Assemble Board of Directors

January 2022-December 2024 Term – Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity, is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors.  As ambassadors of Assemble, our Directors provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan.  It is important that Directors share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Director candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board.  Directors are required to participate in at least one committee, each of which meets on a monthly basis or as needed.

Vision:  Assemble envisions neighborhoods of empowered, diverse people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.

Mission:  We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Directors serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for 1 additional 3-year term for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year in the odd-numbered months.  Directors are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings.  Directors are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make and solicit annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following:
    • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
    • Human resources management and procedures
    • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
    • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
    • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Interest in leading fundraising and friend-raising events to build Assemble’s donor base
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries

If you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at brett@assemblepgh.org.  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to jobs@assemblepgh.org by November 12.  No phone calls, please. If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for one of our meet and mix events:

Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst

The Business Solutions Neighborhood Business District Team is a newly formed unit that will provide data driven strategic advisory and service delivery to the URA. Included in these services is implementing a citywide business district program for neighborhood commercial corridors and adjacent residential areas including but not limited to organizational development, promotions, market analysis, design, business/neighborhood improvement districts, district management, research, data analysis etc. The Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst will provide staff support and coordination for several URA grant programs and will work with neighborhood business district organizations to assist them in connecting their businesses with resources.

The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate and committed to supporting the revitalization and growth of Pittsburgh’s neighborhood commercial corridors and connecting business district organizations and entrepreneurs with support and resources. Working with public, private, and nonprofit agencies to advance business start-up, retention, and expansion initiatives will be integral to success. The position requires outstanding ability to adapt and pivot, provide strategic and innovative spirit and vision to the URA’s work.

Job title: Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst
Department: Business Solutions
Divisional Unit: Strategic Initiatives
Paygrade: 6
Reports to: Business Program Officer
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Business Program Officer to coordinate the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund and other URA business district grant programs, including:
  • Manage the contracting, approval, and invoicing processes for all awardees
  • Work with project managers when applicable to ensure that grantees and projects are on track.
  • Attend meetings with grantees and potential grantees
  • Work with the Business Program Officer to Develop working relationships with partners and stakeholders, such as (but not limited to) Neighborhood Allies, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office, and Department of City Planning
  • Troubleshoot potential issues with projects and contracts
  • Manage budgets for related programs and contracts with the NetSuite program.
  • Provide tracking and project closeout reports, including tracking outside investment and job production when possible.
  • Coordinate with other URA staff who are working on related projects within neighborhood business districts.
  • Attend PA Downtown Center, National Main Street Center, and other training/conferences as needed.
  • Attend neighborhood meetings facilitated by the individual neighborhood business district and other community groups as needed.
  • Draft Board agenda items and receive proper approvals for all contracts that the URA enters into for neighborhood business district programs.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in business development and/or neighborhood revitalization.
  • Other combinations of education, experience, knowledge, and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position may be considered.
  • Familiarity with commercial corridor and community revitalization techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and public speaking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including coalition building, ability to build relationships with diverse populations
  • The demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of business development finance programs.
  • Familiarity with the City’s Community Development Corporations and development climate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with GIS and NetSuite preferred.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Establishing Focus
  • Managing Performance
  • Influencing Others
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Results Orientation
  • Decisiveness
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Consumer Lending Program Assistant

This position is for a Consumer Lending Program Assistant in the Residential & Consumer Lending department at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA). The Residential & Consumer Lending Division provides a portfolio of housing programs to both developers and consumers in the City of Pittsburgh. The division helps make Pittsburgh a more affordable place for its residents.

The Consumer Lending Program Assistant is responsible for providing programmatic support through administrative skills for the consumer housing programs including but not limited to: Homeowner Assistance Program, Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance Program, OwnPGH, and the Energy Equity Fund. This includes fielding general inquiries, assisting with reviewing applications for home repair programs, helping homeowners apply for programs, and providing outreach and education around homeownership in the City of Pittsburgh.

Job title: Consumer Lending Program Assistant
Department: Residential & Consumer Lending
Divisional Unit: Lending & Investments
Pay Grade: 5
Reports to: Manager of Consumer Lending
Full-time / Nonexempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Departmental Director, managers, and staff in the activation of the consumer housing programs’ day-to-day activities related to operational oversight and organizational effectiveness.
  • Schedule application follow-up calls, consumer orientation meetings, and other necessary meetings with internal and external parties to coordinate consumer applications getting approved.
  • Maintain physical and electronic files for the consumer housing programs.
  • Coordinate the centralized application process with department leadership for consumer programs and maintain a master spreadsheet and/or database of all client inquiries and applications.
  • Review consumer applications for eligibility and issue pre-approval or denial letters.
  • Research City, County, and local School District property taxes for the real estate associated with homeowner and conduct qualified borrower checks.
  • Prepare reports on the status of projects, programs, and initiatives including monthly production and inquiry reports.
  • Attend community meetings, present housing programs, and/or help the departmental organize and lead charettes.
  • Assist with general administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, creating PowerPoints, data entry into various systems, running reports from various systems, maintain invoicing systems, maintain system databases such as SharePoint, NetSuite, The Mortgage Office, etc.
  • Complete Part 58 paperwork including requests to the State Historic Preservation Office and requests to the City Planning Department as required.
  • Coordinate public outreach events to increase visibility to the URA’s homeownership programs.
  • Assist with preparation and execution of closing documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Business, Communications, Public Policy, Public Relations or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in an operations, coordinator, or administrative support role.
  • Basic mathematical skills and proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling are required.
  • Experience in MS Office Suite products, including SharePoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Public Policy, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Pennsylvania Notary License preferred
  • Knowledge of the affordable housing field is a plus
  • Experience in NetSuite, The Mortgage Office, and/or any other tracking software preferred

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Information Gathering
  • Takes Initiative
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Personal Credibility
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Customer Orientation
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Flexibility

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Consumer Lending Program Coordinator

This position is responsible for the coordination of one or more programs under the Consumer & Residential Lending Unit, within the Lending & Investments Department. In particular, this position will work with the Consumer Programs Manager and other necessary staff to administer programs including, but not limited to, Homeowner Assistance Program, Home Accessibility Program for Independence and the Energy Equity Fund.

This position will be responsible for any activities related to processing loan applications and closing loans within the designated programs. In addition, this position has the responsibility of tracking loans in construction and any closeout activities which may be necessary. Individuals filling this position will need to train lenders and realtors as necessary. This work is performed independently according to guidelines of the URA and other agencies.

Job title: Consumer Lending Program Coordinator
Department: Residential & Consumer Lending
Divisional Unit: Lending & Investments
Pay Grade: 7
Reports to: Manager of Consumer Lending
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with homeowners to assist with loan applications and explain the Residential & Consumer Lending programs and other funding resources.
  • Review loan packages for completeness and accuracy.
  • Review/prepare closing documents with accuracy, completeness and conformity to URA and Department policies, guidelines and regulations.
  • Work with participating lending institutions to obtain required documentation and to coordinate project financing.
  • Work with real estate agents to ensure their understanding of applicable URA program guidelines and procedures.
  • Work with contractors in obtaining required documents, permits and executing URA contract documents.
  • Review, process, and approve contractor stage payments, working collaboratively with the Quality Control department.
  • Underwrite loan applications and provide recommendations or declinations of funding to the Manager and Department Director.
  • Schedule and coordinate inspections with Quality Control department staff to review plans and specifications as required.
  • Coordinate and conduct loan closings. Collect and deposit fees from loan closings.
  • Attend community meetings, events, banking and realtor conferences, seminars, etc. as required.
  • Assist in assessing the effectiveness of the Lending & Investments programs and the need to make any necessary revisions to the programs.
  • Maintain all applicable databases including NetSuite and The Mortgage Office.
  • Maintain and organize project files in accordance with URA procedures.
  • Correspond and manage contracts with partners.
  • Develop reports which highlight loan production, status of fund balances, loan delinquencies and foreclosures, and lender performance.
  • Participate on committees and special projects and seek additional responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, or a related field.
  • 5 or more years of related experience
  • A combination of education, experience, knowledge, and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.
  • Specialized training or experience in housing finance and development.
  • The ability to establish and maintain relationships with co-workers and with private lending institutions.
  • Knowledge of housing financing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service and interpersonal collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Information Gathering
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Forward Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Customer Orientation
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Thoroughness
  • Flexibility
  • Personal Credibility

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

PHDC Project Development Manager

The PHDC Project Development Manager is responsible for advancing the development of single family and /or small scale multifamily housing projects with a strong focus on affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh. The PHDC Project Development Manager will provide substantial guidance to housing developers and community development corporations. A large portion of the job involves taking on the role of developer and assisting our community partners with planning, site assembly, securing private and public financing. This includes providing project management services and working closely with community stakeholders. The PHDC Project Development Manager will also be responsible for reviewing and or preparing development budgets and exploring ways to control project costs.

Job Title: Project Development Manager
Department: Development Services Unit
Divisional Unit: Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation
Reports to: PHDC Deputy Executive Director
Pay Grade: 7
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned development projects, by determining available private and public project financing alternatives.
  • Act as the primary PHDC contact for community partners, architects and other professional service providers during the course of the project. Coordinate development team meetings as needed to facilitate development progress.
  • Work with the Authority’s Real Estate Department and/or other parties on property acquisitions.
  • Initiate requests to the Real Estate Department for acquiring tax delinquent and City owned property.
  • Review PHDC property acquisitions, recommends and files timely tax appeals.
  • Review and analyze project needs’ and make required applications for pre-development, construction, and/or permanent financing for developments with regard to the eligibility, the financial feasibility and development capability.
  • Produce and analyze housing development budgets and proformas.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and review all examinations made by the PHDC Construction Manager and or URA technical staff. This includes inspections, plans, and specifications and construction costs to support an acceptance or rejection of proposals.
  • Lead in securing all required public approvals and review with our community partners the process for their benefit.
  • Assist development partners/clients with preparation of and compliance with Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (M/WBE) plans as required.
  • Assemble and present completed financing proposals including visual materials to the Authority’s Real Estate Loan Review Committee and PHDC Board Meetings.
  • Review closing documents for accuracy, completeness and conformity to Authority and department polices, guidelines and regulations and then coordinate and conduct loan closings.
  • Assist with preparing requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for qualifications (RFQs) as needed.
  • Assist with preparing and submitting applications for non-URA grant funding as needed.
  • Input project information into data base systems as required.
  • Arrange for the documentation of the condition of properties throughout development process with periodic updates throughout.
  • Inform the PHDC Construction Manager and the PHDC Deputy Executive Director of any project concerns.
  • Review and evaluate all items related to the project construction and correspond with the PHDC Construction Manager, for initial review of plans, specifications and costs approvals including change orders through final build-out and sale.
  • Maintain and management development budgets to ensure the project is within budget for construction and soft costs. At the end of the project, reconcile all project cost and close out the budget.
  • Recommend modifications to development procedures as needed to senior management.
  • Prepare development status reports with assistance from the Construction Manager and submit to the PHDC Deputy Executive Director or Manager.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Finance with a minimum of 2 years of relevant Real Estate Development and/or Project Management experience.
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective client relationship management experience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning or related field.
  • Experience developing reports for use in strategic decision making.
  • 3+ years’ experience with affordable housing development projects

Competencies:

  • Promote Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Developing Talent
  • Establishing Focus
  • Fostering Team Work
  • Managing Change
  • Attention to Communication
  • Influencing Others
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Managing Performance
  • Takes Initiative
  • Thoroughness
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Operations Manager

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Driven by the Lawrenceville community, the Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) acts as a catalyst and conduit for responsible and sustainable growth. Our work encompasses a variety of programming, including: creating and implementing community plans; supporting and promoting local businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists; advancing infrastructure and mobility improvements; and, developing and managing affordable housing and commercial space.

LC seeks a highly organized, self-starting, passionate, and capable Operations Manager to oversee organizational operations, property management, financial management, and other projects as necessary.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Operations Manager of the Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, including general management, human resources, office management and administration, accounting & bookkeeping, and managing two mission-based real estate holdings, as well as other related duties as assigned.  The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director.  The Operations Manager performs duties and responsibilities that may include the following tasks:

General Management

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with all governmental and funder requirements for nonprofits.
  • Manages contracts with public agencies and private foundations; submits grant requisitions for payment; manages fundraising calendar for submission and report deadlines; prepares regular reports; maintains grant contracts and files.
  • Oversees insurance policies & renewals, including general liability, property, workers’ comp, directors & officers, etc.

Property Management

  • Serves as property manager for Ice House Artist Studios & Blackbird Artist Studios, including:
    • Serving as the primary contact for building tenants
    • Preparing and managing the annual budget
    • Overseeing leases, and recruiting new tenants as needed
    • Scheduling and overseeing ongoing maintenance and repairs
    • Supervising maintenance and custodial service providers
    • On-site event coordination for occasional events at Ice House
    • Develop, manage. and update business and capital improvement plans for Ice House

Human Resources

  • Reviews, updates, and manages organizational policies, including: Personnel, Financial, Conflict of Interest, and other organizational policies.
  • Maintains personnel files and current job descriptions.
  • Maintains personnel policies manual and coordinates periodic review and updates.
  • Works with Executive Director to recruit, hire, and orient new staff.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll and reconciles quarterly payroll reports.
  • Administers employee benefits including paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and workers’ compensation.

Office Management and Administration

  • Handles purchasing and leasing of office equipment, hardware, software, and supplies.
  • Works with vendors to schedule work, negotiate rates and contracts, and contain costs.
  • Develops streamlined office systems and troubleshoots IT issues.
  • Oversees development and maintenance of internal information sharing system and record-keeping structure and filing systems.

General Accounting

  • Provides bookkeeping support to the Executive Director and Finance Manager, including:
    • Accounts payable: processing invoices and acquiring corporate signatures for bill paying
    • Accounts receivable: processing payments and making bank deposits.
    • General ledger data entry and maintenance.
  • Maintains financial policies and procedures manual and coordinates periodic review and updates.
  • Assists the Finance Manager in organizing information for the annual audit.
  • Executes fiscal agency agreements with and performs bookkeeping services for custodial events.
  • Maintains accounting records and files.

Administrative Support

  • Fields general organizational inquiries via phone, email, and visitors.
  • Provides scheduling support to the Executive Director.
  • Attends required committee and board meetings; assists with preparing agendas and report and taking minutes.
  • Provides general staff support and performs other administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Attends community meetings and events in evenings and on weekends occasionally and when necessary.

EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES

  • Three or more years of experience in nonprofit operations, administration, and finance.
  • Previous experience in property management preferred.
  • Previous experience in community development field preferred.
  • Positive and professional attitude; strong work ethic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and Google Apps for Business.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change and to work independently in remote settings. LC is operating on a hybrid work schedule, with one to two days in the office and three days at home.
  • Alignment with LC’s mission, vision, and organizational values.
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend events or meetings.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The position is full-time, exempt, and reports to the Executive Director.  Salary range:  $50,000 to $58,000. The LC offers a generous benefits package including tax-free contribution toward health insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and generous paid time off.  LC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

HOW TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to Lawrenceville Corporation at hr@lawrencevillecorp.com with “Operations Manager” in the subject line.

Real Estate Manager

Mission of Organization

Our mission at Amani Christian Community Development Corporation (Amani) is to facilitate healthy and safe communities by creating programs that educate the Hill District community residents and nurture youth, encourage community and economic development, and promote a livable quality of life. Amani is committed to meet the demand for quality of life for Hill District residents and the residents of Schenley Heights. All our projects and initiatives are investments in the revitalization of the Greater Hill District community, restoring existing community assets, and creating new developments for the future, including the creation of homeownership opportunities.

Over the next five years, Amani will complete or begin construction on 64 units of housing and ~1,700 sq. ft. of commercial space in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Many of our projects are in pre-development and will require an additional staff member to ensure project timelines are created and followed closely.

Job Description

The Real Estate Manager will oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of Amani’s housing strategy, including the Fix it First program, the Hill District Renaissance Project, the Scattered Sites project, 2159 Centre Avenue, and additional real estate-related activities. This position may regularly interact with community and governmental entities to introduce Amani’s work, provide updates, and collaborate for creation and development of additional real estate activities.

Compensation

The Real Estate Manager position is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience plus benefits. Amani may also provide professional development opportunities as they arise including conferences, webinars, and other networking opportunities that may support the work.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Real Estate Manager will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Planning:

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with relevant partners
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project (including architectural design, contractors, finance and gaining permits and insurance)
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
  • Review the project schedule with the executive director and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated during construction and at its completion
  • Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate

Implementation:

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update Hill District community stakeholders including Board/staff of the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Engagement & Management:

  • Seek opportunities to increase community awareness of Amani’s real estate work
  • Schedule meetings and sets agendas for real estate meetings
  • Sets and manages day-to-day operations
  • Communicates effectively with partners to identify needs
  • Support grant writing and fund development efforts to secure additional project funding

Documentation:

  • Write reports on the project for management and for funders
  • Communicate with funders as necessary
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly) in consultation with selected accountant
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
  • Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • University Degree preferably in architecture, engineering, urban planning, or finance
  • Knowledge of project management, simple accounting, and data base management
  • Experience with various public funding programs (i.e. – NMTC, LIHTC, PHARE, HOF, etc.) is beneficial
  • Experience with pre-development and construction schedules and budgets plus project operating pro formas
  • Experience with reporting of M/WBE, Prevailing Wage, Section III, etc.
  • Proficiency with Office 365 (specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite

Personal Characteristics

The Real Estate Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Experience

  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in the real estate development field, ideally in the areas of acquisition, design, budgeting, financing, construction, marketing, and project management
  • Demonstrated commitment to neighborhood development preferred

Working Conditions

The Real Estate Manager will work from home until at least early 2022. The purpose of the project may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces including meetings downtown, community meetings, or site visits. This position follows a standard work week but may occasionally be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet project milestones.

If interested in this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to careers@amanipgh.org with the subject “Amani Real Estate Manager – YOUR NAME”.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Amani Christian Community Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Amani Christian Community Development Corporation makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Camp Ranger

Location: Camp Conshatawba, Summerhill PA; Cambria County

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

As the Camp Ranger, you will work with staff and volunteers to ensure a successful, high-quality camping experience and a safe and healthy camp environment for campers, staff and volunteers.

Essential Functions:

  • Year-round camp property maintenance to include snow removal, clearing trails, maintaining roads, mowing lawns, and tree/brush removal;
  • Year-round maintenance of all camp buildings, pool, equipment, vehicles and ranger residence;
  • Maintain cleanliness of all camp buildings and grounds;
  • Supervise camp maintenance staff;
  • Maintain camp boundary markers;
  • Manage camp visitors and maintain alertness for trespassers;
  • Know and enforce policies and emergency procedures;

Requirements:

  • Prior Camp Ranger or Facility Maintenance experience preferred;
  • Working knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing;
  • Ability to operate equipment such as mowers, tractors, log splitter, and various power tools;
  • Must have valid driver’s license;
  • Clearances are required;
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and customer focused;
  • Non-traditional work hours with frequent evening and weekend work required;
  • Housing is provided and living on-site is required;

Eligible for full benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401K with match.

Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Maintenance Laborer

Phipps is seeking a full-time Maintenance Laborer to perform routine, heavy custodial and labor-related tasks. Job duties will include cleaning and ensuring proper maintenance throughout facilities, securing the facility, setting up and tearing down classes and events, assisting with the installation for flower shows and special events and performing seasonal duties as needed.

The successful candidate will have an excellent attendance record and a strong work ethic. A valid PA driver’s license is required. Must be available all shifts, including evenings and weekends.  Experience in a general laborer field is preferred. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.

 

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Facilities and Sustainability

Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of Facilities and Sustainability to develop sustainability initiatives that result in the highest standards of energy-efficiency and healthy built environments by overseeing the implementation of LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES, WELL, and other certifications related to sustainability. The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world.

The Director of Facilities and Sustainability will plan, organize and manage the overall maintenance, repair and physical operation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in a way that meets sustainability standards and emphasizes sustainability initiatives. This position will oversee day-to-day facilities operations and show installations, as well as manage construction and capital projects. In addition, the Director of Facilities and Sustainability will prepare and deliver presentations, representing Phipps at project meetings and within communities throughout the Pittsburgh region.

The qualified candidate must have exceptional project management experience in a construction environment, a passion for and experience with sustainable building management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Experience with sustainability principles, including LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES and WELL is required, LEED Accreditation is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sustainable Building Design or a related field and 5 years of experience in a senior management level position is required; Master’s degree preferred; a valid driver’s license is required.

Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.  Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.  Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.

 

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

 

Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.