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Organizational Overview
Footsteps supports and affirms individuals and families who have left, or are contemplating leaving, insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives.  Through our broad array of programs, critical supports and access to essential resources, Footsteps creates a vibrant community that celebrates the triumphs and advocates for the concerns of our members.  We have served 1,500 individuals since our founding in 2003 and we have an annual budget of just over $3M.

Current Openings:

For more information, see below.

 

 

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Position Title: Director of Economic Empowerment
Reports To: Associate Director
Position Type: Full-time, Exempt 

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Position Overview

Footsteps seeks a dynamic and thoughtful non-profit professional to serve as Director of Economic Empowerment. They will be responsible for deepening and broadening resources and programs to empower members in their economic sustainability and success, with specific focus on education, as well as job attainment, career development, financial security and housing stability. The Director of Economic Empowerment will manage a team of staff that promotes a warm and welcoming environment of support and understanding for members. They will work with their team to assess members’ needs and determine what services Footsteps is best situated to offer in-house and what should be offered by partner agencies. They will serve on the senior staff. The ideal candidate will excel in program development, organizational collaborations and staff management, and will have relevant experience to manage members in crisis.

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

Overall Management

  • Supervise economic empowerment team (currently: program manager, volunteer coordinator and program associate), working with the team and Associate Director to establish annual goals, set calendar for relevant programs, and enhance individual meeting structures/case management systems and follow-up services
  • Work closely with clinical team to ensure a comprehensive approach to empowering members’ economic stability and success
  • In collaboration with senior staff, strengthen and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to track program impact
  • Carry a select caseload of members seeking support in job and career services, education, financial and housing security, devoting special attention to members in crisis
  • Ensure accurate documentation of interactions with and milestones of members, as well as relationships with colleague organizations
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to expand volunteer engagement opportunities that enhance economic empowerment programs and services to members
  • Collaborate with development team to assist in raising funds for Economic Empowerment programs; ensure organizational compliance and accurate reporting on goals for relevant grants
  • Represent Footsteps to partner agencies and relevant external stakeholders
  • Work with key staff to expand service offerings, including development of housing stability program

 

 

Education Services

  • Oversee Footsteps’ academic scholarship program working closely with the Associate Director and Board scholarship committee to allocate scholarships which currently total approx. $400,000 annually to over 100 students pursuing higher education; specific areas include recruitment, application, selection, awards and notification processes
  • Deepen and expand collaborations and partnerships with referral agencies who work on college readiness and educational advancement and determine in-house offerings to complement these services
  • Develop and pilot vocational scholarship program disbursing $20,000 in FY 2019

 

Job and Career Services

  • Deepen and expand partnerships and collaborations with external agencies for referrals related to job, vocational and career services, in collaboration with Economic Empowerment program manger
  • Work with Economic Empowerment program manager to determine where to focus development of in-house offerings and resources
  • Manage Footsteps Career Fellowship, a cohort-based internship and professional development program

 

Financial Security

  • Oversee crisis funding program: manage applications from members for financial assistance, work with Associate Director to determine eligibility, and liaise with funders of such programs
  • Deepen and expand partnerships and collaborations with external agencies for referrals

 

Volunteer Services

  • Oversee volunteer coordinator to ensure strong management of and expand volunteer services, including screening, training and matching volunteers
  • Collaborate with development team to determine fit for potential supporters and current donors who express interest in volunteering

 

Competencies and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7+ years of relevant professional experience
  • BA Required; Relevant Master’s Degree preferred (MSW, MPA, etc.)
  • A passion for Footsteps’ mission and values
  • Working knowledge of NYC social service sector, specifically education and/or job and career services
  • Track record for program development, design and evaluation
  • Detail-orientated with excellent organizational skills
  • A natural connector with strong relational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with documentation and tracking of client data in Salesforce and strong working knowledge of Excel, a plus

 

Start Date:  Immediate
Salary Range:
$60,000-$80,000

How to apply: For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to opportunities@footstepsorg.org and indicate your name and “Director of Economic Empowerment” in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Footsteps. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Footsteps is an equal opportunity employer. Immigrants, people of color, formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, and people who come from poor and working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Footsteps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.



Job Title:  Communications Manager
Reports to:  Director of Field and Movement Building
Position Type:  Full Time, Non-Exempt

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Job Description
Footsteps seeks an entrepreneurial, highly organized, creative communications professional to serve as Communications Manager. Reporting to the Director of Field and Movement Building, the Communications Manager will play an integral role in coordinating and implementing Footsteps’ communications efforts with various stakeholders and will be the organizational lead to ensure Footsteps’ visual image and narrative is consistent across departments and platforms. With recent features in The New York Times, Vogueand Netflix to name a few, Footsteps is at an exciting juncture and this position will ensure the organization takes a cohesive approach to communications so that member narratives are represented authentically within and beyond the Footsteps community.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain editorial calendar for Footsteps communications for all constituents (donors, members, volunteers, and allies)
  • Coordinate communication and promotional needs with all department heads and other Footsteps staff as appropriate
  • Manage, update, and maintain Footsteps’ website including design, layout, and functionality; coordinate with relevant staff on content; troubleshoot and liaise with relevant consultants
  • Design layout for virtual communication with all constituents, compose content in collaboration with all teams
  • Supervise and liaise with freelance designer(s) to develop collateral materials
  • Create and maintain bank of donor and member testimonials and photographs
  • Collaborate with Director of Field and Movement on social media strategy and on new ways to share our message with external audiences (e.g. podcasts, blogging)
  • Work under the direction of the Director of Development on select donor-facing communications (e.g. donor newsletters, end-of-year campaign)
  • Monitor social media audience engagement and growth and regularly track results and optimize best practices

Competencies and Qualifications

  • Preferred 2-3 years related experience in planning, writing, editing and producing communications materials, annual reports, marketing collateral, and other print publications
  • Experience creating and managing digital elements of campaigns and initiatives, including social media platforms, website content, email outreach, and online advocacy and organizing tools
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to accurately handle diverse projects from multiple departments simultaneously, while using good judgement in prioritizing work and maintaining attention to detail
  • Comfort working in a growing, fast-paced organization, including performing a wide variety of functions, multi-tasking, and meeting required deadlines
  • Social media savvy, awareness of internet trends
  • Fluency with Constant Contact, WordPress, Salesforce, and social media platforms
  • Passion for Footsteps’ mission, interest in organizational cultural competency, and adherence to confidentiality
  • Self-starter and able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Sense of humor and flexibility

Location: New York City
Start Date:
Immediate
Salary: $
50,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience

How to apply: For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to opportunities@footstepsorg.org and indicate your name and “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Footsteps. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Footsteps is an equal opportunity employer. Immigrants, people of color, formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, and people who come from poor and working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Footsteps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.