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:

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM

SHELTER MONITOR/ORGANIZER, ADVOCACY

PART-TIME SHELTER MONITOR/ORGANIZER, ADVOCACY

MANAGER OF OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OPERATIONS, OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

 

Assistant Program Director, Crisis Intervention Program

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Crisis Intervention Assistant Program Director provides direct crisis services to the homeless population served by the low barrier program, including but not limited to, providing appropriate referrals and advocacy, particularly in regards to immediate needs and shelter related issues, as well as providing assistance in obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, and assisting with access to health, mental health, and substance use/dependence services. The Assistant Program Director works in a team environment within the Crisis Intervention program and reports directly to the Program Director of Crisis Intervention, in addition to receiving regular clinical supervision from the Senior Director of Crisis Services. He/She also assumes a leadership role within the team, assisting with day-to-day supervision of the department and client services. The Assistant Program Director performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and relevant funding agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS: MSW preferred or graduate degree with relevant recent clinical experience preferred. BA/BS in social work, human services or health discipline required. Prior case/care management experience, especially with homeless persons, individuals copies with mental illness or substance use, and persons living with HIV/AIDS strongly desired. Individual should be responsible, a strong advocate, and possess strong leadership skills.

Spanish proficiency is required.  

REPORTS TO:  Crisis Intervention Program Director/Senior Director of Crisis Services

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

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

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Shelter Monitor/Organizer, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelter system. This will include regularly visiting shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled and surprise inspections during both daytime and evening hours to document compliance, violations, problems and issues of concern in the shelters. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of individual advocacy and to provide referrals. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will also help organize, support and mobilize residents of homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Shelter Monitor/Organizer will establish priorities and goals for organizing and monitoring. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA required. MSW preferred. At least two years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. Well-developed oral advocacy, writing, and analytical skills required. Experience working with homeless and/or low-income people strongly preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

REPORTS TO:  Policy Director

SALARY: Commensurate w/experience & education (excellent benefits package)

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

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Shelter Monitor/Organizer, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelter system. This will include regularly visiting shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled and surprise inspections during both daytime and evening hours to document compliance, violations, problems and issues of concern in the shelters. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of individual advocacy and to provide referrals. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will also help organize, support and mobilize residents of homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Shelter Monitor/Organizer will establish priorities and goals for organizing and monitoring. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA required. MSW preferred. At least two years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. Well-developed oral advocacy, writing, and analytical skills required. Experience working with homeless and/or low-income people strongly preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

REPORTS TO:  Policy Director

SALARY: Commensurate w/experience & education (excellent benefits package)

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

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Part-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Part-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer will conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelter system. This will include regularly visiting shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled and surprise inspections during both daytime and evening hours to document compliance, violations, problems and issues of concern in the shelters. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will engage with shelter residents for the purpose of individual advocacy and to provide referrals. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer will also help organize, support and mobilize residents of homeless shelters and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Shelter Monitor/Organizer will establish priorities and goals for organizing and monitoring. The Shelter Monitor/Organizer shall provide a service vision and tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA required. MSW preferred. At least two years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. Well-developed oral advocacy, writing, and analytical skills required. Experience working with homeless and/or low-income people strongly preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred. *This is a part-time job 20 hours per week.

REPORTS TO: Policy Director

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Shelter Monitor/Organizer
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations, Operations Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations is in charge of the day-to-day management of the Coalition’s buildings, including residential program facilities and the Coalition’s headquarters at 129 Fulton Street. The Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations ensures that all Coalition- and affiliate-owned apartment units are in good repair and well-maintained and that the buildings receive necessary supplies and furnishings. He or she serves as Fire Safety Director/Emergency Action Plan Director (FSD/EAP) and ensures compliance with fire codes. The Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: An Associate’s degree in a relevant business or human services discipline is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Five years of non-profit or government human services-related office administration and/or experience in property management are required (two years of which may be substituted for the Associate’s degree requirement). Experience with property management software strongly preferred. Experience with supportive housing programs and services for the homeless are strongly desired. FSD/EAP Certificate of Fitness strongly preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations & Technology

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and current resume with salary requirements
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on FAX cover sheet
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Manager of Office and Residential Building Operations
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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