Philanthropy Associate

Reports to: Director, Center for Philanthropy
Position Status: Full-Time, Non- Exempt


The philanthropy associate serves on the Center for Philanthropy (CFP) team at The Pittsburgh Foundation. This position works with the director of the CFP to execute the Center’s core programs, working collaboratively with all teams of The Pittsburgh Foundation. The associate works with the director of the CFP to develop strategies to execute new initiatives and project manages Foundation-wide programs that intersect with the work of the CFP.

The Center for Philanthropy (CFP) of The Pittsburgh Foundation amplifies the impact of charitable giving by connecting resources to community need through convening and education, personalized services, and capacity building for the field. The CFP focuses on the development of high-level strategies that leverage the unique resources and relationships of donors, grantees and community partners of The Pittsburgh Foundation to strengthen our community.

The CFP was designed as a center for creativity and collaboration without strict boundaries, so we expect this role to grow and evolve. The associate must exhibit self-direction, creativity and flexibility in identifying where his/her talents meet the needs of the Foundation and the Pittsburgh community.


  • Implement programs and events under The Center for Philanthropy umbrella working collaboratively with all teams of The Pittsburgh Foundation and primarily the Communications, Program and Development/Donor Services teams. These programs include, but are not limited to, public education programs, donor giving programs, donor co-creation projects, nonprofit capacity building projects and convening of partnership cohorts.
  • Assist the director of the CFP in planning and implementing new initiatives, with a focus on connecting community partners (which can include donors, corporations and public interest groups) more deeply to the work of the program department and the Foundation’s initiatives.
  • Work with the Communications department to effectively market and recruit attendance at site visits, giving circles, webinars, and other Foundation events and convenings, project managing the event as needed.
  • Develop innovative strategies to promote awareness of the services provided by CFP to organizations within the Pittsburgh region, as well as nationally.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Has an inquiring mind and instinctive problem-solving inclination.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Working knowledge of document creation and manipulation within Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience or interest working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Possess ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Works well within a dynamic team environment.
  • Flexibility in meeting changing demands.
  • Exceptional customer service attitude.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Two to five years of community foundation or nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Suite of products, particularly Raisers Edge.
  • Knowledge of the community’s philanthropic and nonprofit communities.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to by Jan 31. No phone calls please.



Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 15th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,400 individual charitable funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.3 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85% of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Grant Writer (Contract Position)

For over 60 years, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has brought national and international attention to the artists and places of southwestern Pennsylvania. The only museum dedicated to American art in western Pennsylvania, The Westmoreland’s extraordinary permanent collection is complemented by world-class traveling exhibitions that draw local, national, and international visitors. In 2015, The Westmoreland completed a $28.5 million Capital and Expansion Campaign and celebrated its grand re-opening in 2015 being named most recently in August 2018 by Architectural Digest as the best designed museum in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks an experienced Grant Writer to support our Advancement Team. The successful candidate will have a familiarity in the arts and culture field as well as an understanding of the Greater Pittsburgh philanthropic sector. This is a contract position and hours worked will vary per week.

Expectations for this contract position include:

  • Write and submit applications for funding to corporations and foundations for The Westmoreland’s operating and programmatic needs.
  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of the Westmoreland, and use that knowledge and understanding to better comprehend all projects and programs for which grants will be sought.
  • Coordinate and prepare all monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting as required.
  • Construct budgets and translate financial information into budget narrative.
  • Work with the Westmoreland staff to gather information and documentation to support grant proposals as necessary.
  • Adhere to guidelines given by the Director of Advancement and/or CEO.


  • 5+ years’ experience in preparing grant proposals for foundation, government and corporate funding sources (familiarity with the arts and culture field preferred).
  • Strong understanding of Greater Pittsburgh philanthropic sector.
  • Strong writer who is detail-oriented with a high level of editorial skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven, remote environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Dropbox, Zoom and other digital platforms.
  • Financial literacy to construct budgets and translate financial information into budget narrative.

Please send resume and letter of interest to
. No phone calls please.

Board Members

Familylinks is committed to building healthy communities by strengthening individuals and families through the provision of comprehensive, quality services. As it is now, Familylinks was formed in 2001, when the complementary services, strengths, professional staffs and solid reputations of two of western Pennsylvania’s finest human service organizations, The Whale’s Tale (est. 1970) and Parent & Child Guidance Center (est. 1956) , merged. This rich history of service has been built by more than 60 years of experience bringing important services to members of our community. You can learn more about us by visiting

With our broad range of support services, we help children, adults and families who are struggling with abuse, neglect, homelessness, mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse issues, family conflict and maintaining independence. In fiscal year 2019-2020, Familylinks served nearly 9,000 individuals and families directly.

Our community is stronger when everyone is able to contribute.  Familylinks – a regional nonprofit organization – takes a holistic approach to building capabilities that help individuals and families stand on their own.  The organization has a budget of over $20 Million and employs about 330 individuals

Familylinks is seeking volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for our mission as well as an interest in leading the organization to fulfill that mission, and be an active participant in the next strategic planning process in early 2021. Of special interest would be candidates having particular experience with our programs and services, financial skills or experience in the medical/healthcare delivery system.

If you would like to learn more about the responsibilities and gratification of being on the Board of Directors at Familylinks, please send an email to Peggy Wojcik, Chair of the Governance Committee at

Board of Directors

January 2021 -December 2023 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. Ambassadors of Assemble,  Board Members provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan in a volunteer, yet purposeful, capacity. It is important that they share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Board candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board. Board Members 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, technologies, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Board Members serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for additional 1-year terms for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year on the odd-numbered months. Board Members 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. Board Members are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make 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:
  • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
  • Event planning, donor fundraising, and grant-writing
  • Human resources management and procedures
  • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
  • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
  • Strategic communications  and marketing Experience
  • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Education management experience
  • Interest in taking a lead in event planning for fundraising and an ability to host creative fund- and friend-raiser events
  • 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 and connections for corporate support

IIf you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to  No phone calls, please.  If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for a Virtual meet and mix event on Wednesday Oct 21 at 6pm. RSVP here:

GPNP Director

Reports to: President and CEO
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt


A program of The Forbes Funds, the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) is the most comprehensive network of nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania serving to educate, advocate for and convene nonprofits across the sector. GPNP is seeking a Director to lead the network in its expansion, coordinated activities, and unification of the sector.

The focus of this job is to intentionally strengthen the nonprofit sector in southwestern PA, connecting stakeholders across sectors to improve the quality of life for our residents and equitably transform our communities. An ideal candidate must be able to navigate the nuances of communities related to geography, income, race, gender, power, history, and other factors. They must also analyze and act upon an understanding of systemic power structures across nonprofit sector, government, and private sector that prevent communities from thriving.


The GPNP Director is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of GPNP by working with the GPNP Program Manager. This position reports to The Forbes Funds’ President & CEO and works collaboratively with the GPNP Advisory Team to implement the shared vision of the GPNP network by:

  • Leading the growth and development strategies of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership while connecting with and maintaining the pulse of the members of GPNP
  • Strategically positioning nonprofit executives as thought leaders to develop systemic solutions and recommendations to policy makers by addressing systemic barriers that impede quality of life in our communities
  • Overseeing and managing the GPNP Program Manager, interns, fellows or volunteers for GPNP
  • Building and maintaining regional and statewide external relationships with and among community leaders, elected officials, nonprofits, as well as corporate and foundation executives to maintain credibility and visibility of GPNP and understand community needs
  • Facilitating advocacy work through GPNP members that address nonprofit policy changes and challenges
  • Overseeing the development and management of the GPNP budget including outreach, monthly and quarterly financial statements, and building fundraising plans that support GPNP
  • Cultivating relationships between GPNP Advisory Team, the President & CEO of The Forbes Funds, as well as the Senior Policy Officer and President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Growing and nurturing relationships with key partners, including Pennsylvania Association
    Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Grantmakers of
    Western Pennsylvania and others
  • Responsible for executing and overseeing the development, fundraising, programming,
    budgeting, and implementation of the biennial GPNP Summit
  • Overseeing and strategically utilizing consultants and consultant contracts for ongoing and
    special GPNP initiatives and projects
  • Developing and implementing the GPNP strategic plan
  • Sometimes traveling across region to engage regional nonprofits and elected officials, also
    responsible for attending key Harrisburg and Washington, DC meetings on relevant policy issues
  • Assuring compliance with the GPNP Advisory Team Operating Procedures, Public Policy
    Guidelines, and Rapid Response Protocol
  • Performing other duties as assigned that relate to advancing The Forbes Funds priorities and
    special initiatives that add demonstrable value to the development of GPNP’s capacity and

It is critical that the Director builds trust and positive working relationships with the GPNP member
agencies, Advisory Team, staff, advisors, and other nonprofit partners. To be successful in this position,
an individual should bring experience in coalition building, as well as uplift and reinforce values of racial
and gender equity, diversity and inclusion, and transformative change.


  • A minimum of eight years of experience in civic and nonprofit leadership
  • Master’s Degree in public policy, social work, related field and/or equivalent job experience
  • Depth of knowledge of nonprofit organizational development, public funding and systems,
    political advocacy
  • Excellent track record of successful fundraising and financial management
  • Commitment to the mission, core values, and principles of GPNP
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to
    promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated capacity to learn and grasp the principal challenges and opportunities facing
    southwestern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector and the various communities it serves
  • Demonstrated capacity to track and analyze policy changes on the federal, state, and local level
    that impact the sector
  • Political astuteness to effectively engage with policy makers.
  • Exceptional organizational development and coalition building skills
  • Ability to manage, marshal, and engage a broad range of constituents
  • Ability to inspire trust, organize people into a team, and motivate them to work well together
  • Keen intelligence, along with good humor and a high energy level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highest levels of personal and professional integrity, compassion, and standards of excellence


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to by November 22.

No phone calls please.


Organizational Background:

The Forbes Funds (TFF), a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, sits at the intersection between funders and the nonprofit community. Our work has evolved over the years to build a more systemic transformational model anchored in a nearly 40-year history of advancing the well-being of our region. The mission of The Forbes Funds (TFF) focuses on building the management capacity and impact of human services and community-based nonprofits- both as individual organizations and as a unified coalition of leaders, funders and advocates working collaboratively throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

For the past 31 months, TFF has aligned its traditional programming to increase engagement with our regional partners and to identify where gaps and overlaps of services and investments exist. Today, TFF has interacted with or convened approximately 2,500 thought leaders within the nonprofit sector through the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), Calls for Community Solutions, Academy for Cause and Community Engagement Leadership (ACCEL), Executive-in-Residence (EIR), Management Assistance Grants (MAGs), Catalytic Community Cohorts (C3), Performance Imperative and large and small agency cohorts. This number represents nearly half the number of current nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County and over 25% of the ten-county region’s nonprofit sector.

TFF now aligns all services with the Social Determinates of Health and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) to show the impact of the ten-county region. This new approach to systems management requires leveraging partnerships and tools and establishing shared goals. The goal is to not only improve organizational capacity of nonprofits but to ensure that the populations served by organizations we support benefit as well. The premise is that individuals served by the organizations we support are oftentimes dealing with more than one issue and a holistic approach is necessary that involves multiple organizations.

Our work is centered around more than transactional relationships and approaches; the aim is to foster transformational partnerships and to optimize how the nonprofit ecosystem interacts with funders, government, private sector and others in the Pittsburgh region. The Forbes Funds, aligned with GPNP, is exploring co-designed approaches that are iterative and agile, especially as our sector addresses the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying social and economic shocks to the region.

Administrative Coordinator for St. Margaret Foundation

St. Margaret Foundation at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh is looking for an Administrative Coordinator. The two priority traits we seek are “drive” and “kindness.” We need a self-starter who is resourceful, considerate and flexibility. This is a small office with three people and a very pleasant atmosphere where we care about each other. Each person has their own office and a lot of creative freedom with accountability. The work is very diverse. No two days are the same. We have a development plan, project management board and a calendar by week/month. A good candidate would be able to flow with an ever-changing environment. This position is responsible for entering all donations, creating acknowledgment letters, coordinating and distributing all board meeting materials and grant proposals, taking meeting minutes, support with special events, visiting patients when appropriate, and all office administrative tasks. Parking is on site. May be able to take off every other Friday off by working 9-hour days Mon-Thurs and 8 hours on the opposite Friday.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enters donations into donor software and generates acknowledgment letters.
  • Records board and committee meeting minutes, gets approval from the president and committee chairs and distributes meeting materials to the board.
  • Schedules rooms and food for meeting and distributes minutes, committee reports and agendas a week prior to all meetings.
  • Coordinates the collection and distribution of all grant proposals and grant reports.
  • General office ordering.
  • Represents the Foundation by greeting and going above and beyond for our constituents.
  • Coordinates paperwork and files for the independent bookkeeper when necessary.
  • Drives the weekly deposit to the bank.
  • Analyzes complex information requests and determines complex trends
  • Provides input to presentations and other department/supervisor work (i.e., supervisor provides general thought and will draft more material based on initial ideas)
  • Reviews administrative procedures and operating practices and makes recommendations to increase efficiency.
  • Visit patients as a representative of the Foundation

Salary Range: $34,611 to $56,513

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Data Coordinator

Job Title: Data Coordinator
Reports To: Sr. Manager, Data Analytics
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $26,000 – $35,000 ($12.50 – $16.82/hour)


Homewood Children’s Village is focused on creating a pathway for children to obtain a solid education; physical, social, emotional health; strong families; and good post-secondary opportunities. The mission of the Homewood Children’s Village is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and to simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live.

The Data Coordinator works directly with the Sr. Manager, Data Analytics to ensure that all of the organization’s data, forms, enrollments, etc. are entered into the respective systems. The Data Coordinator is responsible for the process of retrieving data sheets from the schools and entering these data into HCV’s data system. This role offers a flexible schedule for someone with strong time-management skills.

About the Office of Research & Evaluation (ORE):

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) team tracks and analyzes the impacts of HCV’s core services, the effectiveness of HCV’s organizational infrastructure, and the performance of HCV’s partnerships. The results of these analyses are looped back into program design and development, allowing for continual growth.

The mission of the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) is to promote effective programs, systems, and policy recommendations that address dynamic challenges, internally and in the Pittsburgh community, through analytic program design and evaluation, relevant and community-based research, and innovative thinking and synthesis.


  • Retrieves files from internal and external sites, determines if data are complete, assigns files to proper folder, follows naming conventions, submits data warehouse requests, converts data to preferred formats, and checks correctness and completeness of data per procedure.
  • Ensures that data received are complete and ready to enter.
  • While following existing procedures and training guidelines, continually update assigned data to ensure Homewood Children’s Village has the freshest and most accurate data in the industry. This includes reviewing raw data, comparing to existing data, set-up conversions, filters, edits, translations, validations, standardizations and all QC steps.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Associate degree or higher, or be a student in good standing in his/her current academic program
  • Eager to learn new technology skills and functions.
  • Must work-well with others in virtual environments and in-person environments.
  • Energetic, organized, and professional.
  • Must have a demonstrated record of achieving goals.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to follow up and follow through.
  • Ability to work independently in a growing, changing, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to successfully multitask and prioritize with demonstrated success finding solutions in complex contexts
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • A genuine interest in or appreciation for the mission of HCV.
  • Able to quickly establish credibility among colleagues and assertively and effectively work with appropriate channels on follow-up.
  • Act 33/34 clearances required.

Application Process:

Program Associate

Job Title: Program Associate

Reports to: Program Officer

Position Type: Part-time/Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Program Associate is responsible for the administration of an important piece of our grantmaking in close collaboration with the Program Officer, other Foundation staff, and our grantees. Perform a high level of administrative duties requiring initiative, judgment, confidentiality, and the ability to discern and positively influence sensitive community, organizational and interpersonal situations.  Incumbent must have a professional demeanor, the ability to set and change priorities as needed and interact effectively with boards, committees, community groups, and outside vendors.


Administrative Operations

  • Conducts research to advance program development
  • Ensure the timely submission of grantee reports, expense reports, project deliverables
  • Participate in meetings with external audiences to produce collaborative work products by drafting agendas, preparing supporting materials, taking notes, and contributing to discussions
  • Organize and coordinate meetings logistics for both internal and external participants, including staff travel to conferences, convenings, and grantee sites, including travel for executives/trustees
  • Proactively research, develop, and edit content for correspondence, reports, and memos
  • Assists in identifying resources or organizations able to offer training and/or technical expertise to grantees
  • Conducts research, monitors, and evaluates learning practices, as needed
  • Support the use and maintenance of Foundant Grant Lifestyle Manager (GLM)
  • Provide basic technical support to GLM users at all stages and offer basic guidance to applicants about programs, requirements, and other questions

Organizational Partnering & Initiatives

  • Exhibit and maintain trust-based and productive relationships with a wide range of organizations and individuals, including grantees, re-granters, funding partners, and foundation employees
  • Coordinate regularly with international advisors & partners to meet program needs
  • Collaborate with team members in ongoing learning and process improvement, incorporating external and internal feedback to constantly improve how we do our work
  • Participate in and/or lead cross-foundation initiatives, as appropriate, to achieve foundation goals
  • Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities and participate in Foundation-wide training sessions
  • Assist with planning, scheduling, coordinating, and implementing Strengthening Black Families (SBF) events, activities, and meetings

Grants Management & Grantee Support

  • Connect with grantees and community groups to stay informed of events, activities, and developments in local communities (i.e., track inquiries/responses, coordinate logistics for external partners, provide technical assistance, etc.)
  • Build strong relationships with grantees to support the creation, review, and submission of grant proposals and required information, following Foundation guidelines, processes, and requirements, and working collaboratively to resolve issues as they arise
  • Helps to curate and grow an online communications platform for grantees
  • Process grants through their full lifecycle, including creating, maintaining, and updating electronic grant files according to Foundation legal and financial requirements
  • Assists the Program Officer with providing feedback to grantees on their learning plans and performance milestones
  • Facilitate the development and management of strategy grant & operations budgets; track expenses and work with staff to ensure attendees are reimbursed in a timely fashion
  • Assists in assembling, measuring, and evaluating the impact of POISE Foundation programs and prepare reports and datasets
  • Using the Foundant GLM platform, monitor and continually improve the grant process, including the application process, proposal review, award notifications, and reporting
  • Learn and understand the climate strategies to inform work with grantees; support and participate in strategy refinement and monitoring, evaluation, & learning as needed
  • Maintain accurate records of grantees and prospective grantees across multiple platforms
  • Coordinates convenings and training opportunities for grantees
  • Engage in special projects and other tasks as assigned


  • A minimum of 3 years of related operations and administration experience required.
  • A college degree or equivalent education is highly desired.


  • Experience in grants lifecycle administration and compliance for varying types of grants and grantees is preferred
  • Strong operations, administration, and project coordination skills and experience, including the ability to plan and implement projects both independently and with colleagues
  • A track record of being able to meet tight, sometimes simultaneous, deadlines with a keen ability to prioritize, adapt to changing needs, and partner with others to meet common goals
  • Excellent detail orientation and accurate data entry while considering how those details impact the bigger picture
  • Good writing, analytical and problem‐solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and phone skills.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, and general administration.
  • Able to follow instructions, including adherence to all policies, standards, and behaviors consistent with employees of POISE Foundation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn and become proficient with systems; advanced MS Word and Excel skills including mail-merge, ability to create spreadsheet databases, and use of advanced MS features and functions is preferred.
  • Advanced Google suite skills include G-Mail, Google Search, and Google Docs.
  • Aptitude to learn new skills, including the Foundation’s web-based data management systems.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to the following: computer, business phone system, calculator, and print/copy work center.


  • Temporary remote work due to COVID
  • Typical office environment.
  • Minimum travel required.


Board Member

Since 1991, Friends of the Riverfront has worked to protect and restore the riverfront in the Pittsburgh region through trail development and stewardship after decades of legacy pollution. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail now encompasses nearly 33 miles of urban and suburban riverfront trails along both banks of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Through broad and diverse collaborations, we continue to work towards and promote environmental restoration, economic vitality, and public health benefits for Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Friends of the Riverfront’s mission is to expand, connect and enhance the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Water Trail systems along our three rivers. We engage and provide trail development assistance to river communities, supporting greater connectivity to the rivers and communities, while being a catalyst for economic growth.  We also manage a robust trail stewardship program that works year-round to ensure that our trails and riverfronts are clean and safe for trail users.

Friends of the Riverfront is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors that will advocate and help advance the mission of this great organization.  Board members serve three-year terms and are charged with the overall governance and oversight of the organization. We recognize that Board Members are a valuable volunteer asset to the organization each bringing unique talents and skillsets.

Currently, the board is seeking individuals with expertise in law, development, and fundraising, but we are open to many other skillsets and perspectives. Friends of the Riverfront does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, religion, or national origin. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

To express interest as a candidate or enquire further, please contact Executive Director, Kelsey Ripper, at or 412.488.0212.

Board Member

The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3), established in 2017, in memory of Tobias “Toby” Stern, who died in 2016 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Toby was 12 weeks and 5 days old.

The mission of The Little Fox is to educate on SIDS and Safe Sleep Practices for families preparing to welcome a new infant. Our non-profit donates Owlet Smart Sock monitors to families, through an application process, across the U.S. These devices DO NOT prevent SIDS, however they provide peace of mind to new parents, knowing their infant is being monitored while they are asleep.

The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation is currently looking for additional board members as we prepare for 2021. Our non-profit has grown over the past 18 months and we are receiving requests to support more families across the United States. We are also looking to create strategic partnerships with organizations in Western PA and beyond that can help support families who have experience the death of an infant (under the age of 12 months), as well as those who welcome another baby, following a death.

To develop organizational capacity to not only meet the growing need for services, but to work towards ending SIDS in the United States, Toby’s Foundation is looking to grow our Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who can connect to our mission and may have previous experience volunteering for other non-profits in the Pittsburgh region and/or have previously served on a non-profit board.

Board Member Expectations

Time Commitment

  • Attend Quarterly Meetings + actively participate in annual goals and growth opportunities
  • Promote annual fundraising events
  • Participate in 2 (or more) community events by annually (currently on hold due to volunteering restrictions in place because of the COVID 19 pandemic)
  • Participate in the Random Acts of Kindness Campaign annually in August
  • Participate in the Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Events annually in October
  • Attend and actively participate at Toby’s Foundation events
  • Be willing to share personal and professional networks for purposes of sponsorship, donors, and families that may benefit from the support of The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation


  • Create an actively engaged network of professionals to support the mission of Toby’s Foundation mission and vision
  • Increase awareness of SIDS and Safe Sleep Practices
  • Host fund/friend raising events that will capture the interest of younger demographic
  • Increase Social Media presence (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/LinkedIn)
  • Steward long term relationship with donors with engagement and offering more exposure to the tri-state area (PA, OH, WV)

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and professional resume to

Any questions regarding the Board of Directors, email Katie Stern at

For more information on The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation, please visit