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Associate Financial Analyst: Full-time

Background:

The HOPE Program (HOPE) 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 strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year.  At HOPE we are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services and build upon our successful outcomes.  Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, was founded in 2001.  SSBx is dedicated to preparing low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector. Connected to SSBx is SmartRoofs, LLC – SSBx’s social enterprise.

 The Position:

HOPE is seeking an energetic professional who is extremely detailed oriented.  This position is part of the Finance Team and reports directly to the CFOO and works with a Senior Financial Manager. The Finance Team supports the needs for two Non-profits and a Social Enterprise across two offices in Brooklyn and in the Bronx.  This position provides effective direction for our accounting operations, supports the development of a strong team and partners with our Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that our financial systems and processes support them in achieving targets for growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Payable: Process invoices, allocate expenses to the proper GL accounts and department, follow up with vendors and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. Vendor maintenance in online expense processing system. Record loan and stipend checks that we write to the students.
  • Accounts Receivable: Process payments, produce statements of accounts, collections on overdue accounts and account reconciliation when required. Customer maintenance in enterprise accounting system.  Create vouchers/invoices for different government grants (SNAP, SBS and etc.)
  • Banking: Process bank deposits and bank reconciliations as well as managing associated bank entries.
  • Expense Report Processing: Verify expenses are within the company guidelines, correct errors, question abnormal expenses, and enter expenses into the accounting system.
  • Company credit card reconciliations: Communicate with staff to obtain supporting documentation.
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll including deductions for retirement savings program and benefits; support the plan administration of the retirement savings plan.
  • Update internal training guides and procedure manuals.
  • Perform filing and records retention.
  • Responsible for being the Lead on vendor list management in online expense processing system, and client list management in enterprise accounting system.
  • Petty Cash reconciliation.
  • Month End Closing process: Includes metro card/target card inventory, review the accrued and prepaid expenses.
  • Perform administrative functions to support the Accounting/Finance team.
  • Assist with special projects as required.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related accounting/ bookkeeping experience.
  • Familiarity with reviewing/analyzing financial statements.
  • Strong Computer skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong research and investigative skills.

Valued skill sets:

  • A commitment to our mission.
  • Accuracy & Attention to Detail: Focus on both the bigger picture and smaller details to ensure accurate reports, files, records, etc. Demonstrate an ability to find seemingly small errors and correct them. Demonstrate a strong preference and/or aptitude for details.
  • Project & Time Management: Demonstrate an ability to manage a variety of projects, deadlines and asks in a timely manner, managing up and across when necessary. Keep all stakeholders informed of project status. Have a strong drive toward goals and deadlines.
  • Relationship Development & Communications: Establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including vendors and staff. Demonstrate an ability to communicate accounting concepts in an accessible way for all stakeholders.  Produce high quality written and verbal communication.
  • Comfort in an entrepreneurial environment that seeks to implement new processes and enjoys the challenge of growing a business.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience required to support change throughout our organization.

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

HOPE is Robin Hood-funded and holds the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval.  Read more about our work at www.thehopeprogram.org and www.ssbx.org.

 

Career services and retention specialist: FULL-TIME

Background:

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of The HOPE Program, works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx through a combination of green jobs training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.                                    

Program Description:

SSBx’s Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (BEST) Academy prepares low-income New York City residents between the ages of eighteen and forty for jobs in the “green collar” sector.  The BEST for Buildings (B4B) program is a twelve-week training program focused on green construction, building operations and maintenance, and home energy performance.  Additionally, B4B offers an extensive job readiness curriculum that trains individuals who are seeking a fresh start and who have been unemployed for a significant period, who are under-employed, or who possess limited work experience.  We seek a dynamic Career Services & Retention Specialist who will be a key member of the BEST Academy team.

The Position:

SSBx is seeking a dynamic, energetic professional with at least two years of experience working with economically disadvantaged young adults and adults; a demonstrated ability to succeed in a performance-driven environment; excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written); computer and Internet research proficiency; outgoing personality. Must be a strong team player. College degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Experience in young adult workforce development or related issues preferred. Current list of potential employers preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement new marketing strategies to seek new business partners while maintaining relationships with current employers.
  • Research potential job opportunities for BEST Academy students; work closely with HOPE’s Business Development Manager to place BEST grads into jobs.
  • Develop employment opportunities and relationships with employers; maintain communication regarding interviews, hiring, follow-up retention, and documentation for reporting to Program Director. Secure employment verifications and provide follow-up retention services to consumers and employers.
  • Design and facilitate workshops to teach topics in areas including life skills, team building, workforce skills, work ethics, and career development.
  • Organize educational and recreational alumni events.
  • Create and adjust job readiness curriculum instructional modules, methodologies, and assessments to meet students’ needs. Set up and arrange modules and assessments in appropriate instructional sequence.
  • Prepare forms and reports related to placement activities; track participant demographics, employment activity and job retention.
  • Search for job opportunities through job search engines and from business contacts
  • Counsel students and graduates of the Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (BEST) Academy on career goals and decisions.
  • Work with participants on employment preparation activities such as editing draft resumes and mock interviews; provide job coaching on issues such as networking, marketing oneself, communication and related topics.
  • Inform students of potential job opportunities, follow up for job deadlines, and provide other retention services.
  • Maintain a caseload of current cohorts and past graduates (at a level to be determined by BEST Academy Director).
  • Maintain retention track of students (3 months, 6 months, and 1 year) and document on spreadsheet or in Salesforce database.
  • Conduct individual counseling sessions with BEST students and alumni.
  • Prepare and present brief fact sheets and written reports summarizing research results on green collar jobs and educational trends in instruction and classroom management.
  • Remain informed of latest labor market trends including occupational projections and projected job growth in various industry sectors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications:  A degree in counseling and/or business.  At least 2+ years of experience in career counseling and/or business development. Knowledgeable in the construction and building maintenance industry.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is dependent upon experience. SSBx 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 and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org. Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.

 

 

GREEN JOBS - GREEN NEW YORK PROGRAM COORDINATOR: FULL-TIME

Background:

HOPE 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 strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year.  At HOPE we are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services and build upon our successful outcomes.

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to encourage residential, nonprofit, and small commercial building owners of the Bronx to participate in the Green Jobs – Green New York program (GJGNY), which promotes energy audits followed by the completion of building retrofits.  Through this program, SSBx works closely with Bronx homeowners to secure incentives and low-interest financing to complete the retrofit process.  Currently in our second year of the contract, the Program Coordinator is responsible for achieving specific milestones related to the number of building owners reached, energy audits conducted, and retrofits completed. The goals of the program are to reduce energy use in buildings, create local green jobs in the retrofit industry, and to reduce energy costs for residents and businesses throughout the Bronx.

The Position:

HOPE is seeking a dynamic, energetic professional.  This is a grant funded position that is currently scheduled to conclude in December 2016, with the possibility of an extension.  Demonstrated interest and experience in community organizing, environmental education and environmental justice.  Familiarity with building science and energy efficiency. Excellent community relations and customer assistance skills and experience working with diverse constituents.  Ability and willingness to meet people in their homes and give presentations at community meetings.  Experience in collecting and managing sensitive customer information, including entering information into databases.  Ability to be organized and detail-oriented while working on multiple activities simultaneously.  Comfort with navigating and traveling to various Bronx communities.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and online systems; outgoing personality. Must be a strong team player and ability to commit to working weekends and evenings frequently and as needed.  College degree required.  Preferred: Holds a BPI certification.

Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator will facilitate all tasks related to the program including:

  • Serve as a liaison for individuals throughout the retrofit process by ensuring paperwork is properly submitted, qualifying local residents for free or reduced energy audits and subsidies, and overseeing the audit and retrofit.
  • Follow through on existing partnerships in conjunction with current program partners and NYSERDA.
  • Facilitate awareness of the program, primarily focusing on homes with 1-4 families.
  • Work with local Bronx contractors to develop pathways for green careers.
  • Implement a grassroots outreach campaign including mailings, cold-calling, door-knocking, and organizing local events and workshops.
  • Develop and manage relationships with potential community outreach partners (block associations, local businesses, houses of worship, community members and other neighborhood institutions).
  • Attend local outreach events aimed at educating local Bronx residents about the importance of energy efficiency and to promote energy conservation Bronx-wide.
  • Promote the program via social media outlets and the SSBx website.
  • Prescreen homes to assess the need for energy efficiency work and the building owners’ willingness and ability to finance the work.
  • Educate and refer Bronx residents to qualifying programs outside of GJGNY including EmPower or the Weatherization Assistance Program.
  • Coordinate the Energy Champions Referral Program to encourage residential program participants to refer friends, neighbors and colleagues to the program.
  • Maintain current and up-to-date knowledge of GJGNY program components, NYSERDA programs, and other related programs and processes.
  • Attending regular NYSERDA trainings regarding program information and program updates.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is set by the contract.  HOPE provides personal and bonus days.

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.

Founded in 1984, The HOPE Program empowers New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement.  HOPE is unique in its open doors to all New Yorkers who are motivated to transform their lives, our use of data to continuously improve programming, and our outcomes, which are among the strongest in the industry.  HOPE is Robin Hood-funded and holds the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval.  Read more about our work at www.thehopeprogram.org.

 

The HOPE Program and Sustainable South Bronx are equal opportunity employers.