Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
RAD At Large Board Member Nomination Opportunity:
The Allegheny Regional Asset District Board distributes a portion of the proceeds from the Allegheny County Sales Tax to regional cultural and recreational facilities and programs, libraries, regional parks and other programs based on annual applications received from nonprofit and government organizations. The Board consists of seven voting members, four appointed by the County Chief Executive, two by the Mayor of Pittsburgh and a seventh or “at large” member to be elected by the appointed members “from a list of nominees provided by regional economic and community development organizations.” (Act 77 of 1993) The at large member may be re-elected for an additional term provided he/she is re-nominated and may continue to serve until his/her successor is duly appointed and qualified.
The term of the current at large Board member expires in May 2022. Therefore, in accordance with the Act, the District Board is inviting qualified organizations to submit nominees for election to the at large seat for a term of two years.
Before submitting the name of a nominee, please recognize that the law stipulates stringent requirements that all Board members must meet in order to serve on the Board.
A Board member cannot be: 1) A public officer (elected official); 2) A public official (elected or appointed official); 3) A party officer (of a national committee, county committee or city committee); or 4) A public employee.
In addition, a Board member cannot be an immediate family member of an elected official, public official or party officer. She/he can, however, be an immediate family member of a public employee.
Also, be aware that the at large member must resign from the board of any organization applying for District funds and cannot be an employee of any such organization and will be required to annually file a State Ethics Commission Statement of Financial Interests.
The nomination opportunity closed April 20, 2022.
You can download a PDF of this announcement here.
RAD needs a creative thinker, an idea generator, a thought purveyor, a public relations guru to lead the organizations marketing communications and media effort. An ideal person will be someone who isn’t shy about suggesting a different approach, is able to work independently and set priorities and complete work accurately and on time. If your writing is exceptional and your communication skills are inspiring, and you are an outgoing and eager team mate with a sense of humor then you might be what we need. A successful candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships with funded organizations, Board members and partners, public officials and staff. Preparing effective publications (quarterly newsletter, annual report and press releases) should excite you. Engaging the latest and greatest world of digital and social media should be second nature. Additionally, CMS and web design experience puts you that much further ahead of other candidates. Your success in building working relationships with the press that include story generation and placement is key. Building upon the success of past events, you will need to plan and implement fun annual days that impact thousands and thousands of people. We will accept credentials from interested individuals until April 29, 2022.
You can download a detailed PDF of the position here.
The legislation that created RAD requires its Board of Directors to maintain a Citizen Advisory Board, composed of a diverse pool of individuals from throughout Allegheny County who represent RAD's broad range of community interests.
Each member of the RAD Citizen Advisory Board is appointed for a term of four years.
- Two to three meetings per year
- Advising the RAD board on a variety of issues including input on grantmaking, particularly for new applicants
(Note: the advisory board does not vote on the RAD budget.)
- Site visits to assets with an accompanying written report
- Other duties and opportunities, based on interest and availability
- One advisory member also serves as the liaison to the Allegheny County Library Association
Candidates must be residents of Allegheny County.
RAD values the input and support of its Citizen Advisory Board and in turn, aims to provide meaningful experiences and connections for its members. Those interested in joining RAD's Citizen Advisory Board are encouraged to send an email introduction along with a resume to Diane Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advisory Board members must be nominated and appointed by the RAD Board.
Professional Services Opportunities:
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RAD routinely purchases office supplies in small quantities.
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