Careers

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 CASE MANAGER, COALITION HOUSES

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM

SENIOR BOOKKEEPER, FINANCE

SHELTER MONITOR/ORGANIZER, ADVOCACY

PART-TIME SHELTER MONITOR/ORGANIZER, ADVOCACY

MANAGER OF OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OPERATIONS, OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

SOCIAL SERVICES CASE MANAGER, FIRST STEP JOB READINESS PROGRAM

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

Part-Time Case Manager, Coalition Houses

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Coalition Houses Part-time Case Manager provides direct services to the clients/residents of Coalition Houses including, but not limited to, case management, advocacy and assistance in obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, education/job skills, seeking employment, individual counseling, conflict mediation, support in achieving and maintaining independent living, access to health care, mental health, and substance use/dependence services. The Part-time Case Manager assists in ensuring effective service delivery and reports directly to the Coalition Houses and Bridge Building Program Director. S/he will be expected to function outside of the office in the population of Coalition Houses tenants in meeting their needs when required. The Part-time Case Manager will perform job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of the contractual agreement with the DHS and other relevant agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in a human services or health discipline preferred. Prior case/care management experience, especially in a supportive housing program, and experience working directly with homeless persons, individuals with mental illness, and/or individuals with histories of substance use is strongly desired. The individual should be resourceful and a creative problem-solver. S/he should possess a strong interest in providing support and collaboration towards client-centered goals. S/he must have the ability to function effectively independently and in the context of a team setting. *Work location is Upper West Side in Manhattan in 10024 zip code.

REPORTS TO:  Residential Housing Program Director (Coalition Houses and Bridge Building)

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Case Manager
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant Program Director, Crisis Intervention Program

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Crisis Intervention Assistant Program Director provides direct crisis services to the homeless population served by the low barrier program, including but not limited to, providing appropriate referrals and advocacy, particularly in regards to immediate needs and shelter related issues, as well as providing assistance in obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, and assisting with access to health, mental health, and substance use/dependence services. The Assistant Program Director works in a team environment within the Crisis Intervention program and reports directly to the Program Director of Crisis Intervention, in addition to receiving regular clinical supervision from the Senior Director of Crisis Services. He/She also assumes a leadership role within the team, assisting with day-to-day supervision of the department and client services. The Assistant Program Director performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and relevant funding agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS: MSW preferred or graduate degree with relevant recent clinical experience preferred. BA/BS in social work, human services or health discipline required. Prior case/care management experience, especially with homeless persons, individuals copies with mental illness or substance use, and persons living with HIV/AIDS strongly desired. Individual should be responsible, a strong advocate, and possess strong leadership skills.

Spanish proficiency is required.  

REPORTS TO:  Crisis Intervention Program Director/Senior Director of Crisis Services

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Assistant Program Director
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Shelter Monitor/Organizer, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelter system. This will include regularly visiting shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled and surprise inspections during both daytime and evening hours to document compliance, violations, problems and issues of concern in the shelters. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of individual advocacy and to provide referrals. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will also help organize, support and mobilize residents of homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Shelter Monitor/Organizer will establish priorities and goals for organizing and monitoring. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA required. MSW preferred. At least two years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. Well-developed oral advocacy, writing, and analytical skills required. Experience working with homeless and/or low-income people strongly preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

REPORTS TO:  Policy Director

SALARY: Commensurate w/experience & education (excellent benefits package)

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention:  Full-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Bookkeeper, Finance

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Senior Bookkeeper is responsible for recording all agency business transactions as well as assist in the processing employee payroll in the absence of Senior Accountant. In consultation with the CFO and the Senior Accountant, assists in the creation and maintenance of the Coalition’s financial records, the processing of invoices and other financial reports, data and journal entries, and clerical functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in accounting, finance, business administration or related discipline required. At least five years of related non-profit office management, finance, accounting, or contract management experience required. Experience with FundEZ or similar nonprofit accounting software and proficiency with a spreadsheet program (Excel, Quattro or Lotus) required. Must be detail-oriented, analytical, responsible and self-motivated, and able to multi-task.  

REPORTS TO:  Chief Financial Officer or designee

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention:  Senior Bookkeeper, Finance
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Shelter Monitor/Organizer, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelter system. This will include regularly visiting shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled and surprise inspections during both daytime and evening hours to document compliance, violations, problems and issues of concern in the shelters. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of individual advocacy and to provide referrals. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will also help organize, support and mobilize residents of homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Shelter Monitor/Organizer will establish priorities and goals for organizing and monitoring. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA required. MSW preferred. At least two years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. Well-developed oral advocacy, writing, and analytical skills required. Experience working with homeless and/or low-income people strongly preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

REPORTS TO:  Policy Director

SALARY: Commensurate w/experience & education (excellent benefits package)

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention:  Full-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer will conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelter system. This will include regularly visiting shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled and surprise inspections during both daytime and evening hours to document compliance, violations, problems and issues of concern in the shelters. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of individual advocacy and to provide referrals. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will also help organize, support and mobilize residents of homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Shelter Monitor/Organizer will establish priorities and goals for organizing and monitoring. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA required. MSW preferred. At least two years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. Well-developed oral advocacy, writing, and analytical skills required. Experience working with homeless and/or low-income people strongly preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred. *This is a part-time job 20 hours per week.

REPORTS TO: Policy Director

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations, Operations Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Coalition’s buildings, including residential program facilities and the Coalition’s headquarters at 129 Fulton Street. The Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations ensures that all Coalition- and affiliate-owned apartment units are in good repair and well-maintained and that the buildings receive necessary supplies and furnishings. He or she serves as Fire Safety Director/Emergency Action Plan Director (FSD/EAP) and ensures compliance with fire codes. The Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: An Associate’s degree in a relevant business or human services discipline is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Five years of non-profit or government human services-related office administration and/or experience in property management are required (two years of which may be substituted for the Associate’s degree requirement). Experience with property management software strongly preferred. Experience with supportive housing programs and services for the homeless are strongly desired. FSD/EAP Certificate of Fitness strongly preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations & Technology

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Social Services Case Manager, First Step Job Readiness Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The Social Services Case Manager provides direct client services in the First Step Program including, but not limited to, case management, support, advocacy and assistance. The Social Services Case Manager assists clients with obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, housing, emergency assistance and with childcare referrals. The Social Services Case Manager facilitates psycho-educational classes, support groups, intakes/information sessions, and is responsible for assisting the Social Services Supervisor in providing the intensive support needed for clients to overcome obstacles and graduate the program.  The Social Services Case Manager performs job duties consistent with the mission of the Coalition in conjunction with the goals of The First Step Program.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Associate’s degree (or commensurate experience) in social work, psychology, counseling, or other human service discipline required, BA/BS is preferred.  At least two years of prior experience in serving homeless and low-income women in a social service setting, and knowledge of public benefits/entitlements are strongly preferred; prior case management experience with mentally ill and substance users is preferred.  Must possess leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to motivate others, the ability to multi-task, to work as a member of a team, and to work independently.

REPORTS TO: Social Services Supervisor

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Social Services Case Manager
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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