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
 
 
DEPARTMENT
 
Economic Solutions Center
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
The Workforce Services Manager reports to the Director of Program Operations. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Workforce Services Manager include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate and oversee all of Restoration’s initiatives related to job placement and job retention
  • Hiring of qualified Employment Specialists who are responsible for developing and maintaining employer relationships and placing and retaining Restoration clients in jobs.
  • Responsible for professional development of Employment Specialists and ensuring a high level of skills, knowledge, and expertise regarding Labor Market Information and workforce development;
  • Responsible for Resource management for Workforce staff and coordinate with Site Managers and Directors on assigning workforce staff to the various service locations;
  • Design, implement, and maintain systems processes and policies and procedures to track and timely follow up with employer partnerships and job seekers referred for employment opportunities.
  • Work with management and service areas within Restoration (Social Services, Financial Literacy, Education & Training, Jobs-Plus, Arts & Culture, Health Initiatives, etc.) for continued alignment and integration of service offerings where applicable;
  • Design, implement, and maintain the various initiatives and contracts related to workforce and ensure alignment with the overall service models for the Economic Solutions Center and the Career Pathways;
  • Develop annual budget with Restoration’s Director of Program Operations and manage budget throughout the program year;
  • Monitor progress on workforce initiatives across service sites and advice on adjustments in service model, budget, or operations where necessary;
  • Maintain and further develop relationships and partnerships with employers and other stakeholders;
  • Serve as the primary liaison and point person for contracts and initiatives related to Workforce;
  • Serve as the chair for the Workforce Advisory Council with members including strategic employers and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Meet on a periodic basis with management and staff to discuss progress on the various initiatives and programs that relate to Workforce;
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports on workforce service area milestones (job placements, retention, employer relations) across service sites;
  • Maintain a high level of accountability for performance outcomes, service area development, and community engagement;
  • Assist in fundraising efforts
  • Create and maintain a high-expectations, positive, and energetic team culture
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferred 
  • Background in workforce or social services required
  • Experience with design and implementation of community based programs
  • 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 clients on a daily basis
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Applicants should email their resume, a brief cover letter, and a writing sample to Human Resources at janglin@restoarationplaza.org. For more information on this position, please contact Jako Borren at jborren@restorationplaza.org
                                                                                                                                                                
JOB TITLE
 
 
DEPARTMENT
 
Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
The Active Living Coordinator reports directly to the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Manager at Restoration to support Healthy Initiatives programming and activities, especially those relevant to Bike Share and Fitness Classes. The Active Living Coordinator ensures the coordination and sustainability of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization.   
 
Specific Job Responsibilities: 

Duties will include, but are not limited to:  

Project Management:

  • Oversee reporting for Active Living grants, working with funders to ensure deliverables are met under agreements.
  • Direct and oversee the development and implementation of strategies to raise awareness and communicate initiatives through outreach, website, social media, conferences, whitepapers and reports, brochures and other media opportunities.
  • Ensure Active Living project efforts are well-grounded in Restoration’s community development context, helping to connect work to housing, employment, health care, financial wellness, and other outcomes.

Programmatic Support:

  • Organize and coordinate weekly Community Bike Rides and Fitness Classes as necessary.
  • Plan events surrounding Citi Bike and Bike Share, including but not limited to Bike Share community events and trainings.
  • Oversee Citi Bike Intern and serve as a support for such.
  • Help improve data collection and outcomes measurement, and maintain regular communication with project partners.
  • Represent Restoration at meetings, trainings and local and national conferences as needed.
  • Support relationships with the members of the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn and other community stakeholders.
  • Perform community outreach to help participants and other community members understand the benefits of Bike Share and biking.

Preferred Skills:

  • Four year degree, with masters degree in public health, community development preferred.
  • Strong experience in direct community engagement;
  • Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills;
  • 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;
  • Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally workforce development, benefits access, and/or economic development programs;
  • Fundraising research, grant writing and reporting experience highly desired; and
  • Excellent writing and computer skills. 

Schedule: Full-time

To apply:

Applicants should email their resume and a brief cover letter to Human Resources at janglin@restoarationplaza.org

                                                                                                                                                      

JOB TITLE
DEPARTMENT
 
Economic Solutions Center
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
Restoration’s Economic Solutions Center seeks an enthusiastic Program Manager for our East New York Jobs-Plus site serving resident of Pennsylvania-Wortman Houses.
 
Jobs-Plus, a comprehensive, place-based employment model that offers services to all working-age residents in designated public housing developments or clusters of developments, serves as a platform to help residents build their skills and connect to the labor market so they can increase their incomes. Jobs-Plus should not be viewed as a quick fix; rather, the program seeks to help residents continue to improve their earnings over time, with residents taking the necessary and, at times, difficult steps towards self-improvement.
 
The Jobs-Plus Program Manager reports to Restoration’s Jobs-Plus Director.
 
Specific Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall program coordination and leadership to the Jobs-Plus program and its staff;
  • Hire qualified Jobs-Plus staff and design staff development plan in collaboration with Restoration’s HR Director and the Economic Solutions Center (ESC) management team;
  • Serve as a coach to staff with continuous 360 feedback and evaluate staff of their performance;
  • Work with Restoration’s ESC management team for continued alignment of Jobs-Plus services as a component of the ESC’s service model.
  • Meet with the Jobs-Plus team on a periodic basis;
  • Maintain a high level of accountability for performance outcomes, program development, and community engagement;
  • Develop annual Jobs-Plus operational plan and budget with the ESC management team and manage budget throughout the program year;
  • Maintain and further develop relationships and partnerships with resident associations, community organizations, subcontractors, and other stakeholders;
  • Assist in fundraising efforts
  • Serve as the primary liaison and point person for HRA and its agency partners.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Degree or certified training in business, non-profit management, social services, or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing community development programs
  • 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
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to hr@restorationplaza.org. For more info, please email Kizzie Brown, Director Jobs-Plus, at kbrown@restorationplaza.org.
                                                                                                                                                                
JOB TITLE
DEPARTMENT
 
Restoration Health Programs
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
The Intern reports directly to the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods team at Restoration to support Healthy Food Access and Active Living programming and activities. The Intern ensures the coordination and sustainability of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization.
 
Specific Job Responsibilities:
 
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.
  • Attend on behalf of and represent Restoration at food system, fitness/biking and/or 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.
  • Perform community outreach to help participants and other community members understand the benefits of Bike Share and biking.
  • 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;
  • Bachelor’s degree, and current enrollment of a post-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
  • Support program staff with administrative tasks as needed.
Schedule and Compensation:
  • 10-20 hours per week around intern‘s schedule during the academic year. This is an unpaid internship opportunity, but can provide credit towards coursework requirements.
Interested applicants should email their resume and a brief cover letter to: akirac@restorationplaza.org
                                                                                                                                                                
 

 

                                                                                                                                                      
JOB TITLE
DEPARTMENT
 
Economic Solutions Center
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
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