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Employment Opportunities

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for:


Research Associate

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a full–time Research Associate (RA) for the Department of Research and Evaluation. The RA will assist in executing department related assignments in program areas including Trauma Recovery, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, and child sexual abuse prevention education.

The RA will be responsible for:

  • Regularly generating reports to funding agencies, including compiling program data and tracking all report dates.
  • Maintaining inter-departmental databases, and monitoring ongoing data collection, entry, and storage methods.
  • Researching grant funding opportunities and preparing literature reviews.
  • Functioning as a liaison between the Clinical and Research departments and troubleshooting needs and issues that arise.
  • Assisting with ongoing research projects.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be a strong writer, with state, local and/or federal grant writing experience.
  • Have experience in designing quantitative and/or qualitative research studies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability using statistical software, including ACCESS, SPSS and SPSS scripts, or comparable statistical programming.
  • Be detail oriented, able to work independently on assigned tasks, and contribute to regular program evaluation.

A Master’s Degree in social or applied sciences, or Master of Public Health (epidemiology or biostatistics preferred) and experience in data analysis and management required. Candidates should possess a dedicated interest in child welfare, abuse prevention, and family policy issues.

An excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision) effective first day of employment, 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

Salary: low 50’s commensurate with experience.

If you meet the qualifications please send/email your resume with a letter of interest to Sandra Singh at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or ssingh@nyspcc.org .

Director of Development and Communications

The Director of Development and Communications (DODC) serves as a key leadership team member and works collaboratively with The NYSPCC’s Executive Director, Board, fundraising staff, volunteer committees, and consultants to lead the fundraising efforts of the organization. The Director recommends short and long-term fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and strategic plan. The Director will identify, prioritize, research and cultivate relationships with donors, with a particular focus on individual and major donor giving. The Director of Development and Communications manages both a small fundraising staff, as well as oversees the organization’s public relations consultants. As a member of the leadership team, the DODC will participate in setting organizational objectives, moving cross-departmental initiatives forward, and exemplifying a commitment to the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

Essential Job Functions:            

The duties outlined below are considered to be the most significant responsibilities of the DODC, ones that are essential for effective performance in this position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and direction for individual giving, corporate and foundation support, special events, product partners, development operations, budget oversight, and coaching of staff.
  • Participate in big picture strategic approaches to fundraising with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Public Relations consultants and leadership team to generate increased giving levels across all lines of development and to achieve organizational and departmental goals.
  • Create and implement plans to meet annual revenue targets and analyze progress against such targets, identifying strategies to address any potential shortfalls.
  • Strategically identify, cultivate and solicit a variety of donors, prospects and other constituencies with tailored stewardship strategies to diversify and grow The NYSPCC’s donor base locally and nationally.
  • Create an infrastructure and environment that supports the development team in achieving their revenue goals.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, lead and inform the Board of Directors of fundraising strategy, activities, achievements and issues.
  • Oversee all marketing and agency communications, including website content and the annual report.
  • Oversee content development and calendar for all donor services including acknowledgement letters, direct appeals, and select solicitation materials.
  • Represent The NYSPCC to donors, prospects, volunteers and other key constituents.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.


  • 10-12 years of experience in donor cultivation and solicitation with a demonstrated capacity to manage relationships with individual and corporate donors.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience with budget management and supervision of staff.
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple demands and priorities.
  • Experience of working closely with Board members and a high-net philanthropic community.
  • Experience with online fundraising a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically while managing the implementation of strategies to systematically achieve results.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions independently; Ability to collaborate with others as part of several teams.
  • Commitment to The NYSPCC mission, vision and strategic direction.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required by events and meetings.
  • Highly competent leader of staff and volunteers.
  • Knowledge and experience in gift processing, fundraising reporting, and analysis of prospects and donors.
  • Must possess strong leadership, financial, communication (both written and oral), and administrative skills, as well as proven capability to manage a portfolio of donors.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements via email to Sandra Singh at ssingh@nyspcc.org  or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038. No calls will be accepted.


Assistant Director of Clinical Services

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks an experienced, devoted professional with strong clinical and leadership skills to serve as the Assistant Director of Clinical Services. Only applicants with an LCSW, PhD or PsyD and New York State licensure will be considered. 

The Assistant Director of Clinical Services position will play an essential role in supporting the agency mission of effectively responding to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care.


  • Oversee, in partnership with the Director of Clinical Services, all activities of the Trauma Recovery Program, Therapeutic Visitation Program, and Crisis Debriefing Program
  • Provide clinical supervision to a dynamic team of mental health professionals
  • Provide trauma-focused services to a small caseload of low-income children and families
  • Provide crisis debriefings to child welfare professionals
  • Support the development, delivery and promotion of training curricula on topics such as sexual abuse prevention, trauma-informed care, and wellness/self-care to diverse audiences
  • Support efforts to secure funding for all programs


  • A LCSW, PhD or PsyD, and New York State licensure required
  • Extensive experience working with survivors of violence and trauma required
  • Experience in leadership, providing program oversight and staff supervision required
  • Understanding of the complex dynamics related to domestic violence, child abuse and neglect required
  • Commitment to innovative and anti-oppressive programming required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including public speaking) required
  • Familiarity implementing evidence-based practices preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Salary: $80K commensurate with experience.

The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, including two evenings. Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to Sandra Singh at ssingh@nyspcc.org

Internship Opportunities

Posted on: 02 24 2014

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The NYSPCC is dedicated to helping prepare the next generation of social work and mental health professionals who are committed to helping vulnerable children and families receive the services they need to lead healthy and happy lives. For graduate school students interested in working with children and families, The NYSPCC is a great place to get hands-on experience and expert supervision at the world’s first child protection agency.

Each academic year, The NYSPCC provides approximately six clinical internships to graduate students attending the following schools of social work:

  • • Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
  • • New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • • Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work
  • • Columbia University School of Social Work
  • • Adelphi University School of Social Work

These internships run from the beginning of the fall semester to the end of the spring semester. Interns can choose to work either 14 hours per week (September to August) or 21 hours per week (September to May) to fulfill their school’s requirements. The NYSPCC is open seven days and three evenings per week and will work with interns to agree upon a mutually beneficial work schedule. Interns will receive training, support, and supervision from talented and seasoned LMSW or LCSW clinicians. Case loads can include clients from the Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, Trauma Recovery Program, and/or Safe Touches: Personal Safety Training for Children.

Students from any participating schools listed above who are interested in applying for a clinical internship at The NYSPCC can speak with their school or can email Katheryn Lotsos, LCSW, who serves as the Educational Coordinator. Students who complete a full-year internship at The NYSPCC are eligible to apply for a temporary paid position with The NYSPCC during the summer following their internship.

If you are studying at one of the graduate schools listed above and if you are interested in working to protect children and strengthen families, please consider an internship at The NYSPCC as a great place to start your career.

The NYSPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions will are made without regard to an applicant's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State's Corrections Law), partnership status, familial status, liability for military service, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, veteran status, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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