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:

PROGRAM ASSISTANT, GRAND CENTRAL FOOD PROGRAM

SOCIAL SERVICES CASE MANAGER, FIRST STEP JOB READINESS PROGRAM

INDIVIDUAL GIVING AND DATABASE MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

MANAGER OF SPECIAL EVENTS, DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT

PART-TIME VAN DRIVER, GRAND CENTRAL FOOD PROGRAM

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

Program Assistant, Grand Central Food Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The GCFP Program Assistant aids the GCFP Program Director with general program operations (including volunteer recruitment and orientation, recognition events, and program scheduling). The GCFP Program Assistant is responsible (with assistance of part-time drivers) for the nightly distribution of meals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree or equivalent course credits toward BA/BS degree preferred; valid NY State driver’s license with a clean driving record required; experience driving vans or small trucks required; at least one year prior supervisory experience required; excellent communication skills required; Food Safety Certification preferred; proven computer skills w/proficiency w/MS Office products (Word and Excel) preferred; prior team building experience preferred; ability to perform heavy lifting up to 80 pounds is required; ability to work a schedule to include day and evening shifts, holidays and weekends required.

SCHEDULE:  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday day and evening hours required (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM), Saturday and Sunday evening hours required (2:00PM – 7:15 PM); regular days off are Thursday and Friday.

REPORTS TO:  Grand Central Food Program Director

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education

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, Attn: GCFP Program Assistant
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

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, Attn: 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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Individual Giving and Database Manager, Development Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Individual Giving and Database Manager oversees the management and maintenance of the Development database (Salesforce/Causeview) including all gift and data entry, interfaces with the direct mail vendor to execute acquisition and renewal mailings throughout the year, and handles all in-house mailings. The Individual Giving and Database Manager is responsible for generating tracking reports, reconciling reports with the finance department, processing direct mail and online donations, acknowledging gifts, managing the direct mail calendar, working with the direct mail vendor, ensuring all deadlines are met, coordinating mailing lists, responding to donor inquiries, answering the development hotline and working as a part of the development team as a whole. The Individual Giving and Database Manager performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA/BS required. Candidate must have at least two years of Salesforce database administration experience, including large-scale data imports and exports; campaign and appeal creation; Salesforce custom object creation and editing; user profile creation and maintenance. Must be able to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the database by creating and running regular record deduplication and other data validation procedures. Must have ability to make modifications and updates to database while maintaining the integrity of the system and data, as issues with the existing database structure are identified. The candidate must have significant experience with the native reporting functions in Salesforce. Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Must be extremely well-organized, detail-oriented and MS Office proficient.

REPORTS TO: Development 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, Attn: Individual Giving and Database Manager
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager of Special Events, Development Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager of Special Events works under the Director of Development and Coalition leadership to plan and implement the organization’s fundraising and cultivation events. The Manager administers and coordinates all activities related to the three major annual fundraising events – a family carnival event, a benefit luncheon, and a major art auction/cocktail reception – and assists in other special projects. The Manager oversees all aspects of the events, including vendor and consultant management; benefit committees; sponsorships; invitations and save-the-dates; venues; catering; décor; and agendas. The Manager works closely with volunteers, event committees and the Director of Development to ensure that events are efficiently managed. The Manager performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and will be expected to become familiar with the programs and advocacy work of the Coalition.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS and not less than four years of nonprofit event planning experience are required. Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational, and public speaking skills are required. Must have ability to effectively manage multiple projects with multiple priorities and stay on strict deadlines. Must be extremely driven and able to work independently.

REPORTS TO: Director of Development and Coalition leadership

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, Attn:Manager of Special Events
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Development Associate, Development Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Development Associate will work closely under the Manager of Special Events and Director of Development to provide all support as necessary in the planning, execution and follow-up of the Coalition’s annual fundraising events, including ARTWALK NY, Women Mean Business Luncheon, Carnival Night for Kids. The Development Associate will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing in-kind donations, including the Coalition’s two annual drives: Project: Back to School and the Holiday Toy Drive and Party. The Development Associate will also provide general support to the entire Development Department as requested, including use of the Salesforce database.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA/BS required; exceptional written and oral communication and research skills required; related experience in event planning or development; legal, non-profit and/or public policy experience highly preferred; proficiency in Microsoft Office products required; familiarity with Photoshop and Salesforce preferred; ability to work in a demanding, multi-task environment while remaining responsive to changing priorities is required.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Development Associate shall:

  1. Assist Manager of Special Events in the planning and execution of all Coalition fundraising events; duties include but are not limited to gift entry, payment and expense tracking, preparation and mailing of solicitation and acknowledgment letters.
  2. Under supervision of Manager of Special Events, assist with coordination of all third party fundraising events;
  3. Organize and manage the two major annual citywide drives of in-kind donations: Project Back to School and the Holiday Toy Drive; duties include solicitation of and communication with donors, coordinating drop-off sites; arranging storage and transportation of materials; tracking all gifts and coordinating acknowledgements.
  4. Organize the annual Holiday Party for homeless youth that serves as the culmination of the Annual Toy Drive;
  5. Under supervision of Director of Development, assist with requests for volunteer opportunities at the Coalition;
  6. Manage the receipt and organization of in-kind donations to the Coalition and work collaboratively with Programs staff on the organization and distribution of in-kind donations;
  7. Assist with maintenance and operation of the Development database (Salesforce);
  8. Provide general assistance to Development Department as requested.

REPORTS TO: Manager of Special Events and Director of Development

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, Attn: Development Associate
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

REPORTS TO: President/CEO

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, 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 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.
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org
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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