Employment at BSRC

Internship Opportunities
 
Internship Title: Healthy Neighborhoods Assistant
 
Department: Restoration Health Programs
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Special Projects Coordinator reports directly to the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods team at Restoration to support Healthy Initiatives programming and activities. The Special Projects Assistant ensures the coordination and sustainability of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization.   
 
Duties will include, but are not limited to:  
  • Support strategies to raise awareness and communicate initiatives through outreach, website, social media, reports, brochures and other media opportunities.
  • Attend on behalf of and represent Restoration at food system/healthy community conferences and other industry events and gatherings.
  • Help improve data collection and outcomes measurement, and maintain regular communication with project partners.
  • Support relationships with the members of the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn and other community stakeholders.
  • Provide outreach to local early child care centers, senior centers and hospitals in efforts to expand whole sale food sales and food boxes membership. 
  • Support program staff with administrative tasks as needed.
 
Preferred skills:
  • The ideal candidate will have outstanding communications skills and the ability to support and work closely with a diverse range of individuals from community residents and elected officials to organization leaders and the media;
  • Completion of or working towards a four year or graduate degree ideally in health, food systems, nutrition, community and economic development preferred;
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media; and
  • Excellent writing and computer skills. 
SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION:  20 hours per week around intern‘s schedule during the academic year; up to 35 hours per week during the summer. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but can provide credit towards coursework requirements.  
 
To apply:
 
Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter by June 1st to: akirac@restorationplaza.org 
 
                                                                                                                                                                
 
Internship Title: Culinary Educator 
 
Department/Project: Cooking Demonstrations, Brownsville Farmers’ Markets Summer 2016
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Restoration Corporation is seeking a Culinary Educator who reports to the Culinary Nutrition Specialist and works as part of a team in the preparation and delivery of nutrition and cooking workshops at 2 farmers’ markets in Brownsville through the Stellar Farmers’ Market program. The position is part time (1 day a week for approximately 7-8 hours) and seasonal (July – November 2016) interns will be expected to work every Friday, with the exception of the last week of the month which will require working on Saturdays. 
 
Duties will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Lead the preparation and implementation of interactive cooking demonstrations at farmers’ markets. 
  • Follow curriculum and ensure integration of the key points from Stellar Farmers’ Market nutrition education curriculum are part of the cooking demonstrations.  
  • Maintain food safety including cleaning and sanitation of all cooking equipment used in cooking demonstrations. 
  • Conduct proper set-up of tent, cooking equipment and educational materials.
  • Clean and sanitize all cooking equipment used in cooking demonstrations. 
  • Assist with the collection of demographic and evaluation data from workshop participants. 
  • Participate in trainings and meetings with other program staff.
Preferred skills:
  • Completion of or working towards a four year or graduate degree ideally in health, food systems, nutrition, community and economic development preferred;
  • Expertise implementing cooking demonstrations; 
  • Knowledgeable about regional produce; 
  • Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations; 
  • Knowledgeable about community food security issues in New York City; 
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills; and
  • Willingness to work without sitting for long periods and enjoy working in outdoor settings in a variety of weather conditions.
 
SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION:  7-8 hours per week from July – November, as well as a required all-day training from June 20-23rd. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but can provide credit towards coursework requirements. Candidates must commit to working for the duration of the contract.
 
To apply:
 
Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter by June 1st to: akirac@restorationplaza.org 
 
                                                                                                                                                                
 
Internship Title: Bilingual Nutrition Educator 
 
Department/Project: Cooking Demonstrations, Brownsville Farmers’ Markets Summer 2016
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Restoration Corporation is seeking a Bilingual Educator who reports to the Culinary 
Nutrition Specialist and works as part of a team in the preparation and delivery of nutrition and cooking workshops at 2 farmers’ markets in Brownsville through the Stellar Farmers’ Market program. The Bilingual Educator will be responsible for ensuring accurate and fluent translation of workshops. The position is part time (1 day a week for approximately 7-8 hours) and seasonal (July – November 2016) candidates will be expected to work every Friday, with the exception of the last week of the month which will require working on Saturdays. 
 
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Translate nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations from English to Spanish. 
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of nutrition education sessions. 
  • Assist with the set-up and break-down of tent, table and all cooking equipment and educational materials. 
  • Assist with food preparation for cooking demonstrations, as needed. 
  • Assist with the implementation of social marketing activities and program promotion at farmers’ markets and other community settings. Promote nutrition education sessions to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved. Assist with the collection of demographic and evaluation data from workshop participants. 
  • Participate in trainings and meetings with other program staff. 
Preferred skills: 
  • Spanish and English Fluency Required; 
  • Completion of or working towards a four year or graduate degree ideally in health, food systems, nutrition, community and economic development preferred;
  • Experience in translating information from English to Spanish; 
  • Experience working in multi-cultural settings with diverse populations; 
  • Knowledgeable about nutrition and community food security issues in New York City; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team; 
  • Willingness to work without sitting for long periods and enjoy working in outdoor settings in a variety of weather conditions.
 
SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION:  7-8 hours per week from July – November, as well as a required all-day training from 
 
June 20-23rd. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but can provide credit towards coursework requirements.  
Candidates must commit to working for the duration of the contract.
 
To apply:
 
Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter by June 1st to: akirac@restorationplaza.org 
 
                                                                                                                                                                
 
Internship title:   Community Bike Advocate
 
Department: Restoration Health Program, Better Bike Share Partnership
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  Restoration Corporation is seeking a dedicated individual who will work as a Community Bike Advocate. Advocates will table at twice weekly bike riding events throughout Central Brooklyn and conduct community outreach and promote the NYC Bike Share program and weekly community bike rides.  
 
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform community outreach to help participants and other community members understand the benefits of BikeShare and biking
  • Set-up and tear-down event registration table and organize all promotion materials
  • Ensure that all event participants have filled out the proper paperwork and that all equipment is returned and packed away at the end of each event
  • Help facilitate the sale of memberships if necessary
  • Demonstrate bike features, removal and return procedures as well as availability of bikes and docking stations 
  • Follow-up with participants via email or phone
 
Preferred skills: 
  • Completion of or working towards a four year or graduate degree preferred in health, food systems, community and economic development preferred;
  • Experience in sales, marketing, education, or customer service;
  • Experience interacting with diverse groups of people of all age ranges;
  • Ability to engage audiences in a professional, positive, and meaningful way;
  • Excellent organization and communication skills;
  • Basic computer and email skills with an emphasis on social media;
  • Ability to safely operate a bicycle; and
  • This position may require frequent or prolonged standing, sitting, bicycling, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
 
SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION: Must be able to work Wednesday evenings and Saturday mid-mornings, additional times/days may be requested as needed, approximately 10- 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but can provide credit towards coursework requirements.  
 
To apply:
 
Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter by June 1st to: akirac@restorationplaza.org

                                                                                                                                                                

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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

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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