Program Manager-Center for Women

National Council of Jewish Women-Pittsburgh Section

Website National Council of Jewish Women-Pittsburgh Section

About us:  National Council of Jewish Women- Pittsburgh Section, is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates turning progressive ideas into action.  NCJW has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. NCJW takes progressive stances on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. We encourage everyone- women and men of all faiths and backgrounds- to join us.  Through our advocacy and service programs, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families by safeguarding individual rights and freedom.

The Center for Women (CFW) provides holistic support for women in life transitions: women who by choice or need are re-entering the job market and need to develop skills and gain work experiences to live economically independent lives. We offer a mentoring program, free financial coaching, internships and job shadowing, workshops, legal consults, and a Woman 2 Woman Toastmasters Club. In addition, we provide individual, on-demand consultations, where women can have their financial and insurance needs assessed, get their resume reviewed, and engage in mock interviews and targeted networking opportunities.

Position Overview:

NCJW Pittsburgh Section seeks an experienced, dynamic professional to serve as the Program Manager at the Center for Women.  NCJW Pittsburgh seeks a pro-active, well-organized, motivated individual who is passionate about working with women. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative environment requiring a high level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects within the multi-level service programs we administer for women.

Reporting to the Center for Women Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the development, management and evaluation of the Mentoring, Financial Coaching and Internship and Job Shadowing programs for the Center for Women program participants.

The Program Manager should have a demonstrated commitment to women and programs to support their financial security and independence; an understanding of the areas of interests/needs to this recruitment.  The Program manager establishes and maintains relationships with volunteers, internship hosts and community partners to support the needs of the program and program participants.


Program Coordination and Management 80% of effort

  • Complete intake meetings for women interested in Mentoring, Internship & Financial Coaching Programs
    Manage an average caseload of up to 50 mentee/mentor matches including: face-to-face meetings, calls, emails, follow-up, resource coordination and data entry
  • Manage an average caseload of up to 20 financial coachee/financial coach matches including: face-to-face meetings, calls, emails, follow-up, resource coordination and data entry
  • Provide individual advising to women preparing to do internships and walk them through the process
  • Conducts and coordinates volunteers to conduct mock interviews with clients as needed
  • Manage incentives for completed Internships
  • Track hours for interns, mentor matches and financial coaching pairs
  • Manage exit survey process for all program participants, volunteers and intern host sites
  • Assist with workshop coordination and execution as requested by Director
  • Data entry of client related information into client record management system as needed
  • Track and compile monthly data and outcomes for reporting tools
  • Assist Director in program evaluation

Outreach 20% of effort

  • Recruit women to participate in Center for Women programs through individual meetings, emails, postings and speaking engagements
  • Facilitate match meetings for Mentor and Financial Coaching programs
  • Research and contact local companies and organizations to build internship and job shadowing programs
  • Build and maintain working relationships with employers to develop internship and job shadowing opportunities for clients
  • Complete site visits with interns and employers as needed
  • Serve as Center for Women liaison to corporations, affinity groups, community and religious organizations for programs and conduct outreach presentations or meetings as needed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s level education (Master’s preferred) in Social Work, education or other human services field or 6 years of experience in the human services field
  • Ability to work a flex schedule; requiring three evenings a week
  • Valid driver’s license and use of reliable vehicle
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. when necessary, such as program supplies, books, etc.
  • Must be able to operate computers, office equipment, such as a copy machine and printer


  • Prior experience within a mentoring program and/or internship program preferred
  • Experience with  project evaluation specifically administering tools, data collection and data input
  • Experience managing interns, staff or volunteers


  • Mission-driven and passion for NCJW’s work and commitment to working collaboratively with fellow staff and volunteer leadership
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact in a professional manner on the phone, via email and in person
  • Demonstrate discretion and maintain a positive attitude in order to comfortably engage with a diverse set of individuals from senior level executives, volunteers, community partners and program clients
  • Proven organizational skills including the ability to prioritize, manage, and follow through with multiple and simultaneous projects
  • Proven ability to interact in effective and constructive ways with a variety of individuals in a variety of settings
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • High degree of initiative, reasoned judgement and creative problem solving skills
  • Energetic, open to learning and eager to grow skills and abilities. Flexible. Sense of humor
  • Efficient and organized, with great attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), customer database and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram)

Application Details: NCJW PGH is an equal opportunity employer.  The salary range for this position is 36K-40K base compensation commensurate with experience. In addition, NCJW Pittsburgh offers health, vision, dental, disability, 401(k), paid holidays and paid time off.  The Program Manager for the Center for Women reports to the Center for Women Director. To apply, please submit your resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position, the reason(s) for your interest in the opportunity and the value you would bring to the Center for Women programs.  Applications received by June 21, will receive priority.

Becky Abrams, MSW
Center for Women Director
National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section

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