Job Openings

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.

Director, Human Resources

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA) and Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking a Director of Human Resources who will be responsible for administration, management, planning and development of all human resource functions for the Conservancy, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the Conservancy’s mission.

The Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the region’s exceptional natural places since 1932. As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers. We are making a difference in our region’s water, land and life. We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

Job Duties

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for human resource management for the Conservancy, including:

  • Employee relations
  • Compensation program and salary administration
  • Benefit and pension plan administration
  • Development and maintenance of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Recruitment and onboarding of new employees
  • Performance management
  • Regulatory compliance including but not limited to EEO, OSHA, all federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Organizational training and development initiatives
Absolute Requirements

Excellent organizational skills–must be able to demonstrate prior success at executing projects in a timely manner and in achieving results on schedule. Must be able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make presentations to the general public and peer audiences.
  • Excellent facilitation and coaching skills–must have the ability to work well inter- and intra-departmentally.
  • Strong planning skills–must be able to develop and implement tactical plans from established strategic goals.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Training/development background preferred.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Sitting for periods in excess of 2 hours and working at a computer.
Preferred Qualifications

Eight (8) years of experience in public or private human resource management; OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field, and five (5) years of HR generalist experience; OR
  • A master’s degree in human resource management or related personnel/human resource field; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA) and Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular, full-time opportunity that includes a robust benefits package.

Additional Details

The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa. Travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. office will be required periodically.

Pay

$83,000-$95,000

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Director, Human Resources in the subject line.

Application Deadline
June 15, 2022

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Facilities Caretaker – Full Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its Facilities Caretaker who will be responsible for cleaning buildings, removing debris and keeping areas neat and clean, mainly at the Visitor Center and the Barn at Fallingwater (staff offices and event space). However, the Facilities Caretaker may be assigned work in other locations at Fallingwater as needed. This position will report directly to the Head of Housekeeping.

Job Duties
  • Checks restrooms at the Visitor Center hourly and cleans restrooms and replenishes toilet paper and soap dispenser, as needed. Monitors bathroom supply needs and reports when supplies need replenishing.
  • Keeps Visitor Center swept and mopped, picks up trash, removes leaves and other debris, keeps windows clean, wipes off desk surfaces and in the winter may be required to handle minor snow removal on steps. Assists Café staff with keeping tables clean, as needed.
  • Responds to minor maintenance issues in the Visitor Center and fixes or reports items needing repair to maintenance. Visually inspects lights and changes light bulbs as needed.
  • Collects trash from Visitor Center daily, and removes it to collection spot for pick-up.
  • Works at the Barn event space as scheduled, sweeps and mops floors, cleans bathrooms and replenishes supplies.
  • Assists events staff with set up and clean up for special events at the Barn, ancillary buildings and museum as assigned. Maintains supplies at the Barn and reports any necessary supply orders.
  • Assists with basic exterior maintenance at the Barn event space, such as sweeping, shoveling and spiderweb removal.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Absolute Requirements
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with cleaning fluids and other chemicals.
  • Ability to climb up and down stairways and ladders.
  • Ability to move tables and chairs.
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for periods in excess of two hours.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as brooms, mops, leaf blower, snow shovel, toilet plunger, vacuum and floor buffer.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of janitorial procedures.
  • Ability to well work independently and with others.
  • Ability to effectively manage time throughout the day.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a full-time, seasonal opportunity with a robust benefits package.

Pay

Starting Rate: $15.38/hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Facilities Caretaker – FT in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Facilities Caretaker – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, is seeking a highly motivated individual as a part-time Facilities Caretaker, who will be responsible for cleaning buildings, removing debris and keeping areas neat and clean, mainly at the Visitor Center and the Barn at Fallingwater (staff offices and event space). However, the part-time Facilities Caretaker may be assigned work in other locations at Fallingwater as needed. This position will report directly to the Head of Housekeeping.

Job Duties
  • Checks restrooms at the Visitor Center hourly and cleans restrooms and replenishes toilet paper and soap dispenser, as needed. Monitors bathroom supply needs and reports when supplies need replenishing.
  • Keeps Visitor Center swept and mopped, picks up trash, removes leaves and other debris, keeps windows clean, wipes off desk surfaces and in the winter may be required to handle minor snow removal on steps. Assists Café staff with keeping tables clean, as needed.
  • Responds to minor maintenance issues in the Visitor Center and fixes or reports items needing repair to maintenance. Visually inspects lights and changes light bulbs as needed.
  • Collects trash from Visitor Center daily, and removes it to collection spot for pick-up.
  • Works at the Barn event space as scheduled, sweeps and mops floors, cleans bathrooms and replenishes supplies.
  • Assists events staff with set up and clean up for special events at the Barn, ancillary buildings and museum as assigned. Maintains supplies at the Barn and reports any necessary supply orders.
  • Assists with basic exterior maintenance at the Barn event space, such as sweeping, shoveling and spiderweb removal.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Absolute Requirements
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work with cleaning fluids and other chemicals.
  • Ability to climb up and down stairways and ladders.
  • Ability to move tables and chairs.
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for periods in excess of two hours.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as brooms, mops, leaf blower, snow shovel, toilet plunger, vacuum and floor buffer.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of janitorial procedures.
  • Ability to well work independently and with others.
  • Ability to effectively manage time throughout the day.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a part-time, seasonal opportunity without benefits.

Pay

Starting Rate: $15.38/hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Facilities Caretaker – PT in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Front Desk Administrator

Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking a friendly and professional person to act as the face of the organization by greeting visitors and directing them to their appropriate destination using existing security guidelines. This position reports directly to the Executive Assistant.

Job Duties
  • Greets all visitors, determines nature of business, ensures appropriate security procedures and directs caller to destination.
  • Operates central telephone console to receive incoming calls, routing them to appropriate staff. Records and distributes messages and faxes to staff by email through Outlook, when appropriate.
  • Maintains call log for all received calls, noting means of dispatch to staff.
  • Monitors headquarters staff attendance and location to ensure appropriate responses for inquiries or emergencies. Keeps regular and visiting staff sign-in sheets current. Coordinates and executes emergency response procedures for Pittsburgh office.
  • Reports to supervisor and assists IT staff for staff use of the telephone system-related telephone equipment and line problems with remote and on-site service providers.
  • Serves as back up to Executive Administrator in conveying security system-related communication with WPC Director of Security.
  • Sorts all incoming mail within an hour of arrival. Opens and distributes mail in accordance with established mail and cash receipts policy. If mail is received late in the day, ensures all cash receipts are given to accounting for secure storage overnight and are processed the next business day.
  • Follows finance and administration procedure for handling checks received, including scanning of all checks and accompanying relevant documents, distributing scanned images to required staff and maintaining online database of daily check log, accessible for use by internal accounting staff and external auditor requirements.
  • Follows finance and administration procedures for scanning of invoices received through mail into PaperSave database. Ensures all daily invoices are scanned and given to accounting.
  • Maintains schedule and documentation for the sharing of WPC vehicle and keys.
  • Periodically assists other departments with administrative support projects as approved by manager.
  • Assists in keeping Resource Center stocked with informational literature.
  • Responds to information requests, as needed.
  • Keeps first-floor supply cabinets and common areas neat, orderly and stocked.
  • Performs a variety of general office duties including:
    • Distributing publications and supplies utilized by staff.
    • Obtaining and maintaining supplies for kitchen, office, mailing, and copy equipment. Manages maintenance (including service calls) for copier, fax and postage machines in front desk area.
    • When necessary, initiates service calls for routine building maintenance and building equipment service with supervisor approval.
    • Shares responsibility with Administrative Support Team in maintaining various online schedules, logs and records for items utilized or purchased such as shared conference rooms, A/V equipment, room preparation, etc.
    • Executes all administrative support staff needs for use of office equipment at Front Desk: sending faxes and running copier and postage machine (with exception of specific, large mailings). Documents and reports departmental postage usage to accounting staff through on-line reporting
    • Manages business card and nametag orders for new staff.
    • Manages, re-assigns and communicates shared tasks list to Pittsburgh staff.
    • Prepares and sends all outgoing packages for Pittsburgh staff.
  • Supports Executive Assistant through execution of memos, correspondence, reports and other documents, as directed, using Word and Excel programs.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Supplies staff with current phone listing per IT Outlook file.
  • May give tours of building.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities, as required.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds
  • Climbing up and down stairways.
  • Sitting/standing/walking for periods in excess of two hours.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least two years prior clerical experience, or one year experience with post-secondary clerical or administrative assistant training.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook software.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. Must have the ability to interact successfully with all types of people, displaying a positive, professional demeanor at all times.
  • Prior experience in reception / dispatch and mail processing.
  • Must exercise good judgment and discretion in handling calls, visitors and/or sharing information over the phone and otherwise.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular, full-time opportunity that includes a robust benefits package.

Pay

Hiring Range: $35,800 – $40,500

FLSA Status: This is a non-exempt position that will qualify for overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in the work week.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Front Desk Administrator in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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General Maintenance Assistant – Part Time Temporary – Two Positions

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at its Fallingwater location, seeks two individuals to perform general maintenance duties and responsibilities and function as general laborers, with an emphasis on groundskeeping. 

Job Duties
  • Handles routine maintenance duties, as assigned.
  • Maintains grounds through raking, cleaning brush, mowing, weeding, leaf blowing, etc.
  • Runs errands as requested.
  • Assists with special event set-up.
  • Assists with garbage pick-up.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as needed.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning and reaching.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for long periods, up to six or seven hours per day.
  • Physical stamina for working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Qualifications
  • Ability to handle power tools and equipment.
  • Ability to drive tractors and pickup trucks.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays. Flexibility with schedule and hours.
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a temporary, part-time opportunity without benefits – expected to run through October 2022.

Pay

Hiring Range: $15.77 – $17.60/hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list General Maintenance Assistant in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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IT Support Engineer I

Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking an IT Support Engineer to assist end-users with all questions relating to technology. Position troubleshoots and resolves all tier I helpdesk tickets, notices patterns, works with the Director of IT to address server/network issues and provides exceptional customer service to all customers.

Job Duties
  • Troubleshoots and resolves end-user computer issues in a Windows environment.
  • Provides support for VPN client and connectivity issues
  • Maintains inventory and refresh cycles
  • Works with other technical staff to create training programs for end users
  • Presents relevant training material to staff
  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Communicates effectively with staff about their computer issues or training needs
  • Provides support for all things technical in the environment including but not limited to: phones, computers, software applications, software application services, web browsers, printers and AV equipment
  • Works on special projects with other technical staff
  • Willing to learn data management and reporting
  • Supporting remote and on-premise team members
  • Familiarity with configuring computers, settings and wireless on mobile and pc devices
  • Analyze existing process and look for opportunities for improvement
  • Network and SAAS account creations/terminations and permissions management
  • Provide orientation to new users
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule and provides off-hours support when required
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required.
Absolute Requirements

Proficiency in/with the following:

  • Windows Desktop Operating Systems troubleshooting and installation
  • End-user support and exceptional customer service
  • Ability to problem solve with limited supervision
  • Supporting Microsoft products like Outlook and Teams
  • Working in a networked environment
  • Motivated to improve processes/technology
  • Is comfortable speaking to large groups of people and creating training documents
  • Ability to work flexible hours, have reliable transportation and ability to occasionally travel to other offices
  • Ability to communicate effectively via multiple channels with different partners.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical solutions
  • Ability to balance and prioritize user needs
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and grow skills independently and under the leadership of senior staff
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs unassisted
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs assisted
  • Ability to see for the purposes of diagnosing issues and using a computer
  • Ability to sit, bend, and stand for 8+ hours a day
  • Ability to type for 8+ hours a day
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Have had experience with a helpdesk ticketing system
  • Have had experience with Sharepoint
  • HTML/CSS/Angular/Javascript
  • Report creation
  • Script writing/creation
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job with or without accommodation
Location

This position's primary location(s): Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular, full-time opportunity which includes a robust benefits package.

Pay

Hiring Range: $37,200 – $43,300

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list  IT SUPPORT ENGINEER I in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Museum Housekeeping Specialist I – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at its Fallingwater location, seeks a part-time museum housekeeping specialist to clean ancillary WPC buildings, offices and interior of museum and perform other housekeeping and basic cleaning duties around the Fallingwater site.

Job Duties
  • Cleans museum and cares for furnishings and collections in accordance with established curatorial and housekeeping procedures as outlined in the housekeeping manual.
  • Oversees the proper arrangement of furnishings, pillows, textiles, and objects, and the placement of other collection pieces, in accordance with established procedures.
  • Reports broken objects, damaged collection items and potential maintenance and safety problems in and around the museum to the Director of Preservation and Collections.
  • Surveys condition of collections and furnishings for wear and dirt and apprises the Director of Preservation and Collections.
  • Keeps equipment and housekeeping storage shelves clean and organized.
  • Cleans Barn, pavilion gallery, ancillary WPC buildings and offices, including mopping, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, emptying trash, changing beds, washing windows, cleaning refrigerator, laundry, etc. as directed.
  • Assists staff with set-up and clean-up for special events at Barn, ancillary buildings and museum.
  • Checks restrooms, kitchen area, entrance area, meeting rooms and other spaces at the Barn during events to assure supplies are restocked and areas spot cleaned as needed.
  • Maintains necessary supplies at the Barn, ancillary buildings, museum and offices.
  • Assists with basic exterior maintenance, such as sweeping and spiderweb removal.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds.
  • Climbing up and down stairways.
  • Sitting/standing/walking for periods in excess of two hours.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Qualifications
  • Understanding of housecleaning using curatorial and preservation policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to use a broom, mop, vacuum cleaner.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Ability to effectively manage time throughout the day.
  • Ability to work with cleaning fluids and other chemicals.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours is required.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a part-time opportunity without benefits.

Pay

Starting Rate: $15.38/hour

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list PT Housekeeping Specialist I in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Regional Watershed Forestry Specialists – Four Positions

Harrisburg Office (Harrisburg, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s (WPC) watershed conservation program, in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, seeks four Regional Watershed Forestry Specialists for limited-term, contract positions.

These highly motivated, driven and well-organized individuals will further the state and federal watershed forestry-related goals set for the Commonwealth of PA and the Chesapeake Bay. The ideal candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to focus on increasing landowner participation in watershed forestry programs. The positions will result in the implementation of new acres of riparian forest buffer planting, and lawn-to-forest planting and lawn-to-meadow planting, which help improve ecological function and water quality within the Chesapeake Bay and throughout Pennsylvania.

The regional watershed forestry specialists will work within the counties in their designated regions, with an emphasis on efforts within the Chesapeake Bay watershed for each of the following locations:

  • Northwestern PA (covering Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Warren, Forest, Venango, Clarion, McKean, Elk, Jefferson, Potter, Tioga, Cameron, and Clearfield Counties)
  • Southwestern PA (covering Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Fulton, Somerset, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, and Allegheny Counties)
  • Central PA (covering Clinton, Lycoming, Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Union, Montour, Columbia, Northumberland, and Snyder Counties)
  • Northeastern PA (covering Bradford, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Sullivan, and Wyoming Counties)

 

Watershed Forestry Specialist Regions Map

Job Duties
  • Promoting and outreaching watershed forestry best management practices to PA landowners and stakeholders.
  • Responding to landowner requests for technical assistance and assisting landowners in finding appropriate funding sources for implementation projects on their properties.
  • Supporting long-term maintenance of new and existing watershed forestry practices.
  • Coordinating working groups of stakeholders on specific issues connected to watershed forestry practices.
  • Tracking and reporting implementation of watershed forestry practices.
  • Providing staff support for the DCNR-led Riparian Forest Buffer Advisory Committee and Lawn Conversion Advisory Committee, and associated Leadership Teams and Action Teams, etc.
  • Assisting with planning and hosting the annual Watershed Forestry Summit (formerly Riparian Forest Buffer Summit).
  • Assisting with grant management, as well as grant application reviews.
  • Developing planting plans for riparian forest buffers and lawn conversion projects.
  • Coordinating all aspects of watershed forestry plantings with volunteers and contractors.
  • Developing and maintain regional collaborations and partnerships.
  • Assisting regional partners in increasing capacity to handle watershed forestry projects.
  • Developing and host regional trainings for landowners, partners, and stakeholders on watershed forestry practices, planning, planting, and maintenance.
  • Participating in regional partner projects and initiatives.
Requirements
  • Experience working with cross-sector partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to lead productive working groups
  • Ability to build new partnerships with similar organizations working towards shared goals
  • Ability to work independently
Absolute Requirements
  • Knowledge of PA’s natural resource concerns, water quality best management practices (including riparian forest buffers, afforestation, and conservation landscaping)
  • Must be comfortable regularly meeting with landowners on their properties to discuss potential projects
  • Familiarity with PA native trees and plants
  • Public presentation experience
  • Strong, well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding planning skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated success with following-up with landowners and partners in a prompt manner.
  • Ability to maintain great working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) software applications
  • Well-developed organizational skills- must be able to handle multiple tasks, simultaneous projects and priorities, keep track of many appointments and deadlines, etc.
  • Excellent work ethic, drive, and motivation to succeed as an individual and as a team-player.
  • Ability to work successfully with people at all organizational levels and from all backgrounds
  • Verbal and written communication skills- ability to effectively meet with, speak with, educate, and present to a wide variety of audiences and individuals
  • Ability to manage data/spreadsheets, develop documents, utilize virtual meeting software, etc.
  • Administrative responsibilities associated with the duties outlined above
  • Must be flexible with schedule; willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work outside in occasionally adverse conditions to plant and maintain tree seedlings and meadows
  • Ability to traverse difficult/uneven terrain
  • Ability to transition between office work and field work
  • Ability to sit, bend, and stand for 8+ hours a day
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle within Pennsylvania; valid driver’s license, willing to travel extensively throughout assigned region and throughout the commonwealth
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource-related/environmental field; OR a related degree and equivalent experience
  • Experience using BMP tracking systems and software
  • Ability to use MS Office software
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-2+ years’ experience working in natural resources or closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely/with a remote team in an effective and productive manner
  • Experience planting trees, and/or seeding meadows, and/or conducting maintenance activities on these types of plantings.
  • Grant writing and/or review experience.
  • Experience working as a team player and bridge-builder with partner organizations.
  • Project management skills.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Harrisburg Office (Harrisburg, PA)

Position Duration

This is a limited-term, full-time position with benefits. The positions are funded for two years with a good chance for renewal beyond the initial term.

Additional Details

Location/Remote Work Option:

  • The positions are headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. with options to work remotely from a PA residence within/near assigned service region.
Pay

Starting salary will be $52,851 with a robust and comprehensive benefits package. These are limited-term, full-time positions, which are funded for two years with a good chance for renewal beyond the initial term.

Application Process

Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Regional Forestry and the desired region or regions (NW, SW, Central, and/or NE) in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Special Events Assistant – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, is seeking a highly motivated and engaged individual to serve as Part-time Special Events Assistant to assist the Special Events Coordinator in coordinating a program for various events for Fallingwater and The Barn at Fallingwater. This position will report directly to the Director of Visitor Services.

As an iconic museum destination with an international audience, Fallingwater offers its visitors an unparalleled experience and upholds the highest industry standards in customer service and hospitality.

Job Duties
  • Responsible for assisting with the planning, coordination and implementation of all events held at The Barn at Fallingwater and Fallingwater special events.
  • Works with the Special Events Coordinator to gather background information about the type of event desired; works with the group or individual holding the event, equipment needs, catering, transportation arrangements, staffing needs, etc.
  • Helps to maintain written event planner for all events at Fallingwater, including rental events and group meetings at The Barn at Fallingwater and Fallingwater special events.
  • Works with the Special Events Coordinator to contact vendors and caterers to make necessary arrangements for events.
  • Assists in promoting and marketing rental and event opportunities for the Barn at Fallingwater to increase usage and event revenue. Attends wedding or meeting planner shows as needed.
  • Assists with set up and tear-down of events held at The Barn or special events at Fallingwater.
  • Occasionally, supervise events as assigned by Special Events Coordinator or Director of Visitor Services.
  • Assists with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Helps to schedule rentals of ancillary houses on Bear Run property. Coordinates supply needs, cleaning requests, and maintenance issues with appropriate Fallingwater staff.
  • Completes information requests received via email or phone and provides tours of the Barn and Fallingwater facilities as needed.
  • Assists with scheduling and coordinating Fallingwater photo shoots and usage for special events.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds
  • Climbing up and down stairways
  • Sitting/standing/walking for periods in excess of 2 hours
  • Evenings and weekend hours
Qualifications
  • The position requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact successfully with staff and internal and external contacts. Must be adaptable and flexible.
  • Must have very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills are essential. Must be detail-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities and responsibilities.
  • Must be willing to work long hours and be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • High School or equivalent degree required.
  • Prior event experience preferred but not required.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a seasonal, part-time opportunity without benefits.

Pay

$16.15 – $21.73 per hour

Application Process

To apply, please send a letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Special Events Assistant in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Café Assistant – Part Time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at our Fallingwater location, seeks a highly motivated person as its Café Assistant Part Time who will provide customer service and will wait on customers in the café and assist in preparing and presentation of food.

Job Duties
  • Keeps Café clean and neat
  • Preps, cooks and plates items for Café service, grab-and-go, table service and special events as needed
  • Waits on customers, runs cash register, balances at end of day
  • Assists in maintaining inventory, monitors shortages and informs co-workers, assistant manager or manager as needed
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with food preparation, cooking service and preparation
  • Good customer service and organizational skills
  • Some experience handling cash
  • Some knowledge of food preparation and presentation
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays and be flexible with schedule and hours
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular part-time position.

Pay

$15.77 – $21.25 per hour

Application Process

Please send a letter, résumé and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Café Assistant PT in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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PMSC AmeriCorps Member – WPC Land Stewardship

Bear Run Nature Reserve (Mill Run, PA)

The PMSC AmeriCorps member will serve with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Land Stewardship program to support projects that enhance ecological health, restore natural communities and provide recreational opportunities at the 5,100-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve and other Conservancy preserves.

Job Duties

The member will be responsible for the maintenance of hiking trails and backcountry campsites, invasive plant removal, boundary maintenance, other land management activities and assistance with volunteer workdays.

Requirements
  • Academic requirement – Some college with related coursework in natural resource management or related field.
  • Experience requirement – Some outdoor work experience required. Trail work and experience with power equipment (chainsaw and weedwhacker) is preferred. Must be able to work independently and in a group setting. Experience using GPS and GIS applications is preferred but not required.
  • Additional comments – Given the rural location and COVID protocols, the member will be required to have a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirements
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in excessive heat and potentially inclement weather and stamina to work long hours hiking through rough, steep terrain
Location

This position's primary location(s): Bear Run Nature Reserve (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

May 27, 2022 – August 5, 2022 (300 hours)

Additional Details

On-site, shared housing is available for fully-vaccinated individuals.

Pay

AmeriCorps living stipend of $332.26-biweekly. An education award of $1,342.86 is earned after a successful term of service. Applicants must be willing to commit to the entire service period.

Application Process

Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list PMSC-Land Stewardship in the subject line. To learn more about the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps (PMSC) visit https://www.pmsc.org/.

Application Deadline
April 29, 2022

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Director Membership and Annual Fund

Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the region’s exceptional natural places since 1932. As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers. We are making a difference in our region’s water, land and life. We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to fill the position of Director of Membership and Annual Fund to direct our Membership/Annual Fund program and campaigns to raise contribution revenue, targeting gifts of less than $500, by attracting new members, renewing and upgrading current members, reactivating lapsed donors and garnering special gifts from current donors. This position oversees the development of standards and services for the Annual Fund program to support WPC’s mission and increase participation and contribution revenue from individuals. This position reports directly do our Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Job Duties
  • Develops and oversees implementation of programs to acquire, retain, reinstate, and upgrade current donors:
    • Develops annual and long-term strategic and operational plans and all associated revenue and expense budget projections for non-major gift donors.
    • Works with Director of Development and Development staff to create strategies for upgrading Annual Fund donors (donors giving less than $500 annually) to Leadership giving level ($1,000+).
    • Spearheads new initiatives for maintaining and growing the number of Active Donor Households.
    • Oversees all operational aspects of Membership and Annual Fund giving program:
    • Develops and oversees implementation of solicitation programs, which include an onsite membership program and Fallingwater as well as mail and digital donor acquisition and renewals.
    • Oversees member benefits fulfillment.
      • Composes and regularly updates acknowledgements and correspondence for membership, monthly giving, matching gifts, gift memberships and additional gifts as needed.
      • Oversees planning and execution of member events targeted to all members, including Members’ Day and Annual Meeting.
      • Helps lead efforts of related to continuing quality improvement systems to maintain and extract accurate donor, financial and related information.
  • Oversees gift processing operation for contributions less than $500 received:
    • Ensures gifts are entered and acknowledged in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Ensures that written procedures pertaining to this effort are maintained and updated as needed.
    • Analyzes activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine the Annual Fund program’s progress toward stated goals and objectives.
    • Manage and maintain relationships with direct mail consultants and vendors.
    • Confers with Finance Department, Director of Development and Vice President of Institutional Advancement to ensure accurate tracking and reporting of revenue and expense.
    • Assumes responsibility for the direction, coordination and evaluation of the Annual Fund program to further attainment of WPC’s objectives and mission.
    • Carries out management responsibilities for Membership/Annual Fund program in accordance with the Conservancy’s policies, programs and procedures. Responsibilities include development and administration of budgetary information; recommending staff changes or actions; ensuring appropriate training and staff development; providing advice and guidance on the more complex aspects of the job; and resolving complaints or related staff issues.
    • Maintains an effective system of communication throughout the department and organization.
    • Represents and promotes the mission of the Conservancy with members, other organizations and the public.
    • Performs special projects for the division as assigned.
    • Serves as a member of various management committees.
    • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and proven track record of a minimum of four years of successful professional annual giving fundraising experience including financial analysis/budgeting experience, donor acquisition, retention, upgrading and renewal experience.
  • Minimum three years overseeing a membership or annual giving program that includes direct mail, online giving activities.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or other fundraising database software, preferably in a data analysis and management capacity.
  • Leadership and managerial experience with a minimum of three years supervisory experience.
  • Experience with developing and implementing budgets and tracking budgetary results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of general marketing techniques, including direct marketing, digital fundraising/marketing and print material development.
  • Direct experience writing for fundraising and strong knowledge of the principles of same.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, and hands-on knowledge of software such as Office 365.
  • Experience working within a nonprofit organization as a team player and bridge-builder, able to work with a broad range of staff in a positive manner.
  • Knowledge of local suppliers helpful.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular, full-time opportunity which includes a robust benefits package.

Pay

$73,000 – $90,000

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Director, Membership and Annual Fund in the subject line.

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Land Stewardship Coordinator

Laurel Highlands Regional Office (Ligonier, PA) and Bear Run Nature Reserve (Mill Run, PA)

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking an outgoing individual to help care for and manage (steward) thousands of acres of protected lands in the Laurel Highlands and other parts of Western Pennsylvania. The position will be based in Ligonier, Pa. and Mill Run, Pa.  (at Bear Run Nature Reserve). The Land Stewardship Coordinator will report to the director of land stewardship.

Job Duties
  • Conducting monitoring/site visits to WPC preserves and conservation easement lands
  • Investigating and reporting natural resource management issues or violations of easements
  • Preparing baseline reports and management plans
  • Implementing management activities on WPC preserves, with a focus on trail maintenance and invasive species control
  • Assisting with volunteer land steward program
  • Assisting with various record and filing systems
Absolute Requirements
  • Outdoor experience, map and compass skills, and a high level of comfort spending time in remote locations is required
  • Must be comfortable talking to people individually or in a group stetting, and be an appropriate WPC representative when meeting with private landowners.
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in natural resource management or related field, or equivalent experience is required.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Must have well-developed verbal and written communication skills as well as strong computer skills.
  • Must excel in working independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be flexible with schedule and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to different locations throughout western PA.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs unassisted
  • Ability to hike long distances over uneven terrain and in variable weather conditions
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge and experience with ArcMap software and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and digital photography
  • Experience using trail-building tools, such as hazel hoes, brush cutters and chainsaws
Location

This position's primary location(s): Laurel Highlands Regional Office (Ligonier, PA) and Bear Run Nature Reserve (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a full-time position with benefits.

Pay

$37,500 – $45,000

Application Process

Please send a letter, resume and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list LSCOORD in the subject line

Application Deadline
March 25, 2022

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Museum Store Sales Associate – Part time

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), at its Fallingwater location, seeks a pleasant and enthusiastic individual to assist customers at the Fallingwater Museum Store.  The primary function of the position is to assist the full-time sales team in the day-to-day operations, which includes providing customer service and selling store merchandise. Retail or customer service experiences preferred.  Must be flexible with schedule, dependable and able to work weekends.

Job Duties
  • Waits on and assists customers with purchases.
  • Accurately processes sales transactions via Point of Sales system.
  • Assists senior associates with opening and closing procedures, which includes cash handling and balancing cash drawer.
  • Restocks merchandise and maintains displays.
  • Cleans Store daily and upholds its appearance.
  • Sells WPC memberships in Museum Store.
  • Supports the Conservancy’s cost containment and fundraising efforts and needs, as applicable.
  • Assists with year-end inventory counts.
  • Assists with organization of backstock and stockroom.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as requested.
Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Stand for long periods of time (at least three hours).
  • Reach overhead and bend over to restock and access stock.
  • Climb a step stool or small ladder.
  • Lift 10 lbs. consistently, and 30lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Qualifications
  • Must have at least two years of sales experience, preferably in a gift shop or home store environment.
  • Must be familiar with computerized Point of Sales systems and possess computer skills.
  • Experience with cash handling is strongly preferred.
  • Professional customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours and ability to work weekends and holidays are required.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This is a part-time opportunity without benefits

Pay

Starting rate: $16.15/hr.

Application Process

To apply, please send a letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list PT Museum Store Sales Associate  in the subject line.

 

Application Deadline
Until filled

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Fallingwater Institute Residency Instructor – Contract Position

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Fallingwater Institute seeks architecture and design professionals who have experience teaching high school and college age students to lead one-week, educational residency programs. Fallingwater Institute Residency Instructors reside on site while teaching and supervising groups of students during full-day, studio-based sessions. Applicants must have all clearances necessary to work with children in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

Location

This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Position Duration

This a contracted, part-time position.

Pay
We offer a competitive salary.
Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Instructor in the subject line.

Application Deadline
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COVID-19 Considerations

Masks are optional within all WPC/Fallingwater locations. We are encouraging vaccinations and will be implementing weekly testing effective March 5, 2022 for those not vaccinated.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.