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Eviction Prevention Outreach & Case Coordinator

POSITION/TITLE

Eviction Prevention Outreach & Case Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Full-time, Exempt

 REPORTS TO

Housing Coordinator

Flatbush Development Corporation is dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse Flatbush Community. FDC identifies and responds to these needs by creating programs, campaigns, and partnerships through economic development, housing, youth and other initiatives that promote enhanced quality of life, safety, and preservation of our neighborhood. People, businesses, and ideas come to Flatbush to bloom and flourish! The diversity and commitment of our community creates energy and passion for progress.  FDC, 44 years in the making, is the catalyst and agent of change that ensures that an enhanced quality of life and shared prosperity is a reality for all.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking a well-rounded, outgoing, friendly individual who has a passion for working with people in a community setting. The Eviction Prevention Outreach & Case Coordinator will organize and conduct outreach. They will provide a holistic approach to case management focusing on eviction prevention, housing court advocacy and resolving landlord/tenant issues such as succession rights, obtaining repairs and public benefits (emergency grants, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program, SCRIE, DRIE etc). The Coordinator will also provide, monitor and track all relevant referrals such as legal, immigration, and other services not directly provided by FDC.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be willing to travel within Brooklyn to conduct outreach on a weekly basis. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Provide housing related comprehensive case management services to all clients including: intake assessment, goal setting, weekly case plan development, progress monitoring, individual money management, tenant education, advocacy and referrals.
  • Accompany and or prepare client for housing court matters: Non-payments, Holdovers, Marshall’s Notice, Order to Show Cause, HP Actions and Abatements.
  • Provide all required documentation in a timely manner, which may include client follow-up, outcome evaluation, client contact sheets, and evaluations.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, supervisory sessions, and accept the responsibility for aiding the development of positive team relationships as requested.
  • Contact landlords to mediate repair issues; overcharges, lease renewal issues, nuisances etc.
  • Assisting clients with calls or online complaints to 311 and tracking progress.
  • Completing applications with DHCR in regards to: succession, rent reductions, overcharges, MCI’s, lease renewals and tracking progress.
  • Ensure that all documents submitted on behalf of a client are accurate, timely and documented.
  • Connect families with needed and available community resources. Follow-up with clients and agencies as appropriate to document use/success of referral.
  • Meet with clients weekly or bi-weekly for up to 12 months. For the first six months of a client’s participation in the program, at least 80% of follow-up meetings should be held in-person rather than over the phone.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field with at least 2 year of experience or 3 years’ experience working directly in Eviction Prevention as described above.
  • Experience working with persons in crisis; be culturally competent and have a strong sense of respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written and math skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high risk populations.
  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental, open personal qualities, clear sense of boundaries.
  • Bilingual preferred: Haitian Creole/Spanish

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not

discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or

related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a

protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected

characteristics.

Education Specialist

POSITION/TITLE

Education Specialist

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Full-time, Exempt

REPORTS TO

Youth Director

Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Education Specialist for their school-based afterschool programs at two elementary schools located in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. These programs are free for participants and funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). The Education Specialist is responsible for guiding and supporting the afterschool staff and ensuring program curriculum activities stimulate participation, and are entertaining, interactive, and engaging. 

This is a full-time position working weekdays from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with mornings at the FDC office and afternoons at the school sites.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and develop age-appropriate curriculum that supports and extends the school day curriculum, and is appropriate for the afterschool setting.
  • Review lesson plans submitted by group leaders and activity specialists, providing suggestions on how to strengthen the activities or connect them to the school day curricula.
  • Regularly observe activities at the sites and provide coaching support to group leaders based on those observations. 
  • Consult with site-based Program Directors and the Youth Director to plan professional development based on your needs assessment and DYCD requirements,
  • Facilitate professional development trainings and workshops for frontline staff
  • Alert site-based Program Directors to any staff who are not meeting expectations.
  • Build productive relationships with FDC staff and school’s administrative team, including but not limited to – principal, assistant principal, literacy and math coaches, teachers, PTA president and parent coordinator. 
  • Perform any other program, organizational, administrative, ad hoc or occupational duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, physical education, fine arts or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Teaching credential or teaching experience.
  • Experience in lesson planning, curriculum development, and implementation of structured programming for students in elementary or middle school.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with children up to age 13 in a supervisory role; or, two years of child care credentials for children up to age 13, plus one year in a supervisory role.
  • Some experience coaching teachers and/or facilitators preferred. 
  • Experience in working within ethnically diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of NYS learning standards, such as the CCLS and NGSS.
  • Very strong critical thinking, written, and verbal skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not  discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Group Leader

POSITION/TITLE

Group Leader (After school)

 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Non-Exempt, Part-time

 

REPORTS TO:

Program Director

Flatbush Development Corporation is committed to providing positive social and academic learning opportunities within the Flatbush community in order to promote independence, confidence, creativity, and civic awareness among its youth.

 

Position Description

The Group Leader is responsible for the daily supervision of up to 30 after-school program participants between the ages of 6 and 13 (depending on program site). Under the direction of the Program Director, the Group Leader helps implement daily activities (ie. sports, drama, dance, art, and STEM) for their assigned group. Group Leaders use a variety of resources, provided by Program Director, to introduce new skills throughout the duration of the program. To accomplish this, Group Leaders may be asked to participate in professional development trainings on and off site.

 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Ensure the safety and engagement of children in assigned group;
  • Provide assistance with homework and encourage academic progress;
  • Plan and facilitate purposeful and engaging activities and group projects that   compliment the program’s thematic or project-based agenda;
  • Facilitate recreational activities 
  • Work constructively with partner and other colleagues; communicate regularly with supervisory staff.
  • Participate in training and staff development activities throughout the school year outside of program hours and in many cases, off-site;
  • Serve as a positive role model and uphold professional behavior;
  • Record and maintain daily attendance records of group participants using method prescribed by the Program Director.
  • Light cleaning as required (could include sweeping, taking the garbage out, wiping down tables, etc.).

 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to facilitate, motivate, and influence children in a team/group environment.
  • Enjoys organizing and participating in physical activities.
  • Extremely reliable and patient.

 

Experience:

  • High School diploma, some college preferred
  • At least two years of experience working in a school or community based setting; working with elementary and/or middle school students
    Experience in working within ethnically diversified populations

How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to HR at fdconline dot org with Group Leader in the subject line – No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. Learn more about FDC at www.fdconline.org.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Robotics Specialist – Afterschool

POSITION/TITLE

Robotics Specialist – Afterschool

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Non-Exempt, Part-time, Seasonal

 REPORTS TO:

Program Director

 

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Robotics Specialist

for their middle school afterschool program. The Robotics Specialist will work closely with the Program

Director to create a dynamic robotics program in which students develop knowledge, skills and

confidence in building and programming robots. This position is responsible for creating, implementing,

and managing daily activities related to LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and other forms of robotics. A successful

candidate will bring previous teaching experience, creativity and self-initiative to this position, along with a

passion for positive youth development.

 

This is a part-time position working Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-5:30 pm for the school year. There will be additional hours for training as needed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide and teach well-planned robotics classes to middle school participants.
  • Develop and implement a sequenced robotics curriculum based on participants’ skills and interests.
  • Submit lesson/activity plans to the Program Director in advance.
  • Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle.
  • Provide hands-on instruction to participants, correct their techniques, and assist struggling students on a one on one basis.
  • Be responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.
  • Maintain and submit attendance records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college or relevant degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 required. Knowledge of Arduino or other platforms a plus.
  • Two years of experience in teaching robotics or leading youth in group activities required, preferably in an afterschool setting.
  • Must be able to pass fingerprint and SCR clearances successfully.
  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not

discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or

related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a

protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected

characteristics.

Cooking Specialist – Afterschool

POSITION/TITLE

Cooking Specialist – Afterschool

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Non-Exempt, Part-time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO:

Program Director

 

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking a qualified individual for the position of part-time Cooking Specialist for their middle school afterschool program. The Cooking Specialist will

work closely with the Program Director to create a dynamic cooking and nutrition program in which

students develop knowledge, skills and confidence in different types of food, preparation methods, and

nutrition. This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing daily activities related to

cooking, health, and nutrition. A successful candidate will bring previous teaching experience, creativity

and self-initiative to this position, along with a passion for positive youth development.

 

This is a part-time position working Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-5:30 pm during the school year. There will be additional hours required for training and food shopping as needed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate workshops for middle school students focused on cooking and culinary arts.
  • Develop and implement a sequenced cooking curriculum, with assistance from the education specialist.
  • Submit lesson/activity plans to program director in advance.
  • Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle.
  • Provide instruction to participants, correct their techniques, and assist struggling students on a one on one basis.
  • Educate participants about the different recipes that they are learning, by providing them with cultural context and nutrition information.
  • Be responsible for the ingredient shopping, setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the

organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.

  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.
  • Maintain and submit attendance records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college or relevant degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in teaching cooking or leading youth in group activities required, preferably in an afterschool setting.
  • Must be able to pass fingerprint and SCR clearances successfully.
  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not

discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or

related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a

protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected

characteristics.

Dance Specialist - Afterschool

POSITION/TITLE

Dance Specialist – Afterschool

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Non-Exempt, Part-time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO:

Program Director

 

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Dance Specialist for their middle school afterschool program. The Dance Specialist will work closely with the Program Director to create a dynamic co-ed dance program in which students develop knowledge, skills and confidence in different forms of dance.  This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing daily activities related to dance. A successful candidate will bring previous teaching experience, creativity and self-initiative to this position, along with a passion for positive youth development.

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday from 3:00-5:30 pm, with additional training hours as needed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide and teach well-planned dance classes to middle school participants.
  • Develop and implement a sequenced dance curriculum based on participants’ expressed interests.
  • Provide participants with information regarding the different dance forms, and their execution.
  • Submit lesson/activity plans to Program Director in advance.
  • Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle.
  • Provide instruction to participants, correct their techniques, and assist struggling students on a one on one basis.
  • Educate participants about the background of each dance form that they are learning, by providing them with historical and cultural references.
  • Be responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.
  • Maintain and submit attendance records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college or relevant degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in teaching dance or leading youth in group activities required, preferably in an afterschool setting.
  • Must be able to pass fingerprint and SCR clearances successfully.
  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not  discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Basketball Specialist/Coach - Afterschool

POSITION/TITLE

Basketball Specialist/Coach – Afterschool

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Non-Exempt, Part-time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO:

Program Director

 

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Basketball Specialist/Coach for their middle school afterschool program. The Basketball Specialist/Coach will work closely with the Program Director to create a dynamic co-ed basketball program in which students develop knowledge, skills and confidence through sports.  This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing daily activities related to basketball. A successful candidate will bring previous teaching experience, creativity and self-initiative to this position, along with a passion for positive youth development.

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday from 3:00-5:30 pm, with additional training hours as needed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide and teach well-planned basketball practices to middle school participants.
  • Develop and implement a sequenced basketball curriculum, with assistance from the education specialist.
  • Provide instruction to participants, correct their techniques, and assist struggling students on a one on one basis.
  • Submit lesson/activity plans to the Program Director in advance.
  • Supervise travel to intramural games.
  • Be responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment.
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college or relevant degree preferred
  • Two years of experience in coaching basketball or working with youth required, preferably in a school or afterschool setting.
  • Must be able to pass fingerprint and SCR clearances successfully.
  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not  discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Arts and Crafts Specialist - Afterschool

POSITION/TITLE

Arts and Crafts Specialist – Afterschool

EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Non-Exempt, Part-time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO:

Program Director

 

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Arts and Crafts Specialist for their middle school afterschool program. The Arts and Crafts Specialist will work closely with the Program Director to create a dynamic visual arts program in which students develop knowledge, skills and confidence in different forms of visual arts and crafts.  This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing daily activities related to arts and crafts. A successful candidate will bring previous teaching experience, creativity and self-initiative to this position, along with a passion for positive youth development.

This is a part-time position working Monday through Thursday from 3:00-5:30 pm, with additional training hours as needed.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide and teach well-planned arts and crafts classes to middle school participants.
  • Develop and implement a sequenced arts and crafts curriculum based on participants’ expressed interests.
  • Educate participants about different art media and techniques, exposing them to different styles and approaches.
  • Submit lesson/activity plans to the Program Director in advance.
  • Provide instruction to participants, correct their techniques, and assist struggling students on a one on one basis.
  • Be responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment..
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified.
  • Maintain and submit attendance records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some college or relevant degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in teaching arts and crafts, or leading youth in group activities required, preferably in an afterschool setting.
  • Must be able to pass fingerprint and SCR clearances successfully.
  • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.

 

FDC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. FDC does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Part-Time Youth Organizer

JOB OPENING: Part-Time Youth Organizer

ORGANIZATION MISSION:
The Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) is dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse and vibrant Brooklyn. FDC identifies and responds to these needs by building partnerships, creating programs, and developing campaigns that promote enhanced quality of life, safety, equity, and preservation of our community.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Through service learning and a positive youth development model, the Youth Organizer will support high school and middle school youth in developing self-knowledge, confidence, civic engagement and career readiness as they work to meet the needs of their communities. The Youth Organizer will report directly to the Director of Youth Services.

• Organize youth leadership councils for high school and middle school age youth from FDC’s Cornerstone and after school programs.
• Facilitate youth-run service learning projects that address the needs of the greater Flatbush community. The first planned project is a community education campaign on the use of flavored tobacco and vaping. The campaign will include a video public service announcement, a social media campaign and a community education event.
• With input from youth, develop and plan new service learning projects to carry out in the local community.
• Provide individual counseling with youth to support academic achievement, youth employment/job readiness, career and college planning and other youth development goals
• Facilitate inspiring/engaging grade specific activities/workshops on themes such as leadership development, gender, and cultural diversity training, other topics of interest
• Conduct outreach efforts to establish relationships within the local community and recruit new program participants.
• Maintain all administrative records, including biweekly timesheets, expense receipts, monthly attendance and quarterly program reports
• Execute all other tasks necessary for the successful operation of FDC youth programming

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelors or Associates Degree in Education, Psychology, Political Science, Fine Arts, Social Work, or related field.
• Minimum two (2) years of experience working with youth
• Experience working with high school youth in a school-based or community-based setting
• Skilled in facilitating meetings and leading workshops.
• Team player, excited about the opportunity to work towards the development and growth of youth.
• Strong organizational, administrative and writing skills; ability to think critically; attention to detail; ability to prioritize; ability to meet deadlines; ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
• Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
• Ability to work within an ethnically and economically diverse population.
• Being tech-savvy or familiar with digital video production a plus.

APPLICATION:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter, including your salary requirements, to Massiel Felix, Director of Youth Services, Flatbush Development Corporation, at mfelix@fdconline.org

 

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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.

 

Flatbush Tenant - Bilingual Coalition Housing Specialist

Bilingual Housing Specialist (Speaks Creole)

Description:

Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) is a 40-year-old community development corporation dedicated to meeting the needs of the Flatbush community through economic development, housing advocacy, and youth programing.

 

Flatbush Tenant Coalition, a program of FDC, is a member-led group of 49 (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 them and their homes.

 

We are hiring a full-time Bilingual Housing Specialist (Speaks Creole) to join our team and support the work of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, including our community organizers and tenant leaders. The Housing Specialist will:

 

Support our Campaigns for Respect & Repairs: Through our Campaigns for Respect & Repairs, our tenant leaders fight to stop harassment & displacement in their buildings.  The Housing Specialist supports this process by:

  • conducting intakes and applications at member buildings and in the office;
  • documenting repair issues and their resolution;
  • working with organizers & tenant leaders to document other harassment, such as overcharges (and their resolution)
  • training tenant leaders to conduct intakes and applications, do research, etc.
  • assisting with follow-up appointments and turn-out calls
  • helping individual tenants with SCRIE & DRIE applications, and other housing resources
  • helping individual tenants to access resources by making and following-up on referrals for income support, immigration, domestic violence, and legal and other services
  • ensuring meaningful integration of our individual and collective work, including by attending general Coalition meetings & tenant association meetings, and otherwise staying up to date with our campaigns

Create systems and processes to make our work more effective, efficient, and impactful

  • Create and/or update procedures, processes, and forms for our work with tenant associations and individual tenants (e.g. intake process and folders, filing system, referral system, etc.)
  • Identify and create networks with social service providers and other resources for our tenant associations and individual tenants

Track & report our work, progress, and victories:

  • Improve and use our database and other systems to keep track of our individual work with tenants, including tracking demographics, determining and obtaining required documentation; and maintaining online and hard-copy progress notes
  • Work closely with contracting organizations and agencies to ensure we are meeting documentation requirements and staying on track with our deliverables

 

The Housing Specialist will work 35-40 hours per week.  Weekly work hours include a combination of three evening shifts (1 to 9 p.m.); one or two day shifts (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); and/or Saturday morning shifts (9 a.m. to 2 pm; two Saturdays a month).

 

Qualifications required for this position:

  • Fluently bilingual in English and Haitian Creole
  • A strong, demonstrated commitment to social justice and the Coalition’s mission, vision, and community organizing approach
  • At least two years of case management experience
  • At least one year of experience working on NYC housing or tenant issues
  • 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 ftcoalition@gmail.com with subject heading: Housing Specialist FTC

 

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

 

After School Program Director

After School – Program Director

Flatbush Development Corporation is seeking an experienced applicant who, under the supervision of the Director of Youth Services, will be responsible for ensuring that the Afterschool Program meets all program standard and funding guidelines.  The Program Director must be able to plan and organize a structured program consisting of educational and recreational activities according to age group, supervise staff and maintain a high level of communication between school representatives and participants, staff and supervisors.  In addition, the Program Director will be responsible for the management of the entire OST program at his/her site.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff according to FDC policies.
  • Provide reports, update and coordinate weekly meetings with the Director of Youth Programs.
  • Build productive relationships with school’s administrative team, including but not limited to principal, assistance principal, curriculum development staff, teachers. PTA president and parent coordinator.
  • Ensure that all DYCD, DOH and FDC Guidelines are followed and adhered to.
  • Responsible for data entry, reports, snack, securing space, security and all other administrative duties/documentation requirement in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that adequate supplies and equipment are kept safe and available for programmatic needs.
  • Promote literacy, multiculturalism, parent and community involvement through appropriate program enhancements and activities.
  • Maintain accurate records pertaining to licensing requirements, staff/child health and safety.
  • Develop and implement program curriculum aligned with school program curricula; develop weekly schedule of after-school activities; arts, recreational, educational enhancement and homework assistance to students.
  • Evaluate and document staff performance informally and formally during the program year.
  • Serve as a liaison with school personnel.  Create a Parent Advisory and Youth Advisory Group. Attend school planning meetings and PTA meetings. Develop community relations with other community organizations or programs.
  • Supervise the completion, collection and submission of data and reports to DYCD as required under contract agreement.
  • Supervise and plan summer programs including but not limited to securing DOH license.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Education or related field
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with youth in school age programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Current First Aid/CPR/RTE certifications.

If qualified, please forward your cover letter and resume with the subject line “Program Director” to mfelix@fdconline.org

 

After School/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.