Careers

Make a Rewarding Career Move

The Coalition for the Homeless offers rewarding career opportunities for counselors, teachers, social workers, case managers and organizers. Coalition programs offer a variety of entry-level and professional positions for those who wish to join our dedicated and talented corps of human services workers and advocates.

Positions Available:

BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT, COALITION HOUSES & BRIDGE BUILDING

PART-TIME VAN DRIVER, GRAND CENTRAL FOOD PROGRAM

PART-TIME GROUP LEADER, BOUND FOR SUCCESS/YOUTH SERVICES

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

Building Superintendent, Coalition Houses & Bridge Building

POSITION SUMMARY: The Building Superintendent is the onsite building manager responsible for the maintenance and janitorial services at Coalition Houses (West 77th Street) and Bridge Building (East 124th Street), including the maintenance of building systems and equipment. The Building Superintendent ensures that all building structures, systems and equipment are consistently maintained to provide a safe, secure and sanitary environment. The Building Superintendent provides basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other apartment repair services so as to ensure that all units are in good repair and well-maintained. The Building Superintendent is the onsite building manager responsible for the operation, maintenance and janitorial services, including the maintenance of all building systems and equipment, including heating systems and boilers, and serves as an in-house technical expert. In addition, the Building Superintendent serves as a liaison between the Coalition’s Operations and Programs Staff, and Tenants. The Building Superintendent ensures compliance, at the direction of Management, with all HUD, DOB, HPD, FDNY, DEP, DSNY and other regulatory laws, rules, and regulations. The Building Superintendent performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless, and in accordance with the terms of any agreements with the NYC Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”), Human Resources Administration (“HRA”), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) and the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”), among others. *The Building Superintendent lives onsite at Coalition Houses and be onsite there, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., except when at the Bridge Building, as per item #2 below. During all other hours, Superintendent is to be “on-call” and respond to emergencies and other building needs 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Employee must be reachable at all times via mobile telephone and readily available to work, at both sites, in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1) High school diploma or GED required, AA/AS strongly desired;
2) Ability to communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable;
3) FDNY Certificate of Fitness, boiler technical training, sprinkler certificates and other relevant technical training, certifications and experience a plus;
4) Five years of related experience in construction and/or building maintenance and repair required;
5) Experience operating and maintaining modern heating systems, building fire suppression and alarm systems required;
6) Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions required;
7) Knowledge of NYC law, rules and regulations regarding building maintenance and safety, including but not limited to HPD, FDNY, DEP, DSNY and DOB;
8) Must demonstrate skills in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, sheetrock plastering and painting;
9) Willingness to live onsite with the ability to work independently and to appropriately interact with all tenants and other Coalition staff and vendors;
10) Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license is preferred. Possession of a vehicle is a plus.

REPORTS TO: Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations

SALARY: Competitive annual salary commensurate with experience and education

TO APPLY:
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements:
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX (212) 233-2032, Attn: Building Superintendent
No telephone inquiries, please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time Van Driver, Grand Central Food Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The GCFP Part-Time Driver works with the GCFP Program Assistant to ensure that the GCFP vehicle is in good working order, and is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of meals.  As with other members of the GCFP program team, the GCFP Part-Time Driver collaborates with volunteers to assist in distribution of meals to clients at the site. The GCFP Part-Time Driver performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of the HPNAP agreement with the New York State Department of Health.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A High School degree or GED is required. Valid NYS driver’s license with no moving vehicle violations required.  Two years of related experience in driving experience in a human services setting, strongly desiredMust be able to perform heavy-lifting up to 80 pounds. 

*Part-time hours:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday – Sunday

Salary: $15.00 per hour (This is a part-time opportunity)

To Apply:
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Van Driver
No telephone inquiries, please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time Group Leader, Bound for Success/Youth Services

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Group Leader of Bound for Success is responsible for the daily implementation of the after school/summer curriculum consistent with the policies of Coalition for the Homeless. He/She helps to plan and carry out lessons incorporating homework assistance, tutoring, educational building activities, as well as creative and recreational activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of two years of college plus prior experience in working with school-age children in educational and recreational settings. Must be a team player, flexible, outgoing, focused and enjoy working with children. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate is a plus. *This is a regular part-time job with regular work hours 3:00 – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri. May be required to work additional hours on days with scheduled field trips, requires some flexibility with start and end times. Part-time hours increase during summer months for 7 weeks in July and August. Must be able to travel to work location in Canarsie, Brooklyn (11236 zip code)

SCHEDULE: 15 – 17 hours per week

REPORTS TO: Director of Bound for Success, Youth Services

SALARY: $15.00 per hour

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail
jobs@cfthomeless.org or
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Group Leader
No telephone inquiries, please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Summer Camp Positions, Camp Homeward Bound

Coalition for the Homeless seeks seasonal counselors and supervisors for its Camp Homeward Bound program located in Harriman State Park. Started in 1984, the Homeward Bound program was the first camp in the nation created specifically to serve homeless children. Camp Homeward Bound provides a safe, predictable, and highly structured environment for homeless youngsters (ages seven to fifteen). We foster the development of positive social and learning skills and is scheduled for three sessions each summer.

At Camp Homeward Bound camp staff receive pre-camp training, ongoing support, and mentoring throughout the summer. Counselors and supervisors develop problem solving and leadership skills that future employers may find valuable. Camp staff aim to positively influence a group of young people in need of strong positive role models. They look forward to meeting new people around the world, forming lasting friendships, and working with a team of dedicated individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For more information about Camp Homeward Bound, click here.

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