Job opportunities

Openings for professionals in the field of child traumatic stress. The newest postings appear at the beginning of the page. Job opportunities will remain posted for candidates to view and submit resumes for three months.

Direct inquires about posting Job Opportunities to:jobs@nctsn.org or by fax at (310) 235-2612.

 

Program Manager

Organization: 
Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery and Support
Location: 
New Haven, CT
Summary: 

Clifford Beers is a mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater New Haven area. Our focus is on working with children who have experienced trauma — things like abuse, neglect, witnessing community violence, and loss of a loved one.

At CBC, we believe that in order to best care for a child, it is necessary to consider and, where appropriate, treat not just the child but the entire family. If we work with a child but place him or her back with a family that is struggling for one or more reasons, what progress can the child truly make? Thus, care may involve working with one or more additional family members, reviewing the family’s basic needs issues, or connecting with the child’s school and teachers. In this way we can best remove barriers to healing and help the child pursue a healthy, resilient and happy life.

Our mission is to provide accessible community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and families.

Our nationally recognized programs and multi-disciplinary approach to therapy have made us a leader since our founding in 1913. In fact, we are one of the oldest community-based nonprofit outpatient mental health clinics in America.

Offering a wide variety of programs and services – from individual, group and family therapy to providing a family with complete wraparound care – the Clinic strives to ensure that children and families in our community can thrive.

HONORS (Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery and Support) is designed to meet the unique needs of military families. Military families are strong and resilient but face challenges in the form of deployments, separations, and transitions when family members return from service. We can help. HONORS services include individual and family therapy as well as support groups for families and children. evaluating program staff. Facilitating effective communication among program staff, management, and internal and external customers to ensure seamless service Identifying needs and providing opportunities for staff development Tracking Program expenses and income to ensure viability of services Supervising and evaluating interns, fellows, residents, and graduate student(s) in their daily responsibilities – or delegating this function Assigning or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional activities Participating in community and Program

Manager-HONORS

General Description/ Position Summary:

Direct and coordinate day-to-day operations of assigned program. Under general supervision this position is responsible for implementing programmatic and administrative policies and procedures to attain program goals and to ensure quality delivery of services for clients and families. Specific oversight will include Satellite offices and military family population.

Essential Functions include, but not limited by: Managing and leading assigned clinical program and ensuring that clinical program objectives support Clinic strategic plan Providing direct patient care, as needed Making programmatic and administrative recommendations to the Director Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and State training activities to promote individual professional growth and development Collaborating in the development of treatment plans, clinical evaluations, case referrals to provide the most appropriate interventions Performing other related and appropriate duties as directed

Candidate profile Licensed behavioral health practitioner with at least 3 years clinical and organizational supervisory and research experience. Knowledge of and interest in program development and evidence-based practices. Demonstrated proficiency with current office and electronic health records technology. Knowledge of and experience with Military population. Must have valid Driver’s license.

Contact: 

Please send inquiries to humanresources@cliffordbeers.org

Mental Health Professional

Organization: 
The El Paso Child Guidance Center
Summary: 

The El Paso Child Guidance Center is an expanding, energetic child and family outpatient clinic looking to hire a full time, fully licensed mental health professional including LPC, LCSW, or LMFT, who is fluent in English and Spanish to join a multidisciplinary team.

The position will include:

  • Providing individual, family and group therapy to children, adults and families developing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Participating in weekly clinical staffing with clinical team members
  • Work at least 18 hours a week of direct service time, not including staffings, supervision, and other administrative time as assigned.
  • Participate in community relations tasks, as assigned, including community education.
  • Participate in continuing education to develop and refine clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Provide court testimony as needed.
  • Liaison with other agencies, schools, community services on behalf of Center clients and their families

Ongoing training opportunities are also available. Salary is negotiable. If interested, please fax your resume to 915-562-1993, or email Tim Mendoza, LPC-S at tmendoza@epcgc.org

Vice President of Aftercare

Organization: 
International Justice Mission
Location: 
Washington, DC
Summary: 

International Justice Mission is seeking a visionary leader to provide strategic oversight to IJM’s Global Aftercare operations, developing innovative strategies to transform partner country aftercare services and ensuring that IJM’s clients are restored to health and wholeness.

This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Senior Vice President of Justice Operations.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Inspire the global team with a compelling vision for the transformation of partner country aftercare services and the restoration of IJM’s clients; • Align the global team around core strategies and best practices;
  • Provide direct personal leadership and mentorship to an HQ-based team of Aftercare Specialists and program management personnel;
  • Provide thought leadership to global aftercare stakeholders regarding the successful restoration of victims of violent abuse;
  • Build collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations and government leaders, resulting in improved care for IJM clients and other survivors of violence;
  • Partner with global teams to develop programs that assist partner governments in the transformation of their aftercare services for survivors of violent abuse;
  • Collaborate with IJM’s evaluation specialists to develop innovative strategies to measure the progress and outcomes of system-focused programs;
  • Develop innovative strategies, partnerships, and global best practices that continually improve the quality of IJM’s aftercare to individual clients;
  • Develop world class metrics to monitor the services and track the outcomes for IJM’s global aftercare program;
  • Collaborate with other IJM leaders to develop creative solutions to challenges and problems;
  • Lead the assessment of potential new locations and projects with respect to aftercare; and
  • Provide spiritual leadership to the Global Aftercare team.

Program Management and Support

  • Collaborate with the Global Aftercare team to develop and implement training and mentoring programs for IJM’s field office aftercare staff and partner agency staff worldwide;
  • Provide technical expertise in the design and implementation of special projects with IJM’s aftercare partners, including, but not limited to, partner aftercare homes and community-based aftercare partners;
  • Monitor and evaluate IJM’s aftercare programs;
  • Represent the Aftercare Department in leadership and organizational strategy meetings;
  • Develop and manage the strategic and annual work plans for IJM Global Aftercare;
  • Manage the Aftercare Department budget; and
  • Support the Strategic Partnerships team in engaging potential individual and institutional donors.

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires approximately 2-3 weeks of domestic and international travel per quarter.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in social service administration, building and leading teams of professionals that work collaboratively across disciplines to reach common goals;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in social service administration, managing and/or influencing teams of professionals across disciplines to reach common goals;
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, or human service field;
  • State license to practice social work/psychology;
  • Significant experience in restoration of trauma survivors into sustainable living situations with preference to experience in low-resource areas;
  • Significant experience designing, monitoring and evaluating aftercare programs in low-resource areas;
  • Strong public speaking presence and excellent writer; and
  • Experience in clinical social work or clinical psychology preferred, treating chronic trauma, including survivors of sexual abuse.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Effective leader;
  • Result oriented;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence situations without line authority;
  • Patient; works well under stress;
  • Personable; sustained positive attitude;
  • Diplomatic and flexible; and
  • Professional in demeanor.

The Mission

The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document to https://careers-ijm.icims.com

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Aftercare Specialist, Child Sexual Abuse

Organization: 
International Justice Mission
Location: 
Washington, DC
Summary: 

International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a Spanish-speaking Aftercare Specialist for Child Sexual Abuse to support IJM Field Offices in providing aftercare to survivors of child sexual abuse and in the development of programs to increase the effectiveness of host country aftercare providers in aftercare service delivery. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in the field of social work, counseling, or child protection; including two years’ experience successfully leading and managing teams of professionals. Successful candidates will have experience working with victims of child sexual assault and their families; experience working in the developing world with cross cultural teams; and preferably have experience developing and implementing training programs for aftercare providers. The Aftercare Specialist, Child Sexual Abuse is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Aftercare and works in close collaboration with the Regional Vice Presidents and Field Office Directors.

Responsibilities

Field Office Aftercare Support

  • Collaborate with Field Office Leadership and facilitate the development of comprehensive aftercare policies, procedures and best practices to ensure IJM’s worldwide aftercare interventions are conducted in an effective, professional and ethical manner;
  • Develop basic and advanced training modules to equip IJM’s Field Office aftercare personnel worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to execute aftercare interventions in accordance with IJM policies, procedures and best practices;
  • Train IJM Field Office aftercare staff to ensure aftercare workers have the skills and knowledge necessary to execute aftercare interventions in accordance with IJM best practices;
  • Ensure Field Office aftercare workers have specialized resources necessary to conduct aftercare interventions in an effective and ethical manner and are trained in their use; and
  • Coordinate closely with Director of Contingency to ensure that risks arising from Field Office aftercare interventions are closely monitored and minimized.

Aftercare Professionalism

  • Assist Field Offices in developing critical relationships with host country aftercare leaders as needed; and
  • Develop and provide 1 – 5 day topical trainings to host country aftercare workers.

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Participate in assessment teams evaluating potential new sites for IJM expansion.

Bridge Building

  • Maintain a close network of relationships and build strategic partnerships with leaders in key international, national, and local aftercare organizations, associations and related NGOs; and
  • Represent and communicate IJM’s mission and activities to aftercare organizations, churches, fellowships, ministries, and the media.

Travel Requirements

  • The position is based at IJM Headquarters in Washington, DC, but requires 12 – 16 weeks of travel to the developing world per year. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master of social work or equivalent degree;
  • Proficient fluency in Spanish in both oral and written communication;
  • At least three years’ experience in the field of social work, counseling, or child protection;
  • Experience working with victims of child sexual assault and their families;
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in successfully leading and managing teams of aftercare professionals;
  • Experience building teams, mentoring and coaching aftercare workers, creatively assessing information, mobilizing aftercare teams, and communicating in cross-cultural environments;
  • Experience working in the developing world required; experience developing and implementing aftercare capacity building programs preferred.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Attention to detail and disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s goals;
  • Patient, works well under stress;
  • Personable; sustained positive attitude;
  • Diplomatic and flexible;
  • Professional demeanor and written and oral communication;
  • Able to achieve goals in a cross-cultural and cross-religious setting; and
  • Effective team player and leader.

The Mission

The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document to https://careers-ijm.icims.com

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Executive Director

Organization: 
Mount Saint Vincent
Location: 
Denver, Colorado
Summary: 

Lead our team in changing young lives by providing help and hope, one child at a time.

Mount Saint Vincent (MSV) is a Denver, Colorado-based treatment center for children aged 5 to 12 who face severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. The agency specializes in delivering behavioral health services to children and their families, helping children reach their full potential within their homes, schools, and communities.

As a member of SCL Health, a multi-state, not-for-profit, faith based health system with more than 13,600 associates and $2.4 billion in net revenue, we’re seeking an Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors of MSV and the COO of SCL Health, and is responsible for the effective administration, management, and direction of MSV. Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Promoting and reinforcing through leadership behaviors the Mission, Vision and Core Values of MSV to all clients, employees, members of governance, and strategic partners.
  • Ensuring that Mount Saint Vincent’s image, mission and capabilities are clearly and positively communicated and understood, with particular emphasis on trauma informed care and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics that distinguishes MSV.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the changing demographics, needs and expectations of children and families and the child welfare system, thus ensuring that MSV anticipates and adapts to same.
  • Demonstrating understanding and skill with operating and financial metrics, including the preparation of realistic, progressive budgets and interacting with leadership team to achieve plans that strengthen the financial health of the organization.

Requirements include an advanced degree, plus 10+ years of relevant experience as a senior leadership member (COO, VP of Operations, Clinical Director, etc.). You’ll also possess a sophisticated understanding of trauma informed care and learning in a like organization, experience managing a growing human services operation, and the ability to develop complementary services to expand the scope of MSV, experience working with and exploiting the knowledge and engagement of a highly involved Board, solid financial acumen and a vested interest in the kids - it’s all about the kids.

Competitive compensation, relocation assistance, and benefits are provided. For confidential consideration, please email your resume to:

ExecutiveRecruiting@sclhs.net

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Therapist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Various locations
Summary: 

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of more than 2,700 individuals who've come together across 11 states and the District of Columbia to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral needs. Eighty-two percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families. 
 
Can I see myself here?
We have found our staff succeed at Youth Villages when they:

  • Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
  • Value feedback and accountability
  • Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
  • Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
  • Are results and detailed oriented
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job
     

How will I make a difference?

  • Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
  • Managing a small case load of four families to provide quality counseling
  • Meeting with youth and families regularly to address each family's needs at their convenience
  • Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call during the week and one weekend a month
  • Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week
  • Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
  • Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills
     

How will you invest in me?
One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. We offer staff:

  • Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision
  • Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization
  • Mileage and cell phone reimbursement
  • Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA
  • Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation, nine paid holidays, and 12 sick days annually
  • Supportive leadership and coworkers
     

How can I be considered for the position?

  • You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:
  • Master's degree in social services field; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, counseling, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Two years of clinical experience is required
  • Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
  • Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

    Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
     
Contact: 

Apply online here.

Social Worker

Organization: 
CARES Institute
Location: 
Stratford, NJ
Summary: 

Join a multidisciplinary team committed to developing and providing the highest caliber evidenced-based clinical services.  Under the clinical direction of Esther Deblinger, PhD, co-developer of Trauma-Focused CBT, and Melissa Runyon, PhD, responsibilities include assessment and treatment for children and parents impacted by abuse and other traumas.  Applicants with the requisite experience may have additional opportunities to contribute to training, supervision/consultation, and professional development events.  NJ licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists are welcome to apply.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 

 

Contact: 

Please apply on-line at http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com.  Reference job #15SS5006708.  Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.

Director of Child Abuse Prevention

Organization: 
Westside Children's Center
Location: 
Culver City, Los Angeles, CA
Summary: 

AGENCY OVERVIEW: Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.
 

JOB SUMMARY: WCC contracts with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to protect at-risk children and strengthen families. Families are either referred to us by DCFS or by the probation department for abuse or neglect, or come to us through other community partners. The Director of Child Abuse Prevention is responsible for assuring that all program mandates and standards for excellence are met on a daily basis. This position is responsible for the overall structure, systems and procedures to facilitate program excellence in addition to operating responsibility for administrative, fiscal, clinical, legal, and programmatic aspects of the program. The Director of Child Abuse Prevention will provide the program with leadership and ensure management functions are
properly implemented.

Qualifications: 
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Family Preservation and Prevention and Aftercare program
  • Ensure all clinical services meet legal and ethical standards and are HIPPA compliant
  • Review and analyze monthly financial reports to assess the budget status and to initiate preventative measures if any problems appear
  • Ensure the agency provides services to the required number of families each month in order to meet DCFS’ expectation and to maximize the contract allocation
  • Design and implement a quality clinical training program for social welfare and marriage and family therapy trainees and interns
  • Provide direction to supervisors and program staff to ensure optimal client services
  • Provide individual and group supervision on a weekly basis
  • Monitor, review and sign off on all relevant documents completed by staff per contract and agency requirements
  • Develop and maintain program protocols, service delivery standards, and cultivate new and innovative partnerships to best serve children and their families
  • Design and monitor an internal audit program to ensure compliance and deliverables are met
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer, who provides the Director of Child Abuse Prevention and Chief Operating Officer with information for budget writing and the status of the budget to facilitate effective oversight of expenditures
  • Ensures proper documentation and reporting of in-kind services related to complementary developmental services for Early Head Start families
  • Manage cross-agency referrals needed by Westside Infant Family Network (WIN) cases
  • Oversee WIN e-communications, data bases, telecommunications and other interactions with partner agencies in regards to WIN clients
  • Represent Westside Children’s Center at WIN Program Committee and other external partner meetings
  • Collaborate on topics for case manager meetings and other agency trainings
  • Attend funder-mandated evaluation, trainings, and case review meetings
  • Review agency performance data and assess ways to improve outcomes and/or processes
  • Complete additional required reporting documentation as required
  • Provide bi weekly reflective supervision to WIN case managers
  • Proactively participate and represent the agency in meetings, trainings and conferences
  • Ensure safety is a priority in performing all job responsibilities
  • Evening and weekend work required
  • Other related duties as assigned; in accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission/vision statements, adopted theoretical frameworks, and philosophy.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Psychologist
  • Minimum of three years of clinical supervision and management experience
  • Experience overseeing County of Los Angeles contracts (e.g. DCFS and DMH)
  • Clinical experience with at-risk populations, parenting, child abuse, and clients with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively establish rapport and maintain appropriate boundaries with supervisees, staff and clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications
  • Experience working with diverse groups and populations
  • Class “C” driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, a plus but not required
  • Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • Frequently required walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear
  • Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Employee required to drive a motor vehicle

REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of background check: DOJ, FBI & CACI
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and TB Risk Assessment
     
Contact: 

Send cover letter and resume to hr@westsidechildrens.org

Faculty Position

Organization: 
CARES Institute
Location: 
Stratford, New Jersey
Summary: 

The CARES Institute at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) in Stratford, New Jersey is currently seeking a Licensed PhD, PsyD, or EdD for a full-time faculty position in clinical or counseling psychology, with experience in the field of child abuse and possessing strong clinical, leadership, training, and research skills. The ideal candidate would have interest and/or experience in one or more abuse-related areas, such as the implementation of Trauma-Focused CBT, working with parents, the treatment of child sexual behavior problems, and/or psychosocial evaluations of abuse allegations. Demonstrated skills writing grants and publishable work are also desirable. Applicants will be expected to provide supervision to trainees, contribute to training efforts, and work collaboratively with a team of dedicated medical and mental health child abuse professionals with respect to training, research, programmatic, and service delivery efforts.
 

Contact: 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit Rowan University’s website to apply for the position: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/licensed-psychologist-stratford-new-jersey-job-5004282.  For more information about the CARES Institute, visit www.caresinstitute.org.  Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Editor Position for Journal of Traumatic Stress

Organization: 
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Summary: 

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is seeking candidates for the position of editor-elect for the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS). JTS, the premier peer-reviewed scientific journal on traumatic stress, is published by Wiley and has an international circulation of over 5,000. The journal receives 350-450 new manuscripts per year, of which approximately 20% are accepted for publication.
The editor-elect serves for one year prior to assuming full duties as editor for the subsequent five years. The newly appointed editor-elect will assume his or her position on January 1, 2016, with the term as editor expiring December 31, 2021. ISTSS provides a modest stipend for the editor-elect/editor, as well as funding for operation of a small editorial office that the editor directs.
The editor/editor-elect position requires a substantial time commitment. Administrative responsibilities include receiving all manuscripts, assigning them to associate editors, monitoring recommendations from associate editors regarding disposition of manuscripts, transmitting accepted manuscripts to the publisher, and proofreading galleys.


Additional responsibilities include reviewing and making editorial decisions about approximately one-fifth of submitted manuscripts. After an introductory year as editor-elect working with the previous editorial team, the incoming editor also is responsible for recruiting associate editors and editorial board members with whom they will work.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Necessary characteristics include:
•    Excellent written communication skills in the English language
•    Strong organizational, administrative, and managerial skills
•    Substantial research experience and expertise in scientific methodology as reflected by successful funding, conducting peer-reviewed grant projects, and authorship on numerous peer-reviewed publications
•    Demonstrated expertise in traumatic stress.
•    Extensive experience with peer review of scientific manuscripts as demonstrated by service as the editor or associate editor of a scientific journal, or by membership on editorial boards of multiple scientific journals
•    Global perspective on publication and research
Desirable characteristics include:
•    Access to existing organizational resources
•    Familiarity with new and evolving methods of publication such as open access or hybrid models of publication
•    Experience with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work
•    Knowledgeable about new media and ways in which this may be integrated in with traditional journal mechanisms.
 

Contact: 

Candidates should submit an application letter, a copy of their Curriculum Vitae, and a list of potential referees for the committee to contact as needed, to Debra Kaysen, Ph.D., Chair of JTS Search Committee, University of Washington, 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98105.


The application letter should include a detailed statement of interest in the position and a thorough description of qualifications. The deadline for receipt of applications is June 15, 2015.


The Search Committee will review applications and contact references as needed to gather information. Interviews with top candidates will be arranged as appropriate.


ISTSS is committed to multicultural, international, and gender diversity in leadership positions.