New Opportunities at the Coalition


Work at the Coalition

The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York is growing. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to fill the following positions: 

Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program Family Support Specialists

Family Support Specialist Description:The Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE) Family Support Specialists will be part of a small and dedicated team that will launch and execute a new program which will serve adoptive and guardianship families.  AGAPE services will include a blend of referral, crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, training and supportive services. 

The AGAPE Centers, which are funded by a five-year contract with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, will serve a total of fifteen counties – nine in the Hudson Valley,  four in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Region and two on Long Island.  The AGAPE Family Support Specialists will work in partnership with other members of the Coalition team and will report to the Regional AGAPE Program Directors. 

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.

The Coalition seeks candidates interested in a full-time position, as well as those interested in part-time and/or per-diem work.

For full job description and how to apply, please the AGAPE Family Support Specialist 

Administrative Coordinator

Administrative Coordinator Description: The Administrative Coordinator provides key administrative and collateral design support for the organization’s operations.  The position reports to the Program Director and the Executive Director of LIFT in the Program Director’s absence.

Qualifications:  The Coalition seeks a skilled generalist, creative thinker and problem-solver who has a positive outlook, a desire to work with others, strong administrative and organizational skills and an appreciation of a client or customer-focused approach to service.  The selected individual will be an organized creative thinker who can work flexibly as part of a small team in a growing environment. Position requires demonstrated experience in common software, including Microsoft Office, Filemaker.

Demonstrated work experience in a customer or client service setting.  Proven administrative skills.  Familiarity and/or experience with foster care, adoption and kinship care strongly preferred.  Commitment to the organization’s mission, goals and standards required.

For full job description and how to apply, please the  Administrative Coordinator

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


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