Career Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Organization Overview:

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Yorkville, and seek to deliver programs that are impactful, innovative, and intergenerational.  

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Career Development is primarily responsible for the education and vocational training/placement of participants involved in Education and Workforce Development at the Isaacs Center. Reporting to the Senior Manager of workforce Development, the Coordinator of Career Development will secure internships, employment opportunities, and credential-based trainings for participants based on their interests and experience. The coordinator will lead the development of a career focused culture at the Isaacs Center, and will focus in his/her efforts on the development of long-term pathways to success. In addition to cultivating a wealth of employment-focused placements within the Isaacs Center and in the surrounding neighborhood, the coordinator will “cast a broad net” to secure opportunities for college readiness and career development aligned with three key sector tracts: Education and Child Development, Hospitality and Food Services, and Community Health


Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required. Master’s preferred. Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles. Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic performance. Experience in curriculum implementation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent computer and office skills. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Bilingual and bicultural skills desirable, but not required. Ability to work some flexible hours (e.g, evenings and weekends).

Primary Duties:

Program Development

  • Creates a culture of career preparedness and success.
  • Provides oversight and leadership of all job readiness training, and coordinates the functions of career development in support of recruitment, enrollment, training, assessment, placement, and retention.
  • Teach/Facilitate all Job Readiness classes.
  • Delivers job readiness training curriculum in a way that is informative/engaging. Ensures relevance and effectiveness of curriculum and develops/facilitates learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate, engaging, hands on.
  • Routinely uses data and evidence-based practices to target sectors and employment partners to obtain job and internship opportunities.
  • Meets regularly with case management staff to support the achievement of program outcomes and “course correct as needed”.
  • Tracks employment and educational placement outcomes. Monitors trends.
  • Oversight of Recruitment and Outreach as it relates to education and Workforce Development.
  • Tracks and reports on retention outcomes for Career Services and Education/ Post-secondary placement.
  • Develops and manages program budgets, works in conjunction with central administrative functions to ensure compliance and create efficiencies in accordance to state and government contracts.


Talent Management

  • Responsible for oversight of engagement specialist at both 1792 and Cornerstone.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for staff on engagement and outreach.
  • Develops systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management and evaluation.
  • Recruits, trains, develops, coaches, and retains high-performing team members including interns.
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.


Other Duties

  • Attends external meetings, conferences, workshops and other networking opportunities.
  • Establishes and maintains a student-centered Career Development Center.



Non-Discrimination Policy

The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation. Diversity is a fundamental strength of the Isaacs Center.

The Isaacs Center offers benefits packages that include four weeks of paid vacation in the first year for full-time employees, sick leave, and health insurance. The Isaacs Center is committed to staff training and development. Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should email/fax their resume for consideration to Jennifer Cepero, Director of Finance and Administration. Email: