Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 31-year old non-profit organization operating out of multiple locations. The mission of OBT is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement and support services.



Job Developer – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities are working with disadvantaged youth and adults and include job placement and retention, maintaining a diverse job bank, conducting professional development workshops, resume writing, public speaking, mock interviews, employment counseling and pre and post-employment activities. Must have five years relevant experience and an active job bank. Prior experience working with disadvantaged population preferred. Offering highly competitive salary compared to industry standards. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org

College Access Coordinator – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Must plan and implement activities and events to familiarize participants with various college options, including bi-yearly college fairs; must maintain relationships with college administration; plan, implement and track all aspects of admissions process for participants; facilitate college prep curriculum; work with retention staff to support students as they pursue a college degree; participate in citywide advocacy efforts to increase college enrollment; assist with completion of college and financial aid applications; co-lead monthly Stay at Work/In College program; search for appropriate scholarships; maintain accurate and up to date case records and enter data into in-house and funder databases; obtain required outcome documentation and prepare monthly reports tracking participants’ progress. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Three years relevant experience required. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Flutra Gorana at fgorana@obtjobs.org

Communications Associate – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Draft and distribute press releases, statements, pitches and speaking points; maintain press/media database; maintain and enhance social media presence; field inquiries from members of the press; gather and seek out organization news, including participant success stories and alumni updates; update and provide content for website as required; draft marketing and collateral content; monitor press coverage; research and draft content for the organization's various communications vehicles – print, web based, e-communications, videos, newsletter and other; some evening and weekend work required. Must have two years related experience; BA required; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience working with local, regional, national media – print, web, broadcast; experience responding to press inquiries and coordinating interviews; attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize among multiple responsibilities; copy-editing and proofing skills; great interpersonal and networking skills; flexibility and ability to work as a team member; solid computer skills, knowledge of social media, experience publishing web content, database management, and basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; familiarity with using photography and video in storytelling. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Leah Hebert at lhebert@obtjobs.org

English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is currently seeking an English teacher to work with 17-21 year olds in its out of school youth job training and HSE program located in Brooklyn. The English teacher is responsible for teaching an academic English curriculum that augments the existing HSE classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment.

Primary responsibilities are:

• Provide daily instruction in the reading and writing sections of the TASC (aka GED) and in Business English including a public speaking and communications module to trainees enrolled in the OSY Program
• Update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today's workplace
• Assist in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing
• Coordinate instruction with other instructors, especially the other HSE instructors, to ensure overall curriculum integration
• Develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress
• Provide ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee's progress to other program staff and administration

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of relevant experience
• Prior experience in teaching GED/TASC preparation preferred as well as knowledge of the Common Core Standards
• Must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth
• Must be willing to work as part of a team

Program hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This is a full-time position with a liberal benefits package.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Susan Gambale at sgambale@obtjobs.org.

Counselor - (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-21 year olds in an Out of School Youth Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; maintain an active database of support services and other programs for referral purposes; maintain case files; conduct weekly group counseling sessions and meet individually with assigned participants; follow up with participants upon program completion; enter information into funder and internal databases. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; computer proficiency in MS Office a must. Related experience preferred. Bilingual English-Spanish helpful.

Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Adult Education and Literacy Coordinator - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

The AELP provides classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and HSE preparation for adults ages 19 and above. The AELP incorporates job readiness and college preparation and job placement into its curriculum. The goal of the program is to help adults improve their English language proficiency, enhance literacy skills, gain citizenship, obtain HSEs, and obtain or improve employment.

Duties will include managing the AELP program across three sites in the Bushwick, Sunset Park and Bushwick/Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn; helping to implement standardized ESOL, ABE, CIVICS and TASC curricula for the use of all instructors; ensuring that instructors deliver relevant, student-driven curriculum that integrates technology, authentic assessment, health literacy, and work readiness skills; overseeing recruitment, registration and orientation for new students; assisting with reporting to government and private funders; supervising some adult literacy staff at all program locations.

Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree; preferably Master’s in Education, Administration or related field and minimum of two years of experience in Adult Education; must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Salesforce, CAPRICORN and/or other database experience required; BEST Plus certification and knowledge of NRS reporting standards preferred; additional language abilities (Spanish or French) and community outreach and partnership experience a plus; must be able to work flexible hours to include evenings. Must be willing to travel between all program sites.

To apply for the above position please send resume and cover letter to Darren Latanick at dlatanick@obtjobs.org.

Last Update: 10/14

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