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
Assistant Program Manager

DEPARTMENT
Education

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

Hours:
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.


JOB TITLE
Communications Intern

DEPARTMENT
Community Health

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Experience:
  • 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.

Hours:
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.
JOB TITLE
Community Coaches

DEPARTMENT
Economic Solution Center

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
A collaborative effort between three innovative Community Development Corporations (CDC); Bedford
Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Bridge Street Development Corporation, and Pratt Area Community Council. The Collaborative will leverage the successes of its high-capacity partners into demonstrable reductions in poverty at the household and/or community level over time. By using data to better target high-needs households, identifying service delivery gaps, and implementing and maintaining standardized data to cross-sell services and track results, the Collaborative seeks to reduce poverty and its corollary indicators (incarceration, unemployment, low educational attainment, and housing instability, etc.). Efforts will be focused on two low-income census tracts (0255.00 and 0283.00),
leveraging the partners’ current programmatic infrastructure and relationships. Long term (3+ years) social impacts in the target area are anticipated to include: Increased upward mobility of those in poverty; Increased employment rate and reduced long-term reliance on public benefits; Increased financial independence and financial management; Increased household and housing stability and reduction in homelessness; Increasingly positive indicators of health and family strength. Expansion into other tracts will be dependent on demonstrable results and adequate funding. The operations of
the Northern Bedford Stuyvesant Collaborative will be anchored at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration and supported by the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant (CIBS). The Community Coach reports to the Project Director of the Collaborative. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Community Coach include, but are not limited to:
• Serves as liaison and mentor to residents;
 
  • Conduct door-to-door surveys of the target area and assist in other data collection initiatives;
  • Informs and motivates residents on available services and engages them in enrolling and participating;
  • Conducts home visits for 2 or more sessions per week to provide individualized information;
  • Completes appropriate documentation for each home visit and delivers copies to supervisor;
  • Manages caseload of 5-10 individuals per month meeting all stated program goals;
  • Make 5-10 referrals to organizations participating in the Collaborative program a month;
  • • Completes appropriate documentation for each new case, maintains organized filing system, and submits all paperwork to supervisor on time;
  • Conducts follow-up assessments at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months;
  • Conducts community-wide outreach and assists with planning of events, including workshops, job-
  • fairs, etc.
  • Attends staff meetings and training.
Education & Qualifications:
2+ years community-based work experience. Excellent social skills demonstrative of empathy and support. Experience facilitating workshops and providing one on one coaching.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teams.Willingness to visit with individuals in community and home settings. Available to attend a 35 hour (5 day) training. Solid reading and writing skills. Bilingual a plus!

Hours:
Immediate full-time position
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Judith Anglin, HR Director at hr@restorationplaza.org.




JOB TITLE

Executive Director 

DEPARTMENT
Center for Arts and Culture

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
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

JOB TITLE
Financial Coach

DEPARTMENT
Job Plus

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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

JOB TITLE
Project Director

DEPARTMENT
Economic Solution Center

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES


RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Lead a strategic planning process to develop and further refine goals, desired results, and an implementation strategy for the
project. Strategies will include but are not limited to: the implementation of a micro-targeting communications campaign; maintaining a strategic physical presence in the target census tracts; the implementation of integrated database systems via Salesforce; and a Six Sigma process improvement strategy to reduce barriers to service access, service delivery, and successful outcomes.

• Develop and execute detailed work plans and timelines for project work streams and deliverables. Among others, these plans will address ways to increasing access to information about critical neighborhood services; improving quality of communication,
ease of access, and service delivery timelines; improving participation and completion rates in multiple services; measuring concrete educational, employment, income and housing gains; reducing persistent barriers to self-sufficiency and stability:

- Standardization and improvement of client and service data gathering, sharing and analysis. Towards that end, design and initiate a central intake/referral system through Salesforce, collect appropriate population and resident data for migration into the system, and determined baseline data from which we will generate annual goals and measure results.

- Improving quality of communication, access to service information, and service delivery timelines.

- Better matching demand with supply through market segmentation and appropriate outreach strategies.

- Improving participation and completion rates for various social services through the use of collaborative data, analysis, and targeted outreach. Initial services we will seek to track will be in the areas of housing stability and mobility; financial sustainability; workforce development and education; and family strength and stability.

- Imbuing a culture of learning and continuous improvement that will improve efficiencies, service quality, and results.

• Manage the implementation of new work systems (e.g. a process improvement strategy, micro-targeting communication campaign and an integrated database system)
• Identify and manage consultants to support development of new work systems
• Identify and supervise Community Coaches who will survey and engage residents in target CENSUS tracts
• Facilitate and manage meetings of the leadership/working group of the Collaborative
• Establish policies and procedures for the project

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor Degree
• At least 5-7 years of progressive experience in nonprofit, government or for-profit
• Superior project management and organization skills; ability to think and act strategically, problem solve, adapt and learn quickly
• Knowledge and experience with result-based approach as used in community and systems change initiatives such as Result-Based Accountability (RBA)
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Ease with systems, databases and new technology for managing information and outcomes
• Knowledge and/or interest in the substantive areas essential for thriving communities that support strong families and contribute to successful outcomes for individuals in poverty (e.g. housing, neighborhood development, education, health & social services resident leadership and engagement, economic development, collaborative decision making and other fields)
• Experience in developing and managing budgets

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


JOB TITLE
Vice President of Development

DEPARTMENT
Development

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
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

JOB TITLE
Vocational Instructor/ Career Development Trainer

DEPARTMENT
Workforce Development

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
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 one or more of the following areas: Security, Home Health Aide, 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.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• 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 (licensed/ certified to instruct in one or more of the following vocational areas: Security, Home Health Aide, OSHA, and/or Food Handlers).
• 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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