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 – (Full Time)
Brooklyn, NY

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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Math Instructor – (Full Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow seeks a Math Instructor to work with 17-21 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

Program hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This is a full-time position with a liberal benefits package.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to Susan Gambale at mathinstructor2014@obtjobs.org
Please include HSE Math Instructor in the subject line.

English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow seeks an English Instructor to work with 17-24 year olds in its Out of School Youth Job Training and High School Equivalency (HSE) and Young Adult Internship (YAIP) Programs. The English Instructor is responsible for teaching an academic English 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 and Business English to trainees enrolled in the OSY Program
• Create and submit for approval effective HSE English and Business English curricula
• Update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today’s workplace
• Assist in administering and grading HSE predictors and TABE testing
• Coordinate instruction with other 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 two years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree and four years of relevant experience
• 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 cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Senior Counselor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities are to coordinate all counseling activities across programs in collaboration with Center Director; conduct intake and assessments; collect eligibility documentation; provide ongoing support and case management to 17-21 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. CSW preferred; 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. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx Senior Counselor in the subject line.

High School Equivalency Instructor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include providing daily instruction to disconnected youth ages 17-21 in all five content areas of the High School Equivalency/TASC exam and providing contextualized instruction in Business English and Business Math relating to a general business environment; assisting in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinating instruction with other instructors. Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required. Prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) preferred. Prior experience working with young adults preferred; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx HSE Instructor in the subject line.

Business Math Instructor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include teaching an academic math curriculum that augments the existing High School Equivalency classes and provides contextualized instruction related to working in a general business environment (e.g. financial literacy, basic bookkeeping, understanding banking, credit and the stock market); updating and augmenting curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to the needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today’s workplace; assisting in administering and grading TASC readiness tests and TABE testing/post-testing; coordinating instruction with other instructors, especially the other HSE instructors, to ensure overall curriculum integration; developing and implementing effective testing mechanisms designed to measure trainee progress; providing ongoing feedback and test scores on each trainee’s progress to other program staff and administration. Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of relevant paid work experience required; prior experience in teaching HSE (or GED) prep classes as well as knowledge of the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) a plus; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx Math Instructor in the subject line.

Retention Specialist/Quality Assurance Monitor – (Full-Time)
Bronx, NY

Responsibilities include working with disconnected youth ages 17-21 to increase job and college retention; conducting professional development workshops; collecting job/college verification paperwork from participants and/or employers/institutions; entering client information into multiple data systems; preparation and submission of milestone vouchering reports to government agencies and preparing client folders. Must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be detail oriented and must be willing to work as part of a team. Bachelor’s Degree and two years relevant experience required. Prior experience working with young adults preferred. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobpostings@obtjobs.org and you must use Bronx Retention Specialist in the subject line.

English Instructor – (Full-Time)
Jamaica, Queens

Primary responsibilities are to provide daily instruction in HSE and Business English to trainees enrolled in the OSY and YAIP Programs; create and submit for approval effective HSE English and Business English curricula; update and augment curricula on a regular basis to ensure that lessons are responsive to needs of individual trainees and are relevant to today’s workplace; assist in administering and grading HSE predictors and TABE testing; coordinate instruction with other 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. Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree and four years of relevant experience required; must be able to establish positive relationships with disconnected youth; must be willing to work as part of a team. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dani Smejkal at dsmejkal@obtjobs.org

Job Developer – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, 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. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Terri Saucier at tsaucier@obtjobs.org

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

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. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Flutra Gorana at fgorana@obtjobs.org

Communications Associate – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Draft and distribute press releases, statements, pitches and speaking points; maintain press/media database; maintain and enhance social media presence; field inquiries from members of the press; gather and seek out organization news, including participant success stories and alumni updates; update and provide content for website as required; draft marketing and collateral content; monitor press coverage; research and draft content for the organization's various communications vehicles – print, web based, e-communications, videos, newsletter and other; some evening and weekend work required. Must have two years related experience; BA required; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience working with local, regional, national media – print, web, broadcast; experience responding to press inquiries and coordinating interviews; attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize among multiple responsibilities; copy-editing and proofing skills; great interpersonal and networking skills; flexibility and ability to work as a team member; solid computer skills, knowledge of social media, experience publishing web content, database management, and basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; familiarity with using photography and video in storytelling. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Leah Hebert at lhebert@obtjobs.org

High School Equivalency Teacher (Math + Science) (Part-Time|Daytime)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time High School Equivalency Teacher for adult learners 12:30-3:30- Mondays and Tuesdays, at OBT's Bushwick (280 Wyckoff Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237) location in Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include delivering an interactive HSE preparation course in the Math and Science content areas, conducting assessments, and related duties.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years basic education or HSE teaching experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or with learning disabled students.

Start Date: August 25th

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director of Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

High School Equivalency Teacher (Math + Science) (Part-Time|Evening)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time High School Equivalency Teacher for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Mondays and Tuesdays, at OBT's Bushwick/Williamsburg (25 Thornton St. Brooklyn, NY 11206) location in Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include delivering an interactive HSE preparation course in the Math and Science content areas, conducting assessments, and related duties.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years basic education or HSE teaching experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or with learning disabled students.

Start Date: September 22nd

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director of Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

High School Equivalency Teacher Teacher (Part-Time|Evening)
Brooklyn, NY

OBT is seeking a part-time High School Equivalency Teacher for adult learners 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at OBT's 783 4th Avenue location in Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include delivering an interactive HSE preparation course that integrates all five content areas, with special emphasis on essay writing and math, conducting assessments, and related duties.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years basic education or HSE teaching experience, preferably at a non-profit organization or with learning disabled students.

Start Date: September 15th

Salary Information: Starting compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Darren Latanick, Senior Director of Adult Services, at dlatanick@obtjobs.org

Last Update: 07/14

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