Careers at WPA

At WPA, we are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status.

We are currently seeking a grant writer to join our small, fast-paced, and fun Development team. The grant writer will be responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted revenue, and for submitting timely and compelling reports to existing funders. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Create persuasive proposals to secure private grants 
  • Manage the existing portfolio of private awards 
  • Oversee the collection and compilation of data, stories, and financials 
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with funding partners 
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities and create a pipeline of potential support 
  • Work closely with Program Development and Quality Management team to craft 
  • program goals and narratives 
  • Collaborate with finance and program teams to ensure grant compliance 
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned 


  • 3-4 years’ work experience preferred, including experience with grant writing 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Strong critical thinking skills 
  • Solid interpersonal communication skills 
  • Impeccable organization and attention to detail skills 
  • Deadline-driven 
  • Fluency in grant budgeting and reporting 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge 
  • Ability to work efficiently, intensely, and within a collaborative environment 
  • A demonstrated passion for social justice and women’s issues 

To apply, please click below and include your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. 

Resident Monitors are responsible for maintaining a safe and pleasant environment at WPA’s residential locations for residents, staff, and visitors, as well as monitoring day-to-day operations of the reception area.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Monitor all residents and staff entering and leaving the building.
  • Log in communications book all activities including package deliveries, arrivals, and departures.
  • Conduct safety walk-throughs.
  • Diffuse crisis situations.
  • Monitor participant visitation.
  • Alert clinical staff via log of any challenging or unhealthy participant behavior.
  • Provide clerical support including telephone inquiries, data entry, light typing, filing, and sorting of mail.
  • Review participant’s belongings upon admission to the residence.
  • Distribute MetroCards and reconcile petty cash.
  • Assist in the facilitation of fire drills.
  • Perform any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor. 


  • NY State Security License
  • Certificate in First Aid, CPR, and fire safety or ability to obtain certificate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish proficiency a plus.
  • Good documentation skills.
  • Computer literate or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to distinguish boundary and transference challenges with participants.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population challenged by issues such as substance use, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and communication barriers.

To apply, please click below and include your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.