Current Openings

 

SITE DIRECTOR, PUBLIC ALLIES PITTSBURGH

 

Organization Overview  

 

Public Allies’ mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. Public Allies is a national movement changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating its conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. 

Founded in 1992, Public Allies (www.publicallies.org) is a values-based national leadership organization focused on developing a pipeline of diverse leaders to address the country’s most pressing issues. Public Allies operates a nationally recognized nonprofit apprenticeship program, in partnership with AmeriCorps, in 24 sites across 22 states.  Our Allies are diverse, leaders-in-the making, hungry to catalyze their personal talents and interests towards creating a better future for the communities from which they come. Our #PAAlumni are diverse social sector change agents that include Grammy winning artists, comedians, elected officials, community organizers, educators, and nonprofit executives. This position is the opportunity to identify our nation’s future talent and provide a platform from which it can grow.

 

Position Overview

 

The Site Director embodies the Public Allies Core Values and demonstrates 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 the premier, recognized developer and pipeline 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 Executive Director manages a talented team of six staff that execute the core day-to-day operations. The Executive Director also has oversight of operational and financial management to ensure site sustainability.  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. 

 

 Responsibilities

 

  • 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 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 local 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;

 

Qualifications

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.  The noise level is generally low to quiet.  The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations, however, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.

While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, efforts, requirements or expectations of this position.  Management reserves the right to revise or amend this description to include or remove tasks as circumstances change and the needs of PA so dictate.

Salary and Benefits

Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time position with eligibility for benefits.  The salary for this position ranges from $52,000 – $65,000 annually.

Start Date: September 2021

How to apply: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter & resume to Coro Pittsburgh Executive Director Selena Schmidt: sschmidt@coropittsburgh.org. Priority deadline is September 15, 2021. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

 

Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coro Center for Civic Leadership seeks a Program Associate who is passionate about Coro’s mission and is eager to work in an innovative environment. Reporting to the Vice President, the Program Associate will support programs, community capacity building, and other organizational initiatives. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented problem solver, able to communicate and interact with multiple constituencies including: alumni, participants, universities, investors, candidates, Coro partners, and community leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the successful candidate will work across programs, the majority of their time will be focused on Coro’s full-time nonprofit apprenticeship programs in partnership with AmeriCorps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coro believes difference is a resource and there is no “one size fits all” to leadership. Our partners and participants come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us better at meeting our mission. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that they can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department: Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting: VP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status: Full-time, Exempt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary: based on experience, $36,000-40,000 package inclusive of negotiable benefit options including remote work, health/wellcare benefits, flextime, and paid PTO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Conditions: Occasional evening and weekend work required,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required background checks: NSOPW, State Police and FBI Fingerprinting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Serve as front-line staff for Coro programming including but not limited to: active participation in recruitment efforts; data collection, tracking and processing; background check requirements; communication with candidates for Coro programs; representation of the organization
  • Ensure AmeriCorps compliance including, but not limited to, participant continuing eligibility and partner compliance
  • Execute logistics and coordination for events including but not limited to: participant retreats, interview days, communications, and fundraising activities
  • Coordinate meetings and communication where applicable for external program participants including: alumni, vendors, community leaders, program participants, and partners
  • Provide tech support and act as tech point person for virtual trainings
  • Work with recruitment and program team to research, create assets map, and create in-house data management system for alumni, partners, and subject matter experts
  • Support grant reporting and data requirements
  • Additional program projects and tasks as they arise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Desired Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2-4 years experience in an administrative or programmatic capacity
  • Project management and/or event planning experience
  • Communication acumen for diverse constituencies
  • Adept at data management, analysis, and entry
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Experience with Zoom, Salesforce, Google Suite, including Google calendar/scheduling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Skilled at collaboration in dynamic environments
  • Able to support and balance multiple work streams and projects
  • Multi/Bilingual abilities preferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PROGRAMS  COORDINATOR      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apply: sschmidt@coropittsburgh.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coro Center for Civic Leadership seeks a Programs Coordinator who is passionate about Coro’s mission and is eager to work in an innovative environment. Reporting to the Talent and Engagement Manager and Executive Director, the Programs Coordinator will support programs, community capacity building, and other organizational initiatives. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented problem solver, able to communicate and interact with multiple constituencies including: alumni, participants, universities, investors, candidates, Coro partners, and community leaders. They will work with Coro’s programs advisory boards in addition to being a key part of Coro’s flagship and innovation programs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coro believes there is no “one size fits all” to leadership. Our partners and participants come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us better at meeting our mission. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that they can bring in terms of their neurodiversity, education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department: Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting: Executive Director and Talent & Engagement Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status: Full-time, Exempt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary: based on experience, $36,000-40,000 package inclusive of negotiable benefit options including remote work, health/wellcare benefits, flextime, and paid PTO 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Conditions: Occasional evening and weekend work required, Required background checks: NSOPW, State Police and FBI Fingerprinting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Serve as front-line staff for Coro programming including but not limited to: partner relationship building; active participation in recruitment efforts; data collection, tracking and processing; background check requirements; communication with candidates for Coro programs; representation of the organization 
  • Execute logistics and coordination for events including but not limited to: partner placements, participant retreats, interview days, communications, and fundraising activities
  • Coordinate meetings and communication where applicable for external program participants including: alumni, vendors, community leaders, program participants, and partners
  • Provide tech support and act as tech point person for virtual trainings
  • Work with recruitment and program team to research, create assets map, and create in-house data management system for alumni, partners, and subject matter experts
  • Support sponsorship and grant development including reporting and data requirements
  • Additional program projects and tasks as they arise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Desired Qualifications 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2-4 years experience in an administrative or programmatic capacity
  • Conflict resolution or trauma informed training
  • Project management experience
  • Communication acumen for diverse constituencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Adept at data management, analysis, and entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Detailed-oriented 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Experience with Zoom, Salesforce, Google Suite, including Google calendar/scheduling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Skilled at collaboration in dynamic environments
  • Able to support and balance multiple work streams and projects
  • Multi/Bilingual abilities preferred