Business Development Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

Ursuline Support Services (USS) is widely recognized as Southwestern Pennsylvania’s preeminent provider of essential, innovative life-transition services. Those experiencing the challenges of life’s transitions and their loved ones trust Ursuline to provide guardianship, protective services, and independence support. In addition to serving clients with dignity and respect, Ursuline’s mission is to inspire hope through protection, education, and advocacy.

To support Ursuline’s growth and better connect clients and their supporters to its services, USS is seeking a compassionate, engaging and goal-oriented Business Development Specialist (BDS). As Ursuline expands their fee-for-service model known as OnYourBehalf, the BDS will be responsible for revenue growth objectives by engaging with prospective clients, gaining an understanding of their needs (or those of their loved one), and connecting them with Ursuline’s array of services and resources that can help them to thrive.

This individual will have the empathy and compassion that is essential for having meaningful conversations with those experiencing life’s transitions, the determination and follow-through to connect them with resources to improve their lives, and the knowledge to develop and execute strategies that will help USS reach its business goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works collaboratively with internal partners to develop and implement sales and marketing strategies to achieve revenue goals in multiple areas including guardianship, powers of attorney, daily money management services, and family guardian support.
  • Assists with engagement of the board, staff, and volunteers to secure participation in implementation.
  • Generates and follows through on fee-for-service contact leads for appropriate service offerings via working with staff, market research, referrals, and social networking.
  • Assists in developing and managing a pipeline of private sector fee-for-service prospects. Tracks and monitors corresponding contact reports. Creates and coordinates cultivation processes (including scheduling and participating in meetings with client group “gatekeepers,” as well as with potential clients with executive staff and board representatives).
  • Makes sales presentations with groups and/or individual potential client(s) to educate them on available services and oversees appropriate relationship management activities.
  • Maintains the contact database, corresponding records, and appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Supports the administration of social media tools (USS website, Facebook, Twitter) for OnYourBehalf services and activity; updates related content and responds to comments and feedback.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated ability in securing contacts with individual and institutional prospects that supports a robust fee-for-service revenue program; familiarity with the Pittsburgh area legal, business, healthcare and corporate communities preferred.
  • Ability to engage with vulnerable individuals and their supporters with compassion and understanding.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the Board of Directors, representatives of businesses, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Ability to represent USS to its supporters and constituents with enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Proven people skills, ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and to work as a team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; prospect development experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 360 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Teams); familiar with and comfortable using prospect databases such as SalesForce.
  • Ability to work in an open office setting.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Commitment to the USS’s vision, mission, and values.

EDUCATION

  • Minimum four-year college degree in communications, business, marketing or related field or commensurate experience.

EXPERIENCE

  • General work experience in profit or nonprofit position with at least two years of related experience is highly preferred.
  • Background in sales and marketing is preferred but not required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must successfully pass Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background check.
  • Reliable automobile with valid driver’s license and proof of valid automobile insurance at a minimum of state mandated levels.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as Internet navigation, website monitoring, and virtual meeting platforms.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Flexible work environment.
  • Occasional travel required (local, regional, and national) for meetings as needed.

Social Media Strategist – Full-time

Date: October 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*

*Our team is currently almost entirely remote due to Covid-19. However, the preference is for candidates to live in the Pittsburgh area, as our office will eventually return to a three in-person/two remote day structure per week.

Salary Range: $42,000 – $50,0000
Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (UPMC)

  • Company-Funded Retirement Plan
  • 2 weeks paid vacation to start
  • Free parking, company-paid bus fare

Submit Resume to:  hr@dennycivicsolutions.com

Purpose: As a social media strategist, this individual will be responsible for creating and executing strategic social media campaigns, as part of Denny Civic Solutions’ advocacy model.

Many of our clients are organizations looking to advance a public policy issue. We believe social media channels are a critical tool in the execution of modern advocacy campaigns, both for their ability to activate grassroots advocates to support (or oppose) a cause, and for their ability to create public pressure on elected officials and decision makers to take action.

This individual should be an innovative thinker who can manage communication between the company, our client teams, and multiple social media platforms, syncing strategies with overall campaign goals.

We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design, support, and implement social media strategies & tactics to meet client objectives.
  • Create, publish, and manage original high-quality social content.
  • Develop and execute social media strategies on behalf of our own Denny Civic Solutions brand. This includes managing our own DCS social channels and website.
  • Graphic design: In addition to producing eye-catching social media content, the social strategist will also periodically be asked to apply their design skills to final drafts of various types of printable materials: “one-pagers” outlining a client’s advocacy issue; marketing collateral for Denny Civic Solutions; proposals for potential clients; and research reports.
  • Along with our team, actively participate with new proposal development by gaining an understanding of client objectives – specifically relating to social media strategies.
  • Prepare reports as needed by clients summarizing social channel metrics and general effectiveness of social campaigns.
  • Work closely with team members to integrate and maintain cohesive social media strategy.
  • Manage a social media intern who can assist the strategist with social media content creation.
  • Stay up-to-date with new digital technologies and social media best practices.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Design, or related field

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

We know not everyone will have every single skill listed below. We also believe everyone brings their own unique skills and experience — if in doubt, we’d still love to hear from you!

  • 3-5 years’ experience working with social media on behalf of a company, agency, initiative, or cause
  • Tenacity and a passion for social media and innovation
  • Strong command of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn platforms. Additional social channels are a plus
  • Strong writing, verbal communication, and graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with Canva, Adobe Spark, or similar programs for designing digital (and printed) content
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience with Google Suite is a plus
  • Basic video editing skills (e.g. trimming, adding text)
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Proven work experience as a social media strategist; hands-on experience using social media for brand awareness
  • Familiarity with paid social advertising campaigns
  • Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics
  • An ability to identify target audience preferences and build content to meet them
  • Excellent multitasking skills, ability to adapt to rapid change

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Denny Civic Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing Manager

MARKETING MANAGER – Part-Time – 15 hours per week ($20-$22 per hour)

For more than 30 years, the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka (SPMMMV) has been working to save and share the nationally significant and one-of-a-kind murals by immigrant artist Maxo Vanka on the walls of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale.

SPMMMV seeks a part-time Marketing Manager to lead the implementation and ongoing development of its marketing and media efforts. The Marketing Manager will bring professionalism, energy, and creativity to effectively manage time, talent, and resources to advance the organization’s mission.

Supported by strategic planning, successful branding initiatives (Save Maxo Vanka and Maxo Vanka: Off the Walls), dedicated volunteer leadership, community partnerships and mentoring, the Marketing Manager will help to grow audience and maximize new and emerging opportunities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Effective and creative development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan
  • Supporting staff and leadership volunteers in their roles as SPMMMV Ambassadors
  • Developing and managing the marketing budget in cooperation with the Executive Director
  • Creating and maintaining the SPMMMV brand guide and ensuring institutional and programmatic brand consistency
  • Establishing the SPMMMV communications plan for consistent key messaging
  • Initiating, growing, and maintaining media and public relations for SPMMMV
  • Managing and sustaining an active, responsive, and engaging presence on SPMMMV’s current “channels” (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube)
  • Managing SPMMMV’s website and staff involvement to ensure it is up-to-date and supporting audience development and engagement in programs and activities.
  • Creating communication templates and utilizing SPMMMV’s communication and event management software for outreach to media and the community.
  • Drafting and submitting press releases
  • Regular reporting on metrics to show social media activity and the effectiveness of strategies
  • Managing interns as needed

In support of the Marketing Manager’s success, SPMMMV will provide training resources in Essentials of Marketing Planning through Americans for the Arts and collaborative opportunities with brand designers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in marketing, business development, or sales support required. Enthusiasm for or experience with the promotion of art, art and/or historic preservation, regional and/or national history, storytelling, and/or community engagement recommend you. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines concurrently, take initiative and work independently. Demonstrated ability to connect and interact with diverse audiences. Strong computer skills, experience with communication software (e.g. Constant Contact, Mail Chimp) and proficiency in social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram are necessary.

SPMMMV is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diverse personal and professional experiences and backgrounds. We believe that a welcoming workplace for all is central to fulfilling our mission and upholding our values and commitment to inclusion. We strongly encourage individuals of all marginalized identities and/or with non-traditional career experiences to apply. Accommodations (such as remote work, etc.) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply: Please send a cover letter or statement of interest and your resume to Anna Doering, Executive Director at adoering@vankamurals.org. A virtual or in-person tour of the Vanka Murals is highly recommended prior to application. If you have any questions, please inquire via email. No phone calls please.

Marketing Manager

We are searching for a Marketing Manager to support communication efforts to reach current and potential supporters. This dynamic, digitally savvy professional will be responsible for implementing and managing marketing communication activities to drive greater understanding and visibility of our work in the community. The ideal candidate will be comfortable wearing multiple “hats”, efficiently performing different marketing functions including managing email campaigns, reporting and analytics, social media management, project management of quarterly newsletters, collateral development and more. They will be highly organized, energetic, self-motivated, detail oriented and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.  They will take a proactive approach to achieving goals and be able to work independently.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the management of key marketing projects including supporting marketing for events, volunteer activities, and more for various internal clients
  • Collaborate with team members, including internal and external partners to ensure smooth delivery of materials, plans and strategies related to assigned projects
  • Provide support including maintaining accurate documentation, managing the approval process, tracking progress, managing assets on the server and youtube channels, overcoming obstacles and taking the lead in clearly communicating with team members to keep projects moving and on deadline
  • Manage all email marketing campaigns end to end including leading planning/input meetings, working with content developers, setting up creative in constant contact, manage email lists and reporting
  • Social Media Support- manage agency partner for execution of social media content calendar and provide support when needed
  • Website Updates- work with web developer partner to make necessary updates to website content

Additional Functions

  • Assist in development of marketing materials and communication outreach programs that will support fundraising efforts, community impact programs and other initiatives as they arise.
  • Develop content for social, collateral or other communication materials
  • Support development of board book materials each quarter as assigned

People Management Responsibilities

  • Assists in management and communications with outside partners and volunteers

Financial/Budgetary Responsibilities

  • Monitor budget for assigned projects (when using outside vendors) to ensure they are staying on track

Education and Experience

  • Required: BS or BA degree in marketing, communications or related field
  • Preferred: 3+ yrs in communication, marketing or project management role

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required:

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks/projects on time/on budget
  • Thrives in a fast past environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative teamFamiliarity/experience across multiple communication platforms (web, social media, digital media, print, video, email marketing)
  • Preferred:
    • Familiarity and comfort working with senior executives of major corporations
    • Experience coordinating, leading and interfacing with volunteers
    • Willingness to step out of assigned role to assist other team members as needed
      Certifications/Licenses

Physical Demands

  • Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly. Even when weight lifted is negligible, a job is rated light when: 1) it involves walking or standing to a significant degree; 2) it requires sitting most of the time but involves pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; 3) it involves working at a production rate that requires constant pushing or pulling of materials.

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional travel within the region via ground transportation

Grant Writer (Independent Contractor)

VISION: Provide opportunities for quality housing, promote self-sufficiency of the residents, to improve recreational and human service opportunities, maximize employment and training opportunities and, develop programming specific to the needs of the Larimer community in adherence to the Larimer Vision to Action Plan.

MISSION: To empower the Larimer neighborhood to move into sustainable community and economic development via strong communication networks, partnerships, and an open participatory process.

Position: Grant Writer
Status: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Board Chair of the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG)

Purpose:

LCG seeks an assertive, collaborative, high performing individual to enhance its fundraising efforts in the region and help to expand the capacity for community engagement through leveraging dollars and resources for the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing and writing all grants for (LCG) to maximize the various program and funding capacities.
  • Support efforts to achieve the annual financial goals for (LCG).
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking the lead as the project manager.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to prepare internal and external reports.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Manage the oversight, research, development, submission and reporting process of all grants, proposals and applications.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/Board in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  • Review guidelines for all applications/proposals and reports to ensure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information.
  • Maintain a portfolio of current and prospective funders.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with funding sources.
  • Conduct research to identify new opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the agency to help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure (LCG) maintains a diverse portfolio of funders.
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports to track progress to be shared with leadership and the board of directors.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish new funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant activities to include application/proposal due dates, reporting deadlines and renewals.
  • Ensure grant information/tracking is documented, up-to-date, accurate and entered into Raisers Edge.
  • Coordinate meetings for the Program Staff and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Attend information sessions, RFP meetings and/or other community forums to interact with potential funders, program managers and possible collaborative partners.
  • Attend appropriate grant related trainings and seminars to continue to learn and grow.
  • Support general fundraising activities, as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related field required.
  • Must possess knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Must possess strong writing and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong project management skills.
  • Must be highly organized and comfortable working under pressures and meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Must be proficient in computer software programs and databases.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience with budgeting and budget development is preferred.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ethnically diverse community setting
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple funding opportunities at one time.

Working Conditions: The Grant Writer works independently but will have office space at the LCG headquarters to meet with and collaborate with the LCG staff and Board as needed. Position is expected to travel as necessary in the performance of the duties as a Grant Writer. The working hours are set by the independent Contractor. There will be requests to attend staff, board and community meetings which may be after hours in the evening on occasions.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and a cover letter to larimercgjobs@gmail.com.

Grant Writer

VISION: Provide opportunities for quality housing, promote self-sufficiency of the residents, to improve recreational and human service opportunities, maximize employment and training opportunities and, develop programming specific to the needs of the Larimer community in adherence to the Larimer Vision to Action Plan.

MISSION: To empower the Larimer neighborhood to move into sustainable community and economic development via strong communication networks, partnerships, and an open participatory process.

Position: Grant Writer
Status: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Board Chair of the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG)

Purpose:

LCG seeks an assertive, collaborative, high performing individual to enhance its fundraising efforts in the region and help to expand the capacity for community engagement through leveraging dollars and resources for the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing and writing all grants for (LCG) to maximize the various program and funding capacities.
  • Support efforts to achieve the annual financial goals for (LCG).
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking the lead as the project manager.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to prepare internal and external reports.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Manage the oversight, research, development, submission and reporting process of all grants, proposals and applications.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/Board in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  • Review guidelines for all applications/proposals and reports to ensure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information.
  • Maintain a portfolio of current and prospective funders.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with funding sources.
  • Conduct research to identify new opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the agency to help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure (LCG) maintains a diverse portfolio of funders.
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports to track progress to be shared with leadership and the board of directors.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish new funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant activities to include application/proposal due dates, reporting deadlines and renewals.
  • Ensure grant information/tracking is documented, up-to-date, accurate and entered into Raisers Edge.
  • Coordinate meetings for the Program Staff and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Attend information sessions, RFP meetings and/or other community forums to interact with potential funders, program managers and possible collaborative partners.
  • Attend appropriate grant related trainings and seminars to continue to learn and grow.
  • Support general fundraising activities, as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related field required.
  • Must possess knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Must possess strong writing and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong project management skills.
  • Must be highly organized and comfortable working under pressures and meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Must be proficient in computer software programs and databases.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience with budgeting and budget development is preferred.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ethnically diverse community setting
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple funding opportunities at one time.

Working Conditions: The Grant Writer works independently but will have office space at the LCG headquarters to meet with and collaborate with the LCG staff and Board as needed. Position is expected to travel as necessary in the performance of the duties as a Grant Writer. The working hours are set by the independent Contractor. There will be requests to attend staff, board and community meetings which may be after hours in the evening on occasions.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and a cover letter to larimercgjobs@gmail.com.

Head of Marketing and Communications

FLSA: Exempt
Hours: Full-Time – 40 hours per week
Reports To: CEO

About 412 Food Rescue

Driven by the belief that good food belongs to people, not landfills, 412 Food Rescue launched in Pittsburgh, PA in March 2015 to redirect healthy food from the waste stream to households and nonprofits that serve people experiencing food insecurity. In the United States, up to 40 percent of food produced is wasted while 1 in 5 people go hungry.

The only organization in the Greater Pittsburgh Region focused on food that would otherwise be discarded, 412 Food Rescue addresses both hunger and food waste by mobilizing volunteers to bring surplus food from retail locations to households and nonprofits serving people in need.

The growing team of 13,000+ volunteer drivers, mobilized by the Food Rescue Hero technology platform, has redirected more than 20 million pounds of food in the SW Pennsylvania region. Locally, the organization works with over 800 food retailers and 600 nonprofit partners.

About the Food Rescue Hero Technology Platform

The Food Rescue Hero technology platform helps food recovery and hunger relief organizations launch and scale food recovery. Focusing on the logistical challenges of retail food recovery, Food Rescue Hero addresses the related challenges of food waste, hunger and climate change through technology-coordinated, community-powered networks.

The platform matches excess food from retailers, institutions and events to households and nonprofits that serve people experiencing food insecurity. Through the app, volunteer drivers are alerted when surplus food is available to be picked up near them.

Since its launch in 2016, the app has facilitated the redirection of more than 65 million pounds of perfectly good food from landfills to the people who need it. Food Rescue Hero now measurably impacts food insecurity in 12 North American cities, with 23,000+ volunteers receiving push notifications of available rescues. The 12-city network recovers surplus food from over 4800+ food retailers, to 2700+ nonprofits and serves over 1 million people.

In support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12 and 13, its goal is to scale food recovery in 100 cities by 2030.

412 Food Rescue and Food Rescue Hero have won over 20 awards including Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award, Vital Voices Global Leadership Award, CES Innovation Honor, Carnegie Science Information Technology Award, WE Empower UN SDG Award, Pittsburgh Technology Council Startup of the Year, and Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgers of the Year.

ABOUT THE ROLE

412 Food Rescue is hiring its first Head of Marketing and Communications to lead the organization’s next phase of growth. Approaching 7 years of operations, 412 Food Rescue continues its fast-paced growth reaching the 10 million pounds of food recovered milestone in 5 years and doubling to 20 million pounds in year 6.

There are currently over 13,000 food rescue heroes in the region receiving push notifications of available food rescues. This deep bench of committed volunteers has enabled us to provide our food donors and nonprofit partners with an average service level of 99% (missing only 1% of food rescues available and a higher performance level than some commercial services).

The Food Rescue Hero platform is licensed and used in 12 cities with a goal to support 100 cities by 2030. This 12-city network has over 23,000 food rescue heroes and has cumulatively recovered over 65 million pounds of food.

This growth has largely been ORGANIC – focused on both high-touch initiatives and precise, consistent content strategy — social media and online campaigns, earned media and promotional/cooperative partnerships. 

We have built the beginnings of a MOVEMENT and the call of the moment is to cross the chasm. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: 

You are passionate about our work and committed to a mission-driven career. 

You are a passionate marketer who understands both B2C and B2B. You love people, you love to understand what drives them. You have experience in brand management and marketing whether in CPG, consumer-taregted apps, movement-building. AND, you are the maven who also understands B2B.

You have experience and facility in multi-channel marketing. A generalist who can deploy a carefully coordinated portfolio of initiatives to achieve our goals. You are intuitive but at the same time understand marketing analytics and use data to inform decisions.

You are a writer and storyteller. You can express complex technical and academic concepts into compelling calls to action to multiple audiences.

You have corporate or agency experience but also experience with startups and MUST love #startuplife. Ambiguity has nothing on you. You are unflappable. You are adaptable. You expect change. You create processes. You’ve heard of the adage, “the obstacle is the path” and have that as your mantra.

You are a team player through and through. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The selected candidate will be responsible for developing all strategies for marketing and communications at 412FR/FRH including marketing, branding, advertising, graphic content, website, digital and social media, PR and sales. The selected candidate will coordinate messaging and collaborate with all departments in support of all revenue streams–both earned and philanthropic.

Brand 

Along with the CEO, serves as the brand strategist with a holistic approach to the entire 412FR/FRH customer experience from the first contact through a defined funnel.

Marketing and Communications

  • Creates and executes a strategic and integrated marketing and public relations plan that is comprehensive, supports the mission and includes all print materials, website, social and traditional media opportunities, and promotional events.
  • Builds and deploys best practices for digital marketing and content marketing while
    Oversee strategy, creative development, production, and maintenance of digital marketing vehicles, SEO/SEM, email marketing efforts and social media.
  • Evaluate and assess emerging digital communications trends.
  • Build multiple user acquisition channels for all business lines across B2C and B2B.
  • Create lifecycle marketing capabilities to engage customers for extended journeys on the Food Rescue Hero platform.
  • Execute cooperative partnership opportunities.
  • Represents 412FR/FRH internally and externally with a broad range of stakeholders locally and nationally.

Management

  • Develop key performance indicators and present results of programs and campaigns to stakeholders.
  • Monitors and reports on programs in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with the Food Recovery Operations team to ensure consistent performance and growth metrics are achieved.
  • Collaborate with Product and Business Development team to develop marketing strategies for the Food Rescue Hero platform and ensure consistent performance and growth metrics are achieved.
  • Collaborate with the Development/Fundraising team to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Invest in development and coaching of the marketing team to ensure their success and growth, including participation in key planning decisions and execution of plans.
  • Serve as main point of contact for third party consultants and oversee the implementation of approved plans.
  • Own and oversee the marketing budget and evaluate against performance metrics.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK HISTORY

  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience. At least 2 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven history of leading and championing effective and energetic teams, encouraging innovation and ideas in a fast paced, pressured environment.
  • Strategy, planning and EXECUTION excellence
  • Corporate and/or Agency and Start-up experience
  • Experience using research methodologies for customer insight.
  • Proven ability to create high-level marketing strategies that maximize user acquisition and earned income streams
  • In-depth knowledge of current trends in marketing with an understanding of digital and social media platforms.
  • Accomplished storyteller with experience elevating and disseminating content to current and new audiences.
  • History of using social media effectively in both marketing and public relations strategies.
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, editing and presentation skills with demonstrated proficiency in writing for senior executives and the media.
  • Demonstrated experience in business strategy, data analysis, budgeting
  • Strong interest/passion for community-driven, comprehensive solution-making strategies for underserved and under-resourced communities
  • Ability to develop, analyze and speak to business performance and metrics
  • A love of management and processes, but a practical approach to both (progress not perfection)
  • Extraordinary prioritization skills
  • Curious, exceptional problem-solving skills, OKR-driven/results-orientation
  • A true collaborator who can be a thought leader and advisor to the CEO, supporter of the senior management team, and leader of a department of diverse talent.
  • Minimum of BA with an emphasis in business, marketing, journalism, communications.

Please send resume and cover letter to leah@412foodrescue.org with “Head of Marketing and Communications” in the Subject Line.

Please note that to progress through the hiring process, candidates will be required to download the Food Rescue Hero app and complete one or more food rescues.

We appreciate all application interests, however, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to all inquiries.

Member Recruitment Specialist

Location: Covers Southern Allegheny County; Pittsburgh office base

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

The Member Recruitment Specialist is responsible for recruiting new girl and adult members within an assigned region.  The incumbent will work within the community to build visibility for Girl Scouts, promote the Girl Scout experience, and will understand the needs of their assigned region to best support the growth of membership within that region.

Essential Functions:

As a member of the recruitment team, you will work with other Recruitment Specialists and volunteer recruiters to generate excitement about and increase awareness of Girl Scouting.

  • Increase awareness to positively impact membership growth by engaging in the community, working with schools, school districts, faith-based institutions, businesses, etc. and cultivate community contacts to educate on the Girl Scout curriculum and generate leads resulting in membership growth;
  • Design and implement effective recruitment strategies for girl and adult membership growth in targeted areas to meet goals and objectives by researching market data, membership trends, diversity benchmarks and other information relevant to designated geographic areas;
  • Meet individual membership goals and promote the Girl Scout mission by hosting recruitment events in designated areas: including in-person meetings, back to school and troop sign up nights, presentations, and networking opportunities;
  • Work with and support volunteer recruiters in assigned area to ensure coordinated recruitment efforts, consistent approach and messaging from volunteers on the Girl Scout mission;
  • Identify marketing, advertising, and public relations opportunities that will effectively and efficiently promote the Girl Scout brand and enhance recruitment efforts;
  • Responsible for all activities related to the entry and maintenance of council records pertaining to Girl Scout membership registration from events through all steps of the registration and placement process;
  • Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults;
  • Reports to the Director of Member Recruitment;

Requirements:  

  • Bilingual applicants who can speak Spanish are preferred;
  • Degree in marketing, communications, sales, related field or equivalent professional experience;
  • 2 years of work experience in related field of work with proven member recruitment and customer engagement;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Top notch communicator and can confidently present to large groups;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and ability to learn new systems;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Ability and willingness to work primarily on-the-road with minimal time in office;
  • Potential candidates should be comfortable traveling throughout the designated areas on a regular basis;
  • Full-time position with a minimum of 35 hours a week with additional hours during peak recruitment months of August – Nov and Feb – May;
  • Able to work flexible hours to include days, some evenings and some weekends;
  • Have reliable transportation;

Benefits:

When joining Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania in a regular full-time position, you are eligible for our full benefit package options which include the following:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
  • 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, and employer match
  • A generous paid time off policy
  • 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:

Girl Scout Alumnae welcome to apply.

Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Foundation & Community Relations Manager

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh is seeking a Full-Time Foundation & Community Relations Manager.

The Foundation & Community Relations Manager (F&CRM) reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and is responsible for meeting or exceeding annual revenue goals from corporate, foundation, and government funders to support all programmatic and operational needs of The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh. The F&CRM researches, writes, and edits all corporate, foundation, and government grants and proposals.

In consultation with the CDO, the CEO, the other senior management staff, the F&CRM researches current and potential funders; presents concrete plans for achieving goals; manages the solicitation of new and renewing funders; and works with all departments to draft grants and provide appropriate acknowledgement of funding. The F&CRM is responsible for communication pieces, including writing and editing letters; writing content for the website, monthly e-blast, newsletters, annual reports, social media, etc.; writing and editing direct appeals, articles of content marketing and other materials as required. This position also plays a key role in research, advocacy, major gifts, and corporate sponsorships for events.

This position is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Annual Merit Increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employer Benefit Contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401(k) & Employer Match
  • Free Financial Planning
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • FREE On-site parking

Functional Requirements:

Foundation and Government Relations:

  • Write and submit grant proposals and letters of request in coordination with other development staff, CEO, and program directors.
  • Manage additional $845,000 in grants prospects
  • Project manage grant awards to ensure timely delivery of services as intended in written grant
  • Work with department heads to draw a picture of the program needs and product/service delivery to fulfill obligations in grant writing, reporting, expenditure of funds, and program implementation
  • Coordinate submission packets for grants with agency staff; track all submissions, research, contacts made, statuses of grants and grants awarded.
  • Meet goals for corporate, foundation, and government fundraising by developing strategies for cultivation and solicitation of current and potential donors through research
  • Work with CDO to create master list and strategy for foundation funding
  • Research and identify the organization’s needs for potential sources of foundation, corporate and government funding to support current program needs and for potential program expansion and growth.
  • Cultivate and direct volunteers and staff through the mandatory Community Needs Assessment process to the completion of the project
  • Monitor income reports related to the status of grants.  Coordinate and write interim and final reports for all grants.
  • Manage grant manager cultivation process through introductory conversations, hospital tours and follow up.
  • Manage acknowledgement process for foundation and government gifts through letters, reporting mechanisms, and ongoing contact with donors and produce acknowledgements for foundations giving $1,000 or more.
  • Cultivate relationships with foundation staff to ensure productive and meaningful investment.

Communications & Graphic Design:

  • Write and edit communication to donors and potential donors through tailored letters, brochure content, videos, etc., related to events, annual and periodic appeals, and special research projects.
  • Maintains up-to-date information on management team and other key personnel including biographies and photos
  • Serves as staff photographer for various marketing and outreach efforts and social media purposes
  • Works closely with the CDO and Volunteer & Outreach Manager on writing and editing press releases, website content, monthly e-blasts, content marketing, and other materials as needed.
  • Writes internal communications, newsletters, etc. as required
  • Designs, develops, and manages production of annual reports
  • Works with Marketing on website marketing and communications, ensuring that messages are consistent with The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center’s brand and values.
  • Works with communications staff to write and manage distribution of e-newsletters, eblasts and blog posts.
  • Designs all communications pieces in a timely manner including newsletters, annual reports, brochures and any outreach or communication materials as requested by all departments within The Children’s Home.

Special Events & Donor Stewardship:

  • Manage 10 major gifts portfolio prospects or family foundation donors with a goal of an increased donation, or first-time donation from 7 out of 10 of them per year or $10,000-$20,000 in added revenue
  • Attend TCH special events to foster relationships with necessary donors and grant makers and to facilitate work of the Development Department.
  • Assist in securing sponsorships/underwriting for various events
  • Cultivate and steward volunteers/donors for the purposes of increasing private foundation/family foundation support
  • Enter all donor, foundation, and prospect information into the notes section of Donor Perfect
  • Produces all Shake Your Booties design materials including program book, banners, logo, emails, acknowledgment letters, sponsorship materials, presentations and all other items requested.

Misc:

  • Conduct research for the purpose of advocacy to connect the organization with key stakeholders and community partners.
  • Follow health, hospital journals and other resources to stay abreast of trends and awards that may have an impact on the organization.
  • Execute other special tasks as requested by the CDO and CEO
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communication, Creative Writing or other related specialty.  Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization, with experience in foundation and government grant writing
  • Knowledge of best practices in grant writing, technical and persuasive writing, and editing
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-started and have excellent oral and written communication skills, exceptional grammar, well rounded vocabulary and articulate speech
  • Ability to communicate with staff, funders and others over the telephone and in person
  • Strong internet research skills; knowledge of search engines and tools
  • Strong organizational abilities and time management skills
  • Excellent research skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficient in MS Office applications with ability to input data into computer, make calculations, and produce reports

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: