The Partnership for the Homeless

Career Opportunities

Employment with the Partnership for the Homeless provides challenging and rewarding career opportunities for individuals interested in solving the problem of homelessness rather than managing it. If you have a passion for social justice and a commitment to the mission and goals of the Partnership, we invite you to explore the career opportunities listed below

Housing Advocate

The Partnership for the Homeless has an immediate opening at our Family Resource Center (FRC) in East New York, Brooklyn, for a talented and creative Housing Advocate to join a multi-disciplinary team that works to assist children and their families, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, break free from the cycles of need and move toward greater economic opportunity and independence.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting homeless families secure decent, affordable housing, and those families at-risk maintain their housing or relocate to more suitable housing.
  • Providing direct advocacy assistance to individual clients and client groups, which may involve, among other things, issues involving housing conditions and assistance at administrative hearings and in housing and other courts.
  • Collaborating with and acting as a resource for other FRC staff on housing issues.
  • Providing community education to clients, client groups, and staff of community-based organizations regarding housing issues.
  • Developing and distributing educational and promotional materials to community members and staff at other organizations.
  • Involving the FRC, to the extent possible, with building and small home owners on issues such as housing preservation, as part of a larger community development initiative.
  • Working with legal aid/legal services attorneys and members of the private pro bono bar, as necessary, on legal issues impacting our clients and client groups

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with homeless and at-risk clients;
  • Experience in providing community-based services, with a strong expertise in housing;
  • An understanding of the City’s housing market, and the ability to develop strong business relationships in the private housing market (real estate owners, developers, and brokers) and the supportive housing community;
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and oral), and leadership skills;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other staff and community-based organizations;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
  • A willingness to work non-traditional hours and days to meet project needs; and,
  • Bilingual skills strongly preferred but not required.

How To Apply

jobs@pfth.org 

Development and Communications Intern

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018!

The Development and Communications Intern will work directly with the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations as well as the Development and Communications Manager to support the Partnership’s fundraising and marketing efforts.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching current and potential donors, foundations, and corporations
  • Writing and editing materials such as grant proposals and appeals
  • Managing social media accounts
  • Creating content such as blogs, videos, and photographs for the website
  • Writing, editing, and maintaining acknowledgement letters
  • Conducting media outreach
  • Assisting with special events
  • Supporting administrative tasks

The Development and Communications Intern is expected to commitment to 10-15 hours a week and will work at the Partnership’s Manhattan office, located at 305 Seventh Ave, 14th Floor.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to social justice
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Experience with Photoshop and InDesign a plus
  • Proactive in suggesting ideas and strategies
  • Detail-oriented
  • Sense of humor

Benefits

This internship is unpaid.

How to Apply

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to info@pfth.org with the subject “Development and Communications Internship” and include your desired start date and availability. Send all documents as PDFs labeled as “Last name, Type of document.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.