Building Maintenance Technician

Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking an experienced full-time Maintenance Technician to operate, install and maintain all building equipment, including electrical equipment, boilers, generators, air conditioning, fans and related machinery, as well as preventive and emergency maintenance on plumbing and hydraulics. Also included in responsibilities is the maintenance, repair and commissioning of all renewable energy sources including solar panel arrays and wind turbine. The Maintenance Technician will work with other departments to ensure ongoing operation of the facility, including assisting with show installations and seasonal displays.

The qualified candidate must have an excellent attendance record and work ethic, as well as the ability to work independently. A degree in an appropriate field and 3-5 years’ relevant work experience are required, as well as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. 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.

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

Phipps Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

Facilities Project Coordinator

Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking a full-time Facilities Project Coordinator to assist with projects related to facilities and operations, coordinating project resources to ensure quality standards and completion dates are met. 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 Facilities Project Coordinator will assist the facilities department in maintaining timelines and budgets with project teams, including contractors and other departments within Phipps; maintaining utility logs; preparing reports related to Living Building Challenge, LEED, SITES and WELL certifications; and closing out projects, including processing purchase orders and invoices. Projects may include, but are not limited to construction, mechanical, engineering and plumbing systems.

The qualified candidate must have project experience in a construction and maintenance environment and the ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere. Familiarity with sustainability principles, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED, WELL, and SITES is required, along with exceptional administrative and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field and 2-5 years of experience is required; experience with building systems and in an office setting is 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.

Development Officer

Position Overview:

The Development Officer will report to the Director of Real Estate Development and work as an integral member of a vibrant and growing real estate and community development department responsible for innovative projects throughout the Pittsburgh region. All of our real estate work supports ACTION-Housing’s mission: to empower people to build more secure and self-sufficient lives through the provision of decent, affordable housing, essential supportive services, asset building programs, and education and employment opportunities.

The Development Officer will work as a part of team managing a variety of complex real estate projects from inception to completion, including grant writing and funding applications, logistics, project coordination, and funder compliance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a part of a team, manage the development of multi-family residential and mixed-use projects including predevelopment and initial financial feasibility analysis, overseeing design development, securing all necessary financing, procuring and contracting with all third-party consultants, overseeing construction, and completing funder compliance requirements.
  • Manage all aspects of financing developments; identify funding sources and complete loan/funding applications; secure predevelopment, construction and permanent financing.
  • Manage the construction process; select and negotiate contracts with contractors; monitor construction team. Experience with managing job site meetings, invoicing, compliance, and permitting is desirable.
  • Manage transition to operations; work with property management to monitor tenant selection and lease up.
  • Maintain relationships with public officials, government agencies, banks, tax credit investors, foundations, and community and non-profit partners.
  • Assist with preparation of responses to development RFPs.
  • Complete research tasks in order to support development team, including research on warranty issues, appliances, and other products, as requested.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field such as urban planning, business, construction management, architecture, or real estate/housing development. A graduate degree is preferable.
  • At least two years’ experience in housing development, project management, planning, business, finance, construction management or a related field.
  • A proven ability to take project ideas to completion and creatively solve problems.
  • Experience in preparation of proposals for philanthropic support, government grants, private and government loans, and investor consideration.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with team members, local government agencies, consultants, lenders/investors, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively engage community representatives, including persons with diverse economic and educational backgrounds, in the real estate and community development process.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, and excellent analytical skills; proficiency in sophisticated financial analysis using Excel and with word processing software such as Microsoft Word.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem-solving in the field of real estate development; enthusiasm and team building spirit.
  • Commitment to ACTION-Housing’s mission of building affordable homes for Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable residents.

Additional Information:

ACTION-Housing is an equal opportunity employer.

The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, AD & D, short-term, and long-term disability insurance, 403(b), employer contributed retirement plan after one year of service, ten paid holidays, and a generous PTO policy.

Board Directors and Committee Members

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. Ten Thousand Villages establishes long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is an independent nonprofit that sells Ten Thousand Villages products and shares the company name, but the Pittsburgh board operates separately of Ten Thousand Villages US leadership. In addition to governance, the board is also heavily involved in many aspects of operations, including managing bank accounts, approving expenses, creating the annual budget, devising policies, implementing advertising and marketing plans, organizing events, pursuing grant opportunities, and more.

As a nonprofit operating a retail store at an unprecedented time in history in which the Coronavirus has caused  a downturn for the industry as a whole, Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is in need of talented and committed individuals to help guide our organization. The board currently has openings for board directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Retail Operations
  • IT
  • Legal

The full Board of Directors typically meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM. During normal operations, the meeting takes place at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and regular in-person attendance is expected of directors. In an average month, board service will require 4-10 hours.  Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions though they are expected to support fundraising initiatives.

Board committees meet as needed, typically once per month and often by telephone or video conference. There is not a term duration for committee members.

If you are interested in joining the Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh Board of Directors, please submit your resume to board.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillages.com

Director of Real Estate

Job Description: Director of Real Estate

Reports To: Executive Director

Company Overview:  City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CBCLT) is committed to equitable, sustainable, and permanently affordable development.  The mission of City of Bridges CLT is to build community ownership that preserves permanent affordability, empowers individuals, and ensures responsible growth and stewardship. We envision diverse communities where people thrive, build wealth, establish roots, and foster community ties without risk of displacement. As we undertake this important work, we will strive to live our shared values of sustainability, equity, and inclusion and build an effective organizational model for the delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable space.

Position Overview: The Director of Real Estate leads the implementation of key CBCLT business plan elements, including the Real Estate Development Strategy, real estate program expansion, and a permanent financial instrument to support CBCLT homes and homeowners. The Director of Real Estate oversees CBCLT portfolio development activities, partner and community engagement for real estate projects and programs and is responsible for the administration and operations of the CBCLT Real Estate Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Portfolio Development:

  • Work with CBCLT leadership to set goals for development, portfolio and earned revenue, and ensure that the organization is meeting those goals
  • Oversee development and management of new construction, acquisition and rehab, affordable rental, and commercial CLT units (i.e., aid in developing creative development strategies, ensure Real Estate Team is identifying new development opportunities, lead acquisition and site control activities, oversee predevelopment and fundraising activities, and collaborate project management staff on all projects to meet internal and external requirements on MWBE and Section 3)
  • Lead and manage the vendor procurement process in a manner consistent with CBCLT’s policies and oversee the management of vendors including architects, engineers, and other professionals.
  • Identify and build partnerships to secure new and ongoing sources for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy (i.e., oversee grant proposals, aid in architecting deal structure, and work with real estate staff to prepare and submit funding proposals for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy)

Program Development:

  • Work with key staff on developing and implementing Real Estate programs from concept to execution, such as Buyer Initiated, Homeowner Incubation, Repair and Replacement Reserve, Loan Fund, etc.
  • Oversee development of a permanent financial instrument to fund the CLT’s repair and replacement reserve

Partner and community engagement:

  • Collaborate with Stewardship & Community Engagement Manager on community engagements
  • Attend community meetings and other public forums to promote the CLT’s work and explore opportunities for partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with public and private funders, lenders, real estate industry partners, non-profit and private developers, etc.
  • Join key staff and other local, regional, and statewide partners in advocating for funding that supports the development of permanently affordable housing
  • Lead community engagement around development projects
  • Work collaboratively with team members with strategy to onboard new communities

Administration and operations:

  • Supervise Real Estate Department staff
  • Oversee their recruitment, hiring, training and professional development, and ongoing evaluation
  • Develop and maintain regular reporting for Executive Director and the board
  • Serve as a key staff liaison to relevant board committees
  • Work with CBCLT leadership to prepare annual Real Estate Department budget, projecting revenues and expenses and ensuring the department stays on track throughout the fiscal year
  • Participate with key staff in business and strategic planning for the CLT
  • Collaborate on funding proposals for CLT programs and operations
  • Maintain organizational records, files, and databases
  • Assist other staff members with day-to-day office administration
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education, and Abilities:

  • 6-8 years of experience in real estate development or related field
  • Unwavering advocacy against discrimination and displacement while treating people in the community with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrated success leading the way in collaboration with others
  • Embody courage, credibility, trustworthiness, thoughtfulness, and honesty
  • Passionate about fairness, justice, and equity
  • Prior supervisory and non-profit experience is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of, and proven success with, affordable housing public funding programs and tax credit programs (AHP, HOME, CDBG, PHARE, NMTC, LIHTC, etc.) required
  • Understanding of the local zoning, permitting, and entitlement process
  • Experience with assembling and reporting for publicly funded complex real estate transactions
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytic, strategic, conceptual, planning and implementation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community and political relationships; partnership arrangements with local organizations
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow blueprints is helpful; working knowledge of small hand tools and basic construction skills is helpful
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment
  • Positive and professional attitude; strong work ethic
  • Proficient in office and real estate development software applications
  • Flexible working hours, including the ability to occasionally work on evenings and weekends and/or travel out of town to attend work related meetings, events, trainings, and other activities as necessary

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Executive Director. The annual salary is $75,000 – $85,000. City of Bridges CLT offers comprehensive employee benefits, including low deductible medical insurance as well as dental and vision insurance (85%/15% cost sharing), a SIMPLE IRA with 3% match, and generous paid time off.

 

TO APPLY: https://www.indeed.com/job/director-real-estate-ea5e7171c0fd091a

 

City of Bridges is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Facilities & Operations Manager

Sisters Place faithfully provides opportunities for families and individuals to overcome poverty and homelessness through empowerment, housing, wellness, personal and professional advancement services.

Sisters Place seeks a management level professional to support the mission of the organization. The Facilities & Operations Manager oversees and coordinates daily maintenance and work order management for residential properties and administrative buildings(s). Position involves physical labor and maintenance work as well as high-level leadership of program. Includes oversight of vendor/contractor coordination and landlord interfacing. Requires client engagement and education. Traditional and on-call hours. Supervisory Responsibilities: Vendors/Contractors, Volunteers, and FTE/PTE Maintenance Specialists

General Accountabilities

  • Oversees the maintenance of all Sisters Place properties.
  • Ensures required tasks are completed for operational effectiveness.
  • Plans work assignments through the departmental scheduled and nonscheduled work order system.
  • Manages work order process and maintenance service coordination.
  • Oversees the installation, repair, and upkeep of Sisters Place property.
  • Budgeting and negotiating contracts with vendors/contractors, and hiring/managing maintenance personnel.
  • Actively participates in Sisters Place Healthy Housekeeping education and goals.

Scope of Maintenance Work Includes

Repair and maintenance housing units and grounds, office/facilities, mechanical equipment, general repairs, custodial/housekeeping interventions, general carpentry skills, basic plumbing, basic electrical, general HVAC, paint, carpet repairs, drywall repairs, window cleaning and repair, walls, doors, floors, or other parts of building structures, unclog toilets and drains; replace faucets, supply valves and lines, toilet seats, and toilet fill valves, use basic diagnostic tools.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: 5+ years of previous maintenance work experience.
  • Management experience preferred.

Skills

  • General Maintenance
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Professional
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Detail Oriented and Organized
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication
  • Relates well to people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Respect and Empathy for Clients
  • Basic Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, Google Suite

Benefits of Working at Sisters Place

  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • 2020 Pittsburgh Business Times Best Places to Work
  • Diverse Workplace
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 403(B) Retirement Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Make a Difference in the Community

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Act 33/34 clearances and drug screening is required pre-employment. No phone inquiries will be accepted without invitation. Please email resume and salary expectations to mferraro@sistersplace.org.

Board Director

Position Title:  Member of the Board of Directors
Length of Term:  Two years
Reports To:  Entire Board of Directors

The board of directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization:

  • Determines how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning
  • Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight
  • Recruits, orients, and develops board members
  • Hires and evaluates the performance of the executive director
  • Evaluates its performance and overall performance of the organization in achieving the mission
  • Establishes policies for the effective management of the organization

Expectations:

  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission to improve and protect quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization within Lawrenceville and beyond
  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, operations, and decisions
  • Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments. Current committees include: Governance, Finance, Membership & Development, Housing, Equity & Inclusion.
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Respond in a timely fashion to regular emails and communications
  • Make a personally meaningful donation above yearly membership dues
  • Participate in fundraising activities (minimally LIVE in Lawrenceville)
  • Make an effort to attend LU-coordinated community events and meetings
  • Disclose conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality

Time Demands (approximate):

  • Attend and actively participate in monthly board meetings (typically 6-8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, except December)
  • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (typically one hour meetings either once per month or every other month + related work)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend day in the fall)
  • Attend LIVE in Lawrenceville (one Saturday in September)
  • Attend new board member orientation (approx. 2 hours)
  • Participate in LU events and programs (at your discretion!)

Ideal Candidate:

  • Willingness to serve the whole neighborhood and be part of a team
  • Familiarity/involvement with LU programs
  • Strong network inside and outside the Lawrenceville community
  • Volunteer or professional experience in fundraising, community development, community planning, community organizing/advocacy, non-profit management, local government, financial accounting

Board Election Process:

LU’s Board is comprised of 6 “Ward Specific” seats and 4-9 “At-Large” seats that each serve two-year terms. LU’s Board is elected by LU’s membership during the Spring Membership Meeting.

  • The 2021 Spring election will be for the 6 “Ward Specific” seats: 2 for 6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville), 2 for 9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville), and 2 for 10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville). Additionally, there are 3 current vacancies for “At-Large” seats
  • Prospective candidates must become an LU member by 3/1/2021 and complete a Board application by 5/13/2021 to be considered for the 2021 Spring ballot. Information from the Board application will be shared with the membership for voting by mail, on LU’s website, and through LU’s e-newsletter. No personal information will be shared.
  • The Spring Membership meeting will be held on the evening of 6/2/2021. Candidates are given an opportunity to speak about their reasons and qualifications for the LU Board.
  • Elected Board members will begin their term at the Board meeting on 6/30/2021.

Eligibility:

  • Must be Lawrenceville resident or have lived at least 1 year in Lawrenceville within the past 15 years.
  • Only individuals 18 years or older who are LU members by 3/1/2021 are eligible (to check your membership status, please email info@LUnited.org).

Questions?

Lawrenceville United is committed to building a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors and organization, and we especially encourage residents from underrepresented populations to apply: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, renters, parents of school-age children, immigrants, womxn, older adults, people with disabilities, people with low income, and folks in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Warehouse Associate & Truck Driver (FT, Non-exempt)

Organizational Summary: Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system.

We believe everyone has value and deserves to be included equally. We believe everyone is our neighbor and we are dedicated to helping all people live with dignity, independence, mobility and in good health. Global Links is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diverse candidates.

Job Summary:

This position reports to the Logistics & Facilities Manager. Responsibilities include: loading and unloading trucks; inventory management; cleaning, repairing, painting and packaging used furnishings and equipment for shipment. Commercial truck driving experience is strongly desired. Requires an energetic candidate who excels in a fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shared duties among all warehouse team:
  • Load and unload trucks using forklift, pallet jacks, hand trucks and dollies as needed.
  • Repair, refurbish (paint, varnish, sand, etc) and pack furnishings to meet quality standards
  • Maintain a neat and orderly workplace including keeping tools and supplies organized, sweeping, keeping work aisles clear and safe.
  • Provide excellent customer service: Perform pickups working with shipping/receiving departments and product donors. Share Global Links news and needs with customers and maintain a professional manner and appearance.
  • Work with other members of warehouse team to provide feedback on pick-ups and work collaboratively to improve our customers’ experience
  • Check-in newly received inventory according to procedure and assist with inventory storage.
  • Clean warehouse floor and other areas using floor machines or other tools as needed.
  • Maintain trash and recycle flow
  • Assist with facility maintenance and improvements
  • Utilize proper material handling techniques to ensure safety while performing job duties.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of Global Links mission and programs
  • Able to read, write and speak basic English
  • Computer literate, comfortable using online apps for inventory management
  • Valid driver’s license & truck driving experience for 26′ box truck. No CDL required. Must meet insurance underwriting requirements.
  • Inventory management or stocking experience
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work on feet for extended hours

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Google apps and/or Salesforce
  • Forklift experience
  • Experience in preparing shipments and loading shipping containers
  • Mechanical skills (reupholstery, woodwork, metalwork, painting)

Salary:

$15 p/hour with a competitive benefits package and generous schedule of paid holidays

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to info@globallinks.org by March 1 with “Job Application” in subject line.

Maintenance Worker

This position performs labor, maintenance, and repair work in Agency properties.  Work involves physical labor and repair work of a routine nature following established work methods and performed independently, or occasionally more advanced work once trained and laid out in advance by the supervisor.  The normal work week for a full-time position is 37.5 hours each week. Part time and casual position will be 8 hours per day at a minimum of two days a week.  Repair and maintain buildings, mechanical equipment, work on plumbing, basic electrical, general maintenance on air-conditioning and heating systems, Paint, drywall repairs; fix windows, walls, doors, floors, woodwork, or other parts of building structures,  replace faulty electrical switches/outlets, basic electrical wiring for light fixtures, ceiling fans, etc. unclog toilets and drains; replace faucets, supply valves and lines, toilet seats, and toilet fill valves, use basic diagnostic tools such as voltage detectors/testers and thermometers, on-call as assigned and mandatory call in for essential duties such as snow removal, Obtain supplies from approved vendors upon approval from supervisor.  To apply go to www.tcv.net!

 

EOE/Drug Free

Director of Facilities and Sustainability

Established in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate our historic glasshouse. 

Phipps is seeking an innovative and experienced full-time Director of Facilities and Sustainability to plan, organize and manage the overall maintenance, repair and physical operation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, placing an emphasis on developing sustainability initiatives. The Phipps campus encompasses internationally recognized glass houses and extraordinary buildings that demonstrate the most energy-efficient and healthy built environments in the world.

This position will oversee day-to-day facilities operations and show installations, manage our ongoing construction and capital projects, and implement LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES, WELL, and other initiatives related to sustainability. 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.