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

Director of Development and Communications

The NYSPCC is currently accepting applications for the 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.

Requirements/Qualifications/Skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

Experience:

  • 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.

 

Full–Time Clinician/Training Specialist

Responsibilities: Three days a week the Clinician/Training Specialist will work to support the development, delivery and promotion of The NYSPCC training services. The Clinician/Training Specialist will develop training curricula and materials that are informed by evidence-based practices, existing scientific literature and subject matter experts (SME). The Clinician/Training Specialist will also be responsible for facilitating select trainings and workshops on topics such as Sexual Abuse Prevention, Trauma-Informed Care, Wellness/Self-care, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, and other trainings as needed. This position will also support the management of select training contracts which would include, developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, scheduling trainings, coordinating logistics, training staff, preparing invoices and reports, and other responsibilities as needed.

Two days a week the Clinician/Training Specialist is responsible for providing therapeutic services to children and families impacted by trauma in the Trauma Recovery Program and the Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program. Responsibilities include: outreach to newly referred families; conducting intakes; administering standardized assessments; facilitating therapy sessions and visits using evidence-based and evidence-informed practices; and making referrals to additional services as needed by families participating in the program. The Clinician/Training Specialist will occasionally facilitate RRR sessions for ACS staff following critical incidents occurring in the course of their work. In order to fulfill the responsibilities associated with the clinical work, the position requires Saturday and one weekday evening each week.

Requirements: LMSW or equivalent and New York State licensure required. A minimum of two years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma; an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the custody and visitation process, the child welfare process, mental health and substance abuse issues; and sound clinical judgment are essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and experience providing trainings to youth and adult audiences required. Experience in project management and developing educational/training materials, including web-based or digital platforms is preferred. Familiarity with research protocols and bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Tuesday – Saturday schedule (Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-5, Thurs, 12-8, Friday & Saturday, 9-5).

Salary for this position is $62,000.

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 Benoit Chery at bchery@nyspcc.org or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038.

 

Assistant Director of Clinical Services

The NYSPCC is currently accepting applications for a Full–Time Assistant Director of Clinical Services.

The Assistant Director of Clinical Services is responsible, in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services, for the oversight of the following programs: Trauma Recovery, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, and Crisis Debriefing. This position ensures high quality services through use of evidence-based practices, standardized assessment instruments, best practice program evaluation, staff performance evaluation and the comprehensive training of staff. The Assistant Director will also be responsible to support the development, delivery and promotion of The NYSPCC Training curricula and materials.

Responsibilities include: Cultivating and collaborating with referral sources; screening and assigning referrals; providing clinical supervision; maintaining and reporting program data, including program outcomes and staff productivity; maintaining policy and procedure manuals, ensuring compliance with funding, policy and procedure requirements; and supporting efforts to secure funding for all programs. The Assistant Director will carry a small caseload of TR and SVP clients, will facilitate crisis debriefing sessions and will be responsible for developing and facilitating select trainings and workshops on topics relevant to The NYSPCC mission. The Assistant Director will also provide supervisory coverage to all Clinical Services program staff in the absence of the Director of Clinical Services.

Requirements: Must be a New York State LCSW or a licensed Psychologist.  A minimum of five years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma using evidence-based practices; 3-4 years of experience in a management role providing program oversight and staff supervision; an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the custody and visitation process, the child welfare process, mental health and substance abuse issues and secondary traumatic stress; and sound clinical judgment are also required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, computer literacy, training skills, and experience with public speaking are essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) and Tuesday through Saturday schedule preferred.

Salary: Low $80K’s 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 and clinical writing sample via email to Benoit Chery at bchery@nyspcc.org  or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038.

 




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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