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:



Training and Education Specialist, First Step Job Training Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The First Step Program is a 15-week job-training program that supports homeless and low-income adult women in meeting employment and educational goals through computer training, case management, internships, job-placement assistance, empathy and hope. The Training and Education Specialist designs and conducts software training on Windows 7 and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher, as well as G Suite and other applications, for students of the First Step Program. The Training and Education Specialist reports directly to the First Step Program Director and works in a team environment within the First Step program staff, supporting all phases of outreach, recruitment and instruction. The Training and Education Specialist performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and relevant funding agreements.

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; familiarity with G Suite, including Google Docs, Calendar, Drive and email; 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 class; 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 preferred.

REPORTS TO: Program Director, First Step Job Training Program

ANNUAL SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and education

Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of email or on FAX cover sheet
Email: (preferred) or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Training and Education Specialist
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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