Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 30-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.
Chief Program Officer
The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will serve as a critical member of the executive management team. In collaboration with the CEO, the CPO will articulate and implement the strategic vision and leadership of the agency; oversee all programs and related services; evaluate the effectiveness of programs to provide ongoing feedback; help to promote and diversify funding through effective resource stewardship; raise the agency’s profile through external communications; provide mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional development to all leadership staff; and enhance the structure of the organization by staying abreast of developments in youth workforce and education. Ideally, the CPO will serve as the functional successor to the CEO.
The CPO will oversee a program portfolio that includes: 1) youth education and job training; 2) young adult internship programming; 3) adult education and literacy; 4) adult workforce training and new Americans programming. The CPO will also serve as the primary staff liaison to the Junior Board and engage the Board of Directors frequently under the direction of the CEO.
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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.
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College Access Coordinator
We are currently seeking a College Access Coordinator to work across programs in Brooklyn and Queens.
Must 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; 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.
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Updated – April 2014