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:


JOB TITLE

Vice President of Development

DEPARTMENT
Development

DESCRIPTION:

Armed with a new strategic plan, capital campaign, feasibility assessment, and diverse range of programming, Restoration is committed to generating significantly more revenue. The Vice President of Development will provide strategic and energetic guidance for all fundraising activities at Restoration. Working in close partnership with senior management team and Board of Directors, this position will oversee: foundation relations, corporate sponsorships, individual giving, event fundraising, and communications. Currently, the preparation of government grant proposals, as well as the cultivation of government relationships is undertaken by the heads of the RestorationART, the Centers for Personal Financial Health, Community Asset Building, and the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. The Vice President of Development will participate in determining the best long-term placement of this public sector fundraising, and the best strategies for maximizing public sector fundraising impact. In order to greatly increase Restoration’s fundraising capacity, the Vice President will need to build a comprehensive fundraising program, including the strategic hiring over time of a competent fundraising team. The Vice President will develop all systems (human, operational, and technological) to support a robust and diverse fundraising program. In addition to achieving the organization’s contributed revenue goals for annual operations, the Vice President will periodically oversee special campaigns. The Vice President of Development will assume a critical leadership role researching, planning and ultimately implementing an imminent capital campaign to support the re-envisioning and re-development of Restoration Plaza.

Additional specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Thoroughly understand Restoration — its mission and values, history, culture, programs, funding partners and key stakeholders, operations and potential;
  • Grow fundraising to meet organization’s strategic goals;
  • Foster relationships of trust and cooperation with Restoration’s Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair, Development Committee, senior management, and staff, forging partnerships that continue to bring forth everyone’s best efforts;
  • Assume leadership of Restoration’s fundraising strategies, establish specific and realistic fundraising goals and benchmark in consultation with the senior management team, affirm strategies for diversifying income sources, establish personal relationships with current Restoration lead donors (both individual and institutional) to encourage ongoing support;
  • Build and regularly assess Restoration’s development department, strategically hire staff to scale up the organization’s fundraising capacity, supervise and motivate the development staff by providing coaching, training and guidance regarding professional
    development opportunities, as needed;
  • Serve as one of Restoration’s primary fundraising liaisons to private constituencies, including corporations, foundations, major donors, etc. Develop external alliances and collaborations to achieve fundraising goals;
  • Leverage the organization’s diverse board, staff, volunteers and friends to help achieve contributed revenue goals;
  • Enhance the Board’s role in fundraising. Work with board members to develop individual fundraising plans and goals. Work with board members to host special cultivation events, as appropriate;
  • Reorient the Development and External Affairs Committee. Restoration’s current board has an external affairs committee which focuses on the organization’s annual benefit. The proposed fundraising committee will look beyond the benefit with an eye towards developing funding opportunities year-round;
  • Continue to enhance Restoration’s annual benefit, as well as create opportunities for additional event fundraising;
  • Diversify corporate fundraising. The banking and finance sector accounted for a significant percentage of Restoration’s private fundraising over the past ten years. Given the ongoing trend toward consolidation in the banking sector, new sources of support
    must be identified and secured;
  • Institute a formal individual giving campaign, which may include (but not be limited to): an expansion of the year-end appeal, exploration of bequest gifts targeting Restoration alumni, and instituting a Facebook and online giving campaign;
  • Enhance Restoration’s brand identity to raise the organization’s visibility locally and nationally;
  • Oversee execution of all aspects of private development process from stewardship to proposal development to grant reporting;
  • Revisit the feasibility process to determine the potential, scope and scale of a capital campaign in support of the new strategic plan;
  • As a senior manager of the organization, work with the executive staff to develop and execute the institution’s budget, strategic plans and operating priorities. Personally representing the interests of the development department within the context of organization-wide issues;
  • Organize the development department’s annual planning, goal setting and budgeting process. Manage department operating revenues and expenditures; and
  • Direct efforts to develop and improve systems and procedures that track the cultivation and acknowledgement of gifts/grants, manage prospect research and monitor grant reporting.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, professional fundraiser with the ability to motivate and work closely with high-net-worth individuals, corporate executives, foundation leaders, and others in the philanthropic community. The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of progressive fundraising experience, having executed multi-million dollar campaigns and held senior fundraising management posts, preferably having run a development department.

Other specific qualifications include:

  • Proactive, creative, self-initiating and resourceful;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to apply a sophisticated knowledge of fundraising strategies and tactical methodologies to achieve contributed revenue goals, including fundraising with social media, and a range of new technologies;
  • Significant knowledge of and successful track record in fundraising from a variety of sources, including individual, corporate, foundation and government. Fundraising experience in New York is desired;
  • Creative, with experience generating ideas for exciting cultivation & fundraising events;
  • Strong corporate sponsorship experience;
  • A systematic approach to fundraising strategies and the management of day-to-day operations. Experience developing and implementing a comprehensive system of fundraising procedures;
  • Collegial and collaborative work style. Adept at leading others through process. Able to be tough-minded if required to ensure goals are met;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build confidence and rapport among colleagues and stakeholders in a diverse organization and fundraising community. A demonstrated record of working successfully with sources of influence;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to promote and sustain a diverse team of professional staff and volunteers;
  • Unquestioned personal integrity and professional reputation;
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to conceptualize and express ideas and anticipate and act on events which may create opportunities for Restoration;
  • An outgoing and open personality, with tenacity, pragmatism, high energy, and patience; and
  • A demonstrated interest in and understanding of Restoration’s mission and its goals.

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: janglin@restorationplaza.org


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Education Specialist

DESCRIPTION:

The Education Specialist will report to the Program Manager for Education and Training. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Education Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify qualified occupational training providers and credentials that will help Restoration’s client partners advance in their careers, especially in the three key sectors of construction, facilities/environmental services and technology.
  • Develop and manage relationships with occupational training providers, ensuring that there is a mechanism for a feedback loop on Restoration client partner referrals, including enrollments and completions.
  • Collaborate closely with the Career and Education Specialists to identify occupational training programs with high-value credentials for both high-wage positions and career advancement.
  • Participate in outreach and recruitment of new client partners, conduct ongoing Restoration/Center for Personal Financial Health orientation sessions and facilitate career preparation workshops.
  • Participate in regular team meetings, case conferencing and one-to-one supervisory sessions.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services) or equivalent relevant experience required
  • At least five years of successful experience working with low- to moderate-income populations, including those with moderate to high barriers of entry to work and education.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing effective and successful partnerships, ideally in training and education.
  • Must possess learning (growth) mindset, solid critical reasoning and presentation skills
  • Must maintain values-driven, person-centered, strength-based approach demonstrative of empathy and support
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities; must have high cultural humility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including documentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality for client partners and team members.
  • Proficient online collaboration tools such as Slack, Google Suite as well as strong database management skills strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology (e.g. Scrum, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Must possess appropriate level of computer and digital competence
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Creole) strongly preferred.

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: janglin@restorationplaza.org


JOB TITLE

Program Manager for Placement Services/Employment Coordinator for Jobs-Plus

DESCRIPTION:

Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Program Manager for Placement Services/Employment Coordinator for Jobs-Plus, who will report to the Assistant Director of Education, Training and Placement/Special Director for Jobs-Plus to maintain and deepen relationships with employers and clients in order to ensure career mobility for our client partners along career pathways.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage employment-related activities across all sites leading Placement (Employment) Specialists and job placement services.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with employers to generate career and job opportunities with high rates of retention.
  • Engage employers and serve as the point person on Industry Partnerships in key sectors for the purpose of staying up-to-date on key skills critical to career advancement.
  • Assist with the preparation of verbal, written, and visual presentations to stakeholders and client partners.
  • Refer and recommend employers to comprise an advisory board or roundtable of employers.
  • Collaborate closely with the Career and Education Specialists to identify occupational training programs with high-value credentials for both high-wage positions and career advancement.
  • Collaborate with the Career Specialist, Education Specialist and Care Coordinator to ensure that clients meet the best possible outcomes across services.
  • Manage and maintain timely and precise case notes and other relevant data in various database systems.
  • Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors.
  • Provide weekly reports to the Assistant Director of Education, Training and Placement/Special Director of Jobs-Plus.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services) or equivalent relevant experience required; Master’s Preferred
  • Experience in recruitment or business development strongly preferred.
  • Experience with design and implementation of community based programs strongly preferred.
  • Ability to effectively coach, develop, supervise and manage a team.
  • Knowledge of budgets and milestones.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities; must have high cultural humility.
  • Must maintain values-driven, person-centered, strength-based approach demonstrative of empathy and support.
  • Must possess learning (growth) mindset, solid critical reasoning and presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology (e.g. Scrum, etc.) strongly preferred.
  • Proficient online collaboration tools such as Slack, Google Suite as well as strong database management skills strongly preferred.
  • Must possess appropriate level of computer and digital competence.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Creole) strongly preferred.

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: janglin@restorationplaza.org


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Care Coordinator

DESCRIPTION:

The Care Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director of Training and Placement.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the integration of C2C throughout all aspects of the program.
  • Coordinate staff trainings and delivering coaching directly as needed on motivational interviewing, psycho-education and mental health first aid.
  • Screen customers for public benefits/ social service needs and/or mental health needs (Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Substance abuse), ensuring that this is captured in the Member’s Career Development Plan.
  • Collaborate with the Part-Time Clinician to coordinate pathways to clinical care for certain Members.
  • Collaborate closely with the Career Development Specialist to ensure that the Member is addressing all supportive needs, if any, including wrap around social services and mental health counseling, to optimize for job search.
  • Make appropriate connections and schedule appointments with internal service staff as applicable and/ or refer for external community services.
  • Participate in outreach and recruitment of new customers, conduct customer orientation sessions and facilitate workshops as needed.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and supervisory sessions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • At least five years of successful experience working social services, mental health and/or substance abuse, or related area.
  • Ideal candidates have experience implementing partnerships and experience in the implementation of community mental health service models, though these are not requirements.
  • Excellent customer service skills, placing the member first and ability to work with customers from a strength-based approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as documentation skills.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

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: janglin@restorationplaza.org


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Intake Care Coordinator

DESCRIPTION:

Intake Care Coordinator will be responsible for providing case management services, social services, general screening (depression, anxiety, stress), intake, referrals and one-on-one care coordination sessions with community residents. Assess needs, provide direct services, and make referrals as needed for various services on and offsite.

Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Education Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience with screening and enrollment in benefits: SNAP, health insurance, SCRIE, DRIE and other social service benefits a plus.
  • Willing to assist with procurement and supervision of interns.
  • Goal setting and service planning to connect clients to benefits enrollments, financial counseling and coaching, education and training, job placement and retention services, and other services where applicable, progress monitoring, internal and external referrals and follow up.
  • Provide onsite mental health screenings (depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse).
  • After an initial assessment & screening, Intake Care Coordinator will determine the most appropriate service plan to help participants achieve short and long term goals.
  • Discuss any barriers to asset building, financial freedom, and intergenerational wealth, i.e. lack of employment, professional attire, childcare, anger management, GED, English proficiency, housing, etc. and make referrals to appropriate internal and community resources.
  • Document participant progress during every visit.
  • Inform clients of events and activities that could benefit them (e.g. Restoration Plaza events).

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Ideal Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree with 2-3 years of social service experience.
  • Experience with screening for benefits eligibility: SNAP, health insurance, SCRIE, DRIE, and other social service benefits a plus.
  • Experience in housing assistance programs and HPD's Housing Connect a plus.
  • Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with underserved populations.
  • Experience working in a demanding, fast-paced, high volume environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good documentation skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport and motivate others towards achieving goals.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Experience with data systems and office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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: janglin@restorationplaza.org


JOB TITLE

Youth Services Coordinator

DEPARTMENT
Center for Personal Financial Health

DESCRIPTION:

With a focus on driving career mobility and advancement preparing community members for high-quality, high-growth career opportunities, the Youth Services Coordinator is a full-time position with the Center for Personal Financial Health at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The Youth Services Coordinator will develop, maintain, and monitor partnerships with local and borough-wide businesses, organizations, and schools for internship placements as well as educational, vocational, and employment opportunities for youth and young adults. The Coordinator will function as a network facilitator and aggregator of resources in order to assist young people in enrolling and graduating from academic and vocational programs and securing job opportunities that position them for upwardly mobile jobs and financial wellbeing.

Additional specific responsibilities include the following:

Youth Engagement and Program Facilitation

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement targeted outreach to engage young people in Central Brooklyn in Youth Services initiatives.
  • Complete enrollment and assessments to determine participant strengths and needs.
  • Develop curriculum, facilitate interactive workshops, and coordinate guest speakers in order to support participant growth and development in areas such as career exploration, job readiness, civic engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion, social emotional learning, conflict resolution, and financial literacy.
  • Develop individualized service plans and provide coaching to assist participants in reaching self-identified goals and outcomes including industry-recognized certification, increased educational attainment, and job placement.
  • Serve as a mentor to youth participants by supporting the development of pro-social behaviors, habits of work and learning, and self-advocacy.

Partnerships and Community Engagement

  • Develop and maintain relationships within the private and public sectors to provide participants with internship experiences and post-internship jobs, as well as educational and certification opportunities.
  • Perform site visits to partner worksites to monitor placements and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Assist with community outreach and tabling events with occasional evenings and weekends.

Administration and Reporting

  • Ensure timely collection and submission of data, required documents, reports, and participant payroll.
  • Maintain organized and efficient systems for storing digital and hard-copy records.
  • Meet regularly with additional staff to discuss the programs’ progress towards outcomes.
  • Participate in Restoration trainings, staff meetings, and supervisory sessions.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • At least two years of successful experience working in social services, education, youth development, mental health, or a related area
  • Strong facilitation and training skills with the ability to conduct engaging workshops both in-person and virtually
  • Experience coordinating partnerships and organizing community engagement efforts
  • Experience in workforce development or internship program coordination
  • Experience working with Black and Brown youth and young adults in educational or community-based settings
  • Must possess appropriate level of computer and digital competence
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Must possess learning (growth) mindset, solid critical reasoning and presentation skills
  • Commitment to using holistic and strengths-based approaches, meeting “participants where they are,” and working with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with Central Brooklyn is a plus
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology (e.g. Scrum, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Proficient online collaboration tools such as Slack, Google Suite as well as strong database management skills strongly preferred

Interested candidates should email janglin@restorationplaza.org with the subject line “Youth Services Coordinator Application.” Include a resume and a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position and your interest in joining the staff of Restoration.


JOB TITLE

Financial Services Specialist - AmeriCorps Volunteer

DESCRIPTION:

Restoration seeks a full-time Financial Services Specialist for its Financial Inclusion Program at the Center for Personal Financial Health for a 10-month AmeriCorps Volunteer position. The core of this program is one-on-one financial counseling and coaching free of charge to all New Yorkers, focused on serving the Central Brooklyn community. We aim 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:

The job will focus primarily on support for the work of our free VITA Tax Site and financial counseling services, providing intake, budgeting and credit score analysis for clients. The specialist will also be responsible for making appropriate referrals and integrating other wraparound supports (i.e. benefits, tax preparation, home buying, and foreclosure prevention) to achieve greater results. All work involves protecting client privacy in compliance with contract requirements The specialist will track client progress through measuring several indicators through daily data entry. This position involves rich training opportunities and significant professional development.

The position pays a stipend of $17,000. Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school.

Qualifications:

    • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
    • Some knowledge and interest in 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
    • Strong personal resonance with the organization's mission
    • Bilingual (English, Spanish or Creole preferred). Ability to translate oral and written documents between spoken languages is a plus
    • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required, other programs is a plus.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and two references to Molly Ornati, Assistant Director at the CPFH at mornati@restorationplaza.org.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, unemployment status, partnership status, familial status, military status, religion, pregnancy, predisposed genetic characteristic, status as a domestic violence, stalking, or sex offense victim, arrest and conviction record, or citizenship status in all employment decisions.