Careers at STRIVE

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at STRIVE, a culturally diverse non-profit focused on creating opportunity and breaking cycles of poverty for men and women in low-income New York communities. Its proven employment model helps individuals permanently lift themselves and their families out of poverty through intensive attitudinal and skills-training programs that lead to good careers and mobility.


Opportunity: Account Manager

Reports to:  Coordinator, Business Development Unit

The full-time Account Manager will join STRIVE’s dynamic 5-person Career Development Team, which facilitates relationships between employers and STRIVE to create talent pipelines between employers and our graduates. The successful candidate will be someone excited about STRIVE’s mission to change lives through employment and passionate about breaking cycles of poverty in low-income communities. This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness about STRIVE in the healthcare community, suitable for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish and maintain a sustainable network of employers to provide jobs and internships to STRIVE graduates by developing relationships with local healthcare provider companies
  • Maintain open lines of communication with employer partners, including mediating on problem situations if they arise
  • Act as a STRIVE ambassador to the employer community, including presenting to employers about STRIVE’s proven employment model and training programs
  • Stay up-to-date regarding local hiring and labor trends, including participation in job fairs, staff development opportunities, and training
  • Cultivate partnerships with multiple (and preferably a consortium of) employers who have made a concrete commitment to offering advancement opportunities to incumbent workers, including frontline workers who are already employed
  • Work with STRIVE’s Job Readiness Trainer to schedule and provide an introduction to the job search process, including holding interview practice sessions for participants
  • Work with all graduates one-on-one that are assigned to caseload, assisting him/her in applying for and obtaining appropriate employment

What You’ll Bring to Us:

  • A successful background in sales and/or recruitment
  • Knowledgeable about the healthcare industry in New York City, with a focus on non-clinical entry-level market needs
  • Excellent communication, including written, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • The ability to work some evenings
  • Commitment to STRIVE’s mission and to serving individuals from diverse backgrounds and populations

To Apply

Forward resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected]


Opportunity: National Vice President of Development and Communications

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

To manage this search, we are partnering with Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm that specializes in nonprofit organizations. The full Position Profile is listed on the Koya website and referrals will be welcomed by Melissa Madzel ([email protected]).

 


Opportunity: Program Coordinator (Reentry Services Team)

Reports To: Assistant Director of Reentry Services

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of program activities conducted on Rikers Island. These activities include, but are not limited to: scheduling and performance monitoring, vendor/program partnerships, skills training, participant and staff supervision, client data collection and reporting.

What You’ll Do:

  • Track all aspects of program performance including but not limited to: training, job placement, participant activity post release, making referrals as needed to increase stability. Verifies and tracks contact, address and employment information in data management system
  • Administer needs assessments using Level of service/case management inventory (LS/CMI) tool and make recommendations for post release services
  • Obtain ongoing training in counseling techniques and social services in general as provided by the Training personnel and/or external training sessions.  Stays current on new methodologies and studies in the social work field
  • Coordinate with other program staff to develop individualized action plan for post release services
  • Serve as a principal liaison between participants, vendors, staff, other departments, and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues; facilitates workshops, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution
  • Coordinate activities of support staff, consultants, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives
  • Write, edit, and coordinate development of curriculum, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program
  • Collect and analyze data; prepare scheduled and special reports; maintain program/project records and statistical information.
  • Perform or delegate clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, reports, program handbooks, and other publications
  • May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol
  • Complete other tasks as assigned or needed

What You’ll Bring to Us:

Master’s degree required. Facilitation experience and exceptional communication skills required.  Overall knowledge of basic individual and group counseling skills a plus.  Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Formerly incarcerated candidates encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


Opportunity: Facilitator/Case Manager (Reentry Services Team)

Reports To: Assistant Director of Reentry Services

The successful candidate will counsel and assist STRIVE applicants, participants, and graduates to confront and resolve personal issues preventing them from succeeding in life in general, and in particular, in job related matters.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop, review and modify training curriculum as needed to address participant interest, subject relevance and developmental progress
  • Facilitate Program workshops on Rikers Island, engaging participants in CBT, job readiness and life skills related exercises for the purposes of instilling confidence, increasing emotional intelligence and developing employability skills
  • Track all classroom related activity including attendance, classroom activity (exercises) customer satisfaction, and successful/unsuccessful completions
  • Administer needs assessments using Level of service/case management inventory (LS/CMI) tool and make recommendations for post release services
  • Obtain ongoing training in counseling techniques and social services in general as provided by the Training personnel and/or external training sessions.  Stay current on new methodologies and studies in the social work field
  • Develop individualized action plans that outline participants’ key needs and goals
  • Coordinate with case managers to develop action plan for post release services
  • Complete other tasks as assigned or needed

What You’ll Bring to Us:

Master’s degree required. facilitation experience and exceptional communication skills required.  Overall knowledge of basic individual and group counseling skills a plus.  Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Formerly incarcerated candidates encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


 

STRIVE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants for all positions will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Legal work authorization required.