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Project Manager: Resident Resources

Grounded Strategies
Pittsburgh, PA
Expired: June 01, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $42,350 Yearly
  • Full-Time



Grounded Strategies is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization working with communities to restore vacant and neglected land. We are seeking a Project Manager to support neighborhood-scale program initiatives and projects related to Grounded's vacant land stewardship policy and systems-change work, including:

  • Environmental justice and vacant land remediation benchmarking/best practices research;
  • Community-scale land restoration pilot planning and execution;
  • Strategic partner engagement; and
  • Report writing, advocacy, and public education activities.

In its broadest sense, stewardship is the recognition of our collective responsibility to maintain the quality and abundance of our land, air, water, and biodiversity, and to manage this natural capital in a way that conserves all of its values, be they environmental, economic, social, or cultural. As it relates to vacant land in the Pittsburgh region, strong stewardship is needed to sustain investments long-term to prevent the cycle of disinvestment from returning to a community. Grounded supports resident-leaders who are taking an active role in stewarding vacant land. This work may range from community cleanups, site refreshes, ongoing and consistent maintenance, and caretaking of the surrounding environment. This work is strongest when done together.

The Resident Resources Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of particular projects while understanding how they fit into overall program objectives. This role will directly oversee the implementation of the CommunityCare Programs (all cohorts), Lots to Love Programming (PGH Mobile Toolbox, Lots to Love Online, Land Doctor, Refresh Fund), and Volunteer Management.

The Project Manager leads projects through conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of outcomes. This position reports to the Sr. Project Manager and Director of Programming.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate with community, volunteer, and partner groups.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and lead on-site engagements.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships between project/program partners.
  • Lead and manage assigned programs and projects through the stages of conceptualization, planning, budgeting, execution, and reporting.
  • Prepare slides for assigned programs/projects to present at Quarterlies
  • Participate in development activities as assigned including writing proposals, and building program budgets.
  • Manage and work with a range of Grounded staff members across leadership levels as part of any one of your assigned project teams.

General Responsibilities

  • Discover ways to enhance the efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
  • Apply change, risk, and resource management principles when needed
  • Read and edit reports prepared by fellow staff
  • Ensure program/project operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
  • Attend and plan professional development seminars as requested
  • Chair and/or participate in Grounded internal committees
  • Support Sr. Project Manager in the monitoring of program budgets and grant/contract compliances
  • Flexible to assist in other programming as appropriate


  • At least 4 years of working experience in a similar role or a Bachelor's degree (BA, BS, etc.)
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive a car and have appropriate auto insurance coverage, and a valid PA Driver's license.
  • Work well with people in various communities, institutional and governmental organizations
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Commitment to Grounded's anti-racism pledge and framework
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding and/or willingness to learn project/program management techniques and methods
  • Some experience with data analysis, reporting, and budgeting and/or willingness to learn
  • An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
  • Work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Some experience in meeting facilitation, and/or community relations
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and manage multiple priorities
  • Work well in a team-oriented environment and maintain harmonious relationships
  • Proficient computer skills, especially using Microsoft Suite and Google Suite
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Some experience leading public presentations, training, and speaking engagements

Personal Qualifications:

  • Personal values align with the vision and values of Grounded Strategies.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Must be flexible working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment.
  • Ability to work from home and at the Grounded office

Salary & Schedule

$42,350 annually (not negotiable). Commensurate with experience and based on the organization's financial health. Exempt position. The position is expected to work at least 40 hours weekly. Candidate must be open to working a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance: 85% Coverage for employees /pay (this is subject to change as health plans change in the future)
  • 10 Holidays, plus your birthday, in addition to the week between Christmas and New Year's when the Grounded office is closed
  • 19 days of personal time off (includes all vacation, sick leave, and other personal days off)
  • Eligibility for Life Insurance, Short - and Long - term disability, and our SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with up to 3% match from Grounded.


Grounded Strategies

Pittsburgh, PA
15206 USA



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