Membership and Advocacy Department Head

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) international professional society of scientists and engineers, seeks a motivated and experienced senior-level association professional with strong fundamentals and a history of success to lead its newly created Membership and Advocacy Department. This position reports to the Executive Director and leads a staff of four. The Department Head is responsible for staff leadership, engagement and support of relevant volunteers, and general management of TMS activities in membership; diversity, equity, and inclusion; advocacy; and customer service. Success in this role will be characterized by effective and enthusiastic leadership and oversight, a results orientation, and strategic and data-driven planning and development.

Membership responsibilities include the recruitment, retention, and recovery of TMS members as well as stewardship of a student membership program. Identifying and implementing relevant best practices and collaborations in diversity, equity, and inclusion is expected. The position ensures that staff support is provided to—and appropriate follow-up action is taken for—assigned volunteer functional committees and their subcommittees in the areas of membership; advocacy; diversity, equity, and inclusion; student activities; public and governmental affairs; professional development; and other broad outward-facing volunteer initiatives in service of the materials community (e.g., accreditation and education). The Membership and Advocacy Department supports three of the Society’s 14 members of the Board of Directors. The department head ensures that prompt and effective external customer service is provided and that excellence in record management is a characteristic practice. Developing synergies and impactful initiatives among staff, volunteers, and other organizations will be a hallmark of success. Effective collaboration and coordination with other staff departments is essential.

Compensation and benefits are competitive (401(k) with generous employer match, health insurance, three-weeks of vacation to start, free parking, casual dress code, more). Headquartered in McCandless, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, TMS is operating in compliance with state recommendations via a remote work environment, and the interview process will be conducted remotely. When in-person office operations resume, TMS will continue with telework-friendly operations; occasional to full-time telework a possibility.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Ten years’ experience within an individual membership association
  • At least five years’ experience managing professional staff and supporting volunteers in an association environment
  • At least five years’ experience leading membership initiatives and campaigns preferred
  • Demonstrable experience developing and managing programs supportive of diversity, equity, inclusion, and advocacy issues
  • Experience with U.S. government affairs and lobbying preferred
  • Experience working with scientists and engineers preferred
  • Strong leadership, mentorship, and collaboration skills
  • Certified Association Executive designation preferred
  • Experience in decision-making using data analytics preferred
  • A big-picture orientation grounded with what can be practically accomplished
  • Experience with association management systems (membership databases)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, teambuilding, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office environment (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Position includes duties that require travel (10% or less) and occasional weekend work

Responsibilities

  • Lead the TMS membership program, inclusive of coordinating inter- and intra-department efforts in fulfilling, building, and sustaining the TMS membership value proposition and increasing membership recruitment, retention, and recovery as well as revenue associated with same.
  • Assure effective staff support, servant leadership, recordkeeping, reporting, and project management of initiatives by the following volunteer bodies as well as their subcommittees, work groups, ad hoc committees and/or other bodies that may evolve in these realms:
    • Member and Student Development Committee, including at the time of this writing the Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Bladesmithing Committee; and the Young Leaders Committee
    • Public and Governmental Affairs Committee
    • The Education Committee
    • The Accreditation Committee
    • The Professional Registration Committee
    • The Professional Development Committee
    • The following members of the Board of Directors: Membership and Student Development Director;    Professional Development Director; Public and Governmental Affairs Director
  • Build the TMS profile as an advocate and leader within the materials and STEM communities to explore and advance matters associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Assure that effective, prompt, knowledgeable, and welcoming customer service is provided with excellent communication and timely follow up to members, external clients, and internal clients.
  • Assure the development and execution of appealing student programs within the allowable boundaries of the Material Advantage MOU and compelling to students so as to build profile of the TMS brand with students and promote eventual membership in TMS upon graduation.
  • Assure effective staff support of the Material Advantage program, inclusive of supporting the Materials Advantage Committee and all obligations required of TMS by the Material Advantage MOU.
  • Seek impactful membership and diversity, equity, and inclusion collaborations with other organizations, develop win-win propositions to collaborate, negotiate their adoption and fulfillment by stakeholders, and implement and manage these relationships.
  • Seek sponsorships and funding to support the department’s programs and initiatives that do not generate sufficient revenue to offset direct expense.
  • Develop budgets for all areas of responsibility that satisfy existing and envisioned commitments and manage operations toward meeting or exceeding financial and operational expectations.
  • Assure that TMS member and client record-keeping is accurate.
  • Issue regular dashboards and reports for areas of responsibility and employ data trends in the making decisions and identifying areas of vulnerability.
  • Monitor association community trends in areas of responsibility and complementary sectors and pursue suitable professional development.
  • Utilize assigned staff to fulfill responsibilities and mentor and coach them toward success in their roles and in the acquisition of suitable professional development.
  • Regularly review the department’s portfolio of programs and responsibilities for effectiveness, continued relevance, improvement, or reinvention and take the steps necessarily to implement needed adjustments.
  • Participate on and/or lead staff teams as assigned.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Analyst

We are seeking an Analyst with an interest in human service programs and/or quality improvement programs. The Analyst must be able to work both independently as well as part of a team in conducting quality and outcome analysis to unify and coordinate quality service provision across one or more program offices of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), and may also conduct research and analysis related to other program areas with which DHS interacts (e.g., public education, health, criminal justice).  DHS’s program offices include Behavioral Health, Intellectual Disability, Area Agency on Aging, Community Services and Children, Youth and Families. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Processing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of DHS; a focus on client service data and quick turnaround response to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities is a large part of the job. While the Analyst is not required to be an expert in all statistical tests and methods, Incumbent is expected to recognize his/her particular expertise in data analysis and to seek other expert opinions whenever appropriate.
  • Extracting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of DHS.
  • Developing an understanding of DHS’s services and systems, in order to promote the effective use of data for decision-making through insightful analysis.
  • Sharing knowledge and findings through effective verbal and written presentations, to internal and to external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the development and design of research studies to evaluate human service programs administered by DHS. Studies may focus upon particular programs, cross-system service utilization or particular consumer groups or service needs. This work may include cleaning and analysis; performing literature reviews; obtaining secondary data sources; and gathering input from a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Serving as a bridge between application developer, leadership and end-users to ensure that the data stored and retrieved from the system meet the research and operational needs of DHS.
  • Querying databases to answer ad hoc requests to support program offices.
  • Creating dashboards and data visualizations using Tableau software.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies for DHS.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of DHS’s research agenda.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated interest in public service and research.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience querying relational databases with SQL.
  • Experience with data visualization (Tableau preferred).
  • Experience with R or Python (or other programming languages).
  • Experience mapping in ArcGIS or R.
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to embrace and operationalize DHS’s mission and guiding principles in work practices and deliverables.
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files and transforming raw data into finished products.
  • Ability to think critically and effectively communicate results to a diverse audience.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities so as to respond quickly to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to interact professionally with DHS and provider staff, consumers and general public.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with a high level of independence.
  • Able to thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Able to sit at a computer for long periods (2 plus hours) and traverse the building carrying up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.).
  • Has both available and consistent access to reliable transportation and is able to navigate in the community for work-related assignments, as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in public policy or a quantitative field and experience with data visualization also preferred.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus 2 years of previous relevant experience.

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  •  It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  •  It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Data Analyst

Culture:

Trying Together’s mission is to support high-quality care and education for young children.

Trying Together is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that supports the work of early childhood by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. A fast-paced organization, Trying Together looks for dedicated and passionate staff who bring positivity to their work and a solution-oriented sensibility.

Trying Together is an equal opportunity employer. Trying Together does not discriminate and encourages qualified candidates of any gender, race, class, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or age to apply. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis.

Purpose:

The Data Analyst works closely with the Director of Administration to support the implementation of high quality, responsive, and timely activities which back the internal operations and program functions of Trying Together. The Data Analyst assists in supporting evaluations of program development and impact within the early care and education field.  The analyst must have a strong base of coordination and technical skills that can be flexibly adapted to meet the needs of many different internal and external stakeholders. The Data Analyst must understand the unique responsibilities and accountabilities to communicate professionally; and, work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team/community effort.

Responsibilities:

  • Processes and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of Trying Together.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Administration, develops the outcomes and indicators that will be used to monitor the organization’s progress towards its goals.
  • Provides clear and useful reports for Leadership, staff and other stakeholders as needed to implement the organization’s strategies and programs and to support the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Develops understanding of Trying Together’s data access and usage in order to facilitate internal data practices and promote the effective use of data for decision-making.
  • Works with the organization’s various departments and all working groups in carrying out data related responsibilities.
  • Supports programs such as, but not limited to, Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 by using data to improve programs and respond to stakeholders needs.
  • Works with key staff to set evaluation outcome goals.
  • Maintains links and collaborates where possible with other external data collection, evaluation, and systems change efforts.
  • Develops relationships with other organizations locally such as the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, at the state level via the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), PA DHS, PA PDE and early care and education providers to assure access and links with other data systems and to support shared goals of ensuring all young children and their caregivers thrive.
  • Participates as a staff team member and represents the organization in various Trying Together activities and projects both locally and at the state level, including meetings, public events, workshops and training events.
  • Shares knowledge and findings through effective verbal and written presentations, to internal and to external stakeholders. Writes detailed research reports describing the methodology, findings and recommendations of completed studies.
  • Develops and prepares internal reports of the status, progress, and outcomes of evaluation activities.
  • Writes proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluation or special projects.
  • Conducts research and analysis of issues as requested, including the preparation of reports, white papers, and journal publications recommendations and other materials to support the work of the organization.
  • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse personalities, and the wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences of the organization, its partners, and the field it serves.
  • Experience working with a variety of public, private, nonprofit, and grassroots organizational structures.
  • Ability to think strategically, remaining focused on goals and objectives.
  • Highly proficient and knowledgeable in the use of current computer software and tools, specifically Microsoft Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and analytic tools.  Skills in database development, Tableau, and geospatial analysis are considered a plus.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and be persistent, and solve problems as they arise.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Master’s or Doctoral degree and a minimum of two years relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development.
  • Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts, and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes.
  • Ability to analyze information, summarize findings, and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and manipulating data using a computer database.
  • Understanding of statistical principles and methods for data analysis.
  • Experience supporting and training staff and community partners, that are unfamiliar with research and evaluations, to collect, manage, and analyze data.
  • Familiarity with the key social/infrastructural issues facing the early care and education field.

Required Clearances:

  • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance
  • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance
  • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification

Required Training:

  • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.

Interested Applicants: Submit cover letter and resume with a minimum of three work-related references to jobs@tryingtogether.org. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

Children’s Advocacy Coordinator

The Children’s Advocacy Coordinator provides technical assistance and training on the intervention and prevention of child sexual abuse and teen sexual assault, and coordinates children’s advocacy issues for advocates, children and youth case workers, educators, healthcare personnel, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other allied professionals. This position also provides support to those providing direct services including counseling, therapy and advocacy to survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Design, develop, coordinate, and facilitate training’s, workshops and other resources surrounding childhood sexual abuse prevention, intervention, response, and requirements for mandated reporters;

Provide technical assistance and professional support to advocates, counselors, victims service centers, and other allied professionals;

Collaborate with and support PCAR/NSVRC’s public policy efforts to advocate for local, state, and national systems to improve prevention and response to child sexual abuse;

Serve as the Coalition’s liaison for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive rehabilitative services and access to financial restitution.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or other related field; and/or four years of relevant experience (some of which should be specific to child sexual abuse).

New Troop Engagement Coordinator

Location: Pittsburgh

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/Essential Functions:

The New Troop Engagement Coordinator guides, mentors and supports new troop leaders through their first year of participation in Girl Scouts.  You are the first point of contact for prospective and new troop volunteers to welcome them to the organization, coordinate their connection to key staff and volunteers, provide training support, and ensure they are equipped and empowered to lead girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As subject matter expert of the new troop leader first year experience, you foster a positive and motivational relationship with volunteers that is critical for new member retention. The essential functions of this position include the following:

  • Onboard new troop leaders;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the New Leader Learning Path to optimize support and retention;
  • Work with Volunteer Troop Coaches to develop and maintain networks of local volunteers to provide local support and resources to new leaders;
  • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate Leadership Workshops to ensure training needs meet the volume of new leaders being onboarded;
  • Collaborate with staff to promote and assist with recruitment efforts, council sponsored event and training promotion, and participation in council-wide initiatives;
  • Become the subject matter expert in the online Volunteer Toolkit; schedule and implement monthly trainings for volunteers, and review, track and report on utilization;
  • Analyze data and trends to develop and implement plans to achieve girl and adult membership growth and retention goals among new members;
  • Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults;

Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent professional experience;
  • 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;
  • Strong training and facilitation skills with demonstrated success executing trainings and workshops, both virtually and in-person;
  • Top notch communicator and can confidently present to large groups;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and ability to learn new systems;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Able to work flexible hours to include days, some evenings and some weekends;
  • Have reliable transportation;

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Board Of Directors/Board Member

ABOUT:

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh celebrates our unique architecture and history by providing historical tours inside iconic buildings and cool new spaces, as well as offering virtual storytelling experiences.

We believe the best way to understand and appreciate our city’s history is to be immersed inside our buildings.

We make it easy and accessible for all to explore, be curious, and learn how to appreciate not just the architecture, but the architect; not just the owner, but their contributions to our industries; not just the habitants, but their cultures.

Our historical tours invite the public to go behind-the-scenes with us, hear lesser-known stories, or just simply explore these buildings as we peek into the treasured architecture that unfolds the history of Pittsburgh.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The most critical qualifications for new board members are enthusiastic interest and a commitment to our mission to develop appreciation of our city’s heritage and architecture. For the term beginning in June 2021, special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in marketing, fundraising and grant-writing, or leadership and strategic planning. Board members should have an interest in cultivating and growing relationships. Previous service on a non-profit board is preferred but not required.in

BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs, including, but not limited to, attending at least (1) virtual event, (1) in-person tour/event annually.
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission.
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Give a meaningful personal financial donation (there is no minimum).
  • Consistently participate in board meetings (typically every 5-7 weeks).
  • Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization.

Underrepresented candidates, including black and non-black people of color, people with disabilities, speakers of languages besides English, and people who identify as LGBTQ+, are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Bonnie Baxter, Executive Director @ bonnie@doorsopenpgh.org

Vice President for Ministry

CCO operational opportunities are the positions that support the hands on campus ministry of the organization. From Staff Services, Talent Acquisition & Mobilization, and Communications to Finance, Support Raising, and Events these positions help make campus ministry happen.

CCO staff call college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives. We do this by:

  1. Sharing the Gospel with students and developing passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.
  2. Serving together with the church and inviting students into the lives of local congregations.
  3. Giving students a vision for serving Jesus Christ in their studies, jobs, communities and families.

This senior leadership position provides executive-level vision, mentorship and oversight of the CCO’s on campus ministries, partnerships, and training. The VP for Ministry drives the development of innovative ways to reach college students through the local church and leads a team focused on evangelism, teaching, relationship, and discipleship.

A distinctive feature of the CCO is our partnership with the local church and our theological approach to ministry and discipleship which views the arc of scripture via Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. With this model and theological approach the VP for Ministry oversees and supports the active stewardship of ensuring healthy and growing church partnerships as well as partnership growth and development.

The VP for Ministry will also supervise and support the CCO’s training and equipping resources for staff. This position reports directly to the CEO, will have direct Board of Directors interaction, and is a contributing member of the organizations Executive Leadership Team.

Pittsburgh is the location of the CCO’s main headquarters,. If the applicant does not live in proximity, understand that travel will be required for meetings and possible staff supervision.

View full job description.

CCO positions use a shared funding model. CCO contributes a portion towards salary and total employment costs and CCO staff people are responsible to raise support for the remainder. This amount varies based on position and education & experience of staff.

Please be advised that to apply you will need to upload a current resume and complete a series of questions that will need to be completed in one sitting.

Board Members

Beechview is a neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh known for its “T” stops, Broadway shops and restaurants. At this time,  Beechview Revitalization Advisory Group (BRAG) is in search of Board members to add to our team.  The requirements are as follows:

  • Live in Beechview
  • Work in Beechview or
  • Own a business in Beechview
  • Over the age of 18

If you meet one of the criteria and are interested in joining the board, we would like to hear from you! Our current board is high energy, motivated and ready to get started on projects.

Campaign Director

PennFuture’s mission is to lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We protect our air, water, and land, and empower citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. Working throughout the Commonwealth, PennFuture’s team of attorneys, policy experts, organizers, communications specialists, and advocates watchdog against polluters and environmental injustices, educate the public, and advance pro-environment policies.

INTRODUCTION:

PennFuture’s Campaign Director (Director) oversees PennFuture’s campaigns and a staff team to carry out important, multifaceted regional and local projects around the Commonwealth. These campaigns typically dovetail with many of PennFuture’s signature strategies—including policy, legal, communications, civic engagement, and field organizing—into one cohesive package of tactics to achieve our mission and goals in the strategic plan. The Director’s role is to develop and supervise these bold and sophisticated campaigns, coordinating with PennFuture’s other departments in support of the campaigns and vice versa.

The Director manages campaign staff who advocate for sound policy solutions to a range of environmental threats and develop and maintain relationships with PennFuture constituents, civic leaders, grassroots and grasstops leaders, and decision makers. They direct the campaign team in interpreting technical information and science for public consumption, advocating for effective conservation and environmental policies, and working with PennFuture’s staff to advance PennFuture’s strategic objectives. The Director also oversees PennFuture’s engagement in and leadership of statewide or regional coalition efforts.

The Director is a senior staff member of the team.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE

PennFuture knows that in order to achieve our mission, we need to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have equitable access to clean air, clean water, a stable climate, and a clean and sustainable economy. We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organizational culture, policies, practices, and programs. Like the environmental and conservation movement writ large, we have historically fallen short in our efforts to build a truly equitable Pennsylvania. Our vision is to center equity and justice in everything we do as well as to combat systems of oppression and injustices that have long harmed Pennsylvania’s environmental justice communities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the campaigns program and staff, including developing strategies that advance organizational priorities across the Commonwealth
  • Work with campaigns team to develop and implement advocacy campaigns to support work that aligns with PennFuture’s strategic goals
  • Elevate awareness of environmental threats and solutions to in Pennsylvania, especially in how these disproportionately harm lower-income communities and communities of color
  • Engage and guide new advocates, existing organizations, and communities into action on policy solutions
  • Lead campaigns staff to build a diverse constituency to advocate for sound policy solutions to a range of environmental problems
  • Coordinate with PennFuture’s legal, policy, civic engagement, communications, and field staff and expertise to support implementation of cohesive, integrated campaigns
  • Collaborate with and organize PennFuture’s partners, civic leaders, and grassroots and grasstop leaders to support implementation of campaigns, ensuring stakeholders represent communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities, and other traditionally underserved communities
  • Educate decision-makers and the public, including occasional lobbying of public officials and government agencies
  • Interpret complex scientific and policy information for consumption by target audiences through media work and writing fact sheets, reports, white/briefing papers, testimony and other strategic communications
  • Craft and coordinate campaign e-mails, action alerts, website content, blog and social media posts; draft, edit, and submit letters to the editor and other opinion pieces
  • Manage campaigns grants, including writing proposals and reports
  • Other duties, as directed by their supervisor

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong commitment to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection with vision and results
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and employing that in all their work
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, including campaign management, advocacy, or policy work
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental issues impacting Pennsylvania’s communities, with a preference for those issues that fall within PennFuture’s core mission and strategic plan
  • Proven success in campaign development, implementation, and leadership, with a demonstrated ability to develop strong, authentic relationships with BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with, or an enthusiastic willingness to learn how to work with, a diverse representation of stakeholders, advocacy organizations, and elected officials
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
  • Ability to travel and to maintain a flexible work schedule; be willing to work some evenings and/or weekends, as needed

LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS:

This position may be based out of any of PennFuture’s offices (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, or Mt. Pocono). Some telecommuting is an option for this position. Please note that depending on the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, PennFuture’s offices will be closed through at least July 6, 2021.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $60,000 – $70,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

PennFuture encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color, and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

SUBMISSION:

The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, April 23, 2021.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, short 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references to stepp@pennfuture.org. Please write “CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR” in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Policy Analyst

PennFuture’s mission is to lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We protect our air, water, and land, and empower citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. Working throughout the Commonwealth, PennFuture’s team of attorneys, policy experts, organizers, communications specialists, and advocates watchdog against polluters and environmental injustices, educate the public, and advance pro-environment policies.

INTRODUCTION:

One of PennFuture’s major strategic priorities is halting the petrochemical buildout in Pennsylvania. A major tactic in doing so is consistently, accurately, and purposefully pushing back against the false narratives promulgated by the fossil fuel industry. To that end, PennFuture is seeking a dynamic Policy Analyst (Analyst) to develop and promote policy, advocacy, and educational content as part of a new rapid response initiative.

An ideal candidate has a proven track record as a thought leader and expert as it pertains to the petrochemical, fracked gas, and plastics industries. This person will be frequently called upon to lend their expertise in helping develop policy positions and with public presentations, policy hearings, and other high-visibility events.

The analyst will also have experience with rapid response-style communications and can balance accuracy with timeliness on a consistent, daily basis. Candidates will be expected to conduct in- depth and substantive research into the negative impacts of petrochemical, fracked gas and plastics industries, particularly on low-income communities and communities of color, and will be expected to write talking points, reports, fact sheets, and white papers that can be used in presentations, blogs, social media, and other public-facing communications.

While the Analyst reports directly to PennFuture’s Vice President of Legal & Policy, the position will also work closely with PennFuture’s Director of Media Relations and PennFuture’s Energy Center.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE

PennFuture knows that in order to achieve our mission, we need to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have equitable access to clean air, clean water, a stable climate, and a clean and sustainable economy. We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organizational culture, policies, practices, and programs. Like the environmental and conservation movement writ large, we have historically fallen short in our efforts to build a truly equitable Pennsylvania. Our vision is to center equity and justice in everything we do as well as to combat systems of oppression and injustices that have long harmed Pennsylvania’s environmental justice communities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct research, investigation, and analysis on the impacts of fracked gas and petrochemical industries on Pennsylvania’s communities and environment
  • Synthesize peer reviewed and expert white papers on the community and environmental impacts of fracked gas and petrochemical industries, including how these in turn disproportionately harm lower-income communities and communities of color
  • Develop and advance communications on the impact of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, including on communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities and other traditionally underserved communities
  • Act as an expert and thought leader within the environmental advocacy community, as it pertains to fracked gas and petrochemical matters
  • Develop timely written and verbal content including white papers, fact sheets, memos, talking points, blogs, and presentations about the community and environmental impacts of the fracked gas and petrochemical industries
  • Develop briefing materials for local, state, and federal policymakers
  • Champion an alternative economic vision for Pennsylvania that includes a clean energy economy and a reliance on renewable energy instead of dirty energy and fossil fuels
  • Serve as a spokesperson for PennFuture on assigned issues, including petrochemicals
  • Support the organization’s communications team by developing timely earned media and social media content
  • Conduct outreach to or work with other PennFuture departments to conduct outreach to stakeholders, including experts, coalitions, coalition partners, community members, and civic leaders
  • Track statewide and federal environmental and industry news relevant to the assigned issue area
  • Monitor industry developments by attending relevant agency hearings, community events, and conferences

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Strong commitment to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection with vision and results
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice and employing that in all their work
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with at least one of the following issues: oil and gas industry, petrochemicals, or plastics manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and an ability to respond rapidly to breaking news
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationships with organizations and coalitions led by and for BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities, ideal or Demonstrated ability to develop strong, authentic relationships with BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve complicated material and present it to a general audience
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
  • A basic technical understanding of communication and social media tools

OTHER:

This position is based out of PennFuture’s Pittsburgh office, though some telecommuting is an option for this position. Please note that depending on the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, PennFuture’s offices will be closed through at least July 6, 2021.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $50,000 – $60,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)- retirement plan.

PennFuture encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color, and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

SUBMISSION:

The deadline to apply for this position is April 23, 2021.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references to jones@pennfuture.org. Please write “POLICY ANALYST” in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.