Center for Philanthropy Special Projects Intern

Reports to: Vice President for the Center for Philanthropy at The Pittsburgh Foundation
Position Status:  Temporary, Part-time, Non-Exempt
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Start date/End Date: June 21 – Sept. 3, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY

The Special Projects Intern will primarily support the work of the Center for Philanthropy, an initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation that offers donors expertise in grantmaking, personalized education sessions for donors and advisors and guidance on multi-generational giving. The Special Projects Intern will assist with special initiatives of the Center, such as giving circles, research proposals and data analysis. The intern will also prepare materials and coordinate logistics for meetings and events with donors and other key stakeholders and special projects, as they arise. The expectation is that through the work with the Center, the intern will gain basic knowledge of the community grantmaking and how it connects to the role of the donor as well as a working knowledge of the foundation field. The internship will last from June 21 to Sept. 3 at up to 20 hours per week (minimum of 15 hours per week.) This position has the potential to continue through the fall semester on a part-time basis and beyond depending on the individual’s performance and satisfaction.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Vice President and the Associate of the Center for Philanthropy with the management of Center for Philanthropy projects including but not limited to donor education events, webinars, the New Philanthropic Leaders fund and nonprofit inquiries.
  • Prepare annual philanthropic review documents for annual meetings between donor services officers and donors.
  • Prepare documents, PowerPoint presentations and other necessary materials as requested for meetings with donors and other key stakeholders. Facilitate communications with stakeholders (nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, community groups) as assigned.
  • Assist with project planning, management and logistics for meetings and events with internal staff, donors, and the public. Speaking roles in presentations as needed and as assigned.
  • Present research and make recommendations to Foundation staff regarding internal processes and projects.
  • Format documents, presentations and other copy as requested.
  • Cull articles of interest on philanthropic topics and trends.
  • Conduct research with national peer foundations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the foundation’s values of collaboration, trust, racial justice, community and accountability.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A strong, demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in foundation and/or nonprofit work.
  • Attention to detail and quality of final work product.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign is a plus.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org. Applications are due by April 30, 2021.

No phone calls please.

THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION

Established in 1945, the community philanthropy for the Pittsburgh region is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 similar foundations across the United States. It set a new record for grantmaking, $67 million, in 2020. As a community foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life for all in the region. The Foundation currently manages about 2,500 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations and its affiliate, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, has assets of $1.46 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of basic needs and development opportunities within Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more at www.pittsburghfoundation.org.

Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Company Vision:  We envision a Pittsburgh Region in which all members of the Black Community are empowered and self-sufficient.

Company Mission:  To assist the Black community in achieving self-sustaining practices, through strategic leadership, collective giving, grantmaking and advocacy.

Created in the format of a Community Foundation, POISE receives funds from a variety of donors. These funds may be unrestricted, and used to support our grantmaking strategy, or donor-directed for specific charitable purposes.

Position Summary:

The Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager has oversight and ownership of POISE’s fiscal sponsorship program including “Partner” (a person or group) applications, end-to-end program administration, reporting, IRS compliance, and community relations.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the sponsorship application and manage Sponsorship Services process, including due diligence of potential “Partners”, proper alignment to applicable service model, and alignment with Foundation mission and IRS regulations
  • Provide recommendation and aid in the determination on which service model best fits the sponsorship needs
  • Present to the POISE Leadership for support and approval
  • Independently develop and execute within defined project plans, including a detailed fiscal year plan and budget to meet appropriate cultivation and solicitation goals and special campaign initiatives
  • Assess and proactively cultivate fiscal sponsor partnerships in line with the Foundation’s interests and priorities
  • Coach and counsel current and potential “Partner(s)” regarding sponsorship guidelines and/or reporting and other requirements
  • Represent the Foundation within the nonprofit, philanthropic and broader community as requested
  • Track program progress to ensure the foundation can measure positive impact
  • Assist with, or lead internal and external communication efforts
  • Coordinate and prepare Foundation fiscal sponsor materials for program committees and Foundation meetings
  • Track donations for and reports due from fiscal sponsor partners
  • Ensure accuracy and adherence to the latest policies and practices as they relate to fiscal and event financials. Ensure expenses for events are coordinated with the Development Team. Prepare and distribute reports as requested.
  • Positively contribute to the teamwork, learning, and collaborative spirit of a small office
  • Stay abreast of developments and potential partners in fields of interest to the Foundation, and maintain knowledge about current trends and issues impacting the African American community
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting/finance or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Three years of relevant experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors
  • Exhibits financial acumen including ability to understand and read financial statements
  • A working knowledge of computers, automated accounting systems, and various PC-based software products for office operations. Knowledge of GAAP and CAS.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and experience with collaborative efforts
  • Ability to be innovative while being self-directed in idea generation and exploration of ways to grow and expand program offerings
  • Excellent oral, written, detail-orientation, time management, and analytical skills
  • Embodies good project management, problem-solving, and decision quality
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Proven ability to work with diverse audiences as well as working knowledge of community needs and initiatives as it relates to the African American community in Allegheny County
  • Familiarity with 501(c)(3) IRS related regulations is preferred

To Apply: https://www.indeed.com/job/fiscal-sponsorship-program-manager-837c433668e5c8e4

For more information on POISE Foundation: https://www.poisefoundation.org/

Executive Director

About Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Riverbend Environmental Education Center (Riverbend) is an independent nonprofit organization focused on teaching children in the Philadelphia region to be responsible and caring stewards of the natural environment by offering an array of experiential education programs in a natural setting. Riverbend is a platform for scientific discovery that leverages children’s inherent curiosity in the natural world and longing for authentic experiences. Riverbend provides the time and space for students to develop comfort in nature and then introduces the science inquiry process.

While the organization began and continues to serve children in nearby geographic communities, a top priority is reaching children in urban communities throughout the region that lack ready access to the natural environment.  Its 30-acre open space preserve is located just minutes from the Conshohocken exit of the Schuylkill expressway, making it accessible to communities and schools throughout much of the Philadelphia region.

Nearing its 50th anniversary, Riverbend is at a moment of opportunity and ambitious growth. Programmatically, Riverbend aspires to be a regional leader in environmental education for children that is recognized for the: quality of its programs; scale of the number of children participating in programs; and impact of its teacher professional development program. Financially, the organization is eager to expand and deepen its earned and contributed revenue to assure that its revenue stays abreast with its programmatic goals.

Core Programs

  • School Programs (Access Programs). Riverbend provides high-quality nature-based STEM customized school programs (pre-K through middle school) in partnership with schools across the region that take place during the school day or after school. Currently, Riverbend is working with schools in Philadelphia, Norristown, Upper Darby, and Upper Merion, and seeks to expand its reach.
  • Teacher Professional Development. Riverbend experts work with elementary and middle school teachers in delivering nature-based STEM programs (aligned with school curriculum goals and Pennsylvania academic standards) designed to excite students and improve academic outcomes. Riverbend hosts professional development sessions virtually and on-site at the Spring Mill preserve or other natural settings. Professional development programs are designed to be cross curricular. Major concepts include life science, environment and ecology and inquiry and design, depending on school subjects.
  • Spring Mill Road Preserve. The 30 acre preserve serves as an outdoor classroom for experiential learning for school-based groups and summer programming. It is open to the public year-round and encompasses the Snider Barn, an aquaponics greenhouse, numerous hiking trails, outdoor learning classrooms, a bird observation area, and acres of open space.
  • Camps. A long-term component of Riverbend’s offerings is a year-round and summer session camps which offer children ages 4-11 the opportunity to experience, interact with, and explore nature, animals, habitats, science, and the outdoors. Grounded in nature-based STEM education, Riverbend educators encourage children to practice 21st century skills like resiliency, self-reflection, and grit. The earned income from camps forms a significant portion of the organization’s sustainable revenue.

For more information, see: https://riverbendeec.org/what-we-do/why-it-matters.

Overview of the Position

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction and management. In consultation with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has broad authority to lead and manage operations in order to advance the mission and to achieve its strategic goals. The Executive Director is Riverbend’s principal advocate to external constituencies.

The next Executive Director will be poised to take Riverbend to the next level by (1) scaling programs to reach new audiences, (2) assuring that it has sufficient revenue to match and sustain its programmatic aspirations, and (3) increasing its organizational visibility and forming new partnerships.

In the first year, the next Executive Director will focus on the following:

  1. Develop a plan to expand the reach of educational programs to new audiences, with a particular focus on communities where children typically lack access to open green space and high-quality environmental and STEM education.
  2. Develop, operationalize, and implement a plan for securing additional contributed and earned revenue from both current and new sources.
  3. Expand Riverbend’s visibility and broaden awareness of its programs and role in the region among educators, philanthropic people and institutions, public decision-makers, and potential partner organizations.
  4. Lead the next strategic planning process in partnership with the board and staff. Then, formalize and operationalize the strategic plan, identifying those priorities that will have the greatest impact on advancing the mission.
  5. Leverage the talents and interests of staff, the board and volunteers.

Compensation

Competitive salary, with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.

Professional Characteristics

  1. 12-15 years of nonprofit or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years in leadership and management roles incorporating operational, financial, programmatic, and board and external relations functions.
  2. Demonstrable ability in fund development, to include fundraising strategy, being the face of an organization, and soliciting financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.
  3. Direct experience in environmental education not required but commitment to understanding and, then, embracing the mission a must.
  4. Entrepreneurial person with proven experience in expanding programs and the revenue needed to support them.
  5. Effective communicator with proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility.
  6. Direct experience within the Philadelphia-region nonprofit or public sectors are a plus, though not required.
  7. Recognizes the expertise of staff and brings out the best in them to advance the organization’s goals while also advancing staff leadership.
  8. Managerial expertise including budget management and working directly with a volunteer governing board.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and key stakeholders, develop, articulate, and implement the shared vision that guides the organization.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, partners and constituencies, including program participants, schools and teachers, corporate and business partners, non-profit organizations, community organizations, foundations, individual donors and government agencies.

Resource Development

  • Plan for future revenue needs to sustain programs and operations.
  • Work with development staff and Board of Directors to design and conduct ongoing fundraising and development activities, including cultivating major donors and organizational partners.
  • Establish and maintain a local and regional profile of Riverbend through public, professional and personal contacts.

Organizational Management

  • Lead by exemplifying the mission, vision, goals, and values. Establish and maintain clear patterns of authority, responsibility, supervision and communication.
  • Create a work environment that brings out the best in employees, where people with options choose to work and stay.

Fiscal Management

  • Ensure that Riverbend operates in compliance with laws, regulations and best-practices.
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan and takes responsibility for meeting the commitments of the plan and budget.

Programs and Facilities Management

  • Collaborate and support education team to design, implement and assess educational programs.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of current and upcoming trends and ensure that the education programs are of high quality.
  • Provide leadership in achieving and implementation of Riverbend’s Master Site Plan.
  • Collaborate closely with staff on all issues related to ongoing maintenance and safety of the property and facilities.
  • Provide leadership in identifying IT issues and in making IT decisions.

Board Relations and Development

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to oversee strategic and fiscal activities.

Finances

The annual budget in 2021 is approximately $750,000, marginally reduced from previous years due to the pandemic. Historically, revenue has derived from programs (55%), contributed revenue (43%), and other sources (2%).

Reporting

Reports to the Board of Directors.

Staff

There are currently four direct reports: Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, Communications & Marketing Manager, Habitat & Volunteer Manager, and Riverbend’s Office Administrator. The position also includes oversight of seasonal summer staff.

Notes

Riverbend is an equal opportunity employer that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Riverbend does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Executive Director. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Application Process

Résumé and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career should be emailed as soon as possible to: kenille@diverseforce.com. Address cover letters to the Members of the Search Committee. No paper copies, please.

Applications accepted through April 9, 2021. Phone screens of top applicants will begin immediately. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged for the weeks of May 3 and May 10. Please indicate in your transmittal letter if both of these dates have unavoidable conflicts for you.

Confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent by return email. No phone calls, please.

Director of Foundation & Government Relations

The Director of Foundation & Government Relations will oversee efforts to secure foundation and government funding at WQED. Working in close partnership with both internal and external stakeholders, the Director will develop and execute a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate and solicit grant funding and steward ongoing relationships. Grants include local and national foundations, public and private funding sources from all levels of government, and public broadcasting related organizations. The Director is responsible for generating grant revenue, building positive relationships for WQED with foundation and government representatives and ensuring that the organization carries out the commitments associated with each grant. The Director of Foundation & Government Relations reports to the Vice President of Development and Membership, works closely with the Chief Executive Officer in implementing strategy and supervises the Foundation Coordinator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research and Cultivation

  • Establish organizational goals for generating support from foundation and government funding sources. Goals should include both revenue generated as well as measures of activity related to effective relationship building.
  • Develop the strategy and tactics to cultivate, solicit and steward grants from local and national foundations and local, state and federal sources of public funds, leading the execution of an organization-wide plan to secure funding.
  • In collaboration with senior management and board, identify specific strategic program priorities for funding on both a yearly and ongoing basis.
  • Build a robust pipeline of foundation and government support by developing strategies for grant opportunities based on similarities between the mission of prospective funders and WQED’s identified programmatic plans and priorities.
  • Work with the Foundation Coordinator on prospect research to proactively identify untapped funding sources, including new and ongoing sources, particularly those whose guidelines are a match for WQED initiatives.
  • Work closely with staff and program leaders to coordinate with and appropriately leverage the contacts and involvement of the CEO, other senior management and board members to engage with foundation and government representatives. Manage foundation and government relationships by providing support through the formation of strategy, preparation of supporting documents, drafting correspondence and documenting contact. Foster personal connections with staff, board, and other key foundation and government contacts.
  • Spearhead, with the Foundation Coordinator, the use of contact management systems and processes to oversee stewardship of foundation and government relationships and to track pertinent application and grant information, research and reporting.

Proposal Development and Submission

  • Develop and maintain an intimate knowledge and understanding of all the current and planned programs and services WQED provides in the community.
  • Coordinate and manage the internal application process for all foundation and government funding opportunities, including developing the strategy, planning, writing, document gathering, internal and external communications, and final submission of applications, proposals, etc.
  • Craft compelling narratives for support of WQED and its programs, collaborating closely with program and communications staff to develop program proposals and reports.
  • Serve as primary editor and conduit for applications, letters of inquiry, proposals, and all other communications. Ensure that submissions are thorough and compelling. Supervise final production, ensuring that the relevant attachments are included, packaged in a quality manner, and that the mailing and/or electronic submission of proposals meets deadlines and are documented.
  • Work with the Foundation Coordinator, financial staff and relevant program staff to develop accurate budget information for funding applications.
  • Serve as the primary contact, liaison and conduit of information with funders in relation to proposals/applications and all other communications.

Grants Management

  • Once the grant award is finalized, oversee the monitoring of progress and work with staff and senior management to ensure that each grant funded project or program has been initiated and meets conditions and expectations.
  • With the Foundation Coordinator, develop a detailed tracking system and report related to the status of grants, including prospective grants, awarded grants, and grants declined or tabled.
  • Supervise the Foundation Coordinator’s work to maintain a detailed schedule of reporting requirements and other performance requirements with related deadlines, as detailed in each grant agreement.
  • Oversee the preparation and submission all required reports.
  • Maintain comprehensive historical records of all documentation related to each grant.

Required Education and Skills:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience in managing foundation and government funding, proposal and report writing and supervision of staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree a plus.
  • Certification from the Association of Fundraising Professionals or equivalent highly desirable.
  • Fundraising strategist with demonstrated experience in successfully applying for and administering grants from foundation and government funders, preferably including grants from the local Southwestern Pennsylvania government and foundation sources.
  • Proven track record in fostering professional relationships with foundation program officers and government representatives, managing a portfolio of foundation and government funders and personally implementing cultivation strategies.
  • Experience managing the proposal development process, with a preference for candidates who have successfully coordinated various departments in preparation and submittal of grant applications/proposals.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing budgets for proposals.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with a proven ability to present written information in a concise and persuasive format.
  • Independent worker and also able to thrive as a successful member of an integrated, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, effectively, and collaboratively in a complex organization with funders, partners, board members, management, and other staff.
  • Focused and energetic with a high level of initiative.
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Experienced at managing multiple tasks simultaneously, establishing priorities, working calmly under pressure, and managing competing deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Must have the ability to manage and motivate staff in subordinate, peer and leadership positions and inspire confidence among staff, board, and foundation representatives.
  • Working knowledge of donor management/CRM system(s) and prospect research tools.

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@wqed.org. No Phone Calls Please.

WQED is an Equal Opportunity Employer with leadership and a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Public Health in Philanthropy Fellow

Reports to: VP, Public Health, Research and Learning
Position Status: Temporary, Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $50,000 salary, with benefits

POSITION SUMMARY

The Pittsburgh Foundation is announcing a two-year opportunity to serve as the Public Health in Philanthropy Fellow. The Foundation is seeking a highly- credentialed individual, with demonstrated experience in public health, who seeks to work with nonprofit organizations and the public sector in Allegheny County to advance public health prevention and intervention initiatives that are grounded in racial equity and build on strengths of the communities. This is a role that will offer the Fellow experience in conducting research, public policy advocacy and grantmaking toward advancing the Foundation’s goals and values and implementing a public health agenda. Through this work, the Fellow will specifically gain experience in the design and implementation of community engaged research, gain exposure and experience with philanthropic practice and grantmaking, and examine and inform the development of the foundation’s environmental health and justice priorities.

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Public health initiatives are focused on addressing and preventing social influences of health that are responsible for acute and persistent health inequities and which disproportionately impact families and communities of color. These influencers include environmental, economic, and political structures that may involve factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, community power and capacity, employment, mental/emotional health, segregation and institutional racism.  The focus of the fellowship is to use data, information and community engagement and grantmaking approaches to collaborate with, assist and amplify frontline environmental justice organizations that seek to address and reduce environmental health and justice issues specific to their communities through targeted, high-impact efforts.

For the next two years, the Fellow will work with the Vice President, Public Health, Research and Learning to engage non-profit organizations, environmental advocates and Foundation staff in defining and executing the foundation’s priorities for supporting environmental justice and grantmaking strategies, and other related strategies for community-based research, prevention and intervention efforts that address the symptoms and root causes associated with environmental injustices.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify strategic environmental grantmaking opportunities, solicit funding requests, assess proposals and prepare written recommendations and program updates for the Program and Policy Committee of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
  • Contribute in the design and support of community-based participatory public health initiatives
  • Examine and identify critical community public health issues that arise because of social and political systems that sustain social and environmental injustice, racism, and poverty.
  • Develop working knowledge of current public health issues and policies impacting communities in the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County region.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Public Health Initiatives, including quantitative and qualitative research and engagement with mission-aligned nonprofits and the people they serve.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluating the impact of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s public health initiatives, as well as the analysis of our historical grantmaking for alignment with policy and advocacy initiatives.
  • Attend and participate in appropriate joint efforts and affinity group meetings and events of foundations and community partners.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the foundation’s values of collaboration, trust, racial justice, community and accountability.
  • Experience working with community-based organizations in low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Curiosity, strong research skills, and the ability to examine, analyze, and interpret data from multiple secondary sources.
  • Experience with data analytics systems such as Power BI and Tableau to create dashboards and reports is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least two years’ experience working for a nonprofit organization or in the public sector.
  • An advanced degree in public health, or a human services field is strongly preferred, although a related bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience in a mission-aligned nonprofit organization or the public sector may be considered.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication and presentation skills, particularly for non-technical audiences.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and teamwork.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and to work independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related applications.
  • Strong technical proficiency and the ability to quickly learn to function with the Blackbaud Suite of Products for management and interaction with grants-related data.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org. Applications are due by April 1, 2021 with the fellowship to start on or about June 1, 2021.

No phone calls please.

THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION

Established in 1945, the community philanthropy for the Pittsburgh region is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 similar foundations across the United States. It set a new record for grantmaking, $67 million, in 2020. As a community foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life for all in the region. The Foundation currently manages about 2,500 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations and its affiliate, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, has assets of $1.46 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of basic needs and development opportunities within Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more at www.pittsburghfoundation.org.

VP Finance & Administration

Position: VP Finance & Administration
Reports To: President/CEO
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Organizational Overview:

Building on early success of The Advanced Leadership Initiative (TALI) in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, TALI is expanding from Initiative to Institute by extending the portfolio of executive development programs to impact a larger pool of African American leaders locally and nationally.  The Advanced Leadership Institute will cultivate African American executive leadership to strengthen companies, institutions, and communities across America.

The Institute demonstrates a commitment to advancing the role and contributions of African American leaders by preparing the next generation to reshape the landscape of corporate leadership.

The Institute is recruiting top talent to be a part of its growing, fast-moving and execution-oriented team. People from all backgrounds are welcome to help build this future.

Position Overview:

The VP of Finance & Administration will help build a solid financial and administration platform as The Institute grows and expands.  This person will work with the organization’s President/CEO to administer all aspects of the firm’s finance, human resources, purchasing and assist as directed in strategy development and execution.

The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, personal accountability, a collaborative spirit, curiosity and demonstrated organizational skills.  The VP of Finance & Administration will work with staff, the Board and consultants to establish and manage the financial and administrative integrity of the organization.

This position is hands-on with daily functions of accounting, finance, administration and assisting the CEO in setting and driving the strategic direction of the organization. You will play a key role in the success of the organization by providing management with sound financial and strategic advice and manage the accounting, purchasing and overall office and human resources administration activities.

Position Responsibilities:

  •  Manage office staff including AP/AR & Human Resources.
  •  Oversee all finance and accounting operations including billing, AP/AR, general ledger, grants management, contracts and vendor agreements and asset purchases.
  •  Operate as a key member of the management team including serving as a company representative with business partners.
  •  Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all business, accounting, purchasing and human resources protocols while establishing and maintaining strong internal controls.
  •  Operate as a thought partner to the CEO by innovating, strategizing, and driving business solutions
  •  Coordinate the preparation and filing of regulatory reporting.
  •  Research technical accounting issues for compliance.
  •  Support and oversee month-end and year-end closing processes as well as reporting variances.
  •  Provide reports, charts and graphs for senior management, the board and others as required.
  •  Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  •  Manage and comply with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  •  Prepare and publish financial statements.
  •  Determine the effect of potential business decisions on financial policies.

This job description is not designed to contain a complete listing of responsibilities that might apply to this job. Other duties will be assigned, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred; MBA is a plus.
  •  5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience including overseeing AP/AR, business administration, Payroll & Human Resources; CPA is a plus.
  •  Proven work experience as a financial controller (i.e., creating financial statements and reports, experience with 990, general ledger functions and month/year-end processes, etc.).
  •  Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures pertaining to not-for-profit organizations.
  •  Demonstrated experience negotiating and administering a comprehensive benefits & retirement package
  •  In-depth knowledge using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Office and Excel including VBA & macros, sort & filter, linking cells, table & formula creation, charts, pivot tables and analytics.
  •  Proficient in using and implementing accounting software (i.e., QuickBooks, etc.).
  •  Attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills
  •  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Related keywords: CFO, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Finance, Director of Finance, Controller, Human Resources

Compensation & Benefits:

This position offers a competitive salary. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays and personal time off (PTO).

Limited relocation assistance provided.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to https://www.indeedjobs.com/the-advanced-leadership-institute/jobs/b41e9b956eef755b0602

Please direct all inquiries related to this position to theadvancedleadershipinstitute@gmail.com and do not contact The Advanced Leadership Institute management.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Advanced Leadership Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and the Institute employment policies.

Our History and Purpose:

TALI was conceived in 2018 as an initiative to address the growing lack of diversity in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Addressing this challenge, the primary focus of TALI is to educate, develop, connect, and position African American leaders for executive advancement.

In 2019, TALI welcomed the inaugural cohort of its flagship Executive Leadership Academy. Nearly three years later, TALI is proud to count almost 80 African American leaders among the Executive Leadership Academy network. Thanks to the rigorous program facilitated by Carnegie Mellon University, these leaders are prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of executive leadership.

Building on early local successes, the expanded vision of TALI will:

  •  Extend the portfolio of regional programming to serve participants at additional career stages and create more impact at the local/regional level.
  •  Prioritize ongoing development for the TALI alumni network to address development needs beyond program graduation.
  •  Introduce a new national footprint.
  •  Partner with existing organizations and individuals to establish a research platform to increase exposure for research and best practices adopted by corporations and university curriculum.

Board Member

About: Brew House Association (BHA) is a nonprofit art center on Pittsburgh’s South Side providing creative
space and support for people to connect and expand their relationship with the arts. Brew House Association (BHA) provides a wide range of creatives with the support needed to foster invention, creation, and collaboration. Our spaces, programs, and people encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence.

BHA is searching for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to join their Board of Directors. Board members are the organization’s decision-makers and ambassadors, providing leadership in the Strategic Plan’s oversight and execution. It is essential that they share in BHA’s values for the arts and community building.

BHA aims to:

  • Foster pathways for collaboration and exchange between neighbors
  • Encourage mentorship at various stages of artistic development
  • Offer an accessible and affordable atmosphere for experimentation and creative risk taking
  • Increase social awareness through representation of non-mainstream perspective

Responsibilities: Board members are required to attend board meetings, which meet every other month, and serve on two committees that meet during alternate months as needed. All board and committee meetings currently meet using video conferencing and will continue to do so until it is safe to meet in person. Each term is three years, and there is a two-term limit. Approximate time commitment is 3-8 hours per month. Board members are expected to contribute financially in an amount and frequency that is meaningful to them.

Qualifications: The most critical qualifications for new board members are enthusiastic interest and a commitment to showing up. For the term beginning in July 2021, special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in accounting and finance, human resources, 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.

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 Carin Mincemoyer, Board President, at info@brewhousearts.org.

GPNP Program Manager

Reports to: GPNP Director

Full-time, Exempt

$50,000 – $55,000

Organizational Background:

The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) is a program of The Forbes Funds (TFF) and a nearly 500-member network across ten counties. The Forbes Funds is a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation. GPNP seeks to be a united voice of Greater Pittsburgh area’s nonprofit sector and a strong advocate for both the sector and the resilient communities it serves. GPNP’s membership is representative of various fields of service including: human services, education, health, environment, community development, and arts and culture.

Primary Responsibilities:

The GPNP Program Manager reports to the GPNP Director and is responsible for executing the vision of the Director regarding the three main service areas of GPNP: education, public policy and advocacy, and convening.  The vision of GPNP is aligned with the broader vision and strategic plan of The Forbes Funds to convene, coordinate, and build capacity in the nonprofit sector of southwestern PA.

GPNP is guided by a 15-member Advisory Team comprised of nonprofit executive leaders from throughout the region who are both elected and appointed by the general membership. A Public Policy and Membership Committee, each open to the full membership also inform the work of GPNP. Throughout the year, GPNP membership is solicited for input and feedback regarding the following:

  • Public Policy Analysis, Education, and Advocacy
  • Member connectivity, relationship-building, partnership and collaboration
  • GPNP’s biennial Summit
  • Special Projects including cohorts and civic engagement work

The qualified individual must possess a deep commitment to equity, specifically racial equity. A familiarity with the Social Determinants of Health and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is desired. This position requires a critical eye geared towards systemic change and ecosystem co-creation, as well as the ability to work collaborative and flexibly in a fast-paced environment. The qualified individual must be analytical, a strong writer, exceptionally organized, and have strong interpersonal skills to engage with a multitude of audiences that include community leaders, executives, elected officials, committees, and consultants.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Public Policy

  • With the guidance of the Public Policy Chair and GPNP Director, shift the public policy agenda from reactive to proactive education and mobilization.
  • Facilitate monthly public policy committee meetings with goal of coalescing annual GPNP policy agenda.
  • Convene multi-stakeholder meetings for nonprofits with elected officials, knowledge experts and community leaders around key issues pertaining to the Social Determinants of Health.
  • Educate and organize GPNP members around salient public policy issues pertaining to the southwestern PA nonprofit sector and resilient communities i.e. housing moratoriums, school districts reopening, equitable vaccine distribution.
  • Monitor federal, statewide, and local public policy concerns of the nonprofit sector, particularly the Pennsylvania State Budget process.

Membership

  • With the guidance of the GPNP Membership Committee Chair and the GPNP Director, organize committee member activities to strengthen the membership, benefits and connectivity across the network’s ten counties.
  • Assist GPNP Director in the facilitation of strategic partnerships between GPNP and other capacity-building institutions, networks and associations.
  • Coordinate events and actions to elevate nonprofit leaders into positions of influence and co-creation within the network.
  • Implement marketing, recruitment, and retention plan for GPNP membership.
  • Ensure that GPNP members utilize annual benefits to build capacity of the nonprofit sectors’ most marginalized organizations.
  • Coordinate membership communications through social media, website, and other correspondence.
  • Operationalize GPNP membership renewal using existing and newly introduced systems.
  • Collect and utilize GPNP membership data to better serve the capacity-building capabilities of The Forbes Funds.

Convening (2021 GPNP Summit)

  • Under the guidance of the GPNP Director and the GPNP Advisory Team Chair, coordinate activities of the 2021 Summit Organizing committee and other stakeholders to ensure the Summit is responsive to the sector’s needs and forward-looking.
  • Co-design and implement a process and timeline for the 2021 GPNP Summit.
  • Project manage the tasks related to marketing, registration, speaker recruitment, theme, workshop tracks, fundraising, and other aspects of the 2021 Summit.
  • At the direction of the GPNP Director, coordinate the GPNP Annual Meeting and manage the electoral and appointment process for GPNP Advisory Team members.

Other

  • Collaborate with TFF team members on refining internal processes, data collection, and contribute to a positive and productive team dynamic.
  • Assist GPNP Director in completing and submitting grant proposals and other foundation and/or sponsor correspondence.
  • Update GPNP website and online communication channels.
  • Schedule and coordinate GPNP Advisory Team, Public Policy Committee and Membership Committee meetings, others as needed.
  • Assist in supervision and implementation of special projects (examples include program cohorts and civic engagement).
  • Other professional responsibilities and duties as needed.

Personal and Professional Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission, core values, and principles of The Forbes Funds and GPNP.
  • Commitment to equity, transparency and accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across scales within an organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated capacity to learn and grasp the principal challenges and opportunities facing southwestern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector.
  • Facilitation, community organizing, and coalition building skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to inspire trust, organize people into a team, and motivate them to work well together.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in data management and generating reports.
  • Experience in social media and other communication platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn event management and constituent management (CRM) platforms.
  • Highest levels of personal and professional integrity, compassion, and standards of excellence.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years work experience (internships and volunteer experience included) in social service, education, civic engagement, public policy, advocacy, or a related field required.

About The Forbes Funds:

The Forbes Funds is leading transformations in western Pennsylvania’s nonprofit ecosystem by increasing effectiveness of individuals, groups, and human service and community-based organizations in an inclusive, collaborative, and thoughtful manner. Envisioning Pittsburgh’s nonprofit sector as innovative, informed, engaged, and effective, The Forbes Funds advances capacity building within and among the region’s nonprofit organizations.

To learn more visit www.forbesfunds.org.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resumé to jobs@pghfdn.org by April 2, with the subject line, GPNP Program Manager Applicant.

The Forbes Funds is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Executive Assistant/Business Administrator

Position:  Executive Assistant/Business Administrator
Reports To: President/CEO

Organizational Overview:

Building on early success of The Advanced Leadership Initiative (TALI) in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, TALI is expanding from Initiative to Institute by extending the portfolio of executive development programs to impact a larger pool of African American leaders locally and nationally.  The Advanced Leadership Institute will cultivate African American executive leadership to strengthen companies, institutions, and communities across America.

The Institute demonstrates a commitment to advancing the role and contributions of African American leaders by preparing the next generation to reshape the landscape of corporate leadership.

The Institute is recruiting top talent to be a part of its growing, fast-moving and execution-oriented team. People from all backgrounds are welcome to help build this future.

Position Overview:

The Executive Assistant/Business Administrator will help build a solid operational platform as The Institute grows and expands. This person will work with the organization’s President/CEO to administer all aspects of the firm’s operations (i.e., office protocols, communications, project administration, human resources administration, etc.).

The Executive Assistant/Business Administrator will ensure the smooth running of the office; and help to improve company procedures and day-to-day operations. A successful Executive Assistant/Business Administrator is highly organized and should also have a high level of proficiency with a variety of office software (e.g., email tools, spreadsheets, and databases) and be able to efficiently manage office administrative and operational duties.

The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, personal accountability, a collaborative spirit, curiosity, and organizational skills that drive results. The Executive Assistant/Business Administrator will work with staff, the Board and consultants to establish and manage the day-to-day operational flow for the organization.

Position Responsibilities:

COMMUNICATION & REPORTING

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required for presentations to both internal and external groups, committees, the board, and other designated entities.
  •  Ability to proofread documents and take formal board meeting minutes
  •  Provide general support to visitors

SCHEDULING

  •  Schedule meetings and appointments
  •  Plan in-house or off-site activities, like parties, celebrations, and conferences

DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS

  •  Serve as the point person for Office Administrator duties including:
  •  Communication & Correspondence
  •  Internal/external office workflow procedures development & administration
  •  Mailing/Shipping
  •  Supplies
  •  Maintenance & Equipment
  •  Shopping

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  • Maintain safe office condition, and arrange repairs as needed
  •  Liaise with facility management vendors, including cleaning, catering and security services
  •  Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors and service providers

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  •  Organize the office layout and order office supplies and program materials when needed
  •  Ability to look broadly across the organization to organize, update and maintain office operations, establish policies and streamline procedures as necessary

MANAGING & HUMAN RESOURCES

  •  Assist in the onboarding process for new hires
  •  Address employees queries regarding a wide range of office management issues
  •  Strong cultural competency with deep experience working with diverse populations.

This job description is not designed to contain a complete listing of responsibilities that might apply to this job. Other duties will be assigned, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  •  A bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  •  Five years of experience as an Office Administrator, Executive Assistant, Front Office Administrator or Administrative Assistant
  •  Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  Excellent computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, webmail, Google products, etc.
  •  Proficient in navigating, posting and editing content on social media channels including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  •  Hands on experience with office machines (e.g., Printers, laptops, etc.)
  •  Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work
  •  Demonstrated ability to manage short- and long-range projects and establish standard operating procedures (SOPs) along the way.
  •  Ability to present and maintain a professional appearance and work environment but flexible to operate in an entrepreneurial setting
  •  Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  •  A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

Compensation:

This position offers a competitive salary. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays and personal time off (PTO).

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to https://www.indeedjobs.com/the-advanced-leadership-institute/jobs/dac344500a33acf06810

Please direct all inquiries related to this position to theadvancedleadershipinstitute@gmail.com and do not contact The Advanced Leadership Institute management.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Advanced Leadership Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and the Institute employment policies.

Our History and Purpose:

TALI was conceived in 2018 as an initiative to address the growing lack of diversity in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Addressing this challenge, the primary focus of TALI is to educate, develop, connect, and position African American leaders for executive advancement.

In 2019, TALI welcomed the inaugural cohort of its flagship Executive Leadership Academy. Nearly three years later, TALI is proud to count almost 80 African American leaders among the Executive Leadership Academy network. Thanks to the rigorous program facilitated by Carnegie Mellon University, these leaders are prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of executive leadership.

Building on early local successes, the expanded vision of TALI will:

  •  Extend the portfolio of regional programming to serve participants at additional career stages and create more impact at the local/regional level.
  •  Prioritize ongoing development for the TALI alumni network to address development needs beyond program graduation.
  •  Introduce a new national footprint.
  •  Partner with existing organizations and individuals to establish a research platform to increase exposure for research and best practices adopted by corporations and university curriculum.

Director of Real Estate

Job Description: Director of Real Estate

Reports To: Executive Director

Company Overview:  City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CBCLT) is committed to equitable, sustainable, and permanently affordable development.  The mission of City of Bridges CLT is to build community ownership that preserves permanent affordability, empowers individuals, and ensures responsible growth and stewardship. We envision diverse communities where people thrive, build wealth, establish roots, and foster community ties without risk of displacement. As we undertake this important work, we will strive to live our shared values of sustainability, equity, and inclusion and build an effective organizational model for the delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable space.

Position Overview: The Director of Real Estate leads the implementation of key CBCLT business plan elements, including the Real Estate Development Strategy, real estate program expansion, and a permanent financial instrument to support CBCLT homes and homeowners. The Director of Real Estate oversees CBCLT portfolio development activities, partner and community engagement for real estate projects and programs and is responsible for the administration and operations of the CBCLT Real Estate Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Portfolio Development:

  • Work with CBCLT leadership to set goals for development, portfolio and earned revenue, and ensure that the organization is meeting those goals
  • Oversee development and management of new construction, acquisition and rehab, affordable rental, and commercial CLT units (i.e., aid in developing creative development strategies, ensure Real Estate Team is identifying new development opportunities, lead acquisition and site control activities, oversee predevelopment and fundraising activities, and collaborate project management staff on all projects to meet internal and external requirements on MWBE and Section 3)
  • Lead and manage the vendor procurement process in a manner consistent with CBCLT’s policies and oversee the management of vendors including architects, engineers, and other professionals.
  • Identify and build partnerships to secure new and ongoing sources for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy (i.e., oversee grant proposals, aid in architecting deal structure, and work with real estate staff to prepare and submit funding proposals for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy)

Program Development:

  • Work with key staff on developing and implementing Real Estate programs from concept to execution, such as Buyer Initiated, Homeowner Incubation, Repair and Replacement Reserve, Loan Fund, etc.
  • Oversee development of a permanent financial instrument to fund the CLT’s repair and replacement reserve

Partner and community engagement:

  • Collaborate with Stewardship & Community Engagement Manager on community engagements
  • Attend community meetings and other public forums to promote the CLT’s work and explore opportunities for partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with public and private funders, lenders, real estate industry partners, non-profit and private developers, etc.
  • Join key staff and other local, regional, and statewide partners in advocating for funding that supports the development of permanently affordable housing
  • Lead community engagement around development projects
  • Work collaboratively with team members with strategy to onboard new communities

Administration and operations:

  • Supervise Real Estate Department staff
  • Oversee their recruitment, hiring, training and professional development, and ongoing evaluation
  • Develop and maintain regular reporting for Executive Director and the board
  • Serve as a key staff liaison to relevant board committees
  • Work with CBCLT leadership to prepare annual Real Estate Department budget, projecting revenues and expenses and ensuring the department stays on track throughout the fiscal year
  • Participate with key staff in business and strategic planning for the CLT
  • Collaborate on funding proposals for CLT programs and operations
  • Maintain organizational records, files, and databases
  • Assist other staff members with day-to-day office administration
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education, and Abilities:

  • 6-8 years of experience in real estate development or related field
  • Unwavering advocacy against discrimination and displacement while treating people in the community with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrated success leading the way in collaboration with others
  • Embody courage, credibility, trustworthiness, thoughtfulness, and honesty
  • Passionate about fairness, justice, and equity
  • Prior supervisory and non-profit experience is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of, and proven success with, affordable housing public funding programs and tax credit programs (AHP, HOME, CDBG, PHARE, NMTC, LIHTC, etc.) required
  • Understanding of the local zoning, permitting, and entitlement process
  • Experience with assembling and reporting for publicly funded complex real estate transactions
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytic, strategic, conceptual, planning and implementation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures; funder, community and political relationships; partnership arrangements with local organizations
  • Ability to read, interpret and follow blueprints is helpful; working knowledge of small hand tools and basic construction skills is helpful
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment
  • Positive and professional attitude; strong work ethic
  • Proficient in office and real estate development software applications
  • Flexible working hours, including the ability to occasionally work on evenings and weekends and/or travel out of town to attend work related meetings, events, trainings, and other activities as necessary

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Executive Director. The annual salary is $75,000 – $85,000. City of Bridges CLT offers comprehensive employee benefits, including low deductible medical insurance as well as dental and vision insurance (85%/15% cost sharing), a SIMPLE IRA with 3% match, and generous paid time off.

 

TO APPLY: https://www.indeed.com/job/director-real-estate-ea5e7171c0fd091a

 

City of Bridges is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.