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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.

Salary: $90K, 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, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Sally Diaz at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or sdiaz@nyspcc.org


Development & Communications Coordinator

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–time Development & Communications Coordinator of The NYSPCC.

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, prospect research, identification and bios, file maintenance, financial report reconciliation, pulling financials from database, and volunteer/intern management.

This position is also responsible for assisting the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer (CPCO) with all communication/marketing activities including: website updates/management; social media; annual newsletter, report and appeal; donor communication, and other duties as directed by the CPCO and the Executive Director.

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.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree. One to three years of relevant experience in a nonprofit organization, with an emphasis on development. Must have excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills; outstanding attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines; strength in prioritizing and multi-tasking; and the ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically. 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.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills required; also outstanding attention to detail and deadlines. Exhibit calm, helpful, kindly and courteous demeanor toward all staff, donors, and public.

Salary: Up to $45K, 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, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume with cover letter to Sally Diaz at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or sdiaz@nyspcc.org


Training Specialist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–time 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 also be responsible for facilitating trainings and workshops on sexual abuse prevention, 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, schools, and parents and caregivers. The Training Specialist will also serve as Program Coordinator for the Safe Touches workshops which include: overseeing scheduling, facilitating workshops, generating program reports, and ensuring quality program implementation. The ability to work a flexible weekday schedule to accommodate an occasional evening session and some travel within NYC is required.

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: Up to $57K, 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, 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


Director of Operations and Finance

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Director of Operations and Finance.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Operations and Finance (DOF) is responsible for administrative management and financial operations of The NYSPCC. The DOF oversees the Accounting Department, IT operations, and the Archives Department. This position is also responsible for preparing The NYSPCC budget, financial reports and overseeing the preparation for The NYSPCC audit.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The DOF functions as in internal Controller, overseeing The NYSPCC’s financial activities, and supervising the Accounting Coordinator. This position also supervises the Archives Department and the Archivist, and oversees the physical plant of The NYSPCC’S office through supervision of the Operations and Security Coordinator.

The DOF staffs committees of The NYSPCC’s Board of Directors, including the Finance, Retirement and Benefits, and Real Estate Committees.

The DOF and coordinates claims and other activities relating to government contracts with the Research Department, and also manages the administrative needs of The NYSPCC’s retirement plans. Administration of the retirement plans is coordinated with The NYSPCC’s outside retirement plan provider.

This position manages business with The NYSPCC’s professional vendors including outside legal counsel, investment advisor, auditors, and IT consultants.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • • MBA degree preferred
  • • Five to seven years’ experience as a Controller in a non-profit or similar organization
  • • Five to seven years’ experience supervising professional and administrative staff in a non-profit organization.
  • • Intermediate knowledge of computer systems including PC hardware, windows OS, MS Office suite, MS Server, and five years’ experience overseeing a local area network.
  • • Thorough knowledge of non-profit accounting/financing.

Salary: $100K – $110K, 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, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Sally Diaz at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or sdiaz@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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