Employment, Internship, & Volunteer Applications

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Please e-mail application, cover letter and resume to Kathy Fernandez, Human Resource Director:

employment@ywca-neny.org or kfernandez@ywca-neny.org

Or mail to:

YWCA NorthEastern NY
Kathy Fernandez

ATTN: YWCA Employment
44 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305

If you are interested in an internship, please download the Intern Application (.doc).

If you are interested in volunteering, please download the Volunteer Application (.doc).

If your group is interested in volunteering, please download the Group Volunteer Application (.doc).

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Administrative Receptionist
Janitorial/Maintenance Worker
Shelter Case Manager
Toddler Teacher

Administrative Receptionist

Objective To provide various reception area services at our Schenectady site.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Carry out the YWCA Mission, Policies and Procedures
  2. Answer telephone, greet visitors, staff and clients
  3. Sorting daily mail and preparing outgoing mail for staff and clients
  4. Light clerical duties such as typing, filing, copying, faxing
  5. Light housekeeping of the main lobby area
  6. Occasional projects such as bulk mailings

Qualifications:  High school diploma, college courses or Associate’s degree in business or human services preferred. Must possess excellent customer service skills, as well as the ability to problem-solve and multi-task. Basic computer skills such as email, word processing and Point of Sale software skills required. Sensitivity to diverse cultures and life situations a must.

Accountable To:  Administrative Coordinator

HoursPart-time, Sundays, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


Objective The Client Advocate will provide information and referral services, client accompaniment and advocacy support to domestic violence victims needing assistance with navigating the legal system.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide information, support and assurance to clients
  2. Implement advocacy services for domestic violence victims
  3. Have working knowledge of legal and social service systems and be able to create linkages with community services on behalf of clients.
  4. Maintain and disseminate updated information regarding changes in laws, policies and procedures that affect clients.
  5. Accompany clients to venues for legal and social services.
  6. Maintain records and documentation as required.

Qualifications:  Minimum High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services, or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Clean driver’s license and car available for use during work hours.

Accountable To:  DV Support Services Coordinator

HoursFull Time, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Janitorial/Maintenance Worker

Objective:  Provide the skills necessary to ensure a safe and clean environment at YWCA NorthEastern NY.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Plan & complete the duties assigned by the Facilities Director, including basic cleaning, sanitizing, and some basic repairs of the YWCA childcare area, and common areas of the main building.
  2. Yard work and snow removal as needed
  3. Substitute as necessary to cover shifts
  4. Work as a team member with all staff
  5. Flexible work schedule
  6. Ability to act prudently in an emergency situation as well as in daily activities

Qualifications:  High school diploma/GED with minimum of two years’ housekeeping experience. Must have valid, clean NYS Driver’s license. Ability to drive own vehicle for work-related travel and agency van. Experience with basic plumbing, electrical a plus. Sensitivity to diverse cultures and domestic violence victims a must.

Accountable To:  Facilities Director

HoursSundays (daytime hours) and Mondays-Thursdays, 4:00 pm until midnight

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Shelter Case Manager

Objective Part-time positions responsible for providing supervision and case management support to clients residing at the Domestic Violence Shelter.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide case management with clients; handling a variety of topics such as employment, clothing, medical or dental needs, referrals and advocacy.
  2. Transport clients to appointments or arrange for transportation
  3. Provide support and safety planning.
  4. Assist with clients transitioning from the DV Shelter alternative housing.
  5. Document and submit reports as needed
  6. Assist clients with daily routines, chores, and general maintenance of the shelter environment.

Qualifications:  Associate’s degree in human services, sociology or related field; and/or applicable experience in social services, women’s housing or domestic violence; clean driver’s license and car available for use during work hours.

Accountable To:  DV Shelter Coordinator

HoursWeekend shifts available

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Toddler Teacher

Objective Responsible for providing supervision and educational programming for preschool children at the Early Learning Centers of the YWCA in Schenectady.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Plan educational activities based on age-specific curriculum
  2. Supervise children, staff, volunteers and interns in the classroom
  3. Follow the daily schedule
  4. Work as a team member with all staff in the Early Learning Centers
  5. Adhere to the NYSOCFS child care regulations
  6. Maintain NAEYC and Quality Stars standards
  7. Attend required trainings and staff meetings
  8. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma AND a Certificate in Childhood Development (CDA) with at least two years’ experience in a licensed childcare program. Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. First Aid and CPR certified within 60 days of hiring. Medication Administrative Training preferred.

Accountable To:  Early Learning Center Director

Hours:  Monday – Friday – full time, some flexibility

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.