Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 31-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.



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

Human Resources Assistant – (Full-Time)
Brooklyn, NY

Responsibilities include managing staff time, attendance and leave accruals; assisting with benefits administration and all aspects of new employee onboarding; maintaining personnel files; conducting various research and/or special projects; assisting with fiscal audits and preparation of monthly reimbursement reports; tracking contributions and expenditures; inventory control and purchasing of supplies for all sites; assisting with ADP payroll processing; filing, faxing and photocopying.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or three years’ experience in the human resources field or a similar combination of education and experience required; must be willing to travel across sites; must be flexible, detail oriented and able to multi-task; must have personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to OBT’s mission; must possess a well-rounded interpersonal skill set and be able to work effectively in team environment; excellent computer skills and oral and written communication skills required.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Janet Tsakos at jtsakos@obtjobs.org

Last Update: 09/14

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