Community Projects Assistant

  • Job
  • Hybrid
  • Deadline: 6-15-24

Website Allegheny League of Municipalities


This position is an inter-organizational partnership with Local Government Academy (Academy) and Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) developed to heighten organizational awareness and provide on-the-ground support to municipalities across the region. Working together, the Academy and ALOM seek to enhance resources to municipal stakeholders to promote our common goal of good governance.

Performance goals for the position:

  • Maintain brand continuity of both organizations across all front-facing channels.
  • Support the production of external communications including, but not limited to newsletters, website content, social media, and organization-wide mailings that require use of spreadsheets and mail merges.
  • Conduct research to support educational programming and operations.
  • Support program registration and contact management software in a manner to enhance client experience.
  • Assist in event and program execution, including attendance at program events, managing registration, and preparation of class resources including handouts, name badges, table signs, and directional signage.
  • Support organizational data management, encompassing project and event related performance metrics, including evaluation tools for assessment of programs and geographic needs.
  • Maintain and update customer relations database.
  • Attend organizational meetings and take minutes as required.

Additional assignments:

Additional assignments may include, but not be limited to support of educational programs; coordination and management of event logistics; and administrative support and clerical functions as appropriate to the needs of the work unit.

Additionally, the Community Projects Assistant will outwardly support the policy initiatives of each organization.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will possess a bachelor degree in a field related to the elements of the position description, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, along with a familiarity with web design and social media applications.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare analytical reports.
  • Comfortable working under and meeting deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to work morning, evening, and occasional weekend in-person events on and off premises.
  • Valid driver license and ability to use personal vehicle to transport equipment to offsite locations with mileage and parking expenses reimbursed.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below reflect the requirements to successfully perform essential functions. Local Government Academy/ALOM will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Employees are occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to hold and feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. Employees must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vison requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to visually focus. Employees may be required to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

About the Allegheny League of Municipalities:

Established in 1974, The Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) is a nonprofit 501(C) 6, membership-based association serving the interests of local government in Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to foster local government by educating elected officials, delivering essential resources and advocating for sound policy and legislation.

ALOM maintains an office in the Northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, while offering a flexible and hybrid working environment which correlates with the key initiatives and events.

About the Local Government Academy:

Established by Allegheny County in 1983, Local Government Academy is a 501 (C) 3, public charity. We are an independent, non-partisan organization that promotes excellence in local government by:

  • Supporting and promoting a strong and responsive local government system
  • Developing effective local leaders
  • Educating public officials, public employees and citizens
  • Building collaborations and partnerships

Located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Local Government Academy offers a comfortable and collaborative working environment. We provide a flexible work schedule for high-performing individuals and, while this position requires in-office presence, Local Government Academy’s remote work policy ensures that our employees have the resources necessary to work remotely when appropriate or as required.

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