Executive Director

Frankie’s World Foundation is the number one Daycare in Philadelphia. Frankie’s World Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that improves the lives of children with medical needs and their families. Named after a special little girl in Philadelphia who touched many lives, Frankie’s World is an exciting place, where kids can be kids! Our unique blend of nursing care, education and socialization sets us apart.

Frankie’s world is looking for an Executive Director to be the management leader of the Foundation. He/She is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Primary duties and responsibilities:


  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities.
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive
  • Director and staff.
  • In addition to the Board members, acts as a spokesperson for the organization.
    Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the bard as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
  • Represent the organization at local, regional and nationals activates to enhance the organization’s profile.
  • Responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the Foundation’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to Function properly and to make informed decisions.
    Operational planning and management
  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and funders.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.
  • Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidential is maintained.
  • Provide support to the Board by help preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.

Program planning and management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services.
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services` of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of special projects.
  • Overseeing the opening of all new facilities including PPECs.
  • Supervise the administrators of all new and existing facilities.

Human resources planning and management

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
    Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission.
  • Ensure that all staff receives an orientation and that appropriate training is provided.
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Discipline staff when necessary, using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary, using appropriate and legally defensible procedures.

Financial planning and management

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of The Foundation to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operation within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support The Foundation’s mission.
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization.
  • Participate in fund raising activities as directed.
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation wand withholding payments.

Community relations / advocacy

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the communities served by the organization.
    Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
    Risk management
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (clients, staff, management, volunteers, if any), property, finances, goodwill and image and implement measures to control risks.
    Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
  • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage.
    Committee assignments
  • Works with the various board committees to ensure that their specific missions and goals are accomplished.
    • Executive (Goverance) Committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Fundraising Committee
    • Other committees designed by the Board

Chief Executive Officer

The Organization

Established in 1965, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh (BBBSPGH) is the region’s premier evidenced-based youth mentoring agency—earning national recognition for program quality and organizational excellence. BBBSPGH serves youth ages 6-18 from single parent families, low-income households, and underperforming schools. With programming in Allegheny, Greene, and Washington counties, over 1,300 children are served annually through meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).

  • Mission: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
  • Vision: All youth achieve their full potential.

There are three program options available that are designed to help develop strong one-to-one relationships and make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young children:

  • Community-Based: The core, traditional BBBSPGH program of mentoring through friendship and ongoing time spent together in the community playing a board game, going to the playground, or participating in a BBBSPGH activities.
  • Site-Based: Involves an adult, college student, or high school student mentor matched with an elementary or middle school student. Friendships form during mentor meetings and activities which are held in the classroom, gym, or conference room.
  • mentor2.0: One-to-one, technology-enriched mentoring of high school students, made possible in partnership with iMentor. Mentors and high school mentees communicate online and in-person alongside a specific curriculum to achieve high school graduation and career success.

BBBSPGH is one of 237 Affiliates of Big Brother Big Sister of America (BBBSA) and operates under its own 501(c)3. As part of a national BBBS commitment, the Pittsburgh offices embrace justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) as an integral part of their values and mission. In addition to participating in an intensive training program on JEDI, BBBSPGH continually seeks opportunities to expand JEDI efforts. One example of upcoming planned programming includes an LGBTQ Youth Mentoring Enhancement Initiative.

For more information on BBBSA and JEDI, please visit the BBBSA website.

Position Overview

The new CEO of BBBSPGH will be the successor to a legacy of respected and successful leadership. Following the tenure and retirement of Jan Glick, the new CEO will have a passion for serving children and youth, along with a belief in the transformative power of mentoring and a commitment to furthering equity and inclusion. The CEO will uphold and enhance a positive culture of teamwork, support collaboration among staff; build and maintain long-term relationships with stakeholders; and lead community outreach and external relations on behalf of BBBSPGH.

The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of the operational needs of a nonprofit. BBBSPGH seeks a respected leader with vision; a leader who will inspire staff and be successful in fundraising through diverse sources.

Managed by a Board of 35 members, the CEO oversees a staff of 28 professionals, as well as an annual budget of approximately $2 million. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead the development and implementation of strategies to ensure the operational and financial health of the organization as it evolves to a scale that will enable greater impact.

The CEO is given the responsibility and authority of overseeing the following duties and will work in accordance with the policies and goals established by BBBSA and the Board of Directors: 

Leadership and Management

  • Assures BBBSPGH effectively achieves its mission by providing leadership and programmatic innovation. This includes oversight of day-to-day operations, fundraising, human resources, fiscal management, and program development.
  • Provides inspirational leadership in the management of BBBSPGH’s team. Manages the staff with respect, creates a workplace that is professional and positive.
  • Fosters a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff that represents the communities served by BBBSPGH.
  • Seeks opportunities for collaboration and cooperation with similarly missioned organizations and forges cross-sector relationships.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of organizational programs through measurable, objective, and quantitative evidence and shares data with appropriate stakeholders.

Revenue Generation and Community Relations

  • In partnership with the Director of Development, formulates and executes comprehensive marketing and development strategies that will ensure consistency through the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
  • Stewards relationships with current donors while also identifying and cultivating potential opportunities for advancement and diversification in funding.
  • Effectively engages with diverse stakeholder groups including volunteers, corporations, community and school leaders, parents, and partnering organizations.
  • Serves as the external voice of the organization, raising the public’s awareness of BBBSPGH’s work and enhancing the organizations visibility, brand recognition, and credibility; acts as a thought leader and advocate for the communities BBBSPGH serves.
  • Oversees the execution of marketing and media relations in order to promote the mission and impact of BBBSPGH.

Strategy and Board Relations

  • Develops, engages, and supports a high-performing and passionate Board of Directors.
  • Develops and leads the strategy of the organization within the broad context of the local and national landscape by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Provides leadership in developing organizational, program, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and implements plans and policies authorized by the Board.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The CEO will be a community leader and an external advocate with a deep appreciation for BBBSPGH’s mission. All candidates should have 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:

  • Passion for and commitment to BBBSPGH’s mission and vision. Previous experience in the fields of mentoring and/or youth development is valued.
  • Educational background aligned with the requirements of the position.
  • Senior level experience in an organization of a comparable budget, staff and program size and complexity.
  • Successful fundraising experience, including developing philanthropic partnerships, individual donors and earned income streams. Ability to identify sources of funding, make the ask and follow-up with all requirements.
  • Inclusive work ethic with demonstrated cultural competence. Previous success fostering an organizational culture that creates an anti-racist and respectful workplace environment.
  • Leadership record of successful strategies in hiring, managing, and retaining talented staff.
  • 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 near term, the new CEO is expected to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following in the first 6-12 months:

  • Complete an in-depth evaluation of BBBSPGH’s internal and external relationships, including a review of the agency staffing structure.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, set priorities and action-oriented goals for developing a new 2021/2022 strategic plan.
  • Strengthening the Board’s capacity to define and support the achievement of strategic goals as defined through a strategic planning process.
  • Review the Board By-Laws, including Board composition and terms.


This position offers a competitive salary in the $120,000 – $135,000 range and a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.

DEI Imperative

BBBSPGH 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.

How to Apply

BBBSPGH 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 BBBSPGH.

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


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5PM on August 23, 2021

Board President

Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning Center in Millvale offers quality programs for children from six weeks to 12 years old. Our support for children goes well beyond a day of play, snacks and naps. From the “intentional teaching” opportunities in the daily routine of our infants to the before and after school programs for older children, we focus on helping children develop the skills needed for a successful life. Mount Alvernia has been providing affordable, quality child care to the residents of the Greater Pittsburgh Area since its inception in 1987.

Mount Alvernia is seeking a Board President to lead this non-profit’s modernization while continuing its long history of successful early childhood education. Driven by the mission, all staff and board members are devoted to providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children by providing developmentally appropriate programs. Mount Alvernia works directly with the Partners in Franciscan Ministries and upholds the Franciscan values of service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality.

A successful Board President will be an excellent communicator and problem solver. Collaborative leadership is essential, as well as familiarity with non-profit board governance. There is an immediate need for a candidate with a background in facilities management, real estate, and/or experience in operations.

Duties include:

  • Being the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and the Executive Directors of Mount Alvernia and the Partners in Franciscan Ministries;
  • Presiding at Board meetings;
  • Developing Board agendas with the Mount Alvernia Executive Director;
  • Appointing and assisting Board committees;
  • Participating in the relocation of the organization;
  • Directing Board development, succession planning, and organization strategy.

Board members attend quarterly Board meetings and monthly Committee meetings. This is a volunteer position. Board members are appointed for 3 year terms. We welcome Board members who possess a variety of professional and personal backgrounds and who reflect the gender, racial/ethnic, economic, social, age and religious diversity of the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

Clearances are required of all Board members, including NSOR (National Sex Offender Registry), PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police background checks, and FBI Fingerprinting for members who have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a short letter expressing their interest to the Board’s Vice President, Amber Kozler, at akozler@yahoo.com.

Executive Director of Development SSOE

The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community.

Primarily, we focus on:

  • Philanthropy to the University and UPMC which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
  • Alumni relationships expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe.

This purposeful, collaborative work—supported by your engagement and giving—ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, our region, and the wider world. PAE fosters an intentionally inclusive workforce through a diversity framework that commits to collaborating and expanding the culture, identity, and wholeness of every staff member in measurable and deliberate ways. This position within the University’s division of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement (PAE) is a senior fundraising and administrative position responsible for all fundraising activities for the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE). The Executive Director (ED) will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration. The ED will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Individual Giving Schools and Centers—and indirectly to the Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering. In addition to being the chief development officer for the school, responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies to generate individual, corporate, and foundation support. Supervision of all PAE staff in SSOE. Serves as chief advisor to dean. The ED must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing six and seven figure gifts; initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

A minimum of 10+ years of major gifts fundraising, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic or STEM fundraising setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution and in positions of increasing responsibility. Track record in fund raising management, major gift solicitation, planned giving and volunteer management. The ED must possess superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

Executive Director

Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2021

Summary: The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive and administrative officer for the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County, PA. The Crisis Shelter is a $1.8 million non-profit agency dedicated to servicing the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.

This individual will develop, recommend and implement plans, policies and strategies that further the mission and ensure that the Crisis Shelter has the resources necessary to meet the needs of those it serves through private and public funding. The ED is accountable for all programs and services and is the chief liaison with the community, private and public funders and external agencies.

Interested candidates should submit a cover sheet, resume and salary requirements by Friday, August 6, 2021 to:

Executive Director Search
c/o Deborah Hennon
1218 W. State Street
New Castle, PA. 16101

Executive Director


Founded in 2017, the PA Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is focused on civic engagement and democracy advancement across Pennsylvania, working to expand access to the ballot through non-partisan voter education and mobilization. PAAF unites civic-minded Pennsylvania institutions around aligned civic engagement objectives, and facilitates their investments to leverage national resources into Pennsylvania to execute collective plans. Utilizing these resources, we bring grassroots partners together around aligned, effective democracy advancement programming, prioritizing organizations that serve and are led by Pennsylvanians of color.

In 2020, the PA Alliance Foundation used nationally leveraged funds to pursue an $11.1M civic engagement program focused on educating and mobilizing low-propensity voters of color around new options to vote early and/or by mail. The PA Alliance Foundation raised $1.5M in Pennsylvania, which leveraged $9.8M in national resources. These resources were used to educate, engage, and mobilize voters around their new voting options, resulting in the highest turnout election in Pennsylvania since 1960, with 6.9M Pennsylvanians voting and 70.93% of the voting age population participating.


The PA Alliance Foundation Executive Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the Foundation’s program goals and the day-to-day management and administration of the organization, coordinating the work of consultants and a contracted compliance team. At present, the Executive Director will be the sole dedicated staff for the organization, but staff expansion is contemplated in the medium term. The Executive Director reports to the PA Alliance Foundation Board of Directors.


Planning and Programs 

  • Working with the PA Alliance Foundation Board to develop and implement a strategic framework, objectives, and outcome measures for the PA Alliance Foundation’s funds;
  • Partner with the Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) table in the planning, funding and oversight of civic engagement programs;
  • Work with national organizations to ensure that their programs in Pennsylvania are successfully executed;
  • Consult with in-state partners, national partners and grantees to maximize impact of projects and ensure grants are meeting strategic goals. This may include: regular phone calls, site visits, providing operational guidance, connecting grantees with resources or support, and convening meetings of key stakeholders;

Fundraising and Grant Management

  • Develop and execute a robust in-state 501(c)(3) fundraising strategy that includes foundations, corporations and individuals;
  • Lead all fundraising and pitch meetings on behalf of the PA Alliance Foundation;
  • Develop proposals and author grant applications to leverage funds from national civic engagement organizations and funders;
  • Develop and keep up-to-date all fundraising materials for the PA Alliance Foundation, including pitch decks, prospectus, etc.

Board Development and Organizational Management

  • Serve as the main point of contact for the PA Alliance Foundation board
    and manage at least four quarterly board meetings and periodic program briefings;
  • Develop and manage the PA Alliance Foundation operating budget.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in civic engagement and democracy advancement work;
  • Strong knowledge of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh philanthropic and policy cultures;
  • Able to demonstrate strong relationships throughout the Commonwealth;
  • Strong knowledge and experience of the national civic engagement culture and landscape;
  • Experience working with, and presenting to, high net-worth individuals and principals of large organizations;
  • Proven ability to lead, collaborate with, and influence others in a constructive and inclusive manner; and to build and sustain collaborative relationships;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability and/or entrepreneurial behavior;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Culture contributor: can endorse, model, and reinforce creation of the team’s culture in the areas of developing trust, showing respect, being transparent, and creating energy;
  • Experience in grantmaking a plus.


Salary: $80,000 – $115,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits include health insurance reimbursement, mobile phone reimbursement, and generous vacation/PTO policy, including all Federal holidays.


PA Alliance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and has adopted a statement on Racial Equity. We celebrate diversity and understand that the overall organization will thrive through centering racial equity. PA Alliance Foundation is committed to actively seeking out a diverse applicant pool for this position.


Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter (no longer than 1 page) and resume to Jake Pawlak at jake@pennsylvaniafoundation.com no later than August 6th, 2021. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Executive Director


Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative individual to serve as its next Executive Director. NLS’s current and longtime Executive Director, Robert V. Racunas, Esq., is retiring in January 2022.

NLS is dedicated to the provision of high quality legal services to low income and vulnerable residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties. It is the primary provider of civil legal aid in the four county region, delivering its services through four local offices and a centralized phone and online helpline system. In addition to a staff of approximately 70, it uses nearly 200 volunteer attorneys from the private bar to provide pro bono legal advice and representation to those in need. NLS’s advocacy and support staff is represented by the Iron City Legal Assistance Workers (ICLAW), an affiliation of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers District 65 of the United Autoworkers.

NLS works closely with the local bar associations and other nonprofit organizations in the region to expand access to the courts and to address the most critical civil legal needs of low income and vulnerable residents living within its service area. NLS is a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), and is one of three independent legal aid programs participating in the Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium, which seeks to coordinate the delivery of legal services across Southwestern Pennsylvania.

NLS has enjoyed 55 years of accomplishment and success in the region. The next Executive Director will join NLS at a time of stability, strength, and opportunity. The Executive Director is the key management leader of NLS, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to an active and engaged Board of Directors. The Executive Director is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Travel is required throughout the program’s four-county service area (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties) in Southwestern PA to ensure accessibility. Occasional travel out of town is required (i.e. Harrisburg, Philadelphia, national conferences, etc.).

About the Executive Director position:

NLS’s Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Providing visionary, strategic, collaborative leadership to accomplish NLS’s mission and to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Southwestern Pennsylvania;
  • Leading ongoing planning efforts and implementation of an articulated strategic vision and to ensure the continued thoughtful development of NLS programs and policies;
  • Successful management of the $7.4 million civil legal aid program in accordance with the policies and programmatic decisions of the NLS Board of Directors and the requirements of funders;
  • Working with the Board, management team, and staff to review and develop policies to achieve adherence to organizational bylaws and inform program operations in order to fulfill NLS’s mission;
  • Ensuring NLS’s fiscal integrity and growing the support for the organization;
  • Engaging and inspiring staff members, board members, clients, and other stakeholders in development and implementation of the organizational mission, including its work to address poverty;
  • Establishing positive and productive labor-management relationships with unionized advocacy and support staff through active participation in labor-management committee discussions and through collective bargaining;
  • Developing talent pipeline and succession planning to replace long-tenured employees, ensure staff retention and engagement;
  • Ensuring that client voices are heard and incorporated in all decisions;
  • Passionately advocating for the legal rights of low-income persons;
  • Serving as an effective ambassador for NLS’s public and key stakeholders;
  • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of NLS through active leadership of a diversified resource development program focused on individual and law firm gifts, foundation grants, and government grants and contracts;
  • Forming strong relationships with local funders and government officials;
  • Leading racial equity efforts in the areas of advocacy, community involvement, internal policies, board composition, and hiring;
  • Ability to set vision and harness technology to improve access to justice and organizational efficiency;
  • Working with Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium partners to set direction for civil legal aid advocacy and legal aid program coordination; and
  • Liaising with state and local bar associations, court systems, the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Pennsylvania IOLTA Board, state and national access to justice entities, and organizations such as the American Bar Association IOLTA Commission, National Association of IOLTA Programs, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Legal Services Corporation, and other relevant entities as appropriate.

Qualifications of the Executive Director:

  • Juris Doctor degree and admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, or the ability to obtain admission following employment;
  • Broad and deep public interest legal experience across a range of issues;
  • Demonstrated skills as an effective relationship builder and collaborator in networks such as agencies, judiciary, elected officials, grantee, local bars, social services, present and potential funders, the public at large, and client communities;
  • Significant meaningful experience in management necessary to direct NLS’s operations, manage staff, and oversee large budgets, with legal aid or nonprofit experience preferred;
  • Experience working productively with a highly engaged board of directors;
  • Knowledge of nonprofit budgeting, financial functions, grant reporting, and compliance;
  • A track record of fundraising success;
  • Ability to manage wide-ranging responsibilities and to assist others in managing their responsibilities in a demanding environment;
  • Outstanding communication skills orally and in writing with a range of audiences and stakeholders;
  • Experience working effectively with multiple organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives;
  • Experience with relevant technology and its application to effective communication and efficient delivery of services; and
  • Ability to bring vision, integrity, courage, decisiveness, intelligence, creativity, energy, humor, and compassion to the challenges of this demanding position.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their application by September 17, 2021. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future. Please include a résumé and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be held in confidence during the initial stages of the process.

Materials should be submitted electronically to ppap@mielegalaid.org in Microsoft Word or pdf format.
NLS offers a competitive salary depending on experience and excellent benefits. NLS is an Affirmative Action Employer.

NLS is assisted in the executive director search by Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 105 Chauncy Street, Floor 6, Suite 3, Boston, MA 02111, 508-737-4010, ppap@mielegalaid.org. Candidates with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact her.

Executive Director

The Group Against Smog and Pollution, Inc. (GASP), one of Pittsburgh’s most venerable environmental education and advocacy organizations, is seeking a new executive director to lead the group.

Founded in 1969, GASP is a non-profit, membership organization working to improve southwestern Pennsylvania air quality to safeguard human, environmental, and economic health in the region. To achieve our environmental goals, GASP advocates, educates, serves as an environmental watchdog, mobilizes action, and litigates when necessary. Learn more about our work at www.gasp-pgh.org

The Executive Director is a full-time position that reports to the board of directors and works closely with them and the staff.

The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of the entire organization and will be helping the organization implement its recently launched three-year strategic plan, a brief overview of which can be viewed here: www.gasp-pgh.org/about

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission
  • Overseeing and assisting in the development of all educational and advocacy programs of the organization
  • Writing testimony and delivering comments on a variety of air quality policy issues
  • Meeting with local, state, and federal governmental agencies to advance air quality improvement
  • Acting as the spokesperson for GASP at media and educational events
  • Assisting with the planning of fundraising events and educational workshops
  • Building and maintaining lasting, strategic, and productive partnerships with varied stakeholders including other non-profits, communities, governmental organizations, and academic institutions in the region
  • Working with the board to develop the yearly budget, strategic plans, and organizational policies
  • Reviewing and approving contracts for services
  • Performing grant writing and grant reporting, and periodically meeting with foundations to ensure continued funding and compliance with expectations
  • Conducting other fundraising activities to cover operating expenses
  • Tracking organizational progress in achieving short, medium, and long-term goals
  • In consultation with the board, establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit
  • Supervising and collaborating with organization staff, which is currently composed of three other full-time as well as three part-time employees
  • Performing other tasks or duties as assigned by the President, or by the board via resolution


The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about environmental issues, about protecting public health and the environment, and improving southwestern Pennsylvania’s air quality. It’s not necessary for the candidate to be a scientific expert on air quality issues.

  • Education and professional experience consistent with the expectations of the role. College degree is highly desirable and a minimum of three years of experience in non-profits, community-engagement, environmental advocacy, or similar enterprise.
  • Experience with nonprofit organizational structures, professionally or as a community volunteer.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (written and oral) and comfort speaking in front of a group.
  • Ability to present a vision and ideas in a way that makes others passionate and supportive of them.
  • Ability to collaborate with myriad other organizations including other non-profits, community groups, academic institutions, businesses, and government.
  • Previous leadership experience managing staff and volunteers.
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities, elevating equitable and inclusive practices.
  • Strong work ethic that includes working flexible and non-traditional hours.
  • Demonstrated competence in managing nonprofit finances and budgets, including grant writing.
  • Nonprofit experience with program assessment, creation and evaluation.
  • Understanding of the governance model of nonprofit Boards and the relationship with the Executive Director.


The annual salary for this position is $45,000 – $50,000, determined by previous experience.  GASP provides medical insurance, paid holidays, generous and flexible benefit days, a hybrid remote/office work option and a pension plan (beginning after one year of employment).

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact info for three references to: hiring@gasp-pgh.org

Deadline to apply is Friday, July 30, 2021. 

GASP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce.  Qualified individuals who bring a wide range of perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Executive Director


The Executive Director is the key manager of Sage’s Army, Inc. and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Board Governance: Works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  • Responsible for leading Sage’s Army, Inc. in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. These duties are performed under the direction from the Board Treasurer.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Sage’s Army, Inc. to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Sage’s Army’s mission.

Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of Sage’s Army’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Sage’s Army can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Sage’s Army’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible for effective administration of Sage’s Army operations.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Additional responsibilities & duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Five or more years of nonprofit experience
  • Experience in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) / Addiction Recovery field highly preferable
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of Sage’s Army’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff

Executive Director

The UpstreamPgh (formerly Nine Mile Run Watershed Association) Board of Directors seeks, as part of a planned succession, a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its Executive Director, leading the organization to successfully sustain and grow its programs. With a start date of December 2021, the Executive Director will oversee a staff of up to 10 to achieve UpstreamPgh’s goals set out in its current strategic plan. The Executive Director holds responsibility for successfully implementing strategic, operational and fundraising efforts in coordination with a diverse board of directors.

Founded in 2001, UpstreamPgh has been restoring and protecting our watershed ecosystem for 20 years, while working regionally to support and implement resilient solutions for a healthy urban environment. We envision a region with clean water accessible to all, healthy and resilient communities, and ecosystems restored to their natural functions. For more information about our history and current initiatives, please visit our website at UpstreamPgh.org.


Fiscal Management:

  • Ensure that the organization acts in a financially sound and ethically responsible manner;
  • Develop an annual budget, and obtain approval for the budget from the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors;
  • Provide regular updates to track budget versus actuals, and ensure positive cash flow throughout the year;
  • Supervise Operations Manager, Bookkeeper, and CFO to ensure proper record keeping, allocation of expenses, and tracking of performance against budget goals;
  • Participate actively in the annual audit of the organization’s finances and preparation ofthe Form 990 tax return.

Fundraising and Board Development:

  • Develop, maintain, and support an active and engaged Board of Directors and board committees;
  • In coordination with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, develop and implement an annual fundraising plan to achieve financial goals (currently $800,000) through diversified revenue streams including government, foundation, corporate and individual members and donors;
  • Build and steward relationships with foundation directors and program officers, as well as government staff to sustain and increase foundation and government commitments to UpstreamPgh programs.


  • Foster a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse and talented staff;
  • Empower staff members to learn and grow as a nimble team;
  • Work to implement best practices in Human Resources in coordination with the Board of Directors’ Human Resources Committee to develop, update and implement personnel policies and procedures;
  • Oversee all hiring, disciplinary, and termination activities for the organization.

Programming and Communications:

  • Serve as the public face of the organization to external constituencies, government officials, members and donors, and other community leaders;
  • Working with partners in several coalitions, advocate publicly and with elected officials for better water policies and increased funding for water infrastructure;
  • Work with staff and Board to develop and implement a yearly operating plan that aligns with the Strategic Plan, community needs, and new or emerging issues related to the health of the Nine Mile Run watershed, and watershed friendly policies on a regional level;
  • Develop a marketing, outreach and engagement plan to enhance the newly-implemented brand, and promote the organization and its goals to UpstreamPgh’s members, local residents, and the general public;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Executive Director will lead with idealism, integrity, and a positive attitude. The successful candidate will have passion for the mission and vision of UpstreamPgh, show a demonstrated commitment to regional environmental issues, and have extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and the vast skillset required of an Executive Director.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (preferably Master’s degree) and/or extensive experience with organizational development and leadership, environmental advocacy and education, fundraising, and/or community development;
  • Commitment to and experience with developing programming based on data-driven program evaluation;
  • A proven track record of leading a team by example and developing and sustaining a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, and fundraising with the ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; will be a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • An action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach;
  • Experience with management of a fee-for-service program within a nonprofit organization is strongly desired.

Inclusive Hiring Practices

UpstreamPgh seeks candidates that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Inclusive and equitable practices will be followed as described by our guiding principles.


Salary Range $75,000 to $90,000, with the possibility of benchmarked bonuses. UpstreamPgh offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance and a retirement plan with matching contributions from UpstreamPgh.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter, to searchcommittee@upstreampgh.org. Applications are due by August 31, 2021, and will be considered on a rolling basis.