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Bilingual (English/Spanish) Social Worker/ClinicianRoom to Grow Boston

Coordinator, In-Kind & Volunteer Program, Room to Grow New York

Development, Communications and Inventory Internships, Room to Grow Boston

Manager, Business Operations & Development, Room to Grow New York

 


Bilingual (English/Spanish) Social Worker/Clinician
Room to Grow Boston

Position Overview
Room to Grow Boston seeks a full-time Bilingual Social Worker (English/Spanish) to carry a caseload of 150 clients, with each family visiting every three months for the first three years of their babies' lives. Each client visit includes one-on-one, parenting education and support (Room to Grow's customized curriculum), distribution of high quality material goods for the baby (books, toys, clothing, equipment), and specialized outside referrals to other services to ensure that each child has a healthy and secure start in life. Clinicians also stay in touch with families ongoing by phone and email.

Responsibilities

Conduct one-on-one client visits:

  • Carry a consistent caseload of 150 clients
  • With fidelity to the Room to Grow curriculum, provide clients with parenting education support, including what to expect at each stage of their child's development (birth through 36 months), strategies to recognize and respond to their child's needs, and help with their individual challenges and concerns
  • Facilitate selection of developmentally appropriate baby items
  • Refer clients to outside support services and follow up on access to these resources
  • Maintain ongoing communication with clients between visits

Develop and manage relationships with prenatal program partners and other community partners:

  • Develop and manage relationships with referral partners, including making presentations to prospective referral sources to maintain a consistent flow of incoming referrals
  • Communicate with referral partners about eligibility criteria to ensure appropriate referrals are being made
  • Identify outside resources for clients and develop relationships with other service organizations to aid in connecting families to needed community supports (government and non-profit)

Manage administration of the client program and database:

  • Maintain client appointments to achieve attendance and retention goals within a designated timeline
  • Maintain Salesforce database, run reports (with onboarding training if needed) to analyze trends and draw meaningful conclusions about program effectiveness in order to improve our practice as well as to provide program and client information for board reports, fundraising proposals and other materials

Alignment & Professional development:

  • Provide and receive peer support to/from clinicians in Boston and New York
  • Remain up-to-date on research and best practices in early childhood development
  • Represent and embody Room to Grow's core values: Integrity, Respect, Growth, Collaboration, Community, Inclusion

Qualifications

  • In depth expertise in early childhood development milestones and parenting strategies for children birth through 36 mo+
  • MSW or MA in Child Development or related field; LCSW or LICSW strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years direct clinical experience, including parenting and/or infant mental health work
  • Deep experience working with families living in low-income communities
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural influences on parenting
  • Highly resourceful and solutions-oriented
  • Ability to present Room to Grow's program and mission to a variety of audiences in a compelling, informative way
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, and experience working with databases strongly preferred

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject header "Bilingual Social Worker". No phone inquiries please.

This is a full-time position with some flexibility for evening and/or weekend hours required. Ability to perform moderate to medium physical duties including lifting up to 25 lbs., climbing ladders, and observing families is a must. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Coordinator, In-Kind & Volunteer Program
Room to Grow New York

Room to Grow seeks a candidate to fill a newly expanded position which will be responsible for generating in-kind donations of baby goods (e.g. collection drives, corporate donations) and managing the many volunteers who keep our family center in top notch condition. The right candidate is vibrant, customer service-oriented, and a collaborative leader, who will develop new relationships and strengthen existing corporate and institutional partnerships across New York City. The Coordinator will also collaborate with the External Relations team on elements of marketing and communications, and will look to identify opportunities for expanded engagement and leverage the broad base of volunteers who already support the organization (e.g. major gift donors, corporate grants).

This is an exciting opportunity for a mid-level professional with a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and communications to contribute to the continued success and growth of Room to Grow's in-kind and volunteer programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Partnership Management

  • Develop and manage in-kind corporate, nonprofit, and business partnerships, collaborating with respective colleagues across departments and sites, expanding partnerships to include:
    • Significant donation of new baby essentials
    • Ongoing collection drives and volunteer groups
    • Financial support (e.g. proceeds from sales, volunteer grants)
    • Cause marketing campaigns
    • Other organization-wide support
  • Facilitate the activities of Room to Grow Champions - a cross-regional group of dedicated supporters focused on securing in-kind donations
  • Participate and manage network membership relationships with nonprofit organizations to strategically meet our goals for inventory acquisitions, visibility, and support, both locally and regionally

In-Kind Inventory Acquisition

  • Create, maintain, and regularly review a data-informed in-kind inventory acquisition plan
  • Develop and maintain relationships with corporations, individuals, groups, and stakeholders to strategically meet the organization's need for inventory acquisition
  • Together with colleagues in Boston, create, plan, and execute strategic acquisition of baby essentials that are most needed through annual collection drives
  • Develop and manage strategic purchasing arrangements for items that are rarely donated
  • Research prospects and submit proposals for grant opportunities focused on on in-kind acquisition and distributions

Volunteer Program Management

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local groups such as schools, corporations, nonprofit partners, and community groups who host collection drives for baby goods and send regular volunteer groups
  • Ensure a high level of customer service during all stages of the volunteer experience
  • Collect and analyze volunteer data to maximize volunteer participation and breadth of opportunities
  • Work closely with the Development team on strategies to recruit volunteers, strengthen existing partnerships, and identify follow-up prospect opportunities emanating from group visits

Communications

  • Collaborate with respective colleagues across departments and across sites on comprehensive communications strategy and brand stewardship, designed to increase awareness and convey organization's mission, outcomes, and needs
  • Support creation and use of organization's marketing materials (e.g. developing content for email news blasts and social media posts)

Qualifications

  • B.A. and 3-5 years relevant experience in customer service/retail, volunteer engagement, development, and/or a related field
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Room to Grow
  • Demonstrated track record in independently managing external partnerships
  • Experience working with CRM databases (Salesforce preferred)
  • Marketing and design experience a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills – articulate and persuasive, with the ability to craft resonant messaging and diligent follow up
  • An exceptionally high level of integrity, accountability, and superior judgment
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to work
  • Ability to adjust course as needed and thrive in a nimble, fast-paced, and flexible organizational culture
  • Proactive attitude coupled with an upbeat personality and a good sense of humor

Compensation and Benefits
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject header "Coordinator, In-Kind".
No phone inquiries, please.


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Development, Communications and Inventory Internships
Room to Grow Boston

Room to Grow seeks fall interns interested in nonprofit management, programmatic operations, development, and communications. We will provide interns with a meaningful experience and hands-on training. We are looking for hard workers with a positive attitude and good organizational skills who are excited about helping families in need. Data analysis, social media, and/or graphic design skills a plus. Our goal is to provide a varied and broad-based experience across all functions of the organization. 

Responsibilities and activities include:

Support the inventory and volunteer program by working with volunteers, processing in-kind donations, stocking inventory, and helping to keep our space looking like a children's boutique.

Provide Fundraising/Development support by researching funding opportunities and assisting with grants and donor management.

Assist with social media, graphic design and overall communications.

Provide database management support

Provide event planning support

Time Commitment:

Opportunities available during the fall and spring semesters. A schedule of 2-3 days a week, 8 – 12 hours a week is preferred.

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Manager, Buisness Development & Operations
Room to Grow New York

Room to Grow New York seeks a high performing candidate to fill the newly created role of Manager, Business Development & Operations. This critical position will be responsible for maintaining inter-departmental alignment across geographic regions, as well as serve as a critical link between departments and the Executive Director.We are looking for an ambitious candidate with a track record of tackling complex and essential projects with consistent enthusiasm. Duties encompass everything from executive-level work to establishing a system for stocking office supplies. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who takes initiative, achieves peer level buy in, and makes good decisions on the spot.

A critical component of this role will include developing and/or restructuring sustainable organizational processes including document sharing, developing hiring procedures, building an operations manual, and establishing and communicating organizational norms. Being a liaison between the New York City and Boston offices is an essential tenet of this position, and therefore, the candidate must have superior communication and social skills. Additionally, this role will encompass coordination of meetings and events including board meetings, board and staff retreats, office-wide social gatherings and staff meetings. The position involves coordinating the Executive Director's schedule, being strategic about use of time, and maintaining a high level of professionalism and cordiality with important partners. The candidate must be prepared to engage in executive-level projects and meetings and take appropriate follow-up action, often with limited instruction.

Special projects include, but are not limited to, the development of content and revisualization of the organization's website, supporting a research project with Columbia University and circulation of research results, and cultivating and growing partnerships with people and organizations across New York City in the early childhood field as the organization enacts its strategic growth plan (2017 - 2020).

The successful candidate must demonstrate initiative, attention to detail and professionalism, and anticipate the needs of the office as well as the Executive Director. A high degree of diplomacy, organization, and troubleshooting skills are essential. We are seeking a highly organized go-getter who keeps projects moving on time but is equally flexible and comfortable responding to change and creating structure when needed. This is a great opportunity for an early to mid-career professional to work across departments, help inform and implement strategy, and gain transferable skills across multiple functionalities to contribute to the continued success and growth of Room to Grow.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Executive Support & External Relations

  • Manage the Executive Director's calendar
  • Support executive-level strategic planning, including budget development and management
  • Prepare and coordinate board meetings and retreats and support board-level work with the Executive Director
  • Support Executive Director in preparation for leadership team meetings; serve as liaison to staff as appropriate
  • Support various governmental and organizational partnerships and relationship development across NYC
  • Take meetings on behalf of the Executive Director as appropriate
  • Help to develop thought leadership content in conjunction with the senior team

Human Resources

  • Organize hiring processes and coordinate all on-boarding of new employees
  • Perform an annual review and update of the HR manual, serve as the point of contact for outside legal counsel
  • Establish an office-wide operations manual in conjunction with all departments
  • Develop and organize professional development plans for all staff
  • Develop training programs for new staff and trainings related to organizational changes

Administrative or Office Management

  • Maintain and encourage a healthy, vibrant office culture
  • Develop local and joint cross-regional process and procedure efficiencies
  • Develop norms of operation for day-to-day activities
  • Run team meetings and social functions
  • Review and restructure the shared document filing system (DropBox)
  • Manage high level relationships with building staff
  • Resolve any office-related issues in a timely fashion
  • Quickly answer employee questions as they arise

Cross-Departmental Responsibilities

  • Project manage the restructuring and visuals of the organization's website
  • Execute growth planning activities (partnerships, research, parent advisory council, etc.)
  • Support dissemination of research findings
  • Plan annual cross-regional retreats
  • Work on various department-specific special projects as needed

Qualifications

  • B.A. and at least 3-5 years relevant experience in office management, executive-level assistance, development/fundraising, and/or a related field
  • A passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Room to Grow
  • Experience working with CRM databases (Salesforce preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Unsurpassed attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • An exceptionally high level of integrity, accountability, and superior judgment
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to work
  • Ability to adjust course as needed and thrive in a nimble, fast-paced, and flexible organizational culture
  • Proactive attitude coupled with an upbeat personality and a good sense of humor

Compensation and Benefits
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject header "Manager, Buisness Development & Operations".
No phone inquiries, please.


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