Volunteer Relations Coordinator

Hybrid workweek optional; can be based out of the Edinboro, Greensburg, Johnstown, or Pittsburgh office

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.

Position Description:

The Volunteer Relations Coordinator supports volunteers and staff by addressing issues and concerns raised by our members. This role specializes in investigating alleged violations of Girl Scout policies and/or reports of poor behavior. This person will also facilitate resolution strategies when conflict negatively impacts Girl Scouting. As a policy subject matter expert, they develop council strategies, policies, and procedures that support girl and adult membership. Thoughtful communication, confident presentation skills, and analytical thinking are essential components of this position.

The Essential Functions of this position include the following:

Conflict Management:

  • Understand and use the Conflict Management System to effectively manage true conflict, poor behavior, and violations of policy/procedure
  • Maintain thorough documentation and records
  • Evaluate and update policies and procedures
  • Develop innovative strategies and services to improve retention through conflict management and customer service

Volunteer Support:

  • Investigate concerns brought forth by members and provide members with resources that support Self Resolution and autonomy when possible
  • Collaborate with members to create productive solutions that benefit all parties through mediation and action plan agreements
  • Address issues of bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Protect the integrity of our policies and procedures through education and/or litigation

Staff Support:

  • Assess concerns brought forth and collaborate with staff on how to best manage potential issues/conflicts/policy violations/bad behaviors
  • Coach staff on how to effectively communicate with volunteers and advise staff on how to manage issues that impact their areas
  • Provide staff with Volunteer Relations resources that support volunteer retention
  • Develop and implement training opportunities and resources for staff


  • Degree in social services, psychology, related humanities field or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field with experience in volunteer management and support
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Top notch communicator – writes well, confidently presents to groups, facilitates effective two-way communications, and communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the audience
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams and willingness and ability to learn new systems
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused
  • Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include occasional evenings and weekends
  • Travel may be required to any of our 27 counties served by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Summary and Benefits:

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes:

  • Office based with a hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work per week
  • Health, dental and vision insurance available
  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
  • 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with 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


Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Public Relations Specialist

Volunteer Public Relations Specialist

Awaken Pittsburgh develops and supports mindfulness programming. Based on a fee-for-service, social enterprise model, Awaken is committed to serving individuals and organizations regardless of income and background so that everyone can have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of a mindfulness-based approach to living.

About the Job:

Awaken Pittsburgh is a small nonprofit that works to transform lives and systems through mindfulness-based social and emotional regulation practices. Awaken Pittsburgh is looking for a volunteer Public Relations Specialist to connect with local Pittsburgh media outlets to raise awareness about our mission and work and promote courses and events. Our ideal candidate will have a commitment to and understanding of mindfulness meditation and its benefits.

Public Relations Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing publicity strategies, campaigns, and complementing social media strategy.
  • Developing public relations strategies for current and existing products, launches, and promotions
  • Creating or supplying calendar to the content team for on-trend, relevant, and compelling social media status updates and blogs with links to products or promotions
  • Developing and producing high-quality, informative, and interesting press releases, press kits, and related materials
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with the media
  • Serving as the public face of the organization in interviews and press conferences
  • Organizing promotional events, press conferences, and exhibitions
  • Analyzing media coverage and developing responses when needed
  • Developing relationships with industry leaders or trendsetters through social media
  • Creating presentations, articles, reports, and information for websites, blogs, and social media accounts
  • Managing PR budgets, deadlines, objectives, and schedules
  • Developing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual media activity reports
  • Keeping annual calendars of events, targets, and activities organized and updated
  • Developing or commissioning market research as needed

Public Relations Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong copywriting and content creation skills
  • Positive, motivated, manage time efficiently
  • Able to monitor several projects and accounts on a daily basis
  • Able to work well with deadlines
  • Professional and confident public speaker
  • Takes initiative to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas for social media
  • Able to mentor and supervise team members
  • Excellent client relations skills
  • Able to work independently or in a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in PR or related field
  • Available to work nights or weekends when needed as many of our volunteers have regular 9-5 jobs
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of and personal commitment to sharing the benefits of mindfulness meditation practices.

Marketing and Communications Manager

We’re looking for a dynamic, self-starter to manage our marketing and communications efforts. The ideal candidate is someone with proven experience in nonprofit communications, who is dedicated to environmental justice, communicates using asset-based language, and is able to occasionally join in on worksites and with face-to-face outreach to our constituents.

The Marketing and Communications Manager is a shared position between Grounded Strategies and Landforce. The position will be housed at Landforce and time will be split evenly between the two organizations. Grounded Strategies is a nonprofit working to improve community health through the process of advancing environmental justice, building capacity, and transitioning land use liabilities into community assets. Landforce is a social enterprise nonprofit that nourishes a culture of self-empowerment for people aspiring towards meaningful and stable employment, as we protect and improve the environment. Both Landforce and Grounded Strategies are committed to justice in the work we do and in the cultures of our respective organizations.

In a 2020 DEI survey conducted by an outside consultant, Landforce employees cited the organization’s top values were teamwork, commitment to crew members, passion, integrity, and trust. The consultant concluded that there is a “uniquely high sense of trust in the organization,” that employees also felt Landforce has strong leadership that reflects the goals and strategies and their everyday work, that the organization prioritizes a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that their work was respected, fairly evaluated and that they felt like their ideas and suggestions were used to improve the culture and operations of the organization.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) exempt position (20 hours/week at each organization). The salary is $40,000 per year plus a generous benefits package. At Landforce the position reports to the Executive Director, at Grounded the position reports to their Director of Operations.

Please see the Position Profile for information about this position’s responsibilities and qualifications.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Landforce Executive Director Ilyssa Manspeizer at ilyssa@landforcepgh.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Manager of Marketing and Communications

FLSA Status: Salaried / Exempt

Position Overview

The Manager of Marketing & Communications is a newly created position in support of the exciting growth of the Oakland Business Improvement District. We seek a visionary with a passion for, commitment to, and understanding of OBID’s Mission to ensure Oakland’s place as Pennsylvania’s global center. The Manager of Marketing and Communications will assist us to raise brand awareness of the OBID organization and continue to advance our prominence as a passionate and trusted steward of the Oakland community. The position will also be responsible for planning and implementing unique promotions designed to raise awareness of Oakland’s diverse business offerings and amenities. The Manager of Marketing and Communications will also assist with the communications of our partner organization InnovatePGH – OBID and InnovatePgh share a common goal to promote Oakland as a world class center accelerating Pittsburgh’s status as a global leader in the innovation economy.

Job Description

We seek a results-driven, enthusiastic professional motivated by a desire to make a real difference in our community. We need a person who enjoys working in an environment of collaboration and innovation, sharing new ideas and contributing to key initiatives. The Manager of Marketing & Communications will report directly to the OBID Chief Executive Officer while working closely with the OBID and InnovatePgh staff. We seek candidates with the demonstrated ability and desire to:

  • Highly motivated, independent-thinking, and energetic professional with a can-do attitude, drive to take initiative, and willingness to actively contribute to a successful, high-functioning team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish trust quickly with others while cultivating and growing relationships among diverse stakeholders.
  • An experienced communicator who is well versed in business district engagement and facilitation and who commands well-developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Exhibit high level of integrity and standards of quality in all aspects of work.
  • Create high-quality, brand-consistent strategic communications that support the organization’s projects and programs to include message development for a variety of audiences.
  • Lead and maintain the OBID visual presence and brand identity across all platforms.
  • Manage all OBID and InnovatePGH social media outlets, websites, e-newsletters and e-mail accounts associated with events and marketing services.
  • Provide editorial and creative support to team members.
  • Source/ manage contractors such as website support, graphic design, photographers or videographers.
  • Develop and implement annual marketing plan supported by project based editorial calendar.
  • Create, manage and execute consumer-focused marketing campaigns that promote the business district (such as the Shop Small Oakland Crawl) as well as campaigns that help promote OBID programs (such as Argyle Studio a pop-up shop managed by OBID).
  • Assist in the promotion of events and public space activations (such as Sidewalk Poetry Series, Oakland Ave Live and Festival of Living Lights).
  • Manage the execution of a variety of member specific outreach and events (such as Annual Meeting).
  • Manage the communications efforts related to the 2022 BID Legislation renewal and OBID’s status as a Registered Community Organization.
  • Staff the OBID Marketing Committee meetings, manage membership, agendas, minutes.
  • Maintain the business directory database of all members and stakeholders.
  • Manage support staff such as Interns assisting with social media, website, and other duties.

Press Management

Collaborating closely with the Chief Executive Officer (spokesperson for organization) the Manager of Marketing and Communications will advise and interface with members of the press and help arrange meetings, provide key talking points, and help react to press articles about the organization and the district. The Manager of Marketing and Communications will position the OBID as a “Media Resource” and trusted source for news and information about Oakland. Additional duties include:

  • Pro-actively seek to issue press releases about Oakland, its businesses, initiatives, and programs
  • Recruit and maintain media partnerships, including writing & distributing press releases
  • Oversee the preparation and drafting of various communications (email, social media, e-blasts, etc.).

Education and Experience

Qualified individuals are expected to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, Public Relations, or equivalent experience and/or training.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of professional experience working in digital/social media, communications, marketing or other similar capacity.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted to meet the education and experience requirements of this position.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communication technologies and platforms such as WordPress, MailChimp, Microsoft Office 365, Zoom and Eventbrite.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience and dependent on qualifications. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits package:

  • 100% employer-paid individual health coverage, effective first of the month following hire date (includes medical, dental and vision)
  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution beginning after 12 months of employment
  • Generous PTO
  • Ten paid holidays per calendar year
  • Monthly cell phone and parking allowance

During the coronavirus pandemic, OBID’s staff continues to work remotely to ensure the health and safety of all employees and our constituents. We anticipate maintaining flexible work schedules once we return to the office when it is safe to do so.

TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter, salary expectations and three (3) professional references to inquire@oaklandbid.org.

OBID is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

OBID strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We highly encourage qualified applicants regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors, to apply for consideration.

About OBID

We are the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), one of Pittsburgh’s largest place management organizations. As the face of Oakland’s future, we are driven by our vision to set the standard for growth and innovation. This is accomplished by reframing the experience of the commercial, retail, office and residential environments, while dismantling oppression, embracing diversity, promoting diverse business and creating spaces for social, racial and economic justice. We are an established and growing organization that is seeking dedicated individuals who share our commitment to ensure Oakland’s place as Pennsylvania’s global center. For more information, visit www.oaklandpittsburgh.com.

For more information about our partner InnovatePGH, visit www.innovatepgh.com.

Board Member

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

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

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

Duties include:

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

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

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

Senior Manager, Publications & Editor, Carnegie Magazine

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The Senior Manager, Publications & Editor, Carnegie Magazine is responsible for managing the editorial planning and production of publications and related communications produced by the Carnegie Museums central communications department.

This individual serves as editor of Carnegie magazine, a renowned quarterly publication distributed to 30,000 member households, working closely with the magazine art director and the director of communications.

This position manages all freelance writers, schedules all internal editorial meetings with staff at the four museums, work with content experts to plan content and is on the front-line of producing each issue, which includes interfacing with numerous staff at all four museums, as well as numerous outside contacts who participate in the stories created for our publications.

This position edits all copy, works with the art director to plan, review, and proof page layouts, and works with the art director to schedule and manage traffic flow and the production schedule

This position works with the art director to produce the online magazine for each issue of Carnegie magazine, and subsequent e-communications related to each issue.

This position also supports the director of communications on other non-publication projects through editing, proofreading, and planning, and tactical contributions on various web and e-communications projects.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, communications, or related field
  • At least 10 years of publications/communications experience, including experience editing a publication.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced writer of feature and news stories; a proven project manager and multi-tasker, with the ability to plan, develop, and manage projects from start to finish;
  • an experienced editor, preferably with experience working with freelance writers;
  • detailed-oriented, with exceptional proofreading abilities; innately curious, and comfortable working with content experts in all areas of the arts and sciences;
  • adept at working with staff at all levels, including senior management;
  • a team player, eager to work with an expansive team of colleagues beyond the immediate Communications departmental team;
  • experienced working within a limited budget.
  • experienced working within a more complex nonprofit or corporate environment.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills; a can-do attitude; and a passion for storytelling in a creative and stimulating environment.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Serves as Editor of Carnegie magazine
  • Works directly with the Director of Communications and the Art Director, but also works extremely autonomously on editorial planning, writing, and editing.
  • Works closely with others in the Development department, members of the museum marketing groups, as well as numerous content experts throughout the four museums, including curators, scientists, and educators.
  • Manages publication schedules and works with Communications Director and Art Director to plan and produce publications and other communications directed to shared Carnegie Museums audiences.
  • Leads and collaborates with all freelance writers, as well as photographers; edits all copy.
  • Collaborates with Art Director on page layouts.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

Communications Associate

The Organization

The Heinz Endowments (the Endowments) is a regional foundation formed from the Howard Heinz Endowment, established in 1941, and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, established in 1986. It is the product of a deep family commitment to community and the common good that began with H. J. Heinz, and which continues to this day.

The Endowments seeks to help the region thrive as a whole and just community, and through that work to model solutions to major national and global challenges. They concentrate on advancing a sustainable future for our community and planet, successful learning outcomes for young people and their families, and a culture of engaged creativity for all our citizens.

With grantmaking that averages almost $90 million annually, the Endowments is among the leading foundations in the United States. The impact of their grants lies in the possibilities they create, the critical need they address and the transformative change they help to bring about.

The Heinz Endowments seeks to:

  • Help ignite and sustain a new era of regional transformation by facilitating demonstrable and exemplary progress in areas critical to the community’s future.
  • Have a material and systemic impact on the priorities identified by its program areas and special initiatives.
  • Be a leading national benchmark for foundation effectiveness, ethics, regional focus, and general excellence in philanthropy.
  • Promote the advancement of a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive society.
  • Preserve its ability to sustain its philanthropic impact over time by continuing the prudent and longstanding practice of living within its means and managing its assets for the long term.

Position Overview

The Heinz Endowments seeks a Communications Associate who will assist in managing communications and public relations functions with specific focus on social media and digital communications.

The Communications Associate assists the Endowments in achieving its goals of educating and informing the community about the work of the foundation; protecting, developing, and enhancing its image and identity; and increasing understanding of its mission among local and national constituent audiences, including grantees, the nonprofit sector, the public, and the Pittsburgh community.

Reporting to the Strategic Communications Manager, the Associate will work closely with members of the Communications Team and will serve in a primary role for all Endowments social media activities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), as well as the distribution of Endowments email blasts, maintenance of the Endowments mailing lists and media contacts, and the coordination of media and client relations. This role will also serve in supporting the conception, supervision, and production of a full range of internal and external communications including printed materials, website design, content and updates, and short and long-term special assignments/projects.

Central to this position will be ensuring that the Endowments’ external communications have a consistent, engaging, and appropriate voice that vibrantly and accurately represents the core values and emphasis areas of the organization. This position requires the incumbent to ensure that work is within budget and on deadline in a timely and efficient manner.

The Communications Associate is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Serve in primary role for all social media activities (presently Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) for the Endowments. This includes production of and adherence to a digital communications calendar; researching, creating, and editing images and text for digital content; and weekly consultation with the Strategic Communications Manager and Vice President of Communications regarding upcoming digital communications schedule.
  • Ongoing data analysis of digital media platforms, with an aim of expanding the audiences of both specific social media posts and the overall reach of the Endowments’ social media and website efforts.
  • Work closely with the Strategic Communications Manager in website content and design, including timely and ongoing updates of website images and text; construction of new pages and documents within the current web design program; and, as needed, the creation of stand-alone websites for occasional major events.
  • In conjunction with the Strategic Communications Manager, ensure communications needs of the Endowments’ programming staff are met, including but not limited to coordination of staff and consultants’ contributions to digital communications vehicles.
  • Assist Strategic Communications Manager and Vice President of Communications with the management and coordination of public relations, communications, and marketing initiatives – including timelines and production schedules – related to the Endowments’ digital platforms.
  • Assist with special projects, as deemed necessary by the Vice President of the Communications.
  • Assist Strategic Communications Manager in scheduling, production, management of grantee interviews and content for grantee spotlight video and text stories for the digital media platforms.
  • Maintain and update mailing lists for the Endowments’ publications, email communications, and media and public relations activities.
  • Assist in preparation of press releases, materials for press conferences, and in research for speeches and other public presentations by Endowments senior staff, including preparation of materials for board members.
  • Prepare and distribute a daily (Monday – Friday) digital news digest to staff, using the Meltwater platform.
  • Provide support for the Endowments’ “We Can Be” podcast as needed with guest research, preparation of background materials, and digital marketing materials (research e-blast and YouTube), while taking primary responsibility for social media posts.
  • Assist Communications team with administrative support as needed, including coordination and production of print and video materials; preparation and editing of institutional communications; client and public inquiries; media relations; processing of Communications invoices; and preparation of yearly budget.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Communications Associate supports the goals of the Communications Team by implementing the communications strategy and positively interacting with all departments to support communication goals. The position will generally be task oriented, requiring a candidate with a conservative, careful, and cautious approach to work. A technical expert in their field, the successful candidate will have strong follow-through and a high level of accuracy.

Demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Passion for and commitment to The Endowments’ mission as well as the community served.
  • Educational background aligned with the requirements of the position.
  • Significant experience in production and dissemination of communications materials for digital and social media platforms, and data analysis in digital reach optimization.
  • Research and oral/written communication skills, organization competency, and demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a collegial and fast-paced environment.
  • Professional acumen with the experience necessary to represent the Endowments in a professional and efficient manner.
  • An appreciation for sensitivities and perceptions of grantees, board members and others concerning program area activities.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and project management skills and ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Adaptable and versatile in a changing work environment, especially with regard to innovations in office technology, digital platforms, and a willingness to achieve competency in new platforms.
  • Self-motivated and independent, able to work with a minimum of supervision and to work well with staff.
  • Must work to the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor and a commitment to being part of an energetic and goal-oriented work environment.
  • Experience in or willingness to learn navigation of Meltwater, Adobe Suite, and other digital media programs is required.

Work Environment

The Communications Associate of the Endowments will be offered the opportunity to work in a hybrid model of office/remote work.

DEI Imperative

The Heinz Endowments seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all.

How to Apply

The Heinz Endowments has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact The Heinz Endowments.

Resume, position-specific cover letter, and salary expectations can be uploaded here:



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 of directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Fundraising/Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • 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.  Due to Covid, the board has been meeting virtually.  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 video conference. There is not a term duration for committee members.

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

Director of Donor Relations

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Office of Advancement
Department: Advancement Operations

Department Statement:

Colgate University, a top-ranked liberal arts college, is seeking to fill the newly created position of Director of Donor Relations. Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship. The University is preparing to launch a comprehensive campaign in support of the Third-Century Plan, a roadmap that will advance Colgate’s efforts to pursue its mission at the highest level and establish Colgate as one of the finest undergraduate institutions in the nation. One of the components—the Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)— stands as Colgate’s most definitive plan in 200 years for elevating the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the institution.

The Director of Donor Relations reports to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Administration and Planning and is a member of the Advancement Leadership Group (ALG). The Director is accountable for developing strategy and directing execution of an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors through timely and suitable donor recognition activities, reports, events, naming opportunities, and dedications. The Director is responsible for developing strategy that promotes positive and mutually rewarding relationships between the University and its donors; partnering with colleagues in Advancement to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintaining ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and advising on the appropriate creation and usage of gift funds.

The Director is accountable for planning and overseeing the implementation of individualized donor engagement and stewardship opportunities and managing the development and implementation of customized strategies to acknowledge and steward principal gift donors, board members, and other VIPs. The Director is responsible for the job evaluation, supervision, development, and continued professional growth of two direct reports in Donor Relations.


Accountable for developing strategy and directing execution of an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors through timely and suitable donor recognition activities, reports, events, naming opportunities, and dedications. Responsible for developing strategy that promotes positive and mutually rewarding relationships between the university and its donors; partnering with colleagues in Advancement to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintaining ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and advising on the appropriate creation and usage of gift funds.

Accountable for planning and overseeing the implementation of individualized donor engagement and stewardship opportunities and managing the development and implementation of customized strategies to acknowledge and steward principal gift donors, board members, and other VIPs.

Responsible for the job evaluation, development and continued professional growth of all direct reports. Responsible for the effective supervision of staff in Donor Relations. Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; ensures fair, accurate and timely performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for ensuring fair and accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and seven years of experience in higher education, non-profit organizations, and/or fundraising OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated successful management and supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent editing skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a professional manner with alumni and donors, University faculty and staff, students, outside vendors and service providers, and other members of the Colgate community.
  • Ability to function independently yet relate comfortably to a multifaceted fundraising environment, participating in and contributing to a total team effort.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Ability to participate in occasional evening and weekend work to support Advancement’s and the University’s events including blocks of time for major events, such as Reunion, Family Weekend, and Homecoming, and other event support as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, NXT, or CRM.
  • Donor relations experience.

Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our https://www.colgate.edu/about/third-century-plan/plan-diversity-equity-and-inclusion presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. The statement can be any length (e.g. a paragraph or page). For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our https://www.colgate.edu/sites/default/files/2021-06/Some-Guidance-on-Crafting-Diversity-Statements-Colgate.pdf.

Work Schedule:

Weekdays, with occasional weekends.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:


The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at cusafety@colgate.edu. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: https://www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.


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Organizational Advancement Coordinator


The Organizational Advancement Coordinator actively works with the Executive Director and the Program Coordinator to develop and implement fund development and marketing activities of the organization, including fund/campaigns and donor development, community engagement/special events, grant/proposal submissions, and communication of RSFSR’s brand and activities.  The Organizational Advancement Coordinator will support the RSFSR staff and board to strengthen and diversify its funding and raise awareness about issues of spinal cord injury recovery and care.

Major Job Responsibilities

Directly reporting to the Executive Director, the Organizational Advancement Coordinator identifies, qualifies, and assists in cultivation and stewardship of funds & major gifts from external stakeholders.  To support fund raising efforts, the Organizational Advancement Coordinator will manage grant/proposal activities while being the gate-keeper to RSFSR’s brand within different mediums of communications and marketing efforts.  To be successful in this position, the Organizational Advancement Coordinator will need to be connected to the community to support continuous outreach and networking to ensure fundraising goals are met or exceeded.  The specific duties and responsibilities are not inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned to ensure the success of RSFSR.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

Fund/Donor Development:

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator on overall advancement strategy to support existing relationships and to secure new and untapped resources.  Work in partnership with the RSFSR Board of Directors.
  • Manage giving systems and donor infrastructure including the research, identification and development of varied audiences. Assist in the development, production and dissemination of support materials for fundraising activities.
  • Collaborate with, and support the Executive Director and Board of Directors, to network and influence and establish corporate partnerships. Conduct outreach as directed.
  • Campaign development and management:  Provide information and guidance to the Executive Director and Board related to Annual Giving and planned giving efforts. Draft annual and special appeals to build individual giving
  • Manage the Donor Perfect data base.  Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions, pledges in-kind donations and other payments. Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles.
  • Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.

Grant/Proposal Execution:

  • Coordinates and executes grant processes (e.g. writing, assembling, submitting evaluations, budget, feasibility, reporting, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring award.
  • Research new grant opportunities and analyze current/past submissions/awards for the purpose of developing additional resources.
  • Develop and collaborate on grant strategy.  Maintain proposal calendar and financial management of grants.

Brand Communication:

  • Design, implement and manage RSFSR’s visibility, media and marketing.
  • Develop standard and unique messaging for different arenas and mediums.  Manage and produce RSFSR’s social media, newsletters and website content.
  • Oversee production of the annual report.
  • Respond as first point of contact with design consultants and printers.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on public relations activities and crisis PR situations as needed with media, press and/or other external audiences.


  • Demonstrated experience with donor development and fundraising strategies
  • Dynamic professional with proven track record of building donor relationships
  • Technical implementation and knowledge of database software (Donor Perfect), MS Office Suite, website updates and social media posting (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; public speaking, English language, grammar, composition, business correspondence, and overall communication etiquette.
  • Accept flexible working hours. Willingness to use own mode of transportation for work-related purposes.
  • Ability to work both independently or without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization.  High energy and passion for spinal cord injury support and advocacy.
  • Adhere to appropriate standards of conduct and ethics, including but not limited to:
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity and honesty
    • Follow and/or comply with management and/or board directives
    • Exhibit the ability to adapt effectively to changing internal and external environments
    • Cooperate and collaborate respectfully with others
    • Participate and engage in proactive problem solving


  • Bachelor’s degree required plus 5 years of professional experience in fund development
  • Tangible experience expanding and cultivating existing individual donor relationships over time.
  • Tangible experience growing a nonprofit organization’s social media and online presence and reach.


  • Salary Range:  $50,000 – $57,000
  • Health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays


No phone inquiries, qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter and resume to: cboyce@ryanshazierfund.org

RSFSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/ADA