About BBBS of NYC

For over 110 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) has been supporting New York City's youth, providing them with the support and guidance of a one-to-one mentorship, which is overseen by the agency's team of program managers. Since 1904, BBBS of NYC has remained committed to serving children and youth with impactful mentoring experiences. We reach over 4,000 students every year through partnerships with schools, local organizations, and government agencies.

Together we work towards our vision: that all children achieve success in life. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations and the community to inspire positive change in all.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to bbbsresume@bigsnyc.org and specify which job you are applying for in the subject line. You must submit a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for any of our available positions.

Compensation and Benefits:

• Salary commensurate with experience

• Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage

• 15 paid vacation days year 1, 20 paid vacation days year 2 and after, 12 sick days, 3 personal days and 11 paid holidays • 403b Retirement employer contribution

• Training and Professional Development opportunities 

Associate Program Manager

TITLE: Associate Program Manager DEPARTMENT: Community Based Mentoring

SUMMARY

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC seeks a service oriented Associate Program Manager to join our proven evidenced-based, community-based mentoring program. The Associate Program Manager is responsible for facilitating high quality, high impact relationships between mentor-mentee pairs. The ideal candidate has at least two years’ case management experience and is a dynamic communicator with a desire to learn more about how mentoring has the power to change lives. Responsibilities include supporting mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and youth; advising mentors, mentees and parents through on-going support and supervision; facilitating group activities that promote stronger mentoring relationships and support youth goal achievement; providing resources and referrals to youth, volunteers, and parents; and conducting intake interviews and assessments of youth applying to the program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise a caseload of clients and volunteers to achieve mutually successful mentoring experiences.

  • Provide on-going phone, email and in person supervision and support to mentors, mentees and parents.

  • Maintain and document professional records of all supervision contacts.

  • Monitor closely for safety, program compliance, goal achievement and program satisfaction; immediately

    address and resolve issues that may arise.

  • Regularly evaluate youth clients based on agency guidelines and specific program goals to assess

    outcomes.

  • Lead educational and recreational group activities and/or special projects for mentoring pairs and parents

    based on emerging needs.

  • Act as advocate for youth and families by providing referrals, crisis intervention, and other additional

    resources.

  • Conduct client and parent psychosocial interviews, write assessments and collect supporting information

    from collaborating agencies, schools, etc. to determine disposition based on eligibility, needs, goals, and/or

    acceptance for agency services.

  • Identify and communicate qualitative and quantitative success within the organization.

  • Perform other agency and program related duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • §  Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required in Human Services, Psychology or Social Work

  • §  Experience: At least 2 years’ case management and experience working with youth preferred

  • §  Commitment to helping children achieve success in life

  • §  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and groups

  • §  Ability to provide effective interviewing, assessment and case management skills

  • §  Ability to comply with applicable child safety requirements

  • §  Ability to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful mentoring environment that embraces diversity

  • §  Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage caseloads and effectively work with clients

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to bbbsresume@bigsnyc.org . In the subject please put “Associate Program Manager”. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will NOT be reviewed. No phone calls please.

  • §  Must be proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, & Outlook

  • §  Bilingual skills English/Spanish is a plus

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Associate Program Manager – Bilingual Spanish/English

TITLE:                       Associate Program Manager – Bilingual Spanish/English​

DEPARTMENT:         Community Based Mentoring

SUMMARY

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC seeks service oriented Associate Program Managers (Case Managers) to join our proven evidenced-based, community-based mentoring program. Associate Program Managers are responsible for facilitating high quality, high impact relationships between mentor-mentee pairs.  The ideal candidate has case management experience and is a dynamic communicator with a desire to learn more about how mentoring has the power to change lives. Responsibilities include supporting mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and youth; advising mentors, mentees and parents through on-going support and supervision; facilitating group activities that promote stronger mentoring relationships and support youth goal achievement; providing resources and referrals to youth, volunteers, and parents; and conducting intake interviews and assessments of youth applying to the program.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise a caseload of clients and volunteers to achieve mutually successful mentoring experiences.
  • Provide on-going in person and phone supervision and support to mentors, mentees and parents.
  • Maintain professional records of all supervision contacts.  Monitor closely for safety, program compliance, goal achievement and program satisfaction; immediately address and resolve issues that may arise.
  • Regularly evaluate youth clients based on agency guidelines and specific program goals to assess outcomes.
  • Lead educational and recreational group activities and/or special projects for mentoring pairs and parents based on emerging needs.
  • Act as advocate for youth and families including information and referral, crisis intervention, and short term counseling.
  • Conduct client and parent psychosocial interviews, write assessments and collect supporting information from collaborating agencies, schools, etc. to determine disposition based on eligibility, needs, goals, and/or acceptance for agency services.
  • Conduct outreach presentations to external community agencies for appropriate client referrals.
  • Identify and communicate qualitative and quantitative success within the organization. 
  • Perform other agency and program related duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Experience: 2 years’ experience working with youth preferred; case management experience preferred
  • Commitment to helping children achieve success in life
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and groups
  • Ability to provide effective interviewing, assessment and case management skills
  • Ability to comply with applicable child safety requirements
  • Ability to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful mentoring environment that embraces diversity
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage caseloads and effectively work with clients
  • Must be proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, & Outlook
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus                                                                

How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to bbbsresume@bigsnyc.org. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please include “Associate Program Manager" in the subject line.

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Communications Associate

TITLE:                       Communications Associate

REPORTS TO:         Chief Communications Officer

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Communications Associate will directly support the Chief Communications Officer in the execution of all communications strategies with the goal of promoting the efforts and impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. This will include translating creative concepts into print, digital, and other collateral materials, developing content for promotional materials and assisting with copy editing. This position creates and designs pieces that include e-mail campaigns, brochures, fliers, invitations, direct mail and newsletters. The Communications Associate will execute all materials consistent with BBBS of NYC’s brand guidelines.

 

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary project manager and direct execution of collateral design, including copy, for all communications projects, including Annual Appeal, Giving Tuesday campaign, and the yearend appeal.
  • Develop and create scripts and power points for events and other organization functions.
  • Develop or review letters and other written communications for organizational messaging compliance and consistency.
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate activities related to managing BBBS of NYC’s brand identity, including identifying ways for staff and volunteers to serve as brand ambassadors and providing resources and tools and upholding branding guidelines.
  • Review agency website and work with the IT department to update as necessary.
  • Work with staff to support the development of program-related content such as presentations, publications and other resources.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues to develop and maintain systems for marketing and communications collateral, including stories, photos and video content.
  • Take photographs at events and other venues to be utilized for marketing and donor engagement.
  • Take video for storytelling on electronic mediums.
  • Manage video / photographs on the share drive.
  • Manage CEO’s social media account.
  • Provide administrative support to the CCO.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (communications, public relations, marketing, graphic design, advertising, communications design, or visual arts)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in related field
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for and commitment to the mission and vision of BBBS of NYC
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Strong knowledge of communication trends and practices
  • Proven organizational, written, verbal and creative design skills, with keen attention to detail and superb follow through
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Office Products, Adobe Illustrator, In Design & Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Raiser’s Edge.

 

Portfolio required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to bbbsresume@bigsnyc.org . Please include in the subject line “Communications Associate.” Resumes submitted without a cover letter will NOT be reviewed. No phone calls please.

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Grant Writer

TITLE: Grant Writer

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Philanthropy

PRIMARY PURPOSE FOR THE POSITION:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) recently launched its new five-year strategic plan, which seeks to deepen the impact of its mentoring programs for New York City’s underserved, at-risk youth (ages 7-18). BBBS of NYC is looking to hire a Grant Writer to be the backbone writing support for the Vice President of Philanthropy as it looks to grow its foundation donor portfolio. The ideal candidate will have the ability to translate program strategy frameworks into compelling proposals and impact reports for institutional funders. This is a great opportunity for an individual with strong writing experience looking to further develop their understanding of program design, implementation, and budgets, as well as gain experience in New York City legislative and budgetary process.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proposal Development and Grant Writing

  • Work with Program and Quality Assurance to develop and write funding proposals and impact reports, and with Finance to develop program budgets and budget reports.
  • Work with Program, Finance, and Quality Assurance to gather data, information, and supporting documentation required to prepare and submit funding requests and grant reports.

Prospect Research

  • Conduct prospect research to identify new foundation and government funding opportunities that align with the organization’s mission, initiatives, and programs.

Grants Management

  • Track and manage all proposal/reporting deadlines, submissions, and status updates within Raiser’s Edge.
  • Inform relevant staff of awarded foundation grants or government contracts, deliverables, and reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Manage and draft acknowledgments when grants are awarded, and funding is received.

Other

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of BBBS of NYC’s strategic plan, initiatives, and programs.
  • Stay informed of current issues and trends in mentoring, youth services, and philanthropy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 4 years of grant writing experience required, preferably in the social service sector; prior program and/or youth mentoring/development experience a plus.
  • Must be a strong writer with proven ability to develop high-level, compelling proposals with a theory of change lens; ability to quickly synthesize complex ideas and align them with funder priorities.
  • Detail oriented with strong project management skills in planning, prioritizing, and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible and open to changing needs and priorities.
  • Experience and comfort with budgets and quantitative data is preferred.
  • Experience with government contracting processes and various funding streams (federal, state, city) a plus.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and communications skills.
  • High level of confidence and ability to work independently as well as within a team structure; proven ability to work well with diverse groups of people in different departments and functions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge (or similar donor relations database system).

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter highlighting your major achievements relevant to this position, a resume, and sample proposal submission (no more than 10 pages) to bbbsresume@bigsnyc.org. Please include “Grant Writer" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter and sample proposal submission will NOT be reviewed. BBBS of NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and immigrants to apply. No phone calls please.

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Manager of Institutional Giving

TITLE:                           Manager of Institutional Giving

DEPARTMENT:                  Development

REPORTS TO:                   Vice President of Philanthropy

PRIMARY PURPOSE FOR THE POSITION:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) recently launched its new five-year strategic plan, which seeks to deepen the impact of its youth mentoring programs for New York City’s disadvantaged, at-risk youth (ages 7-18). BBBS of NYC is looking to hire a Senior/Manager of Institutional Giving to assist the Vice President of Philanthropy in managing the day-to-day fundraising activities of the organization as it looks to grow its foundation donor portfolio. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think programmatically and translate program strategy frameworks into compelling proposals and impact reports for institutional funders. This is a great opportunity for an individual with programmatic and writing experience looking to manage a portfolio of institutional donors at the four to five-figure level, and as well as gain experience in managing government contracts (federal, state, and city).

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Proposal Development and Grant Writing

  • Work with Program and Quality Assurance to write grant proposals and impact reports, and with Finance to develop program budgets and budget reports.
  • Work with Program, Finance, and Quality Assurance to gather data, information, and supporting documentation required to prepare and submit funding requests and grant reports.

Prospect Research

  • Conduct prospect research to identify new foundation and government funding opportunities that align with the organization’s mission, initiatives, and programs.

Grants Management 

  • Track and manage all proposal/reporting deadlines, submissions, and status updates within Raiser’s Edge.
  • Inform relevant staff of awarded foundation grants or government contracts, deliverables, and reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Manage and draft acknowledgments when grants are awarded, and funding is received.

Other

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of BBBS of NYC’s strategic plan, initiatives, and programs.
  • Stay informed of current issues and trends in mentoring, youth services, and philanthropy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4-5 years of grant writing experience required, preferably in the social service sector; prior program and/or youth mentoring/development experience a plus.
  • Must be a strong writer with proven ability to develop high-level, compelling proposals with a theory of change lens; ability to quickly synthesize complex ideas and align them with funder priorities.
  • Detailed oriented with strong project management skills in planning, prioritizing, and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible and open to changing needs and priorities.
  • Experience and comfort with budgets and quantitative data is preferred.
  • Experience with government contracting processes and various funding streams (federal, state, city) is preferred.
  • Excellent research, analytical, communications, and customer service skills.
  • High level of confidence and ability to work independently as well as within a team structure; proven ability to work well with diverse groups of people in different departments and functions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge (or similar donor relations database system).

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter highlighting your major achievements relevant to this position, a resume, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to bbbsresume@bigsnyc.org. Please include “Manager of Institutional Giving" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter and writing sample will NOT be reviewed. BBBS of NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and immigrants to apply. No phone calls please.

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Special Events Intern

Primary Purpose: Joining BBBS of NYC as the Special Events Intern is a great opportunity to gain valuable non-profit event planning experience. As a member of the events team, the intern will have the opportunity to play a key role in event production and engagement strategy on amazing events such as a GridIron Games at MetLife Stadium, ping pong tournament, casino night, gala, cocktail receptions, and 5K walk.

 

At the end of this internship, the Special Events Intern will have working knowledge of key event skills, including developing production timelines, planning processes, budgeting, and community outreach which he/she will be able to translate into future career opportunities.

 

The Special Events Intern reports to the Director of Special Events. The ideal candidate will be someone who is looking to gain college credit for their work. The intern will receive necessary training and staff supervision. We require a commitment of 14-20 hours/week from September - December 2018.

 

DUTIES:

  • Assist with event logistics and work closely with Director of Special Events and Senior Special Events Manager
  • Have a key role in providing research for outreach and record keeping for donor and volunteer engagement
  • Provide integral support to event sponsors to coordinate collateral fulfillment
  • Assist with research and outreach for in-kind donations
  • Be involved with creative brainstorming on how best to utilize and capitalize on social media platforms
  • Provide administrative support and perform other job-related duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous event planning and fundraising experience a plus, not a must
  • Superior organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Excellent public relations and customer service skills in dealing with internal and external constituents
  • Must enjoy working as a member of a team with an attitude of "pitch-in", and "no-job-is-too-small", on multiple projects and handle pressure with grace
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and strong internet skills required
  • Raiser's Edge and Convio experience a plus, not a must

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Standard office setting. Some heavy lifting (30lbs) required. Evening and weekend work required around event dates.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability with respect to employment opportunities.EO/AA Employer. No phone calls please.