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Director of Finance and Administration
Children’s Activities Specialist – full-time, Bronx
Front Door Monitor – Bronx
Children and Family Services Coordinator

Director of Finance and Administration

New Destiny is seeking a mission-oriented individual with experience in the nonprofit sector to fill the position of Director of Finance and Administration. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Executive Director.

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the oversight of financial systems including finance, accounting, and human resources. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance and Administration will be involved in strategic planning for the organization as well as new program initiatives. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support accounting and finance, planning and budgeting, and human resources.

The Director of Finance and Administration will be the primary liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance and Audit Committees, work closely with the Finance Committee and the Board Treasurer to strengthen New Destiny’s financial position, and present financial information to the Board of Directors at its meetings.

The Director of Finance and Administration will supervise a staff of three including a full-time Finance/Human Resources Manager, a full-time Bookkeeper, and a part-time Tax Credit Finance Manager.

New Destiny has a staff of 30 employees, a 20- member volunteer Board of Directors, and an annual budget of $2.5 million. It owns and manages a real estate portfolio of 12 projects valued at more than $54 million throughout New York City, most of which were funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). New Destiny provides services at its permanent housing for tenants, more than half of whom are previously homeless survivors of domestic violence, through the Family Support Program. It also operates HousingLink which provides housing training and technical assistance to survivors of domestic violence and links eligible survivors to safe, affordable housing. Finally New Destiny engages in advocacy and public education to increase the housing resources for domestic violence survivors and homeless families.

New Destiny Housing has two nonprofit affiliates, CityWide Supportive Housing and Citywide Supportive HDFC, that own housing projects, and owns and manages additional nonprofit and for-profit entities created in connection with its low-income housing tax credit projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Financial Management
• Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the E.D. and senior staff; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep the E.D. and senior leadership aware of the organization’s financial status
• Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting by (1) developing and maintaining a cost allocation framework to properly assign payroll and organization-wide expenses to programs; (2) overseeing a robust contracts management and financial reporting system to ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow support operational requirements; and (3) tracking advances and loans made by New Destiny to projects and other affiliated entities to ensure timely repayment.
• Prepare, analyze, and present financial reports, including budget variance and cash-on-hand reports, in an accurate and timely manner to the E.D., Finance Committee, Treasurer and Board of Directors; provide monthly financial reports to the E.D.
• Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; ensure that financial documents are up-to-date and ready for external review within 3 months of the fiscal year end; oversee and direct communication with the external auditors; present and analyze audit findings to the E.D. and the Finance and Audit Committees
• Work with New Destiny’s third-party property manager to ensure that quarterly and annual reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner to affordable housing tax credit syndicators and investors
• Work with New Destiny’s CPA firm to ensure that required IRS/NYS/NYC tax filings are made for New Destiny, its affiliates, and the entities affiliated with the organization’s housing projects

Accounting and Administration
• Oversee primary banking and investment relationships
• Ensure that property and professional liability insurance is in place for New Destiny and its real estate projects
• Update and implement all necessary organizational policies and accounting practices; regularly review and update the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual to ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
• Oversee the payroll process, including time and attendance record-keeping
• Ensure the overall integrity of the accounting software system
• Remain current on GAAP and not-for-profit accounting best practices
Human Resources
• Ensure that the Employee Handbook is up-to-date and compliant with new legislation
• Ensure that recruitment, hiring, and termination processes align with best practices and are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws
• Oversee the development of an effective on-boarding process
• Oversee the annual performance evaluation process
• Work closely with all external partners including third-part vendors and consultants to ensure that New Destiny benefits are appropriate and robust

QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum: B.A. in Accounting or Finance. Preferred: MA in Accounting/Finance, MBA or related degree
• At least 10 years of overall professional experience, including at least 5 years in nonprofit accounting
• Supervisory experience; ability to successfully delegate work tasks and support staff to achieve them
• A track record in grants management
• Knowledge of accounting and reporting software (e.g., Fund E-Z) and excellent Excel skills
• Ability to communicate complex finance and accounting concepts into digestible form for lay people
• Experience managing audit coordination for an organization, a division or significant program area
• A successful track record in setting and meeting priorities
• Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills to support and enable sound decision making
• Excellent written and spoken communication and relationship building skills
• An ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Comfortable multi-tasking and juggling competing priorities
• Personal qualities of integrity, honesty and dedication to mission
• Knowledge of affordable housing finance, especially Low Income Housing Tax Credits, highly desirable

This is a full-time professional position based in mid-town Manhattan. Generous pension plan and competitive health benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

Children’s Activities Specialist – full-time, Bronx

New Destiny is seeking a full-time Children’s Activities Specialist to provide educational and recreational programming for children, and families at one permanent housing location in the Bronx. The qualified candidate will be a creative organized and energetic self-starter who enjoys and is committed to working with children. S/he will be mature and able to take initiative, and responsible. The Children’s Activities Specialist will report to the Tenant Support Coordinator at the site.

The Children’s Activities Specialist will be responsible for the following activities among others:

Youth and Family Events
• Plan and carry out age-appropriate activities for children
• Maintain a secure and safe environment for all activities
• Research, organize and implement afterschool and occasional weekend activities
• Plan, budget and shop for activities
• Chaperone field trips
• Assist with building wide events and celebrations
• Work with volunteers and Interns to enrich youth and family events

After School Activities
• Offer afterschool tutoring and homework assistance to youth of various ages
• Provide a menu of afterschool educational and recreational activities for youth

Linkages with Educational and Recreational Programs
• Build connections in the community to refer tenants to local activities and resources
• Develop an ongoing database of borough and city wide educational and recreational programs

Administrative and Training
• Plan monthly calendars and crate itemized budgets for all activities
• Create and distribute flyers to encourage tenant participation
• Document participant attendance, maintain case files and write case notes
• Prepare monthly reports and incident reports when appropriate
• Attend trainings as required

Qualifications
Minimum A.A. degree with at least two years’ work experience with children or youth services. Will be required to work one day 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and two days 10:30 am to 6:30 pm; and occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday. The candidate will be working out of the Bronx site. Experience working with domestic violence survivors is desirable. Other requirements include computer proficiency and a strong commitment to serving families. CPR and First Aid training certification a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

Front Door Building Monitor – Bronx

The Front Door Building Monitor is responsible for maintaining the safety and well being of the tenants, staff and physical plant of the assigned building. The individual will work as part of a team with the on-site superintendent and Family Support Program staff. The individual will be expected to use his/her judgment to determine the most appropriate course of action for a given situation.

The Front Door Building Monitor reports directly to the Facilities Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Maintain the security of the building and its immediate surroundings (e.g., front steps, backyard) by monitoring and, if appropriate, reporting suspicious or unusual activity to the Facilities Manager and/or the police, if necessary.
• Patrol interior hallways and exterior of building once per hour. These rounds must be documented in the Building Log Book.
• Document all incidents on the New Destiny Housing Corporation Incident Report Form and the Building Log Book and contact the Facilities Manager to report the incident(s).
• Monitor the CCTV system to observe suspicious activity either inside or outside of the building and take necessary action.
• In case of emergency, contact either the police or fire department depending on the circumstances.
• Contact the Facilities Manager via phone to report incidents that require police contact before calling the police if possible or immediately after calling the police if an emergency situation.
• Communicate with staff on duty about any situations that the Front Door Building Monitor should be aware of.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

 

Children and Family Services Coordinator

New Destiny is seeking a full-time Children and Family Services Coordinator for its Family Support Program. The successful candidate will work with the Housing Services Director to maintain and grow a robust program at four locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn focused on helping children thrive emotionally, physically, and academically; reduce incidents of child abuse and ACS involvement; and promote family unity. This is a full-time position requiring one late night a week (e.g., 11:00 am to 7:00 pm) and occasional weekend hours. The Children and Family Services Coordinator will co-supervise the Child Activities Specialist with the Tenant Support Coordinators at each site, and will report directly to the Housing Services Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

Children and Family Services
• Develop children’s programming in collaboration with the Children’s Activities Specialists and Tenant Support Coordinators, and the families at each site
• Provide counseling (one-on-one, group and family sessions) and parent workshops
• Create and implement treatment plans
• Provide clinical assessments
• Conduct monthly case conferences with Family Support Program staff
• Seek additional staffing resources—e.g., social work interns and volunteers

Referral(s) for Children and Family Services
• Develop and maintain linkages with appropriate health and mental health providers
• Provide referrals to mental health services
• Provide referrals to parenting and counseling groups, and to recreational and educational programs
• Follow-up with schools, clinics and other providers where appropriate

Administrative Activities
• Prepare monthly reports on program activities
• Collect and maintain information on children and families (report cards, skills evaluation, surveys)
• Maintain up-to-date case files
• Contribute to the development of best practices for the Family Support Program
• Co-supervise the Children’s Activities Specialist with the Tenant Support Coordinator

Qualifications: MSW, MA, M. ED degree and minimum of 3 to 5 years of work experience in social services setting required. Candidate must have ability to engage children and adults who have experienced homelessness and domestic violence, be empathetic, creative and resourceful. Experience with trauma-informed care approach preferred. Ideal candidate is a person with previous supervisory experience, highly organized, flexible and resourceful. Other requirements include strong communication skills, computer literacy, sound judgment and ability to respond in crises. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please email resume and cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.