Who We Are

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following full-time and part-time positions. To apply, please submit a cover letter along with a current resume to careers@njcdc.org, unless otherwise noted. NJCDC is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note: All positions require computer proficiency with experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. Some positions also require knowledge of Access and PowerPoint. Salaries for each position are commensurate with experience.

Current Openings as of July 2017


Vice President of Development (F/T)

Responsibilities: The Vice President of Development is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's fund-raising and marketing activities and for serving as the organization's key external affairs representative to diverse audiences. Proven skills in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate and individual donors and foundations are essential, as are marketing skills and techniques to enhance the organization's profile. Specific responsibilities include: Develop and implement annual fund-raising plan resulting in increased financial support; maintain and build upon the organization's existing base of donors; identify major gift donors; aggressively research potential grant sources and write grant proposals; initiate a capital campaign; and manage existing events and develop new special events.

Qualifications: minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, demonstrated success in developing a strong major gifts program and in personally securing five figure and higher major gifts from individuals, grant writing success, attaining corporate and foundation grants, and some experience with capital campaigns. Bachelor's Degree required- Advanced Degree preferred. To apply: Send resume and cover letter to development@njcdc.org

Day Program/Connections

Assistant Manager (F/T)

Responsibilities: Develops and implements a vocational training program plan that includes community sales plan, job sampling opportunities and volunteer activities; establishes linkages with community partners to establish locations for volunteer activities; creates a monthly schedule based on programs vocational and non-vocational offerings, which addresses specific goals and objectives as identified in each consumer's Individual Habilitation Plan (IHP); Maintains records as required by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and NJCDC Quality Assurance Committee and submits reports on time.

Qualifications: BA in human services with one to three years of experience or a high school diploma with five years of experience in a human services related field; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; a valid driver's license; and demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment.

Hawthorne Heights

Residence Counselors (P/T- On Call)

Responsibilities: Carries out the residence's program plan which is developed in connection with residents' goals, objectives, and individual needs and preferences; ensures the health and safety of residents; provides assistance to residents in meeting goals and objectives; and properly maintaining program and consumer records.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in human services field with one to three years of experience or High School Diploma with one to two years of experience in the human services field; a valid New Jersey driver's license.

Independence House

Program Director (F/T)

Responsibilities: Oversees all facets of program operations; ensures that all facility and all program components are operated in accordance with the highest level of standards of program quality and best practices and in strict adherence with state licensing regulations; screens all potential residents, develops individual service plans and ensures that all appropriate services are provided.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in human services related field with at least three years of experience in management and the delivery of services to adolescents and young adults, particularly at risk youth; Master's Degree is preferred; strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills; ability to work a flexible work schedule; ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team; and a valid driver's license.

Youth Development Worker (F/T or P/T On-Call)

Responsibilities: Implements Individual Service Plan (ISP); ensures that ISP goals and objectives are being monitored and met; teaches skills as per the ISP and in accordance with established methods; reviews the daily logs, medication logs, communication logs activity sheets and incident reports at the beginning of each shift; and coordinates resident transportation.

Qualifications: High School Diploma with a minimum of two years of experience working with young adults; excellent organizational skills; ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team; good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and a valid driver’s license; carry out activities; the ability to multi-task and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

Spruce Terrace

LCSW/Program Director (F/T)

Responsibilities: : Ensuring overall performance of program in meeting identified outcomes, including expectations of a program culture that is inspiring, nurturing and supportive; coordinating training and independent living areas for consumers, serving on an on-call (24 hour) capacity; coordinating the planning for new consumers to move into the residence , including reading records and completing evaluations, to determine appropriateness of potential program consumers, as well as ensuring that all admission records are in place prior to the move in date; and coordinating the annual Individual Service Plan process for each resident.

Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker required; demonstrated experience working in wellness and recovery programs; demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment and a valid driver's license

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