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Communications and Development Coordinator

Job Summary
The APRI Communications and Development Coordinator position has a strong emphasis on marketing and communications to promote the APRI mission and expand APRI’s network of support. This person will manage various means of internal and external communication, and will also manage assigned fundraising activities. S/he will work alongside the APRI team to ensure that all aspects of the program — recruitment, training, and placement of students into family-sustaining careers — are conducted successfully and with fidelity to the program model.

The Communications and Development Coordinator should have a passion for, and a commitment to, sustainable workforce development principles. An individual who is self-motivated and highly organized, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, will be successful in this role.

Job Duties
•Manage all of APRI’s communications platforms (e.g., formal appeal letters, WordPress website, social media, etc.)
•Draft and submit op-eds and press releases, and participate in outreach activities such as radio shows, to maintain APRI’s consistent presence in the community
•Maintain updated donor information, including contact information, demographics, previous participation, etc.
•Initiate contact with new potential donors/members via various channels
•Maintain contact with APRI’s existing network of donors/members via various channels
•Manage planning and creation of print and digital materials for fundraisers, events, etc.
•Coordinate annual fundraising campaign and smaller branding events throughout the year
•Coordinate United Way Contributor Choice campaign
•Have a comprehensive understanding of the social justice movement, the Black Labor Alliance movement, restorative justice movement, and other related movements
•Understand financial aspects of the organization
•Draft and edit grant proposals and grant reports as needed
•Collaborate with APRI’s Executive, Operations, and Finance Director and team of consultants to secure and manage grants
•Work with the fundraising committee of the Board of Directors
•Schedule and coordinate meetings with external partners (i.e., secure venues, distribute invitations, draft and communicate meeting notes, etc.)
•Supervise office volunteers and interns as needed
•Consider and explore rebranding the Pittsburgh chapter of APRI
•Work collaboratively in a team environment
•Work as the leader of a specific group assignment as needed; may require identifying tasks for colleagues and tracking progress
•Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a relevant field
• Two or more years of relevant experience (can include volunteer experience)
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; Public speaking skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative to achieve team goals
• Organized; ability to manage multiple projects
• Creative approach to sharing information with a wide range of audiences
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with various technologies (i.e., hardware and software)
• Knowledge of social media platforms
• Experience with graphic design tools preferred
• Experience with Mailchimp preferred
• Ability to maintain website; experience with WordPress preferred
• Data entry skills or other database experience is desired
• Experience with maintaining a constituent record database
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to follow established financial procedures
• Experience managing fundraising events with proven success
• Knowledge of the greater Pittsburgh region and its nonprofit sector preferred
• Prior experience with or willingness to work with previously incarcerated populations

Other Requirements
• Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable, insured motor vehicle; Willingness to use own vehicle on company business (mileage is reimbursed)
• Flexibility in work schedule for evening/weekend meetings and events
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds of boxes/equipment and perform physical activities as required

Reports to: Operations Director

Compensation and Benefits
This position is managed under a collective bargaining agreement and is unionized. Compensation is competitive, and benefits include health care, a defined benefit pension plan, and PTO. Paying union dues is a requirement of the position.

No phone inquiries please. Applications due to info@pittsburghapri.org by 5:00PM May 12, 2017.

 

Case Manager & Community Outreach Coordinator

Job Summary
The APRI Case Manager & Community Outreach Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the case management of potential and current students of APRI’s flagship curriculum Breaking the Chains of Poverty (i.e., BTCP; qualifies students for employment in the construction and building trades, manufacturing, emerging energy, green, and hospitality industries). Case management responsibilities will include assessment, intensive job readiness and job search and placement assistance, and other support. Also, the Case Manager & Community Outreach Coordinator will identify and recruit partners and stakeholders to become a part of the APRI network. Specifically, this person will be identifying community-based organization partners to become a part of the APRI Workforce Alliance, as well as recruiting prospective students and prospective employers for BTCP. This person will be expected to continually promote the mission of the Pittsburgh Chapter of APRI. S/he will work alongside the APRI team to ensure that all aspects of the program — recruitment, training, and placement of students into family-sustaining careers — are conducted successfully and with fidelity to the program model.
The Case Manager & Community Outreach Coordinator should have a passion for, and a commitment to, sustainable workforce development principles. An individual who is self-motivated and highly organized, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, will be successful in this role.

Job Duties
• Develop and maintain consistent contact with community partner organizations for the purpose of outreach, recruitment, and promoting the APRI mission
• Assist in the organization of job fairs and participate in job fairs, trade shows, and relevant community events
• Conduct outreach and recruitment of prospective BTCP students
• Oversee screening procedures according to the program model
• Conduct intakes; Conduct thorough assessments of prospective and current students, including a comprehensive understanding of employment and training needs, barriers to employment, other challenges, referrals that may be required, and resources/strengths
• Ensure that each student has a comprehensive Person Centered ISP and accurate individual budget; review and update regularly, at least biannually
• Effectively communicate ISP plans to appropriate contacts, and referrals as necessary
• Obtain information from students’ families and/or other services as needed
• Monitor students’ eligibility requirements, documentation to support selective service
registrations, citizenship, veteran status, and other key demographics
• Maintain current documentation of students’ program eligibility and participation
• Assist students with career planning, including job search assistance and support while
matching with prospective employers
• Prepare and communicate case notes as needed
• Coordinate preventative opportunities/measures as needed
• Monitor student status throughout the training program and after completion; track
outcomes accurately and completely in APRI database
• Refer students to ancillary services as needed
• Assist in matching successful BTCP graduates with employment opportunities
• Conduct follow-up with graduates throughout job search to ensure long-term success
• Work collaboratively in a team environment
• Work as the leader of a specific group assignment as needed; may require identifying
tasks for colleagues and tracking progress
• Supervise office volunteers and interns as needed
• Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills
• Ability to provide exceptional customer service, while maintaining confidentiality
• Thorough understanding of the job search process and industries related to BTCP
program model (e.g., construction, manufacturing, emerging energy, etc.)
• Problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and time management skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; Attention to detail and accuracy
• Organized; ability to manage multiple projects
• Data entry skills or other database experience is desired
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of social media
• Experience with maintaining a constituent record database
• Ability to work independently and take initiative to achieve team goals
• Experience with various technologies (i.e., hardware and software)
• Knowledge of the greater Pittsburgh region and its nonprofit sector preferred
• Prior experience with or willingness to work with previously incarcerated populations
• Ability to work with and motivate individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities
• Ability to effectively work in an environment characterized by multiple simultaneous demands and changing priorities
• Ability to interact positively with diverse populations
• Ability to work in a team environment and provide support to fellow team members

Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree is required; degree in counseling, human services, sociology or related field preferred
• Two years or more of counseling, case management, or related experience is required
• Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable, insured motor vehicle; Willingness to use
own vehicle on company business (mileage is reimbursed)
• Flexibility in work schedule for evening/weekend meetings and events
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds of boxes/equipment and perform physical activities as required
• Must be willing and able to obtain Act 33 and 34 Clearances

Reports to: Operations Director

Compensation and Benefits
This position is managed under a collective bargaining agreement and is unionized.
Compensation is competitive, and benefits include health care, a defined benefit pension plan,and PTO. Paying union dues is a requirement of the position.

No phone inquiries please. Applications due to info@pittsburghapri.org by 5:00PM May 12, 2017.

 

 

Assistant Trainer

Job Summary
The APRI Assistant Trainer will initially have partial responsibility for the development, implementation, and execution of a course of instruction (i.e., Breaking the Chains of Poverty (BTCP) which helps qualify students for employment in the construction and building trades, manufacturing, emerging energy, green, and hospitality industries), and may eventually be responsible for the coordination and execution of their own training cohorts. The Trainer will provide classroom/laboratory instruction. S/he will work alongside the APRI team to ensure that all aspects of the program — recruitment, training, and placement of students into family-sustaining careers — are conducted successfully and with fidelity to the program model.
The Assistant Trainer should have a passion for, and a commitment to, sustainable workforce development principles. An individual who is self-motivated and highly organized, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, will be successful in this role.

Job Duties
• Assist in developing lesson plans and materials for the BTCP courses
• Provide instruction during BTCP class sessions according to curriculum guidelines
• Assist in the recruitment of prospective BTCP students, and ensure that students’ screenings are conducted according to the program model, in conjunction with the Case Manager & Community Outreach Coordinator
• Ensure that successful BTCP graduates have adequate opportunities for job placements post-training, in conjunction with the Case Manager & Community Outreach Coordinator
• Assist in matching graduates to employment opportunities
• Work collaboratively in a team environment
• Work as the leader of a specific group assignment as needed; may require identifying tasks for colleagues and tracking progress
• Supervise office volunteers and interns as needed
• Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills
• Program management experience, or experience as an instructor, is preferred
• Experience with various technologies (i.e., hardware and software)
• Data entry skills or other database experience is desired
• Experience with maintaining a constituent record database
• Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of social media
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; Public speaking skills
• Superior math skills (e.g., algebra, calculus, trigonometry, geometry)
• Resume-writing and -editing abilities
• Ability to develop and complete yearly work plans and daily/weekly lesson plans
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
• Organized; ability to manage multiple projects
• Creative approach to sharing information with a wide range of audiences
• Prior experience with or willingness to work with previously incarcerated populations
• Ability to work with and motivate individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities
• Ability to effectively work in an environment characterized by multiple simultaneous
demands and changing priorities
• Ability to work in a team environment and provide support to fellow team members
• Ability to work independently and take initiative to achieve team goals
• Knowledge of the greater Pittsburgh region and its nonprofit sector preferred
Other Requirements
• Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable, insured motor vehicle; Willingness to use
own vehicle on company business (mileage is reimbursed)
• Flexibility in work schedule for evening/weekend meetings and events
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds of boxes/equipment and perform physical
activities as required
• Must be willing and able to obtain Act 33 and 34 Clearances

Reports to: Training Coordinator

Compensation and Benefits
This position is managed under a collective bargaining agreement and is unionized.
Compensation is competitive, and benefits include health care, a defined benefit pension plan,
and PTO. Paying union dues is a requirement of the position.

No phone inquiries please. Applications due to info@pittsburghapri.org by 5:00PM, May 12,2017.