Our mission at Power of Two is to nurture the inherent potential in every child and family—equipping them with the tools to transform their own lives and strengthen their communities. We take a strengths-based approach to our work with families—93% of whom identify as people of color—to foster interpersonal relationships and resilience in communities that face prolonged exposure to toxic stress.
In the New York City neighborhoods we serve—Brownsville, Brooklyn, and the South Bronx—systemic racism, income inequality, deficits in the education system, and a rigid class structure isolate parents into cycles of trauma. Nurturing and responsive parenting is particularly difficult for caregivers who face these multiple stressors, which can leave them little emotional capacity to focus on children in a sensitive way. For their young children, exposure to stress can lead to disorganized and insecure attachments to their caregivers, dysregulated stress system functioning, and emerging behavior problems—issues that place children at risk for mental health disorders, physical health problems, and gaps in achievement later in life.
Power of Two was created to help families heal from the root causes of trauma, to build resilience, and to help children and communities to thrive. We owe much of our success to our meaningful and on-going consultations with the communities we serve and the integration of community perceptions and experiences into our program implementation model. Since our launch, we have served over 2,000 families across NYC, successfully helping families heal from trauma, increasing parental sensitivity and confidence and creating healthier pathways for nearly our littlest New Yorkers.
We are seeking a passionate, effective professional with a minimum of two years of development or relevant related experience. As Development and Communications Associate, you will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and be an essential part of driving development and communications for Power of Two. You will be responsible for supporting revenue generation from individual donors, foundations, corporations and government grants towards an annual budget of $6.0 million. You will develop fundraising systems as the database manager and gift processor. You will draft, edit, and manage the production of a full range of social media and marketing materials to effectively support the advancement goals of the institution and to convey Power of Two’s mission to diverse constituencies.
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Our mission at Power of Two is to nurture the inherent potential in every child and family—equipping them with the tools to transform their own lives and strengthen their communities. We take a strengths-based approach to our…
Full Time – exempt position.