Friday, April 11, 2014

Deputy Director Baby2Baby (Los Angeles, California)

Deputy Director


Posted: 4/4/2014
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Administration/Operations
Primary domain: Human Services
City: Los Angeles
Postal code: 90048
State: California
Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Baby2Baby supplies families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12. By distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations, Baby2Baby reaches over 67,000 children last year.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Baby2Baby is actively searching for a mission-driven, dynamic and experienced non-profit professional to oversee and manage operations, planning and programs, and drive the organization’s strategy. This role will work closely with the co-presidents, managing staff and strengthening the internal foundation of a fast-growing organization.

The Deputy Director will divide their time between coordinating services to partner agencies and the families they serve, and managing day-to-day operations in the organization.

About Baby2Baby: Baby2Baby collects and distributes essential baby gear and clothing to low-income children throughout Los Angeles. The organization has experienced a period of tremendous growth in the last 3 years under its co-presidents' leadership.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Operations & Finance
• Program planning
• Management
• Board Relations
• Development

Primary Objectives:
• Identify critical, internal operations improvements with an eye toward future needs
• Oversee the development of a strategic data and metrics approach
• Oversee relations with partner agencies to ensure Baby2Baby is meeting community needs
• Manage staff to foster an entrepreneurial, professional, dynamic environment that encourages out-of-the-box thinking

Specific Responsibilities:
• Manage all administrative and operational functions of organization including finance, human resources, facilities, board relations and program logistics
• Work closely with the co-presidents to ensure the execution of the strategic plan; work on subsequent refreshes of the plan as needed
• Research, collect and analyze demographic data from current and new partner agencies; conduct site visits as needed to understand partner agencies communities
• Develop and oversee operational processes in the warehouse; work with office manager to ensure office and warehouse are running smoothly
• Develop an inventory and reporting approach which will enable expansion to additional partner agencies, collections from additional community drives and support marketing and communications efforts
• Partner with our special events and corporate relations staff to coordinate corporate donations or other activities with partner agencies
• Identify operational “pain points” and inefficient business processes; develop and implement recommendations
• Develop and manage annual budget in collaboration with co-presidents and Board of Directors; serve as liaison to audit firm
• Along with co-presidents, manage and oversee staff hires
• Coordinate relations with the Board, including meeting preparation
• Along with co-presidents, plan and create annual report


The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of social service organizations with at least five years successful management or leadership experience in a non-profit organization. They are described as a self-starter with an enterprising attitude, are not easily overwhelmed and are able to work in fast-faced, entrepreneurial environment. In addition, the following are strongly desired:
• A commitment to and a passion for the mission, vision and values of Baby2Baby
• Demonstrated success in leading and managing staff in an entrepreneurial culture
• An ability to lead in an environment that requires effective collaboration
• Demonstrated success in prioritizing and managing multiple and sometimes competing tasks, satisfactorily meeting deadlines and achieving desired outcomes
• Proven track record of success in program/project implementation
• Experience with Donor Perfect a plus
• Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree a plus


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Women Helping Women, NCJW/LA Posting

Bilingual Clinical Social Worker
Women Helping Women, NCJW/LA
Women Helping Women ~ Community Counseling & Support Services  is seeking a full-time bilingual clinical social worker to join our highly collaborative team.
A community service program of the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, Women Helping Women (WHW), is dedicated to providing high-quality, integrated mental health services and assistance with basic needs to women, children, and families at-risk and in need. Our clients are as diverse as Los Angeles, with Latino clients comprising up to half of our caseload. WHW is driven by the belief that people need people, and that human connection is essential to mental health and healing. These beliefs are put into practice through our counseling Talkline, relationally-focused therapy services, support groups and workshops. All services are provided on a sliding scale, with most clients receiving free services.
This is an entry level position with significant opportunities for creativity and professional development. All staff social workers receive extensive clinical training, as well as weekly individual and group supervision with the WHW Director. WHW staff therapists are encouraged to participate actively in violence-prevention networks and collaborative projects throughout the city.
Full time, salary $43,000 -$46,000 plus benefits. Email only cover letter with resume to:
Responsibilities include:
  • Providing comprehensive psychosocial assessments, and long-term, attachment- and trauma-focused therapy for adult, child and adolescent clients in English and Spanish;
  • Co-facilitating two support groups per year in English or Spanish, both on-site and at local partner agencies in the community;
  • Providing weekly supervision for paraprofessional counselors on our free Counseling Talkline;
  • Serving as preceptor and/or Field Instructor for 2nd year MSW interns;
  • Assisting in the implementation and delivery of supportive and emergency services;
  • Participating in ongoing needs assessment and program development/improvement projects;
  • Participating in inter-agency networks, trainings and collaborations;
  • Minimum of one evening per week required.
Desired skills and experience:
  • Must be proficient in verbal and written Spanish;
  • Masters in Social Work/ Social Welfare from an accredited MSW program;
  • Minimum two years of clinical experience, including internships;
  • Excellent writing & verbal skills;
  • Knowledge of the LA community;
  • 40 hour domestic violence certification preferred, DV knowledge base required;
  • Must strive to continuously develop knowledge base and clinical skill in cutting-edge approaches, including attachment theory; child development; interpersonal neurobiology; mindfulness; trauma-focused treatment; and somatic approaches;
  • Must be self-motivated; conscientious; able to work independently; able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; highly organized; computer and social media literate; personable; and able to work as a team player on a highly collaborative team.