The WeRISE for Greater Westerville organization was formed in 2021 with the mission to eradicate individual and structural racism in the greater Westerville community. In support of this mission, we will lead collaborative anti-racism efforts, driving meaningful, lasting and equitable change. We will form relationships with underrepresented communities, build equitable partnerships, make concrete changes to policies and programs, and increase public accountability, relevance, and value. We exist to enable community organizations to share power with people who they may previously have excluded or ignored.
The Executive Director will provide direction and leadership for the organization, while upholding our mission and inspiring our Board of Directors (Board) and supporters. Reporting to the Board for WeRISE, the ED is responsible for developing and deploying strategies that support a diverse and inclusive community while focusing on racial justice and equity within the greater Westerville community. Working with local organizations, boards, government agencies, diversity councils, and other external partners to implement short, mid, and long-term strategies to advance anti-racism.
Board of Directors
- Provide leadership to staff, volunteers, and cross functional teams
- Provide anti-racist training and coaching for residents and community partners
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to achieve organizational goals
- Assist in the development of the organizational strategy
- Work with the Board to implement a comprehensive diversity strategy, as well as related programs/initiatives and projects across the city
- Collaborate with key partners to create performance reporting and assist with the selection, implementation, and verification of performance metrics.
- Persuade others into agreement in sensitive situations while maintaining positive relationships
Community and Public Relations
- Work with underrepresented and marginalized populations to determine needs and close gaps of access
- Build relationships with external partners and accelerate actions and behaviors that drive inclusivity
- Partner with community stakeholders and city leaders to ensure the adoption and implementation of anti-racist policies and practices
- Grow and sustain relationships between external partners and diversity related organizations that support the diversity strategy while adopting best practices to include assessing and delivering on existing partnerships
- Interact with internal and external leaders, including city officials
- Establish meaningful partnerships that yield impactful results
- Develop a means to measure and provide reporting on the progress of all programs and initiatives
- Partner and team creatively and virtually within tight budget parameters
- Leverage social media platforms to promote and create engagement
- Maintain knowledge of EEO regulations and remains current on diversity trends
- Provide direction and thought leadership to execute strategy
- Manage scope, budget, and timeline while ensuring requirements are met
- Fundraising and grant writing
- Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
- Commitment to racial justice
- Possess a high level of awareness and understanding of issues of equity, privilege, power, and oppression
- Ability to manage large work plans for multiyear initiatives
- Experience creating and fostering positive inclusive environments, with a focus of delivering equity for minoritized populations
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Demonstrated performance with coaching and developing teams to consistently deliver results in demanding and intense environments
- Direct lived experience and/or demonstrated expertise about issues of exclusion and marginalization in civic and cultural institutions
- Cross functional/multi-organizational experiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead ad hoc teams without direct authority
- Superior oral and written communications skills
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks, complex short and long-term projects within desired timeframes to meet stated deadlines efficiently and effectively
- Ability to integrate effectively and work diplomatically with a broad range of individuals, including board members, government officials, partners, and other advocacy groups
- Conflict resolution skills
- Master’s degree
- Nonprofit management experience
- Professional fundraising experience
- Experience in racial justice movements
- Experience working with small, low-infrastructure organizations and volunteers
Salary will be based on the candidate’s background and experience, not to exceed $75,000 during the initial one-year contract. Salary after the first year will be determined, in part, by the success of the ED’s fundraising. Paid leave of 24 days annually plus federal holidays to be used at the director’s discretion for sick, personal, and vacation time, with not more than 10 consecutive days of leave taken without prior approval. Up to 12 days of leave may be taken during the first 6 months.
Terms of Employment
This is an exempt full-time position with an initial one-year contract. Following a successful first year, the board will consider either offering another contract (potentially for a period longer than one year) or transitioning to a model of employment without a contract.
How to Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references to WeRISEforGW@gmail.com.
About Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center (Riverbend) is an independent nonprofit organization focused on teaching children in the Philadelphia region to be responsible and caring stewards of the natural environment by offering an array of experiential education programs in a natural setting. Riverbend is a platform for scientific discovery that leverages children’s inherent curiosity in the natural world and longing for authentic experiences. Riverbend provides the time and space for students to develop comfort in nature and then introduces the science inquiry process.
While the organization began and continues to serve children in nearby geographic communities, a top priority is reaching children in urban communities throughout the region that lack ready access to the natural environment. Its 30-acre open space preserve is located just minutes from the Conshohocken exit of the Schuylkill expressway, making it accessible to communities and schools throughout much of the Philadelphia region.
Nearing its 50th anniversary, Riverbend is at a moment of opportunity and ambitious growth. Programmatically, Riverbend aspires to be a regional leader in environmental education for children that is recognized for the: quality of its programs; scale of the number of children participating in programs; and impact of its teacher professional development program. Financially, the organization is eager to expand and deepen its earned and contributed revenue to assure that its revenue stays abreast with its programmatic goals.
- School Programs (Access Programs). Riverbend provides high-quality nature-based STEM customized school programs (pre-K through middle school) in partnership with schools across the region that take place during the school day or after school. Currently, Riverbend is working with schools in Philadelphia, Norristown, Upper Darby, and Upper Merion, and seeks to expand its reach.
- Teacher Professional Development. Riverbend experts work with elementary and middle school teachers in delivering nature-based STEM programs (aligned with school curriculum goals and Pennsylvania academic standards) designed to excite students and improve academic outcomes. Riverbend hosts professional development sessions virtually and on-site at the Spring Mill preserve or other natural settings. Professional development programs are designed to be cross curricular. Major concepts include life science, environment and ecology and inquiry and design, depending on school subjects.
- Spring Mill Road Preserve. The 30 acre preserve serves as an outdoor classroom for experiential learning for school-based groups and summer programming. It is open to the public year-round and encompasses the Snider Barn, an aquaponics greenhouse, numerous hiking trails, outdoor learning classrooms, a bird observation area, and acres of open space.
- Camps. A long-term component of Riverbend’s offerings is a year-round and summer session camps which offer children ages 4-11 the opportunity to experience, interact with, and explore nature, animals, habitats, science, and the outdoors. Grounded in nature-based STEM education, Riverbend educators encourage children to practice 21st century skills like resiliency, self-reflection, and grit. The earned income from camps forms a significant portion of the organization’s sustainable revenue.
For more information, see: https://riverbendeec.org/what-we-do/why-it-matters.
Overview of the Position
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction and management. In consultation with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has broad authority to lead and manage operations in order to advance the mission and to achieve its strategic goals. The Executive Director is Riverbend’s principal advocate to external constituencies.
The next Executive Director will be poised to take Riverbend to the next level by (1) scaling programs to reach new audiences, (2) assuring that it has sufficient revenue to match and sustain its programmatic aspirations, and (3) increasing its organizational visibility and forming new partnerships.
In the first year, the next Executive Director will focus on the following:
- Develop a plan to expand the reach of educational programs to new audiences, with a particular focus on communities where children typically lack access to open green space and high-quality environmental and STEM education.
- Develop, operationalize, and implement a plan for securing additional contributed and earned revenue from both current and new sources.
- Expand Riverbend’s visibility and broaden awareness of its programs and role in the region among educators, philanthropic people and institutions, public decision-makers, and potential partner organizations.
- Lead the next strategic planning process in partnership with the board and staff. Then, formalize and operationalize the strategic plan, identifying those priorities that will have the greatest impact on advancing the mission.
- Leverage the talents and interests of staff, the board and volunteers.
Competitive salary, with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.
- 12-15 years of nonprofit or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years in leadership and management roles incorporating operational, financial, programmatic, and board and external relations functions.
- Demonstrable ability in fund development, to include fundraising strategy, being the face of an organization, and soliciting financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.
- Direct experience in environmental education not required but commitment to understanding and, then, embracing the mission a must.
- Entrepreneurial person with proven experience in expanding programs and the revenue needed to support them.
- Effective communicator with proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility.
- Direct experience within the Philadelphia-region nonprofit or public sectors are a plus, though not required.
- Recognizes the expertise of staff and brings out the best in them to advance the organization’s goals while also advancing staff leadership.
- Managerial expertise including budget management and working directly with a volunteer governing board.
- In collaboration with the Board of Directors and key stakeholders, develop, articulate, and implement the shared vision that guides the organization.
- Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, partners and constituencies, including program participants, schools and teachers, corporate and business partners, non-profit organizations, community organizations, foundations, individual donors and government agencies.
- Plan for future revenue needs to sustain programs and operations.
- Work with development staff and Board of Directors to design and conduct ongoing fundraising and development activities, including cultivating major donors and organizational partners.
- Establish and maintain a local and regional profile of Riverbend through public, professional and personal contacts.
- Lead by exemplifying the mission, vision, goals, and values. Establish and maintain clear patterns of authority, responsibility, supervision and communication.
- Create a work environment that brings out the best in employees, where people with options choose to work and stay.
- Ensure that Riverbend operates in compliance with laws, regulations and best-practices.
- Develop an annual budget and operating plan and takes responsibility for meeting the commitments of the plan and budget.
Programs and Facilities Management
- Collaborate and support education team to design, implement and assess educational programs.
- Maintain a strong understanding of current and upcoming trends and ensure that the education programs are of high quality.
- Provide leadership in achieving and implementation of Riverbend’s Master Site Plan.
- Collaborate closely with staff on all issues related to ongoing maintenance and safety of the property and facilities.
- Provide leadership in identifying IT issues and in making IT decisions.
Board Relations and Development
- Collaborate with the Board of Directors to oversee strategic and fiscal activities.
The annual budget in 2021 is approximately $750,000, marginally reduced from previous years due to the pandemic. Historically, revenue has derived from programs (55%), contributed revenue (43%), and other sources (2%).
Reports to the Board of Directors.
There are currently four direct reports: Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, Communications & Marketing Manager, Habitat & Volunteer Manager, and Riverbend’s Office Administrator. The position also includes oversight of seasonal summer staff.
Riverbend is an equal opportunity employer that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Riverbend does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Executive Director. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.
Résumé and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career should be emailed as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address cover letters to the Members of the Search Committee. No paper copies, please.
Applications accepted through April 9, 2021. Phone screens of top applicants will begin immediately. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged for the weeks of May 3 and May 10. Please indicate in your transmittal letter if both of these dates have unavoidable conflicts for you.
Confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent by return email. No phone calls, please.
About Jeremiah’s Place
Jeremiah’s Place is Pittsburgh’s only crisis nursery. We care for children six years old and younger—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—when their parent or guardian is experiencing a crisis or an urgent childcare need and no other safe, reliable childcare option is available. Our trauma-sensitive approach is specifically designed to support children and caregivers who may be experiencing significant stressors such as medical emergencies, homelessness, or domestic violence. Since opening our doors in 2014, we have cared for 1,135 children from over 706 families with diverse backgrounds and from 87 zip codes, free of charge. We are dedicated to the children and families we serve and to the wellbeing of our staff. Jeremiah’s Place believes that diversity and inclusion make us a stronger organization and we are committed to supporting it in every aspect of our work.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of Jeremiah’s Place. The Executive Director works with the board of directors to develop and implement a long-range strategy to advance the mission of Jeremiah’s Place; builds and develops the senior management team; and secures funding and sets budgets to develop a high-performance organization. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the board of directors, serves on board committees, and is responsible for providing timely and accurate information that is necessary for the board to function properly and make informed decisions. The Executive Director nurtures and develops the reputation of Jeremiah’s Place in the City of Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.
- Oversee the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of inclusive, welcoming, high-quality child care programs that meet the needs of young children and families, advancing the mission of Jeremiah’s Place.
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
- Collaborate with the board on the development of a strategic plan and assure significant progress on the goals and objectives included in the plan.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field and recommend improvement in line with recommended practices.
- Work with senior staff members and their teams to ensure the mission of Jeremiah’s Place remains relevant to and focused on the changing needs of the communities served.
- Oversee the monitoring and documentation of program outcomes.
- See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, and dedicated, well-qualified child care staff are in place.
- Ensure that job descriptions are maintained and current, that performance evaluations are held at least annually, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
- Lead in a way that fosters employee engagement, supports diversity and inclusion, and helps all employees perform at their best.
- Fundraise and develop other revenues necessary to ensure the financial health of the organization and adequate resources to meet its mission.
- Submit a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the finance committee of the board, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Assure sound fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.
- Provide necessary documentation for outside auditors, helping to assure a clean annual audit.
COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for Jeremiah’s Place pursuant to the board’s communication plan.
- Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
- Develop strong partnerships with community organizations to promote collaborations, increase referrals, and monitor changes that may affect Jeremiah’s Place and our participants.
- Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, goals and impact.
- Collaborate with the board on the development and implementation of strategic plans and policies.
- Support the board chair in preparation for board meetings.
- Serve on board committees.
- Keep the board fully informed on the condition of the organization and provide information to ensure they reach sound policy decisions.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
- Early Childhood, Child Development, Psychology, or related Education degree and one year experience working with children preferred.
- Transparent and high-integrity leadership.
- Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, analyze and solve complex problems, and exercise sound judgment in a high-pressure environment.
- Experience and skill in working with a board of directors.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with diverse staff, program participants, and other stakeholders.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Pennsylvania Act 33/34 and FBI clearances.
- Busy office / child care environment.
- Working in close proximity to co-workers and young children.
- Local and national travel required.
- Some evening and weekend work required.
- Physical requirements for the position include, on occasion, the ability to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb, kneel, crouch or crawl and to lift and/or move up to 35 lbs.
- Some overnight on call shifts required – must be able to respond to on call demands within 45 minutes.
- Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
All materials due by April 12th, 2021
Please email all application materials to:
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments is seeking qualified applicants to fill the role of Executive Director. The QVCOG encompasses fifteen member municipalities along the Route 65 corridor, reaching from the city of Pittsburgh to Beaver County.
Core responsibilities of the Executive Director include administering policies and procedures of the QVCOG Board of Directors, CDBG grant administration, fiscal management and reporting, and developing initiatives to support the overall vision for the region. The successful applicant will possess excellent communication and organization skills, foster a collaborative environment, and have experience in strategic, organizational, and financial management. Prior experience in nonprofit or local government sectors is preferred. Interested candidates should visit www.qvcog.org to review our detailed ad and submit letters of interest, resumes and references by April 2, 2021.
About: Brew House Association (BHA) is a nonprofit art center on Pittsburgh’s South Side providing creative
space and support for people to connect and expand their relationship with the arts. Brew House Association (BHA) provides a wide range of creatives with the support needed to foster invention, creation, and collaboration. Our spaces, programs, and people encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence.
BHA is searching for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to join their Board of Directors. Board members are the organization’s decision-makers and ambassadors, providing leadership in the Strategic Plan’s oversight and execution. It is essential that they share in BHA’s values for the arts and community building.
BHA aims to:
- Foster pathways for collaboration and exchange between neighbors
- Encourage mentorship at various stages of artistic development
- Offer an accessible and affordable atmosphere for experimentation and creative risk taking
- Increase social awareness through representation of non-mainstream perspective
Responsibilities: Board members are required to attend board meetings, which meet every other month, and serve on two committees that meet during alternate months as needed. All board and committee meetings currently meet using video conferencing and will continue to do so until it is safe to meet in person. Each term is three years, and there is a two-term limit. Approximate time commitment is 3-8 hours per month. Board members are expected to contribute financially in an amount and frequency that is meaningful to them.
Qualifications: The most critical qualifications for new board members are enthusiastic interest and a commitment to showing up. For the term beginning in July 2021, special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in accounting and finance, human resources, marketing, fundraising and grant-writing, or leadership and strategic planning. Board members should have an interest in cultivating and growing relationships. Previous service on a non-profit board is preferred but not required.
Underrepresented candidates, including black and non-black people of color, people with disabilities, speakers of languages besides English, and people who identify as LGBTQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Carin Mincemoyer, Board President, at email@example.com.
Organization and Mission
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home.
Mission: Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding Lives.
Vision: Safe homes and communities for everyone
Celebrating 27 years of services since in its founding in 1993, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modification, and energy-efficient upgrades. Together with over 20,000 volunteers, RTP transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.
With an annual budget of approximately $5.5M which supports the work of approximately 24 staff, RTP is one of the largest local affiliates of Rebuilding Together Inc., the national organization which incorporated in 1988. Operating independently, RTP completes more than 130 physical rehabilitation projects annually for low-income homeowners in Allegheny County.
RTP serves homeowners through the following programs:
- Core Home Repair: Focused on three “Impact Neighborhoods”— Hazelwood, Homewood, and the Hill District, RTP leverages government, corporate, and philanthropic investments with volunteer labor to complete dozens of home repairs for qualifying low-income homeowners in a tight geographic area.
- Rehab for Resale: Local partners buy and hold vacant or dilapidated properties that RTP rehabilitates. The program aims to produce affordable homeowner housing while providing a modest return to RTP that can be reinvested in additional projects.
- Safe and Healthy Homes: This program provides free home repair to seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
- Energy Audits and Assessments: Comprehensive energy audits that uncover savings opportunities and potential plans for home upgrades.
- Emergency Utility Repair: Working in collaboration with utility companies, this program addresses emergency situations that involve unsafe conditions for customers who own and live in their home.
In an effort to provide more Western Pennsylvanians with safe and healthy homes, long-time partners RTP and Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI) announced a merger in June 2020, resulting in a stronger organization with even greater expertise. The merged organization, operating under the RTP brand, continues to offer vital home repair services while also building bridges between residents and the broader health- and safety-oriented services they need. The merged organization provides thoughtful leadership on issues and advocacy to improve healthy housing conditions for low-income families.
RTP seeks a visionary, executive leader with a deep understanding of the operational needs of a growing nonprofit and one with empathy and compassion for the individuals who are impacted by the organization. The CEO needs to be a strategic thinker who can elevate RTP from its current growth stage to a more mature, sustainable organization. The ideal candidate will possess management-level skills in such sectors as community/economic development, real estate development, affordable housing, and/or construction.
The primary focus areas of the CEO will be: strategic plan implementation; finance oversight; board management; development strategy; and programming evaluation. This position requires an individual with demonstrated leadership skills and management experience; a leader who has the ability to build and coordinate a cohesive team; and one who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills.
The CEO is given the responsibility and authority of overseeing the following duties and must work in cooperation with the Board of Directors toward their successful fulfillment:
Leadership and Management
- Develop and communicate the vision, mission, and strategy of RTP. Align goals/action plans/performance indicators to achieve the mission and vision. Generate creative, bold ideas specifically tailored to RTP’s unique issues.
- Provide inspirational leadership and direction in the management of RTP’s team. Create and communicate policies that promote a positive and cohesive company culture.
- Lead strategies to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within RTP staff and board. Take positive action to move forward RTP goals as an anti-racism organization.
- Oversee the financial status of the organization. Develop long- and short-range plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring financial priorities of grants are being managed.
- Ensure that RTP, its programs, and events undergo regular evaluation, growth, and development.
- Assess the effectiveness of organizational programs through measurable, objective, and quantitative evidence and shares data with appropriate stakeholders.
Revenue Generation and Community Relations
- Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing and development strategies that will ensure consistency through the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
- Steward relationships with current donors while also identifying and cultivating potential opportunities for advancement and diversification in funding.
- Serve as RTP’s key external ambassador. Proactively collaborate with key community leaders and partners in order to strengthen RTP’s impact.
- Build partnerships in new markets (communities), establishing relationships with the funders along with political and community leaders at each expansion neighborhood.
- Actively engage with local, state, and federal officials in order to advocate for and strengthen broad support for RTP initiatives.
- Cultivate a strong, engaged, and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.
- Develop, maintain, and support a strategic planning process in partnership with the Board of Directors.
- Provide on-going education to the Board of Directors on emerging issues and unmet needs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The CEO will be a proven leader with a deep appreciation for RTP’s mission. All candidates should have extensive executive leadership experience; a proven ability to effectively build or work with a Board of Directors; as well as exceptional fiscal and relationship management skills.
Demonstrable experience, competencies and qualifications include:
- Educational background that includes a degree and/or extensive experience with business, management, community development, or related areas.
- Demonstrated success leading an organization through a period of change and expansion. Knowledge of how to set policies and structures that promote great outcomes.
- Visionary leadership and foresight, capitalizing on opportunities, identifying challenges, anticipating course changes. Can identify/secure the resources necessary to ensure organizational success.
- Values an inclusive work environment and can demonstrate cultural competence. Track record of creating and sustaining an organizational culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Past success working collaboratively with partners, including but not limited to political, corporate, and business leaders as well as volunteers and organizations/businesses with complimentary missions to RTP.
- Experienced leader with successful strategies in hiring, managing, and retaining talented staff.
- A supportive, emotionally intelligent leader with excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal and non-verbal communication, listening skills, and problem solving.
- Ambitious and innovative mindset with a track record of translating strategy into action and delivering results.
- Demonstrated organizational strength in planning, prioritizing, delegating, seeking efficiencies, and using resources effectively.
- Strong knowledge of how marketing, communications, and public relations can further organizational efforts. Adept at social media and online marketing.
In the near term, the new CEO will be expected to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following in the first 6-12 months:
- Identify and cultivate the relationships most valuable to RTP through personal meetings and interaction: Staff, Board, Community Partners, and Political Supporters.
- Complete a thorough review of the current financial status and strategic priorities and, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, set priorities and action-oriented goals to move RTP forward.
- Complete a thorough review and analysis of RTP’s organizational chart. Identify priority positions to hire.
- Begin the process of identifying additional revenue sources for increased diversity of funding. Develop an initial funding plan for Board review.
This position offers a competitive compensation package, including a salary range of $115,000 – $150,000 and a complement of health and retirement benefits.
How to Apply
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh 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. Applications are not accepted at this email address. Please do not contact the Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.
Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectations may be uploaded here:
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 22, 2021
Founded in 1971, Contemporary Craft (“CC”) is a mid-sized nonprofit arts organization with an annual budget of $1 million and 10 FTE. CC presents the best national and international contemporary art in craft media—clay, fiber, metal, glass, mixed media, paper/book arts, and wood—and showcases important techniques, concepts, and artists in the field. Through its mission of engaging the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft, CC encourages people to better understand themselves and the world through seeing, making, and learning about art, as well as empowering people to create meaningful connections and build communities using the transformative power of art.
Based on the fundamental idea that universal access to art can lead to more fulfilling individual lives, a healthier community, and a more engaged civic society, CC does not charge general admission. Every visitor has the opportunity to see, make, or buy art through:
- Gallery exhibitions featuring work by culturally diverse, emerging, and renown artists – CC also has a travelling exhibition program and circulates its exhibits regionally and nationally;
- Hands-on studio workshops led by artists on site, virtually, as well as in the community;
- Outreach programs in partnership with community organizations
- A retail store that features high-quality art objects handcrafted by artists from across the U.S.
In 2019, after 33 years in the historic Produce Terminal in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, CC purchased and relocated to a permanent home at 5645 Butler Street in Upper Lawrenceville that now serves as a cultural gateway. The new, 13,000 square-foot facility, which opened in September 2020, offers a fresh community space for creative expression, engagement, and making for both regional and national visitors.
This transformational move has ushered in a new phase in the 49-year-old organization’s history as it looks forward to its 50th anniversary year in 2021 and a bright future ahead.
The facility opened to the public in September 2020 in keeping with required Covid-19 safety guidelines. The public response to CC’s new building and adjusted opening timeline, programming, and safety protocols has been very positive.
CC has a proven track record of artistic excellence combined with sound financial management, maintaining annual operating surpluses for the past 11 years. The organization has been focused on strengthening its financial health over the past decade and has built a balance sheet that demonstrates a commitment to long-term sustainability. Its current strategic plan, in the final stages of board acceptance, aims to position CC as a national leader and convener in the field, as a strong advocate for promoting social justice through its exhibitions and encouragement of artists, and as a leader in the redevelopment of the Lawrenceville community of Pittsburgh.
Scope and Responsibilities
The new Executive Director will inherit an organization with a long legacy of programmatic relevance, a national reputation, stable finances, a new permanent home, and great potential for further impact and expansion. The Executive Director will be tasked with visioning the future of CC and guiding it into its next phase of institutional growth and programming excellence. They will partner with the Board in shaping a variety of long-range strategic plan options, and further developing the brand, identity, and role of the organization in the local community and the national field of craft.
The new Executive Director is primarily responsible for the following:
- Position CC as a valuable cultural asset and a leader in presenting quality arts programming that’s acknowledged by not only its visitors, but also by artists, collectors, peer institutions, critics, foundations, and philanthropists;
- Ensure the programs CC presents exemplify excellence in contemporary craft, contribute to the appreciation and understanding of the creative process, and make meaningful, relevant connections between CC and society;
- Ensure CC programming represents a plurality of voices and experiences and strives to be inclusive and diverse in all it undertakes;
- Support the creation of new artistic work and provide support and meaningful connections between artists and community through high-quality, innovative programs as well as retail sales offerings;
- Ensure that the studio and educational programs remain fresh, respond to the market and provide an operating profit.
- Provide leadership to staff to ensure effective day-to-day and long-term operations; provide all direct reports with proper direction, guidance, and resources to perform their responsibilities effectively;
- With the nominating and executive committee, ensure that the CC board is dedicated, diverse, generous and representative of the local community and beyond;
- Plan, budget, schedule, and complete professional development (internal and external) of direct reports as funds allow;
- Continually pursue, schedule, and complete self-development to meet ever more challenging aspects of position;
- Complete annual performance evaluations in a constructive manner prior to start of new fiscal year;
- Hire, mentor, and coach employees;
- Review and update HR policies and Procedures annually.
- Balance innovative programs and activities, and investments in staff and facilities, with financially prudent management;
- Monitor income and expenses monthly, adjust as needed, and report on financial position to the Finance and/or Executive Committee;
- Present to the Board an annual business plan to meet earned and unearned income goals; provide accurate and timely progress reports;
- Work with CFO to manage cash and investments with prudence and integrity.
- Clearly define and present development goals to the Board as well as strategies to achieve those goals;
- Personally engage both current and potential donors, and interface directly with CC foundation funders and potential foundation supporters;
- Nurture a strong recruitment, cultivation, and retention program for individual giving (both members and donors);
- Submit high quality proposals and follow-up reports in a timely fashion to a diverse group of foundations to obtain maximum funding to meet operating and restricted needs;
- Ensure the annual fundraising event meets its $100,00 goal, generating a significant net profit that provides core operating support.
- Lead Board and Staff as an effective team to advance CC’s mission, vision, and values through the strategic plan;
- Complete and take ownership for executing the new strategic plan;
- Agree on, and accomplish, annual goals; oversee and present quarterly updates on progress;
- Set and carry out new committee and staff goals on an annual basis to ensure progress on the plan;
- Continually update the strategic plan.
- Sustain a positive, credible, and healthy public image of CC, ensuring the organization is regarded as a national leader and valuable regional resource;
- Become the public face of the organization in the Lawrenceville community and the greater Pittsburgh community;
- Represent the organization in all media;
- Steadily grow the national and international visibility of CC, ensuring it is increasingly recognized as a leader in the craft field;
- Represent and reinforce CC’s visitor experience goals as a welcoming, friendly, and accessible facility that connects visitors with an extraordinary experience every day to inspire a more creative life.
Qualifications / Requirements
Ideally, the Executive Director will be a visual arts professional who is conversant in the field of craft, someone who can articulate the importance and power of craft as an art form and someone who, with the platform of CC, can become a leading figure in the field. Working with the program staff, the Executive Director will collaborate on initiating exhibitions, leading convenings, and identifying and nurturing the works of craft artists.
The Executive Director will be a visionary, entrepreneurial leader – a nonprofit executive who is able to think creatively and strategically, build consensus among the Board and multiple stakeholders, and possess the proven capacity to deliver on short- and long-term initiatives. They must have a high level of business acumen – maximizing earned income, managing budgets, and executing strategies to ensure the sustainable, long-term success of the organization.
In addition, they must be a skilled manager, able to evaluate and motivate individuals and teams to perform to their highest potential. They must also be committed to fundraising, dedicating the necessary time and resources toward building a robust fundraising infrastructure and actively building relationships and soliciting gifts from various sources. Ambition, vision, and excellent business skills and entrepreneurial drive, combined with a deep respect for the arts and nonprofit culture, are essential characteristics of the successful Executive Director. And, as a relatively lean organization, the Executive Director will be motivated to look at the big picture but also have the capacity and motivation to be “hands on” when required.
Preferred Skills and Attributes Include:
- Creativity and high-energy;
- Experience working in an arts organization with a proven ability to ensure that the programs and exhibits are at the highest level while operating within sustainable financial model;
- Proven ability to continually improve the bottom line through increased income generation, fundraising, and expense control;
- Strong public communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively across all media;
- Senior leadership experience with a track record of participating in the leadership of an arts and cultural organization;
- Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit financial management;
- A commitment to DEIAB, nurturing a cultural of inclusion among the staff, artists, board, volunteers, participants, and visitors;
- Unwavering commitment to quality programming and data-driven program evaluation;
- Experience developing and implementing strategic plans for arts and cultural organizations;
- The ability and desire to engage major donors, corporate supporters, individual donors, and governmental leaders in supporting the CC enterprise;
- Adept at building effective teams and motivating others to achieve more. Working style that is transparent, encouraging, and collaborative;
- An analytical approach to business development, with the ability to gather and synthesize data and to make calculated business investment decisions based on the data;
- A demonstrated sense of marketing, with experience increasing earned income from, and creating new opportunities for, earned income and operating profits;
- Exceptional and effective communication skills, verbal and written, and the ability to publicly communicate to a variety of audiences;
- An advanced degree in a relevant field is desirable, but not required.
Personal / Professional Attributes
- Passionate about the craft field and the Pittsburgh community with a personal alignment with the CC mission and core values;
- Leadership ability and behaviors demonstrated by self-awareness, empathy, and the ability to analyze complex management situations;
- Proven ability to lead, influence, and reach consensus on a range of topics among multiple constituents;
- Unwavering personal integrity with ethics beyond reproach;
- Diplomatic acuity and high emotional intelligence;
- An aspirational visionary with demonstrated strategic execution;
- Self-motivated with relentless enthusiasm and high energy;
- An entrepreneurial approach and sense of urgency coupled with a calm demeanor;
- The determination to roll-up one’s sleeves to ensure that the works get done; an understanding that this role extends beyond a typical 9-5 model.
This position offers a competitive salary in the $100,000- $120,000 range with a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.
CC 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 diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all.
CC is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Contemporary Craft has retained DHR/Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to the contacts listed below. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to DHR/Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact Contemporary Craft.
Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectations may be uploaded here.
All materials due by March 22, 2021.
Managing Partner, Global Nonprofit Practice
280 Park Avenue, 38th Floor West
New York, New York 10017
71 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606
Michelle Pagano Heck
Pennsylvania Women Work is seeking an experienced nonprofit leader to serve as their next Chief Executive Officer. The CEO will execute strategies to shape Pennsylvania Women Work as a statewide agency, developing and delivering programs to transform women’s lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate leader who is able to configure Pennsylvania Women Work’s philanthropic strategy and maintain fiscal stability through a turbulent time, bringing a track record and deep commitment to establishing and stewarding long-term partnerships and donors; ensuring agency efficacy and stability. This role has responsibility for managing an overall budget of $1.5M+, reporting directly to the Board of Directors, and managing a staff of 12. While this role may require virtual work, this position is located in the Pittsburgh area and will require travel across the state of Pennsylvania.
Whether it’s a single mom struggling to provide for her family; a woman re-entering the workforce after 20 years; an immigrant adjusting to a new life; or someone faced with a challenging career transition; Pennsylvania Women Work is here to help lead individuals toward financial independence.
By empowering women – and men – with job search and interview skills, opportunities to build their confidence, and help setting and achieving both professional and personal goals, we help individuals find lasting employment that pays a family-sustaining wage through unique and life-changing programs.
The mission of Pennsylvania Women Work is to transform women’s lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence.
Our Vision is a future in which all women are empowered to join the workforce, earn equitable compensation and attain economic security.
For more information: https://www.pawomenwork.org/
AGENCY MANAGEMENT & OVERSIGHT
- Responsible for daily operation of the agency, the supervision of personnel, the implementation and accountability of contracts and policies, program development, and, in conjunction with the Board, the acquisition of operating funds.
- Participates in the development of sound annual program plans in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
- Recruits, interviews, and presents names for new Board members in consultation with the Nominating Committee of the Board.
- Facilitates, through the Board of Directors, the agency’s strategic planning and public policy positions and articulates those positions.
- Presents reports on agency activities at the meetings of the Board of Directors.
- Assists and/ or facilitates periodic training for Board members.
- Prepares an annual self-assessment of past accomplishments and presents to the Board of Directors for evaluation.
- Builds and maintains a network of supporters in the business community for Pennsylvania Women Work programs.
- Develops and implements activities that will enhance the image of the agency in the community.
- Ensures that all appropriate funders and supporters are aware of program needs.
- Leads advocacy efforts for funding with state and federal officials.
- Understands the ongoing and changing issues and needs of single parents, displaced homemakers and other women job seekers, and develops appropriate responses and/or programs.
- Serves as the organization’s expert and go-to person on key government policies and funding streams.
- Oversees government relations activities, including elected official relationships, testimony preparation for legislative hearings, and management of government relations consultants.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & FUNDRAISING
- Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
- Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.
- Educates community and government stakeholders regarding needs of Pennsylvania Women Work clients.
- Oversees the development and planning of the organization’s strategic initiatives and ensures successful execution.
- Leads and encourages the development of strategic partnerships to further the organization’s mission and initiatives.
- Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services.
- Oversees the hiring and supervision of staff to ensure quality performance.
- Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
- Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place and setting financial priorities accurately.
- Submits or oversees submission of invoices for services rendered.
- Assures that financial statements and reports are accurate and kept up to date.
- Supervises or conducts fundraising efforts in support of agency programs.
- Coordinates and oversees the annual audit of the financial statements.
- Assures that adequate controls are in place to safeguard assets and accurate reporting.
- Oversees awarded funds and retrospective reporting of outcomes.
- Oversight of financial assets ensuring proper use.
Experience / Education:
- The position requires a four-year bachelor’s degree, with a preference for graduate degree in a relevant content area or other continuing education or certification relevant to the role.
- 7-10 years of previous non-profit experience or other relevant corporate experience required, including at least 3 years in a Director level position.
- Demonstrated track record of leading and scaling a non-profit organization.
- Demonstrated passion for our mission, transforming women’s lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence.
- Experience developing and managing budgets of $1.5M+.
- Experience with government programs and funding.
- Experience growing an organization through strategic initiatives, effective management and fund development.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Demonstrated organizational management experience, including coaching, managing, developing teams, setting and achieving strategic objectives and managing a budget.
- Experience serving as the primary spokesperson and representative for the agency; ability to advocate at the local and state level.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and demonstrated innovative approach to business planning and development.
- Proven ability to nurture and sustain relationships with key community partners; working effectively in collaboration with the public, diverse groups of people and stakeholders.
- Familiarity and experience with a justice involved population, as well as trauma-informed services.
- Clinical background and expertise to support programming related to a variety of populations, including but not limited to those in the justice system, in high-trauma situations, with mental health challenges, with addiction or in recovery and other situational challenges.
- Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
- Bonus eligible based on annual criteria
FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: Pennsylvania Women Work is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Please submit a letter of interest , current resume, and references by March 12, 2021.
EXPECTATIONS OF THE CANDIDATE
The successful candidate will:
- Be committed to and uphold the Mission and Values of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (CSFN) and The Community at Holy Family Manor, Inc. in the performance of duties.
- Ensure that the corporation is in compliance with its Mission and Values, and those of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
- Be willing to learn and support the roles of the governing Board of Trustees and its Member, CSFN Mission & Ministry, Inc., by modeling appropriate accountability with respect to the Board and in ongoing relationship with the CSFN sponsor.
- Establish a professional relationship with the Board of Trustees and assist the Board to develop the governance standards, policies and procedures required to assure its effective performance.
- Direct the strategic long-range planning process of the corporation and provide the information and expertise required for the Board of Trustees to establish effective objectives and the strategies to achieve them.
- Manage the affairs of the corporation and hold executive responsibility for the employees, operations, business affairs and assets of the organization.
- Demonstrate good stewardship over financial and material resources of the organization and establish sound management practices and ensures efficient financial and operational systems and performance standards.
- Present an annual operating and capital budget to the Board of Trustees for approval.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations by establishing effective monitoring procedures.
- Represent a positive and uniform public image of the corporation to the community at large and to civic and governmental bodies.
- Be a presence and available to the Directors, staff, residents, children and families.
- Carry out other designated responsibilities in the mission-driven organization, such as Mission Advancement, performs other duties essential to the successful management of the organization and other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
- At least five years of progressive responsible executive/management level experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Ability to articulate and advance the Mission and Values of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and CHFM.
- A strategic visionary with demonstrated leadership and analytical ability, good judgment, successful fundraiser, exceptional marketing competency, strong operational focus.
- Ability to provide able and efficient administrative oversight over each of the various programs at CHFM; namely, Mt. Nazareth Learning Center, Holy Family Manor and Nazareth Housing Services, and over the organization as a whole.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups.
- Demonstrate excellent communication and team building skills.
- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
- Knowledge of non-profit operations and regulations.
GreenLight Fund is currently seeking a dynamic, passionate, and collaborative Executive Director to lead the next phase of GreenLight Philadelphia’s growth. The Executive Director will work with a Selection Advisory Council that includes private sector entrepreneurs and investors, nonprofit leaders, philanthropic leaders, social entrepreneurs and issue experts to identify critical needs in Philadelphia and vet, select, fund and launch the highest-performing national solutions that directly fit the needs of the community.
Reporting to GreenLight Fund’s National Portfolio Director, this entrepreneurial leader will continue to build a strong, diverse coalition to support GreenLight Philadelphia and its portfolio organizations. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the intersection of social entrepreneurship and community need, to build and support a portfolio of high performing nonprofits to confront the community’s most pressing challenges.
The Executive Director will lead autonomously in Philadelphia to deliver GreenLight’s Method of Impact, partner with peers across the country to find and spread what works, and support the national GreenLight network.
The Philadelphia Executive Director will be an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader with compelling presence and exceptional communication and relationship-building skills. While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
- Authentic passion for GreenLight’s mission and commitment to the Philadelphia community
- Proven commitment to bringing a racial equity lens to their work and deep understanding of how systems of oppression have affected communities experiencing poverty
- A successful track record in entrepreneurial environments holding positions of increasing complexity and responsibility
- Demonstrated experience developing effective working relationships with people from a wide array of backgrounds, leading groups and developing talent, all with a collegial and team-building approach that puts others at ease, engenders trust, and is grounded in community needs
- A track record of securing financial resources from a variety of sources, building awareness of and support for important endeavors, and successfully cultivating and stewarding donors over time
- Strong analytical skills and experience with due diligence and/or grant-making processes
- Experience and relationships in the Philadelphia philanthropic, nonprofit and/or business sectors, as well as knowledge of the critical social issues affecting low-income residents in the area
- Experience building and managing pipelines, especially with donors and/or programs
- Superb verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent GreenLight Philadelphia and portfolio organizations in a professional, engaging and dynamic manner
- Creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and action-oriented with an eagerness to roll up one’s sleeves and work hands-on to grow organizations
- Familiarity with nonprofit and/or philanthropy sectors, ideally with knowledge of the social innovation world and results-oriented, evidence-based program design; passion for and a demonstrated commitment to social entrepreneurship and social change
- Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred but not required.
The starting salary range for this position is $110,000 – $125,000. The compensation package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO and parental leave, as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, FSA, EAP, and professional development stipend.
Greenlight Fund is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.
How to Apply
Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit materials here. Materials should include a thorough resume and compelling letter of interest. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
About Koya Leadership Partners
Koya Leadership Partners, a member of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.
Koya is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.
For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.