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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Customer Service Specialist
Economic Solutions Center
Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Customer Service Specialist. The Customer Service Specialist ensures that prospective and current program participants will have a fulfilling experience with Restoration’s Economic Solutions Center in such a way that long lasting relationships are being developed and customers will return for additional services. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Customer Service Specialist include, but are not limited to:
- Facilitate retention of customers by providing excellent customer service
- Front office reception and serving as a host to incoming customers
- Schedule appointments for prospective customers to come in for intake and service orientation
- Conduct intake, triage and enrollment with new customers
- Collect applicable documentation such as resumes, photo ID’s, benefits letters, etc.
- Set up appointments for customers to meet with Resource Coordinators, Financial Counselors, Job Developers, and schedule for workshop participation.
- Field phone calls to reach out to potential customers, remind existing customers of upcoming phone calls, and survey existing and past customers on their degree of satisfaction with services received.
- Enter pertinent demographic and assessment data from intake, triage and enrollment into the appropriate data systems.
- Participate outreach initiatives, such as tabling at events and distributing information on services throughout the community
- Provide management with input on how to continuously improve customer service to program participants.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Excellent people skills and open attitude to work with a diverse constituency
- A proven record in customer service and demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
- Formidable communication skills, both in speech and in writing
- Hold a High School diploma in additional to relevant certifications and/or training
- Have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in a similar position or position with transferable skills
- Experience working with various data systems
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Bilingual Customer Service Specialists are encouraged to apply
- Available to work evenings and Saturdays
Economic Solutions Center
Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Employment Specialist & Coach to develop, maintain and deepen relationships with employers via the business services we offer. These services include candidate screenings for job openings as well as career development and retention services for their employees (incl. benefits enrollments, financial coaching, and training opportunities). The Employment Specialist & Coach will also work directly with job seekers to match them with jobs and coordinates with the Education & Training and Social Services Team to ensure that the job seeker receives the best possible set of services that meet her or his need. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Employment Specialist & Coach include, but are not limited to:
- Provide one-on-one coaching and counseling, facilitate workshops, and provide retention services to program participants;
- Develop and maintain close relationship with employers for the purpose of job orders, internship opportunities and retention services for their staff
- Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors
- Conduct a career and job ready assessment and match clients to employers
- Maintain a high level of results accountability by entering pertinent customer data and case notes on a real time basis and update relevant information and data in various database systems as soon as new data becomes available;
- Work in team with Education & Training and Social Services staff to ensure that clients meet the best possible outcomes across services.
- Manage data recording of intake, assessment, service delivery, and outcomes for multiple contracts (incl. DYCD NDA Healthy Families and OTDA SNAP Venture III).
- Provide reports to Program Manager on a weekly basis.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred
- Established connections with businesses and employers a pre
- Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support
- Attention for detail and ability to manage and leverage multiple contracts
- Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player
- Excellent database and administrative skills with attention for detail and ability to manage data and information for multiple contracts.
- Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook).
In order to apply, please email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, HR Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.