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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Assistant Program Manager


The Assistant Program Manager reports to the Program Manager - Education. The Education team is responsible for all Education programs and initiatives within Restoration. The Assistant Manager will provide direct and indirect services to youth and families. Restoration’s education programs generally target youth ages 16 – 24 who are in or out of school, are returning to high school or are enrolling in college and/or vocational programs. The Assistant Manager must be able to support youth in these various pathways.

Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Assistant Program Manager include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate and oversee all client recruitment and intake
• Coordinate and oversee all orientations, field trips and college fairs
• Coordinate SAT tutoring, college prep workshops, career development workshops, and other workshops and activities that relate to youth development and education
• Conduct one on one counseling and college advisement with students
• Provide crisis interventions and counseling when needed
• Coordinate quarterly Parent Workshops
• Facilitate supportive services for parents and other community members
• Maintain lines of communication between colleges, high schools, and all supporting organizations
• Management of program budget
• Produce weekly and monthly reports on program milestones
• Conduct weekly meetings with staff
• Conduct follow up with students both during enrollment as well as after program completion
• Responsible for all record keeping and management of files, documentation, and data
• Create and maintain a high-expectations, positive, and energetic programmatic culture

Education & Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters Preferred
• Background in education, social work or psychology required
• Experience providing mental health and college counseling to adolescent and adult populations
• Experience with design and implementation of programming
• Ability to supervise and manage a team
• Knowledge of budgets and milestones
• Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player
• Comfortable working directly with students on a daily basis
• Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.
• Professional oral and written communication skills.

Full time position commencing August 11, 2014. This position requires a 35 hour work week, Monday – Friday. Hours are generally 9:00 am – 5:00 pm however, some days require longer hours for meetings and community events. Paid vacation and benefits packages are included. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Judith Anglin, HR Director at hr@restorationplaza.org.

Communications Intern

Community Health

This Communications Internship will provide the intern with valuable experience in the field of communications, with a specific focus on journalism. Intern will manage our presence in traditional as well as new media channels, including print, the web, and other social media outlets. Intern activities will be directed towards fostering the public image of Restoration’s health initiatives. Deliverables include: testimonial pieces that provide a people-oriented context for our various programs; publishable op-ed, letter to the editor, and news pieces, to increase community engagement and grow supporter base, by generating awareness of Restoration’s activities.
  • Qualifications:Excellent writer with superior grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills
  • Superior qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Motivated worker, with proven ability to work independently as well as on a team in a deliverables- and deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Proficient MS Office skills
  • Familiarity with social media as well as newspaper industry
  • Able to synthesize technical materials in a way suitable for mass media
  • Committed to personal and professional development
  • Work with print and/or online newspapers, as proven by writing samples (published materials preferred)
  • Document and multi-media content management
  • Experience writing on community development or health issues preferred

Education & Certifications:
Currently enrolled in an accredited Journalism Masters program.

Immediate full-time internship during August. Opportunity for unpaid part-time internship during the school year.
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Judith Anglin, HR Director at hr@restorationplaza.org.
Executive Director 

Center for Arts and Culture

Elevating its commitment to arts and culture programming, and place making through the arts, Restoration intends to add seasoned, dedicated leadership to its arts and culture arm, and is thus hiring an Executive Director for the Center for Arts and Culture (CAC). The Executive Director position is a unique leadership opportunity for an individual with experience, initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit. She/He will provide the vision, strategic direction, fundraising leadership, and management expertise for one of Brooklyn’s cultural treasures. Click here to view full job description!

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Sandi Haynes, Executive Search Consultant, SandiHaynes@aol.com

Financial Coach

Job Plus

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation seeks a Financial Coach for Jobs-Plus operated by Grant Associates and under the NYC Financial Empowerment Center model. The Financial coach will provide one-on-one financial counseling and coaching free of charge to NYCHA residents in order to assist them in taking control of their personal finances by increasing financial literacy, developing budgeting and money management skills, developing appropriate financial relationships, addressing financial emergencies, and eventually building assets. The Financial Coach will report to the Program Manager of Restoration’s Financial Empowerment Center and will work from the Grant Associates Jobs-Plus program site.

  • Assess client needs and develop individual financial action plans with each client
  • Provide individualized one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to clients
  • Conduct group sessions as fit for client case load
  • Responsible for making appropriate referrals and integrating other wraparound supports (i.e. benefits, child support, tax preparation, and Earned Income Disallowance (EID) into counseling to achieve greater results
  • Engage in ongoing follow-up with Financial Empowerment Center clients on progress towards goals
  • Develop and lead workshops
  • Collect, track, enter, and report client demographic and financial data for purpose of internal program monitoring on a weekly basis
  • Counseling individuals about the importance of child support and helping them take action to establish child support and/or adjust child support orders
  • Knowledge of public benefits, NYCHA rent policies, and the importance of child support
  • Participation in trainings and ongoing professional development.
  • Available to work offsite, on Saturdays, and a 12pm – 8pm shift once a week

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business, human services or a closely related field
  • Have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in business, finance, financial education or in advising and /or social service counseling
  • Be knowledgeable about credit, debt, and money management; savings and investment options; and safe financial products and services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Bilingual Financial Coaches are encouraged to apply
Please email your cover letter, resume, and three references (two professional and one long-term personal) to Judith Anglin, Personnel Director at janglin@restorationplaza.org. For any questions on the position, please contact Jako Borren, Director of Program Operations, at hr@restorationplaza.org

Vice President of Development


The Vice President of Development will provide strategic and energetic guidance for all private fundraising activities at Restoration. Working in close partnership with Restoration’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors, he/she will oversee: foundation relations; corporate sponsorships; individual giving; and event...click here to view full job description!

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Sandi Haynes, Executive Search Consultant, SandiHaynes@aol.com

Vocational Instructor/ Career Development Trainer

Workforce Development

The Vocational/Career Advancement Instructor reports to the Director of Jobs Plus and Director of Program Operations. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Vocational/Career Advancement Trainer include, but are not limited to:

• Teach a vocational trade in an industry such as, but not limited to: Security, CDL, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, OSHA, and/or Food Handlers training for Restoration’s Workforce Development programs.
• Conduct outreach and recruitment and develop relationships with other service providers to ensure a steady stream of program participants.
• Develop and maintain curricula and lesson plans for workshops to program participants in resume writing, job search, interviewing skills, life skills, and career advancement.
• Assess program participants to determine interests, qualifications, and employment eligibility and assist in developing employment and curriculum plans.
• Provide one-on-one coaching to program participants in the area of job readiness, career advancement, and vocational training referrals.
• Follow up with program participants to maintain high program retention and collect information on self-placements and retention.
• Provide consultation and advice to Job Development staff regarding program participants’ level of job readiness.
• Maintain record and files on program participants and their program attendance using ETO Social Solutions and other databases.
• Maintain relationships with other vocational/ career development training providers to share and develop best practices.

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Preferred
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in providing vocational training, career development training, and/or job readiness training
• In possession of applicable Vocational Training credentials
• Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and in writing.
• Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player
• Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.

In order to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, HR Director, at hr@restorationplaza.org. For more information, contact Jako Borren, Director of Program Operations, at jborren@restorationplaza.org

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