Position Description: Full-Time Executive Director

The SHUC Executive Director is the principal employee of SHUC and is responsible for allocating the necessary time to the various responsibilities of the position.  The position reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

Major Responsibilities

The SHUC Executive Director:

  • Oversees the day to day operation of the organization.
  • Develops and coordinates programs designed to promote the organization and its services to the community. 
  • Works with the Treasurer to propose an annual budget for board approval and provides monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization and operates within the approved budget.  
  • Works with the Development Committee to actively raises funds from members, individual donors, community organizations, businesses and foundations to ensure the financial health of SHUC.
  • Cultivates and manages relationships with members, residents, other non-profit organizations, businesses, and government officials to advance the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Supervises Squirrel Hill Magazine editor to ensure that magazine content is appropriate and is distributed on a timely basis.
  • Is active and visible in the community.
  • Represents SHUC at neighborhood, community and governmental meetings and other committees as necessary, and communicates the goals of SHUC.
  • Makes arrangements for interns and hires and supervises part-time staff and consultants as needed for supporting the SHUC activities.
  • Is proficient with word processing software, spreadsheet software, CM donation management software and presentation software such as Adobe Suites, Office 365, and others.
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors to periodically review the mission and vision and to develop the strategic agenda.
  • Supports SHUC’s sponsored and co-sponsored events.
  • Supports SHUC Committee Chairs upon request as directed by the President.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Strong communication skills including public speaking and writing.
  • Experience with community outreach and/or public relations.
  • Demonstrated financial management skills.
  • Ability to develop and deploy social media and communication tools to engender continued support of constituents and stakeholders.
  • Ability to multi-task and organize, manage and lead in a volunteer supported organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with board members, staff, partner organizations, elected officials, and other civic leaders.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Planning, Management or a related field, and at least three years’ experience working in an administrative or senior staff position in a non-profit community organization is preferred.
  • Available car and valid driver’s license.

Salary and Additional Information

  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience and will be negotiated.  The minimum benefits included in the offer are: paid time off and worker’s compensation.
  • The SHUC Board realizes that requirements of fulfilling the responsibilities of the position do not always occur during regular business hours, therefore scheduling and time management of related activities is at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Application Process

  • Please email resumes with cover letter to president@shuc.org.
  • Please be prepared to offer references.
  • The deadline for submitting applications is July 9, 2019, 5:00 pm.