Coro Pittsburgh Public Allies Site Director

Coro Center for Civic Leadership

Website Coro Center for Civic Leadership

Everybody Leads

The Coro Pittsburgh Public Allies Site Director embodies the Coro and  Public Allies Core Values, demonstrating the personal, institutional and systemic change possible when those values are put into practice.  The Site Director leads and administers a growing, multi-region apprenticeship programs and related alumni programming.  Reporting directly to the Coro Executive Director, they are responsible for leading and managing a vibrant, values led, and impact driven operation in its aim to make Public Allies a premier, recognized pipeline developer for diverse, talented civic change agents in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ensuring operational and programmatic excellence, management of staff, fund development/fundraising, and external relationship building with partners, funders, and other stakeholders. The Site Director manages a talented team that executes the core day-to-day operations. The Site Director also has oversight of operational and financial management to ensure site sustainability. The Site Director will work with the Executive Director and other stakeholders to expand the footprint of the program. As a member of Coro Pittsburgh’s leadership team and a national Public Allies network leader, the Site Director, will be called upon occasionally to serve as a representative for the national organization within the local market, ensuring the national network has brand recognition within the local market.


Strategic Vision & Execution

  • Develop and execute towards the site’s annual and long-term strategic priorities;
  • Ensure those priorities are aligned with those of  Coro Pittsburgh, Coro National, Public Allies, Inc,. and develop them in partnership with Public Allies National Office leadership, advisory board, alumni, funders, and other key stakeholders;

Ensuring Sustainable Impact

  • With the program staff, ensure high quality execution and results for the Pittsburgh Public Allies AmeriCorps Apprenticeship program;
  • Explore, in consultation with Coro Pittsburgh and Public Allies National Office, innovations to the nationally codified model that may present scalable opportunities to amplify and deepen results;
  • Ensure all deliverables for federal, state and private grants are met;

Ensuring Sustainable Operations 

  • Assume oversight and responsibility for executing fiscally-sound budgeting, forecasting, expense management, resource allocation, and cash flow for a growing operating budget of $600-800K to ensure that site is a financially healthy operation;
  • Prospects, cultivates, and manages all donor relationships (foundations, individuals, and corporations) and ensures reporting requirements and other grant compliance responsibilities are met/exceeded;
  • Engage in program trainings, facilitation, and retreats

Demonstrable Internal Leadership 

  • Attract, develop, and retain highly qualified employees by cultivating a productive, motivating, and innovative work environment, reflective of the organization’s culture and leadership brand; Lead, coach, and mentor staff, while providing ongoing opportunities for staff development;
  • Sets clear goals and expectations for staff and provides timely and helpful feedback on progress toward meeting those goals and expectations;
  • Engages with Allies informally, providing occasional mentoring to ensure the Allies’ successful completion and satisfaction with the program, and the retention of the Partner Organization relationships;
  • Participate within the Public Allies national network, leverage working relationships with staff at the National Office, and help to lead and set broader organizational strategy through network-wide project teams advancing the overall organizational mission.

Visible External Leadership 

  • Serve as the primary representative of Public Allies Pittsburgh; represents the organization with key stakeholders in the regional community, including local advisory board members, Public Allies AmeriCorps members, nonprofit partner executives and staff,  state political leaders, Public Allies alumni, Coro Alumni, and private sector funders and sponsors;
  • Engages PA Pittsburgh alumni as ambassadors, recruiters, donors and volunteers while seeking out ways to continue to advance alumni leadership;
  • Develops, implements, and maintains effective communication strategies to support our impact;
    Engage local and national elected officials to support funding and policies for Public Allies and the national service movement;
  • Develop and leverage an advisory board of champions positioned to support the achievement of Public Allies’ strategic priorities;


The next Site Director of Public Allies Pittsburgh must have a keen belief in the power of opportunity, and a commitment to identify and cultivate leadership from among groups and communities not traditionally seen as leaders.  This person should be mission-driven and demonstrate passion for Public Allies, Coro, and its constituencies.

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in progressively senior positions;
  • Applicable/transferable experience: private sector roles in law, business strategy or consulting; public sector policy roles; campaign aides/strategists;
  • Adept cultural competence and experience working with diverse stakeholders and constituents;
  • Good sense of self and strong personal presence;
  • Experience building partnerships and an ability to inspire different groups to work towards a common goal;
  • A disciplined approach to setting and achieving goals, and a drive to continuously improve;
  • Proven ability to cultivate talent and effectively manage a high-performing team;
  • Openness and ability to learn from experience and change course of action to meet the needs of the organization’s evolving environment;
  • Positive, growth mindset;
  • Open-minded and objective with eagerness to continuously improve the organization’s systems and ability to achieve its outcomes for leaders, organizations, and communities;
  • Creative problem solver;
  • Self-starter, self-driven;
  • Proven virtual presentation acumen;
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment;
  • Bi/Multilingual fluency &/or former Public Allies/Americorps experience a plus;
  • Experience with youth development and/or leadership development desirable but not essential;

Working Conditions

This position is located in Pittsburgh, PA. All positions at Coro Pittsburgh are operating in hybrid and remote environments  during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This will be revisited as the situation evolves.

The position is generally performed in an office environment with flex and WFH opportunities.

Salary and Benefits

Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time position with eligibility for benefits including WFH, Flextime opportunities, and generous PTO.  The salary for this position is dependent on experience with a projected range of $52,000 – $65,000 annually.

Start Date: September 2021

Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace.

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