Eviction Rapid Response Outreach Coordinator

Full and Part Time positions available $20/hr (independent contractor) Starts immediately

RentHelpPGH is hiring Eviction Rapid Response Outreach Coordinators to serve residents of Allegheny County experiencing or at risk of experiencing eviction.

What is RentHelpPGH?

In June 2020, Community Justice Project, Hill District Consensus Group, and Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation joined forces to address the impending eviction crisis. RentHelpPGH has since grown into an independent organization striving to connect Allegheny County’s most vulnerable residents with the services they need to stabilize their household. We do this both directly, through our Help Desk and Eviction Rapid Response programs, and by using the RentHelpPGH platform as a tool to enable community organizations across Allegheny County to track their neighbors’ progress and success accessing assistance programs.

We have two primary programs:

  1. The RentHelpPGH Help Desk – Our Help Desk provides triage-oriented support for individuals in need of rental, utility, mortgage, and legal assistance (among myriad other needs that arise). Help Desk Navigators spend 30-45 minutes on the phone with a client, serving as a caring and supportive ally who celebrates the dignity of the client they are working with and uses active listening to identify the areas of need and the programs most able to assist that individual’s household. Help Desk navigators go above and beyond to help the client understand how to apply for the program, what will be needed to apply, and what their next steps will be. We then strive to connect the individual with organizations that can provide on-going support when needed.
  2. The Eviction Rapid Response Program – Our Eviction Rapid Response Program prioritizes connecting with Allegheny County residents who are most vulnerable to housing instability, primarily those already facing eviction. The program consists of three primary arms or types of actions/activities to connect with people currently facing eviction or under threat of potential eviction: mailers, phone outreach, and in-person door-knocking. We believe there shouldn’t be a single person facing eviction in Allegheny County who is going through the eviction process, at any stage post-filing, that hasn’t been connected to legal assistance and other supports—and with your help, we will be that much closer to our goal.

Both full and part-time positions are available. All positions are 1099 Contractor and are paid $20/hr.

All positions are based in Allegheny County and require the ability to work from home as well as the ability to work remotely across Allegheny County regularly. The hours are flexible, some evening and weekend availability is required.

Solid candidates have:

  • A spirit of service,
  • Highly effective customer service skills,
  • A strong desire to help their neighbors in crisis,
  • Feel comfortable interfacing directly with strangers,
  • Have a commitment to social justice, and
  • Personal experience navigating social services

Candidates should also have knowledge of and comfort with computers and using a developing online customer management platform and be curious, creative, and flexible.

Technology Support

  • Position is remote, work-from-home, and requires a personal computer and reliable internet
  • Utilize various people-search programs and systems to collect contact information for tenants facing eviction
  • Work with the Eviction Rapid Response Airtable to process complaint forms, collect and track key data
  • Utilize the RentHelpPGH platform to track and log clients
  • Train volunteers to utilize the Eviction Rapid Response airtable and RentHelpPGH platform
  • Collaborate with other team members in maintaining, executing, and creating workflows for supporting outreach efforts for residents in various stages of the eviction process
  • Additional platforms that ERR Coordinators will utilize:
    • Airtable
    • ZenDesk
    • VAN
    • Google Maps
    • Google Drive

Outreach Support and Organizing

  • Fold and stuff mailers to be sent to residents in the eviction process
  • Cold call possible phone numbers of residents facing eviction
  • Design flyers and mailers to keep individuals facing eviction aware of current programs
  • Identify areas in need of targeted outreach
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and implement canvassing outreach teams to connect with at-risk residents in targeted areas (with local partner organizations)
  • Educate canvassing teams and at-risk residents about programs and services available
  • Undertake individualized urgent outreach to contact and support residents, as needed
  • Collaboratively develop campaigns and strategies to engage individuals and communities at risk of eviction
  • Strategize with cross-program leadership team to develop campaigns and implement long-range advocacy efforts

Social Service Programmatic Knowledge

  • Develop a knowledge and curiosity of the Services and Programs available in Allegheny County
  • We will train, but a successful applicant will demonstrate the willingness to dive in and learn
  • Attend other programmatic trainings

Additional Requirements

  • Access to personal vehicle when necessary
  • Ability to travel to remote locations within Allegheny County
  • High School diploma or GED completion

Send cover letter and resume to admin@renthelppgh.org, Subject: ERR Coordinator

Outreach and Partnerships Manager

Fred Rogers Productions, FRP is looking for an Outreach and Partnerships Manager in our Marketing, Communications & Engagement Department. This professional will focus on identifying National, Community, and Project Partners, and building and cultivating relationships with them. This is a full-time position located in Pittsburgh, PA.

This position is a good fit for a connector who thrives on developing new and existing partnerships both internal and external to the organization. This individual must develop a strong understanding of our company mission and core values.

This role may include direct interaction with children and families in local communities. Their health and safety are of the utmost importance. This individual must be willing to follow CDC-established guidelines and company policies to prevent and limit the exposure of COVID-19.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relationship Management

  • Manage and develop company partnerships with non-broadcast organizations
  • Support efforts to expand company partnerships
  • Follow-up with Partner leads established by our Production Department
  • Oversee details of long-range projects and nurture partnerships
  • Assist in creating new engagement resources for all series produced by the company

Project Coordination & Management

  • Organize development of Engagement department give-away items for all FRP series
  • Work alongside museum partners on various traveling exhibits.
  • Support roll-out of engagement opportunities for all series produced by FRP
  • Aid in expanding the company’s presence in Southwestern Pennsylvania

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Patience, empathy, flexibility, and kindness;
  • Active listener;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to work effectively with diverse individuals, both internally and externally;
  • Proven ability to work both independently and proactively as a member of a team;
  • Careful attention to detail with strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Facility with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience;
  • Associate’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Education or related field

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Non-profit experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of children’s media is a plus but not required.

ABOUT FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS:

Fred Rogers founded the company in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. Fred Rogers Productions continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media and engage new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Donkey Hodie, Alma’s Way, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods.

At Fred Rogers Productions, we believe kids come first, now and always. We connect with them through shows that are fun, relatable, and put their social and emotional learning front and center. That’s how we’ve earned the trust of parents, caregivers, and teachers.

We bring our one-of-a-kind expertise in early childhood development to partnerships with talented creators, writers, illustrators, animators, and producers. Together, we create shows that foster a natural enthusiasm for learning and that make kids smile while they learn big life lessons. And we are always exploring how to make the most of new ways for kids to watch and play.  For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Fred Rogers Productions is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by a person’s race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment, and dismissal. It is also our policy to provide an environment free of unlawful harassment of any kind, including, without limitation, sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related, or ethnic background-related.

Community Engagement Manager

Application Deadline:  August 20, 2021

OUR ORGANIZATION:

Jefferson Regional Foundation (JRF) is a place-based grantmaker focused on the social determinants of health of communities in the South Hills Route 51 corridor and lower Mon Valley communities of Pittsburgh, PA. The Foundation, which has distributed over $16M in grants, was created and funded as a separate support organization when Jefferson Hospital joined the Allegheny Health Network in 2013.  A core aspect of the Foundation’s commitment to community engagement is fulfilled through hosting the Jefferson Collaborative, a dynamic network of over 100 community organizations which operates through large quarterly meetings, networking action teams, capacity-building efforts and a soon to be launched website. The vision of the Collaborative is to create agile, healthy and sustainable communities for diverse populations throughout the Jefferson region while:  serving as an incubator for powerful ideas and promising practices, improving the capacity of community-serving organizations, and facilitating group action on community aspirations.

Taking its charge from the community to lead by convening, offering grant support and serving as an information resource bank, the Foundation extends its impact through high-quality, valued community initiatives. In partnership with the Collaborative, the Foundation sponsors an annual conference called the Jefferson Forum, publishes a community resource guide and newsletter, offers skill-building events, and hosts larger initiatives such as Around the Table South (community conversations), Jefferson Counts (2020 Census outreach) and Mental Health First Aid (nearly 1000 local staff and residents trained).

The Foundation office is currently located on the campus of Jefferson Hospital.  JRF intends to maintain hybrid work environment with a mix of office work, working from home, and events in the Jefferson community.  For more information, visit our website at www.jeffersonrf.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Jefferson Regional Foundation (JRF) is seeking an experienced and inspired professional to provide leadership of JRF’s demonstrated commitment to community engagement as a core element of its mission and integral to the success of its strategic priorities and broader impact.  Reporting directly to the CEO, the Manager will be a valued member of the JRF’s modest but mighty team of 5. This role will oversee the convening and coordination of the 100+ member Jefferson Community Collaborative and through these experiences, including extensive communication, will develop and implement a strategic vision for community engagement.  In addition to developing quarterly Collaborative meetings, the Manager oversees the Collaborative website and newsletter, produces an annual Forum (attracting upwards of 300 attendees pre-Covid), and leads various initiatives such as trainings, a resource guide and community conversations.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep passion for community building around the issues of health and wellness.  They will also possess strengths in the following areas: leading strategic communications; inspiring and influencing individuals and groups; contributing to a high-performing, equitable and inclusive culture; and developing an integrated marketing, communications, and engagement vision.  The individual will have a history of collaborating with diverse groups to develop impactful partnerships and will employ creativity and flexibility to serve the mission and vision of the Foundation and its allies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Vision and Leadership

  • Develop an annual strategic, high-quality community engagement plan for the Foundation which reflects Board, grantee, and Collaborative priorities as well community needs; builds on assets and advances the Foundation’s mission and credibility.
  • Promote the Foundation’s purpose, plans and priorities through implementation of effective engagement strategies and events which serve as a connection with community-serving organizations and communities.
  • Engage in and contribute to ongoing organizational assessment with the Vision Council, Collaborative membership, and the Foundation team to identify and create priorities and programming which meet current and emerging needs.
  • Utilize analytic skills to identify issues, trends and concerns and synthesize in reports or documents to share with Foundation team, Collaborative, or other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the Jefferson Community Collaborative; demonstrate creativity and innovation in engagement activities, including major quarterly meetings, action teams, and its Vision Council.
  • Facilitate planning and support the Foundation team in implementation of the annual Jefferson Forum event, including speakers, workshops, and site management.
  • Lead implementation of major engagement initiatives such as community conversations, outreach events, and capacity-building.
  • Engage in continual evaluation to identify program improvements, best practices, and emerging trends to inform the work of the Collaborative and other initiatives.
  • Oversee the activities of interns, fellows or volunteers assisting with projects or initiatives.

Relationship Building and Communication

  • Manage key communications to support Collaborative and other community meetings.
  • Effectively promote and engage the Collaborative through technology and social media.
  • Provide facilitation, speaker support and promote group interaction to increase effectiveness of Collaborative meetings and other Foundation convenings.
  • As part of the overall engagement plan, facilitate and promote connections and networking across the Collaborative, effectively integrate new members, and include strategy for retention of members to ensure a dynamic group.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector and a strong desire to collaborate with community leaders, non-profit organizations, as well as the public to achieve the Foundation’s goals.
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and driving programmatic vision, ideally within a setting that engages diverse audiences, to bolster engagement initiatives.
  • Successful administrative experience and ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability in budget development, planning, setting, and achieving goals and deadlines, managing staff and volunteers.
  • Well-organized with strong planning and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication capacity, including strong public speaking skills and the ability to serve as a strong external spokesperson for the organization.
  • Expertise and comfort with web-based communication, social media, Office products and new software tools.
  • Values an inclusive work environment and can demonstrate cultural competence. Demonstrated success contributing to an organizational culture that creates a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and inspire others in a collaborative setting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships among diverse individuals & groups.
  • Capability to travel, as needed, to meet with Collaborative members, grantees, stakeholders, and others related to the Foundation’s activities
  • Congeniality, adaptability, and a sense of humor.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

In the near term, the new Manager will be expected to deliver outstanding outcomes, including addressing the following in the first 6-12 months:

  • Provide an assessment and plan for the Foundation’s community engagement activities
  • Establish relationships with Collaborative members and integrate new members
  • Coordinate well-received, informative Collaborative and Action team meetings
  • Implement a set of community conversations throughout the Jefferson area
  • Implement key communication tools including a newsletter, website, and other sources

COMPENSATION:

This position offers a competitive starting salary, in the range of $55,000 – $65,000 commensurate with previous experience and demonstrated skills. JRF provides a substantial package of employee benefits.

INCLUSIVITY VISION:

JRF believes a focus on diversity brings strength to individual organizations and to the community at-large. The Foundation seeks to recruit candidates for employment and for volunteer service who represent the diversity of our communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, citizenship status, and any other legally protected category. The Foundation will make hiring, and other employment decisions, in compliance with all equal opportunity laws.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please prepare a relevant cover letter and full resume attached to an email with the heading:  Community Engagement Manager.  Send email to: engagement@jeffersonrf.orgDeadline date:  August 20, 2021.

Please understand we cannot accept phone calls regarding the position; however, all applications will be acknowledged as received.

 

Jefferson Regional Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Associate

As a Program Associate, your primary role is to support the day-to-day operational functioning of STANDING FIRM (SF), a national program of Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) which empowers employers to recognize and respond to the workplace effects of partner violence. You will work with SF leadership to streamline efficiency, identify and solve problems, and develop and respond to opportunities for growth. You will be the hub of all internal communications as well as those with external clients, members, and the Advisory Council. The successful candidate will have keen attention-to-detail, demonstrate flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects, be enthusiastic about learning and acquiring technology skills, and have experience in the corporate or employer community. This role is based out of the main WC&S facility with the ability to work remotely 2-3 days.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 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. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. 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.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase and develop your administrative, coordination, event planning, technical, and marketing skills while contributing to the Mission of WC&S in a multitude of ways. If you are a resourceful, proactive self-starter, we are eager to hear from you.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Maintain Raiser’s Edge information for financial tracking. Assure training, membership, and consultation fees are billed monthly and accurately and track revenue.
  • Assist Director in preparing financial reports for Advisory Council and Board of Directors reports; prepare and distribute Advisory Council meeting notes and materials, arrange and attend meetings, prepare and disseminate minutes; and create pre-specified work and other organizational documents for SF.
  • Coordinate events and handle event-planning by taking the lead in the organizational aspects of the annual Awards Luncheon and other events as scheduled; communicate with event venues as needed and/or distribute web-based training details to participants; and provide event support for annual Corporate Leadership Breakfast under the direction of SWPA Says No More and The United Way of SWPA.
  • Regularly update and track membership status; collect data about employer action steps and input into membership lists and files.
  • Provide training and consultation support to the Senior Account Executive by documenting scheduling, preparing materials, and communicating with the training venue or consultation contact to assure smooth implementation of services; issue and organize pre- and post-training surveys; and learn and provide support in the Learning Management System.
  • Manage the SF website; take the lead in communicating with web management contacts to make changes and solve problems; organize content and distribute digital newsletter to employer members.
  • Maintain tools such as Employer Awareness Campaign, Employee Resource Center, and more.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years’ relevant experience required.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and administrative skills.
  • Advanced command of Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), Raiser’s Edge, basic website maintenance, and internet research skills required.
  • 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 and perform confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S 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.

TO APPLY:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business Friday August 6, 2021.

Soccer for Social Impact Program Coordinator

Organization Description:

Open Field’s mission is to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport by promoting health, education, life skills, leadership, and equity through soccer. Our sport-based youth development programs create a safe space for youth to play soccer and learn, with a social impact topic connected to every session. Since 2010, Open Field’s global team has engaged more than 4,000 youth in educational soccer programming, mentoring relationships, travel abroad experiences, and cultural exchange in Cameroon, Africa and now Pittsburgh, PA. Our youth-led, community-based approach empowers youth to be leaders in their community and gain skills to help them succeed on and off the field. Over the two years since launching programs in Pittsburgh, we have steadily grown and now we seek to expand our team. After celebrating our 10-year anniversary last year, it is an exciting time in the organization as we begin to realize our vision for regional and global expansion over the next decade.

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator facilitates sport-based youth development programs and strengthens the connection between our youth participants, coach mentors, and partners. The Program Coordinator oversees and implements educational soccer programs for boys and girls ages 6-18, primarily from the immigrant and refugee community, in after-school, community-based, and summer camp settings. This includes designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that increase social and emotional learning, leadership skills, mentor relationships, gender equity, and conflict prevention and resolution (social cohesion) in low resource communities where we work. The Program Coordinator is responsible for cultivating safe spaces on and around soccer fields for social emotional learning and personal growth of youth participants. This includes volunteer recruitment and engagement. The Program Coordinator is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Pittsburgh office, which includes tasks that support equipment collection, fundraising, event planning, and strategy. The Program Coordinator is self-directed and creative and willing to take on leadership roles in new initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and plan sport-based youth development programs
  • Implement programs, serving as a coach-mentor and lead staff person on site
  • Coordinate logistics and scheduling for programs with partners, staff coach-mentors, interpreters/translators, and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Track attendance and enrollment of youth participants
  • Collect and delivers necessary permission forms and contact information
  • Train, mentor, and support Youth Leaders, teenagers from target communities, with support from CEO and other staff
  • Co-design and administer program evaluation tools (surveys, discussion groups, etc.) to measure impact and outcomes
  • Develop and oversee a system to attract, screen, train, recognize, and retain volunteer coach mentors
  • Train, mentor, supervise, and support coach mentors, with support from CEO and other staff
  • Oversee donated equipment collection campaign(s), logistical coordination for shipping to Cameroon, and distribution efforts in Pittsburgh
  • Develop an ‘ambassador’ program to engage young people across the country to support our mission (i.e. equipment donation campaigns, fundraising efforts, and travel abroad)
  • Organize and participate in community events to promote our mission
  • Assist CEO in reporting and presenting on the program to funders and at public events
  • Support social media and digital communications, as necessary
  • Conduct standard office management and administrative tasks such as proofreading, database management, printing, and mailing

Job Expectations:

  • Maintains flexible, seasonal work schedule for coaching at various sites around Pittsburgh (i.e. afternoon and evening hours during school year, daytime and evening hours during summer months, some weekend days as-needed)
  • Maintains balance between in-person, in office hours (following COVID-19 protocol) and  work-from-home / flex-schedule, when not in the field
  • Responds promptly to calls and emails, especially those related to the program
  • Transports soccer equipment and apparel to/from field and supports temporary storage, as-needed
  • Promptly notifies and communicates with supervisor and program partners about any and all changes to program plans
  • Maintains professional interaction with volunteers, participants, on-site contacts, parents, and other points of contact related to the program
  • Adapts to unplanned events or unexpected changes quickly and professionally
  • Tracks and reports hours worked using required forms

Job Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an educator, program coordinator, or counselor, especially in a camp or after school setting with diverse populations
  • Prior soccer experience, either as a player or coach (basic knowledge of the game is important)
  • Enthusiasm for cultivating a safe and positive space for youth
  • Willingness to take ownership of responsibilities as well as a willingness to share decision-making power with others, particularly youth participants
  • Creative and skillful in problem solving
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2-3 years equivalent experience in youth and/or community development
  • Comfortability working with a diverse group of youth and families
  • Cultural empathy and open-mindedness
  • Commitment to anti-oppression and racial equity work
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed and alternative discipline practices, e.g. restorative practices
  • Adaptable to flexible work hours and environment with evolving program priorities
  • Driver’s license and access to a car
  • Must have PAAct 33/34 Clearances, FBI Fingerprint Background Check (mandatory)
  • Mandated Reporter Training, Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online Training (if these trainings are not yet completed during the hiring process, they can be during onboarding)

Compensation:

  • $33,000 – $36,000 annual salary
  • Competitive benefits, including health insurance, 401k matching contribution, and generous paid holiday package

Director of Constituent Services

Reports To: Vice President of Marketing and Communications
FLSA Status: Salaried/Exempt

Job Description:

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is seeking a Director of Constituent Services who is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with Downtown community stakeholders, including businesses, residents, and property owners.  The Director will oversee and manage the organization’s membership program and plan, and develop and implement programs and initiatives that engage the Downtown community to support the organization’s mission of advancing initiatives that foster economic vitality and improve Downtown life – for a moment or for a lifetime.

The Director will serve as the primary liaison to area businesses, promoting our services and programs, liaising with staff, board, and other members to make connections that support and strengthen the Downtown community.  This position will be responsible for attracting, retaining, and engaging members for the organization and establishing ongoing relationships.  The ideal candidate is an outgoing, energetic, results-oriented individual with strong interpersonal capabilities coupled with exceptional relationship management and project management skills alongside a commitment to city building and urban places.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivating and strengthening key contacts with respect to commercial tenants, retailers and residents in the district, establishing regular, ongoing communication with the PDP
  • Engage stakeholders, track involvement, and develop programs, events and content that promote the work of the organization to our stakeholders.
  • Provide regular communications with membership base through direct contact, email blasts, and/or website/print, and ensure related social and website content is updated
  • Support and develop content for the PDP’s business facing social media pages
  • Develop and implement business support programs that engage new customers for Downtown restaurant and retailers, including events such as Small Business Saturday and other retail and restaurant specific promotional events
  • Manage and ensure maintenance and update of internal database of property, business, and stakeholder contact information:
    • Business directory
    • Website directory
    • Membership directory

The ideal candidate for this position is a motivated self-starter that excels at customer relations.  Experience in sales, marketing or public relations, a collaborative and team-oriented leadership style, and a creative and inquisitive mind are prerequisites for this opportunity.  Success in this position will require a genuine desire to be part of a dynamic organization that is agile and quickly adapts to change. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. The PDP is a highly collaborative team environment with staff members that are sometimes required to work evenings and weekends to support strategic efforts and events of the organization. Working at the PDP provides a unique opportunity to be a part of a highly motivated team driven to implementing exciting events, projects, activations, and developments that make a difference in Pittsburgh.

Desired Characteristics & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Focus on Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate, Sales or related field a plus
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and nurture relationships are crucial to long-term success in this position
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Adept with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of public, private, federal, state, and local information sources, and resourceful information gathering ability a plus
  • Excellent project management skills, multi-tasking, follow-up and follow-through
  • Ability to represent PDP at public speaking engagements and media related environments (as required), and develop any associated communications and presentation materials
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with diverse organizations and people, and a willingness to positively respond to changing priorities within a dynamic workplace
  • Ability to develop or find solutions to a wide variety of projects in a timely and professional manner from initiation to completion or as required, mid-stream
  • Ability to work under pressure with an enthusiastic approach to problem solving, goal achievement, and a commitment to excellence
  • Demonstrated passion for Downtown Pittsburgh and to creating a place to work, live, and visit where all are welcome

Compensation & Benefits:

The PDP offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Salary Range of $60,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. The PDP compensation includes health insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401k, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a Healthy Ride PGH membership.

Inquiries:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements by August 18, 2021 to resumes@downtownpittsburgh.com, subject titled: Director, Constituent Services

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All for All AmeriCorps VISTA

The All for All Coalition is a collaborative network, powered by The Global Switchboard, working to advance immigrant inclusion in the Pittsburgh region. Collectively, coalition members seek to build a regional movement that advances immigrant integration, removes barriers to success, and improves equity for all foreign-born residents including marginalized groups such as refugees, low-income individuals, and other under-resourced sub-populations.

The six member AmeriCorps VISTA team is made up of positions corresponding to each of the Coalition’s subcommittees and strategic priority areas. Each VISTA member will work closely with the subcommittee chair, providing coordination support for their subcommittee. In addition, each member will be placed at a coalition member organization addressing distinct priority issues including supporting immigrants. Regular collaboration with community partners is critical to this work. We are seeking emerging superstars who have a can-do spirit, show cultural humility, and are looking to jump in and make a meaningful impact. This is a fast-paced opportunity. Ideal candidates are resourceful, globally-minded, and comfortable with multitasking and managing several priorities.

More information about AmeriCorps VISTA program, as well descriptions for each of the positions and instructions to apply, can be found on the AmeriCorps website, please note that you will need to register and create an application profile in the MyAmeriCorps system  in order to apply.

Community Engagement Specialist

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation is seeking a Community Engagement Specialist to strengthen connections for Oakland community members, linking the organization with the community and engaging residents in neighborhood planning, advocacy, and collective action. Working with a close-knit team, the Community Engagement Specialist will support the Oakland Community Land Trust, with the goal of halting displacement and gentrification in Oakland and building opportunities for multi-generational wealth building through affordable homeownership.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation is a nonprofit community development organization with multifaceted community-serving programs. OPDC’s mission is to build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive. We provide affordable rental housing, sell homes to homeowners, organize and advocate for residents, facilitate planning processes, provide workforce development and financial coaching, and help youth succeed in high school and beyond.

Job Duties

  • Constantly seek out new ways to connect with and engage Oakland residents, developing community leaders, attending community meetings, door-knocking in the community, and communicating with residents via phone, text, email, social media, etc.
  • Connect individuals in need of assistance with supportive services referrals, homeowner assistance programs, and opportunities to improve financial health and well-being
  • Market Oakland Community Land Trust homes to find qualified buyers, and collaborate with colleagues to assist buyers with the property transactions
  • Organize various community-building and neighborhood improvement projects, including volunteer events

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and/or five or more years of experience related to community outreach. MSW degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills, especially among diverse audiences.
  • An outcome orientation and demonstrated ability to organize, plan, multitask with detail.
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for OPDC’s purpose, vision and values; collegial team player.

Volunteer Support Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh or Greensburg

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.

As a member of the Volunteer Support team, you provide leadership and support to our girls and adult volunteers. You work and engage volunteers and foster positive relationships with members that are critical for member retention.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide insight to the development of innovative strategies and effective services for supporting girl and adult membership;
  • Manage assigned volunteer teams to effectively support and engage adult troop volunteers in assigned geographic areas to ensure delivery of program and services to girls;
  • Support the council’s volunteer management system including the recruitment, selection, placement, development, training, recognition, and re-assignment of service unit volunteers;
  • Conduct yearly assessments of service unit health as well as developing action plans when needed;
  • Participate in leader meetings for Service Units of responsibility;
  • Spearhead renewal activities in the service unit and at the troop level;
  • Facilitate the effective flow of communication between volunteers and council staff;
  • Meet girl and adult retention goals for assigned service units;
  • Provide customer service and support for adult volunteers in established volunteer group;
  • Implement and contribute to recruitment efforts planned in partnership with the recruitment team;
  • Support volunteers in working collaboratively and productively to manage grievance and conflict;
  • Answer, problem-solve and respond appropriately to all assigned inquiries including, but not limited to, email, phone and walk-in customers;

Requirements:

  • Degree in social services, psychology, or related humanities field or equivalent professional experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field with experience in volunteer management and support;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Top notch communicator – writes well, confidently presents to groups, facilitates effective two-way communications, and communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the audience;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and willingness and ability to learn new systems;
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include some evenings and weekends;
  • Have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout assigned area and western PA;

TO APPLY:

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

Lead Instructor

Organizational Overview

The Citizen Science Lab is a non-profit hands-on laboratory where inquisitive minds and science enthusiasts can explore the life sciences. We are open to everyone to observe and analyze through discovery-based STEM enrichment. TCSL serves the Pittsburgh region with extracurricular enrichment support via homeschool and weekend workshops, after-school programs, summer camps, lab memberships, birthday parties, and other events.

Type: Full Time
Pay (salaried position):  $41k
FLSA:   Exempt

Essential Functions: 

Facilitation of  grant-funded initiatives

  • Recruit students for the initiatives
  • Foster relationships with neighborhood schools and parents
  • Create the annual schedules for initiatives
  • Teach students the curriculum and relevant skills needed to complete the program
  • Assist in troubleshooting when teaching the curriculum
  • Maintain communication with parents to inform them of any schedule changes, and upcoming events
  • Assess student learning and evaluate the program success to monitor program effectiveness
  • Maintain student notebooks

Instruction of Weekly Science Workshops

  • Facilitate science-themed programming in school and out-of-school-time settings;
  • Instruct weekly homeschool and weekend workshops
  • Assist Site Manager with the creation of an annual schedule for Homeschool and weekend workshops
  • Find and test experiments that will be taught during workshops
  • Create lessons for workshops, including but not limited to:
  • Instruct the students in an enthusiastic, welcoming, hands-on learning environment
  • Foster curiosity during instruction by encouraging questions and seeking those answers
  • Maintain student notebooks
  • Manage program evaluations, including the development, implementation, and analysis of pre- and post-surveys;
  • Keep inventory of program supplies and price/submit order requests as needed;
  • Attend all required CSL trainings and lab meetings;
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Program management

  • Oversee part-time employees during initiative instruction
  • Assign Lab Technician duties as needed
  • Schedule student bus pick up and drop off
  • Create itinerary for annual initiative travel
  • Register students for competitions
  • Monitor attendance of students during initiatives
  • Research Mentorship
  • Teach students specific techniques  in order to complete research projects
  • Assist in troubleshooting during research projects
  • Facilitate in research writing

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to foster positive youth-adult relationships
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Reliable when working independently and collaboratively
  • Experience serving diverse groups of students, teachers, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to obtain current PA Act 33/34 Clearances and FBI Fingerprint Background Check
  • Adaptable to flexible work hours and environment with evolving program priorities
  • Valid PA driver’s license and reliable access to a car is strongly preferred
  • Cultural competency
  • Efficient customer service skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Work independently and in groups
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Takes initiative
  • Flexibility and Creativity

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology (any STEM related field) or Education is preferred
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in mentoring or  youth enrichment and/or STEM education including informal settings such as after school programs or summer camps
  • 1-2+ years of relevant biological research experience
  • 1-2+ years of non-profit experience

Certification / Licenses:

Secondary teaching license in science, math, or technology preferred

Physical / Mental Characteristics:

  • Ability to lift 5-40 lbs, stand, carry, climb, sit for long periods using accepted ergonomic principles, work in confined space etc.
  • Ability to perform fine motor skills
  • Ability to use a computer for entering or retrieving data
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination

NOTE: The above description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

The Citizen Science Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The CSL expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.