Grant Writer (Independent Contractor)

VISION: Provide opportunities for quality housing, promote self-sufficiency of the residents, to improve recreational and human service opportunities, maximize employment and training opportunities and, develop programming specific to the needs of the Larimer community in adherence to the Larimer Vision to Action Plan.

MISSION: To empower the Larimer neighborhood to move into sustainable community and economic development via strong communication networks, partnerships, and an open participatory process.

Position: Grant Writer
Status: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Board Chair of the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG)

Purpose:

LCG seeks an assertive, collaborative, high performing individual to enhance its fundraising efforts in the region and help to expand the capacity for community engagement through leveraging dollars and resources for the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing and writing all grants for (LCG) to maximize the various program and funding capacities.
  • Support efforts to achieve the annual financial goals for (LCG).
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking the lead as the project manager.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to prepare internal and external reports.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Manage the oversight, research, development, submission and reporting process of all grants, proposals and applications.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/Board in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  • Review guidelines for all applications/proposals and reports to ensure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information.
  • Maintain a portfolio of current and prospective funders.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with funding sources.
  • Conduct research to identify new opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the agency to help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure (LCG) maintains a diverse portfolio of funders.
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports to track progress to be shared with leadership and the board of directors.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish new funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant activities to include application/proposal due dates, reporting deadlines and renewals.
  • Ensure grant information/tracking is documented, up-to-date, accurate and entered into Raisers Edge.
  • Coordinate meetings for the Program Staff and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Attend information sessions, RFP meetings and/or other community forums to interact with potential funders, program managers and possible collaborative partners.
  • Attend appropriate grant related trainings and seminars to continue to learn and grow.
  • Support general fundraising activities, as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related field required.
  • Must possess knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Must possess strong writing and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong project management skills.
  • Must be highly organized and comfortable working under pressures and meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Must be proficient in computer software programs and databases.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience with budgeting and budget development is preferred.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ethnically diverse community setting
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple funding opportunities at one time.

Working Conditions: The Grant Writer works independently but will have office space at the LCG headquarters to meet with and collaborate with the LCG staff and Board as needed. Position is expected to travel as necessary in the performance of the duties as a Grant Writer. The working hours are set by the independent Contractor. There will be requests to attend staff, board and community meetings which may be after hours in the evening on occasions.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and a cover letter to larimercgjobs@gmail.com.

Grant Writer

VISION: Provide opportunities for quality housing, promote self-sufficiency of the residents, to improve recreational and human service opportunities, maximize employment and training opportunities and, develop programming specific to the needs of the Larimer community in adherence to the Larimer Vision to Action Plan.

MISSION: To empower the Larimer neighborhood to move into sustainable community and economic development via strong communication networks, partnerships, and an open participatory process.

Position: Grant Writer
Status: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Board Chair of the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG)

Purpose:

LCG seeks an assertive, collaborative, high performing individual to enhance its fundraising efforts in the region and help to expand the capacity for community engagement through leveraging dollars and resources for the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing and writing all grants for (LCG) to maximize the various program and funding capacities.
  • Support efforts to achieve the annual financial goals for (LCG).
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking the lead as the project manager.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to prepare internal and external reports.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Manage the oversight, research, development, submission and reporting process of all grants, proposals and applications.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/Board in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  • Review guidelines for all applications/proposals and reports to ensure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information.
  • Maintain a portfolio of current and prospective funders.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with funding sources.
  • Conduct research to identify new opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the agency to help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure (LCG) maintains a diverse portfolio of funders.
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports to track progress to be shared with leadership and the board of directors.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish new funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant activities to include application/proposal due dates, reporting deadlines and renewals.
  • Ensure grant information/tracking is documented, up-to-date, accurate and entered into Raisers Edge.
  • Coordinate meetings for the Program Staff and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Attend information sessions, RFP meetings and/or other community forums to interact with potential funders, program managers and possible collaborative partners.
  • Attend appropriate grant related trainings and seminars to continue to learn and grow.
  • Support general fundraising activities, as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related field required.
  • Must possess knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Must possess strong writing and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong project management skills.
  • Must be highly organized and comfortable working under pressures and meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Must be proficient in computer software programs and databases.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience with budgeting and budget development is preferred.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ethnically diverse community setting
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple funding opportunities at one time.

Working Conditions: The Grant Writer works independently but will have office space at the LCG headquarters to meet with and collaborate with the LCG staff and Board as needed. Position is expected to travel as necessary in the performance of the duties as a Grant Writer. The working hours are set by the independent Contractor. There will be requests to attend staff, board and community meetings which may be after hours in the evening on occasions.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and a cover letter to larimercgjobs@gmail.com.

Assemble Board of Directors

January 2022-December 2024 Term – Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity, is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors.  As ambassadors of Assemble, our Directors provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan.  It is important that Directors share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Director candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board.  Directors are required to participate in at least one committee, each of which meets on a monthly basis or as needed.

Vision:  Assemble envisions neighborhoods of empowered, diverse people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.

Mission:  We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Directors serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for 1 additional 3-year term for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year in the odd-numbered months.  Directors are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings.  Directors are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make and solicit annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following:
    • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
    • Human resources management and procedures
    • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
    • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
    • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Interest in leading fundraising and friend-raising events to build Assemble’s donor base
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries

If you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at brett@assemblepgh.org.  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to jobs@assemblepgh.org by November 12.  No phone calls, please. If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for one of our meet and mix events:

Board Directors and Committee Members

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items.  Ten Thousand Villages establishes long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is an independent nonprofit that sells Ten Thousand Villages Products and shares the company name, but The Pittsburgh board operates separately of Ten Thousand Villages US leadership.  In addition to governance, the board is also heavily involved in many aspects of operations, including managing bank accounts, approving expenses, creating the annual budget, devising policies, implementing advertising and marketing plans, organizing events, pursuing grant opportunities, and more.

The board currently has openings for board of directors and committee members with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Fundraising/Development
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Legal

The full Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM.  During normal operations, the meeting takes place at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and regular in-person attendance is expected of directors.  Due to Covid, the board has been meeting virtually.  In an average month, board service will require 4-10 hours.  Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions.

Board committees meet as needed, typically once per month and often by telephone video conference.  There is not a term duration for committee members.

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

Director of Grantmaking, Program and Community Engagement

Reports to: Vice President Program and Community Engagement
Position Status: Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $105,000 -$110,000

POSITION SUMMARY

The director of grantmaking will have operational responsibility for grant-making activity across several portfolios within the Program department. The Director will join a strong, passionate and diverse team that currently consists of eight staff. This position will be responsible for driving progress toward department grant-making goals using a values and data-driven approach, oversight of existing special initiatives and leading new strategic initiatives in line with The Pittsburgh Foundation’s strategic plan.

The director will support the vice president, Program and Community Engagement to ensure that Program department operations are strong, including budget management, project management, and people management, and that grant-making practice remains relevant, responsive and centers racial justice. The director will also be responsible for managing a responsive and proactive grant-making portfolio that enhances the nonprofit sector’s ability to identify and address in a culturally responsive and comprehensive manner, the human service needs of community members. The director is expected to facilitate collaboration with other departments and thus, will be acquainted with other areas of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s work and operations and engage in cross-organizational strategic discussions.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Grantmaking

  • Work with the vice president, Program and Community Engagement to assure the development, continuous refinement, periodic reassessment and on-going implementation of a regionally focused discretionary grant-making program that aligns with donor intent and the Foundation’s strategic plan and stated values.
  • Manage a portfolio of grants focused on human service needs of low-income residents, from letter of inquiry to final report.
  • Oversee the implementation of special initiative grant-making programs, working proactively with project teams to monitor and assess impact, manage budgets and identify learnings that can be integrated into other aspects of the department’s work.
  • Support implementation of new grant-making policies, processes and practices to promote effective, equitable and inclusive operations and programs.
  • Support execution of a departmental plan, in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic plan, to resource and strengthen racial justice organizations and ensure the meaningful engagement of Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) communities in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding of current community issues to assure that the Foundation’s grantmaking and special initiatives are responsive, inclusive and proactive in addressing those needs.
  • Work with vice president, Program and Community Engagement to design and conduct a cost/benefit analysis for all grant-making initiatives, using direct and indirect costs.

Team Management

  • Serve as an active leader and resource in the department, promoting organizational values and on-going staff development.
  • Coach and supervise program officers, program associates and program assistants, including them in a team approach to planning and implementation.
  • Work with vice president, Program and Community Engagement to create shared venues for department-wide learning about community issues, as well as trends in philanthropy.
  • Facilitate strong staff collaboration across programs and between departments.
  • In collaboration with vice president, HR/chief diversity officer and chief of staff and strategic implementation, assist with/participate in the development of strategy for foundation-wide efforts to embed organizational values into institutional policies and practices, monitor progress and report learnings over time.
  • Work with vice president of Human Resources to ensure effective implementation of hiring practices, organizational policies, staff performance evaluation and professional development planning.

Community Engagement:

  • Work with program staff to determine goals, measures, and implementation of community engagement activities with a focus on strategies that reinforce a “more than money” grant-making model that engages, supports and cultivates the strengths of community-based leaders and organizations, including program co-design, capacity-building and other strategies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with groups and individuals in the nonprofit, philanthropic, private and public sectors, with an emphasis on growing the Foundation’s network, advancing the Foundation’s strategic priorities and mobilizing/aligning other sources of funding.
  • Develop a plan, in collaboration with the vice president, Program and Community Engagement, to establish and facilitate advisory committees comprised of grantees and other relevant stakeholders to inform, monitor, and evaluate the Foundation’s grant-making strategy.
  • Actively support team-wide efforts to develop new and strengthen existing relationships with local, state, and national organizations, with an emphasis on supporting — and learning from — partner efforts to develop community-driven solutions.

Research and Evaluation

  • Research issues, organizations, and practices to inform and strengthen the Foundation’s knowledge, program design and implementation, processes, and impact.
  • Work with the vice president, Program and Community Engagement and vice president Public Health, Research and Learning to implement a monitoring and evaluation framework to gauge grant-making impact, analyze and synthesize outcome metrics and generate reports on results and lessons learned.

Donor Engagement

  • Support and advance strategic opportunities for collaboration with Development and Donor Services staff to serve donors in meeting their philanthropic goals and advance the Foundation’s strategic priorities.
  • Fully participate in Center for Philanthropy programs to contribute to a culture of excellence in donor education, donor engagement, “co-creation” of giving opportunities and increased alignment between Foundation and donor giving on significant community issues.

Communications

  • Work collaboratively with Communications department to support the development of messaging about the Foundation’s grant-making programs, including changes and updates to the Foundation’s website.

Professional Development

  • Participate in activities of the local and national philanthropic field to enhance the Foundation’s grantmaking, convening and research across grant-making portfolios.
  • Attend regional and national conferences, workshops and meetings to obtain information useful to the development of grant-making strategies to respond to the needs of the arts and culture sector in the region.

Other

  • Work with vice president, Program and Community Engagement to coordinate staff efforts to ensure that the Program and Policy Committee of the Board of Directors is fully informed of and engaged in the Foundation’s grant-making strategy.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

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 accountability, collaboration, community, racial justice and trust.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • High level of organizational skills and ability to multitask and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • High levels of accuracy, productivity and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and solve problems.
  • Thrives within a dynamic team environment.
  • Flexibility in meeting changing demands with the ability to shift between routine tasks and strategic decision-making.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related applications.
  • Strong technical proficiency and experience with the Blackbaud Suite of Products and the Foundant Grants Management System or similar systems.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the nonprofit sector/or relevant experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in the nonprofit/public sector with demonstrated knowledge of public health, human service, social work, education or related fields.
  • At least 5 to 7 years of direct supervisory experience and proven ability to provide constructive feedback and develop staff.
  • A passion for and demonstrated track record of operating within a framework that centers economic and racial equity.
  • Familiarity with, but not necessarily a professional background in, philanthropy and philanthropic processes.
  • Knowledge of the local nonprofit landscape, including understanding of current community needs, as well as emerging grant-making practices that facilitate equitable distribution of financial and non-financial resources.
  • Proven talent in project management, including creating and managing budgets, with a record of success in the development and implementation of strategies to affect change.
  • Proficiency in data-informed decision-making, including the ability to analyze, synthesize, and compare data to answer key evaluation questions, monitor progress toward goals and facilitate process improvement.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org by Oct. 15.

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.

Director Donor Services

Reports to: Vice President, Development and Donor Services
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $105,000 -$110,000

POSITION SUMMARY

The director of donor services position is a key part of the Development and Donor Services team managing four donor service professionals and driving the donor services strategy for the department. Reporting to the vice president of Development and Donor Services, the director of donor services is responsible for evaluating, managing and delivering a tiered system of services to engage, inspire and strengthen the relationship between The Pittsburgh Foundation and its donors. The director of donor services develops and oversees systems, processes and training related to the donor experience (onboarding, engagement and stewardship), working closely with all departments to ensure consistency across the organization in the provision of high-quality donor services. The position will also require the roll out of metrics and benchmarks for donor services direct reports to use as guidelines for their work beginning with goals for new employees stretching through the continuum of their employment. Also, the director of donor services serves as one of the key fundraisers for the Development and Donor Services team, encouraging donors to give to their existing funds or create planned gifts. Those fundraising skills are essential to cultivating and steering team members to the same fundraising goals in their donor services outreach.

The Director, along with the VP for Development and Donor Services, will lead and implement this enhanced culture of strategically aligned donor service, by supporting and expanding critical donor relationships primarily with individuals and families and the greater nonprofit community. As a significant individual contributor to the overall growth and reputation of the Foundation, the position requires polish, project management experience, strong communications skills and family/next-generation meeting experience, with the flexibility to pivot from highly strategic decision making to execution of tasks.

The director of donor services will serve as the primary relationship manager for approximately 150 high-touch, high net worth fundholders and oversees staff members with pools ranging between 200-500 donors each.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Donor Services Leadership Responsibilities:
  • Works with vice president to develop systems for providing top-quality customer service, creating new approaches when needed and ensuring a consistent donor experience across the organization.
  • Creates and oversees application of donor on-boarding process and stewardship funnel and sets and trains staff on customer service standards to be used organization-wide to guide staff interactions with donors and prospects.
  • Develops benchmarks for donor service officers and develops processes to measure success in delivering donor services. Uses knowledge gathered to continually enhance The Pittsburgh Foundations donor services program, training and updating staff as needed.
  • Works closely with senior donor services officer/planned giving specialist and vice president for Development and Donor Services to ensure existing donors are educated about the various planned giving opportunities at the Foundation.
  • Works jointly with director of operations to ensure that changes to the donor experience for all types of funds (donor-advised funds, scholarships, field of interest or designated funds) is effectively implemented. This role will understand the perspectives of the donor and advocate appropriately for how changes in policy/procedure may change the donor experience.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Supervises donor services team of donor service officers, donor services associate, and administrative support staff member.
  • Ensures legal and financial compliance of funds by working cross departmentally with the funds manager and director of operations.
  • Manages a pool of approximately 150 high new worth donors, many with strong mission alignment to the work of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
  • Provides guidance and support to team members serving their portfolio of fundholders, ensuring consistent 24 to 48-hour response times and customer service.
  • Serves as lead interface with all other departments for prompt problem solving of fundholder-related issues when they arise. A member of the director leadership group, the director of donor services is the primary voice for the donor services experience in the Foundation and advocates appropriately.
  • Encourages fundholders to think through their legacy intentions and works with internal staff to help develop legacies that are mission-aligned, where appropriate, and/or adequately reflect a donor’s philanthropic intent.
  • Some work required beyond traditional work hours for meetings and events.
  • Works with vice president of Human Resources to ensure effective implementation of hiring practices, organizational policies, staff performance evaluation and professional development planning.
  • In collaboration with the vice president of HR/chief diversity officer and chief of staff and strategic implementation, assists with/participate in the development of strategy for Foundation-wide efforts to embed organizational values into institutional policies and practices, monitor progress and report learnings over time.

Meeting/Facilitation Requirements:

  • Facilitates meeting with families, donor-advised fundholders, corporate and community stakeholders utilizing developed tools to engage and explore the philanthropy of the group and how The Pittsburgh Foundation can help execute these philanthropic values.
  • Work with the Center for Philanthropy and its staff to develop specific giving plans for donors or fundholders to deepen the families’ connection to their philanthropy ,where appropriate engaging donors in site visits, next generation workshops and meetings with nonprofits.
  • Developing and implementing a family meeting standard operating procedure to engage multi-generational families in the philanthropy of their funds.

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 accountability, collaboration, community, racial justice and trust.
  • Demonstrated track record of success working directly with donors and their advisors.
  • High sense of integrity, honesty and ethics.
  • Significant multi-tiered staff management experience and the ability to develop, inspire and support a diverse and highly skilled team.
  • Flexible, responsive and collaborative work style with a strong service mentality.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, MPM or other graduate nonprofit management degree a plus.
  • Ten or more years of leadership experience in developing, implementing and adapting strategies to attract and engage high net worth charitable donors; experience with diverse giving tools such as planned giving and donor-advised funds strongly preferred.
  • Experience or deep familiarity with community foundations preferred but not required
  • Exceptional communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to exercise sound and confident judgment.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org by Oct. 15.

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.

Development Director

Our Mission at POISE Foundation:

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: Development Director

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Development Director will aid in establishing and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships with the Foundation and its donors. They will assist in developing fundraising strategies, executing and meeting fundraising goals, manage endowment campaigns, and represent the Foundation at various events in the community. This position manages a team while working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors and key foundation, community and business leaders as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualize, implement, and evaluate effective donor solicitation strategies;
  • Participate in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts from individual donors, corporations, and foundations currently not donating to POISE with the intent to increase the number of donors and donations to the Foundation;
  • Lead a team focused on the delivery, execution and effective project planning for a comprehensive giving and donor cultivation strategy for the organization;
  • Identification of new and cultivation of existing donor relationships to increase his or her level of personal involvement and, through solicitation, their financial commitment to POISE;
  • Create a thorough resource development plan in alignment with our strategic goals and budget for comprehensive campaign fundraising (annual giving, direct mail, events, major gifts, grants, sponsorships, planned giving);
  • Lead the implementation of a comprehensive development program, including major, capital and planned gift donor development, grant writing, special events, and the annual fund;
  • Manage administration of endowment campaign including generating new endowment funds to POISE;
    Aid in the development of appropriate marketing and public relations tools for fundraising and community relations, including website content for donors;
  • Develop and distribute donor reports and oversee external communications with donors;
  • Manage relationships with fundraising professionals and consultants;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five (5) year’s experience are required. Prefer six (6) to eight (8) year’s experience working in fundraising, sales and marketing and/or customer relations with demonstrable experience in donor development, cultivation, and retention.
  • A visionary self-starter who is interested in growing development and communication efforts and driving organizational development.
  • The ability to manage people effectively and able to multitask is essential.
    Comprehensive management skills in short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff.
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and coordinate community and civic groups, businesses and individuals to work together to benefit the POISE Foundation
  • Must be able to comfortably converse with high-level executives and high net worth individuals as well as potential donors from all socio-economic levels.
  • Must have excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic presentations.
  • Strong planning skills, high level of computer literacy and the ability to build donor systems and processes.
  • Strong team player who works well independently.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic community.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management.
  • Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to listen is essential. Able to ask leading questions which encourage prospects and donors to talk about themselves and their activities.
  • An established network of potential donors is preferred.

TO APPLY: https://www.indeed.com/job/development-director-89cd698c524e1f00

Corporate Giving and Social Responsibility Coordinator

The Corporate Giving and Social Responsibility Coordinator will support the Corporate Social Responsibility team across AEO Inc, our brands, and the AEO Foundation.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

AEO Inc:

  • Oversee our Corporate Charitable Engagement programs, including Matching Gifts, Team of Ten, Volunteer Time Off, and Volunteer Recognition awards
  • Connect our associates to local non-profits for team building volunteer activities and coordinate calendar events and RSVPs
  • Coordinate charitable engagement events such as AEO Better World Community Volunteer Day across multiple locations
  • Manage the Gift Card request program
  • Update the Stage AE Ticket Request site and process Stage AE ticket requests.
  • Support the AEO REAL Change Scholarship program and mentor program through application period, candidate selection and scholarship award administration.
  • Fulfill donation requests and stock our storage space, which serves as our central place for collecting new clothing to be donated.
  • Field and address inquiries received via phone, email, mail and the Better World website
  • Check mail and manage digital and paper files for AEO Inc, the Foundation, and our team
  • Process donation check requests through our Accounts Payable team and track donations made to charities throughout the year
  • Provide overall support in helping the department operate as efficiently and effectively as possible

AEO Foundation:

  • Prepare grant summaries and other materials for board meetings
  • Process AEO Foundation grants, and track grant status and grant reporting from initiation to finish.
  • Manage AEO Foundation financials, including deposit and donation records.
  • Assist in organizing fundraising events, such as our annual golf outing, our Sample Sales, and more.

Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Superior attention to detail
  • First-rate written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative and bring new ideas to the team
  • Follow through and complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift 30lbs

AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual’s race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.

Communication Manager/Marketing Manager

Job Description: Marketing & Communications Manager
Reports to: Executive Director

Company Overview:

City of Bridges CLT (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 Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for producing high quality communication(s) to elevate CBCLT’s work to create permanently affordable homes through a lens of economic and racial justice. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of CBCLT’s marketing and communications strategies and reports directly to the Executive Director.  CBCLT is a team environment, and this position will work closely with CBCLT’s Stewardship & Community Engagement Manager to support community engagement initiatives and homeowner communications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs duties and responsibilities that may include the following tasks:

Marketing & Communications

  • Serve as strategic communications thought partner to the CBCLT leadership to ensure messaging is consistent with and supports CBCLT’s strategy and mission.
  • Carry out marketing and communications strategies that promote and elevate City of Bridges CLT to local, regional, and national audiences.
  • Develop and implement marketing and social media plans
  • Analyze, understand, interpret and report on Google analytics, trends and social media impressions for the organization
  • Serve as brand steward for City of Bridges CLT.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to identify and share tools, resources, and articles that further the cause of Housing and Economic Justice
  • Oversee design, production and distribution of digital and print marketing materials and organizational collateral.
  • Develop and write content for blog posts, social media, e-newsletters, press releases, and factsheets on various aspects of CBCLT’s work.
  • Manage content on City of Bridges CLT website, social media, and e-newsletter accounts.
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media and social media opportunities, coordinating with the appropriate staff to organize and prepare supporting material as needed. Build and maintain working relationships with editorial staff and reporters from local, regional, and national media outlets.

Community Outreach and Member Relations

  • Plan and implement CBCLT’s Annual Membership Meeting by coordinating event logistics; managing ticket sales; ensuring efficient event-day processes and procedures; and monitoring event budget.
  • Collaborate with CBCLT staff to support and grow City of Bridges’ membership and sponsorship programs.
  • Support planning, promoting, coordination, and staffing of community meetings and events, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Build and maintain relationships with CBCLT members and other stakeholders and constituents.

Administration

  • Attend required staff, committee and board meetings; assist with the taking of minutes, preparing of reports, and setting of agendas.
  • Assist other members staff with day-to-day office administration.
  • Maintain well organized paper and digital records, files and databases.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Experience and Abilities

  • 2 or more years of experience in communications, marketing, and community outreach.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Google Apps for Business, and database management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.  Editing, proofreading, and layout and design skills are essential
  • Experience with graphic design for print and the web.
  • Previous social media and website management experience.
  • Familiarity with the Community Land Trusts and affordable housing programs a plus.
  • Positive and professional attitude with a strong work ethic.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small non-profit environment.
  • An understanding of social service work, community building and organizing and advocacy.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change, flexible working in a fast-paced, nonprofit environment.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position and repots to the Executive Director. The salary range is $46,000 – $50,000.  City of Bridges CLT offers excellent employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plan contribution, and paid holidays and sick leave.

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.

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Additional Information about CBCLT:

CBCLT was incorporated in October 2019. To date CBCLT has overseen nearly $6,000,000 of single-family housing development, created 14 permanently affordable homes, and created homeownership opportunities for 16 low and moderate-income first-time homeowners. Additionally, CBCLT has projects in predevelopment that would create 38 permanently affordable homes over the next 18 months in 9 different communities.

This description is a summary of the functions of this position.  Other duties may be assigned as needed. The CBCLT reserves the right to review and adjust this job description as business needs dictate.

Sr. Controller

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 TITLE: Sr. Controller

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Sr. Controller will oversee the Foundation’s finance and investment functions.  This person will work with the organization’s executive team to administer all aspects of the Foundation’s finances and investment management.  The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, personal accountability, a collaborative spirit, curiosity and demonstrated organizational skills. The Sr. Controller will work with staff, the Board and consultants to establish and manage the financial integrity of the organization.  This position is hands-on with daily functions of accounting, finance, and investment management.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Oversee all finance and accounting operations including billing, AP/AR, general ledger, financial reporting, compliance reporting, 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 accounting, purchasing and investment protocols while establishing and maintaining strong internal controls.
  • Support the Investment Committee to oversee investment managers to ensure assets are invested in line with our Investment Policy.
  • 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.
  • Support annual independent audit
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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