Careers at WPA

WPA is a New York City based not-for-profit that prioritizes trauma-informed care to promote healing that supports vulnerable women and their children navigating incarceration and homelessness, providing them stability, security, support and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. Our mission is to support systems involved women as they navigate their journey towards freedom, safety, and independence, and we strive to create a diverse team that delivers outstanding services.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of systems involvement and race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other protected status. Faithful to our mission, all of our employees share in these commitments as a guide to engage one another with dignity and respect.

About Us:

The Women’s Prison Association (WPA) is a New York City based not-for-profit that prioritizes trauma informed care to support vulnerable women and their children navigating incarceration and homelessness, providing them stability, security, support, and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. Our mission is to support systems involved women as they navigate their journey towards freedom, safety, and independence, and we strive to create a diverse team that delivers outstanding services.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of systems involvement, race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other protected status. Faithful to our mission, all our employees share in these commitments as a guide to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Position Description:

The Resident Monitor plays a critical role in the daily orderly operation of our Manhattan-based family shelter. The role will maintain a safe and secure environment for residents, staff and visitors at WPA’s DHS-funded 28-family shelter for women and children with/without criminal legal involvement.  Resident Monitors also work closely with residents on supporting their day-to-day independent living plan goals, teaching and modeling strategies for living independently in the community.

The Resident Monitor will be organized, technically savvy, adaptable, and enjoy collaborating with a team in providing support and essential services to families residing in temporary shelter.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide clerical support by answering telephone inquiries, data entry, light typing, filing and sorting of mail.
  • Conduct periodic emergency fire drills under direction of Operations Manager.
  • Adherence to all policies and procedures developed by DHS.
  • Intervene and diffuse crisis situations as needed.
  • Participate in required training and pass certification, including CPR/First Aid Certification and FDNY Fire Safety Coordinator for Shelters (F-80) and FDNY Fire Guard (F-02).
  • Monitor all residents and staff entering and leaving the building and log activities in the internal communication logbook.
  • Support clients register, check-in, monitor, assess behavior and overall well-being.
  • Conduct daily security and safety walkthroughs and monitor security camera feeds.
  • Complies with 42CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • Provide clerical support by answering telephone inquiries, data entry, light typing, filing and sorting of mail
  • Help with provision of on-site recreational activities
  • Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED strongly preferred; BA preferred.
  • NYS Security Guard Licensed
  • In possession of FDNY Fire Safety Coordinator for Shelters (F-80) and FDNY Fire Guard (F-02) or able to secure within 90 days
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population challenged by issues such as substance abuse, incarceration, HIV/ AIDS, mental health, domestic abuse and communication barriers
  • At least 2 years of documented relevant human services experience
  • Certificate in First Aid, CPR or ability to obtain certificate
  • Ability to effectively analyze situations quickly and apply sound judgment
  • Ability to work and build rapport with others
  • Good documentation skills, computer literate or willingness to learn; knowledge of CARES database a plus
  • Ability to distinguish boundary issues and transference issues with clients
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Must be highly organized, process driven, detail oriented, solution oriented, and able to work under pressure while managing conflicting priorities and meeting/coordinating both short and long-term deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal, and training interpersonal skills.
  • Must have professional maturity and maintain confidentiality around all participant records.
  • Must believe in WPAs mission, with a passion to serve underserved populations.
  • A keen perception of the racial, gender, and socioeconomic dynamics of underserved communities, with a particular familiarity with issues facing systems-involved women.

Compensation:

Salary range is $20/hour commensurate with certifications, education, and experience.

WPA strongly values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. WPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, religious or political affiliation or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. Individuals with criminal justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

For background information about the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), see our website at www.wpaonline.org.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@wpaonline.org. You must include "Part-Time Resident Monitor” in the subject line of your email.

About Us:

The Women’s Prison Association (WPA) is a New York City based not-for-profit that prioritizes trauma informed care to support vulnerable women and their children navigating incarceration and homelessness, providing them stability, security, support and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. Our mission is to support systems involved women as they navigate their journey towards freedom, safety, and independence, and we strive to create a diverse team that delivers outstanding services.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of systems involvement, race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other protected status. Faithful to our mission, all our employees share in these commitments as a guide to engage one another with dignity and respect.

 

Position Description:

The Director of Communications plays a crucial role in shaping and implementing the organization's communication strategies, building, and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, and effectively conveying WPA's mission and impact.

A key facet of this role involves leveraging exceptional writing and storytelling capabilities to effectively communicate the organization's message to various stakeholders, from donors to staff. Collaborating closely with the Chief Development & Communications Officer (CDCO), the Director of Communications actively informs and shapes the organization's development strategy geared towards enhancing engagement outcomes and ultimately driving increased revenue for WPA.

This role demands the consistent meeting of deadlines to drive the organization and allocation of departmental work. The Director of Communications is also expected to exhibit a deep commitment to enhancing internal culture and strengthening the community within WPA. Overall, the Director of Communications at WPA is pivotal in shaping the narrative, fostering engagement, and driving the organization's success through strategic communication and development efforts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Also detailed above, the Director of Communications is tasked with developing and executing a comprehensive communication strategy in alignment with WPA’s key priorities and anticipated projects.
  • Create comprehensive marketing plans to boost brand image, increase engagement and improve conversions.
  • Create and manage partnerships and events calendar to enhance WPA's visibility and support, while strategically increasing revenue.
  • In collaboration with CDCO, ideate, strategize, and execute campaigns to raise awareness and support for WPA's mission.
  • Oversee the creation, editing, and finalization of organizational collateral and external communications materials.
  • Ensure all communication materials align with WPA's brand guidelines and messaging.
  • Devise a strategic plan for an internal communications that not only boosts staff engagement but also elicits crucial information essential to fundraising, donor stewardship, and garnering greater media exposure for WPA.
  • Develop and manage the communications budget, ensuring effective use of resources.
  • Oversee all social media channels, ensuring consistent and engaging content that amplifies WPA's mission.
  • Plan, design, implement and monitor social media campaigns and ensure alignment and integration with overall development and marketing strategy.
  • Create, curate and manage social media content, including text, audio, visual and multimedia formats.
  • Monitor social media trends, including developments in design, applications, strategy and innovation to stay relevant and effective.
  • Track all social media campaigns’ key performance metrics to maximize results and report progress regularly.
  • Collaborate on initiatives to engage the next generation of advocates and donors.
  • Work closely with program staff to understand and communicate their needs to funders, partners, and the public.
  • Develop compelling narratives that highlight the impact of WPA's programs and initiatives and foster positive organizational community.
  • Lead all marketing efforts to promote WPA's initiatives and events.
  • This position also involves partnering with the CDCO on communications as a development tool and actively connecting WPA with potential partners and prospective funders.
  • Work with participants and staff to identify and pursue media opportunities.
  • Provide media training to staff and participants, ensuring effective communication with the press.
  • Identify and secure press opportunities relevant to WPA's mission and activities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key media outlets and journalists.
  • Serve as the organization’s spokesperson during crisis situations, in partnership with CEO.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications or related field.
    Experience in crafting press releases, speeches, and other communication material.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with media outlets and journalists.
  • Effective crisis communication.
  • Knowledge of issues related to women in the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing advocacy and outreach campaigns.
  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and lead a communications team effectively.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
    Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to patiently interact with a diverse population challenged by issues such as substance abuse, incarceration, HIV/ AIDS, mental health, domestic abuse and communication barriers.
  • Ability to distinguish boundary issues and transference issues with clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be highly organized, process driven, detail oriented, solution oriented, and able to work under pressure while managing conflicting priorities and meeting/coordinating both short and long-term deadlines.
  • Must have professional maturity and maintain confidentiality around all participant records.
  • Must believe in WPAs mission, with a passion to serve underserved populations.
  • A keen perception of the racial, gender, and socioeconomic dynamics of underserved communities, with a particular familiarity with issues facing systems-involved women.

 

Compensation:

Compensation for this role is $85,000-$90,000, commensurate with education and experience. WPA offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, employer paid dental insurance, generous paid time off along with 11 paid holidays, including paid holiday week between Christmas & New Year’s Day, 403(b) and paid leave, as well as:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership Options
  • Direct Deposit Money Paycard
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tax Deferred Commuting Benefits
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • “Alcott HR Marketplace” Employee Discount Program
  • “Aspiring Professionals” Scholarship Program

WPA strongly values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. WPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, religious or political affiliation or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. Individuals with criminal justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

For background information about the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), see our website at www.wpaonline.org.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@wpaonline.org. You must include "Director of Communications" in the subject line of your email.

About Us:

The Women’s Prison Association (WPA) is a New York City based not-for-profit that prioritizes trauma informed care to support vulnerable women and their children navigating incarceration and homelessness, providing them stability, security, support, and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. Our mission is to support systems involved women as they navigate their journey towards freedom, safety, and independence, and we strive to create a diverse team that delivers outstanding services.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of systems involvement, race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other protected status. Faithful to our mission, all our employees share in these commitments as a guide to engage one another with dignity and respect.

 

Position Description:

The Housing Coordinator to work in our Residential Services Unit at Sarah Powell Huntington House, a 28-unit Department of Homeless Services-funded transitional housing facility located in the East Village, Manhattan. The Housing Coordinator will locate and secure suitable housing for the women and children residing at Huntington House and will work closely with Social Services team toward to formulate, implement, and monitor service plans in support of independent living.

The Housing Coordinator is responsible for helping families locate permanent housing and become self-sufficient. She/he will orient families to the housing search process, assist participants in the details of housing vouchers, how to best conduct an apartment search, how to interview for an apartment, and how to complete housing applications. Additionally, the Housing Coordinator will provide escorts to housing related appointments and facilitate moveouts in all phases of securing housing beyond shelter.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with landlords, real estate brokers and property managers to link clients to quality, affordable housing
  • Develop and maintain roster of appropriate available housing opportunities
  • Inspect apartments to ensure they are following city & state standards; negotiate repairs & lease agreements
  • Refer clients to all possible, appropriate, apartment sources
  • Schedule appointments for clients with brokers and landlords with possible apartments
  • Accompany clients to open houses/apartment viewings, interviews and/or lease signings
  • Explain details of rental subsidy and security deposit programs to clients and potential landlords
  • Organize bulletin boards and any other internal resources with relevant housing information
  • Collaborate with Case Managers to ensure that clients are completing all appropriate housing applications and rental subsidy applications
  • Prepare clients for housing interviews, either individually and/or through weekly housing workshops
  • Identify clients’ barriers to housing and work with Case Managers to address
  • Assist in tracking housing-related activities of clients
  • Document progress towards meeting agency and Department of Homeless Services benchmarks in resident’s file and in CARES database
  • Participate in case conferences, House meetings and team meetings
  • Attend required DHS meetings and trainings
  • Facilitate regular client workshops on housing readiness, housing search strategies, budgeting and other relevant topics.
  • Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred; comparable work experience will be considered
  • Extensive knowledge of housing subsidies, housing resources and housing practices in NYC, including but not limited to the private housing market, NYCHA, HPD, Section 8, NY/NY, DHS, City FHEPS and FHEPS.
  • At least two years of relevant experience creating relationships with landlords, property managers, real estate brokers and government housing providers.
  • Knowledge of and ability to navigate housing subsidy/rental assistance systems, including HRA 2010e.
  • Experience working with homeless individuals, as well as with individuals affected by mental illness, domestic violence, and substance use.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively 1-on-1 and to facilitate groups.
  • Highly organized and able to effectively schedule, plan and meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Ability to document work and demonstrate progress in meeting benchmark outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and problem-solving ability.
  • Proficient in MS Office, email, and internet research.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Must have professional maturity and maintain confidentiality around all employee records.
  • Must believe in WPAs mission, with a passion to serve underserved populations.
  • A keen perception of the racial, gender, and socioeconomic dynamics of underserved communities, with a particular familiarity with issues facing systems-involved women.

 

Compensation:

Compensation for this role is $24.73-$26.37 per hour commensurate with education and experience. WPA offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, employer paid dental insurance, generous paid time off along with 11 paid holidays, including paid holiday week between Christmas & New Year’s Day, 403(b) and paid leave, as well as:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership Options
  • Direct Deposit Money Paycard
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tax Deferred Commuting Benefits
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • “Alcott HR Marketplace” Employee Discount Program
  • “Aspiring Professionals” Scholarship Program

WPA strongly values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. WPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, religious or political affiliation or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. Individuals with criminal justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

For background information about the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), see our website at www.wpaonline.org.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@wpaonline.org. You must include "Housing Coordinator" in the subject line of your email.

About Us:

The Women’s Prison Association (WPA) is a New York City based not-for-profit that prioritizes trauma informed care to support vulnerable women and their children navigating incarceration and homelessness, providing them stability, security, support and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. Our mission is to support systems involved women as they navigate their journey towards freedom, safety, and independence, and we strive to create a diverse team that delivers outstanding services.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of systems involvement, race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other protected status. Faithful to our mission, all our employees share in these commitments as a guide to engage one another with dignity and respect.

 

Position Description:

The Community Linkage Unit (CLU) is a trauma-informed and gender-responsive program for women of all experiences. CLU is a community based program designed to support women to enhance stability and overall well-being by addressing specific needs. The CLU Case Manager provides wrap around care & support and helps participants connect to services within WPA and to community partners. The CLU team connects to community based partners to provide presentations on services and to increase referral sources. The CLU Case Manager will represent WPA at community based events to build connections for potential participants. The CLU team is also responsible for responding to letters from people who are incarcerated.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct screenings and assessments of new potential participants
  • Collaborate with clients to develop service plans and goals responsive to identified needs
  • Assist participants access other services needed through referrals, advocacy with providers, and, if needed, field escorts
  • Conduct outreach to community stakeholders
  • Attend community events
  • Document all activities with, and on behalf of enrolled clients in WPA’s electronic database on a weekly basis
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly supervision and staff meetings
  • Engage in WPA’s staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of documented relevant human services experience preferred
  • Strong assessment and engagement skills essential
  • Familiarity with government sponsored benefits and criminal justice issues helpful
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Bilingual Spanish/ English preferred

 

Compensation:

Compensation for this role is $32.97 per hour commensurate with education and experience. WPA offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, employer paid dental insurance, generous paid time off along with 11 paid holidays, including paid holiday week between Christmas & New Year’s Day, 403(b) and paid leave, as well as:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership Options
  • Direct Deposit Money Paycard
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tax Deferred Commuting Benefits
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • “Alcott HR Marketplace” Employee Discount Program
  • “Aspiring Professionals” Scholarship Program

WPA strongly values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. WPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, religious or political affiliation or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. Individuals with criminal justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

For background information about the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), see our website at www.wpaonline.org.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@wpaonline.org. You must include "Community Linkage Unit Case Manager" in the subject line of your email.

About Us:

The Women’s Prison Association (WPA) is a New York City based not-for-profit that prioritizes trauma informed care to support vulnerable women and their children navigating incarceration and homelessness, providing them stability, security, support and hope that opens the door to their limitless future. Our mission is to support systems involved women as they navigate their journey towards freedom, safety, and independence, and we strive to create a diverse team that delivers outstanding services.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs. We recruit, employ, train, and promote regardless of systems involvement, race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other protected status. Faithful to our mission, all our employees share in these commitments as a guide to engage one another with dignity and respect.

 

Position Description:

The Senior Director provides departmental oversight and is responsible for developing positive long-term relationships with business and industry leaders and representatives. The ideal candidate will create, support and strengthen relationships with business and industry partners to identify sustainable employment opportunities for WPA clients. The ideal candidate has documented experience successfully cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships with business and industry leaders to develop employment opportunities and career pathways for populations navigating educational and employment barriers.

The ideal candidate will be organized and enjoy collaborating on the construction of tactical practices that define optimal organization policies, structures, systems, and collateral. The ideal candidate motivates and leads a high-performing team and effectively manages a variety of administrative and operational duties. S/he has superior leadership and decision-making skills and business acumen, excels at strategic thinking, is results driven and strong management skills. The Chief Program Officer relies heavily on the Senior Director, who will be expected to lead specific strategic imperatives that will require a degree of unquestioned authority. The Director will complement the Chief Program Officer’s experience and/or management style and supports program leadership in executing organizational goals and strategies developed by the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall supervision support and guidance to the community-based program and workforce development teams.
  • Coordinate existing programming and develop new gender specific programming based on best practices, trends, and organizational data, where appropriate.
  • Promote collaborative relationships across programs that best meet the needs of our clients and the expectations of funders, partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure the successful execution of qualitative and quantitative programmatic goals and outcomes.
  • With the Chief Program Officer and Director of Program Operations, ensure staffing plans reflect the current and future needs of WPA constituents.
  • Source, screen, interview, hire and onboard top candidates that align with the company mission and position expectations.
  • Review current and develop new performance and outcome measures and identify opportunities for improvement across programming.
  • Coordinates, generates, and submits monthly, quarterly, and annual electronic data reports to program funders.
  • Ensure team members have the knowledge and skills requires to perform tasks, assess team needs and identify knowledge gaps, and provide relevant, skill-based trainings to ensure teams are successfully meeting job expectations.
  • Implement and enforce systems, procedures and policies.
  • Assures data quality by identifying incomplete or inaccurate data collection and following up with staff for completion or correction.
  • Develop systems and tools to regularly monitor the feasibility and sustainability of programs.
  • Support strategic partnerships with key community partners and stakeholders, including but not limited to, community-based organizations, direct service providers, workforce training providers, employers, funders, academia, and government agencies.
  • Provide performance management to teams, including setting expectations, providing ongoing feedback, evaluating goals on a consistent basis, and measuring performance.
  • Implement and enforce systems, procedures, and policies.
  • Partner with local business and industry leaders and representatives to determine workforce and or talent needs.
  • Engage and cultivate new and existing employer partnerships to provide support to WPA’s programs.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with public-sector, private-sector and non-profit employers to create career pathways for future talent.
  • Generate leads and support the WPA team in assessing, referring, and tracking employment placements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with training providers to develop necessary and responsive workforce solutions.
  • Develop and/or collaborate with existing stakeholder’s effective workforce development curriculum relevant to the population served.
  • Provide opportunities for business and industry to assist with the development of training programs to include apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing and work-based learning.
  • Work closely with leadership and program teams to identify employer driven training, internships, apprenticeships, job placement and retention.
  • Identifies funding opportunities to support workforce solutions and programming.
  • Monitors labor market trends, industry specific talent demands and skill requirements, and translating data into meaningful information to create workforce development strategies.
  • Develop and manage a database of employers and/or industry representatives and maintain regular communication through appropriate channels.
  • Develop participant and employer facing feedback mechanisms (I.e., satisfaction and other surveys, focus groups, advisory councils) to ensure training, programming, placement, and retention services are high quality and responsive to stakeholder needs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • At least five (5) years’ experience managing social service programs and/or teams serving women who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system and other systems. Mental health and/or trauma informed training a plus.
  • At least three (3) years of documented success cultivating employer partnerships and in recruitment and retention of prospective employees with employment barriers.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and can work in both a team setting and individually - A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and must possess an entrepreneurial drive, but also flexible enough to work within a team.
  • Experience with the New York City Workforce Development system is a plus.
  • Excellent conflict resolutions abilities to improve organizational productivity and culture.
  • Strong leadership, performance management, and supervisory skills to create a supportive and motiving work environment.
  • Excellent conflict resolution and employee relations abilities to improve organizational productivity and culture.
  • Strong leadership, performance management and supervisory skills to effectively create a supportive, productive, and motivating work environment.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including ability to listen sensitively, to respond appropriately, and to establish a purposeful team culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities simultanously.
    Experience with reporting and reporting programs.
  • A keen perception of the racial and socioeconomic dynamics of underserved communities and familiarity with issues facing women impacted by incarceration and punitive systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing - technical and narrative style - and pays attention to detail. Experience in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Is clear on organizational priorities and provides guidance and support to program staff to ensure high- quality work and meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to travel to both Manhattan and Brooklyn location when needed.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, self-motivation, organization, and resourcefulness while maintaining a reputation through proven action of being client oriented.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and other applications.
  • The nature of this work is also somewhat unpredictable, and the successful candidate must have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to travel to all boroughs/ WPA sites when needed.
  • Must have professional maturity and maintain confidentiality around all employee records.

 

Position Details:

This is a full-time position. The Senior Director of Community Based Programs and Workforce Development reports to the Chief Program Officer. Until otherwise noted, work is performed in a hybrid structure, but 75% of the work week must be spent on site at our Manhattan or Brooklyn locations. The ideal candidate will be able to provide his/her own transportation for travel. Reimbursement for business travel is included.

 

Compensation:

Salary for this position is $125,000, commensurate with education and experience. WPA offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, employer paid dental insurance, generous paid time off along with 11 paid holidays, including paid holiday week between Christmas & New Year’s Day, 403(b) and paid leave, as well as:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership Options
  • Direct Deposit Money Paycard
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tax Deferred Commuting Benefits
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • “Alcott HR Marketplace” Employee Discount Program
  • “Aspiring Professionals” Scholarship Program

WPA strongly values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. WPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, religious or political affiliation or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. New York City residents and individuals with criminal justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

For background information about the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), see our website at www.wpaonline.org.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@wpaonline.org. You must include “Senior Director, Community Based Programs and Workforce Development" in the subject line of your email.