Planning Analyst

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Education/Experience Requirements:

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

-OR-

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

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

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

Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as:

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

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS):

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

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

Why DHS?

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

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

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

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

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

Chief Planning Officer

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

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has supervisory responsibilities over 20 staff.

Additional supervisory responsibilities include:

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

Education and Experience Requirements:

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

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

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

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

Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as:

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

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

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

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

Why DHS?

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

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

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

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

Assistant Director, Advancement Research

Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $950M over the last three years. University Advancement (UA) supports the entire CMU community in building relationships with key constituencies and securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking an assistant director, Advancement Research. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. Reporting to the senior director, Advancement Research, you will research and profile individual, corporate and/or foundation donors and prospects to support fundraising and development efforts. You will prepare detailed reports with strategic recommendations regarding cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects for gift officers and senior management. You will partner with school-based advancement teams and serve as the Research liaison working with school-based gift officers.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Prospect research, analysis, and synthesis of information to assess prospect giving potential, interests and possible solicitors. Evaluate, organize, and edit verified and extrapolated data into comprehensive standardized dossiers.
  • Managing the Research queue in T360, taking responsibility for your school’s requests and enlisting additional support from other team members as necessary to assure thorough and timely responses
  • Conceiving and managing various prospecting strategies to identify new prospects that are appropriate for school or fundraising program needs; ensure that compelling prospects are assigned
  • Meeting regularly with school-based gift officers to maintain productive working relationship.
  • Managing complex research projects. Regularly exercise advanced research skills/abilities and consult with team on best practices in the field of prospect research.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of information in University Advancement’s database of record.
  • Prospect tracking/daily information maintenance – peruse various media sources for donor and prospect information and activities. Identify and evaluate articles for circulation to other staff members or storage in advancement files. Find/verify facts for advancement staff and for senior management. Ensure that selected information obtained from various sources such as research reports, newspaper articles, staff contacts and advancement files is reflected in the alumni database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Passion, excellence and flexibility are vital qualities within University Advancement. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; collaboration; and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • The ability to:
    • learn and develop facility using on-line information, tools and resources provided through educational, government and commercial sources
    • analyze and synthesize information from various research sources and present it effectively
    • work independently, but collaborate and contribute to a team environment
    • communicate information clearly and cooperatively with others
    • work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines
    • deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure
    • pay close attention to detail
    • maintain confidentiality
  • Strong analytical, writing, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • One to three years of experience
  • Knowledgeable of and capable of navigating various information sources and databases
  • Knowledge and familiarity with development, research, and prospect management practices
  • Foreign language skills and database experience is a plus

Requirements

  • Successful background check

Volunteer Research Assistant

Awaken Pittsburgh is a small nonprofit that works to transform lives and systems through mindfulness-based social and emotional regulation practices.  We have grown to the point where we need support in collecting, analyzing and reporting our program data.  This position would work with the Executive Director and other research assistants.

This position requires a minimum 6-month commitment for an average of 4-8 hours per week, which will be completed virtual in Research Assistant volunteer’s own office or home. Position commitment is subject to renew and extension by agreement from both parties. The Research Assistant position is an unpaid virtual volunteer role.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Academic and/or work experience related to the field of research: both quantitative/ statistical and qualitative analysis
  • Experience with specialized analysis and statistical software and/or datasets
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills.
  • Excellent command of English grammar and spelling.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and editing skills.
  • Works well independently and proactively as part of a team.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • Interest in understanding how mindfulness and meditation can support health and wellbeing

While a research assistant is expected to contribute in many ways to the research on our programming, typical responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Undertake research, data compilation and data & statistics analysis
  • Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
  • Prepare surveys
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews and survey data, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
  • Summarize qualitative data, e.g. interviews/focus groups
  • Provide ready access to all data for the executive director
  • Manage and respond to project related emails in a timely fashion
  • Prepare and update website materials about our outcomes/research
  • Attend research team meetings twice monthly
  • Summarize project results

This virtual position provides valuable experience for statisticians, researchers, data analyzers, and nonprofit management students. Suited to individuals with an interest in gaining experience in the nonprofit sector or in the aforementioned fields and anyone dedicated to enhancing positive social and emotional regulation in our schools and communities. Our volunteers are highly valued members of the Awaken Pittsburgh team and contribute to making a significant difference in the successful execution of our vision and mission, our advocacy, awareness, and education initiatives, and helping promote social and systemic change. Awaken Pittsburgh will provide reference letters for all volunteers who successfully complete their volunteer placement.

Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator – Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to diversity, equity, 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.

Summary of Position:  The Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator develops and implements an outreach plan to increase capacity and participation in federal and privately funded child nutrition programs, including the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the National School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) among others in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties. Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for providing support and best practices to community stakeholders who are implementing these types of food assistance programs. He/she works as a member of a team to achieve the goals of the Child Nutrition Team and the strategic plan of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and recruit partner organizations and bring them together to formulate a county plan to increase participation in the SFSP
  • Initiate and maintain strong partnering relationships with stakeholders who have an interest in federal child nutrition programs and food insecurity more generally to support their efforts and increase engagement in other programs addressing childhood hunger in their communities
  • Communicate with school staff about strategies for increasing participation in the School Breakfast Programs and other child nutrition programs they offer
  • Assist partners in identifying and overcoming barriers to expanding sites for federal child nutrition programs and increasing participation
  • Learn about best practices from programs throughout the U.S. and share them with our network of partners
  • Deliver presentations to a variety of audiences to educate them about food insecurity and the role child nutrition programs play in alleviation of hunger
  • Work towards benchmarks of increasing participation in federal child nutrition programs and increasing engagement of partners in other food assistance programs
  • Advocate for improvements in federal child nutrition programs on state and federal levels
  • Assist in gathering information for grant reports and proposals that support child nutrition work
  • Support team projects to continuously improve operations and strengthen service provided to our partners
  • Collaborate with the Food Bank’s Technology and Development Teams to collect and analyze data for evaluation and prepare periodic written reports
  • Additional responsibilities as determined by the Child Nutrition Outreach Supervisor and Manager of Child Nutrition Programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Have a minimum of two years of experience working with social or human service organizations
  • Ability to work with people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to make presentations and develop and deliver information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Possess an attitude of collaboration for working with community organizations and schools
  • High quality customer service skills (exhibit objectivity, calmness and helpfulness)
  • Attention to detail and follows through on tasks
  • Excellent computer skills required
  • Automobile and valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license are required.  Work related travel is reimbursed at the federal reimbursement rate.
  • Ability to work from regional office in Beaver Falls with frequent travel throughout Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties and occasional travel (every 1-2 months) to main offices of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne, PA.

Certificates: PA State Police Background clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Federal Criminal History Record Information (FBI Report)

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.

Senior Prospect Research Associate

Medical and Health Sciences Foundation – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21008877)

The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community. Primarily, we focus on:

• Philanthropy to the University and UPMC which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.

• Alumni relationships expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe. This purposeful, collaborative work-supported by your engagement and giving-ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, our region, and the wider world. PAE fosters an intentionally inclusive workforce through a diversity framework that commits to collaborating and expanding the culture, identity, and wholeness of every staff member in measurable and deliberate ways.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement is seeking a Prospect Researcher to join a progressive team supporting the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF). The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) was officially created as the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The MHSF acts as the central source for patients, alumni, and friends to contribute to any clinical or research endeavor at either or both UPMC and Pitt. The Prospect Researcher will support the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF) and manage and formulate all research requests from MWRI leadership and development officers.
This position will be focused 100% on MWRIF research priorities and serve as a vital resource and integral component to successful prospect identification. The incumbent will conduct research of prospects, both individuals and organizations, to determine their ability to make philanthropic gifts and match interest with fundraising initiatives. The end product will be detailed, accurate, complete, and up to date research profiles and reports. The incumbent must possess superior analytical techniques required to resourcefully produce cogent and insightful reports. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree – Information Science major preferred. Excellent writing, organizational and research skills; advanced computer user expertise, including Microsoft Office.

Thorough knowledge of research techniques and resources required. Proven ability to manipulate and retrieve information from Internet relational databases such as LexisNexis. Minimum of five to seven years’ experience preferably in a non-profit setting. Broad experience in all aspects of research including individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Bachelor’s degree – Information Science major preferred. Excellent writing, organizing, and research skills; advanced computer user expertise, including Microsoft Office. Thorough knowledge of research techniques and resources required. Proven ability to manipulate and retrieve information from Internet relational databases such as LexisNexis.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

Department Details The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
Job Classification Full-time regular
Campus Staff.Development.III
Minimum Education Level Required Pittsburgh
Minimum Experience Level Required Baccalaureate
Work Schedule 5-6 years experience
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check No
Child Protection Clearances For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable

Apply Here

PI156824062

Board Member

Promote PT Inc. DBA, Protect PT (PPT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring residents’ safety, security, and quality of life by engaging in education and advocacy to protect the economic, environmental, and legal rights of the people in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. PPT empowers local residents to become informed and involved in current local events to promote a more viable, just, and communal future. PPT partners with similar community-based organizations to conduct outreach, host educational workshops, and attend community events. Visit our website for more information on our initiatives. www.protectpt.org

We are seeking to fill our board with socially and environmentally conscious people who are strong communicators and have a passion for helping others and the community.

We are looking for board members that have experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  1. Legal
    • Provide Legal guidance, strategy and insight on relevant environmental topics
      • Legal Strategy
      • Legal Research
  2. Grant Writing and Development
    • Support Protect PT efforts in securing appropriate funding and support from stakeholders and funders.
      • Grant Writing
      • Membership Cultivation
  3. Environmental Science and Engineering
    • Provide insight and guidance on relevant scientific topics.
    • Practical applications include monitoring programs and operator accountability
      • Industry Experience
      • Working Knowledge
  4. Finance and Business Operations
    • Strengthen the core business and deliver on Protect PT’s mission.
      • Financial Planning
      • Operational best practices
      • Growth Planning

Board Responsibilities – Duty of Care & Loyalty
Voting members of the Board shall act as trustees of the Corporation, to accept fiduciary responsibility for the
organization, and set policy. The Board acts in the name of Promote PT, Inc. to:

  • Adopt and amend the goals of PPT, Inc. and develop policies to achieve these goals and objectives;
  • Approve all official policies of PPT Inc, including, but not limited to, Legal, Finance, Fundraising, and Organizational Design;
  • Approve all budgets and financial statements of PPT Inc;
  • Adopt and amend the Bylaws of PPT Inc.
  • Attend all board meetings (2 hours/ month) can be every other month;
  • Study and understand issues in advance of meetings;
  • Volunteer at times when needed and asked to do so and attend events
  • Be the governing body of the organization and assist in carrying out the mission of the organization
  • Recruit new members of the Board and the organization and be ambassadors of the organization
  • Make a meaningful annual gift or in-kind contribution

PPT strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and those with disabilities to apply. Qualified applicants should send a resume to Gillian Graber, Executive Director, at gillian@protectpt.org.

Inventory Control Coordinator

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we’re committed to diversity, equity, 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.

Summary of Position:  The Inventory Control Coordinator works across departments to coordinate the timely distribution of product with special attention given to perishable product. This position will collaborate to balance customer/agency needs with sourcing, logistics, warehousing, and financial considerations.  The person in this position will hold the primary responsibility for the efficient execution of the program that utilizes a push model of distribution of perishable product. (Advance Choice). They will coordinate all aspects of that program by communicating and working closely with all stakeholders.  These stakeholders include internal staff from various departments such as the department that serves as the liaison between the Food Bank and our network of agencies (PNP), product procurement (Sourcing) and logistics (Operations) as well as member agencies and other external partners.

The Coordinator will focus on ensuring all inventories are accurate by making accurate and timely adjustments to inventory, doing physical counts, generating and analyzing a variety of inventory related reports

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work across teams to allocate produce through the Advance Choice delivery model to member agencies and internal programs. Ensure the efficient operation of this program by constantly monitoring of the details of the program.  Make recommendations for changes to the program as needed.  The long-term goal is to substantially increase this program.
  • Communicate all changes to the processes of the Advance Choice program to existing staff as they are made and train new staff on the functioning of the program.
  • Facilitate regular Product Flow meetings with staff from a variety of teams to discuss strategies to move product in the most efficient manner.  Provide an agenda prior to meeting and circulate minutes of each meeting that include action items with expected completion timeline.
  • Monitor inventory and promote products through product spotlights, targeted emails and phone calls to member agencies and internal programs.  Train other staff and volunteers to accomplish the communication tasks.
  • Evaluate and report on the quality of the produce on hand on a daily basis.
  • Work with PNP staff and other appropriate staff to determine and implement best methods to solicit and receive feedback about product from agencies and other partners.  Assist in the promoting products externally as needed.
  • Collect, analyze and report data on all categories of product
  • Trouble shoot issues and inaccuracies with inventory. Correct the issues or consult with manager for guidance.
  • Perform steps necessary to create boxes for the Senior Box Program as well as other “kitted” boxes such as Emergency Distribution boxes or boxes for specialized distributions.
  • Assist with completion of reports that are submitted to a variety of external entities.  These reports include but are not limited to FNS report, monthly I&E reports for government commodities, QPR to Feeding America
  • Develop positive working relationships with staff members from a variety of teams to successfully accomplish the goals of this position.
  • Develop positive working relationships with member agencies to facilitate the movement of product especially produce in the most efficient way.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations
  • Ability to learn and use Warehouse Management System
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude and work relationships with staff and external partners
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and fluid environment
  • Ability to work in all areas of the facility including dry warehouse, cooler, freezer, cold dock and cold repacking space
  • Excellent math, spreadsheet, and database skills
  • Ability to manage and interpret large amounts of data and summarize into presentable information
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office/Excel experience preferred
  • Previous experience with produce management preferred

Certificates and Licenses:

Food Safety Certification; Act 33 & Act 34 Clearances.

Disclaimer

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

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

Research Fellow Position

Research Fellow Position: Winter & Spring 2022
FLSA Status: Part-Time Contract Position or Temporary Employment
Duration: Approximately 6 months

About WaterNow.  WaterNow Alliance is a national network of local water leaders advancing sustainable, affordable, and climate resilient water solutions in their communities. We focus on innovative strategies to accelerate adoption of reuse and efficiency technologies, green infrastructure, watershed health, stormwater recapture, and groundwater management. Our goal is to support communities to become as water resilient as possible, as cost-effectively as possible, while protecting our natural resources for generations to come. WaterNow is a project of Multiplier, a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor organization.

About the Research Fellowship. WaterNow is seeking a Research Fellow for a six month fellowship to support our project to identify the major obstacles limiting adoption of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) as a management strategy in Southwest Pennsylvania. The project focuses on determining community-readiness in the region to finance and implement green infrastructure projects at larger scale. The Fellowship provides recent law school or master’s program graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience with a fast-growing sustainability-focused non-profit through hands on tasks and real responsibility. This is a remote position and may be extended depending on funding availability.

Project Description. Families, homes and communities across Southwestern Pennsylvania have been vulnerable to adverse health and safety impacts of stormwater and sewage overflows for decades, impacts exacerbated by the changing climate and that disproportionately affect the economically disadvantaged and people of color. The Research Fellow will be an integral part of meeting this project’s objective to advance financial and political solutions to scale community-wide adoption of, and support for, green stormwater infrastructure as a key strategy for addressing stormwater management.

Fellowship Accountabilities. The Research Fellow’s specific objectives will include:

  • Analyze stormwater issues facing communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, and identify opportunities to engage with municipal leaders to address these issues;
  • Document decision-maker perceptions regarding local stormwater challenges, and what they understand about the range of strategies available and financing options;
  • Identify 6-10 communities well-situated to explore larger-scale GSI implementation; and
  • Explore additional partners to support the positioning GSI as a central element of local planning, budgeting, and financing to address stormwater management in smaller communities in the region.

To meet these objectives, the Fellow will engage in the following research and analysis tasks:

  • Conduct a minimum of 12 in-depth interviews with local leaders regarding barriers to financing and related green stormwater implementation issues;
  • Identify key drivers for local investment in green stormwater infrastructure;
  • Create municipal profiles of communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties with information on community governance, demographic, and utility information;
  • Develop a database of local stormwater and public finance ordinances and regulations to inform which communities are well-situated to explore larger-scale green stormwater implementation based on municipal codes, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits governing municipal separate storm sewer systems, Long-term Control Plans governing combined sewer systems, and other related local policies and programs;
  • Synthesize interviews, drivers, and legal and policy research to identify at least six communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties that have the desire, capacity, and leadership to implement green stormwater initiatives.

The Research Fellow will make significant contributions to the following project outputs:

  • A detailed power-mapping document outlining key decision-makers and processes related to GSI in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties; and
  • A detailed report outlining at least 6 communities in the region with the interest, capacity, and leadership to implement green stormwater initiatives.

A strong candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in sustainable water policy
  • Working knowledge of the Clean Water Act and other federal environmental statutes
  • Experience with or interest in local government
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • High degree of professionalism, strong work ethic

Qualifications and Requirements.

  • Recent law school or master’s program graduate; Bar admission not required
  • Available beginning January through June 2022
  • Estimated 25 hours per week

Compensation and Benefits.

This is a remote, part-time position. Candidates must meet legal requirements for either employment OR self-employment in California. Compensation will depend on whether candidate meets legal requirements for contract work or must be employed, as well as skill and experience.

To Apply.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Water Policy Director Caroline Koch, at cak@waternow.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Email cak@waternow.org with questions.

*Position is available for work from a home office in the following states unless otherwise specified: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

EEO STATEMENT:

Multiplier and WaterNow celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and WaterNow are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and WaterNow prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factors.

Assemble Board of Directors

January 2022-December 2024 Term – Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity, is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors.  As ambassadors of Assemble, our Directors provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan.  It is important that Directors share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Director candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board.  Directors are required to participate in at least one committee, each of which meets on a monthly basis or as needed.

Vision:  Assemble envisions neighborhoods of empowered, diverse people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.

Mission:  We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Directors serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for 1 additional 3-year term for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year in the odd-numbered months.  Directors are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings.  Directors are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make and solicit annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following:
    • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
    • Human resources management and procedures
    • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
    • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
    • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Interest in leading fundraising and friend-raising events to build Assemble’s donor base
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries

If you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at brett@assemblepgh.org.  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to jobs@assemblepgh.org by November 12.  No phone calls, please. If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for one of our meet and mix events: