Board Member

Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strengthens and engages the community of Sharpsburg, PA, through local stakeholder organizing, community events and workshops, and resident engagement. SNO’s efforts are guided by the Sharpsburg Community Vision Plan (https://issuu.com/evolveea/docs/sharpsburg_community_vision_plan_fo) and four core principles:

  • Engage residents—regardless of race, background, sex, orientation, income level, religion, or ability—in an inclusive, visionary community planning process and empower them to lead and participate in local projects and initiatives.
  • Improve the quality of life in Sharpsburg by promoting responsible, affordable, and equitable property ownership and development that serves the needs of the community and provides a safe environment for renters and homeowners.
  • Strengthen connections between the community and nature by encouraging the development of a sustainable and connected riverfront that is integrated with the community, improved green infrastructure to manage stormwater and pollution, and expanded access to public green space.
  • Promote community-oriented economic development that honors and preserves the unique character of Sharpsburg by engaging local businesses and attracting targeted investment that serves the needs of the community and its residents.

SNO is seeking a volunteer to serve as a member of the SNO Board of Directors.

Duties include:

  • Serving as a representative in the community and broader region for Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization;
  • Planning, promoting, and attending community events throughout the year;
  • Serving on at least one board committee;
  • Guiding the governance and overall strategy of the organization and its work in Sharpsburg and the region.

Time Commitment: 6 board meetings annually (every other month) in Sharpsburg, as well as meetings with sub-committees of interest and executive director on an as-needed basis.

To apply for this position (or for more information), please email your resume and a letter of interest to brittany@sharpsburgneighborhood.org.

Director of Real Estate

Background: Since our formation in 2007 and full operation in 2009, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has worked collaboratively to preserve and create community assets across South Pittsburgh’s Hilltop. The Alliance serves the communities of: Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Carrick, Knoxville, Mt. Oliver Borough, Mt. Oliver City, Mt. Washington, South Side Slopes and St. Clair.

Position Summary: The Director of Real Estate is a salary position responsible for driving the Hilltop Alliance’s vacant property redevelopment activities, including guiding strategic site assembly, coordinating property acquisitions, mapping & tracking of properties in acquisition process, developing and issuing RFPs, vacant property walk-throughs to assess current conditions, and other pre-development activities. Additionally, this position supports the Construction & Redevelopment Manager by coordinating the Hilltop Alliance’s home repair projects.

Vacant Property Redevelopment:

  • Maintain an active pipeline of potential projects, acquiring properties through means including private and public methods (Treasurer’s Sale and Property Reserve, Sheriff’s Sale and the City of Pittsburgh Land Bank)
  • Develop and issue Requests for Proposals for development partners
  • Assist Executive Director with building partnerships with qualified developers both for joint ventures and to encourage responsible development in the neighborhoods
  • Identify new strategic site assemblies and maintain HA’s real estate acquisitions tracking
  • Coordinate and manage professional services contracts (property management, consultants, etc.), partnership agreements, property sales or acquisitions, lines of credit for development, and other economic development-oriented negotiations, as needed
  • Manage vacant property portfolios (including those in the name of the City, URA and MWCDC) including coordinating contractors who maintain them for overgrowth and safety
  • Leverage knowledge about planning, zoning and land use processes for inclusive and sustainable residential redevelopment in the Hilltop
  • Promote opportunities for first-time homebuyers or other useful workshops for property owners and renters, as needed
  • Track residential real estate market trends in the Hilltop neighborhoods
  • Participate in PCRG’s Vacant Property Working Group on behalf of HA
  • Attend and staff Hilltop Alliance Real Estate Committee meetings

Home Repair Assistance Programs:

  • Support Construction & Redevelopment Manager with the performance and implementation of HA’s home repair assistance programs
  • Serve as a liaison for HA clients in the process of home repair initiatives for which HA is either directly responsible (such as Homeowner Assistance Program and Emergency Stabilization Grant projects), or a community partner (such as Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, PHLF and ACTION Housing Inc.)
  • Support Construction & Redevelopment Manager by managing and tracking every step in the process of home repair initiatives, including:
  • Assist residents with completing applications for assistance, as needed
  • Coordinate work scope development and approval, between HA staff, homeowner and City officials and/or nonprofit partners
  • Ensure execution of all contracts and waivers (with homeowners and contractors) including supporting documentation and required insurances
  • Ensure proper invoicing for all related payables and receivables
  • Organize and digitally store all records
  • Regularly maintain and update the HA project management software that tracks progress of projects.
  • Assist with grant and financing applications, reporting and compliance, as needed.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director, with input from the Construction & Redevelopment Manager who will be a close teammate.

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5+ years of relevant experience desired
  • Strong experience with computer software including proficiency in Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and Excel is required. Experience working with project management software (Asana) and Arc GIS is strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with basic office machines including voice mail, copy machine, scanner, etc.

Skills Required:

  • Able to analyze maps of property conditions and identify trends and opportunities
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication, including verbal and written
  • Able to collect information, determine key objectives, and act strategically
  • Able to learn quickly in a small office
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups including residents, property owners, peer organizations, public officials, and other stakeholders
  • Able to manage workflow and prioritize conflicting activities while providing support to other professional staff and partners
  • Support of nonprofit community development, including preserving and developing all types of affordable housing

With the subject title “Director of Real Estate Position”, please email a single word doc or PDF attachment (titled with your last name), including a cover letter (1 page), a resume (1-2 pages), contact information for three professional references and salary expectations to aaron@pghhilltopalliance.org. All applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, January 14. Phone screening will be done on a rolling basis. In-person interviews are expected to be scheduled for late-January, with a hiring decision by February.

Salary range is $65,000 – $75,000, DOQ. Benefits include health, vision, dental, short-term, and long-term disability insurances, simple IRA plan with 3% employer match, and paid time off and holidays. Our staff is currently operating in a hybrid form (in-office and remote) and we expect that to continue indefinitely with some modifications.

Hilltop Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Property Director

BRANCHES: Homewood-Brushton YMCA & Thelma Lovette YMCA

SALARY:

  • $43,000 – $47,000 *Depending on experience
  • Medical Benefits and Generous PTO
  • For more information about benefits visit website www.ymcapittsburgh.org | Click on Career tab

Position Summary:

Primary leadership to the Homewood & Thelma YMCA Branches. Accountable for the day-to-day maintenance and property operations of YMCA facilities, pools, cleanliness and grounds. Assist with branch safety audits, association-wide initiatives and broad operational planning as required. Provide repair service as required to keep the facilities safe and functioning properly for members and staff. NOTE: THIS IS A HANDS-ON WORKING DIRECTOR POSITION.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, fire, life, safety systems and procedures as well as pool mechanical systems and management.
  • Working knowledge of fitness center equipment, and all other equipment on property.
  • Understanding of proper “green cleaning procedures”.
  • Ability to perform “hands on” mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other repairs and preventative maintenance as scheduled or needed.

Essential Duties

  • Embraces diversity, equity and inclusion practices
  • Provides overall coordination of facility maintenance, including preventative maintenance program.
  • Ensures overall reduction of 3rd party vendors.
  • Ensures the proper operation of all mechanical systems.
  • Completes repair work and projects in a timely manner. Oversees all contractors that work in the facility and grounds. Request and review bids, and recommend selection of contractors.
  • Works with outside agencies such as fire, health, building depts., etc. to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations related to facilities and grounds.
  • Develops budgets supporting the preventative and annual maintenance plans and monitors expenditures against budget.
  • Supervise all part time or full time Maintenance or housekeeping staff
  • Advises management on maintenance issues and projects as requested.
  • Manage fleet service. Ensures that assigned vehicles (and other equipment) are maintained and operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
  • Updates facility plans periodically. Develop annual plan for capital projects.
  • Participate in Facilities Cabinet and Committees as needed.
  • Complete required organizational trainings
  • Perform other duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to respond to Emergencies at anytime
  • Local travel is required & occasional long distance travel for training & special events
  • Good time management

Education Requirements:

  • Technical Degree preferred or a minimum of 5 years work experience in property management, engineering or facility management field.
  • PA Pesticide Applicator Certification, Allegheny County Bathing Place Manager certification and CPO Certification is required within 120 days of employment
  • Attend internal/external training opportunities when assigned by direct supervisor

Physical Working Conditions:

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

Candidates must have final Criminal Clearance certificates prior to starting employment. This includes PA Criminal Certificate, NSOR Verification, PA FBI – Use Code: 1kg738 and PA Child Abuse.

Director, Finance & Administration

Reports to: Executive Director

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Rising Tide Partners (RTP) collaborates with neighborhood organizations and residents to implement their community vision by employing restorative real estate practices, laying the groundwork for the wealth building and stability of residents who have suffered from systemic injustices in land-use decisions.

We work with community partners to proactively acquire real estate in order to preserve affordable housing and allow people to stay in their neighborhoods. We support our community partners on a community decision-making process to determine the best end use for real estate. By creating and implementing real estate strategies we help communities achieve their visions. RT is an urban land developer and community development organization that is assembling and managing large portfolios of occupied and vacant properties. RT will work with many partners for the permanent development of properties and projects that restore communities. This large scale of site control enables transformative efforts that preserve and create affordable housing, homeownership, crime reduction and other community visions.

Key development tools that need the support of the financial system:

  • Acquiring and improving occupied rental properties. These range from individual properties to whole portfolios acquired from absentee landlords. Some properties will have HUD subsidy contracts, Sec. 8 leases or other supports. Others will be naturally affordable with no existing subsidies
  • Utilizing the Conservatorship law to control, improve and acquire properties. Financial systems must serve the needs to report accurately to the court.
  • Properly accounting for many real estate developments of various types across many subsidiaries.
  • Managing and reporting on grants, restricted funds and philanthropic loans (Program Related Investments)
  • RTP uses local subsidiary LLC’s to enable local communities to have strong decision making roles. The financial reporting of each subsidiary is critical. The management of capital advances, budgeting, financing and real estate risk between many subsidiaries and RTP is a vital role.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Director of Finance will serve as a strategic thought-partner who tracks and administers RTP and its subsidiaries’ financials. The strategic oversight and administration of partner and affiliate organizations and their separately kept financial records is a critical component of this position. The Director of Finance will effectively manage all assets within the organization and ensure proper financial recording and reporting requirements in accordance with GAAP, FASB, State and Federal guidelines. The Director of Finance and Administration is hands-on and plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in all aspects of financial decision-making. The incumbent will aid in educating and developing the internal team in following areas: finance, business & operational planning and budgeting, bookkeeping administration, and IT Management of the IT services contract.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and track all financial entries. Ensure all transactions are accurate, appropriately allocated, and documented timely (i.e., budgets, grants, program tracking, etc.).
  • Manage cash disbursements and accounts payable (i.e., payroll, credit card transactions, reconcile accounts payable, contact vendors to resolve issues as needed, etc.)
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for RTP and its subsidiaries, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting overall as well as oversight for each entity associated with RTP where the books are maintained within the separate entities.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external accounting professionals, auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; must review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; keep senior leadership team apprised of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Lead and direct information technology systems, processes and provide IT oversight & administration as required
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.
  • Liaison for office utilities (gas, electric, phone, etc.) companies and insurance agencies
  • Implement a system to maintain insurance documentation for contractors and subcontractors
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Relates and compares data from different sources, identifies issues, secures relevant information and identifies relationships;
  • Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal, planning proper assignments of team members & self and appropriate allocation of resources
  • Strong community leadership skills, and understanding of and sensitivity to development issues in the communities and surrounding areas;
  • Sensitivity in dealing with minority issues and proven ability working with diverse communities and neighborhood organizations;
  • Flexible, adaptable to change and able to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Sets high goals and standards of performance for self, subordinates, and others within the organization;
    Maintains and promotes social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the agency’s mission
  • Attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
  • At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • Previous experience overseeing rental property or real estate related financials is a plus
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Previous experience with final responsibility over the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, is strongly preferred
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with — programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Proficient and technologically savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software (i.e.,
  • Quickbooks online which is the primary accounting system that RT uses)
  • In-depth knowledge using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Office and Excel including VBA & macros, sort & filter, linking cells, table & formula creation, charts, pivot tables and analytics is preferred
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Reliable transportation, preferrable a driver’s license and adequate vehicle insurance

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

This position offers a competitive salary in the range of $65,000-$75,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays and personal time off (PTO). Employee will be eligible for performance bonuses.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

RTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and RTP’s employment policies.

 

TO APPLY: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=director+finance+administration&jk=8084320bf387f703&_ga=2.225675997.692719674.1638575295-1960747732.1637963886

Director of Real Estate

Background: Since our formation in 2007 and full operation in 2009, the Hilltop Alliance (HA) has worked collaboratively to preserve and create community assets across South Pittsburgh’s Hilltop. The Alliance serves the communities of: Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Carrick, Knoxville, Mt. Oliver Borough, Mt. Oliver City, Mt. Washington, South Side Slopes and St. Clair.

Position Summary: The Director of Real Estate is a salary position responsible for driving the Hilltop Alliance’s vacant property redevelopment activities, including guiding strategic site assembly, coordinating property acquisitions, mapping & tracking of properties in acquisition process, developing and issuing RFPs, vacant property walk-throughs to assess current conditions, and other pre-development activities. Additionally, this position supports the Construction & Redevelopment Manager by coordinating the Hilltop Alliance’s home repair projects.

Vacant Property Redevelopment:

  • Maintain an active pipeline of potential projects, acquiring properties through means including private and public methods (Treasurer’s Sale and Property Reserve, Sheriff’s Sale and the City of Pittsburgh Land Bank)
  • Develop and issue Requests for Proposals for development partners
  • Assist Executive Director with building partnerships with qualified developers both for joint ventures and to encourage responsible development in the neighborhoods
  • Identify new strategic site assemblies and maintain HA’s real estate acquisitions tracking
  • Coordinate and manage professional services contracts (property management, consultants, etc.), partnership agreements, property sales or acquisitions, lines of credit for development, and other economic development-oriented negotiations, as needed
  • Manage vacant property portfolios (including those in the name of the City, URA and MWCDC) including coordinating contractors who maintain them for overgrowth and safety
  • Leverage knowledge about planning, zoning and land use processes for inclusive and sustainable residential redevelopment in the Hilltop
  • Promote opportunities for first-time homebuyers or other useful workshops for property owners and renters, as needed
  • Track residential real estate market trends in the Hilltop neighborhoods
  • Participate in PCRG’s Vacant Property Working Group on behalf of HA
  • Attend and staff Hilltop Alliance Real Estate Committee meetings

Home Repair Assistance Programs:

  • Support Construction & Redevelopment Manager with the performance and implementation of HA’s home repair assistance programs
  • Serve as a liaison for HA clients in the process of home repair initiatives for which HA is either directly responsible (such as Homeowner Assistance Program and Emergency Stabilization Grant projects), or a community partner (such as Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, PHLF and ACTION Housing Inc.)
  • Support Construction & Redevelopment Manager by managing and tracking every step in the process of home repair initiatives, including:
    • Assist residents with completing applications for assistance, as needed
    • Coordinate work scope development and approval, between HA staff, homeowner and City officials and/or nonprofit partners
    • Ensure execution of all contracts and waivers (with homeowners and contractors) including supporting documentation and required insurances
    • Ensure proper invoicing for all related payables and receivables
    • Organize and digitally store all records
  • Regularly maintain and update the HA project management software that tracks progress of projects.
  • Assist with grant and financing applications, reporting and compliance, as needed.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director, with input from the Construction & Redevelopment Manager who will be a close teammate.

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 5+ years of relevant experience desired
  • Strong experience with computer software including proficiency in Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and Excel is required. Experience working with project management software (Asana) and Arc GIS is strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with basic office machines including voice mail, copy machine, scanner, etc.

Skills Required:

  • Able to analyze maps of property conditions and identify trends and opportunities
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication, including verbal and written
  • Able to collect information, determine key objectives, and act strategically
  • Able to learn quickly in a small office
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups including residents, property owners, peer organizations, public officials, and other stakeholders
  • Able to manage workflow and prioritize conflicting activities while providing support to other professional staff and partners
  • Support of nonprofit community development, including preserving and developing all types of affordable housing

With the subject title “Director of Real Estate Position”, please email a single word doc or PDF attachment (titled with your last name), including a cover letter (1 page), a resume (1-2 pages), contact information for three professional references and salary expectations to aaron@pghhilltopalliance.org. All applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, December 17. Phone screening will be done on a rolling basis. In-person interviews are expected to be scheduled for early- or mid-January, with a hiring decision by late January.

Salary range is $65,000 – $75,000, DOQ. Benefits include health, vision, dental, short-term, and long-term disability insurances, simple IRA plan with 3% employer match, and paid time off and holidays. Our staff is currently operating in a hybrid form (in-office and remote) and we expect that to continue indefinitely with some modifications.

Hilltop Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Facilities Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Facilities Manager is a member of the Company’s operations and production team. They will be responsible for implementing operations and production aspects of events at the Bitz Opera Factory. The Facilities Manager is also responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, security and appearance of the building to all visitors. The Facilities Manager reports to the Director of Production and works closely with the Production Coordinator.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up operations/production equipment for all events at the Bitz Opera Factory
  • Oversee all outside rentals at the Bitz Opera Factory and serve as primary contact on day of events
  • Ensure that all spaces are safe, clean, and welcoming for patrons and staff
  • Perform minor repairs and routine maintenance
  •  Coordinate and supervise all repairs and maintenance by outside vendors
  • Manage and schedule the custodial staff for the Bitz Opera Factory
  • Order and maintain inventory of building maintenance supplies
  • Manage all operations/production equipment and storage
  • Maintain parking garage, landscaping, snow removal, public safety measures
  • Manage all building systems, including HVAC, door access system, security, and lighting systems
  • Participate in emergency preparedness plan creation/implementation, OSHA training

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to perform routine building maintenance
  • Knowledge of building systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing) and preventive maintenance planning
  • Experience in customer service oriented environment and flexibility to embrace change as it happens
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, problem-solving, and management skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and other industry standard software
  • Ability to lift 50 lb. and to climb, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required
  • Knowledge of industry safety standards

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The position is full-time, non-exempt. Salary range is $40,000-$43,000, based on experience and demonstrated skills.

Benefits include medical and vision, paid vacation, and holidays.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume to Steven Grair: sgrair@pittsburghopera.org

The Pittsburgh Opera is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  BIPOC and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Facilities Manager

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a unique cultural amenity for the region built upon 460 acres of reclaimed mine land that Inspires People to Grow.  The Garden features inspirational display gardens, horticultural and environmental education, and research into regional botanical, ecological remediation and conservation issues.  The Garden is committed to taking a leadership role in the stewardship of the natural world and preserving healthy ecosystems.

As part of the Garden’s growing team, we seek a Facilities Manager to oversee the physical maintenance of all Pittsburgh Botanic Garden buildings and facilities to ensure that they are safe, up to code and fully operational. The Facilities Manager will be responsible for managing building service providers, construction contractors, and coordinating with other department managers with regards to the Garden’s schedule of educational programs, rentals, and private and community events.

This position reports to the Horticulture and Facilities Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain building preventative maintenance program and schedules.
  • Ensure operational efficiency of all building systems.
  • Coordinate all maintenance issues, work orders and schedules.
  • Organize and maintain database of replacement parts and material specifications.
  • Ensure all utility systems are inspected in accordance with regulations.
  • Coordinate site safety program.
  • Manage building security systems and services.
  • Provide project management on small projects e.g., renovation/additions.
  • Procure and manage contracts for building services providers.
  • Coordinate contractors and service providers with Garden events and programs.
  • Ensure all Pittsburgh Botanic Garden processes and compliance programs are met.
  • Prepare operating reports and budgets.
  • Manage and supervise staff, volunteers and outside contractors.

Experience and Qualifications

  • High school degree required.  College, technical or trade school degree preferred.
  • Facilities management experience required.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and plans.
  • Familiarity with sustainability principles a plus.
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with a natural attention to details.
  • Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets.
  • General computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, creative problem-solving and conflict management.
  • Preferred experience in the Green Industry
  • Strength in oral and written communications.
  • A passionate commitment to the mission and purpose of the Garden.
  • Adherence to all Pittsburgh Botanic Garden policies and procedures.
  • Obtain clearances before start date (Child Abuse Clearance; PA State Police Background Check; FBI Fingerprint Background Check)
  • Able to operate professionally under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Compensation

  • This is a full-time, salaried position.  Typically, this is a 40-hour workweek position. Flexible hours, including some weekend hours, will be required for Garden-related events, functions and emergencies.
  • Health benefits package available, plus holidays, vacation, and sick time

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoor work with occasional outdoor work in all weather conditions to manage buildings/projects or work special events.
  • Must be able to traverse moderate to difficult site conditions related to Garden topography.
  • Ability to stand, bend, squat, and lift 50 pounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Submission Requirements

Email submissions only. Please send cover letter, resume and two professional references to smyers@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org. All candidate submissions should be combined in a single PDF with applicant’s name in the file name. Please do not include information in email text, but include important information for consideration in cover letter content. Do not make multiple submissions. No phone calls please.

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.