Employment Opportunities

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


The NYSPCC is currently looking for applicants for the following role:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Trauma Therapist (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC)

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Trauma Therapist (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC)

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical skills to serve as a Trauma Therapist. The schedule for this position requires one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday), and two weekday evenings (12-8pm) a week. The position involves a hybrid of remote and in-person work. Covid-19 vaccination is required.

The Trauma Therapist will play an important role in supporting the agency mission to effectively respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care.


•Provide trauma-focused therapeutic services on-site to economically disadvantaged families participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation and Trauma Recovery Programs.

•Facilitate crisis debriefings throughout the five boroughs with child welfare staff after critical incidents and fatalities.

•Provide workshops and trainings to children, parents, and professionals.


•MSW, LCSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required.

•A minimum of two years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse issues preferred.

•A commitment to social justice in child welfare preferred.

•Familiarity implementing evidence-based practices preferred.

•Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Salary: $72.5K 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 mcucuta@nyspcc.org.

Development and Communications

The NYSPCC is currently looking for applicants for the following role:

Director of Development and Communications

Director of Development and Communications

The NYSPCC seeks an entrepreneurial and results-oriented Director of Development and Communications (Director) with a proven track record of expanding brand awareness and diversifying philanthropic support. The successful Director will have the unparalleled opportunity to be an active leader at a transformational organization.

The Director will partner with the Executive Director and Director of Government Relations and Administration to guide the NYSPCC’s overall direction and ensure the maximization of the NYSPCC’s funding resources. In partnership with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, the Director will lead, design, and implement a comprehensive development and communications plan in alignment with the NYSPCC’s priorities. The Director will integrate development and communications activities into the fabric of the existing strategic plan while articulating the vision and critical path to facilitate the maturation and evolution of NYSPCC’s development program into a systematic fundraising enterprise.

The Director will lead and coordinate all fiscal and programmatic planning for the NYSPCC, lead a $3 million annual giving campaign, and coordinate the fundraising efforts of the Young Professionals Committee. The successful candidate will lead the identification, research, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors. S/he will lead and further enhance a comprehensive development office, including major gifts, government grants, proposal writing, grants reports, renewals, development of program initiatives and research priorities, donor database management, and acknowledgements.

The Director will strategically lead communications initiatives to drive public awareness, raise the organizational profile, and increase visibility. Working with the NYSPCC’s public relations consulting firm, Allison PR, the candidate will develop marketing and communications efforts related to philanthropy, such as collateral materials, donor narratives, social media, communications campaigns. The successful candidate will integrate the organization’s marketing, public relations, and fundraising efforts to ensure a comprehensive expansion of public awareness and visibility.

The ideal candidate will possess the stature and integrity to gain the trust and confidence of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, leadership, staff, donors, and prospects. S/he will persuasively articulate the NYSPCC’s mission, history, achievements, and aspirations for the future. The Director will report to the Executive Director, serve as a member of the senior management team, and manage a team of four fundraising professionals: Director of Institutional Giving, Director of Fundraising Events, Manager of Government Grants and Relations, and Program Coordinator.

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at NYSPCC@glfreeman.com.

*The NYSPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions are made without regard to an applicant’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender (including gender identity, sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), 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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