Employment

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. We do our best to display a current list of employment opportunities at this site. Click here to print, complete and mail/fax us a paper application, or click here to submit an application online.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to: YWCA Greater Harrisburg (EOE), Attn: Human Resources, 1101 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17103 resume@ywcahbg.org  or fax to (717) 234-1779. 


 Director of Grants and Fund Development

We are currently seeking a Director of Grants and Fund Development responsible for leading and executing development activities that include grant writing, donor cultivation and profitable fundraising events. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director will have primary responsibility for implementing an infrastructure designed to grow a $6M budget through solicitation of major gifts, government grants, corporate and foundation support as well as special events subsequently increasing community awareness of all YWCA Greater Harrisburg programs and activities. 

Position requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, public relations, communications or related field;
  • 5 years professional experience in a nonprofit organization; with demonstrated success in grant writing and development functions;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with networking experience
  • 3-4 years’ supervision experience of staff and/or volunteers
  • Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances required
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance and clean driving record.

Interested candidates should forward their resume, along with a cover letter, to Human Resources by Friday, January 29, 2016.


Early Education Teacher Openings

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg’s Grace M. Pollock Child Development Center is a high-quality, community child care center with a focus on social/emotional development, learning skills and school readiness. We are Keystone STARS-accredited and aspire to become NAEYC accredited in the near future.

We believe that positive teachers can change lives. If you share this belief and have been looking for the right opportunity to truly impact the lives of our young children/students, we would love to meet with you!

We are looking for qualified teachers that possess the right blend of the following attributes:

  • Ability to write and implement creative lessons plans and classroom activities;
  • Activity programming (individual and group);
  • Proven ability to regularly observe, assess and record student’s development;
  • Experience with incorporating arts, music and/or drama into curriculum – not required but considered a Plus;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain positive developmental partnerships with students, families and coworkers;
  • Willingness to attend Early Childhood Education (ECE) trainings as necessary to keep all minimum child care division annual requirements up to date;
  • A genuine LOVE of teaching young students.

The successful applicant will possess the following (minimum) qualifications:

  • Associates degree or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; alternatively a CDA Certificate (requirement)
  • Criminal background check, child abuse clearances, FBI, etc. required (have or be able to secure)
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in childcare
  • A valid PA drivers' license and clean driving record (transportation provided for before/after school program participants)
  • Experience in incorporating arts, music, and/or drama into curriculum a plus
  • Experience and/or knowledge of DHS regulations and Keystone STARS is a plus

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for full-time employment, including a significant discount on childcare tuition.  We offer paid leave for vacation, personal and sick time and because of our participation in STARS, qualified staff may apply for Rising STARS tuition assistance to further their education. 

Qualified candidates should forward their resume, including cover letter to the attention of HR.


On-Call/Floater Crisis Advocate

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking an on-call/floater Crisis Advocate to assist with overnight crisis coverage for its domestic violence/sexual assault programs. The primary duties include answering the hotline, crisis counseling, providing medical and legal accompaniments, shelter intakes, and assistance with emergency protection from abuse petitions. This position is responsible for covering five (5) overnight shifts.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to respond to crisis situations and utilize sound judgment. Must be able to work independently and have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of insurance and a clean driving record.  Also requires State Police, FBI and Child Abuse clearances.


Crisis and Intervention Specialist

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Crisis and Intervention Specialist.  Primary responsibilities include providing individual and group (empowerment based) counseling services to victims of domestic or sexual violence.  This position will coordinate counseling referrals and assist in developing and implementing specialized services to underserved populations, including services to males.  This position will also provide crisis services such as hotline response, crisis intervention, medical and legal accompaniments, shelter intake and assessment, and assist in coordinating statistical data and reports.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work independently, utilize sound judgment, handle difficult situations professionally, and be able to promote a trauma-informed environment for clients. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills, effective time-management and organizational skills, effective de-escalation skills and a familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.  Project management experience is a plus. Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field required with 3 years of related job experience.  Reliable transportation required for local travel. 

Interested candidates should forward a current resume, along with cover letter and salary requirements to:

          YWCA Greater Harrisburg
          Attn: Human Resources
          1101 Market Street
          Harrisburg, PA 17103
          resume@ywcahbg.org
          (717) 234-1779 (fax)


Prevention Education Specialist

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking a full-time prevention education specialist to provide programming on domestic violence and sexual assault. The primary duties include developing collaborations with schools and community groups, providing educational programming, participating in public awareness events, recording and compiling statistics, community outreach, planning and implementing awareness events, and assisting with crisis needs.

Successful applicants must demonstrate excellent public speaking skills and written communications; must be a self-starter able to work independently and successfully complete program goals. This position requires non-standard hours including evening and weekend assignments and has a heavy emphasis on public speaking. Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel within Dauphin and Perry counties. Experience working with diverse populations a plus. Bachelor’s degree in related field with related job experience. Must possess or be able to obtain Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances.

Interested candidates should forward a current resume, along with cover letter and salary requirements to:

          YWCA Greater Harrisburg
          Attn: Human Resources
          1101 Market Street
          Harrisburg, PA 17103
          resume@ywcahbg.org 
          (717) 234-1779 (fax)


Transitional Housing Case Manager

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is seeking a full-time case manager for its rural domestic violence/sexual assault transitional housing program in Perry County. The primary duties include intake and assessment, case management, crisis counseling, community outreach, market and promote programs, and develop collaborations in the community.  This position will also provide individual counseling services, support groups, and assist with crisis needs at the main facility in Harrisburg as needed.

Successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to respond professionally to difficult situations, be a self-starter and work independently, and successfully complete program goals. This position may require non-traditional hours. Travel is required within Dauphin and Perry Counties. Must have a valid driver’s license. Prior experience with domestic violence/sexual assault or completion of DV/SA training a plus. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required with two years of related job experience. Act 33, State Police and FBI clearances required.

Interested candidates should forward a current resume, along with cover letter and salary requirements to: 

          YWCA Greater Harrisburg
          Attn: Human Resources
          1101 Market Street
          Harrisburg, PA 17103
          resume@ywcahbg.org 
          (717) 234-1779 (fax)

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