Chief of Mission Integration

Agency Summary. WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 7,500 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

Position Summary. This is a new position at WC&S. The Chief of Mission Integration leads the organization’s business strategies, strategic planning, and special initiatives. Champions organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values, ensuring all staff are fully trained and fluent in core components including Safety, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Sanctuary, and Women’s Center Business Systems. Oversees Human Resources and Database and Contracts efforts.

Reports to: President/CEO

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overall Organizational Leadership Responsibilities

  • Provides key leadership to advance the Mission, Vision, and Values of WC&S and ensure all aspects of each are integrated into the daily work and practices of all staff, especially in relation to Safety (of clients, staff, facility, and technology), Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI), Sanctuary, and Women’s Center Business Systems (WCBS). Ensures philosophical and programmatic integrity of WC&S consistent with these Mission, Vision, and Values.
    • Specific to Safety, DEI, Sanctuary, and WCBS: Provide strategic leadership for training and professional development of all staff and direct service volunteers to ensure that these core components of our work are fully integrated throughout all levels of the organization and in all aspects of our work, with a goal of all staff being fluent in the language, important, specifics, principles, and tenets of each.
    • Leads the Safety Committee and oversees WC&S Improvement Board.
  • Works with CEO, Chief of Prevention, Intervention, & Outreach and Board’s Strategic Planning Committee to identify and direct long-range and short-range business strategies, tactical plans, and strategic planning for the organization.
    • Serves as staff liaison to the Board of Directors’ Strategic Planning Committee.
    • Pursues and formalizes new partnerships, strategic development opportunities, and creative programming ventures when appropriate.
    • Kickstarts special initiatives and provides project management structure and follow-up as needed.
  • Resiliently encounters constraints and adversity and capitalizes on opportunities.
  • Maintains a positive and transparent relationship with the CEO, staff, and Board.
  • Questions and analyzes possibilities, potential impacts, and unintended consequences.
  • Serves as key participant in program leadership team, recommending and implementing innovative ideas and solutions around procedures and program development.
  • Serves as staff liaison to Board and to committees, if needed/as assigned.
  • Assists in identifying/analyzing unique issues, systems, or problems having an organizational impact.
  • Serves as a representative of WC&S to the community at events and meetings and strengthens WC&S’ reputation and relationships.
  • Provides professional-level assistance to CEO including assistance with Board relations and development initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, members of the programmatic team, and Grants Manager, researches and assists in writing grant proposals related to new opportunities, specifically on a federal level.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, supervision, and program development for Human Resources and Database and Contracts departments to ensure quality and effectiveness. Builds and manages all supervised employees, including participation in the hiring & firing of staff, based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures tasks are appropriately delegated and completed by monitoring performance against predetermined standards and requirements and holding staff accountable for meeting expectations. Trains and develops staff, provides constructive performance feedback and appraisals, and takes appropriate corrective action to address performance and conduct issues.
  • Works in conjunction with the Finance Department and Director of Human Resources on administering compensation and benefits.
  • Guides or performs administrative functions for departments and submits, in a timely manner, all personnel, financial, computer systems and facilities forms.
  • Provides back-up to positions supervised as needed.

Other Responsibilities

  • Completes Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) training and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) within first 6 months and completes annual continuing education requirements as appropriate.
  • Advocates for victims of IPV, using the Justice, Autonomy, Restoration and Safety model (JARS) and the Sanctuary Model.
  • Completes and maintains First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with a minimum of 5 years management experience. Candidates with a combination of education, experience, and skills that uniquely qualifies the individual to perform the duties of the position will be considered.
  • Domestic violence- and/or sexual assault-related direct service experience preferred.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to understand, implement, and oversee confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Strong command of general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity and understanding of information technology, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Teams strongly preferred.
  • Demonstration of knowledge and experience in cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion required.
  • Strong executive skills required: personnel, program management, fund development & management, data & outcomes, and strategic planning.
  • Demonstration of a positive and resourceful leadership style.
  • Excellent presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a team environment.
  • Demonstration of creativity in response to multiple demands, unanticipated events, changing information and circumstances and in proactively meeting deadlines, as needed.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is full time (40 hours), exempt, benefit eligible.
  • Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, with evenings and weekends required as needed.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Nicole Molinaro by end of business Friday October 22, 2021.

Women’s Center & Shelter is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

Board Treasurer

Senior Hearts Rescue and Renewal (SHRR) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to save the lives of senior dogs through a proven renewal and placement process, giving our seniors a high quality of life in loving homes. Founded in 2016, SHHR has saved over 570 senior dogs and placed over 515 in loving homes.

SHRR is seeking a working Board Treasurer who can lead the organization in financial management and oversight, including establishing procedures, and perform day-to-day financial duties for SHRR.

An ideal Board Treasurer will have an entrepreneurial spirit, organizational skills, ability to communicate both written and verbally to corporate decision makers and private individuals, ability to work toward seeking consensus on group decisions, an awareness of the importance of open communication amongst board members, ability to adhere to board decisions and protocol, and a strong desire to build the infrastructure of the organization by development of processes, programs, and resources while advancing our mission with a passion for senior dogs.

Serving on our board is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about SHRR’s mission and who has a track record of leadership and accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Prior history of serving on a board is desirable. Ideal candidates will have success in a fast paced work or volunteer environment,  savvy diplomatic skills, affinity for cultivating relationships, understanding of our vision and mission, and a passion for saving the lives of senior dogs.

More details can be found at https://seniorhearts.org/join-our-team

Director of Operations

Salary Position: Starting Salary 82k-85K depending on experience

Position Summary: The Director of Operations will serve as the senior administrative and program officer of Catapult and will support the Executive Director with all phases of operations and personnel with the objective of pursuing economic justice and generational stability for our communities.  They are responsible for helping to manage and oversee the organization’s success.  This individual plays an integral role, along with the Executive Director, to develop and implement programs to advance the policies and mission of Catapult.

This position will report to the Executive Director and will become a member of the Catapult Greater Pittsburgh’s Executive Leadership Team. This position will supervise the Director of Homeownership, The Director of Entrepreneurship, and the Innovation and Growth Manager.

Essential Functions:

Internal Operations

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of Catapult and its programs to ensure effective and efficient performance.
  • Assists the ED in establishing and accomplishing goals to drive organizational effectiveness and enhance agency performance.
  • Leverages information to always keep the ED informed on the status of assignments, projects, and general operations.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates organization policies and procedures.  Implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations.  Communicates and explains new directives, policies, or procedures.
  • Assists with meeting and event planning and ensures ED is prepared with all necessary documents and information for effective facilitation or participation.
  • Negotiates and manages contracts with vendors, banks, funders, and other government and service organizations.
  • Determines what additional resources Catapult may need to achieve its goals and objectives, designing methods for securing such resources, and assisting the board in securing those resources.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development and Executive Director to maintain accurate and creative reporting of funds from multiple funding sources.
  • Responsible for all aspects of annual organizational budget development, forecasting, management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Works as staff liaison with YourCFO (contracted accounting services)

Programming Related

  • Represents Catapult and provides liaison between the banks, foundations, government, political, service, and neighborhood organizations.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of a proactive public relations plan to promote Catapult’s objectives.
  • Develops and maintains successful organizational relationships and Catapult partnerships.
  • Builds lasting and positive working relationships with public officials, political leaders, and institutional heads.
  • Responds to media inquiries.
  • Oversees development of publicity materials.

Management

  • Drives organization priorities forward and holds employees accountable to deadlines and deliverables and in accomplishing organizational goals and objectives.
  • Upholds and promotes social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.
  • Assists the ED with personnel management, including hiring, separations, and managing performance.
  • Attend meetings and travel with the ED and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in related Community Development/Social Services field with experience in the areas of Development, Management and Program Administration.  Including 2+ years of management and project management experience.
  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in leveraging public agencies in support of a non-profit mission
  • Sensitivity to, and experience in dealing with, minority issues and the proven ability working with diverse communities and neighborhood organizations.
  • Practical knowledge of federal, state and local government programs relating to community development.
  • In depth understanding of banking practices, products and consumer services and experience in financial management.
  • Proven ability to develop effective presentations, reports, grant proposals, and marketing collateral.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Comfortable with delivering results in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex activities and manage timelines.
  • Maintains a positive, client first attitude with all stakeholders.
  • Polished written, verbal, and social communication skills for effective interactions with a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Highly motivated, sets high goals and has standards of performance for self and others within the organization.

Please submit the following by Google Form: https://forms.gle/Cppmz7qoXF7DUS6W7

  1. Cover letter displaying your understanding and fit within Catapult Greater Pittsburgh
  2. Resume
  3. Answer to the following questions (1) Why are you passionate about operations work? (2) What has your experience been with economic justice? (3) What creative strategies would you apply to elevate Catapult Greater Pittsburgh?

Questions about this position can be sent to:

MPower Consulting LLC
412-656-7736
Marla@MPowerpgh.com
Position: Director of Operations

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.

Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst

The Business Solutions Neighborhood Business District Team is a newly formed unit that will provide data driven strategic advisory and service delivery to the URA. Included in these services is implementing a citywide business district program for neighborhood commercial corridors and adjacent residential areas including but not limited to organizational development, promotions, market analysis, design, business/neighborhood improvement districts, district management, research, data analysis etc. The Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst will provide staff support and coordination for several URA grant programs and will work with neighborhood business district organizations to assist them in connecting their businesses with resources.

The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate and committed to supporting the revitalization and growth of Pittsburgh’s neighborhood commercial corridors and connecting business district organizations and entrepreneurs with support and resources. Working with public, private, and nonprofit agencies to advance business start-up, retention, and expansion initiatives will be integral to success. The position requires outstanding ability to adapt and pivot, provide strategic and innovative spirit and vision to the URA’s work.

Job title: Neighborhood Business District Program Analyst
Department: Business Solutions
Divisional Unit: Strategic Initiatives
Paygrade: 6
Reports to: Business Program Officer
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Business Program Officer to coordinate the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund and other URA business district grant programs, including:
  • Manage the contracting, approval, and invoicing processes for all awardees
  • Work with project managers when applicable to ensure that grantees and projects are on track.
  • Attend meetings with grantees and potential grantees
  • Work with the Business Program Officer to Develop working relationships with partners and stakeholders, such as (but not limited to) Neighborhood Allies, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office, and Department of City Planning
  • Troubleshoot potential issues with projects and contracts
  • Manage budgets for related programs and contracts with the NetSuite program.
  • Provide tracking and project closeout reports, including tracking outside investment and job production when possible.
  • Coordinate with other URA staff who are working on related projects within neighborhood business districts.
  • Attend PA Downtown Center, National Main Street Center, and other training/conferences as needed.
  • Attend neighborhood meetings facilitated by the individual neighborhood business district and other community groups as needed.
  • Draft Board agenda items and receive proper approvals for all contracts that the URA enters into for neighborhood business district programs.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in business development and/or neighborhood revitalization.
  • Other combinations of education, experience, knowledge, and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position may be considered.
  • Familiarity with commercial corridor and community revitalization techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and public speaking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including coalition building, ability to build relationships with diverse populations
  • The demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of business development finance programs.
  • Familiarity with the City’s Community Development Corporations and development climate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with GIS and NetSuite preferred.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Establishing Focus
  • Managing Performance
  • Influencing Others
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Results Orientation
  • Decisiveness
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Lending Analyst

The Lending Analyst will work to advance the development of single family and/or multifamily housing projects, with a strong focus on affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh. The Lending Analyst will be responsible for discussing clients’ need, recommending the best loan products, helping clients submit a complete loan application, underwriting the loan request, executing the loan closing, and disbursing funds.

This position requires excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. A successful candidate should be familiar with single family and/or multifamily programs available to developers by the URA, local banks, non-profit organizations, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), and other federal, state and local sources. The individual should also have a passion for public service and a desire to improve communities.

Job Title: Lending Analyst
Department:  Residential & Consumer Lending
Divisional Unit: Lending and Investments
Pay Grade: 6
Reports to: Manager of Residential Lending
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage assigned single family and multifamily developments
  • Maintain an active knowledge base of all the URA’s financing products and an understanding of the qualifications required
  • Review and analyze applications for financing with regard to the eligibility and the financial feasibility (including proformas, revenues, operating expenses, and financing) of the development, and the capability of the development team
  • Schedule, coordinate, and analyze examinations made by the URA’s technical staff of the project site, plans, and specifications and construction costs to support an acceptance or rejection of proposals
  • Assist development clients with the understanding of and compliance with public requirements and approvals
  • Assist development clients in securing financing, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other affordable housing funding sources
  • Coordinate project team meetings with development team, URA technical staff and other parties as necessary to further development progress
  • Assist development clients with preparation of and compliance with Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (M/WBE) plans as required
  • Assemble and present completed financing proposals, including visual materials, to the URA’s Real Estate Loan Review and Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) Advisory Committees
  • Review closing documents for accuracy, completeness and conformity to URA and department policies, guidelines and regulations; coordinate and conduct loan closings.
  • Coordinate with developer, bond counsel, underwriter, and financial advisor for the scheduling, marketing and closing of multifamily bond issues.
  • Maintain and organize project files in accordance with established procedures
  • Enter project information into Salesforce and Portfol (or futures programs utilized for loan origination/servicing, check requests and project management) systems as required
  • Maintain and manage development budgets and process stage payments for construction and soft costs;
  • Reconcile all project sales proceeds
  • Review and evaluate all items related to project construction and correspond with URA Engineering & Construction Department from initial review of plans, specifications and costs through final build-out and sale of project, including all change orders
  • Produce and analyze housing development budgets and proformas
  • Work with various federal, state, and local agencies and lenders to coordinate project financing
  • Represent the URA at banking, finance, development and other conferences, seminars, etc., as required by department needs or interests
  • Participate with other URA staff, the Department of City Planning and/or other stakeholders in the preparation of Request(s) for Qualifications (RFQ), Request(s) for Proposals (RFP) for development sites, financing and/or professional services and the review and analysis of submitted responses
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field, plus at least two (2) years related experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree and training in housing finance and development, plus at least four (4) years related experience.
  • A different combination of education and work experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with co-workers, individuals, agencies, private and public lending institutions, and community organizations is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills are required.
  • Mature judgment with an ability to support and explain reasoning for decisions is required.
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve while staying within guidelines is required.
  • Customer service skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of housing development and financing.
  • Experience with real estate transactions and evaluations.
  • Knowledge of regulatory issues in both underwriting/finance and real estate.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Salesforce is desired but not required.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Information Gathering
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Forward Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Customer Orientation
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Stress Management
  • Oral Communication

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA. 

Recruiter & Engagement Associate

This position is for a Recruiter and Engagement Associate who will be a critical member to the HR department. Responsible for research, develop, and implement effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract top talent. Dedicated to driving stronger engagement and opening lines of communication within the organization. The ideal candidate for this role is passionate, detail oriented, collaborative, and has a variety of experience in human resource operations.

Job title:  Recruiter & Engagement Associate
Department:  Human Resources Department
Divisional Unit: Central Operations
Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Department Support:

The Recruiter will research, develop, and implement effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization. The Engagement Associate is responsible for helping promote a positive organizational culture. This position is dedicated to driving stronger engagement and opening lines of communication with current and potential employees; helping launch Human Resources programs and initiatives; and crafting HR-related messages ranging from employee surveys to rewards programs.

Recruiter Responsibilities:

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Assists with job posting and advertisement processes.
  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates.
  • Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and others
  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.
  • Backup for Payroll processing with Finance Dept via Paylocity
  • Attends and participates in college job fairs and recruiting sessions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Engagement Responsibilities:

  • Tailor programming and individualized/group support to help employees outline a potential career path so they can better visualize their future within the organization.
  • Responsible for Onboarding experience
  • Drives the Mentor/Mentee Program within the organization
  • Responsible for the Award recognition program
  • Assist with employee’s surveys
  • Employee career growth, development and retention is a primary focus for this position
  • Build, analyze, and report on diversity representation, benefits utilization, event participation
  • Build and maintain educational materials, dashboards and key relationships across the business to ensure leaders have the data they need to drive change.
  • Encouraging employees to refer talented applicants to the organization as an employer of choice
  • Conducting periodic check-ins with new and seasoned employees to solicit input and identify opportunities for improvement related to employee engagement and retention
  • Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of human resource department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics.
  • Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking software or other recruitment systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • At least five years managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process highly preferred.
  • Associates Degree in Business Administration, or a closely related field.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, including Microsoft Suite products.
  • Experience working with an HRIS system.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage confidential situations with professionalism and diplomacy. Must be able to adapt to all personality types.
  • Willingness to work as a team and collaborate.
  • Must be able to communicate professionally both written and orally.
  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions; organize, prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently.
  • Any other combination of degree, skills, training, and experience will be considered.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Customer Orientation
  • Information Gathering
  • Managing Performance
  • Takes Initiative
  • Thoroughness
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Flexibility

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Project Manager

The Project Manager plays the critical role of advancing URA development projects, real estate transactions, financial analysis, and general project implementation. The core duties also include assist with fundraising for projects and grant administration, in addition to managing and administering the URA’s tax diversion programs.

The Project Manager will shape URA projects, participate on RFP review committees, review financing, and manage real estate development within the City of Pittsburgh.

An ideal candidate will have a strong background in urban development, real estate, economics, public policy, or a similar field. Project Managers will be creative, methodical, collaborative, and passionate about their field. Work is performed independently under general direction. The Project Manager will report directly to the URA’s Manager of Planning and Development.

Job title: Project Manager
Department: Project and Asset Management Unit
Divisional Unit: Development Services
Reports to: Manager of Planning and Development
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of multi-year project implementation activities related to all aspects of the development process from planning, RFP, predevelopment, design and through construction to post-construction.
  • Preparation and maintenance of project charters, schedules, and budgets.
  • Conceptual development of project initiatives including research and analysis related to land acquisition issues, site preparation and remediation, infrastructure development, financing options, budget management, and other planning, sustainability and development issues.
  • Evaluate projects using the URA’s metric and assessment system to make recommendations on URA involvement in the project and level and type of public intervention.
  • Management of RFP development, release, implementation, and management.
  • Preparation of project funding applications and development documents including Redevelopment Proposals.
  • Meeting with developers to discuss development proposals and financing alternatives.
  • Preparation of economic impact, financial, market, and physical feasibility evaluations.
  • Preparation, maintenance and continued evaluation of project charters, schedules, budgets, and other documents associated with redevelopment.
  • Utilization of GIS, data analysis, and financial analysis to advise project feasibility and market viability.
  • Preparation of grant applications and grant administration.
  • Assisting the Director and/or Executive Director, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business/Public Administration, Urban Planning/Development or a related field. Other combinations of education, experience, knowledge, and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position will also be considered.
  • Three (3) to six (6) years of experience in planning, real estate development, project management, financing, and fundraising.
  • Competency with analytic skills, ability to write clearly, to speak effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relations with public and private sectors is also required. Another combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position would also be considered.
  • Familiarity with public financing tools, including Tax Increment Financing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, HUD Section 108, CDBG, and others.
  • Strong understanding with practical applicability of all URA programs and services.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and standard computer program is required.
  • Ability to be patient and maintain composure in a political environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Creative and dynamic personality with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of real estate and community development practices and principles.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Results Orientation
  • Attention to Communication
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Takes Initiative
  • Thoroughness
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Manager of Strategic Data & Impact

The Business Solutions Division of Strategic Initiative is newly formed unit that will provide strategic advisory and service delivery to the URA. Included in these services is using data to drive internal decision making, communicate impact, evaluate success, and standardize measurable outputs & outcomes that define the URA’s success and communicate impact and progress. The Division of Strategic Initiative will also leverage partnerships and URA resources to drive quality job growth through business expansion, growth industry cluster development, and seek innovative ways to drive equitable economic growth. The Division of Strategic Initiative will work closely with the Business Solutions team and URA leadership to achieve its goals.

The Manager of Strategic Data and Impact will develop and manage key aspects of the utilization of data to measure and communicate impact and work with the URA Executive Leadership Team to lead strategic planning initiatives through a data driven lens.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate and committed to empowering the URA to measure and communicate impact through data. This position will have a unique opportunity to build out systems and processes while also building a team to support the work.

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent data management and analysis skills, communication skills, strong analytical and advanced problem-solving ability, detailed knowledge, and experience working with public, private, and nonprofit agencies to advance economic development.

Job title:  Manager of Strategic Data and Impact
Department:  Business Solutions
Divisional Unit: Strategic Initiatives
Paygrade: 8
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Define and build a work plan to achieve the goal of using data to drive internal decision making, communicate impact, and evaluate success.
  • Mobilize special projects at the request of the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Work with the URA Executive Leadership Team to lead and manage strategic planning initiatives.
  • Provide supervision to data and digital communications team and staff, including team leadership and staff management functions, such as day to operations of staff, performance reviews, and overall leadership.
  • Work with the Chief Strategy Officer to build out an initial team to support and execute the work plan.
  • Develop and refine a standard set of measurable outputs, outcomes, and impacts, that illustrate, the URA’s progress toward achieving its mission objectives.
  • Lead consolidation of data sets, including but limited to IWT, NetSuite, and The Mortgage Office.
  • Develop a data management plan for creating, maintaining, and storing new data assets.
  • Create and execute operating procedures to provide advisory service to URA unit leadership to develop visualizations and storytelling content and for unit level data consolidation and initial analysis.
  • Develop impact reporting collateral that can be used for strategic communication to stakeholders, funders, partners, and others.
  • Develop protocols and workplan to use data to inform internal decision making such as project and program evaluation.
  • Produce and maintain public-facing, data-driven dashboards, reports, and visualizations.
  • Provide team leadership and staff management functions—including day to operations of Data Impact staff, performance reviews, and overall leadership.
  • Seek continuous improvement to improve data collection and reporting with a goal of driving intelligent communication of impact.
  • Provide thought leadership and creativity to help the URA communicate and achieve its goals.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continual improvement, requiring excellent customer service, encouraging new ideas and processes.
  • Participate in strategic planning and preside over meetings as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field
    5+  years of related professional experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory role managing people and departments.
  • Knowledge of data gathering, analysis, processes, and communication.
  • The demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including policy and business leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong ties to community, and professional networking, working relationships with public policy, academic, philanthropic, and business leaders.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Establishing Focus
  • Empowering Others
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Performance
  • Influencing Others
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Results Orientation
  • Decisiveness
  • Personal Credibility
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Decisiveness
  • Persuasive Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Director of Operations

Full Time Opportunity

Organization Overview

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) is tasked with the mission to protect, conserve, promote, and improve our natural resources. The organization is currently celebrating its 75th year and has roots in soil and water conservation efforts that arose during the dust bowl. ACCD’s diverse program portfolio includes technical assistance for urban and rural agriculture operations, improvements to watersheds and wetlands, and regulatory enforcement of PA Chapter 102 and 105 Acts, which protect soil and water and are administered in concert with PA DEP.

Position Overview

The Director of Operations (DO), under the direction of the Assistant Director and in close collaboration with ACCD’s Executive Director and Shared CFO, is responsible for managing internal financial operations, ensuring smooth organizational operations, overseeing human resource records, and employing high level project management tools to support Leadership Team Initiatives.

The DO is a pivotal position in ensuring smooth operations and a supported work experience for staff. Essential skills include a proactive, self-directed, highly communicative, confident and flexible approach to work with demonstrated project management experience and well-developed problem-solving skills. These skills must be applied to move forward both independent and team projects with accountability and time-sensitivity.

The prioritized responsibilities of this position include:

Lead and Manage Internal Financial Operations

  • Approve purchase orders, record deposits and payables, and reconcile credit card statements, ensure expenditures are in line with the annual budget.
  • Manage electronic payment processing systems, training of staff on billing procedures and documentation of procedures.
  • Prepare all required documentation for weekly meeting with contract Bookkeeper and maintain the filing of all invoices, cash receipts, and contracts.
  • Maintain time management system, run payroll, and communicate with supervisors and payroll processing company on items.
  • Function as point person to collect activity reports, generate financial statements, and submit state contract reports.
  • Prepare QuickBooks reports as requested for accountant, program and grant documentation.
  • Collect W-9 documentation for 1099 vendor form processing, and issue corresponding engagement documentation to 1099 vendors.
  • Work with the Shared CFO to assist with the annual audit, budget preparation, fiscal close procedures, and other required internal and external reporting
  • Liaise with the Shared Chief Financial Officer, and other duties as assigned

Direct and Manage Operational Projects

  • Synthesize complex information and craft briefs and executive summaries.
  • Conduct benchmarking research, craft and circulate RFP’s for various priority projects as identified by leadership.
  • Develop a policy and procedure manual to ensure ACCD is in compliance with applicable local, federal, and state regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Remain current on changes within the legal, regulatory, economic, and technology environments, which may affect the financial and administrative operations of the organization.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals.
  • Provide task and oversight support for any COVID-related issues, including internal exposure tracking, external communications and operations recommendations to the Leadership Team as new public health developments evolve.
  • Project manage office space study and reopening plan in partnership with committee members. This will include policy development, logistical planning, reservation system development and relationship management with architect and landlord.

Maintain and Curate Human Resources Records

  • Onboard new staff, benefits enrollment, and maintain HR records.
  • Assist in preparation of materials for annual evaluations and increases. Lead annual open enrollment with vendors.
  • Participate in HR professional development training to stay aware of updates and liaise with ACCD’s HR Consultant.

Provide Executive Support

  • Provide support for Board meetings including assistance with preparation of board packets and meeting minutes, gathering components from staff.
  • Keep updated Board contact list, assist in all aspects of meeting planning and implementation including set-up, break-down, and other tasks as needed.
  • Assist with logistics and planning for meetings and high-level communications.
  • Create meeting agendas and curate notes.

Oversee Facility Maintenance

  • Oversee the administrative property management functions, including, but not limited to, asset management, inventory management, preventive maintenance, capital improvement projects, procurement, and regulatory compliance.
  • Order office supplies and maintain all office operational needs, including relationships with vendors.
  • Process incoming USPS mail, scan and/or distribute to staff electronically as needed.
  • Monitor and Improve Information Technology
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure ACCD’s communication and IT systems function without interruptions.
  • Improve processes and policies in support of organizational goals, ensure sensitive information is handled and saved according to best practices.
  • Provide security and oversight of organizational credentials in password keeping system.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in operations management, financial and account reporting, or project management. A minimum of 5-7 years of experience preferred.
  • QuickBooks, MS Office, Microsoft Teams Google Suite, spreadsheets and understanding of data bases.
  • Proven track record of systems level and strategic thinking, working well under pressure, managing details of several concurrent projects with a keen result- focused orientation, and clearly communicating about tasks.
  • Possession of excellent organizational skills, detail-orientated and task-driven.
  • Ensures confidentiality of information and supports rules and ethics of the organization
  • Demonstrates proactive problem solving, leadership, conflict management and team building skills to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills.
  • Able to establish and maintain collaborations with external vendors.
  • Embodies excellent project management, problem-solving, and decisiveness.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse audiences as well as working knowledge of community needs and initiatives.

Compensation Overview

This position is full time exempt. The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, 3% Simple IRA match, health insurance with family coverage, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, paid sick, personal leave, generous paid holidays and vacation in accordance with the ACCD Employee Manual.

ACCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCD is an EOE employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. ACCD follows Pennsylvania’s at-will employment policy. People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must pass background checks as a condition of employment. We highly encourage our employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their colleagues and the community.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three references with ‘Director of Operations’ in the subject line to resumes@accdpa.org. The position will remain open until filled.