Job Generation Specialist
The New York City Housing Authority’s Department of Community Engagement and Partnerships (CEP) engages and connects NYCHA residents to critical programs, services, and the priorities within NYCHA’s strategic plan to preserve public housing.
CEP department has set forth a different model of engagement that effectively serves residents, as well as internal and external stakeholders to create a comprehensive engagement model that supports residents and NYCHA’s strategic plan for preservation and advances the work of the agency.
As part of NYCHA’s strategic plan to preserve public housing, CEP’s Department of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) is charged with working to develop and implement programs, policies and collaborations to measurably support residents increased economic opportunities with a focus on asset building, employment, advancement, adult education and training, and business development.
NYCHA has implemented a Zone Model approach, which leverages NYCHA’s and partner resources to expand economic opportunity for public housing residents through place-based service coordination. Through this new approach, REES enables NYCHA to (1) Generate more economic opportunities for NYCHA residents and NYCHA neighborhoods, while strategically investing and leveraging NYCHA’s spend; (2) Provide a more comprehensive economic empowerment platform with additional capacities around financial literacy, asset building and business development; (3) Reduce the duplication of services better investing limited resources; (4) Enable NYCHA to be a better partner to community-based organizations, government agencies, philanthropies, community colleges, schools, employers and other key stakeholders; and (5) Drive more resources and investment into public housing neighborhoods.
NYCHA REES seeks a dynamic Job Generation Specialist to join its Job Generation team. The Job Generation Specialist will report to the unit Supervisor.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· With oversight, perform critical functions for the Job Generation unit to ensure review and feedback of NYCHA partner resident hiring plans that prioritize NYCHA resident hiring.
· Provide guidance to partners on methods to expand other economic opportunities to NYCHA residents.
· This includes possible paid internships, apprenticeship programming, business development mentorships, and other similar offerings for NYCHA residents.
· Participate on NYCHA scoring and review committees as it relates to NYCHA resident outreach, recruitment, employment and training opportunities.
· Present REES Job Generation services at external tabling events in coordination with NYCHA departments.
· Represent REES at meetings with vendors to assist them with finalizing their resident hire initiatives.
· Participate in team meetings and interagency meetings to share knowledge, resolve issues and/or make recommendations related to expanding resident opportunities.
· Utilize NYCHA databases, perform data analysis and conduct data entry to document resident hiring plan and other economic opportunity activities.
· Coordinate with NYCHA departments as appropriate on any missing documentation. Approve Board Resolution forms.
· Work closely with any interns assigned to the Job Generation unit.
· Responsible for administrative duties associated with core functions such as updating spreadsheets, scanning, answering phone calls, filing and other related duties.
Special Note: Effective August 16, 2021, all persons newly hired for employment by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.
After receiving a conditional offer of employment from NYCHA, an applicant for employment must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within a reasonable period of time. Failure by the applicant to provide NYCHA with proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine will result in NYCHA revoking the conditional offer, unless the applicant obtains an exception through the reasonable accommodation process.
Any person who begins their employment with NYCHA after providing proof of having received only one dose in a 2-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine, will also be required to provide NYCHA with proof of receipt of a second dose within 30 days of the first dose. Failure to do so will result in termination.
NOTE: IF THIS APPOINTMENT IS MADE ON A PROVISIONAL BASIS PURSUANT TO §65 OF THE NYS CIVIL SERVICE LAW, NO TENURE OR PERMANENCE ACCRUES TO AN INCUMBENT IN THIS POSITION BY VIRTUE OF SUCH APPOINTMENT.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
1. Master’s degree in social work, public administration, community and economic development, public policy, education, business or related field.
2. 3-5 years professional experience with one or more of the following: workforce development, job development, resident business development, job training, community development, economic development, management consulting, program evaluation.
3. Strategic planning and experience in economic/community development or similar experience.
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
1. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
2. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.
NYCHA has no residency requirements.
Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to www.nyc.gov/careers/search. Search for JOB ID# 461390.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Job Generation Specialist
The New York City Housing Authority’s Department of Community Engagement and Partnerships (CEP) engages and connects NYCHA residents to critical programs, services, and the priorities within…
apply using the apply link with job ID 461390
apply using the apply link with job ID 461390