Program Coordinator – PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) – Pittsburgh, PA
PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) seeks a high-energy individual able to coordinate PULSE program and help develop a small-sized nonprofit organization as it grows. This position is a unique opportunity to play a vital role in a dynamic, vibrant non-profit with a track record of success, proven impact model, strong mission, staff and board.
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. PULSE invites talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. Over the last twenty-two years, PULSE has invited about 250 young adults to partner with over 125 nonprofits, contributing some 400,000 hours of service to the city and its residents. To learn more about PULSE, visit us at www.pulsepittsburgh.org
Position Summary: The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of PULSE and is responsible for the organization’s consistent, high-quality execution of its program, with specific attention to mobilizing PULSE fellows into action in the community.
The Program Coordinator coordinates all aspects of the PULSE program with participants, including creating activities that both develop the fellow and serve the community. In addition, the Program Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of its outreach to alumni.
Below is an overview of responsibilities and duties for this position:
- Work with the other Program Coordinator in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the PULSE program.
- Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience, personal and professional development needs of PULSE participants in the cohort.
- Orient participants to the purposes, objectives, aims and expectations of the PULSE program.
- Administer a personal and professional development program to address PULSE participant experience, skill gaps, knowledge, etc. through a wide variety of vehicles (weekly seminars, bi-annual retreats, one-on-one meetings, and other personal and professional development opportunities for cohort).
- Provide counsel, mentoring, and evaluation for participants through occasional meetings.
- Address participant questions, issues and challenges particularly related to house dynamics, maintenance and overall experience.
- Establish consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability with other Program Coordinator.
- Instill a sense of pride, organizational ownership, a sense of accountability among PULSE participants with one another as a cohort collectively pursues PULSE’s core purpose and lives out its core values.
- Create and implement an annual outreach plan with PULSE fellows in the cohort and neighborhood.
- Organize and participate in community outreach activities to educate the broader community about PULSE, our activities and projects.
- Establish and maintain personal and professional relationships with neighborhood nonprofit partners, organizations, block groups and local residents.
- Identify, evaluate and prioritize potential partnership opportunities and collaborate on a coordinated neighborhood engagement with the PULSE fellows.
- Develop coordinated neighborhood engagement in the neighborhood utilizing PULSE properties for increased partnership and collaboration.
- Facilitate additional PULSE projects and initiatives through PULSE fellows and community members like the Kincaid St. Garden, Alley Bike Co-op, Little Free Library, and Stanton Patio.
- Identify, recruit, solicit alumni to be a part of an Alumni Council network that focuses on developing deeper relationships between PULSE and alumni through volunteering, mentoring, giving, events, activities, etc.
- Manage the process by which alumni accomplishments are identified, tracked and recognized; summarize the information about alumni and their outcomes in a consistent, accessible format.
- Meet with alumni with the purpose of keeping them engaged with PULSE.
- Assist with annual fund solicitations and young alumni reunion gatherings.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2-5 years of experience in program development, project management, staff development, community development
- Ability to inspire, train, manage and lead young adults
- Ability to communicate with a variety of constituent groups
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to multitask
- Negotiation and sales skills
- Willingness to leverage personal and professional networks
- Flexible schedule, including the ability to work some evenings and weekends and handle emergencies
- Passion and commitment to the mission and values of PULSE
- Ability to promote the PULSE program effectively and build relationships
- Strong commitment to the organization’s success
- Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
- Good spokesperson and representative of the PULSE program
Interested individuals should send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 27, 2017 at 5:00pm. PULSE is an equal opportunity employer.
PULSE Summer Associate (Summer) – PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) – Pittsburgh, PA
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. PULSE invites talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. PULSE is seeking high-energy individuals to assist with program management, marketing and communication, outreach, research and development and administration for a small-sized nonprofit organization as it grows.
Position Summary: PULSE Summer Associates assist in the organization’s consistent, high-quality execution of its program, marketing, communication, outreach, research and administration efforts. Associates report directly to the Executive Director and will learn the following:
- Nonprofit leadership and management
- Marketing, communication and development
- Financial management and budgeting
- Strategic and project planning and execution
In addition, Summer Associates will play an active role in staff meetings and develop their understanding of the nonprofit sector in Pittsburgh. These positions are unpaid internships, 10-15 hrs./week from May-August with a unique opportunity to play a vital role in a dynamic, vibrant nonprofit with a track record of success, proven impact model, strong mission, staff and board.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide support to Program Coordinators as they work with PULSE Fellows.
- Assist with programmatic and administrative support for the onboarding process of incoming PULSE fellows.
- Update databases, process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence as needed
- Assist with the preparation and execution of the Partner Match Event in July 2016.
- Prepare items for Fellow and Nonprofit Partner orientation occurring in Fall 2016.
Outreach & Events:
- Coordinate several volunteer events as assistant with the closing and start of the Program Year.
- Create a mailing list of key campus contacts for recruitment.
- Create a master calendar of all volunteer fairs/opportunities to represent PULSE publically.
- Provide on-site support of Kincaid St. Garden, Beautify our Burgh and other summer events.
Marketing & Communications:
- Update the PULSE website regularly with events, information and news.
- Develop PULSE’s social media presence and activity on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
- Conduct massive survey & interview of PULSE alumni, past partners and neighborhood residents and write a backlog of stories for web publication.
- Write short articles about current PULSE events, submitting articles to local press channels and coordinating any follow-up interviews.
- Develop a postering route to promote PULSE activities and events.
- Design new marketing materials as appropriate.
- Coordinate production and mailing of newsletters, appeals, events and other mailing pieces.
- Archive and organize past media materials and create a reference guide for easy access to these resources.
Research & Development:
- Lead a Benchmarking project to gather information on similar programs throughout the country and measure PULSE’s success in comparison with similar programs.
- Conduct prospect research on individual, foundation and corporate donors that fit PULSE’s work.
- Create grants databases with calendaring deadlines, gift range, past receipts that are like PULSE or are past partners of PULSE, requirements, etc.
- Benchmark recruiting, partnership and training programs of like-minded organizations.
- Advise Executive Director on nonprofit best practices, trends and growth opportunities.
Position Requirements and Qualification
- Passion and commitment to the mission and values of PULSE
- Good spokesperson and representative of PULSE
- College student
- Located in Pittsburgh and able to serve out of office in Garfield
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Google Products
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Prove organizational and time management skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Self-motivated and able to work independently
- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
- Strong attention to detail
TO APPLY – Interested individuals should send cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 19, 2017. PULSE is an equal opportunity employer. Interviews will either be on-site or via Skype will take place late February or early March with an ideal start date in May and completion in August. This is an unpaid internship.