Background

Founded in 1984, The HOPE Program has a 30 year track record of successfully transforming lives by empowering New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement.  HOPE is an outcomes-focused organization. Our student-centered approach, employer-driven training, wide range of support services, and commitment to lifelong support yield some of the strongest outcomes in the workforce development field.

Founded in 2001, Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a division of The HOPE Program, is dedicated to preparing low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector. Connected to SSBx is Intervine – SSBx’s social enterprise which implements green infrastructure and landscaping contracts across the city. In partnership with the New York City Department of Small Business Services, we also run NYC °CoolRoofs, which provides rooftop coating services to buildings across the city, while training and employing local jobseekers.

 

Available Positions

Government Grants Assistant: Part-time (20 hrs/week)

The Position:

HOPE is seeking a dynamic, energetic professional who is extremely detailed oriented, self-driven, organized, and able to communicate with program team, finance department, and senior management. This position will report to the Government Grants Administrator and help ensure the smooth operation and continued improvement of HOPE’s performance-based federal, state and local government grants.

Responsibilities:

The Government Grants Assistant will support compliance requirements for government grants:

  • Organize electronic and paper participant files. 
  • Assist in generating invoices and supporting documentation.
  • Assist in monitoring and tracking upcoming deadlines and deliverables such as annual, quarterly, and monthly reports as required by funders.
  • Contribute enhancements and increased efficiencies to the grants management processes.
  • Assist with data entry in online grant databases and on budgets.
  • Prepare, analyze and reconcile monthly analysis of grant expenses and spending levels.
  • Assist in preparation of budget modifications and preparation for external audits. 
  • Work with finance to ensure that program expenses are recorded and allocated to the appropriate grant.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience with administrative/document management or government grants a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office; willingness to learn how to use Salesforce and FUNDEZ.

Salary/Benefits: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. HOPE provides benefits, including pre-tax transportation, retirement plan, and time off.

Interested Candidates: 

Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.

 

Building Coordinator:  NYC °CoolRoofs

The Position:

NYC °CoolRoofs is seeking a creative, team-oriented, and highly talented Building Coordinator who will be responsible for conducting building inspections and providing on-site supervision.  Reporting to the Bronx Program Director, the Building Inspector position will enroll buildings in the Program and ensure delivery of the coating service to those buildings.

Responsibilities:

  • Inspect and evaluate rooftops for inclusion in program based on roof material, condition, safety, ease of access, and availability of resources
  • Record detailed data on all buildings inspected, including necessary information to determine eligibility in the Program
  • Coordinate with the Bronx Program Director and Chief Venture Officer to secure the appropriate consents and resources from each property owner in order to be able to perform work including but not limited to roof cleaning and coating on individual properties
  • Coordinate with the Logistics Coordinator to ensure materials, coating, and supplies are appropriately delivered for each project
  • Train participants on the proper procedures to follow for correct cleaning, application of product, and safety
  • Schedule and oversee all roof coating applications done by program participants
  • Coordinate with the Bronx Program Director to track, manage, and evaluate participant performance and development
  • Coordinate with the Bronx Program Director to track metrics including but not limited to square feet coated and buildings inspected and completed, and ensure timely entry of building data into Salesforce
  • Ensure each project is completed and properly closed-out to the satisfaction of the building owner and Program Manager, among other duties
  • Arrange on-site reviews of the roof with the building owner and/or manager at least three calendar days prior to the scheduled coating date to ensure appropriate conditions and to confirm that required resources are available
  • Perform site visits to ensure crews are complying with Program goals
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
  • Experience in the fields of construction, building energy-efficiency or property maintenance highly preferred
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage both long-term and day-to-day projects
  • Must have basic computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Docs preferred
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice and an ability to convey a deep dedication to the mission of °CoolRoofs and Sustainable South Bronx
  • Driver’s license prefered
  • Must have OSHA Ten (10) certification at the time of hiring or the equivalent professional experience to demonstrate mastery of the safety procedures and protocols

Salary/Benefits: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare, vision and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays. 

Interested Candidates: 

Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org. Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.
 

For more information check out: www.thehopeprogram.org and www.ssbx.org

Crew Leader: Intervine

Program Description:

Intervine is a social enterprise that includes a paid transitional training program that prepares participants for careers in horticulture, green infrastructure, and solar panel installation. By providing paid work alongside job search support and career building training, the program allows people to gain experience and earn income while seeking a permanent job. The program includes hands on training, soft skills development, and industry recognized certifications.

The Position:

The HOPE Program will be hiring a Crew Leader who will guide the day-to-day activities of Intervine employees, providing oversight and supervision for crews at our training facilities and in the field. The Crew Leader will report to the Intervine Superintendent, and will have responsibility for gathering and summarizing attendance and performance data for Intervine participants as well as providing program staff with feedback regarding participants that need additional engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Superintendent in supervising employees during off-site on the job training activities
  • Coordinate with clients, and external partners, ensure all documentation is in order including insurance certificates and contracts
  • On-board and hire program participants, process employment documentation
  • Track and process payroll
  • Assist in delivery of program curriculum, aligning lessons with other components of training, and assisting with facilitation and classroom based instruction
  • Operate van to deliver tools and materials to work sites
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years hands on construction or horticultural experience
  • Ability to demonstrate and monitor safe and professional use of hand and small power tools
  • Strong computer and administrative capacity
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Commitment to sustainable building practices
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to work with and motivate adults of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Very detail-oriented, well-organized and able to work on multiple activities simultaneously.

Salary/Benefits: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

Interested Candidates: 

Email cover letter, indicating what position you are applying for, where you saw listing, and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org. Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please. 

 

Horticulture SUPERINTENDENT: Intervine

Program Description:

Intervine is a social enterprise that includes a paid transitional training program that prepares participants for careers in horticulture, green infrastructure, and solar panel installation. By providing paid work alongside job search support and career building training, the program allows people to gain experience and earn income while seeking a permanent job. The program includes hands on training, soft skills development, and industry recognized certifications.

The Position:

The HOPE Program will be hiring a Horticulture Superintendent who will be responsible for the day to day management of Intervine’s paid transitional training and revenue generating activities. The Horticulture Superintendent will oversee delivery of hands on instruction at our facility and ensure smooth operation of the program, communicate with senior staff to align the program and reporting, as well as supervise Intervine employees. The Superintendent will also coordinate our revenue generating fee for service contracts, including developing proposals and organizing logistics to fulfill contracts. The Horticulture Superintendent reports to the Bronx Program Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of tree stewardship, plant installation and maintenance, and construction and care of green roofs and other stormwater management projects
  • Supervise employees during off-site on the job training activities and delivery of revenue generating services
  • Facilitate classroom and hands on instruction
  • Contribute to development and refinement of training program materials
  • Manage workshop facility, maintain tools and supplies
  • Oversee operation, organization and maintenance of work vans
  • Work with Employment team to engage Intervine employees in permanent job search and to engage employees that need supportive services
  • Perform site visits to gather information about potential contracts
  • In conjunction with Chief Venture Officer, develop estimates of labor and material costs for bidding new contracts
  • Order materials and schedule labor to fulfill contracts
  • Track employee daily performance using rating matrix and update employee records in Salesforce
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years horticultural experience, preferably with knowledge of basic construction tools and techniques 
  • Experience with project management, including budgeting, scheduling, and reporting
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • Familiarity with GSuite apps
  • Ability to work with and motivate adults of diverse backgrounds and abilities 
  • Very detail-oriented, well-organized and able to work on multiple activities simultaneously

Salary/Benefits: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

Interested Candidates: 

Email cover letter, indicating what position you are applying for, where you saw listing, and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org. Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please.

 

Work Readiness Instructor

The Position:

HOPE is seeking a skilled facilitator with a passion for teaching adults and with experience in the construction or industrial sectors in either an education or practitioner capacity. This position reports to the Bronx Program Director and is located at HOPE’s Bronx location at 1360 Garrison in Hunts Point. A minimum of three years field experience in the construction or industrial sectors, in developing curriculum, and/or teaching adults or disadvantaged populations is the priority for the position. The position also requires a mission-oriented individual with strong organizational, teamwork, communications (both verbal and written), basic math, and digital literacy skills. HOPE looks for individuals who are enthusiastic about being part of a high-impact, growing organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Prep and deliver the Sustainable South Bronx program, a 12-week, green collar training program preparing up to 70 adult jobseekers across three classes for sustainable careers in construction and maintenance. *The number of students and classes may vary in consultation with the Work Readiness Instructor.
  • Work closely with the Bronx Program Director to map the training program’s learning objectives, create presentation materials and assessments, identify tools and inventory required for instruction, and aggregate useful resources for students in line with the HOPE-created curriculum outline. 
  • Create, maintain, and execute a full training program schedule as well as weekly class schedule that integrates the following training components: 
    • Hard skills, hands-on training related to fundamentals of construction, including hand and small power tool use, carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical, green infrastructure and other trades; 
    • Soft skills, work readiness training, and appropriate attire, conduct and timeliness for work in the trades;
    • Industry-recognized certifications, such as OSHA 10 and 30, Flagger, Scaffolding, and EPA Lead Renovator; 
    • Additional programming to increase student candidacy, such as digital literacy, financial literacy, work wellness, math, and basic needs, such as meals and transportation. *Certifications, work-based learning, and additional programming will be led or facilitated by external partners, as needed and appropriate.
  • Serve as a singular point of contact for students through the full training program and provide oversight across other instructional or partner staff, where needed.
  • Identify, research, and ensure timely adoption of new lessons, best practices in workforce development, and industry or employer-demanded skills and tools to the program. 
  • Monitor student performance in class and provide coaching to enrolled students to ensure that students persist in the class and graduates find work, particularly with green or sustainability-focused employers or within construction or maintenance sectors. This includes working with students and HOPE staff to identify necessary services and resources, such as vocational, educational, housing, clothing, health, or other needs.
  • Successfully train and retain students, achieving at least 80 percent student completion.
  • Prepare for and participate in a weekly client and monthly staff meetings as well as 1:1 supervision with the Bronx Program Director.
  • Maintain accurate and current student records, including attendance, daily performance, reports for referring partners, qualitative case notes, student completion status, etc., using HOPE’s Salesforce database as per programmatic requirements and government contracts. 
  • Participate effectively as a team member, sharing information with other Work Readiness Instructors as well as Intake and Recruitment and Employment and Graduate Services’ staff to support the recruitment, placement, and advancement of as many graduates as possible. 
  • Participate in conferences, onsite training, site visits, etc. to ensure continued industry engagement and curriculum relevance as well as professional development. 
  • Facilitate or assist with special activities (e.g. graduation ceremonies, holiday dinners, retention events, student recruitment events, student intake interviews, practice interviews), as needed.
  • Serve as a backup instructor for other Work Readiness Instructors where needed and appropriate.

Position Type:

Full-time 

Salary/Benefits: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus ½ day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org, resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.


The HOPE Program and Sustainable South Bronx are equal opportunity employers committed to developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.  We enthusiastically encourage diverse applicants to apply for any of our positions!