Board Member

The Amizade Board of Directors provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance to the organization in partnership with our Executive Director. As the organization’s main oversight committee, the Board has a fiduciary responsibility to our participants, partners, and the public that we ethically and efficiently carry out our mission and strive to live up to our values in all of our planning, policies and actions. Working together in a collaborative and participatory group, Board member responsibilities include the following:

Ensure Strong Governance

  • Participate in quarterly board meetings (3 conference calls, one in-person meeting per year)
  • Maintain familiarity with organizational governance documents (articles, by-laws, budgets, etc.)
  • Learn about and remain current on topics of nonprofit governance
  • Review and approve annual budgets and monitor fiscal conditions through meetings and reports
  • Contribute professional expertise and skills (e.g. legal, fundraising, risk management, accounting, marketing, etc.) to projects and initiatives
  • Serve on one or more standing board committees
  • Volunteer for ad hoc assignments and special projects as needed
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation of the executive director
  • Commit to a three-year board term with an option for additional terms
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting new board members

Support Amizade’s Mission

  • Collaborate with board members and Amizade staff to define and advance the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Assist with strategic planning and advancing mission-based policies and programs
  • Assess the organizational landscape and approve response strategies to changing circumstances
  • Visit and/or meet with host communities when possible and stay informed of community partner issues

Promote Amizade

  • Serve as an Amizade ambassador actively sharing information about our mission and accomplishments with personal and professional networks
  • Leverage political and social capital to raise Amizade’s organizational profile
  • Stay current on developments in the field of service-learning and international community building
  • Attend special events and organizational functions in support of Amizade

Financial Support of Amizade

  • Commit to Amizade as a philanthropic priority commensurate with your financial means
  • Donate annually in support of our 100% Amizade board donor goal
  • Support organizational fundraising campaigns by leverage personal networks and seeking matching donations
  • Assist with identifying and securing grants, cultivating donors, and seeking corporate giving
  • Contribute in-kind donations and assist in identifying pro-bono services.

Program Officer

We are seeking a part-time Program Officer for the Economy category to join our team in Pittsburgh for our Awards Program. This is a regular, exempt, part-time position with a flexible 25-hour weekly work schedule. The program is national in scope, and gives awards annually representing a variety of disciplines. The Economy is one of the categories in which the Awards are made and include issues related to the economy and employment. In this role, the Program Officer, who reports to the Program Director, will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, researching and writing reports regarding individuals who are nominated for an Award based on set criteria and guidelines for the program.

This role requires a blend of knowledge regarding relevant issues at the national level. It also requires refined writing skills, the ability to assimilate information quickly and to effectively meet clearly defined deadlines.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with the identification and selection of qualified nominees for the Awards program.
  • Assist with building a nationwide network of nominators, communicating with the nominators, then identifying and communicating with references of nominated candidates.
  • Research and evaluate nominees and their work based on set guidelines.
  • Write executive summaries for those nominees who are presented for further consideration. This process requires a thorough understanding of the nominee and his/her work, and the ability to benchmark nominees against others in their field. Good judgment and attention to details are essential.
  • Research may include online research, phone interviews and correspondence with references.
  • Understand and stay current on developments in related fields – both from a regional and national perspective.
  • Assist with annual Awards-related events. The Program Officer will have a lead role with events relevant to the recipients in the category they manage.
  • Monitor the ongoing activities of prior Awardees.
  • Assist in communications efforts.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS; a relevant Master’s degree would also be advantageous.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a professional position.
  • Knowledge of and a breadth of experience in issues related to the economy, employment and a more compassionate community is a plus.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience managing projects from concept to completion.

To apply, forward your resume and a statement (no more than 500 words) explaining your motivation in applying and the reasons why you feel qualified to resumes@heinzawards.org.

Project Coordinator

Job Types: Part-time / Flexible / Primarily Remote -10 hours/week @ $20.00/hour

Requirements:

  • Must excel with written and oral communication skills to adequately hear and support community members and families
  • Must be interested in and passionate about supporting all types of families through a variety of reproductive or perinatal mental health concerns
  • Must have initiative and be collaborative with their work – this includes other community agencies, community members, policy holders, or stakeholders

About This Position:

Forward Allies is actively seeking a Project Coordinator to support our mission with building access and reducing barriers to reproductive mental health care in the Pittsburgh area.  This position will support the three core projects of the organization:  Reproductive Mental Health Fund, Community Engagement, and Education.  The candidate will also support the board with planning and organization.

Examples of job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

RMH Fund:

  • Communicate with families reaching out for support
  • Coordinate with providers to determine active openings
  • Coordinate funding for therapy, childcare and transportation
  • Keep updated reports and data on families served
  • Utilize calendar reminders to send evaluations and stay on top of funding timelines

Community Engagement:

  • Coordinate and support community members with events and trainings
  • Organize, facilitate and schedule committee meetings for volunteers
  • Attend community events on behalf of Forward Allies
  • Support volunteers with a variety of tasks needed

Education:

  • Support with gathering information for CE applications
  • Communicate with participants of trainings and send out reminder emails prior to events

Board Support:

  • Support with reminders and coordinating board meetings
  • Support in building board packets or other technical needs
  • Support with tasks associated with grant development

More about Forward Allies:

Forward Allies for Equity in Mental and Reproductive Health is part of a collaborative effort to support birthing people, families, and communities through education, facilitation, and advocacy to actively reduce barriers to quality reproductive mental health care.  Formed in response to the limited visibility of reproductive mental health issues and the dearth of services in Allegheny County, Forward Allies (FA) was incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 2020.

Reproductive mental health care in Allegheny County is woefully inadequate, with access to care limited by income and insurance restrictions. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for parents up to 365 days after childbirth. Healthcare should not be a privilege. Forward Allies raises awareness of reproductive mental health, counters stigma, and most importantly, increases access to quality care. We also look to systemic issues for prevention and care for mental health needs. We see mental health, trauma, and grief care as a societal issue with multiple stressors that may be prevented with adequate systems.

Our Organizational Values:

As an organization we are conscious to lean into our collective values of learning, authenticity, humility and sharing.

We believe everyone is doing the best that they can; that we are all learners and all teachers. When problems arise, we embrace the awkward conversations and we move forward as a learning organization.  We value collaboration over competition, and believe it takes all of us to make an impact.

Outreach and Partnerships Manager

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relationship Management

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

Project Coordination & Management

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

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

ABOUT FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS:

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

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

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

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

Catapult Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator

As an integral member of the Entrepreneurial team, the Catapult Entrepreneur Program Coordinator assists the Director of Entrepreneurship with managing programs and events related to the Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Programs and Retail Incubator spaces. This program plays a vital role in helping drive our mission of ensuring that systematically disenfranchised communities can meaningfully achieve economic justice and lead dignified and equitable lives.

Essential Job Duties Include:

  • Delivers excellent service to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Works with Director to set specific goals for the specific assigned programs
  • Responsible for increasing program visibility and participation within the community
  • Acts as liaison with technical consultants to ensure smooth programming and to address program needs and concerns
  • Works with Director on planning and implementing successful events
  • Creates effective and impactful marketing branding, and social media plans for specific assigned programs
  • Builds trusted relationships and proactively identifies current and future needs of program participants by establishing rapport with potential and current participants.
  • Maintains operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Works with Program Manager to develop and implement a schedule of events and promotions throughout the year strategically designed to bring in more revenue
  • Works with Gallery Manager and concierge team to organize special promotions, displays, and events

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 1 year of nonprofit programming experience
  • Strong leadership experience and skills customer management abilities
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer-service skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and stay organized

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to operate basic office equipment

If interested email resume and cover letter to: lachelle@catapultpittsburgh.org

Legal Advocacy Manager

As the WC&S Legal Advocacy Manager, your primary role is to oversee the daily operation of the Legal Advocacy Department. You will provide supervision, training, and support to staff working in the Legal Advocacy Department as they provide direct service through legal options counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment, safety planning, emotional support, case management, and information & referrals. You will learn and understand the essential duties of these positions in order to provide support and direct back-up. The successful candidate has a successful track record of effectively managing teams, handling crisis and conflict, making and sustaining systemic improvements, and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Currently, this role is primarily remote with up to three partial days spent in court in Downtown Pittsburgh. The goal is to be co-located between the Legal Advocacy Department in Downtown Pittsburgh and home office.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your leadership, supervision, communication, and administration skills. You will work with a diverse group of clients and co-workers, collaborate with the legal community in Pittsburgh, develop your team, and contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you have an understanding of the legal system, care deeply about the issue of intimate partner violence, have strong technology and administrative skills, and are passionate about using your supervision experience to successfully manage a fast-paced and professional department then we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the Legal Advocacy Department.
  • Provide supervision, training, support, performance management, and evaluation to personnel within the Legal Advocacy Department; participate in the employee life cycle.
  • Learn and understand the essential duties of positions supervised and provide direct back-up and support to all Legal Advocacy direct and procedural services to victims, including but not limited to: criminal and civil advocacy accompaniment, notification, and assistance; emotional support, crisis intervention, and safety services; individual advocacy; and information and referral.
  • Monitor data collection for grant reporting and assist in the administration of grants (applications, reports, monitoring) for the Legal Advocacy Department; ensure timely and
    accurate submission of client and other service data.
  • Work with the Chief Legal Officer and all Legal Advocacy Department staff to design, implement, improve, and maintain Legal Advocacy Department programs.
  • Represent WC&S to the public including speaking engagements and internal and external trainings.
  • Work with community systems and Allegheny County legal systems to promote change; work as part of the WC&S Refugee, Immigrant, and Limited English Proficiency (RIL) Team to develop and maintain responsible, relevant, and culturally appropriate services to WC&S clients.
  • Participate in and collaborate with the WC&S Leadership Team; serve as a leader to connect the Legal Advocacy Department with the rest of the agency; actively contribute to agency policy development and implementation.
  • This exempt position requires being available for regular business hours, and as needed. Currently, the position is primarily remote.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, criminal justice, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of experience with crisis intervention required.
  • Understanding of the justice system required.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience required.
  • Excellent presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills with a demonstrated ability to facilitate healthy, trauma-informed communication in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Strong command of general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite is required; familiarity and understanding of information technology, including Salesforce, Tableau, and Zoom strongly preferred.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to understand and perform confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

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

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.

TO APPLY:

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

Soccer for Social Impact Program Coordinator

Organization Description:

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

Job Description:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Job Expectations:

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

Job Qualifications:

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

Compensation:

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

All for All AmeriCorps VISTA

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

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

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

Ebay Contractor

COMPUTER REACH makes technology available to people most in need through refurbished equipment, computer literacy, training, and support.

Responsibilities

  • Take direction from the Executive Director on implementing marketing strategy
  • Track, analyze and report the success of Ebay marketing

Qualifications

  • Ebay marketing experience and references to prove past is essential
  • Excellent writing and communication skills is essential
  • Technical experience with computer equipment is helpful
  • BS/BA in Computers, Marketing or a related field of study

Will need to process and ship equipment from our warehouse.

Will manage the entire Ebay program.

Manager of Education Programs

Position Overview:

This position includes the management, planning, coordination and evaluation of Sweetwater’s education and outreach programming, including youth and adult classes; the production of quarterly class catalog including coordination with the graphic designer and printer; assists with marketing of programs; maintains awareness of current trends in arts education; calculates costs and maintains budgets; orders supplies and equipment; monitors, documents and communicates enrollment, cancellations, and schedules; administers and reviews course evaluations.

FLSA Class: Exempt; full-time.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000/year (commensurate with education and experience)

Responsibilities: 

Education Programming:

  • Coordinate course offerings for all age groups (includes: adult/child, preschool, children, teen, adult classes and summer camps;
  • Schedule classes/instructors; coordinate room availability;
  • Work with Director of Finance and Operations to calculate class prices;
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in arts education, management and advocacy; research competition at other art centers and community organizations;
  • Online Class Management System/Registration/Website (includes entering all class data and scheduling information; update policies; calculate program hours and instructor pay;
  • Manage scholarship application and award process;
  • Negotiate, prepare and review instructor contracts;
  • Coordinate volunteers and interns for programming needs;
  • Design, administer and review class evaluations;
  • Procure class supplies and equipment: art supplies, clay, glazes, etc.;
  • Set-up/cleanup of classrooms during the day;
  • Clean and organize downstairs classrooms, quarterly; ensure cleanliness and organization throughout quarter;
  • Oversee daily summer camp operations including: check in, pre-care, lunch, after-care and check out.
  • Represent Sweetwater as requested by the Director of Finance and Operations at community meetings and events.
  • Determine and send weekly class reminder emails;
  • Proof/edit education components of weekly e-blasts and other marketing materials.

Administrative:

  • Coordinate staff regarding online registration system, in regard to updates and changes with registrations, etc.;
  • Assist with answering phone calls; registrations; and front desk duties when needed;
  • In the event of inclement weather, coordinate with Director of Finance and Operations to determine status of building operations.
  • Communicate class cancellation information to students and instructors;
  • Maintain instructor clearances.

Outreach:

  • Manage planning and scheduling of outreach programs;
  • In coordination with Director of Finance & Operations, set annual outreach goals and develop strategies to meet goals;
  • Update outreach project budgets as part of regular reporting to Director of Finance & Operations;
  • Maintain up-to-date summary report of all outreach programs;
  • Develop and implement promotional plan for new outreach opportunities and actively pursue new opportunities;
  • Identify relationships with new community contacts and organizations to pursue outreach programming;
  • Follow-up with partner organizations at the completion of programs for evaluation purposes and possible extension of services;
  • Pursue and coordinate field trip opportunities with schools and preschools with the goal of marketing Sweetwater programs to participants;
  • Assist with community festivals by developing an interactive project for festival participants. Will be required to attend festivals.

Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Finance and Operations.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Arts Management (preferred), Education or combination of arts training and professional experience.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to think creatively are essential;
  • Detail-oriented; organized and possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to prioritize, anticipate upcoming issues, initiate processes, all while managing ongoing tasks;
  • Ability to organize projects requiring both big-picture, strategic thinking as well as detail-oriented operational tasks;
  • Knowledge of STEAM preferred;
  • Knowledge of Pittsburgh arts community preferred;
  • Ability to multi-task and basic computer knowledge (MS Office to include MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license with reliable transportation.

To apply: Please email resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to the attention of  Denise Ditrich, Director of Finance and Operations: dditrich@sweetwaterartcenter.org