Date: January 2019

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Job Classification: Full-Time (40 hours/week) Exempt

Department: Community Education and Prevention/Community Counseling and Advocacy

Position Reports To: Chief Program Officer

 

Position Summary:

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) strives to end domestic violence and human trafficking through comprehensive services, advocacy, and community education. MSP is working to create a world in which every individual has the basic human right to be free from gender-based violence and to engage in relationships that embrace the principles of respect, equality, and safety.

 

MSP recently received funding from the United States Department of Justice for the purpose of enabling us to develop our capacity to provide accessible services and comprehensive education, training and outreach to effectively serve the Deaf[1] community and Deaf individuals who are survivors of gender-based violence (including intimate partner violence, domestic violence and teen dating violence) in Westchester County, New York.

Gender-based violence is troublingly prevalent in the lives of Deaf people, and despite MSP’s status as a highly regarded local victim services provider, the agency sees few if any Deaf clients seeking assistance, suggesting that Deaf victims do not come forward in numbers that would reflect their higher levels of victimization. Through our recently completed process of strategic planning, MSP rededicated ourselves to community outreach, education, and collaboration and established a set of guiding principles which include offering a consistent standard of care to all clients regardless of ability/disability.

In collaboration with two local partners who are leaders within the Deaf community – the New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) and NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (NYP-DHHP) – MSP is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator to oversee the planning, development, and implementation of a multi-layered approach to bring critical services to survivors in the Deaf community. The Project Coordinator will participate in a detailed process that involves technical assistance through Vera Institute for Justice and the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to ensure that program goals are met. The Project Coordinator will be skilled in project management, leadership and collaboration building.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the collaboration through a prescriptive process of planning activities such as a needs assessment, strategic plan and collaboration building
  • Manage the implementation of strategic plan initiatives
  • Build and strengthen relationships with collaborative team members, a key component of the grant
  • Set meeting agendas, facilitate meetings, draft minutes, and follow-up on key issues to maintain accountability among collaboration members to the agreed upon work process, tasks, and timeline
  • Ensure consistency of collaboration’s work with grant program’s goals
  • Represent the agency and collaboration at local and national meetings
  • Work collaboratively with staff across My Sisters’ Place
  • Facilitate client and stakeholder focus groups
  • Maintain program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Travel required

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent American Sign Language (ASL) communication skills
  • Extensive experience interacting with the Deaf community strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work policy, Public Health, Human Services, or related field; plus a minimum of 3 years related experience required
  • Knowledge of intimate partner violence and victimization a plus
  • Excellent project management and facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate with individuals who have varying ASL linguistic skills and cognitive levels
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to build relationships and manage conflict
  • A passion for planning
  • Understanding of anti-oppression work
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable vehicle

MSP General Qualification Requirements:

  • Support our philosophy and guiding principles, which can be found on our website at http://mspny.org/guiding-principles/
  • Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively across departments
  • Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
  • Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidentiality

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Brintha Jeyalingam at: BJeyalingam@mspny.org
MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-oppression principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society. Deaf people, People of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are encouraged to apply. MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY since 1978. MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 15,000 individuals each year through direct services, education and outreach. We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program.

[1] The use of “Deaf” is intended to represent the entirety of the Deaf community including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind, late-deafened, have other types of hearing losses, or have additional disabilities.