Careers

Job Title: Housing Counselor - Fulltime/Exempt

Reports to: Director of Operations

 

Overview: The Housing Counselor coordinates one-on-one tenant & financial counseling sessions to evaluate the client’s situation and prescribes the pertinent plan of action. Assist the Marketing Manager to develop and implement marketing and outreach strategies to identify victims of or potential victims of displacement and predatory housing practices and make them aware of the available services at NHS Brooklyn and throughout New York City.

1. Provides customers with counseling services:
 

  • Assists residents with a holistic approach to case management focusing on eviction prevention, housing court advocacy and resolving land/tenant issues such as succession rights, obtaining repairs and public benefits (emergency grants, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program, SCRIE, DRIE, etc.)
     

  • Facilitates seminars/workshops.  Identifies clients who would utilize NHS’ services; develops curricula and prepares educational materials for presentations.  Prepares regular program-related reports for the supervisor or director.  Is a source of information for customers about budgeting needs.

 

2. Coordinates individual counseling sessions, lectures, classes, seminars, workshops, and club meetings pertaining to NHS Programs.

 

  • Assists the Directors, and others as required by NHS management, to develop curricula, prepare materials and identify instructors for education classes, seminars and clubs.

 

  • Provide comprehensive case management services to all clients including: intake assessment, benefit assessment, goal setting, long-term case plan development, individual money management, tenant education, advocacy and referrals.

 

3. Marketing and Outreach Strategies

 

  • Communicates with social service agencies, public officials, community and business groups, and lending institutions regularly to develop good public relations with customers and the general public.

 

  • Willing to travel within Brooklyn to conduct outreach activities, counseling and workshops throughout Brooklyn.  Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

 

4. Is a network for information about affordable housing, buying, maintaining and keeping a home:

 

  • Stays current on the issues that are important including leasing, credit, homeowner’s and renter’s insurance and affordable housing.

 

  • Stays current on the issues of tenants in New York City

 

Qualifications: Degree and/or experience in housing, case management, housing counseling, strong administrative, interpersonal, marketing, sales, and presentation skills required; proficient in the use of computer software. Bilingual is a plus.  

 

Closing Date: December 15, 2021

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Eleannet Holguin, Office Administrator

NHS Brooklyn CDC, Inc.

2806 Church Avenue

Brooklyn NY 11226

Email: EHolguin@nhsbrooklyn.org

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Reports To: Executive Director

 

Overview: The Executive Assistant must provide prompt and efficient executive level administrative support for the organization. This position will be part of a team that is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NHS Brooklyn. The Executive Assistant facilitate the work of the Executive Director (EA) by performing administrative and secretarial duties. S/he oversees the smooth functioning of the office and the administrative support for the Program Operations.

1. Written Communication: The EA drafts written material at the request of the Executive Director for funders, field staff and boards on the business of the corporation. 

2. Board and Committee Responsibilities: The EA prepares for committee and board meetings; notifies members of where and when meetings will take place; and drafts and sends out agendas and other material in preparation for these meetings

 

3. Mail Distribution and Correspondence Responsibilities: The EA sorts and distributes incoming and outgoing mail for the Executive Director so that each department receives and can respond to inquiries and mail in a timely manner. 

 

4. Departmental and Program Liaison Responsibilities: The EA acts as a liaison between the Board members, Government Administrators, NHS Staff, and Partner Neighborhood Organizations. 

 

5. Telephone Responsibilities: The EA answers, screens and responds to incoming phone calls to Executive Director’s office

6. Scheduling Responsibilities: The EA maintains and updates the Executive Director’s calendar and sets up appointments for the Executive Director.  

7. Bookkeeping Responsibilities: The EA works with accounting to ensure all invoices are paid on time. S/he prepares check requests, bank deposits, and other financial records for accounting. EA maintains record of all contracts, bank statement and other financial data.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Five years’ experience as an executive assistant at a senior level. Responsible, experienced/multi-tasking; very strong writing/verbal skills
     

  • An Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, as well as knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Closing Date: December 15, 2021

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC, Inc.

2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11226

 

Email: parvezmushtaq1@gmail.com

Job Title: Program Assistant

Reports To: Director of Operations

 

Overview: The Program Assistant maintains standard operating office procedures and performs office support for program services, This position will be part of a team that is responsible for the day-to-day
operations of NHS Brooklyn.

1. Receptionist Responsibilities: The Program Assistant greets all visitors informs the appropriate staff person of their arrival, and directs the visitor to the appropriate office,

 

2. Telephone Responsibilities: The Program Assistant answers the telephone, screens call and takes messages.

 

3. Word Processing Responsibilities: The Program Assistant performs basic word processing and typing tasks.

4. Office Management Responsibilities: The Program Assistant coordinates mail and assists with the maintenance of office supplies and equipment.

5. Other Responsibilities: The Program Assistant assists the Director of Operations and other appointed program staff with administrative word processing and filing functions as requested.

6. Bookkeeping Responsibilities: The Program Assistant where appropriate maintains accounting records and prepares and submits schedules of accounting transactions to the Administrative Officer on a timely basis.


7. Preparation of Program Report: The Program Assistant assists the Director of Operations with the preparation of program reports and maintains administrative files.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: An Associate's degree and 3-5 years working experience; Proficient in using Word Processing (MS Word), database and spreadsheet software.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC, Inc.

2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11226

 

Email: TOres@nhsbrooklyn.org