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.



High School Equivalency Instructor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include providing daily instruction to disconnected youth ages 17-21 in all five content areas of the High School Equivalency/TASC exam and providing contextualized instruction in Business English and Business Math relating to a general business environment; assisting in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinating instruction with other instructors. Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required. Prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred. Prior experience working with young adults preferred; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx HSE Instructor in the subject line.

Business Math Instructor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include teaching an academic math curriculum that augments the existing High School Equivalency classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment (e.g. financial literacy, basic bookkeeping, understanding banking, credit and the stock market); updating and augmenting curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to the needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today’s workplace; assisting in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinating instruction with other instructors, especially the other HSE instructors, to ensure overall curriculum integration; developing and implementing effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; providing ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee’s progress to other program staff and administration. Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of relevant paid work experience required; prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) a plus; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx Math Instructor in the subject line.

Retention Specialist/Quality Assurance Monitor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-21 to increase job and college retention; conducting professional development workshops; collecting job/college verification paperwork from participants and/or employers/institutions; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparation and submission of milestone vouchering reports to government agencies and preparing client folders. Must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be detail oriented and must be willing to work as part of a team. Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience required. Prior experience working with young adults preferred. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx Retention Specialist in the subject line.

English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Primary responsibilities are to provide daily instruction in HSE and Business English to trainees enrolled in the OSY and YAIP Programs; create and submit for approval effective HSE English and Business English curricula; 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 HSE predictors and TABE testing; coordinate instruction with other 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. Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree and four years of relevant experience required; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

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

Computer Teacher - (Full time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include providing training classes to disconnected youth ages 17-21 and/or adults in basic computer applications which are geared toward achieving the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification. Program hours of operation: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Required: prior teaching experience (preferably with young adults) and experience with Microsoft applications.

Send cover letter, resume and annual salary requirements to Computerteacher2014@obtjobs.org

High School Equivalency Teacher (Math + Science) (Part-Time|Daytime)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time High School Equivalency Teacher for adult learners 12:30-3:30- Mondays and Tuesdays, at OBT's Bushwick (280 Wyckoff Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237) location in Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include delivering an interactive HSE preparation course in the Math and Science content areas, conducting assessments, and related duties.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years basic education or HSE teaching experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or with learning disabled students.

Start Date: August 25th

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director of Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

High School Equivalency Teacher (Math + Science) (Part-Time|Evening)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time High School Equivalency Teacher for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Mondays and Tuesdays, at OBT's Bushwick/Williamsburg (25 Thornton St. Brooklyn, NY 11206) location in Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include delivering an interactive HSE preparation course in the Math and Science content areas, conducting assessments, and related duties.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years basic education or HSE teaching experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or with learning disabled students.

Start Date: September 22nd

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director of Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

High School Equivalency Teacher (Part-Time|Evening)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time High School Equivalency Teacher for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at OBT's 783 4th Avenue location in Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include delivering an interactive HSE preparation course that integrates all five content areas, with special emphasis on essay writing and math, conducting assessments, and related duties.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years basic education or HSE teaching experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or with learning disabled students.

Start Date: September 15th

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director of Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

Beginner ESOL Teacher (Part-Time|Evening)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time Beginner ESOL instructor for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at OBT's 783 4th Avenue location in Brooklyn.

ESOL instructor should be committed to social justice and have experience working with immigrant populations. Also- preferred bi-lingual in English and Spanish . The instructor will teach beginner ESOL as well as do class planning, materials creation and attend staff meetings and professional development. Candidate must be creative, organized, and committed to learner-centered, participatory education.

Required: BA and experience teaching ESOL to adults or at-risk youth. Excellent computer skills, BEST Plus certification.

Class Schedule: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 783 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206. Upcoming class cycle will begin September 22nd and end on December 18th.

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director: Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

Last Update: 08/14

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