Board Member

Refuge for Women is a faith-based, national network of long-term aftercare homes providing a new beginning for women who have been sexually exploited and trafficked.

It is important to have a diverse board of committed, professional men and women to lead us into and through all phases of growth and operation.

We are currently looking for individuals in the Pittsburgh area to join our board. Our goal is to maintain a board of 8-10 members with professional experience represented in the areas of financial, legal, social work, and law enforcement OR experience as a survivor/peer leader.

Potential board members should have:

  • An interest/passion in helping survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Professional experience is preferred, particularly in financial, legal, social work, or law enforcement areas
  • Fundraising or community networking experience

Board member expectations:

  • Commit to attending monthly meetings either in person or via Zoom
  • Commit to a 1, 2, or 3-year term, depending on the term needs of the organization
  • Commit to donating to Refuge for Women according to the LORD’s leading
  • Commit to participate in board development activity
  • Commit to know Refuge for Women and the issues that surround the population we serve
  • Commit to attending key fundraising events
  • As the City Director communicates needs, support, and serve to ensure the success of the organization
  • Connect resources from the community to help meet financial and partnership needs
  • Time commitment of ~5 hours a month in addition to the monthly board meeting
  • Participate in an annual review with the city director and board chairman via self-evaluation form

For more information about the organization and to receive the board member application and supporting documents, please contact Katherine Holler at

Volunteer Board Member

The PGH Equality Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, social service organization whose mission is to serve as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania. We strive for this through our vision to cultivate a more collaborative, diverse, just, and empowered community. PGH Equality Center was established in 1979 under the original name as the Gay and Lesbian Community (GLCC) of Pittsburgh.

The Board of Directors are currently recruiting Volunteer Board Members who possess established professional experience and skill sets in the following areas:

  • Finance and Accounting/Certified Public Accountant
  • Fundraising, Donor Development, and Corporate Giving
  • Grant Writing
  • Marketing/Media and Communications
  • Legal expertise in Non-Profit Boards
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Development and Implementation


To express interest, please email Patrick Zbasnik, Chairperson of the Board, at with a brief summary introducing yourself, relevant work experience, and resume/CV.


PGH Equality Center values a diverse Board and strongly encourages black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Director for Strategic Advancement

About Communities In Schools Pittsburgh Allegheny County (CISPAC): Founded in 1985, CISPAC’s mission is to surround students with a community of supports empowering them to achieve in school and succeed in life. With annual revenue of just over $1.5 million, we offer a range of strategic solutions to harness the power of schools, students, families, and the greater community to align decision making with student success as the primary focus.  CISPAC deploys evidence-based interventions to help achieve school wide and student goals through expert consultation and on-site implementation. Our work is rooted in building strong relationships with all stakeholders and is deployed using trauma informed practices.  We meet people where they are and work collaboratively to bring about positive systemic change to enhance school capacity and ignite student success.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director for Strategic Advancement (DSA) is responsible for evaluating, developing, and implementing solutions that support CISPAC in setting and achieving strategic goals. Including but not limited to:

  • Designing and executing a development plan to raise needed resources;
  • Raising visibility of organization by working with our marketing and media team to craft and execute an elevated mission-focused communications and marketing plan.
  • Serving as development lead for fundraising, donor cultivation, and strategic financial planning is required.
  • Working closely with all funding sources to develop and strengthen relationships that will drive resource generation.
  • Developing and executing strategies, in coordination with Executive Director and communications & marketing staff, to increase CISPAC’s footprint by expanding into new school districts.
  • Monitoring and developing business model for efficacy and new opportunities.
  • Working in coordination with CISPAC program and operations team leaders to develop processes and procedures that help keep internal infrastructure aligned with mission.
  • Evaluating organization business model to maintain sustainability.
  • Supervisor for development, communications, marketing, and media staff.


Development Advancement

  • Actively work with the Executive Director and development staff to develop and execute a strategic funding plan for the organization.
  • Manage the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all individual, corporate, and philanthropic donors and prospects through, but not limited to: appeals, grant proposals, events and in-person asks.
  • Primary grant and proposal writer.
  • Lead creation and oversight of all funding activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations.
  • Seek, nurture, and grow corporate gift opportunities through the identification and cultivation of targeted prospects.
  • Work with Executive Director, board of directors, and development staff to create and execute annual giving plan.
  • Support the integration of giving records with internal accounting recordkeeping.
  • Supervise all development record and file keeping.
  • Manage all development research activities.
  • Oversee the management of databases, records, files, gift processing and the pledge reminders and acknowledgement processes.
  • Monitor major changes in the marketplace, both philanthropic and economic and provide strategic direction based on current and anticipated trends.
  • Develop and manage funding and resources metrics and goals.

Marketing and Mission Advancement

Oversee the creation, development, and implementation of:

  • Comprehensive marketing, communication, and public relations plan that aligns with resource advancement goals to enhance CISPAC’s image and, raises its visibility within its marketplace.
  • Articulation of CISPAC’s mission to target audiences to build and maintain both internal and external relationships.
  • All CISPAC’s external publications, including design, production, and distribution direction.
  • All CISPAC internal print and electronic materials such as letterhead, logo, brochures, etc.
  • Media opportunities to create awareness for CISPAC and its mission.
  • CISPAC’s media image and message, including but not limited to its website, social media presence, press releases and public documents.

Organizational Advancement (Internal)

  • Work with leadership team to evaluate and implement internal protocols and plans that maximize organizational efficiency.
  • Work with Executive Director to create and execute client promotion strategies for tracking, securing, and retaining school clients.
  • Work to align new programs and implementations to ensure mission integrity and sustainability.
  • Effective in developing and maintaining an effective grants management and fund development process that ensures grant requests, reports and follow up letters including thank you letters are submitted timely

Board of Directors

  • Work with the development and communications committee of the board of directors (or its successors), development staff, and the Executive Director to develop strategies to initiate and meet funds, friends and mission raising goals.
  • Develop fundraising, marketing, and communications training for board members and other leadership volunteers, as appropriate.
  • Assume responsibility for all development reports to the Board and attend all Board meetings.
  • Participates in meetings of the finance committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Assist the board with recommending and researching potential new members.

General CISPAC Responsibilities

  • Participates in leadership team and staff meetings.
  • Exercises culturally competent and trauma informed service when fulfilling responsibilities.
  • Supports Executive Director in vetting, onboarding, and managing staff with development, communications, and marketing responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 4-6 years successful experience in fundraising
  • Ability to manage people, processes, deadlines, and budgets.
  • Ability to get along with peers, subordinates, and management and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems.
  • Ability to protect the mission, goals, and values of CISPAC.
  • Successful experience in qualifying prospects and developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of self-motivation.
  • Exceptional project management skills, including designing, implementing, and managing campaigns.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills are required
  • Effective in relationship building, building consensus for ideas and effective in navigating sensitive topics internally and externally
  • Proven track record engaging the boards of directors in fundraising efforts.
  • Experience in marketing, particularly to schools and school districts is a plus.
  • Benchmarking, funds, revenue, and mission raising analysis and expertise.
  • Experience developing a budget, tracking, and measuring results.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising/constituent management software.
  • Superior written and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and obtain PA Child Clearance.


The successful candidate will have a commitment to strengthening the sustainability of the organization.  A strong commitment to social change through community empowerment.  Demonstrates integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for CISPAC’s mission.


Must have a valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Must be able to lift life 30 pounds.  Must be flexible working in a fast-paced, nonprofit environment.  Experience or interest in community building through education is a plus.  This position works primarily at the CISPAC administrative office, occasionally onsite at schools, and in the greater Pittsburgh community for public and private events. Must be willing to use personal cell phone when working remotely.


  • The Director of Strategic Advancement is an exempt position.
  • Employee health benefits, short and long-term disability and retirement savings plan available.
  • The position is expected to work at least 40 hours per week.
  • Candidate must be open to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.


Director of Planning and Projects

About Riverlife:

Since 1999, Riverlife has worked to create, activate, and celebrate Pittsburgh’s riverfronts, connecting people through exceptional places and experiences. A nonprofit leader in building a community vision for Pittsburgh’s riverfronts, Riverlife has overseen a $132 million investment in the city’s waterfront transformation, catalyzing $4.2 billion in related economic development, arts and culture, and ecological sustainability on or adjacent to the city’s riverbanks. Riverlife centers their work on the belief that the riverfronts belong to everyone, and world-class riverfront experiences can be created for all using community-driven, equitable development and high-quality, regenerative design.

Job Description: 

The Director of Planning and Projects leads the department that oversees visionary and tactical planning, essential projects, and catalytic programming for Riverlife. They will work closely with the Riverlife leadership team and department staff to implement the organization’s plans to complete and enhance the downtown Pittsburgh riverfront Loop, expand the Loop into specific, adjacent geographies, and engage in mission-critical issues that impact the Loop. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the CEO.

Key Responsibilities:  

Planning and Implementation

  • Implement key organizational planning documents, including the Vision Plan for Pittsburgh’s Riverfronts and recently completed Implementation Framework and Completing the Loop plans.
  • Coordinate future planning efforts, including those related to long-term riverfront care and maintenance; ALCOSAN-related investments in key watersheds; expanding the Loop to specific adjacent neighborhoods; business and implementation plan for Loop amenities to enhance riverfront experience; and riverfront bank stabilization.
  • Position Design Review Committee as an indispensable steward and though leader for the riverfronts, ensuring that projects within the Loop are aligned with a shared vision.
  • Partner on community-driven riverfront planning efforts in neighborhoods adjacent to the Loop.
  • Participate in regional planning efforts that impact the Loop.

Projects & Programs

  • Advance essential capital projects to address gaps in the Pittsburgh riverfront Loop.
  • Lead efforts to refresh & reposition key areas of the Loop through targeted infrastructure and placemaking initiatives.
  • Lead and partner on efforts to activate the Loop through catalytic programming.
  • Oversee project management for Riverlife-led projects and programs, including conceptual design, feasibility analyses, predevelopment work, site planning, design development, project budgets and timelines, and project management through construction.
  • Provide partnership and support on riverfront development projects to ensure that projects undergo public review process and comport with design standards and guidelines.
  • Identify and build partnerships to secure new and ongoing funding for Riverlife projects and programs, including proposal writing, and oversight of deliverables & outcomes.

Engagement & Advocacy

  • Work with key staff to establish and develop strong relationships with nonprofit partners, local, state and federal agencies, elected officials, private businesses, landowners and developers, residents and other community stakeholders.
  • Build organizational capacity and clear protocols and systems for deep community engagement.
  • Work with key staff on advocacy efforts around mission-critical issues that impact the Loop in key areas of environmental quality and equitable riverfronts.
  • Support organizational advocacy efforts on government affairs, policy, and legislation.
  • Represent Riverlife to a diverse group of stakeholders.


  • Serve on the organizational leadership team.
  • Recruit, select, orient, supervise, evaluate, mentor, and manage departmental staff.
  • Develop & oversee departmental and project budgets.
  • Provide support and implementation on departmental and organizational project management systems.
  • Attend required staff, committee and board meetings; assist with the taking of minutes, preparing of reports, and setting of agendas.
  • Maintain organizational records, files, and databases.
  • Assist other staff members with day-to-day office administration.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for Riverlife’s mission and Pittsburgh’s riverfronts, trails, and open spaces.
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning / design, program / project management, landscape architecture, community and economic development.
  • Demonstrated success executing public-private partnerships preferred.
  • Prior supervisory / leadership experience required.
  • Strong understanding of urban residential and commercial real estate development preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing. Prior professional experience with proposal and / or technical writing preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and disciplines simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a broad and diverse constituency.
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated analytic, conceptual, planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment concerning budget expenditures.
  • Positive and professional attitude; strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, non-profit environment.
  • Flexibility to attend meetings and work events on evenings and weekends as needed, and to travel occasionally for work-related meetings, trainings and conferences. Reliable transportation a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite, and project management software. Experience with GIS a plus. Database design and management a plus.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the CEO. The salary range is $95,000-$105,000, commensurate with experience. Riverlife offers comprehensive employee benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance for staff and family members, retirement plan contribution, and generous paid time off.

Riverlife 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.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply via the following link and include a cover letter and resume:

Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Exhibition Designer

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The Exhibition Designer proposes inspired design solutions and shepherds the exhibition process from concept to installation within the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (including the Powdermill Nature Reserve). The Designer works as part of interdisciplinary teams to create immersive experiences that make learning and discovery accessible and show the interrelationship between humanity and the rest of nature.

The CMNH Exhibition Department is small but growing, so the Designer would be responsible for a range of duties including planning, testing, coordinating, and executing design related components of gallery installations for new, temporary, and permanent exhibitions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, exhibition, graphic, environmental, theatrical, or product design, or experience amounting to the equivalent.
  • Position requires three years of experience in designing/developing exhibits and installations. A combination of related training, education, and/or experience will be accepted.
  • Demonstrated experience with 3-dimensional design and construction and with CAD (Computer Aided Design), Sketch-up, Vectorworks and/or other 3D design tools; ideally has experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), and the ability to communicate rough concepts through hand sketches.
  • S/he must be able to administer the design process from initial concept through completion required.


  • Requires knowledge of design, fabrication, and production methods, a strong ability to multi-task, manage timelines, ability to visualize and present design concepts, and an understanding of multiple design disciplines and how they may be integrated into a branded gallery environment.
  • Must have the ability to produce 2D/3D sketches, floorplans, elevations, flythroughs, and/or renderings.
  • Should have a demonstrated knowledge of prototyping, lighting design and understanding of materials and fabrication techniques with sensitivity to conservation concerns and guidelines for accessible design.
  • Demonstrates ability to adhere to and maintain extensive multi-year budgets and schedules.
  • Should have patience, adaptability, and interest in learning from the experiences of others.


  • Advocate for a great visitor experience by designing exhibitions that are immersive,
    interactive, and consider the needs—both emotional and practical—of our communities.
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to plan, design, schedule, test, produce, install, and maintain exhibitions. Find creative solutions to intellectual and practical design problems for the presentation of specimens/objects and interpretive materials in exhibitions and permanent collection installations. Prioritize green design solutions and ideas that improve accessibility and efficiency.
  • Assume responsibility for all phases of designing new and temporary exhibitions, as well as design maintenance projects in existing exhibitions: scheduling, budget monitoring, design research of objects displayed, space planning, construction and shop drawing documents, revisions, and quality control; coordinate request for proposal, contracting and implementation with outside exhibition design contractors for same
  • Use computer aided design (CAD or similar) to produce scaled floorplans and elevations including layout of walls, platforms, and furniture as well as specific detailed object placement (case layouts, groupings) and color schemes for review/approval; create three dimensional scale models, quick concept sketches, and renderings as needed throughout exhibition design process
  • Present concepts for review and discussion with the goal to move toward a final design.
  • Specify materials, paint, and finishes. Prep files for production paint, and finishes. Prep files for production as needed and coordinate with print shop. Create construction drawings that hold outside contractors accountable to specific design details and qualities of construction. Produce exhibition documentation (install drawings, graphic/production/install schedules) for both in-house and rented exhibitions
  • Coordinate with, engage, and oversee outside vendors/engage, and oversee outside vendors/contractors in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of exhibition components associated with the museum’s temporary exhibition, major permanent collection installation, and special projects installation, maintenance, and repair of exhibition components associated with the museum’s temporary exhibition, major permanent collection installation, and special projects.
  • Undertake additional administrative and/or design responsibilities under the supervision of the Director of Exhibitions as required.

This is a union position. 

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

Communication Manager

Organizational Overview:

Bible Center Church (BCC) is a multigenerational urban ministry whose vision is to make earth more like heaven. We implement this vision through the initiatives of our community and economic development division—The Oasis Project (TOP). The Oasis Project’s key initiatives include Everyday Café, Own Our Own Entrepreneurship Academy, Oasis Farm and Fishery, The Maker’s Clubhouse and The Neighborhood SCHOOL (Strategy Created to Help Optimize Online Learning).

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will be a passionate, mission-driven, marketing and communications professional who is able to impactfully “tell our story” and who is deeply committed to the issues of racial, social and economic justice.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities include but are NOT limited to the following:

  • Design, implement and evaluate all BCC/TOP marketing and communications campaigns and strategies
  • Lead our communications team to develop and disseminate all BCC/TOP communication, both print and digital, across traditional and social media platforms
  • Maintain knowledge of all BCC/TOP programs and determine the best platform(s) and timing to communicate key messages
  • Lead a team to optimize website and social media communication
  • Develop a focused marketing strategy to increase traffic and visibility of BCC/TOP programs
  • Identify and measure key performance metrics to determine success of communication efforts
  • Develop and monitor paid advertising campaigns that lead to the conversion of casual social media users to engaged followers and ultimately visitors, customers or donors
  • Lead a team to create visually appealing and data rich program and grant reports
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive marketing strategies and communication tools to reach all members, visitors, funders, program constituents and other key stakeholders
  • Manage all BCC/TOP brands and promote and maintain external brand awareness and consistency
  • Work with program managers to collect data, pictures and stories to be used in ongoing communication and program and grant reports
  • Create and implement a communications calendar – website updates, social media posts, monthly newsletter, program and grant reports, etc.
  • Develop and monitor communication plan for content, consistency, web, social, email, creative/promo material, and digital media
  • Develop, maintain, and update logos and brand guidelines, language, style guide, graphics and photograph files
  • Write, produce, and edit marketing materials for Bible Center Church and the departments of The Oasis Project
  • Provide strategic communications advice and counsel to BCC/TOP leaders, including the Pastors, ministry leaders, program directors and volunteer members of the communications team, as appropriate
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Key Skills Needed:

  • Project and team leadership and management
  • Proficient in the use of all current and emerging social media platforms
  • Technical and creative proficiency with computer design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud Suite)
  • Website development skills and experience (e.g., HTML, WordPress, Wix)
  • Google applications

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Marketing and/or Communications or a related field
  • 2+ year’s communication experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to adapt to tight deadlines and maintain multiple projects simultaneously
  • Displays creativity and initiative
  • Provide vision and direction to team
  • Able to guide and manage a staff and volunteer team through each stage of a project – ideation through finished product

Important Candidate Qualities

  • Positive, professional, and amicable demeanor
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Highly responsive to timelines and assignments from supervisor
  • Ability to ‘manage up’ (staffer to manager) and ‘manage across’ (peer to peer)
  • Comfortable working in a church setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Time Commitment:

  • This is a full-time position.  The work can be split between the office, program sites and remote.
  • Ability to fulfill the physical, mental and emotional requirements of the position, and work within the necessary work environments.


Planned Giving Officer


The Planned Giving Officer, under the general supervision of the Director, Development, is responsible for the ongoing qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation most committed donors, and to serving as a gift-planning resource for fundraisers across all lines of revenue. Gift planning plays a significant role in increasing revenue and gift commitments available for furtherance of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s mission.


  • Personally contact, develop, assist, and steward prospects to develop individualized giving plans that maximize tax savings, personal philanthropic objectives, and gifts to Children’s.  This includes preparing and presenting appropriate proposals to donors, and recording, reporting and maintaining informational files on all prospect development contacts and responses.
  • Maintain working knowledge of laws, regulations, and advisable marketing techniques related to estate planning, and maintain ties to local Probate and Trust section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
  • Maintain consistent contact with and plan strategies for reaching out to professionals in fields with clients who are potentially interested in establishing planned gifts.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations at the local and regional levels.
  • Provide orientation, information, and promotion of the gift-planning program across the Children’s staff and fundraising team
  • In partnership with Director, Development, develop strategies for marketing and outreach to build comprehensive planned giving program.
  • In partnership with strategic engagement, manage legacy donor society for donors who establish deferred gifts and/or life income plans.
  • Prepare moves management plans to cultivate current donors and solicit new donors.
  • Oversee and manage estate administration
  • Plan strategies for discovering and developing relationships with new and existing estate and tax advisers.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in fundraising and/or the equivalent professional experience.
  • A proven record of success in building donor relationships and securing planned and major gifts.
  • Experience in planned giving and thorough knowledge of planned giving best practices preferred
  • Creative problem solving skills, strong written and oral communication and excellent interpersonal skills are required
  • Organizational ability to plan and implement diverse activities related to fundraising
  • Analytical ability to monitor and evaluate strategies and projects
  • Creative vision to cultivate and motivate existing donors and to identify and solicit new legacy donors
  • Ability to meet deadlines and goals
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office programs required
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software preferred
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for donor visits and events, and work evenings and weekends as duties require

Director, Development, & Government Relations

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Advocacy, this position will play a leadership role in the future success of the Foundation. The Director has primary responsibility for meeting the Foundation’s goals for unrestricted and restricted support for St. Clair Health. This will be accomplished via personal solicitation and relationship management of Leadership Annual Gift and Major Gift prospects, a comprehensive Annual Giving program, donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, strategic planning and budgeting, management of the Foundation Board of Directors, securing grants and directing the daily operations of the Foundation.

Young Professionals Board Member

Are you looking for a way to have a long-lasting impact on the Pittsburgh community? Are you passionate about welcoming refugees and immigrants? Hello Neighbor, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is looking for dedicated and engaged young professionals to join its Young Professionals Board. 

“As a child of a refugee family, Hello Neighbor’s vision for a more diverse and inclusive city and country means so much to me. My family and I are grateful for the neighbors who helped us transition to life in a new environment, and I am humbled to be able to pay it forward.” – Young Professionals Board Member

ABOUT HELLO NEIGHBOR: Hello Neighbor is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization founded in 2017 committed to supporting recently resettled refugee and immigrant families. Its core programs include Family Mentorship, which matches aspiring Americans with caring Pittsburghers to guide and support them in their new lives; Smart Start which provides one-on-one support to new and expecting moms and babies; Study Buddy, which provides online learning support to refugee students; Direct Services, which supplies families in crisis with essential items and support; and the Hello Neighbor Network, which brings together post-refugee resettlement grassroots organizations to grow and learn from each other.

ABOUT THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD: The mission of Hello Neighbor’s Young Professionals Board is to leverage the skills, experiences, and networks of young professionals in Pittsburgh to carry out Hello Neighbor’s mission through four key initiatives: fundraising for the organization, identifying corporate partnerships and sponsorships, supporting Hello Neighbor’s core programs, and recruiting and engaging future and current Young Professionals board members.


  • Join the Young Professionals Board for a one-year minimum commitment.
  • Attend a minimum of 9 out of 12 annual meetings, held monthly.
  • Join one of the following three standing committees: fundraising and partnerships, membership and engagement, or program support.
  • Attend or volunteer for at least three annual Hello Neighbor events.
  • Commit to a $500 annual give/get requirement through donating or soliciting donations/sponsorships for the organization*
    *Exceptions to this financial commitment may be given based on the individual’s particular circumstances. 


  • Professionals in the early to mid-stage of their career working in the greater Pittsburgh area.
  • Self-reliant, self-starter, responsible, accountable, well-organized, and team-oriented.
  • Must have a positive attitude, passion for service, be open-minded and compassionate, and be a good communicator.
  • Desire to have a positive impact on Pittsburgh’s refugee and immigrant families.
  • Willingness to engage friends, family, and professional contacts in Hello Neighbor’s mission.
  • Prior experience volunteering for or working with Hello Neighbor is preferred but not required.


  • Expand your professional and personal networks and contacts through Young Professional member social events and Hello Neighbor events.
  • Develop your leadership skills and experience and build your resume.
  • Receive name recognition on Hello Neighbor website to highlight your valued contribution.
  • Enjoy periodic promotions of your contribution through Hello Neighbor newsletter and social media posts.
  • Opportunity to present on your committee’s contributions at one Hello Neighbor Board of Directors meeting per year, showcasing your value and expanding your opportunity to network with governing board members.
  • A complimentary ticket or discounted ticket price to one annual Hello Neighbor event.


If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Hello Neighbor Young Professionals Board, please email a resume and cover letter including your statement of interest to Upon receipt, you will receive an email confirmation with additional information about next steps and the application process. Applications are open through May 21st.

Volunteer Advisory Board Member

Position Summary:

An advisory board member supports the Tomberg family’s organized grant making and activities related to communicating and soliciting appropriate philanthropic projects. She/He/They works with fellow advisory board members, the family representative(s), and intern(s) to execute the functions of the Advisory Board. The individual volunteer effort of the advisory board member is managed in coordination with the family representative on the Advisory Board and requires that the volunteer advisory board member be independently motivated to collaborate, communicate, and participate in the work of the Advisory Board. During the 12-month 2020-2021 grant cycle board members estimated that they each volunteered approximately 120 hours per year to this work with most of that time commitment occurring between the months of September and February.

Key Relationships:

  • Advisory Board Members
  • Tomberg Family Representative(s)
  • Tomberg Family Philanthropies Intern(s)

Other Interactions

  • Grant recipients
  • Grant seekers
  • Tomberg Family Members
  • Vendors and/or Consultants

Primary Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Read, evaluate, prioritize, and recommend for the family’s review, Letters Of Inquiry and full proposals from grant seekers in accordance with the stated priorities, processes, and procedures of the Tomberg Family Philanthropies.
  • Engage in and support the team building and process improvement work of the all-volunteer Advisory Board.
  • Monitor and review grantee progress and activities through the reporting process and thoughtfully apply that evaluative information to continued and future funding requests.
  • Support the family’s philanthropy by vetting and providing feedback on operations/marketing/communication/policy initiatives, as requested.
  • Actively participate in meetings to accomplish stated agenda objectives.
  • Proactively bring appropriate projects to the attention of the Advisory Board for funding consideration.
  • Participate in and/or initiate on-going educational opportunities that inform and/or augment the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Advisory Board to support the philanthropic work of the Tomberg Family Philanthropies.
  • Advise the Tomberg Family on the selection of interns and consultants.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of the philanthropic/nonprofit sector.
  • Ability to remain objective about the funding requests received and in relationship to the Tomberg family philanthropic priorities.
  • Effectively share relevant personal or professional expertise related to projects under review to aid in discussion and recommendations.

Organizational Knowledge

  • Willingness to learn Tomberg Family Philanthropies policies, procedures, and philanthropic priorities.
  • Willingness to consider historic grant making knowledge as it is related to the current grant making programs.


  • Ability to work and communicate in a professional and proactive manner with all people associated with the work of the Tomberg Family Philanthropies.
  • Willingness to consider alternative points of view or avenues to problem solving.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to handle conflict, confrontation, and negotiation.

Process Analysis

  • Ability to identify possible improvements to Tomberg Family Philanthropies procedures and work flows.

Risk Assessment

  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and/or navigate the various risks and opportunities in funding requests.

Welcomed But Not Required Qualifications:

  • Has lived experience in one or more of the of the funding priorities of Tomberg Family Philanthropies.
  • Has subject matter expertise in a relevant field, discipline, or profession that would support the deliberation and decision-making of the Advisory Board team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Has computer skills, competencies, and access to Word and Excel.
  • Has access and willingness to participate in virtual meetings using phone and video conferencing tools.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

The Tomberg Family Philanthropies has been intentional over the years to recruit new Advisory Board members with a focus on living the commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Advisory Board acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The team encourages interested candidates who feel that they would bring perspective to this work to apply.

Contact Information:

Please contact Charlie Tomberg at for more information about this opportunity or to apply for this position.

About Us:

Tomberg Family Philanthropies is a small informal family foundation. Our mission is to support well-run and effective programs that make a difference in the areas of poverty alleviation, the environment, health and education. Our focus is on supporting projects that help their recipients build capabilities themselves that will last far beyond the end of the specific project. We consist of two separate charitable funds, The Marty Tomberg Charitable Fund and the Philip and Helen Brecher Charitable Fund. Our grants are normally between $5,000 and $15,000, and we made approximately $1,700,000 in grants since the foundation was established. You can learn more about us at