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Job Title: Emergency Assistance Aftercare Advocate         

Non-Exempt, hourly

Temporary, 1 year (grant funded)

Reports To:  Social Services Advocate Team Leader

Scope of Position: The Emergency Assistance Aftercare Advocate is the primary contact person for Family Housing Partnership (FHP) clients.  The Advocate provides and accurately documents a wide range of services to people in need within established guidelines and in a spirit of kindness and respect.  Standard work week hours, Monday – Friday; rare evening and/or weekend hours possible.

Job Responsibilities: 

1)Respond to service requests from families who have exited services within the Family Housing Partnership, as well as requests that come in person or online.

2)Meet with clients to assess and respond to their needs within the parameters of agency guidelines and policies.

3)Be aware of and know how to access various funds available to St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District Council.  

4)Promptly and accurately document interviews with clients, assistance extended, referrals offered, etc., and develop and maintain files, case notes, and reports according to agency specifications.

5)Assist in making appointments for St. Vincent de Paul services.

6)Be aware of and understand how to access services of other agencies.

7)Provide a report every six months regarding: the number of households referred for Emergency Assistance from FHP partners; the number of households that received services broken out by key services (i.e. financial assistance, food); and identify households to enable Strategies To End Homelessness to produce recidivism reports.

8)Participate as a member of the SVDP Social Services team.

9)Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  College degree in social work, human services, or related fields is preferred.  Strong interpersonal skills; an ability to communicate well orally and in writing; and a comfort in engaging with people of different cultural and economic backgrounds in a faith-based setting are necessary.

Work Environment:  Office Environment – Adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

Physical Requirements:  Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk; however there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items up to 35 lbs; driving an automobile.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume, & compensation expectations to mreid@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati District Council (SVDP) is a leader in bringing emotional, spiritual and material assistance to the poor, lonely and forgotten in our community. SVDP has an immediate opportunity for an Emergency Assistance Aftercare Advocate to play an integral role as a resource for neighbors who have recently obtained housing after leaving shelter.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati District Council provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Vincent de Paul complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Title: Grant Writing and Foundation Relations

Reports To: Director of Development

Hours: 20-25 hrs/week

St. Vincent de Paul has been serving residents of the Cincinnati area for more than 140 years.  More than 900 members and staff provide assistance with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture and homelessness prevention to neighbors in need through the agency’s outreach centers in the West End and Winton Hills and through 56 neighborhood-based volunteer conferences.  When the poor and vulnerable of our community have no other place to turn, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is there for them regardless of race or creed.  

The grant writing and foundation relations associate is responsible for soliciting funding for the organization through foundation, corporate, individual and potentially governmental sources.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Researching potential funding sources.
  2. Compiling output and outcome data beneficial to the grant writing process.
  3. Writing grant proposals in collaboration with the Director of Development and appropriate program staff members.
  4. Creating compelling reporting on all grants.
  5. Managing a grants calendar to ensure all proposals and reporting are submitted in an organized and timely manner.
  6. Work with the community relations team to gather compelling photos and stories to be included in grants and reports.


  • Undergraduate degree or 3-5 years’ experience in grant writing, development or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under tight deadlines.
  • Basic layout and design experience.
  • Highly-developed attention to detail.
  • Positive and collaborative attitude
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Interested applicants should contact:  Holly End, hend@svdpcincinnati.org, (513)562-8859.

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