Careers | INCLUDEnyc


Our Values

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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.

            INCLUDEnyc staff in orange shirts smiling  



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.

            INCLUDEnyc Executive Director Barbara bending down to talk to a young boy, with his mother standing nearby      



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.  

            INCLUDEnyc's Ruth DiRoma talking to a woman with papers in front of 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.

            INCLUDEnyc volunteer is making pizza with an INCLUDEnyc youth  



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.

            INCLUDEnyc's Diana Biagioli is bending down talking to a young girl  

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:

  Step 1   Step 2   Step 3     Step 4   Step 5

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.

Open Positions

Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Senior Manager of Talent and Administration, Finance Manager

Job Summary:

The Senior Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for leading INCLUDEnyc’s fiscal strategy, overseeing controls, ensuring compliance and leading key administrative functions for the organization. They will be responsible for leading INCLUDEnyc’s fiscal strategy and guiding the organization through a period of unprecedented growth by preparing financial analyses, identifying and implementing updated processes, managing risk and strategic planning.  Candidates will have a strong background in accounting, with significant nonprofit accounting experience especially in government grants management as well as expertise in core administrative functions such as information technology, facilities, and human resources.  In FY2021, INCLUDEnyc’s budget is $5.1 million. The Senior Director of Finance/Controller will be committed to producing high quality work effectively and efficiently and working collaboratively with the organization’s senior management team and the board of directors.

Key Responsibilities:

Fiscal Strategy:

  • Advise on major decisions and facilitate leadership discussions on fiscal strategy and growth
  • Prepare and present budgets, financial projections, and analyses to executive leadership and board
  • Proactively identify and assess risks to the organization’s success, and propose mitigation strategies
  • Track important key performance indicators (KPI) and analyze trends
  • Regularly conduct cost benefit analysis and external benchmarking to identify cost efficiency opportunities
  • Collaboratively develop and utilize forward-facing, predictive models and activity based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans
  • Oversee the finance team and set the tone for productive and goal-oriented collaboration across the organization

Accounting Leadership:

  • Provide supportive and effective supervision to the Finance Manager
  • Manage monthly & annual closing processes meeting all deadlines
  • Lead the annual audit, government audits, the 990 & all government filings
  • Assure the effectiveness of internal controls
  • Oversee a/p and a/r and payroll administration by the Finance Manager
  • Lead the annual budgeting process
  • Manage government grants; prepare reports and vouchers
  • Oversee foundation and corporate grants administration in collaboration with the development and program departments, and provide financial reports on grants
  • Generate monthly, quarterly and annual reports, as needed to monitor, evaluate and optimize cash-flow and liquidity
  • Utilize technology to optimize all reporting and analytic functions
  • Manage banking relationships


  • Supervise talent recruitment and retention and office administration
  • Utilize technology to optimize all reporting and analytic functions
  • Further develop human resources and administration by enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales
  • Oversee the talent and administration team and set the tone for productive and goal-oriented collaboration across the organization


Professional Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in field of accounting, finance or related concentration; Master’s degree is preferred
  • 10+ years of professional experience including a track record of success in accounting, risk management and financial management
  • Experience managing critical administrative functions including information technology, human resource operations, and facilities management
  • Significant experience with nonprofit program, organizational budgeting, and managing government grants
  • Ability to comprehend both the “big picture” and the minutiae of contracts, regulations, and financial information
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills, notably the ability to effectively present financial information to people with all levels of accounting knowledge
  • Knowledge of SAGE MIP or comparable nonprofit accounting software, and skilled in the use of technology to quantify and illustrate financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and projections  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/calendar); working knowledge of Salesforce preferred


  • Collaborative and problem-solving work style
  • Self-directed, well-organized, and committed to office efficiency
  • Strong contributor to a positive and efficient workplace by personally providing a model of effective supervision, communicating high expectations, and value and respect for all team members
  • Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive outcomes for young people with disabilities and their families and its values, TEACH (Teamwork, Empathy,  Accountability, Commitment, Honesty)


Please send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Director of Talent and Administration” to . Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Job Summary:

The Early Childhood Professional Development Specialist works with other family educators to develop and deliver technical assistance and professional development training to a wide variety of stakeholders in the special education/disability community. The focus is on birth to 2nd grade. Stakeholders may include school staff, organizational professionals working with children with disabilities, as well as families. This person 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. The role focuses on systems change work, and requires an understanding of disability policies and special education, and building more inclusive educational environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate as part of a team with external partners to create and implement professional development plans to support IDEA compliance and improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • Present workshops for families on a range of disability and special education topics.
  • 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 preschool educational landscape in NYC, and familiarity with NYC DOE, with experience working in one or more of the five boroughs.
  • Experience with educational program design and/or adult learning.
  • Experience in family engagement and awareness of family perspectives in educational systems.
  • Skilled in navigating different perspectives, needs, and challenges when working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English required; additional fluency in Spanish or Mandarin 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 when in-person program delivery resumes.
  • 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

Job Summary:

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • A demonstrated ability to think critically, work independently, take initiative, and manage numerous responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Nonprofit and/or fundraising experience is preferred, but not required.
  • 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

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.