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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grants Manager, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Miami, FL

Grants Manager

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Posted by: Americans for Immigrant Justice

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies. 
Grant Manager will be responsible for securing and raising revenue support from foundations, corporations, and government sources. This includes providing compliance and reporting management of programs funded by federal, state, and private funds.
GM will work collaboratively with personnel to report mandates and serve as a liaison on issues regarding grants and proposals. GM must work closely with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals and interact with constituencies involved in grant-funding activities.
GM needs to be proficient in the use spreadsheets and databases and demonstrate the ability to interpret complex grant funding requirements and budget plans. GM will be accountable for interpreting federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant administration. Will require ability to review the work of others to ensure conformance to standards and to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of staff, both orally and in writing.
Education: University degree preferred
LocationMiami, FL
Application deadline:  Open until filled.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package. 
Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references and writing sample. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
Submit resume to info@aijustice.org. Please write GRANT MANAGER in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137, or send by fax to 305-576-6273.

Director of Development, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Director of Development

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a director of development to design, implement, and grow all of Mothers Out Front's fundraising programs. The position reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Chair of the Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our Massachusetts-based work across the country.
  • Establish, implement, manage and evaluate an annual development program at the national, state and individual levels in conjunction with the Board, the Managing Director, and our volunteer leadership, supporting an organizational budget of $1.2m in 2015 and $2m in 2016.
  • Implement a major gifts and a membership program as part of the individual strategy.
  • In close collaboration with the Board Chair, implement a state-by-state Leadership Circle of individual donors as part of the state strategy.
  • Create the development program structure and systems (including a fundraising database) to support short and long term fundraising goals and effectively utilize the talents and capabilities of staff and volunteers.
  • Write and produce donor solicitation and cultivation packages, proposals, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Partner with communications staff and volunteers to create effective messaging strategies and materials, including brochures and newsletters, which resonate with donor audiences.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers to ensure fundraising, communications and advocacy work are coordinated throughout the organization.
  • Research and identify new donor prospects and upgrades including individuals and foundations.
  • Coordinate donor and prospect cultivation activities, including arranging donor meetings for Board Chair, Managing Director, self, and others as appropriate.
  • Prepare donor acknowledgements for signature by the Board Chair.
  • Analyze donor activity and generate fundraising progress reports.
  • Ensure that all donor relationships are properly stewarded and funder requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with volunteer leaders to organize fund raising events with support from staff and volunteers.
  • Attend fundraising training workshops and programs.
Demonstrated success in all facets of fundraising and management.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional fundraising experience preferably in a non-profit, membership-based, advocacy organization.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with a proven ability and verifiable track record in developing, marketing and executing an integrated, multi-faceted fundraising program capable of generating diversified and sustainable revenue.
  • Superior analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and a demonstrated ability to partner with, motivate, and mentor team members (including volunteers).
  • Ability to succeed in a changing, fast-paced environment, to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects, and to meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to gain the confidence of a variety of constituents.
  • Experience in fundraising database and/or moves-management systems.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mothersoutfront.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Massachusetts State Organizer, Mothers Out Front, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts State Organizer

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Application deadline: November 1, 2014
Start date: December 1, 2014
Posted by: Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are seeking a Massachusetts state organizer to oversee all organizing efforts in the state. The position reports to the Organizing Director.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up nonprofit organization aiming to take the best ideas in movement-building and grow our work within Massachusetts and across the country.
  • Establish and manage calendar of organizing work for Mothers Out Front state-level network for the coming year.
  • Work with volunteer teams to establish yearly meeting calendar.
  • Guide volunteers to establish statewide and team strategic, capacity-building, and learning goals.
  • Guide volunteers to develop statewide structure and teams.
  • Coach volunteers to enact strategy, build volunteer leadership, and recruit supporters.
  • Ensure that learning process is embedded and codified in all the work of the statewide organization.
  • Supervise Massachusetts Organizing Coordinator.
  • Ensure that statewide strategic, capacity-building, and learning goals are consistent with nationwide goals.
  • Experience in organizing and movement building.
  • Demonstrated success in working with volunteers to achieve a goal.
  • Excellent people-skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A desire to learn.
  • An ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, campaign like environment.
  • Enjoy and have the ability to work in teams.
  • An ability to sometimes work evenings and weekends.
  • A strong commitment to address climate change.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mothersoutfront.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls please.
Women, people of color, LGBTQs, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Managing Supervising Social Worker, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Managing Supervising Social Worker

Posted on: October 19, 2014
Posted by: Urban Justice Center

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a licensed social worker to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims' human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
DVP seeks a social worker to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide therapeutic individual sessions; implement and supervise group sessions; provide economic empowerment and financial coaching to victims of domestic violence in community based clinics; as well as education and outreach throughout NYC about the clinical/psychological effects of domestic violence on victims and their children. This position requires an individual with skills in the development and implementation of high quality clinical services.
  • LCSW preferred, LMSW considered.
  • SIFI Certified or open to such certification.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience with a minimum of three years programmatic management experience.
  • Understand performance targets and can create a work plan to reach them efficiently.
  • Participate in research studies or lead smaller group of staff to develop new best practices or revise existing strategies.
  • Refer clients with legal issues to staff attorneys when appropriate.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and trauma.
  • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Be an effective presenter of DVP at outreach events.
  • Highly motivated to cultivate new linkages.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Attend, participate and lead project check-in calls and meetings.
  • Demonstrated energy, initiative, and forward thinking to yield high-impact results.
  • Ability to work evenings if necessary.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to clients' urgent needs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to travel between boroughs.
  • Interest and proclivity in working within a multi-disciplinary framework.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to mbigelow@urbanjustice.org Please write "SOCIAL WORKER" in the subject heading. We regret that due to high volume, we are unable to respond to inquiries and will only contact those candidates selected for consideration. Please do not contact us via telephone or fax. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Resident Advocacy Coordinator, The Second Step, Newtonville, MA

Resident Advocacy Coordinator

Posted on: October 17, 2014
Posted by: The Second Step

The Second Step (TSS) seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence, one family at a time, by providing services to individuals & families that enable them to remain free from abusive relationships & live successful lives. Those individuals & families who enter our program have successfully taken the first step away from domestic violence. TSS provides support & advocacy services to connect them with a broad range of services, referrals, including education & employment training, permanent housing search, mental health & addiction services, legal services, parenting support & community advocacy support.
Mission statement: The Second Step, in partnership with survivors of domestic violence, creates safe, supportive community, identifies choices and builds foundations to transcend abuse.
Primary Objectives: Implementing case management & advocacy services within the philosophical framework of the agency including trauma-informed; strength based, relational & empowering practice.

1. Case Management/Advocacy
  • Provide case management & advocacy services for 4 families (unless otherwise determined by supervisor) including child assessment & child goal plan development. 
  • Develop service plans with residents that address a variety of needs such as medical, legal, educational, employment benefits, & behavioral health; work closely with other residential staff to assist families in obtaining their goals; actively engage in networking with community service providers to locate programs & resources that support resident goals. 
  • Liaison & advocacy with community service providers to secure resources & provide services for children/families including: day care, summer camp, school after school, parent education, counseling, legal & health care. 
  • Each resident coordinator shares in the responsibility of the scheduling interviews of prospective program participants; review of transitional housing application, checking references & orientating new participants to the program once admitted. 
  • In collaboration with other Resident Service Coordinators, plan and schedule TSS Family Programming to include psycho-educational workshops, seminars with outside providers.

2. Housing Advocacy
  • Provide housing advocacy & case management services to assigned families including budgeting counseling. 
  • Assist families in obtaining financial resources for housing expenses related to acquiring permanent housing. 
  • Develop & maintain positive working relationships with Housing Authorities. 
  • Coordinate program participant's moves to permanent housing. 
  • Ensure 'bridge meeting" is scheduled with Community Advocate prior to participant scheduled move out date.

3. Community Building
In collaboration with other residential staff, create a nurturing, supportive environment that facilitates families to build resilience & develop beyond the trauma they have experienced. This involves setting expectations & implementing policies, practices & systems that sustain safety & growth. A piece of this work is monitoring the environment for breaches to psychological &/or physical safety & intervening appropriately. Co-facilitate community meeting for residents once a week in the evening.
Other Responsibilities
· Attend & actively participate in weekly team meetings & agency wide staff meetings.
· Attend individual supervision
· Represent TSS at community events & forums as needed.
· Provide child-care as needed.
· Coordinate special events including holiday celebration for TSS program participants & other special events for residential clients as needed. Coordinate annual summer reunion & backpack drive with community program staff. Provide support for holiday gift drive.
· Participation in on-call rotation. (compensation provided)
· All other duties as assigned by Senior of Residential Programs or Executive Director

Applicants must be bilingual (English/Spanish). In addition, the ideal candidate will have: 
  • 2-3 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence and/or homeless families & individuals in residential and/or community based programs. 
  • Knowledge of issues related to domestic violence, trauma, mental health & addiction with a particular emphasis on how these issues impact families is essential. 
  • Knowledge of issues related to child development & parenting is valuable. 
  • Life & employment experience are considered as valuable assets.

Additional Qualifications include:
· Experience with public housing & appeals process
· Supervision experience
· Strong crisis management, problem-solving & interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated ability to learn & master new skills & materials.
· Ability to train peers & share expertise with colleagues.
· Ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously & precisely
· Proficiency with computers; strong writing & verbal skills
· Organizational skills including the ability to work under pressure.
· Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
· Ability to work collaboratively & effectively in an environment that is linguistically & culturally diverse.
Hours: Full-time – Combination of days & evenings. 40 hours per week. Flexibility is very important.
A successful candidate will be flexible, have a sense of humor, & be committed to serving families that are determined to move beyond domestic violence. A driver's license is required in order to drive agency vehicles.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience (low-high $40s, depending on experience). Benefits outlined in the current personnel policies. On-site Clinical Supervision is provided bi-monthly. Compensation is provided for the On-Call coverage.
Equal opportunity: The Second Step encourages multi-cultural & multi-lingual diversity in all of its programs. Minorities, Bi-lingual, survivors of domestic & sexual violence, GBLTQ candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested: please send a resume and cover letter to our Senior Manager of Residential Programs: Ashley Shoares:  ashoares@thesecondstep.org

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Development Assistant, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Seattle, WA

Development Assistant

Posted on: October 16, 2014
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice political advocacy organization in Washington State. We believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington works to protect every woman's right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Our 35,000 members are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sisters and brothers working together to improve reproductive health care in Washington state.
The primary responsibility of the Development Assistant is processing donations to our 501(c)(4), 501(c)(3), and PAC accounts, from entering gifts into our database to sending out acknowledgement letters. This position also provides support as needed to the Development Manager, Membership Development Director, and/or Executive Director for a wide variety of fundraising activities.
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Continually update and correct database records.
  • Prepare and make bank deposits.
  • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration matierals, and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Strong commitment to the fundamental right of a woman to choose safe and legal abortion as part of a full range of reproductive health care choices.
  • Good writing and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with donors at a first-line level.
  • Exceptional organizational skills. Strong attention to detail and ability to focus in a busy office environment are a must.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications; ability to become proficient in NGP database.
Schedule: Part-Time, 20 hours per week. Flexible schedule available.
Compensation: $15 per hour
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis; the position will be open until filled. Please submit an application online at https://prochoicewashington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk04mv

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Senior Grants Manager, International Rescue Committee, Haiti

Senior Grants Manager

Posted on: October 6, 2014
Application deadline: December 5, 2014
Posted by: International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC responded to the earthquake of January 12, 2010, with a focus on the immediate needs of the affected and displaced population in and around Port-Au-Prince. The program has since transitioned from an emergency response to a country program with the overall objective of accompanying Haiti towards its development. The IRC will maintain the capacity to respond to emergencies, namely in the hurricane season. The current program sectors in Haiti are: gender-based violence, protection, child and youth protection and development, and environmental health. The IRC Haiti Country Office is based in Port-au-Prince.
The Senior Grants Manager will work closely with the Haiti Country Director, while supporting the three programs and finance unit. They will work with the grants units based in IRC's two headquarters offices in New York and London. This position will contribute to identifying new funding sources, support proposal development, channel new program opportunities, ensuring donor and internal compliance procedures, and donor reporting.
The Senior Grants Manager's work will be divided into 7 areas of work: Visibility/Fund Development, Proposals, Reporting, Compliance/Donor, communications, capacity building and Administrative/Other. The percentages of time and effort presented are meant to be approximate and cumulative. Over the short-term, these will vary based on factors such as proposal deadlines.
  • Visibility/Fund Development :
    • Support the Country Director in donor representation or other relevant meetings at the national level, with an emphasis on European donor-led meetings.
    • Ensure IRC presence at both formal and informal NGO networking opportunities.
    • Support the Country Director to aggressively seek funding opportunities on the national level, in conjunction with headquarters level (regional unit and technical units).
    • On a quarterly basis, liaise with the IRC NY external relations team to create a calendar of IRC and external media stories highlighting IRC Haiti's successes.
    • On a regular basis, submit communications/media stories to IRC NY and IRC UK's external relations teams (1x/month for a long-form story suitable for the IRC blog or external media; 1x/week for a short-form story suitable for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram).
    • Create communications documents for use in-country and outside Haiti that highlight IRC Haiti's accomplishments as a whole, in specific sectors, and in specific projects.
  • Proposals :
    • Coordinate the development of proposals for new projects by working with program staff and ensuring proper review at the HQ level.
    • Review budgets, write budget narratives, edit proposals, and ensure proper OTIS procedures are followed.
    • Monitor and support the use of management tools such as FM01, Budget vs. Actual (BVA), purchasing, retro planning of activities for the proper monitoring and the successful implementation of programs and early warning in case of obstacles or challenges;
    • Liaise with NY and UK grant units in order to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply IRC Program Framework principles and are donor compliant
    • Participate in all internal program strategy meetings with senior management team
    • Participate in meetings with in-country donor representatives to discuss ongoing and future programs
  • Reporting :
    • Review all narrative reports before submission to the donor.
    • Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time; that reports are coherent and accurate (quarterly, interim or final reports);
    • Play a key role in Grant Opening and Closing meetings, as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which include representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised;
    • Provide final proofreading for all English-language narrative reports
  • Donor Compliance :
    • Act as focal point with donors in-country on grants management issues for ongoing, past, and potential future projects.
    • Act as focal point with consortiums of which IRC Haiti is a member.
    • Review donor agreements and coordinate their review with the relevant IRC HQ office.
    • Ensure that grants are implemented in compliance with IRC and relevant donor regulations
    • Maintain and update all hard- and soft-copy grant files related to proposals.
    • Ensure that partnership and sub-grant related administrative processes and procedures are consistently implemented throughout the program, including pre-award compliance checks, agreements, and disbursements and reporting.
  • Communication and Information management:
    • Provide briefing papers and support development of external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings on IRC Haiti as a whole and IRC Haiti programs in particular
    • To distribute and share with all IRC staff all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc) related to their specific programs.
    • To act as an information resource on Haiti. In connection with the Country Director, be able to provide informative and varied articles from several sources regarding the current political, socio-economic situation in the country
    • Attend inter cluster/sector and other coordinators meeting on request of the Country Director or Program Coordinator.
  • Training and capacity building:
    • To offer training and capacity building of all IRC and local partners staff on program reporting and IRC program specific documents
    • Support the technical and professional development of the Grants Officer
    • Ensure that all staff are aware of and integrate the IRC program framework into all programs
    • Keep informed on monitoring and evaluation techniques and support tools which can be shared with program staff; work closely with the DME manager and Technical Coordinators.
  • Administrative/Other :
    • Act as main point of contact for New York and UK offices, ensuring HQ staff are kept abreast of important issues affecting the country program's portfolio.
    • Supervise the work of the Grants Officer and ensure that he/she has opportunities to grow in his/her role and take on progressive responsibility.
    • Ensure temporary coverage for the Grants Officer role when he/she is out of the office.
  • BA/BS/University degree and Master's in international affairs or related subject
  • At least two year experience working in relief or development programs
  • Previous successful experience developing projects and writing proposals for public donors
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills and advanced proficiency in French; Fluency in French is a distinct advantage
  • Working knowledge of budget development and management
  • Ability to work in unstable security environments
  • Experience working with international donors in particular UN, US government, and European donors


Please follow this link to apply: Click Here