Legal Counsel (Lawyer/Attorney)

Non-Profit Organization has current advisory board opening for legal counsel to provide advisement in the areas of non-profit operations, growth, stability, program management and service delivery.

Board Member

Since 1991, Friends of the Riverfront has worked to protect and restore the riverfront in the Pittsburgh region through trail development and stewardship after decades of legacy pollution. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail now encompasses nearly 33 miles of urban and suburban riverfront trails along both banks of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Through broad and diverse collaborations, we continue to work towards and promote environmental restoration, economic vitality, and public health benefits for Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Friends of the Riverfront’s mission is to expand, connect and enhance the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Water Trail systems along our three rivers. We engage and provide trail development assistance to river communities, supporting greater connectivity to the rivers and communities, while being a catalyst for economic growth.  We also manage a robust trail stewardship program that works year-round to ensure that our trails and riverfronts are clean and safe for trail users.

Friends of the Riverfront is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors that will advocate and help advance the mission of this great organization.  Board members serve three-year terms and are charged with the overall governance and oversight of the organization. We recognize that Board Members are a valuable volunteer asset to the organization each bringing unique talents and skillsets.

Currently, the board is seeking individuals with expertise in law, development, and fundraising, but we are open to many other skillsets and perspectives. Friends of the Riverfront does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, religion, or national origin. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

To express interest as a candidate or enquire further, please contact Executive Director, Kelsey Ripper, at kelsey@friendsoftheriverfront.org or 412.488.0212.

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

Board Member

Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center seeks active and invested Board of Director Members. As a non-profit Community Resource Center, we seek to empower all people living with Autism by providing a community center where they can access resources and connect through social programs and educational events.

Our Board of Directors seeks to secure support, funding and resources to continue offering free services outside of clinical settings. Board of Directors serve for a three (3) year term. The governing and policy-making decisions of Parents in Toto are the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, who control the property and finances as well as direct its operations. Parents in Toto Board of Director Meetings are held once every other month from September through May.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or as a volunteer on a board committee for Parents in Toto, please complete this form. If you have any inquiries, send an email to the Parents in Toto team at hope@parentsintoto.org.

Intake Coordinator

Position Summary:

Provides assistance and information to individuals who are seeking help by completing intakes, making referrals to other service providers and by working closely with legal staff to help foreign born clients receive the information needed to reach their immigration goals.

About JFCS:

JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.

Qualifications:

Two years’ experience working with immigrants or in the legal field preferred. Bilingual applicants given preference. Excellent organizational, written and communication skills required. Applicants should be customer service oriented with a pleasant demeanor. The ability to manage multiple tasks at one time while maintaining composure and a sense of humor is absolutely necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer telephone and respond to inquiries from potential clients.
  • Work closely with legal staff members to obtain answers to client questions and relay information back to the clients.
  • Make referrals to other service providers as appropriate.
  • Process incoming mail and assist with outgoing mail as necessary.
  • Participate in staff development and training opportunities provided by JFCS in order to promote professional growth and development as well as stay abreast of best practices.
  • Be alert to cross-cultural interference in dealing with clients and behave in a culturally sensitive manner to respond appropriately to the cultural characteristics of clients.
  • Enter and submit timesheets in a timely manner (weekly).
  • Attend all Immigration department meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Application:

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Intake Coordinator” in the subject line.

Board of Directors Needed for Start-up Animal Welfare Organization

We’re a NEW START-UP nonprofit incorporated in PA (filing soon for 501c3). We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, innovative, and hardworking. Board members must have a willingness to commit the necessary time, make a personal gift, and be capable of motivating others. We’re looking for people not afraid to jump in and help us reach that next level.

We’re looking for Experienced Board Members with at least 5 years’experience in Accounting/Budgeting, Fundraising, Event Planning, Marketing, Law, Insurance, and Community Relations.

What will be your primary responsibilities as a Board Member?

The Board of Directors supports the work of Love, Layla and is responsible for overseeing the direction and management of the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Use knowledge and connections to further our mission;
  • Attend Board meetings and organization events (virtually due to Covid-19);
  • Communicate and serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO;
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting other Board members;
  • Ensure effective organizational planning, monitor the effectiveness of programs and activities;
  • Work actively to secure adequate funding for the organization;
  • Serve on committees and participate in special activities;
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization, and forge connections with key stakeholders.

Service on Love, Layla’s Board of Directors is without remuneration or compensation.

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 an extended closure, Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is in need of talented and committed individuals to help guide our organization through the challenging days ahead. The board currently has openings for board directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Fundraising/Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Legal

The full Board of Directors 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.

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

Family Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator

JFCS Immigration Legal Services department is a dynamic team responsible for representing the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees in our area with dedication, compassion and skill.  We are looking to expand our team and hire an experienced family law attorney to help our underage clients navigate the family court process which will allow them to move forward with their immigration cases.  Job duties would include some direct client representation as well as coordinating the recruitment, training and mentoring of pro bono attorneys, and organizing educational and outreach presentations in the community.

Requirements:

Please have a JD and be admitted to the Pennsylvania and/or West Virginia Bar.  Excellent communication and organizational skills are paramount.  You must have some experience working in family court including confirmation of custody and dependency petitions. Experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a plus.  We require all staff to be culturally sensitive.

Preferences:

It would be incredibly helpful if you have an interest in immigration law. Experience working with volunteers is appreciated and preference is given to bilingual speakers.

About JFCS

JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.  We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.

Application:

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Family Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator” in the subject line.

Visit www.jfcspgh.org to learn more.

Paralegal/Assistant

Position Summary:

Provides assistance to attorneys and representatives who are working with foreign born clients to reach their immigration goals. Is responsible for coordinating with clients and assisting with administrative duties within the department such as the preparation of filings to immigration.

Qualifications:

Two years’ experience working legal field preferred. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent written and communication skills required. Be alert to cross-cultural interference in dealing with clients and be culturally sensitive.

About JFCS

JFCS is known as a local leader in providing innovative and effective social service solutions to problems facing families and individuals of all ages and walks of life.  Support ranges from counseling services, career services, guardianship services, immigration legal services, refugee and immigrant services, scholarship services and we run the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. We offer support without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, age, handicap or disability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate legal cases, assist with scheduling of appointments, communication with clients and the preparation and mailing of applications to government entities.
  • Maintain client immigration files, both paper and electronic files to ensure they are complete and up-to-date.
  • Clear, professional and appropriate communication with U.S. government officials.
  • Assist the legal team including staff, volunteers and AmeriCorps members as appropriate to complete their duties.
  • Participate in staff development and training opportunities provided by JFCS in order to maintain stay abreast of changes and best practices.
  • Be alert to cross-cultural interference in dealing with clients and behave in culturally sensitive manner in order to be able to respond appropriately to the cultural characteristics of the clients.
  • Enter and submit timesheets in a timely manner (weekly).
  • Attend all Immigration department meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Application:

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@jfcspgh.org with “Paralegal/Assistant” in the subject line.

Visit www.jfcspgh.org to learn more.

PULSE Fellow, 20-21 Program Year

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.  PULSE fellows serve for a year beginning in August.

As a PULSE fellow, you will serve with a nonprofit, live in community, and grow as a leader.  Through all our activities, we will equip and develop young adults to be civic and community leader with a heart for service.

SERVE WITH A NONPROFIT – Serve 35 hours/week for a year (beginning in August) with a Pittsburgh nonprofit. Check out some of our current and previous nonprofit partners.

LIVE IN COMMUNITY – Cultivate community by living together with other fellows and sharing meals, household tasks, finances and learning experiences.

GROW AS A LEADER – Participate in leadership training and personal development (orientation, weekly seminars, retreats, mentoring, one-on-one coaching, etc.)

PULSE fellows are provided with lodging, food, transportation, some reimbursable health insurance expenses, and a modest monthly stipend.  PULSE fellows receive resources to fund their own personal development and are eligible for student loan deferment.

Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.  Apply TODAY – www.pulsepittsburgh.org/serve

Questions regarding the PULSE fellowship can be directed to:

Neal Donovan at recruiting@pulsepittsburgh.org or by phone at 412.361.0124.

 

If you are a nonprofit interested in partnering with PULSE during the 20-21 Program Year, beginning in September 2020, learn more at www.pulsepittsburgh.org/partner, attend an upcoming PULSE Prospective Nonprofit Partner Information Session or contact Jonnett Maurer at partner@pulsepittsburgh.org or by phone at 412.361.0124.