Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Pitch In For Baseball is accepting applications and inquiries at all times from individuals seeking employment, internships, and/or volunteer opportunities with our organization. 

TITLE:                               Program Manager

REPORTS TO:                  Director of Programs and Operations

START DATE:                   Immediate

REQUIRED HOURS:        Full Time (40 hours+ per week).

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collects and redistributes new and gently used baseball/softball equipment in an effort to increase access to the game and contribute to youth development. PIFB reduces barriers to play and promotes youth development by providing equipment to leagues, schools, and organizations around the world to start, continue, and/or expand baseball and softball programs in under-resourced communities.  Our programs include:

  • Domestic and International Equipment Grants—PIFB equipment grants are designed to help leagues, teams, and community organizations around the globe get the proper equipment to play baseball and softball. Grantees complete required annual reporting detailing the impact of our donation. PIFB averages 200 projects each year.
  • School-Based Program— Launched in 2008, PIFB’s School-Based Program helps schools stretch limited budgets, reduce participation fees, and shift funds to other areas such as transportation.  Currently, PIFB is in ten sites: St. Paul/Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Chicago (2), Bronx, Atlanta, Northern Kentucky, Milwaukee, Tempe, and Memphis.   
  • Disaster Relief Programs—In times of tragedy, children are the most affected. Baseball can help to restore a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos. PIFB has rebuilt entire leagues and helped thousands of kids start their season on time. PIFB has assisted with relief efforts in NY/NJ shoreline following Hurricane Sandy; Joplin, MO; the Gulf Coast region; and Japan.
  • Kids Helping Kids: Youth Philanthropy— Whether for school service learning, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Eagle Scouts, or for fun, nearly 200 kids choose PIFB each year as their charitable partner.  About 65% of the equipment PIFB gives away each year comes from the efforts of motivated, caring kids who run collections and fundraise on PIFB’s behalf.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

Since 2015, PIFB’s programming has increased more than 150%. In 2016, PIFB helped more than 350 leagues, teams, schools, and organizations get the equipment needed to start, continue or expand their baseball and softball programs.  There is about a 50/50 split of funded programs (new equipment) and organic grants (uses new and used equipment).  This position is an important piece of our growth and our ability to fulfill all projects accurately and on a timely fashion.  The primary foci will be: sorting and packing equipment for projects and interfacing with equipment grantees to vet applications and secure reporting requirements.  This person must have a high attention to detail, efficient, and be personable/comfortable with talking to grant recipients and donors.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Unpack, sort, and inspect incoming inventory (both new and gently used)
  • Enter donor information into PIFB database
  • Conduct phone calls/interviews with equipment grant applicants
  • Create packing lists for each equipment grant and prepare donation (packing equipment)
  • Create purchase orders for new equipment when needed
  • Host equipment donors at the PIFB facility and give tours of our warehouse operation
  • Attend equipment distribution events as needed
  • Attend outreach/community events on PIFB’s behalf when appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the operations related duties of this job the individual should be able to:

  1. Lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  2. Be comfortable in a warehouse setting
  3. Stand/walk for long periods of time.
  4. Work in hot and cold conditions.
  5. Close vision and manual dexterity are required to access data utilizing a personal computer.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:

  • A/B.S. required
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high quality standards
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to maintain excellence in a fast moving, often changing environment
  • Ability to present information accurately and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience with international shipping a plus
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising and Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) databases a plus.
  • Forklift certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of the different types of baseball and softball equipment a plus

OTHER

  • PIFB often has programs and events outside of regular business hours. There may be times when you will be asked to work on nights and/or weekends.
  • PIFB also has a warehouse in Los Angeles, California and does programming around the world. The candidate must be comfortable with travel and be able to represent the organization in a professional manner.
  • PIFB offers a generous vacation and benefits package as well as flex time
  • PIFB’s Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders and offers opportunities to network
  • PIFB often has in person representation for grant funded projects, which provides opportunities for travel

If interested in the position, send cover letter and resume to info@pifb.org.  Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.  To download a copy of the job description, click here.