Employment Opportunities

Interested in becoming a member of the Green City Force team?

In joining our organization, you will work with a diverse, intelligent team, responding to a number of daily challenges in a fast-paced environment, with tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As an Employer of National Service, Green City Force encourages AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

Current Job Opportunities

TO APPLY: Please email a resume, 3 references and a cover letter to jobs@greencityforce.org. Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject of your email. No phone calls, please.


Development and Communications Assistant

Posted: 8/2/2018

OVERVIEW

Green City Force’s (GCF) mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban young adults to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training and work experiences related to the clean energy economy. GCF is seeking an energetic, organized, high-performing, and motivated individual to join our organization as a Development and Communications Assistant. We are looking for someone who is passionate about social, economic and environmental justice, and who believes in the power of effective and inspiring communication. We need a dynamic self-starter who understands that fundraising and communications are the engines that help our programs come to life.

This person will report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will be an integral part of a small, passionate, fun, and hardworking team. The right candidate will be focused on raising awareness of GCF’s programs among current supporters, growing the network of future supporters, and helping GCF meet our fundraising goals, which include raising over $4 million each year from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

DEVELOPMENT (50%)
  • Major gifts: support the CDO and Executive Director through the phases of research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing major donors and new prospects.
  • Corporate sponsors: support the Executive Director, CDO and Development and Communications Manager in identifying, securing, and executing revenue-generating corporate partnerships with a focus on businesses that are aligned with GCF’s mission and values.
  • Events: assist the CDO and Development and Communications Manager in the planning and execution of fundraising and cultivation events. Staff and attend events as needed.
  • Donor visits: facilitate meetings and program site visits with existing donors and prospects.  
  • Donor database and tracking: maintain donor and prospect records including data entry and updates. Generate reports and lists for mailings, events, and donor engagement.
  • Donor communications: prepare timely acknowledgement letters and other related correspondence.
  • Grants: maintain a calendar of deadlines for grant reports, renewals, and new proposals. Assist with drafting LOIs, proposals, and grant reports as needed.
  • Research: gather and synthesize research on major donors and new prospective funders, sponsors, event attendees, and other key stakeholders.
  • Materials: assist with the development of print and digital fundraising materials.
COMMUNICATIONS (40%)
  • Strategy: in partnership with the Development and Communications Team, execute a communications and PR strategy that increases awareness of and support for GCF’s programs.
  • Writing: write, design, and produce all e-blasts, including program updates, monthly newsletters, board updates, and event invitations.
  • Social Media: gather, edit, and write content for GCF’s website and social media platforms.
  • Materials: manage the design and production of print and electronic materials for events and programs.
  • Website: manage and implement regular website updates using WordPress, including online event ticketing and donation forms.
  • Press: Field and direct press inquiries as needed; organize and document GCF press coverage; and keep press kits and files current.
  • CRM: manage and update Salesforce CRM on a regular basis.
  • Digital Assets: manage, archive and organize photographs, video, and presentations.
INTERNAL (10%)
  • Manage organizational calendars, including events and deadlines to ensure staff delivers all activities in a timely manner
  • Organize and maintain internal files in a timely and easily accessible fashion
  • Assist in preparing board and committee meeting materials and attend meetings as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A passion for social justice, and GCF’s mission
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in nonprofit communications or fundraising   
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience using databases
  • Excellent ability to consistently meet deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and turn around assignments quickly without compromising quality
  • Willingness to work in a small, lean team of self-starters, and work through the weeds when crunch-time hits
  • Experience with creating project plans, setting goals and deadlines, and keeping a team on schedule to meet deadlines
  • Motivated self-learner with exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent computer and research skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media platforms, Google office products
  • Must be able to work a few evenings and weekends as necessary

DESIRED:

  • Experience with WordPress, the Adobe creative quite, Salesforce, HTML and CSS
  • A strong interest in national service, sustainability, youth development, public housing and low income communities

COMPENSATION:

This is a full time position with eligibility for benefits including paid vacation and holidays, paid sick leave, and health/dental insurance.

START DATE:

September 4, 2018 or when the position is filled.


Social Enterprise Business Operations Manager

Posted: 7/2/2018

OVERVIEW

Green City Force seeks a highly organized and resourceful professional to help manage the business operations of its growing social enterprise. Through our social enterprise, we employ young adult residents of public housing in New York City who graduate from Green City Force’s AmeriCorps program, building skills to transition into career-track jobs in the clean energy sector. Our work is contract-based and primarily focused on providing energy efficiency upgrades to residents of low-to-moderate income housing. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter who has business operations experience and a desire to advance Green City Force’s social mission.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, Social Enterprise Projects, the Business Operations Manager will ensure efficient operation, coordination and supervision of social enterprise activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As key member of project management team, help ensure efficient business operations and project management to meet contract commitments.
  • For each contract, evaluate project requirements; develop staffing model and implement operating policies and processes. Create management reporting tools, using Excel and web-based applications.
  • Oversee data management and reporting. Perform Quality Control to ensure accuracy of data generated by field teams, implementing corrective action plans when required.
  • Create and monitor production schedules in coordination with field supervisors.
  • Interface with client project management teams; communicating and coordinating on project progress, scheduling, data reporting, other operational matters.
  • Generate program invoices that comply with all contract terms and conditions.
  • Work with finance team to track budgets and conduct financial analysis, including forecasting, for multiple projects.
  • Assist with business development, including submission of bid proposals, preparation of internal budgets and project timelines.  Monitor and maintain pipeline tracking.
  • Work with management to determine project staffing needs and participate in interviews.
  • Work with program staff to identify professional development, skill-building and training needs for field staff who are GCF AmeriCorps Service alumni.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferred concentration in business administration, finance, accounting or economics
  • 2+ years experience in an operations, management or finance role with significant analytical and project management responsibilities. Experience with a social enterprise or non-profit is a plus.
  • Strong interest in youth development, sustainability, and social justice
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and demonstrated problem solving capabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to deliver quantitative and qualitative data in a compelling way
  • Commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Unwavering commitment to internal and external client satisfaction.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
  • Enthusiasm for working in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required. This includes advanced level with Excel (model production and scheduling, data analysis, pivot tables, etc.)

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary, medical & dental benefits

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are looking to fill this position immediately.


Operations Assistant (temporary, part-time)

Posted: 7/2/2018

OVERVIEW

Green City Force (GCF) is an AmeriCorps program that has been nationally recognized for our innovative workforce development and service model that positively impacts Opportunity Youth living in public housing, while supporting sustainability initiatives across the City. We seek passionate, values driven self-starters to join our growing team. Successful candidates will demonstrate efficient project management, ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues effectively, and commitment to pursuing excellence in all aspects of work.

The Operations Assistant will work part time during a nine-week period (July 1- Aug 31, 2018) and will help construct infrastructure projects at our NYC farms. The Operations Assistant reports to the Farm Operations Manager. The position is based primarily in the field and will be required to use mobile devices to communicate with supervisors. The position also entails driving our van to shuttle program and farm materials/equipment to support successful field and program outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Basic carpentry: accurately identify, measure, cut lumber (2×4 vs. 4×4 vs. 2×10); use a speed square; read a measuring tape
  • Power tool knowhow: safely operate circular saw and a sliding compound miter table saw. What’s the difference between an impact driver and a drill driver? How does one change the bits for each?
  • Detail-oriented: help maintain tool and supply inventory for six farms in four boroughs.
  • Arrive punctually at agreed-upon location each morning
  • Work outside, despite rainy or hot conditions (lunch hour and two 15-minute breaks are included if a full 8-hour day)
  • Wear proper work boots. (Staff polo shirts and pants provided)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with organic farming concepts and alignment with Green City Force’s mission
  • Be team-oriented. No one can do what we do by themselves
  • Enthusiasm for, and personal commitment to, healthy sustainable living choices
  • Grit: stamina in less-than-ideal weather conditions. It will be hot this summer!
  • Stand for extended periods, lift heavy objects (over 40 lbs), and perform tasks with few breaks
  • Ability to operate equipment and tools provided
  • Valid driver’s license

COMPENSATION

$20 per hour; 16 to 20 hours/week

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


Green City Force Team Leader

Posted: 6/5/2018

OVERVIEW

Green City Force (GCF) is an AmeriCorps program that has been nationally recognized for our innovative workforce development and service model that positively impacts Opportunity Youth living in public housing, while supporting sustainability initiatives across the City. We seek passionate, values driven self-starters to join our growing team. Successful candidates will demonstrate efficient project management, ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues effectively, and commitment to pursuing excellence in all aspects of work.

The Team Leader is responsible for supervising, coordinating, motivating, and leading teams of 10-15 young adults between the ages of 18-24, all residents of the New York City Public Housing Authority (NYCHA) enrolled as AmeriCorps members.

The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that service delivery and Corps Member development goals are met on a day to day basis. Corps Members perform a range of service activities that include the construction, maintenance, and harvesting of urban farms across New York City, and educating NYCHA residents about key sustainability initiatives. The Team Leader Position is based primarily in the field and will be required to use mobile devices and laptops to communicate with other staff and complete requisite documentation and paperwork.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervise a team of 10 – 15 AmeriCorps Members engaging in service, training, and a range of professional development opportunities
  2. Coach Corps Members toward fulfillment of their personal development, service commitment, and career/college goals
  3. Reinforce service-learning and work readiness goals by modeling exemplary professional attitude, demeanor and performance
  4. Hold Corps Members accountable for program expectations (job readiness, technical skills, academic achievement, life skills, etc.)  and ensure consistent high-quality delivery on the various AmeriCorps service activities
  5. Deliver educational and training modules to Corps Members
  6. Plan and carry out team scheduling, manage paperwork regarding Corps Member attendance and daily service activity hours, and prepare regular reports on project and Corps Member progress
  7. Ensure safe work practices, a safe work environment and the proper maintenance of equipment and tools
  8. Serve as a liaison between GCF and community partners and individuals; model good relations and appropriate interactions with clients and other community members, and cultivate new partnerships.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum requirements:

  • Commitment to youth development, social and economic justice, and sustainable development; passion for Green City Force’s mission
  • 2-3 years of experience in, youth development, national service, sustainability sector, community organizing in low-income communities, construction, or military
  • Previous demonstrated effective leadership role with young adults ages 18 – 24 from public housing or other low-income communities
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, work ethic, accountability and responsibility
  • Highly organized self-starter; ability to take direction, structure tasks, establish priorities and set goals
  • Ability to solve problems, mediate conflicts and exercise sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and motivational skills, excellent collaborative and team-work skills
  • Enthusiasm for, and personal commitment to, healthy sustainable living choices

Preferred:

  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience related to sustainable buildings and urban agriculture.
  • Direct experience living and/or working in public housing communities.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary, medical & dental benefits

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are looking to fill this position immediately.


People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Green City Force is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. Green City Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions, in accordance with state and federal law.

GCF is an Employer of National Service. We recognize the value of skills gained during national service and alumni of national service programs are encouraged to apply.

We also have opportunities for volunteers.

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