August 25, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Program Officer, Health

ORGANIZATION: Robin Hood

POSTING DATE: August 17, 2016

SUMMARY:   Robin Hood is seeking a program officer to join the Health portfolio. The program officer is responsible for finding and funding the most innovative and successful organizations that serve low-income children and adults.  Program officers serve as a resource and thought partner for existing Robin Hood grantees and as a catalyst for identifying potential new opportunities.  Program officers articulate a clear and persuasive rationale for funding new and ongoing programs.  This is accomplished by understanding the public health/health care landscape and the need for a specific intervention and conducting comprehensive reviews of program models, performance data and organizations’ fiscal information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage a portfolio of 15 – 20 current grantees.
    • Monitor grantee performance through analysis of outcome data, grantee reports, site visits, independent assessment of progress or setbacks in management issues, comparing compliance with other contracts and government requirements and analysis of budgets, audits and outcomes data.
    • Identify, establish and refine methods for quantifying the impact of grantee organization’s services with reference to current research studies and findings.
    • Work with Robin Hood management assistance staff to ascertain grantees’ strengths and weaknesses, especially in governance, infrastructure and technical areas. Identify recommendations for management assistance interventions, prioritize interventions with grantees and track effectiveness of interventions.
    • Build relationships of trust and mutual respect with nonprofit leaders to support them in delivering on their mission.
  • Identify and fund new ways to powerfully improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty.
    • Identify the most innovative and effective interventions and organizations in the public health and health care space.
    • Rigorously evaluate potential grantees based on Robin Hood’s disciplined methodology for judging potential performance and impact of its program grants.
    • Assess funding applicants’ organizational strengths and weaknesses.
    • Develop a thoughtful and clear articulation of the strengths and weaknesses of a potential grant and capture them in write-ups and presentations delivered to program staff and board oversight committees.
  • Support development and communications staff as needed by providing expert program knowledge in support of fundraising.
  • Represent Robin Hood at external forums and conferences and act as liaison to other philanthropies and government agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A. and 4 years of experience required.
  • Master’s degree in a related field such as public health, public policy, business or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Relevant background. Personal or professional experience with low-income communities and familiarity with N.Y.C. preferred.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills. Exceptionally skilled at investigating and assessing qualitative or quantitative data, drawing useful and nuanced findings and being adept at asking questions to refine accuracy and insightfulness.
  • Communications skills. Exceptional research, writing and presentation skills.  Ability to speak and write clearly, effectively, succinctly and spontaneously, especially under time pressures.  Ability to synthesize information and tell a story about what data mean for portfolio grantees and for New Yorkers living in poverty.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time-management skills.
  • Self-Starter. Skilled at completing tasks with minimal support.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Capacity to multi-task, switch directions and assume new or additional assignments quickly and graciously with shifting priorities and conditions.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Able to identify assumptions and make forecasts with limited information, at the same time creating a framework for decision-making and moving forward despite unanswered questions.
  • Emotional intelligence, good judgment and humility. High degree of awareness of the immense challenges and setbacks in poverty-fighting and social services work and the ability to acknowledge achievements of others, to share credit and to welcome feedback.

Robin Hood Culture

Below are some words that describe the people who work at Robin Hood.  If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

  • We are driven to create, find and fund the most effective ways to fight poverty in New York City.
  • We see the end result and can make quick and thoughtful decisions to get there.
  • We generate new, unexpected answers to thorny problems.
  • We thrive on new information and new opportunities and run a continuous campaign against poverty, 12 months a year, 12 hours a day.
  • Gets Good to Great. We constantly look for opportunities to improve our work, searching for best-in-class practices where appropriate, and not reinventing the wheel.
  • We are able and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.  We like to laugh and hang out together.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Robin Hood has excellent benefits.

ORGANIZATION:

About Robin Hood: Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding, and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful and measurable results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods. Since its founding, Robin Hood has raised more than $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training programs and other vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives.  Robin Hood’s board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of donations go directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

Health Portfolio: The Health portfolio makes grants that address health issues and disparities that are a result of poverty or act as barriers to moving out of poverty.  Our grants aim to increase access to primary care for uninsured populations and address chronic diseases including mental health, diabetes, obesity, asthma and H.I.V.  The portfolio works with the city’s best performing nonprofits, hospitals, health centers, government agencies and creative policy thinkers.  The goal is to bring new, replicable ideas into practice.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website to complete our online application. Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

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POSITION: Interim Program Officer, Income Security

ORGANIZATION: Robin Hood

POSTING DATE: August 19, 2016

SUMMARY:   Robin Hood is seeking a program officer to join the Income Security portfolio for up to two years. The program officer is responsible for finding and funding the most innovative and successful organizations in that serve low-income New Yorkers. Program officers serve as a resource and thought partner for existing Robin Hood grantees and as a catalyst for identifying potential new opportunities for funding.  Program officers join with senior program officers and managing directors to promote and articulate a clear and persuasive rationale for funding new and ongoing programs. This is accomplished by understanding the social services landscape and the need for a particular or various interventions, by participating in comprehensive reviews and by conducting due diligence on program models, performance, and evaluating data and fiscal information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage a portfolio of 20 – 25 current grantees.
    • Monitor grantee performance through analysis of outcome data, grantee reports, site visits, independent assessment of progress or setbacks in management issues, comparing compliance with other contracts and government requirements and analysis of budgets, audits and outcome data.
    • Identify, establish, and refine methods for quantifying the impact of grantee organization’s services with reference to current research studies and findings.
    • Work with Robin Hood management assistance staff to ascertain grantees’ strengths and weaknesses, especially in governance, infrastructure, and technical areas.
    • Identify recommendations for management assistance interventions, prioritize interventions with grantees and track effectiveness of interventions.
    • Building relationships of trust and mutual respect with nonprofit leaders to support them in delivering on their mission.
  • Identify and fund new, game-changing organizations and initiatives in the benefits, legal services, financial security, food and social impact space.
    • Identify the most innovative and effective organizations in these spaces.
    • Rigorously evaluate potential grantees based on performance analysis, social return on investment and fit with Robin Hood’s mission.
    • Assess funding applicants’ organizational strengths and weaknesses as well as history and potential of the model to be funded.
    • Develop a thoughtful and clear articulation of the strengths and weaknesses of a potential grant and capture them in write-ups and presentations delivered to program staff and board oversight committees.
  • Read and interpret data and tell a story about what the data means for your grantees and for New Yorkers living in poverty.
  • Support development staff as needed by providing expert program knowledge in support of fundraising.
  • Represent Robin Hood at external forums and conferences and act as liaison to other philanthropies and government agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Competencies

  • Exceptional research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Critical Thinking. Ability to conceptualize, present and explain.
  • Ability to synthesize information, distinguish important details from noise and prioritize takeaways.
  • Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills. Proficient at investigating and assessing qualitative or quantitative data, drawing useful and nuanced findings on problematic or effective areas and being adept at asking questions to refine accuracy and insightfulness.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time-management skills.
  • Self-Starter. Skilled at completing tasks with minimal support.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Capacity to multi-task, switch directions or assume new or additional assignments quickly and graciously with shifting priorities and conditions. Demonstrating poise and aplomb while coping effectively with multiple and complex inputs or changes.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Able to identify assumptions and make forecasts with limited information, at the same time creating a framework for decision-making and moving forward despite unanswered questions.
  • Superb communication skills. Ability to speak and write clearly, effectively, succinctly and spontaneously, especially under extreme time pressures with adherence to high standards in written and oral presentations.
  • Emotional intelligence, good judgment, and humility. High degree of awareness of the immense challenges and setbacks in poverty-fighting and social services work and the ability to acknowledge achievements of others, to share credit and to welcome feedback.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment working under tight deadlines.

Qualifications

  • A. and 4 years of experience required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience serving low-income communities and some familiarity with N.Y.C. preferred.
  • Experience in non-profit or city/state agencies preferred.
  • Experience with complicated operational projects preferred.
  • Experience with technology-based solutions/projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership of complex project-based initiatives involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with multiple domains within the non-profit management field such as research and evaluation, program development and budgeting, fundraising and grant writing, IT and databases, board governance and fiduciary responsibilities.

Robin Hood Culture

Below are some words that describe the people who work at Robin Hood. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

  • We are driven to create, find and fund the most effective ways to fight poverty in New York City.
  • We see the end result and can make quick and thoughtful decisions to get there.
  • We generate new, unexpected answers to thorny problems.
  • We thrive on new information and new opportunities and run a continuous campaign against poverty, 12 months a year, 24 hours a day.
  • Gets Good to Great. We constantly look for opportunities to improve our work, searching for best-in-class practices where possible, and not reinventing the wheel.
  • We are able and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. We like to laugh and hang out together.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood offers excellent benefits.

ORGANIZATION:

About Robin Hood: Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for New York’s poorest residents. Since 1988, Robin Hood has raised over $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services, providing hundreds of the most effective service organizations – soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job training programs and other vital services – the tools necessary for our neediest neighbors to build better lives. Robin Hood’s board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of donations go directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

About Income Security: Income Security includes programs that help low-income New Yorkers start businesses (microfinance), find employment (job training), avoid eviction and deportation (legal services), improve financial capabilities (financial counseling), and access public benefits and services for specific populations (veterans, seniors, students and immigrants).  It also includes Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood, Robin Hood’s technology incubator, and two notable evaluation projects: (1) a multi-year randomized controlled trial of the Grameen model of micro lending, the first such test in the United States, and (2) assessment of a refundable tax credit for low-income single adults without dependent children, an extension of the earned income tax credit (which does not cover this demographic group).

About Single Stop: Single Stop serves over 250,000 poor New Yorkers a year at 80 locations in the poorest areas of the city.  Single Stop bridges the information gap between critical benefits and services and those who are eligible for them to give families a firmer grip on the economic ladder. At each site, Single Stop combines access to life-changing public benefits and tax credits, along with essential counseling (legal and financial) services, to help move families from economic crisis to stability, and ultimately self-sufficiency.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website to complete our online application. Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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POSITION: Program Officer, Survival

ORGANIZATION: Robin Hood

POSTING DATE: August 18, 2016

SUMMARY:   Robin Hood is seeking a program officer to join the Survival portfolio. Program officers oversee Robin Hood’s current grants, serve as a resource and thought partner for our grantees, and operate as a catalyst for identifying potential new investment opportunities. Program officers also articulate a clear and persuasive rationale for funding new and ongoing programs. This is accomplished by thoroughly understanding the landscape, the need and the evidence on what works, while also conducting comprehensive reviews of performance data and nonprofit organizational health.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing a portfolio of approximately 15 current grantees.
    • Monitoring grantee performance through analysis of grantee reports, outcomes data, site visits, independent assessment of progress or setbacks in management, and analysis of financial reports.
    • Identifying, establishing and refining methods for quantifying the impact of an organization’s services with reference to current research studies and findings.
    • Working with Robin Hood management assistance staff to ascertain grantees’ strengths and weaknesses, especially in governance, infrastructure and technical areas.
    • Identifying recommendations for management assistance, prioritizing interventions with grantees and tracking their effectiveness.
    • Building relationships of trust and mutual respect with nonprofit leaders to support them in delivering on their mission.
  • Identifying and funding new ways to powerfully improve the incomes and well-being of people living in poverty.
    • Identifying the most pressing needs for the communities served by the Survival portfolio.
    • Identifying the most innovative or effective interventions and organizations in the field.
    • Rigorously evaluating potential grantees based on Robin Hood’s disciplined methodology for judging potential performance and impact of its program grants.
    • Assessing nonprofits’ organizational strengths and weaknesses.
    • Developing a thoughtful and clear articulation of the strengths and weaknesses of a potential grant and capturing them in write-ups and presentations delivered to program staff and board oversight committees.
  • Supporting development and communications staff as needed by providing expert program knowledge in support of fundraising.
  • Representing Robin Hood at external forums and conferences and acting as liaison to other philanthropies and government agencies.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A. and four years of experience required. Master’s degree preferred, but relevant experience considered.
  • Relevant background. Personal or professional experience with low-income communities and familiarity with N.Y.C. strongly preferred.
  • Analytical and critical thinking. Exceptionally skilled at investigating and assessing qualitative or quantitative data, drawing useful and nuanced findings and being adept at asking questions to refine conclusions.
  • Communications skills. Ability to speak and write clearly, effectively, succinctly and spontaneously, especially under time pressures. Ability to synthesize information and tell a story about what data means for portfolio grantees and for New Yorkers living in poverty.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time-management skills.
  • Self-Starter. Skilled at completing tasks with minimal support.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Capacity to multi-task, switch directions and assume new or additional assignments quickly and graciously with shifting priorities and conditions.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Able to identify assumptions, make forecasts and make decisions, if required, with limited information.
  • Empathy and good judgment. High degree of awareness of the immense challenges and setbacks in poverty-fighting and social services work.
  • Emotional intelligence and humility. The ability to acknowledge achievements of others, to share credit and to welcome feedback.

Robin Hood Culture

Below are some words that describe the people who work at Robin Hood. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

  • We are driven to create, find and fund the most effective ways to fight poverty in New York City.
  • We see the end result and can make quick and thoughtful decisions to get there.
  • We generate new, unexpected answers to thorny problems.
  • We thrive on new information and new opportunities and run a continuous campaign against poverty, 12 months a year, 24 hours a day.
  • Gets Good to Great. We constantly look for opportunities to improve our work, searching for best-in-class practices where possible, and not reinventing the wheel.
  • We are able and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. We like to laugh and hang out together.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood offers excellent benefits.

ORGANIZATION:

About Robin Hood

Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for New York’s poorest residents. Since 1988, Robin Hood has raised over $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services, providing hundreds of the most effective service organizations – soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job training programs and other vital services – the tools necessary for our neediest neighbors to build better lives. Robin Hood’s board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of donations go directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

Survival Portfolio

The Survival portfolio makes and manages grants to address a variety of issues affecting adults living in poverty. Current investment areas include immigration, workforce development, legal services and food security. In the next year, the portfolio is looking to build pilot programs in adult education, English language acquisition, low-wage worker protections and other areas as needs and opportunities arise. In general, the portfolio works with the city’s best performing nonprofits, government agencies and advocates and is equally open to testing new models or investing in programs with a track record of success. With both approaches, the ultimate goal is to bring replicable ideas into practice and then to scale.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website to complete our online application. Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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POSITION: Several openings

ORGANIZATION: NYC Department of Education Office of School Wellness Programs

POSTING DATE: August 19, 2016

SUMMARY:   Apply to the NYC Department of Education Office of School Wellness Programs Today (and continue to check back for more positions): The New York City Department of Education is looking for stellar leaders passionate about public education, community health, and diversity in the workplace to ensure more than 1 million New York City students are prepared to make healthy, informed choices now and throughout their lives. Consider instructional, managerial, and administrative opportunities in the Office of School Wellness Programs. Backed by an unprecedented $100M Mayoral investment in Physical Education, our office is expanding to empower school communities with the structures and trained staffing they need to provide all of our students with physical and health education, and other wellness-related programming. We’ll also work with all levels of the school system and community to create strong, sustainable learning environments for every NYC public school student. If you or other qualified candidate you know would like to commit to this public education movement, share this site and check back frequently as many more opportunities will be added in the coming days‎

 

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POSITION: Community outreach coordinator (Bilingual French/English)

Job Opportunity

ORGANIZATION: Center for African Women and Families

POSTING DATE: August 23, 2016

SUMMARY:   The Outreach Coordinator will serve as the face and voice of Sauti Yetu’s Community Wellness program.  S/he will be responsible for liaising with individuals, ethnic associations, religious institutions, local businesses, and community-based organizations and engaging with the community to raise awareness about Sauti Yetu’s Community Wellness program targeting mother, fathers, and youth.

REPORTS TO:  PROGRAM OFFICER-COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAM

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Raising awareness about Sauti Yetu’s Community Wellness services in the community
  • Developing and implementing outreach and engagement plan to reach African women and their families
  • Recruiting key community members and stakeholders to form an advisory committee
  • Liaising with local community-, school-, and faith-based organizations to create partnerships
  • Recruiting community members to participate in Sauti Yetu’s sexual health and family planning programs
  • Evaluating and addressing community needs
  • Overseeing and collecting data about outreach activities and distribution of materials
  • Assisting with drafting reports for funders

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in community outreach coordination
  • At least 2 years documented relevant experience, preferably with preventive services
  • Ability to successfully connect with others and form partnerships
  • Bilingual in French, and one or more African dialects (Wolof, Fulani, Soninké, Mooré, Dioula, Bambara, or Mandingo)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in public speaking and presentations
  • Ability to understand concepts of public health, outreach & engagement, assessment, and service planning skills
  • Willing to undergo child abuse/neglect clearance and criminal background check
  • Cultural humility and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, competency with record keeping and observations
  • Excellent time management and organization skills; able to meet deadlines
  • Available some evenings and weekends to cover community events
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to engage and work with diverse African immigrant populations in the Bronx.

 Salary and Benefits: Salary IS based on experience, qualifications and fit.  Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, paid time off, and Municipal Credit Union membership.

ORGANIZATION: Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families, whose name means “Our Voice” in Swahili, is a community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire African immigrant women and girls to individual and collective self-empowerment.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified individuals should email their resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to hshawkat@sautiyetu.us or fax to 718-665-2483 with subject line: Outreach Coordinator Application.

Note:  We are not accepting phone calls.  Applicants must meet qualifications stated above.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Sauti Yetu is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.