University Talent Alliance

 

About:

The Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education and InnovatePGH have brought together universities in the Pittsburgh Innovation District to launch a workforce development pilot program in collaboration with the Community College of Allegheny County and Partner4Work. This program aims to serve economically disadvantaged populations in neighborhoods proximate to the Fifth/Forbes corridor.

This initiative will create career pathways primarily for low-income residents who lack a four-year degree and reside in neighborhoods with an unemployment rate that is more than double the city average. Through partnerships with Homewood Children’s Village and the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, this pilot has been designed for city residents, largely in Homewood, Hill District, Oakland, and Uptown, who are seeking immediate work.

 

How the Program Works:

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More Information — How to Participate:

Residents of Homewood should contact Homewood Children’s Village:

Katherine Marshall — 412-376-5616 — kmarshall@hcvpgh.org

Residents of other city neighborhoods should contact Oakland Planning and Development Corporation:

Jarrett Crowell — 412-621-7863, ext. 13 — jcrowell@opdc.org

 

Qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.

  • One year of office experience or Administrative Training preferred 

  • Proficiency or knowledge in use of Microsoft Office is required. 

  • Communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as good customer service acumen is essential.

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. 

  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and diplomacy. 

  • The ability to prioritize effectively, handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline driven environment, and be a self-starter.

  • Strong desire to work in a team-oriented atmosphere. 

 

Training Details:

Weekdays from March 18 - April 12, 8:30am to 3:30pm

CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center, 701 N. Homewood Ave.

 

Employer Information:

Carlow University

Candidates selected for positions at Carlow University may be hired into full-time permanent positions. Permanent positions include the university’s benefits program with healthcare, retirement, and tuition remission. In accordance with Carlow’s hiring policy, all employees are in a probationary period for the first six months. 

Chatham University

Candidates selected for positions at Chatham University may be hired into full-time permanent positions. Permanent positions include the university’s benefits program with healthcare, retirement, and tuition remission. 

University of Pittsburgh

Candidates selected for positions at the University of Pittsburgh may be hired as full-time temporary employees and transition to permanent roles dependent on availability and successful performance. Temporary positions include healthcare benefits through the Affordable Care Act. Permanent positions include the university’s benefits program with healthcare, retirement, tuition remission, and free Port Authority transit.