OBT Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 33-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


Updated: September 2017

Office Assistant (Full-Time)

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: 843SW

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; assisting with pre-enrollment testing; entering data into agency and funder databases; incoming/outgoing mail, photocopying and faxes; ordering supplies, maintaining inventory and other general office duties. Must have High School Diploma or equivalent and two years relevant experience; must possess excellent computer and communication skills; must be organized and detail-oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be Bi-lingual English/Spanish.

Employment Specialist (Full-Time)

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.

Professional Qualifications:

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

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

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: O5VDO

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 and training staff on use of database. 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. Applicant should have experience creating validation rules, formula fields, and workflow rules. Experience with Demand Tools or another type of data loader is preferred. Experience with managing web forms is a plus. Highly competitive salary and benefits.

Youth Coordinator

Location: Jamaica, Queens
Position Code: 8HMK2

Vision for the Role:

OBT seeks an energetic, organized professional to join our Jamaica Queens location. This team member will play a critical role in engaging and supporting Opportunity Youth (17-24 years old) in our Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program.  The Youth Coordinator will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to program outreach, intake and engagement, and individualized case management and counseling in an outcome and youth development oriented workforce program. The Youth Coordinator is an ideal position for professionals who have excellent skills in work with young adults (individually and in groups) and are interested in developing their capacity for program leadership and management.

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, and natural/developing leadership abilities. The day to day will be a diverse mix of participant engagement, case management, creation and facilitation of education and workforce workshops, and the development and maintenance of community and employer partnerships. An ideal team member will be highly organized, enthusiastically mission driven and eager to grow and develop both themselves, OBT Programs and their participants. The ideal candidate will be committed to a model of high expectations with high levels of support and believe in the power of education and meaningful employment to change the life trajectory of young adults.

Professional Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience); strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with all stakeholders; ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary diverse team; Professionals with experience in medical training or the medical field 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

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