CAREERS AT HCC

The Harlem Commonwealth Council offers professional and challenging career opportunities with high growth potential, and we're always looking for talent! 

If you are interested in working or interning with the Harlem Commonwealth Council, please email your resume to recruiting@harlemcommonwealth.org with the job title listed in the subject line.

NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: 

Human Resources 

Harlem Commonwealth Council 

361 West 125th Street - New York, New York 10027 

Harlem Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer. Women, trans, gender non-conforming people, people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA, and people from poor and/or working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Positions at HCC

OPEN POSITION - MANAGER, IMPACT & EVALUATION

 

Position Summary:

The Manager reports to the President/CEO.  Primary duties will be to establish a database through Sales Force or Quickbase for our Youth & Education (After School, Arches, Next Steps and HSE) program as well as our Business Development program (HEF).  This will allow for measurement of achieved outcomes against organizational goals.  The Manager will be a team leader in the design of program evaluation and provide expert advice in creating organizational strategies to provide collaborative outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the full life-cycle of program evaluation and impact assessment projects, including scoping and design, fundraising, implementation of evaluation and assessment efforts, and communicating findings to a range of audiences in both written and verbal communication formats. 

  • Implement and manage program evaluations across the various programs, working closely with various Executive staff. 

  • Assess organizational performance against strategic goals and communicate the impact of our work, by supporting both internal and externally-focused data collection efforts. 

  • Coordinate and support program evaluations conducted by external consultants and third-party researchers. 

  • Manage and respond to ad hoc requests for information about our impact assessment and evaluation efforts from staff and our organizational partners including existing and potential funders. 

  • Synthesize information and develop dynamic reports and findings in a variety of forms that effectively communicate HCC’s impact, progress or challenges in achieving our strategic goals. 

  • Support HCC’s work as a Community thought leader in the field – identifying ways to document and share findings and best practices to build the evidence-based support for our work. 

  • Assist in HCC’s strategic efforts to develop outcome-focused action plans and program evaluation strategies across Enterprise departments. 

  • Assist in embedding evaluation and impact assessment into the design and writing of fundraising proposals. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in evaluation, research methods, city planning, public policy, or a related field with minimum 3 years of demonstrated relevant evaluation experience in the fields of community development, public policy, government, or nonprofit management. 

  • Direct experience working on the full life-cycle of program evaluation and impact assessment projects, including scoping and design, fundraising, implementation of evaluation and assessment efforts, and communicating findings to a range of audiences in both written and verbal communication formats. 

  • Excellent project and client management skills required, with the ability to work on multiple projects at once. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required, with experience creating deliverables and written reports for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences. 

  • Must value working in a small collaborative environment. 

  • Must demonstrate initiative, good judgment, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills. 

  • Familiarity with basic statistics and data interpretation skills required. 

  • Must have strong project management skills and be able to work independently to move projects from creation to completion, as appropriate, with limited support and guidance from a supervisor or senior team member. 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects moving at once. 

  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, is required. It is helpful to have experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems as well as advanced analysis software (Stata, R, Tableau, Geographic Information Systems, etc.). 

Compensation:

Competitive salary & benefits including generous paid time off policy, and paid holidays. 

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter including the following subject line: Impact & Evaluation Manager to recruiting@harlemcommonwealth.org

Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

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OPEN POSITION - SUMMER RISING PROGRAM!

Make a difference in a child's life. Share your skills working in NYC's summer program serving

students in grades K-8 where students can enjoy fun, hands-on experiences to strengthen academic social, and emotional skills.

 

Qualifications:

Caring staff with experience helping young people thrive

Ability to manage small groups of students in K-5 and 6-8

Lead academic and enrichment activities and supporting field trips

Develop young people's social and emotional skills

 

Work Schedule:

Staff schedules may vary

Program period is July 5th to August 19th for grades K-5

July 5th - August 12th for grades 6-8

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., M-F

 

Sumer Rising Program Location:

Name of CBO: Harlem Commonwealth Council

School Site: P.S./M.S. 161

 

How to Apply:

Contact: 646.599.5693

E Mail: yhines@harlemcommonwealth.org

OPEN POSITION- HANDYMAN

Position Summary:

We are looking for a reliable Handyman to undertake upkeep and repair tasks at the interior or exterior of company premises. We’ll rely on you to keep our facilities in perfect condition by doing various odd jobs. Deft hands and technical knowledge are important parts of a handyman’s arsenal. You must be well-organized with strong general repair skills. A keen eye for detail and physical stamina are valued greatly in this job.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Clean facilities by sweeping, dusting etc.

  • Perform maintenance and light repairs

  • Paint and fill gaps or crevices (on walls, etc.)

  • Repair equipment or appliances

  • Assist tradespeople with electrical, plumbing or HVAC repairs

  • Undertake duties as assigned or emergency tasks (e.g. shoveling snow)

  • Identify and report the need for major repairs

Skills:

  • Proven experience as handyman

  • Experience with hardware tools and electrical equipment

  • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing

  • Basic math skills

  • Good communication ability

  • Well-organized and apt in problem-solving

  • Attention to detail

  • High school diploma or equivalent

 

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter including the following subject line: HandyMan to: recruiting@harlemcommonwealth.org

 

NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

 

If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: 

 

Human Resources

Harlem Commonwealth Council  

361 West 125th Street - New York, New York 10027

 

Website: www.harlemcommonwealth.org

OPEN POSITION - JANITOR

 

Position Summary:

We’re looking to hire a hard-working janitor who can maintain the cleanliness and safety of our building. You’ll be responsible for all cleaning duties including vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing restrooms with cleaning chemicals, in addition to maintenance tasks such as replacing light bulbs and emptying trash. The ideal candidate has a great work ethic, experience with cleaning equipment and supplies, and takes pride in a job well done.

 

Responsibilities:

Directly responsible for overall cleanliness and maintenance of interior and exterior of assigned building, or buildings. Performs all assigned duties; observes appearance of the interior and exterior of the building(s); reports special problems to the Supervisor for follow-up; checks specific areas for debris, cleanliness and maintenance; follows established written routines to insure proper results; meets required standard of cleanliness and maintenance established and described by management; performs all duties in a workman-like and efficient manner to ensure avoidance of violations by City, State and Federal agencies; is responsive to tenants comments, or complaints, about condition of building reports all complaints to management for further action if necessary; assists Handyman as instructed; performs any and all job request from Supervisor, or other management personnel; attends all regular meetings to discuss work to be performed and to discuss appearance of the building; follows proper procedures to order supplies and equipment; properly completes paperwork and receives all authorizations as necessary.

 

Skills:

Proven working experience as a janitor

Proven experience in general maintenance

Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies

Integrity and ability to work independently

 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15-17 per hour

Typical time: 11 – 7pm

 

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter including the following subject line: Janitor to: recruiting@harlemcommonwealth.org

 

NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

 

If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: 

 

Human Resources

Harlem Commonwealth Council  

361 West 125th Street - New York, New York 10027

 

Website: www.harlemcommonwealth.org

OPEN POSITION - ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST

 

Position Summary:

We are seeking Activity Specialists for HCC’s Out-of-School-time Middle School programs at PS 129 in West Harlem. Activity Specialists must have a strong interest in working with middle school youth and have expertise in one or more disciplines or content-specific program activities or subjects such as performance art, drama, art, or other project-based activities or subject that enriches the experiences of adolescent youths and helps them stay engaged and attend the program on a regular basis.  

Activity Specialists must be able to develop lesson plans in their area(s) of expertise and reinforce learning with the aid of Group Leaders. They also must be skilled in engaging children, including some youths with special needs. Activity Specialists should have knowledge of after-school programs and the mandates of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH).

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Facilitation of Activities

  • Planning and implementing engaging academic enrichment and recreation activities that incorporate elements of literacy, STEM, the creative arts, youth development, and community service

  • Preparing daily lesson plans and unit outlines, and using curricular material provided to facilitate activities

  • Initiation guidance and support sessions with appropriate staff if materials are not clear

  • Gathering all supplies, and preparing the activity space

  • Assisting teachers and activity specialists in the facilitation of lessons/activities by actively participating and encouraging participant involvement

  • Creating and maintaining a supportive and safe environment by making sure activity spaces are clean and organized

  • Following the program schedule and ensuring that all participants follow their schedules, unless told otherwise by program supervisor

 

Youth Development:

  • Utilizing principles of positive youth development through use of behavior management and discipline techniques that foster social, emotional, and cognitive growth, and build self-esteem and responsibility in all participants;

  • Building positive relationships with and among participants and acting as a role model.

 

Professional Development:

  • Participating in meetings and workshops that enhance professional skills, as assigned by program director, including a minimum of 15 hours of training per year

  • Working with program director, staff developers, and (as applicable) educational specialists to develop professional skills

  • Applying skills and knowledge acquired in those trainings to improve program quality

          Program Procedures and Safety

  • Adhering to site-specific memoranda and program staff manual which includes staff and program specific requirements as prescribed by the NYS Child School Aged Child Care (SACC) Programs regulation in a proactive manner, making the provision of quality services and the safety and care of all children the primary focus

  • Notifying supervisors of any and all behaviors that impede the provision of quality services and the safety of participants and staff. This includes the proactive reporting of incidents involving physical injury or emotional/social harm-doing

 

Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor or Associate Degree 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with school-aged children 

  • Exceptional classroom management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills 

  • Competency in youth development 

  • Ability to work as part of a team within a school community

  • Two years’ experience working with youth;

  • Must have a genuine love for working with children, and must want to serve as a mentor

  • High school/HSE diploma;

  • Preference given to those working toward a college degree.

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary; plus health, dental and vision insurance; retirement savings match; generous paid time off policy; paid holidays. 

 

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter including the following subject line: Activity Specialist to: recruiting@harlemcommonwealth.org

 

NOTE: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. If you do not have access to email, mail your cover letter & resume to: 

Human Resources

Harlem Commonwealth Council  

361 West 125th Street - New York, New York 10027

Website: www.harlemcommonwealth.org