Careers at Restoration

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:

Besides being an employer in its own right, Restoration helps people find jobs at other organizations and businesses. Restoration's experienced job developers work with local employers to seek openings and identify suitable candidates.


 

JOB TITLE

Employment Specialist

DEPARTMENT
Economic Solutions Center

DESCRIPTION:

Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Employment Specialist & Career Coach to develop, maintain and deepen relationships with employers through our business services. These services include candidate screenings for job openings as well as career development and retention services (incl. benefits enrollments, financial coaching, and training opportunities). The Employment Specialist & Coach will also work directly with job seekers to match them with jobs; in addition, they will coordinate with the Education & Training and Social Services Teams to ensure that job seekers receive services that meet their needs. Specific responsibilities and tasks 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).

 

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, at hr@restorationplaza.org.


JOB TITLE

Worksite Monitor

Department:
Economic Solutions Center

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Restoration is seeking enthusiastic Worksite Monitors to develop, maintain and deepen relationships with program participants and internship host sites. The Worksite Monitor is responsible for developing and monitoring the relationship between Restoration, program participants, and internship host sites for a case load of approximately 50 participants.

Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Worksite Monitor include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a liaison between interns, internships worksite, and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration and communicate information at regular intervals.
  • Ensure that worksites are aware and engaged in supplemental services beyond internships, such as financial counseling, benefits screenings, training opportunities, business consulting, and health initiatives also operated by
    Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
  • Visit all assigned worksites on a weekly basis and ensure that worksite, participant and program documentation is distributed, collected and maintained in a consistent manner and the various data systems are updated corresponding with information available in hard copy.
  • Monitor progress of program participants and worksites and monitor, report and document any issues or violations to proper personnel.
  • Work with program participants towards successful internship completion and ensure that program participants and families are properly connected to other wrap around supports including benefits screenings and enrollment, financial counseling, training opportunities, and job placement services.
  • Participate an co-facilitate in program participant workshops and worksite orientations.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in assuring compliance with various contracts including Opportunity Youth, Work Learn Grow, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Work Progress Program, by being aware of funder mandated expectations, including those of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs and NYC Human Resources
    Administration.
  • Knowing how to navigate and use data entry systems such as YEPS and Capricorn, and have a full understanding of the program design its various components and how this relates to administration and data management.
  • Administrative duties as necessary as well as other duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Program Coordinator.
  • Be available to work during evenings and weekends.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High school degree or equivalent required. College Degree or current college enrollment preferred.
  • High level of attention for detail and excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Passion for youth and community development. Experience is working with youth and/ or Summer Youth Employment or similar program is a plus.
  • Experience with data entry systems such as Capricorn and YEPS is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and appropriate software and E-Mail system.
  • Ability to travel throughout New York City via public transportation/personal vehicle. Knowledgeable of New York City streets, landmarks, etc. with emphasis in Brooklyn.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.
  • Proficient with Google applications preferred.
  • Bi-lingual a plus.

 

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, at hr@restorationplaza.org.


JOB TITLE

Financial Coach (English and Bilingual)

Department:
Economic Solutions Center

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation seeks a Financial Coach under the NYC Financial Empowerment Center model. The Financial coach will provide one-on- one financial counseling as well as workshop sessions for youth and adults. Financial coaching through the Financial Empowerment Center is free of charge and aims to assist clients in taking control of their personal finances by increasing financial literacy, developing budgeting and money management skills, developing appropriate financial relationships, addressing financial emergencies, and eventually building assets. The Financial Coach will report to the Program Manager of Asset Building.

Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Financial Coach include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess client needs and develop individual financial action plans with each client.
  • Provide individualized one-on- one financial counseling and coaching to clients.
  • Conduct group sessions as fit for client case load, utilizing existing curricula.
  • Responsible for making appropriate referrals and integrating other wraparound supports (i.e. benefits, child support, tax preparation, job readiness training and placement).
  • Engage in ongoing follow-up with Financial Empowerment Center clients on progress towards goals.
  • Collect, track, enter, and report client demographic and financial data for purpose of internal program monitoring on a weekly basis.
  • Participation in trainings and ongoing professional development.
  • Available to work off-site (e.g. in schools or other partner organization), on weekends and during evening hours.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, education, social or human services or a closely related field.
  • Have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in financial education or social service counseling. Class room experience a plus.
  • Be knowledgeable about credit, debt, and money management; savings and investment options; and safe financial products and services.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and affinity for technology platforms that include tools such as video conferencing, webinars, social media, etc.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish).

 

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Judith Anglin, at hr@restorationplaza.org.


JOB TITLE

Jobs-Plus Manager of Career and Resource Coordination

Department:

Economic Solutions Center

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Restoration's Economic Solutions Center seeks an enthusiastic Manager of Career Coaching and Resource Coordination for our Restoration North Jobs-Plus site serving resident of Marcy, Armstrong and Lafayette Gardens. The Jobs-Plus Sr. Career Coach and Resource Coordinator reports to the Jobs-Plus Assistant Director. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Jobs-Plus Career Coordinator/Manager including, but are not limited to

  • Oversee a team of 2 Career Coaches/Resource Coordinators, providing day to day supervision
  • Develop team strategies to a maintain member engagement and retention within the program
  • Maintain weekly team meetings and case conference meetings to ensure members are moving along the process to employment
  • Assess new and existing program participants to determine interests, qualifications, employment eligibility and developing individual career plans
  • Provide one-on-one coaching to a caseload of program participants in the area of job readiness, career advancement, vocational training referrals, and prepare them for job interviews.
  • Refer a caseload of caseload participants to job opportunities available and assist them with online job applications for available positions.
  • Conduct 1-2 workshops once a week covering various life skills and career development topics.
  • Follow up with program participants to maintain high program retention and collect information on self-placements and retention as needed.
  • Maintain close relationships with referral and partner organizations for the provision of wrap around services to customers;
  • Maintain a high level of results accountability by entering pertinent participant 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;
  • Maintain relationships with other vocational/career development training providers to share and develop best practices
  • Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors
  • Provide reports to Assistant Director on a bi-weekly basis

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master;s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years' experience in providing employment services and staff supervision and management
  • In possession of an Job Readiness or Vocational Training credentials is a plus
  • Excellent computer and data management skills are a must
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support are a must

To apply, email cover letter, resume, a writing samples, and three references- two professional and one long-term personal to kbrown@resotrationplaza.org AND hr@restorationplaza.org.


JOB TITLE

Full Time Financial Counselor

Department:

Economic Solutions Center

DESCRIPTION:
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation seeks a full time Financial Counselor for its Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), a program operated out of several partnering locations in New York City. The Financial Empowerment Center initiated by NYC’s Office of Financial Empowerment offers one-on-one financial counseling and coaching free of charge to low income New Yorkers. We seek to help New Yorkers take control of their personal finances by increasing financial literacy, developing budgeting and money management skills, developing appropriate financial relationships, addressing financial emergencies, and building assets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individualized one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to clients
  • Implement and assist with the design of client retention and capability strategies
  • 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, tax preparation, home- buying, foreclosure prevention)into counseling to achieve greater results
  • Protect client privacy in compliance with contract requirements
  • Track progress of program participants through measuring several indicators. Daily data entry.
  • Participation in initial funder sponsored trainings and ongoing professional development trainings as required
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bi-Lingual (English & Spanish). Ability to translate oral and written documents between spoken languages a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Available to work Wednesday, Thursday (evenings), Saturday’s

Please email your cover letter, resume, and three references-two professional and one long-term personal references to Judith Anglin Personnel Director at janglin@restorationplaza.org


JOB TITLE

Program Coordinator

Department:

Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

DESCRIPTION:
Reporting directly to the Director of the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Program Coordinator will lead outreach and engagement activities, in support of initiatives such as Restoration’s Farm to Institution and Bike Share efforts and will ensure the coordination and sustainability of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish, cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in support of Restoration’s Farm to Institution and Better Bike Share Partnership work
  • Conduct outreach and provide support to food serving institutions to facilitate procurement of locally and regionally produced foods; coordinate as needed with other organizations to plan and provide supports such as cooking demonstrations and other trainings
  • Coordinate all aspects of network and partner meetings including developing agendas and invitations, taking notes and communicating follow up items with networks and partners
  • Manage internal reporting and reporting for grants, ensuring grant deliverables are met
  • Plan, organize and coordinate weekly Community Bike Rides and other community events
  • Direct and oversee the development and implementation of strategies to raise awareness and communicate initiatives through outreach, website, social media, conferences, reports, brochures and other media opportunities
  • Develop project work plans, presentations, briefing documents and other materials as needed
  • Represent Restoration at meetings, trainings and local and national conferences as needed
  • Supervise and provide support to volunteers, interns and consultants

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four year degree, with masters degree in public health, nutrition, or early childhood education preferred
  • At least 1-3 years of experience working in public health and or community engagement
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media
  • Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally public health, nutrition, procurement, workforce development, benefits access, and/or community development programs
  • Fundraising research, grant writing and reporting experience highly desired; and excellent writing and computer skills
  • Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout Brooklyn
  • A track record of working toward racial equity

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to Judith Anglin Director of Human Resources at hr@restorationplaza.org


JOB TITLE

Program Manager

Department:

Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

DESCRIPTION:
Reporting directly to the Director of the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Program Manager will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing solutions which simultaneously promote health and wealth to address racial inequities in Central Brooklyn. Specifically, the position will work to develop healthy career and business pathways, leveraging economic growth in Central Brooklyn to create opportunities for residents for good jobs and enterprises in areas that promote health. This will include supporting efforts to expand the local food system in Central Brooklyn and other health promoting job and business development areas. This staff will lead collaborations with other departments within Restoration along with external partners to develop and implement these initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop healthy jobs and good jobs, working with values aligned employers to creating training programs to match employer needs
  • Cultivate relationships with other Restoration departments and with external partners, including employers, academic institutions, other non-profit organizations, and government agencies, to identify and achieve mutual goals
  • Conduct research and environmental scans and analyze existing data to provide assessments on potential economic and social outcomes of potential business, training and employment initiatives
  • Synthesize findings to inform development of business, training and employment initiatives and to make recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Develop project work plans, presentations, briefing documents and other materials as needed
  • Support and foster innovation by convening workgroups and developing processes to introduce, test and iterate new projects or ideas
  • Supervise and provide support to volunteers, interns and consultants

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a masters and/or related experience in community and economic development
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in community and economic development program areas
  • Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills
  • Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally workforce development, benefits access, and/or economic development programs
  • Creativity ability to develop innovative program strategies that integrate multiple program areas
  • Experience working with employers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media
  • Excellent writing and computer skills
  • The ability to be nimble and work well in a team and in a fast moving environment
  • A track record of working toward racial equity

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to Judith Anglin Director of Human Resources at hr@restorationplaza.org