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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 13 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:

Community Resource Navigator 

Self-Sufficiency Programs Manager

Catino Women’s Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Formation and Service Learning Coordinator

Social Services Advocate

Thrift Stores and Donation Center Jobs

Community Resource Navigator

Reports to: Conferences Manager

Job Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Location: SVDP’s Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street)

Job Summary: Helping in a vital capacity to support the growing ministry of our county wide team of Vincentian volunteers, the Community Resource Navigator will provide direct support on areas related to social services and customized programmatic offerings for the Cincinnati District. Working in conjunction with the wider Vincentian Services team, they will be the central expert and support on local resources, both internal and external, being available to Vincentians to provide guidance on the complex situations facing those we serve.

Responsibilities and Duties

Community Resource Support:

  • Serve as a resource for all Vincentians, connecting them, and those we serve, with the appropriate community resources and responding capably and courteously to Vincentians’ requests
  • Develop and maintain a central hub of up-to-date community resources for Vincentians to utilize.
  • Nurture strategic, complementary partner relationships. Coordinate the work of SVDP and other related community services providers to increase overall stabilization and advancement efforts.
  • Serve as a Conference liaison with our Social Services team to ensure interdepartmental cohesion on social services issues and projects.
  • In collaboration with the wider team, create and present workshops and information sessions on relevant topics for Vincentians, staff, and volunteers.
  • Serve as the leading Vincentian Services team member on administering additional programs and assistance funding when such opportunities materialize.
  • Provide guidance and facilitation on publicly available benefits, especially PIPP, SNAP, and cash assistance.
  • Learn and, where necessary, provide support and advocacy for utilizing our central Case Management System, interacting with our Resource Analyst regularly.
  • Distribute thrift store vouchers, bus tickets, and birth certificates to Conferences and Vincentians.

Systemic Change Program Development & Implementation:

  • Serve as a leading member on systemic change initiatives within the Vincentian Services team.
  • Develop and administer systemic change programming for Vincentians.
  • Serve as a coach for Vincentians as they accompany neighbors to growing sustainability.
  • Collaborate with both the Catino Women’s Empowerment and Re-Entry programs, working especially with the Self Sufficiency Programs Manager.

Formation and Advisory Support:

  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Voice of the Poor Committee meetings and events.
  • Through intentional efforts, seek to engage our Vincentians in SVDP’s core mission of guiding them towards encountering Christ through their service to those in need.
  • Represent SVDP, as directed, in community efforts to address obstacles to sustainability for neighbors, including housing opportunities.
  • Attend Vincentian Services events where appropriate.

Service:

  • Serve neighbors seeking assistance with dignity and respect.
  • Participate as a member of the SVDP Services team, interacting positively with volunteers and other SVDP staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, pastoral ministries, or related fields, or equivalent experience, as well as a passion for and understanding of systemic change.
  • A commitment to Roman Catholic Social Teaching, beliefs, and an openness to fostering the spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul is required.
  • Experience with community organizing and/or working at a social services agency is desirable.
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking) abilities are desirable.
  • A comfort in engaging with people from a diverse group of backgrounds in a faith-based setting.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities, including the ability to connect with diverse groups.
  • Excellent time management skills and a strong sense of self-motivation.
  • Excellent administrative abilities, including experience with Microsoft Office and Teams.
  • Applicants must be Safeguarding compliant or achieve compliance prior to start date and remain in compliance for job tenure.
  • Hours may occasionally vary beyond standard Monday – Friday work week; some nights and weekends required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, stand, and bend for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email with the subject heading, “Community Resource Navigator Application Materials”. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Olivia Scheper at  oscheper@svdpcincinnati.org. 

Self-Sufficiency Programs Manager

Reports to: Outreach Center Program Director

Job Status: Exempt/Full-time

Location: SVDP’s Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street)

Job Summary: The Self-Sufficiency Programs Manager is responsible for advancing St. Vincent de Paul’s mission through the administration, supervision, and facilitation of the Becky Catino Women’s Stability, Employment, and Empowerment Program; the Re-Entry Program (for individuals impacted by incarceration); and Working Better Together (SVDP’s workforce development program for its Stores employees). This role will supervise two full-time staff members and manage the budget and reporting for these three programs. The prompt and effective delivery of service engagement and responsible stewardship are the expectations of this team member’s work. Efficient extension of services to ensure programmatic and financial accountability and concrete outcomes is a key aspect of this role. This leader must consistently model the mission and values of St. Vincent de Paul. This position is an integral member of the Outreach Center Programs team.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Becky Catino Women’s Stability, Employment, and Empowerment Program
    • Developing and administering an individualized curriculum that may include referrals to non-SVDP services/agencies as needed, referrals to employers, soft skills/workplace expectations training, testing (aptitude/personality/interest) and financial literacy programming, including connection with banking services
    • Identifying appropriate candidates for the program and managing the referral and selection process
    • Managing the program budget, including ensuring compliance with spending/budgetary guidelines
    • Providing supervision and support for the Catino Program Coordinator, who will manage a caseload of women who are working to achieve stability and self-sufficiency through coaching, mentoring, skill development, and material support
    • Collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting on data needed to evaluate services provided
    • Planning and facilitating participant group meetings
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with volunteers, employers, schools and training programs, and service organizations that will serve as sources for referrals of candidates, professional development, and employment
  • Re-Entry Program
    • Providing supervision and support for the Re-Entry Program Manager, who will provide emergency assistance to neighbors who have been impacted by the criminal justice system
    • Collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting on data needed to evaluate services provided
    • In coordination with the Program Manager, developing and maintaining relationships with community partners
    • Working with the Program Manager to further develop the Re-Entry Program to meet the community need
  • Working Better Together
    • In collaboration with Stores team, ordering supplies, scheduling sessions, and preparing materials for each session
    • Collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting on data needed to evaluate services provided
    • Presenting materials when scheduled session leaders are unavailable
    • Providing additional resources for Stores employees, including graduate groups or other workshops
  • Collaboration and Partnership
    • Managing relationships with Vincentians and staff to best serve the needs of the Cincinnati District Council
    • Collaborating with Service Learning staff to provide programming on the topic of self-sufficiency
    • Participating as a member of the Outreach Center Services leadership team

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, or a related field, and three years of relevant experience are required
  • A minimum of three years of supervisory experience is required
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • The ability to effectively relate to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Familiarity with adult learning processes and assessment tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and implement programs
  • Some knowledge of Re-Entry/corrections work would be a plu

Physical Requirements:

  • Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk; however there may be some walking, standing, or bending
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email with the subject heading, “Self-Sufficiency Programs Manager Application Materials”. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Erin Nowak at enowak@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you!

Catino Women’s Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator 

Reports to: Self-Sufficiency Programs Manager

Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Location: SVDP’s Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street)

Job Summary: The Catino Women’s Self Sufficiency Program Coordinator is responsible for advancing St. Vincent de Paul’s mission through the facilitation of the Becky Catino Women’s Stability, Employment, and Empowerment Program. This program, which began in 2021, seeks to encourage women to achieve stability and self-sufficiency through coaching, mentoring, skill development, and material support. The prompt and effective delivery of service engagement and responsible stewardship are the expectations of this team member’s work. Efficient extension of services to ensure programmatic and financial accountability and concrete outcomes is a key aspect of this role. This position is an integral member of the Outreach Center Programs team.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Case Management
    • Managing a caseload of women who are facing barriers to self-sustaining employment
    • Mentoring and career counseling with program participants
    • Meeting with program participants, both one-on-one and in group settings, to develop individual service plans, extend assistance, and make progress toward goals
    • In collaboration with the Self-Sufficiency Programs Manager, selecting women who will be a good fit for the program
    • Collecting, recording, and reporting on data needed to evaluate services provided
  • Extension of Support Services
    • Extending assistance for participants that may include childcare funding, payment for job-specific supplies, payment for education, educational supplies, and/or training programs for identified career path, and assistance with transportation barriers
    • Coordinating with and referring to basic assistance resources within and beyond SVDP as needed
    • Collaborating with community partners to provide resources and support for program participants

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an associate’s degree in Social Work, Education, or a related field, and two years of relevant experience are required
  • Experience as a social services case manager preferred
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively relate to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Some evening and Saturday availability (to be balanced by time off during the week)
  • Lived experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk; however there may be some walking, standing, or bending
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email with the subject heading, “Catino Women’s Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator Application Materials”. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Erin Nowak at enowak@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you!

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager 

Reports to: Vice President of External Relations

Job Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Location: SVDP’s Liz Carter Center (1125 Bank Street)

Background: St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati (SVDP) has served residents of Greater Cincinnati for over 150 years with basic needs such as food, medicine, and homelessness prevention through the organization’s outreach centers in the West End and Winton Hills and through 50+ parish-based volunteer Conferences. SVDP also operates eight Thrift Stores in the Cincinnati region that generate support for its programs and services. SVDP provides holistic direct assistance and systemic change services while treating neighbors in need with dignity and compassion.

Scope of Position: The Senior Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for supporting SVDP’s mission and programs through the development of communication and engagement strategies reaching many different constituent groups, including Thrift Store shoppers/donors, neighbors utilizing SVDP services, financial donors, media outlets and the Greater Cincinnati community. This position is responsible for media relations, storytelling, advertising, social media, the SVDP website and more. The Senior Marketing and Communications Manager is a part of the External Relations team, oversees the Creative Manager and Engagement Coordinator, Digital Marketing & Events, and also works with teammates across the organization, from Thrift Stores to Services.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Protect and promote the St. Vincent de Paul brand across all facets of the organization and within the community; be an expert on SVDP branding and tone of voice.
  • Develop and execute annual media planning and purchasing. Prepare and manage, in collaboration with VP of External Relations, advertising budgets for the organization. Coordinate with External Relations and Thrift Stores teams on messaging and design for advertisements.
  • Write organizational communications, including newsletters, annual report, stories, press releases, and more.
  • Serve as primary media contact for the organization, identify opportunities to drive media coverage of drives, events and programs, often serve as the face of the organization in media coverage; track and disseminate media coverage.
  • Manage the St. Vincent de Paul website, ensuring functionality and collaborating with SVDP team members across the organization to ensure accuracy of content. Oversees efforts by Engagement Coordinator, Digital Marketing & Events to track website analytics and SEO.
  • Create measurable goals and benchmarks for marketing campaigns and track data against established goals.
  • Work with the Engagement Coordinator, Digital Marketing & Events to develop and execute a social media strategy, ensuring appropriate content, timely responses to inquires through social channels, and consistent tracking of engagement data.
  • Manage Thrift Stores direct mail marketing efforts, in collaboration with VP of Stores, including post card and coupon campaigns.
  • Create video content; manage organization photography.
  • Organize all organizational communications sent through Constant Contact; work with program representatives to ensure proper branding and tone.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Perform other duties as assigned, especially responding to needs in the External Relations Department

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressively responsible roles in communications/media relations/advertising/public relations or related field
  • Prior experience managing a team preferred
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing deadlines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills, with experience sourcing content and creating a compelling narrative
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with experience and comfort serving in a high visibility role
  • Analytical skills and ability to clearly articulate success of different communication strategies
  • Good visual design sense and ability to maintain brand consistency
  • Highly developed attention to detail
  • Positive and collaborative attitude
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Functional knowledge of WordPress and Constant Contact, or similar website/email marketing system
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and preferably also proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite, videography and photography
  • Ability to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends

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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email. Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Holly Schnapf at hschnapf@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you!

Formation and Service Learning Coordinator

Reports to: Formation and Service Learning Director

Hours: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Scope of Position: As an integral part of the Vincentian Services team, the Formation and Service Learning Coordinator will interact with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to inform, inspire, and evangelize on topics of Catholic Social Teaching, Social Justice, and Vincentian Spirituality. Significant connection with, and support of, our volunteer Vincentians and Service Learning participants are key responsibilities in this role. This is a Tuesday-Saturday role, with occasional evening hours, when needed for retreats and special events. Some local travel is required.

Mission: A network of neighbors, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Formation and Service Learning:
    • Under the direction of, and in close collaboration with, the Formation and Service Learning Director assist in the
      creation of high quality, missional formation opportunities and training/resource materials for Vincentians,
      volunteers, staff members, and community partners

      • Develop and coordinate opportunities of personal and faith related enrichment for participants, including the
        development of regular small groups.

        • Coordinate the ongoing recruitment and support of the District Council Prayer Partners initiative connecting Vincentians, volunteers, and staff
    • Maintain and develop spiritual materials for neighbors, Vincentians, volunteers and staff as necessary.
    • Present formational content to a wide variety of stakeholders, ranging in age from middle school students to older adults, from the lens of Vincentian Spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching.
      • Provide support for Ozanam Center for Service Learning programming, as needed, including travel to area
        partners for setting up and facilitating quality service learning experiences for youth and young adults.
      • Present to Vincentians, community groups, and partners on topics of Catholic Social Teaching and social justice/awareness through the lens of the Vincentian experience, as well as discuss current and historical
        trends within the context of the greater Cincinnati community.
      • With the wider Vincentian Services team, help create customized presentations on issues and subjects as
        necessary.
    • Support and advocate for growth in Vincentian Spirituality throughout the District, and assist as appropriate with
      neighboring Districts.
  • Vincentian Services:
    • Together with the Formation and Service-Learning Director, the Ozanam Center Program Manager, and the Vincentian Support Director collaborate and support the planning, promotion, preparation, and execution of regular annual events including, but not limited to, membership socials, liturgies, Conference-led retreats, District led retreats, and workshops.
    • Assist in the coordination of timely communications to Vincentians and partners informing them of upcoming opportunities and vital information including, but not limited to, e-newsletters and mailings.
    • Assist in the updating of records and membership database information, including processing and analyzing programming feedback to continually enhance programs being offered.
    • Provide additional support for special programming needs such as holiday programs, service days, and District Council special events as necessary.
    • Assist in the facilitation of Safeguarding formational sessions and processing of materials to support the
      protection of children and vulnerable adults as necessary.
    • Perform other tasks and duties, as assigned.
  • Services Team:
    • Serve neighbors seeking assistance with dignity and respect, participate as a member of the SVDP Services team, and interact positively with volunteers and other SVDP staff.

Requirements and Skills: 

  • While SVDP Cincinnati values a diverse workforce, this position’s uniquely Catholic nature requires that the ideal candidate be an observant Roman Catholic with a commitment to the beliefs and culture of the Catholic faith.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Education, or related field, or equivalent experience, as well as a passion for and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • One to three years’ experience developing and leading faith formation events for a variety of age groups.
  • Strong interpersonal abilities, including the ability to connect with diverse groups.
  • Excellent time management skills and a strong sense of self-motivation.
  • Knowledge of adult learning processes, and service learning models.
  • Excellent administrative abilities; experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom and Teams, and Canva.
  • Strong technological and troubleshooting skills for facilitation of events, workshops, etc involving the use of
    projectors, computers, speakers and microphones.
  • Applicants must be Safe Environment/Guarding compliant or achieve compliance within 30 days of start date and
    remain in compliance.
  • Candidates with a strong proficiency in foreign languages, especially Spanish, are encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, stand, and bend for long periods of time.
  • Ability to speak, hear, and engage in effective communication, both in person and over the telephone.
  • Ability to operate an automobile, including a 15-passenger program van.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward a cover letter, resume & compensation expectations letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to Formation@SVDPcincinnati.org with the subject “Formation and Service Learning Coordinator Application”. 

Social Services Advocate 

Reports to:  Social Services Director/Outreach Center Program Director

Hours: Typical hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with occasional Saturday hours

Scope of Position: The Social Services Advocate (SSA) is the primary contact person for those requesting services at the Neyer Outreach Center. The SSA will be cross-trained on all of our direct service programs, including Welcome Rooms, Call Center, Front Desk, and Choice Food Pantry. Engagement, assessment, eligibility determination, gathering documentation, and service delivery are key functions. The right candidate will have a heart for service, compassion for those we serve, and a willingness to serve in the area of most need.  The team member must be able to build relationships with neighbors in need, using a strengths-based approach to help them recognize and utilize their personal strengths and resources. This team member must consistently model the mission and values of St. Vincent de Paul and adhere to SVDP’s policies and procedures to ensure program sustainability. Each SSA will have a primary area of focus, but will also support the team with other duties as needed.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage neighbors in a Welcome Room to holistically assess their overall situation to determine eligibility for assistance and provide appropriate SVDP assistance and referrals, as necessary
  • Assess and respond, as necessary, to needs of neighbors presenting critical situations at any time during business hours
  • Serve as a pantry guide, walking with neighbors through the Choice Pantry and assisting them to their mode of transportation
  • Serve at the front desk, welcoming and providing compassionate guidance to all guests who enter the NOC, including information about services offered
  • Assist Call Center with harvesting and returning calls to neighbors
  • Help maintain neighbor records, including entering data into our case management system, checking eligibility, completing neighbor requests, and providing administrative support to seasonal programs
  • Participate as a member of the SVDP Outreach Center Services team as well as positively interacting with volunteers and other SVDP staff
  • Maintain awareness of primary community resources available to address needs presented by neighbors as well as the process for accessing them
  • Other duties as assigned

Particular areas of focus may include:

  • Processing rent and utility cases
  • Answering neighbor questions, managing the flow of neighbors in the lobby, and keeping public areas in order
  • Greeting visitors at the front desk and checking neighbor eligibility

Qualifications:  High school diploma required; college degree is preferred. Degree or prior experience in social work, human services, or related fields preferred. Bilingual (Spanish speaking) abilities are a plus. Candidate must possess excellent customer services skills and be able to communicate clearly and compassionately with diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will work on own initiative and deliver on time, be well-organized with attention to detail, and display flexibility and a willingness to serve in the area of most need. Basic computer literacy and the ability to learn SVDP software are required.  The ability to work under pressure 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: Must have the ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift and carry up to 35lbs; ability to speak, hear, and engage in effective communication, both in person and over the telephone.

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