Director of Development
Community Mediation Services (CMS) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in Queens and throughout New York City since 1983. Our mission is to create and promote opportunities for self-determination, positive decision making, and conflict resolution for individuals, youth, and families grappling with life’s challenges. We accomplish our mission through a variety of programs and services that are offered to the community at no cost. The programs are funded through various city and state government grants. Small revenues are also derived from fee income and contributions.
Reporting to and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development will spearhead development efforts, lead strategic fundraising efforts and generate sustainable revenue in support of the fiscal demands of our expanding organization. Core function areas include:
1. Strategic Planning
• Collaborate with management/board to determine the institution’s funding needs/goals.
• Design and implement annual & five-year strategic plans to increase revenue, expand donor base and launch endowment fund.
• Set/track/report revenue targets, timelines and measurable benchmarks.
2. Fundraising Campaigns & Donor Relations
• Collaborate across functions to lead annual development initiatives.
• Write proposals for government and private sources.
• Lead annual, planned giving and endowment campaigns.
• Manage major donor outreach, relationships and stewardship.
• Produce content for development and institutional publications.
• Cultivate/manage relationships with corporate sponsors, foundations and government agencies.
• Manage grant activities such as the preparation of funding proposals and donor reports.
• Coordinate development communications between staff, board members and volunteers.
3. Prospect Research
• Lead prospect research to identify and create a prospect portfolio of major donors, corporate sponsors and foundations.
• Establish relationships with all prospects and pursue funding opportunities for CMS.
• Track grant RFPs and monitor publicized funding opportunities.
4. Event Planning & Marketing
• Collaborate in the planning and implementation of special events.
• Produce newsletters, stakeholder reports, website and promotional materials for events.
• Improve networking and communications with prospective and current institutional partners.
• Increase CMS’ visibility in the donor and peer communities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
• 3-7 years of proven fundraising experience.
• Experience working with CRM database systems.
• Good public speaking skills, ability to work well with others.
• Demonstrated success in setting, meeting and exceeding development goals.
• Experience managing individual giving, grant making, special events and/or endowments.
• Strong oral and written presentation skills are essential.
• Experience managing volunteer teams for fundraising events and related activities.
• Close attention to detail and be able to manage multiple activities.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@mediatenyc.org for consideration.
Bachelor's Degree Required
Community Mediation Services, Inc. seeks a qualified LMSW Director to oversee our AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) program in Jamaica, Queens. This program provides services to adolescents between the ages of 13-18, who are under the supervision of the D.O.P. (Dept. of Probation). Participating youth will be referred from family court and will be engaged in an intensive mentoring program which provides individual casework, workshops, home/school visits and pro-social activities. The full-time position requires the ability to manage a flexible schedule as responsibilities may include some weekends, evenings and rotating on call status. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have an understanding of juvenile justice and embrace positive youth development.
*Interested Candidates should send their resume/cover letter to CMSyouthjustice@gmail.com
**Phone calls/walk-ins will not be accepted
- LMSW Degree required!
Community Mediation Services, Inc. seeks an experienced Mentor to provide support for participants in our AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) program in Jamaica, Queens. This program provides services to adolescents between the ages of 13-18, who are under the supervision of the D.O.P. (Dept. of Probation). Participating youth will be referred from family court and will be engaged in an intensive mentoring program which provides individual casework, workshops, home/school visits and pro-social activities. The position requires the ability to manage a flexible schedule as responsibilities may include some weekends, evenings and rotating on call status. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have an understanding of juvenile justice and embrace positive youth development.
BA degree preferred
General Preventive Program Job Posting
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Master's in Social Work (or equivalent)
Be Responsible for the Case Management and provision of goal directed counseling to a caseload of a minimum of 12 families
Provide monthly home based /office based and community based contacts to provide counseling and advocacy
Prepare and Submit Progress Notes, Service Plans, enter Contacts in NYC ACS database system (PROMIS) and other time related material associated with the monitoring of a family
Coordinate referrals and linkages within the community for children and families
Utilize and manage both the CONNECTIONS (NYS OCFS) and PROMIS (NYC ACS) applications toward Caseload Accuracy, Case Assignments and Case Contacts
Co – facilitate Family – Centered Group Work (i.e. Parenting Curriculum / Adolescent Workshops) and participate in community outreach services
Facilitate and participate in Family Team Conferences
Collaborate with other agency and community support services
Reports directly to the Program Supervisor
Must have strong interpersonal and writing skills
Willing to work in the homes and community
Be available for emergencies and crises during evenings/weekends
Optimistic about change and have a “do what it takes” attitude
Must be able to work effectively with a team
Bi-lingual is a plus
A working knowledge of CONNECTIONS and PROMIS applications is a plus
A minimum of 2- 4 years’ experience in the field of Child Welfare is a plus
Unpaid Internship - Free Basic Mediation Training*
Applications taken on a rolling basis
Time required: 10 – 15 hours per week
Please send a resume and cover letter to Regina Ritcey firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Promote various types of mediation
Outreach/recruitment of program participants
Attend workshops and meetings
Answer emails and schedule in-person meetings
Client and program partner correspondence
Assist at trainings
Administrative development of new trainings and programs
Program representation at Queens courthouse
Strong communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
Organized, with an ability to meet deadlines
Social media and/or marketing skills
Spanish speakers encouraged to apply (may translate during mediations and documents)
6 hours week/ $25 per hour
Please submit cover letter, and resume to Program Director: Alexandra Coby-Marquez at SBpostings10@gmail.com
BA Degree required/ prior tutoring experience preferred
Provide Regents Test Prep. for select H.S. students in the areas of English or Math in Queens/Brooklyn (during lunch hours)
Develop and implement student-centered, interactive, hands-on experiential learning activities in the area of English or Math
Utilize progressive, creative, and innovative methods and instruction models to teach the content area in ways that enable students to make connections across the curricula
Provide differentiated instruction to allow for the various learning styles among students
Set and maintain standards for classroom behavior
Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to communicate these objectives to students
Monitor student attendance and participation in program
Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required
Accumulate specialized materials for outside reading and homework
Provide homework assistance as needed in English or Math
1-2 years H.S. tutoring experience preferred
Must have strong verbal, written, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
Must be creative and outgoing
Our main need for Interpreters is needed for:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday morning from 9:30 or 10:00
Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 5:30 till 8:00
Please send a resume and cover letter to Mr. Lee Chabin at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
College students and retirees welcome to apply
Promoting various types of mediation
Translating brochures and other materials
Occasionally attending workshops and meetings
Phone calls, emails and in-person meetings
Assisting at trainings
Research using the internet
Development of new trainings and programs
Occasional travel outside of Queens may be required
3 - 12 hours per week spent translating / outreach efforts
Fluency in reading and writing a language other than English
Fluency in speaking and understanding a language other than English
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Organized, with an ability to work within deadlines
QMN is an extensive community-based and court-annexed alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program.
QMN is funded by the New York State Office of Court Administration and the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator-Mayor’s Office.
• Experience with disconnected youth and a familiarity with the Queens community is required • Must be available 24/7 to ensure safety of participants and support of program staff as needed • 21 years of age and older and be able to commit to at least one year of mentoring services • Passion, expertise, dedication and/or experience working with moderate to high risk urban youth, ages 13-18
Community Mediation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to a diverse workforce.
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Master's in Social Work (or equivalent) is required.
Carry Caseload of 10 families and provide time limited MDFT intervention to families with adolescents presenting at risk or, experimenting or using substances diverted from the family court
Be available to families 24/7
Conduct a combination of home and office visits and when necessary phone sessions
Be available outside of regular business hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays
Prepare and Submit Progress Notes, FASPs, enter Contacts in PROMIS and other time related material associated with the monitoring of a family
Utilize and manage both the CONNECTIONS and PROMIS application toward Caseload Accuracy, Case Assignments and Case Contacts
Participate in ongoing training in evidence based model; ensure full compliance with implementation, delivery of the MDFT program and stringent clinical and administrative requirements.
Participate in MDFT Introductory Training (4 1/2 days)
Participate in bi-weekly calls with MDFT trainers to review work with cases
Participate in MDFT Trainer site visits for intensive case review, digital recording supervision and live supervision
Complete periodic exams and submit recorded sessions for review and adherence ratings to be evaluated after six months for certification as therapists
Read, study, and work with the MDFT Online Program
Become certified/recertified annually
Fluency in Spanish required
Some foundation for family-based work (worked in the homes, coursework in family therapy).
Some experience with substance abusing clients generally or with problem teens and with families, etc.
A working knowledge of CONNX and PROMIS applications is a plus.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Willing to work in the homes and community.
Energetic, optimistic about change and have a “do what it takes” attitude.
A minimum of 2- 4 years’ experience in the field of Child Welfare is a plus.
Must be able to work effectively with a team.