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Job Openings at the Isaacs Center




 
   Positions Available as of November 17th, 2014



The Isaacs Center is looking for motivated and dynamic individuals to work in the following capacities: To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@isaacscenter.org
Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Grant Writer


    Job Summary:

    • The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) - a highly effective and well respected comprehensive social service agency approaching its 50th anniversary and poised for future growth is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated candidate to serve as our Grant Writer. The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, government agencies (city, state, and federal), and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate Isaacs Center's mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the President and Executive Director, the Grant Writer will craft and assemble proposal packages that are professional, clear and compelling, and are directly aligned with the vision and priorities of the Isaacs Center.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Developing, writing, assembling and submitting requests, proposals and reports
    • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
    • Conducting prospect research, and submitting letters of inquiry
    • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of requests, proposals and reports
    • Providing writing support as needed for collateral materials


    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field preferred
    • At least 3-5 years of grant writing experience in the non-profit sector
    • A high level of computer literacy is required including familiarity with prospect databases
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
    • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and research skills required
    • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
    • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
    • Bilingual and bicultural skills desirable, but not required
    • Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings and weekends



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Events and Communications Coordinator


    Job Summary:

    • The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) - a highly effective and well respected comprehensive social service agency preparing for its next 50 years and poised for future growth is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated candidate to serve as Events and Communications Coordinator (Coordinator). Reporting to the President and Executive Director, the Coordinator is responsible for the management and coordination of fundraising events for Isaacs Center. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring the consistency of messaging through our primary public relations mechanisms (newsletters, correspondences, e-bulletins, and website.) As a result of his/her efforts, the Isaacs Center will advance its efforts to raise money in support of our programs and services, maintain a positive public image, and experience an elevation of its "brand" among various constituencies (e.g. clients, volunteers, alumni, community supporters, funders, prospective funders, and board members.)


    Responsibilities:

    Events
    • Responsible for planning and managing four major fundraising events (including our Annual Spring Gala) in collaboration with the President and Executive Director and Development Committee of the Board of Directors
    • Responsible for providing guidance and support for program-specific fundraising and 'friendraising' events throughout the year
    • Coordinating all event logistics including ticket sales, contractor agreements, and publicity
    • Cultivating and expanding sponsorship development and fulfillment, honorary awards, and in-kind donation solicitations
    • Responsible for public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution
    • Responsible for developing and managing events budgets

    Electronic Media/Print Media
    • Maintaining up-to-date web-content with existing site; Responsible for content-related protocols to keep social media up-to-date
    • Coordinating e-communications for internal and external audiences
    • Responsible for keeping Isaacs Center up-to-date and effective in its usage of electronic communications including social media; Driving efforts to engage staff, board members, and volunteers in the utilization of established and new social media outlets in support of Isaacs Center
    • Serving as a resource to the media by developing key relationships and communicating our messaging and our goals. Writing and managing placement on press releases and stories to with local media
    • Conducting media relations training for staff as necessary

    Other Duties
    • Responsible for developing and managing communications budget
    • Supporting the development of a crisis communications plan
    • Write and distribute press releases
    • In collaboration with Human Resources and the senior leadership of Isaacs Center, implementing and evaluating an effective and sustainable strategy to improve communication within and between Isaacs Center sites

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, required
    • 3-5 years of marketing, communications, media, or public relations
    • An enthusiastic and entrepreneurial approach to social media
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, editing, networking, and presentation skills
    • Familiarity Windows and Mac operating systems, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop. Experience managing websites preferred
    • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
    • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
    • Bilingual and bicultural skills desirable, but not required
    • Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings and weekends)


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Facilities Manager


    Job Summary:

    • The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) - a highly effective and well respected comprehensive social service agency approaching its 50th anniversary and poised for future growth is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated candidate to serve as Facilities Manager. Reporting to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO), the primary responsibility of the Facilities Manager is to oversee our physical plants at 415 E. 93rd St. (Senior Center), 1792 First Avenue (Youth Center), and Carver Center/Carver Houses (1445 Madison Avenue) and to support Isaacs Center personnel at off-site facilities. This position requires supervisory experience and training similar to that of a General Contractor.


    Responsibilities:

    General Maintenance
    • Assesses, defines, and schedules maintenance-related activities at three all physical plants
    • Develops and implements policies and procedures in support of routine and major repair activities in compliance with funder expectations/standards
    • Conducts building inspections regularly to determine maintenance needs and to evaluate the efforts of maintenance staff
    • Provides oversight of relationships with outside vendors. Seeks to achieve cost effectiveness, address inefficiencies, and encourage successful working partnerships
    • Supports Senior Management in the revision and implementation of Emergency Planning documents and efforts.

    Business Management
    • Works in collaboration with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to ensure proper and timely repair (short-term) and support efforts to complete capital projects (long-term)
    • Monitors, reviews and approves maintenance repair expenses
    • Manages a general maintenance budget. Develops cost estimates for long-term projects
    • Works in collaboration with the CFAO and Chief Program Officer to evaluate and recommend capital improvements

    Project Management
    • Provides oversight of all activities related to repair and compliance
    • Coordinates with outside contractors, including initiating contracts and monitoring and directing work to ensure adherence to contract terms
    • Schedules and coordinates project meetings involving appropriate stakeholders
    • Prepares project progress reports

    Other Duties
    • Coordinates, schedules and facilitates safety meetings and trainings
    • Conducts supervision with maintenance staff and administrative oversight of Information Specialists
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred
    • Working knowledge of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems is also preferred.
    • Expertise in compliance matters and local, state, and federal regulations
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, networking, negotiation (conflict management and resolution), and presentation skills.
    • Excellent office management and computer literacy (IT) skills (including MS Office applications and internet research)
    • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
    • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
    • Bilingual and bicultural skills desirable, but not required
    • Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g., evenings and weekends)



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Beacon Coordinator/Youth and Family Services


    Responsibilities:

    • Supervision of all Beacon staff.
    • Program planning, development and implementation of all activities.
    • Oversee recruitment of youth and families at the Beacon.
    • Monitor contractual compliance and progress towards objectives of DYC Beacon contract.
    • Compile statistical and narrative reports on Beacon operations.
    • Monitor security procedures.
    • Liaison with school personnel of P.S. 198 to be responsive to their concerns and needs.
    • Lead staff meetings of Beacon program staff.
    • Liaison with community agencies and other service provides regarding Beacon activities.

     

    Qualifications:

    • B.A. degree and 5 years of experience in Youth Services; 2 years supervisory experience.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.



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Meals on Wheels Driver


    Job Summary:

    Drives and maintains a vehicle used to deliver meals to homebound elders. Works with a team of delivers to complete all meal deliveries for their assigned routes. May also be responsible for completion of a delivery route themselves. This position reports to the Director of Meals on Wheels


    Responsibilities:

    • Reports any issues with meal delivery or change in client status, (i.e., vacations, clinic appointments, hospitalization, etc.) 
    • Maintains accurate daily log of meal deliveries and contributions collected 
    • Assists in scheduling meal deliveries to minimize time and distance between delivery points. 
    • Signs daily log for Nextel phones; keeps phones on during meal delivery and re-charges phones at the end of shift. 
    • Drives safely at all times. 
    • Keeps vehicles clean and in good operating condition. 
    • Inspects vehicles daily and reports any operational or structural defects immediately. 
    • Oversees the maintenance, repair and cleaning of vehicle (gas, oil, changing tires) 
    • Keeps daily gasoline and mileage records. 
    • Reviews vehicle documentation to ensure inspections, registration and insurance information is up-to-date. 
    • Picks-up and returns vehicles to garage or parking place daily.


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • A valid NYS Driver’s License – Class 4 if the vehicle driven seats 14 passengers or less, or, Class 2 if the vehicle driven seats 15 passengers or more. 
    • Ability to read write and communicate in English
    • No more than 1 moving violation in 24 months, no DWI convictions
    • High School Diploma or GED. 
    • Able to move up to 50 pounds.


    Other Qualifications

    • 3 years of driving experience in NYC or congested areas. . 
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to seniors. 
    • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.


    Other Requirements

    • This is a part-time position Monday to Friday, 20-27 hours per week
    • May be required to work either Thanksgiving of Christmas Day



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Meals on Wheels Deliverer (Part-time)


    Job Summary: Responsible for the delivery of a daily meal to all clients on their assigned route. In addition, the deliverer will provide basic visual monitoring of their clients and report any significant changes to their direct supervisor for follow up.

    Responsibilities:

    • Delivers meals to assigned clients.
    • Ensures that bags are properly packed.
    • Reports to office staff whenever a client is not at home to receive meals.
    • Observes participant's appearance and appearance of home and reports any concerns to driver and office staff.
    • Reports to driver and office staff any request for supportive services and needs by participants.
    • Maintains accurate log of meal deliveries
    • Delivers envelopes for participant contributions and collects contributions.
    • Performs duties that will assist clients such as shopping and pick-ups.
    • Delivers program materials and information to conference call participants.
    • Attends all in-service training and monthly meetings.
    • Meal Deliverers with driver's license may be asked to drive when needed
    • Performs other duties as requested.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Valid Drivers License
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to seniors.

    Other Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.

    Other Requirements :

    • This is a part-time position Monday to Friday, 20-27 hours per week .
    • May be required to work either Thanksgiving or Christmas Day .




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Group Leader & Assistant Group Leader (Part-Time)

    The Isaacs Center is looking for dynamic individuals to work with our children in our award winning Afterschool Programs. Group Leaders will be required to plan activities that provide a safe and engaging learning environment in programs located at our school-based and community sites. Our program integrates educational enrichment, visual and performing arts, clubs and sport, within a theme-based framework.

    Responsibilities:

    • Plan and implement fun and engaging theme-based and recreational activities
    • Manage behavioral problems and conflicts using mediation technique
    • Exhibit compassion for program participant
    • Assist children in prioritizing and completing homework
    • Document and monitor daily activities in class to include recording attendance and incidents, and lesson plans
    • Supervise children at all times
    • Inform supervisor of noteworthy incidents occurring during program time, providing written documentation when necessary
    • Attend and actively participate in professional development, meetings, and trainings offered
    • Supervise and escort children to all program at all times

    Expectations:

    • Exhibit positive behavior to co-workers, parents, and participants
    • Ability to laugh, and have a must
    • Possess ability to work in a team-oriented setting
    • Possess a commitment to being reflective and working towards positive self improvement

    Qualifications:

    • Upper-classman High School student, H.S. Graduate or working toward a degree
    • Minimum of two years working with children in a recreations or educational program setting



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Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center is a 501(c)3 organization.
415 E 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128 | 212-360-7620 | (fax) 212-360-7629 | info@isaacscenter.org