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FOC Referral Coordinator

Fifth Avenue Committee


Description
FAC's Single Stop programming enhances all of FAC and BWI programs and has grown to serve over 1,000 people annually. Single Stop offers low-income families free, one-on-one confidential counseling about public benefits, financial decisions, legal problems and family services. Single Stop will launch a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) pilot to increase FAC Adult Education and Neighborhood Employment Services' beneficiaries' participation in financial coaching, public benefits counseling and job coaching. Through a combination of program development and direct service the FOC Referral Coordinator will ensure the successful launch and integration of the FOC, exceeding all pilot goals.

S/he will report to the Single Stop Program Director and work closely with other Single Stop, Adult Education and Neighborhood Employment Services staff. For more information see www.fifthave.org, www.bwiny.org and www.singlestopusa.org.

Responsibilities:

•Create and manage a system to streamline outreach and referrals between the Single Stop, Adult Education and Neighborhood Employment Services units.


•Ensure Single Stop screens at least 100 Adult Education and Neighborhood Employment Services participants and secures a cash benefit or service for at least 50 of those screened.


•Travel to Adult Education and Neighborhood Employment Services sites and events throughout Brooklyn to facilitate stronger referrals, conducting group presentations and individual intakes with program participants.


•Manage existing scheduling of all public benefits, financial coaching and job coaching appointments at Single Stop.


•Assist the Single Stop team, the Financial Coach and the NES Job Developer in gathering and reporting all participant and outcome data in a timely and appropriate manner.


•Assist in an evaluation of the FOC pilot that will include feedback from staff and participants involved.


•Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Minimum one year demonstrated experience with direct service, additional experience in program development preferred.


•Must be reliable, goal-driven and results-oriented with a friendly and professional demeanor.


•Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, and with a wide variety of stakeholders. Excellent communication and computer skills, well-organized, thorough, strong attention to detail, and motivated.


•Ability to multi-task and exercise excellent judgment.


•Enthusiasm and respect for working with low-income adults, including formerly incarcerated individuals.


•Familiarity with NYC Public Benefits System a plus.


•Willingness and ability to work some evening and/or weekends hours.


•Strong commitment to FAC’s mission.

Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree.

Bilingual English/Spanish.

How TO APPLY:
Compensation: This position is 21 hours a week, salary range $15 to $17 an hour commensurate with experience. Non-Exempt.

Part-time staff accrue paid sick and vacation time.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail cover letter with resume by January 11th, 2013 to:

Lalena Howard, Single Stop Program Director Fifth Avenue Committee 621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn NY 11217 email:lhoward@fifthave.org

Please, no phone calls. Please note that applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

Women, people of color and local residents are strongly encouraged to apply. FAC is an equal opportunity employer (EEO).

About Organization:
Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is an award winning 34-year old South Brooklyn based non-profit community development corporation whose mission is to advance economic and social justice. We develop and manage affordable housing and community facilities, create economic opportunities and ensure access to economic stability, organize residents and workers, offer student-centered adult education, and combat displacement caused by gentrification. FAC is located in Park Slope/Gowanus and, together with our workforce development affiliate, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, employs nearly 100 staff in multiple offices assisting over 5,500 low-and moderate-income New Yorkers annually to allow them to live and work with dignity and respect.


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