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.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Assistant provides administrative and managerial support for day-to-day operations for the office of the President/CEO. In addition to providing assistant and clerical support, the Executive Assistant edits written materials, conducts research and analyzes data for reports, correspondence, and presentations via the creation and preparation of spreadsheets, charts, graphs, tables and other materials. The Executive Assistant also helps with the maintenance and operation of the Salesforce database, and provides general assistance to the Development Department upon request. In order to best serve the President/CEO, the Executive Assistant will be expected to become familiar with the staff and operations of all departments of the Coalition, including 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; legal, 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 Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, WealthEngine and SalesForce preferred; ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in a demanding, multi-task environment while remaining responsive to changing priorities is required.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Executive Assistant shall:
1. Provide administrative and clerical support to the President/CEO including, but not limited to, office management, scheduling and logistics for daily meetings and special events, managing incoming and current paperwork, screening and transmitting telephone calls and emails, and drafting correspondence;
2. Serve as principal administrative contact and liaison with all Coalition constituents and external contacts, including foundations, individual donors, and media;
3. Manage complex calendars, arrange for meetings, appointments and travel; coordinate events, including conferences and seminars; participate in monthly calendar planning for the President/CEO;
4. Monitor the general Coalition email;
5. Conduct research on individual, foundation and corporate supporters using resources such as Wealth Engine, GuideStar, Foundation Center, and others;
6. Assist with maintenance and operation the fundraising database (Salesforce), conduct data analysis and compile information from/for foundations and media organizations, donors, and government agencies in support of agency publications and writing and speaking commitments of the President/CEO;
7. Provide general assistance to Development Department as requested;
8. Assist with updates of website using a content management system
9. Follow and assist with the Coalition's social media as necessary;
10. Assist with updating and preparing the Coalition's Resource Guide and manage distribution to various external audiences as requested
11. Use graphics and presentation software to prepare charts and slides for presentations, as well as the Coalition's newsletter.
REPORTS TO: President/CEO
SALARY: Commensurate w/experience & education, excellent benefits available
TO APPLY: Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: email@example.com (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Executive Assistant
No telephone inquiries please. Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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 desired. *Ability to work 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun (Mon & Tues off). The Part-Time Driver may be asked from time-to-time to provide coverage on some Mondays and Tuesdays in the event of a volunteer driver's absence.
Salary: $13.50 per hour (This is a part-time opportunity not to exceed 15-20 hours per week.) This position does not have company-sponsored benefits.
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Van Driver
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
First Step, a program of the Coalition for the Homeless, is a job training program for women. First Step's innovative 15-week curriculum includes over 75 hours of computer instruction, literacy workshops, communication and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace. First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations, and offers mentoring by experienced professional women. We provide a lifetime of post-graduate services, including job placement assistance, on-going mentoring from staff and volunteers, support groups, additional training seminars, and numerous networking opportunities with alumni and business professionals.
POSITION SUMMARY: One of the critical elements of First Step and part of what makes it so successful is the support that is provided to the women throughout their time in our program. During the 8-week internship phase, after the students have already completed the initial 5 week classroom training component, we pair each student with a Volunteer Job Coach. The Job Coaches are professional women who can support and assist our students in navigating their work environment. Essentially, the Job Coaches perform the function of a “mentor”. Through email, phone conversations, and face-to- face meetings, the Job Coaches are an added support for our students. By offering support and encouragement, giving feedback and guidance, providing networking opportunities and resources, as well as career development assistance, each Job Coach plays a vital part in the process.
The Job Coaches are required to maintain weekly contact with their “mentee” by phone and/or email, as well as schedule at least 2 face-to-face meetings, during the course of the 8 week internship. Attendance at the Job Coach Networking Event, typically held on a Wednesday evening, is required as well.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be patient, a good listener, and a self-starter. Candidate must have a significant interest in helping low-income women to build their self-confidence and skills, and achieve their career goals. Prior experience serving homeless and low-income women with mental health, substance abuse and past criminal issues preferred. Previous mentoring experience is a plus as well.
OTHER DETAILS/REQUIREMENTS: The days/hours that Job Coaches would need to be available are fairly flexible. Face-to-face meetings between job coaches and students can happen outside of normal business hours, depending on the schedule and availability of both parties. Job Coaches can volunteer to work with as many or as few class cycles as they would like.
This is an unpaid / volunteer position.
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor, First Step Program.
TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity to Elena Loveless at email@example.com. Elena can also be reached on 212-776-2073 should you have any queries or comments.
First Step, a program of the Coalition for the Homeless, is a job training program for women. First Step's innovative 14-week curriculum includes over 75 hours of computer instruction, literacy workshops, communication and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace. First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations, and offers mentoring by experienced professional women. We also provide a lifetime of post-graduate services, including job placement assistance, ongoing mentoring from staff and volunteers, support groups, additional training seminars, and numerous networking opportunities with alumni and business professionals.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Volunteer Job Search Counselor will work with graduates of the First Step program who have already completed the 14-week curriculum and are working on obtaining employment. Responsibilities will include: providing one-on-one assistance to graduates on all aspects of their job search, including the drafting and editing of their resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, job applications, and other job search related documents; guiding graduates, many of whom are beginner users of the computer, on the use of Microsoft Word, Internet, and E-mail to conduct a job search; researching job opportunities and sharing information with graduates based on their interest and qualifications; and record keeping such as graduate attendance and job search activities. After training, the job search counselor would have the opportunity if interested to teach workshops on topics related to job search.
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be patient, a good listener, and a self-starter. Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Internet navigation, and e-mail required. Basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook preferred. Candidate must have a significant interest in helping low income women to build their self-confidence and skills and achieve their career goals; prior experience serving homeless and low-income women with mental health, substance abuse and past criminal issues preferred.
OTHER DETAILS/REQUIREMENTS: The dates and times that Job Search Counselors are needed are from 9am - 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Job Search Counselor is required to volunteer at least 3 hours one day a week during that time frame for a minimum of 5 weeks.
This is an unpaid / volunteer position. If you would like to intern in this position as part of an academic internship program, we would be glad to work with you and your school.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director/ Manager of Job Development, First Step Program.
TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity. Also please specify in your cover letter the hours that you are available to volunteer.
E-mail Elizabeth Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail. No telephone inquiries please. Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.