Providence House is now hiring the following positions:

Director of Finance and Human Resources:

Providence House is seeking an experienced Finance and Human Resource Professional to join our team. This position is responsible for the daily oversight and management of all finance and human resource activities including: accounts payable and receivable, month end closing, financial statements, budget development and coordination of the audit activities. This position is also responsible for managing the onboarding of new staff, benefits administration, and HR policy development and adherence. This position reports directly to the CEO and President with additional reporting duties to the Treasurer and Finance Committee. Interested applicants should apply directly to with Director of Finance and Human Resources in the subject line.


  • Bachelor’s degree Accounting or Finance with 5 years or more experience
  • Human Resource experience a plus
  • Experience in Blackbaud Financial Edge a plus
  • Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment managing multiple projects
  • Occasional early, evening, weekend work. Must meet background screening requirements
External Relations Director:

Providence House, a nonprofit Crisis Nursery, is seeking a dynamic, experienced External Relations Professional to join our team.  This position reports directly to the President and CEO and is responsible for directing the development, coordination, and implementation of Providence House fundraising, marketing, media relations, outreach, communications and special event programs. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to with External Relations Director in the subject line. 
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum five years of experience in marketing and fund development
  • Strong capabilities with Microsoft Office - emphasis on mail merges, Word, Excel and Access
  • Raiser's Edge software database management required
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills and demonstrated experience drafting donor correspondence and acknowledgement letters, news releases, solicitation and sponsorship requests
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills a must
  • Experience in coordinating staff, interns and/or volunteers for projects and events, etc.
  • Ability to think creatively and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Must have transportation and willing to travel in NE Ohio for presentations, delivery of marketing materials, etc.
  • Must be available for frequent weekend and evening work
  • Design and print project coordination and desktop publishing experience a plus; including MIcrosoft Publisher and InDesign software packages
  • Experience using web content management system(s) a plus

We also currently have 5 childcare provider openings:

1 - Full-time position with set hours of 11 am to 9 pm, Mondays through Thursdays (must have supervisory experience, as this position includes supervising from 4:30 pm to 9 pm)

2 - Full-time position with set hours of 6:45 am to 7 pm, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with an additional shift 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs (day TBD)

3 - Full-time position with set hours of 6:45 pm to 7 am, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with an additional shift 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs (day TBD)

4 - Full-time position with set hours of 6:45 pm to 7 am, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays

5 - Full-time position with set hours of 6:45 pm to 7 am, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Full-time positions have a starting rate of pay between $8.50 and $10.50 an hour (up to $13 for the supervisory role). These positions come with medical, dental, and vision benefits; paid time off, holiday pay, and overtime; a 403(b) plan, short and long term disability, and a small life insurance plan.

The following applies to all childcare positions:

  • Applicants MUST be at least 21 years of age and have at least one year of paid experience in a daycare or similar setting
  • The children we serve often have challenging behavior needs due to the trauma they have experienced; strong applicants will be able to demonstrate experience with children who have behavioral needs
  • Childcare Providers are responsible for the daily care of up to 5 assigned children (8 during overnight hours), including meeting their daily needs and facilitating activities as outlines in a daily schedule and planned theme of the week curriculum
  • Some housekeeping tasks are also required (laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc.); the overnight shift is heavily focused on cleaning duties, though care of the children is the first priority
  • A background in Early Childhood Education or a candidate with a Child Development Associate is preferred.
  • CPR and FA training is required, but will be provided by the agency.
  • Please be able to provide a detailed work history.

Interested applicants may send a resume to Emily Shurilla, Director of Education, Compliance, and Outreach, at

* Please do not call to check on your application. You will be contacted for an interview if/when an opportunity becomes available.

Employment Application - cannot be completed online; please submit by mail or fax, or scan and email your completed application.

For more information about our other available positions please email

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At Providence House, we depend upon our volunteers to support our children, our events, and an array of projects and services throughout the year. We invite you to help the babies and children of Providence House . . . with the gift of your time, talent & energy!

Childcare Volunteer: (back to positions menu)

  • Interested childcare volunteer applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and be able to commit to a weekly volunteer shift of 2 or 3 hours (9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm, or 6 pm to 8 pm); shifts are filled all 7 days of the week.
  • Childcare volunteers make an ongoing commitment to the agency by volunteering regularly over time.
  • In addition, applicants must complete documentation required by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS):
    • Volunteer application
    • 3 positive references
    • Medical statements and TB test (forms provided)
    • FBI and Ohio BCII background checks (which can cost anywhere between $50 and $80).
  • Volunteers must also meet the training requirements set forth by ODJFS in compliance with our licensure (52 hours of training within the first year of service), including CPR and First Aid certification (can be obtained within 6 months of the start of volunteering).
  • Volunteers provide support to the childcare staff through direct work with the children, and through completion of laundry, meal preparation, and light cleaning tasks.

Please contact Emily Shurilla, Director of Education, Compliance, and Outreach, at or 216-651-5982 ext. 243, for more information.

Note: The next orientation session will not be held until winter of 2016; you can reach out to Emily for some initial information, and the paperwork for the first phase of the application process, and she will be in touch when the next orientation is scheduled.  Thank you.

Special Events and Administrative Support: (back to positions menu)

  • Volunteers are needed at various times to help with internal mass mailings and special projects.
  • Many volunteers are needed to build community awareness and host successful events at Providence House. We can use volunteer support before and during our two major annual events - Shades of Blue Luncheon (April) and Deck the House (December).

For information regarding special event and administrative volunteering, please contact Emily Perry, External Relations Manager, at or 216-651-5982 ext. 226.

Business Projects:(back to positions menu)

  • Business Consultants – corporate professionals occasionally need to provided consultation on areas unfamiliar to the non-profit sector; i.e. earned income ventures, special IT projects, strategic initiatives, market research, etc.

For information regarding business projects, please contact Fran Richards, at or 216-651-5982 ext. 221.

Committee Participation:(back to positions menu)

  • Non-trustee committee members are valuable resources on Providence House board committees. Specific areas of focus currently include; government relations, fund development, strategic planning/business transformation, earned income ventures, governance/succession.

For information regarding Committee participation, please contact Jean Evans, Executive Assistant, at or 216-651-5982 ext. 222.

Done in a Day Projects:(back to positions menu)

These one-day only projects are a good fit for groups of 8 to 10 people, ages 18 and above.  Examples include:

  • Landscaping Projects - There are two main properties which require constant care and upkeep. We like to do a big Spring and Fall cleanup of the properties along with weekly maintenance throughout the year including lawn mowing, mulching, edging, weeding, leaf cleanup and minor gardening
  • Playground Cleanup - The playground needs monthly cleaning. All toys are disinfected, repaired and old toys are replaced
  • Painting Projects - There are interior and exterior areas which require either touch up work or need to be entirely re-painted. Typical projects consist of painting a room/porch or touching up numerous rooms with a high volume of activity. Occasional mural opportunities.
  • Gift in Kind Inventory - Groups help count donated items or items already in inventory for supply level and auditing purposes. Items can include food, clothing, toys, cleaning supplies and hygiene products
  • Attic Clean up - Groups sort through inventory and storage items to determine if items should be kept or channeled to other agencies.

For information regarding done in a day projects, please contact Bobby Richards, Facilities Manager, at or 440-724-5359.

Note: Participants in Done in a Day Projects must be at least 18 years of age.

Onsite Events:(back to positions menu)

  • Providence House can provide your company with speakers and a Providence House display for an onsite event for a wish list day collection, fundraiser or volunteer awareness, or brown bag lunch dialog on a range of issues related to child welfare and child abuse prevention

For information regarding onsite events or speakers, please contact Emily Perry, External Relations Manager, at or 216-651-5982 ext. 226.

Student Volunteerism:(back to positions menu)

  • High School Student Service Program -
  • The service learning program is available as a three or four day experience depending on availability and is open to Junior and Senior High School students who wish to experience the many facets of working in a non-profit ogranization. Students are engaged in a series of activities in every department of the agency in a program that begins at 10am and ends at 4pm each day. Transportation to and from Providence House is required. Highlights of the program include:
  1. An in-depth orientation of the programming and services provided at Providence House
  2. Serving a meal to the children each day (Please note that interaction with the children will not extend beyond this activity)
  3. Researching grant and funding opportunities for the agency
  4. Developing educational activities for the children to be administered by our professional childcare staff
  5. Assisting External Relations Manager with mailings, event prep and other projects as necessary
  6. Working with Facilities Manager on facility-related projects, such as inventory work

For information regarding our student service program, please contact Emily Shurilla, Director of Education, Compliance, and Outreach at or 216-651-5982 ext. 243.

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Providence House internships are unpaid appointments and are available in the Development or Social Work Departments. These positions provide an excellent foundation for future careers in social work or development-related careers.

Interns work within a specific, assigned area and also interact with our executive, administrative, case management and development professionals.

For more information regarding Development internship opportunities, please contact our Development Department.

Internships are also available for students enrolled in a Masters Level Social Work program. To learn more please contact our Director of Family Services.

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