We are currently accepting proposals for a Board Development Consultant.

Available Positions

Founded in 2017, Hello Neighbor works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives. In that time we’ve matched 122 refugee families from 13 countries of origin and together with their mentors they have tracked over 5,000 mentoring hours. We’ve expanded from our mentorship program to now include family service programs including support for new and expectant moms and their babies, Study Buddy, a food social enterprise, direct services and distributions supporting families’ needs, and a national program supporting other refugee and immigrant nonprofits around the country.

Read more about our mission, vision and core values.

Why It’s Great to Work Here:

  • We are doing innovative work supporting refugees and immigrants
  • We are building a diverse and multicultural community and workplace
  • You will learn a lot and develop new skills
  • We like to take big risks
  • You opinion matters and will help shape Hello Neighbor’s growth and impact
  • We are a small collaborative team that works together closely
  • We are one-part startup and one-part nonprofit, you’ll get to learn about both
  • We have received national recognition for our work and it’s an exciting time to join our team
  • Our office is in a sunny and inviting space in Larimer. It’s a positive and great workplace environment

Join our growing team! See a list of our current open positions below.

Board Development Consultant (RFP)

Hello Neighbor has experienced rapid growth from its inception in 2017. The Board of Directors has evolved from a “working” to a governance Board. Hello Neighbor seeks a consultant to work alongside the Board to: (1) formalize and update its bylaws, processes and procedures; (2) create a set of shared expectations for Board members and staff; and (3) advise the Board how it can best serve the organization as Hello Neighbor continues to grow and scale nationally.

Project Deliverables and Specifications

  • Review bylaws and other governance documents and recommend enhancements in line with best practices for professionalized nonprofit organizations;
  • Create a framework and supporting materials for identifying, screening, electing, onboarding, and evaluating board members;
  • Assist in identifying the respective roles and responsibilities for board members and staff;
  • Review existing committee structure and goals and recommend enhancements or future opportunities;
  • Create a process for succession planning for board officers and committee chairs;
  • Review existing executive director evaluation process and recommend enhancements;
  • Propose guidelines for effective communication between board and staff, including board reporting, enhancements to how board meetings are conducted and a calendar of annual milestones;
  • Other needs as identified by board, staff, and/or consultant throughout engagement

Application Instructions

Proposals will be accepted until February 26th. Please email proposals to

Completed proposals should include the following elements:

  • Cover letter outlining interest in the project and relevant experience
  • Proposal of services, including a timeline and proposed fee
  • References for at least 2 similar client projects

Proposal Evaluation Timeline

Competitive proposals will be invited to interview in early March with the engagement expected to begin mid-March.

Important Notes:

  • Hello Neighbor has placed COVID procedures and social distancing policies in place for the safety of all staff, volunteers, and families.
  • Hello Neighbor stands with the Black community in Pittsburgh and throughout the world. We are committed to being an anti-racist and inclusive organization. Read about our commitment and our Core Values.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Hello Neighbor, we are committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. Hello Neighbor is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

Data shows that women more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!