Director of Residential Programs

Title: Director of Residential Programs
Reports To: Executive Director
Supervises others: Direct Care Team, Community Resource Coordinator, Volunteers/Interns
Classification:  Exempt

General Description:

The Director of Residential Programs supports the mission and values of Boys Hope Girls Hope.  The Director of Residential Programs is responsible for the direction, leadership and growth of the overall programmatic operations. This is a leadership role that will actively coordinate with and make strategic decisions in absence of the Executive Director of the affiliate.   The Director of Residential Programs serves as a role model to other team members and is advised by and works closely with the Program Committee of the Board of Directors.  This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as the affiliate leader in his/her absence.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Program Administration and Development

  • Provide the Executive Director, Program Committee and Board with all materials and information necessary to carry out their supervision, governance, and planning responsibilities, especially with regard to Boys Hope Girls Hope and local licensing standards, practice, recruitment of qualified team members, and policies
  • Understand and ensure compliance with local and Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters program standards and policies
  • Develop, approve and monitor scholar service plans
  • Ensure compliance with The Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families regulations (3800’s).
  • With Executive Director, develop and approve annual budget for homes and programmatic activities
  • Program Development to enhance independent living skills, sexual health, healthy relationships and transition to college
  • In collaboration with the Program Committee Chair, develop, facilitate and support effective functioning of Program Committee through recruiting, and orienting committee members, and ensuring scheduling and efficient running of meetings
  • In collaboration with the Program Committee and Network Headquarters, develop and track intermediate outcomes for scholar success
  • Participate in the on-call rotation

Staff and Volunteers

  • Ensure homes are appropriately staffed with diverse and qualified team members according to the staffing model designed by the Board of Directors
  • Recruit, screen and select direct care staff
  • Provide supervision, support and conduct regular performance reviews of direct reports
  • Provide orientation and ongoing training of direct care staff and community volunteers, and ensure that ongoing training and development of team members occur regularly and as scheduled.
  • Facilitate and keep minutes for staff meetings with each program home
  • Provide direct care and supervision to scholars in case of emergencies and staff vacancies

Community Networking/Referral Management

  • Maintain relationships with current Boys Hope Girls Hope contacts and provide information indicating the number of scholarship opportunities that are available.
  • Create and maintain relationships with public, private and charter schools; social service agencies; faith-based communities; parent groups; and other appropriate contacts in order to educate them on the nature and purpose of Girls Hope
  • Identify, screen and select children for the program according to Boys Hope Girls Hope admission standards
  • Attend special events and fundraisers.

Collegians

  • Work with high school juniors and seniors and their primary residential counselors to see that all college admission requirements are completed and submitted in a timely fashion. This includes college applications and financial aid requests.
  • Maintain a weekly record of contacts with each college student.
  • Schedule evaluation sessions for each collegian at the end of the semester
  • Update and maintain local and Network Headquarters college policies
  • Arrange to visit collegians on campus at least annually
  • Assist collegians in securing summer internships

Families/Guardians

  • Serve as liaison to families; supporting and assisting parents/legal guardians of scholars in fulfilling their role to support scholars
  • Facilitate and ensure regular communication and positive relationships with parent/legal guardians and their participation in the program

Community Relations

  • Communicate with and maintain positive relationships with neighbors and neighborhood groups
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with community resource providers
  • Develop and sustain partnerships with schools

Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters may establish additional requirements for the position of Director of Residential Programs.

Critical Criteria

A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Guidance and Counseling, Human Services Administration, Sociology, Education, or a related human services field and two years of experience or, a Bachelor’s degree in one of those fields of study with at least four years supervisory experience in child welfare or youth development is required.  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.  The position requires the following competencies for success:

  • Experienced leader with proven track record of building and retaining strong teams
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with adolescents, their guardians or parents, supervisees, co-workers and supervisors, teachers and other audiences verbally and in writing
  • Able to set, measure and implement programmatic goals
  • Able to provide constructive feedback and supervision of staff
  • Knowledge of residential care practice and licensing regulations
  • Ability to interpret testing and evaluations
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to manage several projects and activities at the same time
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills required, with the ability to handle stressful situations with a calm and approachable demeanor
  • Sensitivity to different religious backgrounds, and cultures
  • Maintains professional work habits and dress

This position has the potential for a career ladder move as a future Executive Director with the right candidate in this role.

The position will require certification in first aid, CPR and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, and complete all trainings required by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.  It requires the ability to supervise staff and the condition of program property, including a multi-story home.

Because the Director of Residential Programs may need to provide direct care services, the position will require the ability to perform household tasks like shopping, cooking, cleaning, and minor property care that may require bending, lifting and carrying.  The position would require the ability to closely monitor the whereabouts and activities of several pre-adolescent and adolescent children in a multi-story home, as well as the ability to safely transport children in program vehicles.  It may also require engaging in athletic, recreational and/or camping activities with the scholars.

Working Conditions

The position is a senior management position requiring regular written and verbal communication.  Regular walking, typing, speaking, seeing, analyzing, and interpreting information.  The position requires occasional travel in the United States to attend meetings convened by Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters and other professional gatherings.

Interested individuals, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Executive Director, Tom Wiese to twiese@bhgh.org.

Board of Directors and Committee

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh sells artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe.  Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

Ten Thousand Villages’ mission is to create opportunities fro artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items.  We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under-or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.  A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages has openings for board directors with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Accounting/Finance

The full Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.  Committees meet as needed.  Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions.

If you are interested in joining Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors, please submit your resume to: board.pittsburgh@tenthousandvillagfes.com

Mobile Markets Coordinator

Distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to people who want them in low-income, low access neighborhoods. The Mobile Markets Coordinator is responsible for daily operations of a year-round mobile fresh foods market serving low-income communities in southwestern Pennsylvania to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Coordinator will function as the market’s point of contact for vendors, clients, and community partners and will represent the market and the Food Bank within the community. They will regularly interact with, and at times serve as liaison to: community members, external stakeholders, vendors (produce wholesalers and farmers), and community partners –referring to other Food Bank departments or partners as appropriate.

The Coordinator position serves many functions for the Mobile Markets program, and–within parameters established through dialogue with Management–will be responsible for participating in: Community Relations, Marketing, Pricing, Inventory Control, Sales, Sourcing, and Performance Analysis. Incumbent will be required to understand the consumers’ and vendors’ needs, and–with the support of the Mobile Markets Supervisor and other Food Bank staff–work to ensure those needs are addressed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with consumers, colleagues, vendors, community partners, community stakeholders, and volunteers
  • Providing direction to and functioning as liaison for on-site volunteers (community partners)
  • Providing excellent customer service while managing all logistics of the stop (set up, safety, signage, etc.)
  • Assisting vendors, consumers, community members with market-related information
  • Communicating with Mobile Markets Supervisor and other staff weekly (daily, when appropriate) about operations
  • Operating POS system; responsible for daily reconciliation of a cash drawer
  • Weekly analysis of sales, sourcing, and service in consultation with appropriate support staff
  • Working with other Food Bank internal departments to ensure that relevant marketing materials, such as: skill-building instruction, recipes, and nutrition information materials are available and marketed to consumers and community partners
  • Raising awareness of the market in the communities served through targeted outreach activities and conversations.
  • Educating consumers and the community about local produce and the market’s place in the local food economy.
  • Developing strong and comprehensive relationships with communities being served
  • Regularly reading community news publications, and coordinating with the office staff to become involved in community functions and issues where appropriate.
  • Must display ease and comfort with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions and demonstrate the ability to treat all people with equity and respect
  • Drives and cares for a customized 27 foot step van and other delivery vehicles as necessary (non-cdl), working with other Food Bank teams to ensure maintenance and safety issues are resolved promptly
  • Maintaining accurate daily records of operations
  • Making sourcing decisions based on demand and availability of product, source of product and current inventory. Pickup orders from vendors and prepare other Food Bank staff to receive delivered orders.
  • Collaborate with Food Bank staff to meet program priorities and assist other programs and departments when possible
  • Making the safety of our customers, vendors, community members and colleagues a priority in all actions on the job.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience, retail and service organizations preferred.
  • Experience with Excel and Word.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds and stand for 7– 8 hours.
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort operating a 27-foot step van on city streets.
  • Preferred experience with POS, inventory, and CRM software. Previous leadership or coordinating experience. Knowledge of and experience with operating warehouse equipment (i.e.: motorized pallet jack, pump jack, etc) a plus.

Certificates and Licenses:

Safe Food Handling Certificate, First Aid/CPR Certifications, DOT Physical and Act 33 & 34 Clearances

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all of our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

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 Coordinator

Position: We have both a full-time and part-time position available.

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.

Our group birthday celebrations are held in the late afternoon/early evenings, and it is expected that this role facilitate a minimum of one-two celebrations per week.

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

$15 per hour for (PT Position)

Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for working with at-risk populations and a commitment to Beverly’s Birthdays mission
  • Experience working at a social service or non-profit organization
  • Must be comfortable driving 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
  • Relevant experience facilitating/leading groups of children/youth in activities, games, events, etc.
  • 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, and celebrations
  • Obtain all required clearances (PA State Police, FBI Fingerprinting, Child Abuse)
  • Must THRIVE in birthday cheer chaos (fast-past, constantly growing environments)

Essential Duties:

  • Contributes to the mission of Beverly’s Birthdays by supporting the day-to-day oversight of the Birthday Cheer Programs
  • Supports the management of our online inventory system, which tracks inbound and outbound products/donations
  • Serves as a Party Facilitator and at the birthday celebrations which are held at shelters, group homes, residential treatment facilities, etc.
  • Interact with children/parents/agency staff/volunteers
  • Support The Birthday Boutique, our mobile fashion truck, shopping experience at parties
  • Represent the brand in a positive, genuine, meaningful way at all-times
  • Curate 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. He/she must be comfortable with driving his/her vehicle for programming purposes. This 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 and cover letter. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME ROLE.

To learn more about out mission, visit www.beverlysbirthdays.org

Program Manager

This is a full-time salary position reporting to the Director of Programming and Community Relations. 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.

Our group birthday celebrations are held in the late afternoon/early evenings, and it is expected that this role facilitate a minimum of one-two celebrations per week.

Compensation: $50,000 annual salary

Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for working with at-risk populations and a commitment to Beverly’s Birthdays mission
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing social service or non-profit programming
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a supervisor or team lead experience (overseeing staff or interns)
  • Must be comfortable driving 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
  • Relevant experience facilitating/leading groups of children/youth in activities, games, events, etc.
  • 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, and celebrations
  • Obtain all required clearances (PA State Police, FBI Fingerprinting, Child Abuse)
  • Must THRIVE in birthday cheer chaos (fast-past, constantly growing environments)

Essential Duties:

  • Contributes to the mission of Beverly’s Birthdays by providing day-to-day oversight of the Birthday Cheer Programs
  • Serve as the Programming Team Lead, and manages a 3–4-person programming team
  • In conjunction with the ED, Director of Programming and Community Engagement, and other program staff establishes and carries out the strategic direction for the department.
  • Ensures program budgets are tracked and organized
  • Schedules resource allocation to ensure the programming department fulfills all weekly birthday requests (an average of 200 packages per week).
  • Oversee the management of our online inventory system, which tracks inbound and outbound products/donations
  • Design and develop the party programming for all group birthday celebrations
  • Serves as the Lead Party Facilitator and supports the other party facilitators at the birthday celebrations which are held at shelters, group homes, residential treatment facilities, etc.
  • Interact with children/parents/agency staff/volunteers
  • Support The Birthday Boutique, our mobile fashion truck, shopping experience at parties
  • Represent the brand in a positive, genuine, meaningful way at all-times
  • Serves as our agency partners first point of contact for all programming needs
  • Coordinate all scheduling for deliveries and party celebrations
  • Curate Birthday Cheer Bins (gift baskets) for all our birthday recipient orders
  • Handle all inventory purchasing for needed items
  • 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. He/she must be comfortable with driving his/her vehicle for programming purposes. This 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.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter, detailing your relevant experience to the e-mail provided.

Project Coordinator

WHAT are we about? The Westmoreland Housing Alliance Team (WHAT) is working to create a community where homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring, where housing is affordable, accessible, and safe, and where equitable opportunities exist to empower people’s self-reliance and strengthen their natural support systems.

The WHAT Project Coordinator will serve as a “hub,” working with the four WHAT action teams: Breaking Barriers, Governance, Housing Options, and Quality Control. We are seeking an applicant with compassion for the issues surrounding homelessness and a good knowledge of Westmoreland County and its inhabitants.

This position is currently part-time, with a possibility of moving to full-time. $18.17/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively and develop relationships with community organizations, Human Service groups, government, and local businesses
  • Identify housing opportunities and resolve impediments to the development of affordable housing and stability
  • Assist, maintain, and monitor administrative aspects of program activities, including proposals, projects, organizing committee meetings, preparing reports, design of public relations information, and budgeting

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, economics, finance, public relations, planning, business administration, nonprofit management or related field; or Associate’s Degree with 5 to 10 years experience preferred
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as deemed appropriate by CEO
  • Must possess valid PA driver’s license and insurance

Fellow Development and Program Coordinator

PULSE recruits recent college graduates to live together in community, serve a year with a local nonprofit, and grow their personal and professional networks.

The Fellow Development and Program Coordinator reports to the Operations and Community Manager of PULSE and is responsible for the organization’s consistent, high-quality execution of its program.

The Fellow Development and Program Coordinator serves as the lead team member executing the Fellow Development Plan, including coordinating all aspects of the PULSE Program including PULSEStart, orientation, seminars, retreats, and mentoring program. In addition, the Fellow Development and Program Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact for the Fellows.

Position is a combination of working from our office, working from home, and being in the field to meet with Fellows and community partners, including, but not limited to:

  • PULSE office in Garfield
  • PULSE houses in
    • East End – Highland Park
    • South Hilltop – Allentown
    • North Side – Perry Hilltop
  • PULSE nonprofit partners located throughout the Pittsburgh area

Job Responsibilities

  • Counsel, mentor, and evaluate participants through regular meetings.
  • Create and administer a personal and professional development program to address PULSE participant experience, skill gaps, knowledge, etc. through a wide variety of vehicles (weekly seminars, bi-annual retreats, one-on-one meetings, and other personal and professional development opportunities for cohort).
  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate program success.
  • Communicate clearly to all staff and Fellows the purposes, objectives, aims and expectations of the PULSE program.
  • Orient fellows to the purposes, objectives, aims and expectations of the PULSE program.
  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience, personal and professional development needs of PULSE fellows.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all fellows with any Program Related concerns.
  • Address participant questions, issues and challenges particularly related to house dynamics, maintenance and overall experience.
  • Assist staff with recruitment of Fellows, which could include outreach to personal and professional networks, presentations, on-campus and virtual recruitment sessions

Benefits

  • $40,000 salary
  • Health insurance reimbursement
  • Retirement plan + employer match
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 20 days benefit time – sick/vacation/personal

To Apply

Please submit resume to jobs@pulsepittsburgh.org by September 3.

Director of Programs & Services

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsible for:

  • Planning, managing, and evaluating the services of NHCO to ensure that local persons in crisis, hardship, and poverty receive appropriate, immediate, substantive help, with a minimum of red tape and a maximum of compassion, toward the goal of family stability and economic self-sufficiency
  • Hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and motivating all NHCO staff members who provide direct service to those in need

Duties include:

  • Directing all programs and services at all NHCO sites, including the effective utilization of service staff members and volunteers
  • Directing service delivery to meet all responsibilities under contracts and grants; preparing related reports and applications
  • Collecting data to evaluate the quantity, quality, and outcomes of services provided
  • Tracking requests for service in order to identify unmet community needs, and completing other community needs assessments
  • Overseeing staff development and staff evaluation for service staff
  • Acting as a member of the directors, leadership teams, senior leadership
  • Managing and backing up service staff at the Allison Park office, and backing up service site managers as needed
  • Main contact for Allegheny County Department of Human Services and United Way, among others
  • Contract negotiation with partners and service providers
  • Meeting with organizations and key individuals (religious, ministerial liaison, business, political, civic, school)
  • Attends board meetings and presents as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education: College degree in an appropriate field (or equivalent years of experience) and five years of directly related management/administrative experience; Masters degree preferred; must pass Act 33/34 clearances & PA state child mandate reporting requirements

This position is a Full Time Exempt Salaried Position with a salary range of $65-75,000 per year with a wide variety of benefits available including but not limited to: health/vision/dental insurance, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, defined contribution plans, and 403bs.

All applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and 3 references to HR@NHCO.org no later than 4pm on September 7th.

If you have any questions related to the position, please do not call. Email HR@NHCO.org.

Community Impact Manager, Meeting Basic Needs

Job Summary

The Community Impact Manager, Meeting Basic Needs will work in strategic and creative partnership with Community Impact leadership (including PA 211 Southwest) to manage a dynamic portfolio of grants, issues and community-focused initiatives, with a special emphasis on United Way’s Meeting Basic Needs portfolio.  The Manager will play a critical role in building community partnerships to create meaningful community change and work collaboratively to achieve United Way of SWPA goals. The Manager will also provide end-to-end grant management, from discovery of community need, to selection of funded partners, and reporting of results.

Essential Functions

Grants Management and Subject Area Expertise

  • Work with Community Impact and volunteer leadership to recommend and monitor success of grants to and projects with non-profit human service agency partners aligned with United Way’s strategic goals.
  • Build strong partnerships with grantees, contracted partners, and other community stakeholders to develop a strong understanding of community resources, opportunities and concerns related to Meeting Basic Needs.
  • Manage day-to-day needs of programs and/or initiatives and elevate issues that impact partners and agencies.
  • Assess and report on relevant program and community-level outcomes and contribute to writing funding proposals, reports, and related materials.
  • Analyze existing outcome measures and consider new evidence-informed indicators.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Build and foster meaningful relationships with a broad range of diverse stakeholders (such as non-profit agencies, corporate and civic leaders, labor party representatives, community leaders, elected officials and others) to elevate emerging issues and work collaboratively to address concerns and capitalize on opportunities as they evolve.  Work collaboratively within the Community Impact and 211 Departments and across United Way as a whole to clearly convey and mobilize resources to support our work in the community.
  • Identify, lead and/or participate in special projects related to systems-change efforts in the community
  • Be a champion for human services and strategic and equitable solutions.
  • Advocate for solutions to reduce race, gender and ability inequality within the United Way, our investments, and at large.

People Management Responsibilities

  • The individual in this role may supervise temporary staff and/ or contractual relationships.

Financial/Budgetary Responsibilities

  • Track and monitor project budgets in partnership with United Way’s Impact Operations and Finance Teams
  • Participate in RFP distribution and decision-making process to allocate funds.

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, non-profit management or related field
  • At least five years working in human services or related field
  • Track record of successful work in collaborative settings with community organizations and institutions of diverse size, scope and range of interests

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience writing grants, proposals, applications and reports

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Positive, high-energy, can-do attitude
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse populations and to function well within a team environment
  • Tech savviness, including experience with Microsoft Office, virtual platforms, and willingness to explore new systems
  • Ability to be self-directed and decisive
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and comfort with a fast-paced dynamic environment

PCRG AmeriCoprs VISTA Leader

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) is a coalition of leaders working for economic justice and equitable resources to revitalize the Pittsburgh region. As the area’s foremost convener of community based organizations, PCRG ensures that grassroots voices remain visible to financial institutions, government agencies, and the business community. This facilitates the development of public policy and strategic partnerships responsive to community need, securing expanded access to housing, transit, and capital for a more vibrant and resilient Greater Pittsburgh.

PCRG’s VISTA team fulfills a crucial part of this mission, developing resources and systems closest to the people that need them to establish a platform for lasting community-driven change. The PCRG VISTA Leader will organize support, guidance, mentorship, and recruitment activities to ensure the success of seven VISTA members as they fulfill these objectives. Primary responsibilities will include supporting the selection of high quality VISTAs by creating and executing communication strategies and streamlining the screening process, assisting with the development of orientation and ongoing training of VISTAs and their site supervisors, coordinating and monitoring monthly reports, and enhancing PCRG’s VISTA project sustainability. The VISTA Leader will also provide on-going professional development to the cohort during the service term. Note that the candidate must have served at least one full term as an AmeriCorps or Peace Corps member to qualify for this position.

Member Duties:

  1. Lead and coordinate recruitment efforts for PCRG and its partner organizations for potential members.
  2. Provide technical support to VISTA member applicants and staff throughout the recruitment process.
  3. Maintain regular and ongoing communications with VISTA members to track progress, recognize accomplishments, and provide support and feedback.
  4. Provide support to current VISTA members, including mentoring, leading conference calls, and seeking additional resources to aid VISTA members’ professional development.
  5. Plan and coordinate special service events that engage the PCRG cohort and other AmeriCorps Members serving in the Pittsburgh area.
  6. Assist with organizing and conducting orientations for new VISTA members and corresponding staff.
  7. Counsel VISTA members during exit and transition planning.

Program Benefits: Training,  Living Allowance,  Relocation Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Health Coverage*.