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Innovation Works celebrates milestones, announces regional energy alliance with NETL

Strip District-based 4Moms was the setting for the Innovation Works annual meeting last night, a celebration of milestones achieved by the region’s early-stage investment firm.
 
The largest crowd ever—500 by all estimates—milled about the headquarters of the growing high-tech, baby gear company, now at 88 employees. The treat of the night was a tour of the digs and a sneak peak of what’s to come: a robotic car seat, a lighter weight stroller and an infant chair with the gentle sway of a mother.
 
Those of you who believed that startups could fuel the region’s economy are here tonight, Henry Thorne of 4Moms told the crowd. When small companies grow into large companies and succeed, jobs are created. 
 
The theme, “Made by Entreprenuers,” told the story of some of Pittsburgh’s brightest new companies. Apply for a job today and chances are the listing is generated by The Resumator. IBM’s data analysis efforts are taking place in their Squirrel Hill office, once the startup Vivisimo. threeRivers 3D is making strides as one of the nation’s highest volume manufacturers of 3D scanners. FutureDerm, an AlphaLab startup, sold out of its first product in just three weeks.
 
“We have to feel really good that Pittsburgh is on the right track,” said Rich Lunak, Innovation Works CEO and president. Especially with a company like 4Moms that is building a consumer brand that may one day rival Apple.
 
Prior to the meeting, Lunak shared a major announcement. A new alliance has been formed in the region to commercialize technology coming out of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) with several collaborative partners. Lab research will be conducted in Pittsburgh; the alliance will be headed by NETL and Michele Migliuolo, commercialization alliance manager with IW. 
 
Looking back, this was a good year for job growth and revenues earned by the current crop of companies, Lunak reflected. New products were launched. Strategic partnerships are underway that include a new manufacturing accelerator, AlphaLab Gear. 
 
Looking forward, the agile hardware sector will be a real strength for the region. While software and Internet companies are a strong sector locally, expect energy and advanced materials to make their mark, he said.
 
Among the other highlights:
 
IW invested $4.8 million in technology companies in 2012. By comparison, IW invested $4.9 million in 2011 and $4.6 million  in 2010.
 
IW’s seed fund and accelerator companies accounted for 65% of all Pittsburgh companies raising venture rounds, and were successful in attracting nearly $209 million from VCs, angels, corporate/strategic investors and other sources.
 
Of the follow-on funding, $99 million (45%) came from venture capital and the other largest share of $73 million (35%) came from angel investors.
 
583 jobs were created in the region and retained attributed to IW assistance.

Watch the Innovation Works video. Read the 2012 Annual Report here.
 
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Innovation Works



Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Looking for an internship? Read on...

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company in hiring news.

Interactive tech company Songwhale is hiring developers, engineers and product managers. Check it out!

The University of Pittsburgh Press is hiring an editorial director, a creative person with at least 10 years of experience in scholarly publishing. A bachelor’s degree is required and graduate degree is a plus. This is a senior executive position.
 
DeepLocal is posting seven jobs including four internships: a part-time copywriting summer intern, visual design intern, mobile development intern and a software engineering intern. Other open positions include: android mobile developer (intermediate), iOS mobile developer (intermediate) and web developer (intermediate).
 
Lunametrics in the South Side is hiring an online media strategist, a content manager to create link bait and other SEO-related content for customers.  The job will involve working with the client’s social media in order to enhance rankings, but also involves several other skill sets. It requires someone who can embrace variety and flourish in it.
 
The World Affairs Council is hiring a program coordinator. The ideal candidate should be interested in international affairs. The position involves planning of education programs for middle school and high school students and teachers on a range of global issues.
 
Calgon Carbon Corp. is hiring an associate field service engineer for its Coraopolis office. The company manufactures and services products that generate high power Ultraviolet (UV) light used in disinfection and Oxidation processes (OX).
 
Point Park University is hiring a marketing and public relations coordinator with experience in marketing, arts marketing or working in higher education. Familiarity with social networking and social media marketing practices is a plus.

Carnegie Mellon University is looking for a media tech specialist for its Academic Technologies Services group, a person who specializes in video production and post-production. Qualified candidates are those able to coordinate all aspects of video production in capturing academic courses and special events.
 
The Pittsburgh’s Mayors Office of Service and Civic Engagement has extended the application deadline for Americorps Vista to May 17th. All positions are a one year service commitment to serve the city’s neighborhoods and youth. 

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and send the online link to the job.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Direct Energy, Netronome and more...

Each week Pop City reports on the latest company and hiring news.
 
National retail energy provider Direct Energy Business has 30 open positions. The firm is also seeking a business transformation partner who will lead and contribute to the success of the company’s strategic initiatives with responsibilities ranging from commercializing new products to implementing new business processes.  
 
The other positions include analysts in several areas: market intelligence, front office, natural gas a contract specialist and senior gas billing.
 
Having recently closed on $19 million, Netronome in Cranberry is hiring. The firm is posting openings for a six engineers and a system administrator.  The fabless semiconductor maker plans to grow its sales team and expand its existing office space in the future.
 
Chester Engineers, an engineering firm, has 15 openings in Pittsburgh. The positions cover a wide range of disciplines and professional levels under the engineering umbrella.  Chester provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. 
 
CMU Project Olympus startup Lumator, which assists residential electricity consumers with their electric bill and helps them save money and energy, is hiring software engineers and a vice president of marketing. Contact Preshant Reddy for more information.
 
Conservation Consultants (CCI) located in the South Side is hiring an executive director.  CCI's mission is to promote responsible energy and resource use in homes and buildings through education and the identification of efficiency improvements. 
 
Murrysville-based software developer, Applied Systems Associates (aSa) seeks an enthusiastic IT/applications consultant to install, train, and support our construction-related software and systems both globally and throughout North America.
 
Point Park University is looking for a marketing and public relations coordinator with experience in marketing, arts marketing or working in higher education preferred. Familiarity with social networking and social media marketing practices is preferred.

UPMC Corporate Services downtown is hiring a full-time strategy consultant, a special projects position to support the Special Projects Department.
 
Pittsburgh-based internet TV media outlet “Classic Game Room” is looking for a communications intern to assist in increasing the visibility of the Classic Game Room brand worldwide. Strong writers who are detail-oriented and passionate about gaming should apply.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and send the link to your career page.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Bombardier, Luma Institute and the Mayor's office...

Each week Pop City reports on the latest company and hiring news.
 
Global transportation company Bombardier is posting eight jobs and two internships at its West Mifflin operation. The positions range from an assortment of engineering jobs to project management. The firm is also looking for project management intern and software engineering intern.
 
Luma Institute is hiring a senior program director, a position that seeks world-class designers, innovators and teachers to run Luma programs around the world. The ideal candidate should have at least seven years experience as a design or innovation professional.

Flying Cork Media, a strategic marketing communications firm, is seeking a full-time creative writer. This position will assist in all client campaign writing, ensuring all initiatives are strategically and creatively aligned to clients’ needs, while being delivered on time and on budget. 

The Pittsburgh’s Mayors Office of Service and Civic Engagement is hiring for four Americorps Vista positions in July. All positions will involve the development, expansion, and streamlining of various servePGH programs.
 
PULSE, the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Experience, seeks a part-time, high energy person to coordinate the office and help the small non-profit as it grows.  PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders who are working to transform Pittsburgh.
 
Metro Family Practice is looking for a triage nurse for its family practice located in Wilkinsburg. The ideal candidate should be flexible and able to work both evenings and weekends.
 
Carnegie Mellon University seeks a senior writer/editor for national media outreach. As part of the public relations team, this position contributes to strategic public relations and internal communications in support of CMU’s Software Engineering Institute.
 
WPXI-TV and Cox Enterprises is looking for an experienced hard news reporter with energy, the skills and a passion for breaking news. Multiple talents are required and being a star on social media is a must.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the link to the job on your company website.

Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Aquion Energy, EQT, Burns White and more...

Each week Pop City reports on the latest company and hiring news in the region.

Aquion Energy
, developers of greener batteries and energy storage systems, is hiring upward of 10 people for its Pittsburgh office and is seeking another dozen for its Westmoreland County operation.
 
The company recently announced a $35 million financing round from Microsoft founder Bill Gates as well as Microsoft Bright Capital, Gentry Venture Partners and others. The funding will be used to ramp up business, including a high-volume manufacturing plant that will begin shipping product by year end 2013.
 
Pittsburgh jobs include: chemical and electrical engineers, inside sales reps, marketing manager, manufacturing technicians, senior mechanical systems engineers and a product test manager.

Burns White is adding a litigation associate to its growing construction practice area. The construction practice represents design professionals, design-build entities, owners and construction managers. 
 
The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum has three part-time positions that will work to coordinate an 8-week program, Food City Fellows Northside, a teen gardening program that gives teens first-hand experience with healthy meal planning and gardening. The positions include two coordinators for the program and a gardening specialist.
 
The Sprout Fund is looking for a communications assistant to support the work of the team of program officers in managing Sprout’s many programs. This new staff position assists with all communications, documentation, and promotional activities of The Sprout Fund.
 
Seegrid Corp., maker of robotic industrial trucks, is seeking a field service technician to work on robot applications and on-going customer projects by providing advanced technical support. The position is responsible for instructing customers regarding the operation and handling of the trucks and will respond to technical product issues.
 
Seegrid is also looking for an applications engineer who will play a role in the pre-sales engineering of robotic industrial truck systems.

Energy company EQT is posting openings for six positions in Pittsburgh: administrative assistant, land technicians, a landman, senior system analyst, vice president of trading and asset management and an accounting intern.
 
The Sewickley Patch (AOL) is looking for an advertising manager who will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites in the Pittsburgh region. Knowledge of the surrounding communities as well as digital and social media is key.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the job links.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Pittsburgh among the top performing regions in country says Allegheny Conference

A record crowd attended the annual luncheon held at the Fairmont yesterday to hear highlights of the Allegheny Conference's 2012 annual report with speakers ranging from PNC's Jim Rohr to Acquion Energy's CEO Scott Pearson.
 
David Malone, vice chair of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, reported on wins and current areas of focus. "If the last 30 years were focused on job creation," said Malone, the next 30 years will be focus on education, training and re-training for jobs.

The number of "wins" reported this year "underscore the confidence companies have in this region," and underscored the fundamental strengths of the diverse economy, said Malone in his introduction."I know you will find these numbers exciting," he said then cracked, "along with my presentation."

In the wrap up, Dennis Yablonsky reported on 2013 priorities, which include the dual infrastructure challenges of sewage problems and transportation.

Among the takeaways:
·       The 10-county Pittsburgh region is one of only three U.S. metros to have fully recovered from the recession, according to the Brookings Institution.
 
·       The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) reports 269 economic development deals (or wins) in terms of investment and development projects. The deals are expected to create 8,388 new jobs in the region over the next few years and retain 3,422 jobs to a total employment impact of 12,000 jobs.
 
·       A total $3.2 billion in capital investment was reported in 2012, the highest amount since 2007 when the record-keeping began. Investment projects were $1.8 billion, $750 million more than 2011. Development projects totaled $1.4 billion.
 
·       2012 marked a year of record-high employment and Pittsburgh position as a national leader for job growth in high-wage industries.
 
·       Existing regional businesses that are expanding remain the backbone of the economy and account for the majority of announced deals. In 2012, 72 percent of the deals (151) involved the expansion or retention of existing companies. Expansions on average account for two-thirds of investment wins over the past five years.
 
·       Manufacturing was the biggest winner last year. In 2012, there were 59 deals in this sector, an increase from 53 in the previous year, making the industry sector the strongest. 
 
·       In other sectors, energy had 53 wins, 21 of which were in the coal and natural gas sector. 60% of energy wins came from outside the natural resources sector.
 
·       Financial and business services is the largest contributor to the region’s gross regional product.

Writers: Tracy Certo and Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Bayer Material Science, Phipps, Kelly Strayhorn and more...

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company hiring news.

Phipps Conservatory in Oakland is hiring for four full-time positions: finance administrative assistant, retail/ guest services management, building maintenance technician and a heavy custodial laborer. In addition, two part-time jobs and two internships are available: event assistant, guest service associate and a studio intern and pest-management intern.

Kelly Strayhorn Theatre is hiring a production assistant, a part-time position (25 hours a week) to assist the production manager in coordinating and executing a number of live events. The theatre provides provocative theatre that attracts local, national and international productions.
 
Expedient Data Centers in Pittsburgh is looking for an application engineer to join Pittsburgh’s team of four developers to work with the latest open-source projects that help companies manage everything from their energy usage to their operating system.
 
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is seeking a foundation & grants coordinator. This full time position involves research and successful funding of foundation and government proposals for both capital and programmatic projects as well as corporate sponsorships for various exhibits and projects throughout the Zoo. 

Monroeville-based Chorus Call, working in the audio and video conferencing space, is hiring a software engineer with relevant IT experience.
 
Bayer Material Science, a leading producer of polymers and high-performance plastics, is hiring a marketing communications manager. A B.S. in a technical or business related field and 7-10 years of experience is required.
 
MarketSpace Communications in Cranberry is hiring a PR & Social Media Intern. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience and a degree in communications.
 
Attention all those seeking an entry-level job or internship with a computer science or engineering background. Network with area companies at Tech Connect, an informal recruiting event at Pitt’s William Pitt Union in the ballroom on the main floor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th.

In other job related news, a Neighborhood Employment Center has opened to help Northside residents write and polish resumes and find jobs. The center is open 5 days a week, from 12-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and offers many free job-seeking services.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include a job description and career link.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Looking for a more meaningful job? ReWork takes on the purpose-driven career search

Landing a good job is one thing. But finding a career that is both meaningful and purpose-driven is another challenge altogether. 
 
ReWork is a Pittsburgh recruiting agency for the new economy, bringing talented people together with companies that offer rewarding careers, whether it means working for a social enterprise, a nonprofit or a company with the right mix of opportunities.
 
Take Katherine Camp, a Pittsburgh graduate with a master’s degree in international sustainable development. ReWork helped her realize her dream to work abroad by locating a position with a dairy company in India, explains Abe Taleb, ReWork founder.
 
ReWork evolved out of The Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, Colo, he explains. The program convinced him of the value in pivoting his former company, TerraShift, into a talent recruiting agency for social enterprise. 
 
“Most of the people we work with are not active job seekers,” he says. “Many (already) work full-time but want more meaningful opportunities. They want to utilize their skills and give their career a better focus.” 
 
Through an online service, ReWork matches talented individuals from all over the U.S. with national and international organizations committed to making the world a better place. The firm, which launched a year ago, employs 6 full-time people.
 
Rework is planning a series of forums to introduce entreprenuers and talented professionals to companies who are making a difference. The next Scrimmage in the Rust Belt, a day-long event, will be held on April 6th at Thrill Mill, 6024 Broad St., East Liberty from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

The mentors will include Donna Myers of TowerCare Technology, Mike Woycheck of AlphaLab and John Cilli of BHiveLab (part of Brunner Works). The cost is $50 to attend and includes breakfast and lunch.
 
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Abe Taleb, ReWork
 

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Omnyx Integrated, WQED, Compunetix and more...

Each week Pop City reports on hiring and company news in the region.
 
Omnyx Integrated, a division of GE Healthcare developing digital pathology solutions, is hiring 11+ for a variety of positions at its Pittsburgh corporate headquarters: principal quality engineer, technical support engineers, senior scientist, product management vice president, materials manager, design/ drafter, master technician and project coordinator/specialist.
 
WQED Multimedia is looking for a director of local and national on-air fundraising and production. The ideal candidate will oversee, produce and strategize all local and national fundraising efforts in raising upwards of $2.5 million for the organization. A minimum of five to 10 years in fundraising is necessary.
 
Alung Technologies, a provider of advanced respiratory support solutions, is hiring an executive assistant/HR coordinator. The position will be responsible for coordinating administrative and human resource matters and performing administrative functions.

Compunetix in Monroeville is hiring a technical writer/trainer to work with technical staff in preparation to write technical documents as well as conducting operations training on audio/ video conferencing products.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking a conservation professional to manage a large, complex conservation project in the Laurel Highlands portion of the Central Appalachians ecosystem, including Ligonier Valley, through permanent land conservation. Productive working relationships with community leaders and public private agencies are key. The job requires working out of the Ligonier office two days a week.
 
Immunetrics, a Pittsburgh bio-simulation company developing “silico” modeling, is looking for a mathematical modeler. The company’s modeling technology provides critical information to accelerate and improve drug discovery and development.

UPMC is hiring a senior systems analyst to support the PUH-Health Information Management Department for its Melwood Building location. 

Construction Junction is seeking an administrative assistant to provide office services for general operational and fundraising purposes. The job will initially be 16 hours a week but the schedule may vary to accommodate Big Pour, CJ’s annual fundraiser.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and send the links.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Rhiza Labs, Industry Weapon, The Frick and more...

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in hiring and company news in the region.

Industry Weapon is hiring for six positions and has an opportunity for an intern. The positions include: sales administrator, customer support, quality assurance agent, motion graphics animator, software engineer, window developer and a social media/ branding intern. 
 
Learn more about these positions and the company at one of several open houses on one of four days, from March 19-22, at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the company’s offices at 900 Parish Street in Pittsburgh. Dress is casual.

Pittsburgh tech company Rhiza Labs is hiring for four full-time positions and an intern: front end user interaction designer, front end developer, software engineer, junior software engineer and a software engineering intern. Rhiza has also announced a Data Visualization Contest, challenging anyone to take any public data and turn it into a map, chart, or game. First prize is $350.
 
Pittsburgh grocer Giant Eagle is hiring for a wide range of positions in both retail and corporate environments. Current openings include a manager of digital strategy and a sourcing manager. The digital strategy manager will provide a roadmap to support customer loyalty and drive profitable sales; seven years of digital marketing experience and a bachelor’s degree is required. The sourcing manager will handle strategy and supply stream management. From three to five years of sourcing experience is required.

Etcetera Edutainment, a CMU spinout that is applying gaming principles to educational tools for a wide range of businesses and industries, is hiring a software/game developer responsible for leading software development as part of a team with game designers and artists. Interested applicants should contact the company by email careers@etcedu.com
 
The Mattress Factory on the North Side is looking for an office manager to provide support to the various departments of the museum.
 
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is seeking a marketing and special events manager to assist with their work to advance initiatives that foster economic vitality and improve downtown life.  
 
The Frick Mansion and the Art and Historical Society is looking for its next director of finance and administrative services. 
 
Tobacco Free Allegheny, established in 2002 by the Allegheny County Health Department to manage the county’s tobacco prevention and control program, is seeking an executive director. 
 
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, in the midst of developing a 460 acre botanical park and education center, is seeking an environmental/ social work intern who will work with leadership to design a comprehensive youth development and vocational training program for youth ages 10 through 18 among other duties.
 
In other career related news, the Oakland Career Center will open on March 13th at 4 p.m. in central Oakland with tours of the newly renovated space. The space, a reclaimed vacant building on a neglected city corner and part of the Oakland Planning and Development Corp., will house JobLinks and School 2 Career programs. It will also accommodate job fairs and events for area employers.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and send the links to the jobs.

Writer: Deb Smit
 
 
 
 
 

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Co-eXprise, Mind Over Media, Flashgroup and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest hiring news in the region.
 
Wexford-based software company Co-eXprise is expanding its team. The company hired 17 in 2012 and currently has three openings for a sales director of the western region, a junior software engineer and a system administrator engineer. The firm provides sourcing software to manufacturers to facilitate their businesses.
 
CMU spinout Flashgroup, founded by two CMU professors, is exploring ways to facilitate a faster-paced social network. The company is hiring three: Python developer for NLP Analytics; a system administrator and a UI/UX designer. Those adept in IT need apply.
 
Mind Over Media, a Pittsburgh marketing strategy firm, is hiring a facilities technician, a key role that will support video and post-production needs. The firm creates multi-channel products for higher education, college athletics and the corporate sector.
 
Little Earth Productions, the South Side company that makes cool purses and recently landed a big contract for the Terrible Towel, is looking for a marketing associate to assist with marketing and the promotion of licensed sports accessories.
 
ShowClix is on the lookout for a director of marketing. The ideal candidate will provide leadership, training and management to the ShowClix marketing team and be able to juggle multiple projects (in the air) simultaneously.
 
The Pittsburgh office of Bombardier is hiring a technical writer/ editor intern to author sections of manuals and smaller documents. The job requires editing and publishing operation and maintenance manuals, illustrated parts catalogs and training documentation as well as assisting in other technical writing duties.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City the details and include the link.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Highmark, Mylan and Google (again)

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company and hiring news.
 
Pittsburgh Google in Bakery Square, the office with theme-park seating and a ceiling hammock, reports three new job openings that sound like engineers on a buying spree, but actually have more to do with online advertising and data feeds: partner operations specialist, shopping; partner technology manager, shopping and partner solutions manager.
 
Pittsburgh-based insurance company Highmark has 17+ openings across several departments:  accountants, case management support specialists, business analysts, registered nurses, practice managers, health coaches, fraud analysts, software services and more.
 
Highmark is also seeking energetic college undergrads and grads for a variety of internships: a finance undergrad intern, pharmacy undergrad interns and graduate interns. All will gain hands-on, practical experience through direct exposure to the business and day-to-day operations.
 
Mylan, the Canonsburg-based pharmaceutical company, has six new postings: tax analyst, copy editor, executive assistant, internal audit staff, legal secretary copy writer. 

Mylan also is looking for a market research intern to support the daily priorities of the global creative function within the marketing department.
 
PNC Financial Services is looking for a manager of external communications. The position involves building a positive external image and reputation for PNC through strong communication to key audiences, primarily new media representatives.
 
Immunetrics, a Pittsburgh bio-simulations company in the drug discovery space, is hiring a software engineer with a minimum of two years experience in the industry.
 
The Ellis School in Shadyside is looking for a director of development, an enthusiastic professional to work with the school’s leadership to assist in the strategic planning process and plan for its Centennial celebration in 2016.
 
Newton Consulting is hiring a director of digital marketing. The ideal candidate will be a power user of social media communities, network and tools with a solid understanding of how to increase the company's visibility, influence, interaction and sales acceleration through online networks. 
 
The Fairmont Hotel downtown has full-time openings for 15+ people: receiving clerk, receiving/purchasing manager, assistant front office manager, paymaster/labor analyst, income audit/general cashier, assistant banquet manager, concierge, steward and cooks.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the links.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Looking for an internship? Summa Technologies and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest hiring news in the region. This week we include a few internships too.
 
IT consulting and software company Summa Technologies is hiring at least a dozen people for a variety of positions: developers, technical consultants, senior product managers, administrative assistants and more. The company has been on a growth spurt and doubled in size in the last five years. 
 
Tech Shop, the new membership-based workshop studio opening in Bakery Square, is hiring talented people with teaching experience to join its pool of instructors. Instructors not only teach machine skills but safety, etiquette and responsibility. This is a part-time job and offers opportunities to create and teach your own classes. Read all about Tech Shop in Pop City this week.
 
Dick’s Sporting Goods is looking for a community relations coordinator responsible for creating, supporting, executing and evaluating community Relations events, charitable programs and corporate giving strategies as well as additional responsibilities. 
 
NHS Human Services is hiring a communications specialist for its Coraopolis office, a professional in the field of speech and hearing to provide assessment, program recommendations and communication training for those with speech and language deficits. Flex time is available.
 
Chatham University is looking for someone to teach its organizational behavior class, a part of their MBA program in the Fall of 2013. The seven-week class is held from 6 to 9 .m. on a day to be announced.  Qualified instructors may inquire or send a resume/CV directly to Bruce Rosenthal (brosenthal@chatham.edu).
 
A new child advocacy nonprofit, Allies for Children, is seeking its first executive director. The organization is an advocate for children and youth with a focus on the well-being of the children most at-risk.
 
United Way of Allegheny County is looking for a corporate relations manager. Three to five years of outside account management, sales presentations skill, fundraising and volunteer management is sought.

Beyond Spots and Dots has an internship for an aspiring web developer with programming skills in HTML, CSS, PHP & Javascript. A strong desire to produce quality client websites is key. The internship involves maintaining and updating client websites, creating new websites and a desire to learn and implement new technologies.

Pitt Ohio with offices in the Strip District is hiring a summer intern who is a major in safety. Applicants must have a minimum QPA of 3.0 and be proficient in MS Office.

Looking to hire or attract a qualified summer intern? Email Pop City and include the links.
 
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Brunner, Phipps, PNC and more

Each week Pop City reports the latest news in company hiring.
 
Pittsburgh downtown ad agency Brunner is hiring 10 people for a variety of positions: application developer, art director, copywriter, digital project manager, junior digital designer, part-time publicist, senior project manager, ex/digital/mobile designer, vp of social media and a web analyst.
 
PNC Bank has career opportunities in a multitude of positions across several departments for: supervisors, senior investment advisors, marketing business analysts, finance analysts, mortgage analysts, tax supervisors, senior accountants and more.
 
Wexford-based Lucas Systems, a software company that provides a voice-based headset system for warehouse and logistics tasks, is hiring four people and looking for two interns. The positions include: product engineers, a software engineer and software support engineer and two internships in software support and software engineering.
 
Think Through Learning, a web-based education company providing customized online math instruction for students K-12, is hiring an agile project manager for its Pittsburgh office.
 
Pittsburgh-based Burson-Marsteller, a global publication relations and communications firm, is looking for a public relations associate to coordinate production and distribution of materials.
 
Engineered Style, an Alpha Lab startup developing a fashion-based web and mobile applications to assist style-challenged men, is looking for a software engineer to join the team. Join an Alpha Lab team and develop a web and mobile-based platform. Two years of software experience is preferred.
 
LaRoche College is hiring a multimedia designer.
 
Ker Communications in Pittsburgh is hiring copywriters on an as needed basis; this is not a full-time position. Ker is looking for creative and reliable writers who can put together a well-written article, series of articles or website content.
 
Phipps is seeking a full-time facilities manager to manage maintenance of all buildings, exterior grounds and gardens, as well as equipment maintenance, special exhibits and construction projects.
 
Phipps is also hiring a temporary seasonal grower to maintain and care for plants in the Conservatory and gardens.
 
Got hiring news? Contact Pop City and include the links to the job. Check out last week's listings.
 
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Who isn't? 50+ jobs posted this week starting with Deeplocal

Pop City reports on companies hiring in the region each week. This week several very cool companies report the hiring of five or more employees.
 
Deeplocal regaled the entrepreneurial community with an open house at its expansive new digs in the Strip District last Thursday evening. As Nathan Martin, CEO, put it in his remarks to those in attendance, let the hiring begin.
 
The highly creative marketing firm is revving its engines with clients like Disney, Reebok and Nike.  Current openings include account manager, Android and iOS mobile developers, web developer and two interns for mobile development and software engineering.
 
Branding Brand works the mobile commerce space and counts American Eagle, Ralph Lauren and Sehora among its clients. The firm is hiring nine people in a variety of positions: lead software engineer, web application developer, account manager, project manager, iOS developer, director of account management, VP of project management, quality assurance director and a financial analyst.
 
4 moms is the company behind creative robotic technology that is taking the art of parenting to the next level. The Strip District firm has more than doubled each of the last four years and expects to double again this year.
 
The firm is hiring 13 people at the present time, looking for mechanical and software engineers, a user experience designer, network administrator, logistics and quality technicians and product developers.  There’s an internship for an industrial graphic designer too.
 
EDMC, one of the largest providers of post-secondary education opportunities, is hiring four for marketing and IT positions: admissions representative, academic advising manager, systems analyst III and software supervisor.

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is hiring a chief learning officer.
 
Kelly Strayhorn Theatre in East Liberty is hiring an event manager.
 
MEMS Industry Group is looking for a marketing associate.
 
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hiring a director of media relations.
 
SnapRetail is looking for a sales rep for its Pittsburgh-based tech company that helps to market independent retailers through its online marketing system.
 
College Prowler, the online service that guides students through the college decision process, is hiring a quality assurance analyst.
 
Philips Electronics, developer of medical devices for the care of neonates and infants, is hiring a technical writer for its Children’s Medical Ventures New Product Development Dept.

Premier Medical Associates, is growing rapidly and hiring and hiring 16 for its Monroeville, Forest Hills and Penn Hills offices. Positions include: medical assistants, physician assistants, patient care coordinators, accounts receivable and patient care reps.

The architectural and urban design firm of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative is in need of talented and motivated team members with one to five years of post-degree professional experience.  The ideal candidates must also possess excellent communication and graphic skills with both hand-drawn and digital media. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in urban design.
 
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Writer: Deb Smit
 

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