PCRG is staffed by hard-working, dedicated, community-minded individuals looking to make a difference in the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Here at PCRG, we are committed to learning, growing, and changing.

People who work at PCRG are:

  • Cooperative and committed to the success of the organization and our members;
  • Flexible, efficient, and maintain a quick pace;
  • Accountable, dependable, trustworthy, and honest;
  • Positive, kind, and open to diversity;
  • Patient and open, even in stressful situations.


If you are prepared to make a serious commitment to our organization and have the skills, talent, and characteristics we are looking for, please look at the open positions below and forward your resume to the appropriate email address.

Open Positions:


Policy Coordinator 

Full-time · $35,000 – $45,000/year 

About this position: The Policy Coordinator translates membership response to policy formulation, best-practice assessment, and recommendations in the fields of land repurposing, transportation equity, and financial performance and empowerment. Tandem to that, the Coordinator also facilitates PCRG’s topic-focused working groups. These regular convenings are vital to informing PCRG’s membership and stakeholders in efforts to educate and broader stakeholder base on policy initiatives underway as well as their impacts on the broader community. The Policy Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Policy and works in close coordination with the Director of Member Engagement & External Relations.


  1. Carry out policy-related activities including research, benchmarking, writing briefs and letters of support, speaking at public hearings holding meetings with elected officials, and representing members’ interests at related functions.
  2. Identify outreach and engagement opportunities, develop and implement proactive communication strategies, motivate stakeholders to attend meetings, events, and actions when necessary, and provide necessary background information for various engagements.
  3. Working with Executive Director, Policy Director, and others, convene PCRG’s topic-specific working group meetings and determine content for these convenings. Conduct and facilitate working group discussions.
  4. Ensure quick follow-up and follow-through on items and issues identified via PCRG working groups and other convenings.
  5. Represent PCRG at appropriate coalition tables and public events as assigned.
  6. Present at information sessions, events, and training as appropriate.
  7. Provide information to the Executive Director to promote a positive image of PCRG throughout the region.

The complete job description may be viewed here: Policy Coordinator Job Description 6-13-19  Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to Chris Sandvig  |, with “Policy Coordinator Position” in the subject line.  


VISTA Leader (AmeriCorps)

Applications must be submitted via Any questions should be forwarded to Alyssa P. Lyon |, with ”VISTA Leader Position” in the subject line.

Full-time · $14,713/year

Mandatory: at least one full (12-month) term with AmeriCorps or PeaceCorps, some college education, willing to re-locate to Pittsburgh for at least 12 months

AmeriCorps Member Duties:

  1. Lead and coordinate recruitment efforts for PCRG and its partner organizations for potential members.
  2. Provide technical support to VISTA member applicants and staff throughout the recruitment process.
  3. Maintain regular and ongoing communications with VISTA members to track progress, recognize accomplishments, and provide support and feedback.
  4. Provide support to current VISTA members, including mentoring, leading conference calls, and seeking additional resources to aid VISTA members’ professional development.
  5. Plan and coordinate special service events that engage the PCRG cohort and other AmeriCorps Members serving in the Pittsburgh area.
  6. Assist with organizing and conducting orientations for new VISTA members and corresponding staff.
  7. Counsel VISTA members during exit and transition planning.


Capacity VISTA 

Applications must be submitted via Any questions should be forwarded to Alyssa P. Lyon |, with ”VISTA Leader Position” in the subject line.

Full-time · $12,311/year 

Capacity VISTA Duties:

  1. Form a comprehensive policy vision and  better align PCRG technical assistance and capacity building services;
  2. Drafting reference materials to improve awareness of Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) programming, including the Allegheny Together initiative, which focuses on revitalizing local business districts;
  3. Stimulating connections between public officials, grassroots leaders, community stakeholders, and residents in these areas to realize community needs;

Sustaining the previous VISTA’s work in blight abatement by:

  • Helping communities navigate the conservatorship process;
  • Promoting utilization of the Tri-COG (Council of Governments) Land Bank.

The complete job description may be viewed here: Capacity Vista Service Listing