Career Opportunities


Join our team! Working at the Partnership is a unique opportunity to join a diverse and growing organization with a broad array of programs that serve women, children, and families. We are a nonprofit organization, celebrating 30 years in the maternal/child health field. We employ over 130 talented staff members that work across northern New Jersey. We are always looking for dynamic individuals to support our mission.

We are unwavering in its commitment to equity and inclusion, in health and all aspects of life and our work. We believe that all people should be treated with respect, dignity, and openness. We represent diverse communities and amplify underrepresented voices. We work with other organizations, hospitals, and community partners who share these common values as we strive to fulfill our vision.


Chief Development & Communications Officer

JOB SUMMARY: Seeking a talented and experienced professional for our Executive team. Key responsibility will be to lead, develop and manage fund development and communications strategies for the Partnership. Build and amplify the Partnership as a leading organization in maternal and child/adolescent health in New Jersey. This is a pivotal role for a highly motivated fundraising executive who will capture the essence of the Partnership’s story in developing its messaging and shaping its strategies. Supervise Manager of Communications & Marketing

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Create, manage, and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive Development Plan, which identifies strategies for increasing the organization’s unrestricted funding acquisition.
– Identify, build, and maintain relationships with new prospects and existing donors, including individual, corporate, and foundations.
– Implement annual giving campaigns and oversee fundraising events, including annual Gala.
– Establish systems to effectively measure donor acquisition, retention, and define other metrics to support achievement of Development goals.
– Create and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive Communications Plan for both development and programmatic communications.
– Initiate and maintain relationships with media contacts to increase coverage of organizational activities; communicate with professionals, policymakers, consumers, and press.
– Oversee the organization’s online presence via the website, social media outlets.
– Guide the Manager of Communications & Marketing with goal setting and work planning efforts.
– Attend Board of Trustees meetings and Executive Management Group meetings.
– Lead and train others in the importance of storytelling to develop content and messaging that demonstrates the Partnership’s impact on mothers, children and adolescents.
– Handle other assignments as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree in relevant field preferred. CFRE designation is highly desirable.
– Minimum 8 years of progressive Development experience, including a successful track record in securing individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
– Experience supervising and motivating staff.
– Ability to lead Board of Trustees and organization through a transformation into a culture of giving.
– Must be a self-starter and strategist who is also an effective implementer.
– Well-developed interpersonal skills; experience working with diverse populations.
– Intellectually curious and able to distill complex, technical information into easily readable content for a general audience.
– Capacity to prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities. Well-organized and flexible; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and ability to meet tight deadlines.
– Knowledge of healthcare terminology and concepts, specifically maternal child health, highly desirable.
– Extremely collaborative, results driven with a proven track record of growing a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio.
– Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
– Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite; knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Donor Perfect

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Ilise Zimmerman, President & CEO.


Volunteer & Community Partnerships Specialist
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for resource and volunteer development by integrating him/herself into the immediate community and building mutually beneficial relationships with parents, faith community, businesses, advocates, and key stakeholders (i.e. schools, service providers, local and county government and other agencies). Works with the community to highlight strengths and identify challenges where resources need to be leveraged and developed to better support and serve its children, youth, and families. Plans and facilitates community workshops for participants. Office location: Irvington.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Plans and implements strategies to involve parents, educators, retired professionals, and community leaders as volunteers at the Family Success Center (FSC);
– Manages the schedules of the volunteers;
– Supervises the activities of the volunteers and provides direction;
– Reviews and implements new methods for attracting, training, and retaining volunteer staff;
– Incorporates and implements the Principles of Family Support and the Protective Factors into all aspects of their work;
– Plans and facilitates various FSC events, activities, workshops, etc;
– Maintains participant files in an organized and confidential manner;
– Assists with tracking services and attendance for monthly and quarterly reports as well as monthly activities calendars;
– Keeps accurate and organized files of resources and referral sources available to participants, including both community and state agencies/programs;
– Maintains an array of educational and support materials that can be distributed to participants to provide further information on issues that may be affecting them or their families;
– Attends conferences and community meetings as requested by supervisor;
– Handles other assignments as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– Associate’s degree in a related field is required.
– Two years of community partnership and outreach experience required.
– Volunteer coordination and recruitment is preferred.
– Must be familiar with and comfortable in and around the city of Irvington.
– Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Creole is preferred.
– Computer literacy required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marielle Natera, Director of Community Programs.


Central Intake Coordinator: Healthy Women, Healthy Families (HWHF) Program*
JOB SUMMARY: Coordinate a Bergen or Passaic County Central Intake system of reciprocal referrals to provide linkages to evidence-based home visitation services and other perinatal health care services. Maintain data systems and provide feedback to referring agencies. Promote universal screening and assessment of pregnant women. Office location for both positions: Paterson.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Maintain a system to receive assessments/referrals in collaboration with clinical and non-clinical providers.
– Maintain a feedback mechanism to referring providers for their records.
– Use assessment and referral data to make initial determination of a woman’s needs, including perinatal health care, prevention education, behavioral health, social issues, family support, and financial needs and eligibility for public assistance.
– Implement triage criteria for linkage to appropriate services, including outreach for clients without telephones, initial assessment if referral is incomplete, prenatal care, preconception/interconception care, primary care, and home visiting.
– Provide linkages to home visitation programs including Healthy Families/TIP, Nurse Family Partnership, Parents As Teachers, HIPPY, Early Head Start, and all other models currently in place in the county.
– Implement coordination to ensure that there is no duplication of services and resources are maximized.
– Maintain data tracking systems.
– Handle other duties as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– Associate’s Degree in psychology, counseling, or related field preferred.
– Two years of social service experience.
– Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Meticulous attention to detail.
– High level of familiarity with health and social service resources in Passaic or Bergen County required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marie Kinsella, Director of Community Programs.

*2 positions available: 1 position as Central Intake Coordinator for Passaic County, and 1 position as Central Intake Coordinator for Bergen County.


Bilingual Program Specialist*
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of activities in the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program. Office location: Irvington.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Provide lead poisoning prevention education throughout 8 northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
– Schedule and prepare for workshops and educational presentations.
– Assist program’s 4 lead poisoning prevention coalitions in coordinating educational campaigns.
– Initiate quarterly mass mailings promoting the program among schools and community-based organizations.
– Distribute lead-related Consumer Product Safety Commission updates to coalition members.
– Attend state task force meetings and regional lead poisoning prevention coalition meetings. Perform administrative tasks at coalition meetings (take minutes, assist with set-up, etc.).
– Distribute lead prevention resources and incentives at health fairs and parent workshops in the evenings/weekends.
– Handle other assignments as requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health or related field preferred.
– High school graduate required.
– Two years’ experience working in public health /community health education.
– Experience working with diverse populations.
– Experience conducting presentations.
– Self-directed, ability to speak to large groups of people of varying demographics.
– Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
– Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.
– Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Melissa Mittelholzer, BS Program Coordinator, Childhood Lead Prevention Program.

*1 Full-time and 1 Part-time position available.


Grants Controller
JOB SUMMARY: Manage all aspects of grant financing from budget conception and submission, variance analysis and communication with management.  Respond to funder inquiries and produce quarterly and year-end reports. Office location: Newark.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Communicate with managing directors to develop viable grant budgets that have input from program managers. Present all grant budgets to CFO and members of EMG for feedback and approval.  Submit approved budgets to funding agencies.
– Monitor monthly financial performance of grants so that significant variances are identified early, reviewed with program managers and discussed with the CFO.
– Initiate budget modifications within flexible expense limits to capitalize on changes between spending and budget projections.
– Manage all aspects of grant quarterly and annual financial reporting to funding agencies.
– Establish relationships with the finance departments of funding entities so that a rapport can exist.
– Independently prepare and post journal entries into the ABILA accounting system including bi-weekly payroll, expense allocations, cash receipts, revenues, adjusting journal entries.
– Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations for Cash, Grants Receivable, Refundable Advances, and Accrued Expenses.
– Assist CFO with managing the ABILA accounting system; ensure data backup.
– Supervise Finance Specialist who handles Accounts Payable and payroll processing.
– Serve as lead staff for annual A-133 audit and IRS Form 990; interface with auditors and 990 tax preparer, develop schedules, and provide supporting documentation.
– Handle other ad hoc assignments as requested.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jim Stotz, Chief Financial Officer.


Early Childhood Specialist Program Manager (Temporary)
JOB SUMMARY: Work with county partners and families with developmental concerns and/or child welfare involvement to ensure positive service linkages that improve outcomes for vulnerable families of infants and young children with a focus on birth to five years. Provide supervision to the Early Childhood Specialists and coordination of program services in five Counties. Perform a variety of duties both clerical and administrative in nature.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Provide supervision and guidance to the Early Childhood Specialists in Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Union counties
– Work closely with Early Childhood Systems of Care county programs in order to help link families to the most appropriate (based on need and eligibility) and available services including local county-level Central Intake, Home Visiting, Early Head Start/Head Start, Early Intervention, Family Success Centers, Health care providers, and resources to include the voice and input of parents/families as partners (County Councils for Young Children, Family Support Organizations, and more)
– Support the ECS team with the developmental guidance and promote developmental screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) for families in their respective counties. As needed, refer families to Early Intervention
– Strengthen and align the local-level infrastructure to ensure coordination and collaboration in delivering effective community-based services for the infants, children, parents, and families identified through intake. Work collaboratively across DCP&P and county-level Central Intakes, and with community systems partners (including parents/families)
– Submit monthly/quarterly progress reports addressing process and outcome indicators that will help determine strengths and areas needing improvement, participate in DCF quality improvement and evaluation activities
– Assist with the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) improvement grant activities in Passaic County
– Coordinates project activities across five (5) counties (Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, and Union)
– Establish referral and information sharing agreements, reporting activities of central intake to local partners
– Market developmental health promotion and Family Portal to physicians and community providers in Passaic County
– Maintain confidentiality of client data
– Participate on Statewide CQI and evaluation workgroups, Statewide ECCS project meetings and workgroups
– Handle other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– Master’s degree required in social work, counseling, child development and family studies, child advocacy, public health or similar from accredited college or university. Infant Mental Health Endorsed (IMH-E) or pursuing preferred
– Minimum four (4) years of experience in maternal-child health (MCH), infant/early childhood mental health, parent/family support, and/or related fields and settings
– Minimum two (2) years of experience supervising staff required
– Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop trusting relationships with families and partners. Fully understands the roles of core MCH and early childhood partners. Ability to translate complex MCH and early childhood concepts into parent-friendly language
– Experience in system building and collaboration and experience with Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities and evaluation strongly preferred.
– Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite
– Excellent verbal and written communications skills

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marie Kinsella, Director of Community Programs.


Early Childhood Specialist (Temporary)*
JOB SUMMARY: Work with local partners and families with developmental concerns and/or child welfare involvement, in the Union County, to ensure positive service linkages that improve outcomes for vulnerable families of infants and young children with a focus on birth to five years. Office location: Secaucus, NJ.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
:
– Work closely with Early Childhood Systems of Care program in order to help link families to the most appropriate (based on need and eligibility) and available services including local county-level Central Intake, Home Visiting, Early Head Start/Head Start, Early Intervention, Family Success Centers, Health care providers, and resources to include the voice and input of parents/families as partners (County Councils for Young Children, Family Support Organizations, and more)
– Provide developmental guidance and promote developmental screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) for families. As needed, refer families to Early Intervention
– Strengthen and align the local-level infrastructure to ensure coordination and collaboration in delivering effective community-based services for the infants, children, parents, and families identified through Central Intake. Work collaboratively with NJ DCP&P and Bergen County Central Intake, and with community systems partners (including parents/families)
– Process referrals with emphasis on early childhood developmental concerns (birth – 5) in Union County
– Complete required documentation and submit monthly/quarterly progress reports addressing process and outcome indicators that will help determine strengths and areas for improvement
– Maintain confidentiality of client data
– Participate in DCF quality improvement and evaluation activities
– Handle other duties as assigned by supervisor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
– Bachelor’s Degree required in social work, counseling, child development and family studies, child advocacy from accredited college or university
– Master’s preferred. Infant Mental Health Endorsed (IMH-E) or pursuing preferred
– Minimum two (2) years of experience in maternal-child health (MCH), infant/early childhood mental health, parent/family support, knowledge of DCP&P services and related fields
– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop trusting relationships with families and partners. Fully understands the roles of core MCH and early childhood partners. Ability to translate complex MCH and early childhood concepts into parent-friendly language
– Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite
– Good verbal and written communication skills
– Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marie Kinsella, Director of Community Programs.

*Two positions available:
1) Union County (Office: Secaucus) 
2) Morris County (Office: Dover)


Teen Outreach Program Specialists (Part-Time)
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP), including the facilitation of TOP Clubs throughout the 3 primary municipalities of Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson. Office location: Irvington, NJ.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Facilitate Teen Outreach Program pilot clubs and TOP Clubs in the target municipalities
– Facilitate Community Service Learning (CSL) in conjunction with TOP Clubs
– Maintain partnerships with middle school personnel within the target municipalities
– Administer, gather, and track data necessary for the project implementation and evaluation such as information collected through the following forms: Parent Consent Forms and pre and post survey tools, TOP Club and CSL attendance tracking tools, etc.
– Assist with conducting focus group discussions for youth and parents to aid in the development of Community Service Learning opportunities and county-wide campaigns
– Conduct necessary marketing and outreach for TOP Club recruitment as well as Youth Advisory Board recruitment
– Assist with the implementation of county-wide campaigns to promote protective factors for youth
– Assist with the planning and coordination of a Konscious Kyds assembly
– Assist with the facilitation of Youth Advisory Board meetings and activities
– Promote the Teen Outreach Program at health fairs, meetings and events throughout the year
– Attend all required TA/trainings, meetings, conference calls, webinars and activities
– Handle other assignments as requested

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in public health, health sciences, or related fields is required. CHES a plus. Experience working with teen populations and facilitating group presentations/workshops is required. Demonstrated understanding of public health issues, protective factors, trauma-informed care, positive youth development. Computer literacy required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Marielle Natera, Director of Essex County Programs.


Parent Educator, Warren County (Full-Time)
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing intensive home visiting to a standard caseload of 20 families in compliance with the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Essential Requirements. Office location: Dover, NJ.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
– Maintain regular and long-term relationship with the family
– Establish a trusting relationship with the family
– Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
– Assist parents in improving skills to optimize home environment and parenting practices
– Assess the normal growth and development of the target child
– Assist in increasing the family support system and social connections
– Increase the family’s self-sufficiency by assisting them improve their ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocating for themselves and their children
– Assist family in establishing goals and plan for the accomplishment of those goals
– Identify and refers family to other supportive agencies when appropriate and needed, including healthcare appointments
– Teach basic health and life skills, e.g. prenatal care, immunizations, budgeting, etc. and ensures appropriate utilization of needed health and social services
– Administer all required tools and screenings according to the standardized Tool Timeline
– Maintain client charts and records
– Comply with monthly, quarterly, and annual program reporting
– Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings, which may require travel
– Report immediately to Program Supervisor any and all suspicion of incidents of child maltreatment and other issues related to worker and/or child/family health and safety (mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence)
– Exercise sound judgment and timing in situations related to obligation as a mandatory reporter of suspicion of child endangerment and maltreatment

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum High School graduate; Bachelor’s or 4-year degree in early childhood or related field preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Good verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy in MS Office Suite.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  Two years’ previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents.  Maturity and experience in working with children (0-5 years of age) and their families for at least two years.  Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.  Ability to relate to families from a strength-based model and approach families from a family-centered service model.  Flexible availability that might include weekend and evening hours.  Knowledgeable about community resources in Warren County.  Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.  Ability to maintain client confidentiality.  Experience working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Marie Kinsella, Director of Community Programs.

The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

The Partnership offers an extremely diverse workforce and has a strong organizational commitment to eliminating disparities in health outcomes. We employ doctors, nurses, public health experts, social workers, community health workers, and generally passionate people committed to making a difference. Partnership staff receive competitive compensation, opportunities for career growth, and a generous PTO and benefits package. In addition, the organization offers flexible schedule and telecommuting benefits for qualified employees after one year of service.

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