ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

Reasons to Work with INCLUDEnyc

1. You will help create a more inclusive city and better futures for families and young people with disabilities.

2. You will work with a group of caring, thoughtful, genuine people.

3. We treat our people well, from benefits to flexibility.

4. We try to practice what we preach. You will use your head and your heart, earn opportunities to grow and develop, and do it all in a culture that values collaboration, initiative, and results.

HOW WE HIRE

Because our services are personal, hiring is one of the very most important decisions we make. We put a lot of thought and energy into how we evaluate candidates. That means that our hiring process might be more involved than what you have experienced.

What to Expect in the Hiring Process

Our hiring process includes several opportunities on both sides. If you move through all the steps, a typical process, in roughly this order, might consist of:

  • an initial screening call
  • an in-person interview with potential colleagues and managers,  which may include discussion or walking through some real-life scenarios
  • a written exercise, and—for some jobs—an on-site demonstration
  • a second meeting with team members
  • a final meeting with the Executive Director

We recognize that this process requires an investment of your time, and also believe that a thorough process gives you the opportunity to get to know us as well.

Please note that our hiring process is also highly competitive. When we have an opening, it is usually the result of the organization's growth. We receive many applicants, and end up turning away some fantastic people in the process.

Our positions require a unique combination of skills, experience, and philosophical alignment. We’ve turned down candidates in the past who we knew would go on to do fantastic things (and they have) but where the fit wasn’t quite right for the work we do.

We say this to emphasize that if we don’t end up working together, it’s likely because we have an incredibly competitive candidate pool, combined with the fact that what we’re looking for is often unique. 

Open Positions

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Bilingual Family Educator

Reports to: Manager of Parent and Family Services

JOB SUMMARY:

The Family Educator provides direct assistance and delivers trainings to both English and Spanish speaking parents and professionals working with young people with disabilities. S/he has knowledge of school-aged special education services and understanding of IEP’s. The Family Educator conducts community outreach; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote positive outcomes for people with disabilities; and develops and disseminates information and resources to families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support families both in person and over the phone, assess needs, and promote self-advocacy for young people with disabilities.
  • Identify, research, and provide information and resources to help families and youth gain the confidence and skills to effectively partner with educators and other service providers.
  • Develop and deliver workshops to families and professionals.
  • Creatively problem solve and follow up with families; track and update this information in a secure database.
  • Represent INCLUDEnyc at meetings, outreach events, and professional conferences, as needed.
  • Dedicate time to ongoing personal and professional learning and growth.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years working with families, and youth with disabilities in educational and human services context or within a system that serves people with disabilities.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish required; verbal fluency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Four-year college degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience with high school diploma required.
  • Self-directed, well-organized, and committed to office efficiency with a strong ability to multitask; comfort with shifting deadlines and priorities.
  • Experience working on cross-departmental teams with members of various expertise and seniority.
  • Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm, patient, and professional when faced with difficult or demanding situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/calendar) preferred; comfort with social media and electronic communications; working knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 3+ days of the week) via public transportation to locations across the five boroughs. Occasional evenings and Saturdays required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive educational outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities, parent leadership, and self-advocacy skills in youth.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_BIlingual Family Educator” to jobs@includenyc.org.

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Summer Intern

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY:

We are seeking an intern to help achieve our organizational goals of creating and maintaining an impactful digital presence, providing a suite of best-in-class informational resources, and increasing our outreach efforts.

The intern will report directly to our Manager of Communications and Outreach. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit communications, digital outreach, and event planning. This is an unpaid internship.

You will:

  • Update INCLUDEnyc website resources
  • Compile binders of resources for students
  • Actively participate in Communications team meetings to support ideation, innovation, and content strategy
  • Prepare materials for outreach events
  • Assist with Salesforce data entry
  • Research prospective donors and institutional funders
  • Update our Salesforce database of donors and funders

You are:

  • Able to devote a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum three-month commitment
  • Familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite, or willing to learn
  • Familiar with basic functions involving Salesforce data entry
  • Professional, detail-oriented, ready to learn, dynamic, and creative

We strongly encourage you to apply if:

  • You are interested in working with New York City’s leading nonprofit serving young people with disabilities, their families, and professionals who serve our community
  • You are a person with a disability
  • You are bilingual in English and Spanish
  • You are seeking school credit, if allowed by the college/university of applicant

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwolff@INCLUDEnyc.org, with “Summer Intern” in subject line.

As an equal opportunity employer, INCLUDEnyc believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, INCLUDEnyc employment decisions and practices will not be influenced or affected by race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.