Make a Rewarding Career Move

The Coalition for the Homeless offers rewarding career opportunities for counselors, teachers, social workers, case managers and organizers. Coalition programs offer a variety of entry-level and professional positions for those who wish to join our dedicated and talented corps of human services workers and advocates.

Positions Available:






Part-Time Van Driver, Grand Central Food Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The GCFP Part-Time Driver works with the GCFP Program Assistant to ensure that the GCFP vehicle is in good working order, and is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of meals.  As with other members of the GCFP program team, the GCFP Part-Time Driver collaborates with volunteers to assist in distribution of meals to clients at the site. The GCFP Part-Time Driver performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of the HPNAP agreement with the New York State Department of Health.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A High School degree or GED is required. Valid NYS driver’s license with no moving vehicle violations required.  Two years of related experience in driving experience in a human services setting, strongly desiredMust be able to perform heavy-lifting up to 80 pounds. 

*Part-time hours:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday – Sunday

Salary: $15.00 per hour (This is a part-time opportunity)

To Apply:
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources
Email: (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Van Driver
No telephone inquiries, please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director of Government Relations and Legal Affairs, Advocacy Department

POSITION SUMMARY: Develops and directs the Coalition for the Homeless strategy for asserting and defending the legal rights of homeless New Yorkers. Analyzes public policies with respect to homelessness in New York City, including the provision of homeless services and the related issues of housing, welfare, and mental health policies.  In coordination with the Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Advocacy staff and Coalition leadership, develops strategy, policy background, and message for the Coalition’s monitoring work, advocacy/public policy agenda, litigation strategy, and various advocacy campaigns.  In coordination with the Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Advocacy staff and Coalition leadership, develops the Coalition’s public education and policy materials and supervises its media strategy on public policy issues related to the Coalition’s mission.  The Director of Government Relations and Legal Affairs shall demonstrate exemplary leadership, provide a vision, and foster a tone consistent with the values, mission, and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS:  JD required. Ten years of progressively greater responsibility for advocacy, media, organizing, campaign, government, and/or direct service experience with homelessness, housing, poverty, public benefits, or related issues. Six years of experience with public policy issues.  Exceptional leadership qualities, writing and editing ability as well as polished oral presentation, media relations, strategic advocacy, and analytical skills required. Litigation experience not required but may be helpful.

REPORTS TO:  Deputy Executive Director for Policy

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits package

Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.
Include the job title in subject line of E-mail 
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Dir of Government Relations & Legal Affairs
No telephone inquiries, please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Chief Financial Officer, Coalition for the Homeless

POSITION SUMMARY: The Coalition for the Homeless is seeking an experienced, hardworking Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the Executive Director and working in collaboration with the senior team, the CFO will direct and oversee all finance and accounting functions including financial forecasting, budget preparation, financial reporting, and cash management.

The CFO will establish and monitor the annual operating budget, appraise the organization’s financial position and issue reports, and oversee audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, and insurance activities for the Coalition. The CFO ensures the organization’s compliance with all relevant government agencies, banking institutions, and other external entities and oversees the management of all government contracts. The CFO designs and implements a cash management system, evaluates the need for obtaining credit or investing surpluses and manages the Coalition’s investments and assets. S/he will manage a four-person Finance team as well as the Manager of Human Resources.

The CFO must be a detail-oriented strategic leader who can manage the financial needs of the organization, be responsive to the leadership and the Board and work closely with the auditors. S/he will have expertise in financial management and reporting, accounting, cash management, city/government contracts and compliance. The CFO will have strong interpersonal skills, be a strong communicator both internally and externally, employ a hands-on, open door management style and have the ability to address and solve problems as they arise. The successful candidate must be flexible, a team player, capable of collaborating with program and fundraising teams and strongly committed to the mission of the Coalition.


  • Provide oversight and leadership to all financial functions for the Coalition for the Homeless, including budgeting, cash management, contract management, audits, financial reporting, payroll and compliance.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director and Board, plan, direct and implement fiscal policies and internal control procedures. Regularly assess these policies and practices in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Direct and coordinate the establishment and monitoring of the Coalition’s operating and capital budgets and continuously examine and refine budgeting and other financial processes.
  • Oversee all activities of the Finance Department and provide management support, leadership, and supervision to Finance staff as well as the Manager of Human Resources.
  • Ensure organizational and contract compliance with all relevant governmental agencies, banking institutions, corporate partners and other external entities.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial management reports, including monthly, quarterly and annual finance and variance reports for all departments, weekly cash reports and budget forecasting reports.
  • Serve as the principal contact with the Coalition’s banks and other financial institutions.
  • Together with the Executive Director, Board Treasurer and the Board Finance/Audit Committee, arrange for and assist in the development of annual and other outside audits of the agency’s finances and financial processes and the issuance of required reports to governmental and regulatory authorities.
  • Oversee preparation of City, State and Federal lobbying reports.
  • Coordinate with the Development Department on streamlining of internal processes for receiving, categorizing, booking and tracking revenue from all sources.
  • Work with Director of Operations and Technology to develop and monitor budget for all operating and capital expenses related to organization’s properties, offices, equipment, technology and other allocated expenses.
  • Oversee all compliance for the organization, including internal compliance with the organization’s by-laws and policies and corporate income tax compliance.
  • Investigate and resolve any alleged violations of ethical and legal standards, including those related to employment discrimination or corporate accounting practices.
  • Together with the Executive Director and Board Finance and Audit Committee, manage the Coalition’s investments and other assets.
  • Provide strategic financial planning, guidance, and advice to senior management and the Board on financially significant issues including capital investments, leases, and pension funds.


  • Passion for the Coalition’s mission and commitment to serving the homeless.
  • Experience managing finance in an executive or managerial capacity within a nonprofit.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal, State and/or City contracts.
  • Sufficient competence and professional stature to advise Program Directors and the Board Finance and Audit Committee on financial matters pertaining to cash-flow, budget and contract issues.
  • Experience with FundEZ or similar nonprofit accounting software and high proficiency with Excel.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, ethical, responsible and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with all people connected to the Coalition.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required; Masters in Accounting and CPA certification preferred.

TO APPLY: Please apply via DRG Search.

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Part-Time Group Leader, Bound for Success/Youth Services

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Group Leader of Bound for Success is responsible for the daily implementation of the after school/summer curriculum consistent with the policies of Coalition for the Homeless. He/She helps to plan and carry out lessons incorporating homework assistance, tutoring, educational building activities, as well as creative and recreational activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of two years of college plus prior experience in working with school-age children in educational and recreational settings. Must be a team player, flexible, outgoing, focused and enjoy working with children. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate is a plus. *This is a regular part-time job with regular work hours 3:00 – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri. May be required to work additional hours on days with scheduled field trips, requires some flexibility with start and end times. Part-time hours increase during summer months for 7 weeks in July and August. Must be able to travel to work location in Canarsie, Brooklyn (11236 zip code)

SCHEDULE: 15 – 17 hours per week

REPORTS TO: Director of Bound for Success, Youth Services

SALARY: $15.00 per hour

Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Group Leader
No telephone inquiries, please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Summer Camp Positions, Camp Homeward Bound

Coalition for the Homeless seeks seasonal counselors and supervisors for its Camp Homeward Bound program located in Harriman State Park. Started in 1984, the Homeward Bound program was the first camp in the nation created specifically to serve homeless children. Camp Homeward Bound provides a safe, predictable, and highly structured environment for homeless youngsters (ages seven to fifteen). We foster the development of positive social and learning skills and is scheduled for three sessions each summer.

At Camp Homeward Bound camp staff receive pre-camp training, ongoing support, and mentoring throughout the summer. Counselors and supervisors develop problem solving and leadership skills that future employers may find valuable. Camp staff aim to positively influence a group of young people in need of strong positive role models. They look forward to meeting new people around the world, forming lasting friendships, and working with a team of dedicated individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For more information about Camp Homeward Bound, click here.

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