Public Allies Program Manager

Coro Center for Civic Leadership

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$46-50k (annually)

Program Design/Program Management

Full time


Aug 23

Public Allies Pittsburgh Manager projected salary range based on experience $46,000-50,000 - Grant based with opportunities for extending


Coro Public Allies Program Managers are the driving force for achieving Public Allies' mission in the region - to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. The Program Manager works under the direction of the Pittsburgh Public Allies Site Director to manage and implement a transformative 10-month AmeriCorps apprenticeship program for emerging talent (Allies) aged 18-35+, in partnership with government and non-profit agencies. This position includes managing, training, and coaching.

Public Allies changes the face and practice of leadership in communities in Pittsburgh, Southwest PA, and across the country by demonstrating its conviction that everyone can lead and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. The Public Allies program matches full-time apprentices with coaching, training, and leadership development over 10 months designed to open the doors to opportunities and build professional skills to thrive professionally in social impact careers. 

A Successful Public Allies Manager has a commitment to and demonstrated capacity to act from Public Allies’ core values:

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Able to listen, learn, and work across differences to build the common good; actively works to dismantle oppression in all areas of life and work.
  • Focus on Assets: Able to recognize and catalyze the strengths and natural leadership of everyone to build momentum for social change; actively seeks to ensure those closest to the impact of our work have a voice in shaping our work.
  • Integrity: Meets commitments and acts responsibly with public and personal trust.
  • Collaboration: Able to build consensus and empower individuals and groups to achieve common goals.
  • Continuous Learning: Relentlessly seeks new information and bold ways to apply that learning.
  • Innovation: Able to respond to demographic, political, and social shifts by acting in creative ways that generate new solutions.

Has the experience and skills required: 

  • Demonstrated professional and leadership qualities that Allies are being trained to achieve
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in community organizing, program management, and/or facilitation/training development experience in results-driven organization/s &/or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Comfort in cross-cultural, professional, and community settings
  • Ability to engage and support young/multi-generational adults with diverse educational, professional, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of regional and national social justice issues 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a culture of excellence and responsibility while ensuring openness and diverse expression of views and counterviews
  • Consistent generation of detailed federally required program reports with clarity and consistency 
  • Excellence in writing, communication, presentation (virtual and in person), and data analysis 
  • Strong collaborative team skills including detail-oriented project management, follow-up, and delegation abilities
  • Coaching skills that can incorporate values, problem-solving, professional development, and leadership
  • Agility and comfort to learn from experience and change the course of action to meet evolving needs
  • Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Zoom proficiency
  • A license with a car or reliable form of transportation 
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as required
  • Sense of humor and ability to contribute to a positive and welcoming work environment

Note: A background check is required after a conditional job offer is made. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.

Additional Elements Desired: 

  • Alum of Public Allies or other Coro program
  • Experience with managing teams
  • Background in adversity & trauma-informed engagement
  • Bi/multilingual competency
  • Experience providing workforce development programming/services 
  • Knowledge of/and experience in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and diverse communities
  • Past administrative experience with Americorps systems
  • Familiarity with SalesForce

Our Pittsburgh alum network of 2,500 individuals stretches across the globe. We value our team and provide flexible work policy. 

Coro is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people identifying as BIPOC, neurodiverse/typical, veterans, LGBTQIA+, bi/multilingual and cultural, disabled, across the gender spectrum, and without regard for political ideology, age, religion, creed, ethnicity, or national origin.


In today’s rapidly changing world, the challenges we face are increasingly complex. Coro believes people from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences are needed to work collaboratively and lead our neighborhoods, organizations, and communities. Agile, inclusive leaders are needed to work with partners across sectors, diverse viewpoints, and leadership styles in order to create lasting solutions. 

Coro equips people with the skills, knowledge, and networks to collaborate and accelerate positive change wherever they are. Working in partnership with businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations, Coro is uniquely positioned to forge connections and collaboration as a non-partisan non-profit with more than 20 years of providing leadership development experiences for everyone from high school students to senior executives.

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