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:



Lead Maintenance Worker, Operations

POSITION SUMMARY: The Lead Maintenance Worker, as assigned by the Manager of Operations, is responsible for completing janitorial and facility maintenance tasks in collaboration with other maintenance staff efficiently and effectively.  Performs senior maintenance role in organizing and performing janitorial and facilities duties.   Coordinates the supply and maintenance inventory.  Monitors building equipment, including HVAC systems and boilers, and is responsible for general building repairs.  Performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required; AA/AS or certificates in building systems maintenance preferred. At least three years related experience in commercial and/or residential maintenance to include janitorial services and facility repairs with at least two years supervisory experience required. Experience monitoring HVAC systems, building fire panels, and alarm systems required.  Ability to demonstrate knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, sheet rock, plastering, painting and mechanical repairs.  Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) required. Fire Safety Director certification preferred.  (Work Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and may be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift objects up to 75 pounds. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderately quiet to moderately noisy depending on the task being performed.)

REPORTS TO: Manager of Operations

SCHEDULE:  Mon – Fri (7:00am – 3:30pm) with one hour unpaid lunch break, flexibility required for possible weekend hours and work during inclement weather periods

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

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.  Include the job title in subject line of E-mail or on FAX cover sheet.
Email: (preferred)
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Lead Maintenance Worker
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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