Job Opportunities

Position: Director of Real Estate Development
Reports to: President & CEO
Start Date: Open – Immediate Hire
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Organization Summary: Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is an innovative and progressive nonprofit community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Bridge Street primarily operates six distinct but interrelated Program Areas that are all designed to promote and advance financial empowerment, social justice and racial equity. Our housing development team preserves and builds high quality affordable housing for low-and moderate-income residents. To date we have developed, owned and managed over 800 safe and affordable housing units in Central Brooklyn.

Position Summary: The Director of Real Estate Development will lead and manage BSDC’s real estate team. The Director of Real Estate Development will provide strategic direction for our continued development, preservation, and effective operation of affordable rental and homeownership housing. The Director of Real Estate Development will play an important role in developing and implementing our vision to expand our real estate activities to include, among other things, mixed-use development; workforce housing; mixed-income and market rate housing; community facilities; workforce development facilities; commercial real estate; and, other development and financial activities in conjunction with the BSDC Economic Development Team.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a key member of the BSDC Leadership Team providing direction and oversight as an
    internal leader of the organization.
  •  Develop and maintain a pipeline of real estate development projects, including performing or
    overseeing site search, site assessment, and initial feasibility analysis
  • Initiate and manage housing and other site development projects across all stages of development
    (pre-development, construction, building opening, and permanent conversion).
  •  Work closely with governmental agencies, financial institutions, and community organizations
    to seek partnerships and development opportunities.
  • Perform real estate project development tasks, including working with consultants as needed to
    identify development opportunities and provide feasibility analysis and recommendations to the
    COO, CEO, and as needed, the Board of Directors.
  • Assist in the completion of responses to Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications.
  • Research and identify funding sources, including work on financial underwriting, and assist in
    the completion of financing applications for HPD, HCR, HFA, FHLBNY, HHAP, Reso A etc.
    in coordination with the COO, CEO, Finance Director and legal counsel.
  • Coordinate all aspects of project development and finance, including review of financing
    documents, underwriting, participation in due diligence, assessing project feasibility and credit
    strength, financial modeling, structuring financings, analyzing costs and risks of alternative
    financing vehicles, evaluating alternative credit and security structures, compliance monitoring,
    and coordinating the efforts, activities and interactions of multiple project participants.
  • Oversee the work of project managers to ensure that projects are completed on time and within
    budget, including the processing of requisitions and change orders in close coordination with the
    BSDC fiscal department, development partners and lenders to ensure successful start-ups and
    transitions to operations.
  • Coordinate the work of all third-party consultants on assigned projects (attorney, architect,
    environmental consultant, general contractor, etc.)
  • Represent BSDC in meetings with governmental entities, owners, funders, and other key
    stakeholders.
  • Keep the BSDC Executive Leadership Team apprised of key construction milestones, potential
    delays and relevant unexpected field conditions and expenses.
  • Support the development of the Real Estate Development Department’s administrative budget,
    setting of yearly goals and planning for utilization of staff and financial resources.
  • Manage and collaborate with third-party property managers to ensure that BSDC properties are
    fiscally sound, physically well maintained and providing secure and healthy environments of
    residents.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of BSDC real estate portfolio to identify opportunities for
    refinancing/restructuring to strengthen individual properties and the BSDC portfolio as a whole.
  • Implement and maintain a system of asset management metrics that allows for portfolio asset
    management analyses and clearly defined asset management goals and objectives for individual
    projects and the BSDC portfolio as a whole.
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Nonprofit experience a must.
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5-8years of experience in affordable housing finance, community development or a
    related field with a strong familiarity with affordable rental and homeownership, and supportive
    housing financing and service programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with additional proficiencies in various computer
    applications including Excel and advanced MS Office skills comprehensive databases,
    spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Excellent written, verbal interpersonal and negotiation skills, ability to establish and maintain
    effective external and interdepartmental communications and relationships.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize
    multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills with a proven ability to work effectively independently
    and as a highly resourceful team player under pressure and within deadlines.
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and effectively resolve potential issues through creative problem
    solving.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to develop rapport and engender trust, exhibit a positive attitude and professional
    demeanor.
  • Understanding of applicable regulations and procedures.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, with benefits.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to
info2@bsdcorp.org. Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “Director of Real Estate
Development” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will
be contacted.


Position: Program Manager
Reports to: Program Director
Start Date: March 1, 2022
Salary: Mid $50K to $65K, commensurate on experience

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) – an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a Program Manager for a new Cure Violence Initiative, Project Restoration.

Project Restoration is a community-based program that seeks to support young people/young adults who are at risk in marginalized communities. The program aims to introduce critical life skills, build socio-political awareness, reduce gang/gun violence and divert ‘at risk’ youth from justice involvement. Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out the social work component of the program for the youth participants. Bridge Street’s social work model is an evidence-based practice that demonstrates positive outcomes by assessing the needs of the beneficiaries and supporting them in meeting their needs by providing resources and accessible referrals.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Plan, develop, and manage all aspects of the Project Restoration program design, providing day to day operational support, supervision and oversight to the program staff: case managers, social workers, mentors and support staff.
 Collect information and required data for reporting and program documentation.
 Coordinate with other cure violence sites and identifying/recruiting volunteer sites/organizations for youth community service hours.
 Serve as a liaison with collaborating partners Inside Circle and Columbia University’s Center for Justice and with sponsoring NYC agencies (i.e. Brooklyn DAs Office, MOCJ, NYPD, etc.) facilitate team leadership meetings, build frameworks for community projects, file/log all reports (i.e. case management, social workers) in Drive folders
 Conduct personal check-ins with staff regarding work-related and wellbeing, managing caseloads.
 Outreach, recruit and support intake/enrollment of potential participants from key neighborhoods in Bedford Stuyvesant.
 Work closely with Project Restoration partners in the coordination of program deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Education/Degree: High School or Equivalency Diploma required.
 Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or Forensic Psychology is preferred.
 Candidates with extensive experience navigating and working within the criminal justice system experience will be prioritized.
 At least three years of youth work and office experience is required

Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment. Drug testing required.
 Must submit proof of full COVID 19 vaccination at time of employment

Other skills and requirements:
 Detail-oriented and organized as related to paperwork; deadline driven.
 Experience working with gangs and/or marginalized young people in the Brooklyn community
 Excellent computer skills and usage of remote learning tools such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.
 Must be willing to travel locally, comfortable traveling throughout Brooklyn independently. Including visits to Riker’s Island.
 Highly dependable.
 Flexible personality, ready to help when asked.
 Able to communicate well with teenagers, parents and outside-agency staff.
 Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
 Flexible and works well as part of a diverse team.
 Able to present themselves professionally at all times and demonstrate appropriate boundaries with teens, parents, external sites, and coworkers.
 Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.

Other Job Details:
Position starts March/April 2022 and interviews will begin mid-February, 2022.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: “info@bsdcorp.org”. Indicate “Project Restoration: Program Manager” in the subject of email. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Position: Social Worker (Part-Time)
Reports to: Program Manager
Start Date: April 1, 2022
Salary: $40 – $50 hourly, commensurate of experience; 20 hours weekly

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) – an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a SOCIAL WORKER for a new Cure Violence Initiative, Project Restoration.

Project Restoration is a community-based program that seeks to support young people/young adults who are at risk in marginalized communities. The program aims to introduce critical life skills, build socio-political awareness, reduce gang/gun violence and divert ‘at risk’ youth from justice involvement. Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out the social work component of the program for the youth participants. Bridge Street’s social work model is an evidence-based practice that demonstrates positive outcomes by assessing the needs of the beneficiaries and supporting them in meeting their needs by providing resources and accessible referrals.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Oversee the case file of 10-20 participants and reporting back to the case conference correctly.
 Provide diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations for youth participants impacted by the justice system and engaged in programming.
 Conduct client intakes and biopsychosocial assessments and making initial recommendations for services and support. Developing treatment and/or service plans, making all necessary referrals for that plan, and working with clients to set and reach goals.
 Work with collaborating partners Inside Circle and Columbia University’s Center for Justice and with sponsoring NYC agencies (i.e. Brooklyn DAs Office, MOCJ, NYPD, etc.), file/log all reports (i.e. case management, social workers) in Drive folders
 Conduct monthly 1-hour sessions with each participant on their caseload to check-in on the progress of the case plan and to provide additional support as needed.
 Engage in visits in the community based on the needs of individual participants and as helpful to the case.
 Maintain collaboration with mentors and case managers to ensure the success of each participant.
 Review Risk Reductions from Case Manager and Mentors

Minimum Qualifications:
 Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or Forensic Psychology is preferred.
 Candidates with extensive experience navigating and working within the criminal justice system experience will be prioritized.
 A minimum of two years of professional experience with progressive responsibilities in a criminal justice environment.
 Experience conducting investigations and writing court reports such as Pre-Plea and Pre-Sentence Memorandums.
 Experience advocating before the court system and familiarity with court function and roles.
 Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment. Drug testing required.
 Must submit proof of full COVID 19 vaccination at time of employment

Other skills:
 Excellent written and oral presentation skills, including public speaking skills
 Superior interviewing and listening skills.
 Ability to extract reliable and genuine information while conveying empathy and remaining open-minded.
 Sincere curiosity about people, their history, and their current conditions.
 Critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information objectively.
 Crisis intervention skills.
 Comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and social service practice.
 Expansive knowledge of treatment service providers.
 Ability to plan and successfully execute referrals to the providers.
 Computer literate with strong database management skills.
 Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.

Other Job Details:
The position starts April 2022 and interviews will begin mid-February 2022.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: “info@bsdcorp.org” Indicate “Project Restoration: Social Worker” in the subject of the email. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Position: Case Manager
Reports to: Program Manager
Start Date: April 1, 2022
Salary: Mid $40K to $52K, commensurate on experience

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) – an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a CASE MANAGER for a new Cure Violence Initiative, Project Restoration.

Project Restoration is a community-based program that seeks to support young people/young adults who are at risk in marginalized communities. The program aims to introduce critical life skills, build socio-political awareness, reduce gang/gun violence and divert ‘at risk’ youth from justice involvement. Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out the social work component of the program for the youth participants. Bridge Street’s social work model is an evidence-based practice that demonstrates positive outcomes by assessing the needs of the beneficiaries and supporting them in meeting their needs by providing resources and accessible referrals.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Meet with caseloads weekly through one hour-long session and one 15-minute check-in.
 Conduct Needs Assessment of their caseload and developing a case plan, a document that describes the major obstacles of each individual participant and outlines a plan of action/list of referrals to address each need.
 Follow up with participant needs, writing case notes to document participant’s progress and/or persistent issues, and making any additional referrals.
 Write weekly progress reports for each participant and sending them to the social work team.
 Make community visits to meet with participants, as needed.
 Updating case files and maintaining the centralized case management Google Drive.
 Create a Risk Reduction Plan.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Education/Degree: High School or Equivalency Diploma required.
 Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or Forensic Psychology is preferred.
 Candidates with extensive experience navigating and working within the criminal justice system experience will be prioritized.
 Experience: a minimum of two years of professional experience with progressive responsibilities in a criminal justice environment.
 At least three years of youth work and office experience is required.
 Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment. Drug testing required.
 Must submit proof of full COVID 19 vaccination at time of employment

Other skills and requirements:
 Detail-oriented and organized as related to paperwork; deadline driven.
 Excellent computer skills and usage of remote learning tools such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.
 Must be willing to travel locally, comfortable traveling throughout Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and New York City independently.
 Highly dependable.
 Flexible personality, ready to help when asked.
 Able to communicate well with teenagers, parents and outside-agency staff.
 Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
 Flexible and works well as part of a diverse team.
 Able to present themselves professionally at all times and demonstrate appropriate boundaries with teens, parents, external sites, and coworkers.
 Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.

Other Job Details:
Position starts April 2022 and interviews will begin mid-February, 2022.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: “info@bsdcorp.org”. Indicate “Project Restoration: CASE MANAGER” in the subject of email. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer

 


 

Position: Facilitator (Part-Time)
Reports to: Program Manager
Start Date: April 1, 2022
Salary: $25 hourly, up to 10 hours weekly

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) – an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a Facilitator for a new Cure Violence Initiative, Project Restoration.

Project Restoration is a community-based program that seeks to support young people/young adults who are at risk in marginalized communities. The program aims to introduce critical life skills, build socio-political awareness, reduce gang/gun violence and divert ‘at risk’ youth from justice involvement. Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out the social work component of the program for the youth participants. Bridge Street’s social work model is an evidence-based practice that demonstrates positive outcomes by assessing the needs of the beneficiaries and supporting them in meeting their needs by providing resources and accessible referrals.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Administering and reviewing progress on assessments
 Tracking and conveying attendees’ engagement to applicable figureheads
 Extracting varied insights from participants
 Steering conversations about the learning material
 Encouraging respect for ideas voiced during facilitation
 Cultivate and create a safe and exciting atmosphere for participants.
 Work with collaborating partners Inside Circle and Columbia University’s Center for Justice and with sponsoring NYC agencies (i.e. Brooklyn DAs Office, MOCJ, NYPD, etc.), file/log all reports (i.e. case management, social workers) in Drive folders
 Maintain collaboration with mentors and case managers to ensure the success of each participant.
 Review Risk Reductions from Case Manager and Mentors

Minimum Qualifications:
 Excellent Verbal and written Communication skills.
 Ability to drive critical, student-led dialogs about learning material.
 Knowledgeable routine assessment and moderation operations.
 Capacity to formulate relevant, memorable curriculums. Demonstrable and relevant facilitation experience.
 Candidates with extensive experience navigating and working within the criminal justice system experience will be prioritized.
 Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment. Drug testing required.
 Maintain confidentiality and organization of records through observable procedures consistent with division and compliance.
 Must submit proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations at time of employment

Other skills:
 Excellent written and oral presentation skills, including public speaking skills
 Ability to extract reliable and genuine information while conveying empathy and remaining open-minded.
 Sincere curiosity about people, their history, and their current conditions.
 Critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information objectively.
 Crisis intervention skills.
 Comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and social service practice.
 Computer literate with strong database management skills.
 The ability to exhibit energy to motivate and inspire youth, educators, and professionals.
 The ability to create an inclusive and equitable program culture for the program participants.
 Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.

Other Job Details:
The position starts April 2022 and interviews will begin mid-February 2022.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: “info@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Project Restoration: Facilitator” in the subject of the email. Due to the high volume of applicants, only
qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Position: Mentor/ Credible Messenger
Reports to: Program Manager
Start Date: April 1, 2022
Salary: $25 hourly, Part-Time up to 20 hours weekly

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) – an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking a MENTOR for a new Cure Violence Initiative, Project Restoration.

Project Restoration is a community-based program that seeks to support young people/young adults who are at risk in marginalized communities. The program aims to introduce critical life skills, build socio-political awareness, reduce gang/gun violence and divert ‘at risk’ youth from justice involvement. Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out the social work component of the program for the youth participants. Bridge Street’s social work model is an evidence-based practice that demonstrates positive outcomes by assessing the needs of the beneficiaries and supporting them in meeting their needs by providing resources and accessible referrals.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Provide personal and professional advice and guidance for program participants.
 Work closely with gang-affiliated mentees to identify their personal and professional goals, as well as jointly developing a plan to achieve those goals.
 Follow program expectations and appropriate boundaries that are established between mentor and mentee.
 Create a Risk Reduction formula for participants.
 Accompany participant’s home, appointments, and school when needed.
 Able to travel in different neighborhoods within Bedford Stuyvesant/ Central Brooklyn safely.
 Facilitate healing circles, life skills, and restorative justice practices.
 Be able to conduct school, home, and work visits.
 Work in all types of weather.
 Able to be accessible to the participant daily and weekly by phone or email.

Minimum Qualifications:
 3-5 years’ experience working with adolescents/ young adults in a formal/informal setting.
 Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and effectively manage a wide range of tasks/ projects.
 Candidates with extensive experience navigating and working within the criminal justice system experience will be prioritized.
 Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
 Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the program;
 High level of self-awareness, humility, optimism, integrity, and emotional intelligence;
 Strong learning orientation; value, accept and incorporate direct feedback;
 Facilitation skills, participate in conducting life skill classes, healing circles, and restorative justice practices, a plus.
 Commitment to working with gang-affiliated adolescents from low-income communities within New York City.
 Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment. Drug testing is required.

Other skills:
● Detail-oriented and organized as related to paperwork; deadline-driven.
● Experience working with gangs and/or marginalized young people in the Brooklyn community
● Good computer skills and usage of remote learning tools such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.
● Must be willing to travel locally, comfortable traveling throughout Brooklyn independently. Including visits to Riker’s Island.
● Highly dependable.
● Flexible personality, ready to help when asked.
● Able to communicate well with teenagers, parents, and outside-agency staff.
● Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
● Flexible and works well as part of a diverse team.
● Able to present themselves professionally at all times and demonstrate appropriate boundaries with teens, parents, external sites, and coworkers.
● Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.
● Detail-oriented and organized as related to paperwork; deadline-driven.
● Able to communicate well with teenagers, parents, and outside-agency staff
● Familiar with the CURE VIOLENCE model

Other Job Details:
The position starts April 2022 and interviews will begin March 2022.
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: “info@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Project Restoration: Mentor” in the subject of the email. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Position: SYEP Coach/Monitor
Reports to: Director of Youth Workforce Programs
Start Date: Seasonal Position (May 2, 2022 to September 2, 2022)
Salary: $18 – $20 hourly, Part-Time up to 35 hours weekly

Bridge Street Development Corporation is seeking SYEP Coaches to work in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP provides summer jobs to youth and young adults, ages 16-21. As an SYEP provider, Bridge Street Development Corporation will be responsible for carrying out an experiential and educational employment program for hundreds of youth participants, involving more than one hundred worksites throughout Brooklyn. Temporary site monitors will provide administrative support critical to the successful roll out of SYEP Project Based Learning (“PBL”), in addition to weekly monitoring of worksites, pick up of time sheets and support data entry.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Enroll participants into SYEP program.
 Check for file accuracy.
 Check timesheets for accuracy.
 Monitor worksites and remote PBL programs to ensure safe and productive work environments.
 Complete written reports of worksite visits and PBL programs.
 Perform office duties as necessary.
 Must be able to work evenings and some Saturdays.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Education/Degree: High School or Equivalency Diploma required.
 At least one year of youth work or office experience required.
 Must obtain fingerprint clearance. Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.

Other skills and requirements:
 Detail-oriented and organized as related to paperwork; deadline driven.
 Excellent computer skills and usage of remote learning tools such as Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.
 Must be willing to travel locally, comfortable travelling throughout Brooklyn independently.
 Highly dependable.
 Flexible personality, ready to help when asked.
 Able to communicate well with teenagers, parents and outside-agency staff.
 Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
 Flexible and works well as part of a diverse team.
 Able to present themselves professionally at all times and demonstrate appropriate boundaries with teens, parents, external sites, and coworkers.
 Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required.

Other Job Details:
Position starts May 2, 2022 and continues through September 2, 2022.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to info@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “SYEP Coach” in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.