The Ms. Foundation for Women seeks a dynamic Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison who will serve as the "gatekeeper" of the President and CEO's Office and will manage schedules and communications with internal and external parties. In particular, s/he will be the point person for the Board of Directors and will facilitate effective and efficient communication between the Board of Directors, President and CEO, and Foundation staff. This position will report to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
President and CEO's Office Administration
Manage the schedule of the President and CEO;
Coordinate meetings via telephone, videoconference, and in-person;
Prepare travel arrangements and itineraries for the President and CEO including hotel, flights, ground transportation;
Keep the office of the President and CEO organized and operating effectively and efficiently through the development and maintenance of paper and electronic filing systems;
Facilitate the tracking and signing of all documents executed by the President and CEO;
Screen President and CEO's phone calls and determine and execute their proper handling;
Assist in the creation of Power Point presentations, reports and other documents as needed;
Assist in the coordination of regular Executive Team, Senior Management and cross-departmental team meetings; prepare agendas, notes and minutes as requested;
Coordinate logistics for visitors to the office including: hotel, transportation, meeting space, meals, etc.;
Prepare expense reports for the President and CEO and process payment of all President and CEO Office invoices;
Coordinate with Development, Communication and Human Resources staff to maintain up-to-date partner contact information;
Liaise with Executive Team, Senior Management and other staff to facilitate cross-departmental information sharing;
Create monthly organization-wide metric reports in close coordination with the Executive Team, Directors of Human Resources and Information Technology, and Manager, Operations and Human Resources;
Conduct and report findings on basic research, as required by the President and CEO.
Coordinate logistics for all Board meetings;
Work closely with the Executive Team and Senior Management to provide substantive organizational updates to the Board prior to each meeting;
Coordinate with the Marketing & Communications and Development teams to arrange Board member participation in special events, such as dinners, networking events, and speaking opportunities; and
Coordinate Board visits to the Ms. Foundation office.
Coordinate with Committee chairs and Senior Management to schedule regular Committee meetings and distribute materials; and
Attend Committee meetings and assist in the drafting of minutes, as needed.
Develop and maintain the Board Orientation manual; update orientation materials as necessary, and distribute to incoming Board members as they are selected; and
Serve as the point person for new Board member orientation.
Carry out the communications for several Board Meetings per year as well as all Board Committee Meetings.
Create monthly programmatic updates for the Board;
Periodically send news articles and/or press releases that merit the Board's review; and
Facilitate coordinated and streamlined communications between Board and staff.
Maintain all details related to the Board of Directors, including contact information, biographies, bylaws, meeting materials, and terms of service.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in English, Communication, or Business Administration required.
At least five years of high level/executive administrative support or other relevant experience.
Demonstrated communication skills including excellent oral and written English language skills and ability to communicate ideas effectively.
Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to organize and prioritize workload, track assignments and provide organizational support for high level executive.
Ability to successfully execute multiple, simultaneous projects on tight timelines with quality results.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to multitask and problem solve.
Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people at different levels in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must possess a commitment to the mission and values of the Ms. Foundation for Women and an interest in social justice and women's issues.
Please, no follow-up phone calls or faxes. We regret that it is not possible to communicate with candidates except those who most closely match our requirements. Thank you.
The Ms. Foundation for Women is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), seeks a Overnight and Weekend Supervisor for its 350 Lafayette Transitional Living Community (TLC). The TLC is a leading housing placement program in NYC serving mentally ill, homeless women. A recipient of the SAMHSA Exemplary Program Award, the TLC is recovery oriented and has participated in implementing the use of Evidence-Based Practices for homeless persons with a mental illness. Program services include: housing placement, comprehensive health, mental health, and case management services.
The Overnight Supervisor is responsible for management of operations on their shifts; supervision of staff; on-call coverage; maintenance of a program culture that is client centered, outcome oriented, and dedicated to ongoing improvement. The Overnight Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all overnight shifts during the week are adequately staffed and covered, and supporting the efforts of the program to prepare clients to move into housing.
Overnight Team duties include:
Fostering seamless service provision across shifts.
1. Knowing and being able to communicate with clients about the program's mission, structure, and approach to treatment.
2. Providing and documenting relevant information about a client to their workers and other program staff.
3. Knowing program rules and reporting on rule violations.
Ensuring that clients are safe and comfortable.
1. Responding to crises.
2. Proactively working to create and/or maintain an environment which is safe and comfortable.
3. Proactively working to engage clients in the program.
4. Managing new clients moving in and the process during the overnight shift as needed.
To oversee the day to day functions of the women's shelter program including staff supervision and support, shelter resident relations, physical condition, and programmatic compliance relating to funders and owners. Ensures that the environment for clients is welcoming, respectful, supportive and trauma informed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Advocates for the mission of the organization and upholds the agency's values.
Ensure the delivery of quality services through clear program procedures and guidelines.
Develop and make recommendations on policies and procedures appropriate to the operation of the program.
Ensure that such policies are consistent with our mission of treating shelter clients with respect and dignity, understood by all staff and volunteers, and implemented fairly and consistently.
Ensure that policies and practices create an environment for clients that are based on trauma informed practices.
Ensure that funder and regulatory policies are being complied with and all necessary documentation is complete.
Ensure the facility meets quality standards by conducting regular physical inspections, with the Director of Facilities and individually.
Ensure the program and facility operates in a safe manner at all times though regular contact with the Director of Safety.
Participate in budget planning, track expenses, evaluate costs, and consider ways to conserve on costs.
Identify projects for grant requests and collaborate with development staff on budget for projects.
Provide clinical oversight and coordination for case management services for all women's shelter guests with Director of Social Services, women's shelter staff, and case advocates to ensure all shelter residents have an active case plan and assist shelter staff with supporting the clients as they work towards their goals.
Provide clinical supervision, oversight and guidance to staff on those shelter guests with severe mental illness, chronic substance abuse and other complex needs.
Plan, develop, and maintain collaborations with social service, medical, and mental health providers that are helpful to our guests and workable for our staff and site.
Complete reports and other program administrative duties in a timely manner.
Work with Data Evaluation to ensure that HMIS is being utilized in accordance with program requirements, and to formulate effective program measurements and outcomes.
Conduct regular supervision with program staff.
Recruit BSW/MSW/LMHC student interns to be placed at the women's shelter and provide clinical supervision.
Conduct job performance evaluations in a timely manner providing staff with feedback and opportunities for growth and development.
Ensure appropriate staff coverage of all shifts.
Actively participate in/facilitate staff meetings and training opportunities.
Actively participate in the Management team through regularly scheduled meetings and day-to-day activities.
Ensure that the programs are at all times in compliance with state and federal laws including in particular, fair housing.
Be available and on call for emergencies at program sites. Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Prefer a Master Degree in social work or related field with clinical experience working with substance abuse, mental illness and individuals with trauma histories. Licensing preferred. Minimum of 3 years of experience working in homeless services with some management experience preferred. Previous experience providing trauma informed care services. Experience working in shelter environment preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Possess the ability to work independently with a high degree of self-motivation and initiative, and as part of a team.
Capacity to manage and lead people.
Must have good communication skills and be able to identify problems related to personnel management and be able to address them.
Ability to develop goals and objectives.
Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence.
Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one in person and over the telephone.
Knowledge of diverse populations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the work environment.
Strong computer skills and data entry required.
Requires verbal and numerical intelligence.
Bilingual with the ability to speak and write Spanish is desirable
Brooklyn Community Services is one of Brooklyn's largest and oldest non-sectarian social services agencies. Serving more than 10,000 individuals annually, BCS provides a broad and diverse range of services including prevention of foster care placement; crisis intervention; early childhood and after school education; vocational training, job placement, and clinical services to adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and histories of mental illness.
BCS's Transitional Living Community is a 40 bed section of the Brooklyn Women's Shelter in East New York, Brooklyn. TLC provides homeless, low-income, mentally ill women with temporary shelter and assistance to secure permanent housing. TLC recruits its clients primarily from the assessment unit of the Brooklyn Women's Shelter. Staff conduct comprehensive assessments to identify women with severe and persistent mental illness, many also having serious personal, social, medical and economic problems. A principle feature of the TLC program is the "milieu treatment" in which women are helped to practice the skills they will need to live successfully outside the shelter system, including pre-vocational preparation.
Provide group and individual therapy which facilitates insight or behavioral change and supports residents' progress toward health and housing.
Assess clients, and determine goals for appropriate methods of treatment within the context of TLC's purpose of attaining mental health stability and obtaining housing.
Create and maintain relevant group structures, milieu activities, trips, and projects to encourage client participation in the therapeutic and housing process and to foster a sense of community and support.
Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team to include participation in client treatment planning, weekly case conference, and staff meetings.
Write progress notes which document the types of activities in which client participates, patterns of attendance, interpersonal behavior, response to modalities, and progress towards goals. Maintain Daily Activity Sheets and Client Activity Records.
Educate other staff about the rationale, methodology, and goals of Art Therapy, through in-services, informal contacts and role modeling.
Perform other duties as assigned by Program Director.
Masters in Creative Arts Therapy required; ATR-BC and LCAT required. Experience working with mentally ill and/or homeless populations preferred.
The Crisis Services Coordinator coordinates crisis services within Intervention Services, creates and maintains the schedule of hotline and medical support staff and volunteers, oversees data entry, and maintains communications with allied partners.
On-Call shifts – Ensures all shifts are covered with appropriate staff. Responsibilities include communicating with volunteers and Answering Service. Provides answering service updated schedule of staff covering shifts. Provides direct services: taking special/sensitive hotline calls, and providing medical accompaniment (hospital calls) when needed.
Crisis intervention – provides advocacy and emotional support in absence of full staffing.
Screening – Makes initial contact with individuals in crisis, schedules screening, collects information, and forwards data to Counseling Services.
Training – Conducts training of allied professionals, e.g., law enforcement personnel.
Communications -- Communicates with case managers and counseling staff to ensure follow-up support, information & referral services for clients is provided.
Referral services – Maintains a complete inventory of local service providers.
Administration – Ensures all paperwork is entered into appropriate agency data tracking systems weekly. Completes all designated reports to fulfill agency, board and grant requirements and turns in on time.
MA/MS in Human Services field preferred. BA/BS degree in Human Services field required or in-progress.
Able to handle multi-phone system, perform basic office skills, and knowledgeable of computers.
Advanced knowledge of sexual violence issues.
Graduate of RCASA's 40-hour advocate skill building training.
Excellent oral & written communication skills, work both independently and with a team.
Demonstrated ability to handle crisis calls and remain calm & non-judgmental.
Ability to reach hospital within 30 minutes of receiving notification of victim's arrival at emergency room.
The Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation (ARTC) was organized in 1969 to address the unique problems of hard-core inner city substance users and adolescents with mental health disorders. ARTC is a not-for-profit organization, licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuses and the New York State Department of Health. ARTC is expeditiously moving in the direction of expanding its services and diversifying its funding streams through planned giving instruments and being able to cultivate a donor to the point of securing a significant gift.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a Fundraising Relations Manager to be a part of a growing development department from the ground up. This very visible position is about connecting with people, being a conduit between the organization and the people or cause the corporation serves.
Strong track record in foundation fundraising with demonstrated ability to
Build a relationship with each
Submit appropriate winning proposals
Experience in managing the relationship building and application submissions needed to obtain City Council, individual Council member and individual Borough President grants.
Can build and oversee a successful "signature" special event annually.
Proven track record in working with existing corporate and individual donors
Initiate and manage an annual appeal.
Provide oversight and leadership to a small development staff.
Ability to discuss ARTC's resources, projects and programs
Promote and support respectful positive attitudes
Work closely with CEO to develop annual strategies and manage those initiatives throughout the year.
Prepare work plans, budgets and forecasts related to all fundraising activities.
6 years related experience in grant writing and fundraising.
Knowledge of grant development, proposals, applications and administration as well as basic fundraising techniques and strategies
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Strong written communication skills; proposal writing and research
Attention to detail
Strong editing skills
All candidates must be computer-literate and must become competent in computerized programs such as Microsoft Office.
Comfortable cultivating and soliciting prospects at all levels.
ARTC offers an excellent starting salary and comprehensive benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, personal, sick and vacation time, life insurance, pension and favorable work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please forward resume to the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (718) 522-2916, attention Stacey Mohammed. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email.
The National Network of Abortion Funds (the Network) is a national organization dedicated to increasing access to abortion for low-income women and girls. Founded in 1993 by 22 pioneering abortion Funds, the Network now includes nearly 100 Funds in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as one international web-based Fund. The Network supports its members to provide direct financial support for abortions to low-income women and girls, and conducts grassroots, state, and national organizing, advocacy, public education and policy work to ensure that women most in need have access to abortion and full reproductive health care.
The Community Mobilization Manager is a key member of the Network's advocacy and member support teams. This position coordinates Network-priority advocacy and movement-building efforts with member Funds and other partners, and ensures engagement of member Funds in these efforts. The Community Mobilization Manager also works to build a strong network of advocates and leaders within abortion Funds that reflects those who face the greatest barriers to abortion – low-income women, women of color, and young women.
The Network is a social justice organization and is committed to diversity in both its programmatic work and staffing with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation.
This is a new, full-time position based in the Boston office (preferred). This position reports to the Deputy Director and will work closely with abortion Fund activists, staff, and volunteers. Frequent travel within the U.S. is required.
Fund Advocacy: Identify advocacy strategies that build on strengths of abortion Funds. Ensure engagement of Funds in advocacy efforts to increase access to abortion for women most in need. Develop skilled and engaged advocates within abortion Funds, help Funds educate, engage, and activate their supporters for advocacy purposes. Serve as the staff point person for Fund members on any advocacy questions, interests, or opportunities.
Work in close partnership with member support staff to identify Funds who need support and develop and implement recommendations to increase capacity of member Funds to undertake advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.
Provide training and support of abortion Fund activists in key organizing, advocacy, and communications skills.
Conduct on-going technical assistance, providing Fund activists with strategic assistance, resources, and materials to conduct advocacy activities in their communities.
Responsible for communications to member Funds regarding advocacy activities and opportunities.
Storytelling: Develop programming to support ethical collection and sharing of stories of women helped by abortion Funds. Develop materials outlining best practices and systems for storytelling for advocacy purposes. Provide support to Fund members and women who want to share their stories.
Building the Movement Leadership Program: Manage and further develop program to promote Fund leadership among women of color, low-income women, and young women. Work with staff/board task force to provide training, networking, and support to increase leadership skills for participants. Manage application process. In addition, support Fund efforts to engage women served by their Fund as leaders, spokeswomen, and advocates.
Coalition Leadership: Represent the Network on the movement-building and federal strategies teams of a national coalition to restore Medicaid coverage of abortion, co-led by the Network. Contribute to the development of strategies and activities informed by the experiences of Funds on the ground. Identify opportunities for Fund involvement in coalition strategies.
Program Planning, Communications, and Fundraising: Participate with other staff and board in collaborative planning of Network programs. Support fundraising efforts including calling and meeting with donors and drafting reports on activities for funders, as requested by fundraising staff. Responsible for communicating progress and success of advocacy efforts and programs to Funds, allies, funders, and staff/board, as directed.
Commitment to abortion access and full reproductive health care for all women; commitment to women's rights, social, economic, and racial justice.
Experience and demonstrated skill in community organizing, and/or grassroots issue or policy advocacy campaigns, or political campaigns.
Knowledge of and experience with the legislative process.
Experience and demonstrated skill in leadership development, volunteer development and building active participation of leaders in advocacy efforts, strongly preferred.
A creative, resourceful approach to problem-solving, including strong analytic, strategic and planning skills along with demonstrated aptitude for taking initiative on projects.
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Good judgment, political sensitivity and savvy.
Experience working with small, low-infrastructure organizations and volunteers. Affinity and appreciation for grassroots organizations.
Ability to work with diverse staff, board, and Fund activists with sense of humor and flexibility.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to National Network of Abortion Funds at: email@example.com.
Please use this subject line: Community Mobilization Manager Search
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive salary, dependent on experience. Excellent benefits and vacation package.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is committed to ensuring children, women and other vulnerable groups have access to appropriate nutrition. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Nutrition Policy Officer P3, based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
The Nutrition Policy Officer will report to the Head of Nutrition and HIV Unit within the Programme, Policy and Innovation Division and be responsible for the following key duties:
Provide support for the formulation and reporting on policy for nutrition and HIV/TB;
Ensure WFP's HIV & TB Policy and Nutrition Policy are implemented appropriately in different contexts through advising and supporting Regional Bureaux and Country Offices;
Support the development and regular updating of nutrition programme guidance for use by Country Offices, Regional Bureaux, and Headquarters' Divisions, and ensure knowledge transfer between regions in prioritized thematic areas, in coordination with other knowledge sharing efforts;
Provide normative and technical review of nutrition components of project documents in the Policy Review Committee, and provide policy and technical guidance as needed to improve the effectiveness of WFP activities;
Identify, research, and analyse policy issues, suggest strategies, and assist in the preparation of policy papers related to the operations of nutrition in particular, and to food assistance and food security in general;
Consolidate information from Regional Bureaux and provide inputs on WFP Nutrition Programming for the Annual Performance Report;
Contribute to the enhancement of WFP's leadership status in different forums on subjects related to nutrition; participate in nutrition related subgroups and task forces;
Support operations research and evidence building;
Represent WFP in selected international meetings on nutrition, food security, emergency humanitarian relief and development related issues;
Assist with strengthening the capacity for nutrition within WFP;
Perform other related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in Nutrition, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Food Security, Food Technology or other related fields.
At least five years (two of which international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in nutrition, public health, international development, emergency assistance and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance, with a strong preference to work in humanitarian and development nutrition programmes;
Experience in planning and/or managing nutrition programmes including treatment as well as prevention and micronutrient programmes;
Experience with programming of food assistance in emergency, protracted relief and recovery and/or development contexts;
Experience with policy and advocacy at different levels (international, national, subnational);
Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment, operation research and relevant data analysis;
Food security and multi-sector programme knowledge and experience are desirable.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Familiar with the latest developments/issues in nutrition, particularly in relation to CMAM, micronutrients, prevention of stunting, food security and nutrition;
Knowledge of conducting research and ability to collaborate with researchers so as to add to the evidence base which will facilitate WFP's work;
Understanding of roles/responsibilities of different UN agencies with respect to nutrition;
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and nutrition/ public health software (i.e. EPI INFO, STATA or SPSS).
Excellent written and oral communications and presentation skills;
Strong analytical and negotiation skills;
Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement and tact;
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under supervision;
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and staff within the office, host population, donors, NGOs and other UN agencies;
Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English and intermediate knowledge (level B) of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP's working languages);
Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days' annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http:www.wfp.org Click on: "Where we work" and "Our work" to learn more about WFP's operations.