Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 32-year old non-profit organization operating out of multiple locations. The mission of OBT is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement and support services. For more information visit www.obtjobs.org



English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide instruction in Business English which includes a Public Speaking and Communications module and in the Writing/Reading section of the TASC exam to 17-24 year olds in an Out of School youth job training program; assist in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; update and augment curricula on a regular basis; provide ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee's progress to program staff; keep monthly case notes; enter information into internal databases. Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of relevant teaching experience required. Prior experience in teaching GED/TASC preparation preferred as well as knowledge of the Common Core Standards. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Susan Gambale at sgambale@obtjobs.org

Math Instructor - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow seeks a Math Instructor to work with 17-24 year olds in its out-of-school (OSY) youth job training and High School Equivalency (HSE) prep program. The Math Instructor is responsible for teaching an academic math curriculum that augments the existing HSE classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment.

Primary responsibilities are to provide daily instruction in HSE Math as well as Business Math to trainees enrolled in the OSY program; update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to the needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today’s workplace; assist in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinate instruction with other instructors, especially the other HSE instructors, to ensure overall curriculum integration; develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; provide ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee’s progress to other program staff and administration.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of relevant paid work experience; prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team.

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter salary requirements to Susan Gambale at sgambale@obtjobs.org

Math Instructor - (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow seeks a Math Instructor to work with 17-24 year olds in its out-of-school (OSY) youth job training and High School Equivalency (HSE) prep program. The Math Instructor is responsible for teaching an academic math curriculum that augments the existing HSE classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment.

Primary responsibilities are to provide daily instruction in HSE Math as well as Business Math to trainees enrolled in the OSY program; update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to the needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today’s workplace; assist in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinate instruction with other instructors, especially the other HSE instructors, to ensure overall curriculum integration; develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; provide ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee’s progress to other program staff and administration.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of relevant paid work experience; prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team.

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Counselor – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 year olds in an Out of School Youth Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; maintain an active database of support services and other programs for referral purposes; maintain case files; conduct weekly group counseling sessions and meet individually with assigned participants; follow up with participants upon program completion; enter information into funder and internal databases. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; computer proficiency in MS Office a must. Related experience preferred. Bilingual English-Spanish helpful. Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected young adults.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Susan Gambale at sgambale@obtjobs.org

College Access Director – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983 that is known for its highly effective integrated HSE and business skills training and employment program for out of school youth ages 17-24. OBT also offers Medical Administrative Assistant training and internship programs to youth and provides computer training, office skills training, English as a Second Language, literacy and HSE classes to adults. OBT currently operates out of six locations. Four are in Brooklyn – one in Sunset Park, two in Bushwick/Williamsburg, one in Bed-Stuy, one in Jamaica, Queens and one in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.

We are currently seeking a College Access Director to work across programs in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Responsibilities will be to plan and implement activities and events to familiarize participants with various college options, including bi-yearly college fairs; must maintain relationships with college administration; plan, implement and track all aspects of admissions process for participants; facilitate college prep curriculum; work with retention staff to support students as they pursue a college degree; participate in citywide advocacy efforts to increase college enrollment; assist with completion of college and financial aid applications; co-lead monthly Stay at Work/In College program; search for appropriate scholarships; develop and implement strategies for college persistence; supervise the College Persistence Coordinator; maintain accurate and up to date case records and enter data into in-house and funder databases; obtain required outcome documentation and prepare monthly reports tracking participants’ progress. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Three years relevant experience required.

To apply for the above position, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to lhebert@obtjobs.org with the subject heading “College Access Director”.

Vocational Counselor/Outreach Coordinator – (Full-Time)
Y Roads - Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include working closely with disconnected youth ages 17-24 to provide counseling and support services that would allow removal of barriers and achievement of goals which may include a High School Diploma, National Retail Certification or Microsoft Office Certification; maintain an active database and case file system; actively outreach to community organizations and participate in functions that directly result in recruitment; weekly counseling sessions with participants; enter pertinent data into multiple database systems. Minimum of Associates Degree required; prior experience working with the disadvantaged population; bilingual English/Spanish a plus; must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Muzette Torres at mtorres@obtjobs.org

Retention Specialist – (Full-Time/Temporary)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-24 in a Young Adult Internship Program to increase job and college retention; building positive relationships with participants and maintaining contact post program via home visits, phone, e-mail, Facebook, etc.; conducting professional development and reengagement workshops; tracking job/college outcomes and collecting verification paperwork from participants; entering participant information into multiple data systems; collecting eligibility documentation and preparing participant folders. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent and five years relevant experience. Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel and social networking sites.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to bedstuyresumes@obtjobs.org

Worksite Developer/Job Coach – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities are to develop and manage multiple internship sites and provide worksite orientations; provide ongoing support and case management to 17-24 year olds in Young Adult Internship Program; handle all issues related to program eligibility and ensure participants understand and adhere to program philosophy, standards, rules and regulations; assist with outreach and recruitment for eligible program participants; maintain intern case files and accurately record case notes on a regular basis; enter data into the YAIP online Databases and YAIP outcomes management system in a timely fashion; conduct internship site visits to review intern evaluations with employers, discuss trainee progress, pick up timesheets and develop individual strategies for corrective action; facilitate Work Readiness and Educational Workshops; conduct weekly individual and/or group sessions with each assigned intern to ensure each is adjusting to and complying with the program requirements and is progressing on internship sites; provide daily intervention on disciplinary issues and provide corrective action recommendations based upon program.

Bachelor’s Degree required; must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); experience working as a job developer and extensive knowledge of workforce development a must; experience working with disconnected young adults a must; must possess personal initiative and the ability to problem solve; must have excellent organizational and communication skills.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to bedstuyresumes@obtjobs.org

Job Developer – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities are working with disadvantaged youth and adults and include job placement and retention, maintaining a diverse job bank, conducting professional development workshops, resume writing, public speaking, mock interviews, employment counseling and pre and post-employment activities. Must have five years relevant experience and an active job bank. Prior experience working with disadvantaged population preferred. Offering highly competitive salary compared to industry standards.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org

Senior Program Associate – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of adult candidates with different obstacles to employability; ability to work as part of a team and be able to handle conflict situations; ability to obtain and submit required documentation and enter data in a timely and accurate manner; ability to conduct job readiness workshops; must be able to maintain a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information. Must be willing to travel between program sites. Bi-lingual English/Spanish required; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Must have an Associate’s Degree and clerical work experience.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org

Senior Director of Adult Services - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is a 32 year old not-for-profit organization operating out of multiple locations that provides education, employment and training services to disadvantaged youth and adults. The Senior Director of Adult Services, as an Executive staff member, will be responsible for overseeing Adult Education and Literacy (ESOL, ABE, HSE prep), Immigration and Adult Employment Services across multiple sites. The position is Brooklyn-based but travel will be required to other OBT locations.

Specific responsibilities include ensuring that all contractual requirements are met; supervising administrative and instructional staff; creating annual class schedules and coordinating sites; designing and implementing standardized curricula for all instructional areas; overseeing budgets; collaborating with other staff regarding budgets, recruitment, referrals; liaising with government and private funders; working closely with Employment and Retention staff to assure that quality placements are being made and retention goals are being met; assuring that all program data is being entered into internal and funder databases in a timely and accurate manner; oversight of the maintenance of one program facility; representing the agency and the CEO at all relevant meetings and serving on all external committees related to workforce development.

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred; must have ten years of relevant work experience with at least four years of management experience; must be flexible, capable of multi-tasking, organized, detail oriented and possess a well-rounded interpersonal skill set with the capacity to build strong relationships with a multi-disciplinary staff; must be comfortable working with numbers and managing data; prior workforce development experience is strongly preferred.

Only qualified candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Randolph Peers at rpeers@obtjobs.org

Computer Instructor - (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include: Provide daily instruction in the Microsoft Office Suite and Windows Operating Systems environment and teach basic computer applications and keyboarding; Create and submit for approval an effective curriculum with lesson plans that address such areas as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and basic computer applications; Update and augment the computer skills curriculum on a regular basis to ensure that the lessons are responsive to the needs of the individual students and are relevant to today’s workplace, and ensure that the lessons address a range of learner levels; Provide curriculum training geared toward passing the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification; Develop and implement effective testing mechanisms designed to measure client’s progress as it relates to computer skills training; Monitor attendance and maintain documentation of students’ progress; Provide ongoing feedback on each client’s progress and report on such progress to the administrative staff; Maintain the computer skills classroom and take responsibility for creating a classroom environment that reflects the goals of the curriculum and the overall program.

Please send resume and cover letter to Lhebert@obtjobs.org with “Computer Instructor” in the subject line

Updated: August 2015

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