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.

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 of directors.  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.

Human Resource Generalist

DePaul School has an open position for an enthusiastic HR generalist. This position includes a variety of activities in human resources including employee enrollment and onboarding, payroll support as well as providing individualized support to employees.

Purpose:   

This position includes a variety of activities in human resources including employee enrollment and orientation, maintenance of clearances, payroll support, employee benefits as well as providing information and support to individual employees on an as-needed basis. Works closely with the Controller to process payroll and maintain benefits. This collaborative position has the responsibility to ensure compliance with federal and state technical and legal reporting regulations, human resource policies, and maintenance of employee records, clearances, onboarding and employee separation.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management Communications or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Human Resources in the field, school-based experience preferred
  • Certification or Membership in relevant professional HR organization
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal History and FBI Fingerprint clearances

Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and phone communication skills

Duties and responsibilities

  • Maintain benefits programs for all employees:
    • Health care, dental vision coverage
    • Life insurance
    • Long term/ short term disabilities
  • Collect all required clearances and maintain tracking system of when each needs renewed
  • Participate in new employee Orientation and On-boarding process
  • Coordinates with Executive Director and Controller on annual Employee Compensation Forms
  • Supportive role in Payroll processing/ADP experience preferred
  • Maintain Human Resources personnel files in database and Diocesan database clearances
  • Process PA Act 48 professional development hours
  • Maintain IRS compliance for all personnel matters
  • Conduct annual recordkeeping retention and disposal
  • Maintain tax exemption status with Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Coordinate and track organization-wide staff trainings

Supervisor’s Responsibilities:  This position works very closely with the Controller and is reviewed by the Executive Director.

Physical requirements of the job:  Some aspects of this job are fast-paced, however, this position does not require lifting or physical exertion to complete the job.

Remote work requirements:  Some aspects of this job can be performed remotely.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to apply.

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

St. Norbert College (SNC) seeks an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Human Resources who will provide strategic direction and oversee the management of the HR portfolio that includes talent acquisition, community outreach, compliance, employee relations, organizational effectiveness and development, and compensation and benefit functions, professional development programs, and workplace safety initiatives. This position will collaborate with all levels of the College, serve as a trusted advisor to both administrative and academic leadership, and be a key leader in advancing the college’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will possess expertise in HR strategy, organizational design, cultivating high-performance cultures, and building consensus in a higher education environment. Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Finance, this position shall serve as a strategic partner to the SNC leadership.

About St. Norbert: St. Norbert College is a liberal arts institution rooted in the Norbertine practices of communio and localitas and welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The institution is healthy, financially stable, and future oriented. St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, international focus, and leadership and service opportunities, is situated on an attractive, riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. The college has seen remarkable recent development with robust entering student classes, $150 million of construction and renovation expenditures in the last decade, and a major increase in the endowment in the last 30 years. The college’s mission includes providing an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual, and personal development for its 2,000 students. The college seeks those who will contribute to its mission and support its commitment to building a vibrant, diverse, and spiritually engaged community. The mission statement is available here: https://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html

St. Norbert College is organized into four academic divisions – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts – and the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics. St. Norbert offers more than 40 programs, backed by one of the best four-year graduation rates in the Midwest. St. Norbert College employs 185 faculty, 127 of whom are full-time. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 13:1. The student body consists of 2,000 undergraduate students and 72 graduate students. Nearly all of the students live on or near the campus, which creates a strong sense of community at St. Norbert.

The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top-tier schools, and world-class health care. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. Additional information is available here: https://www.thenewnorth.com/living-in-the-new-north/

Qualifications for the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources: The ideal candidate will have a significant and progressively responsible leadership experience in human resources management including leading people, developing major initiatives, and implementing programs; a bachelor’s degree; SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification or a Juris Doctorate; previous experience in higher education, including, collaborating with faculty and staff on strategic initiatives; and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. It is preferred that the candidate have demonstrated experience in academic personnel, faculty policies, or with best practices in Human Resources.

Additional information on the institution and position, including an institutional profile with a full list of requirements and responsibilities and an organizational chart, can be found here: https://apptrkr.com/2019227. The college offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance; a retirement plan; paid time-off; and a tuition waiver.

How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to: StNorbertHR@academicsearch.org

Assisting St. Norbert College in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo (Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org) and Chris Butler (Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org), consultants with Academic Search, Inc., of Washington, D.C. Further information about St. Norbert College is available at www.snc.edu.

St. Norbert College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas, and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Board of Directors

January 2021 -December 2023 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. Ambassadors of Assemble,  Board Members provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan in a volunteer, yet purposeful, capacity. It is important that they share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Board candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board. Board Members 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, technologies, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Board Members serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for additional 1-year terms for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year on the odd-numbered months. Board Members 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. Board Members are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make 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:
  • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
  • Event planning, donor fundraising, and grant-writing
  • Human resources management and procedures
  • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
  • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
  • Strategic communications  and marketing Experience
  • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Education management experience
  • Interest in taking a lead in event planning for fundraising and an ability to host creative fund- and friend-raiser events
  • 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 and connections for corporate support

IIf 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.  No phone calls, please.  If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for a Virtual meet and mix event on Wednesday Oct 21 at 6pm. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/assembleBoardMixer

Director of Human Resources

Location:  This position has a hybrid location, working several days in the Pittsburgh office and several days at Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA.  The exact schedule can be determined once hired.

To Apply:  Submit cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list HR Director in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is 5:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2020.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources who will be responsible for administration, management, planning and development of all Human Resource functions for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (Conservancy), ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the Conservancy’s mission.  The Director of Human Resources is responsible for human resource management for the Conservancy, including EEO regulatory compliance, recruitment and selection, compensation, wage and salary administration, benefit administration, performance management, employee relations, corrective action and disciplinary issues and termination.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills – including the ability to make presentations to the general public and peer audiences.
  • Excellent facilitation and coaching skills – must have the ability to work well inter- and intra-departmentally.
  • Excellent organizational skills – must be able to demonstrate prior success at executing projects in a timely manner and in achieving results on schedule.  Must be able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong planning skills – must be able to develop and implement tactical plans from established strategic goals.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Training/development background preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Eight (8) years experience in public or private human resource management; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, and five (5) years’ HR generalist experience; OR
  • A master’s degree in human resource management or related personnel/human resource field; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification strongly preferred.

Board Member

The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, an environmental nonprofit organization based in Wilkinsburg and founded in 2001, regularly seeks new members for its Board of Directors. This dynamic and innovative organization restores and protects the Nine Mile Run watershed, while working regionally to support and implement resilient solutions for a healthy urban environment. We envision a region with clean water accessible to all, healthy and resilient communities, and ecosystems restored to their natural functions. NMR has been a leader for many years in the effort to make green solutions and their associated community benefits a part of our regional plan for clean water compliance.

Board members serve three-year terms, during which they oversee and support NMR operations, determine the future strategic direction of the organization, and bring a variety of resources to support our work.

The Board has a particular need at this time for members with experience and skills in Human Resources. The candidate would be the chair of the organization’s HR Committee and help shape the policies for the organization in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors. We are in the process of reviewing all of our policies to make sure they are as just and equitable as possible for all employees. If you are interested in this position and have experience in HR, then we strongly encourage you to apply.

We are also looking for candidates with experience in financial management, fundraising, and law. We are always looking for candidates with small business, marketing, environmental science, landscape architecture and green stormwater infrastructure backgrounds, especially those with an understanding of the nonprofit sector and fee-for-service programs.

One of the Board’s goals is to achieve greater racial diversity to better reflect the population of our Watershed communities of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and East Hills. This is an important goal for our organization, and we would welcome black individuals, and people of color to apply.

All types of individuals, including recently retired people looking to put their skills to work in the service of an important community mission would also make welcome additions to the Board. It is not necessary to live or work in the Nine Mile Run watershed to be eligible for Board service, but familiarity with and commitment to the organization’s mission is an important consideration.

For more information about the organization’s history and current programs, please go to www.ninemilerun.org, www.stormworkspgh.com, and www.rosedalerain.com.  Candidates with an interest are encouraged to contact NMR Executive Director Brenda Smith, at Brenda@ninemilerun.org, or 412-371-8779 ext. 113.  Please include a resume.

Employment & Financial Coach

Please note: Your application will not be considered unless you include a cover letter, resume and two writing samples.

Mon Valley Initiative is an award-winning, regional community development corporation that serves people in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

We are looking for a motivated, well-organized person to serve as an employment and financial coach at our Homestead, Pa., office.

As an employment and financial coach, you will help low- and moderate-income people achieve economic stability by:

  • Helping them identify their career and financial goals,
  • Connecting them with supportive services, including income supports,
  • Helping them overcome obstacles, including legal barriers to employment,
  • Assessing their strengths and developing job-searching strategies,
  • Interacting with potential employers to identify possible career opportunities,
  • Monitoring their progress and tracking their successes, and
  • Keeping careful records and preparing appropriate reports.

Requirements

A successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in case management or project management,
  • Experience with non-profit organizations and/or community-based organizations,
  • Respect for racial, economic, gender and cultural diversity,
  • A willingness to work with people who have disabilities, or who are re-entering the workforce from the criminal justice system,
  • A willingness to work with people who may have struggled with drug and/or alcohol dependency,
  • General knowledge of the Pittsburgh area,
  • General knowledge of the challenges facing the unemployed or under-employed,
  • Ability to motivate people under a coaching model,
  • At least two years of experience in career coaching, workforce development or a related field,
  • Excellent social skills and the willingness to meet new people,
  • Excellent communication skills, including both written communications and public speaking,
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills,
  • Ability to adhere to local, county, state and federal regulations,
  • Ability to keep and provide accurate records,
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office and email, and
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Education

  • A college degree in human services, social work or workforce development (relevant professional experience may be substituted at the discretion of the hiring manager)
  • A background in banking or financial services is a plus

Physical Requirements

This position includes frequent standing, walking, verbal communications, including telephone contact, and travel between facilities. (The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A reasonable accommodation that does not present an undue hardship to MVI may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.)

Compensation

MVI offers a competitive compensation package, including paid vacations and sick days, life insurance and a 403(b) tax-sheltered retirement plan. However, medical insurance is not offered through our organization.

Applications

To apply, you will need:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter
  • Two recent writing samples

Send the completed information to:

T. Charles Howell IV
Director, Workforce Development & Financial Coaching
Mon Valley Initiative
305 East Eighth Ave.
Homestead, PA 15120

Or via email.

Please, no phone calls or Facebook messages.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mon Valley Initiative is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Resources and Operations Coordinator (part-time)

FLSA Status: Part-time
Reports To: Executive Director
Date: Fall, 2020

MISSION AND ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

NCJW Pittsburgh Section is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Human Resources & Operations Coordinator is responsible for the general areas of human resource management, benefits administration, payroll administration, and operations management with the goal to ensure compliance with employment and labor laws, perform benefits and payroll administration for 18-20 employees in three locations and manage space and building operations.  This is a part-time (20 hours per week), position reporting to the Executive Director.

Currently, employees can work from home as needed but some in-office work may be necessary. NCJW Pittsburgh section enforces strict safety protocols regarding Covid-19 including limiting the number of people in the office at any one time, mask-wearing and cleaning.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

Human Resources Management  –

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews personnel manual, policies and practices to be compliant.
  • Answers employees’ questions related to personnel manual and employee policies.
  • Maintains general knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and employment law.
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Manages and oversees new hire orientation, on-boarding and off-boarding.

Benefits Administration –

  • Oversees and administers various employee health and welfare benefits programs and ensures compliance with required benefit notices.
  • Coordinates and executes open enrollment meetings. Administer COBRA.
  • Reviews and responds to unemployment and workers compensation claims with appropriate documentation.
  • Manages FMLA claims, prepares notices and tracks time.

Payroll Administration –

  • Oversees and supervises the organization’s payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations.
  • Manages and reviews payroll processing to ensure timely and accurate payroll transactions.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.

Operations Management –

  • Serves as liaison to building maintenance vendors on the repair and upkeep of building functions.
  • Reviews and approves all office supply orders placed by staff with online vendors and maintains office supplies.
  • Coordinates office space use and leases.
  • Manages technology needs.
  • Oversees and participates in office cleanout and maintain organization of general office space including common files as well as common passwords, shared computer drive, etc.

Miscellaneous –

  • Process donation checks and assist with acknowledgement letters.
  • Assists with mailings, scheduling meetings and events.
  • Supports event logistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficient time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • General knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. Knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws.
  • Knowledge of payroll function including preparation and paid time off tracking.
  • Positive attitude and willing to learn new skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite (Google Drive), payroll or related software.

REQUIREMENTS: Education, Training and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. HR Professional Certification a plus.
  • At least two years of human resource management experience.
  • Possess or obtain Pennsylvania Children Protection Law certifications.

This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. As a small nonprofit organization, we are always adjusting, growing, and working together.

Application and Selection Process: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to info@ncjwpgh.org. Only submissions made directly through the email address provided above will be considered.  Please do not contact the NCJW Pittsburgh office by phone, mail or in person regarding the search process or status.   NCJW Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Talent and DEI

Background

Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We envision a world in which all children have the literacy skills to access life opportunities. Springboard offers summer, afterschool, and in-school programs that combine personalized instruction for Pre-K through 3rd graders, workshops training parents to teach reading at home, and professional development for teachers.

Since our founding in 2011, Springboard has scaled from 40 students to over 8,000. Our programs consistently deliver best-in-class results and are grounded in a simple but powerful truth: parents’ love for their children is the single greatest and most underutilized natural resource in education.

Job Summary

Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Director of Talent and DEI. The Director of Talent and DEI will be responsible for managing and implementing equity-centered talent processes, including hiring and recruiting, performance management, and talent development. The Director of Talent and DEI will also be responsible for creating and implementing strong DEI practices. A successful candidate will be deeply committed to racial equity, have the ability to keep a birds’ eye view of the entire organization, and a strong relationship builder.

The Director of Talent and DEI will report to the VP of Business Strategy. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Deep commitment to racial equity. Measuring performance and potential is full of landmines based on implicit bias and existing power dynamics. Building high-quality, diverse pools and teams doesn’t happen by accident—it takes intention and commitment at every level in the organization, starting with you. You can devise and implement creative, concrete, and pragmatic ways to address or prevent potential equity Challenges.
  • Keep a bird’s eye view of the entire organization, short and long-term. You are one of the few people who touches every single part of the organization and it’s your job to ensure talent flourishes, living out its highest purpose wherever it can in the organization, today and tomorrow.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and hire best-in-class talent, with equity-minded practices at the center.
  • Increase the success rate of new hires and decrease the time and energy it takes from other team members to find them by continuously building and managing a diverse pool of outstanding candidates for current and future potential positions.
  • Manage and develop equitable performance management systems.
  • Ensure talent development efforts are implemented equitably with no difference across race or other forms of identity.
  • Work with the VP of Business Strategy and in partnership with other organizational leadership to define and lead Springboard’s DEI vision and strategy, including to establish plans, programs, and metrics for evaluation.
  • Serves as a resource to the entire organization.  This includes providing proactive and responsive support, coaching, and consultation regarding DEI-related policies and programming (for example, helping review and guide the curriculum, outreach strategy, communication with an equity lens).

While this description is meant to provide an overview of the responsibilities of the Director of Talent and DEI, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Able to effectively & patiently communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in supporting DEI efforts in an organization.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (Word, Excel, Google Suite) and the ability to learn new systems.
  • A demonstrated command of key precepts in DEI training, including critical race theory, intersectionality, structural and anti-black racism, etc.
  • A demonstrated ability to collaborate with other organizational leaders and effectively advance organizations in areas related to DEI.

Desired, but not required, skills and qualifications:

  • Experience managing a team.
  • B.A. / B.S.

Compensation

This is a full-time position. Springboard Collaborative will offer benefits and a salary within the range of $105,000 to $125,000, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please use the link https://form.asana.com?hash=94926b7ab07b9ef53c9caff5c20a5f47ee7b486ab3e98cdeac987713bf8e55a7&id=1186029636955316 to submit your application. Note that you will be required to upload a cover letter and resume to submit your application.

Employment Case Manager

Organization Overview/Mission

The Brashear Association is a social services agency supporting and enriching individuals, families and community organizations.  The Brashear Association’s mission is to provide resources and support for individuals and families living in 12 neighborhoods in South Pittsburgh.  The programs and services provided in neighborhood locations assist families to move towards self-sufficiency.

The Brashear Association’s philosophy is that “Everyone deserves a fair shot”! Through its provision of social services programs Brashear recognizes community strengths in diversity and encourages self-help, citizen education and community involvement.

Position Overview

The Employment Case Manager works as a member of the agency’s family services team to identify, develop, and secure employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents of South Pittsburgh. This position is full-time and is supervised by the Director of Services.

Specific Duties

  • Manages the Brashear Neighborhood Employment Center (NEC) including the attainment of placement and service goals as specified by the contract with the City of Pittsburgh and the provision of job development or pre-employment support to applicants,
  • Provides appropriate support to each applicant including, but not limited to: job readiness evaluation; career information; resume preparation assistance; trainings for job search and interview techniques; assistance in application procedures; job placement; and referrals for training opportunities,
  • Identifies, contacts, and follows up with prospective employers to identify job openings and documents the hiring of applicants and maintains records pertinent to these contacts,
  • Plans and executes training calendar; works with partners to strengthen employment opportunities via job fairs and other methods, Organizes and facilitates job readiness workshops and trainings,
  • Participates the NEC Advisory Committee and provides support to its activities,
  • Oversees agency participation in summer youth employment programs, both public and private,
  • Coordinates communication and marketing efforts to promote the services of the NEC and conducts presentations and speaking engagements throughout the 11 neighborhoods in Brashear’s service area,
  • Maintains contact and communication with agency staff, City staff, and other service providers,
  • Maintains all program records as required by the agency, City of Pittsburgh, and other entities and prepares monthly and quarterly reports,
  • Maintains the NEC physical space, equipment and supplies to ensure normal operations.
  • Provides case management services to low income individuals and families and development of comprehensive assessments for all participants, including written self-support plans; identification of and linkage to a comprehensive range of services necessary to the implementation of the plan; and regular monitoring, evaluation, and adjustment of the self-support plan.
  • Provides utility assistance services including the screening for eligibility, completion of applications, interaction with utility companies, and recordkeeping. When applicable, make referrals to other utility assistance programs,
  • Develops long-term professional relationships and rapport with participants to encourage active client participation in the case management process.
  • Shares responsibility for coordinating food pantry. Duties include client intake, inventory management, distribution of commodities, (i.e. driving the company vehicle), volunteer coordination, and provision of referrals to other food assistance programs and agency services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the City Program Manager, Director of Services, and/or Executive Director

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, social work, education, or other applicable field is required as well as at least two years of experience in workforce development or human resources
  • A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required. Use of a vehicle is preferred.
  • Act 33/34 clearance is required
  • Extensive experience in working with low-income families and youth in a community-based setting is required. Willingness develop long-term professional relationships and rapport with participants to encourage active client participation in the case management process is essential.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume with three references and cover letter that explains their experience in relation to the work, responsibilities, and qualifications listed here. Applications without cover letters that directly address the candidate’s fit with this position will not be considered. All inquiries and resumes should be sent via email to tyates@brashearassociation.org by September 11, 2020.  Anticipated start date for the position is October 5, 2020.  The successful candidate will be notified by September 21st.  PA criminal history report, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearances will be required for the successful candidate as the position involves working with children, youth and young adults.