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

 

Job Title: Managing Attorney, Immigrant Rights

Practice Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Department: Legal

Position Reports To:  Managing Director, Center for Legal 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 10,000 individuals each year. 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. MSP’s Center for Legal Services directly represents survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in family law and immigration matters, and increases our capacity to serve survivors by supervising pro bono attorneys from area law firms and corporations.

Description and Responsibilities: The Immigrant Rights Practice provides legal representation and advocacy to noncitizen survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking before Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) and New York Immigration Court on a variety of legal matters including but not limited to: Violence Against Women Act Self Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, U visas, T visas, SIJS, asylum, Cancellation of Removal, inadmissibility waivers and criminal conviction vacaturs. Under the supervision of the CLS Managing Director, the Managing Attorney will represent individual clients, supervise the immigration staff’s caseload, manage grants and manage the practice’s staff. CLS serves MSP’s clients in a holistic way by coordinating services with other programs, providing a high standard of practice and empowering clients. CLS also serves as a leader in working for greater access to justice for immigrants by advocating for policies, laws and training at the court, local, state and federal levels that are responsive to immigrant survivors’ concerns.

Duties:

  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in immigration law matters, including all aspects of preparing VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, Asylum applications, VAWA Cancellation of Removal and other removal defense strategies, SIJS, U visas, and T visas
  • Oversee intake and assessment of potential clients
  • Track and collect statistical information for grant reports and compile and draft grant reports for funder(s)
  • Participate in committees and working groups addressing the rights of immigrant survivors
  • Supervise immigrant rights practice staff, ensuring that they are serving clients in a trauma-informed manner, employing best practices and managing their caseloads effectively
  • Conduct trainings and presentations internally and externally
  • Collaborate regularly with Managing Attorneys of the Family Law Practice and Pro Bono Project for joint clients, pro bono clinics, and attorney training
  • Collaborate with MSP’s trafficking, counseling and shelter programs
  • Other projects as assigned by the CLS Managing Director

MSP general requirements:

  • Support our philosophy and 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 confidential agency information

Qualifications:

  • J.D. Law Degree, admission to New York State Bar
  • A minimum of five to eight years of relevant immigration law experience related to domestic violence and human trafficking
  • A minimum of three years supervisory experience
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Commitment to serving the public interest with high standards of legal practice in a manner that is client-centered
  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and public speaking skills
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and case management database programs
  • Excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff and build strong client relationships
  • Experience with federal grants a plus

SALARY:  The salary is commensurate with experience. Employment includes a generous benefits package

Application Instructions: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and the names and contact information of three references via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please indicate in the subject line “Managing Attorney.”  

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and offers will be made on a rolling basis as position must be filled as soon as possible.

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society. My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.

 

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To:  Chief Executive Officer

My Sisters’ Place, Inc. (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 cutting-edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy and services.  The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will develop MSP’s financial policies and be an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall financial strategy.  The CFO will supervise the Finance and Operations staff of the organization, as well as directing the administration of MSP’s client database.  As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will work closely with an engaged Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Oversee all accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger entries, fixed assets, P&L close, and balance sheet review
  • Oversee all operations functions, including office leases, telephone, technology, shelter utilities and maintenance, purchasing, and vendor analysis and contracting
  • Manage the budgeting process, financial forecasting and cash flow / treasury functions
  • Provide financial direction and support to government contract RFPs and renewals, as well as restricted and unrestricted private grant applications
  • Coordinate the annual general and A-133 audits, as well as prepare the Form 990 and CHAR-500 filings
  • Supervise a finance team of 3 and an operations team of 2
  • Serve as a business partner to the Chief Executive Officer on the organization’s financial, operating, human resources and administrative processes, including providing recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification / allocation, and other operating measures
  • Provide monthly financial reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Finance Committee, actively participate in periodic Finance and Audit Committee meetings, and attend Board of Directors meetings on an ad hoc basis
  • Engage the Finance Committee in issues, trends and changes in the operating or financial model
  • Oversee MSP’s 403(b) plan, acting as plan administrator and liaison with the Finance Committee and Board of Directors, with support from a third party service provider
  • Manage the client database, acting as administrator and providing strategic direction for the database, with support from a database consultant
  • Ensure that MSP complies with all applicable accounting standards, including U.S. GAAP and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars
  • Proactively review MSP’s accounting and internal control policies and procedures to seek continuous improvement and achieve government and regulatory compliance
  • Proactively review vendor performance and seek new vendors where deemed appropriate
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by the CEO or Finance Committee

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA preferred.  CPA strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional accounting
  • Managerial experience required
  • Not-for-profit accounting and Form 990 and CHAR-500 experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to think critically and address issues as they arise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for MSP’s mission

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Gail McDaniel email hidden; JavaScript is required.   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.