Entries by Mark Singley


The Community Impact Grant Writer will work in strategic and creative partnership with the Community Impact team (including PA 211 Southwest)to lead grant writing and reporting for the Community Impact Department,including provide end-to-end grant management, from discovery of community need to selection of funded partners and reporting of results. The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding communications skills and will have grant writing and grants process experience. In addition, the Community Impact Grant Writer will also play a critical role in facilitating regular internal communication between programs,operations, and donor relations to ensure results and impact messaging is consistent and regularly shared. Bachelors degree and at least five years’ experience writing grants, proposals, applications and reports. Preferred experience working in human services or related field; track record of successful work in collaborative settings with community organizations and institutions of diverse size, scope, and range of interests.

Chief Program and Policy Officer (Pittsburgh Office)

The Chief Program and Policy Officer (CPPO), reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, has overall strategic and operational responsibility for ensuring an integrated approach to United Way of Southwestern PA’s regional community impact efforts. The CPPO leads efforts to advance United Way’s strategic goals, which include meeting basic needs, moving individuals and families to greater financial stability and building success in school and life. The CPPO mobilizes community leadership and partnerships to address policy and systems change.

This leader is a key part of the senior leadership team and works collaboratively to drive the overall strategy for the organization. The CPPO oversees the development and application of approaches for advancing collective action,including convening partners, building coalitions, forging common agendas,facilitating public policy efforts, organizing community awareness campaigns,initiating, and implementing grant making strategies, leveraging resources, and integrating strategies to reduce racial, gender, and ability inequities throughout the Community Impact portfolio. Coordinate activities for seeking and securing foundation, government, and related funding to support United Way’s work, with a strong emphasis on PA 2-1-1 Southwest. The work of the organization changes as we continuously seek to have greater impact. Must be flexible and able to adapt to short- and long-term shifts in job duties.

Master’s degree in public administration, non-profit management, social work, or the equivalent. Ten years of progressively more responsible management experience in philanthropy, nonprofit sector, government, or similar fields.

2-1-1 Senior Director (Pittsburgh Office)

United Way is seeking an entrepreneurial, innovative, business-savvy leader to guide the continued growth of this valuable community resource and ensure excellence in service delivery. The 2-1-1 Senior Director will engage with other leaders regionally, across the Commonwealth, and nationally to advance the mission and goals of 211 initiative. Which is let through our Community Impact Department and is integral in delivering upon the three pillars of our work: Building for Success in School and Life, Meeting Basic Needs, and Moving to Financial Stability. This director will work internally to achieve organizational objectives and manage a team of 30+ contact specialists and program staff, and will report to United Way’s Chief Program and Policy Officer.

Required BS in related field and 5 to 7 years’ experience.Experience directing or managing a contact center and/or implementing technology innovations. Knowledge of human services, social service delivery systems. Preferred Master’s Degree.

Matty Tippit-Soto

“When a passion for one career shifts by a calling to help others enjoy the most basic needs that most take for granted.
Matty Tippit-Soto, once on a path of getting her Juris Doctor degree, is now the Agency Relations and Snap Coordinator at the Westmoreland Food Bank.”