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:

EVENING SHELTER SPECIALIST, ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

PART-TIME GROUP LEADER, BOUND FOR SUCCESS/YOUTH SERVICES

PART-TIME VAN DRIVER, GRAND CENTRAL FOOD PROGRAM

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

 

Evening Shelter Specialist, Advocacy Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Evening Shelter Specialist’s primary duty is to conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with the Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelters, with an emphasis on making evening, nighttime, and weekend visits to shelters. The Evening Shelter Specialist will visit shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled daytime joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled inspections, which will occur during evening, nighttime, and weekend hours, in order to document violations and other problems. The Evening Shelter Specialist’s schedule will be structured so that they can participate in occasional morning inspections and meetings, but most work obligations will be completed between afternoon and nighttime hours, and occasional weekend hours. The Evening Shelter Specialist will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of providing referrals to Coalition programs and, as appropriate, communicate directly with shelter staff to immediately resolve residents’ problems. In collaboration with Advocacy staff, including other members of the shelter monitoring team, the Evening Shelter Specialist will establish priorities and goals for shelter monitoring as well as engagement with shelter residents through outreach and advocacy. The Evening Shelter Specialist will also help organize, support, and mobilize shelter residents and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. The Evening Shelter Specialist will adopt a professional tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless in providing these services.

QUALIFICATIONS: AA/AS in human services or health discipline required (or a GED/high school diploma and at least four years of relevant work experience in homeless services or grassroots organizing). BA/BS in social work, human services, or health discipline strongly preferred. Prior direct client services and case management experience, especially with homeless and/or low-income people, strongly preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills, availability to work nights and weekends, and a desire to work as part of a team required. Spanish language proficiency highly desirable.

REPORTS TO: Policy Director or designee

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources on or before December 17, 2019
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Evening Shelter Specialist
No telephone inquiries, please.
People with disabilities, persons of color, and formerly homeless individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Development Associate, Development Department

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

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; exceptional written and oral communication, organizational skills and attention to detail required; related experience in event planning or development and/or non-profit 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. Commitment to the cause of helping homeless New Yorkers is essential.

REPORTS TO: 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: smurphy@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Development Associate
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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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

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org 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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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: $20.00 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.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (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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