Community Outreach Specialist– Hybrid - Brooklyn, NY Full-Time/Exempt
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Location: 11232, New York
Type: Full Time
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) exists to break the cycle of poverty and inequity through education, job training, and employment. OBT’s programs operate out of multiple locations and serve as a bridge to economic opportunity for youth, individuals, and families in underserved communities. Through various sector-based pathways, we offer programming that extends from high school equivalency programming to industry-certified training. OBT is funded through a mixture of government contracts, corporate and foundation grants, and private contributions. To learn more about our work, please visit www.obtjobs.org
Reporting to the Director of Communications & Community Partnerships, the Community Outreach Specialist plays an integral role in promoting OBT’s mission and brand on a local community level and is responsible for developing multiple layers of engagement and outreach for the organization; aligned with OBT’s vision for impact, leading its implementation and assessing its effectiveness.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide outreach and recruitment support for select sites and programs; work collaboratively to ensure program enrollment outcomes are met on a regular basis.
Participate in community wide events (i.e., street fairs, festivals, etc.) to effectively promote all OBT programs.
Assist with developing OBT’s outreach and recruitment strategy.
Present OBT programs and services at various speaking engagements throughout the city and virtually.
Follow up with confirmed Salesforce web inquiries/event contacts/partner referrals and direct to appropriate site/program.
Update and/or input all Salesforce outreach data information as needed.
Obtain content (photos, quotes, etc.) for OBT’s marketing platforms from community events.
Screen interested candidates for program eligibility and coordinate with staff on the candidate’s next steps in the application process.
Manage interns or volunteers that are assisting with Recruitment.
Assist with and participate in OBT’s Annual Fall Gala/Summer Soiree event (OBT’s biggest fundraiser for the year)
Travel to all OBT sites and to various events across the five boroughs.
Manage weekly email communications to partners
Why You Should Join Us
Salary is $42,000k + full competitive benefits
We are a passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s young adult communities
Growth orientated, entrepreneurial work environment that pairs high accountability with high support
OBT values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. Diversity at our organization means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
In accordance with NYC Mayoral Executive Orders and mandates, OBT requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submission of weekly COVID PCR testing for employment. Please contact [email protected]for information on reasonable accommodation requests, if applicable.
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a 36-year old non-profit organization operating out of multiple locations. Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow exists to break the cycle of poverty and inequity through education, job training, and employment.
OBT’s programs serve as a bridge to economic opportunity for youth, individuals, and families in underserved communities. We emphasize the principles of accountability, confidence, and professionalism to prepare participants for the workforce while developing personal and professional skills.