Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) Paid Internships

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) is looking to hire a limited number of part-time, paid interns to assist with our Planning and Preservation and Community Engagement and Education work.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program focusing on city and regional planning, historic preservation, public policy, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation planning, economic development or a related field.

You may apply by clicking here. Please find the internship descriptions below:

 

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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.

 

Winter / Spring 2017 Internship Solicitation – GreenMax Capital Advisors

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Sustainable Energy Internship

GreenMax Capital Advisors is soliciting applications for our Winter/Spring 2017 Internship Program located in our Park Slope, Brooklyn office. Interns may also be placed internationally in one of our Nairobi, Santiago, or Warsaw office locations.

GreenMax is one of the leading international policy and financial advisory firms focused entirely on the clean energy sector. We advise governments, international financial institutions, investors and project developers on strategies to increase implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency. We have completed assignments in more than 80 countries around the world. Today our main geographic focus is on emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Turkey.

Interns at GreenMax work on substantive research, writing and/or quantitative analysis tasks, including proposal development and grant preparation for renewable energy projects, market assessments of renewable energy potential in various countries in our target regions and information memoranda for investment and debt financing solicitations. Some of our interns have been invited to permanent positions with us and many others have used their experience at GreenMax to leverage interesting positions elsewhere in the sustainable energy field.

For our Winter/Spring program this year, we are seeking interns with international backgrounds (fluency in one or more of the following: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian/Ukrainian and Turkish). Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English is also required. Of special interest will be interns native to Latin America, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe or Turkey, with good understanding of their home country’s political and economic environment. We especially encourage current students or recent graduates from university programs in sustainability, renewable energy, energy and environmental policy and finance to apply.

Our undergraduate or graduate school interns are expected to work a 12-week cycle according to their school’s academic calendar. Recent graduates of master’s programs in the aforementioned fields are asked to commit to 3-month internships. While we encourage and prefer full-time commitments, part-time arrangements may also be accepted for highly qualified candidates to accommodate school schedules. We always cooperate with universities to ensure academic credit. The internship is unpaid for currently matriculating students. Recent master’s program graduates of exceptional quality and prior work experience abroad in sustainable energy, infrastructure or investment banking may be eligible for a stipend during their internship.

Please submit a cover letter, your CV and a brief writing sample (e.g. an article or the executive summary of a research report) to alabua@greenmaxcap.com. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis in person or via Skype, with the internship expected to commence in early February. The deadline for applications is Friday January 27, 2017. No phone calls or recruiters please