WomanSpace: Full Charge Bookkeeper
The Children's Institute: Communications Coordinator
Posted: November 26, 2014
Location: Verona/Livingston, NJ
Summary: The Children's Institute
is a progressive and highly-respected private non-profit organization that includes children's schools and adult programs for individuals on the autism spectrum. The organization seeks a self-motivated, articulate communications professional to report to the Executive Director. The role will be to educate and enhance public awareness of the programs and services the organization provides and building and strengthening relationships with the community, educators, lawmakers, and other stakeholders.
- Develop, write, and edit copy for external e-newsletter, and print publications, including annual reports
- Identify, develop and pitch feature stories to local and national media
- Present information regarding organization's priorities/initiatives and values in a proactive and thorough manner
- Update, expand and maintain database of background facts, stories, and images that reflect the mission of the organization, individuals served, and programs, respecting parental permissions as necessary
- Identify, through market research, organizational relationships that will lead to increased community engagement and brand enhancement, as well as increased understanding and investment in the school’s strategic priorities
- Educate corporations, businesses and community organizations about programs and services – promoting collaborations with them to expand the educational and career education opportunities provided to students and young adults, as well as engage volunteers to support students and programs
- Establish relationships with colleges and universities, resulting in securing interns and creating collaborative community education
- Identify opportunities for co-marketing and outreach in conjunction with area businesses
- Engage stakeholders through social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- Engage local and state law makers and other elected and appointed leaders to support the school and adult program
- Participate as an active and integral member of the Marketing Committee
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others at the organization
- Meet schedules, time lines and deadlines
- Serve as member of the crisis media team
- Update internal staff on current events related to mission, programs, services and community
Writing sample will be part of interview process
- Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or related field
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of journalism, public relations, media outreach, marketing, social media, and/or communications.
- Ability to engage with credibility with the industry, including local, state, and national media outlets, columnists, bloggers, and journalists
- Fluent in digital communications and communications management software
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Demonstrated ability to develop and manage relationships internally and externally
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member with instructional and administrative staff
- Ability to plan, organize and carry out work with minimal supervision
- Preference will be given to applicants with practical understanding of special education, autism, and disability issues, as well as those with strong local connections (business, education, elected leaders) in Essex and adjoining counties
To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. A writing sample will be part of the interview process. Please visit, The Children's Institute Employment Page.
Homeless Solutions: Associate Director of Programs & Services
Posted: November 21, 2014
Location: Morristown, NJ
Summary: Homeless Solutions' mission is to offer shelter, services and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. Thier philosophy is “a hand up, not a hand out." Homeless Solutions, Inc. (HSI) helps people by giving them the tools they need to rebuild their lives. HSI seeks an Associate Director of Programs and Services. The position reports to the Director of Programs and Services.
- Support the Director in providing overall direction of programs and services offered at the HSI 85 bed shelter for men, women and children, a Transitional Housing Program and Permanent Supportive Housing Program.
- Assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations to facilitate the smooth running of the facility, as well as the cleanliness and safety of the facility.
- Supervise staff, general program management support, participation in community meetings, and advocacy and representation for the program.
- BA or BS with 10 years of professional experience
- Minimum 5 years supervisory experience; demonstrated leadership skills
- Knowledge of homeless shelters and related social services delivery experience. Familiarity with HMIS a plus.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Basic computer skills are essential.
- Ability to successfully resolve conflict and to facilitate cooperation and consensual decision making among members of a diverse team.
- Ability to establish and meet priorities while maintaining accurate records and necessary documentation.
Job inquiries may be directed by mail to Kari Szary, Homeless Solutions, Inc., 6 Dumont Place, 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960 or emailed to Kari Szary at: KariSzary@HomelessSolutions.org. Salary is $55K-$60K DOE. This is a full time, salaried, exempt position with a generous benefits package including health insurance, dental, life, LTD, 403b and vacation time. Hours are Monday – Friday 9-5 including one weekday shift of 1pm-9pm.
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women: Community & Program Education Manager
Posted: November 20, 2014
Location: Trenton, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, (NJCBW) is a statewide association that provides leadership, support and resources on the prevention of violence against women in New Jersey through advocacy, training, public awareness and research. NJCBW is hiring a Community & Program Education Manager to provide expertise in the development and presentation of community and domestic violence program education and training materials. Drawing upon years of experience in the field of domestic violence, the manager's primary responsibility is extending the education and training capacity of the Coalition through both in-person trainings and webinars; by developing and presenting training and education programs both within and outside of the NJCBW Training Institute.
- Develops and presents community professional education curricula for the NJCBW Training Institute and other appropriate governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations, including the Administrative Office of the Courts, child abuse prevention agencies, community mental health associations, and county welfare workers.
- Coordinates, updates, and/or provides a monthly two-day training for child welfare workers on the fundamentals of domestic violence, the co-occurrence of child abuse/neglect and domestic violence, and the impact of exposure to domestic violence on children.
- Serves as the NJCBW staff liaison to the Domestic Violence Liaison Project, a collaboration between the NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) and NJCBW at the state level and local DCF offices and DV programs at the county level. This is a program in support of the implementation of the DV protocol and DCF’s work with the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse.
- Serves on both the Leadership Committee and the Advisory Committee
- Reviews and revises NJCBW curricula as warranted.
- Provides programmatic technical assistance to domestic violence programs in consultation with other NJCBW staff as needed.
- Exercises leadership in domestic violence program development and coordinates the agenda and trainings for the Children’s Advocates Network and the Shelter Coordinators Network, and other forums as assigned.
- Participates in the analysis and development of public and/or internal policies and best practices in areas of expertise, especially as they relate to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and abuse of children
- Acts as NJCBW representative to assigned external organizations and staff liaison with assigned NJCBW committees and forums.
- A Master’s degree in social work or other relevant field of study (additional relevant experience may be substituted).
- Minimum of five years of successful experience in the domestic violence field including at least four years’ experience in a domestic violence program or agency servicing victims of domestic violence and at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
- Certified DVS preferred
- Demonstrated success in training, curriculum development and/or professional development activities.
- Expertise in the delivery of domestic violence services.
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity as they apply to domestic violence prevention, intervention and services; ability and willingness to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
- Knowledge of issues related to domestic violence and child welfare.
- Knowledge of systems issues as they impact victims of domestic violence.
- Valid driver’s license and access to a currently registered vehicle.
To Apply: Applications will be considered as they are received and will be welcomed until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your application to Lynda Carson at: email@example.com NJCBW is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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The Leaguer's, Inc.: Chief Operating Officer
Posted: November 19, 2014
Location: Newark, NJ
Summary: The Leaguer's, Inc, is one of the oldest and largest providers of early childhood education in the region and the State. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and families through diverse educational and cultural programs that foster self-growth, personal empowerment and pride in one’s community. The Leaguer's Inc. seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position created as part of a larger organizational restructuring designed to both increase organizational efficiency and position The Leaguer’s for further growth and sustainability. The COO will be responsible for internal management and operations and will supervise Directors of Human Resources, Facilities, and Administration.
- Work with the CEO, CFO and CPO to provide continuity and coordinate between content areas.
- Responsible for the day-to-day inter action and supervision of operational services.
- Work with the CEO and CPO to build the capacity of the Management Team with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis, planning, measuring impact and managing talent.
- Identify opportunities to leverage cross-program/department strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges both internally and externally.
- Actively participate in building the organization's capacity to manage projects and activities across content areas and to collaborate internally and externally with partners.
- Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
- Work closely with CEO, CFO, and CPO to coordinate development and implementation of new or refined policies.
- Work in partnership with the CEO, CFO, and CPO to guide, prepare and submit annual operational plan and budget.
- Effectively manage within the plan and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
- Lead the process of implementing the Sustainability Plan, including regular reviews of progress, addressing challenges that arise, and suggesting modifications.
- Lead the performance process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
- Develop and implement a system for tracking and reporting on the progress and impact of the strategic plan.
- Ensure the timely completion and submission of the annual Community Assessment (CN).
- Work across multi-disciplinary project teams to bring innovation expertise to program teams.
- A professional who believes in the core values of The Leaguers, has a passion for the education and care of young children, and has proven experience in the management of a large organization and a demonstrated ability to lead and build the capabilities of a committed, talented and diverse team.
- A professional willing to be flexible, listen, learn and adapt; Someone with a sharp eye who can identify what is most needed from this position as well as potential challenges for the position and how to address them.
- Exceptional management-including the ability to make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
- Strategic vision and agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan; proven ability to leverage strengths across program areas.
- A team builder with the ability to connect to staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability; and to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed.
- Action oriented-enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; Microsoft Office skills; ability to collect and maintain information.
- Demonstrated experience in project management; Respect for all levels of the organization and outside partners.
- Master's Degree Preferred and 6+ years in administration and management.
- Experience understanding of early childhood programming.
- Valid New Jersey Driver's License and insured transportation required.
To Apply: To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit Leaguer's Job Opportunities.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey: Executive Director
Posted: November 11, 2014
Location: Summit, NJ
Summary: The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey,
(the "Center") is recognized as a leading contemporary arts educational institution in the tri-state region. The Center is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio art school and a thriving exhibitions and programming schedule, the Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and hands-on creative art making experiences. The Center seeks an Executive Director to report to the Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall operations of the Center. Principal responsibilities include advancement of the Center’s comprehensive program in the visual arts, sound financial and managerial oversight, fundraising, and the development and maintenance of positive board, staff, faculty, and community relations.
- Serve as the principal spokesperson of the Center; promote and raise awareness of the Center to the communities it serves, reaching out to community and civic leaders, to corporations and foundations, to other non-profit organizations, and to individuals who could benefit from and/or contribute to the Center’s activities.
- Ensure the Center has a visible, effective, and consistent public image.dvancement of the Center’s comprehensive program in the visual arts.
- Play a leadership role in expanding the Center’s “vision” by re-evaluating and implementing the Center’s long-range strategic plan consistent with the Center’s mission and capabilities.
- Devise and implement strategies to broaden, deepen, and diversify the Center’s various participant constituencies.
- Direct and evaluate the Center’s educational programs, whether through classes, outreach, or exhibitions.
- Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and reputation of excellence with respect to all of the Center’s programs.
- Oversee the fiscal management of the Center; prepare the annual budget and operating plans for submission to the Board of Trustees.
- With the Board, establish strategies for a wide range of development and play a leadership role in fundraising.
- Plan, organize, and direct activities through the hiring and management of professional staff.
- Develop and implement sound personnel policies. Evaluate paid staff on an ongoing basis, replacing where necessary.
- Provide Board members and committees with necessary information and staff support, while maintaining Board interest and enthusiasm.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership position at a similar organization, with a demonstrable record of innovation and success.
- A Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in art history or fine arts along with either an MBA or a Master’s level degree in Arts Administration is strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with the arts community and funding sources across the tri-state area as well as a willingness to represent and be an advocate for the Center effectively within the region are essential.
- Demonstrated management experience at a similar organization showing a strong working relationship with staff.
- Understanding of how new media and technology can be deployed to increase an institution’s visibility as well as the interplay between branding, marketing, and communication.
- Knowledge of contemporary art trends and an appreciation of the role and work of a curator.
- Excellent management and communications skills, including the ability to motivate and mentor professional staff.
- Enthusiasm for the goals of the Center, flexibility and an open attitude toward new ideas, and a sense of humor.
- Demonstrated ability in public speaking – listens, engages and influences.
- Charismatic interpersonal skills, dynamic motivator who creates and builds both internal and external relationships and has a vision to promote the Center.
- Ability to attract, retain, and motivate professional staff; prioritize and communicate with staff and managers about key objectives necessary to achieve the Center’s mission and goals.
- Ability to maintain current with respect to knowledge of the arts field and apply such knowledge and information for the benefit of the Center.
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities to execute appropriate strategic initiatives and in handling major issues in a timely and effective manner.
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter in Word to Janet Albert at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.
WomanSpace: Children's Assistant (Part-Time)
Posted: November 11, 2014
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Summary: WomanSpace is a not-for-profit agency providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. The agency seeks a part-time Children's Assistant (10-15 hours a week).
- Provide direct services to children including recreational and educational activities.
- May work with children individually or within groups.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send resume to Susan Victor, Director of Counseling and Support Services at: email@example.com.
Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: Public Health Quality Improvement Coordinator
Posted: November 5, 2014
Location: Trenton, NJ
Summary: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health, is seeking a Public Health Quality Improvement Coordinator. This is a full time position reporting to the Director of Operations.
- Coordinating the implementation of evidence-based and promising practices within the Public Health Services Branch that drive improved service delivery and better health outcomes.
- A culture of continuous quality improvement (CQI) will assist the NJDOH in achievement of its accreditation from the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
- The Quality Improvement Coordinator will use quality improvement to promote greater efficiencies and effectiveness in the implementation of public health projects.
- Masters degree in Public Health or Public Administration
- Five years of experience in public health practice and administration experience.
- Experience in Performance Improvement Management and Quality Improvement is required.
- Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to plan, develop and organize work
- Ability to utilize various types of electronic recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units to track project schedule development, project control, risk management practices and issues, and project documentation processing and archiving.
- Knowledge of public health functions and Essential Public Health Services, public health organizations and programs; skilled in communicating effectively, facilitating group processes and training staff; interpreting statistics and evaluating research studies; preparing comprehensive reports related to public health issues; planning, designing and evaluating public health program initiatives; and ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with public and private organizations, practices, partnerships, and programs within the community.
- Valid driver’s license, car, and current insurance policy
- Successful candidates for employment by SNJPC must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review.
To Apply: The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $70,000 based on education and experience. Successful candidates must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review. It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. SNJPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at SNJPC Job Opportunities.
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women: Attorney
Posted: November 5, 2014
Location: Trenton, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, (NJCBW) is a statewide association that provides leadership, support and resources on the prevention of violence against women in New Jersey through advocacy, training, public awareness and research. NJCBW seeks an attorney licensed in New Jersey who has primary responsibility for providing legal expertise and resources to victims of domestic violence, legal advocates in the field of domestic violence, and others on behalf of victims within the justice and other systems.
- Report to the Associate Executive Director
- Develop and implement the NJCBW public policy positions through the vehicles of policy research, appeals project on behalf of battered women and the Legal Advocates forum
- Provide legal information across various areas of law, referral and support to victims of domestic violence.
- Provide technical assistance to domestic violence legal advocates, domestic violence programs and
- Serve as Staff Liaison to the Legal Advocates Forum of the NJCBW.
- Develop written resource materials useful to legal advocates, domestic violence programs and battered
women including case law updates, training curricula and attorney referral lists.
- Develop and maintain technical assistance packets on priority issues.
- Coordinate workshops and training on New Jersey legal issues for direct service providers.
- Identify relevant New Jersey legal cases of interest to NJCBW. Research and assist in preparing amicus
curiae briefs and appellate matters on behalf of NJCBW.
- Develop and implement strategies for increasing pro bono and low cost legal representation.
- Develop training curricula and provide training on legal issues.
- Maintain and update case law and subject legal files.
- Act as NJCBW representative to assigned external organizations.
- Act as liaison with assigned NJCBW committees and forums.
To Apply: Applications will be considered as they are received and will be welcomed until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
NJCBW is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Must be licensed to practice law in New Jersey and have a Law degree
- At least two years of demonstrated successful experience litigating domestic violence and general
family law issues
- Demonstrated excellence in writing skills and legal research
- Ability to travel throughout NJ
Middlesex County Non-Profit: Accounting Manager
Posted: November 5, 2014
Location: Middlesex County, NJ
Summary: A 2.2 million charitable organization based in Middlesex County seeks a full-time, exempt Accounting Manager.
- Oversee all aspects of finance and accounting for the organization
- Month end close and preparation of financial statements
- Payroll for a staff of 30
- Manage the annual audit
- Interface with development director
- Assist in the strategic planning process
- Contract review and management
- Budget and reforecast preparation
- Grants management and reporting
- Cash management and bank reconciliations
- Accounts Payable Processing
- BA/BS in Accounting
- Minimum of 7-10 years of experience; some not-for-profit preferred
- Experience managing annual certified audit
- Ability to work with all levels of management
- Excellent leadership, communication and analytical skills
- Familiarity with QuickBooks preferred
To Apply: Please email resumes and cover letters to Caroline Dorcey at: email@example.com.
New Jersey Future: Outreach & Development Director
Posted: October 24, 2014
Location: Trenton, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Future, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide research, policy, education and implementation organization that advocates for better land-use practices resulting in environmental protection, community redevelopment, center-based growth and transportation choice. The organization seeks a dynamic, organized self-starter to direct and implement corporate outreach, sponsorship and fundraising activities.
- Forecast and evaluate the potential of fundraising campaigns and activities.
- Develop an annual corporate and individual outreach and fundraising plan, including sponsorship opportunities.
- Identify new prospects through research and networking.
- Develop and manage a list of staff and board members willing and able to make specific donor asks.
- Solicit direct contributions and sponsorships throughout the year.
- Cultivate new and existing donors through regular communication, meetings and identification of value-added products or services that can be offered.
- Stay on top of changes that are pertinent to raising money within the smart-growth industry, the organization's programs, and the development profession.
- Write and manage direct fundraising appeals.
- Coordinate small outreach meetings and events.
- Assist with gift processing and acknowledgement.
- Maintain central donor database and files.
- Manage fundraising and sponsorship components of the annual Redevelopment Forum and Smart Growth Awards.
- Grow individual major donor program and develop an individual planned-giving program.
- Coordinate social media, website and other media with the director of communications.
- Strong interest and ability to build corporate relationships
- Sales-oriented personality: attentive, persistent, and flexible
- Ability to represent the organization professionally in a corporate setting
- Good follow-through and follow-up
- Highly organized; Self-starter
- Talent for working well with a diverse range of people and able to work well in a team setting
- Capability to work behind the scenes
- Able to write persuasive and informative correspondence
- Able to use database software effectively
- Capable of creating and organizing small events
- Able to see and work within the big picture
- Confidence that through our work we can make New Jersey a better place
To Apply: Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a resume, brief writing sample (no more than one page) and cover letter to Marianne Jann at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WomanSpace: Grant Writer (Part-Time)
Posted: October 21, 2014
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Summary: WomanSpace is a not-for-profit agency providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. The agency seeks a part-time grant writer.
- Plans, Organizes and manages grant activity
- Works with Director of Development, Executive Director and Program Directors to establish and develop proposal ideas, annual agency grant plan and goals
- Maintains annual master list of grant applications pending, sent out and results
- Provides stewardship for grant reporting as well as major gifts stewardship
- Researches available opportunities and reaches out to potential grantors to build connections
- Candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 4 years grant writing experience, preferably in domestic/sexual violence or human services agency environment.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send resume to Lauren Nazarian at email@example.com
WomanSpace: Full Charge Bookkeeper
Posted: October 3, 2014
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Summary: WomanSpace is a not-for-profit agency providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. The agency seeks a Full Charge Bookkeeper.
- A/P, check writing, reconciling bank statements, journal entries, and assisting with A/R & payroll.
- Candidate must have prior non-profit experience
- Experience in Microsoft Office, and a strong background in QuickBooks and Financial Edge/Blackbaud
- An Associate’s degree in accounting is required as well as two years’ experience in related field.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send resume to Kim Zweier at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Salary range between $35,000- $38,000 based on experience.)