Development & Communications Associate

Development & Communications Associate Position Description

The Development & Communications Associate will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of The Center’s fundraising, including grant writing, special events, and individual giving. The Associate will also help manage online and print communications, including social media and website content, e-mail newsletters, and press releases. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position that reports directly to the Director of Development & Communications.

Responsibilities

1. Support all aspects of donor relations and stewardship, including drafting acknowledgement letters, managing database and communicating with funders.

2. Research potential funding sources and support the preparation of funding proposals and reports.

3. Work with the Director of Development & Communications and Office Administrator to track all donations, gifts, and grants.

4. Promote the organization’s communications by developing written and visual content for social media, website, and e-mail newsletter.

5. Develop print materials, including donor correspondence, special event materials, annual report, advertisements, press releases and other marketing, fundraising, and advocacy materials as needed.

6. Assist in all aspects of The Center’s special events, including planning, execution, and follow-up.

7. Assist program staff as needed and other duties as assigned

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, communications, social services, or related field
• Minimum of 2-4 years of experience working in non-profit environment with proven development and communications experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in fundraising database software; experience with Salesforce highly preferred
• Technologically savvy, especially Microsoft Office (especially Publisher, PowerPoint, Word and Excel) and working knowledge of website content management, social media, e-mail
• Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Creative thinker willing to learn new skills when necessary
• Photo, video, and graphics skills preferred
• Flexible multi-tasker
• Passion for The Center for Grieving Children’s mission
• Commitment to working with diverse populations
• Driver’s license, reliable transportation and valid auto insurance
• Child abuse clearance as well as FBI and criminal background checks required
• Ability to lift 25 pounds

Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to austin@grievingchildren.org. No phone calls please.

Group Clinician

Group Clinician Position Description

The Group Clinician will be responsible for facilitating grief support programs both on-site at The Center as well as in our satellite location(s). The Group Clinician reports directly to the Director of Center-Based Programming.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, which includes two evenings per week. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

1. Facilitate grief support groups for children and families at The Center and satellite location(s) two nights per week.

2. Group preparation (including materials, sign in sheets, etc.).

3. Maintain attendance and evaluation databases.

4. Conduct phone support check-ins to enrolled families.

5. Assist in supervising volunteers and student interns as assigned, and in accordance with professional guidelines and regulations.

6. Assist in presentations to the community on grief related topics.

7. Stay up to date on current literature and research in bereavement and children’s development literature.

8. Attend clinical and general staff meetings.

9. Assist in fundraising events for The Center (golf outings, galas, etc.).

Requirements

• Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field
• Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience working with children and families
• Experience working with grief, loss, and/or trauma
• Group facilitation experience
• Applicable state licensure preferred
• Certification in thanatology or trauma-related certification is a plus
• Commitment to working with diverse populations
• Passion for The Center for Grieving Children’s mission
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism
• High energy, goal-directed, task-driven relationship-builder
• Flexible multi-tasker
• Highly organized
• Self-starter
• Driver’s license, reliable transportation and valid auto insurance
• Child abuse clearance as well as FBI and criminal background checks required
• Ability to lift 25 pounds

Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to Angelle E. Richardson, Ph.D., LPC at angelle@grievingchildren.org. No phone calls please.

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The Center for Grieving Children and Good Grief, Inc.

Present:

Joseph Primo, M.Div.

 Chief Executive Officer, Good Grief Inc.

President, National Alliance for Grieving Children.

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The Center for Grieving Children
3300 Henry Avenue
Falls Center Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Monday, May 18, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

 

Continuing Education Series: “What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids About Death and Dying.”

Participants can expect to learn:

  • An understanding of the historic context of grief in America
  • An understanding of the needs of grieving children
  • A reframing of adult expectations from a child’s perspective

Joseph Primo, M.Div. is the CEO of Good Grief in New Jersey, a statewide nonprofit. Good Grief’s programs serve hundreds of children and families each year after the death of a mom, dad, brother or sister. Joseph Primo serves as the President of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. He received a Masters of Divinity from Yale University and was formerly a hospice chaplain at both The Connecticut Hospice and The Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut. Joseph Primo is author of What Do We Tell the Children?: Talking to Kids About Death and Dying,Abingdon, 2013, and “The Business of Grief,” which appears in At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die by CNF Press.

NASW-PA is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for Social Workers (section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapists (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and  Professional Counselors. 

Click the link below to to sign up at our Eventbrite page for the event.

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Questions about the event can be directed to Lauren DeMarco, Director of Community Based Programming

267-437-3123 x1

 lauren@grievingchildren.org

Would you like to be a part of helping children and families grow through their grief? Here is your opportunity! The Center for Grieving Children is still accepting applications for volunteers. You do not need counseling experience to volunteer with us. Simply attend a two-day training on January 23.

Download our volunteer application by clicking on the button below.
To begin the Group Volunteer Facilitator application process, simply complete the inquiry form below.

 

Please contact Dr. Angelle Richardson at 267-437-3123 extension 2 or angelle@grievingchildren.org with any questions.

Golf Grieving Children 1Join The Center on Monday June 1st, 2015 for our 14th Annual Golf Invitational at White Manor Country Club! White Manor Country Club is located at 831 Providence Road in Malvern, PA and registration starts at 11:30am. At this time the practice range will be open and lunch will be available. Golf begins at 1:00pm and will be a shotgun start – scramble format. After golf we will have Silent Auction, Open Bar, Dinner & Live Auction all beginning at 6:oo pm.

For online registration, sponsorships and more information please click on the link below.

For questions please contact Austin Egan, the Center’s Development and Communications Associate.

(267) 437-3123 x 4

 austin@grievingchildren.org.

CGC Rembrandt's Flyer 3.5.15Gather your best and brightest friends together to show your smarts for a fun night to benefit The Center for Grieving Children.

Our Young Professionals Board is hosting this great event, where there will be $3 house wines, well drinks & select drafts as well as $5 food menu items.

Come and flex your brainpower for a great cause!

Interested in volunteering as a group facilitator with The Center? Join Center staff for this informative and engaging two-day (Saturday and Sunday) training to be able to provide hope to children and teens who have experienced the death of a close loved one.

Where: The Center for Grieving Children, 3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19129

When: Saturday January 24th (10 am – 5 pm) & Sunday January 25th (11 am – 5 pm)

For more information, please contact Angelle Richardson, Director of Center-Based Programming, at 267-437-3123 extension 2 or via email at angelle@grievingchildren.org.

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How you can help

The Center is always in need of food items, gift cards, games, art and craft supplies, and many other items. If you would like to donate an item on our Wish List, you can drop it off at our office located in East Falls or you can mail it to 3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19129. For more information, you can contact The Center directly at 267-437-3123.

Click below to view our wish list items or download our wish list here.

Food Items

  • Granola Bars
  • Animal Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Goldfish
  • Graham Crackers
  • Juice Boxes

Gift Cards

  • Craft Stores (Michaels, AC Moore, JoAnne Fabric)
  • Grocery Stores (Acme, ShopRite, BJs Wholesale)
  • Office Supply Stores (Staples, Office Depot)
  • Retail Stores (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble)

Games

  • Candy land
  • Jenga

Arts and Craft Supplies

  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Sanford Uni Paint Pens (Amazon)
  • Glitter Pens
  • Scrapbook Stickers
  • Photo boxes (Memory Boxes)
  • Clay Pots (1’’ and 3’’)
  • Construction Paper
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Children’s scissors
  • Glue/Glue Sticks/Glitter Glue
  • Balloons
  • Small Helium Tanks

Other Items

  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic ware
  • Cups: Cold and Hot Beverages

 

 

Thank you to our amazing Fall Fest Sponsors, who helped make the 2014 Fall Fest our best fundraising event yet!

With you at our side, The Center is making our city stronger … one child at a time!

Fall Fest Sponsors

The Center is currently seeking dedicated professionals to help support its programming and office coordination. There are currently three open, part-time positions listed below.

Please follow the links to obtain additional information for each position.

Office Coordinator (Part-Time)

Group Clinician (Part-Time)

School Group Clinician (Part-Time)

 

The Center for Grieving Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in its workplace.

 

Eagles Care Logo - StackedJoin The Center for Grieving Children and its Young Professional Board to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles as they play the Arizona Cardinals. We’ll also be gearing up for our 3rd Annual Fall Fest which takes place on November 20th.

Cost: $25 includes domestic bottles, all 14 draft beers, house wine, well drinks, AND food

RSVP in advance and get a free raffle ticket! Walk-up guests welcomed.

This is an open invitation. Mark your calendars and invite colleagues, family and friends.

If you cannot make it, show your support with a donation. Any amount helps!

Tell your friends on Facebook about the event! #FallFestPreGame