My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is currently hiring for the following positions:

Job Title: Grants and Foundation Manager

Job Classification: Regular full time/flexible; Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Development Officer (CDO)

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York,  that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a leader and resource in domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  MSP seeks a Grants and Foundations Manager who will work closely with the CEO, Senior Team, Development, Program, Finance and Legal staffs to build and maintain a robust Private and Family Foundations and Public Grants (Federal, State and County) program.  The Grants and Foundation Manager will persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and strategic goals to a range of potential funders and will help grow and strengthen key external alliances with institutional and individual donors to increase visibility, impact, and financial resources.

Responsibilities:

Foundation and Government Fundraising

  • Increase resource development with the strategic planning, preparation, and implementation of an expanded private and public grants program and maintain an 18 month activity calendar
  • Research, identify, and evaluate private, corporate, and public funding opportunities that align with agency programs and persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Cultivate private funders, establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Prepare, coordinate, manage, and track applications for project-specific and general support grant and foundation opportunities including the creation of engaging narratives and other materials to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Work collaboratively with staff to complete renewal applications, interim and final reports, Letters of Inquiry and new funding proposals
  • Work closely with agency leadership and staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals
  • Provide analysis of potential funding opportunities; manage the internal review process and key deadlines for proposal submission
  • Manage complete process of preparing and submitting high-quality, competitive proposals; including extensive writing, working closely with finance on project budgets, and ownership of all required documentation
  • Work with program staff on interim and final reports and renewal applications
  • With Development Associate support, maintain a master list and timeline of applications, proposals reports, relevant deadlines and prospects

General Responsibilities

  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness
  • Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Work with development team to accomplish agency resource development goals
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Degree preferred
  • Superb writing and communications skills, bi-lingual a plus
  • 4+ years professional experience including grant writing
  • Familiarity with government contracting process and public funding streams
  • Must be able to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential
  • Knowledge of the funding community and proven fundraising record
  • Confidence with Word, Excel and other database systems

SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

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Job Title: Human Trafficking Case Manager

Job Classification: Part-Time (32 hours/week), Non-Exempt

Position Reports To:  Director of Human Trafficking Program

My Sisters’ Place  is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Westchester County, New York,  that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  MSP has served more victims of human trafficking than any other social or legal services provider in the county. The Human Trafficking Case Manager will provide direct case management, counseling and advocacy for victims of sex and labor trafficking—adults and minors, of any gender identity, U.S. citizen and foreign born—in close collaboration with MSP’s legal, shelter, and counseling programs, and with a network of referral agencies throughout the county.

Duties:

  • Conduct phone and in-person outreach to victims of human trafficking, assessing their emotional and practical needs, as well as explaining the services offered by MSP
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, needs assessments, client accompaniment and short-term individual/group counseling to victims of human trafficking and their family members
  • Advocate on clients’ behalf with the police, District Attorney’s Offices, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, FBI, Homeland  Security Investigations (HSI), public benefits agencies, courts, medical providers and other relevant organizations
  • Collaborate closely with other MSP programs on behalf of human trafficking clients, including shelter, legal, community counseling & advocacy programs
  • Develop and maintain strong contacts with referral agencies throughout Westchester and the surrounding region, and provide clients with information and referrals to outside services for themselves and their relevant family members
  • Maintain accurate case records and program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Assist with case management reimbursement contracts, including client spending limits, contract reports, and monthly billing
  • Participate in community meetings and coalitions, including the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force
  • Assist with developing and conducting human trafficking trainings and outreach to community groups and service providers to inform them about MSP’s services
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years’ experience working with victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence or other victim population, or with immigrant/refugee populations required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience assisting with contracts, billing and reimbursements preferred
  • Experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges preferred
  • Ability to think critically and address crisis situations as they arise
  • Multi-lingual or Bi-lingual strongly preferred, with strong preference given to English/Spanish

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

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Job Title: Residential Advocated (4pm – 12am)

Job Classification: Full-Time, Non- Exempt

Position Reports To:  Residential Advocate

The Residential Advocate is responsible for the provision of supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter.  Advocates are expected to provide critical supportive services in a way that is compassionate and adheres to culturally appropriate best practices and agency expectations. Under the guidance of the Sr. Residential Advocate, the Residential Advocate will be responsible the following functions:

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required to address personal and criminal justice related issues.
  • Ability to Answer of 24 hour hotline on alternate bases when needed, responding to clients in crisis, providing information and resources and assess eligibility for MSP services.
  • Assist with intake procedures including but not limited to review of the Welcome Packet, development of an on-going assessment safety plan, coordinate follow-up on initial appointments for DSS and other relevant service providers
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements. and ensures the timely submission of all monthly stats to Senior Residential Advocate
  • Assist in the completion of OVS, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested.
  • Monitor client progress and provide referrals for needed and/or requested services..
  • Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  • Keep Senior Residential Advocate and Director of Residential Programs advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  • Participate in regular weekly supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services.
  • Participate in case conferences, staff meetings, trainings and other professional development opportunities
  • Collaborate with the Senior Residential Advocate and Residential counseling team to identify residents in need of additional clinical support
  • Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly
  • Assist the Senior Residential Advocate in other duties and tasks as directed.
  • Work closely with and take direction from Manager of Residential Counseling Services and Residential Operations Coordinator to complete requested/required tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus 2 year experience required
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting
  • Ability to work independently assesses priorities, take initiative, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred

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Job Title: Counselor/Child Protective Services DV Liaison, Mount Vernon Office

Job Classification: Regular Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Program Manager

MSP works collaboratively with the Westchester County Child Protective Services (CPS) on cases in which there is suspected or documented domestic violence and child abuse/neglect.  The Counselor will be co-located at the Mount Vernon CPS Office and act as adjunct and resource to CPS staff and other MSP staff to support the safety and self-sufficiency of the abused parent and their child(ren). 

Duties:

  • Accompany CPS staff to field investigations and provide needs assessment in cases involving alleged child abuse/neglect and domestic violence
  • Work collaboratively with CPS staff to develop appropriate plan of action for each family.  Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, individual and group counseling, referrals and advocacy
  • Provide ongoing support and informal training to CPS staff on assessing and responding to the needs of domestic violence victims and their families
  • Attend CPS case conferences and staff meetings
  • Attend monthly meetings of CPS/MSP working group
  • Maintain program statistics and draft monthly/quarterly reports in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Represent agency at community meetings and coalitions
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years experience working with victims of domestic violence
  • Prior work experience with children and adolescents desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Must own a car
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred

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Job Title: Per Diem Residential Advocate [All Shifts]

Job Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt

Position Reports To:  Senior Residential Advocate

The Residential Advocate is responsible for the provision of supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as victims of human trafficking, who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter.  Per-Diem Residential Advocates are expected to provide critical supportive services in a way that is compassionate and adheres to culturally appropriate best practices and agency expectations. Under the guidance of the Senior Residential Advocate, the Per-Diem Residential Advocate will be responsible the following functions:

Essential Position Functions:

  • Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required
  • Serve as client advocate on personal as well as criminal justice related issues as needed.
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements.
  • Assist with intake procedures including but not limited too review of the Welcome Packet, development of and on-going assessment safety plan, coordinate initial appointments for DSS and other relevant service providers. .
  • Ensure the timely submission of all required stats to Senior Residential Advocate.
  • Assist in the completion of OVS, public benefit and housing applications as needed and/or requested.
  • Monitor client progress and provide follow-up assistance as needed and/or requested.
  • Assure safety and well-being of residents in accordance with shelter guidelines and resident responsibilities.
  • Provide residents with referrals for additional supportive services as needed and/or requested.
  • Keep Senior Residential Advocate advised of the need for schedule changes as it pertains to work schedules.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Senior Residential to promote the provision of quality services.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the petty cash log and facilitate the collection of backup documentation regularly.
  • Enter data into designated database and provide reports as needed and/or requested.
  • Must participate in staff meetings, trainings and/or professional development sessions as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred: two years college plus one year experience required.
  • Knowledge of victimization and domestic violence a plus, prior counseling experience in a residential setting.
  • Ability to work independently assesses priorities, take initiative, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and provide supportive counseling in a genuine, respectful and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to handle crisis effectively, exercising good judgement and calmness.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team

SALARY: $16.82/hour

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