Join Our Team!

Candidates are actively being considered on a weekly basis. If interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


To apply please email with the position title in the subject line and include the following documents:


  • – Resume
  • – Cover letter with salary requirements and available start date
  • – Applications for the Development Coordinator position must include a writing sample representative of your development work


Open Position: Strategic Programming Manager


This position works closely with the President & CEO and in collaboration with the Director of Youth Programming. The Strategic Programming Manager is an emerging leader who will advance the mission and vision of the Council through effective forward-thinking programming, creative storytelling, and compelling engagement opportunities for new and existing partners across sectors and issue areas. 


This position is full time (40 hours per week, in-person, and telecommuting).


Areas of Responsibility

The position requires a confident, responsible manager who enjoys designing and delivering creative programming, amplifying stories to foster community care about our world, and rallying partners to build a more globally minded and globally connected world.


The key objectives of this position are to:

  • -Manage a small team to:
        • -design and implement high-quality in-person and virtual programming
      • -create innovative communications and fundraising campaigns
      • -convey a cohesive and compelling message to our audiences
  • -Increase representation and participation of people of diverse lived experiences
  • -Support the growth of corporate sponsorships and community partnerships 



  • – Organize public facing events to support global learning and community engagement goals across generations, including signature by-youth for-youth convenings
  • – Develop and nurture relationships with new and existing partners
  • – Collect and analyze data from programs and activities
  • – Manage two full time staff and select part time interns
  • – Highlight areas of success, proactively identify areas for improvement and/or concern
  • – Communicate regularly with the President & CEO to share progress reports and strengthen cohesion between programming, communications, and fundraising goals
  • – Accept new challenges and responsibilities to advance the Council’s mission as needed


Preferred Qualifications

  • – Track record creating and implementing programming for 3-5 years preferred, including setting priorities, leading teams, and ensuring quality outcomes for multiple activities
  • – Experience in community engagement and developing partnerships across sectors
  • – Strong communicator, enjoys building relationships
  • – Represent the Council at meetings and events including on evenings and weekends
  • – Experience with social media; MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms to support communication, data tracking, and manage outcomes


Other Specifications

  • – A laptop or personal computer, reliable access to WiFi, and phone are required
  • – Valid driver’s license and/or ability to commute to work-related events across the Pittsburgh region is required


Character Profile

  • – Enjoys working on multiple projects at once
  • – Thrives in a fast-paced hybrid environment, appetite for continuous learning
  • – Self-starter, can-do attitude, compassionate, inclusive, and thoughtful attention to detail
  • – Globally-minded, actively working to be antiracist, authentically connects with people 
  • – Genuine interest in world affairs such as immigration, human rights, climate action
  • – People from diverse lived experiences, cultures, and identities are encouraged to apply


Compensation & Benefits 

  • – Salary is in the $40,000 to $45,000 range, based on experience
  • – Competitive insurance package
  • – Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • – Professional development opportunities
  • – Flexible teleworking 


Open Position: Youth Programming Coordinator – Global Minds


Position Summary

The World Affairs Council seeks a passionate and qualified individual to coordinate its Global Minds Program. Reporting directly to the Director of Youth Programming, the position’s primary responsibility is to support school-based, youth-led programming, and events. By interfacing with administrators, faculty, and students, they will deepen relationships with schools where the Global Minds Program is active and forge new opportunities with schools and educators outside of the network. As the Council aims to serve underrepresented young people who historically have had limited access to global learning, the Coordinator will identify priority schools and programs for programmatic outreach. They will provide chapter leaders with curricular support and community resources based on the Council’s youth education portfolio. They will work in partnership with student leaders to develop and enhance critical dialogue and facilitation skills, cultural humility and empathy, and project design and management. The position requires a mission driven, dynamic, high-energy, adaptable person. They must be gifted at working with diverse stakeholders and committed to working with students as equals and amplifying youth voice in this for youth, by youth program.


This position is full-time at 40 hours per week and will be a combination of remote and in-person work. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Areas of Responsibilities 


  • -Coordinate youth programming initiatives in collaboration with the Youth Program Coordinator — Education & Digital Engagement and the Director of Youth Programming, implement quality experiences for youth and educators, amplify youth voice and youth leadership opportunities within the Council. 
  • -Apply effective project management and planning skills to develop a full year of educational programming in advance of each academic year, aligned with the Council’s strategic plan.
  • -Develop a strategic scaling plan and coordinate chapter growth; conduct outreach to recruit and attract youth and educators to the program, and produce appealing recruitment strategies and materials.
  • -Maintain consistent one-on-ones with youth leaders and adult participants to support their development.
  • -Utilize positive youth development and youth-adult partnerships principles to guide the work.
  • -Collaborate with the team to plan events, including camps and conferences, and special initiatives as needed.
  • -Develop training series to prepare adult allies and update curriculum to enhance quality and relevancy of activities.
  • -Support the development of Youth Fellows and Youth Board Members, plan and develop training and professional development, co-design by youth, for youth programming.
  • -Through strategic outreach and recruitment efforts increase representation and participation of people of diverse lived experiences across youth and educator programs, and proactively create and deepen intentional partnerships.
  • -Support the Council’s Youth Programming and other initiatives more broadly as needed.


Evaluation, Research, & Funding

  • -Monitor and track chapter activities and ensure chapter programs are reporting meeting attendance and activities in accordance with set reporting expectations.
  • -Support the continuous evaluation of youth programming using agreed upon shared processes and metrics (e.g. surveys, testimonials).
  • -Stay up to date on the latest research and data regarding best practices in students’ academic preparedness, youth leadership, youth-adult partnership, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • -Assist in the grant process, including providing and reviewing programming language and programmatic goals and impact.



  • -Excellent communicator.
  • -High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative and sense of urgency.
  • -Commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to enthusiastically represent the Council to diverse audiences.
  • -Experience with social media; MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms to support communication, data tracking, and manage outcomes. 
  • -Represent the Council at meetings and events including on evenings and weekends.


Other Specifications

  • -ACT 33/34 Clearances and FBI Background Check are required upon hire.
  • -Valid driver’s license and ability to provide own transportation for work-related travel is required (once in-person work safely resumes).


Preferred Qualifications

  • -Bachelor’s Degree and/or a minimum 2-3 years relevant experience in the field of education or youth development.
  • -Experience with leading and/or mentorship of youth, particularly in afterschool or out-of-school time programs
  • -Experience facilitating youth-driven projects
  • -Experience with social media; MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms such as Slack and Airtable to support communication, data tracking, and manage outcomes.
  • -Proficiency in a foreign language, in addition to English fluency, and previous work with immigrant-origin youth. 


Character Profile

  • -Resourceful, results-oriented self-starter. 
  • -Thrives in a fast-paced, high-performing environment.
  • -Has a highly organized and proactive approach to project management.
  • -Appetite for continuous learning and improvement.
  • -Globally-minded, demonstrates cultural humility.
  • -Comfortable connecting with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • -Can-do, will-do spirit.
  • -Passionate about civic engagement and global learning.
  • -Deeply committed to increasing youth voice and youth leadership, and SEL.
  • -Accepts new challenges and ad hoc responsibilities to advance the Council’s mission as needed.
  • -Genuine interest in world affairs across issue areas (i.e., environment, employment, education, entrepreneurship, and the UN SDGs).


Compensation & Benefits 

  • -Salary is in the $38,000 to $40,000 range, based on experience
  • -Competitive insurance package
  • -Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • -Professional development opportunities
  • -Flexible teleworking


Open Position: Development Coordinator


The World Affairs Council’s mission is to convene and connect people around global issues to build a thriving, competitive, and inclusive Pittsburgh. Serving more than 2,500 students and 1,500 community members each year, the Council has established itself in its 90-year history as a regional asset in global learning. We envision a globally minded and globally connected world that is equitable and just for all.


Position Summary

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Development Coordinator is responsible for bringing both structure and imagination to the growing sophistication of our development activities, especially around individual giving, corporate sponsorships, and special events. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while minding all the details. The ideal candidate has a clear grasp of core components of development with strong writing skills and experience in development operations.

 This position is full-time at 40 hours per week and will be a combination of remote and in-person work. Candidates outside the Pittsburgh region will also be considered for a fully remote position if qualifications align. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Development Strategy

  • Work closely with the President and CEO  to update existing development plan to accomplish organizational goals as they evolve
  • -Project manage the CEO’s fundraising work, directing her where and how best to spend her time and efforts on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
  • -Stay up-to-date with best practices, trends, and research regarding fundraising strategies and donor engagement


Individual Donor Development

  • Conduct research on prospective and existing donors, recording all notes in the Council’s CRM and preparing donor portfolios for the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Support the design and execution of two annual, multi-channel fundraising appeals
  • Support the the Council’s annual Spring Soiree fundraising event by tracking sponsorship and tickets toward goal and supporting host committee fundraising efforts
  • Maintain accurate, segmented donor distribution lists
  • Manage the Council’s monthly donor program to build relationships with this community and ensure timely and targeted stewardship
  • Project manage all peer-to-peer and third-party fundraising requests, including reviewing all fundraiser requests to ensure mission alignment and serving as the main POC to support fundraisers
  • -Project manage the execution of the Council’s stewardship plan to ensure appropriate gift recognition and stewardship
  • -Attend select funding meetings with the  President and CEO


Corporate Partnerships

  • Manage benefits delivery for current corporate partnerships and work with the CEO to identify meaningful partnership opportunities to build new relationships
  • Work with the President and CEO to manage the Foundry, the Council’s unique corporate partnership program
  • Assist the CEO in managing Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) corporate partnerships to ensure annual renewal and compliance with state paperwork


Development Operations and Reporting

  • -Responsible for all gift processing and donor acknowledgment of both online and offline donations, working closely with the accounting team 
  • -Spearhead data input, ensure data integrity and accuracy in all records and reports in the CRM
  • -Collaborate with the President and CEO to ensure all prospective gifts have open tasks leading to their solicitation and closing
  • -Produce weekly, monthly, and annual donor reports for Council leadership 
  • -Routinely update how-to documentation to codify and safeguard systems


Development Communications

  • -Work closely with the Communications Coordinator on the formatting, designing, and distribution of marketing materials, annual reports, and other collateral, as needed
  • -Develop creative and mission-centric fundraising messaging that articulates the special role of the Council in creating a more globally-minded region and the impact of that work on the community


Qualifications & Skills

  • -At least 3 years of nonprofit development experience
  • -Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to adapt writing between formal proposals and informal individual communications 
  • -Excited to propose fresh ideas without prompting by leadership, open to feedback on those ideas, and persistent enough to bring them to life
  • -Outgoing, flexible, creative, and able to thrive in a collaborative, evolving environment
  • -Multi-tasker, highly organized, attention to detail and deadlines
  • -Genuine interest in global issues (e.g. diplomacy, human rights, resilience, immigration)
  • -MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms such as Slack and Airtable to support communication and project management


Other Specifications

  • -A laptop or personal computer, reliable access to WiFi, and phone are required, including comfort using virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, and others
  • -Valid driver’s license and/or ability to commute to work-related events across the Pittsburgh region is required


Compensation & Benefits 

  • -Salary is in the $38,000 to $40,000 range, based on experience
  • -Competitive insurance package
  • -Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • -Professional development opportunities
  • -Flexible teleworking 


Organizational Core Values


INCLUSION We celebrate and embrace diverse lived experiences. We invest in relationships, elevate youth voice, and value all perspectives because we know a collaborative approach to our work is necessary to embody antiracism and pursue equity.


INQUIRY We lead with curiosity. We ask questions and prioritize reflection as we strive for continuous improvement. We allow ourselves and those around us to be vulnerable in the pursuit of learning and growth.


INITIATIVE We take action to solve problems. We meet challenges with a “can do” attitude, push ourselves to reimagine what could be, and take smart risks to find new opportunities and ways to be of service to others.


INTEGRITY We build on a foundation of trust and reliability to consistently deliver quality. We take the time to prepare, hold ourselves and those around us accountable, and take a mindset of alignment and shared purpose into everything we do.


The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culture of inclusion that celebrates and recognizes the strength in our diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.