Jobs at APRI Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute Education Fund, Pittsburgh, PA

Organization Summary
The Pittsburgh Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, PA committed to the social progress of minorities, the poor, and working people. APRI is dedicated to developing and promoting programs that promise democracy, education, and economic opportunity to those who are traditionally disenfranchised or discouraged from productive citizenship, while collaboratively leveraging regional strengths through equitable innovation, education, workforce development, and the cultivation of sustainable business opportunities.

Job Summary
The APRI Communications 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 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

  1. Manage all of APRI’s communications platforms (e.g., formal appeal letters, WordPress website, social media, etc.)
  2. 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
  3. Create and Coordinate all social media and online to create momentum for and awareness of APRI’s mission, programs and activities, including creating press releases, developing social media content and utilizing free media outlets.
  4. Collect and maintain a visual media database of photos/videos taken at APRI events and maintain photo files for ongoing use; create, edit and upload photos and videos to APRI’s website and social media outlets
  5. Track online and social media analytics and support internal and external data reporting needs.
  6. Lead the development of website content that ensures APRI’s online presence is dynamic, relevant and mission-driven
  7. Create and coordinate content for quarterly digital newsletter, email campaigns, and annual report to promote awareness about and participation in APRI programs and activities.
  8. Coordinate with APRI team members on grant and proposal preparation and reporting. This includes organizing and maintaining grant and proposal timelines, drafting grant reports, with APRI team members and consultants as needed.
  9. Organize all philanthropy systems, files, calendars, correspondence, plans and records and report on philanthropy activity as needed.
  10. To work with APRI team and consultants to plan, obtain approval and execute all activites associated with fundraising.
  11. Coordinate United Way Contributor Choice campaign
  12. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the social justice movement, the Black Labor Alliance movement, restorative justice movement, and other related issues
  13. Additional duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience (can include volunteer experience)
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to achieve team goals
  • 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
  • Experience with graphic design tools preferred
  • Experience with Mailchimp preferred
  • Experience in web development or web design with strong WordPress skills
  • Salesforce 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 required and access to a reliable, insured motor vehicle preferred; 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 should be sent to info@pittsburghapri.org and will be accepted until position is filled.

Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute Education Fund, Pittsburgh, PA

Organization Summary
The Pittsburgh Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, PA committed to the social progress of minorities, the poor, and working people. APRI is dedicated to developing and promoting programs that promise democracy, education, and economic opportunity to those who are traditionally disenfranchised or discouraged from productive citizenship, while collaboratively leveraging regional strengths through innovation, education, workforce development, and the cultivation of sustainable business opportunities.

Job Summary
The Training Coordinator will provide classroom 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 Training 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, facilitation and interpersonal skills, will be successful in this role.

Job Duties

  • Develop 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

  • High school Diploma or GED
  • program management experience, or experience as an instructor, is preferred
  • 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
  • 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
  • Effective facilitation skills with demonstrated experience in keeping the meeting flow on schedule and possess strong diversion techniques
  • 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

Reports to: Program 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 will be accepted until position is filled. Email resume and cover letter to info@pittsburghapri.org

Office Manager

Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute Education Fund, Pittsburgh, PA

Organization Summary

The Pittsburgh Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, PA committed to the social progress of minorities, the poor, and working people. APRI is dedicated to developing and promoting programs that promote democracy, education, and economic opportunity to those who are traditionally disenfranchised or discouraged from productive citizenship, while collaboratively leveraging regional strengths through innovation, education, workforce development, and the cultivation of sustainable business opportunities.

Job Summary

The Office Manager’s role at APRI is to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the office, and support the work of APRI leadership and other staff. S/he will work alongside the APRI team to ensure that all aspects of the organization and programming are conducted successfully and with fidelity to the mission. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated and highly organized, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.  A person who is open to and can follow direction, as well as committed to and eager to grow and develop leadership skills.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reception
    • Answer screen and direct general phone inquiries professionally
    • Respond to information requests with accurate information
    • Greet visitors to the office and direct them to the appropriate staff member.
    • Ensure reception area is orderly and sanitary
  • Office Administration
    • Use Microsoft Office Suite, and Salesforce Customer Relations Management system to prepare reports, memos, documents, e-mail blasts and mass SMS messaging.
    • Manage the client intake process for BTCP programs and maintain filing systems.
    • Manage and distribute mail, faxes and deliveries to the appropriate staff member
    • Maintain and manage office supply inventory
    • Provide administrative support to leadership and other staff
  • Program support
    • Complete program related duties regularly, including but not limited to reporting, data entry, completion and submission of required paperwork
    • Assist in the coordination of the United Way Contributor Choice campaign and coordinate office volunteers/ interns as directed
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the social justice movement, the Black Labor Alliance movement, restorative justice movement, and other related issues
  • Assist with financial management
    • Use QuickBooks to prepare invoices, financial statements, and maintain financial records.
    • Code and file financial material according to established record management procedures and GAAP
    • Process accounts payable/receivable ensuring timeliness and accuracy of information
    • Prepare accurate bank reconciliations and deposits
    • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelors in business administration, office management, or related field. Three years demonstrated equivalent work experience will also be accepted.
  • Three years’ experience in a business or nonprofit office setting (volunteering accepted),
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized, ability to multitask and work independently to achieve team goals.
  • Creative approach to sharing information with a wide range of audiences
  • 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
  • Successful candidates are required to complete employer sponsored training and obtain Salesforce Administrator Certification within 1 year of hire date.

 

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 should be sent to  info@pittsburghapri.org  and will be accepted until the position is filed.