Job Openings at Project Self-Sufficiency

Senior Development Associate

The Senior Development Associate 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.

Fundraising

  • 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.

Database/Technology

  • 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.

Food Rescue Project Coordinator

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking a motivated Project Coordinator to be responsible for all aspects of implementing a new, grant-funded initiative in local fresh food rescue. 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, 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 (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.

Clinician

Responsible for assessment, intake and counseling services for grant-funded housing and family stability program.  Minimum five years’ experience working with trauma-impacted families including mental health and substance abuse, preferably experienced and trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Part-time; MSW and LCSW required.  Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package are available. 

Community Outreach Worker

The Outreach Coordinator's responsibilities include data collection and analysis, representing the agency at community events, assisting with fundraising, and coordinating volunteer activities.

Outreach Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Handling public relations, such as developing strategic relationships, attending community events, and conducting informational presentations at schools, clubs, and civic groups.

  • Organizing outreach events to promote the services of the organization and receive donations.

  • Collecting and analyzing data on local demographics, developing results, and presenting the conclusions to the administration and the Board of Directors.

  • Screening and recruiting volunteers, providing them with training and support, tracking their performance, and keeping records of their activities.

  • Verifying the volunteers' availability, receiving their feedback, recognizing their efforts, and answering their questions.

  • Performing administrative duties, such as overseeing mailings, organizing travel, monitoring budget information, and reporting on financial issues.

Outreach Coordinator Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 2-3 years' experience preferred.

  • Strong industry knowledge.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

  • Strong organizational and management skills.

  • Experience with institutional databases, public access sites, and primary research skills.

  • Good reporting, technical, and statistical skills.

  • Spanish speaking a plus.

Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package are available. 

Case Manager/Housing Specialist/Employment Specialist

Duties include case management for trauma-impacted families including mental health and substance abuse, with an emphasis on securing and maintaining housing and employment.  Minimum two years’ experience working with at-risk families, including case management, employability and housing support services, and mental illness/substance abuse.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package are available. 

Program Coordinator

Full-time, master’s level social worker with experience in youth programming will take primary responsibility for organizing new grant-funded, young adult employment program participant recruitment and engagement efforts, as well as recruiting community service and work experience sites.  The successful candidate will be dynamic, organized, and motivated, ready to lead the staff in creating effective, meaningful services for participants.  Spanish speaking candidates strongly encouraged.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package are available. 

Job Developer/Employability Skills Counselor

Full time professional will work with youth individually and in small group workshops to expand their interpersonal skills, grow their employability, and explore career pathways.  This counselor will have primary responsibility for making job referrals and equipping participants with job skills (i.e. how to speak to an employer and write a resume) and life skills (getting to work on time, managing income, and work wardrobes), as well as transition services for youth after the 16-week young adult employment program.  Spanish speaking candidates strongly encouraged.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package are available. 

Case Manager

Full time Case Manager will conduct a comprehensive intake with participants in young adult employment program and work closely with then on the creation of their Individual Service Strategy.  This professional will also help youth identify needs and possible barriers to their successful completion of the program, and assist with a range of issues including housing, transportation, childcare, and food insecurity.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package are available. 

Alcohol & Drug Counselor

A full time Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor will work with youth individually and in groups on educational and clinical topics.  This staff person will support students in all the skills they need to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.  Competitive salary, 401(k), health benefits, and a generous vacation package are available. 

Administrative Assistant

A halftime (20 hours per week) assistant will support staff and youth employment program participants through clerical help, phones, scheduling, organization, and file creation and maintenance.  This professional will also assist with data collection, maintenance, and data entry. Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package are available. 

Literacy/Numeracy Instructors

Two part-time, licensed teachers will instruct youth on remedial skills and High School Equivalency Test Preparation.  Instructors must be engaging, patient and able to connect to youth who may not have been successful in traditional high school.  Must be capable of making a meaningful difference in the lives of young adult employment program participants. Competitive salary, 401(k), and a generous vacation package are available. 

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. 

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