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Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization Program Manager

JOB OPENING: Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization Program Manager

 

Organization Description:

The Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) is dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse Brooklyn community. FDC identifies and responds to these needs by creating programs, campaigns, and partnerships through economic development, housing, youth, immigration and other initiatives that promote enhanced quality of life, equity, safety, and preservation of our community. 

 

Job Description:

The Avenue NYC Commercial Revitalization Program Manager will help The Flatbush Development Corp., develop, design, and deliver commercial revitalization programs and services as part of the organization’s two-year Avenue NYC grant funded by the New York City Department of Small Businesses Services. Avenue NYC grants strengthen community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to carry out commercial revitalization programs in low- and moderate-income communities. The Program Manager will be responsible for leading a commercial district needs assessment process in the relevant commercial corridor(s) and spearheading a process to analyze the data collected through the needs assessment. Following the completion of the needs assessment process, she/he/they will work in partnership with the organization’s leadership to develop and implement various commercial revitalization projects that will address the needs identified by the assessment. The Program Manager will be part of a cohort of Avenue NYC grant-funded program managers dedicated to executing commercial revitalization programs in commercial districts across New York City.

The position is full-time and will report to FDC Executive Director Robin Redmond.  Applicants must be available to begin work by July 2, 2018. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States. This is a grant funded position.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate commercial revitalization programs serving the Ditmas/Flatbush Community; including but not limited to merchant organizing and engagement, business support and retention, public space activation and management, and commercial district marketing and promotion;
  • Assess neighborhood conditions and needs by gathering and analyzing commercial district data through a rigorous district needs assessment process;
  • Develop communication materials for local businesses, residents, and other stakeholders highlighting events or relevant services and programs;
  • Facilitate conversations with a wide range of stakeholders on a range of complex issues and projects that impact the local Ditmas/Flatbush commercial corridors;
  • Build community partnerships through in-person meetings and attendance at community events, including; special events, precinct council meetings, community board meetings;
  • Liaise regularly with multiple City agencies including SBS, NYCHA, DOT, FDNY, NYPD, DSNY, and others to leverage resources and acquire the necessary support for projects and initiatives;
  • Engage community stakeholders and partner organizations in designated commercial corridor efforts;
  • Track and measure program metrics and impact;
  • Participate in a series of cohort trainings and site visits focused on professional development and commercial revitalization best practices;
  • Connect local stakeholders to additional economic development resources offered by the City of New York;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will effectively demonstrate:

  • Two or more years of experience with commercial revitalization, community nonprofits, community-based planning and organizing, and/or neighborhood development issues;
  • Familiarity with the Ditmas/Flatbush commercial corridors
  • Commitment to engaging diverse constituents in low- and moderate-income communities; be interested in understanding the different perspectives and needs of diverse community stakeholders.
  • Strong aptitude for interpreting data and data trends;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governmental agencies, elected officials, non-profit organizations and other community groups;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and provide timely and clear updates to supervisors;
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through;
  • Ability to complete tasks and project with tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment to creating and maintaining strong, vibrant neighborhoods and commercial corridors;
  • An ability to be flexible and willingness to wear “multiple hats” if and when needed;
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work some weekends and evenings, if needed;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency in a second language preferred, ie, Kreyol, Spanish, Bengali, Urdu
  • Knowledge of successful community organizing, consensus and coalition building techniques and best practices;
  • Experience with and knowledge of digital/social media marketing and campaigns;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of full-time experience in one or more of the following fields: urban planning, community organizing, public administration, project management; real estate. Graduate degree preferred.

 

Compensation: 

$60,000-$70,000 annual salary plus benefits. Friendly, collaborative working environment.

 

How to Apply:

Submit the following documents to lramsey@fdconline.org. Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “Commercial Revitalization Program Manager” in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two professional references

Application deadline: May 20, 2018

FDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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.

 

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

 

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.

Youth 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.

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.