Case Manager

Case Manager (25 hours/week)

Lawrenceville United is seeking a highly empathetic, culturally humble, organized, and persistent case manager to support residents in Lawrenceville and beyond with accessing various assistance programs.

About Lawrenceville United

Lawrenceville United (LU) works to improve and protect the quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents. We envision a welcoming, diverse, and empowered community that works together to ensure all residents have what they need to thrive. For more information on LU, please visit www.LUnited.org.

Summary of Position

The Case Manager position is a new position and will be responsible for taking over various case management duties currently being performed by the Community Engagement & Program Manager and the Executive Director. With the COVID-19 pandemic, need in the community has skyrocketed, and Lawrenceville United has implemented a variety of supports and programs to support residents with those needs: free food distributions, the Neighbors In Need financial assistance program, the Buddy System mutual aid program, and more. LU also provides intensive support for residents to navigate and access the various assistance programs outside of LU, including: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), utility assistance, LIHEAP, property/rent rebate, SNAP, CSFP, WIC, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), Housing Opportunity Fund, eviction mediation programs, and more. Interventions are especially focused on housing: ERAP, eviction prevention, and rehousing support.

Reporting Relationship

The Case Manager will report to the Executive Director with support from the Community Engagement & Program Manager.

Wage, Hours, Location

The Case Manager position is 25 hours per week at $16.50 per hour. Hours are flexible. Remote work is encouraged, but the position will likely require in-person meetings and home visits at times. Strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols is required. A phone reimbursement is available. We offer paid sick leave and a SIMPLE IRA with up to 3% matching funds.

Responsibilities

Case Management – these duties will be the primary responsibility of this position:

  • Receive referrals from both internal and external sources, including up to 7 Emergency Rental Assistance Program referrals per month
  • Make contact with clients, using persistence and creativity when barriers to communication are presented
  • Support clients with assessing needs, identifying potential resources, determining eligibility, collecting necessary documentation, and completing applications
  • Communicate with third parties, as necessary, to research resources, check status of applications, and advocate for clients
  • Attend trainings and check-ins with resource providers and partners, as needed
  • Keep documentation and records in compliance with HIPAA and other laws
  • Be a friendly and professional support to clients during a challenging time

Program Coordination & Assistance – these duties will be a secondary responsibility of the position, as caseload and time permits:

  • Conduct outreach and targeted marketing to make community aware of benefit programs, possibly including tabling at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market
  • Assist with coordination of the Neighbors In Need (NIN) Program: prepare applications for the NIN Committee, communicate with Committee, facilitate meetings, and conduct follow-up, including preparing payment information and check requests
  • Assist with creating Buddy System matches and communicating with participants
  • Assist with coordinating Friday food distributions and managing volunteers for this and other food delivery programs
  • Occasionally may be asked to deliver meals, fill in for regular volunteers, and other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Behavioral Science, or related field—or equivalent experience in case management
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA, mandated reporting, and other relevant laws
  • At least general understanding of various public benefit programs
  • Experience working with diverse communities, including low-income residents, families, older adults, communities of color, immigrants/refugees, people with disabilities, members of LGBTQIA+ community, victims of abuse and violence, and people with mental illness
  • Outstanding people skills, including empathy, cultural humility, communication skills, and ability to make complicated systems understandable and manageable
  • Ability to use persistence and creativity to open doors and advocate for clients
  • Ability to navigate a complicated and rapidly shifting patchwork of resources
  • Excellent organization and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and work as part of a team
  • Training or experience in trauma-informed care preferred
  • Experience working with (or ability to learn) Microsoft Office suite, Google Sheets, SalesForce, and email
  • Must get Act 33, 34, and 73 clearances

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume addressed to Dave Breingan at HR@LUnited.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

We strongly encourage applications from qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous, & People of Color; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; and people with disabilities. LU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting an inclusive workforce.

Network Compliance Coordinator

Manage a caseload of partner programs. Implement, communicate and ensure compliance with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Food Bank) policies and procedures.  Support training, development and capacity-building opportunities and communicate to the partner network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor all partner programs annually using the standards developed by the Food Bank to evaluate agency compliance and quality access to food.
  • Communicate all policies, procedures and standards effectively to partners and Food Bank staff to ensure adherence to Food Bank policies.
  • Monitor, track and address compliance requirements (501 c3 status, safe food handling, membership, civil rights, reporting, product use, etc.).
  • Enforce all Food Bank, Feeding America, funders, government and other key stakeholders’ policies, procedures and standards, as required.
  • Coordinate and monitor partner participation in retail store donation program.
  • Field, investigate, resolve and record service complaints.
  • Process and record suspensions and reinstatements in accordance with suspension policy.
  • Enforce corrective action and follow-up plans for identified problems.
  • Monitor partner reporting and ensure reports are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports as required by partners, funders and Food Bank management.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and updated agency records and files.
  • Assist in the distribution of grant funds to the partner network and monitor usage.
  • Track and complete grant requests through the Agency Needs fund.
  • Collaborate with sourcing team to support partners on the Advance Choice produce program.
  • Identify opportunities for growth during site visits and conversations with partners.
  • Encourage partners to consider innovative ways of distributing food.
  • Identify opportunities for Partner Excellence Academy content.
  • Identify gaps in service within caseload area and participate in the evaluation and onboarding of new potential partners, as required.
  • Assist in development of policies and procedures for network members.
  • Communicate positively and effectively with all team members, external partners, internal staff and key stakeholders.
  • Manage conflict constructively so disagreements lead to useful and productive discussions.
  • Maintain positive rapport with team members, colleagues and partners.
  • Provide support to Compassion Corner, emergency food assistance to individuals, as needed and directed by the Manager or Director.
  • Provide content for Network News, a quarterly newsletter for Food Bank members and partners.
  • Respect the geographic and cultural diversity of network members and their participants by becoming familiar with customs and behaviors in various locations.
  • Promote practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to end hunger and committed to viewing the problem of hunger in a holistic context, including considerations of public health, social justice, diversity, equity, and the cultural importance of food.
  • A minimum of three years of programmatic and training experience in a related field.
  • Ability to effectively manage people.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, critical thinking and problem-solving skills resulting in positive outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate difficult information in an appropriate manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to include professional letter-writing and report preparation.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability, experience and willingness to work with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated organization and time-management skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize workload and meet goals.
  • Ability to work strategically, collaboratively, and effectively with staff members required.
  • Prior experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as required
  • Current and/or ability to obtain safe food handling certification within 60 days of hire.

Certificates: Act 33 & Act 34 Clearances

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How to Apply:  Go to https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/65e34b7d-06f6-4b43-89d5-221e6eedb5fe/Greater-Pittsburgh-Community-Food-Bank click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Program Facilitator/Operations Assistant

In response to our organizations rapid growth, The Land of Cheer is Hiring!

Position: This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Programming.

Hours: The position will require daytime office hours with occasional evenings and weekends.

Compensation: Salary is $32,000-$37,000.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong sense of initiative, self-motivated, enthusiasm, and high-level energy
  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task, pays close attention to detail, and high-level organizational skills
  • Demonstrates ability to establish clear objectives, monitor progress and achieve programming goals
  • Team player, accountable, flexible, and diplomatic
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, professionalism, and transparency
  • Relevant experience facilitating/leading groups or project management.
  • Comfortable with repetitive tasks
  • Experience overseeing youth activities (summer camps, classrooms, clubs, etc.)
  • A passion for working with populations in-need and a commitment to spreading cheer 365 days a year

Essential Duties:

  • Curate Birthday Cheer Bins (gift baskets) for all our birthday recipient orders.
  • Support the management of our online inventory system: incoming and outgoing product purchases/donations.
  • Support the preparation of the mobile boutique for scheduled parties.
  • Maintain significant inventory of program components.
  • Coordinate deliveries of donated and purchased toys and products.
  • Sort, inventory and stock donated and purchased items.
  • Maintain streamline processes and work efficiently.
  • Report shortages in inventory and prepare a list of items of high priority for purchase or donation drives.
  • Shop for needed birthday presents/parties supplies/boutique clothes.
  • Attend our group birthday celebrations at our agency partners locations.
  • Assist with package delivery (must be comfortable driving a box truck size vehicle).

This position is physically demanding. It involves lifting and sorting products/supplies and receiving large deliveries. This position is not a desk/sedentary role. Candidate will be on his/her feet most of the day. This position does not allow for remote work.

Candidate must have his/her own vehicle, and a valid driver’s license. He/she must be comfortable with driving his/her vehicle for programming purposes. Candidate must also be comfortable driving our Birthday Boutique (box truck size vehicle) for programming purposes.

This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. As a small nonprofit organization, we are always adjusting, growing, and working together.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Megan Yunn at myunn@beverlysbirthdays.org.

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

Program Manager of Digital Inclusion

VISION: We envision a Pittsburgh with healthy neighborhoods that are thriving, resilient, and livable for all.

MISSION: Neighborhood Allies works to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods.

Position: Program Manager of Digital Inclusion
Status: Full-time
Reports to: Director of Digital Inclusion

Purpose:

Neighborhood Allies’ Digital Inclusion (DI) department proudly coordinates regional responses to bridging the digital divide by providing materials and technological skills training, including Beyond the Laptops and LevelUp412.org. We are seeking a Program Manager of Digital Inclusion to join our team. An ideal Program Manager will be a collaborative, highly organized, and flexible individual. They will have the ability to collaborate with community stakeholders, program staff, and industry leaders to coordinate and manage programs under Neighborhood Allies’ long-term initiative to bridge the digital divide. Integral to this role is the ability to effectively build trust and foster genuine participation of capable partners and implementers in the creation of equitable communities to improve the capacity and power of residents to develop digital competencies, encounter new technologies, access opportunity employment and education, and take an active role in the future-oriented workforce developments in the region.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Support and Manage Digital Inclusion Community Center Program, LevelUp412.org projects:

  • Embody an inclusive and equitable approach to digital skills acquisition.
  • Coordinate program elements: outcomes measurement and reporting, participant recruitment,
    program promotion, supplies to partners.
  • Make reports to, and ensure strategic alignment with Director.
  • Convene community stakeholders, site and programmatic partners, and field experts for ongoing
    program development, recruitment, and outreach.
  • Communicate outcomes, expectations, and opportunities between project partners and funders.
  • Collaborate with support staff on construction timeline and programmatic alignment.
  • Manage procurement process for programs and site development with consultant support.
  • Represent DI in regional networks related to workforce and STEM skills, programming, and
    recruitment.
  • Promote DI initiative in press, online, and in the community; in league with communications and
    web development teams.
  • Develop workforce development connections and opportunities for participants to find continuing
    education and employment.
  • Maintain program budget with mind to efficient and effective fund allocation.
  • Research best practices, tech workforce/training trends and developments.
  • Propose (and deploy) programmatic improvements based on careful analysis.
  • Cultivate a team of support staff, associates, and interns as required.

Support overarching Digital Inclusion programs and initiatives, including:

  • Develop and maintain working partnerships with key tech industry actors in Pittsburgh.
  • Identify opportunities for Neighborhood Allies to collaborate and grow within the Pittsburgh
    Technological Space.
  • Communicate successes, initiatives, areas of need, in order to activate partners and galvanize
    support.
  • Visualize data and outcome and develop professional, public-facing materials.
  • Obtain press coverage.
  • Leverage creative event and workshop planning to showcase innovation and brand, such as
    popups.

Learn, analyze, and implement best practices and inject new fresh ideas into the community building work in Pittsburgh to better position Digital Inclusion centers and initiatives by:

  • Identifying and analyzing other digital divide responses and resources around the world.
  • Applying best practices to program design and development.
  • Innovation around digital literacy skills delivery through user-centric design thinking approaches.

Manage special projects as they arise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment to improving the quality of life of people of color and low-income populations.
  • Experience and ability to analyze in-depth community, racial, and economic justice issues and to facilitate tough conversations with grassroots leaders and community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity, patience, and thoughtfulness regarding community concerns.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis for financial and programmatic review.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with community development issues.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working at a community-based organization, non-profit, education, or
    business
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, including public speaking; ability to represent the
    organization with external partners.
  • Ability to make professional presentations and reports to major stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational, project management, instructing, and facilitation abilities.
  • Highly entrepreneurial and flexible, with ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities and to work some evenings.
  • Passionate and committed belief in community development.
  • Strong working knowledge of tech industry, developments in field, policy, rights, and ethics.
  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Business, or equivalent preferred.
  • Please highlight any experience working with or within a corporate environment or large organization (the profile of some of our sponsors and partners)

SALARY:

Neighborhood Allies offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Open until filled. Salary range: $55,000- $70,000, candidates with exceptional qualifications are encouraged to apply to discuss additional possibilities.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements by Friday, April 30th, 2021 to:

Neighborhood Allies
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
info@neighborhoodallies.org

No phone calls please. Position is open until filled.

NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

Senior Program Implementation Specialist

This opening is for the position of a Senior Program Implementation Specialist for the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. The Senior Program Implementation Specialist will work as part of our productive, collaborative team at the University of Pittsburgh. For over ten years, our team has been dedicated to conducting high-quality implementation, evaluation, and research work across Pennsylvania and the United States. The Senior Program Implementation Specialist will lead technical assistance efforts with internal and external stakeholders, including entities such as healthcare providers, community coalitions, the Veterans Health Administration, and other institutions. Successful candidates should have the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary program team to solve complex problems related to community and stakeholder engagement and evidence-based program implementation in the areas of Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Prevention. An understanding of evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery program implementation as well as issues related to implementation quality and fidelity and performance/impact/outcome assessment would be ideal. Duties involve providing technical assistance to ensure high-quality program delivery, collection and reporting of program performance and impact data, and program sustainability, including: telephonic and in-person practice site consultation(s), regular review of program data to ensure quality, identify technical assistance needs, and summarize data for internal and external stakeholders; collaborating with the PERU program team to create tools and resources to support providers in their provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery services ; creating or organizing training that enhance sites’ capacities for quality implementation and sustainability; and facilitate periodic presentations at conferences, during webinars,
or as part of internal team meetings.

A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable in lieu of a Master’s with equivalent relevant experience.

Program Director

BCRC, Inc.
131 Pleasant Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001
www.bcrc.net

Job Title: Program Director
Reports to:
Executive Director
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Aliquippa, PA

BCRC, Inc. (Beaver County Rehabilitation Center) offers a wide range of services to help people with intellectual, developmental, psychiatric and co-occurring disabilities to secure employment, work toward recovery, achieve increased independence, and participate in their communities. These programs are guided by values of promoting growth and community membership through person-centered, strength-based, innovative approaches.

Although BCRC, Inc. has expanded significantly since its inception in 1962, the agency remains driven by its mission to provide opportunity for growth and independence while respecting the dignity and uniqueness of each individual it serves. Today, BCRC serves hundreds of people and operates out of multiple locations within Beaver County.

Position Summary:

The Program Director is a senior management position responsible for providing administration and support to BCRC programming.  Responsible for management of personnel and operations, procedures and programming for all clients and sites.  Oversees program development, implementation, and evaluation of new areas of service. Provides oversight to regulation compliance. Assists in program budget preparation, tracks approved amounts, and ensures appropriate billing.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of department managers/supervisors assisting with staff hiring and personnel development.
  • Provide leadership, direction and supervision to department mangers/supervisors in the following programs: ID Facility programs, Community Participation and Small Group Employment, Supported Employment, Mental Health Services, Youth Services, Community Grant Programs, In Home and Community Based Support and Records Management.
  • Responsible for overseeing compliance in service definitions/processes and licensing regulations, including:   PA ODP (Office of Developmental Programs), PA OVR (Office of Vocational Rehabilitation), Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Peer Support – PA OMHSAS (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services).
  • Provide oversight to BCRC’s grants to assure they are managed properly and meeting contractual obligations.
  • Familiar with ODP waiver service definitions and services in order to provide guidance as needed.
  • Maintains a full understanding of and ensures compliance with ODP (Chapter 6100) regulations.
  • Monitor services provided to clients to ensure appropriate hours, services, specified monies and activities are in accordance with contracts.
  • Understands, follows and implements agency policies and procedures.
  • Manage funding regulations and required documentation.
  • Knowledge of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Peer Support licensing regulations.
  • Make certain that all required timelines and due dates are met.
  • Identify new opportunities and new projects to assists in the growth and development of BCRC program and services.
  • Collaborate and network with community agencies and county contacts.
  • Serves on internal and external committees as requested by Executive Director

 Qualifications:

  • Educational experience expected to be in line with the requirements of the position.
  • Experience providing services and supports to individuals with disabilities.
  • Multiple years of nonprofit management experience overseeing programming.
  • Demonstrated strength in management and coaching skills.
  • Excellent track record of team building and leadership.
  • Working knowledge of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities system, Office of Developmental Programs regulations and requirements.
  • Financial management skills to oversee budgets, billing and reporting.
  • Ability to problem solve.  Is innovative and can reset priorities in keeping with the changing needs and workload.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills including computer proficiency.

Benefits:

  • Health, HRA, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Defined Pension Plan
  • Optional 403(b)
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Generous PTO
  • 11 Paid Holidays

Email resume to cmcnicol2@bcrc.net

Studio Coordinator and Teacher

FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Full Time
Salary Range: $33,280 – $35,000

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 April 30, 2021. No phone calls, please. Please send questions to nina@assemblepgh.org.

Studio Coordinator and Teacher Job Responsibilities: The Studio Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, executing, and teaching Assemble virtual and in-person in-house afterschool and summer camps, virtual and in-person birthday parties, and when possible, space rentals and Make-N-Take events. This role is also integral to the design and transition back to in-person programs and the continuation of virtual programs.

The Studio Coordinator is also responsible for managing the purchasing of materials for all of Assemble’s programs as well as overseeing the kit assembly for virtual programs. This role works collaboratively with other coordinators and the Off-Site programs team.  This person will collaborate with fellow Assemble teachers to deliver programming and lessons. They are the backbone of success for their Assemble programs. These programs are also revenue generators for Assemble and require excellent customer service skills.

In addition to Coordinator duties, this role serves as an Assemble Teacher responsible for planning and delivering STEAM-based programs. They actively engage to build a culture of making and inquiry. They work with and report back to the In-House Programs Manager (IHPM) on Assemble’s current program offerings, to explore new program opportunities, and to help expand the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission and vision. They also are expected to work collaboratively with all staff as needed and are representatives of Assemble.

Reporting Structure:

The Studio Coordinator and Teacher reports to and is evaluated by the In-House Programs Manager (IHPM).

Defined terms:

  • Materials and Equipment – Consumable supplies and reusable equipment that Assemble has for our programming. Equipment includes our laser cutter, 3D printers, Ipads, and other electronics. Materials include recycled materials, science and art supplies, small electronics, snacks, and all consumables.
  • Material Kits – All prepared materials for virtual programs, pre-packaged per activity, with some extras to spare
  • Birthday Parties: – 2 hours Sunday virtual or in-person programs on towards birthdays for youth ages 4-14. These involve at least 2 making projects based on a STEAM theme.
  • Space Rentals – Paid space rentals for our 4824 Penn Ave Location, when applicable.
  • Make N Takes  – Hands-on STEAM Activities that last 5-10 minutes. Typically occur offsite, as part of larger events hosted by other organizations. Most Make-N-Takes occur on the weekends.
  • Corporate Events – Paid Hands-on Team building workshops for local corporations and groups, virtual or in-person

Job Duties and Expectations:

30% – Coordinate Materials and Equipment

  • Responsible for maintaining all materials, equipment, and updates in Assemble’s space
    • Develops and delivers training for staff to use equipment
    • Makes recommendations for equipment purchasing and updates to IHPM
    • Coordinates Materials Request form with all teachers
    • Coordinate and maintains inventory for materials and equipment
    • Works with Marketing + Development Manager on “Calls for Donations”
    • Organizes and maintains overall order for materials and equipment
    • Oversees the cleanliness of the space in collaboration with the IHPM
    • Coordinates all deep clean volunteer events
  • Responsible for purchasing materials with respect to budgets
    • Tracks expenditures and follows financial procedures
    • Researches the most cost-effective materials
    • Prioritizes the use of free, recycled, or existing materials to teachers
  • Lead on material Material Kit assembly for virtual programs for  both in-house and off-site programs
    • Sharing expertise on material kits
    • Coordinates space coordinator for Kits assembly
  • Attend all coordinator meetings and collaborate with staff

15% – Coordinate Birthday Parties, Make-N-Takes, Corporate Events, and Space Rentals

  • Provide excellent customer service with quick response to clients
    • Correspond in a timely manner for all parent/guardians to book birthday parties, Community Partners for Make-N-Takes and Corporate Events, and Space Rentals
    • Answers the phone
  • Maintains documentation of upcoming events and opportunities
    • Collect total numbers served and photo documentation
  • For Birthday Parties and Corporate Events:
    • Remix, write and develop projects, lesson plans, and themes
    • Responsible for all material requests for the events, including the assembling of party favor bags or material kits
    • Sends follow up and experience surveys to parents/guardians after the party
    • Works with Marketing and Development Manager for birthday party marketing
    • Sends follow up and experience surveys customer after the party or event
  • Sets up the space and cleans after the event, when applicable
  • Meets and collaborates with programs team, clearly communicating any needs and issues at hand to IHPM

50%  – Teaching

  • Facilitates the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities, and lesson plans during regularly scheduled program workshops and summer camps
  • Writes and/or adapts workshop curriculum using existing best practices in STEAM and Maker education for both in-person and virtual instruction
  • Attend and participate in teaching team meetings and ensure ongoing collaboration with the teaching team, clearly communicating any needs and issues at hand with the program managers.
  • Coordinates with the In-House and Off-Site Program Managers regarding the use of available materials at Assemble and digitally submit material requests in advance of specified program workshops or summer camps
  • Fills out and submits weekly workshop debrief form with teaching team to reflect on and improve program
  • Collects and distributes any necessary permission forms and contact information required for program participants and immediately informs the In-House Program Manager of any changes
  • Records and reports student attendance
  • Ensures that all  evaluation forms are administered to individual students at each workshop or camp, including photo documentation and other qualitative data
  • Attends all mandatory trainings, professional development (PD) sessions, and all-teacher meetings
  • Participates in social distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting protocol set by Assemble’s Health & Safety Reopening Policy
  • Maintains a clean environment and performs any necessary setup and cleanup related to the program
  • Works with Program Managers  to coordinate at least one Guest Maker-led workshops
  • Manages classroom behavior while promoting a positive and welcoming learning environment
  • Remains aware of program timeline and adheres to the established timeline
  • Maintains professional interaction with co-workers, makers, students, on-site contacts, parents, and other points of contact necessary to conduct the program
  • Provides mentorship and a positive co-learning experience for volunteers, interns, and co-teachers
  • Adapts to unplanned events or unexpected changes quickly and professionally
  • Carry out other duties as needed in order to sustain programs and assist co-workers

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

  • Represent Assemble at events and presentations
  • 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:

  • Must be organized with a keen eye for detail as to uphold the quality and goals set for Assemble programs
  • Must be a creative problem-solver and resourceful
  • Must have a strong desire and ability to learn and share knowledge
  • Must be flexible with in-person facilitation as well as virtual programming during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Must have strong collaboration skills and must be reliable
  • Must have current clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, FBI PA Department of Education, Mandated Reporter Certificate, and National Sex Offender Registry Verification
  • Must be competent with e-mail, Google Drive, and Google Documents
  • Must have excellent customer service abilities, including in-person, digital, and over the phone
  • Must Excellent and effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills
    • Ability to communicate with a range of people from children, teens, parents, peer Assemble Teachers, Assemble managers, and other summer camp provider liaisons
    • Must be comfortable presenting in front of others, from children to adults
  • Must be attentive to culturally relevant pedagogy, restorative justice methods, and commitment to anti-oppression work
  • Must be able to adapt to flexible work hours and the environment with evolving program priorities
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or state ID or passport
  • Lesson plan and curriculum writing experience preferred
  • Background and comfort working with youth of diverse identities and experiences preferred
  • Effective mediation skills and the ability to work through conflict preferred
  • Experience in facilitation preferred
  • Experience with STEAM or Maker Education preferred, both low and high-tech
    • Working knowledge and interest in youth-oriented computer programming language (e.g. scratch, Minecraft, etc.), robotics, VR, AR, AI, microcontrollers (Makey Makey), rapid prototype methods like the laser cutter and 3d printers in a learning environment is preferred
  • Having a car and being willing to drive teaching team members and material kit deliveries are preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in an out-of-school or informal educational setting 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, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Assemble’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Buffalo Creek Watershed Coordinator

Position Description

The Buffalo Creek Watershed Coordinator (BCWC) will assist with implementation of the Buffalo Creek Watershed Conservation Plan 10-Year Update and will serve as the primary point of contact for environmental education activities at Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s (ASWP) new Buffalo Creek Nature Park in Sarver, PA.

Position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the watershed project management, including communication and relationship building with project partners and stakeholders, data analysis, budgeting, developing solutions to identified issues, goal-setting, and tracking results;
  • Develops and deliver informal and formal environmental educational programs and materials for various audiences and serves as a naturalist for the Buffalo Creek Nature Park;
  • Provides technical assistance and conducts outreach to landowners, municipalities, community partners, and schools;
  • Organizes and builds the Buffalo Creek Watershed Coalition and associated activities;
  • Coordinates outreach activities and special events such as watershed festivals, litter pickups, and tree plantings;
  • Assists with land management activities on ASWP’s properties and on private property;
  • Recruits and coordinates volunteers;
  • Supports various projects, including water quality monitoring, installation of watershed signage, development of website, invasive pest monitoring and management, and other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies

  • Educational experience related to the needs of the position;
  • 3 – 5 years of professional experience in watershed or land management, natural resources, environmental education, or related fields;
  • Dedication to the mission of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania; personal qualities of credibility, organizational agility, and job ownership;
  • Experience with ArcGIS preferred;
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and to work independently under physically demanding conditions, including rough terrain and a variety of weather conditions; and
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Compensation

Salary range is $35,000 to $45,000. This is a full-time position. Staff housing available in lieu of partial salary. Audubon Society is dedicated to providing a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a flexible work environment where we connect to nature every day. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter, via e-mail to: Sarah Koenig, Conservation Director, at skoenig@aswp.org by May 3.

About Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) is an environmental education and conservation engagement organization founded in 1916 and based in Pittsburgh (Fox Chapel). The mission of Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is to connect the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to birds and nature through our programs, projects, and places. ASWP is a fiscally and legally independent chapter of National Audubon Society and serves a seven-county region consisting of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmorland counties. ASWP maintains four public facilities – Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel, Allegheny County; Succop Nature Park in Butler, Butler County; as well as Todd Nature Reserve and Buffalo Creek Nature Park in Sarver, Butler County. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1.6 M and 16 employees (plus seasonal help), ASWP conducts both formal and informal programs in schools, local parks, and at its four locations, advocates on behalf of birds and nature, and conducts conservation programs throughout western Pennsylvania.

About The Buffalo Creek Watershed and Important Bird Area

Buffalo Creek, a 34.4-mile tributary of the Allegheny River, drains 171 square miles of eastern Butler, western Armstrong, and a very small portion of northern Allegheny Counties in western Pennsylvania. An Audubon-designated Important Bird Area (IBA) and High Quality watershed, Buffalo Creek is an area of high biological diversity and is home to many species of conservation concern. This scenic river is important ecologically, recreationally, economically, and culturally. ASWP has over 75 years of conservation history in Buffalo Creek. With the opening of the Buffalo Creek Nature Park in June 2021 and the launch of the Buffalo Creek Watershed Coalition in 2020, ASWP is excited continue to expand our conservation and education impact in this unique region.

Campaign Director

PennFuture’s mission is to lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We protect our air, water, and land, and empower citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations. Working throughout the Commonwealth, PennFuture’s team of attorneys, policy experts, organizers, communications specialists, and advocates watchdog against polluters and environmental injustices, educate the public, and advance pro-environment policies.

INTRODUCTION:

PennFuture’s Campaign Director (Director) oversees PennFuture’s campaigns and a staff team to carry out important, multifaceted regional and local projects around the Commonwealth. These campaigns typically dovetail with many of PennFuture’s signature strategies—including policy, legal, communications, civic engagement, and field organizing—into one cohesive package of tactics to achieve our mission and goals in the strategic plan. The Director’s role is to develop and supervise these bold and sophisticated campaigns, coordinating with PennFuture’s other departments in support of the campaigns and vice versa.

The Director manages campaign staff who advocate for sound policy solutions to a range of environmental threats and develop and maintain relationships with PennFuture constituents, civic leaders, grassroots and grasstops leaders, and decision makers. They direct the campaign team in interpreting technical information and science for public consumption, advocating for effective conservation and environmental policies, and working with PennFuture’s staff to advance PennFuture’s strategic objectives. The Director also oversees PennFuture’s engagement in and leadership of statewide or regional coalition efforts.

The Director is a senior staff member of the team.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE

PennFuture knows that in order to achieve our mission, we need to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have equitable access to clean air, clean water, a stable climate, and a clean and sustainable economy. We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organizational culture, policies, practices, and programs. Like the environmental and conservation movement writ large, we have historically fallen short in our efforts to build a truly equitable Pennsylvania. Our vision is to center equity and justice in everything we do as well as to combat systems of oppression and injustices that have long harmed Pennsylvania’s environmental justice communities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the campaigns program and staff, including developing strategies that advance organizational priorities across the Commonwealth
  • Work with campaigns team to develop and implement advocacy campaigns to support work that aligns with PennFuture’s strategic goals
  • Elevate awareness of environmental threats and solutions to in Pennsylvania, especially in how these disproportionately harm lower-income communities and communities of color
  • Engage and guide new advocates, existing organizations, and communities into action on policy solutions
  • Lead campaigns staff to build a diverse constituency to advocate for sound policy solutions to a range of environmental problems
  • Coordinate with PennFuture’s legal, policy, civic engagement, communications, and field staff and expertise to support implementation of cohesive, integrated campaigns
  • Collaborate with and organize PennFuture’s partners, civic leaders, and grassroots and grasstop leaders to support implementation of campaigns, ensuring stakeholders represent communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities, and other traditionally underserved communities
  • Educate decision-makers and the public, including occasional lobbying of public officials and government agencies
  • Interpret complex scientific and policy information for consumption by target audiences through media work and writing fact sheets, reports, white/briefing papers, testimony and other strategic communications
  • Craft and coordinate campaign e-mails, action alerts, website content, blog and social media posts; draft, edit, and submit letters to the editor and other opinion pieces
  • Manage campaigns grants, including writing proposals and reports
  • Other duties, as directed by their supervisor

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong commitment to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection with vision and results
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and employing that in all their work
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, including campaign management, advocacy, or policy work
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental issues impacting Pennsylvania’s communities, with a preference for those issues that fall within PennFuture’s core mission and strategic plan
  • Proven success in campaign development, implementation, and leadership, with a demonstrated ability to develop strong, authentic relationships with BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with, or an enthusiastic willingness to learn how to work with, a diverse representation of stakeholders, advocacy organizations, and elected officials
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
  • Ability to travel and to maintain a flexible work schedule; be willing to work some evenings and/or weekends, as needed

LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS:

This position may be based out of any of PennFuture’s offices (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, or Mt. Pocono). Some telecommuting is an option for this position. Please note that depending on the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, PennFuture’s offices will be closed through at least July 6, 2021.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $60,000 – $70,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

PennFuture encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color, and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

SUBMISSION:

The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, April 23, 2021.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, short 1-2 page writing sample, and contact information for three references to stepp@pennfuture.org. Please write “CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR” in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Company Vision:  We envision a Pittsburgh Region in which all members of the Black Community are empowered and self-sufficient.

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 Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager has oversight and ownership of POISE’s fiscal sponsorship program including “Partner” (a person or group) applications, end-to-end program administration, reporting, IRS compliance, and community relations.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the sponsorship application and manage Sponsorship Services process, including due diligence of potential “Partners”, proper alignment to applicable service model, and alignment with Foundation mission and IRS regulations
  • Provide recommendation and aid in the determination on which service model best fits the sponsorship needs
  • Present to the POISE Leadership for support and approval
  • Independently develop and execute within defined project plans, including a detailed fiscal year plan and budget to meet appropriate cultivation and solicitation goals and special campaign initiatives
  • Assess and proactively cultivate fiscal sponsor partnerships in line with the Foundation’s interests and priorities
  • Coach and counsel current and potential “Partner(s)” regarding sponsorship guidelines and/or reporting and other requirements
  • Represent the Foundation within the nonprofit, philanthropic and broader community as requested
  • Track program progress to ensure the foundation can measure positive impact
  • Assist with, or lead internal and external communication efforts
  • Coordinate and prepare Foundation fiscal sponsor materials for program committees and Foundation meetings
  • Track donations for and reports due from fiscal sponsor partners
  • Ensure accuracy and adherence to the latest policies and practices as they relate to fiscal and event financials. Ensure expenses for events are coordinated with the Development Team. Prepare and distribute reports as requested.
  • Positively contribute to the teamwork, learning, and collaborative spirit of a small office
  • Stay abreast of developments and potential partners in fields of interest to the Foundation, and maintain knowledge about current trends and issues impacting the African American community
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting/finance or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Three years of relevant experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors
  • Exhibits financial acumen including ability to understand and read financial statements
  • A working knowledge of computers, automated accounting systems, and various PC-based software products for office operations. Knowledge of GAAP and CAS.
  • 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
  • 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

To Apply: https://www.indeed.com/job/fiscal-sponsorship-program-manager-837c433668e5c8e4

For more information on POISE Foundation: https://www.poisefoundation.org/