Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network


PIIN, has an opening for A Community Organizer  (Position Filled)


PIIN is a Faith Based Organization in Pittsburgh Pa, Allegheny County, western Pennsylvania. PIIN represents a diverse coalition of inter-faith, multi-racial, urban-suburban faith communities and community organizations throughout greater Pittsburgh region.  PIIN organizes with the mission to address local and regional issues such as housing, urban sprawl, education, crime, and joblessness. Through a process of dialogue, education, training and action, PIIN seeks to empower member faith communities to act on the shared values of human worth, dignity and social justice. Working with the everyday population to have a meaningful community life for all concerned.


Organizer Skills: Have organizer experience, knowledge of political process/agendas. Provide volunteer leadership training. Have strong communication/writing skills, with ability to handle diversity; build key relationships with community leaders, pastors and the leadership of congregations; develop alliances with unions and other community organizations, promote a social justice agenda. A self starting strategic thinker, with administrative skills open to training and supervision will be paramount to the position. The candidate must have at least 2-3 years of organizer or related competency experience.


Salary/Benefits: Negotiable...$35,000 - $40,000 based on experience. The initial screening interview is the event that may lead to the final decision by PIIN to hire in June 2012.


In order to respond to an inquiry about your life experiences lending themselves for community organizing, please carefully review these recommend readings. A  telephone interview, if selected, will be fashioned around the General Standards for Community Organizers relating to your experiences in organizing.


A successful telephone interview will lead to a potential candidate screening interview in Pittsburgh PA, tentatively, the week of May 20th.


In addition, please review  A Community Organizer Job Description,  Reading List for Organizers

Also...  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County  profile and www.gamaliel.org (The Gamaliel Foundation) Please study this affiliated organization. check out the PIIN website: www.piin.org See about Pittsburgh...and City of Pittsburgh, Pa.US


Send by e-mail, a cover letter and resume only to: (a detailed cover letter is important).

Briarwood Group Associates, briarwoodgroup@roadrunner.com