Careers

Watertown Urban Mission is pleased to announce the availability of the following exciting job opportunities. If you are interested in making a difference in the community and working in a team environment, please consider applying today.

Before applying for a position, we encourage you to read through the posting in its entirety to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications and follow the instructions carefully. All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter and completed application. Watertown Urban Mission is an EOE / AAE

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HEARTH Outreach Case Manager

Help stabilize lives by connecting families / individuals with affordable, sustainable housing. Opening for Outreach Case Manager for the HEARTH program. Responsibilities include conducting outreach, prescreening for eligibility, inspecting housing, providing case management, and documenting case histories. This position works in tandem with community partners, including DSS, local landlords, private businesses and non-profit organizations. Requirements include an associate’s in human services or related field, strong communication skills, and experience working with vulnerable populations. Send letter of interest, resume, and employment application to the attention of the HEARTH Program Director of Watertown Urban Mission at 247 Factory Street Watertown, NY 13601 or email hearth@watertownurbanmission.org.

Bridge Director – Part-Time

Are you looking for a rewarding career helping to “bridge” individuals from addition to recovery but can only work part-time hours? Opening for Director of the Bridge Program (25 - 30 hours / week). Responsible for overall program administration, including the creation / execution of work plan documents and grant reports, oversight of staff, case management, participation in Drug Court and other relevant groups, planning the annual Run for Recovery and conducting Victim Impact Panels. The Director works in tandem with a number of entities, including the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Jefferson County Alternatives to Incarceration Advisory Board, STOP DWI, Jefferson County Probation, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Jefferson County Drug Court, any other local drug courts, and various treatment and service agencies. Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, Human Services or related field plus 5 years of experience working with vulnerable populations. Send letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and employment application to the attention of the Executive Director of Watertown Urban Mission at 247 Factory Street Watertown, NY 13601 or email exec@watertownurbanmission.org.

Critical Needs Coordinator

For those qualified individuals who enjoy working with people, have a knack for problem-solving, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we have an opening for Critical Needs Coordinator. Responsibilities include interviewing applicants seeking assistance, determining eligibility, and making connections to resources available within the Mission and/or other agencies within the community. The Critical Needs Coordinator coordinates the Wheels to Work program, providing transportation support to individuals seeking to gain / maintain employment. Additionally, the Coordinator keeps abreast of community issues / available resources, advocates for vulnerable populations, and coordinates special projects geared toward alleviating poverty. Minimum requirements include associate’s degree in human services or related field plus two year experience working in human service setting. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, extremely well-organized and ready to make a difference. Send letter of interest, resume and completed employment application to the attention of the Executive Director of Watertown Urban Mission at 247 Factory Street Watertown, NY 13601 or email exec@watertownurbanmission.org.

Operations Director

The operations director works closely with the executive director to chart Watertown Urban Mission’s future growth and strategic response to community needs and demand for services. The operations director plays a collaborative role in developing and implementing systems that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the work of the Mission. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and detail-oriented individual who wants to make a substantial impact while gaining a breadth of skills and professional experience relevant to nonprofit leadership.

The operations director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, to include:

  • Providing oversight to fiscal operations (budget development / monitoring / reporting).
  • Managing HR functions (recruiting, maintaining / updating personnel files and payroll data).
  • Developing / implementing plans to build agency capacity (fundraising, donor recognition programs, volunteer recruitment / management, special events).
  • Coordinating marketing strategies and ensuring consistent messaging across multiple platforms (newsletters, reports, website, promotional material and social media).
  • Communicating organizational goals and program outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Managing the organization in the absence of the executive director.

Requirements include bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing / public relations, organizational management, or related field. Minimum two years of experience working in administrative capacity, including fiscal and/or human resources. Experience processing payroll, administering employee benefits a plus. Experience working with vulnerable populations; able to relate to diverse audiences and to interact with individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds, free of judgement. Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills; comfortable making presentations / facilitating meetings. Strong working knowledge of social media platforms; graphic design experience a plus. Flexible and adaptive; able to thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment. Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, salary requirements and employment application to the attention of the Executive Director of Watertown Urban Mission at 247 Factory Street Watertown, New York 13601 or email exec@watertownurbanmission.org.

Food Programs Assistant

Watertown Urban Mission has an immediate opening for part-time Food Programs Assistant (30 hours / week). This is a rewarding opportunity to help connect individuals / families to food resources. Responsibilities include assisting customers through the Food Pantry; maintaining food inventory; coordinating volunteer support for both the pantry and Meals on Wheels; documenting donations and pantry usage; and coordinating Food Sense orders. The Food Programs Assistant also provides support to activities relating to Meals on Wheels, including intake, billing and report preparation. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalency and familiarity with services for individuals lacking resources. Paid or volunteer food pantry experience a plus. Must be willing to treat all with dignity and respect. Send letter of interest and resume to the attention of the Executive Director of Watertown Urban Mission at 247 Factory Street Watertown, NY 13601 or email exec@watertownurbanmission.org.