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Employment Opportunities

Looking for Skilled and Motivated Individuals

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati has been helping our neighbors in need for more than 150 years. We work with those in need, regardless of race or creed, to bridge the gaps in their lives. We provide home visits by neighborhood-based volunteers and produce groundbreaking initiatives like our Charitable Pharmacy and Homelessness Prevention Program. We also have a network of 11 food pantries, eight thrift stores across Hamilton County and offer numerous other programs and partnerships.

St. Vincent de Paul is always looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to help us perform our mission. Currently, we have the following job openings:

Giving Officer

Reports To: Senior Development Manager

Hours: 40 hours/week

Location: SVDP’s Liz Carter Center

Scope of Position: The Giving Officer is responsible for identifying and researching prospective donors, recruiting new donors, managing and cultivating relationships with existing donors, and securing financial support for the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage portfolio of organizational donors; develop good understanding of donors’ philanthropic goals and preferences and provide giving opportunities that support these goals
  • Build strong relationships with donors within portfolio and collaborate with Board, Committee, and Team members in strategic ways to support relationship building efforts for other donors
  • Drive awareness of SVDP, its mission, programs, and needs with portfolio donors through the use of engaging techniques, including hosting visits to SVDP’s Neyer Outreach Center
  • Secure mid-level, major, and planned gifts to support the organization’s annual needs, as well as one-time campaigns or special efforts
  • Oversee the qualification of donors as prospects for major gifts, planned gifts, sponsorships, grants, event support, or more by utilizing a prospect research database and analyzing and sharing outcomes
  • Support organization-wide stewardship efforts, including donor events, strategic mailings and more
  • Perform other duties as needed for the External Relations Department


  • 3-5 years experience in the fundraising field or in a similar field with portfolio management experience
  • Excellent capacity to actively listen and build strong relationships
  • Strong time management, organizational, analytical, and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Thorough understanding of the development field, especially relationship-based fundraising and fundraising (or CRM) databases (DonorPerfect preferred)
  • Goal oriented, self starter, with ability to work with minimal supervision and see projects through
  • Proven ability to create, grow, and retain strong donor relationships
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Availability to work some event-related evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Established network and relationships within Cincinnati, ideal

Physical Requirements: Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk using standard office equipment. Occasional requirement to lift items of 20 pounds for special events.

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to djewell@svdpcincinnati.org


Social Services Senior Team Manager

Reports To: Social Services Director

Hours: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Neyer Outreach Center

Scope of Position: This position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a system of operations for social services at the Neyer Outreach Center, as well as providing guidance and support to our network of volunteers across Hamilton County. Efficient training, supportive supervision, and oversight of operations to ensure programmatic and financial accountability is a key aspect of this role. The prompt and effective delivery of service engagement and responsible stewardship are the expectations of this team member’s work. This leader must consistently model the mission and values of St. Vincent de Paul. This position is an integral member of the Social Services Directors’ leadership team.

Job Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Oversee the administration of rent and utility assistance to our neighbors, including but not limited to overseeing the selection process, assigning cases to team members, ensuring that proper processes are followed, and that assistance is extended within budgetary guidelines
  • Ensure adequate staffing is in place to provide prompt, responsive services to neighbors
  • Develop, implement, and monitor compliance with and effectiveness of written policies regarding SVDP assistance programs
  • Approve or deny exceptions to policies for assistance within predetermined authorization guidelines
  • Consider and implement program enhancements or changes to complement basic needs assistance with systemic change initiatives in conjunction with or as guided by the Social Services Director
  • Assist with collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting on data needed to evaluate services provided by the organization
  • Assist with grant management
  • Serve as team leader for special projects of the organization as assigned
  • Maintain awareness of current community resources available to address needs presented by neighbors as well as the process for accessing them to make effective referrals and to share this information with SVDP staff and volunteers


  • Provide training and supportive supervision to Social Service team members
  • Manage Welcome Room schedule with Social Services Lead for team members
  • Ensure that assistance is provided in a holistic and relational manner within policy through sample reviews and supervision
  • Ensure team members enter accurate data and case notes in electronic case management system for services provided to neighbors and reconcile data entry of assistance given with other records maintained by department
  • Review electronic files and data entry to ensure accuracy and thoroughness
  • Ensure that all team members have regular and ongoing updates about changes in procedures, resources, eligibility, etc
  • Consider and appropriately deal with any concerns or complaints expressed by neighbors and team members
  • Assist in the hiring process, orientation, and ongoing training of Social Services team members
  • Identify training needs for individual and team professional development and provide for professional development opportunities
  • Complete periodic performance evaluations for team members

Direct Service

  • Engage neighbors seeking assistance to holistically assess their overall situation, determine eligibility for assistance and provide SVDP assistance and referrals as necessary
  • Help neighbors access assistance from partner resources as appropriate
  • Assess and respond as appropriate to needs of neighbors presenting critical situations at any time during business hours
  • Develop and maintain files according to organization specifications

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or related fields or five years related experience required. Masters degree preferred. Two to five years supervisory experience is required. Strong organizational, project management, motivational and interpersonal skills; an ability to communicate well orally and in writing; and the ability to effectively relate to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds 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.

Thrift Stores and Donation Centers workers

We currently have openings for cashiers, stock clerks, warehouse workers, sales and assistant managers. You may apply in-person at your neighborhood St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store or fill out the Thrift Store Employment Application.

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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.