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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:

 

Manager of Programs & Engagement

PCRG’s member priorities, an understanding of the greater socioeconomic ecosystem that we influence, and informing and motivating like-minded stakeholders and policymakers, are fundamental to advancing our mission. A member-serving, member-responsive organization that also leverages like-minded community partners and builds a tight-knit web of actors that are driving meaningful, systemic change leading toward more inclusive and equitable communities and economic opportunity, is the end goal. To accomplish this, the Programs & Engagement Manager ensures that PCRG’s membership is active and engaged in PCRG’s advocacy initiatives, that these initiatives are relatable to the needs of our members and the communities they serve, and that PCRG direct-service programming is helping historically marginalized low-income and minority communities build capacity and access resources. This person will ascertain the needs of PCRG member communities, addressing the gaps between neighborhoods and, in conjunction with PCRG staff, develops a work plan that puts ideas into action. To maximize member engagement and involvement, the Programs & Engagement Manager directly manages other outreach and program staff who work on the ground while the Programs & Engagement Manager maintains high-level, high-touch relationships with member leadership. The Programs & Engagement Manager also manages PCRG’s direct-service programs, which build capacity within these same communities. This person reports directly to PCRG’ Executive Director and works closely with the Director of Policy.

Responsibilities

• Oversee and manage the day-to-day activities of PCRG member outreach and manages Outreach Coordinator to that end;
• Hold regular membership meetings per PCRG bylaws and, working with Outreach Coordinator, driving member attendance. Facilitate meetings toward PCRG-identified outcomes and track membership engagement;
• Create and conduct regular Membership Survey, identifying appropriate topics & best ways to maximize member participation;
• Create and implement a membership recruitment strategy, identifying appropriate messaging and methods of engagement
• Cultivate existing, and build new, relationships with relevant local, regional, and state government staff and leadership, member groups, financial institutions, and like-minded stakeholders to act as a network of agencies who advance equitable community development;
• Identify additional outreach and engagement opportunities, develop and implement proactive communication strategies, motivate members stakeholders to attend meetings, events, and actions when necessary, and provide necessary background information for various engagements;
• Represent PCRG and members’ interests at relevant coalition tables and relevant public events such as public hearings and actions. Present at such engagements as needed;
• Ensure quick follow-up and follow-through on items and issues identified via PCRG convenings and engagements;
• Assist Director of Policy in formulating and honing PCRG’s policy, advocacy, and educational efforts to match the on-the-ground needs and deficits of members ;
• When needed, work with Director of Policy to educate elected officials on community development issues facing low/moderate-income and minority neighborhoods;
• Work with the Media and Events Coordinator to create collateral material needed for member communication and recruitment, and other outreach and programming managed by this position;
• Implement relevant deliverables as committed to fulfilling grant-funded activities and outcomes, report on outcomes of grant activities;
• Manage PCRG’s direct-service programming, including, Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) and the Pittsburgh Property Reserve, and other property acquisition/disposition programs.
• Manage PCRG’s Americorps VISTA program and site placements, provide regular and thorough reporting to Executive Director, funders, and the federal government;
• Provide information to the Executive Director to promote a positive image of PCRG throughout the region;
• Maintain positive relationships with staff, board members; membership, external stakeholders, and elected officials, informing them of the ongoing movement toward meeting goals and objectives;
• Other duties as assigned as relevant to the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Empathetic sensitivity to issues stemming from the institutional marginalization of minority and low/moderate-income individuals and communities, and a proven ability to work with diverse communities and stakeholders;
• Broad understanding of the impacts of underlying factors to institutionalized poverty and racism such as blight, disinvestment, and socioeconomic and physical isolation;
• Ability to proactively, effectively engage with stakeholders of widely varying racial, socioeconomic and age backgrounds;
• Ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints and opinions, incorporate them into work as appropriate;
• Excellent interpersonal, oral communication, presentation, and writing skills;
• Strong meeting facilitation, coordination and community organizing skills
• Highly organized self-starter with a high self-standard of performance, and goal creation;
• Capacity to identify new challenges and opportunities, and formulation of strategies and tactics to address the same;
• Ability to simultaneously and effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
• Flexibility to change direction and respond to the needs of a dynamic system, yet remain effective;
• Ability to adhere to deadlines and established benchmarks;
• Ability to meet expectations while working in the field or remote office locations;
• Maintains and promotes social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.
• Experience with developing effective presentations, reports, and marketing collateral;
• Ability to interpret data and complex concepts and research from different sources, and to synthesize and relate it individuals of widely varying technical capacities and educational attainment;
• Ability to organize and participate in meetings during non-traditional office hours such as evenings and weekends as required
• Experience in leveraging involvement of public agencies in support of a nonprofit mission a plus;
• Knowledge of federal, state and local government programs relating to community development a plus
• Knowledge of Pittsburgh’s community development system, and its actors a plus
• Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required, CRM experience strongly preferred. Proficiency with software such as Adobe Creative Suite and GIS a plus.

Education and Experience

A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, urban planning, or equivalent with 2 – 4 years’ experience in Community Development or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
Benefits and Salary

Benefits and Salary

Salary Range for this position is $40,000 – $50,000 based on education and experience. Our benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, disability, and life insurance, and 401(k) individual retirement plan 90 days after hire. Additionally, PCRG promotes reducing the carbon footprint and can provide a travel stipend equal to the cost of a monthly transit pass.
PCRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, familial status, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send a resume and cover letters to Ernie Hogan, ehogan@pcrg.org.

 

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Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator works on-the-ground to build consensus and a collective voice around issues and initiatives that PCRG is championing.  This person also helps PCRG identifies and aggregates member issues, finds commonality between them, and brings them back to PCRG for consideration and incorporation into its member-focused advocacy agenda. The Outreach Coordinator is the day-to-day interface with PCRG members’ first, and other neighborhood stakeholders as appropriate, ensuring that consistent and clear communication channels between all components of PCRG’s work and its members are always open. In addition to developing an acute understanding of neighborhood conditions and dynamics, the Outreach Coordinator identifies member and key stakeholders’ technical and organizational capacity such as background material, data, and research. The Outreach Coordinator also ensures that coordination with partner organizations is complementary and supportive. The Outreach Coordinator ensures that PCRG’s Director of Policy and the Manager Engagement and Programs are adequately informed of on-the-ground issues and organizing progress, and identifying and relaying potential obstacles or opportunities in a timely manner. The position reports to the Manager of Engagement and Programs.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and conduct regular meetings and communications with PCRG member organizations;
  • Work with PCRG member organizations to identify other neighborhood groups and leaders for engagement;
  • Work with PCRG member organizations to plan and implement initiatives, meetings, training, and outreach;
  • Maintain and cultivate outreach channels to full range of partner grassroots stakeholders including PCRG members, labor and faith-based communities, partner activist and advocacy organizations, individual community leaders, and other place-focused nonprofits as appropriate;
  • Work with Manager of Engagement and Programs, and Director of Policy to identify key issue areas, outreach gaps, and areas of opportunity to expand connectivity and member involvement;
  • Create and implement a recruitment strategy for diverse representation in PCRG’s advocacy, identifying appropriate messaging and methods of engagement;
  • Identify like-minded groups who are not active with PCRG and cultivate new relationships with them;
  • Represent the agency at appropriate coalition and working group meetings as assigned, identify and act on determined outcomes;
  • Work with PCRG’s Media and Events Coordinator to provide content for PCRG’s newsletter, website, and other online channels, and help update and maintain the organization’s contact database and mailing lists. Maintain the member portal on PCRG’s website;
  • Host information sessions, events, and training as appropriate;
  • Maintain positive relationships with staff, board members; membership, external stakeholders, and elected officials, informing them of the ongoing movement toward meeting PCRG’s goals and objectives;
  • Provide information to the Executive Director, as a spokesperson for the organization, to promote a positive image of PCRG throughout the region;
  • Utilize processes for tracking project activity, outreach, and leadership development as directed, use the process to provide regular updates to other PCRG staff;
  • Other relevant duties as assigned to the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Empathetic sensitivity to issues stemming from the institutional marginalization of minority and low/moderate-income individuals and communities;
  • Ability to proactively, effectively engage with stakeholders of widely varying racial, socioeconomic and age backgrounds;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral communication and writing skills;
  • Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills;
  • Highly organized self-starter with a high self-standard of performance, and goal creation;
  • Capacity to identify new challenges and opportunities, and formulation of strategies and tactics to address the same;
  • Ability to synthesize multiple viewpoints and opinions, incorporate them into work as appropriate;
  • Ability to simultaneously and effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Flexibility to change direction and respond to the needs of a dynamic system, yet remain effective;
  • Broad understanding of the impacts of underlying factors to institutionalized poverty and racism such as blight, disinvestment, and socioeconomic and physical isolation;
  • Ability to understand and communicate various representations of data and information such as tables, graphs, and maps;
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required.  Proficiency with creative software such as the Adobe Suite, and tools such as CRM and GIS a plus;
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and established benchmarks;
  • Ability to set high goals and standards of performance and meet these expectations while working in the field or remote office locations;
  • Maintains and promotes social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field with 1-3 years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience in community organizing/community development.

Benefits and Salary

Salary Range for this position is $30,000 – $40,000 based on education and experience.  Our benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, disability, and life insurance, and 401(k) individual retirement plan 90 days after hire. Additionally, PCRG promotes reducing the carbon footprint and can provide a travel stipend equal to the cost of a monthly transit pass.

Please send a resume and cover letters to Ernie Hogan, ehogan@pcrg.org. 

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VISTA Leader (AmeriCorps)

Applications must be submitted via MyAmeriCorps.gov. Any questions should be forwarded to Ernie Hogan, ehogan@pcrg.org with ”VISTA Leader Position” in the subject line.

Full-time · $14,713/year

Mandatory: at least one full (12-month) term with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps, some college education, willing to relocate 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.