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:





Executive Assistant, Advocacy Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Assistant provides critical administrative and managerial support for the office of the President/CEO.  In addition to providing general assistant and clerical support, the Executive Assistant drafts correspondence, edits a wide variety of written materials, helps research and analyze data for reports and presentations, which typically include spreadsheets, charts, graphs, tables and other materials.  The Executive Assistant also provides general assistance to the Development Department upon request. In order to best serve the President/CEO, the Executive Assistant is expected to become familiar with the staff and operations of all departments of the Coalition – Advocacy, Programs, Development, Finance and Operations.  The Executive Assistant performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; three years of related experience providing complex administrative support in a high-profile environment required; exceptional written and oral communication, editing and research skills required; non-profit and/or public policy experience highly preferred; solid working knowledge of office processes and business policy development required; proficiency in Microsoft Office products required; familiarity with Photoshop and SalesForce preferred. This position requires self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in a demanding, multi-task environment while remaining responsive to changing priorities. The ideal candidate is inherently interested in state, local and national politics and committed to being conversant in poverty-related issues, particularly the myriad aspects of modern, mass homelessness.


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


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: (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Executive Assistant
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time MS Office Suite 2010 Computer Instructor, First Step Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Computer Instructor designs and conducts software training on Windows 7 and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer, among other applications, for clients of the First Step Program. The Part-Time Computer Instructor performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of any agreements with the agency’s funding sources.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in a relevant discipline, or equivalent post-secondary education combined with relevant experience strongly preferred.  Requirements include comprehensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; formal presentation skills and the ability to present ideas effectively, including the use of nonverbal communication and visual aids which are tailored to the characteristics and needs of the audience; ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences; a basic understanding of computer network operating systems; and strong time management skills and an ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced setting.  Desired skills and qualifications include prior experience teaching software modules in a formal classroom setting, as well as an understanding of adult learning methodologies and the ability to incorporate them into an effective presentation.  Prior experience serving homeless and low-income women with history of domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and/or past criminal issues preferred.

*Preferred schedule: Ability to work Part-Time Schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

REPORTS TO: Program Director, First Step Program.

SALARY: Hourly pay commensurate with experience & education

Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet.
cover letter and current resume with salary requirements:
Email: (preferred)
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Part-Time Computer Instructor, First Step Program
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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: $13.50 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.
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: 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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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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