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The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is growing. We currently have the following positions open:

AGAPE Family Support Specialist
Ithaca | 30 hours per week

Position Description: The Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE), which is funded by a five-year contract with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, serves adoptive and guardianship families in fifteen counties. Staff in the Ithaca office serve Tompkins, Broome, Chemung and Schuyler Counties. AGAPE services include referral, crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, training and supportive services.

This Family Support Specialist will be part of a small team, and will have case management, coordination and administrative responsibilities.

Qualifications: Experience with foster care, adoption and/or kinship care is required. Demonstrated success in working with adoptive and guardianship families preferred. Adoptive parents, relative caregivers, foster parents, birth parents, adoptees and foster or kinship care alums are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with knowledge of the regional social service and educational community will be especially well prepared for this position. While not required, a related degree in human services, social work or psychology, for example, is beneficial.

A positive, entrepreneurial, team-focused approach to work is essential. Commitment to the organization’s mission, goals and standards required. The position requires travel within the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region described above, quarterly travel to New Paltz for all-staff meetings and participation in the Coalition annual conference in Albany in May.

The position offers compensation of $30,000 per annum and four weeks of paid time off, paid holidays and fully-paid health, dental and vision insurance, as well as group life insurance and a Simple IRA retirement plan.

 Please see the full position description for details of responsibilities and how to apply: AGAPE Family Support Specialist Ithaca 30 Hour 1712

Financial and Administrative Coordinator
New Paltz | Full-Time

Position Description: The Financial and Administrative Coordinator is the key point person for financial administration and provides essential administrative support for the organization’s operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for financial management, budgeting, contract management and administrative support. The position reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the Director of Operations and Development.

Qualifications: The Coalition seeks an individual with demonstrated financial management and administrative experience. Related experience in the non-profit sector, especially financial and contract management preferred. Skilled creative thinker and problem-solver with a positive outlook, attention to detail and a desire to work collaboratively with others. An appreciation of a client or customer-focused approach to service is also required. Specifically:

  • Related degree in financial management or accounting, or demonstrated practical experience.
  • Experience with responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.

The selected individual must be able to work flexibly as part of a small team in a growing environment. Position requires facility with and experience in common software, including Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), Filemaker and Quickbooks. Experience with the state Grants Gateway and Contract Management Systems a plus.
Familiarity and/or experience with child welfare, foster care, adoption and kinship care preferred. Commitment to the organization’s mission, goals and standards required.

 Please see the full position description for details of mresponsibilities and how to apply: Financial and Administrative Coordinator 1712

See our Internship Page for more ways to help us at the Coalition.


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