CURRENT OPENINGS

CORO CENTER FOR CIVIC LEADERSHIP

In today’s rapidly changing world, the challenges we face are increasingly complex. Coro believes we need more people in our society who can work collaboratively and lead across differences. While our current climate and technology allow us to remain easily isolated in echo chambers that reflect our opinions and perspectives, the challenges we face in our neighborhoods, organizations, and communities cannot be solved in isolation. Leaders must be able to work with partners across sectors, diverse viewpoints, and leadership styles in order to create lasting solutions.  

Coro’s mission is to equip people with the skills, knowledge, and networks to collaborate and accelerate positive change wherever they are. Working in partnership with businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations, Coro is uniquely positioned to forge connection and collaboration as a non-partisan non-profit with more than 20 years of providing leadership development experiences for everyone from high school students to senior executives. We seek an experienced trainer and facilitator to join our team.

All positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled and subsequently removed from this page. Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest to operationssupport@coropittsburgh.org

Preliminary review of interested candidates for the Fellows Program Director Position will be Monday, July 18th, 2022

CORO FELLOWS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs Director
projected salary range based on experience – $45,000-58,000

Coro Fellows Program at a Glance: 

Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants serve in Pittsburgh and four other cities for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies, and experiences.  They take part in high-profile, high-stakes projects in communities and develop and have access to decision-making and change-makers. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of the Fellows Program oversees all aspects of the Coro Fellows Program (including training, partner development, and facilitation). They work collaboratively with the VP of Program Operations, Executive Director, adjunct faculty, as well as other members of the Pittsburgh staff and trainers in other cities to deliver the program.

 

Coro Fellows Program Responsibilities 

  • Lead trainer for the nine-month program 
  • Ensure a high quality experience for the Fellows and the Coro Community 
  • Develop and manage partner relationships and projects/consulting 
  • Meet budget objectives and knowledge management requirements
  • Evaluate program participants and overall program effectiveness including virtual v in person strategies
  • Deliver the following components:

Seminars 

Conducted on Tuesday evenings and all day on Fridays and include delivering the Coro curriculum, overseeing the Coro Fellows’ group process, and inviting guests to be interviewed by the Fellows 

  • Design and conduct Fellows’ seminars, using guest trainers and other Coro faculty as appropriate 
  • Effectively use interview guests to enhance learning and to expand Coro’s organizational relationships 

Field Placements 

The Fellows Program consists of five “field placements”- four to six-week long project engagements at organizations in a variety of sectors. 

  • Develop placement strategy which meets dual goals of achieving learning outcomes for Fellows and building on Coro’s organizational relationships 
  • Work with alum and other staff to identify, solicit, and secure government, business, innovation, and nonprofit field placements for the Coro Fellows Program 
  • Manage Fellow work at placement/community partner commitments including coaching Fellows success, partner management, and engaging partners in evaluation

Focus Weeks & Retreats 

The Fellows Program includes several focus weeks (week-long explorations of topics such as innovation, agriculture, and media) and two overnight retreats. 

Fellows Selection 

  • The Director will be responsible for selecting a strong and diverse class of Fellows each year 
  • Work with the Coro staff in Pittsburgh and nationally to establish recruitment goals and objectives
  • Produce community-based Selection Day, the unique Coro community interview and evaluation of applicants with centers across the country, Pittsburgh Coro staff, and regional leaders to produce a successful 
  • In collaboration with staff and Coro Centers nationally, select the next class of Coro Fellows 

Additional Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and collaborating with Coro program/training staff from other Coro centers to enhance the Coro brand nationally 
  • Actively participate in Coro staff meetings, communications, and project management, including contributing to partnership proposals, program reports, conference presentations, and other strategic and administrative projects 
  • Engage the Coro Alumni Community

EXPERIENCE 

  • 5-7 years of experience in leadership development, learning and development, and/or training 
  • Education and/or experience in building accessible, inclusive learning communities
  • Deep facilitation experience, focused on group learning experiences for adults 
  • Training experience focused on adult, experiential learning
  • Proven experience creating and executing engaging virtual and in person sessions
  • Established ability to build multi-partisan/multi-sector stakeholder relationships and develop resources
  • Demonstrated ability to establish culture of excellence and responsibility while ensuring openness and diverse expression of views and counterviews
  • Coro experience highly desired  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES 

  • Strong passion for Coro’s mission and for leadership 
  • Agility and comfort to learn from experience and change the course of action
  • Awareness of and involvement in contemporary issues & communities
  • Knowledge of adult learning and leadership development theory 
  • Able to prioritize: works well under pressure
  • Strong communication skills, written, and verbal virtually and in person
  • Comfortable in cross cultural, professional and community settings
  • Ability to manage and complete both detail-oriented and high-level tasks concurrently 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel as needed 
  • Bi/multilingual language ability strongly preferred 

 

Our team is small and mighty…and growing. Our 2500 Pittsburgh alum network stretches across the globe. We value our team and provide health benefits as well as generous PTO and flexible work policy.

 

Coro is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people identifying as BIPOC, neurodiverse/typical, veterans, LGBTQIA+, bi/multilingual and cultural, disabled, across the gender spectrum, and without regard for political ideology, religion, ethnicity, or national origin.  

CORO PUBLIC ALLIES PITTSBURGH MANAGER

Coro Public Allies Pittsburgh Manager
projected salary range based on experience $43,000-50,000

Overview:

Coro Public Allies Program Managers are the driving force for achieving Public Allies’ mission in the region – to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. The Program Manager works under the direction of the Executive Director in collaboration with the Coro Program Team to manage and implement a transformative 10-month AmeriCorps apprenticeship program for emerging talent (Allies) aged 18-35+, in partnership with 40+ government and non-profit agencies. This position includes managing and coaching a group of first year Allies.

 

Public Allies changes the face and practice of leadership in communities in Pittsburgh and 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. Public Allies’ program matches full-time apprentices with coaching, training, and leadership development in a 10-month program designed to open the doors to opportunities and build the professional skills to thrive professionally in social impact careers. 

 

A Successful Public Allies Manager: 

Has a commitment to and demonstrated capacity to act from Public Allies’ core values:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Able to listen, learn, and work across differences to build the common good; actively works to dismantle oppression in all areas of life and work.

Focus on Assets:  Able to recognize and catalyze the strengths and natural leadership of everyone to build momentum for social change; actively seeks to ensure those closest to the impact of our work have a voice in shaping our work.

Integrity: Meets commitments and acts responsibly with public and personal trust.

Collaboration: Able to build consensus and empower individuals and groups to achieve common goals.

Continuous Learning: Relentlessly seeks new information and bold ways to apply that learning.

Innovation: Able to respond to demographic, political, and social shifts by acting in creative ways that generate new solutions.

Has the experience and skills required: 

  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience in program management and facilitation/training development experience in results driven organization/s 
  • Ability to engage and support young/multi-generational adults with diverse educational, professional, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to establish culture of excellence and responsibility while ensuring openness and diverse expression of views and counterviews
  • Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Zoom proficiency
  • Bi or multilingual competency
  • Agility and comfort to learn from experience and change the course of action to meet the needs of the organization’s evolving needs
  • Open-minded and with eagerness to continuously improve the organization to achieve its outcomes for leaders, organizations, and communities
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, communication, presentation (virtual and in person), and data analysis 
  • Positive growth mindset
  • Strength in interpersonal skills including negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making, follow-up, and delegation abilities
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as required
  • Able to prioritize: works well under pressure
  • Knowledge of/& experience in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and diverse communities 
  • Demonstrated ability to support and guide young adults in their career from the educational, emotional and social development perspective
  • Understanding of social justice issues and professional development as balanced components of effective leadership 
  • Ability to achieve consistent balance of listening and coaching that connects the organizational values of Public Allies to practical problem solving and responsibility driven leadership 
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, develop resources and recruit stakeholders 
  • Comfortable in cross cultural, professional and community settings
  • Resourceful: creatively identifies and acquires multiple resources to support the program
  • Sense of humor and ability to contribute to a positive and welcoming work environment

 

Additional Elements Desired: 

  • Experience with managing teams
  • Background in adversity & trauma-informed engagement
  • Alum of Public Allies or other Coro program
  • Experience providing workforce development programming/services 
  • Past administrative experience with Americorps systems
  • Familiarity with SalesForce

Note: A background check is required after a conditional job offer is made. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks.

 

Our team is small and mighty…and growing. Our 2500 Pittsburgh alum network stretches across the globe. We value our team and provide health benefits as well as generous PTO and flexible work policy. 

 

Coro is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people identifying as BIPOC, neurodiverse/typical, veterans, LGBTQIA+, bi/multilingual and cultural, disabled, across the gender spectrum, and without regard for political ideology, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. 

CORO PUBLIC ALLIES PITTSBURGH PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
  • Coro Public Allies Pittsburgh Program Associate
    projected salary range based on experience $36,000-40,000

Program Associate – Public Allies works collaboratively and in a team focused environment to support strategic relationships, implement recruiting strategies that identify leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in Public Allies, build communications, train in their areas of strength, and logistics/data management of elements in the Public Allies program in partnership with government and non-profit agencies.

Essential Job Functions & Key Outcomes

  • Help facilitate Ally connections to post-service opportunities for higher education, employment, or additional service.
  • Ensure Allies are connected to benefits and wrap-around supportive services to ensure a successful term of service; 
  • Support the logistics and implementation of Ally Training and Learning programs, retreats, and service days.
  • Complete administrative duties related to all aspects of our program, including but not limited to: 
    • Implement Ally recruitment, enrollment, and exit processes; 
    • Maintain accurate documentation of the Allies’ service terms; 
    • Ensure accurate entry of team, regular AmeriCorps reporting, and ensuring Allies and community  partners complete and submit required paperwork and data in a timely manner  
  • Assist in strategic communications, alumni relations, partnership recruitment and engagement with the goal of creating a robust Public Allies Partner Network that will build stronger relationships between stakeholders.
  • Coordinate Public Allies local events  
  • Other program related duties as assigned

Requested Education, Experience & Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparative life experience 
  • 2+ years of professional experience in program development and implementation with a track record of building community partnerships 
  • Experience in outreach and recruitment of youth and/or young adults
  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitating group learning events
  • Experience in team-building and collaborative leadership as well as in conflict resolution and creative problem-solving, including peers and colleagues beyond the organization
  • Skilled in data management 
  • Proven virtual presentation acumen
  • Bi/Multilingual fluency &/or former Public Allies/Americorps experience a plus
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment

Competencies

    • Deep commitment to, and detailed understanding of, Coro & Public Allies’ mission and vision
    • Commitment to and demonstrated capacity to act from Public Allies’ core values.
      • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: able to listen, learn and work across differences to build the common good; actively works to dismantle oppression in all areas of life and work
      • Focus on Assets: able to recognize and catalyze the strengths and natural leadership of everyone to build momentum for social change; actively seeks to ensure those closest to the impact of our work have a voice in shaping our work
      • Integrity: meets commitments and acts responsibly with public and personal trust
      • Collaboration: able to build consensus and empower individuals and groups to achieve common goals
      • Continuous Learning: relentlessly seeks new information and bold ways to apply that learning
      • Innovation: able to respond to demographic, political and social shifts by acting in creative ways that generate new solution
    • Model and exemplify the professional and leadership qualities that the Allies are being trained to achieve
    • Strong critical thinking/analytical skills and an ability to be resourceful; “system” thinking and the ability to develop sustainable systems for increasing efficiency and effectiveness; Ability to creatively explore solving problems
    • Have a passion for leadership development and a desire to set high expectations and to provide a high quality learning experience for the Allies
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy with diverse constituent groups
    • A commitment to diversity and an openness to personal and professional growth
    • Commitment to social, racial, economic, and restorative justice
    • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks related to supporting and guiding adult learners in their career from the educational, relational, emotional and social development perspective
    • Proficiency in the use of Google Docs, Microsoft Office . Experience with Canva and Salesforce is a plus
    • Commitment to personal and programmatic excellence
    • Comfort with adapting to changing goals and responsibilities
    • Attention to detail
    • Willingness to work nights and weekends as required
    • Positive attitude in accomplishing responsibilities

Note: A background check is required after a conditional job offer is made. Must satisfactorily pass a national service criminal history check that includes national sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI checks. Public Allies is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.