We are a community and we succeed together. We will achieve success only by partnering with each other and with others. Teamwork generates progress and progress defines achievement for us and our families.
We exhibit empathy because of our own experiences and by considering others’ experiences. We actively listen, we are respectful, and open-minded in our interactions with colleagues, young people, families, and the community. Expressing empathy allows us to build an inclusive community.
We are responsible for our words and actions and holding ourselves accountable ensures the quality of our work. We are proud to champion love, equity, and access for young people with disabilities, their families, and the people who support them.
We set high standards for ourselves, others, and our organization. Our lived experiences drive our commitment to shaping opportunities for all young people. Our commitment to learning promotes excellence and results in high quality work.
We build trust by conducting ourselves with honesty and integrity in support of each other, our families, and the community. Honesty enables us to forge bonds and produces our best work.
What to expect in the hiring process
Our services are person-centered, so 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. It includes several opportunities for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. If you move through all the steps, a typical process may include:
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
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.
Reports to: Deputy Executive Director for Programs
The Director, Youth and Transition Services, leads the team of professionals that delivers INCLUDEnyc’s direct services for students with disabilities ages 16-26. The Director, Youth and Transition Services steadfastly believes in the potential of all young people to creatively navigate the obstacles that may arise during the transition to adulthood and post secondary goals.
- Manage the overall delivery of INCLUDEnyc’s youth and transition services programs, ensuring programs are high quality and effective.
- Ensure delivery of programming that is interactive, culturally responsive, and engages hard-to-reach youth and families.
- Track all program outcomes, ensuring deliverables are met, and utilize data to inform program management.
- Oversee development of program curricula and materials.
- Identify, build, and maintain strong collaborative relationships with program partners, including schools, community-based organizations, and service providers.
- Lead, manage, and professionally develop INCLUDEnyc’s youth program staff, especially direct reports.
- Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or a related field required.
- 8-10+ years of progressive responsibility in education, human services, and/or disability-related organizations, with at least three years’ supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of special education and other disability-related services/systems.
- Strong project management, with the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously from planning through completion.
- Experience in direct services to youth.
- Experience creating and delivering professional development training.
- Customer service orientation, with a track record of building effective working relationships with the public, service providers, educators, and colleagues.
- Experience providing individual coaching or guidance.
- Collaborative work style, with the ability to be flexible when required.
- Creative problem solving skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Business, and Salesforce are preferred.
- Commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive futures for young people with disabilities.
- Strong writing skills with written and verbal fluency in English, Spanish desirable.
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Director of Youth and Transition Services” to firstname.lastname@example.org. INCLUDEnyc is currently hiring for multiple new positions, and will consider a range of experience for various titles and roles.
The Early Childhood Special Education Trainer will develop and deliver technical assistance and professional development training for a wide variety of stakeholders from the early childhood and/or school-aged special education disability community. Stakeholders may include school staff, organizational professionals working with young people with disabilities, as well as families. S/he will deliver training and direct assistance to both individuals and groups. The trainer will also be responsible for cultivating and maintaining school and community-based partnerships to provide ongoing support that promotes positive outcomes for young people with disabilities.
- Provide professional development to school and program staff as well as to family members of young people with disabilities.
- Support youth, family members, and professionals both in person and over the phone by helping them clarify issues, address barriers, and determine a course of action.
- Identify, research, and provide information resources for youth, families and professionals.
- Track and update this information in a secure database.
- Represent INCLUDEnyc at meetings, events, and conferences, as requested.
- Dedicate time to ongoing personal and professional learning and growth.
- 4+ years providing professional development and/or technical assistance.
- Master’s degree in education, social work or related fields required.
- Knowledge of early childhood programs and preschool educational landscape in NYC, including experience working in one or more of the five boroughs.
- Knowledge of preschool special education programs and services and/or Early Intervention.
- Written and verbal fluency in English required; additional fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
- Self-directed and well-organized with a strong ability to multitask.
- Comfort with shifting deadlines and priorities.
- Creative problem-solving skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/Calendar), and Salesforce preferred.
- Willingness to travel via public transportation to locations across the five boroughs. Occasional evenings and Saturdays required.
- Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_ Early Childhood Special Education Trainer” to email@example.com.
INCLUDEnyc is seeking a Development Coordinator who is interested in building a professional career in the nonprofit sector. As part of a team with more than 25 years of collective expertise in fundraising, the Development Coordinator will develop valuable skills in philanthropy, relationship building, event planning, budgeting, critical thinking, and strategic planning. Reporting to the Development Manager as a part of a three-member Development team, the Development Coordinator will support the overall fundraising efforts of INCLUDEnyc. The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and efficient at multitasking, with strong skills in Salesforce and database management.
- Maintain records in Salesforce, with strict attention to the accuracy of all data records; contribute to the management, maintenance and improvement of the database system.
- Create grant, donor, revenue, and mail list reports in Salesforce.
- Organize and track donor records, appeal mailings, donation processing, and gift acknowledgement.
- Conduct prospect research on potential funders/donors on platforms like iWave; support prospect appeal process; and track status of engagement with each funder/donor.
- Assist with maintenance and submission of grant proposals and reports, funding calendars, and grant tracking mechanisms.
- Assist with the implementation of fundraising evenings, including mail list preparation, invitation dissemination, venue coordination, and event logistics.
- Provide other support to the Development team as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and equivalent work experience required.
- Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Nonprofit and/or fundraising experience is preferred, but not required.
- A demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage numerous responsibilities simultaneously.
- Ability to take direction well, prioritize duties, and meet deadlines; not afraid to ask questions.
- Strong proficiency with Salesforce, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel), and Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/Calendar); demonstrated experience with database and spreadsheet management.
- Strong written and verbal skills, with the ability to communicate well to diverse audiences.
- Commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission and the youth and families that we serve.
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Development Coordinator” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports to: Manager, Youth and Transition Services
The Youth Coordinator, part of the Youth and Transition Services team, provides direct assistance, postsecondary counseling and training to youth (in high school settings), parents, and professionals working with young people with disabilities. Youth Coordinators help young people and families develop postsecondary plans and navigate special education and other systems, such as college and job training programs, as well as supporting the development of soft skills and self advocacy skills. The Youth Coordinator conducts community outreach; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote positive outcomes for youth with disabilities; and develops and disseminates information and resources to families.
- Provide one-to-one postsecondary counseling (college and vocational training) to youth with disabilities and their families both in person and over the phone, assess needs, and connect them to the appropriate support and resources. Follow up with youth to ensure progress toward their goals and that their needs are being met.
- Support youth in developing essential skills, such as communication, self advocacy and self disclosure skills.
- Maintain accurate and timely program data in a secure Salesforce database.
Workshops and Training:
- Develop and deliver workshops for youth enrolled in postsecondary programs on topics, such as professional networking, email skills, Google Drive skills, traveling around NYC, and developing healthy living habits.
- Facilitate self advocacy workshops for students with disabilities in partner high schools around New York City.
- Facilitate parent and professional development training on topics, such as transition planning, college access and seeking accommodations, and building self advocacy skills for students.
- Reflect on and refine personal training practices on an ongoing basis.
- Maintain accurate and timely program data in a secure Salesforce database on workshop delivery and attendance.
Outreach and networking:
- Attend conferences, participate in coalition and policy meetings, on special education, transition and youth issues, as well as represent INCLUDEnyc at outreach events as needed.
- Develop and maintain relationships with partner schools, organizations and host sites.
- Develop and maintain relationships with Care Coordinators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and other stakeholders in youth’s life.
- Participate in ongoing feedback loops and professional development training on counseling and training practices.
- Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and equivalent work experience required.
- Master’s degree in Special Education, Social Work or related field strongly preferred.
- Written and spoken fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
- 3+ years working with young adults with disabilities in educational or vocational contexts.
- Education or counseling background strongly preferred, especially experience with the special education system, IEP process, and/or transition aged youth.
- Self directed, well organized, and committed to program efficiency with a strong ability to multitask.
- Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm, patient, and professional when faced with difficult or demanding situations.
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Eagerness to receive and implement feedback on counseling practices and training practices.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/Calendar); working knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
- Willingness/ability to travel extensively 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.
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Youth Coordinator” to email@example.com.
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.