Assistant STEAM Director

  • Establishing, maintaining, and nurturing positive professional relationships with the members, volunteers, staff, and the community
  • Serving and acting as a Positive Adult Role Model
  • Providing Informal Guidance to Members
  • Establishing a program setting that ensures the health and safety of members
  • Contributing to the creation of the overall positive climate for Youth Development
  • Motivating and Educating Youth to achieve awareness of modern technology, acquire a broad range of technological skills (primarily through robotics), develop a sense of teamwork, cooperation and fairness.
  • Planning, Organizing, Developing, and Implementing Robotics Programs for primarily preschool and elementary school age youth (including external competitions)
  • Employing the BGCA “Club Tech” philosophy, where the technology component infiltrates and overlaps with as many existing programs as possible
  • Employing the BGCA “My Future” curriculum, tracking attendance and deliverables
  • Collaborating resources and efforts with existing academic and educational programs, such as Power Hour, Academic Assistance, Smart Moves and Achievement program at Sarah Heinz House
  • Recruitment, Training and Supervision for Part Time Employees, Adult Volunteers and Member-Aged Volunteer Leaders for department related programs
  • Establishing and nurturing community collaborations involving technology education for youth
  • Supervising and maintaining the general condition of the Robotics Lab
  • Evaluating and improving departmental and overall programs
  • Evaluating member performance (attendance, attitude, leadership, service, etc)
  • Assisting with planning, organizing, and implementing of various Special Events throughout the year
  • Indirectly and programmatically assisting Director of Development
  • Assist in organizational STEAM outreach events
  • Cross Training and working outside the confines of the Technology Education Department, performing other duties as needed, to benefit the members or Sarah Heinz House in general.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour

Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Night shift
Weekends

Experience:

Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA (Required)

Work Location:

One location

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Work Remotely:

No

For more information and/or to submit an application, please contact Senior Program Director Dan Turkovich.

Program Manager

The Energy Innovation Center Institute is seeking an enthusiastic Program Manager for a consultant contract to coordinate a four-week training program focused on preparing individuals for customer service/information technology careers.

Responsibilities will include coordinating implementation of the training program and schedule, instruction of modules, oversee content specialist trainers, and monitor participant progress.

The training program is 4-week, 25 hours a week, and the contract range is $3,500-$4,500.

There is an option for this training program to be replicated throughout the year.

Interested candidates should forward their resume to:  eiciapplicants@gmail.com

Library Director

The Borough of Jefferson Hills is seeking candidates to fill the position of Library Director to manage the staffing, financial, and operational components of its library.  The library is open 50 hours per week and offers approximately 45,000 books, audio recordings, DVDs, and free computer and internet use to nearly 11,000 residents of the Borough of Jefferson Hills.

The Jefferson Hills Library is a member of the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and the county-wide EiNetwork. The library is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), the Borough of Jefferson Hills and generous donations. The Borough has approximately fifty (55) employees including administrative staff, police officers, library, and the Public Works Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and evaluate library services to meet community need
  • Prepare and administer the library budget
  • Serve as personnel officer for the library and staff
  • Coordinate library technology with EiNetwork and other online resources
  • Prepare and submit required local, state, and national reports and information
  • Coordinate and schedule staff and volunteers for work in the library and library-sponsored programs
  • Recommends updates to policies, procedures, and programs
  • Select library materials across all pertinent platforms (books, periodicals, DVDs, etc.)
  • Attend Borough of Jefferson Hills Library Board of Directors meetings
  • Represent Jefferson Hills Library at the state and local level
  • Participate in ongoing and necessary continuing education
  • Cooperate with other County libraries
  • Attend library functions and events as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution; transcripts to be provided reflecting graduation
  • Master’s in Library Science (or in progress) from an accredited institution; transcripts and/or letter of      acceptance to be provided
  • Prefer five years of library experience with minimum of two years in supervisory role
  • Provide PA Child (33), PA Crime (34). And FBI (114) fingerprinting less than five years old and PA Act 31 Mandated Report Training

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $50,000 – $60,000
  • Eligible to participate in health insurance program
  • Paid Time Off (Year 1 – 14 Days; Year 2 – 20 Days)

Global Health and WASH-centric Board Member

Eco-Soap Bank is an award-winning international humanitarian and environmental nonprofit organization employing economically disadvantaged women in 13 developing countries to recycle leftover soap and redistribute it to save lives. The organization currently employs 154 women and has sustainably supplied more than 3.5 million people with lifesaving soap and hygiene education. For more information, visit ecosoapbank.org.

Summary

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene provision and quality education are crucial to staving off the spread of the disease, particularly in healthcare and education settings.

We are seeking a global health or WASH-industry expert to help design and coordinate an international soap distribution program with international Government Ministries and/or INGOs in the developing world to support hygiene programming in schools and healthcare settings. We are seeking candidates with a pre-existing network of international Ministry and INGO contacts to help create and coordinate these efforts. Candidates should have extensive experience working with large-scale, multi-year WASH projects in the developing world and have a demonstrated ability to create and execute such programming.

Responsibilities

  • Help design, build, and execute an international soap distribution and hygiene education program at scale
  • Network, discuss, and engage with Ministries of Health, Education, Global INGOs or other entities to support hygiene goals and curriculums
  • Coordinate with the executive director, operations director, and logistics manager to execute programming

Required Experience

  • Global Health industry or WASH industry veteran with deep understanding of stakeholder needs, interests, and pain points
  • Existing network of Ministry and INGO contacts
  • Basic understanding of logistics a plus
  • Remote management
  • Experience working in/with developing country settings

CYF Project Manager

The Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF), Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), is seeking a Project Manager who will be responsible for providing and supervising project management and associated analysis for a wide range of human services and child welfare projects of varying complexity. Additionally, the Project Manager will help motivate team members to reach their goals and ensure that realistic project quality, change control and risk management processes are maintained and ensuing projects are delivered successfully. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating with the Director of CYF Operations and CYF Administration in support of development and implementation of new, modified and/or restored practices and/or programs as required by law, regulatory authorities and/or DHS.
  • Ensuring that projects are clearly defined in terms of scope, resource requirements and key objectives and deliverables are provided within the agreed timeframes, scope and budget.
  • Coordinating with CYF Administration, internal departmental staff and external agencies and partners, as needed, in support of planning activities.
  • Overseeing projects to ensure successful implementation and evaluation and identifying and implementing monitoring as needed (i.e., contractual, fiscal, practice standards, success/outcomes, etc.).
  • Developing documentation for project, including but not limited to, diagrams, spreadsheets and process maps, to document needs and provide information to CYF Administration.
  • Preparing and presenting progress report to ensure the project is furthering organizational goals.
  • Promoting CFY integration to ensure appropriate cross-component knowledge, communication and collaboration for the benefit of individuals and families served throughout all project management activities.
  • Participating in systematic problem identification and problem-solving during program planning and implementation.
  • Performing special projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate cooperative relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various programmatic areas.
  • Demonstrated meeting facilitation skills.
  • Experience with research, synthesis of information and documentation.
  • Demonstrated planning skills and ability to manage project and document business process decisions.
  • Excellent communications skills are required, including accurate and effective written and verbal communications.
  • Strong analytic and research skills.
  • Self-directed and able to operate independently to achieve program objectives.
  • Flexible, creative, assertive and able to work in a multiple task and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with computer software packages, particularly Microsoft products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.
  • High standard of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Excellent skills in team building and working in teams, with the ability to lead and follow as needed.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Consistent ability to meet deadlines and execute deliverables.
  • Ability to travel locally as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus at least three years’ experience working in the human services field with demonstrated project or program management experience that spans the project lifecycle from initiation to closing.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in related field, plus 5 years’ experience working in the human services field with demonstrated project or program management experience that spans the project lifecycle from initiation to closing.

-AND-

Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle as needed.

 

Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it is small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  •  It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  • It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.

 

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding Program Manager

Background

According to the World Health Organization, “Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. Review of evidence has shown that, on a population basis, exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is the optimal way of feeding infants.” Additionally, the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant. The Healthy People 2020 target for the proportion of babies who are ever breastfed is 81.9 percent; however, according to the Centers for Disease Control “Black infants consistently had the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration across all study years. Black mothers may need more, targeted support to start and continue breastfeeding.” In Allegheny County in 2012, the health department reported about 55 percent of new black mothers initiated breastfeeding, while 74 percent of their white counterparts did. Additionally, in Allegheny County, women of color who are more likely to deliver low birthweight and preterm babies, and are three times more likely than white women to have their baby succumb to a preventable death within the first year of life.

The Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding (aka, HSCUB or CUB) is a comprehensive breastfeeding education, support, outreach and advocacy initiative focused on the following outcomes:

  • Implement local “STAPLE agenda” for breastfeeding education and support for African American women in Allegheny County;
  • Increase the number of Black women who initiate breastfeeding, and who are breastfeeding at six months;
  • Increase access to and the number of women of color in Allegheny County trained as peer counselors, Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC); and
  • Support health promoting behaviors, such as early prenatal care, health screenings, chronic disease management, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Manager is passionate about maternal and child health and breastfeeding, and shares in a vision of a “new narrative” around infant feeding and improved health for African American women and children in Allegheny County. The Program Manager is responsible for planning and executing on the strategic and tactical objectives of the CUB by educating and engaging community members, providing local and national leadership in advocacy efforts, managing service delivery and supervising staff. Further, the program manager is required to be on call to support CUB calls in the case no other CLC is available.

  • Help to position Healthy Start as a regional leader in breastfeeding promotion, support and protection through innovative program delivery, partnering and meaningful community engagement.
  • Act as the key point of contact related to activities of the CUB.
  • Interpret organizational, local, state, and federal policy as it relates to breastfeeding and potential impacts to the population served by Healthy Start.
  • Manage resources allocated to the CUB—including staff, budget, and program activities.
  • Focus on the continual performance and growth of the CUB by meeting and exceeding established benchmarks.
  • Identify, nurture, and grow community relationships and collaborations that help the CUB to meet its goals.
  • Represent Healthy Start and the HSCUB in local, regional, and national meetings and on committees/working groups as needed and assigned.
  • Ensure the most effective integration of breastfeeding programming and supports into all Healthy Start strategies and activities—including Healthy Start’s existing home visiting and community education programming.
  • Direct and organize CUB Advisory Committee members and meetings
  • Implement agency breastfeeding education curriculum
  • Support resource development activities related to the sustainability of the CUB.
  • Establish and/or track project objectives, timelines, tasks, and outcomes.
  • Maintain reporting related to respective projects and initiatives—including compilation of qualitative and quantitative data for program and grant reporting.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment, i.e., copier machine, facsimile, etc.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications of Position

Must demonstrate a passion for maternal and child health, with an understanding of public health concepts and health disparities. Must have an understanding of the current and historical context of breastfeeding for African American women and within the African American community, with a high level of cultural competence and humility in working with the target population. Preferred candidates will have 3+ years’ experience in providing lactation support; CLC highly preferred but candidates with administrative experience can be supported in obtaining CLC . Must have demonstrated supervisory experience. Administrative and/or project management experience/skills preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Passion, energy and drive.
  • Knowledge of the competencies for lactation support professionals.
  • Ability to provide education and direct support to lactating mothers and their supports (partners, other family members, medical providers, etc.)
  • Understanding of the tenets of public health and health disparities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and analytical skills.
  • Ability to engage and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Must be able to prioritize and multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to developing an understanding of the Healthy Start model.
  • Ability to follow instructions, take direction from management and comply with the boundaries of the established policies and procedures, while embracing the importance of contributing new ideas.
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Professional Office, Access) and understanding of basic data analytics.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and process assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Work well under pressure and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to travel within Allegheny County, with occasional national travel.
  • Commitment to protecting the confidentiality of employee and agency information.
  • Professional demeanor is required as you will interact with persons at all levels within the organization, outside of the organization and community.
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License and current and valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver.
  • Act 33/34 clearances.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The work performed is 80% office work requiring sitting, typing and answering phones, with occasional light lifting, carrying, stooping, standing, bending, walking and filing.
  • Intense mental, visual and aural attention is required as the work involves responding to requests, planning or performing work that is at times, can be fast-paced.
  • The other 20% of the position is conducted in the field.  Candidate must possess the ability to work at locales outside of the office environment.
  • Out of town and overnight travel is also required on occasion.
  • Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Engagement Manager, Run Across Series

Location: Los Angeles, CA or Pittsburgh, PA
Reports to: Director of Engagement
Start: Fall 2020

Position Overview:

WORK is seeking an Engagement Manager for our Run Across Series. The Engagement Manager will be tasked with acquisition and stewardship of our runners and crew members to successful run program outcomes and to work with our Engagement Team to execute Run programming. The new team member will report to our Director of Engagement.

Our culture is collaborative, entrepreneurial, and fast-paced. We maximize resources to provide the most effective services for the families we serve. We’re looking for an entrepreneurially minded, organized, and detail-oriented individual with a keen interest and excitement in actively engaging with our supporter base.

Responsibilities:

  • General Engagement Responsibilities
    • Be an advocate for the families we serve by getting to know them, connect our supporters to their stories with respect and authenticity, and partner with them to independence.
    • Collaborate with our Engagement Manager in Haiti to deliver impact updates to our Run Across Series supporters.
    • Effectively steward our runners, crew members, and sponsors through our Run Across Series experience to sustain our high retention rate, beginning with welcoming them to our work, providing clear next steps, joining on regular communications (phone calls, video calls, and emails), and maintaining and prioritizing a successful communication cadence.
    • Manage our Run Across Series donor database and contribute to the Engagement Team’s efforts in growing our network of supporters and executing on conversion goals.
    • Collaborate with our creative team to facilitate Instagram Takeovers and Facebook Live Feeds.
    • Participate in weekly team meetings and learning opportunities.
  • Runner, Crew Member, and Sponsor Engagement
    • Develop our Run Across Series with our Director of Engagement to ensure we’re effectively engaging our team while reaching our fundraising and engagement goals.
    • Manage the runner and crew member acquisition and stewardship process from start to finish from providing a warm and informative welcome to structuring an effective cadence of communications and feedback loop. This process should include our fundraising onboarding experience, tips and advice emails, monthly check in calls, regular delivery of impact, to campaign wrap up and transition.
    • Support our runner and crew members’ fundraising and outreach efforts by providing them with the necessary resources, brainstorming new ideas and supporting them with execution, connecting our audience with their efforts as well as connecting their network with our impact.
    • Attend fundraising events hosted by our runners and crew, and relevant events featuring our sponsors.
    • Lead with data. We expect our strategies to be driven by good data, paired with a specific end goal that’s realistic and achievable. Collaborate with our analytics team to set SMART goals and to drive our stewardship efforts forward with good data.
  • Run Logistics
    • Run Across Haiti® – work with our Haiti team to coordinate trip logistics and execute Run programming.
    • Run Across May – manage our virtual run logistics, including our activities tracking, fundraising platform, and programming.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Fundraising and Supporter Engagement – You have had success in connecting individuals and groups to a cause that you feel passionate about and you’re driven to convert and sustain meaningful relationships.
  • Effective Communicator – You live to tell a good story, and thrive to be able to communicate complex concepts succinctly and effectively.
  • Event Planning – You have managed an event from start to finish while juggling all details and deadlines.
  • Adaptable – You thrive in a fast-paced work environment and can adapt to changes.
  • Curious and Entrepreneurial – You do well in having the ability to find your way to creative solutions that reach the desired outcome.
  • Fast and Willing to Learn – Reaching into uncharted territories and tackling new challenges with exceptional results is your jam. You love to learn new things to solve problems.
  • Team Member – Working in a team setting that makes you feel like you’re playing for the Chicago Bulls circa 1990’s gives you goosebumps.
  • Executes to Results – Hitting goals is important to you. You maintain a high standard and work hard to get results.
  • Technical Experience – We operate on Google Drive and Suite, Asana, Slack, Fundraising CRM, and Mailchimp. You’re familiar with these platforms or you can get up to speed by watching online tutorials.
    ‘Can-do’ Attitude and Passion – Our mission, philosophy, and core values align with yours and you’re ready to give it a 100%.

Salary and Benefits:

We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, dental and vision, a retirement plan with an employer match, paid holidays and a flexible vacation policy, paid parental leave, and professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Submit your resume to support@dowork.org with subject line “Engagement Manager, Run Across Series, <Your Full Name>”. Include a one page writing sample on your philosophy on supporter engagement and stewardship, including donors, runners, crew members, sponsors, and our entire supporter community.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. WORK complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

About Us:

The mission of WORK is to accompany families in Haiti out of poverty through good, dignified jobs. WORK is a nonprofit organization working in Haiti to end poverty one dignified job at a time. We work in one community in Port-au-Prince, called Menelas, where 1,500 families reside. Our goal is simple: to place two heads of households into a good, dignified job so that each family and in turn, their community can pull themselves out of poverty forever.

We start by getting to know our families and learning about their assets and needs. Oftentimes it begins with addressing health concerns, as illness can stand in the way of all other goals. Next, we ensure all school-aged children have access to an education and address basic needs such as debt and housing with their parents. Once family members are work-ready, they enroll into our job preparation program and are trained and placed into dignified work. They receive follow up services such as professional development and access to relevant workshops while we maintain our commitment to accompany them until they no longer need us.

Director of Quality Initiative Projects

Culture:

Trying Together is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that supports the work of early childhood by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. A fast-paced organization, Trying Together looks for dedicated and passionate staff who bring positivity to their work and a solution-oriented sensibility.

Purpose:

The Director of Special Projects will be goal-oriented, will lead and supervise a project through completion, overseeing successful output. The Director of Special Projects will outline the project’s goals and objectives while acting as a liaison between the Quality Initiatives PD team, Director of Learning Strategies and ELRC Director of Quality Support Services/Trying Together Associate Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Active member of the Quality Initiatives Leadership Team to effectively respond to the needs of the field and the systems they work within.
  • Strong understanding and experience with the STARS performance standards and the way in which Professional Development is an active ingredient in STARS movement and achieving quality.
  • Strategize and outline the project scope and goals for each project.
  • Create long and short term plans for each project, including setting targets, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources.
  • Delegate tasks on the project to Quality Initiatives team members.
  • Coordinate cross-project activities.
  • Estimate and implement project budgets.
  • Monitor multiple projects throughout the entire contract timeline.
  • Manage the day to day detailed aspects of the projects.
  • Coordinate and utilize resources for multiple projects.
  • Manage and submit project documentation.
  • Identify and manage potential risks within projects and work with the Quality Initiatives team to address.
  • Track progress for all projects.
  • Lead and mentor Quality Initiatives PD team members.
  • Prepare and present progress and budget reports to the Associate Executive Director and Executive Director.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Learning Development Strategy  to create grant proposals as requested and develop processes and procedures in order to meet deliverables.
  • Assist Quality Initiatives team members when needed to accomplish team goals.
  • Meet regularly with the Quality Initiatives PD team to provide feedback and brainstorm new ideas.
  • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
  • Participate in initial and on-going professional development for the purpose of growing and developing new skills.
  • Promote and support the vision, mission, and goals of Trying Together.

To learn more, visit www.tryingtogether.org.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of local, state and national systems for early care and education.
  • Willing and able to engage in honest self-reflection about progress and her/his contribution to the process.
  • Ability to maintain a project timeline and monitor progress toward goals.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Must be able to interact with others in a positive and professional manner.
  • Knowledgeable in project management methodology and techniques; performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Experience with compiling and following strict budgets.
  • The ability to think critically when problem solving and decision making.
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Acceptance of diversity and ability to work comfortably in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent data collection and analysis skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and flexibility.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Management, Leadership or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years experience in program management, project management, administration or related field.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, Internet and email.
  • Must have a valid PA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
  • PA Quality Assurance System (PQAS) certified instructor.

Required Clearances:

  • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
  • Clean Act 34 Criminal Clearance.
  • Clean Act 73 FBI Clearance.
  • Clean NSOR verification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 10-20 pounds

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.

Interested Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume with a minimum of three work-related references to jobs@tryingtogether.org. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

Professional Development and Advancement Manager

The Professional Development and Advancement Manager is a member of Diversified Care Management’s Youth Support Partner (YSP) Unit, an affiliate of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS). The unit employs young adults as Youth Support Partners, who are former recipients of services from DHS, to work with youth and young adults actively receiving DHS services. The focus of this effort is to positively engage youth and mentor empowerment and self-advocacy skills. These skills are developed and utilized in planning for the youth’s current situation and future planning.

The Professional Development and Advancement Manager will be responsible for overseeing the professional development and advancement opportunities for all staff within the YSP Unit. Working collaboratively with members of the leadership team, this newly developed position will build off of existing models and develop a stronger culture and plan for professional development of all staff, including skill building for current roles in the YSP Unit and pathways for educational or professional advancement for the future. This individual will bring a wealth of experience working on professional and workforce development that will strengthen the unique model of the YSP Unit. Incumbent will work collaboratively with a team of individuals committed to strengthening the operations and functions of the YSP Unit staff. This position fosters the strength-based approach and culture of the unit, and refines the challenges that the YSP Unit faces.

The primary responsibilities of the Professional Development and Advancement Manager are to ensure a comprehensive approach and implementation of professional development and training for the staff, as well as for staff education and career advancement opportunities.  Local and long-distance travel as required. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of professional development services, including planning, training and tracking efforts for all staff within the YSP Unit.
  • Facilitating workforce development opportunities for staff, including planning, training and tracking for staff and unit growth.
  • In collaboration with the leadership team, leads the planning and rollout of professional development collaborations to help all staff obtain the tools to achieve goals in the YSP Unit and for ongoing education and professional opportunities, including for when staff are no longer Youth Support Partners.
  • Engaging in supporting supervisory staff with identifying professional development or career advancement opportunities for their staff.
  • Developing and maintaining an internal calendar and tracking tools for all trainings, coaching and educational opportunities for all staff.
  • Arranging for trainings and coaching on various topics needed for YSP Unit staff and offering training/coaching, as needed.
  • Facilitating the development and maintenance of a system to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of all staff and the unit overall.
  • Preparing and delivering reports on staff professional development, coaching, trainings, accomplishments, challenges, etc.
  • Coordinating projects, peer mentoring/coaching, activities and case supervision of the Youth Support Coordinators.
  • Helping to develop the unit’s strategic plans, both current and annual, and helping to set unit goals for 1, 3, and 5 years out with the leadership team.
  • Assisting with the development of YSP Unit Training and Curriculum materials and manuals.
  • Demonstrating initiative in seeking out appropriate resources and pursuing professional advancement for staff at a variety of levels; securing and maintaining relevant coaching credentials (i.e. HFW credential, SFW, LSFW, etc.) and ensuring all staff are aware of their coaching requirements.
  • Helping to enhance the unit’s excellence by establishing benchmarks, timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals around staff professional development and career advancement.
  • Instilling a sense of accountability among all team members by helping role model performance and holding staff to individual and organizational performance standards.
  • Serving as an active member of the Youth Support Partner Unit leadership team.
  • Gathering and sharing statistics, data, information, etc. on relevant topics for the YSP Unit and staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has supervisory responsibilities over three (3) Youth Support Coordinators. The Professional Development and Advancement Manager is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the supervision and direction of this staff.

  • Assigns deliverable job priorities and reviews work produced for quality and efficiency.
  • Verifies staff time and attendance for accuracy and approves staff time, schedules (vacation, sick, personal and compensatory time) and travel requests.
  • Prepares, completes and signs staff performance evaluations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with professional development.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire by example.
  • Deep understanding of adult learning styles and how to make/offer alternative means of learning.
  • Knowledge of professional development and adult learning styles.
  • Experience with planning and supporting career advancement.
  • Ability to take direction and show commitment to get the job done.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills, along with the ability to find creative solutions to problems/issues.
  • Demonstrated coaching and training experience, plus knowledge about professional development.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take the initiative and follow through.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and fostering teams, including working with youth and young adults in a respectful and engaging manner.
  • Ability to hold oneself accountable, as well as the staff one supervises.
  • Knowledge and understanding that a strength-based approach to working with young adults is a key strategy for ensuring their successful preparation for adulthood.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view.
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and Access.
  • Ability to work at a high level of independence, with minimal supervision and function with flexibility.
  • General understanding of human resources, with an emphasis on employee performance improvement plans and corrective action policies.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Consistently advocate and embrace the YSP Unit’s mission and guiding principles.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus two years of professional experience working in a human services or related field, including one year of supervisory experience, along with demonstrated success in conducting coaching, training and professional development services.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus four years of experience working in a human services or related field, including three years of supervisory experience, along with demonstrated success in conducting coaching, training and professional development services.

-AND-

Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

Salary range: $50,000-$53,000 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package.

 

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference.  You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark.  With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done.  Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need of a positive and lasting way.  We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive.  Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of over $1 billion. DHS serves more than 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  • It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.”  This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  • It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here.  We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country.  But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

In-House Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Full Time
Pay Range: $40k

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume, 3 references including your most recent supervisor, copies of all required clearances, and a letter of interest to jobs@assemblepgh.org by 11:59 pm, EST Oct 24, 2020. No phone calls, please. Please send questions to nina@assemblepgh.org.

In-House Programs Manager (IHPM) and Job Responsibilities:  A full-time position, the In-House Programs Manager is responsible for the success of all programs rooted at Assemble’s 4824 Penn Ave location that are both delivered in-person or virtually. They are crucial to the leadership and vision of Assemble’s educational programs and its delivery. This position managers all staff and volunteers related to the In-House Programs occurring over the school year and summer. The In-House Programs Manager role is both an educator’s educator as well as a community resource for the learning community when it comes to Assemble’s pedagogy. The In-House Programs Manager works in collaboration with the Off-Site Programs Manager.

Reporting Structure:  The In-House Programs Manager reports to and is evaluated by, the Executive Director. All In-House teaching staff report to the In-House Program Manager.

Job Responsibilities:  The In-House Program Manager (IHPM) is a leadership role that is responsible for managing all aspects of  Assemble’s in-house programs at our Penn Ave Location.

Defined terms:

  • In-House Programs are all programs based out of Assemble’s location. They are solely produced by Assemble staff. They include in-person and virtual programs and are not limited to Afterschool, Saturday Crafternoons, Summer Camps, 21+ nights, and other monthly programs.
  • Off-Site Programs are all programs that occur at other locations such as schools and other community centers throughout the summer and school year. They are core enrichment activities that could occur in-person or virtually.
  • In-House volunteers are people who assist with program delivery but are not staff. These include fellows, Americorps, college, and high school interns. They might be donating their time or paid by another organization. Learn and Earn Teens are an example.

Job Duties and Expectations

20%  – Manage the Development In-house Programs

  • Manage Relationships with Community Partners and Thought Leaders
    • Lead on researching potential partnerships for in-house programs within the learning community, STEAM sectors, and Garfield
    • Attends conferences and leads presentations on Assemble’s work locally and beyond
    • Active participation in Remake Learning Network, APOST, and other related events
    • Connect teaching staff to relevant community assets, resources, and experts
  • Lead resource for all in-house program themes and concepts
    • Stays abreast of current trends and proven methods for learning, human development, STEAM, Making, Social and Culturally Responsive Learning methods
    • Supports curriculum development through their knowledge of PA Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, Social Justice Standard for curriculum
    • Contributes to program narratives for grants for current and future programming
    • Participates in Assemble’s Stakeholder Advisory  and integrates feedback into future programming
  • Lead on maintaining accreditations for Assemble to provide high-quality programs such as the APOST Quality Campaign
  • Continues to deepen the practice of Assemble’s Platform Playbook and develop professional development  trainings in line with it

75% – Manage Assemble’s programs and related staff and volunteers

  • Manage Staff and volunteers
    • Recruit, hire, and onboard all in-house program-related staff and volunteers as needed
      • Research and lead in-house employee recruitment efforts that support hiring to be diverse and inclusive of many populations
      • Maintain in-house teaching staff and volunteer job descriptions
      • Collaborate with the Off-Site Programs Manager for collective hiring needs for programs
      • Lead on applications for Americorps and other fellowship programs
      • Maintain and update all onboarding materials
      • Work with the Executive on developing additional roles inline with Assemble’s strategic plan
    • Design, develop, deliver, and curate trainings for the all teaching staff and volunteers in collaboration with the Off-Site Programs manager
      • Responsible for leading staff meetings
      • Coordinates professional development opportunities for staff
    • Maintain and update in-house staff and volunteers records, clearances, and files
    • Manage scheduling of staff for effective program delivery
      • Clearly communicating staff roles and expectations for programs
      • Review and approve timesheets for time worked
      • Conduct performance evaluations to hold staff and volunteers accountable, track infractions, and support growth
      • Make recommendations for raises for managed staff
      • Continuously conducting observations, check-ins, weekly debriefs
      • Manage in house program time off requests and subbing needs
      • If need be, substitute for a program
    • Mediate and manage interpersonal issues of in-house teaching staff and volunteers
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of all in-house programs
    • Ensure organizational mission and program goals and outcomes
    • Maintain and update program management document templates
    • Oversee the collection of in-house student data, attendance, surveys, and qualitative assets such as quotes, photos, and video
    • Work with board members and the Executive Director on survey and logic model development for program evaluation
    • Evaluate all in-house programs for improvement, sustainability, and effectiveness
    • Contributes to student recruitment and outreach efforts in line with marketing timelines
    • Collaborates with the Marketing and Development Manager on preparing program registration

5% – Advance Assemble’s vision, mission, and values

  • Coordinate events and model behaviors that continue to build Assemble’s Culture
  • Attend board meetings, fundraisers, and events as asked by Executive Director
  • Assist with other tasks as appropriate or needed

Job Qualifications:

  • Have a strong desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Be receptive to feedback, opportunities for growth, development, and reciprocal accountability
  • Have excellent mediation skills
  • Demonstrate leadership in fostering a diverse, inclusive, and safe environment wherever Assemble programs occur
  • Have experience managing programs and supervising individuals under dynamic circumstances
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Have current clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, FBI PA Department of Education Clearance, and Mandated Reporter Certificate
  • Have the ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Be able to adapt to flexible work hours and the environment and have good time-management skills
  • Be competent with Google Suite Products, such as Google Drive and Gmail
  • Have the analytical ability and a high degree of attention to detail
  • Have excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills for a range of constituents, including leadership, stakeholders, and the general public
  • Maintain STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge
  • Be attentive to culturally responsive pedagogy and restorative justice methods
  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience in an out-of-school or educational setting is preferred

Assemble, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Assemble expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status. Interference with the ability of Assemble’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.