Associate Grant Writer

The Associate Grant Writer will work directly with the Director of Government Contracts (DGC) to write, prepare and submit all government and foundation grants for CPNYC. The Associate Grant Writer will help find opportunities for grants from new funders, assist with writing grant proposals, facilitate the grant submission process and work with the Director of Government Contracts and the program staff to write and submit reports for existing grants, as needed. The Associate Grant Writer will have the opportunity to work closely with the Director of Government Contracts to learn the grant research, writing and submission process in its entirety. Experience in academic or professional writing, publishing or editing is required. Desire and willingness to learn is essential.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Director of Government Contracts:

  • Prospect new grant opportunities
  • Write government and foundation grant proposals for CPNYC’s programs
  • Maintain grant information in Salesforce database and in both digital and paper files
  • Write and submit reports for grants

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in communications, English, writing or similar field is preferred
Excellent grammar and strong research skill neededCommitment to the organization’s mission and a passion for social justice, a must
Minimum 3 years of experience in academic or professional writing, publishing or editing
Superior writing skills with the ability to synthesize complex information into compelling written materials
Flexible, self-directed and highly organized; able to work simultaneously on a number of projects
Ability to work independently and cooperatively
Willingness to take direction and adjust to fluctuating organizational priorities

Prospective Applicants must submit Two (2) Writing Samples


ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

CORPORATE & INDIVIDUAL GIVING MANAGER 

DEPARTMENT:  Development
LOCATION:  Brooklyn, New York         
REPORTS TO:  Development Director   
SCHEDULE:  Full Time / 10am – 6pm

CPNYC seeks a strategic and detail-oriented individual to join the Development Department as the Individual & Corporate Giving Coordinator. Supervised by the Director of Development, the Coordinator will be a self-motivated, confident Development professional responsible for managing CPNYC’s hundreds of annual volunteers, creating opportunities for donor engagement, and managing the individual giving and major gift process. This role will be critical to developing a portfolio that will contribute to CPNYC’s long-term growth strategy. A strong commitment to the mission of CPNYC is essential.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CORPORATE ADVANCEMENT

In partnership with the Director of Development, this role will:
● Support the Development Associate in the volunteer on-boarding process to build relationships with volunteers and identify a pipeline of donors.
● Manage a portfolio of mid-level donors. Engage key long-term, new, and prospective donors to generate a substantial portion of the department’s annual revenue goal of $1.5 million
● Develop the cultivation, appeal, and stewardship strategy for mid and high level donors.
● Create, execute and track strategy for all donors in assigned donor portfolio. Translate short and long-term strategies into targeted goals and actions to drive donor satisfaction and result in year over year renewals and increases.
● Provide support as needed for E-Board, Women’s Philanthropy Group and Young Professionals Council members.
● Develop and execute a diverse, year-round schedule of events for new donor cultivation and existing supporter stewardship.
● Collaborate with the Director of Development on all corporate partnerships and days of service to ensure that individuals brought in through the corporate pipeline are also cultivated as individual donors.
● Collaborate closely with other members of the Development team and throughout the organization to ensure we are utilizing CPNYC’s resources as effectively as possible to cultivate, steward and solicit support.
● Record accurate and timely data in Salesforce, pull reports as needed and use the database to analyze and evaluate effort.
● Become a CPNYC “expert” and excel in telling our story. Act as a spokesperson for the organization as needed to bring in funding, volunteers, etc. Work closely with various departments of the organization to organize site visits and bring our work to life for donors and prospective supporters.
● Support the Development team in the creation and execution of all volunteer and special events.
● Perform other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; Masters in related field preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience managing volunteers and/or cultivating donors
  • Salesforce proficiency is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain donor relationships
  • Possess knowledge of individual giving fundraising techniques
  • Possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to successfully develop strong relationships with donors and represent the organization effectively to multiple constituents
  • Able to handle sensitive donor, programmatic and financial information discreetly.
  • Able to operate effectively both as part of a team and independently
  • Able to provide outstanding customer service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to work effectively with numbers, budgets, and data
  • Possess strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- and long-term.
  • Able to work in fast-paced environment and handle unexpected events
  • Available on evenings and weekends for donor visits and events as needed


ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (FULL-TIME)

DEPARTMENT:  Administrative
LOCATION:  Brooklyn, New York         
REPORTS TO:  President  
SCHEDULE:  Full-Time

The Executive Assistant provides a high level of administrative support to CPNYC’s Executive Director. She/he maintains high standards of professionalism, efficiency, personal communication, discretion and independent judgment. In working with internal and external contacts, including board members, she/he deals with a wide range of highly sensitive issues and works under tight deadlines/pressures. The Executive Assistant must take a proactive approach to handling administrative matters and be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a small office.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conserves executive's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications

  • Proofreads, answers, and composes routine correspondence both hand written and electronic, including donor and board communications and other partner related materials; prepares selective summaries and any follow-up actions for the CEO

  • Represents the executive by attending meetings in the executive's absence; speaking for the executive

  • Provides support in arranging meetings including collation of speaking notes and/or briefing notes, handling logistics, such as conference registrations, room reservations (internal and external), and local travel

  • Works closely with the CEO on special projects including maintaining accurate reports of all payables and receivables’ accounts

  • Responsible for scheduling and managing the CEO’s calendar including prioritizing and resolving related conflicts and competing demands, proactively scheduling important meetings with internal and external individuals and maintaining an organized office

  • Organizes and coordinates international/domestic travel and related requirements to include: travel authorizations, flight tickets, hotel bookings, visas, airport transfers, expense reports

  • Coordinates, plans, and organizes small-to large-scale meetings including supporting and coordinating Board meeting arrangements including teleconferences and minute taking as required.

  • Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to, scanning, copying, faxing, filing, and data entry. Collects and opens mail addressed to the CEO; forwards correspondence to appropriate staff for action.

  • Completes various forms, including: purchase requisitions, shipping requests, travel expense reports, requests for payment, consultancy agreements, etc.

  • Contributes to the excellent reputation of the CEO’s office through professional, friendly and respectful interactions internally and externally.

  • Welcomes guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries

  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential

  • Completes projects by assigning work to clerical staff; following up on results

  • Prepares ad-hoc reports by collecting and analyzing information

  • Enter and maintain accurate donor information in the database

  • Acts as personal assistant as needed

  • Undertakes special assignments/projects on a wide variety of issues as requested by the CEO and perform other duties as assigned


REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred
Experience supporting C-Level Executives is required
A minimum of 3 years supporting Director level Executives
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. (Strong proficiency in PowerPoint is REQUIRED)
Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage calendars and effectively maintain records and files
Experience in organizing meetings, preparing and monitoring budgets, assisting with travel and hotel accommodations, and providing general office operations support
Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals in a complex and fast-paced environment
Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain professional, friendly, and cordial relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors
Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
Expert level written and verbal communications
PowerPoint and Outlook. (Strong proficiency in PowerPoint is REQUIRED)
Ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures as well as apply them with consistency
Working knowledge of telephone systems and standard office equipment such as fax machines and photocopiers
Experience working in a non-profit environment is a plus
Superior time management skills

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to work efficiently in a constantly changing environment
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects, and follow through until completion
  • Strategic thinker with a proven ability to plan and set goals for the organization
  • Personable, articulate, knowledgeable, and professional in presentation
  • Strong judgment, discretion and the utmost respect for confidentiality
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and highly organized
  • Children of Promise, NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

AFTER-SCHOOL DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT:  After-School
LOCATION:  Brooklyn, New York         
REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Programs
SCHEDULE:  Full Time

The After-School Program Director will assist in leading and operating a comprehensive after-school program for children throughout the school year, from the end of the school day to 6pm daily. He/she will also be responsible for directing the development and implementation of age and grade appropriate curriculum for our after school and summer program. 


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  • Manages all aspects of the elementary school after-school program, ensuring a quality educational and youth development experience for all participants

  • Develops and maintains a strong relationship with school staff, including scheduling regular check-ins with the principal and community school coordinator and participating in collaborative partner meeting

  • Develops and regularly revisits instructional plans for each grade level, with the objective of supporting all members in becoming academically proficient and developing the life skills and attitudes necessary to achieve high school graduation

  • Determines ongoing needs/interests of students, parents and school staff

  • Reviews and revises program offerings to meet emerging needs and interests

  • Arranges training to support after-school instructors in designing and delivering effective lessons

  • Prepares and supports informal and formal program evaluation

  • Builds strong relationships with parents by leading parent orientations and meetings (ideally in English and Spanish); connecting daily at pick-up time, making phone calls regarding student attendance, attitude and participation; encouraging participation in BGCP and school celebrations; and organizing workshops, family nights, or other events that increase parents' connection to and involvement in their child's school and education

  • Purchase and prepares materials for activities as needed

SUPERVISORY

  • Selects, trains and manages all CPNYC after-school staff, including evaluating and assessing their needs for ongoing professional development

  • Delegates work appropriately to the Educational Specialist and Counselors

  • Collaborates with CPNYC Facilities Director to ensure program space is safe, functioning optimally and meets SACC requirements

  • Manages staff schedules, ensuring adequate coverage. Provides last-minute coverage in classrooms as needed

  • Leads professional development, staff meetings, and some trainings

  • Ensures that all staff adhere to CPNYC and school behavior, discipline and safety policies.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Manages site expense, ensuring quality program implementation within budgetary limits

  • Compiles data and tracks students for program evaluation and reporting

  • Creates opportunities to publicize and involve CPNYC in school events (e.g. Open House, Back-to-School Nights, parent conference days, staff development) as well as events in the broader community (e.g., city council meetings, parent education opportunities). Prepares and gives presentations as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned based on department and/or organizational needs


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor degree and/or (5) five + years equivalent experience
A Minimum of 1-year successful experience teaching in an educational environment
A Minimum of two years successful experience supervising staff
A Demonstrated ability to coordinate, inspire, and motivate others
High level of communication skills, both written and oral
Experience working in an ethnically diverse community
Availability to work with some flexibility for occasional evening or weekend events
Strong interpersonal, team development, organizational, and management skills
Clear background check and history indicating fitness to work with children, clear fingerprinting from Dept. of Justice (DOJ)
Pass Medical & TB test
Current CPR/First Aid certification

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching credential (multiple-subjects or single-subject) and/or Master's in Education preferred
Competency in writing and speaking in Spanish



ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

DEPARTMENT:  After-School
LOCATION:  Brooklyn, New York         
REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Programs
SCHEDULE:  Part-time

Instruct elementary and middle school students on healthy living, exercise, and physical fitness. Organize and supervise athletic activity during class and instruct students on proper exercise routines and technique. Construct different lesson plans based on age range of participants to help them develop athletic skills, foster a healthy lifestyle, and have fun exercising.


MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and instruct students in physical education activities that promote the development of physical attributes and social skills.

  • Teach team sports to students, utilizing knowledge of sports techniques.

  • Instruct groups in beginning calisthenics, gymnastics, or corrective exercises, determining type and level of difficulty of exercises, corrections needed, and prescribed movements, applying knowledge of sports, physiology, and corrective techniques.

  • Manage inventory and storage of relevant supplies and gym equipment

  • Lead, organize, instruct, and referee games, such as volleyball and basketball.


SKILLS

Excellent Verbal Communication Skills
Good Motivating People
Ability to work collaboratively with students and other colleagues
Patient and must possess extensive knowledge of physical fitness, sports, and exercise

QUALIFICATIONS

2 years teaching or relevant experience
Bachelor’s Degree and NYS Certification in Physical Education is preferred but not required



ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

COUNSELOR

DEPARTMENT:  After School
LOCATION:  Brooklyn, New York         
REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Programs  
SCHEDULE:  Part-time

The Counselor works collaboratively with the program staff and assists with the development and implementation of age and grade appropriate curriculum for our after school and summer program.  CPNYC’s participants range from kindergarten to eight grade.


MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

      Implement the CPNYC curriculum, helping school age children improve literacy competencies, values, and physical fitness in an activity based environment.

      Assist with planning and creating innovative age appropriate activities.  Develop lesson plans to conduct them on a daily basis; read, tell stories, lead songs and games.

      Ensure the health, safety, and well being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.

      Help maintain enrollment and daily attendance records.

      Assist children with homework and guide students in their academic growth.

      Understand and communicate the philosophy and goals of the CPNYC Program to the students and families.

      Assure accurate distribution and accounting of snacks.

      Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.

      A minimum of 15-hours of staff training during the school year is required.


SKILLS

Ability to teach, motivate, and influence children in a team environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills including a strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite.
Enjoys organizing academic enrichment activities.
Extremely reliable and patient.
Comfortable working with a diverse population within a non-profit environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of two (2) years experience working with students in elementary and middle school.
Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
Areas of study; General Education (K-8), Special Education, Social Work, Teaching, Professional Child Care, Psychology, or related fields.

HOURS

After-School Program: Monday - Friday 3:00pm- 6:30pm



ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

LCAT ART THERAPIST-PART TIME

The Licensed Clinical Art Therapist is responsible for developing weekly Therapeutic Art curriculum, instructing elementary, middle and high school students in that curriculum, and maintaining a caseload of 30-35 billable group clients. The LCAT will need to be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT).


MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement curriculum for Therapeutic Art program within CPNYC After-school and Mental Health Clinic for all child and adolescent participants
  • Assist in supervision Masters in Mental Health Counseling Interns who will be providing additional support in facilitation of daily activities as well as the completion of clinical weekly documentation
  • Participate in weekly MH and Afterschool program staff meetings
  • Ensure all children billed for group services maintain updated documents required for OMH approval in all their appropriate files
  • Collaborate with the VP of Programs for necessary implementation of any afterschool activities or trainings
  • Submit weekly group curriculums highlighting individual and group goals and objectives to the Vice President of Programs and the Vice President of Mental Health for review and feedback
  • Maintain all OMH clinical documentation requirements on a weekly basis
  • Keep all records of individual caseload up to date including progress notes, treatment plans, comprehensive assessments, psychiatric assessments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Must have a minimum of one-year Post-Master’s experience in an article 31 outpatient Mental Health Clinical Setting and experience with

Master’s Degree in art therapy or related field equivalent to Mental Health Counseling, and Social Work experience is required

Must be able to provide and demonstrate efficiency in therapeutic art curriculum and implementation

Demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision 

LCAT or Limited Permit required

Advanced knowledge of group practice and clinical knowledge of group development and implementation for ages 5-12 years old

Ability to conduct 8-10 weekly art therapy groups for clients ages 5-12 years old.

Good interpersonal abilities

Demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision

Stay current on art therapy research


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Understanding of art methods and materials

Effective communication with the treatment team

Work with team; builds and fosters professional relationships

Accept feedback, make suggestions

Set priorities; ask questions; define procedures

Work independently; schedule time efficiently; think pro-actively

Willingness to accept change

Children of Promise, NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


ABOUT CPNYC

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with guidance, support and the resources necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental health model. CPNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.