Ecopsychologist

Phipps is seeking a full-time Ecopsychologist to support the Phipps Research Institute in taking an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of connections between people and their environment, and human and ecological health and wellness through research. Research will include fostering connections to nature and understanding the motivations behind pro-environmental behavior change with a goal to bridge the gap in our understanding between the built and natural environments and effects on mental and physical well-being.

The Ecopsychologist will report to the Director of Research and Science Education and will work collaboratively with several departments, including Research, Horticulture, and Studio Phipps, as well as develop collaborations with local universities and organizations. Duties will include conducting original research, analyzing and evaluating data and assisting in presentations of the innovative studies being conducted.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecopsychology, human ecology, public health, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, or closely-related disciplines. Focal areas of expertise might include mindfulness-based interventions or biophilic design. The successful candidate must have a passion for interdisciplinary research with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. Proficiency with computer software and data management is required (use of R, Python, Matlab, STATA, etc., preferred), and teaching experience in formal and informal education is preferred.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  No telephone calls, please.

 

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

Analyst

We are seeking an Analyst with an interest in human service programs and/or quality improvement programs. The Analyst must be able to work both independently as well as part of a team in conducting quality and outcome analysis to unify and coordinate quality service provision across one or more program offices of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), and may also conduct research and analysis related to other program areas with which DHS interacts (e.g., public education, health, criminal justice).  DHS’s program offices include Behavioral Health, Intellectual Disability, Area Agency on Aging, Community Services and Children, Youth and Families. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Processing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of DHS; a focus on client service data and quick turnaround response to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities is a large part of the job. While the Analyst is not required to be an expert in all statistical tests and methods, Incumbent is expected to recognize his/her particular expertise in data analysis and to seek other expert opinions whenever appropriate.
  • Extracting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of DHS.
  • Developing an understanding of DHS’s services and systems, in order to promote the effective use of data for decision-making through insightful analysis.
  • Sharing knowledge and findings through effective verbal and written presentations, to internal and to external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the development and design of research studies to evaluate human service programs administered by DHS. Studies may focus upon particular programs, cross-system service utilization or particular consumer groups or service needs. This work may include cleaning and analysis; performing literature reviews; obtaining secondary data sources; and gathering input from a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Serving as a bridge between application developer, leadership and end-users to ensure that the data stored and retrieved from the system meet the research and operational needs of DHS.
  • Querying databases to answer ad hoc requests to support program offices.
  • Creating dashboards and data visualizations using Tableau software.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies for DHS.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of DHS’s research agenda.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated interest in public service and research.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience querying relational databases with SQL.
  • Experience with data visualization (Tableau preferred).
  • Experience with R or Python (or other programming languages).
  • Experience mapping in ArcGIS or R.
  • Experience working with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to embrace and operationalize DHS’s mission and guiding principles in work practices and deliverables.
  • Experience working with a variety of information systems and data files, including large and complex files and transforming raw data into finished products.
  • Ability to think critically and effectively communicate results to a diverse audience.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities so as to respond quickly to requests from DHS staff/administration and outside entities.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to interact professionally with DHS and provider staff, consumers and general public.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with a high level of independence.
  • 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, as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in public policy or a quantitative field and experience with data visualization also preferred.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus 2 years of previous relevant experience.

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

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need 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

Research Assistant

General Description

The research assistant will work in the Office of the President to provide in-depth research and analytical support to senior staff in the form of briefings, memos, literature reviews, and other written materials. The research assistant must be an excellent researcher and writer, have strong quantitative skills, possess knowledge of public policy and/or related social science research areas, and be able to work quickly with depth and precision. Specific projects will evolve, focusing on a range of policy issues and perspectives in areas such as the changing landscape of higher education, including COVID-related impacts; campus democratic and civic engagement; university collaboration with industry and community; and urban social and institutional challenges. The candidate must be a disciplined self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced and flexible environment.

Primary duties and responsibilities of the job include:

  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis.
  • Preparing memos, briefs, and other written materials for President’s Office senior staff.
  • Communicating complex information in clear, precise, and compelling prose.
  • Ensuring that materials prepared for senior staff are accurate, fact-checked, and proofed.
  • Monitoring and analyzing developments and major issues in higher education and other policy arenas to remain informed and proactively address issues germane to ongoing research projects.
  • Developing and sustaining contacts with faculty, staff, and other constituents within and outside the university, as necessary to create thorough work products.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing research support to senior faculty members or policymakers strongly preferred.
  • Experience in conducting formal research and writing and drafting memos and briefs.

Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical research and writing skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data in a social science and policy context.
  • Knowledge of grammar usage and academic style guidelines.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information quickly.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while balancing competing priorities and managing multiple assignments.
  • High degree of flexibility and self-motivation in order to deliver high quality work product.

NOTE: Please include three writing samples with resume and cover letter.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Working Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$31,707 – $43,572; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 – 5:00 Evening and weekend work is required.
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000002-President Office of
Personnel area: University Administration

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law

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To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2270006

Social Impact Design Fellow

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: Social Impact Design Fellow

Status: 6 Month Fellowship

Reports to: Program Manager for Social Impact Design

OVERVIEW:

Neighborhood Allies is a social impact organization that collaboratively works to empower community partners. Over the next 10 years, we will expand our resources to Accelerate, Scale, and Sustain the work of our community partners to create healthy neighborhoods of opportunities and move 100,000 low-income Pittsburghers up the socio-economic ladder. We are achieving this by centering our work and investments to foster a more just, fair, and inclusive society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We emphasize the importance of racial equity –the condition achieved when one’s identity no longer statistically predicts how one fares. Racial equity is a part of racial justice and thus we work to address root causes of inequities and not just their manifestations.

To further expand on our goals, we are seeking an individual to illuminate our role in design justice and equitable community development practices that support our focus neighborhoods. “Design” can be the development of the built environment, or program and product innovation. “Design thinking” is an approach to problem solving that integrates the identification of true needs with patient exploration of solutions. Our Social Impact Design Fellow will have design and design thinking skills that provide an asset to the communities we serve, in a multitude of ways.

Under the general direction of the Program Manager for Social Impact Design, and Chief Operating Officer, the Social Impact Design Fellow shall be responsible for developing an equitable approach to community development that centers design justice principles. The fellow will conduct an ecosystem analysis to scale the growth of programmatic opportunities that support Neighborhood Allies’ Centralized Real Estate Accelerator program and the RISE HIGH (Racial Inclusive Solutions for Equitable-Development, Healing, Impact, Growth and Health) Grant Partnership program. They will use their design skills to further expand the corresponding impact of those programs by working directly with neighborhood leaders and partners to creatively address and solve identified issues. They will have opportunities to build strong relationships with partners throughout the city including but not limited to the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the National Organization of Minority Architects, the American Institute of Architects, and the Design for Pittsburgh collaborative group, while also making connections at similar nonprofit design organizations around the nation that will serve as case study models.

The Fellow will be responsible for positioning Neighborhood Allies as a leader in equitable community development practices. Utilizing their knowledge, extensive research, presentation, and design skills the Fellow will work collaboratively with partners to support reinvestment efforts in our focus communities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-create, support and help drive a clear vision and path forward for the organization that promotes organizational and programmatic sustainability by:
    • Conducting Programmatic Visioning/Ecosystem Mapping.
    • Providing high value thought leadership that helps position the organization as an essential community asset and leader in equitable community development.
    • Working directly with neighborhood partners and leaders to support design needs in our communities.
  • Assist with various activities including case study research, analysis, and program and project development and implementation.
  • Assist with the pre-development efforts to update our Neighborhood Level Strategies.
  • Report to the Program Manager, Centralized Real Estate Accelerator team, and the RISE HIGH team on a bi-weekly basis to ensure work supports strategic goals and organizational mission.
  • Develop design fee-for-service opportunities.
  • Participate in partner meetings to build stronger relationships.
  • Host community design charrettes, and thorough neighborhood level research to inform develop strategies that improve quality of life.
  • Produce visual take-aways that community partners could use to fundraise for new development opportunities.
  • We welcome initiative and will work together with a Fellow who wants to develop their own project within the scope of our time and existing priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK HISTORY:

  • Degree in architecture, urban design, planning, or related field is required. (Direct professional experience and skills could replace this requirement.)
  • Proficient in planning and design suites such as: Sketch-up, Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, GIS, and Adobe Creative Suites; strong written communication skills.
  • Cross-sectional interest in the arts, public policy, and research is a plus.
  • Grant writing experience is a plus.
  • An understanding of human-centered design, racial equity theory of change, and cultural sensitivity.
  • A passion and commitment to design for social justice and design excellence.
  • Ability to conduct thorough and organized research.
  • Ability to perceive design as a component of programs & systems in the real world.
  • Past projects demonstrating direct neighborhood development experience and community engaged processes.
  • An ability to express ideas in a clear and effective manner through a variety of media.
  • Strong problem solver and collaborative thinker.

WAGES:

Non-exempt Hourly Employee – $17-$19/ hour.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume (including relevant coursework and design portfolio) by June 4, 2021 to:

Subject Line: ATTN: Social Impact Design Fellowship

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.

Prospect Researcher

Job ID: 809744786
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Department: Information Services
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
Union Position: No
Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour

Purpose:

The Prospect Researcher is responsible for providing prospect identification, research, and analysis of financial and biographical information in support of gift officers and staff to determine cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gifts. The Prospect Researcher provides information to help build and support existing relationships as well assist in building a pipeline of new high potential prospects for qualification. Employing a wide range of tools, the Prospect Researcher organizes and analyzes information that identifies philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Prospect Researcher then compiles and writes in-depth donor profiles and confidential briefing documents in order to collaborate with gift officers and staff to ensure that the Foundation’s fundraising efforts are focused on the right donors for the right gifts at the appropriate times.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare written profiles, rating memos, event bios, and qualified lists to support the cultivation of Major Gift donors.
  • Work with Foundation staff to collect and record the necessary information for a successful prospect management system
  • Evaluate and recommend current and potential major gift prospects.
  • Perform quantitative analysis to determine capacity ratings based on financial data to qualify prospects.
  • Track prospects and donors through monitoring daily news, online alerts, and utilizing internal information.
  • Provide in-depth research and analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional, and financial information of donors and prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Strategize and assist gift officers in ranking and prioritizing prospects for engagement and solicitation.
  • Assist in maintaining database records and promoting system integrity.
  • Collaborate with gift officers in order to gain an understanding of their goals and priorities and advise them about identification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship strategies to maximize fundraising.
  • Conduct proactive research in order to identify potential new funders and analyze data gained from a variety of sources to determine donor giving capacity, interest, and affinity.
  • Collaborate with Director of Prospect Management and Research to maintain list of potential candidates for Foundation’s Board of Trustees
  • Create and run Raiser’s Edge queries to extract and compile data for reports.
  • Evaluate, organize, and edit verified and extrapolated data into comprehensive reports on prospects and donors.
  • Provide and effectively communicate analysis and interpretation of prospect and donor information to Foundation staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2 to 3 years of prospect and donor research experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong editing, spelling, and grammar skills required
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret financial documents, including SEC filings, annual reports, compensation policies and stock awards and option documentation
  • Ability to assimilate, analyze, and communicate information effectively
  • Self-directed, task-oriented, independent organizational ability and timeliness in meeting deadlines
  • Accuracy and high attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Clear and concise understanding of the philanthropic continuum and what it takes to move donors/prospects successfully
  • Ability to analyze data to identify potential major gift prospects
  • Proficiency in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and Wealth Engine preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards:

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values:

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

Public Health Manager

Job Title: Public Health Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: McMurray, PA / Pittsburgh area
Job Type: Full-time, exempt

Organization Description:

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a public health not-for-profit organization that provides wide-ranging support to communities impacted by unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD), as it has done since 2012. That support includes health impact assessments, environmental and health monitoring, data and research interpretation, and public health guidance. EHP’s team includes a varied and skilled group of health care providers, scientists, community educators, analysts, and communications experts, making the organization a national leader in the comprehensive understanding of, and approach to, the public health consequences of UOGD.

The strength of the organization lies, in part, in its direct contact with frontline community members, learning about their circumstances and responding to their needs for relevant information and guidance with interactive support programs, such as the Environmental HealthWatch Model, and interactive tools, such as the EHP AirView App. We seek to support communities more broadly by better understanding the short- and long-term health risks resulting from UOGD so we can more effectively engage in policy dialogues at the local, state, and national levels to support health-protective policy decisions.

Job Summary:

Public Health is core to EHP’s mission, and staying current on the most recent public health information is critical to our various stakeholders, from frontline residents to policymakers. As EHP develops innovative methods of outreach and education, we will expect the Public Health Manager to support those efforts through various forms of research, likely including medical journals, public health datasets, local networks, and primary data collection. The Public Health Manager will serve as the principal point of contact on health-related initiatives and in communications with other public health organizations; ensure that the EHP team understands the implications of new research studies and medical information as they become available; and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure that EHP’s approaches to education, advocacy, data analysis, and reporting are all in alignment with current health research.

Various tasks associated with this role include but are not limited to the following:

Primary Duties

  • Serve as primary point of contact and EHP’s representative on health-related matters with government agencies and health-related coalitions
  • Maintain research library of new papers, journals, and other research being published on UOGD and health
  • Research and author literature reviews on relevant topics
  • Lead EHP’s Health & Wellness team; ensure coworkers are aware of pertinent research that informs EHP’s work
  • Evaluate health-related requests and opportunities for collaboration
  • Support creation of “Health Impact Assessments” for communities in proximity to various types of UOGD
  • Review and consolidate health intake information from HealthWatch communities
  • Collaborate with the Data Scientist to effectively incorporate health information and appropriate guidance into reports and interactive tools for HealthWatch communities
  • Collaborate with the Data Scientist to develop new ways of understanding the health impacts of UOGD as part of the HealthWatch framework
  • Collaborate with Communications Manager and Policy Director to incorporate health research into educational initiatives for various stakeholder groups

Other Duties

  • Regularly update EHP’s set of UOGD-related resources and reference materials, as needed
  • Perform outreach to health care providers and expand EHP’s referral network; develop and maintain relationships with relevant content experts
  • Support public health-related educational events as a speaker, moderator, and/or by recruiting participants
  • Field general questions from residents with health concerns, referring individuals to health care providers / other resources, as needed
  • Occasionally participate in data sharing with academic institutions, including managing research interns
  • Provide weekly updates to the team on milestones, initiatives, and new opportunities

Core Attributes Required:

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, deadline-oriented environment with demonstrated ability to establish priorities and balance multiple, competing demands
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to broad and diverse audiences on a range of complex and technical issues
  • Ability to offer creative solutions to complex problems and translate options into implementable solutions
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Proven flexibility to new challenges and situations
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude and willingness to take initiative to address issues proactively
  • Ability to strategize with fellow team members, with a focus on research and translation of findings
  • High comfort level in communicating and coordinating with remote teams
  • Passion for the organization’s mission to defend public health in the face of oil and gas development

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health
  • Background in nursing or other medical care ideal
  • Coursework in toxicology, community engagement, or environmental science a plus
  • Proficiency in Zotero a plus
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics a plus

Salary: Commensurate based on experience

Application Instructions: Submit cover letter explaining why this role is a good fit, resume, and salary requirements to asteele@environmentalhealthproject.org.

Apply by May 24, 2021 for first round review.

All applicants and employees will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to, race, color, age, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or prior protected activity.

SWPA Environmental Health Project is a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation.

Data Analyst

Culture:

Trying Together’s mission is to support high-quality care and education for young children.

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

Trying Together is an equal opportunity employer. Trying Together does not discriminate and encourages qualified candidates of any gender, race, class, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or age to apply. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis.

Purpose:

The Data Analyst works closely with the Director of Administration to support the implementation of high quality, responsive, and timely activities which back the internal operations and program functions of Trying Together. The Data Analyst assists in supporting evaluations of program development and impact within the early care and education field.  The analyst must have a strong base of coordination and technical skills that can be flexibly adapted to meet the needs of many different internal and external stakeholders. The Data Analyst must understand the unique responsibilities and accountabilities to communicate professionally; and, work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team/community effort.

Responsibilities:

  • Processes and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to support the daily operational data needs of Trying Together.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Administration, develops the outcomes and indicators that will be used to monitor the organization’s progress towards its goals.
  • Provides clear and useful reports for Leadership, staff and other stakeholders as needed to implement the organization’s strategies and programs and to support the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Develops understanding of Trying Together’s data access and usage in order to facilitate internal data practices and promote the effective use of data for decision-making.
  • Works with the organization’s various departments and all working groups in carrying out data related responsibilities.
  • Supports programs such as, but not limited to, Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 by using data to improve programs and respond to stakeholders needs.
  • Works with key staff to set evaluation outcome goals.
  • Maintains links and collaborates where possible with other external data collection, evaluation, and systems change efforts.
  • Develops relationships with other organizations locally such as the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, at the state level via the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), PA DHS, PA PDE and early care and education providers to assure access and links with other data systems and to support shared goals of ensuring all young children and their caregivers thrive.
  • Participates as a staff team member and represents the organization in various Trying Together activities and projects both locally and at the state level, including meetings, public events, workshops and training events.
  • Shares knowledge and findings through effective verbal and written presentations, to internal and to external stakeholders. Writes detailed research reports describing the methodology, findings and recommendations of completed studies.
  • Develops and prepares internal reports of the status, progress, and outcomes of evaluation activities.
  • Writes proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluation or special projects.
  • Conducts research and analysis of issues as requested, including the preparation of reports, white papers, and journal publications recommendations and other materials to support the work of the organization.
  • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse personalities, and the wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences of the organization, its partners, and the field it serves.
  • Experience working with a variety of public, private, nonprofit, and grassroots organizational structures.
  • Ability to think strategically, remaining focused on goals and objectives.
  • Highly proficient and knowledgeable in the use of current computer software and tools, specifically Microsoft Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and analytic tools.  Skills in database development, Tableau, and geospatial analysis are considered a plus.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and be persistent, and solve problems as they arise.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Master’s or Doctoral degree and a minimum of two years relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development.
  • Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts, and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes.
  • Ability to analyze information, summarize findings, and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and manipulating data using a computer database.
  • Understanding of statistical principles and methods for data analysis.
  • Experience supporting and training staff and community partners, that are unfamiliar with research and evaluations, to collect, manage, and analyze data.
  • Familiarity with the key social/infrastructural issues facing the early care and education field.

Required Clearances:

  • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance
  • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance
  • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification

Required Training:

  • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).

Benefits:

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

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

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.

Policy Analyst

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:

One of PennFuture’s major strategic priorities is halting the petrochemical buildout in Pennsylvania. A major tactic in doing so is consistently, accurately, and purposefully pushing back against the false narratives promulgated by the fossil fuel industry. To that end, PennFuture is seeking a dynamic Policy Analyst (Analyst) to develop and promote policy, advocacy, and educational content as part of a new rapid response initiative.

An ideal candidate has a proven track record as a thought leader and expert as it pertains to the petrochemical, fracked gas, and plastics industries. This person will be frequently called upon to lend their expertise in helping develop policy positions and with public presentations, policy hearings, and other high-visibility events.

The analyst will also have experience with rapid response-style communications and can balance accuracy with timeliness on a consistent, daily basis. Candidates will be expected to conduct in- depth and substantive research into the negative impacts of petrochemical, fracked gas and plastics industries, particularly on low-income communities and communities of color, and will be expected to write talking points, reports, fact sheets, and white papers that can be used in presentations, blogs, social media, and other public-facing communications.

While the Analyst reports directly to PennFuture’s Vice President of Legal & Policy, the position will also work closely with PennFuture’s Director of Media Relations and PennFuture’s Energy Center.

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:

  • Conduct research, investigation, and analysis on the impacts of fracked gas and petrochemical industries on Pennsylvania’s communities and environment
  • Synthesize peer reviewed and expert white papers on the community and environmental impacts of fracked gas and petrochemical industries, including how these in turn disproportionately harm lower-income communities and communities of color
  • Develop and advance communications on the impact of fossil fuels and petrochemicals, including on communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities and other traditionally underserved communities
  • Act as an expert and thought leader within the environmental advocacy community, as it pertains to fracked gas and petrochemical matters
  • Develop timely written and verbal content including white papers, fact sheets, memos, talking points, blogs, and presentations about the community and environmental impacts of the fracked gas and petrochemical industries
  • Develop briefing materials for local, state, and federal policymakers
  • Champion an alternative economic vision for Pennsylvania that includes a clean energy economy and a reliance on renewable energy instead of dirty energy and fossil fuels
  • Serve as a spokesperson for PennFuture on assigned issues, including petrochemicals
  • Support the organization’s communications team by developing timely earned media and social media content
  • Conduct outreach to or work with other PennFuture departments to conduct outreach to stakeholders, including experts, coalitions, coalition partners, community members, and civic leaders
  • Track statewide and federal environmental and industry news relevant to the assigned issue area
  • Monitor industry developments by attending relevant agency hearings, community events, and conferences

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • 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 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with at least one of the following issues: oil and gas industry, petrochemicals, or plastics manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and an ability to respond rapidly to breaking news
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationships with organizations and coalitions led by and for BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities, ideal or Demonstrated ability to develop strong, authentic relationships with BIPOC, low-income and immigrant communities preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve complicated material and present it to a general audience
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
  • A basic technical understanding of communication and social media tools

OTHER:

This position is based out of PennFuture’s Pittsburgh office, though 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 $50,000 – $60,000. 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 April 23, 2021.

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

Summer 2021 Internships

Founded in 2017, Hello Neighbor works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives. In that time we’ve supported over 500 people from 15 countries of origin. We’ve expanded from our mentorship program to now include family service programs including support for new and expectant moms and their babies, remote learning support, a food social enterprise, direct services and distributions supporting families’ needs, and a national program supporting other refugee and immigrant nonprofits around the country. It’s a great time to join Hello Neighbor!

Read more about our mission, vision and core values.

Hello Neighbor is currently hiring for three summer internships (these can be paid or for credit):

  • National Network & Advocacy Intern (Pittsburgh, PA or remote)
  • Family Services Intern (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh, PA)

National Network & Advocacy Intern (Location: Pittsburgh, PA or remote)

The Network & Advocacy Intern will work directly with the National Program Manager to support the growth of the Hello Neighbor Network, a coalition of like-minded community-based refugee and immigrant support nonprofits from around the country who have joined together to share best practices and learn from each other. This is a Leadership Fellowship to Membership pipeline for nonprofit organizational leaders. The Hello Neighbor Network is geared toward small-to-medium nonprofits whose leaders are poised for high-growth potential. Our goal is that this Network will have a significant impact on participants who will positively impact the communities they serve.

Your strong programmatic, advocacy, and communication skills will help deliver on our strategic goals and continued growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing newsletter content highlighting the latest in news, advocacy, and best practices for refugee and immigrant support nonprofits
  • Writing articles for the Hello Neighbor Network Medium publication
  • Providing summaries of top headlines to Hello Neighbor team and Network on national policy and best practice as well as conducting research on potential funding sources and conferences for the Network
  • Support the regrant process to provide funding to member organizations
  • Support monthly professional development sessions for Network members and help collect feedback from sessions
  • Creating and co-creating policy and best practice briefs that can be shared by the Network
  • Supporting a national research study on racial equity education for refugees and immigrants in the U.S.
  • Providing administrative support as needed with our database system, communications, and other needs as they arise

Family Services Intern (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)

The Family Services Intern will work directly with Hello Neighbor’s Family Services team, including our Family Services Manager, Direct Services Coordinator, Youth Development Program Coordinator, and Mom-to-Mom Support Coordinator to support the growth and operations of Hello Neighbor’s Family Services Programs. Our Family Services programs – Family Mentorship, Study Buddy, Smart Start, and Direct Services – support refugee and immigrant families, youth, and moms and babies as they rebuild their lives in Pittsburgh.

Your strong programmatic, communication, and organization skills will help support our strategic goals and continued growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating and updating policy reports about the cultures of the families we serve
  • Conducting research and updating organizational and program-specific talking points
  • Creating marketing and recruitment materials for Family Services programs
  • Supporting volunteer record upkeep and organization
  • Providing administrative support as needed with our database and case notes system, communications, and other needs as they arise
  • Providing recruitment support for the launch of the Fall 2021 Study Buddy program and as-needed for additional Family Services programs

Marketing Intern (Location: Pittsburgh, PA)

The Marketing Intern will work directly with Hello Neighbor’s Marketing team, including our Marketing and Development Manager and Marketing and Outreach Assistant to support the marketing, branding, storytelling, and outreach efforts of Hello Neighbor. The Hello Neighbor Marketing team is committed to engaging with our community and online audience as much as possible and establishing brand awareness of Hello Neighbor through our core value of Dignified Storytelling. We do this though our social media channels, blog, newsletter, print and other forms of media.

Your creative storytelling, communication, and multimedia skills will help amplify our message and elevate refugee and immigrant stories.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the creation and organization of marketing materials for Hello Neighbor
  • Create content to share on our blog, social media, and newsletter.
  • Organize Hello Neighbor digital photo assets by creating a clear and easy-to-navigate photo library for team use.
  • Write weekly content for the Hello Neighbor blog; pitch ideas for series and stand alone content
  • Capture photo/video needs for all Hello Neighbor programs and general marketing
  • Brainstorm and execute on video series ideas (storytelling, advocacy, educational) to increase content and traffic on our YouTube channel and cross-post on digital platforms.
  • Assist Marketing and Development Manager in community outreach efforts by contacting or visiting local businesses to promote Hello Neighbor and secure local partnerships
  • Be on site at events for content capture and go on location to capture interviews as well as photo/video assets to accompany stories.

You must have day-time and weekend availability to attend events and capture photo/video needs. You will report directly to the Development and Marketing Manager and must be located in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

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About You:

  • Graduate student (preferred) or undergraduate student
  • Good report writing and research skills with good interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be highly computer literate
  • Is an enthusiastic professional, who is comfortable speaking in public and is able to build relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Values and practices cultural humility
  • Has a passion for supporting refugees and immigrants
  • Is excited to grow in a fast-moving startup environment

Why It’s Great to Work At Hello Neighbor:

  • We are doing innovative work supporting refugees and immigrants
  • We are building a diverse and multicultural community and workplace
  • You will learn a lot and develop new skills
  • We like to take big risks
  • You opinion matters and will help shape Hello Neighbor’s growth and impact
  • We are a small collaborative team that works together closely
  • We are one-part startup and one-part nonprofit, you’ll get to learn about both
  • We have received national recognition for our work and it’s an exciting time to join our team
  • Our office is in a sunny and inviting space in Larimer. It’s a positive and great workplace environment (and occasionally comes with free food).

To Apply:

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Data shows that women more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list.  If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!