TITLE: Development VISTA
DEPARTMENT: Development Department
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Development and Communications
SALARY: $2,054 per month (stipend)
NYFC Organization Overview
Founded in 1996, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) (www.newyorkersforchildren.org) protects, ensures, and promotes the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on youth in foster care. New Yorkers For Children funds, incubates, pilots, and implements much needed programs to improve outcomes for New York City youth in, and transitioning out of, the NYC child welfare system. NYFC’s work falls into two areas: direct scholarship programs for older youth in foster care and innovative programs that test promising practices in the NYC Child Welfare arena. In addition, to direct scholarship programs, NYFC operates a youth led youth elected Youth Advisory Board (YAB) comprised of youth currently in foster care or alumni of foster care. NYFC partners with the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and its network of non-profit foster care agencies on all programmatic work as well as community partners.
About the Position
The Development VISTA’s chief function will be to support fundraising and development efforts to ensure the organization’s ability to maintain and expand its services and meet pressing community needs. The work of the VISTA will build on that of the previous Development VISTA, expanding on that work to continue building NYFC’s capacity in terms of individual giving, volunteer engagement, and donor cultivation. Please note that this is a full-time position contracted with AmeriCorps for one year, with the possibility to renew for a second year. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Communications, and working closely with the Development Associate, the VISTA will support Fundraising and Communications initiatives, including but not limited to:
- Research potential sources of funding and grant opportunities using our grant database, Foundation Directory Online
- Codify grants calendar started by the previous VISTA
- Support grant application process including drafting applications, compiling important documents, and participating in application revision process
- Regularly enter and update donations and donor information in NYFC donor database, Raiser’s Edge
- Assist in transition to new donor website intake platform initiated by previous Development VISTA
- Manage NYFC’s volunteering efforts and expand volunteer base started by previous VISTA
- Enhance organizational individual donor cultivation efforts by creating and segmenting donor lists, sending acknowledgement letters, and conducting research on donor prospects
- Build on work of previous VISTA in codifying NYFC donor acknowledgement processes in accordance with organization context and IRS guidelines
- Draft and send out e-blasts via MailChimp platform, manage subscriber base, and schedule newsletters
- Help maintain regular social media and website presence, including designing graphics and writing website content
- Build on work of previous VISTA by continuing to build out NYFC’s volunteer program, both to engage corporate supporters and to support our communications efforts
- Continue and grow previous VISTA’s work to enhance NYFC brand through creating a style guide, social media guidelines, and more
- Strong writing ability and ability to speak to multiple kinds of audiences
- Enthusiasm for taking initiative on a variety of projects
- Eye for detail and organization
- Creativity and a passion for bringing new ideas to an organization
- Desire to learn more about nonprofit development work
- Personal experience in and/or knowledge of the NYC child welfare system a plus
Compensation and Benefits
Job Type: Full-time; one-year contract role with AmeriCorps with the opportunity to renew for a second
Salary: $2,054 per month
- Health insurance
- Transportation assistance
- Cell phone assistance
- Relocation assistance if eligible
- Childcare assistance if eligible
- Education award upon successful completion of service
- 8 hour shift
- Hybrid in-person/remote work
Work Location: New York City
For more information on the AmeriCorps program and benefits, see this website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=118854
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected].
Manager of Youth Programs
TITLE: Manager of Youth Programs
DEPARTMENT: Programs Department
REPORTS TO: Director of Programs
SALARY: $60,000 - $75,000
NYFC Organization Overview
Founded in 1996, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) (www.newyorkersforchildren.org) protects, ensures, and promotes the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on youth in foster care. New Yorkers For Children funds, incubates, pilots, and implements much needed programs to improve outcomes for New York City youth in, and transitioning out of, the NYC child welfare system. NYFC’s work falls into two areas: direct scholarship programs for older youth in foster care and innovative programs that test promising practices in the NYC Child Welfare arena. In addition, to direct scholarship programs, NYFC operates a youth led youth elected Youth Advisory Board (YAB) comprised of youth currently in foster care or alumni of foster care. NYFC partners with the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and its network of non-profit foster care agencies on all programmatic work as well as over 32 community partners. NYFC manages over 30+ unique grants annually on behalf of ACS as well as oversees several large-scale multi-year pilot programs delivered through community partners.
About the Position
New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) seeks an experienced, compassionate, and informed individual to serve as the Manager of Youth Programs. The Manager of Youth Programs is responsible for both direct service and administrative duties. The Manager of Youth Programs will support the design of strategic programs, manage youth activity, and expand NYFC’s signature programs. Reporting to NYFC’s Director of Programs, the Manager of Youth Programs will provide support for all NYFC signature programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Carry an active caseload of scholars and meet monthly across signature programs;
- Manage individual youth cases, including meetings, referrals, and coordination with school, foster care agency, and other providers;
- Monitor all aspects of youth programs, including: participant recruitment, enrollment, orientation and academic success;
- Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented populations;
- Knowledge of post-secondary institutions, admissions, scholarships and financial aid process for low-income and underrepresented youth;
- Familiarity with the administration and interpretation of standardized testing for basic skills and college placement examinations;
- Meets once monthly with Nick’s Scholars and provides academic advising, and career and personal counseling;
- Assists Scholars with setting academic, professional, and personal goals and developing individual plans to achieve their goals;
- Coordinates and conducts workshops focusing on academic success and college preparation;
- Monitors students’ program participation, academic progress and in-school attendance;
- Develop collegial relationships with NYC foster care agencies, serve as an advocate;
- Support supervision, operations, programming and evaluation of programs including program planning, program development and implementation, supportive counseling/case management and assessment;
Program Management/Strategy and Innovation
- Utilize NYFC’s existing Logic and Program Models to ensure outcomes are tracked and benchmarks met;
- Design and produce reports for dissemination to key stakeholders;
- Maintains and prepares student case notes and records attendance at program activities;
- Experience in student leadership and mentoring programs;
- Makes recruitment presentations targeted to foster care agency staff, students and community partners;
- Reviews applications and participate in applicant interviews along with Director of Programs and Executive Director;
- Assists in the tracking of program alumni;
- Track student progress and provide consistent documentation/progress notes about observed student needs and recording in Salesforce;
- Collect and monitor quantitative and qualitative data on program outcomes, and performance trends;
- Responsible for data entry and maintaining files and documentation of youth information
- Assist the Director of Programs in preparing progress/program reports, managing program data, achieving deliverables as required
- Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
- Conduct outreach to youth and agencies on various programs offered by NYFC.
- Prepare standard reports on programs as needed
- Act as liaison and information resource for emergency funds applicants ad foster care agencies
- Supervise and manage other direct service staff as needed
- Must be willing to travel to several New York City schools for training, meetings and events;
- Working and demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office including Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel;
- Must be flexible to work one evening per month and an occasional weekend
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in social work, education, counseling or related field from an accredited institution.
- Three years of experience working with TRIO programs and/or high school students, parents and college residential programs.
- An interest in child welfare and youth development.
- Self-starter with the ability to be a proactive, flexible, and creative problem solver in a fast-paced work environment with changing priorities.
- Ability to connect with people, provide needed support and demonstrate patience and maintain positive attitude.
- Personal qualities of integrity and commitment to and passion for NYFC’s mission.
Location: New York City with a flexible hybrid schedule - NYFC offers employees a hybrid work model wherein all employees may elect to work from home on some days. Employees are expected to come into the office on some days or they may be required to attend in-person meetings or site visits depending on their job duties.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary range $60,000 - $75,000 depending on experience. Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, and ancillary benefits; vacations and holidays; life insurance; flexible spending pre-tax plans and commuter pre-tax benefits.
How To Apply
Apply for this position through this link