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PT Economic Development Coordinator

FDC is accepting applications for an Economic Development Coordinator. This position is responsible for facilitating and promoting economic development programs and events in order to enhance local business development and community life.

Experience in a combination of economic development, grant writing, planning, project development and management, or related fields desired. A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or non-profit management, or other field related to the job description desirable. Knowledge of grant and proposal writing techniques desirable. Proficiency with computers and publishing programs. The ability to research and plan, mobilize resources, and manage community events is required. The position requires well-developed writing and public speaking skills, judgment and tact in maintaining effective relationships with business owners, public and various city agencies.

To Apply:

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Economic Development Coordinator” to HR@fdconline.org

This is a part-time position. Salary depends on experience.

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant

POSITION/TITLE

Administrative Assistant

 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Exempt

 

REPORTS TO:

Grants, Contracts & Office Manager

 

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Administrative Assistant is a critical role in a fast-changing and growing organization. Under the supervision of FDC’s Grants, Contracts & Office Manager, the Administrative Assistants main responsibilities include responsibility for managing the front desk, as well as completing basic administrative tasks. The front desk receptionist is expected to politely service visitors by warmly greeting, welcoming and directing them appropriately; notifying staff of visitor and client arrival; maintaining basic security and telecommunication systems; handling company inquiries and sensitive information as well as sorting and distributing mail. The front desk receptionist is expected to be pleasant and responsible at all times. Applicant must have experience with Microsoft office, Excel and data entry.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Open or close the office
  • Greet visitors warmly and inform office staff when there is a visitor
  • Answer front desk phone, route calls to specific office staff, take and relay messages, and handle phone calls appropriately
  • Answer inquiries about the organization, make referrals as needed
  • Ensure the reception area and the front of the office is tidy and organized
  • Coordinate mail flow in and out of office; collect and distribute mail
  • Hand out employee applications and other company information packets
  • General office duties including filing, lifting boxes, supply ordering and stocking as needed, copying, coordinating service calls and visits, deliveries,
  • Be sure staff schedule board is updated weekly and as needed
  • Assist Executive director  with monthly board meetings
  • Assist Grants, Contracts & Office Manager and other staff with projects and assistance as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities may be added as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • One to two years’ experience in a professional office environment
  • Extremely organized, proactive, good presentation and customer service skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff, administrators, Board members, clients and participants.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of computers using Windows-based software, general working knowledge of spreadsheet software and database entry.
  • Skill in preparing routine correspondence using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • A strong attention to detail with the ability to identify inconsistencies.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented, ability to work independently as well as work effectively in a group.
  • Ability to gather information necessary for resolving questions and solving problems.
  • Ability to maintain composure and productivity despite multiple deadlines, frequent interruptions, and distractions and competing priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

 

To Apply:

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Administrative Assistant” to HR@fdconline.org

This is a full-time, salaried position with good medical benefits. Salary depends on experience.

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Flatbush Tenant Coalition - Bilingual Community Organizer

Who We Are: The Flatbush Tenant Coalition is a member-led group of 65 (and growing) tenant associations building tenant power in central and south Brooklyn. We develop skilled and informed tenant leaders to challenge the oppressive systems that disenfranchise low-to-moderate income tenants. Our tenant leaders work together to plan and implement strategies to obtain much-needed repairs in their buildings, stop harassment and displacement, strengthen tenants’ rights in NYC and across the state, and make sure that tenants have a strong voice in decisions and plans that affect their housing.

The Position: The Coalition seeks a full-time, permanent Community Organizer to help us build tenant power in south Brooklyn. Responsibilities include:

Organizing tenant associations: The Community Organizer (CO) will work with emerging and existing tenant leaders to organize tenant associations and plan and implement strategies to obtain respect and repairs from the landlords of their rent regulated buildings.

 

Building leadership: The CO will work with tenant leaders to build their capacity to effectively spearhead tenant rights campaigns. This includes working with Coalition staff to update and conduct trainings, prepare tenant leaders to take on new roles and develop in their current roles; and support our leaders as they educate and engage other tenants in the fight to preserve decent, safe, and affordable housing in our community. The CO will create leadership development plans with our tenant leaders and provide constructive feedback on progress.

 

Building our base: The CO will assist tenant leaders to conduct outreach in their buildings and in the neighborhood to build their tenant associations and identify new potential leaders and members. The CO will also assist with developing and implementing a communications plan to build our base and strengthen our campaigns.

 

Engaging in city and state-wide tenant rights campaigns: The CO will work with staff and tenant leaders to coordinate and facilitate the Coalition’s role in city and state-wide tenant rights, campaigns, including Stabilizing NYC, a city-wide campaign to end tenant harassment and displacement by predatory equity corporations.

 

Contributing to the development of a collaborative, supportive team: The CO will take part in team, membership, and other meetings to jointly review and plan for actions, events, and campaigns.

 

Tracking our work and progress: The CO will keep careful records of all of her/his organizing activities, using the Coalition’s database and tracking systems (sign-in sheets, Excel, Google Docs, etc.) The CO will periodically produce reports outlining his/her work and the progress of our tenant leaders and tenant associations.

 

The position includes some evening shifts (1 to 9 p.m.), as well as day shifts and some weekends. The Community Organizer reports directly to the Coalition Coordinator.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

 A strong, demonstrated commitment to social justice and the Coalition’s mission, vision, and community organizing approach

 At least two years of base-building and other community organizing experience

 At least one year of experience working on NYC housing or tenant issues

 Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole, preferred

 Previous experience developing and conducting trainings and workshops

 Strong written and oral communication skills, and basic math skills

 Facility with email, Excel, Word, Facebook, Twitter, and other computer programs and functions

 Strong working knowledge of issues and systems affecting low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, and communities of color, and relevant experience effectively working with these communities

 An ability to relate to a wide range of people, including low-income families, elected officials, legal services providers, and other community-based and advocacy organizations

 

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume, in PDF only, to Aga Trojniak at agatftc@gmail.com with subject heading: Community Organizer FTC

This is a full-time, salaried position with good medical benefits. Salary depends on experience.

 

COMPASS Activity Specialist

(Dance, Drama, Chorus & Recreation)

 Flatbush development Corporation is seeking qualified individuals for our summer camp programs who will be responsible for planning class content and structure, performing warm-up and demonstrating the techniques of Chorus, Dance, Drama & Recreation. The Activity Specialist is also responsible for lesson planning and ensuring full engagement of program participants.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Design and facilitate Dance techniques for children, grades K – 7th grade.
  • Identify, select and modify instructional resources to meet the students’ needs with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs.
  • Instruct participants in basic techniques to provide a quality competitive environment and physical training regimens.
  • Organize and coordinate team practices and physical workouts.
  • Assist in setting up and taking down equipment and preparing venue for activities and events.
  • Assist in conducting classes for different age groups; instruct and coach participants; maintain equipment and facilities in clean and safe conditions.
  • Monitor activities during training and practices; work with Counselors and Program Director on participant performance explaining techniques to assist with skill improvement.
  • Supervise program participants and enforce rules, regulation and safety precautions; maintain discipline; monitor behavior and resolve issues.
  • Prevent accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, participants and staff.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (incident / accident reports, behavior report, attendance & sign-in / sign-out sheets).
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience teaching youth.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications.
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, at least 3 times a week.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Activity Specialist” to HR@fdconline.org

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Day Camp Activity Specialist

Activity Specialist – Dance, Drama, Chorus & Recreation

Flatbush development Corporation is seeking qualified individuals for our summer camp programs who will be responsible for planning class content and structure, performing warm-up and demonstrating the techniques of Chorus, Dance, Drama & Recreation. The Activity Specialist is also responsible for lesson planning and ensuring full engagement of program participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Design and facilitate Dance techniques for children, grades K – 7th grade.
  • Identify, select and modify instructional resources to meet the students’ needs with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs.
  • Instruct participants in basic techniques to provide a quality competitive environment and physical training regimens.
  • Organize and coordinate team practices and physical workouts.
  • Assist in setting up and taking down equipment and preparing venue for activities and events.
  • Assist in conducting classes for different age groups; instruct and coach participants; maintain equipment and facilities in clean and safe conditions.
  • Monitor activities during training and practices; work with Counselors and Program Director on participant performance explaining techniques to assist with skill improvement.
  • Supervise program participants and enforce rules, regulation and safety precautions; maintain discipline; monitor behavior and resolve issues.
  • Prevent accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, participants and staff.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (incident / accident reports, behavior report, attendance & sign-in / sign-out sheets).
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience teaching youth.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications.
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, at least 3 times a week.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Activity Specialist” to HR@fdconline.org

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Day Camp Counselor

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking qualified individuals for our summer camp programs. The Day Camp Counselor has the closet relationship with the campers in their group and will not only be an influential role model, but also directly impact the children’s overall camp experience. Beyond the day to day challenges, being a day camp counselor is one of the most rewarding positions and crucial for a successful camp program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide campers assigned to their group a safe and healthy environment.
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of camp community and equipment.
  • Daily supervision of campers ensuring all an enjoyable and beneficial experience, both in the camp community and on field trips.
  • Leading activities in assigned program areas, motivating campers to participate in an “organized” and safe activity.
  • Keep immediate supervisor informed daily of any concerns or problems concerning campers and facilities.
  • Follow all guidelines regarding summer trips and travel.
  • Adhere to all FDC Program standards.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning/implementation of special activities such a theme day, field trips and camp activities.
  • Perform specific scheduled duties during lunch, arrival, and departure.
  • Attend 30 hours of pre-camp staff training.
  • Fully support summer learning initiatives.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications.

Qualifications:  Must be 18 years of age or older. High school diploma or equivalent required.  Minimum one year of work experience.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Counselor” to HR@fdconline.org

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.