Learn and Earn Field Service Team Member

We’re seeking a versatile team member with outstanding people skills to help implement various stages of the Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment program. You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact for local youth by helping ensure a smooth application and placement process. Once the program starts, you’ll be on the road visiting youth and staff at our program providers and worksites throughout the county.

Summary

Partner4Work connects funding, expertise, and opportunities to develop a thriving workforce in the Pittsburgh region. Partner4Work is currently seeking talented individuals with a passion for serving youth to join the Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment Program team.  Learn & Earn is a county-wide summer jobs program open to low-income young people ages 14 to 24.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide customer service to applicants (youth and parents) and community members
  • Conduct site visits to providers and worksites
  • Perform outreach and promotional activities to engage youth and to increase visibility of Learn and Earn, including social media campaigns and information fairs
  • Perform data entry in Salesforce database
  • Assist with application eligibility review process as needed
  • Assist with youth placement process as needed
  • Assist Corporate Trainer with planning and delivery of weekly professional skills training
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Salesforce (or equivalent database), SurveyMonkey, Google Docs, Powerpoint, Excel, Word
  • Knowledge of and prior experience in youth programs preferred

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • At least two years working in a related field, such as education, workforce development, or customer service
  • Must have a vehicle and be willing to travel locally

ADA Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be used to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to write and/or type; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and bend.  The employee may occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters in an office environment.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only job duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

This is a seasonal position through August 21, 2020 requiring 25-40 hours/week.

Hourly rate: $15

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three references to employment@partner4work.org

No phone calls, please.

Partner4Work (TRWIB, Inc.) provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Partner4Work is an EEO employer.

PULSE Fellow, 20-21 Program Year

PULSE (www.pulsepittsburgh.org) cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.  PULSE fellows serve for a year beginning in August.

As a PULSE fellow, you will serve with a nonprofit, live in community, and grow as a leader.  Through all our activities, we will equip and develop young adults to be civic and community leader with a heart for service.

  • SERVE WITH A NONPROFIT – Serve 35 hours/week for a year (beginning in August) with a Pittsburgh nonprofit. Check out some of our previous nonprofit partners at http://pulsepittsburgh.org/partner-with-us/past-partners/.
  • LIVE IN COMMUNITY – Cultivate community by living together with other fellows and sharing meals, household tasks, finances and learning experiences.
  • GROW AS A LEADER – Participate in leadership training and personal development (orientation, weekly seminars, retreats, mentoring, one-on-one coaching, etc.)

PULSE fellows are provided with lodging, food, transportation, some reimbursable health insurance expenses, and a modest monthly stipend.  PULSE fellows receive resources to fund their own personal development and are eligible for student loan deferment.

Application deadline is March 1st, 2020.

Questions regarding the PULSE fellowship can be directed to:

Neal Donovan at recruiting@pulsepittsburgh.org or by phone at 412.361.0124.

 

If you are a nonprofit interested in partnering with PULSE during the 20-21 Program Year, beginning in September 2020, learn more at www.pulsepittsburgh.org/partner or contact Jonnett Maurer at partner@pulsepittsburgh.org or by phone at 412.361.0124.

Executive Assistant (Part-Time)

Reports to:

Chief Executive Officer

Compensation:

Hourly

About Us:

We bridge the gap between black people and mental health support through education, advocacy and awareness. We’re going to expose every black adult in the City of Pittsburgh to a mental health experience that improves their quality of life by 2030. Our programs and community-based events include: Beams To Bridges, Mental Health Awareness Day, Suicide Prevention Day, and an annual fundraiser.

Executive Assistant Responsibilities:

The part-time Executive Assistant is responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with daily administrative functions at the strategic and tactical levels. The Executive Assistant will handle daily office duties; answer and direct phone calls; manage CEO calendar and meetings; organize event details; support the program team; maintain staff schedules; handle administrative and program areas of opportunity through filing, scheduling, meeting follow-ups, and data entry; collaborate with non-profit, corporate, and government partners; and participate in weekly program activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Respond to daily emails in organization’s general inbox;
  • Manage organization’s invoice and payment processes;
  • Schedule meetings for CEO and other team members;
  • Respond to volunteer requests by phone, email, and/or in-person;
  • Coordinate activities with marketing and media team members;
  • Coordinate activities with catering provider to confirm food orders for events, meetings, and program sessions;
  • Coordinate with library staff and other community-based partners to reserve space for weekly program sessions;
  • Table at community-based events to increase organizational awareness and strategic partnerships;
  • Post organizational updates on social media and other digital platforms;
  • Attend community-based events that are strategically aligned with organizational mission, vision, and targeted impact;
  • Provide support with set-up and clean-up for weekly program sessions;
  • Provide support with purchasing and disseminating incentives during weekly program sessions and community-based events;
  • Provide support with confirming attendance and retention activities during weekly program sessions;
  • Complete follow up thank you texts, emails, and calls with constituents and strategic partners;
  • Respond to individual requests for mental health support by email, phone, and/or in-person;
  • Participate in board, team, and partner meetings and take notes for organizational reference; and
  • Perform other duties as recommended and collaboratively approved.

Desired Requirements:

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are desirable for job success:

  • Associate’s degree and/or 2-5 years of nonprofit office administration experience.
  • Highly proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, EventBrite, MailChimp, and QuickBooks products.
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with internal board of directors, community leaders, mental health professionals, program participants, funding partners, and university support staff.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and problem solve in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task operational, programmatic, and administrative activities.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-focused environment.
  • Excellent time managements skills.
  • Comfortable working in a role that values, supports, and acknowledges the mental health needs of oneself and others.

Potential Benefits:

In addition to making a positive difference in people’s lives and potential career advancement opportunities, you may also be offered:

  • Flexible remote scheduling work options;
  • Complimentary meals during program sessions and community-based events;
  • Quarterly networking opportunities with mental health practitioners and community leaders;
  • Support with offsetting costs for public transportation related to work activities; and
  • Access to discounted professional development opportunities throughout the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and at least one professional reference to info@steelsmilingpgh.org. Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, January 31st, 2020.

We’re proud to have a fiscal sponsor relationship with Neighborhood Allies. They successfully support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods. 

Steel Smiling is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

CSFP Coordinator

Help seniors to access nutritious foods by coordinating the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in collaboration with partner organizations in our service area. Shares primary responsibility with one other CSFP Coordinator for managing the daily operations of the program and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. Builds and maintains relationships with administering agencies, partner organizations, and their staff/volunteers.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Implementation and Compliance

  • Coordinate the monthly distribution of Senior Boxes to over 6,000 registered seniors in need throughout six counties in Southwestern PA by working with over 230 food pantries, community service organizations, and residential facilities.
  • Process high volumes of paperwork and maintain accurate client and distribution databases.
  • Regularly communicate with staff and/or volunteers at our partner organizations to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Monitor inventory in the warehouse and in the field to meet caseload while avoiding excess product.
  • Track frequent policy and procedural changes in the program and communicate them to Food Bank staff and participating agencies.
  • Work with Hunger Free PA (HFPA) staff and the PA Department of Agriculture to ensure Food Bank compliance with state and federal regulations for program participation, including meeting all reporting requirements.
  • Conduct annual trainings with over 230 partners and on-site program coordinators.
  • Conduct bi-annual site monitoring visits to ensure compliance with regulations and develop action plans to improve compliance for problematic sites.

Outreach and Innovation

  • Strategically identify and actively recruit new partners for expansion of CSFP in Southwestern PA.
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions for CSFP box distribution.
  • Work to maximize the benefit of the CSFP program for participants by piloting additional food assistance programming for seniors.
  • Advocate for senior food security by participating in the development of state and federal level program policies.
  • Respect the geographic and cultural diversity of agencies and become familiar with customs and behaviors in various locations.
  • Display ease and comfort with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience, and previous Human Service experience preferred.
  • Experience with program development and implementation.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to diverse populations—including seniors, volunteers, sub-distribution site coordinators and government officials.
  • Detail-oriented with impeccable organizational, clerical, and communication skills.
  • Experience with spreadsheets and word processing programs, especially in Microsoft Office and G Suite.
  • Comfortable learning and adapting to new software and database systems.
  • Knowledge of communities within the Food Bank’s service area.
  • Experience working in historically underrepresented communities preferred, as success in this position will require confronting social barriers to food access with empathy and in ways that respect the worth and dignity of all the people we serve.
  • Must be persistent but pleasant enforcing regulations with partner agencies and patient with regards to the bureaucratic nature of the program.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and work environment.
  • Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision.
  • A valid PA driver’s license is required.
  • Should be able to lift at least 35 lbs.

Certificates: Act 33 & 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/List/7563/Greater-Pittsburgh-Community-Food-Bank click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Senior Data Analytics Manager

Job Title: Senior Data Analytics Manager
Reports to: Director Evaluation & Research, Office of Research & Evaluation Department (ORE)
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,000 – $60,000

Summary:

Homewood Children’s Village is focused on creating a pathway for children to obtain a solid education; physical, social, emotional health; strong families; and good post-secondary opportunities.  The mission of the Homewood Children’s Village is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and to simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live.

The Senior Data Analytics Manager is responsible for operations of software data systems, implementation of data collection, execution of data analysis and support of reporting in various formats. She/He would also be a lead on organizing training that enables staff to collect and/or enter valid data.

The Manager must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to solve problems independently and collaboratively. The successful candidate will use data to provide solutions, and demonstrate success with one or more coding language (e.g., R, Excel VBA, or SQL) for use with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. HCV also uses Power BI to create and manipulate dashboards.

About ORE:

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) team tracks and analyzes the impacts of HCV’s core services, the effectiveness of HCV’s organizational infrastructure, and the performance of HCV’s partnerships. The results of these analyses are looped back into program design and development, allowing for continual growth.

The mission of the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) is to promote effective programs, systems, and policy recommendations that address dynamic challenges, internally and in the Pittsburgh community, through analytic program design and evaluation, relevant and community-based research, and innovative thinking and synthesis.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to or manage data procedures that support HCV and its programs
  • Support data integrity and privacy, establish consistent data definitions and monitor overall data quality
  • Support development of trainings
  • Conduct data querying, analysis, and validation of multiple databases
  • Manage up to two (2) staff who primarily support data entry and programming
  • Partner with Program Directors and staff to design data collection tools
  • Point person for database management, data warehousing and system use to produce accurate and current data for reporting.
  • Stay current with data analytics techniques/technologies while influencing others to adopt and implement them in their respective initiatives
  • Creates monthly, quarterly and annual data reports, summaries, and grant applications
  • Maintain and update Database Procedure Manuals
  • Work collaboratively to ensure data users and applications adhere to defined data management and data access practices, policies, and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned (e.g., special events, community engagements, etc.)

Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields (data analytics, data science, computer science or other quantitative discipline such as epidemiology, economics, biostatistics)
  • 3 years of experience in database management, preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in a data analysis role, preferred
  • Advanced understanding of relational databases and data methodology
  • Ability to work with moderate supervision (e.g., weekly task setting and updates)
  • Strong oral, written & presentation skills to communicate clearly and effectively in English
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as ability to handle deadlines, details and complexity
  • Proficient to advanced skill in coding necessary to manipulate data and conduct analyses (e.g., SQL preferred, R, Excel, VBA)
  • Demonstrate quality decision making, problem solving, and conflict management skills
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize with demonstrated success finding solutions in complex contexts
  • Compassion and recognition of the need for equity and for the mission and vision of HCV
  • Willingness to communicate with residents of the demographics in Homewood community

Physical Working Conditions: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.  The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level is minimal to moderate.  This description is a summary of the functions of this position.  HCV reserves the right to review, modify and adjust this job description as management desires or as the business needs dictate.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should apply at: https://www.indeedjobs.com/homewood-childrens-village-a6a79ad/jobs/2fb46f29a3a4dbfea6d6.  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Homewood Children’s Village is an equal opportunity employer.

Analyst

We are seeking an Analyst experienced in working with human service programs and/or quality improvement programs to perform 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). Additional responsibilities 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.
  • Developing an understanding of DHS’s services and systems, in order to promote the effective use of data for decision-making.
  • Sharing knowledge and findings through effective verbal and written presentations, to internal and to external stakeholders; writing detailed research reports describing the methodology, findings and recommendations of completed studies.
  • 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 data collection, cleaning and analysis; performing literature reviews; finding and obtaining secondary data sources; and gathering input from contracted providers, consumers and DHS staff on appropriate standards by which to measure service delivery.
  • Assisting in the ongoing design, development and enhancement of DHS information systems.  As an end-user of these systems, the Analyst provides guidance on the optimal data structure and system requirements to ensure that the data stored and retrieved from the system meet the research and operational needs of DHS.  May also include working closely with colleagues to identify and solve data-related problems.
  • 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.

Requirements

2 years of previous relevant experience. Candidate should have a demonstrated interest in public service and research, be proficient in Microsoft suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint, along with knowledge of analytic tools (e.g., SPSS or R) and have strong analytic and critical thinking skills. Additionally, excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly communicate with diverse audiences, as well as the ability to interact professionally with staff consumers and the general public are important to the success of the position. Due to the nature of this position, the candidate should be able to sit at a computer for long periods (2 plus hours) and traverse the building carrying up to 10 pounds (files, books, etc.). Available and consistent access to reliable transportation is required to navigate in the community for work-related assignments.

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 Associate

HPW Associates, LLC, a Pittsburgh-based boutique consulting firm specializing in evaluation and performance measurement across non-profit, government, and private sectors, has an opening for a Research Associate. A successful candidate should have a master’s degree in Psychology, Education, Public Health, Research and Statistics, Sociology, or Program Evaluation and at least 2-3 years of experience with research and/or evaluation in an applied setting. Candidates who have master’s degrees other than the aforementioned but with comparable experience with evaluation and/or applied research will be also considered. Experience in project management, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, strong data analytics skills, and proficiency with Excel and SPSS/R required. The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to work both independently and as a part of a small team.

Principal Responsibilities

  •  Manage projects of low complexity including communication with key stakeholders, project management, conducting of qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and analysis, and reporting and presentations
  • Conduct literature reviews and searches
  • Assist with the development and execution of evaluation plans including logic models
  • Assist with the development of data collection instruments
  • Provide project support on high complexity projects
  • Oversight of data cleaning, entry, and retrieval
  • Assist with conducting interviews and discussion groups
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 2-3 years of experience conducting program evaluation in an applied setting
  • Skilled in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Demonstrated data collection skills, e.g. surveying, interviewing, focus groups, etc.
  • Considerable experience with data management and analysis
  • Experience writing evaluation and research reports
  • Strong organizational, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
  • Skilled in organizing data for visual display
  • Ability to travel

Compensation is based on experience.

Please send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Alisa Balestra, abalestra@hpwassoc.com

Grant Management Specialist

Partner4Work is seeking a new Grant Management Specialist to join our growing team. The Grant Management Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operating and administrative functions for the grant life cycle from the point at which the award is received to close-out, including grant progress review, timely submission of documentation, requests for proposals issued to sub-recipients, and contracts binding sub-recipients, contractors, and vendors. Coordination with other departments and employees will be required to complete these duties successfully. Document management software and spreadsheets will be used on a daily basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are examples but are not limited to the various types of functions required for this role:

  • Create general reports to disseminate grant information from multiple sources
  • Review and edit contracts
  • Receive and monitor reports and data from outside service providers while maintaining confidentiality of personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Provide technical assistance to internal staff and sub-recipients/contractors regarding terms and conditions, obligations, and deadlines under contracted agreements
  • Research federal & state regulatory changes and requirements
  • Continually track the status of all grant applications and projects and provide status reports for the Assistant Grants Manager on a regular basis
  • Maintain complete and accurate grant files, including but not limited to: agency contact information, grant application, award documents, correspondence, procurement documentation, contracts awarded under a grant, reports submitted, closeout documentation and reports submitted
  • Review and analyze scope of work on RFPs and sub-award/contract to ensure terms, performance goals, program outlines and budgets connect to the original Grant Agreement
  • Review procurement documentation to ensure policies and procedures were followed
  • Assist in the facilitation and communication of procurement processes and procedures

Education/Experience Requirements

A successful candidate for this role will possess:

Associate degree in Business Administration, Paralegal Studies, or a similar course of study. Two+ years’ experience, paid or non-paid, with contract administration, procurement, and/or grant management preferred. Familiarity with applicable regulations and policies for organizations receiving federal and state money is a plus. Individuals with a combination of experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Program Analyst Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Program Analyst Coordinator provides critical analytic support to the NTMA Membership, Business Development, and Workforce Development Departments that is necessary for management to make strategic and tactical decisions regarding member benefits, programming, funding, and assistance needs. The Program Analyst Coordinator will also research and catalogue education, training, recruitment and material resources from external organizations to support the workforce development needs of the NTMA membership and precision metalworking industry and utilize online and print tools to communicate those results. In addition, the Program Analyst Coordinator will conduct special research projects and present findings as needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting

  • Obtain and analyze data to support the Membership, Business Development and Workforce Development departments in monitoring usage of membership communication programs
  • Produce reports on usage and program performance for both staff and volunteer leadership
  • Support the data collection and analysis aspects of grant reporting and management of initiatives
  • Identify trends in data and act as a thought partner in analysis
  • Create and propose interesting ways of sharing data that tell stories, illustrate outcomes, and help audiences understand the implications and next steps
  • Conduct special research projects and present findings as needed

Continuous Improvement

  • Assist the association staff leadership in developing measurement systems that allow NTMA to monitor membership engagement and test the effectiveness of communications activities
  • Become deeply familiar with NTMA’s data structures and mechanisms and identify areas for improvement in data capture, storage and analysis
  • Identify data that is redundant or not useful and develop strategies to eliminate it or improve its utility
  • Guide NTMA staff and volunteer leadership in using data and how to talk about results
  • Provide technical support to others in using NTMA’s data management systems
  • Continuously research and catalog workforce development resources available to support in engaging, inspiring and preparing a precision manufacturing workforce

Data Hygiene and Maintenance

  • Ensure that data is entered correctly into NTMA’s data management systems by staff and support them in developing strategies to improve data quality
  • Perform routine database maintenance tasks such as scrubbing old user accounts, backing up reports, and monitoring the accuracy of reported information
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications

  • Support departments in developing, implementing, and evaluating the annual communications plan
  • Assist in the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action; decide who, where, and when to disseminate
  • Responsible for the development of the workforce development section of the NTMA web site and its continued maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (resources, article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
  • Support the workforce development staff leadership in coordination of Board meetings, minutes and activities
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 1 year of work or related experience in managing and analyzing data
  • Understanding of best practices in data hygiene and database management
  • Ability to obtain data relevant to performance monitoring from databases and other sources
  • Strong computational skills, especially in using Excel, and the ability to learn and use other data management and analysis software
  • Experience performing statistical analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to learn and master new communication formats quickly
  • Ability to generate and implement new, creative ideas to communicate mission
  • Proficiency with web-based design applications, Microsoft Office, and Internet research required. Experience using PowerPoint and data visualizations to present findings is a plus
  • Organized, efficient, reliable and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to collaborative teamwork
  • Skilled at and enthusiastic about building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience with online communication tools, including Email Campaigns, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Desire to problem solve and think creatively
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience
  • Keen attention to detail and experience producing professional, error-free reports and documents
  • Ability to manage and support time-sensitive and complex projects and to problem-solve
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and hold oneself accountable for completing multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with manufacturing and the trades is a plus

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Administration & Member Relations Manager

COMPENSATION RANGE: $40,000 plus benefits

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: FULL-TIME

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-exempt

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD FORWARD A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: lwarner@ntma.org

Budget and Policy Analyst

A career working at Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. As a Budget & Policy Analyst, you will gain a unique perspective of local government management, with a high-level view of the broad spectrum of work undertaken each day to ensure a safe, healthy and thriving county.

The annual budget is DHS’s roadmap for using public resources to help thousands of children, youth and adults in the county. DHS takes this duty seriously, working to ensure that it delivers the right services at the right cost, provides excellent core services, and meets citizen expectations when it comes to technology and modernization. The Budget & Policy Analyst will be crucial in constructing this roadmap: developing the budget using policy analysis, program planning, and analytics (e.g., projections, cost-benefit analysis); responsible for analyzing the financial impact of policy changes; and providing analytical support to leaders in DHS’s program offices (Children, Youth and Families, Community Services, Behavioral Health, Intellectual Disabilities and Area Agency on Aging). Leaders and other staff will call on you for technical assistance, such as rate analysis, constructing budgets for grant applications, analyzing trends, and providing them with insights that help them manage their budgets well and make sound decisions.

The Budget & Policy Analyst will be a problem-solver, helping to research and identify solutions in the context of community needs and policy changes facing Allegheny County. You will interface and collaborate with people within DHS as well as at the County Budget Office, County Controller’s Office and other external stakeholders. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the development of the financial plan, capital plan and the budget preparation and administration that supports the strategic plan long term financial goals.
  • Evaluating program/department budget requests and recommending budget adjustments based on historical financial research and comparison, resulting in detailed analysis and written communication to senior management, deputy directors and the executive office.
  • Building rewarding relationships with departments/program offices to assist with problem-solving and process improvement.
  • Identifying and resolving budget problems for departments/program offices.
  • Informing appropriate staff about budget inefficiencies and working with them on the installation, maintenance and review of proper budgetary controls.
  • Completing analyses or special projects on issues such as local impact of a state or federal mandate.
  • Coordinating the preparation of the detailed budget documents through other employees, divisions and departments.
  • Reviewing all changes to a department’s budget and staffing level, and preparing a written recommendation detailing how proposed changes satisfy County priorities.
  • Using multiple financial systems and databases to prepare comprehensive technical reports showing the status and projected impact of expenditures and revenues for DHS as a whole, its program offices and departments (including forecasting and trend analysis, cost-benefit analysis, revenue forecasting, projections of population/need/eligibility, modeling).
  • Developing and presenting policy analysis to senior management using robust data analysis, research of a quantitative and qualitative nature and visualization techniques (including interpretation and application of human resource policies and other state or federal policies that impact budget).
  • Developing recommendations designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of DHS’s budget.
  • Performing other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of budgeting policies, procedures and methodologies.
  • Considerable analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of evaluation techniques relating to service delivery and program performance measurements.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of policy analysis including policy development, coordination, economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis and implementation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with cross-departmental teams.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise objective analyses and recommendations.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Advanced abilities at Excel, and other MS Office Products.
  • Experience with SQL/Toad, Database and JD Edwards a plus.

Education/Experience

Work requires knowledge of accounting, budgeting or finance. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. One year of budget or accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume online at:

www.greatlakesresearch.com/work-for-us

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 of 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 over $1 billion. DHS serves more than 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 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