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:



Temporary Part-Time Outreach and Organizing Specialist, Advocacy Department


The Outreach and Organizing Specialist will organize, support and mobilize residents in homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition for the Homeless’ advocacy campaigns and events, in particular those focused on securing housing-based homeless policies at the City and State level. The Outreach and Organizing Specialist will also conduct outreach within and monitoring of New York City homeless shelters. This will include monitoring and reporting on physical conditions of facilities and engaging with homeless individuals and families for the purpose of individual advocacy and referrals. At the direction of the Policy Director and President, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Outreach and Organizing Specialist will establish priorities and goals for organizing. He or she will also collaborate with the shelter monitoring and public policy work of the Coalition. The Outreach and Organizing Specialist shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA required. MSW preferred. One to three 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.  *Currently this is a temporary, part-time, 20 hour per week opportunity.  Flexible hours to include days and evenings.  Estimated 9 weeks.

REPORTS TO:  Policy Director, Advocacy Department

SALARY: Hourly pay commensurate w/experience & education


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: Temporary Part-Time Outreach & Organizing Specialist
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply

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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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