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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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Business Data Analyst

About the Position

Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Business Data Analyst, who will report to the Director of Quality Assurance, to help develop Restoration’s enterprise data warehouse, case management, and reporting system. The system will measure our performance against internal and external goals, track a client’s journey through our multiple services, and improve efficiency. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Business Data Analyst include, but are not limited to:

●Conduct data analysis and produce data visualizations as needed

●Configure the custom-built system based on user requirements

●Develop system logic and functions to mirror business processes

●Train staff to utilize the system on an ongoing basis

●Document defects and alert developers of issues during testing

●Monitor user adoption of the system

●Write scripts to automate routine data analysis tasks

●Update the website as needed

●Design data visualizations and reports in Google Data Studio

●Analyze data to answer questions for executive leadership

●Enter and validate data in the system

●Handle additional assignments as requested

Experience and Qualifications:

●Background in computer engineering, computer science, software engineering, data science, and/or other STEM disciplines preferred

●Two years of relevant experience in data analysis and/or system design required

●Bachelor’s degree required

●Excellent database and administrative skills with attention for detail and ability to manage diverse data

●Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

●Collaborative, friendly, and curious with a strong work ethic

●Ability to coordinate multiple priorities and responsibilities simultaneously to meet deadlines

●Experience with website updates and development

●Excellent analytical and mathematical skills with experience in statistics

●Experience programming in JavaScript preferred (other OOP languages are a bonus)

●Familiarity with FileMaker, Salesforce, or other CRMs useful but not required

●Knowledge of Google Data Studio or Tableau helpful

●Knowledge of Typeform useful but not required

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Care Coordinator

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Care Coordination Team

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement.

Care Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities

The Care Coordinator will provide holistic and comprehensive case management services to all customers including:

●Intake triage and assessment for benefits/ financial, educational, employment, social environment, etc.

●Goal setting and service planning to connect clients to benefits enrollments, financial counseling and coaching, education and training, job placement and retention services, and other services where applicable, progress monitoring, internal and external referrals and follow up.

●Provide onsite mental health screenings (depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse).

●Care Coordinators will complete Financial Health Assessments.

●Care Coordinators will conduct intake/triage with 100% of newly assigned participants. After initial assess & screening, Care Coordinator will determine the most appropriate service plan to help participant achieve short-and long-term goals. Discuss any barriers to asset building, financial freedom and intergenerational wealth: ie lack of employment, professional attire, childcare, anger management, GED, English proficiency, housing, etc. and make referrals to appropriate internal and community resources.

●Document participant progress during every visit. Inform clients of events and activities that could benefit them (e.g. Restoration Plaza events).

●Ensure 100% of participants who are unemployed or underemployed are referred and scheduled to meet with Career Coaches and/or Employment specialists. Ensure that 100% of the clients are scheduled to meet with financial counselors.

●Document any declined referral and develop action steps to change behavior (incorporate motivational interviewing).

●Follow up with clients after all referrals and document outcomes. Thorough case notes indicating the topics discussed and participants’ progress.

●Care Coordinator will ensure all Single-stop and NDA 8 & 3 contractual obligations are fulfilled. Care Coordinators must become adept in the utilization of Restoration Database, PTS, and other tracking systems as needed.

Qualifications:

●Ideal Candidates will possess one credential listed: Masters Degree with 1 year of Social Service Experience or Bachelors with 2+ years of social work experience

●Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with underserved populations.

●Experience working with hard to serve populations (long term unemployed, ex-offenders, at-risk youth, etc.).

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good documentation skills.

●Ability to establish rapport and motivate others towards achieving goals.

●Ability to work independently with a strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental, open personal qualities, clear sense of boundaries.

●A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.

●Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

●Experience with data systems and basic office software (Word, Excel).

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Career Development Associate

Duties and Responsibilities

The Career Development Associate represents a new role for an energetic, driven, and organized specialist who will focus on supporting the intake, retention and follow- up efforts for our clients throughout their professional journey. The associate will report to our Program Manager for Employment Services.

●Provide one-to-one coaching, goal setting and guidance on associated tasks toward goal achievement for low income families, specifically goals related to promoting economic mobility.

●Review and conduct detailed career assessments, monitor and document participants’ progress according to individual plans.

●Re-engage employed members via email or telephone to update the career development plan as needed. Collect the proper retention verification documents, ensure they receive incentives, and keep them abreast of new developments regarding workshops and services offered as well as events and activities that could benefit them.

●Refer and assist employed members with referrals to career advancement opportunities for higher wage positions or other C2C-related social services.

●Assist and lead special events in collaboration with Training and Placement colleagues to re-engage members who achieve successful outcomes in employment, retention, or educational services.

●Ensure that all intake and retention information is properly completed and entered into appropriate data systems.

●Confirm that all performance targets as outlined in individual staff performance plans are met and being fulfilled, and communicate any gaps in performance as necessary.

●Actively participate in site visits to employed members or facilitate workshops for engaging our employed members around career advancement opportunities or educational services.

●Continuously collect feedback from working members using an online survey program.

●Attend and contribute to regular staff meetings as well as supervisory sessions.

As an ideal candidate, you:

●Have a Bachelor’s Degree with 1 year of social service experience or are a high school graduate with 3+ years of social work or customer service experience.

●Are knowledgeable about community resources as well as counseling/social work practices with underserved populations

●Able to work well with marginalized populations including long-term unemployed community members, ex-offenders, at-risk youth, etc. You are also able to work with diverse families or individuals in a culturally sensitive, empathetic manner.

●Have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong data entry and organizational skills.

●Have experience working in a demanding, fast-paced, and high volume environment.

●Are quickly able to establish rapport and motivate others towards achieving goals.

●Can work independently and are task-oriented.

●Have respect for confidentiality involving both members and fellow employees.

●Have experience with data organizational systems and Microsoft office software (Word, Excel).

●Are willing and able to work on weekends and evening hours.

●Have excellent customer service skills

Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Career Development Specialist – Technology

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Technology

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH) is a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.  The Center has increasingly sought to focus efforts on helping low income and underrepresented minorities break into industries that will allow them to access high paying jobs, and resultantly accumulate wealth.  

The Senior Career Development Specialist will recruit participants for technology programs and facilitate career readiness, social services and financial counseling to support them in landing, maintaining and advancing in high-paying roles in the technology industry, for instance roles in software engineering or product management. The goal is to ensure that clients start their first job successfully, but are also set up to continuously advance within the technology industry. 

Specific responsibilities Career Development Specialist (Technology) include: 

Serve as lead contact between our tech partners, students and Restoration programs

Recruit Brooklyn residents for skills based technology training, showcasing various career pathways available; 

Develop individual case management plans for training participants and graduates that includes financial coaching, social services, and mentorship. 

Design and facilitate trainings and programming that foster cohesion, mentorship, collaborative learning and support; 

Foster relationships with employers to understand their needs for prospective employees and ensure growth for recently hired graduates; 

Forge relationships with collaborative partners that might support participants, including tech executives, social service partners, etc.

Develop and track metrics for success including employment, salary, improved financial health and job retention, etc.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. 

Experience with the technology industry and background in workforce development, financial services or social services.

Assertive, empathetic and culturally sensitive: you are able to advocate for your clients and use compassionate, strength-based techniques to guide clients towards their goals. You are also able  to work effectively with families from diverse cultural, socio-economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds. 

Strong  problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

Must be data-savvy: you have strong digital skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook) as well as CRM management and reporting.

Superior verbal/written English communication skills, including grammatical, editing and proofreading skills

You possess a high level of emotional intelligence, and are able to navigate member needs and assess client readiness in the employment process. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as detail oriented, documentation skills.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Career Development Specialist – Training and Placement

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Training and Placement Team

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. Our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement. Workforce development plays a critical role in our mission to close the racial wealth gap in Brooklyn, as we help raise the percentage of residents pursue advanced education/training, and secure high-paying, in-demand employment opportunities with a sustainable career path.

About the Position

We are currently seeking 3 specialists for the Technology, Food and Construction industries respectively. The Career Development Specialist role represents a position for an ambitious, outcomes- focused and data-savvy team member who will support clients in landing high-paying roles in the technology, construction, and food industries. The goal is to ensure that clients start their first job successfully, but are also set up to continuously advance within their career. As a specialist, you will be reporting directly to our program manager for employment. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

Requirements:

●Review and conduct detailed career assessments, and monitor participants’ progress according to individual plans.

●Support individualized career coaching efforts, including preparing career readiness activities, supporting resume and cover letter creation/updating, helping clients with interview prep, as well as providing techniques on managing workplace culture and employer expectations.

●Work in close collaboration with our Education Specialist to link members with educational and vocational training opportunities, and follow up on referrals to our career service partners.

●Provide access to education and job training resources, including HiSET and other college certificates or degrees pertaining to technology

●Track information and employment outcomes in Restoration’s Database, HRA Salesforce, and any other computerized data tracking system.

●Research and maintain best practices related to coaching clients toward economic mobility.

●Report updates to our Employment Coordinator on a weekly basis.

Qualifications:

●Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

●Strong workforce development skills with proven experience in career coaching and advancement (preferred 1-2 years)

●Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to motivate and support participants through the job search and placement process.

●Assertive, empathetic and culturally sensitive: you are able to advocate for your clients and use compassionate, strength-based techniques to guide clients towards their goals. You are also able to work effectively with families from diverse cultural, socio-economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

●Experience working with populations that have experienced trauma and/or crises preferred.

●Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

●Must be data-savvy : you have strong digital skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook) as well as CRM management and reporting.

●Superior verbal/written English communication skills, including grammatical, editing and proofreading skills

●You possess a high level of emotional intelligence, and are able to navigate member needs and assess client readiness in the employment process.

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as detail oriented, documentation skills.

●Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Director of Program Operations

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Director of Program Operations will have operational oversight of economic mobility and health programs. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with team management experience to grow and further develop proven programs. 

Key Responsibilities

●Provide day to day oversight of program managers, site managers, directors and assistant directors 

●Leverage cross-functional resources, leadership and programming across CHN (Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, Training and Placement) and CHN (Food Systems, Built Environment) to contribute to overall mission and program goals; Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.

●Recruit, hire and oversee training and orientation of all staff members.

●Build a strong team through open communication and by collaborating on decisionmaking responsibilities

●Initiate and set goals for program based on the organization’s strategic, mission and grant objectives

●Work with teams to plan, refine and deliver on programs from start to finish, including identifying processes, deadlines and milestones. 

●Coordinate with central administrative departments on behalf of Center for Personal Financial Health, including facilities, IT, finance, development/external affairs

●Work with teams to develop and manage program budgets that forecast full cost of operations, including funding deficits and surpluses

●Draft and coordinate the completion of organizational reports, contracts and proposals

●Serve as a key point person for Program Officers from funding agencies, including various City agencies and ensure a proactive approach to comply with any requests, including but not limited to progress reports, budget requests and modification, site visits and audits

●Ensure timely and accurate data entry and systems management and report to the executive team on program progress..

●Monitor expense items and payments to outside vendors, consultants, and/ or subcontractors

●Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of all staff.

●Implement a professional development program to address employee experience and skill gaps.

●Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards.

●Using program dashboard, establish consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability

●Signal challenges early on and communicate with EVP for Programs to resolve

●Support other special projects as needed

Position Requirements:

●Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Social Work, Business Administration or related field.

●Exceptional project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.

●Content knowledge and track record in leading and managing in financial inclusion, workforce development

●High emotional intelligence to manage teams with flexing leadership styles with strong focus on excellence and meeting high quality results and outcomes.

●At least 10 years of experience with three of those in a team management role

●Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool 

●Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth

●Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance

●Deep understanding of human resources, employee performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies

●Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details

●Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Restoration’s mission 

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Director of Training and Placement

Job Training and Placement Services

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation. Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement. Workforce development plays a critical role in our mission to close the racial wealth gap in Brooklyn, as we help raise the percentage of residents pursue advanced education/training, and secure high-paying, in-demand employment opportunities with a sustainable career path.

Duties and Responsibilities

Historically, the Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH) has generated $20M in value for Brooklyn residents through savings, debt reduction, and income by enhancing support for financially vulnerable clients. Our Training and Placement unit has contributed to about ~10M of the income generated in CPFH, by offering job placement and career advancements services to help achieve financial stability. We had achieved over 400 placements across 12 industries annually in the pre-pandemic era. At the height of the pandemic, we hosted our inaugural Breakthrough Technology Fellowship program virtually. Twenty fellows were admitted to the selective program, and all twenty graduated with a job, apprenticeship or internship, earning ~$120,000 on average.

In a pro bono engagement with BSRC, consultants from Bain & Co. developed an actionable plan to grow CPFH’s generated income to $80M. The expansion of our ambitious Training and Placement unit is integral to this vision.

The Director of Training and Placement represents a new position for an energetic leader who will develop a cohesive, outcomes-focused team that will generate strategies to help Brooklyn residents attain jobs which lead to upward mobility. Thus, you must be an action-forward, determined professional with strong leadership, communication, collaboration and multitasking skills.

In this role, you are responsible not only for overseeing all the programs and services in your department, but also for ensuring smooth collaboration between your team and other departments in CPFH (Care Coordination and Financial Inclusion) and throughout the Corporation. You will build and maintain relationships with education institutions, fellow non-profit organizations, employer partners, government agencies, and other key stakeholders. Your leadership will support the team meeting all department and contractual goals, while ensuring alignment between the team’s targets and BSRC’s strategic priorities as an organization. You will also be responsible for recruiting and stewarding an eager team, currently at about a dozen people with a budget of approximately $2.2M and a plan for aggressive growth in the coming years. As Director, you must empower other leaders within your team by providing them with constructive feedback helping them achieve their professional goals.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above you will:

Collaborate with the management team to organize department-wide staff meetings, and professional development training to ensure collaboration, information sharing, and uniformity of policies and practices.

Foster a performance-driven culture to ensure that required deliverables are achieved and data is collected and maintained for all funding partners and internal auditing purposes.

Oversee all department and program budgets, and engage with the finance team on staff allocations, expense tracking, and performance-based income earned.

Work with supervisors and the development team on proposals, reports, and other fundraising efforts to grow Restoration’s education, training, and placement services.

Coordinate service delivery with the directors of Care Coordination and Financial Inclusion to ensure continuity of care for individuals served through the Center for Personal Financial Health.

Represent BSRC’s education, training and placement services within Brooklyn and the wider workforce development community by participating in panels, policy and advocacy events, among other community forums.

Experience and Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred.

Strong personnel management and leadership experience with at least five years managing large scale workforce development programs with multiple performance-based contracts and grants.

Demonstrated ability to support staff to meet program goals and outcomes.

An entrepreneurial mindset, with an understanding of labor market trends as well as innovations and developments across the workforce development sector, with a desire to increase impact and scale programming.

Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to build trusting productive relationships with staff, co-workers, and external partners.

Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player.

Ability to take complete ownership of a project from start to end: experience in building, documenting, and implementing processes.

Flexibility and adaptability to adjust programming and services based on staff and customer feedback and changing workforce landscape.

Strong digital skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook) as well as CRM management and reporting.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Employment Coordinator – Food

About the Position 

Restoration is seeking a creative, data-driven, results-oriented Employment Coordinator – Food to specialize in career coaching and job placement within the food and transportation sectors. A successful candidate in this role will establish, maintain, and deepen relationships with community members and with employers in order to partner with clients in their career journeys to secure high-quality jobs and advance in their careers long term. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Employment Coordinator – Food include, but are not limited to:

●Develop and maintain strategic relationships with employers for the purpose of generating job orders and retention services

●Leverage knowledge of labor market trends in food and transportation sectors to anticipate strategies to best position Restoration members for high-quality career opportunities

●Engage employers and serve as the point person on industry partnerships for the purpose of staying up to date on key skills critical to career advancement in the food and transportation sectors

●Review completed employment readiness assessments with clients and provide career coaching to members seeking careers in the food and transportation sectors

●Identify opportunities for clients’ professional development in support of economic mobility and career growth

●Maintain metrics-driven, data-informed, results-oriented accountability entering pertinent client data and case notes in real-time basis into various database systems as soon as new data is available

●Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Personal Financial Health and the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods to ensure that clients meet the best possible outcomes and are connected to all relevant services.

●Provide reports on a weekly basis

●Provide ad hoc services to engage the Spanish speaking community as needed

Experience and Qualifications:

●Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 

●Bilingual Spanish required – must be fluent English/Spanish

●Prior experience in career coaching, recruitment, job placement, or related fields

●Must maintain values-driven, person-centered approach demonstrative of empathy and support

●Must possess a learning (growth) mindset, solid critical reasoning, and strong presentation skills

●Excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and milestones

●Excellent database and administrative skills with attention to detail and ability to manage data and information for multiple contracts. 

●Must have an appropriate level of computer literacy and digital competency 

●Experience in or working knowledge of the food and/or transportation sectors is a plus

●Familiarity with Central Brooklyn is a plus

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Financial Counselor

DESCRIPTION: 

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation seeks a full-time Financial Counselor for its Center for Personal Financial Health, a program implemented through our headquarters at Restoration Plaza and several partner locations throughout Brooklyn. We seek to help New Yorkers take control of their personal finances by increasing financial literacy, developing budgeting and money management skills, to improve credit, reduce debt, build savings and grow their assets to achieve their financial goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

●Work to fulfill the organization’s mission of bridging the racial wealth divide. ▪ Provide individualized one-on-one financial counseling with a goal moving clients to financial stability and asset building.

●Assess client needs and develop individual financial action plans with each client ▪ Responsible for making appropriate referrals and integrating other wraparound supports (i.e. benefits and tax preparation) into counseling to achieve greater results.

●Lead workshops, webinars and cultivate partnerships designed to grow our client base. ▪ Implement and assist with the design of client retention and capability strategies ▪ Use data creatively to track individual performance, identify areas for needed improvement.

●Deliver training and webinars.

●Work from multiple partner locations and participate in their outreach events

QUALIFICATIONS: 

●Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

●Have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in Economics, Financial Literacy, Human services or Business. With knowledgeable about personal money management, savings and investment options, safe financial products and services and consumer rights

●Bi-Lingual (English & Spanish) will receive preference. 

●Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

●Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with little supervision ▪ Passion for helping low-income adults meet their financial goals

●Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

Please email your cover letter and resume to Julian Stillman, Program Manager, Financial Inclusion: jstillman@restorationplaza.org. Subject: Financial Counselor Applicant.


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Jobs-Plus Assistant Director

About Jobs-Plus

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 in high growth, high opportunity sectors 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 advancing in their careers and closer towards their personal financial goals.

About the Position 

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

●Manage the day-to-day operations of the Jobs-Plus program including the orientation schedule, membership process, and calendar of events including on-site trainings, screenings, and success events.

●Perform operational supervision of Jobs-Plus staff toward achieving program goals including conflict resolution, performance appraisals, and constructive feedback to empower and further develop team members’ professional goals.

●Organize staff meetings and meet with managers, coordinators, counselors, and coaches on a regular basis.

●Design and oversee outreach strategy in collaboration with our community coaches, keeping members informed of new developments regarding services offered as well as events and activities that could benefit them (e.g. Restoration Plaza events). 

●Develop and maintain strategic relationships with employers for the purpose of generating job orders to hand over to our employment team in key sectors such as Health, Construction, Technology, and Retail.

●Collaborate closely with the Jobs-Plus Education Specialist to identify occupational training programs with high-value credentials for both high-wage positions and career advancement.

●Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors

●Maintain a high level of quality assurance of data entry and systems management

●Create and communicate reports on program performance and signal challenges early on

●Act as a Management Information System (MIS) liaison, both for HRA systems and other Jobs-Plus related databases. Verify employment, retention and training outcomes and submit documents for payment in HRA porta and related systems. 

●Serve as the primary point-person for subcontractors for daily operations and with community partners to set up and maintain referral relationships.

●Develop and distribute email marketing campaigns to keep members engaged with program activities.

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

●Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Lead Care Coordinator

About the Position: Lead Care Coordinator

The Lead Care Coordinator is a mental health professional or social / human services professional responsible for supporting participants on their road to asset building, financial freedom and intergenerational wealth: identifying and working to overcome barriers to employment; goal setting and life planning; referring participants to internal and external resources, programs and other services for if needed; and recording their progress. The Lead Care Coordinator will regularly meet with the participants for individual counseling, and interview them to follow their progress. The Lead Care Coordinator will create and update bio-psycho-social reports of the ongoing history of customer contact, to track customer participation, and to make appropriate referrals for support services as circumstances change. The Lead Care Coordinator will understand how program participants’ behavior can be affected by trauma and stress and to use techniques like motivational interviewing that promote program engagement and mitigate the challenges to cognition and self-regulation that poverty creates. The Lead Care Coordinator will help participants make their own decisions and set their own goals. Along the way, participants strengthen their decision making and self-regulation skills that poverty, trauma, and stress so seriously strain.

The Lead Care Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of EMPath; Economic Mobilities Pathways, including research, structuring implementation, training and ongoing evaluations. The LCC will provide Coaching to various staff members per quarter who have been trained in MH modalities and are expected to use these modalities in their day to day work with clients. Facilitate Direct Practice Observation and feedback on the integration of screening, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and mental health first aid. Engage MSW Interns / Care Coordinators and assist with supervision of their duties. Document and track training, ongoing coaching and supervision, care coordination, screening and referrals through monitoring and tracking logs. Facilitate monthly workshops based on underlying issues affecting clients derived from review of aggregate data. Facilitate stress management support group as needed. Table at community events as needed. Represent the company at symposiums or convening as needed.

Qualifications:

●Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Psychologist; MSW or similar Degree with 4+ years of social work experience

●Experience working with/care coordination counseling consumers in a high volume work environment, particularly in a human services or workforce development

●Previous supervisory experience, strong communication and organization skills, care coordination experience, counseling, case management, computer skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

●The ability to relate well with individuals, ability to motivate, and experience in presenting workshops and working with individuals having one or more barriers to employment including parole and probation.

●A referral network with other human service agencies in the community and can provide intervention services as needed

●Ability to follow instructions well; Adaptable, flexible and a fast learner; Creative and able to meet deadlines; Work well under pressure and goal oriented; Work well within a team concept.

●SIFI certified or willingness to take free SIFI certification upon hire.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Program Associate, Homeownership

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Homeownership Team

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation. 

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement.

About the Department: Restoration Homeownership 

The Homeownership Program is part of Restoration’s Financial Inclusion strategy. As such it centers credit and asset acquisition as a means to financial empowerment. Program participants are guided through a series of educational and financial milestones on a path towards homeownership. The program provides access to favorable financing, grants, advice and supportive coaching. 

As part of our new initiative Restoration has launched an estate planning program in partnership with The Center for New York City’s Black Homeownership Project. This program centers current homeowners of color, particularly those over 62. The program offers access to wills, power of attorney, health care proxies and other estate planning legal services. This program serves the purpose of maintaining communities of color and sustaining wealth through the succession of assets. This serves Restoration’s overarching goals of eliminating the racial wealth gap.

About the Position: Program Associate, Homeownership

The Program Associate will support the Homeownership Program on both estate planning and homebuyer education. Working closely with the Program Manager, Program Associate will conduct meetings with potential estate planning clients and manage referrals to legal service providers. Program Associate will manage program participation of homeownership clients including follow up and document management. Candidates are encouraged to bring their creativity to coordinate with the Program Manager in finding solutions for our served population.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

●Meets with clients interested in estate planning or homeownership and conduct basic intake including demographics and financial information

●Ensure referrals to legal services as necessary and make sure activities are documented.

●Support financial and homeownership education events including outreach and follow up as necessary.

●Attend outreach events in promotion of Restoration services

●Attend training on program services and products

●Communicate with program partners and external stakeholders

●Ensure client referrals and integration with Restoration’s Center for Personal Financial Health services, including social services, financial coaching and counseling, and job training and placement

●Participates in weekly staff meetings and client conferences as needed.

●Perform other duties as reasonably requested.

Qualifications

●Bachelor’s Degree or two years experience in non-profit work preferred

●Ability to identify client’s needs quickly and accurately

●Bilingual, Spanish a plus but not a requirement

●Ability to relate to persons of diverse backgrounds.

●Excellent experience with G-Suite  and Microsoft Suite 

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

●Experience with Salesforce a plus

●Must be resilient and empathetic with a high level of personal integrity and excellent interpersonal skills when engaging with clients and staff.

●Commitment to providing affordable housing and services for the low-to-moderate-income population.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Program Coordinator, Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

The Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

In alignment with Restoration’s mission to close the wealth gap in Central Brooklyn, and recognizing the virtuous cycle of health and wealth, the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods aims to change the structural conditions that drive the inequities in chronic disease in Central Brooklyn, focusing on policies, systems and environmental change. Our work directly addresses health, including access to affordable and healthy food, opportunities for an active lifestyle, and mental health and wellness. Moreover, every strategy also addresses the social determinants of health such as neighborhood conditions, employment, business opportunities, finances, transportation, education and/or housing. Since its inception, Restoration has engaged in building healthy neighborhoods and addressing the social determinants of health. We have attracted supermarkets and health facilities to the community and enhanced commercial corridors. Several years ago, Restoration took a more direct approach to addressing health by leading borough efforts to reduce health disparities related to healthy eating, the built environment and active living, and alcohol consumption and tobacco use among communities of color. Highlights of our accomplishments to date include our Farm to Early Care Initiative that has reached nearly 50 early care sites and senior centers and the completion of a feasibility study for the development of a Central Brooklyn Food Hub.

THE POSITION

Reporting directly to the Program Manager of the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Program Coordinator will lead Restoration’s Food Hub Pilot efforts and provide support on our larger food system efforts. These efforts include but are not exclusive to partnership engagement activities, convening and leading partnership efforts toward meeting mutually identified goals, and coordinating local supply chain efforts related to development of the food hub pilot. The Coordinator will ensure alignment of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization to reduce the racial wealth gap.

Responsibilities will include:

●Coordinate all aspect related to the research, engagement, planning, and execution of a Central Brooklyn food hub pilot

●Foster strategic partnerships along the Brooklyn and New York State food value chain in support of Restoration’s food system work

●Organize and facilitate planning sessions, convenings, and partnerships conducting strategic planning and guiding effective plan implementation

●Coordinate all aspects of partnership meetings including developing agenda and invitation, taking notes, and communicating follow up items with networks and partners.

●Develop project work plans, presentations, briefing documents and other materials as needed

●Provide support to Center for Healthy Neighborhood Program Associate, interns, and consultants

●Represent Restoration at meetings, trainings, and local and national conferences as needed

●Assist with tracking and entering relevant program data

●Perform all other appropriate duties as assigned to meet organizations’ dynamic needs

EXPERIENCE / CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, time management and communications skills. In addition, candidate will have:

●Four-year degree preferred;

●At least 2-3 years of experience working in food systems, community/economic development, and/or community engagement;

●Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and/or media;

●Significant knowledge of community food systems, workforce development programs, and/or community development programs;

●Fundraising research, grant writing and reporting experience highly desired; and excellent writing and computer skills;

●Proven project planning and implementation experience and skills;

●Willingness and ability to be flexible and nimble in a dynamic environment.

Willingness to travel throughout Brooklyn and attend meetings and events in evenings and on weekends as needed.

●A track record of working toward racial equity.

Salary: $50,000

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Senior Audit Manager

The Senior Audit Manager reports to the head or the Audit Management Unit. Under the direction of the head of the Audit Management Unit and in collaboration with the head of the Finance Department, and the CFAO, the Senior Audit Manager is responsible for carrying out the organization’s audit functions and processes, including the A-133/Uniformed Guidance single audit functions within the timelines established by the organization; as assigned completing the organization’s tax returns and Char500s functions, conducting account reviews analysis and reconciliations; coordinating with finance, departmental and program personnel, performing assigned grant audits functions; and performing accounting duties.

Duties Include:

●Responsible for carrying out assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual review of financial records, analysis, reconciliation and closing processes, including reviewing general ledger accounts for reasonableness, investigating unusual transactions, ensuring mispostings are corrected, complete transactions are posted in accordance with GAAP, required schedules are timely completed, within established deadlines.

●On a monthly basis , performs assigned bank reconciliations and completes reconciling journal entries within established monthly deadlines.

●Ensures the organization’s annual fiscal audits and A-133/Uniformed Guidance Single audit and processes, are timely and accurately completed within established timelines, as assigned.

●Ensures the annual financial statements and tax returns , including reporting of Form 990s and corporate tax returns , as well as Form 500 Charities Bureau filing are timely completed within established timelines , as assigned.

●Handles timely filing of request for extensions, as assigned.

●As assigned, ensures that grant/contract audit processes are timely completed and grants and contracts accounting meets contract compliance requirements.

Performs other financial and business management duties, as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

●High-level accounting and business management knowledge and experience, as well as significant audit preparation and financial statement analysis experience.

●The ability to be self-directed, independent and innovative

●The ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, auditors, funding agencies, and business partners, and engage in respectful communication.

●4 – 6 years experience in financial, business and audit management.

●Bachelors in Accounting or Finance required. Advance degree in Finance or Business a plus.

●Expertise in Excel, and computerized accounting software required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Senior Audit Officer

The Senior Audit Officer reports to the head of the Audit Management Unit or the head of Finance Department, as well as the CFAO. The Senior Audit Management Officer is responsible for carrying out the organization’s audits, including the A-133/Uniformed Guidance Single Audit within timelines established by the organization; completing the organization’s tax returns and Char500s; conducting account reviews analysis and reconciliations; coordinating assigned site audits, grant audits; and performing assigned accounting duties.

Duties Include:

●Is responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual review of financial records, analysis, reconciliation and closing processes, including reviewing general ledger accounts for reasonableness, investigating unusual transactions, ensuring mispostings are corrected,complete transactions are posted in accordance with GAAP, required schedules aretimely completed, within established deadlines.

●On a monthly basis, performs assigned bank reconciliations and completes reconciling journal entries within established monthly deadlines.

●Ensures the organization’s annual fiscal audits and A-133 /Uniformed Guidance Single audit and processes, are timely and accurately completed within established timelines.

●Ensures the annual financial statements and tax returns, including reporting of Form 990s and corporate tax returns, as well as Form 500 Charities Bureau filing are timely completed within established timelines. Handles timely filing of request for extensions.

●As assigned, ensures that grant/contract audit processes are timely completed and grants and contracts accounting meets contract compliance requirements.

●Performs other financial and business management duties, as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

High-level accounting and business management knowledge and experience, as well as significant audit preparation and financial statement analysis experience.

●The ability to be self-directed, independent and innovative

●The ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, auditors, funding agencies, and business partners, and engage in respectful communication.

●5 – 8 years experience in senior financial, business and audit management.

●Bachelors in Accounting or Finance required. Advance Degree in Finance or Business is a plus.

●Expertise in Excel, and computerized accounting software required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Senior Contracts/Grants & Budget Officer

Reporting and Duties:

The Senior Contracts/Grants & Budget Officer reports to the head of the Financial Operations Unit or the Head of the Finance Department and work cooperatively with the financial team and the departmental/program staff to ensure the sound management of contracts/grants, and pass-through projects. Responsibilities include ensuring the accurate and timely input and posting of financial activities for contracts/grants, and pass-through projects to the accounting system, the timely completion and submission of claims to funding agencies, the development of contracts/grants budgets, communicating with funding agencies and departmental/program staff, producing, updating, reviewing and maintaining reports for contracts/grants, and pass-through projects, including claims, general ledgers, trial balances, balance sheets, and income statements, as well as associated excel worksheets.

This includes the following grants/contract accounting management activities and collaborations:

●Manages the Contracts/Grant Management Units and supervises staff.

●Reviews grant/contract expenditures with accounts payable personnel and ensures compliance with grant/contract agreements.

●Interacts with payroll personnel to ensure payroll information for grants/contracts is accurate and in-lie with grant/contracts allocations.

●Reviews agency fund transmittal information with cash receipts personnel to ensure grants/contract receipts are coded to reflect fund, responsibility center, department/program and funding source.

●Performs monthly vouchering and claims process and submits them to the funding agencies.

●Performs General Ledger maintenance and Trial Balance management for contracts/grants.

●Performs monthly Reconciliations, Closing and Annual Audits functions pertaining to grants/contracts

●Develops Contracts/Grants Budgets

●Ensures Contracts/Grants are in compliance

●Participates in Contracts/Grants Audits, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Fiscal Audits, A-133 Audits, and Unaudited and Audited Financial Statements preparation.

●Perform other accounting duties, as assigned.

Minimum Skills Set, Experience and Qualification:

●Self-directed, solutions-oriented, multi-tasker, with strong communication and organizational skills.

●Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines; adept at managing peak work periods and changing circumstances; and tenacious in meeting deadlines.

●Ability to work collaboratively across departments/programs and be responsive to internal and external inquiries.

●At least 6-8 years progressive senior level accounting experience in non-profit accounting, general ledger management and contract/grants management/accounting.

●Accounting Degree required

●Experience with governmental programs including DHCR-Weatherization Assistance Program, DYCD, and SBS desirable.

●Experience in preparing Federal Awards schedules and supporting documentation for A-133 audits desirable.

●Extensive experience with computerized accounting software, and MS Office, particularly excel spreadsheets.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Social Services Manager

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Care Coordination Team

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement.

About the Position: Social Services Manager

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Care Coordination Team The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement.

About the Position: Social Services Manager

The Social Service Manager will work with a roster of tenants to address barriers related to housing stability. In coordination with each family, the Social Service Manager will develop goals, provide advocacy, and solve issues that impact their living status.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

● Meets with assigned families on a regularly scheduled basis in their home, in the community, and the office dependent upon the individual’s/family’s level of need.

● Ensure completion of ongoing, timely case notes recording service delivery, including but not limited to assessments, intakes, goals, referrals, etc.

● Identify service needs and appropriate intervention(s) to assist the family with the desired outcome, including entitlements, arrears recovery/support, etc.

● Provide direct supportive counseling, advocacy, and or outreach services.

● Provide information and referral services to residents as needed or as specified as goals.

● Serves as a liaison with the property manager, various social service agencies, schools, and health care providers in the interest of the tenants.

● Advocates for and assists families in the negotiation of the service delivery system to ensure receipt of entitlements and maintenance of permanent housing.

● Attends appointments as needed with families to ensure all issues are addressed.

● Participates in weekly staff meetings and client conferences as needed.

● Perform other duties as reasonably requested.

Qualifications

● Two or more years’ experience working with families experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

● Experience with general case management functions, assessment, and advocacy skills.

● Knowledge of various city social service agencies and community-based organizations related to housing and homelessness.

● Bilingual, Spanish a plus but not a requirement

● Ability to relate to persons of diverse backgrounds.

● Excellent experience with G-Suite and Microsoft Suite

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

● Must be resilient and empathetic with a high level of personal integrity and excellent interpersonal skills when engaging with clients and staff.

● Commitment to providing affordable housing and services for the low-to-moderate-income population.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant – Audit Management reports to the head of the Audit Management unit and is responsible for the review, analysis, and correctness of accounting transactions, the preparation of year-end, audit, and financial schedules. He/she reviews Accounts Payable (A/P), Cash Disbursement (C/D), Requisitioning/Purchasing, Rent Billings, Accounts Receivable (AR) and Cash Receipts (CR) activities on a regular basis, and ensures misclassifications and mispostings are corrected on a timely basis. He/she prepares year-end, audit, and grantschedules and work with auditors, finance staff, department heads and program staff to gather requested audit information. Completes accounting assignments as requested.

Duties:

●Reviews and Reconciliation of Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursement transactions

●Reviews and Reconciliation of Rent Billings, Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts transactions Performs Cash Transfers Reconciliations and Bank Reconciliations

●Prepares audit schedules Responses toaudit queries Prepare adjusting entries Completes year end entries

●Coordinates with personnel responsible for providing audit samples and other financial information toensure response timelines are met and information is complete and in good form

●Assists in the Grant/Program and Annual Audit Processes

●Assists in ensuring that A/P, C/D, A/R, C/R, and G/L transactions are carried out in alignment with corporate policies and procedures and are GAAP and are program compliant.

Minimum Skills Set, Experience & Qualifications:

A minimum of 4 years progressive accounting experience. Bachelors or Masters in Accounting required.

●Experience with computerized accounting software, including Financial Edge, and MS Office. Expertise with Excel Spreadsheets and Powerpoint.

●Self-directed, solution-oriented, multi-tasker, with strong communications and organizational skills and theability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and adept at managing peak work periods, and changing circumstances.

●Tenacious in meeting deadlines and willingness to work late and on weekends, if necessary, to meet reporting and audit deadlines.

●Ability to work collaboratively across departments/programs and be responsive to internal and and external inquiries.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.