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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

Teen Center-International High School

Program Director (F/T)

Responsibilities: Provides dynamic leadership to ensure that the program's goals, objectives and outcomes are met; hires, trains and evaluates program staff and volunteers; provides on-staff training; nurtures and builds upon existing relationships with community-based organizations; ensures that program activities are carried out as scheduled and reporting and evaluation requirements are fulfilled; cultivates existing funders and identifying additional funding resources to improve and expand program; works closely with Chief Program Officer in ongoing program development.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the human services field with experience working with community collaborations and at-risk youth; a minimum of two years of supervisory experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently with entrepreneurial and energetic approaches; and the ability to work as a team.

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

YouthCares Program

Community Health Program Coordinator (F/T)

Responsibilities: Recruits 30 youth (ages 16 to 24) to participate in program. (15 students per year for two years.); coordinates activities with Youth Cares program participants including monthly meetings and retreats; ensures strong ongoing participation; manages two part-time staff members that will serve as coaches for the youth participants.; develops and manages relationships with key stakeholders including St. Joseph's Medical Center, Passaic County Health Coalition (PCHC), the Passaic County Food Policy Council (PCFPC), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; leads the youth and facilitates their implementation of the Summer Action Plan; develops a plan for addressing the Opioid epidemic in Paterson; and devises strategies for possible engagement of AmeriCorps to address this issues.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred; experience working with children and adolescents; experience with public health programs (preferred); ability to do extensive research and articulate findings through presentations and reports.; experience facilitating working groups; strong verbal and written communications skills

YouthCares Coach (P/T)

Responsibilities: Supporting Community Health Program Coordinator to recruit 30 youth (ages 16 to 24) to participate in program.(15 students per year for two years.); Supporting Community Health Program Coordinator to coordinate activities with Youth Cares program participants including monthly meetings and retreats; Meets one-on-one with five students to provide individual project coaching. Develops and manages relationships with key stakeholders including St. Joseph's Medical Center, Passaic County Health Coalition (PCHC), the Passaic County Food Policy Council (PCFPC), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Participating in a coach's retreat led by New Jersey Health Initiatives; Leading the youth and facilitate their implementation of the Summer Action Plan; Recruiting community leaders with expertise on various health topics to present at monthly meetings.

Qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of college- Bachelor's degree preferred; experience working with adolescents preferred; interest in public health; ability to coach teens and young adults; ability to engage meaningfully with youth; and ability to participate in two-day training retreat in August 2017.

AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps Member (F/T)

Responsibilities: Paterson Community Schools Corps (PCSC) AmeriCorps Members dedicate 1700 service hours, over one year, to assist clients with educational enhancement, social/emotional development, and family engagement. This includes targeted in class support, group sessions, afterschool programing, and family workshops. Members are also coordinate national service days and large scale events in the Paterson community. PCSC service sites include: Paterson Family Center, John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, Great Falls Teen Center at International High School, Paterson School #5, Great Falls Youth Build, the Community Charter School of Paterson, and NJCDC's Youth Center. Fore more detailed information, please click on this link: http://bit.ly/2wC9n1s


  • A Bachelor's degree, for full time service.
  • An Associate's degree, or two years of college experience, for part time service.
  • Proof of citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Passes drug screening, FBI/State background check, NSOPW sex offender check, and Child Abuse Reporting check

To apply: Please send your resume to americorps@njcdc.org

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