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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.


Employment Specialist, Louis Nine House, Bronx

Reports To:Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

The Employment Specialist will assist residents at Louis Nine House to achieve their vocational goals by facilitating placements to outside providers including employers, internship hosts, and vocational training programs. The Employment Specialist will also provide ongoing retention support services and track vocational/educational outcomes.


  • Maintain caseload of job-ready clients.
  • Participate in clinical case review conferences.
  • Develop and maintain vocational and educational resource/reference library to include employment listings, vocational training opportunities, educational services, etc.
  • Facilitate Job-Readiness groups and computer based Job-Seekers workshops.
  • Develop relationships with employers in the community that will provide internship and employment opportunities for clients.
  • Maintain ongoing supportive retention services to participants after placement.
  • Track placement and retention rates and maintain case records in accordance with program standards.
  • Work cooperatively with staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision and the development and improvement of team performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in a human service field. Previous job development experience preferred. Candidates should possess good communication and relationship building skills, commitment to a teamwork approach, and have the ability to work well with a diverse staff and caseload. Strong working knowledge of computer operations in a Windows environment is needed.

How to Apply:
Please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: indicate "Employment Specialist" in subject of e-mail. No phone calls please!


Arts Coordinator, Louis Nine House, Bronx

Reports To:Program Director, Louis Nine House

The Arts Coordinator will create and conduct the arts program for Louis Nine House, supportive housing in the Bronx for youth aging out of foster care or homeless young adults, ages 18 to 26.


  • Create program of arts activities for Louis Nine House residents, including visual arts, music, dance, creative writing, and drama.
  • Facilitate arts-related groups and activities; supervise Louis Nine House staff members and volunteers in facilitating arts groups for residents.
  • Network and collaborate with other arts, human services, and community groups.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Maintain attendance, group, and individual client records.
  • Provide written program reports as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's or Master's Degree in human services, art therapy or related field. Expertise and experience in the arts required. Experience with young adults and homelessness preferred.

How to Apply:
Please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: indicate "Arts Coordinator" in subject of e-mail. No phone calls please!


Information and Technology Manager, Administrative Offices, Manhattan

Reports To:Executive Director

The IT Manager supports NCS's technology, optimizes our use of data and voice resources, leads agency performance measurement and management efforts, and ensures timely and accurate program reports to management and funding sources.

Responsibilities (Technology):

  • Manages and evaluates vendor relationships and ensures delivery of contracted services including technical support, training, software updates, and system maintenance.
  • Monitors and maintains system security, backups, passwords, network, and remote access.
  • Liaison with relevant government agencies on data, privacy, and system security.
  • Adds new users and trains staff on voice/data systems, and security protocols.
  • Assesses staff software skills and provides or refers for training as needed.
  • Serves as "help desk" for voice/data/technology questions.
  • Maintains hardware and software inventory, and works with management on new needs.
  • Retires and replaces obsolete and broken technology.
  • Other technology duties as assigned.

Responsibilities (Information & Evaluation):

  • HMIS: oversight and timely and accurate uploads.
  • Liaison with Chief Program Officer and Program Directors on timely and accurate data entry for program processes and outcomes.
  • With Chief Program Officer and Program Directors develops and sustains monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports consistent with funder and management needs.
  • In consultation with program and executive management, develops and sustains monthly program dashboards highlighting key indicators.
  • Managed Care Medicaid and 3rd party billing.
  • Other information and evaluation duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with voice, data, and network experience; familiar with recent Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, and Foothold Technology's AWARDS application; and be able to distill and present data in a compelling format. Bachelor's degree required, relevant Master's and nonprofit experience preferred.

How to Apply:
Please e-mail cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: indicate "IT" in subject of e-mail. No phone calls please!


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