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: February 2018

Office Assistant (Full-Time)

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: AJ3UC

Work hours are 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. most days but must be flexible regarding work schedule and must be willing to travel between program sites. Responsibilities include being able to work effectively with adults in an educational setting; ability to pre-screen requests for program services; ability to obtain and submit required documentation and enter internal and external data in a timely and accurate manner; ability to organize and conduct intake and orientation sessions; must be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information; ability to work as part of a team;  Bi-lingual English/Spanish required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and clerical work experience required. Associates Degree preferred.

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

Youth Counselor (Full-Time)

Location: Jamaica, Queens
Position Code: 8HMK2

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (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 Out of School Youth High School Equivalency Program (OSY HSE). The OSY Counselor will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to community outreach, employment/educational placement, and guidance counseling in an outcome and youth development oriented workforce program.  The OSY Counselor is an ideal position for professionals who have excellent skills in working with young adults and are interested in further developing their leadership skills.

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-24 to increase HSE attainment, job and college retention; collecting job/college verification paperwork from participants; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparing client folders and facilitating a monthly Stay at Work Program; providing intake and assessment to ensure candidates are suitable for OBT programming.

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 natural/developing leadership abilities, detail orientation, and excellent engagement and assessment skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of outcome planning, participant meetings, recruitment. An ideal team member will be highly organized, enthusiastically mission driven and eager to grow and develop 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; interest in developing innovative and engaging ways to approach to workforce programming.

Benefits:  Competitive Salary and Full Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer

Young Adult Internship Program Manager (Full-Time)

Location: Jamaica, Queens
Position Code: 8HMK2

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow 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 Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP). The YAIP Manager will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to community outreach, internship, employment and educational placement, and staff supervision in an outcome and youth development oriented workforce program.  The YAIP Manager is an ideal position for professionals who have excellent skills in working with young adults and are interested in further developing their own management and leadership skills.

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 natural/developing leadership abilities, detail orientation, and excellent engagement and assessment skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of outcome planning, staff supervision, creation of workforce workshops, and the development and maintenance of community and employer/internship 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 YAIP manager would understand the value that internships can provide to the development of a strong career pathway. 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; interest in developing innovative and engaging ways to approach to workforce programming.

Benefits:  Competitive Salary and Full Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer

Data Support Specialist (Full-Time)

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: O5DVO

Leading workforce development agency with expertise working with both disconnected youth and adults, seeks a Data Support Specialist 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 or equivalent experience 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.

Work Readiness & Internship Coordinator- (Full-Time)

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position Code: LUHEH

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) seeks an energetic, organized professional to join our Sunset Park location. This team member will play a critical role in engaging and supporting Opportunity Youth (17-24 years old) in our Out of School Youth Employment and Education Programs.

Responsibilities will be to provide ongoing work readiness support and case management to 16-24 year-olds; facilitate weekly work readiness workshops, handle all issues related to work readiness and internships; maintain worksite and participant internship case files; actively develop additional internship sites; enter detailed worksite and participant case notes in internal and funder databases; ensure that required work readiness training topics and assignments are completed; enter internship hours in funder database; provide employment counseling and outcome placement; actively participate in program recruitment and intake process; ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations.

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 natural/developing leadership abilities, detail orientation, and excellent engagement skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of classroom facilitation, internship management, participant meetings and recruitment. An ideal team member will be highly organized, enthusiastically mission driven and eager to grow and develop 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 in a relevant filed is required: facilitation experience and experience working with young adults impacted by mental health challenges and trauma strongly preferred; should possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary diverse team and be able to establish positive relationships with Opportunity Youth; must be a self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits:  Competitive Salary and Full Benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer

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