Employment Opportunities

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for the following positions:


The NYSPCC is currently looking for applicants for the following role:

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

As the world’s first child protection agency, The NYSPCC responds to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal, and educational services. Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal.

The Executive Assistant will be responsible for handling all administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director and Board of Directors to ensure smooth and effective operation of The NYSPCC.


• Managing the Executive Director’s calendar and phone messages, scheduling meetings, and requests to staff as appropriate.

• Managing the Executive Director’s travel arrangements and conference/meeting preparation.

• Researching and preparing briefing materials for a variety of meetings and presentations.

• Managing internal and external requests, especially requests for approval/signature.

• Sending emails, letters, and other communication both directly and on behalf of the Executive Director to Board members, staff, and organizational partners.

• Providing scheduling and administrative support to other members of the Executive Team for large meetings, special events, etc.

• Providing support to the Board of Directors in their governance role.

• Maintaining Board resolutions, minutes, and board packet files.

• Scheduling and organizing board meetings/calls.

• Taking attendance and minutes for all meetings.

• Developing an annual Board and committee meetings schedule and organizing new Board member orientations as needed.

• Special Projects and other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience.

• Experience working as an assistant to senior nonprofit executives preferred.

• Have exceptional attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Salary: $75-85k, commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please send/email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nyspccdev.munroe.com.


The NYSPCC is currently looking for applicants for the following role:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Trauma Therapist (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC)

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Trauma Therapist (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC)

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical skills to serve as a Trauma Therapist. The schedule for this position requires one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday), and two weekday evenings (12-8pm) a week. The position involves a hybrid of remote and in-person work. Covid-19 vaccination is required.

The Trauma Therapist will play an important role in supporting the agency mission to effectively respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care.


•Provide trauma-focused therapeutic services on-site to economically disadvantaged families participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation and Trauma Recovery Programs.

•Facilitate crisis debriefings throughout the five boroughs with child welfare staff after critical incidents and fatalities.

•Provide workshops and trainings to children, parents, and professionals.


•MSW, LCSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required.

•A minimum of two years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse issues preferred.

•A commitment to social justice in child welfare preferred.

•Familiarity implementing evidence-based practices preferred.

•Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Salary: $72.5K commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to mcucuta@nyspccdev.munroe.com.

Development and Communications

The NYSPCC is currently looking for applicants for the following role:

Director of Development and Communications

Director of Development and Communications

The NYSPCC seeks an entrepreneurial and results-oriented Director of Development and Communications (Director) with a proven track record of expanding brand awareness and diversifying philanthropic support. The successful Director will have the unparalleled opportunity to be an active leader at a transformational organization.

The Director will partner with the Executive Director and Director of Government Relations and Administration to guide the NYSPCC’s overall direction and ensure the maximization of the NYSPCC’s funding resources. In partnership with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, the Director will lead, design, and implement a comprehensive development and communications plan in alignment with the NYSPCC’s priorities. The Director will integrate development and communications activities into the fabric of the existing strategic plan while articulating the vision and critical path to facilitate the maturation and evolution of NYSPCC’s development program into a systematic fundraising enterprise.

The Director will lead and coordinate all fiscal and programmatic planning for the NYSPCC, lead a $3 million annual giving campaign, and coordinate the fundraising efforts of the Young Professionals Committee. The successful candidate will lead the identification, research, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors. S/he will lead and further enhance a comprehensive development office, including major gifts, government grants, proposal writing, grants reports, renewals, development of program initiatives and research priorities, donor database management, and acknowledgements.

The Director will strategically lead communications initiatives to drive public awareness, raise the organizational profile, and increase visibility. Working with the NYSPCC’s public relations consulting firm, Allison PR, the candidate will develop marketing and communications efforts related to philanthropy, such as collateral materials, donor narratives, social media, communications campaigns. The successful candidate will integrate the organization’s marketing, public relations, and fundraising efforts to ensure a comprehensive expansion of public awareness and visibility.

The ideal candidate will possess the stature and integrity to gain the trust and confidence of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, leadership, staff, donors, and prospects. S/he will persuasively articulate the NYSPCC’s mission, history, achievements, and aspirations for the future. The Director will report to the Executive Director, serve as a member of the senior management team, and manage a team of four fundraising professionals: Director of Institutional Giving, Director of Fundraising Events, Manager of Government Grants and Relations, and Program Coordinator.

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at NYSPCC@glfreeman.com.

Development & Communications Coordinator

Development & Communications Coordinator

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–time Development & Communications Coordinator of The NYSPCC.

General Description:

The Development & Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Development Department with all administrative duties required to successfully achieve fundraising and communication goals each fiscal year. This includes preparation and mailing of all donor communications, database administration, special events coordination, file maintenance, financial report reconciliation, pulling financials from the database, volunteer/intern management, and acting as a liaison for the Young Professionals Committee. This position is also responsible for assisting the Director of Development and Communications (DDC) with all communication/marketing activities including website updates/management; social media; annual newsletter, report, and appeal; donor communication, and other duties as directed by the DDC and the Executive Director (ED). Through these efforts, the Development & Communications Coordinator helps the DDC, the Director of Special Events and the Manager of Institutional Giving achieve the annual fundraising and communications goals for the agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Enter all gifts into donor database, route gifts as necessary, prepare acknowledgments, reconcile financials with Finance Department monthly, and prepare letters for ED and Board President’s signature.

· Keep Donor Perfect database records up-to-date and accurate. Remove all old addresses and create notes on any communication.

· Help with the coordination and planning of all special events and oversee Young Professionals Committee events.

· Maintain and update all financial spreadsheets for each event.

· Assist DDC with the identification of donors and create bios for all prospects.

· Ensure all hard copies of donor files and event files are current, clearly organized, easily found, and complete.

· Coordinate interns, volunteers, and holiday activities, including the toy drive.

· Advertise and fill all intern and volunteer opportunities.

· Maintain and update the Development section on the website with news and other content.

· Develop, capture, edit and post content on all NYSPCC social media channels.

· Drive channel management, community engagement and content moderation.

· Develop strategy for increased engagement; work with NYSPCC departments to develop content; and update and maintain all social media channels.

· Maintain and update email lists for mass marketing and communications (Constant Contact).

· With DDC, coordinate communication with funders/prospects to build relationships throughout the year. Maintain touchpoints throughout the year and send donors material for engagement (i.e. newsletter, annual report).

· With Institutional Giving Officer, oversee and manage all communication materials: annual report, newsletter, brochures, and annual appeal.

· Other duties as related to Dev. Dept. goals to ensure overall effective operation of The NYSPCC.

Qualifications and Experience:

· Undergraduate degree required.

· Two to three years of relevant experience in administrative operations, with an emphasis on fund development.

· Outstanding attention to detail and meeting deadlines.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Strength in prioritizing and multi-tasking.

· Ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically.

· Display superior judgment and diplomatic skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills.

· Enthusiasm, commitment to excellence, self-motivation, a professional demeanor, is highly organized and detail-oriented.

· The ability to handle multiple tasks with efficiency and accuracy.

· Ability to work occasional evenings.

· Must have some experience working with fundraising database programs like Donor Perfect/Raiser’s Edge, etc. Demonstrated success/proven record with developing and maintaining relationships with current and prospective funders.

· Must be computer-literate and proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), the Internet, e-mail applications, and social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Classy, Snapchat, Google Analytics, and web design, etc.

· Exhibit calm, helpful, kind and courteous demeanor toward all staff, donors, and public.

Salary: Up to $58.5K, commensurate with experience.

This is a hybrid position with a mix of in-office (NYC) and remote work days.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nyspccdev.munroe.com.

*The NYSPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions are made without regard to an applicant’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender (including gender identity, sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State’s Corrections Law), partnership status, familial status, liability for military service, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, veteran status, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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