Current Employment Opportunities:


Forensic Interviewer (Bi-Lingual)

Mission Kids is seeking a full-time Forensic Interviewer to join the our team of professionals!
The Forensic Interviewer will be responsible for the facilitation and promotion of a team investigation approach of child abuse cases.
The Forensic Interviewer will conduct non-leading, child friendly, developmentally appropriate interviews of children affected by sexual and physical abuse.
Ideal candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years’ experience in a field that would prepare the candidate for interviewing suspected victims of child physical or sexual abuse.
Bi-lingual preferred. Master’s Degree preferred.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

• Interviewing children, as well as adults with disabilities, who have potentially been victimized or witnessed a crime or violence.
• Responsible for following the National Child Advocacy Center’s (NCAC) protocol for interviewing children who are suspected victims of child abuse (sexual or physical) and witnesses of abuse or violence.
• Testify in civil and criminal court proceedings as required.
• Function as an effective member and facilitator of a multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement personnel, case workers, prosecutors, medical and mental health personnel.
• Facilitate monthly case review meetings with members of the multi-disciplinary team.
• Participate in Local, State and National Peer Review meetings on a bi-annual basis to give and receive feedback about Forensic Interviews.
• Participate in National Journal Club phone call to discuss the most up to date research within the field of Forensic Interviewing and Child Advocacy Center’s.
• Conduct professional outreach, including trainings about mandated reporting, child abuse, and Mission Kids CAC.
• Provide orientation to new multidisciplinary team members on the team approach to investigating or intervening in child abuse;
• Responsible for ensuring the multidisciplinary team members understand the importance and role of all multidisciplinary team members, including mental health and medical professionals.
• Additional responsibilities include supporting the general day-to-day activities of the Children’s Advocacy Center, promoting and advocating for the programs offered through Missions Kids
• Program writing support.
• Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of child abuse and family violence;
• PC literacy including basic knowledge of Word for Windows and Excel, PowerPoint and data base functions.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; presentation experience helpful.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Preferred training in nationally approved child sexual abuse interview model.
• Preferred experience testifying in court.
• Bi-lingual preferred
• Able to travel over night to conference and training requirements.
• Must have valid driver’s license or ability to get to programs at various locations.
• Successful completion of background checks which include child abuse history, criminal history and FBI clearances, with no criminal history.

 

Education & Training:

Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years’ experience in a field that would prepare the candidate for interviewing suspected victims of child physical or sexual abuse. Master’s Degree preferred.
• Experience working with victims of child sexual abuse, physical abuse and family violence.
• Good organizational and writing skills and the ability to work independently.
• Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others as part of a team.
• Capability to participate in community presentations and outreach programs.
• Ability to travel to attend and complete mandatory training and professional meetings.


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Great Team: For the past decade, Mission Kids has been a leader in the field to protect and heal our most vulnerable children. The staff have an unyielding commitment to their clients, as well as each other. Staff are drawn to Mission Kids because of their commitment to the mission; but stay because of the organization’s investment in them.
Great Work Environment and Benefits: Mission Kids provides a supportive, collaborative work environment that focuses on the growth and development of employees. Great benefits package includes generous paid time off, self-care activities, employee appreciation activities, 403b match, and a great health/dental/vision plan.


Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@missionkidscac.org.


Mission Kids does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Mission Kids is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Development (Full-time)

Mission Kids is seeking a full-time Director of Development to plan, direct and implement a comprehensive development program that builds and expands philanthropic support for the work of Mission Kids. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Development Director provides leadership and management for all of Mission Kid’s fundraising and marketing efforts.


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Essential Duties & Tasks:

Fund Development Plans:
• Develop and implement a one-year and three-year fund development plan that generates individual donors, and corporate and foundation donors for philanthropic support of Mission Kids
• Lead strategies and research to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward all donors and prospects

Individual Giving:
• Develop an individual giving program to strengthen donor relations with the organization
• Increase donor involvement, build, and manage a portfolio of new and existing major donors
• Actively engage prospects, solicit major gifts, and prepare leadership to solicit major gifts
• Drive the development of strategies for major gift prospects based on the gift cycle; manage and update strategies and next steps, recording detailed information in the Raiser’s Edge Database
• Manage pipeline and work closely with leadership on prospect management, solicitation, and stewardship
• Ensure proper management of prospect data in Raiser’s Edge
• Determine and meet annual individual goals (monthly prospect visits, gifts commitments) and objectives within the context of the mission

Corporate Giving:
• Implement working relationships and provide appropriate stewardship of existing corporate partners
• Work with board members to identify new corporate prospects and provide research to assist with the cultivation
• Lead strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and steward all corporate prospects
• Activate partnerships within partner corporations and visit partner corporations or host onsite tours to introduce Corporation partner employees to work of Mission Kids
• Track and manage renewal of partnerships each year and steward all corporate partnerships

Communication/Marketing/Public Relations:
• Coordinate with management staff on communications efforts to increase Mission Kids’ visibility with key external audiences
• Develop, write, and continuously refine a case for support for overall agency and project-specific work
• Work closely with PR Firm to maximize their work in public relations and advocacy
• Oversee development of all agency publications, including but not limited to: annual report, newsletters, brochure, etc.
• Serve as a representative of the organization at public forums/before public audiences as necessary and organize a speaker’s bureau among program staff for events, as needed
• Gather stories and statistics that demonstrate Mission Kids’ work to donor
• Serve as back up media spokesperson in the absence of the Executive Director or CEO

Website:
• Provide fundraising-specific content for the Mission Kids’ website
• Manage the Donate and Donors sections of the website to maximize donor engagement

Social Media:
• Support a brand aligned social media strategy
• Provide fundraising-specific social media content

Community Engagement:
• Attend community events as required
• Proactively engage community leaders, funders, members of the political sectors and individuals for fundraising efforts
• Join appropriate groups or committees to further organizational fundraising goals

Special Events:
• Lead and implement the agency’s signature event, Mission Possible.
• Develop & work with the Mission Possible Committee on corporate sponsorships, ticket sales and auction; and
• Work with all vendors and in-kind sponsors to ensure successful event; and
• Continually engage and cultivate Mission Possible sponsors, donors, and guests prior and following the event.
• Arrange small, intimate cultivation and stewardship events for donors

Cultivation and Stewardship Events:
• Plan and implement cultivation and stewardship events like the Fall Open House, the Legislative Breakfast, and develop new corporate foundation events;
• Develop new and ongoing relationships through small events.

Data Base Management:
• Supervise the Development Associate in the management of the Raiser’s Edge database, tracking of donors and prospects, donor research, and generation of reports.

Foundation Fundraising:
• Work collaboratively with the Grants Manager and work with him/her in identification and cultivation of foundation prospects.
• Work with the grant writer in determining the strategy for proposals to foundations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Three years plus experience with all aspects of fund development.
• Experience with requesting and attracting individual gifts at all levels and demonstrated success in meeting annual fund goals, development management, securing major and annual gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
• Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with Board members, staff, volunteers, and donors.
• Working mastery of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Raiser’s Edge, and Google Suite
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; presentation experience important.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong public speaking skills preferred.
• Ability to establish strong and effective personal and professional relationships.
• Strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
• The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility and initiative.
• Successful completion of background checks which include child abuse history, criminal history and FBI clearances
• Valid PA driver’s license and insurance required
• This position requires flexible hours including weekends and evenings.

Great Team: For the past decade, Mission Kids has been a leader in the field to protect and heal our most vulnerable children. The staff have an unyielding commitment to their clients, as well as each other. Staff are drawn to Mission Kids because of their commitment to the mission; but stay because of the organization’s investment in them.
Great Work Environment and Benefits: Mission Kids provides a supportive, collaborative work environment that focuses on the growth and development of employees. Great benefits package includes generous paid time off, self-care activities, employee appreciation activities, 403b match, and a great health/dental/vision plan.


Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@missionkidscac.org.


Mission Kids does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Mission Kids is an equal opportunity employer.


Internship Opportunities:

None available at this time.

 


Young Friends of Mission Kids:

Mission Kids is looking for Young Professionals, ages 21-40, to get involved with our organization’s ‘Young Friends of Mission Kids’ Committee. Ideal candidates should be committed to supporting the Child Advocacy Center’s mission through volunteerism, fundraising and community awareness.
For more information about the ‘Young Friends Committee,’ click view the full description HERE.


Interested candidates should contact Michelle McDyre at: mmcdyre@missionkidscac.org or 484-687-2990 ext.1016


Volunteer Inquiries:

Mission Kids is seeking new volunteers!

Our non-profit organization collaborates with volunteers for a variety of tasks including clerical, special event planning, along with outreach, prevention, and educational events in the community.

Interested volunteers should contact Ruth James for more information at rjames@missionkidscac.org or 484-687-2990.