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

Senior Vocational Counselor - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a not-for-profit organization operating out of multiple locations in NYC that provides education, employment and training services to disadvantaged youth and adults.

Justice Plus Work Readiness Wrap-Around Program is designed to support at risk young adults by providing a range of work readiness opportunities that include: work experience placements, hard/vocational and soft job skills development, and job search and career awareness/planning competencies. Justice Plus will operate in 18 neighborhoods identified by the Anti-Gun Violence Task Force with high rates of gun violence and be paired with a neighborhood-based Cure Violence program that will make participant referrals.
OBT is the Justice Plus Work Readiness program provider for the 67th precinct in the NYC Council Anti-Gun Violence Initiative (AGVI). OBT, in partnership with Sesame Flyers, East Flatbush Village, GMACC, the Office of NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams, and the 67th NYPD Precinct, is committed to reducing gun related shootings in East Flatbush Brooklyn by providing immediate, coordinated services to those who are considered high risk.

OBT seeks a Senior Vocational Counselor to serve as the point of contact between OBT and the partners comprising the East Flatbush Anti-Gun Violence Initiative. The Counselor will manage OBT’s role in the partnership; will assess participants referred by the Cure Violence provider and other AGVI partner organizations and make appropriate referrals to OBT programs; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; maintain close partner relationships with East Flatbush AGVI partners to refer participants for immediate services as necessary; maintain an active database of additional support services and other programs for referral purposes; maintain case files; conduct weekly group counseling sessions and meet individually with assigned participants; facilitate Work Readiness and Educational Workshops; follow up with participants upon program completion; enter information into funder and internal databases; and will administer other program requirements as needed.

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 strongly preferred. Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with at risk young adults and community partners in East Flatbush.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Janet Tsakos at jtsakos@obtjobs.org

Computer Instructor – (Part-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time Intermediate computer skills instructor for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at OBT's Bushwick location in Brooklyn.

Computer instructor should be committed to social justice and have experience working with immigrant populations. Also- preferred bi-lingual in English and Spanish . Instructor will provide daily instruction in the Microsoft Office Suite and Windows Operating Systems environment and teach basic computer applications and keyboarding. Curriculum training is geared toward passing the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Additionally, instructor will 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 to adults or at-risk youth.
Class Schedule: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 25 Thornton St. Brooklyn, NY 11206. Upcoming class cycle will begin January 13th and end on April 2nd.
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

Computer/Office Procedures Instructor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include providing training classes to disconnected youth ages 17-21 in MS Office which are geared toward achieving the MOS Certification, training classes in customer service which are geared toward achieving the NRF Foundation Professional Certification in Customer Service and in general office skills to include keyboarding and filing. Bachelor’s Degree and practical work experience a must. Prior teaching experience and experience with Microsoft applications required. Must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team. Prior experience working with young adults preferred.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Janet Tsakos at jtsakos@obtjobs.org. Please use Bronx Instructor in the subject line.

Retention Specialist – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, 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; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparing client folders and facilitating monthly Stay at Work Program. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience. Prior experience working with young adults preferred.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Flutra Gorana at fgorana@obtjobs.org

Adult Education and Literacy (AELP) 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, ASISTS 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, cover letter and salary requirements to Darren Latanick at dlatanick@obtjobs.org.

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

Responsibilities include providing daily instruction to disconnected youth ages17-21 related content areas of the High School Equivalency/TASC exam and providing contextualized instruction in Business English 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 Muzette Torres at mtorres@obtjobs.org. Please put Bronx HSE Instructor in the subject line.

Program Associate - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT seeks a Program Associate at the Bushwick Workforce Resource Center. Responsibilities include working with immigrants as part of OBT's Office for New Americans (ONA) and Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities initiatives.

Duties include:

∙ Scheduling appointments, data entry, file management, and other general office duties as assigned.
∙ Benefit screening
∙ Assisting in the planning and preparation of workshops organized for youth, parents, and families of Mexican descent in the community of Bushwick on various educational, job related, and other topics
∙ Assisting in the design and development of a personal development, college access, and job readiness curriculum for high school students
∙ Supporting the development and implementation of outreach campaigns and program events on-site and around NYC; contribute to the development and dissemination of outreach materials in English and Spanish, including a community resource guide
∙ Gathering and inputting data into OBT's database, Salesforce, and the creation of monthly progress reports
∙ Assisting in the preparation of the end-of-year report to the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Qualifications and Skills

∙ Bilingual English and Spanish speaker
∙ Paralegal and/or experience in immigrant communities preferred but not required.
∙ Must have Associate's or Bachelor's Degree and two years relevant experience
∙ Strong organizational skills, detail- and deadline-oriented. Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
∙ Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office a must
∙ Good analytical and writing skills, ability to gather information from a variety of sources and formats, and sensitivity to different perspectives from around the world
∙ Good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work under pressure, and to get in touch with people from different cultural and educational settings

Please send resume and cover letter to abain@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 Janet Tsakos at jtsakos@obtjobs.org

Quality Assurance/Data Reporting Manager - (Full-Time)

Leading workforce development agency with expertise working with both disconnected youth and adults, seeks a Quality Assurance/Data Reporting Manager to maintain and analyze data for multiple contracts/worksites in the agency’s Salesforce database. Responsibilities also include performing quality assurance duties and developing meaningful program reports and dashboards. Bachelor’s Degree required; must be interested in youth and workforce development; must have experience with data entry and data management; must possess strong organizational skills and display a high level of discretion in dealing with confidential information. Prior experience with Salesforce or database programming is required. Highly competitive salary and benefits.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Daniel Veliz at dveliz@obtjobs.org

Updated: February 2015

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