GPNP Director

The Forbes Funds

https://forbesfunds.org/

Website The Forbes Funds

Reports to: President and CEO
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

A program of The Forbes Funds, the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) is the most comprehensive network of nonprofits in southwestern Pennsylvania serving to educate, advocate for and convene nonprofits across the sector. GPNP is seeking a Director to lead the network in its expansion, coordinated activities, and unification of the sector.

The focus of this job is to intentionally strengthen the nonprofit sector in southwestern PA, connecting stakeholders across sectors to improve the quality of life for our residents and equitably transform our communities. An ideal candidate must be able to navigate the nuances of communities related to geography, income, race, gender, power, history, and other factors. They must also analyze and act upon an understanding of systemic power structures across nonprofit sector, government, and private sector that prevent communities from thriving.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The GPNP Director is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of GPNP by working with the GPNP Program Manager. This position reports to The Forbes Funds’ President & CEO and works collaboratively with the GPNP Advisory Team to implement the shared vision of the GPNP network by:

  • Leading the growth and development strategies of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership while connecting with and maintaining the pulse of the members of GPNP
  • Strategically positioning nonprofit executives as thought leaders to develop systemic solutions and recommendations to policy makers by addressing systemic barriers that impede quality of life in our communities
  • Overseeing and managing the GPNP Program Manager, interns, fellows or volunteers for GPNP
  • Building and maintaining regional and statewide external relationships with and among community leaders, elected officials, nonprofits, as well as corporate and foundation executives to maintain credibility and visibility of GPNP and understand community needs
  • Facilitating advocacy work through GPNP members that address nonprofit policy changes and challenges
  • Overseeing the development and management of the GPNP budget including outreach, monthly and quarterly financial statements, and building fundraising plans that support GPNP
  • Cultivating relationships between GPNP Advisory Team, the President & CEO of The Forbes Funds, as well as the Senior Policy Officer and President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Growing and nurturing relationships with key partners, including Pennsylvania Association
    Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, Grantmakers of
    Western Pennsylvania and others
  • Responsible for executing and overseeing the development, fundraising, programming,
    budgeting, and implementation of the biennial GPNP Summit
  • Overseeing and strategically utilizing consultants and consultant contracts for ongoing and
    special GPNP initiatives and projects
  • Developing and implementing the GPNP strategic plan
  • Sometimes traveling across region to engage regional nonprofits and elected officials, also
    responsible for attending key Harrisburg and Washington, DC meetings on relevant policy issues
  • Assuring compliance with the GPNP Advisory Team Operating Procedures, Public Policy
    Guidelines, and Rapid Response Protocol
  • Performing other duties as assigned that relate to advancing The Forbes Funds priorities and
    special initiatives that add demonstrable value to the development of GPNP’s capacity and
    vision

It is critical that the Director builds trust and positive working relationships with the GPNP member
agencies, Advisory Team, staff, advisors, and other nonprofit partners. To be successful in this position,
an individual should bring experience in coalition building, as well as uplift and reinforce values of racial
and gender equity, diversity and inclusion, and transformative change.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of eight years of experience in civic and nonprofit leadership
  • Master’s Degree in public policy, social work, related field and/or equivalent job experience
  • Depth of knowledge of nonprofit organizational development, public funding and systems,
    political advocacy
  • Excellent track record of successful fundraising and financial management
  • Commitment to the mission, core values, and principles of GPNP
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to
    promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated capacity to learn and grasp the principal challenges and opportunities facing
    southwestern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector and the various communities it serves
  • Demonstrated capacity to track and analyze policy changes on the federal, state, and local level
    that impact the sector
  • Political astuteness to effectively engage with policy makers.
  • Exceptional organizational development and coalition building skills
  • Ability to manage, marshal, and engage a broad range of constituents
  • Ability to inspire trust, organize people into a team, and motivate them to work well together
  • Keen intelligence, along with good humor and a high energy level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highest levels of personal and professional integrity, compassion, and standards of excellence

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org by November 22.

No phone calls please.

THE FORBES FUNDS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

Organizational Background:

The Forbes Funds (TFF), a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, sits at the intersection between funders and the nonprofit community. Our work has evolved over the years to build a more systemic transformational model anchored in a nearly 40-year history of advancing the well-being of our region. The mission of The Forbes Funds (TFF) focuses on building the management capacity and impact of human services and community-based nonprofits- both as individual organizations and as a unified coalition of leaders, funders and advocates working collaboratively throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

For the past 31 months, TFF has aligned its traditional programming to increase engagement with our regional partners and to identify where gaps and overlaps of services and investments exist. Today, TFF has interacted with or convened approximately 2,500 thought leaders within the nonprofit sector through the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP), Calls for Community Solutions, Academy for Cause and Community Engagement Leadership (ACCEL), Executive-in-Residence (EIR), Management Assistance Grants (MAGs), Catalytic Community Cohorts (C3), Performance Imperative and large and small agency cohorts. This number represents nearly half the number of current nonprofit organizations in Allegheny County and over 25% of the ten-county region’s nonprofit sector.

TFF now aligns all services with the Social Determinates of Health and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) to show the impact of the ten-county region. This new approach to systems management requires leveraging partnerships and tools and establishing shared goals. The goal is to not only improve organizational capacity of nonprofits but to ensure that the populations served by organizations we support benefit as well. The premise is that individuals served by the organizations we support are oftentimes dealing with more than one issue and a holistic approach is necessary that involves multiple organizations.

Our work is centered around more than transactional relationships and approaches; the aim is to foster transformational partnerships and to optimize how the nonprofit ecosystem interacts with funders, government, private sector and others in the Pittsburgh region. The Forbes Funds, aligned with GPNP, is exploring co-designed approaches that are iterative and agile, especially as our sector addresses the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying social and economic shocks to the region.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@pghfdn.org