Careers

 

Community Outreach Coordinator – Somerset

Summary of Position

Primary responsibilities are to build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders in Somerset County, including but not limited to Lions and Lioness clubs, social service agency representatives, community service organizations, community and civic leaders, volunteers, clients, and donors.

Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Vice President of External Affairs create and implement an annual outreach plan
  • Attend relevant community meetings, such as community councils, roundtables, and committees
  • Schedule and personally conduct a minimum of 12 presentations annually to stakeholder groups, including clubs and organizations throughout the county
  • Recruit, place and support Somerset County Blind Association volunteers
  • Record volunteer hours on a monthly basis
  • Support planning and implementation of SCBA special events including Holiday Baskets. Personally participate in all events
  • Act as a liaison for clients who have transportation and low vision needs
  • Maintain a professional office environment; answer phones and direct calls to appropriate contact, open agency mail, and greet visitors
  • Help coordinate outreach utilizing BVRS’ newsletter and social media outlets
  • Complete other duties as assigned
  • Participates in other Development and Public Relations department activities as requested and contributes to the overall team effort in a spirit of cooperation

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum two-years of demonstrated successful experience in similar outreach role
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships
  • Highly organized, analytical; proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to support and motivate volunteers
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities
  • Professional demeanor and positive outlook
  • Creative, able to generate ideas and solutions, self-starter
  • Able to maintain accountability, work under pressure, meet deadlines and operate independently while functioning as part of a cooperative and coordinated team
  • Must be responsible, dependable, well-organized, logical, and display high integrity
  • Must be committed to the mission, programs and future aspirations of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services, Inc. of Pittsburgh

Additional Needs:

  • Valid PA driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Provide Act 34 & 151 clearances
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to escort clients as necessary

 

Controller

Summary of Position

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Controller will report to the President and assume a strategic role in the fiscal management of the Agency. The Controller will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include, but not be limited to, direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, legal, and property management. The controller will also supervise Human Resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the development of short- and long-term strategic financial objectives
  • Responsible to provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts
  • Responsible for overseeing annual audit and 990
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies, and regulatory action
  • Provides executive management and board with advice on the financial implications of business activities
  • Manages processes for financial forecasting, budgets, and consolidation and reporting to the Agency
  • Provides recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and verifies compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Supervises investment of funds
  • Develops a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
  • Serves as an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the agency may enter
  • Responsible for Agency’s risk management functions
  • Directs the administration of agency property, casualty, and liability insurance
  • Coordinates and oversees audits of agency’s financial, grant, and contractual activities
  • Performs additional duties as assigned or required

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable
  • 8+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles
  • Previous non-profit experience preferable
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate and manage at all levels of the Agency
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise the Accounting Department staff
  • Proficient computer skills with a strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with Sage 100 preferred

Decision Making Authority/Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages Accounting Department and Human Resources Coordinator

Physical Needs for job:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

 

Employment Specialist/ Job Coach – Uniontown, PA – Part-time

Summary of Position

Provide training to facilitate successful employment outcomes for consumers. Responsible for development of instructional strategies for specific job duties, monitoring progress and compiling accurate data. Coordinates employment services with ESS team. Maintain a case load of consumers to include employment preparation, assessment, job development, placement, training and follow-up.

Responsibilities

  • Assess consumer’s general work habits, characteristics and training needs
  • Establish job requirements and performance standards for consumer’s employment training plan
  • Provide job site advocacy, support and follow-up services
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Assist with intake interviews for new referrals
  • Develop individual employment services plans
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Determine worksite accommodations needed
  • Provide career guidance, resources and related employment activities tto facilitate job search
  • Communicate with referral sources on progress of cases

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation or a related field
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, proof of automobile insurance
  • Must be timely and accurate with all required paperwork
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with employment development preferred
  • MUST be available to work evenings and weekends

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Working with individuals with disabilities: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

 

Operations Supervisor – PBA Products & Services, Inc.

Summary of Position

Directs site(s) staff through the daily operation of the facility janitorial services as well as performing tasks to maintain daily operations of site(s).

Responsibilities:

  • Trains staff to perform duties and provide performance at the highest standard
  • Ensures proper staffing of contracted sites at all times
  • Maintains job site(s) supply inventory
  • Orders and delivers supplies to all job sites
  • Builds and upholds strong positive customer relations with on-site contract representatives
  • Ensures compliance with organization standards and procedures
  • Meets and exceeds customer expectations
  • Maintains all agency janitorial equipment to ensure proper working condition
  • Identifies problems in the operations process and resolves them in a quick timely manner
  • Provides floor care services as needed, including all hard floor surfaces
  • Works directly with on-site staff to provide janitorial services as needed
  • Maintains and updates employee paperwork to be completed in a timely manner
  • Assists Operations Manager as needed

Job Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Previous janitorial experience
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekends
  • Ability to travel to all job sites
  • Ability to supervise all employees, including individuals with disabilities

Decision Making Authority:

  • Implements required manning, equipment, and operational decisions to ensure a professionally and financially sound business operation

Supervisory Authority:

  • Responsible for performance of all direct report employees
  • Serves as a liaison between staff and management to achieve desired end result

Physical Needs:

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Extensive standing, reaching, and walking is required
  • Requires ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

 

Supported Employment Specialist/Job Coach

Summary of Position

Provide training to facilitate successful employment outcomes for consumers. Responsible for development of instructional strategies for specific job duties, monitoring progress and compiling accurate data. Coordinates employment services with Employment Support Services (ESS) team. Maintain a case load of consumers to include employment preparation, assessment, job development, placement, training and follow-up.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess consumer’s general work habits, characteristics and training needs
  • Establish job requirements and performance standards for consumer’s employment training plan
  • Provide job site advocacy, support and follow-up services
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Assist with intake interviews for new referrals
  • Develop individual employment services plans
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Determine worksite accommodations needed
  • Provide career guidance, resources and related employment activities to facilitate job search
  • Communicate with referral sources on progress of cases

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, or a related field
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle, proof of automobile insurance
  • Must be timely and accurate with all required paperwork
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with employment development preferred
  • MUST be available to work evenings and weekends

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off
  • Retention bonus
  • NEW – Worksite Childcare option available beginning in September!

Job type:

  • Full-time
  • Salary: $15.50 /hour

Experience:

  • Working with individuals with disabilities: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

 

To apply to any of these positions

Please send an email with the position applying for in the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter to the Human Resource Coordinator at jobs@pghvis.org

BVRS is an equal opportunity employer.