Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: 91STF
Vision for the Role:
OBT seeks a dynamic, creative and relationship driven professional to develop and cultivate a diverse portfolio of career oriented, sustainable employers. This role creates the opportunity to have a critical impact on the economic and life trajectory of youth and adults. Working as part of network of community based sites throughout Brooklyn and Queens, the Talent and Engagement Specialist will prepare participants for the contemporary workforce. This team member will build on a strong foundation of existing partnerships and create innovative, new and lasting employer relationships.
Who We Are and How We Are Changing:
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is in the process of developing our next phase organizationally. We have a proven track record as a strong community based organization since 1983. We have assisted thousands of NYC opportunity youth and adults gain critical skills and obtain employment. As a leading workforce training not-for-profit, OBT provides a training program that balances high accountability and high support, with the goal of developing self-sufficiency and providing access to quality career pathways. We are excited to continue to develop on our strong foundation and demonstrated success while meeting the challenges and opportunities of the modern workplace.
Scope of Work:
We are seeking a team member that has the unique balance of a detail orientation, excellent engagement and assessment skills, a propensity for networking and a passion for the impact on equity that meaningful employment can create. The day to day will be a diverse mix of cultivating employment opportunities and preparing participants for entry into successful, meaningful employment. The position will require a new and innovative approach to the coaching process, and placement options with a focus on sector specific partnerships in health, hospitality and tech. An ideal team member will be detail oriented and have a commitment to utilizing data to inform programming and quality improvement. The Talent and Employment Specialist will be a foundational support to participants as they work towards achieving their full potential.
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience), and a minimum of 3-5 years of business or sales experience; demonstrated evidence of cultivating new clients and sustaining them over time; strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with all stakeholders; ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary diverse team; entrepreneurial and sector specific experienced professionals are encouraged to apply; interest in developing innovative and engaging ways to approach to workforce programming
Benefits: Competitive Salary and Full Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer