Employment Opportunities

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

Openings

Clinical

The Clinical Services Department is currently looking for applicants for the following roles:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical and organizational skills to serve as a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist. The position is full-time and includes a weekend day and two evenings to accommodate participant schedules. The position is a hybrid of in-person and remote work.

The Bilingual Parent Therapist will play an important role in providing supportive counseling to custodial parents participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program (TSVP). Our TSVP serves low-income families with a court mandate for visitation due to histories of domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, and neglect. The program seeks to assist high-risk families in creating safe, supportive, and consistent parent-child relationships through psychoeducation, exploring the impact of intergenerational trauma on parent-child relationships, supporting parent accountability, and facilitating healing in parent-child relationships.

Responsibilities:

• Provide weekly supportive counseling to custodial parents of children participating in TSVP, the majority of whom are impacted by domestic violence, using a psychoeducational curriculum

• Carry a limited caseload of TSVP families

• Co-facilitate Parenting Journey groups for visiting parents participating in TSVP

Qualifications:

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

• Fluency in Spanish required

• Commitment to social justice and strong communication skills required

• A minimum of three years of experience providing counseling to domestic violence survivors required

• Comprehensive knowledge of IDV Court, Family Court, and child protective systems preferred

Salary: $70K, 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 rrijo@nyspcc.org

Trauma Therapist

Trauma Therapist

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 position requires a Sunday through Thursday schedule with two evenings during the week. The position involves a hybrid of remote and in-person work. The Trauma Therapist will play an important role in supporting the agency mission to effectively responding to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care.

Responsibilities:

• 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

• Co-facilitate Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention workshops with K-3rd grade students

• Provide workshops and trainings to children, parents or professionals

Qualifications:

• LMSW, 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

Salary: 62.5K 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 rrijo@nyspcc.org

Development

Development & Communications Coordinator

Development & Communications Coordinator

The Development & Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Development Department with all administrative duties required to successfully achieve fundraising and communication goals each fiscal year. This includes preparation and mailing of all donor communications, database administration, special events coordination, file maintenance, financial report reconciliation, pulling financials from the database, volunteer/intern management, and act as a liaison for the Junior Society. This position is also responsible for assisting the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer (CPCO) with all communication/marketing activities including website updates/management; social media posts; annual newsletter, report, and appeal; donor communication, and other duties as directed by the CPCO and the ED. Through these efforts, the Development & Communications Coordinator helps the CPCO, the Director of Special Events and the Manager of Institutional Giving achieve the annual fundraising and communications goals for the agency.

Responsiblities:
  • Enter all gifts into donor database, route gifts as necessary, prepare acknowledgments, reconcile financials with Finance Dept. monthly, and prepare letters for ED and Board President’s signature.
  • Keep Donor Perfect database records up-to-date and accurate. Remove all old addresses, etc., and create notes on any communication.
  • Help with the coordination and planning of all special events and oversee Junior Society events.
  • Maintain and update all financial spreadsheets for each event.
  • Assist CPCO and Prospect Research Specialist with the identification of donors and create bios for all prospects.
  • Ensure that all hard donor files and event files are current, clearly organized, easily found, and complete.
  • Coordinate interns, volunteers, and holiday activities, including the toy drive.
  • Advertise and fill all intern and volunteer opportunities.
  • Maintain and update the Development section on the website with news and other content.
  • Update and maintain all social media. Develop ideas for increased social media outreach; generate additional online content.
  • Maintain and update email lists for mass marketing and communications (i.e. Constant Contact.)
  • With CPCO, coordinate communication with funders/prospects to build relationships throughout the year. Maintain touchpoints throughout the year and send donors material for engagement (i.e. newsletter, annual report).
  • With Director of Institutional Giving, oversee and manage all communication materials: annual report, newsletter, brochures, and annual appeal.
  • Other duties as related to Dev. Dept. goals to ensure overall effective operation of The NYSPCC.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Two to three years of relevant experience in administrative operations, with an emphasis on fund development.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strength in prioritizing and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically.
  • Display superior judgment and diplomatic skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment to excellence, self-motivation, a professional demeanor, is highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings.
  • Must have some experience working with fundraising database programs like Donor Perfect/Raiser’s Edge, etc. Demonstrated success/proven record with developing and maintaining relationships with current and prospective funders.
  • Must be computer-literate and proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), the Internet, e-mail applications, and social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Classy, Snapchat, Google Analytics, and web design, etc.
  • Exhibit calm, helpful, kindly and courteous demeanor toward all staff, donors, and public.

Salary: Up to $50K, commensurate with experience.

This is a hybrid position with 3 days in NYC office and 2 days remote. Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume and cover letter to: Megan Santosusso, Director of Human Resources & Board Administration, The NYSPCC, 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10018 or email: msantosusso@nyspcc.org

Research & Evaluation

Archivist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently seeking an experienced professional to serve as a full–time Archivist. The NYSPCC is the first established child protection agency in the world, with an extensive collection of both physical and digital materials spanning a century and a half, reflecting the unique history and evolution of child welfare in New York City. The Archivist will be responsible for day-to-day operation and organization of collections, with emphasis on stewardship, preservation, leveraging partnerships, and increasing accessibility of the collection to the public. This position will assist with website management and work a hybrid schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, review, and catalogue an extensive collection of archival materials related The NYSPCC, including documents, photographs, and records
  • Develop processes for organizing, accessioning, and preserving physical and digital materials
  • Expand accessibility of records, materials, and collections to the public
  • Assist with development of retention schedules and policies for all agency departments
  • Field research and information requests from public and private individuals and organizations, and prepare reports
  • Create and expand online finding aids by accessioning, arrangement, and description of collections
  • Create metadata for digital materials and plan for continued digitization and preservation initiatives
  • Establish partnerships and outreach to other professional organizations and institutions to elevate visibility of The NYSPCC and its collections
  • Create in-person and digital exhibits independently, and/or in collaboration with established partners
  • Create and implement updated Archive Department policies and procedures
  • Apply for grants and funding opportunities related to Archival needs and projects, with support from other departments

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in archives/archival studies or advanced certificate in Archival Management from an ALA accredited school. Minimum of three years of experience in the expert use, maintenance, and support of archival collections and archival management systems. Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation issues as they relate to archival collections. Knowledge of rights administration and management issues for archival collections.

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • Experience working with physical and digital collections
  • Experience creating metadata for digital material
  • Proficiency in Archives management systems such as ArchiveSpace and Digi-Find
  • Advanced knowledge of catalogue standards such as MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCSH
  • Experience creating EAD/DACS compliant finding aids
  • Experience and knowledge of using confidential records
  • Experience in archival reference work
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform to a high quality of work, with great attention to detail
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Grant writing experience is a plus

This position reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation. It is full-time Monday-Friday, with a hybrid in-person/remote schedule. Position to start immediately.

Salary: $60-65K, commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, 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 and cover letter to Nlim@nyspcc.org

*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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