Chief Executive Officer

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh


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Organization and Mission

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home.

Mission: Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding Lives.
Vision: Safe homes and communities for everyone

Celebrating 27 years of services since in its founding in 1993, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modification, and energy-efficient upgrades. Together with over 20,000 volunteers, RTP transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.

With an annual budget of approximately $5.5M which supports the work of approximately 24 staff, RTP is one of the largest local affiliates of Rebuilding Together Inc., the national organization which incorporated in 1988. Operating independently, RTP completes more than 130 physical rehabilitation projects annually for low-income homeowners in Allegheny County.

RTP serves homeowners through the following programs:

  • Core Home Repair: Focused on three “Impact Neighborhoods”— Hazelwood, Homewood, and the Hill District, RTP leverages government, corporate, and philanthropic investments with volunteer labor to complete dozens of home repairs for qualifying low-income homeowners in a tight geographic area.
  • Rehab for Resale: Local partners buy and hold vacant or dilapidated properties that RTP rehabilitates. The program aims to produce affordable homeowner housing while providing a modest return to RTP that can be reinvested in additional projects.
  • Safe and Healthy Homes: This program provides free home repair to seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • Energy Audits and Assessments: Comprehensive energy audits that uncover savings opportunities and potential plans for home upgrades.
  • Emergency Utility Repair: Working in collaboration with utility companies, this program addresses emergency situations that involve unsafe conditions for customers who own and live in their home.

In an effort to provide more Western Pennsylvanians with safe and healthy homes, long-time partners RTP and Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI) announced a merger in June 2020, resulting in a stronger organization with even greater expertise. The merged organization, operating under the RTP brand, continues to offer vital home repair services while also building bridges between residents and the broader health- and safety-oriented services they need. The merged organization provides thoughtful leadership on issues and advocacy to improve healthy housing conditions for low-income families.

Position Overview

RTP seeks a visionary, executive leader with a deep understanding of the operational needs of a growing nonprofit and one with empathy and compassion for the individuals who are impacted by the organization. The CEO needs to be a strategic thinker who can elevate RTP from its current growth stage to a more mature, sustainable organization. The ideal candidate will possess management-level skills in such sectors as community/economic development, real estate development, affordable housing, and/or construction.

The primary focus areas of the CEO will be: strategic plan implementation; finance oversight; board management; development strategy; and programming evaluation. This position requires an individual with demonstrated leadership skills and management experience; a leader who has the ability to build and coordinate a cohesive team; and one who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills.

The CEO is given the responsibility and authority of overseeing the following duties and must work in cooperation with the Board of Directors toward their successful fulfillment:

Leadership and Management

  • Develop and communicate the vision, mission, and strategy of RTP. Align goals/action plans/performance indicators to achieve the mission and vision. Generate creative, bold ideas specifically tailored to RTP’s unique issues.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction in the management of RTP’s team. Create and communicate policies that promote a positive and cohesive company culture.
  • Lead strategies to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within RTP staff and board. Take positive action to move forward RTP goals as an anti-racism organization.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization. Develop long- and short-range plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring financial priorities of grants are being managed.
  • Ensure that RTP, its programs, and events undergo regular evaluation, growth, and development.
  • Assess the effectiveness of organizational programs through measurable, objective, and quantitative evidence and shares data with appropriate stakeholders.

Revenue Generation and Community Relations

  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing and development strategies that will ensure consistency through the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
  • Steward relationships with current donors while also identifying and cultivating potential opportunities for advancement and diversification in funding.
  • Serve as RTP’s key external ambassador. Proactively collaborate with key community leaders and partners in order to strengthen RTP’s impact.
  • Build partnerships in new markets (communities), establishing relationships with the funders along with political and community leaders at each expansion neighborhood.
  • Actively engage with local, state, and federal officials in order to advocate for and strengthen broad support for RTP initiatives.

Board Relations

  • Cultivate a strong, engaged, and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strategic planning process in partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Provide on-going education to the Board of Directors on emerging issues and unmet needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The CEO will be a proven leader with a deep appreciation for RTP’s mission. All candidates should have extensive executive leadership experience; a proven ability to effectively build or work with a Board of Directors; as well as exceptional fiscal and relationship management skills.

Demonstrable experience, competencies and qualifications include:

  • Educational background that includes a degree and/or extensive experience with business, management, community development, or related areas.
  • Demonstrated success leading an organization through a period of change and expansion. Knowledge of how to set policies and structures that promote great outcomes.
  • Visionary leadership and foresight, capitalizing on opportunities, identifying challenges, anticipating course changes. Can identify/secure the resources necessary to ensure organizational success.
  • Values an inclusive work environment and can demonstrate cultural competence. Track record of creating and sustaining an organizational culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Past success working collaboratively with partners, including but not limited to political, corporate, and business leaders as well as volunteers and organizations/businesses with complimentary missions to RTP.
  • Experienced leader with successful strategies in hiring, managing, and retaining talented staff.
  • A supportive, emotionally intelligent leader with excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal and non-verbal communication, listening skills, and problem solving.
  • Ambitious and innovative mindset with a track record of translating strategy into action and delivering results.
  • Demonstrated organizational strength in planning, prioritizing, delegating, seeking efficiencies, and using resources effectively.
  • Strong knowledge of how marketing, communications, and public relations can further organizational efforts. Adept at social media and online marketing.

Performance Objectives

In the near term, the new CEO will be expected to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following in the first 6-12 months:

  • Identify and cultivate the relationships most valuable to RTP through personal meetings and interaction: Staff, Board, Community Partners, and Political Supporters.
  • Complete a thorough review of the current financial status and strategic priorities and, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, set priorities and action-oriented goals to move RTP forward.
  • Complete a thorough review and analysis of RTP’s organizational chart. Identify priority positions to hire.
  • Begin the process of identifying additional revenue sources for increased diversity of funding. Develop an initial funding plan for Board review.


This position offers a competitive compensation package, including a salary range of $115,000 – $150,000 and a complement of health and retirement benefits.

How to Apply

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Applications are not accepted at this email address. Please do not contact the Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.

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