Planning Analyst

The Planning Analyst will work on the Planning and Innovation team, which is part of the Office of Analytics, Technology and Planning (ATP), Allegheny County Department of Human Services.  The department’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the county’s most vulnerable residents.  ATP supports this mission by providing information that supports good decision-making in human services by researching, collecting and analyzing information that supports local leaders in designing effective ways of providing services and improving program quality, including enhancing clients’ experiences with programs and services.

The Planning and Innovation team at ATP is responsible for developing DHS’s strategic plan with senior leaders and aligning those priorities with spending decisions, as well as legislative and policy actions.  The team spurs innovation and improvement by researching best practices and working with program offices to design better programs and systems, including securing additional funding through developing and writing grant applications and supporting program offices in procuring and implementing new services and process changes. Planning and Innovation team members are results-focused and have a rare set of skills—they can plan, write, analyze, organize, and coordinate projects. They also are highly-adaptable and collaborative. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing and conducting internal and community planning processes that challenge DHS to use its resources to achieve highest-level of impact on health and well-being of people who are most vulnerable.
  • Preparing written plans with clear, measurable outcomes and that integrate programs and meet government requirements.
  • Organizing and conducting thorough analyses of program and systems processes and outcomes.
  • Researching and writing grant applications for government and foundation funding to support innovation.
  • Researching and writing program evaluations and reports.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies with programs.
  • Working with program staff to design new programs and redesign existing ones, to meet specific goals and objectives.
  • Researching health and human services issues and developing well-argued recommendations for action.
  • Strategic Planning:
    • Conducting the research and analysis of community needs and opportunities, with a client-centered approach.
    • Analyzing gaps in services, performance, and service delivery approach, using quantitative and qualitative information.
    • Facilitating planning that engages stakeholders and uses data and other information for decision-making.
    • Researching and organizing planning options aligned with revenue sources.
    • Framing decisions clearly for leadership and facilitates discussions to arrive at decisions.
    • Outlining and writing plans that align with available resources.
    • Writing and submitting detailed plans and reports to funding sources.
  • Developing and planning quality programming for DHS clients—at the request of program offices (e.g., Children, Youth and Families) and other key stakeholders:
    • Researching best practices and gathering data to develop well-informed strategic recommendations to program office leadership.
    • Designing new programs.
    • Redesigning existing programs and systems, considering best practices and current results.
    • Pulling together a team to write formal procurement documents.
    • Coordinating projects during their initial implementation and supports the transition of the initiative to a permanent program leader.
  • Writing grant applications to acquire funding for innovative demonstration programs.
  • Writing annual plans/reports to the state and federal governments and foundations.
  • Using research and analysis to examine business processes and recommending how to improve the ways
  • DHS delivers services to people in the community.
  • Conducting program reviews, descriptions, and evaluations.
  • Developing innovative approaches to solving important problems in human services delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to clearly communicate (written/verbal) with diverse audiences and to work in teams; sensitive to cultural diversity in the workplace and toward clients.
  • Strong analytical skills, as well fiscal management/budgeting skills.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work products with limited levels of supervision, within required time frames, using a very collaborative approach.
  • High degree of skill in analyzing data and information from various sources and in forming and substantiating recommendations for action.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of flexibility while consistently focusing on the organization’s mission and high standards.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and respond quickly on subject areas within the health and human services field.
  • Ability to listen to and respect people with varied experiences.
  • Ability to facilitate agreements that serve the residents of Allegheny County.
  • Ability to clearly and persuasively present information, including presentations of data to stakeholder groups, internal and external to DHS.
  • Ability to see how programs fit within the broader aims of Allegheny County DHS.
  • Skilled in public speaking.
  • Able to thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Able to sit at a computer for long periods (2 plus hours) and traverse the building carrying up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.).
  • Has both available and consistent access to reliable transportation and is able to navigate in the community for work-related assignments.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus 2 years of previous experience working in program planning or program development.

-OR-

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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

In accordance with the Allegheny County mandate effective August 9th, 2021 individuals being made conditional job offers with the county will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal and state laws. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have at least one shot of a two-shot series before beginning work. Any employee who does not receive the second shot within 30 days of their start date will have their probationary employment terminated. Please note you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.

Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

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

Community Partnerships and Sustainability Director   

Reports To: President and CEO/COO

FLSA Status: Exempt, full time

Closing Date: February 1, 2022

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000

Summary of Position:  

The Forbes Funds is leading efforts to center equity across sectors in the SWPA nonprofit ecosystem and the region. The community partnerships and sustainability director (CPSD) is a member of a growing team and will play a key role in launching and developing sustainable, equitable and just practices across the region.

This position will manage the implementation of “The Commons” alongside community development and human services organizations in Allegheny County. Using an EcoDistricts lens, this position will also play a critical role in connecting local government stakeholders to community voice and needs, empowering local communities to implement a holistic framework for development in neighborhoods and preparing communities for general comprehensive community planning activities. Additionally, this position will play a primary role in the implementation of long-term, sustainable approaches to address current public health crises that disproportionally impact communities of color, specifically those made of black, brown and immigrant populations.

The community partnerships and sustainability director (CPSD) will lead a variety of The Forbes Funds initiatives, included but not limited to the implementation of the Innovation Lab, the Black Equity Coalition COVID-19 equity coalition response and other new community initiatives as assigned. The director will also co-lead all sustainable development initiatives from The Forbes Funds. This position will also assist organizations in entering and navigating The Forbes Funds’ services. All directors are responsible for serving as the face of The Forbes Funds and may serve as an extension of the president and chief executive officer (CEO) in external meetings with partnering organizations and outside institutions. When requested, the CPSD will also be responsible for supporting and other projects.

The CPSD will also play a key role in fundraising to support position and initiatives managed by this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Partnerships

  • Manage the implementation of EcoDistricts framework in communities across the city, including partnerships with City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Economic Development and other regional stakeholders. Serve as project lead for The Forbes Funds activities related to EJPP. Collect and analyze data, develop progress reports, attend meetings and write grants to support ongoing partnerships.
  • Manage and coordinate the execution of The Forbes Funds International Anti Racism Institutional Wireframe Cohort (ARC).
  • Manage The Forbes Funds activity related to Black Equity Coalition, COVID-19, public health, Social Determinants of Health, and pandemic responses with external partners.
  • Launch “The Commons” in neighborhoods across the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Launch the next version of The Forbes Funds Innovation Lab
  • Promote The Forbes Funds’ approach and the work of its grantees.

Sustainability

  • Writing proposals, preparing applications and gathering supporting documents.
  • Researching and identifying new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects.
  • Writing and ensuring the timely submission of final reports.

Data Collection & Analysis

  • Synthesize relevant organizational information to highlight programmatic impact for external stakeholders.
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitate data for informed decision-making and program planning.

Fundraising

  • Raise funding from local funders and other regional, statewide, national and/or international funders to support projects and position
  • Track data across project areas to produce metrics for funding reports.

Special Projects

  • Assist in project management of special events and education sessions, including event planning and logistics, program planning, collecting, and analyzing program evaluation data, etc.
  • Develop and foster internal relationships across core organizations and strategic partnerships.
  • Other duties as assigned by the president & CEO and chief operating officer (COO).

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong candidates will be supportive, perceptive and accountable partners who can carry out The Forbes Funds’ mission as part of a highly collaborative team.

Preferred skills and experience include

  • Strong project management skills and ability to balance multiple projects successfully.
  • Knowledge and experience with community development and the EcoDistricts framework for development, Social Determinants of Health (SDH) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) current regional applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of community relations, economic development and inclusive economies.
  • Appreciation for co-creation and human-centered design applications.
  • Ability to monitor and synthesize complex issues and processes to multiple audiences.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong, creative communication skills.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for events, as needed.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, attending to details and timelines.

Other attributes include

  • Positivity, ability to motivate others and a sense of camaraderie.
  • A learner with a high degree of curiosity and the ability to see the big picture.
  • Empathy, humility and a respect for divergent points of view and approaches.
  • Ability to make tough choices, use discretion and exercise good judgement.
  • Adaptability, resilience and a sense of humor.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or advanced degree in/or related to human services, social work, public health, community and economic development
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency as a project manager, data analyst, or equivalent training; as well as experience in social research, systems analysis or systems thinking.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multifaceted demands.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
  • Results-oriented and a passion for creativity.
  • Experience with database management systems.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable presenting findings and offering recommendations to various audiences.

About The Forbes Funds:

The mission of The Forbes Funds (TFF) focuses on building the management capacity and strengthening impact of community-based nonprofits individually and collectively. Our work supports capacity-building initiatives for human services and community development agencies by facilitating innovative partnerships, implementing learning cohorts, connecting local talent and initiatives to global frameworks like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Bateson Institutes Warm Data Labs, and building coalitions through the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP).

The Forbes Funds is a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Additional information about The Forbes Funds is available on-line at www.forbesfunds.org

Click here to learn more about The Forbes Funds.

Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org by Feb. 1, 2022. Please include Forbes Funds Community Partnerships and Sustainability Director in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

THE FORBES FUNDS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

Advancing Black Arts Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Senior Program Officer, Arts and Culture
Position Status: Part-time up to 20 hours per week, Temporary, Non- Exempt

Salary: $20.50-$22.00 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY

This three- to six-month position has administrative responsibility for the flow of information relating to Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a shared grants program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. The position is responsible for ensuring that all information relating to grants at every stage of the process – from inquiry to final report – is entered and maintained in the database system with the highest degree of accuracy and timeliness and that all information is entered in compliance with department policies and procedures. The administrative assistant is also responsible for working with the program officers and grants management staff to coordinate the application and selection process, plan events and activities, and to prepare materials for meetings in a manner that guarantees that all such materials are accurate and produced in a manner that is timely and in full compliance with department policies and procedures.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enter data, update and monitor progress of grant proposals through the system – from inquiry phase to final report – including tracking each proposal and remaining in close contact with applicants and grantees to ensure that all requirements and deadlines are met.
  • Develop, organize and maintain grants files to support electronic records.
  • Coordinate workflow of information from program officers and senior management staff as part of the preparation of materials for the monthly program meetings.
  • Proofread materials for accuracy and correct punctuation, spelling, grammar and formatting.
  • Be familiar with all Pittsburgh Foundation policies and procedures relating to current distribution fund grantmaking and create and/or update operating procedures for these processes to increase efficiency.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent records for current distribution funds.
  • Assist with panel selections and processes.
  • Assist with notetaking at meetings and panel discussions.
  • Assist with planning and workflow at convenings, meetings, events and community discussions.
  • Schedule and coordinate grant selection panels and meetings related to the convening function of the program.
  • Schedule appointments and travel for program officers
  • Screen and greet visitors.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to carry out the overall mission of The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant program.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values of accountability, collaboration, community, racial justice and trust.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related applications.
  • Strong technical proficiency and the ability to quickly learn to function with the Blackbaud Suite (Raisers Edge, Financial Edge, Granted Edge) products.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. High level of organizational skills and ability to multitask and work under pressure.
  • High sense of integrity, confidentiality, honesty and ethics.
  • Cultural competence and a commitment to racial equity.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Two years of administrative experience, preferably in the nonprofit or civic sector.
  • Two years of work in the Pittsburgh arts and culture sector as either an artist or an administrator.
  • Well-developed sense of humor, intellectual curiosity and a commitment to work-life balance.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org by Feb. 6, 2022.

No phone calls please.

THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION

Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,300 individual charitable funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.2 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85% of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Education Manager

Our Organization

Protohaven is a nonprofit design and fabrication school built to serve the public good. Our mission is to engage people in the process of making things to enrich individual lives, build thriving communities, and contribute to a vibrant, sustainable society. Our approach mixes new technology with traditional techniques to help students and members from all walks of life create amazing projects – from innovative technology to business-building products to inspiring works of art.

Why We Need You

Classes are the entry point to our community. They focus on teaching design, fabrication, and related skills. They dive into everything from immersive projects that teach students how to operate equipment with confidence to advanced maintenance and troubleshooting intensives that earn members clearance to join our maintenance crew. They range from introductory public talks and workshops to in-depth multi-week courses.

But it takes a lot to keep everything and everybody in the space safe, productive, and creative. We need to shape a rich, supportive learning environment for students of all skill levels and create uniform equipment clearances. Instructors, volunteers, students, and members need access to the materials and information for their projects when they need them. We need to make plans and execute on them so we are a beneficial part of the larger Pittsburgh nonprofit ecosystem.

As Protohaven’s Education Manager, you will set the stage for sharing the skills of design and fabrication. We are looking for someone who is creative, and can think outside the box, being able to see both the big picture and the smaller details.

Responsibilities

  • Student experience: Serve as the primary point of contact for current and potential students. Maintain clearance and student data.
  • Class curriculum: Oversee Teaching Fellows in their development of rich class-content that is responsive to community needs, work with leadership to shape our basic pedagogical approach, and work with instructors to generate uniform clearance content.
  • Instructor management: Host episodic training to develop a cohort of welcoming, informed, high quality, and happy recurring instructors who help run class offerings. Coordinate with instructors and Shop Techs to ensure all equipment and supplies are ready before each class.
  • Marketing: Support the distribution and communication of marketing initiatives as led by the Director of Community Engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director that are aligned with the mission of the organization. We are a growing organization and the person in this position should demonstrate the ability to adapt and be flexible, in order to meet the needs of Protohaven.

Qualifications

Position Specific

  • Deep design and fabrication experience in at least one discipline offered at Protohaven and basic familiarity with several, AND/OR experience designing curricula for trades or craft.
  • Experience with both digital and traditional design and fabrication techniques is highly preferred.
  • Experience successfully teaching skills to others
  • Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, or similar software
  • Knowledge of web-based content management systems
  • Skills in technical troubleshooting
  • Understanding and demonstration of the importance of keeping diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at the forefront of programming and decision-making
  • Commuting and event attendance will be required, and candidates are expected to have access to consistent personal transportation. Drivers license and personal vehicle are preferred.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required

General

  • Experience leading diverse groups of creative people to accomplish common goals
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational techniques
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Skills in both empathy and persuasion
  • Ability to execute given limited time and information
  • Enthusiasm for design, fabrication, and Protohaven’s mission

Details and Benefits

  • Protohaven is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to create a community diverse in race, gender, age, identity, and ability
  • Protohaven will consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. Due to the nature of this position, employees may work with children; therefore, PA Child Abuse History, PA criminal background, and FBI criminal background clearances are required.
  • This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required for classes and events
  • Starting annual salary for this position is $50,000 and benefits include paid time off, health insurance, and a retirement savings plan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

Protohaven seeks to create an inclusive and equitable organization at all levels. To that end, Protohaven is committed to recruiting candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. With inclusion as one of our core values, we strive to create an environment where all feel welcomed and are treated with dignity and respect.

Physical Demands

The person in this position needs to regularly sit, stand, and move throughout the space, utilize manual dexterity and repetitive finger motion, speak, hear and see with close vision. Individuals must be able to lift up to fifty pounds, push or pull, reach or stretch, and utilize distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.

Work Environment 

This position is primarily performed at Protohaven, in both administrative and workshop areas, with occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and details about a project you’ve successfully planned and executed and submit them to hello@protohaven.org.

Cover letters should address why you are interested in the organization and position and point to the aspects of your background that indicate you would be a good fit. When choosing a project to share, know that we are looking for candidates who can not only work on their own, but effectively lead others.

Applications are due by Thursday, February 10, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Exceptional applicants will be invited to interview in person or by video call.

Note: This job description is not all inclusive and it is not intended to create nor be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Protohaven reserves the right to interpret, amend, or terminate any job description, plan, policy, program, procedure, practice, or benefit at any time at its sole discretion.

Donor Development Manager

Position Description

The Donor Development Manager will be an integral piece to Center of Life’s Development Team, comprised of a Development Director and two Development Managers. The Donor Development Manager will be responsible for the formalization of Center of Life’s donor experience and portfolio while contributing to the growth of the portfolio in terms of donors and revenue.

Responsibilities

  • Places Mission at the forefront of all work
  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Translate mission and advocacy in a manner that demonstrates impact; identifying supporter philanthropic interest
  • Leverages opportunities to engage supporters and drives expansion/implementation of mission programs, in a manner that achieves revenue growth and measurable mission impact strategies
  • Demonstrate mission knowledge by communicating our work in a manner that delivers impact, leverages support and results in new mission investment opportunities
  • Demonstrate leadership that mobilizes volunteers, increases corporate relationships and meets market fundraising goals
  • Maintain and grow a donor revenue portfolio by moving donors through the donor continuum and continually adding new prospects
  • Increase local revenue by identifying appropriate corporate partners and developing alliances that accelerate the development of strategic partnerships that drive mission impact and mobilizes supporters
  • Identify diversified revenue opportunities that align with the mission goals of the donor
  • Maintain a year-round revenue pipeline that results in newly secured revenue for events, major and mid-level gifts, and planned giving
  • Increase market revenue by researching and analyzing revenue growth opportunities, identifying appropriate partners and developing alliances that accelerate the development of strategic partnerships that drives COL’s impact and mobilizes supporters
  • Ensure event(s) core tactics are executed ensuring best-in-class fundraising events that drive impact, acquire new supporters/donors and increase revenue
  • Provide a tailored experience for donors throughout the year and create mission lead activations for all donors in stewardship plans
  • Provide donors with acknowledgments in a timely manner upon receipt of their gift
  • Ensure data integrity of CRM by updating information daily

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proven success in cultivating and securing major and planned gifts
  • Proven success in cultivating and securing corporate partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to work and cultivate relationships across a variety of sectors, communities, and levels to ensure mission alignment and reach.
  • Proven success in recruiting and retaining high-level volunteer leaders
  • Detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to plan and execute successful donor experiences and events
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Work Culture

  • Monday-Friday, minimal weekends/nights unless needed for events
  • Flexible work hours
  • PTO
  • Free Parking
  • Job is on-site; options to work from home occasionally or as needed
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Interested applicants should apply by email to patrick.ohrman@centeroflife.net

Please include résumé and cover letter.

PUMPed to Run Advisory Board

Pumped to Run is a Pittsburgh based program of the nonprofit PUMP that works closely with our local homeless shelters to promote physical activity and wellness among its residents through the power of running and walking alongside mentors from the local running community.  We are looking for interested people who would like to join our active Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board meets once a month, on a Wednesday at 5:45 pm. We are currently meeting on Zoom. All Advisory Members will serve on one of the 3 committees:

  • Running and Shelter Logistics – work is focused on the actual running logistics and building shelter and participant relationships and supporting mentors.
  • Communication Team – work is centered around social media, emails, flyers, mentor recruitment and retention, program visibility, and general communications.
  • Fundraising – this year we are planning a fall 5k or similar race, and a spring virtual fundraiser to align with our launch of spring walking/running groups.

If you are interested in being involved in this organization, e-mail a resume and letter of interest HERE.

Learn more about us!

Party Facilitator (Part-Time)

JOIN THE PARTY! Beverly’s Birthdays is looking for part-time party facilitators to assist with leading the group birthday celebrations we host throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Compensation: $15 per hour (hours can range 4-15 hours weekly – it depends on your availability and how many parties you are available to facilitate).

Schedule: Parties are held M-F evenings throughout the Pittsburgh area (availability should be between 3-8 p.m.) Schedule will be set two weeks in advance.

Additionally, candidate must be available once a month for an in-person training/meeting with our Program Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for working with at-risk populations and a commitment to Beverly’s Birthdays mission
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • A love for working with children and youth
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • Relevant experience facilitating/leading groups of children/youth in activities, games, events, etc.
  • Gets jazzed about birthdays, cupcakes, and celebrations
  • Demonstrated ability to establish clear objectives, monitor progress and achieve programming goals
  • High energy level, strong sense of initiative, enthusiasm, diplomacy, professionalism, transparency, accountability, flexibility and discretion.
  • An outgoing personality
  • Must THRIVE in birthday cheer chaos
  • Comfortable and willing to drive a large vehicle (box truck, U-haul).

Education: Best suited for someone pursuing/has a degree in social work, education, nonprofit management, etc.  We will consider high school students for this role.

Essential Duties: In partnership with Programming Leadership

  • Facilitate group birthday celebrations, which are held at shelters, group homes, residential treatment facilities, etc.
  • Interact with children/parents/agency staff/volunteers
  • Supervise The Birthday Boutique, our mobile fashion truck, shopping experience at parties
  • Represent the brand in a positive, genuine, meaningful way at all-times
  • Attend monthly curriculum/programming planning meetings to understand the party themes/activities

Responsibilities are not limited to those listed in this document. Candidate must have his/her own vehicle, and a valid driver’s license. This position does require physical labor as it involves lifting and sorting product/supplies.

Office Location: 9799 Laurel Avenue, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.

Party Locations: Throughout the Pittsburgh

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter (detailing your experience and interest in the role) and three references.

Program Coordinator – Birthday Party Program

Position: Reporting to the Program Manager, this position is an in-person role at our headquarters in
North Huntingdon, PA. Standard office hours are M-F from 8:30-4:30 p.m. This individual works along
side a programming team of three other Program Coordinators.

Hours: Standard hours are M-F from 8:30-4:30 p.m. The position will require 1-2 extended days per
week to facilitate parties (usually held between 4-8 p.m.).

A flex schedule, with manager approval, is available to off-set the extended days. This schedule will be
set every two weeks with Program Manager.

Compensation: $40,000 annual salary (FT Position)

Required Qualifications:

  •  A passion for working with at-risk populations and a commitment to Beverly’s Birthdays mission
  • Experience working in a school/classroom and/or a social service/non-profit organization
  • Relevant experience facilitating/leading groups of children/youth in activities, games, events,
    etc.
  • Must be comfortable and willing to drive large vehicles (box truck, vans, U-hauls, small bus). A
    CDL license is NOT required.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • A love for working with children and youth
  •  Ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • Comfortable with routine/repetitive tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to establish clear objectives, monitor progress and achieve programming
    goals
  •  High energy level, strong sense of initiative, enthusiasm, diplomacy, professionalism,
    transparency, accountability, flexibility, and discretion.
  • An outgoing personality
  • Gets jazzed about birthdays, cupcakes, glitter, Pinterest, and celebrating
  • Obtain all required clearances (PA State Police, FBI Fingerprinting, Child Abuse)
  •  Must THRIVE in birthday cheer chaos (fast-past, constantly growing environments)

Education Requirements: A high school diploma/GED is required. An associates/bachelor’s degree in
education, social work, nonprofit management (or related field) is preferred.

Essential Duties:

  • Contribute to the mission of Beverly’s Birthdays by supporting the day-to-day oversight of the
    Birthday Party Program.
  • Plan the party activities and programming for all Beverly’s Birthday Group Birthday Celebrations
    (includes ensuring all supplies (food, treat bags, cupcakes, etc.) are purchased/donated,
    organized, and the staff is supported on how to celebrate)
  • Track all party numbers/anecdotal feedback
  • Make sure photography is managed at parties and uploaded to the Sharedrive
  • Schedule/confirm all Beverly’s Birthdays Group Birthday Celebrations with our network of 100
    agency partners
  • Attend 1-2 weekly Beverly’s Birthday Group Birthday Celebrations and facilitate these events (all
    programming staff supports in this initiative)
  •  Supports the management of our online inventory system, which tracks inbound and outbound
    products/donations
  • Interact with children/parents/agency staff/volunteers
  • Ensure the Birthday Boutique is ready/stocked for all birthday celebrations: Sort clothing inventory: Organize truck: Create outfits: Pack duffel bags
  •  Assist with the launch of the Baby Boutique, our second vehicle in our mobile fleet
  • Represent the brand in a positive, genuine, meaningful way at all-times
  • Support the curation of Birthday Cheer Bins (gift baskets) for all our birthday recipient orders
  • Assist with the planning and staffing of volunteer group days
  • Attend networking, community, and fundraising events on behalf of Beverly’s Birthdays
  • Assist the entire staff with our large-scale fundraisers

Candidate must have his/her own vehicle, and a valid driver’s license. The position does require physical
labor as it involves lifting and sorting product/supplies.

This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. It is provided as a general statement of the nature and
duties of the position. The incumbent may be asked to perform other assignments of a similar nature or
related to the effective operation of the department as assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter (detailing your experience and interest in the role), and three references. 

For more information about Beverly’s Birthdays, visit www.beverlysbirthdays.org.

Program Officer

Job Title: Program Officer
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Company Mission:

To assist the Black community in achieving self-sustaining practices, through strategic leadership, collective giving, grantmaking and advocacy.

Created in the format of a Community Foundation, POISE receives funds from a variety of donors. These funds may be unrestricted, and used to support our grantmaking strategy, or donor-directed for specific charitable purposes.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer acts as a project manager for all grant related programs by managing the grant process from end-to-end including the development, strategic planning, implementation and continued assessment of the performance of grants.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead in the implementation and evaluation of the Foundation’s new grantmaking strategy focused on Strengthening Black Families
  • Identify strategic grantmaking opportunities aligned with the foundation’s priority areas; conduct site visits and all required due diligence to ensure that grantees are properly vetted, and that the community and the foundation can measure positive impact
  • Ensures all grant applications awarded align with the Foundation’s mission and IRS 501(c)(3) regulations including analysis and recommendations for funding of current and potential grantees
  • Serve as liaison and provide support to donor advisors/committees in the identification and selection of grant recipients
  • Prepare reports measuring progress, monitor program for compliance concerns, present to the Foundation, and ensure timely submission of grant related progress
  • Independently develop and execute within defined project plans
  • Maintain awareness of trends, changes in regulation, and key stakeholders needs as it relates to potential partners in the field, philanthropic opportunities, and issues impacting the local African American community
  • Assist with, or lead internal and external communication efforts
  • Coach and counsel current and potential grantees regarding grant guidelines and/or reporting and other requirements
  • Represent the Foundation within the nonprofit, philanthropic and broader community
  • Assess and proactively cultivate partnerships in line with the Foundation’s interests and priorities
  • Positively contribute to the teamwork, learning, and collaborative spirit of a small office
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and experience with collaborative efforts
  • Ability to be innovative while being self-directed in idea generation and exploration of ways to grow and expand program offerings
  • Effective in handling sensitive confidential information and skilled at sharing the right information at the right time to various stakeholders
  • Excellent oral, written, detail-orientation, time management, and analytical skills
  • Embodies good project management, problem-solving, and decision quality
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Proven ability to work with diverse audiences as well as working knowledge of community needs and initiatives as it relates to the African American community in Allegheny County
  • Familiarity with 501(c)(3) IRS related regulations is preferred

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Chief Planning Officer

The Allegheny County Department of Human Service (DHS) is responsible for providing essential services to the area’s 1.3 million residents, including operating the county’s Medicaid behavioral health, child welfare, and homeless housing systems. The Chief Planning Officer (CPO) leads DHS’s Planning and Innovation team within the Analytics, Technology, and Planning (ATP) division. The CPO is charged with developing the strategic plan for programs and services for our most vulnerable populations, working in tandem with its counterparts in Analytics and Technology, Budgeting, and the larger DHS community. The CPO is expected to connect data, people, and plans to allocate scarce resources effectively, tie program decisions to outcomes, and align budgeting and programming with DHS priorities and goals. The CPO must also understand federal and state policy and support DHS in its responses to emerging legislation. Additionally, the CPO will play an increasingly critical role in supporting process and program improvement and overseeing the creation of new solutions to avoid and mitigate the consequences of crises among vulnerable populations. Lastly, the CPO must be an exemplar of DHS’s values and possess a strong track record of hiring and developing talent across roles and backgrounds. Responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and implementing a planning process that builds a culture of effective resource allocation, goal setting, and delivering results.
  • Leading a team that supports DHS leaders, staff, and stakeholders in developing:
    • Strategic plans (across DHS)
    • Plans required by federal, state and other entities
    • Plans for program offices that include integration among the offices
    • Plans for and assists in improvements/redesign of systems, programs, or services
  • Working with DHS leaders and Planning and Innovation staff in scoping projects and setting team priorities to meet community needs.
  • Integrating the team’s work with the work of Analytics and Technology.
  • Leading the staff who lead DHS intergovernmental relations, form the legislative agenda and analyze federal and state policy changes that impact services and plans.
  • Leading the ATP staff who support program offices in designing new programs and writing funding requests to implement these ideas and plans.
  • Supporting the ATP Deputy Director and other deputies on strategic projects.
  • Acting as a liaison to other departments, government agencies and the private sector.
  • Pinpointing community needs in Allegheny County and specific neighborhoods and using data to plan programs and set up program documentation.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has supervisory responsibilities over 20 staff.

Additional supervisory responsibilities include:

  • Assigning and reviewing work produced for quality and efficiency, and ensuring timely delivery to the ATP Deputy Director, Director, or other leaders at DHS.
  • Managing, training, developing, counseling, and evaluating staff performance.
  • Participating in the interview and selection of prospective staff.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public policy, business administration, finance, social work, and non-profit management) from an accredited college/university, plus 5+ years of professional level responsibility in human service programs or human development programs, along with experience with strategic planning in government or non-profit organizations.

We will also consider candidates who offer an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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

In accordance with the Allegheny County mandate effective August 9th, 2021 individuals being made conditional job offers with the county will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal and state laws. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before beginning work. Please note you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.

Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

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 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