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Union Settlement Association Seeks Director, Community Outreach (NYC)

Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. More than 350 staff work in our organization, and our services impact 10,000 people every year. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem. For more information about Union Settlement, please visit our website at www.unionsettlement.org.

 Position:              Director, Community Outreach

Department:      Operations

Reports to:         Associate Executive Director, Operations/COO

Hours:                  Full-time

Salary:                $75,000

FLSA:                  Exempt

The Director, Community Outreach will engage in and help coordinate Union Settlement’s community outreach initiatives, in order to connect underserved East Harlem residents with the services they need. A successful candidate will be passionate about Union Settlement’s mission, enjoy getting out into the community to promote Union Settlement, be organized, creative, a self-starter, and have a flexible and adaptive approach.

 Responsibilities

  • The Director is responsible for communicating and furthering the mission of Union Settlement by connecting community members to the programs, initiatives and activities of Union Settlement, including:
  • Reach out to groups of local residents, including tenants’ associations, block associations, PTAs, senior centers and religious congregations to provide information about Union Settlement’s services.
  • Connect with local nonprofits and other service providers, to collect information about the services they provide and any eligibility requirements.
  • Conduct outreach at public events, such as street fairs, health fairs, youth fairs and public school open houses.
  • Meet with individual residents to discuss their needs, and how Union Settlement can assist them and/or help connect them with the services they require.
  • Devise strategies to target individuals most in need, including the hard-to-reach populations such as recent immigrants, undocumented residents, individuals who are homeless or in temporary or unstable housing situations, etc.
  • Help ensure that Union Settlement’s programs utilize best practices when conducting outreach activities, including serving as a resource and sounding board for programs, providing guidance and feedback, and developing an integrated outreach strategy.
  • Create a calendar of outreach dates/times/locations, and ensuring that employees conducting outreach have appropriate materials for distribution to the public.
  • Serve as a liaison with government offices and agencies, including local elected officials, Manhattan Community Board 11, public schools, libraries, and federal, state and local government offices.
  • Support all Union Settlement program outreach, and general outreach communication efforts.
  • Interact with Union Settlement staff and board, interns, volunteers, funders, community organizations, and the public.
  • Coordinate external events that help connect community residents to Union Settlement’s services.
  • Recruit and train volunteers for community outreach and event support.
  • Collaborate with program staff and designers to develop and create outreach materials, flyers, brochures, info handouts etc.
  • Promote upcoming programs, events, workshops, internships, fundraising, and initiatives via list-servs, flyers, emails, posters, etc.
  • Submit all program events to community calendars and websites.
  • Coordinate and staff tabling events.
  • Develop system for capturing, tracking and trending outreach requests for the agency.
  • Manage outreach email group.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with at least three years of demonstrated outreach and/or marketing experience.
  • Proven written and visual communication skills.
  • Experience planning and implementing high quality community events.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-directed and able to take initiative.
  • Ability to handle matters of confidentiality with utmost tact and diplomacy.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary to any Union Settlement sites in East Harlem as needed to respond to requests.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to: operationscareers@unionsettlement.org with “Director, Community Outreach in the subject line.

UNION SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Location

237 East 104th Street, New York, NY 10029, New York, NY 10029

 

A Bookkeeping Cooperative Seeks Bookkeeper/Consultant/Educator

ABC is a worker-owned cooperative committed to building a solidarity economy.  We provide accounting + bookkeeping + consulting + financial education to cooperatives, social justice groups, nonprofits, freelancers, and small businesses.  We love to facilitate workshops and believe that participatory learning is a powerful tool for social change.

ABC currently has 6 members and 2 contractors.  We are worker-owned and collectively managed, meaning we all run the business and share in the surpluses or losses together.  We are looking for potential members who want to provide supportive, values-based financial services to clients and contribute to our growing cooperative workplace.

The Role Candidate Bookkeeper/Consultant/Educator
Candidacy is a one year ownership track position that emphasizes direct bookkeeping to clients and the chance to co-facilitate workshops, support ABC’s organizational development, and receive training in accounting and cooperative governance.

Candidates receive a mid-point evaluation at 6 months and then again at one year to determine if they meet the requirements of a membership position.

Location New York City
ABC rents co-working space in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  We also work onsite with New York metro area clients.

Compensation

Position starts at a salary equivalent to $25/hr with potential for a $5/hr raise after 6 months.
Potential to become a member after 1 year with a starting salary equivalent to $35/hr.

Benefits

Up to $400/month towards insurance premiums or other medical expenses after 3 months
Dental and vision insurance after 3 months
25-35 hour work week
Flexible schedule and ability to work partially remotely
Paid time off (including self-selected holidays and vacation)
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Potential to become a member after the candidacy period (pay increase, professional development funds, patronage dividend/profit sharing, equal cooperative ownership share).
1 month sabbatical after 2 years
3 month sabbatical after 7 years (with the option to extend up to 9 months unpaid)

Responsibilities   

Client Work 65%

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting
    • Initial assessment
    • Set up
    • Clean up
    • Ongoing
  • Workshops/Trainings

Internal Work 35%

  • Meetings/Training
    • Monthly general meeting
    • Internal committee meetings
    • Peer supervision meetings 2x/month
    • Bookkeeping training/skills development as needed
  • Organizational development (depending on interests)
    • Outreach/Client development
    • Policy Development
    • Materials/Curriculum development

Required 

  • Alignment with the Cooperative Principles and ABC’s Points of Unity
  • At least 2 years of bookkeeping experience as a primary responsibility
    • Proficient in inputting transactions, reconciling accounts, processing and entering A/R and A/P, recordkeeping, payroll, and financial reporting
  • Able to independently manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Commitment to self-reflection and ongoing learning
  • Clear, timely, and thoughtful communication
  • Able to build trusting relationships with coworkers and clients
  • Available to work in person in NYC

Preferred  

  • Multi-lingual (especially Spanish)
  • Experience in training, facilitation, and popular education
  • Experience in organizational or business development
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks Online (QBO)
  • Proficiency with additional accounting software such as Xero, QB desktop for Mac and PC, FundE-Z, and GnuCash

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume together as a single PDF with the subject “Candidate Application” to <work@bookkeeping.coop>.  In your cover letter, please share your experience and skills, your interest in the position, and what about ABC’s model or points of unity resonates with you most and why.

ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As a cooperative committed to centering those most directly affected by systems of oppression, we strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, trans, gender nonconforming, non-binary, intersex, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, queer, and bisexual people, people with disabilities, people who are neurodiverse, immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, and people from poor and working class backgrounds.

This position will remain open until filled.

Location: New York City

Position: Candidate Bookkeeper/Consultant/Educator (25-35 hrs/week)

Ideal Start Date: December 2019-January 2020

Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI) Seeks Executive Director

Who owns the future of the Bronx? The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI) is a community-led effort to build an equitable, sustainable, and democratic local economy that creates shared wealth and ownership for low-income people of color—what we call economic democracy. Read more about our work here. We are looking for an Executive Director to lead BCDI’s ongoing efforts to develop, coordinate, and implement strategies, partnerships, and projects to realize our vision for systems change in the Bronx, where people share ownership over the resources in their community and participate equitably in deciding how they are used. As Executive Director, this person will be the public face of the organization and will be responsible for ensuring the success of the team as a whole.

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America Works of New York, Inc. Seeks Career Advisor (Bronx, NY)

Purpose: We are currently recruiting dynamic individuals to join our team as a Career Advisor for our Bronx, Queens office.

About America Works:  Called “a company with a conscience,” America Works was founded in 1984 by social activist and entrepreneur, Peter Cove, who wanted to put his ideals about poverty and the American dream into practice.

Joined by Dr. Lee Bowes as the CEO, America Works has helped more than 800,000 individuals increase their self-sufficiency through gainful employment, including military veterans, welfare and SNAP recipients, young adults, the criminal justice involved, homeless, non-custodial parents, persons receiving disability, among others. America Works uses a blended model that includes work readiness training, vocational training, career placement, career advancement, and employment retention services.

America Works is a 100% Women-Owned Business. Our mission is to equip each individual who comes to our offices with the right tools so that they are able to provide for themselves and their loved ones. We believe the most effective approach in helping people out of poverty is by assisting them in finding meaningful employment. Our proven methods, services and experienced staff offer the right combination for success.

Join an incredible company of professionals who are passionate about embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for a person becoming self-sufficient while learning how to navigate job searches and employment opportunities; and securing meaningful employment. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it!

This position will provide you with a sense of purpose, unique challenges, and enable you to make a true impact on our business and the person’s life you are enhancing.

We are currently recruiting dynamic individuals to join our team as a Career Advisor (Case Manager) to provide case management to a roster of candidates seeking employment and trainings in our Bronx NY office. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completes orientation and intakes of new participants
  • Develops engagement plan that includes trainings, workshops, employment opportunities and other appointments
  • Responsible for keeping updated records and notes of pre & post employed clients
  • Strong ability and drive to meet contractual goals
  • Excellent outreach and follow up skills
  • Assists participants in identifying and overcoming employment barriers
  • Provides referrals for services that assist participants in reaching long-term employment goals
  • Responsible for imputing attendance and is main contact person for participants on his/her caseload, ensuring that all paperwork is handled appropriately
  • Develops a partnership with participants, tracking employment/training and offering continued supportive services and incentives

Requirements

  • A. or B.S. a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must have previous case management experience
  • Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
  • Capable of setting boundaries and holding clients accountable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be flexible to changes in and out of the office
  • Strong ability to multitask

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance
  • 401K
  • Wonderful team
  • Great work-life balance
  • Important mission

Next Steps

  • Interested candidates should provide an up-to-date resume and a letter of interest that speaks to a) why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position and b) what you are uniquely positioned to bring to America Works generally and the Education and Training team, specifically.
  • Please email the above-mentioned documents to kventers@americaondemand.net 

America Works Seeks Teacher/Trainer

America Works lifts people out of poverty using its unique brand of intensive, personalized employment services. Called “a company with a conscience,” it was founded in 1984 by social activist and entrepreneur Peter Cove, a Boston native who wanted to put his ideals about poverty and the American dream into practice. America Works is headquartered in New York City and has offices across all five boroughs. 

Teacher / Trainer Role Details:

As businesses and technologies shift, the skills required to succeed in the workforce are also changing. America Works provides each jobseeker a suite of education and training opportunities – tailored to that jobseeker’s unique needs – to help improve their options in the current economic landscape in New York City. Anticipated teacher / Trainer compensation commensurate with experience.

The Opportunity:

Teacher / Trainers (“Trainers”) will work with America Works’ Education and Training Team, a team of nearly 20 fellow educators to facilitate engaging training programs that provide critical knowledge and tangible, marketable skills to adult jobseekers. The ideal candidate has experience teaching, enjoys working with diverse groups of people, is interested in being a part of a dynamic team of educators interested in sharing best practices and collaborating on curriculum and classroom engagement tactics, and is a self-starter looking to play a proactive role in helping shape the education department at America Works. The trainer will work closely with clients in the Bronx location.

Opportunity Details:

As a key member of the America Works Education and Training Team, the Trainer will have opportunities to:

  • Work with education and training team to provide job-readiness, skill development, and vocational training to low-income and unemployed adults (“AW clients”)
  • Plan and facilitate classes in English (and, in the case of selected Spanish-speaking candidates, potentially facilitate courses in Spanish)
  • Support AW clients on a path toward long-term success by seeking to understand / identify their individual career needs and corresponding career milestones and goals; refer AW clients into technical skills training and certification programs
  • Translate complex material in a way that is engaging, dynamic, and relatable for AW clients interested in various career paths; relate class content to real-life scenarios in which AW clients may find themselves
  • Assist Spanish-speaking AW clients in navigating the job search process
  • Work with America Works’ job placement team to connect AW clients in classes with logical employment opportunities based on demonstrated skills, career goals, and character / professional strengths
  • Facilitate feedback surveys and track attendance, examination, and employment outcomes for AW clients in classes

The ideal candidate is:

  • A people-person: Truly loves working with others, able to relate to individuals from all walks of life, patient and understanding
  • Dynamic: Strong presentation skills with a knack for engaging audiences, capable of teaching both one-on-one, small groups, and large groups
  • Innovative: brings new methods of teaching into classroom and is eager to provide and facilitate solutions when facing roadblocks
  • Able to roll with the punches / be flexible: Capable of picking up skills and projects quickly, willing to be flexible and work with team to provide best instruction possible
  • Communicative: Able to relay complex materials clearly to low-literacy learners, strong interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • A true team player: Enjoys working with groups, able to work across departments to ensure best outcomes for students

Qualifications:

  • College degree required
  • Must have 1-2 years of experience teaching
  • Experience in high school teaching, higher education, and / or adult education preferred · Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

Location:

  • America Works is hiring trainers for locations in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Downtown Brooklyn. Travel to midtown Manhattan may be required at times.

Next Steps:

  • Interested candidates should provide an up-to-date resume and a letter of interest that speaks to a) why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position and b) what you are uniquely positioned to bring to America Works generally and the Education and Training team, specifically.
  • Please email the above-mentioned documents to kventers@americaondemand.net with the subject line “APPLICANT_AW Teacher / Trainer Position” 

Leap Fund Seeks Program Associate (P/T) (Brooklyn, NY)

Leap Fund is seeking a Program Associate, who is a self-starter looking to make a meaningful contribution to a social impact start-up at the front lines of the benefits cliff.

About The Problem: Millions of low income Americans are getting punished for getting a raise: the culprit is called a benefits cliff. Here’s a video that explains what a benefits cliff is in 20 seconds (Essentially, the point at which families make too much money to receive benefits, but not enough to sustain themselves and their household). This is a nationwide problem. Recently, Ohio’s Chamber of Commerce released revelations from their own study, showing that 20% of Ohio businesses have employees facing benefits cliffs. Given the recent proposal to force 3.1 million Americans off of SNAP benefits, leading directly to a benefits cliff, the time for action is now.

About The Solution: Leap Fund is focused on this problem by creating solutions for benefits recipients, and we’re running a pilot that is a workaround to what is a fundamental policy failure. Most of the policy work in the benefits cliff space focuses on the problem space: we’re unique in that we’re focused on actionable, in-the-real-world solutions.

P/T Program Associate Position Description:

We’re looking for Part-time Program Associate who can work 20 hours/week with us over a 10 week period (temp-to perm, funding dependent). Compensation is between $15-$18/hour depending on experience. We need your help to run our pilot program, recruit and onboard an employer, collect and report on data and proof points, and other duties as they arise. Specific deliverables will be developed and agreed upon with ideal candidate.

Requirements:

  • Some experience working with populations who earn (or receive) lower income, and utilize public benefits

  • Attention to detail, great communication skills, and detail-/deadline-oriented

  • Location: NYC, some remote work possible. Ability to work with clients on-site within Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx

  • Excitement to ask questions, give feedback, and learn together

  • Ideal for a college student, recent graduate, or someone with similarly relevant experience

  • Nice to have: Bilingual (Spanish and English)

To apply

  • Please email info@myleapfund.com with the subject: Program Associate Application: [your name]

  • In the body of the email, include a few paragraphs on why you think you’d be a good fit for this position and with the mission of Leap Fund.

  • Attach a PDF of your resume, and/or link to your LinkedIn profile within the body of the email.

Leap Fund is fiscally sponsored by Henry Street Settlement, and supported by the Robin Hood foundation. Leap Fund is an equal opportunity employer, and we enthusiastically encourage any underrepresented folks to apply. We are focused on our solutions-oriented, employer-based financial products – help us make that magic happen with actionable, useful financial counseling!