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:






Part-Time Group Leader, Bound for Success/Youth Services

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Group Leader of Bound for Success is responsible for the daily implementation of the after school/summer curriculum consistent with the policies of Coalition for the Homeless. He/She helps to plan and carry out lessons incorporating homework assistance, tutoring, educational building activities, as well as creative and recreational activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of two years of college plus prior experience in working with school age children in educational and recreational settings. Must be a team player, flexible, outgoing, focused and enjoy working with children. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate is a plus.

*This is a regular part-time job with regular work hours 3:00 – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri. May be required to work additional hours on days with scheduled field trips, requires some flexibility with start and end times. Part-time hours increase during summer months for 7 weeks in July and August. You must be able to travel to work location in Jamaica, Queens (11432 zip code).

SCHEDULE: 15-17 hours per week

REPORTS TO: Director of Bound for Success, Youth Services

SALARY: $16.00 per hour

Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: or
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Group Leader
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Executive Assistant, Coalition for the Homeless

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Assistant provides critical administrative and managerial support to the Executive Director as well as to the Development Department and other departments of the Coalition as requested. In addition to providing general assistant and clerical support, the Executive Assistant drafts correspondence and other materials, executes the acknowledgement (receipt) process for donations, and manages the general Coalition email account and phone lines. In order to best serve the Executive Director, 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 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 the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.


The Executive Assistant shall:

  1. Provide administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director including, but not limited to, office management, scheduling and logistics for daily meetings and special events, managing incoming and current paperwork, taking notes and minutes at meetings, screening and transmitting telephone calls and emails, and drafting correspondence;
  2. Serve as principal administrative contact and liaison with Coalition constituents and external contacts, including individual donors, board members, members of the public and offices of elected officials;
  3. Help draft and edit development materials;
  4. Oversee and execute the acknowledgement process for individual donations, including drafting letters, tracking, performing data clean up, remaining apprised of all high-dollar donations, and ensuring that donors receive receipts in a timely fashion;
  5. Conduct in-depth research on individual, foundation and corporate supporters and potential sponsors/benefactors;
  6. Manage complex calendars, arrange for meetings and appointments; help coordinate fundraising, advocacy and staff events; responsible for calendar planning for the Executive Director and Senior Staff;
  7. Manage the general Coalition email and phone lines – prioritizing and effecting responses to a wide range of inquiries;
  8. Become familiar with general resources for clients and the types of assistance the Coalition offers in order to provide information to clients prior to case management, and communicate with the Crisis Intervention Program and Advocacy regularly to determine appropriate responses to clients;
  9. Become familiar with and assist as needed with the Development department, including grants management, events, drives, individual donations and digital media.
  10. Assist the Advocacy and other departments as needed with administrative tasks and logistical support.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Director of Development

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, Attention: 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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

SALARY: $17.00 per hour (This is a part-time opportunity)

Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources
Email: (preferred)
Or 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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