Executive Director

DREAMS OF HOPE (DOH), founded in 2003, is Pittsburgh’s premier arts-focused organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth. Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides young people a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, develop as leaders, and learn to make positive changes in their communities.


The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the organization and is empowered to make decisions on behalf of DOH, as appropriate.  The Executive Director is the face of DOH and the point person responsible for building and maintaining relationships with funders and like-minded organizations.  The Executive Director, along with the staff, collaborate on setting the vision. The Executive Director is responsible for securing funding and setting budgets to sustain a high performing, viable organization.


  • Works with the Board and staff to ensure DOH’s mission remains relevant to and focused on the needs of the LBGTQIA+ youth community.
  • Leads the development of broad-based foundation, government, and private funding streams to allow DOH to remain self-sufficient. Ensures that the organization’s fiscal integrity remains intact.
  • Establishes and monitor policies and operating procedures that ensure the organization is living up to its vision and meeting its strategic and operational goals.
  • Develops appropriate, timely information to reach sound policy decisions.
  • Leads all activities in the overall planning and execution of all fundraising campaigns: capital, donor, planned giving, and major gifts.
  • Diversifies and grows funding streams while maintaining relationships with current funders.
  • Develops and implements policies and strategies that further the mission and ensures that the organization has the financial resources necessary to meet the needs of the communities served.
  • Collaborates with the staff to develop meaningful working relations with the schools it serves and the LBGTQIA+ community to promote and execute the mission of DOH.
  • Develops strong partnerships that allow monitoring of developments in the community that may affect DOH’s youth and partners.
  • Collaborates with the Artistic and Education Program Directors to plan and coordinate volunteer activities and communications with participating youth, youth leaders, and community members committed to DOH’s mission.


  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ management experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in strategic and community planning, arts administration or education, fundraising, donor appeal solicitation preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in finance and budgeting; leadership; and working with a nonprofit Board of Directors.
  • Experience in a leadership position with an organization focused specifically on the LGBTQIA+ community strongly preferred.


  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in anti-racist work.
  • Coalition building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate, and persuade stakeholders into a course of action.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, to analyze and solve complex problems, and to exercise sound judgment.
  • A desire to continually learn and develop professionally while exhibiting respect for diverse viewpoints.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking.
  • High degree of energy, creativity, and a strong sense of integrity.
  • Strong team player.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel, and Salesforce.
  • Pennsylvania Act 33/34 and FBI clearances are required.


  • Reports to:  Board of Directors
  • Title of Direct Reports: Office Manager
  • Works collaboratively with: Artistic and Educational Program Directors


  • 1) Works in a virtual office setting 2) Frequently required to work at a fast pace 3) Evening and weekend work required.
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits package


Please forward cover letter and resume as one document to: EDSearch@dreamsofhope.org

Include title of position you are applying for in the subject line.

POSTING CLOSES AT 5:00 PM ON Monday, November 30, 2020

Executive Director


Mission: Respond, Educate, and Advocate to End Sexual Violence.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) has been serving the Pittsburgh community for more than 43 years through advocacy, counseling, prevention, and education. PAAR combines research and evidence-based theories of change with practice-based experience to create dynamic programming impacting the local community and resulting in social change. As one of the oldest rape crisis centers in the country, PAAR is dedicated to putting victims first while also educating the greater Pittsburgh community on prevention and identification.

During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, more than 30,000 people were impacted by PAAR’s counseling services, advocacy, education programs, and trainings.

PAAR’s Core Programs

  • Adult Counseling: Individual and group counseling is provided to adult victims of sexual violence.
  • Child & Family Counseling Center: Long-term and short-term individual counseling sessions are provided to children, 2 through 18 years of age, who have been sexually assaulted. Counseling for parents or caregivers of those children is also available.
  • Crisis Services: Hotline – With the help of dedicated volunteers, hotline calls are answered 24/7 for individuals and families in crisis, as well as, providing information for callers. Emergency Medical Advocates – PAAR staff meets recent assault victims and their families at local hospital emergency rooms and are present during the forensic medical examinations.
  • Legal Advocacy: Legal Advocates provide support to victims as they navigate the legal system in Allegheny County.
  • Prevention and Outreach: PAAR presents sexual assault prevention education programs throughout Allegheny County to elementary, middle, high school, and college students, as well as various community groups

PAAR has a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers. Over 80 volunteers donated 28,611 hours of their time valued at $727,566 to answer helpline calls and accompany survivors to Emergency Departments in 2019 alone.

To learn more about PAAR, please visit https://paar.net/.

Position Overview

PAAR seeks a dedicated and visionary Executive Director to lead the organization into a continued era of sustainability and community impact. Compassionate and forward-thinking, the new Executive Director will maintain a balance of program innovation, mission passion, and leadership with transparency and an appreciation for diversity and respect.

With a budget of $3.5m and a team of over 40 staff, the new Executive Director will be accountable to the 22 members of the Board of Directors. This innovative and driven leader will possess a deep understanding of human services, trauma support, victim services, and the operational needs of a successful nonprofit. With strong community ties and a focus on relationship-building, this leader will serve as an emissary for PAAR and continue to share the organization’s impact with the greater Pittsburgh region.

The Executive Director is primarily responsible for the following:

Leadership and Management

  • Assures the organization effectively achieves its mission by providing leadership and programmatic innovation. This includes day-to-day operations, fiscal management, fundraising, and program development.
  • Serves as an inspirational leader – externally and internally. Builds trust easily and energizes the team around a shared vision for the current and future state of work.
  • Fosters an inclusive workplace culture that is positive and respectful. Places emphasis on cultural and racial awareness and promotes diversity.
  • Develops new program concepts in collaboration with staff in accordance with PAAR’s strategic direction.
  • Demonstrates capacity to value diversity and adapts to the cultural contexts of the communities served.
  • Grows the organization’s impact, overseeing the implementation of the strategic plan in cooperation with the Board and Staff. Establishes and effectively executes an annual operating plan which strengthens organizational success and sustainability.

Revenue Generation and Community Relations

  • Seeks opportunities for collaboration and cooperation with similarly missioned organizations and forges cross-sector relationships.
  • Actively engages with local, state, and federal officials in order to strengthen broad support for the PAAR mission.
  • Represents PAAR with all constituents; embraces opportunities to promote the mission and programs of the organizations.
  • Works closely with funders to ensure the ongoing engagement of existing donors and cultivation of new ones.
  • Creates and monitors internal systems for government and foundation funding and compliance.

Board Relations

  • Develops, maintains, and supports an effective and increasingly diverse Board of Directors.
  • Acts as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, engaging Board members in the current and future needs of the organization, ensuring the Board is able to fulfill its oversight and funding responsibilities.
  • Participates in Board recruitment and collaborates with Board leadership to promote governance best practices in order to maximize Board involvement.
  • Develops, tracks, and reports quantitative and qualitative metrics, which monitor the performance of the organization with respect to the mission and key objectives of the organization. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Executive Director of PAAR will have a deep passion and focus for providing resources for all in need of PAAR’s services. All candidates should have proven management, leadership, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Educational background that is aligned with the expectations and needs of the position.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors; the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and build a diverse team.
  • Experienced leader that understands the value of hiring, managing, and retaining talented staff, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Adept at building effective teams and motivating others. Working style that is consistent, transparent, encouraging, and collaborative.
  • A solid background and knowledge of sexual assault and antiviolence issues.
  • Cultural competency that includes a defined set of principles and behaviors to work effectively cross-culturally.
  • Successful record of building and maintaining relationships with community organizations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse funding landscapes.
  • 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.
  • Strong evidence of rigorous use of data (qualitative and quantitative) to drive strategy and decision making.
  • Experience overseeing budgets, with the capability to allocate resources strategically and manage spending effectively.

Performance Objectives

The successful Executive Director will deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following in the first six to nine months in the position:

  • Thoroughly review the COVID-19 implications to the organization. Develop a framework for additional planning and action needed to move forward.
  • Complete a review of the current Strategic Plan, making suggestions to alter course as needed.
  • Immerse in the Staff and programs to understand culture, direction, and opportunities. Make recommendations for staffing alignment and program portfolio.


This position offers a competitive compensation package, including a salary starting at $125K- $140K and a complement of health and retirement benefits.

DEI Imperative

PAAR 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. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

PAAR has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Confidential, position specific questions may be emailed to Michelle Heck at michelle@nonprofittalent.com. Applications are not accepted at this email address. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact PAAR.

Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectation may be uploaded here:


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5pm on November 30th, 2020

Executive Director


The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse coalition of over 50 member organizations. Our membership includes community groups, social, health and legal service providers, advocacy organizations, labor unions, and faith communities. PICC plays a unique role as the only organization in Pennsylvania that brings together organizations and individuals representing different ethnicities, immigration statuses, faiths, and other backgrounds, to work collectively on immigrant rights in Pennsylvania.

PICC’s work is guided by the following values:

  • Collaboration – We are committed to broad-based coalition work and embrace the    challenge of finding common ground and building positive working relationships between diverse groups and individuals.
  • Engaging Diversity – We believe that by working together as diverse immigrant groups we increase our collective power and impact. We are committed to addressing diverse communities’ identified needs, reflected within our advocacy, organizing and program work, as well as within PICC’s leadership.
  • Immigrant Leadership – We support and facilitate the development of leadership within immigrant communities to ensure that immigrant communities are at the fore in defining and leading our work.
  • Collective Ownership – Our work moves forward through the time, energy and commitment of our member organizations, community leaders, staff, and Board.

Job Summary


The Executive Director of PICC is a highly effective communicator, masterful storyteller and bridge builder who demonstrates the ability to lead collaboration among groups representing multiple nationalities, languages, ethnicities, religions, and other identities and their intersections. They are a compassionate, persistent, and adaptable leader who will strengthen PICC’s vision.

Reports To

PICC’s Board of Directors and supervising all senior staff.


The Executive Director is responsible for:

Organizational Development & Fundraising:

  • In conjunction with the Resource Director, raise funds for the coalition
  • Build and maintain relationships with PICC’s local members and national partners
  • Help involve more organizations as members to the coalition
  • Work collaboratively with Board leadership to ensure an effective and representative Board of Directors and set Board strategy in realizing the organization’s vision.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of the organization by developing an annual budget and providing monthly financial statements and other documentation that accurately reflects the financial condition of the organization.

External Leadership & Communications:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and elected officials to broaden PICC’s base of support and impact
  • Effectively engage and communicate with the public, both written and verbally
  • Build PICC’s capacity to lead and support advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels that result in policy change
  • Experience and knowledge regarding legislative advocacy, including communications skills for the promotion of policy papers/positions

Internal Leadership: 

  • Maintain an equitable and sustainable organizational culture that promotes the wellbeing of all staff and members
  • Ensure that PICC achieves its goals by developing and executing the strategic plan that fulfills the organizational mission and vision (short and long-term)
  • Guide and mentor employees by leading with care, tenacity, and passion
  • Maintain a strong and diverse team through inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, evaluation, training, and promotion processes


  • Commitment and passion to protect and promote immigrant rights
  • Strategic and effective fundraiser from both traditional and non-traditional sources and individuals
  • Commitment to supporting grassroots leadership in coalition work
  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing, specifically building multi-national/ethnic/religious campaigns
  • Fluency in a language spoken within Pennsylvania’s immigrant communities (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, etc.) is preferred
  • Knowledge about Pennsylvania’s history of immigration and politics is preferred


  • Starting salary for this position is $80,000. PICC prides itself on having an equitable, transparent, and values-based pay scale for all its employees which was created as an all-staff effort and process to ensure pay equity at all levels of the organization.
  • Competitive benefits package which includes full medical coverage, 5% employer 401k match, paid vacation, mental health days, and sick leave.
  • Opportunity to contribute at a growing, dynamic statewide organization with a strong foundation and team in Pennsylvania


Persons of color and from immigrant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position can be based anywhere in Pennsylvania and will require some travel statewide. This is a full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours.

Here’s the link of the job posting: http://paimmigrant.org/2020/09/executive-director/

How to Apply

Please submit a resume with a short introductory letter answering the following questions to ed.search@paimmigrant.org with the subject line “Executive Director”:

  1. Why do you want to work with immigrant/refugee communities?
  2. What about this position interests you?
  3. What experience do you have leading diverse teams and organizations?

All applications will be acknowledged with an initial automatic response, but only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls or direct emails to the PICC team please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, ideal start date will be February 2021. 

Executive Director

Mission Statement

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: YWCA Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Full Time / Exempt (Executive) – 40 hours/week minimum
Work Schedule: Day shift; evenings and weekends essential and required as needed
Location: YWCA Westmoreland County Headquarters
Last Updated: January 2019


The YWCA Executive Director has a passion for the mission of the YWCA, and a belief that the YWCA will make a difference in changing women’s lives and spearheading racial justice. The Executive Director supports the Board of Directors in setting and achieving organizational goals, obtaining and allocating necessary resources, and carrying out organizational policies and programs. The Executive Director manages fiscal operations, oversight of facilities, hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff. The Executive Director is the chief spokesperson, brand champion, advocate and supporter for the YWCA and ensures that the mission is implemented programmatically in the community. The Executive Director actively interacts with community stakeholders and leaders, and represents the YWCA at community functions.The Executive Director, along with the Board of Directors, works to enable the Association to meet its financial, constitutional and legal responsibilities and to maintain requirements as a member Association of the YWCA USA.


The Executive Director must be a strong, articulate and charismatic leader with excellent leadership, communication, financial, supervision, outreach and fundraising skills. Key elements of this position are: overall knowledge and experience in nonprofit governance, management, compliance and finances, board relations and management, development strategy and implementation, program design and delivery, proper use, management, security and maintenance of the facilities; and assuring the YWCA is recognized as an organization committed to its mission by serving as a knowledgeable resource to the media and community at large. An understanding of and passion for the YWCA mission and our social change work are required.

The successful candidate will have the highest moral and ethical standards, self-accountability and confidence. Applicant will be a creative self-starter and a team leader/player with excellent organizational, speaking, and writing skills. They will be required to have a comfortable level with public speaking, managing teams, chairing committees, and working independently, and modeling energy, passion and strong work ethic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the Successful Candidate: Regular duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the needs of women and girls, to the issue of racial and gender justice, and to anti-racism efforts.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills to articulate a clear vision and with the demonstrated ability to successfully convey that vision to the community and our stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans, annual goals and objectives (to include financial, program, development, administrative management, community outreach, and organizational leadership). To be created in partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Expertise in financial management and oversight of a $600,000 organization, including development and monitoring of an annual budget, and the ability to use financial management tools to responsibly inform strategic decisions.
  • Proven success at revenue generating activities including securing funding support through grants, corporate and foundation partnerships and major donor campaigns.
  • Entrepreneurial experience and creative thinking to enhance existing programs and foresee future community needs.
  • Administrative experience in human resources management to include staff oversight, working with a nonprofit board of directors and organizational planning and development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work successfully in a board/staff environment.


Directly supervises Adult Education & IT Director, Children’s Education Director, Thrift Shop Director, Facilities Director, Marketing Coordinator, Office & Membership Coordinator, Bookkeeper, Evening and Weekend Receptionist(s), and Field Hockey Program Coordinator


  • Ability to apply independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive or privileged company information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with and supervise other staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Is innovative; displays original thinking and creativity.
  • Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Presents ideas and information effectively.
  • Is a self-starter; takes initiative when performing job duties.
  • Has a positive attitude and seeks to build team morale.


Bachelor’s degree in the fields of business, leadership, education, human services, or related fields. Demonstrated success in leadership, communication, and financial management. Five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least two of which must have been at an executive level in a management and fundraising capacity. Strong commitment to empowerment of women and elimination of racism.


Master’s degree in same fields as noted above. Experience in nonprofit service, fiscal, grant, contract, public relations and human resources management, or community leadership is a must. Demonstrated leadership/track record in fundraising and capacity building. Strong commitment to empowerment of women and elimination of racism.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to the Board of Directors, stakeholders and the general public. Ability to present professional deportment in attire, demeanor, and behavior.


  • Experienced with the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to use the Internet and a Web Browser for research and online applications.
  • Experienced with accounting software (QuickBooks preferred).
  • Experience with Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)/database software.
  • Proficient in various social media forums and email communication
  • Experienced in project management, data analysis and budget preparation/review.


Need driver’s license and access to one’s own transportation since job requires traveling and driving to the different activities and programs implemented throughout the year. Act 24, Act 114 (from PA DHS), Act 151, and Mandated Reporter Training are required because of the on-site preschool and other childcare programs.


The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Executive Director appointment begins April 1, 2021 and the applicant is considered an “At Will” employee. Due to the nature of the YWCA’s work, the applicant shall be required to undergo a background check. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Board of Directors, as necessary.


For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Search Committee (via email only) by November 1, 2020 to: ywcawestmorelandjobs@gmail.com

Any questions regarding the post can also be addressed this email, Attn: Search Committee and include your phone number in the query. No phone calls, please.

The YWCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Executive Director


At the Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS) our mission is to equip students to engage the world with their unique, God-given gifts. PUCS provides an excellent education in an urban setting for a racially and economically diverse group of students. We are committed to educating from a Christian perspective with a curriculum characterized by integral thematic units, close student teacher interaction and substantive parental involvement By offering a high quality, affordable education, PUCS seeks to play a leading role in enhancing the quality of life for the people of Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities. Our staff of certified teachers is dedicated to facilitating each student’s spiritual, personal, social, academic and physical growth.

PUCS is seeking an Executive Director who cares deeply about the success of every student. The Executive Director will have successful leadership experience in a non-profit or educational setting, possess significant management and operations experience, and have the ability to influence and work with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders. This person is an excellent problem solver and decision maker who also maintains outstanding listening, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.

The Executive Director motivates and inspires others while being a team builder with a talent for building staff morale. An exceptional manager of resources and multi-faceted projects that often requires coordination across multiple departments, stakeholder groups, and timelines. They must also have a knack for delegating tasks while maintaining oversight.


Strategic Leadership

  • Work with the board to develop strategic vision and plan that support the organization’s mission
  • Execute a new strategic plan to foster growth and achievement of goals
  • Communicate information clearly and effectively to help the board make decisions
  • Regularly provide reports to track progress of strategic initiatives

Community Cultivation

  • Build and maintain relationships with community members to advance the organization’s mission and elevate the community
  • Communicate proactively and consistently with parents, teachers, donors, and other stakeholders on the organization’s initiatives, progress, and key issues
  • Network with educational leaders in the field to stay informed of current issues, opportunities, and best practices

Financial Performance Management

  • Work with the board to develop a budget and execute on the financial plan
  • Prepare financial reports and projections to keep the organization’s operations aligned with the budget
  • Develop a fundraising plan to support the organization’s current operations and enable future initiatives
  • Cultivating relationships to expand and secure funding sources in partnership with the Development Director

Staff and Operations Management

  • Assist the board in recruiting, hiring, and retaining outstanding employees
  • Develop employees through mentorship, training, and evaluation
  • Lead by example to create an inclusive, equitable, and empowering workplace culture
  • Identify operational gaps and recommend solutions to the board
  • Oversee various functions within the organization, including IT, accounting, and facilities management


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Dedicated Christian committed to fulfilling PUCS’ vision
  • Proven strategic leadership, management, and fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple operational teams and initiatives simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey PUCS’ historic heritage, vision, and strategic plan to external and internal groups
  • Experience leading and working with various stakeholders such as donors, board of directors, and parents
  • Collaborative leadership style to work with diverse team members and to encourage conversation, unity, and collaboration
  • Must attain applicable PA clearances to work with children before start date

Diversity Statement

At PUCS we reflect on the fact that our community is interlinked and strive to address the multiracial, multi-cultural composition of the city and the world surrounding us.  We seek to reflect the diversity of the students and the greater Wilkinsburg community we serve within the composition of our leadership and faculty, recognizing the strength that results from having a diverse staff.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to careers@pucs.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to applications submitted by November 8. We will begin interviewing candidates in the first week of November.

Please write a cover letter that outlines what excites you about PUCS’ mission and what your vision is for PUCS. Please include your Statement of Faith and explain how your personal faith and leadership experience make you the right fit to lead PUCS in this mission.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

For more information, visit https://pucs.org/careers/executive-director/

Please direct all inquiries to careers@pucs.org.

Due to the high volume of submissions, not all applicants will receive a response.

Executive Director

Organization and Mission

3 Rivers Wet Weather (3RWW) is a nonprofit environmental organization created in 1998 to support 82 Allegheny County municipalities and the City of Pittsburgh in addressing the region’s wet weather overflow problem. Founded jointly by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN), 3 Rivers Wet Weather has historically been funded by federal, state, and local resources, including local foundations, and is currently under a service agreement with ALCOSAN. 3RWW is committed to improving the quality of Allegheny County’s water resources by helping communities address the issue of untreated sewage and stormwater overflowing into the region’s waterways. To promote the most cost-effective, long-term, sustainable solutions, 3RWW benchmarks sewer technology, educates myriad audiences, coordinates regional approaches, and advocates for changes in public policy to support a consolidated municipal sewer collection system.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Promote active and broad participation by stakeholders in all areas of the organization’s work.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of regional wet weather issues in southwestern Pennsylvania, including any significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Collaborate with organizations, municipalities, ALCOSAN, and other regional partners in addressing wet weather challenges and working toward long-term, sustainable solutions.
  • Facilitate multi-municipal collaboration and consensus-building efforts to address regional wet weather issues furthering the mission of 3 Rivers Wet Weather and supporting ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Plan for the region.
  • Collaborate with the Board and staff developing a long-range strategy toward growth and expansion of 3 Rivers Wet Weather and its mission.
  • Represent 3RWW— its history, accomplishments, and goals—to key audiences, including Foundations, legislators, local elected officials, community leaders, municipalities, the media, and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and its goals.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  • Ensure job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Build and maintain an effective operational team promoting staff development resources with opportunities for professional growth.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of professionals to collaborate with creativity and dedication to assist our stakeholders to find solutions to the economic and environmental impact of wet weather in our region.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Seven or more years of senior management experience.
  • 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.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience preparing and submitting grant submissions preferred.
  •  Proven ability to successfully and effectively work and communicate with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Collaborative experience working with Allegheny County communities preferred.
  • Non-profit training and/or experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.
  • Strong public speaking ability and experience.

Submit a cover letter and resume via email to Bill Hixson, Business Operations Manager. bhixson@3rww.org by 5 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020.

Executive Director

Mission and Organization

The mission of Consumer Health Coalition (CHC) is to build, educate, maintain and grow a consumer movement toward the creation of an accessible, affordable, quality health care system for all. We enroll persons in public health insurance from the affordable care act (ACA) to MEDICAID, MEDICAID EXPANSION AND CHIP (Children’s Heath Insurance). We assist persons in navigation of the health care system. We help persons to enroll in low-cost prescription drug plans including PACE/PACENET. Our shared advocacy efforts are self efforts educating persons to be activated and involved in every aspect of health care and systemic including fair health care policies for the shared common good and the social determinants of health.

Established in 1998, Consumer Health Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the eradication of disparities in health access and outcomes. We understand that people experience unequal starting points or access to resources that are unfortunately correlated with socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic backgrounds, disability status, and other social drivers.

Executive Director Position

The Executive Director reports to the Board of CHC and is responsible for the performance of the organization. Responsibilities of the director include:

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget by overseeing daily operations and financial transactions.
  • Developing and executing performance reviews, hiring and firing, and training of staff to ensure that CHC is organized to achieve rapid and sustainable policy change and that individuals’ skills match their roles.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Partner with the Board Chair to Staff the Board and its standing committees (Executive and Finance) to ensure knowledgeable decision-making on CHC’s strategic direction and resource management.
  • Setting a vision, with the Board, for the growth and influential impact of CHC.
  • Making operational the mission of the organization and the direction set by the Board.
  • Overseeing daily operations and financial transactions.
  • With Board support, fundraising for the organization to ensure adequate staffing and support for all initiatives.
  • Providing an external face for the organization in the media, among funders, and in the community at large.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

Skill Sets Critical to Achieving These Goals Include:

  • A strong understanding of health care policy/advocacy and the levers for changing laws and regulations, with evidence of at least 3-5 years of experience and accomplishment.
  • The ability to mobilize consumers, advocates, and other stakeholders in change movements, as demonstrated by at least 3-5 years of experience and accomplishment.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including persuasive writing and grant writing experience.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment raising funds for non-profit organizations, through grants, events and/or contracts.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people with at least 3-5 years of experience managing a diverse staff towards excellent results.
  • Skill in financial management of an organization with a budget greater than $500,000.

This will start as a part-time position with the option to transition to full-time.

To apply, please send an email introduction and resume to administrator@consumerhealthcoalition.org for our board to review. Questions about the position can also be directed to this address.

Executive Director

Community stakeholders in greater Johnstown are implementing a comprehensive strategy for renewal and growth.  The approach began as a grass roots initiative in 2015 and has gained momentum over the ensuring five years with the readiness for a full-time Executive Director. It has evolved into mission driven organization that continues to focus on grass roots initiatives, while advancing overarching initiatives and high impact projects.

This is a unique opportunity for the first Executive Director to further advance and execute strategy and lead an innovative strategic initiative.  The opportunity to make a positive and tangible impact is unlimited.

The position is based in Johnstown and entails periodic travel to Washington, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and other locations to execute strategy, develop partnerships, and to meet with prospective investors and grantors.  The selected candidate will be expected to reside in the greater Johnstown region within six months of hiring.

Qualifications and Skills

This position requires a broad range of experience and skills, including:

  • Demonstrable problem-solving and people skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities
  • Team building and consensus building
  • Ability to work effectively with a leadership body
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Strategic thinking and action
  • Development and fund-raising ability
  • Fiscal integrity and ability to manage complex budgets

Other essential traits include proven integrity with humility and service at the core of the successful candidate’s leadership philosophy.  Fostering innovation and reasonable risk taking are other key traits. The Search Committee encourages all qualified candidates to submit. This position may be ideal, for example, for retired military leaders seeking to settle into an excellent community and making an immediate impact.

Job Requirements

A minimum of eight years of relevant experience is required in a field such as marketing, public administration, community and economic development, business, or urban planning.  A Master’s degree is preferred, but not required.  Relevant experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

The Executive Director will be expected to work a traditional work week.  However, potential candidates must understand that the nature of the position will require frequent attendance at evening meetings and events.

The selected candidate will be expected to become a resident in the Johnstown region within six months of hiring.

Cover letter and resume must be submitted by no later than Monday October 12, 2020 to VT2025ED@gmail.com.


Contacts: Ethan Imhoff eimhoff@co.cambria.pa.us or Bill Polacek at wcpolacek@jwfi.com

Executive Director

Position Reports to: Grow Pittsburgh Board of Directors

Summary of Position:

Grow Pittsburgh is a leading nonprofit urban agriculture organization dedicated to sustainability, food justice, community gardening, and school garden education. Serving the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities, it has grown from a volunteer-led resource for community gardeners to a regional operation that encompasses garden and food education partnerships with multiple school districts, urban farm production sites, a garden resource center, and more.

Now the organization seeks a dynamic new Executive Director to guide it into the next phase of growth, continuing its current programs and operations while leading an exciting new capital expansion of production, education, and training facilities through to fruition.

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all functions of Grow Pittsburgh, including but not limited to strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting, programming, and operations.


Strategic Planning and Communications

  • Communicate strategic plan, mission and values of the organization regularly to funders, members, partners, media and the general public
  • Ensure that the organization is adhering to goals set forth in the organization’s strategic plan and setting appropriate milestones to accomplish those goals
  • Where appropriate, plan for and execute a new strategic plan to continue the advancement of the organization toward its long-term goals


  • Responsible for securing approximately $1.5 million in revenue yearly through philanthropic, government, corporate and individual support, as well as through earned revenue including produce and seedlings sales
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing funders
  • Work with Director of Development to write grants regularly to secure programmatic and operational funds
  • Write grant reports for above grants and seek additional funding
  • Oversight of all special events


  • Create and monitor the organization’s annual operating budget
  • Work with Program Directors to establish individual program budgets
  • Work with Grow Pittsburgh accountant to ensure budgets stay within planned spending
  • Meet weekly with Grow Pittsburgh accountant, Director of Development and Director of Operations to track spending


  • Support Grow Pittsburgh values and ensure that our commitment to social justice and equity is reflected in all programs and practices
  • Primary oversight of all Grow Pittsburgh programming, including operations
  • Work with Grow Pittsburgh Program Directors to set individual program direction in accordance with the strategic plan and public need
  • Meet regularly with all program directors to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and ensure program direction is moving forward appropriately
  • Attend and lead high-level meetings with Grow Pittsburgh programmatic partners
  • Develop new programming or make adjustments to existing programming where appropriate


  • Primary oversight of all hiring at the organization
  • Work to establish and maintain a positive, collaborative and productive workplace culture
  • Set salaries and determine raises and bonuses where appropriate for all full-time and part-time staff
  • With Director of Operations, set operating policies and procedures for the organization and enforce when necessary
  • Manage senior staff at the organization and provide regular reviews of performance and guidance when needed

Board of Directors

  • Primary staff management of organization’s Board of Directors
  • Liaise with GP board chair to set Board Meeting agendas and run meetings
  • Regularly update Board on fundraising and program progress through reporting at bimonthly board meetings
  • Attend and participate in monthly Board committee meetings, including Governance, Finance and Development Committees
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting new members of the Board

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Masters Degree in Management or related field
  • 10+ years nonprofit management experience
  • Previous large-scale fundraising experience required
  • Background in sustainable agriculture, gardening and/or community development strongly preferred
  • Good communication skills, including writing and public presentation skills with both youth and adults
  • Ability to defuse confrontational situations
  • Excellent big picture and strategic thinking skills, especially as it applies to program visioning, anticipating opportunities and problems, and making sense of evaluation data
  • Strong multitasking and prioritization skills, including the ability to work through many differing and concurrent needs
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must also be comfortable driving the company vehicles as needed
  • Must attain Pennsylvania child abuse clearances
  • Proficiency with social media, Powerpoint, Google Drive, Excel, Salesforce, Mailchimp and WordPress a plus

Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!


Salary range of $80,000 to $105,000 annually. Great benefits package, including health, vision and dental coverage, and 401K.

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

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter electronically via the provided link by October 23, 2020. Applications can also be mailed to the Grow Pittsburgh office: ED Search, Atten: Jake Seltman, Grow Pittsburgh, 6587 Hamilton Avenue, #2W, Pittsburgh PA 15206.

Executive Director, Allegheny Children’s Initiative

POSITION: Agency Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer and the Allegheny Children’s Initiative Board of Directors
LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny Children’s Initiative is a social services agency located in the South Side of Pittsburgh that provides help to children and families throughout Allegheny County. We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services / Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and monitored by Allegheny County Department of Human Services / Office of Behavioral Health and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. Allegheny Children’s Initiative is a trauma-informed agency. Staff have been training in the delivery of trauma-informed care, which includes recognizing and addressing the impact of trauma in daily practices and interventions.

We bring families, schools and community organizations together! We help children function at their highest abilities by providing a continuum of behavioral health-oriented services.

We provide the following services:

  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services for Children and Adolescents
  • Family Based Mental Health Services
  • Service Coordination
  • Administrative Service Coordination
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Student Assistance Program

Allegheny Children’s Initiative provides behavioral and mental health-oriented services to children and adolescents between the ages of 2-21 in Allegheny County.


People have the opportunity to experience and fully participate in all aspects of life.


Partners For Quality Inc., through its family of agencies, supports people by providing services that promote choice, personal satisfaction and the realization of their hopes and dreams.


Partners For Quality Inc. shall provide services and supports to assure people:

  • Are afforded the human, civil and legal rights described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, the United States Constitution and all applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations;
  • Are treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity to cultural diversity;
  • Have opportunities to experience life-long learning;
  • Have the best possible physical/mental health and assurances for personal safety and security, with an emphasis on minimizing out-of-home placement;
  • Live, work and experience community environments that are personally satisfying;
  • Have the opportunity to maintain and/or establish natural supports and reciprocal relationships;
  • Have the opportunity to participate as active members of the community and to experience leadership roles;
  • Have access to community resources and organizations that are dynamic, receptive, responsive and continuously evolving;
  • Make informed decisions affecting their lives from an array of choices; and
  • Realize their hopes and dreams and achieve their personal outcomes.


Since 2005, Partners For Quality has provided administrative services to its family of nonprofit agencies serving persons with intellectual & developmental disabilities and adults, children & families with behavioral health challenges. These administrative management services include finance, human resources, information technology, fundraising, communications, and staff training and development. By consolidating and overseeing administrative responsibilities, our subsidiaries are able to focus on their top priority: the local people they support.

Partners For Quality is recognized as an integral part of the service delivery system in Allegheny County serving more than 5,000 people annually and employing more than 1,100 people across the organization. Partners For Quality has five subsidiary organizations; Allegheny Children’s Initiative, Citizen Care Inc, Exceptional Adventures, Milestone Centers, and Partners For Quality Foundation.

As Partners For Quality and Allegheny Children’s Initiative prepare for the future, the next Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead the organization through a thoughtful strategic planning process that will further outline the vision for this vital organization as it moves forward.

Working with a dedicated and engaged Board of Directors as well as a highly motivated and committed Partners For Quality Executive staff, the Executive Director will be afforded the opportunity to chart an ambitious future for Allegheny Children’s Initiative that leverages its historical strengths and promotes its community-focused approach to serving children with behavioral health challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Critical in this effort will be strengthening the organization’s ability to collaborate both internally among staff and externally among key community and regional partners.


This Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of Allegheny Children’s Initiative to ensure delivery of the highest quality services. The Executive Director supervises and participates in all activities pertinent to the financial viability of Allegheny Children’s Initiative; presents and engages formally and informally to funders, public officials and others whose engagement in the organization are important to its success; articulates the organization’s core strengths and its vision for the future; establishes an organizational culture and behavior of trust and collaboration; operates from a client-driven perspective; embraces the challenge of maximizing the potential of the consumers that it serves; in close coordination with the Partners For Quality Executive Team and the Allegheny Children’s Initiative Board, directs, manages and evaluates the ongoing financial and operational priorities of Allegheny Children’s Initiative; supervises the development and implementation of programs by monitoring performance and evaluation tools and standards used to determine effectiveness; approves and prepares reports submitted to the state, county, federal and other regulatory agencies; and oversees staff, sets performance expectations and drives the positive culture of the organization.


The candidate we seek will be a proven and effective servant leader with a passion for the mission of Allegheny Children’s Initiative.  We seek a leader who has been a catalyst in fulfilling an agency’s vision, mission and values.  This entrepreneurial individual will bring leadership characterized by a visionary outlook, the ability to garner broad community support, sound business and management acumen, the ability to increase the visibility of the organization, and to carry forward major new projects and programs.

We seek a charismatic and relational leader who is mission-focused and dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth with behavioral health challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities  Candidates for this position must have proven leadership qualities to bring vision, direction, a collaborative atmosphere and inspiration to an organization.

The candidate will need to have strong organizational management skills along with the ability to lead project teams and to analyze, develop, implement and lead organizational structure.

The ability to relate to a wide variety of constituents including elected officials, municipal, state and federal bureaucracies, businesses, civic groups, donors, neighbors, regulators, advocates, children and youth with behavioral health challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Successful candidates will have the ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with funders, potential donors and other sources of financial support.

Given the revenue streams at the organization, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record.  An understanding of and experience navigating the complexities of an organization of similar size, scope and budget is highly desired.   A proven ability to lead employees in an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional, staff members is a must. This leader will be one who listens intently, is empathetic, energetic and who empowers his/her staff.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in operations and business management.  Candidates must have proven success in providing mission-driven services utilizing sound business principles.  Experience making strategic decisions in program design, development, and management in pursuit of board goals is expected.

S/he will be a leader who communicates the agency’s mission with enthusiasm and compassion through his/her strong communication skills. Solid presentation, written and verbal messaging skills are required, along with proficient computer skills and the ability to use analytics/metrics to drive strategy and decision making.

The Executive Director candidate must have at least 5 years of Community Based Mental Health experience along with 10 years of leadership/management experience.  A graduate degree in a human service-related field. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional or trade associations related to human services is a plus. A valid Driver’s License and all applicable clearances are required.


The incumbent of this position would be eligible for our full benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurances, multiple flexible spending accounts, a generous amount of paid time off, retirement savings plan with employer match and many other benefits, discounts and programs.


Please send a current resume, letter of introduction and salary requirements to Julie Padak, Director of Recruitment and Retention for Partners For Quality at careers@pfq.org.

If you need any assistance or require an accommodation to apply please contact us at 412-446-0700.

Fully qualified applicants need only apply.


For more information about Partners For Quality, please visit https://pfq.org/.


Partners For Quality and our family of agencies is an Equal Opportunity Employer