Careers at STRIVE

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at STRIVE, a culturally diverse non-profit whose mission is to help people acquire the life-changing skills and attitudes needed to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families, their employers, and their communities.


Job Title: Program Coordinator

Department: Reentry Services

Reports To: Assistant Director of Reentry Services

POSITION SUMMARY/JOB DESCRIPTION

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of program activities conducted on Riker’s 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Administers needs assessments using Level of service/case management inventory (LS/CMI) tool and makes recommendations for post release services.
  • Obtains 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.
  • Coordinates with other program staff to develop individualized action plan for post release services.
  • Serves 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.
  • Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
  • Writes, edits, and coordinates development of curriculum, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program.
  • Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
  • Performs or delegates 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.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned or needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and/or EXPERIENCE

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]


Job Title: Facilitator/Case Manager

Department: Reentry Services

Reports To: Assistant Director of Reentry Services

POSITION SUMMARY/JOB DESCRIPTION

Counsels and assists 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, reviews and modifies training curriculum as needed to address participant interest, subject relevance and developmental progress.
  • Facilitates Program workshops on Riker’s 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.
  • Tracks all classroom related activity including attendance, classroom activity (exercises) customer satisfaction, and successful/unsuccessful completions.
  • Administers needs assessments using Level of service/case management inventory (LS/CMI) tool and makes recommendations for post release services.
  • Obtains 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.
  • Facilitators will develop individualized action plans that outline participants’ key needs and goals.
  • Coordinates with case managers to develop action plan for post release services.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned or needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and/or EXPERIENCE

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]


Job Title: Outreach Specialist

Reports To: Department Coordinator, Supportive Services

POSITION SUMMARY/JOB DESCRIPTION

  • The Outreach Specialist will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with other agencies and organizations across the city such as, community-based organizations, schools, shelters, faith based organizations, etc. to recruit eligible participants for all of STRIVE’s program cycles based upon program and funding source
  • Respond and follow up on recruiting leads, messages, emails, faxes, and other correspondences.
  • The Outreach Specialist is expected to design and implement recruitment plans to ensure STRIVE meets its annual enrollment As a part of this duty, it will be necessary to build and maintain relationships with referring agencies, manage and accept referrals, initiate appropriate communication with clinical and operations teams based on the trainings requirements.
  • Develops and maintains agency’s resource/referral directory, adding new linkages and tracking referrals with community contacts.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create flyers and recruitment tools.
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of recruitment events in and out of the office
  • Maintain spread sheets / reports with outreach information for in house reporting.
  • Completes data entry into STRIVE systems.
  • Conducts preliminary screening and intake with prospective participants.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to provide positive, outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to interact positively with a variety of personalities and socio-economic populations and to maintain an approachable, friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and provide support to fellow team members is essential, as well as, being able to perform duties independently with little to know supervision.
  • Organizational skills, time management skills, and excellent oral and written communications skills are essential.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 

STRIVE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants 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.