Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Current Job Openings at the Mediation Center

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is recruiting for three full-time AmeriCorps positions. AmeriCorps is an intensive service program designed to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Participants receive a bi-weekly stipend check and upon completion of their service hours an educational award of $4,725. At our office, AmeriCorps members will assist clients, create and run programs, and ensure that the storefront operations run smoothly. These jobs have tremendous responsibility and provide plenty of opportunity for learning and professional development. If you or someone you know would like to join our team, send a cover letter and resume to crownheightsjobs@gmail.com Please put the job title in the subject of the e-mail. The first round of interviews will take place the week of September 7th, so please submit your materials as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you! Here are the job positions:

Position: Outreach, Resource and Entrepreneurship Specialist (Americorps Position)

The Organization:

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is a unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Operating out of our storefront offices since 1998, the Mediation Center seeks innovative ways to promote community cohesion in our neighborhood, known for fragmentation. This includes providing residents with links to resources on issues like education, parenting, housing, and immigration; providing support to young people navigating the challenges of a community tainted by violence, drugs, and poverty; and galvanizing neighborhood, borough, and city stakeholders in order to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Responsibilities:

Outreach

  • Represent the Mediation Center at community meetings such as community board, precinct council and parent teacher association meetings 7-10 times a month. On those days, work hours will be flexible, generally from 3-10pm.
  • Retrieve the information from the meetings and communicate it to the staff at the office.
  • Set up meetings with other local service providers to share information about our services and learn about other programs in the area.
  • Propose programming based on information gathered at local meetings.

Resources

  • Update a Community Resource Directory with current information and new service providers and programs
  • Provide resource referrals for community members in areas such as housing, employment, job training, immigration, public benefits, etc.

Youth Programming

  • Lead activities in a weekly youth entrepreneurship program designed to help young people (16-20) start their own business (January-May)
  • Engage the youth in educational and fun activities that teach business skills
  • Prepare lessons, organize materials, invite guest lecturers, assist in finding supporters for the business

Qualifications:

  • Ability to engage people and speak in front of groups
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of Crown Heights area service providers a plus, or ability to research and find services in the community
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Commit to the mission and purpose of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
  • Represent the Mediation Center in a professional manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Resourceful and creative
  • Extremely detail oriented with graphic design experience a plus

This is a Full-Time AmeriCorps Member position. The Community Outreach, Resource and Entrepreneurship Specialist will serve 1700 hours in 365 days, receive a living stipend, and an educational stipend.

To apply: No phone calls please. Please email your resume and cover letter to crownheightsjobs@gmail.com Please put the job title, “Community Outreach, Resource and Entrepreneurship Specialist” in the subject line.

The Fund for the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity gives us strength and depth. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Position: Leadership Training and Employment Specialist (Americorps Position)

The Organization:

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is a unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Operating out of our storefront offices since 1998, the Mediation Center seeks innovative ways to promote community cohesion in our neighborhood, known for fragmentation. This includes providing residents with links to resources on issues like education, parenting, housing, and immigration; providing support to young people navigating the challenges of a community tainted by violence, drugs, and poverty; and galvanizing neighborhood, borough, and city stakeholders in order to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Revamp the Center’s current employment programming to include:
    • Meeting with clients for a fixed number of sessions
    • Helping clients create resumes
    • Teaching clients how and where to search for jobs
    • Providing clients in need with resource links to computer and job training courses
    • Developing relationships with local Employment Placements
  • Coordinate the program planning and activities for the Crown Heights Leadership Training Institute. The Crown Heights Leadership Institute is a program designed to bring together diverse members of the community together to learn concrete skills in community strengthening such as coalition building, grant writing, working with media, etc.
  • Develop and plan other programs and projects as they arise (examples include planning a health fair, a community photography contest, a reentry-resource fair, etc.)
  • Assist walk-in clients with resources and referrals for such issues as housing, employment, and immigration
  • Support other staff members as needed
  • Commit to the mission and purpose of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
  • Represent the Mediation Center in a professional manner

Qualifications:

  • Organized with strong attention to detail oriented
  • Ability to create relationships with other job resource coordinators
  • Personable with clients
  • Ability to engage others and teach them
  • Creative, patient, and decisive
  • Computer savvy including knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to keep track lots of information
  • Ability to delegate responsibility
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations

This is a Full-Time AmeriCorps Member position. The Leadership Training and Employment Specialist will serve 1700 hours in 365 days, receive a living stipend, and an educational stipend.

To apply: No phone calls please. Please email your resume and cover letter to crownheightsjobs@gmail.com Please put the job title, “Leadership Training and Employment Specialist” in the subject line.

The Fund for the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity gives us strength and depth. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Position: Office Manager/Trainer (Americorps Position)

The Organization:

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is a unique neighborhood institution that works to improve community problem-solving, collaboration, and inter-group relations in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Operating out of our storefront offices since 1998, the Mediation Center seeks innovative ways to promote community cohesion in our neighborhood, known for fragmentation. This includes providing residents with links to resources on issues like education, parenting, housing, and immigration; providing support to young people navigating the challenges of a community tainted by violence, drugs, and poverty; and galvanizing neighborhood, borough, and city stakeholders in order to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide up to date resource referrals for community members in areas such as housing, employment, job training, immigration, public benefits, and other areas of client needs
  • Provide case management assistance to a select number of clients
  • Manage office by performing tasks such as billing, filling out expense forms, ordering supplies and maintaining office equipment
  • Supervise immigration intakes for monthly clinics, and call clients to confirm attendance
  • Assist in conflict resolution and mediation trainings when needed. The opportunity for increased responsibility facilitating trainings may be available if desired.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing environments
  • Computer savvy including knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Personable and excellent people skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Personal experience with public assistance, food stamps, public housing, homelessness, or medicaid is a plus but not needed
  • Commit to the mission and purpose of the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
  • Represent the Mediation Center in a professional manner
This is a Full-Time AmeriCorps Member position. The Office Manager/Trainer will serve 1700 hours in 365 days, receive a living stipend, and an educational stipend.

To apply: No phone calls please. Please email your resume and cover letter to
crownheightsjobs@gmail.com Please put the job title, “Office Manager/Trainer” in the subject line.

The Fund for the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity gives us strength and depth. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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