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:

PART-TIME SHELTER MONITOR/ORGANIZER, ADVOCACY

SHELTER MONITOR/ORGANIZER, ADVOCACY

MANAGER OF OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OPERATIONS, OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

SOCIAL SERVICES CASE MANAGER, FIRST STEP JOB READINESS PROGRAM

CONTRACTS MANAGER, FINANCE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

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: Hourly pay 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:  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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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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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 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: 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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Social Services Case Manager, First Step Job Readiness Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The Social Services Case Manager provides direct client services in the First Step Program including, but not limited to, case management, support, advocacy and assistance. The Social Services Case Manager assists clients with obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, housing, emergency assistance and with childcare referrals. The Social Services Case Manager facilitates psycho-educational classes, support groups, intakes/information sessions, and is responsible for assisting the Social Services Supervisor in providing the intensive support needed for clients to overcome obstacles and graduate the program.  The Social Services Case Manager performs job duties consistent with the mission of the Coalition in conjunction with the goals of The First Step Program.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Associate’s degree (or commensurate experience) in social work, psychology, counseling, or other human service discipline required, BA/BS is preferred.  At least two years of prior experience in serving homeless and low-income women in a social service setting, and knowledge of public benefits/entitlements are strongly preferred; prior case management experience with mentally ill and substance users is preferred.  Must possess leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to motivate others, the ability to multi-task, to work as a member of a team, and to work independently.

REPORTS TO: Social Services Supervisor

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: Social Services Case Manager
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Contracts Manager, Finance

POSITION SUMMARY: The Contracts Manager is the primary administrator for all government-funded contracts and is responsible for ensuring contract compliance and the negotiation of new/existing government grants. The Contract Manager is also responsible for the development of contract management strategies that assist in the monitoring and ongoing evaluation of agency fiscal and program operations. In conjunction with the appropriate Finance staff, the Contracts Manager facilitates the development, maintenance and submission of all agency contract budgets, vouchers and reports in accordance with grantor guidelines. The Contracts Manager also assists in the monitoring and tracking of governmental revenue and the resolution of disallowed expenses. As a manager within the organization, the Contracts Manager interfaces with senior management and program directors and assists the Chief Financial Officer in the development and provision of contract management related trainings to facilitate staff development and increase compliance. The Contracts Manager performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and any relevant funding agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related degree required; not less than three years of experience in managing public contracts and budgets; demonstrated proficiency with several software programs, including but not limited to, FUND-EZ, MS Word, Excel and other related program/contract management applications; the ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing, with grantors, clients, vendors and staff; careful attention to detail, as well as the ability to multi-task and to produce work product in a timely fashion; the ability to work independently, collaboratively and with minimal supervision; a demonstrated willingness and ability to learn and understand the agency’s services so as to further the grantors’ purposes and the agency’s mission; and ability to facilitate staff training on contract management matters.

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

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: Contracts Manager
No telephone inquiries please
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Executive Assistant to Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY: The Executive Assistant provides critical administrative and managerial support to the Executive Director and the Development Department primarily. In addition to providing general assistant and clerical support, the Executive Assistant drafts correspondence and other materials, executes the acknowledgments (receipt) process for donations, and manages the general Coalition email account and phone lines. In order to best serve the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant is expected to become familiar with the staff and operations of all departments of the Coalition – Advocacy, Programs, Development, Finance and Operations. The Executive Assistant performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Coalition for the Homeless.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS required; three years of related experience providing complex administrative support in a high-profile environment required; exceptional written and oral communication, editing and research skills required; non-profit and/or public policy experience highly preferred; solid working knowledge of office processes and business policy development required; proficiency in Microsoft Office products required; familiarity with Salesforce preferred. This position requires self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision in a demanding, multi-task environment while remaining responsive to changing priorities. The ideal candidate is inherently interested in state, local and national politics, and the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director (and Director of Development)

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: Executive Assistant
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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