Employment at BSRC

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has been a leader in the development of Central Brooklyn.  For its pioneering work, Restoration has been recognized locally and nationally as a model for community development.  Through the years, Restoration has been able to attract the highest caliber of talent to advance its mission. Restoration is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Currently, Restoration has several positions available:

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JOB TITLE
Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT
Weatherization Assistance Program
 
DESCRIPTION:
  • Administer the HCR-ERSB grant funds, and reconcile with BSRC fiscal dept. monthly.
  • Prepare and monitor all expenditures and financial records.
  • Prepare the Weatherization contract and budget for Homes and Community Renewal – 
  • Energy & Rehabilitation Services Bureau (HCR-ERSB).
  • Interact and work with HCR-ERSB Fiscal and Field Representatives.
  • Interact and work with representatives from New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) & Department for the Aging (DFTA).
  • Assist with Landlord negotiations and review owners’ agreements.
  • Review bid packages, sub-contractors agreements, clients’ folders, and energy audits.
  • Analyze and organize office operations and procedures such as typing, bookkeeping, preparation of payrolls, flow of correspondence, filing, requisition of supplies, and other clerical services.
  • Review clerical and personnel records to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Formulate procedures for systematic retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records.
  • Evaluate office production, revise procedures, or devise new forms to improve efficiency of work flow.
  • Establish uniform correspondence and style practices.
  • Plan office layouts and initiate cost reduction programs.
  • Assist in any office or field duties as director by Weatherization Director to assist in the completion of the weatherization contracts.
  • Attend meetings and workshops as designated by the WAP Director.
 
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Familiar with Federal, State and DHCR policies and procedures.
  • A minimum of (5) years’ experience in accounting procedures and fiscal operations.
  • A minimum of (2) year’s college education.
  • Knowledge of State-of-the-Art Energy Conservation Measures.
  • Must have good management and communication skills.
  • Salary 65,000 – 70,000
 
In order to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, HR Director, at hr@restorationplaza.org. 
                                                                                                                                                              

JOB TITLE
Director of Healthy Neighborhoods

DEPARTMENT
Health Department
 
DESCRIPTION:

Restoration’s Health Initiative
Since its inception, Restoration has worked to create and support healthy neighborhoods whether by attracting supermarkets and health and wellness facilities to the neighborhood or strengthening and improving the commercial corridors to encourage walking, biking, active living and healthy food options.  
 
More recently, Restoration deepened this work by leading a borough-wide coalition aimed at addressing health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color. This coalition, called the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn (the Partnership), initially focused on reducing alcohol consumption and tobacco use, promoting healthy eating, and enhancing the built environment to encourage active living.  Soon after taking on this coordinating role, Restoration was selected by the WK Kellogg Foundation to manage the NYC Food and Fitness Partnership (NYC-FFP), one of six partnerships funded nationally to address larger, systemic issues in healthy food access and the built environment, focused more distinctly on Central Brooklyn.  
Together these collaborative efforts have catalyzed some important community-level and systemic changes.  Past efforts have included bringing in a successful farmers market and working with a local supermarket to promote healthy eating to the creation of 800 units of smoke-free units of housing and improvements to the built environment that include a playground at Willoughby Courts Housing and improvements to a local football field and running track.  Building upon these successes, our current focus has been on enhancing access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity.  Efforts include a Farm to Early Care Initiative that is bringing fresh local produce to over 1,100 preschoolers across 20 early care sites borough-wide, the development of free and low cost exercise programming from Citi Bike to weekly no-cost exercise classes, and a community engagement campaign around healthy living.  
 
Restoration now seeks to leverage its accomplishments, partnerships, funding resources and national stature for greater systemic impact and scale.  To do so, Restoration will merge the two collaborative efforts into a single Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn to be focused on systems change in Central Brooklyn.  Efforts moving forward will include the exploration of opportunities to improve the food system which may include the creation of a food hub. The Director of Healthy Neighborhoods will be charged with leading this merger, ensuring and elevating a collective vision, creating support for rigorous goals and strategies, and implementing innovative measurement tools to track progress as an organization, a partnership, and a community.
 
THE POSITION
The Director of Healthy Neighborhoods leads Restoration’s healthy community initiatives, including those to be merged under the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn.  The Director ensures the synergy and sustainability of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization.  As such, he or she is responsible for managing strategic planning, setting priorities around addressing neighborhood health disparities, and mobilizing stakeholders and the community behind a shared vision of systems change.  The Director also directs the day-to-day activities of the department and manages the health team with an eye toward continued sustainability and growth.  Responsibilities will include:
 
Strategic Program Development and Implementation
  • Work closely with the Executive Vice President for Programs and Organizational Development to develop and implement a vision and plan to guide and institutionalize Restoration’s multi-faceted healthy communities work. 
  • Ensure this work is well-grounded in Restoration’s community development context, helping to connect this work to housing, employment, health care, financial wellness, and other outcomes.
  • Lead local efforts to explore and develop a Central Brooklyn Food Hub and, potentially, a food cooperative.
  • Oversee the collection and reporting of key program information and outcomes, and tailor reports for the field, funders, leadership team, board of directors, and general public.
  • Develop and disseminate programmatic best practices through external research, analysis, and participation in national and regional networking opportunities. 
  • Represent Restoration at food system/healthy communities conferences and other industry events and gatherings as a presenter, panel member, or related spokesperson.
Coalition-Building 
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with the members of the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn and other community stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership to the Steering Committee in developing annual and long-term goals, strategies and methodologies.
  • Lead effort to improve data collection and outcomes measurement, and to regularly communicate and celebrate the Partnership’s progress and community benefits.
  • Attending and assisting the DSA development team in preparation for all community meetings including meetings with the community task force, open space committee, and community board meetings.  
  • Serve as the Partnership’s liaison to City agencies, policymakers, funders and strategic partners.  
  • Oversee fundraising and reporting for the Partnership, working with members to delegate tasks or ensure obligations are met under funding agreements.
  • General Departmental Leadership and Management
  • Provide management and budget oversight for the Healthy Communities department.
  • Support all aspects of government and foundation fundraising including prospect research, cultivation, proposal development and submission, reporting, and ongoing funder stewardship.
  • Manage three person staff and several graduate and college interns.
  • Direct and oversee the development and implementation of strategies to raise profile and communicate initiatives through outreach, website,  social media, conferences, whitepapers and reports, brochures and other media opportunities.
  • Continue to raise profile of programs on national, state and local policy tables.
 
EXPERIENCE / CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic professional with outstanding communications skills and the ability to motivate and work closely with a diverse range of individuals from community residents and elected officials to organization leaders and the media.  In addition, he or she will have:
  • Four year degree, with masters degree preferred in health, food systems, community and economic development preferred
  • At least ten years of experience working worked in food equity or food systems, health and wellness initiatives, or in other goal-oriented, collaborative-building community and economic development program areas.
  • Strong experience in direct community engagement.
  • Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills.
  • A visionary yet pragmatic disposition and workstyle, able to navigate wide ranging stakeholders while driving change that is realistic and measurable
  • Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally workforce development, benefits access, and/or economic development programs.
  • Fundraising research, grantwriting and reporting experience highly desired. 
  • Knowledge of performance measurement and management theory and practice, including the use of data technology.
  • Creativity and ability to develop innovative program strategies that integrate multiple program areas and blend various funding streams.
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills 
In order to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, HR Director, at hr@restorationplaza.org. 
                                                                                                                                                               
 
JOB TITLE

Assistant Director

DEPARTMENT
Economic Solutions Center
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
About BSRC’s Economic Solutions Center:

BSRC’s Economic Solutions Center (ESC), a one-stop-shop to enhance economic self-sufficiency and family stability, provides integrated services to Brooklyn residents from 16-80 years old including disconnected youth, young adults, seniors, veterans, and under/unemployed residents. Programming spans benefit enrollment and wrap around supports, financial literacy and counselling, educational coaching and career training, and job placement and retention services. Some recent accomplishments include:

  • Restoration continues to expand its reach across Brooklyn, moving from a single site in Central Brooklyn serving 3,500 just four years ago to providing comprehensive economic solutions at four sites across the borough serving over 7,100
  • Increased job placements from a little over 100 four years ago to 428 this past year and increased the number of summer youth employment placements from 529 to 1109 in just three years.
  • Garnered over $17 million in benefits for our clients through assisted enrollments in benefits such as health insurance and Supplemental Nutrition Allowance Program (SNAP), assistance with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), personal debt reduction and energy savings.
  • Named the Data-Driven Service Provider of the Year for two years in a row by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity — the first year for its Financial Empowerment Center and the second year for Restoration’s Jobs-Plus program serving NYCHA residents of Marcy, Armstrong, and Lafayette Houses

Work context:

As demonstrated by these accomplishments, BSRC’s Economic Solutions Center has experienced enormous growth in the past couple of years from a small unit with some 10 staff to a full economic solutions service department with 31 fulltime year-round staff (seasonal up to 50 staff).

Over the next years, while we continue to further increase scale and impact in various geographic areas in Brooklyn and beyond, we are heightening our capacity to support this growth with a focus on administrative systems, policies and procedures to ensure the continuation of a transparent service flow for our customers. The role of the Economic Solutions Center Assistant Director will be to support the Director of Program Operations in this growth scenario. Some areas include: results and outcomes reporting across service units via Salesforce and other data systems, monitoring the implementation of new contracts, improvements to the administrative organizations and service processes, volunteer management, to name a few.

Job Responsibilities:

The ESC Assistant Director reports to the Director of Program Operations. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the ESC Assistant Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Economic Solutions Center and perform day-to-day supervision of Customer Service staff
  • Coordinate the hiring and onboarding of new staff
  • Work with management team to maintain a high level of quality assurance of timely and accurate data entry and systems management.
  • Work with Program Managers on the timely creation of monthly and quarterly program reports and communicate reports on program performance.
  • Signal challenges early on and work with Director of Program Operations and Program Managers to resolve
  • Develop a strategy and implement activities to support team building, a culture of open communication, and professional work environment
  • Maintain central overview of events and activities for purposes of outreach both online via website and social media as well as for newsletters, brochures, etc.
  • Serve as the primary point-person for subcontractors for daily operations and with community partners to set up and maintain referral relationships
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of special projects, such as pilots for new service initiatives
  • Coordinate staff meetings and support the Director of Program Operation in administrative duties

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters Preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in managing large scale community development projects
  • Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support
  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook) and database management.

Compensation:

Competitive and based on experience
 
In order to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, HR Director, at hr@restorationplaza.org. 
                                                                                                                                                                
 
JOB TITLE

Employment Specialist

DEPARTMENT
Economic Solutions Center

DESCRIPTION:

Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Employment Specialist & Coach to develop, maintain and deepen relationships with employers via the business services we offer. These services include candidate screenings for job openings as well as career development and retention services for their employees (incl. benefits enrollments, financial coaching, and training opportunities). The Employment Specialist & Coach will also work directly with job seekers to match them with jobs and coordinates with the Education & Training and Social Services Team to ensure that the job seeker receives the best possible set of services that meet her or his need. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Employment Specialist & Coach include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide one-on-one coaching and counseling, facilitate workshops, and provide retention services to program participants;
  • Develop and maintain close relationship with employers for the purpose of job orders, internship opportunities and retention services for their staff
  • Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors
  • Conduct a career and job ready assessment and match clients to employers
  • Maintain a high level of results accountability by entering pertinent customer data and case notes on a real time basis and update relevant information and data in various database systems as soon as new data becomes available;
  • Work in team with Education & Training and Social Services staff to ensure that clients meet the best possible outcomes across services.
  • Manage data recording of intake, assessment, service delivery, and outcomes for multiple contracts (incl. DYCD NDA Healthy Families and OTDA SNAP Venture III).
  • Provide reports to Program Manager on a weekly basis

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred
  • Established connections with businesses and employers a pre
  • Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support
  • Attention for detail and ability to manage and leverage multiple contracts
  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player
  • Excellent database and administrative skills with attention for detail and ability to manage data and information for multiple contracts.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook).
In order to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, HR Director, at hr@restorationplaza.org. 
                                                                                                                                                                
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