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Careers At NCS


Development Associate, Administrative Offices, Manhattan

Reports To: Director of Development and Communications

Supervises: Development Assistant, Interns and Volunteers

Basic Function: The Development Associate supports all aspects of the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter's fundraising efforts. S/he works closely with the Director of Development and Communications planning and coordinating development appeals and events, and ensuring the integrity of the agency's donor database, website and social media sites.


  • Coordinate direct mail appeals targeted to current and prospective donors
  • Play a key role in the engagement and effective stewardship of emerging philanthropists (junior donors)
  • Assist in planning and coordinating fundraising events
  • Devise and implement on-line fundraising campaigns
  • Oversee maintenance of agency website and social media sites
  • Coordinate production of newsletters and other marketing materials
  • Responsible for the integrity of our Raiser's Edge donor database
    • Ensure all gifts are accurately entered and acknowledged
    • Establish protocols and provide quality assurance for maintaining database integrity
    • Create appropriate reports to provide information and analyze results
  • Write proposals for special city, state or civic grants or member items; newsletter articles; and donor letters
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree with 4+ years' varied development experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment, with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Raiser's Edge); social media savvy, knowledge of online fundraising opportunities and vehicles preferred
  • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills, and comfort interacting with staff, board of directors, donors and prospects

How to Apply:
Please send Resume and Cover Letter with salary requirement to: Put "Development Associate" in subject line of e-mail.


Part-Time Social Worker, Community Human Services Information Referral Program (CHIRP), Manhattan

Reports To: Chief Program Officer

This position will provide social work services for mobile information, referral, and case management program for low-income, homeless and at-risk households utilizing community meal programs on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Hours: Monday from 10am to 1pm (3 hours per week)


  • Provide information and referrals for individuals attending free meal programs at Upper East Side.
  • Maintain access to current information on community resources
  • Maintain statistics and provide written program reports as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned.


Master's Degree in Social Work and two or more years' experience working with disadvantaged individuals. Knowledge of community resources preferred. Spanish speaking and computer proficiency mandatory.

How to Apply:
Please send Cover Letter and Resume to: Please indicate "Part-Time Social Worker, Community Human Services Information Referral Program (CHIRP)" in the subject line of e-mail.


Per-diem Case Aide, NCS Residence, Manhattan

Reports To: Program Director, NCS Residence

The Per-diem Case Aide works as and when needed and is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the NCS Residence tenants/facility and providing the Residence with administrative/programmatic support. He/she is expected to maintain a professional demeanor at all times in interactions with the tenants. Hours: Sundays from 8am to 9pm, with two 1 hour meal breaks, and as needed.


  • Monitor front entrance and provide security for the tenants and building.
  • Document activity during shift in staff log and document information for placement in residents' files as appropriate.
  • Provide support to staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision and participate fully in an interdisciplinary team approach for resident treatment.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Monitor compliance with Residence policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED. Prior experience in social service environment, particularly working with the homeless and mentally ill. Good computer skills. Bi-lingual helpful.

How to Apply:
Please send Cover Letter and Resume to: Please indicate "Per-diem Case Aide, NCS Residence " in the subject line of e-mail.


Case Manager, Transitions, Bronx

Reports To: NCS Residence Director

The Case Manager maintains a case load of clients at Transitions with the focus on transitioning clients from homelessness to housing.


  • Maintain a caseload of ten clients. Develop a comprehensive intake assessment and service plan for clients on caseload. Complete psychosocial, update service plans, and progress notes on a regular basis.
  • Maintain and update client charts.
  • Prepare tenants for discharge and assist in finding them housing. Complete discharge paperwork.
  • Complete HRA 2010 applications every six months.
  • Advocate for medical and financial benefits for tenants on case load.
  • Provide tenants with necessary referrals, including emergencies such as hospitalization, detox, Police, etc.
  • Input all relevant data in AWARDS, including psychosocials, face sheets, progress notes, and discharge paperwork. Complete monthly reports.
  • Escort clients to service providers, as needed.
  • Ensure that clients attend their activities and/or scheduled appointments.
  • Conduct medication monitoring, as needed.
  • Conduct money management, as needed.
  • Administer Petty Cash and prepare reimbursement requests.
  • Be on-call for client emergencies.
  • Participate in case conferences, staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Master's in Human Services or BA and two years' experience working with the homeless, mentally ill, and/or substance abusers.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to: Please indicate "Case Manager, Transitions" in the subject line of e-mail.


Development and Communications Department Internship, Administrative Offices, Manhattan

NCS has a wonderful opportunity to intern in their Development and Communications department. The intern will gain valuable nonprofit development and communications experience and will become well versed in using social networking and other on-line vehicles to expand a support base and raise awareness. This position is flexible, allowing you to work from home with scheduled in-office meetings. A minimum of 10-12 hours per week is suggested.

During this 3-6 month unpaid internship, you will help NCS connect and further engage donors and volunteers by marketing the NCS brand and message through online vehicles.


  • Assist in the maintenance of NCS's on-line presence on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and on our Website by securing and posting content.
  • Create and format electronic newsletters; write stories and secure photos.
  • Assist in creation of online marketing materials.
  • Monitor social networking strategies in the nonprofit industry; report on trends and best practices.
  • Monitor news sites, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for articles and postings connected to our work and suggest social media responses.
  • Assist in creating and executing strategies to reach a younger population.
  • Market special events through multiple media channels.
  • Participate in maintenance of database so as to effectively communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Willingness to learn about NCS programs that serve homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
  • Ability to apply social networking skills in various media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn).
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; Google and other online research.
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge database (or similar fundraising software) a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail required.
  • Ability to respond well to guidance and supervision, coupled with the ability to work independently.

Compensation: None

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to: Please indicate "Development and Communications Department Internship" in the subject line of e-mail.


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