs of a dynamic metropolitan and suburban area. The Pittsburgh Y accepts the challenge to build its capacity to ensure the future of its mission and to respond to continuing and emerging needs.

The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) must be able to work with the Board of Directors and lead a highly performing senior staff team by ensuring that staff development and performance produce superior outcomes in community engagement, philanthropy, quality programs, and member satisfaction. The CEO must be highly visible in the community, ensuring that the YMCA remains a greatly respected and desired partner with a strong stake in identifying and addressing solutions for community issues.

The CEO will provide leadership to develop a bold vision and strategic direction that guides the day-to-day work of the Association. The CEO must lead the organization in promoting the YMCA and maintain a financially sound vision that will ensure the strength of the YMCA and the perpetuation of its mission.

The Board believes its new CEO should be an experienced leader who has the background and qualities that will permit him or her to achieve excellence in the following areas of focus:

Key Deliverables of the Next President/CEO:

  • Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan: Work effectively with volunteers, community leaders, and key staff, to create and develop a strategic plan that addresses the needs of the communities served by the Y and includes defined organizational strategies, a clear implementation plan with deliverables, and measurable goals. Key competencies: Change Leadership, Communication & Influence, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Program/Project Management
  • Fiscal Management: Use high-level financial analysis to forecast financial trends, growth and stability, while consistently leading organization to balance or surplus operations by growing earned revenue and contributions and controlling costs. Empower and guide staff leaders to lead their departments to successful financial operation. Develop and implement stewardship strategies. Key competencies: Fiscal Management, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Developing Self & Others, Philanthropy
  • Build and Lead Staff: Ensure a talent development system is in place and executed in affirming, culturally competent and effectively. Hire, motivate, nurture, retain, and hold staff accountable for key objectives. Work towards recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting staff that represent the diversity of the communities you serve. Encourage the team by creating a spirit of camaraderie, inclusion, and sense of mission and purpose. Create a learning organization to help staff achieve their highest potential. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Inclusion, Emotional Maturity, Change Leadership
  • Improve Operating Performance: Engage the board and appropriate staff to develop an annual tactical plan for identifying and achieving key goals and objectives towards operating with safe, relevant and sustainable practices. Quickly address issues that may arise, forecast future needs, and manage and direct the Y’s operations and activities. Key competencies: Developing Self & Others, Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Innovation
  • Position the Y as a Vital Partner for Community Change: Serve as an ambassador for the mission, purpose, and vision for the YMCA within the community. Possess the ability to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, while always upholding the highest standards and values of the Y. Ensure your Y is seen as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Key competencies: Communication & Influence, Engaging Community, Collaboration
  • Steward Fundraising Efforts: Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that will establish the YMCA as a leading nonprofit organization within the community through the engagement of members, volunteers, staff, and donors. Identify the need for successful capital fundraising, while taking the organization to a new level of effectiveness and impact in annual giving and endowment. Key competencies: Philanthropy, Engaging Community, Communication & Influence
  • Residency Expectation: Living in the YMCA’s service area is required.
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
  • Benefits: Retirement contribution, vacation plan, health plan and other benefits per personnel policy included

Minimum Criteria for Candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human services or related area.
  • Multiple years prior experience in a senior management role with a YMCA or related experience at comparable organization with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff and employees and significant budget experience.
  • Reflect a discernible appreciation for the diverse communities served by the YMCA and an ability to personally advance the mission and interests of the YMCA in public forums.
  • Advanced understanding of financial terms and devices such as income statements, balance sheets, etc.
  • Fiscally sound business management approach.
  • Excel at developing and strengthening community relationships.
  • Must be an articulate and persuasive spokesperson on behalf of the YMCA.
  • Possess a strong commitment to the YMCA mission.

Preferred Criteria for Candidates:

  • Advanced degree: business, law, or human development.
  • YMCA Organizational Leader Certification.
  • Strategic planning and fundraising experience including annual and capital campaigns and securing grants.
  • An understanding of the national and international relationships of the YMCA is preferred.

Target Dates for the search process:

  • Resumes accepted through:               January 31, 2022
  • Preliminary interviews scheduled:   March 17 & 18, 2022
  • Final interviews:                                   Early/Mid-April 2022
  • CEO selection made:                           Mid/Late-April 2022
  • New CEO on board (anticipated):    June 2022

To Apply:

  • Candidates will apply via the following website: https://tinyurl.com/ymca-greater-pittsburgh-ceo 
  • You will be requested to submit the following with your online application: A resume and cover letter, along with four professional and two personal references. Note: References will be checked on final candidates.

Executive Director

The Organization

Soon to open in Pittsburgh as an innovative nonprofit start-up, Café Momentum will be a 501(c)3 nonprofit restaurant and culinary training facility that provides employment, life skills training, and wraparound care to youth exiting juvenile detention facilities. Established in 2012 in Dallas, Texas, Café Momentum has served more than 1,000 young people through a 12-month paid internship program at the restaurant, coupled with case management and trauma-informed support services. As a young organization focused on changing the way our country thinks about juvenile justice and reentry, Café Momentum provides justice-involved youth with a path to meaningful employment and all-around holistic well-being. They are creating a national conversation around the challenges these young people face, and building a coalition of partners dedicated to meaningfully changing the system. Café Momentum’s parent group, the Momentum Advisory Collective, is now expanding the Café Momentum model nationwide, opening its second and third locations in Pittsburgh and Nashville in 2022.

  • Mission: To build clear pathways out of incarceration so today’s justice-involved youth have access to resources, opportunity, and trauma-informed support such that they and their future generations can thrive, not just survive.
  • Vision: We envision a country where the basic and socioemotional needs of our youth are met; a country that understands that justice-involved youth often lack resources, have experienced trauma and require holistic support; a country whose communities come together to support this vision.

Café Momentum Pittsburgh will serve youth through the following core programs:

  • Restaurant: Equal parts dining room and classroom, the restaurant located in Downtown Pittsburgh will be open to the public as well as special events for donors and community partners. Students will work their way through all areas of the restaurant during their 12-month paid internship, including culinary skills, table service, hosting, and catering. Menu concepts are built to meet the expressed interest of the community served and will be regionally inspired, featuring produce and ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors.
  • Community Services Center: Co-located next-door to the restaurant, the community services center will be staffed by case managers providing an ecosystem of support throughout the student’s internship and following their graduation. Services will include assistance with basic food and housing needs; no-cost healthcare; mental health counseling; re-enrollment in an accredited education program; financial literacy training; parenting classes; educational assistance; and career exploration.
  • Pop-Up Dinners: These special dining experiences introduce the Café Momentum program to new communities and audiences. Designed to open hearts and minds while starting important conversations about the Momentum model, they also provide youth with opportunities to begin training and benefitting from services prior to a restaurant’s official launch date. The events highlight the resilience of our youth, the outcomes of our work, Momentum’s projected impact on the community, and our vision for systemic change.

For more information about the organization, please visit the Cafe Momentum website. 

Position Overview

Café Momentum Pittsburgh’s parent group, the Momentum Advisory Collective (MAC), has secured seed funding and a brick-and-mortar location for the Pittsburgh location and now seeks the right leader to lead their expansion into the Pittsburgh community. The Executive Director will serve as the first employee of Café Momentum Pittsburgh and will build a restaurant and community services center that provides employment, life skills training, and wraparound care to juvenile justice system-involved youth. The new Executive Director will play a key role in forming a board, building a team, and creating partnerships with philanthropic, community, and justice system partners. The candidate will be highly visionary and entrepreneurial, equally energized to build and refine operational structures as well as to provide trauma-informed, compassionate care for vulnerable youth populations.

An experienced nonprofit leader, the Executive Director is responsible for setting a strategy that models MAC’s core values. They will direct initiatives aligned with MAC’s mission and vision, meeting the needs of youth participants, employees, donors, and communities. The ideal candidate is a compelling advocate who is motivated by community and willing to take chances, with a focus on innovation in driving lasting change. They will speak candidly and work collaboratively, making recommendations to the MAC team and Pittsburgh Board of Directors that result in effective programs with a sustainable impact.

The Executive Director will be a key member of the senior management team, reporting to MAC’s Founder/CEO and the Pittsburgh Board of Directors. They will have the opportunity to recruit and build a team of restaurant operations and case management personnel and will manage an annual budget of approximately $2.3 million.

The Executive Director will perform the following duties and will work in accordance with the policies and goals established by the Momentum Advisory Collective:

People Leadership and Start-Up Operations

  • Build and maintain an innovative, safe, and effective organization modeled after Café Momentum’s flagship Dallas location.
  • Develop, engage, and support an active, diverse Board of Directors and committees.
  • Build and lead an excellent and diverse Pittsburgh team, promoting team cohesiveness by establishing, communicating, and reinforcing shared values and organizational cultural norms that build and improve working relationships.
  • Supervise the opening of the restaurant and community center and the ongoing responsibilities of managing the programs to include staffing, inventory, and overall operations, in partnership with program professionals.
  • Authorize key decision-making activities and the implementation of approved financial and operational strategies, ensuring all tactical initiatives align and result in optimal performance.
  • Manage budgeting processes, including creation of the annual budget and the consistent delivery of financial information to the Board through accurate reporting.
  • Manage costs by continually seeking data that identifies opportunities and eliminates non-value-add costs.

Youth Advocacy and Community Partnerships

  • Maintain awareness of the latest news, events, legislation, best practices, and procedures impacting the criminal justice and juvenile justice sectors.
  • Develop strong partnerships with peer organizations in the justice-involved youth space.
  • Create referral pipelines for recruiting justice-involved youth into the program.
  • Model an approach to youth service delivery rooted in compassion and trauma-informed care.
  • Engage local and state level partners in advocacy and external communications initiatives designed to elevate awareness of Café Momentum’s work and broaden its reach and impact.

Revenue Generation and Public Relations

  • Ensure the financial sustainability of the Pittsburgh location through effective revenue generation strategy and donor cultivation.
  • Oversee and approve overall budgetary commitments and provide guidance for multiple revenue streams and financial avenues.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the organization by communicating the vision, mission, strategic goals, and messages to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Build and expand relationships with individual, corporate, and government funders to carry out organizational objectives at local and state levels.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Executive Director will be an excellent relationship builder, team leader, and champion for justice-involved youth. All candidates should have senior leadership experience, exceptional revenue generation and relationship management skills, as well as a proven ability to connect a high-level vision to execution at the ground level.

Demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Passion for and commitment to the Café Momentum mission and vision.
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, the criminal justice sector including federal, state, and local regulations.
  • An action-oriented and entrepreneurial visionary with an innovative approach to strategic planning.
  • A self-starter who has the ability to work both as a part of a remote team and independently.
  • Excellent organizational management skills with the ability to coach and develop staff to set and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Experience working with and engaging boards of directors.
  • Previous experience serving justice-involved youth or other marginalized populations.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care.
  • A working style that is transparent, encouraging, and collaborative.
  • Ability to model leadership through a hands-on approach and consistent on-site presence.
  • Adaptable and comfortable working in dynamic start-up climates, where last-minute pivots may sometimes be required to meet the evolving needs of the growing organization.
  • Senior-level experience in an organization with a comparable budget, size, and complexity in operations.
  • Successful operations management and administration experience.
  • Previous financial management responsibility of an organization (i.e. developing budgets, creating financial reports, reporting financial health to the board).
  • Public speaking and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to serve as a strong external spokesperson for an organization.

Performance Objectives

In the first six months, the new Executive Director is expected to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully completing the following objectives:

  • Complete training and shadowing on-site at Café Momentum Dallas.
  • Recruit and onboard a Pittsburgh Board of Directors.
  • Recruit and onboard personnel for both the restaurant and community service center arms of the organization.
  • Launch an effective restaurant and community service center with progress towards the goal of serving 60-80 youth in year one, then 120-150 in following years.


This position offers a competitive salary in the $100,000 – $125,000 range and a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.

DEI Imperative

Momentum Advisory Collective seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting and learning from diverse voices and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. MAC is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Momentum Advisory Collective has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational milestone. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact MAC.

Resume, position-specific cover letter, and salary expectations uploaded here:



Executive Director

The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh presents unique and inspiring interpretations of choral works for arts-loving audiences across the Pittsburgh region. At this time, we seek a dedicated and passionate individual to become its Executive Director. For more information about the choir click here.

The role of the Executive Director is to contribute to and execute the mission of the Choir by working closely with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors to implement the organization’s strategic goals.

Position Summary

The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for all administrative aspects of the organization, including the Development/Fundraising, Marketing, Concert Production, and Finance/Administrative functions of the organization.  This individual reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and supervises the organization’s Marketing and Operations Managers

Key Responsibilities 

  • Plans, organizes, and directs fundraising activities in collaboration with appropriate
    Board committees.
  • Prepares, submits, and makes reports to foundations, corporations, and government
  • Develops and administers a balanced operating budget and makes financial reports
    available to the Board.
  • Develops marketing plans and audience development campaigns.
  • Develop, maintain, and oversee a master plan for all aspects of concert production.
  • Maintains administrative systems for the Bach Choir, including, but not limited to general
    office management and database record keeping, to ensure the smooth and consistent functioning of the organization.
  • With the Artistic Director, serves as the public spokesperson for the Choir.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; master’s degree desirable.
  • Three to five years demonstrable skills and experience in management and supervision.
  • Knowledge of choral music is essential.
  • Knowledge of the Pittsburgh-area funding and foundation culture preferred.
  • High level of proficiency with Quickbooks, Donor management software, Excel and other MS Office Suite programs.
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm, communicativeness, resourcefulness and versatility are desired traits.

Hours and Information 

30 hours/week. The Executive Director is currently working from offices at the Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh PA 15222 but there is some flexibility and potential for remote working.
The position calls for some physical effort, stamina, and energy while stationary and/or moving throughout concert and other venues during set-up, performances, and tear-down. Accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Board of Directors has approved a salary range of $35,000 and $40,000 per annum. While benefits are not provided some additional compensation to cover the cost of health insurance may be requested.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Penny Morel, Chair, Board of Directors at search@bachchoirpittsburgh.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. The position is expected to begin on or about February 1, 2022, at the earliest.

Board Directors and Committee Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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