Organics Recovery Coordinator – The NYC Compost Project

BACKGROUND:
The NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center seeks an enthusiastic individual with compost and outreach experience for a full-time Organics Recovery Coordinator.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) offers free public compost collection and education, electronic waste recycling, stewardship of public open space, and environmental education. Our programs focus on offering opportunities for all New Yorkers to learn about environmental issues facing NYC and to take responsibility for solving those problems.

THE POSITION:

The Organics Recovery Coordinator is employed by the Ecology Center and is managed by the Compost Project Manager. This position is primarily responsible for staffing food scrap drop-off sites in diverse Manhattan
neighborhoods and processing the incoming materials. This person will also help conduct outreach in the target neighborhoods to increase participation in the food scrap drop-off program and work as part of a team to distribute
finished compost to greening organizations and stewardship activities such as street tree care.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Staff and manage public food scrap drop-off sites and act as an overall ambassador of the NYC Compost Project
• Track program growth and key data, including participation, amounts of material collected, processed, and
distributed. Complete all program reports as needed.
• Participate in the processing of the collected organic material at East River Compost Yard. Follow best practices
in urban composting operations to produce high-quality finished material.
• Grow residential participation in the program through outreach activities
• Distribute finished compost to greening initiatives and volunteer organizations
• Perform additional duties as determined by the Ecology Center and by BRS

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with the public, alone and in a team, in a variety of settings
• Ability to lift at least 50 pounds and to perform physically strenuous tasks
• Willingness to work outdoors in all seasons and on weekends as needed
• Knowledge of and commitment to composting
• Valid drivers license, experience driving a box truck and front end loader preferred
• Bilingual skills preferred but not required

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred (ideally, in a related field)
• Experience with diverse computer applications (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, GoogleDocs)
• Minimum one year of related work experience
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to info@lesecologycenter.org by January 20, 2017. No
phone calls please.
For more information about the NYC Compost Project please visit: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

 

Director of Housing – Broadway Housing Communities (BHC)

BHC, a non-profit agency with a 30+ year track record in sponsoring innovative affordable and supportive housing, integrating community-based educational and cultural arts programs seeks an experienced Director of Housing.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Housing is responsible for the leadership and oversight of property management and tenant services for 414 residential units in 7 buildings located in upper Manhattan.

This senior management position directly supervises the Affordable Housing Rental Manager and the Tenant Services Manager and indirectly supervises 3 rental administration staff, 5 tenant services staff and 54 part-time front desk staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Property Management:

  • Ensure the safety and security of all tenants;
  • Advance BHC’s standard of housing in accordance with Fair Housing Law, and best practices in not-for-profit housing management; Ensure all apartments are fully rented-up and operated in compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements;
  • Direct interview process with prospective tenants, supervise annual recertification and income review processes, and coordinate communications with tenants on housing-related issues;
  • Provide proper reporting and conduct certification and recertification of apartments as necessary with NYS and NYC HPD, DHS, HUD and or compliance with any other reporting requirements from funders;
  • Coordinate with Facilities department in planning for and implementing apartment turnover, conducting periodic fire drills and unit inspections, identifying and prioritizing maintenance issues, and ensuring legal compliance with eviction protocols;
  • Liaise with attorneys on all landlord/tenant matters (including holdovers, non-payments, evictions and stipulations), and represent the agency as landlord in legal proceedings;
  • Represent BHC in interactions with government agencies, community organizations and other housing organizations.

Tenant Services:

  • Promote the growth and implementation of housing-related initiatives integrating educational and cultural opportunities to promote the mission of the agency;
  • Oversee and provide leadership to residential front desk staff serving tenants and management at all seven sites;
  • Monitor and analyze reporting systems, implement and delegate follow-up actions to improve the qualities of BHC’s residential environments ;
  • Ensure appropriate attention is directed towards tenants whose behavior, health, or financial condition merits special attention;
  • Collaborate with Education and Community Development programs to create multi-service community-based program initiatives, oversee planning, promotion and execution of tenant programing;
  • Supervise tenant family services and educational advocacy
  • Primary liaison with Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) and other social service agencies
  • Additional tasks deemed necessary by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Ability to protect our tenants by keeping information confidential and secure
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5 to 10 years’ housing management experience, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • LIHTC certification and familiarity with NYC HPD, NYS DHCR, NYCHA, LINC, and Section 8 subsidies; knowledge of income eligibility requirements of publicly subsidized housing
  • Demonstrated experience with property management software and financial reporting systems, YARDI and Salesforce experience are plusses
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively with a team
  • Commitment to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and comfort working with personnel from all levels of organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective, clear communication skills

APPLICATION:
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@bhc.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your last name and “Director of Housing” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Salary will be commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off.

 

EDF Climate Corps Information Session

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EDF Climate Corps has placed over 700 talented graduate students in host organizations including JP Morgan Chase, City of Boston, Verizon, General Motors, PG&E and the Chicago Housing Authority. As we approach our tenth year of summer fellowships, we are excited to partner with you to recruit another cohort of fellows to advance the way organizations manage energy.

Students should apply by December 6, 2016 for the best chance to be matched with their preferred host organization. Students can review our website and job description or join one of our upcoming webinars listed below to learn more about the program. Please feel free to share with your students and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

EDF Climate Corps Webinars

Friday, October 14, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET/ 9:00 – 10:00 am PT
Register Here

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm ET / 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT
Register Here

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict Info Session Information Session. Tuesday, 10.11.16

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Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict Info Session Information Session (10/11/16)

Bonnie Berry (GPIA ’15), a representatives from Watchlist, will visit Milano to discuss the agency’s work, programs and potential staffing needs.  This session will be held:

Tuesday, October 11 / 12pm-1pm

80 Fifth Avenue, Room 800

RSVP: Visit https://newschool-csm.symplicity.com/students/ and select the “Events” tab then choose “Workshops”

About Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Watchlist was formed in 2001 by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and reporting on violations against children. Watchlist is known for its work on children and human rights, boasting – through its members – both a solid expertise on child protection and a wealth of information and experiences coming directly from the ground.

Watchlist is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the nation’s largest fiscal sponsor. Watchlist does not receive direct financial support from Tides Center. Watchlist’s programmatic content is set by an Advisory Board composed of six international NGOs:

– Human Rights Watch

– Norwegian Refugee Council

– Save the Children

– Terre Des Hommes

– World Vision International

– War Child

Watchlist’s network also includes Associate Member organizations, such as Child Soldiers International, Geneva Call, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative who share a commitment to protect the security and rights of children affected by armed conflict.

Watchlist’s work follows three main program areas:

1) Monitoring and reporting – Watchlist monitors and reports on violations in specific countries.

2) Partner support – Watchlist supports local organizations to advocate on behalf of children within their own communities.

3) Advancing the children and armed conflict agenda – Watchlist provides policy advice at the highest level to advance the protection of children within the UN’s Children and Armed Conflict framework.

For more information about Watchlist, visit: http://watchlist.org/

 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Internships & Mentoring Day

Milano’s Career Services Office is pleased to share exciting opportunities that are being offered to you as a result of an ongoing partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). Below, you will find information for the Summer 2017 Internship Program, which is open to all students regardless of disability status, and the Disability Mentoring Day, which is only for students who have disabilities. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
 
If you have interest in either program or both, please send a message to milanocareers@newschool.edu and type FRBNY Programs in the subject line. In the body of the message, indicate which programs are of interest in so we know specifically who is applying from Milano. 
 
2017 Summer Internship Program
Deadline: November 1, 2016 
 
The internship program is open to students who will complete their degree by December 2017 or Spring 2018 and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Attributes of successful candidates have included:
•     Demonstrated interest in public policy, economics, business, risk management, banking or finance with a strong academic record and passion for public service
•     Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
•     Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
 
Over 80% of eligible interns receive full-time offers at the end of their summer experience at the New York Fed.
 
If you are interested please visit the FRBNY website to apply.
 
*Disability Mentoring Day* –  October 25, 2016
Deadline: September 15, 2016 
 
On Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) you will have an opportunity to learn about the Federal Reserve, work one-on-one with a FRBNY employee to shadow their work, and even take a tour of the Bank. A résumé and interview workshop will also be presented by staff at the Fed. If you are interested in participating, please submit your résumé tomilanocareers@newschool.edu by the deadline.  FRBNY coordinators will pair student participants with a mentor whose work/background is closely with their career interests.
 
*This event is for those who have disabilities.*  
 

Hiring spree at HUD!!!!

 

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COME GROW WITH HUD!

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing is implementing the Multifamily for Tomorrow (MFT) transformation, which will modernize and improve the HUD Multifamily business model while fostering an exceptional environment for employees.  As part of MFT, a number of hiring opportunities are available in the New York, Boston and Baltimore HUD Multifamily offices.  Put your analytical skills and creativity to use at HUD- “America’s Department of Opportunity.”   Please see a list of position that may be of interest.  HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet
at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.

 

Account Executive Positions Now Available:

Be part of Team HUD and utilize your skills and talent managing a portfolio of multifamily housing developments.  These developments have mortgages insured through FHA and are often subsidized through the Section 8 program.   HUD is now accepting applications for Account Executives and Senior Account Executives in the northeast in our regional and satellite offices.  Account executives are on the front-lines creatively working with our partners to ensure the preservation and successful physical and financial operation of privately owned, HUD-assisted housing.  Put your analytical skills and creativity to use on the HUD portfolio developing preservation strategies, overseeing financial operations and performance, and developing action plans to achieve compliance.  Please see the links below for additional details.

Account Executive, GS-9/11

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422465700

Account Executive, GS-12

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422468600

Senior Account Executive, GS-13

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422470300

 

Senior Underwriter and Underwriter Positions Now Available:

Team HUD is looking for individuals to underwrite interesting and complex FHA multifamily housing projects.  These projects are insured through FHA and we are in need of talented individuals who can evaluate financial risk,  creatively combine FHA programs with state and local government financing sources e.g., low-income housing tax credits, HOME funds, subordinate financing, etc.   HUD is now accepting applications for Senior Underwriters and Underwriters in the northeast in our regional and satellite offices.  Senior Underwriters and Underwriters will work with HUD-approved lenders using our Multifamily Accelerated Processing platform  to ensure conformance with FHA underwriting parameters, housing procedures, laws and regulations relating to multifamily underwriting.  Put your analytical skills to use financing needed housing in the northeast. Please see the links below for additional details.

Underwriter, GS-9/11

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422375300

Underwriter, GS-12

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422383300

Senior Underwriter, GS-13

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422479400

 

Closing Coordinator Positions Now Available:

Are you organized and skilled at coordinating complex legal and business activities to meet deadlines?  If you answered yes then the position of Closing Coordinator could be the job for you.  Team HUD can utilize your skills overseeing closing and post-closing processes for complex FHA multifamily housing developments.  These developments are insured through FHA and we are in need of experienced individuals who can be responsible for real estate closings.  HUD is now accepting applications for Closing Coordinators in the northeast in our regional and satellite offices.  Closing Coordinators will work with external partners, including owners and lenders and their associated counsel for scheduling and assisting in preconstruction conferences, pre-occupancy conferences and coordinating with HUD staff and parties to the transaction.  Put your skills to use while overseeing Office of Multifamily Production transactions which can aid in preserving assisted housing and provide for affordable and market rate rental housing.  Please see the links below for additional details.

Closing Coordinator, GS-11

One vacancy in New York, NY; one vacancy in Boston, MA; one vacancy in Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422263000

Closing Coordinator, GS-12

One vacancy in New York, NY; one vacancy in Boston, MA; one vacancy in Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422271800

 

Funding Specialist Positions Now Available:

Keep funds flowing!  Be part of the HUD Team and utilize your skills while assuring that federal funding supporting critical HUD programs is available and prudently utilized to its maximum potential.  Office of Multifamily Housing developments receive critical funding for various programs such as Section 8, Services Coordination and Project Rental Assistance.  The Funding Specialist will ensure funding actions are processed in a timely manner and will work to resolve issues that may conflict with changing directives.  HUD is now accepting applications for Funding Specialists in the northeast in our regional and satellite offices.  Funding Specialist will establish and monitor internal systems to assure timely receipt, control, review, and analysis of annual amendment needs and contract renewals.  Put your quantitative, analytical and system skills to use while ensuring that projects with greater needs are addressed and that funding actions are processed timely.  Please see the link below for additional details.

Funding Specialist, GS-12

One vacancy in New York, NY; one vacancy in Boston, MA; one vacancy in Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422376900

 

Troubled Asset Specialist Positions Now Available:

 Join the HUD Team and utilize your skills and talent to manage a portfolio of multifamily housing developments.  These developments have mortgages insured through FHA and are often subsidized through the Section 8 program.   HUD is now accepting applications for Troubled Asset Specialists (TAS) in the northeast in our regional and satellite offices.  Troubled Asset Specialists use their industry expertise to identify and resolve complex issues, ensuring the physical and financial stability of assets that are facing financial, physical, or occupancy challenges.   Members of the TAS Team are on the front-lines, creatively working with our industry partners to ensure the preservation and successful physical and financial operation of privately owned, HUD-assisted housing.  Put your analytical skills and creativity to use on the HUD portfolio developing preservation strategies, overseeing financial operations and performance, and developing action plans to achieve compliance.

Please see the link below for additional details.

Troubled Asset Specialist, GS-13

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422378100

 

Grant Specialist Positions Now Available:

HUD is seeking candidates with expertise in the field of grants management to join the Multifamily Housing Team.  Utilize your grant management skills to plan and manage grant administration, develop strategies to monitor program compliance, and evaluate the effectiveness of information technology systems.  Grant Specialists will be relied on to assist with the implementation of new policy or guidance, and institute new methods and strategies to improve grant administration in the office.  Grant Specialists are on the front-lines, creatively working with our industry partners and private owners to ensure compliance with market-rate and HUD-assisted housing.  Be a part of a dynamic working environment and join the HUD team today!  Please see the link below for additional details.

Grant Specialist, GS-12

One vacancy in New York, NY; one vacancy in Boston, MA

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422374600

 

Program Analyst Position Now Available:

 Join the HUD Team and utilize your administrative and data collection skills to enhance the effectiveness of Multifamily Housing operations!  HUD is now accepting applications for Program Analysts in the Northeast Region.  Program Analysts are responsible for complex analytical and program operation duties designed to improve the efficiency of programmatic functions in the Region. Fact-finding, data research, analysis, correlation, and using a variety of systems and applications are some of the exciting opportunities available to members of the HUD Team, along with reviewing reports, studies, and ensuring that inquiries from customers and higher-level management receive quality responses in a timely manner.  Be a part of a dynamic working environment and join the HUD team today!

Program Analyst, GS-11/12

One vacancy in New York, NY

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422718000

  

Housing Program Assistant Positions Now Available:

HUD is looking for energetic customer-service driven applicants to join the Mulitfamily Housing team.  HUD is now accepting applications for Housing Program Assistants in the Northeast Region.  Program Assistants represent the agency’s interface with internal and external partners and are responsible for preparing various programmatic and administrative reports.  Work closely with the Multifamily Housing team to ensure that customers receive accurate information on application procedures and that customer inquiries are given quality responses in a timely manner.  Be a part of a dynamic working environment and join the HUD team today!  Please see the link below for additional information.

 Housing Program Assistant, GS-7

Multiple vacancies in New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD

Announcement closes on 12/14/15

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422426400

(Internal posting only)

You may contact Milano Career Services for contact information!!!!