Job Opportunities

Position:                      Director of Community Engagement

Reports to:                  Senior Program Director

Exempt:                      Yes

Approved by:              CEO   

  Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn is seeking a seasoned Director of Community Engagement

 Summary:       Lead and direct the day to day administration, operations, budget and staff of BSDC’s civic and neighborhood improvement programs (community organizing, youth development and economic development) in central Brooklyn and other targeted neighborhoods. Manage the outreach and seek out private and public funding sources to enhance current programming and develop new offerings. Provide ongoing development and expansion of program areas by seeking and obtaining new opportunities. Ensure agency contractual compliance, operational excellence and program budget adherence for Community Engagement programs. Work closely with Senior Management to identify and develop strategic opportunities that help sustain and increase the impact of BSDC’s Community Engagement programs.

 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate innovative strategies and tactics for community engagement and act as an internal community advocate to identify and address community needs.
  • Recruit, manage, develop and evaluate staff by providing timely mentoring, training and performance management.
  • Lead and manage the youth development, community organizing and economic development program areas to achieve outcome-driven programming that focuses on meeting community need for contract and funding deliverables.
  • Identify, engage, and build relationships with key leaders and influencers in the community.
  • Work to increase and stabilize the effectiveness of block and tenant associations in Central Brooklyn and work closely with staff to lead activities to support new and existing associations.
  • Maintain a visible presence as a member of the community in BSDC target neighborhoods. Represent BSDC and community interests at public forums and community events.
  • Prepare and adhere to an annual programming budget and track contract/grant funding and service deliverables.
  • Identify new opportunities for funding and provide oversight for grants and government contracts. Develop and submit funding proposals.
  • Develop and oversee programs that enhance the viability of the commercial corridors in BSDC’s target neighborhoods.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of short- and long-term neighborhood level economic development strategies, public/private partnerships, and small business assistance programs for existing and prospective entrepreneurs.
  • Lead and develop events and activities to promote small business development and economic vitality and serve as BSDC’s liaison to the business community, economic development agencies, and governmental agencies to further equitable economic development in targeted neighborhoods.
  • Develop and write staff reports, funding reports, strategy papers and other documents as required for the successful development and implementation of Community Engagement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of ten years’ experience in Human Services or related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred with the associated relevant leadership experience.
  • Minimum of five years management experience. Strong management skills including experience with staff. Supervision, professional development and team building, goal setting and accountability, and project management.
  • Experience and/or interest in one or more of the following program areas: small business development, public policy, tenant advocacy, community organizing and youth development.
  • Sensitivity to low-income individuals and families of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills required (public speaking, written and interpersonal communication) with the ability to communicate across departments and hierarchically, and to diverse external constituencies.
  • Experience developing and managing program budgets with multiple funding sources.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, Outlook).

SALARY RANGE: High 60s- low 70s

Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info2@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Director of Community Engagement” 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.

Position:                      Homeownership Services Counselor

Reports to:                  Senior Program Director

Exempt:                      Yes     

Salary:                        high 40s

 

Summary:

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. The Homeownership Services Counselor provides comprehensive individual counseling on financial management, home purchase and foreclosure prevention. The counselor work with clients to facilitate the process toward attainment of established goals. Plan, coordinate and implement targeted outreach.

 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivery of comprehensive counseling and educational workshops in the following areas: credit counseling, financial management, pre-purchase, delinquency and foreclosure prevention in accordance with U.S. HUD standards.
  • Perform on-going casework management as needed to provide services and problem-solving assistance to client.
  • Negotiate with lenders and other creditors on behalf of clients and monitor milestones.
  • Complete appropriate statistical and analytical management reports to include information regarding counseling services, customer satisfaction, and outcomes data.
  • Interact and collaborate with colleagues in pursuit of and attainment of program goals and outcomes.
  • Develop and manage opportunities for public presentations to enhance public awareness of BSDC’s programs, services and organizational initiatives.
  • Coordinate and secure partnerships with realtors, lenders, appraisers, title companies, program administrators, legal services, county and city representatives, etc. to ensure successful client and program implementation and outcomes.
  • Attend regular community meetings, such as Precinct Councils and Community Boards.
  • Assist in marketing/advertising BSDC’s homeownership services programs.
  • Conduct community outreach to meet program goals.
  • Assist with identifying and developing grant and funding proposals.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications/Requirements:                              

  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years’ experience in homeownership and financial counseling, or real estate sales or mortgage lending.
  • Familiar with CounselorMax client management system.
  • Solid quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization skills, self-starter and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • A highly detail-oriented and organized approach to work.
  • Excellent public speaking abilities and strong “people skills.”
  • An ability to multi-task and prioritize micro and macro work duties.
  • Comfortable working in a small organization.
  • Ability to supervise interns, consultants and support staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating community outreach efforts.
  • Able to work occasional weekends and evenings to accommodate participant schedules.
  • Preferred HUD Certification

 Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info2@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Homeownership Counselor” 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.

 

Position:                      Program Assistant     

Reports to:                  Community Engagement Coordinator

Exempt:                      Yes

Approved by:                         

Salary:                        Mid-30s 

 

Summary:

Provide administrative and program support to Community Outreach Coordinator for Youth Workforce Programs and the Director of Community Engagement.   The ideal candidate must be willing to travel locally and available to work evenings and weekend occasionally.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with outreach and recruitment for internship program and other Department workshops
  • Organize records of all outreach events by updating internal tracking documents as well as internal filing systems.
  • Maintain all data updates to the required DYCD database systems including CAPRICORN and YEPSONLINE.
  • Schedule all departmental events on our internal shared calendar
  • Support all administrative duties –  mailings, scheduling appointments, internal and external communication to clients and community stakeholders
  • Provide support to Coordinator in planning and facilitating workshops, as needed.
  • Provide case management support to participants, where appropriate.
  • Maintain all client files and ensure all documentation is in compliance with DYCD standards.
  • Oversee and engage in monitoring worksites weekly and input timesheets of participants
  • Attend all required DYCD workshops and trainings
  • Provide oversight support of interns assigned to Department
  • Other duties as assigned.

Equipment being used:  Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook,

Type of Training Provided:  Basic training will be provided to use the Etapestry donor management software as well as an orientation on our internal organizational systems.  Required training from Department of Youth and Community Development on CAPRICORN and YEPSONLINE data systems.

Requirements for this position:

  • Excellent Computer Literacy with proficient in MS Office product (Word, Excel, Publisher,PowerPoint)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively with people and ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest and/or experience working with young adults, workforce development and/or community development
  • Ability to work effectively independently and  as a member of a team
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail, responsible and reliable
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure while meeting deadlines
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info2@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Program Assistant” 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.

Position:                      Youth Development Manager

Reports to:                  Director of Community Engagement

Exempt:                      Yes

Approved by:              CEO   

 

 

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), an innovative and progressive community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn is seeking a seasoned Director of Community Engagement

 

 

Summary:       Lead and direct the day to day administration, operations, budget and staff of BSDC’s youth development in central Brooklyn and other targeted neighborhoods. Manage the outreach and seek out private and public funding sources to enhance current programming and develop new offerings. Provide ongoing development and expansion of program area by seeking and obtaining new opportunities. Ensure agency contractual compliance, operational excellence and program budget adherence for Youth Development Department programs. Work closely with Senior Management to identify and develop strategic opportunities that help sustain and increase the impact of BSDC’s youth development programs.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit, manage, develop and evaluate staff by providing timely mentoring, training and performance management.
  • Lead and manage the Youth Development Department to achieve outcome-driven programming that focuses on meeting community need for contract and funding deliverables.
  • Identify, engage, and build relationships with key leaders and influencers in the community.
  • Maintain a visible presence as a member of the community in BSDC target neighborhoods. Represent BSDC and community interests at public forums and community events.
  • Prepare and adhere to an annual programming budget and track contract/grant funding and service deliverables.
  • Identify new opportunities for funding and provide oversight for grants and government contracts. Develop and submit funding proposals.
  • Develop and write staff reports, funding reports, strategy papers and other documents as required for the successful development and implementation of Youth Development Department programs.
  • Supervise staff through conducting regular individual supervision to include but not limited to reviewing progress towards program outcomes, any program personnel issues, program significant events, program planning, collaboration with school and other program related matters.
  • Oversee and maintain all participant records, attendance, and payroll in digital and hard copy, including Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) and other youth contract paperwork.
  • Assist with program marketing/communications including: distribution of flyers, development of program press releases, social media posts and photos of work.
  • Organize, manage and coordinate scheduling and operations of youth programs and related community events.
  • Coordinate program development, curriculum documentation, development of program assessment measures, and monitoring and evaluation of all youth program activities
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • We are looking to hire an energetic, creative and seasoned professional with experience developing and evaluating youth and community programs and supervising and developing a team of frontline program staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in youth program supervision and administration Education in program development for youth.
  • Strong understanding of non-profit organizational operations/administration.
  • Strong leadership and program management skills.
  • Superior organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving, follow-through and time management skills.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills with ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Self-starter with strong communications skills, a positive attitude, and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” mentality
  • Experience developing program curricula and carrying out program evaluation. •
  • Experience with grant writing, strongly desired.

SALARY RANGE: High 40- low 50s

 Apply To: Please send resume and cover letter to info3@bsdcorp.org. Indicate “Youth Development Manager ” 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.