Employment Opportunities at Project Self-Sufficiency

Senior Director of Development

The Senior Director of Development is an experienced fundraising professional responsible for directing the development and implementation of all fundraising activities related to advancing the mission of Project Self-Sufficiency. The Senior Director of Development works closely with and reports to the Executive Director. S/he will work to build an overall culture of philanthropy within Sussex, Warren, Morris and Hunterdon Counties in order establish robust connections with donors and prospects to raise awareness about the agency’s strong commitment, work, and lasting results in its community.

Key Skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

  • High-level multi-tasking, organizational and project management skills. 

  • Collaborative, with ability to work on projects with a team or independently.

  • Attention to detail, with the ability to see the big picture and meet high-level goals. 

  • High level of ownership, takes initiative and has the ability to work with minimal guidance. 

  • Desire to make a positive impact on the people of Sussex, Warren, Morris and Hunterdon Counties.

  • Knowledge of fundraising software and tools preferred.

  • Availability to work occasional nights and weekends.


  • Develop, implement and execute a comprehensive fundraising timeline, plan, and goals including long and short-term annual, major gift and planned giving components.

  • Work collaboratively with fundraising consultants on pre-campaign objectives and goals, while carrying out fundraising activities after campaign kick-off.

  • Maintain relationships with a defined portfolio of 50-75 major donors and prospects, cultivating and stewarding them toward meaningful support of the organization.

  • Coordinate Executive Director’s fundraising activities including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the organization’s top 25 donors and prospects.

  • Recruit, train and lead development volunteers in gift solicitations and overall fundraising and cultivation activities.

  • Arrange, prepare for and host visiting donors and prospects.

  • Create donor and prospect communications such as emails, newsletters, appeals, stewardship materials and acknowledgement letters.

  • Prospect new foundation and corporate donors via written grant materials, submitting those documents while building relationships.

Constituent Relations & Events

  • Plan, strategically coordinate and execute engagement and development programming and events, such as: Autumn Harvest Shoot, A Taste of Talent, Season of Hope Toy Shop, Project 300 and other events as assigned.

  • Create materials supporting events, secure sponsorships and drive tickets sales and volunteerism for fundraising events.

  • Answer donor, prospect and staff inquiries related to fundraising in a timely fashion.

  • Maintain strong presence in local nonprofit community and continually deepen knowledge about the community’s needs.


  • Prepare detailed reports on fundraising performance for the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.

  • Create donor reports, mailing lists and other reports as needed.

  • Maintain high-level knowledge of all development donor databases to ensure maximum use of software for productivity and accuracy by conducting monthly auditing of database’s data and reports.

Bachelor's degree and development experience required; benefits including health insurance and 401(k) plan available.

Part-Time Nurse Home Visitor

Part-time nurse needed to provide health education for pregnant women and their families in a home visiting environment. Candidate will provide prenatal education; nutrition counseling; assist patients and their families with establishing goals; educate participants about infant care, early childhood development, and positive health practices. Travel throughout Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties required; must have reliable transportation. Current R.N. and C.P.R. required. Excellent written and verbal skills, and basic computer skills needed. Twenty hours per week, flexible schedule. Spanish-speaking a plus.  Laptop and cell phone provided.  Paid vacation and holidays; 401K plan available.

Data Entry Clerk

Detail oriented professional needed for data entry projects.  Excellent computer skills required.  Full-time and part-time positions.  Benefits including health insurance and 401(k) plan available.


  • Accurately enter data into corresponding fields within various software programs

  • Identify and correct data entry errors using appropriate quality control methods

  • Manage and organize records and files

  • Prepare relevant reports as needed

  • Provide general data entry support


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required

  • 2 years of data entry experience or related office experience

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability to enter data into a computer quickly and accurately

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to think analytically

  • Confidentiality

Auto Access & Food Rescue Project Coordinator

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking a motivated Project Coordinator to be responsible for all aspects of implementing grant-funded new initiatives in local fresh food rescue and automobile access programs. The Project Coordinator will work closely with and reports to the Executive Director and the Administrative Team. S/he will work to build relationships with community partners to create a win-win circle of giving to benefit low-income families and youth in our community.

Key Skills 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • High-level multi-tasking, organizational and project management skills;

  • Collaborative, with ability to work on projects with a team or independently;

  • Attention to detail, with the ability to see the big picture and meet high-level goals;

  • Exhibits high level of ownership and takes initiative;

  • Desire to make a positive impact on the people of Sussex, Warren, Morris and Hunterdon Counties.

Selected Duties

  • Forge partnerships with local sources of fresh donated food, focusing on dairy, meat, and produce through outreach and education on food rescue;

  • Develop avenues for automobile access and solicit donations from the community, including individuals and businesses, for low income families and youth;

  • Forge partnerships with mechanics and automobile repair shops to evaluate road-worthiness and longevity of donated cars;

  • Identify and recruit individuals and organizations who can assist with vehicle repair and maintenance;

  • Develop, implement and execute a comprehensive project timeline, plan, and goals including long and short-term deliverables;

  • Outreach, cultivation and stewardship of donors (grocery stores, restaurants, individuals) and partners (mechanics, gas stations, dealerships, food pantries);

  • Public speaking to recruit partners and publicize successes;

  • Create communications for the projects;

  • Maintain strong presence in local community and continually deepen knowledge about the community’s needs;

  • Represent Project Self-Sufficiency to diverse sections of the community.

Bachelor's degree and experience required; benefits including health insurance and 401(k) plan available.

Home Visitor

Full-time home visitors needed to provide in-home health and parenting and support services as part of nationally recognized home visitation program to at-risk, pregnant, Spanish-speaking women or women with children and their families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties. Demonstrate initiative, dependability and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Continually assess client needs, develop goals, provide appropriate intervention strategies and adjust services accordingly. Ability to communicate with staff and clients with sensitivity, flexibility and responsiveness to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or special needs. Assume an active role in agency events. Provide culturally competent service delivery. Uphold ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Must have own vehicle, valid driver's license, and acceptable driving record. Health benefits and 401k plan available; Bachelor's degree required. Spanish-speaking a plus.

Financial Literacy Program Coordinator

Part-time a Financial Literacy Coordinator needed to provide financial counseling to individuals and groups, helping participants to acquire the critical skills, knowledge and confidence to manage money wisely with the overall goal of debt reduction and/or elimination.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and facilitate financial literacy group education workshops;

  • Individual counseling, including teaching clients about credit and budgeting;

  • Review, analyze and translate credit reports;

  • Participant follow-up;

  • Provide information and referral services to clients as needed;

  • Conduct community outreach;

  • Collect and collate service statistics for caseload as needed;

  • Participate in individual supervision, staff meetings, and team case conferences;

  • Have a working knowledge of applicable state and county regulations;

  • Administer other programs assigned, related to financial literacy;

  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Must have excellent presentation, written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, a strong work ethic and attention to details.  Experience in financial counseling and the credit industry, human services or financial-related field or a combination of relevant education and experience needed.  Candidates must have excellent computer skills, reliable transportation and valid driver's license.  Varied schedule includes some evenings.  Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Afternoon & Evening Receptionist

Receptionist needed to greet visitors, answer phones, and perform light clerical work.  Direct visitors, give referrals, maintain log book of daily calls and visits.  Daytime hours, 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., evening hours, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Full-time or part-time; flexible schedule available.  Ability to multi-task, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience working in a related field a plus.  Professionalism, organization, excellent listening and verbal communication skills a must.  High School degree required.  Health benefits and 401K plan for full-time employee.

Volunteer Coordinator

Coordinator needed to develop, promote and maintain a variety of volunteer opportunities at the agency.  Conduct and arrange volunteer orientation and training.  Work with colleagues to assess needs and schedule volunteers accordingly.  Develop and maintain volunteer policies, procedures and standards of service.  Assess and incorporate feedback from volunteers.  Evaluate volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and recommend and implement changes as needed.  Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs.  Assist at agency events as needed.  Develop and maintain relationships with related community organizations.  Varied schedule; occasional nights and weekends required.  Ability to multi-task, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience working in a related field a plus.  Excellent leadership, organization, interpersonal, listening and verbal communication skills a must.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Health benefits and 401K plan available.

Grant Writer

Grant writer with proven track record with securing local, state, federal and foundation grants needed. Help with the preparation, submission and management of grant proposals to federal, foundation and corporate sources; perform prospect research, work with finance department to gather information, understand organization's history and programs, track statistics, and assist with other fundraising projects.  Required assets include history of successful funding acquisitions, strong written communication skills, ability and experience to work in deadline-driven environments, knowledge of fundraising sources, techniques and strategies. Varied schedule; occasional nights and weekends required. 

Social Worker

Full time, compassionate Social Worker needed to provide case management, crisis intervention, group work and supportive counseling for low-income single parents and displaced homemakers in center-based and community-based environments.  Assess clients, gather relevant information, facilitate goal-setting, provide crisis intervention, refer clients to community and employability skills resources, maintain accurate case records and prepare reports, participate in training, supervision and meetings, assist with agency events.  Health benefits and 401k plan available.  Experience working with clients who are impacted by poverty, neglect, income barriers, violence or related circumstances a plus.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with proficiency in Microsoft application desired.  Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or a related field required. 

Computer Instructors

Part-time day and evening computer instructors needed. Expertise in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office applications mandatory. Good presentation skills, experience, and Bachelor's degree required.

Early Education Teacher

Certified early education teacher needed to instruct children ages 24 – 36 months at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center.  Utilize storytelling, instructive play, media and other techniques to implement education program using Creative Curriculum.  Observe and track children’s progress.  Collaborate with staff.  Maintain classroom consistent with health and safety standards.  Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.  Plans and prepare classroom setting; oversee safety and educational programs; supervise children in the classroom; provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors.  Write and compile individual assessments of each child's development; complete daily inventories, child attendance, and related reports.  Full time; experience preferred.  Health benefits and 401k plan available.  Must be familiar with child development and preschool education practices.  Excellent communication and instructional skills, Bachelor’s degree and Preschool through Grade 3 Certification required. 

Day Care Center Teacher

Design and follow a full schedule of activities in accordance with Creative Curriculum at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center.  Maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.  Encourage students’ healthy intellectual and psychological growth.  Provide basic care and caregiving activities, including supplying proper nutrition and addressing behavioral issues.  Use a wide range of teaching methods to enhance the students’ abilities.  Evaluate children’s performance and development.  Maintain communication with parents.  Collaborate with colleagues; attend in-service and staff meetings.  Assist with agency events as needed.  Adhere to teaching standards and safety regulations.  Maintain student records, report progress to supervisors and participate in parent-teacher conferences.  Supervise assistants, aides and volunteers in classroom.  Must have demonstrable experience, excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods, strong communication and time-management skills, creativity, patience, flexibility and a desire to work with children.  Certificate in first aid and CPR a plus.  Full-time; health benefits and 401k plan available.  Bachelor's Degree, Associates Degree, Child Development Associate certification or Early Childhood Teacher Certification required. Competitive salary, health benefits and 401K plan available.

Day Care Center Aides

Provide care for children at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center, including grooming, feeding, changing diapers, and cleaning rooms and toys. Assist staff with creating lessons plans in accordance with curriculum objectives; develop and encourage age-appropriate learning and socialization to ensure children learn basic skills and concepts.  Help maintain a safe and healthy workplace in keeping with program goals and philosophy.  Monitor children during outdoor and indoor activities for safety, health, behavioral and emotional issues.  Work with teachers and parents to help children progress towards educational and behavioral goals.  Keep all appropriate records such as attendance and time sheets.  Coordinate art, music, games, and other activities. Promote positive behavior and provide guidance or approved discipline, as needed.  Assist with agency events.  Must have patience and be able to lift and carry children, as well as exceptional communication, teaching and interpersonal skills.  Understanding of childhood development, experience and High School Diploma or equivalent required; Child Development Associates Certificate preferred.  Competitive salary, health benefits and 401K plan available.

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Interested applicants are encourage to submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of:

Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director

Project Self-Sufficiency

127 Mill Street

Newton, NJ  07860

Fax: 973-940-3501

Email: pss@projectselfsufficiency.org