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

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:

Manager of Strategic Data & Impact

The Business Solutions Division of Strategic Initiative is newly formed unit that will provide strategic advisory and service delivery to the URA. Included in these services is using data to drive internal decision making, communicate impact, evaluate success, and standardize measurable outputs & outcomes that define the URA’s success and communicate impact and progress. The Division of Strategic Initiative will also leverage partnerships and URA resources to drive quality job growth through business expansion, growth industry cluster development, and seek innovative ways to drive equitable economic growth. The Division of Strategic Initiative will work closely with the Business Solutions team and URA leadership to achieve its goals.

The Manager of Strategic Data and Impact will develop and manage key aspects of the utilization of data to measure and communicate impact and work with the URA Executive Leadership Team to lead strategic planning initiatives through a data driven lens.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate and committed to empowering the URA to measure and communicate impact through data. This position will have a unique opportunity to build out systems and processes while also building a team to support the work.

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent data management and analysis skills, communication skills, strong analytical and advanced problem-solving ability, detailed knowledge, and experience working with public, private, and nonprofit agencies to advance economic development.

Job title:  Manager of Strategic Data and Impact
Department:  Business Solutions
Divisional Unit: Strategic Initiatives
Paygrade: 8
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Full-time / Exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Define and build a work plan to achieve the goal of using data to drive internal decision making, communicate impact, and evaluate success.
  • Mobilize special projects at the request of the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Work with the URA Executive Leadership Team to lead and manage strategic planning initiatives.
  • Provide supervision to data and digital communications team and staff, including team leadership and staff management functions, such as day to operations of staff, performance reviews, and overall leadership.
  • Work with the Chief Strategy Officer to build out an initial team to support and execute the work plan.
  • Develop and refine a standard set of measurable outputs, outcomes, and impacts, that illustrate, the URA’s progress toward achieving its mission objectives.
  • Lead consolidation of data sets, including but limited to IWT, NetSuite, and The Mortgage Office.
  • Develop a data management plan for creating, maintaining, and storing new data assets.
  • Create and execute operating procedures to provide advisory service to URA unit leadership to develop visualizations and storytelling content and for unit level data consolidation and initial analysis.
  • Develop impact reporting collateral that can be used for strategic communication to stakeholders, funders, partners, and others.
  • Develop protocols and workplan to use data to inform internal decision making such as project and program evaluation.
  • Produce and maintain public-facing, data-driven dashboards, reports, and visualizations.
  • Provide team leadership and staff management functions—including day to operations of Data Impact staff, performance reviews, and overall leadership.
  • Seek continuous improvement to improve data collection and reporting with a goal of driving intelligent communication of impact.
  • Provide thought leadership and creativity to help the URA communicate and achieve its goals.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continual improvement, requiring excellent customer service, encouraging new ideas and processes.
  • Participate in strategic planning and preside over meetings as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field
    5+  years of related professional experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory role managing people and departments.
  • Knowledge of data gathering, analysis, processes, and communication.
  • The demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including policy and business leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong ties to community, and professional networking, working relationships with public policy, academic, philanthropic, and business leaders.

Competencies:

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Establishing Focus
  • Empowering Others
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Performance
  • Influencing Others
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Fostering Innovation
  • Results Orientation
  • Decisiveness
  • Personal Credibility
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Decisiveness
  • Persuasive Communication

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

Disclaimers:

The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual origination, political, and/or union affiliation.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE A CITY OF PITTSBURGH RESIDENT, OR BECOME ONE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT AT THE URA.

Research Assistant

Full time, entry-level position

Are you interested in…

Gaining interdisciplinary research and evaluation experience?
Learning about substance use disorders and their treatment?
Being part of a dedicated, innovative group on the leading edge of substance use research?

Then you might want to join us!

IRETA is recruiting a full-time Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will perform data collection, processing and management tasks to support multiple contract-supported projects as a member of a dynamic interdisciplinary research and evaluation team.

The ideal candidate will have Bachelors Degree in a relevant field, strong interpersonal skills, and some research experience.

Capabilities required

  • Ability to perform data collection, processing, and management tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to execute routine and recurring tasks with minimal direction.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SPSS) and openness to learning new software programs as necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to encounter new information, learn new skills, and solve problems in novel ways.

Company Description and Compensation

IRETA is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps people respond effectively to substance use and related problems.

Starting salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications with annual cost of living adjustments, merit increases and a benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, a defined contribution 403 (b) retirement account with an employer match, and tuition assistance in a relevant field.

Position is currently remote with the eventual expectation of onsite work depending on COVID-19 cases and transmissibility.

Please note that only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Dawn Lindsay, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation, IRETA, 611 William Penn Place, Suite 403, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or via email at dawn@ireta.org

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

Learn more:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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.