Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. While working at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including at Fallingwater, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.
DONOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, a non-profit conservation organization at 800 Waterfront Drive in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for a Donor Relations Coordinator. Responsibilities include coordination of corporate, foundation and $500+ individual proposals and appeals, handling donor calls and inquiries, administration of planned giving program, and general office management for major and planned giving programs. Bachelor’s degree preferred with significant development operations experience. Must have strong computer skills; including word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills - experience using Raiser’s Edge software preferred. The successful candidate will be well organized and accurate, able to work well in a fast-paced environment, able to manage multiple projects successfully, and can work well independently and within a team. This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements firstname.lastname@example.org and list DRC in the subject line of the email.
FRONT DESK ADMINISTRATOR
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has an administrative position available at the 800 Waterfront Drive office in Pittsburgh. This position works at the front desk in the lobby, receives visitors, operates central telephone console, and performs clerical and general office support duties, including processing mail and maintaining flow of supplies.
Must be skilled in Word, Excel and Outlook software, with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software a big plus. Our successful candidate will be articulate, organized, and flexible and will demonstrate a positive, professional image and exceptional customer service skills. Must be able to utilize good judgment and discretion. Two year’s clerical experience or one year, with post-secondary clerical or administrative assistant training, is required. This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com and list Front Desk in the subject line of the email.
VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR, FALLINGWATER
Mill Run, PA
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (Conservancy) has conserved more than a quarter million acres in Western Pennsylvania. The Community Gardens and Greenspace program draws more than 12,000 volunteers annually to beautify communities across the state. The Conservancy has a watershed conservation program that protects and restores Western Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams. The Conservancy also includes a natural heritage program that works to protect Pennsylvania’s threatened and endangered species and their habitats.
In 1963, Edgar Kaufmann, jr. donated and entrusted Fallingwater and the surrounding 1,543 acres of land to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was designed as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Open to the public since 1964, more than five million visitors have toured and experienced Fallingwater.
The Conservancy seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial and visionary leader for Fallingwater, who demonstrates a passion for engaging others in a lifelong learning agenda while delivering a high-quality experience that is financially sustainable through solid programs, marketing, fundraising and business practices. A high level of experience in building and sustaining a community of national and international partnerships with other art history, architectural, historic preservation, educational and cultural stakeholders, public and private, is necessary. The ideal candidate will show evidence of successful fundraising leadership that includes the acquisition of major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals and the public sector at the local, state and national level. Particularly helpful would be a background of launching innovative, groundbreaking programs resulting in long-term funding and stable revenue streams.
A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred. At least five years of successful leadership experience in a museum or comparable organization or venue is strongly preferred. Demonstrable leadership experience in public or private institutions concerned with art history, architecture, education, philanthropy, history and/or historic preservation or related professions would be valued. Previous experience working with, or serving on, a nonprofit board and knowledge of board governance is important.
Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/western-pennsylvania-conservancy/
If you're interested in applying for an internship, please see our Internships page.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.