Careers

Trying Together’s mission is to support high-quality care and education for young children.

Trying Together is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that supports the work of early childhood by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. A fast-paced organization, Trying Together looks for dedicated and passionate staff who bring positivity to their work and a solution-oriented sensibility.

Current Openings

 

Trying Together is an equal opportunity employer. Trying Together does not discriminate and encourages qualified candidates of any gender, race, class, sexual orientation, faith, disability, or age to apply. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis.

 


Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant for The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center will perform technical administrative work, including a variety of administrative assignments. This position provides direct support to the Hub & Family Center located at 7219 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

This position will work closely with the Operations Manager to oversee facility and operational functions at the Hub & Family Center and will report to the Director of The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center.

Responsibilities:
    • Greet visitors.
    • Receive and process mail.
    • Order office and facility supplies.
    • Maintain Google calendar.
    • Schedule meetings, including set-up and catering.
    • Photocopying and scanning.
    • Filing, organizing.
    • Assist with office maintenance scheduling and coordination.
    • Assist staff with projects as needed.
    • Work effectively and collaboratively with community partner organizations.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality.
    • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
Qualifications:
    • Adherence to the NAEYC Code of Ethics.
    • Demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
    • Competency with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Internet research.
    • High level of organization skills.
    • Effective written communications.
    • Proactive approach.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work within deadlines.
    • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
    • High School graduate. Some college experience is preferred.
Required Clearances:
    • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
    • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
    • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
    • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
Required Training:
    • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
    • NeonCRM Training (required and recommended online courses must be completed in the first three months of placement).
    • PQAS Professional Development Instructor Certification (must be obtained within the first year of employment).
Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to lift and move 10 – 20 pounds
    • Personal transportation is a plus.
Benefits:
    • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.
    • Part-time (20 hours/week), hourly/non-exempt position. Some flexibility is required, including weekend and evening hours as needed for events.
Interested Applicants:

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 


Communications Coordinator (Internship)

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for drafting content and assisting with its distribution to key audiences in support of communications for Trying Together. This content includes but is not limited to: e-communications; print collateral; social media; and web pages. This person will report to the Assistant Director of Communications and work collaboratively along with the Communications team to meet branding, communications, and marketing needs aligned with the organization’s goals and strategy. He or she will also work with various other Trying Together staff to engage existing and new audiences.

Responsibilities

During the course of the internship, the Communications Coordinator may be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Write, edit, and schedule e-communications across Trying Together and other streams including ELRC Region 5, Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, Message from Me, Buzzword, Everyday Interactions Matter, Start Strong PA, and various others.
  • Develop and coordinate cultivation of new e-communications subscribers.
  • Work with Communications Managers to write and edit content about events, news, and programs for social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Work with Communications Managers to write and edit event, news, and page content for web pages.
  • Related duties as assigned.
  • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
Qualifications:
  • Juniors or Seniors currently majoring in: Communications; English; Journalism; Marketing; Political Science; Public Relations; or a related field.
  • Current knowledge and working experience with digital platforms including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, MailChimp Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, NeonCRM, social media, and WordPress.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills. 
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Knowledge, interest, or experience in advocacy, community engagement, nonprofits, and/or the early care and education field is helpful.
Required Clearances:
  • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
  • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
  • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
Required Training:
  • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement)
Interested Applicants:

The Communications Coordinator is a for-credit internship.

For-credit internships are unpaid and will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applicants must express desired format and provide all necessary paperwork and documentation from college or university before beginning an internship.  Internships are available on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three academic or work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 


Content Coordinator (Internship)

The Content Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of content for Trying Together’s Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series. In the first half of their internship, they will research various topics related to child development and developmentally appropriate practice. They will then assist with the creation of short-form articles and print materials for the Trying Together website. They will work with various Trying Together staff to develop this content, implement it on the website, and review print materials.

Responsibilities:

During the course of the internship, the Content Coordinator may be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Research on various topics related to early childhood, child development, and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Utilize research to write summary articles, develop new materials for caregivers, and draft content for print materials.
  • Transcribe content into predetermined formats for web design and translation.
  • Effectively present ideas and work collaboratively with staff to brainstorm future content ideas.
  • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society. 
  • Related duties as assigned.
About the Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series:

Developmentally Appropriate Parenting is a family resource content series developed by Trying Together as an effort to empower caregivers to create high-quality experiences at the earliest stages of their child’s life. To do this, we are developing digital and print content for families that covers critical early childhood topics. From 2019–2022, Trying Together will continue to develop the series, releasing information online and in-person (when possible) as it is finalized.

The Series will include:

  • information and resources that highlight early childhood topics;
  • digital opportunities for caregivers to share knowledge, build relationships, and reinforce the skills they use while caring for young children; and
  • the chance to connect with other parents and caregivers of young children.

To view the content currently available through the Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series, please visit the Trying Together website.

Qualifications:
  • Juniors or Seniors currently majoring in: Developmental/Applied Psychology; Early Education; Communications; English; Journalism; Marketing; Political Science; Public Relations; or a related field.
  • Experience in research, content development, and/or professional writing is preferred.
  • Experience with the early education field or child development is preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills. 
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Knowledge, interest, or experience in advocacy, community engagement, nonprofits, and/or the early care and education field is helpful.
Required Clearances:
  • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
  • Clean Act 34 Criminal Clearance.
  • Clean Act 73 FBI Clearance.
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
Required Training:
  • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
Interested Applicants:

The Content Coordinator is a for-credit internship.

For-credit internships are unpaid and will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applicants must express desired format and provide all necessary paperwork and documentation from college or university before beginning an internship.  Internships are available on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three academic or work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 

 


 

Early Head Start Coach

Coaching is an interactive process of observation, discussion, and reflection in which the coach promotes the other person’s ability to grow toward identified goals. Effective coaches will build relationships with teachers based on mutual respect, demonstrate effective communication skills, practice conflict resolution and have an ongoing commitment to learning, possess good observation skills, and can model best practice working with children.

The Program Level coach will have an understanding and ability to put into practice and advocate for the following guiding principles:

    • Culturally and linguistically competent, family-centered practice.
    • Natural learning environment.
    • Learner-focused approach.
    • Functional and meaningful activities/supports.
    • Collaborative goal setting.
    • Operate from a systems perspective.
    • Change occurs over time.
    • Coaches facilitate and participate in change.
Responsibilities:
    • Recognize the unique abilities of individuals and assist others in valuing everyone’s contributions.
    • Encourage, support, motivate, and work interactively with teachers/caregivers to develop and implement ongoing goals.
    • Support the teacher/caregiver to provide environments and opportunities which promote the child’s growth and development for any of the developmental domains (language and literacy, health and physical development, approaches to learning, social-emotional development, creative arts, science, mathematics).
    • Assist teachers/caregivers to structure environments, routines, and interactions that contribute to positive social-emotional outcomes for the children and families in a program.
    • Focus on specific tasks, skills, or techniques which can be mastered and measured.
    • Assist teachers/caregivers to structure environments, routines, and interactions that contribute to a positive social behavior support plan for the child.
    • Consistently use the NeonCRM platform to build relationships with constituents, record data that measures project performance, and support continuous quality improvement in the organization’s resources and services.
    • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
    • Stay current on updates and changes in national accreditation systems. (NAEYC, NAFCC, NAA,).
    • Become trained in the Environment Rating Scales (ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS).
    • Complete training on Practice-Based Coaching.
    • Become trained and proficient in the strategies of the Pyramid Model.
    • Gather and track data in accordance with an identified evaluation plan.
    • Participate in supervision and peer support as offered for individuals working in this capacity.
    • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with other coaches, community partners, and professional development/technical assistance staff.
    • Facilitate a process to help teachers develop individual plans to improve their environments, teaching practices to support young children’s growth and development, and overall program quality.
    • Offer resources and strategies to teachers to enhance relationships, create appropriate environments, and teach social-emotional skills in children.
    • Check in periodically with teachers to offer support and guidance.
    • Contact community partners to access external support when needed.
    • Assist the teacher to identify resources and supplies in accordance with individual plans.
    • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the Pittsburgh region.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of local, state, and national early care and education systems.
    • Knowledge and education regarding developmentally appropriate practices.
    • At least 2 years of experience working with young children in a group setting.
    • PA Quality Assurance System (PQAS) certified instructor.
    • Experience in conducting assessments.
    • Knowledge of program quality rating scales.
    • Knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards.
    • Experience and/or education in adult learning principles.
    • Experience and/or education in Human Service work and study.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, competent interpersonal skills, and strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to communicate using technology, develop reports and track data.
    • Knowledge and expertise in promoting growth and development in children for any of the developmental domains (Language and Literacy, Health and Physical Development, Approaches to Learning, Social-Emotional Development, Creative Arts, Science, Mathematics).
    • Ability to travel to appointments, meetings, and training sessions that may require an overnight stay.
    • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, Internet, and email.
Required Clearances:
    • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
    • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
    • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
    • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
    • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Required Training:
    • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
    • NeonCRM Training (required and recommended online courses must be completed in the first three months of placement).
    • Practice-Based Coaching (PBC).
Physical Requirements:
    • Regular kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor.
Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
    • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.
Interested Applicants:

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 


 

ELRC Early Learning Program Engagement Specialist

The Allegheny County Early Learning Resource Center Early Learning Program Engagement Specialist serves as a representative between Child Care Works and child care providers both regulated and relative. The Early Learning Program Engagement Specialist will support providers with Provider Self Service, recruit, enroll and determine eligibility in Child Care Works, support providers to enroll in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and provide additional assistance as needed. The Early Learning Program Engagement Specialist will provide outreach to relative providers to identify needs and connect them to resources and supports.

Responsibilities:
    • Provide comprehensive customer service by completing thorough provider orientations, address all phone calls and provider correspondence within 24 business hours as applicable, and attend to walk-in clients/providers.
    • Establish provider agreements for all certified and relative providers and assist providers with primary subsidy concerns and questions.
    • Teach and support regulated providers to use Provider Self Service to ensure their information is up to date.
    • Advise providers of the PA Department of Human Services and Child Care Works regulations.
    • Provide technical assistance and support for relative providers seeking to become state certified and enroll in Child Care Works.
    • Refer and engage child care providers to community resources and advocate for the providers in obtaining these services.
    • Identify and assess barriers relative providers face with regards to providing quality child care and identify resources and supports as needed.
    • Support relative providers to meet their Professional Development requirements.
    • Collaborate with Allegheny County Family Centers to connect relative providers to community resources and supports as needed.
    • Connect providers with a Quality Coach and Fiscal contact.
    • Assist providers in enrolling in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and other provider resources.
    • Operate as a liaison for the provider between all Child Care Works (CCW) departments and programs.
    • Organize and participate in provider outreach to help promote quality child care and positive child and adult interactions.
    • Address system-generated alerts in a timely manner to maintain integrity within the PELICAN System.
    • Maintain communication with other Child Care Works agencies within Pennsylvania regarding provider information and updates.
    • Regularly participates in outreach and other meetings both locally and statewide.
    • Maintains a high level of confidentiality when working with sensitive and personal client, vendor, employee, and contract information.
    • Participates in initial and ongoing professional development for the purpose of providing effective provider engagement.
    • Promotes and supports the vision, mission, and goals of Trying Together. To learn more, visit www.tryingtogether.org.
    • Consistently use the NeonCRM platform to build relationships with constituents, record data that measure project performance, and support continuous quality improvement in the organization’s resources and services.
    • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
    • Knowledge of local, state, and national systems for early care and education.
    • Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
    • Attention to detail and advanced problem-solving techniques.
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Acceptance of diversity and ability to work comfortably in a variety of settings.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Good judgment and decision-making abilities.
    • Must demonstrate enthusiasm and flexibility.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
    • Must clear full background check.
    • Must have a valid PA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Qualifications:
    • Associates, Business or Technical Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education or related field.
    • Two years of relevant experience.
    • Experience working with adult learners.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, Internet, and email.
Required Clearances:
    • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
    • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
    • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
    • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
Required Training:
    • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
    • NeonCRM Training (required and recommended online courses must be completed in the first three months of placement).
Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to lift and move 10 – 20 pounds
Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
    • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.
Interested Applicants:

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 


 

Early Literacy Strategist

The Early Literacy Strategist will create, manage, and provide equitable opportunities for early literacy development and learning for young children and their caregivers in Allegheny County. Through the Buzzword Pittsburgh initiative, the Early Literacy Strategist will manage the collaboration between community partners and Allegheny County Family Centers to provide engaging activities, content, and events that enable young children to learn new words. Additionally, the Early Literacy Strategist will look for existing and new opportunities for collaboration to assist young children with building their literacy skills, families with supporting these skills, and educators with introducing and reinforcing them. This individual will be an employee of Trying Together, work out of Homewood, and report to the Director of The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center.

Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the liaison between Buzzword Pittsburgh community partners and Allegheny County Family Centers to manage, create, and distribute word-themed early literacy content. 
    • Coordinate monthly in-person Buzzword Pittsburgh events that enable opportunities for early literacy development and learning, and positive parent-child interaction. 
    • Represent Trying Together on the Hill Early Literacy Program (HELP) and similar early literacy projects that support children, families, and early learning programs.  
    • Build relationships with early learning programs and providers in Homewood and work with the Trying Together Quality Initiatives team to coordinate and offer professional growth opportunities that meet the early literacy interests and needs of the children and families these programs and providers serve. 
    • Build relationships with community partners who provide early literacy resources, programs, and services to co-create, manage, and promote these to all children, families, and educators in Allegheny County. 
    • Evaluate development and learning monthly by working with the Trying Together Data & Research team to document and track the impact 
    • Consistently use the NeonCRM platform to build relationships with constituents, record data that measures project performance, and to support continuous quality improvement in the organization’s resources and services. 
    • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, or related field. 
    • Deep knowledge of reading, writing, and literacy development. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills such as communication, problem-solving, conflict management, and collaboration.
    • Experience with building productive relationships with diverse individuals and groups. 
    • Strong organizational skills. 
    • Teaching Certificate, Reading Certification, or License preferred. 
    • Experience within an early learning program setting is a plus.
Required Clearances: 
    • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
    • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
    • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
    • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
    • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Required Training:
    • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
    • NeonCRM Training (required and recommended online courses must be completed in the first three months of placement).
    • PQAS Professional Development Instructor Certification (must be obtained within the first year of employment).
Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
    • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.
Interested Applicants:

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 

 


Marketing Sciences Coordinator (Internship)

The Marketing Sciences Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the implementation and ideation of a Google Analytics and Ads strategy for Trying Together. In the first half of their internship, they will obtain their Google Analytics certificate under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Communications. They will then assist with the creation of reports and dashboards for measuring goals within Google Analytics and Ads. They will work with various Trying Together staff to develop a Google Analytics and Ads manual and assist with the implementation of a conversion funnel strategy.

Responsibilities

During the course of the internship, the Marketing Sciences Coordinator may be responsible for some or all of the following:

    • Obtaining a Google Analytics certificate.
    • Researching best practices for utilizing Google Analytics and Google Ads.
    • Assisting with the development of a Google Analytics and Ads manual and glossary.
    • Assisting with the development of dashboards and reports to measure goals and progress within Google Analytics and Ads.
    • Assisting with the implementation of a conversion funnel strategy.
    • Related duties as assigned.
    • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
Qualifications:
    • Juniors or Seniors currently majoring in: Communications; English; Journalism; Marketing; Political Science; Public Relations; or a related field.
    • Experience with manipulating data or data management is preferred and may be reflected through coursework related to statistics, computer science, economics, marketing sciences, marketing analytics, etc.
    • Current knowledge of Google Analytics and Ads is not required, but is preferred. 
    • Strong oral and written communications skills. 
    • Experience working with diverse populations.
    • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in an efficient manner.
    • Knowledge, interest, or experience in advocacy, community engagement, nonprofits, and/or the early care and education field is helpful.
Required Clearances:
    • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
    • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
    • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
    • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.

Required Training:
    • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement)
Interested Applicants:

The Marketing Sciences Coordinator is a for-credit internship.

For-credit internships are unpaid and will be a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applicants must express desired format and provide all necessary paperwork and documentation from college or university before beginning an internship.  Internships are available on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three academic or work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 


 

Policy and Outreach Coordinator

The Policy and Outreach Coordinator provides support to the public policy and advocacy efforts through mobilization and outreach. Mobilization efforts will support Trying Together’s policy agenda, local campaigns such as Hi5! and Call It Child Care, and statewide advocacy campaigns such as Pre-K for PA, Start Strong PA, and Childhood Begins at Home. Responsibilities will also include administrative and organizational tasks for the public policy team that further the statewide campaigns and the policy agenda initiatives.

This is a full-time position that will include some evening and weekend hours as well as some regional travel. This position will report to the Director of Public Policy and work collaboratively across Trying Together teams.

Responsibilities:
    • Assist in the delivery and implementation of grant-supported advocacy activities.
      • Support mobilization activities including, but not limited to, individual meetings with early childhood professionals and programs, small and large group meetings, site tours, media and press events with legislators and grasstops leaders.
      • Connect specific mobilization efforts with short-term outcomes to Trying Together’s long-term strategic plan goals of growing the base of early childhood advocates across the southwest PA region.
    • Coordinate the logistics of the Hi5! Kindergarten transition efforts including:
      • data collection from 43 school districts in Allegheny County,
      • working with the communications team to develop content for quarterly newsletters, and
      • supporting leadership and regional meetings, professional development, and
        events.
    • Further support and mobilize efforts of the #CallItChildCare campaign including:
      • communicating the campaign to providers, and
      • identifying and pursuing opportunities to expand the message to families and non-early childhood audiences, including building partnerships with multiple external organizations.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the early childhood field at the national, state, and local levels.
    • Participate in initial and ongoing professional development for the purpose of professional growth and skill development.
    • Administrative tasks for the policy team including but not limited to:
      • assisting with scheduling and maintaining contact lists for providers, legislative staff, and other stakeholders,
      • supporting meeting logistics like note taking, Zoom links, event space (when in person resumes),
      • coordinating material needs with campaign partners and local organizations including pick up/drop off, as appropriate, and
      • documenting and recording program activities for reporting requirements and evaluation both internally and externally.
    • Consistently use the NeonCRM platform to build relationships with constituents, record data that measures project performance, and support continuous quality improvement in the organization’s resources and services.
    • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
    • Promotes and supports the vision, mission, and goals of Trying Together. To learn more, visit www.tryingtogether.org.
Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of early childhood development, high-quality early childhood practices, current trends and challenges, and early childhood systems.
    • At least one to two years of experience in mobilization, grassroots organizing, and/or community outreach and engagement.
    • Knowledge of state and local government systems as well as campaign organizing to influence elected officials, legislation, and public policy.
    • Demonstrated successful experiences in working with diverse populations and communities.
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
    • Proficiency in office software including spreadsheets, word processing programs, e-mail, Google Suites, group messaging, conference call, webinar management, and calendars, at a high competency level.
    • Comfort with technology tools including tablet computers, laptops, presentation equipment, and additional hardware as needed, including a willingness to learn new technologies.
    • Effective organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.
    • Detail-oriented individual who can take initiative to pursue opportunities, while documenting key outcome data.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
    • Strong time management and ability to manage multiple projects with deadlines.
    • Able to work independently and as a team member.
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Required Clearances:
    • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
    • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
    • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
    • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
    • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Required Training:
    • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
    • NeonCRM Training (required and recommended online courses must be completed in the first three months of placement).
Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
    • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.
Interested Applicants:

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.

 


Program Director, Message from Me

Purpose:

The Program Director of Message from Me oversees the grant management and project development of the innovative technology tool, Message from Me.

Responsibilities:
  • Leads the expansion of Message from Me into PNC Foundation markets across the United States serving children birth to age five.
  • Works collaboratively with the Carnegie Mellon University’s Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab, and the Program Director is responsible for designing, facilitating, and evaluating Message from Me professional growth opportunities and support for early childhood educators.
  • Manages the development of bilingual English and Spanish supporting materials and resources for multilingual educators, children, and families.
  • Lead all deliverables of the Message from Me expansion grant by overseeing annual fiscal budget, maintaining project deadlines, and managing quarterly grant reports.
  • Design and facilitate innovative face-to-face, hybrid, and online professional growth opportunities for educators on the use of Message from Me; including, developmentally appropriate use of digital media and technologies with children birth to age eight, robotics and early learning, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning concepts, and nurturing children’s 21st century skills.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Carnegie Mellon University’s Community Robotics, Education, and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab and CREATE Lab Satellite Network partners.
  • Build collaborative relationships with PNC Foundation markets, NAEYC Affiliates, and key stakeholders across the United States to support local fundraising efforts for Message from Me.
  • Design and manage updates of Message from Me resources in English and Spanish.
  • Manage distribution of Message from Me mini grants to early childhood settings.
  • Establish an advisory board for Message from Me that includes digital learning experts.
  • Engage the Message from Me community on social media platforms; such as, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Oversee the development of the Message from Me website and manage updates as needed.
  • Attend national, state, and local presentations, conferences, PNC marketing events, and other educational settings as needed.
  • Consistently use the NeonCRM platform to build relationships with constituents, record data that measures project performance, and to support continuous quality improvement in the organization’s resources and services.
  • Commitment to racial equity and inclusion and a willingness to do the ongoing personal work to bring about a more just society.
Job Requirements:
  • Regular check-in’s with the Executive Director.
  • Extensive knowledge of Message from Me.
  • Bilingual:  English and Spanish (at least conversational ability).
  • Ability to work remotely and attend in-person meetings as needed.
  • Working knowledge of digital technologies; such as, an iPad, online learning management systems, and web-based conferencing.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to travel 25% of time.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Must have at least three years of experience working in grant management and program development.
  • Deep understanding of supporting educators in the implementation of digital media and technologies with children birth to age eight.
  • At least three or more years teaching in an early childhood classroom and/or primary school setting.
Required Clearances:
  • Clean Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance.
  • Clean Act 34 PA State Police Clearance.
  • Clean Act 73 Federal Criminal History Clearance.
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification.
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Required Training:
  • Mandated Reporter Training (must be completed in the first month of placement).
  • NeonCRM Training (required and recommended online courses must be completed in the first three months of placement)
Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Appreciative inquiry and strengths-based review process.
Interested Applicants:

Applicants must apply at tryingtogether.applytojob.com/apply and upload their resume and three work-related references. Phone calls will not be accepted. Posting will remain open until filled.