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

Legal Counsel/Government Relations Advocate

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Legal Counsel/Government Relations Advocate.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Legal Counsel/Government Relations Advocate (the Counsel) identifies legislation and other public policy issues that can impact The NYSPCC and the children and families that it serves; the Counsel then develops an advocacy agenda and action plans to move public policy efforts forward. This position also serves as a liaison with legislative/government officials informing them of NYSPCC programs and advocacy efforts. This position coordinates The NYSPCC’s efforts with other child welfare organizations to promote its public policy agenda; this includes serving as the Secretary of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children -New York (APSAC-NY) Public Policy Committee.

The Counsel provides information and assistance to the Executive Director regarding the legal aspects of child welfare/child protective issues, and regarding Court-related issues.

As needed, the Counsel provides legal expertise to the clinical team of The NYSPCC on cases that involve the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Family Court, Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Court or other outside entities.

The Counsel is the liaison to outside counsel for The NYSPCC on contract issues.

This position identifies Requests for Proposals ( RFPs) for program and research opportunities, and assists the Director of Research and Evaluation on applications and letters of support from the Courts. The Counsel also identifies and applies for City Council funding in support of The NYSPCC’s programs.

The Counsel represents The NYSPCC by giving testimony to legislative committees regarding child protection and child welfare legislation.

This position reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation.

This position requires attorney admission to the NY State Bar and seven years of experience litigating child welfare cases. Applicants should be familiar with the legislative process at the state and federal levels, and have experience in reviewing, analyzing and commenting on child welfare/child protective legislation.

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 Iris Nieves at INieves@nyspcc.org.

Executive Assistant 

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–time Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of The NYSPCC.

The NYSPCC is searching for an experienced and reliable Executive Assistant who will be responsible for handling all administrative and secretarial responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director/Assistant Executive Director to ensure smooth and effective operation of The NYSPCC. This position is also responsible for handling all confidential personnel matters, as well as ensuring the smooth functioning of all Board-related activities.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Managing all administrative/secretarial support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Scheduling, preparing presentation materials and taking minutes at all Board meetings.
  • Organizing the annual staff retreat, holiday events and monthly staff meetings.
  • Handling the day-to-day operations of Human Resources including employee relations, benefits, compensation, job advertising,  interviews, scheduling and hosting employee orientation, tracking attendance for all staff, updating and maintaining the personnel filing system, compiling grievance and disciplinary actions, maintaining confidentiality and handling procedures for exiting employees.
  • Providing coverage for the Accounting Coordinator in her absence, including payroll, check and petty cash requests.
  • Assisting with special projects for staff development and the preparation of the Executive Director’s donor/acknowledgement letters.
  • Manage the Executive Director’s travel arrangements and conference preparation.
  • Maintaining and entering data necessary for billing for NYSPCC services.

 Selection criteria:

  • Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field preferred.
  • A minimum of eight to ten years experience in business or administrative office setting
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors, handling meetings, minutes, preparation of materials required
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (with the ability to easily become familiar with organization specific programs and software).
  • Superior communication /writing skills essential.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing heavy work load.
  • Ability to work occasional late nights and some light travel to other locations is required.

Salary: Low 80’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/email your resume, writing sample and cover letter to: Iris Nieves, Executive Assistant, The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038 or to inieves@nyspcc.org.

Part-Time Training Specialist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Part–time (20 hours per week) Training Specialist of The NYSPCC.

The Training Specialist will work to support the development, delivery and promotion of The NYSPCC Training curricula and materials. The Training Specialist, in collaboration with other members of the Training Institute, will help to support local, national and international child abuse prevention initiatives. The Training Specialist will develop training curricula and materials that are informed by evidence-based practices, existing scientific literature and subject matter experts (SME). The Training Specialist will primarily be responsible for facilitating sexual abuse prevention trainings and workshops but may also facilitate trainings on topics such as: self-care/wellness, trauma-informed care, secondary traumatic stress, and identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect. Training audiences include children, school staff, sport organizations, child welfare professionals, community groups, and parents/caregivers. The training specialist will also help to support program operations including but not limited to: outreach and development, scheduling and coordinating workshops, entering data, generating program reports, and other duties as necessary. Some travel within NYC is required. Schedule is Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm, with some flexibility.

The Training Specialist for the Training Institute will support all activities of the Training Institute including but not limited to:

• Curriculum and material development
• Facilitation of adult and child workshops and trainings
• Background research and evaluation
• Coordination and scheduling of trainings
• Outreach and promotion
• Drafting proposals, concept notes, and program reports

Selection criteria:

LMSW, LMHC, MPH or equivalent is required. Experience working with families and individuals with histories of trauma and abuse; and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the child welfare process, and mental health and substance abuse issues is essential.

Strong organizational, attention to detail, and communication skills (oral and written) is a must. Experience providing training or public speaking is strongly desired. The ideal candidate would also have experience in project management, writing proposals and concept notes, and developing educational/training materials. Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite), Familiarity with research and evaluation protocols is a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is also a plus.

Salary: $33 an hour, commensurate with experience.

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 Norma Richards-Daniel at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or nrichards@nyspcc.org.

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

Position Summary
The Assistant Director, in collaboration with the Research and Evaluation Department, will be responsible for designing and implementing study protocols, managing systems for collecting and storing data, summarizing findings, publishing results, and assisting in securing funding through grants. This position will engage in program evaluation and fidelity monitoring, and tasked with taking over management and implementation of a five-year funded research project.

Responsibilities

  • The Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation will be responsible for:
  • Organizing and managing studies using established protocols and designing new protocols
  • Providing data quality assurance, statistical analysis of longitudinal, comparative and cross-sectional data
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive evaluation strategies for agency programs to assess programmatic impact and improve organizational effectiveness
  • Collaborative development and drafting manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Assisting in identifying and obtaining government funding through RFP’s at the local, state and federal levels
  • Identifying opportunities and fostering partnerships with the local agencies, institutions, and faculty to participate in research collaboration and thought leadership
  • Organizing and conducting a journal club for clinical team and staff to keep up to date on current research and advances in evidence based practice
  • Assisting with outward facing research materials, data summaries, and project updates for agency website

Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have a background in applied research, evaluation, social or implementation Science. Clinical expertise in behavioral health or a related field is valuable. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to complete high quality work independently as well as be a contributing member of a team. In addition, the candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree or higher in social science (ex. Psychology), public health, statistics, social work, or related field.
  • Grant writing interest and experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and expertise in data management and analysis software (SPSS, Stata, etc.)
  • Demonstrated research project design and implementation skills, preferably in the form of peer reviewed publications
  • The ability to lead projects and proposals
  • A commitment to affecting change through empirical research
  • Knowledge of and contribution to the fields of complex trauma, child sexual abuse, supervised visitation, and/or related evidence based interventions

Working collaboratively with NYSPCC staff, this role provides an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in research and evaluation, a demonstrated commitment to helping children and families that have experienced trauma, and enthusiasm to contribute to the advancement of The NYSPCC in the fields of supervised visitation, trauma treatment, and child sexual abuse prevention.

Salary: $70K – $80K, 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 Ms. Fanger at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or email to jfanger@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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