Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 32-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. For more information visit www.obtjobs.org



Job Developer/Corporate Recruiter – (Full-Time)
Various Sites

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.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org.

Youth Program Director - (Full-Time)

Leading workforce development agency with expertise working with both disconnected youth and adults, seeks a Youth Program Director to oversee contracts with blended funding (foundation & government). This is a mid-level management position in a $7 million agency. Prior staff supervisory experience and program management experience (preferably in workforce training and/or youth services) is required. B.A. degree and six-years relevant work experience is also required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Randy Peers at rpeers@obtjobs.org

Senior Program Associate – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of adult candidates with different obstacles to employability; ability to work as part of a team and be able to handle conflict situations; ability to obtain and submit required documentation and enter data in a timely and accurate manner; ability to conduct job readiness workshops; must be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information. Must be willing to travel between program sites. Bi-lingual English/Spanish required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Must have an Associate’s Degree and clerical work experience.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org

Senior Director of Adult Services - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is a 32 year old not-for-profit organization operating out of multiple locations that provides education, employment and training services to disadvantaged youth and adults. The Senior Director of Adult Services, as an Executive staff member, will be responsible for overseeing Adult Education and Literacy (ESOL, ABE, HSE prep), Immigration and Adult Employment Services across multiple sites. The position is Brooklyn-based but travel will be required to other OBT locations.

Specific responsibilities include ensuring that all contractual requirements are met; supervising administrative and instructional staff; creating annual class schedules and coordinating sites; designing and implementing standardized curricula for all instructional areas; overseeing budgets; collaborating with other staff regarding budgets, recruitment, referrals; liaising with government and private funders; working closely with Employment and Retention staff to assure that quality placements are being made and retention goals are being met; assuring that all program data is being entered into internal and funder databases in a timely and accurate manner; oversight of the maintenance of one program facility; representing the agency and the CEO at all relevant meetings and serving on all external committees related to workforce development.

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred; must have ten years of relevant work experience with at least four years of management experience; must be flexible, capable of multi-tasking, organized, detail oriented and possess a well-rounded interpersonal skill set with the capacity to build strong relationships with a multi-disciplinary staff; must be comfortable working with numbers and managing data; prior workforce development experience is strongly preferred.

Only qualified candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Randolph Peers at rpeers@obtjobs.org

Program Associate - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Leading not for profit organization operating out of multiple locations is seeking an Office Assistant for our Brooklyn, NY site. Responsibilities will be working with disadvantaged youth and adults and will include answering phones, routing calls and taking messages; meeting and greeting the public and referring them to appropriate staff; pre-screening clients for services; entering data into agency and funder databases; incoming/outgoing mail, photocopying and faxes; staff time and attendance; supplies and inventory and other general office duties. Must have High School Diploma or GED and three years relevant experience; must possess excellent computer skills; must be organized and detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be Bi-lingual English/Spanish.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Alexandra Aguirre at aaguirre@obtjobs.org

Coordinator - Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is a 32 year old non-for-profit organization operating out of multiple locations that provide education, employment, and training services to disadvantaged youth and adults. The Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities Initiative began two years ago when a comprehensive study revealed that the Mexican community in New York City was among the most employed, but at the lowest salary and education levels. The Initiative’s goal is to connect Mexican young adults and parents with services, education, and employment opportunities in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Coordinator will be responsible for outreach, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships, community events, service referrals, and young adult workshops.

Specific responsibilities include: supervising a part-time program associate and interns; developing and implementing outreach strategies to engage Mexican young adults; coordinating and meeting with local community organizations; cultivating strategic partnerships to enhance the resources of the center; referring clients to needed services and service providers; facilitating parent engagement workshops with partner organizations; developing job readiness curriculum and giving workshops to young adults in AAMC programs; updating and distributing a free, bilingual English/Spanish online and printed community resource guide; administering, collecting, and analyzing data on enrollment, referrals, and attendance to determine if those serviced under the AAMC contract are obtaining projected outcomes; preparing monthly reports for programs and funders; overseeing volunteer efforts and volunteers for support services.

Must be bilingual in English and Spanish; Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred; must have two to three years of relevant work experience, including experience in youth development and teaching young adults; must be organized, detail-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking; must be able to successfully engage young adults and parents; must be comfortable working with numbers and managing data; must be flexible and willing to travel between OBT and partner locations and work nights and weekends as needed; prior experience working with disadvantaged immigrant populations strongly preferred.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Caitlan Parker at cparker@obtjobs.org.

Youth Coordinator - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 year olds in Young Adult Internship Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; assist with outreach and recruitment for eligible program participants; maintain intern case files and accurately record case notes on a regular basis; enter data into the YAIP online Databases and YAIP outcomes management system in a timely fashion; conduct internship site visits to review intern evaluations with employers, discuss trainee progress, pick up timesheets and develop individual strategies for corrective action; facilitate Work Readiness and Educational Workshops; conduct weekly individual and/or group counseling sessions with each assigned intern to ensure each is adjusting to and complying with the program requirements and is progressing on internship sites; provide daily intervention on disciplinary issues and provide corrective action recommendations based upon program
Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, or a relevant field is required; computer literacy and 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.

Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements to Linda Cabassa at lcabassa@obtjobs.org

Case Worker (Y Roads) - (Full-Time)
Jamaica, NY

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-24 to increase job and college retention; collecting job/college verification paperwork from participants; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparing client folders and facilitating monthly Stay at Work Program; providing intake and assessment to ensure candidates are suitable for OBT programming; and conduct worksite monitoring visits to ensure participant and worksite compliance. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience. Prior experience working with young adults preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Counselor – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 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.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Susan Gambale at sgambale@obtjobs.org

English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide instruction in Business English which includes a Public Speaking and Communications module and in the Writing/Reading section of the TASC exam to 17-24 year olds in an Out of School youth job training program; assist in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; update and augment curricula on a regular basis; provide ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee's progress to program staff; keep monthly case notes; enter information into internal databases. Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of relevant teaching experience required. Prior experience in teaching GED/TASC preparation preferred as well as knowledge of the Common Core Standards. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Susan Gambale at sgambale@obtjobs.org

Youth Worksite Developer/Case Worker – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities are to develop and manage multiple internship sites and provide worksite orientations; provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 year olds in Young Adult Internship Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; assist with outreach and recruitment for eligible program participants; maintain intern case files and accurately record case notes on a regular basis; enter data into the YAIP online Databases and YAIP outcomes management system in a timely fashion; conduct internship site visits to review intern evaluations with employers, discuss trainee progress, pick up timesheets and develop individual strategies for corrective action; facilitate Work Readiness and Educational Workshops; conduct weekly individual and/or group sessions with each assigned intern to ensure each is adjusting to and complying with the program requirements and is progressing on internship sites; provide daily intervention on disciplinary issues and provide corrective action recommendations based upon program.

Bachelor’s Degree required; must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); experience working as a job developer and extensive knowledge of workforce development a must; experience working with disconnected young adults a must; must possess personal initiative and the ability to problem solve; must have excellent organizational and communication skills.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Leslie Cuprill at lcuprill@obtjobs.org

English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Jamaica, NY

Provide instruction in Business English which includes a Public Speaking and Communications module and in the Writing/Reading section of the TASC exam to 17-24 year olds in an Out of School youth job training program; assist in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; update and augment curricula on a regular basis; provide ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee's progress to program staff; keep monthly case notes; enter information into internal databases. Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of relevant teaching experience required. Prior experience in teaching GED/TASC preparation preferred as well as knowledge of the Common Core Standards. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Math Instructor - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow seeks a Math Instructor to work with 17-24 year olds in its out-of-school (OSY) youth job training and High School Equivalency (HSE) prep program. The Math Instructor is responsible for teaching an academic math curriculum that augments the existing HSE classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment.

Primary responsibilities are to provide daily instruction in HSE Math as well as Business Math to trainees enrolled in the OSY program; update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to the 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 paid work experience; prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team.

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

Math Instructor - (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow seeks a Math Instructor to work with 17-24 year olds in its out-of-school (OSY) youth job training and High School Equivalency (HSE) prep program. The Math Instructor is responsible for teaching an academic math curriculum that augments the existing HSE classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment.

Primary responsibilities are to provide daily instruction in HSE Math as well as Business Math to trainees enrolled in the OSY program; update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to the 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 paid work experience; prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team.

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Updated: July 2015

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