Job Opportunities

Development and Community Engagement Associate

The Development and Community Engagement Associate will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating Development activities, and providing support for major fundraising activities and special projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising: establishes short- and long-range goals for fundraising department in the area of peer to peer fundraising, and support with crowdfunding efforts and alumni relations
  • Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to Friends of Yachad board, membership and program development
  • Builds the infrastructure of Team Yachad color runs, Gen-Events programs and local young professionals projects
  • Responsible for recruitment for Team Yachad Miami and Jerusalem, including visits to schools, college campuses, and liaise with other staff to recruit community members
  • Marketing & Public Relations: establish a stronger plan in the promotion of fundraising programs
  • Work closely with Yachad office staff and OU marketing team to properly arrange mailings, printing and production of necessary materials in a timely manner
  • Work closely with OU Web team to enhance program event sites and boost visibility, encouraging larger program participation
  • Responsible for thorough follow up with all parties: participants, vendors and staff

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of direct fundraising experience with track record of individual solicitations
  • Knowledge of New York Jewish community helpful
  • Willingness to be part of a team, yet able to work independently on projects

Salary commensurate with experience. Letters of interest along with salary requirements should be sent to Ken Saibel.

 


Office Manager, Headquarters

The Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  This includes maintaining office services and efficiency, supervising office staff and maintaining office records.  The Office Manager also serves as an administrative assistant to the Director, providing a high level of support by helping to handle requests, calls, scheduling meetings and preparing correspondents.  The Office Manager must be someone who is careful, thoughtful, considerate and oriented.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement office policies
  • Organize office operations and procedures
  • Supervise office staff
  • Prepare reports, memos letters and other documents
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages
  • Liaise with other agencies, organizations and groups
  • Supervise the update of organizational memberships
  • Attend meetings to record minutes as needed
  • Maintain office equipment
  • Coordinate and Prioritize office operations (with Assistant Director)
  • Attend necessary events/programs
  • Assign and monitor clerical and secretarial functions
  • Recruit and select office staff, orient and train employees

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Thorough knowledge of Judaic customs
  • Ability to comprehend, read, and write Hebrew
  • Computer skills and proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training.
  • Experience and knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

Letters of interest along with salary requirements should be sent to Marla Rottenstreich.

 


Full-time Special Educators, IVDU Schools

The IVDU Elementary and Marilyn David IVDU Upper school is seeking full-time special educators for the 2017-2018 school year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating engaging lessons
  • Differentiating lesson content
  • Possessing strong classroom management
  • Utilizing assessment to drive instruction
  • Collaborating with the school team and families
  • Incorporating project based learning

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in special education
  • Growth mindset
  • High expectations of students
  • Team player with good communications skills
  • Stimulating and creative, while using multiple modalities and project based learning
  • Positive outlook
  • Good classroom management skills
  • Passionate about the field
  • Values working with parents as a team
  • Self reflector

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Miriam Reifer.

 


Instructional Assistants, IVDU Upper School

The Marilyn David IVDU Upper School is seeking full-time instructional assistants for the 2017-18 school year to assist Special Education teachers in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading small group instruction
  • Implementing behavior plans
  • Creating classroom bulletin boards and visual aids
  • Facilitating social interactions amongst students
  • Supporting students at internships
  • Supervising bus duty

Qualifications:

  • Team player
  • Positive
  • Responsible
  • Passionate
  • Interested in pursuing a degree in special education or a similar field

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Miriam Reifer.

 


Instructional Assistants, IVDU Elementary School

The Marilyn David IVDU Elementary School is seeking full-time instructional assistants for the 2017-18 school year to assist Special Education teachers in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading small group instruction
  • Implementing instruction
  • Creating classroom bulletin boards and visual aids
  • Facilitating social interactions with classmates

Qualifications:

  • Team player
  • Empathetic to students with developmental delays
  • Strong work ethic
  • Creativity a plus but not necessary
  • Pursuing a special education degree

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Miriam Reifer.

 


South Area Coordinator, New England Yachad

Seeking a coordinator to coordinator one family event every month, and additional programs for different ages and target audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the Yachad club at SHAS
  • Create a core group of 10-15 teens (9th grade and over) to participate in Yachad as peer participants and attend our programming
  • Plan events with local partner organizations and successfully host joint events for children/teens/adults with disabilities and special needs
  • Manage administration of electronic files of local members, program participants, training materials and administrative records
  • Identify & Outreach to parents/guardians who are new/unfamiliar with Yachad
  • Regular contact with existing parents/guardians of Yachad participants
  • Meet with key community leaders, clergy, school officials and SPED/SEPAC partners.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Deborah Rockoff.

 


Director of Development and Community Outreach, Baltimore Yachad

Seeking director of development and community outreach to develop broad community relationships and financial development to achieve the goals of the organization, under the direction of the Director, National Department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, maintaining and increasing donor relationships
  • Coordinating and implementing development efforts in regional area
  • Increasing Yachad awareness in region and donor relationship
  • Planning, development and implementation of community events
  • Work collaboratively and supportively with Yachad program staff
  • Provides direction to staff, regarding professional growth and improvement of performance
  • Programming duties when advised by the Director, National Yachad
  • May be required to help out and take part in other activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • Three years of experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of social services and working with people with disabilities
  • Computer skills and proficiency with programs such as Microsoft
  • Experience with principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training
  • Experience and knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership technique, coordination of people and resources.

This is a Full Time position and requires some meetings out of the office and some travel.

For more information, or to submit your resume, contact Deborah Rockoff.

 


Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Yachad (Brooklyn, NY)

Seeking efficient, organized, office manager with professional telephone and advanced computer skills to work within special education school environment; to systematize records, schedules, calendars etc., and to serve as liaison to NY State DOE, OPT and Govt offices, and other available programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the day-to-day functioning of a nonprofit organization
  • General administrative projects
  • Assisting with organization billing functions and managing timely payment of bills
  • Assisting families of developmentally disabled individuals in acquiring funding from various state-run programs
  • Following up with funding agencies on the application progress of our individuals
  • Fostering relationships between Yachad and potential new families
  • Tremendous room for growth within a growing organization

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Some bookkeeping experience preferred
  • A desire to improve the lives of individuals with special needs
  • Familiarity with Medicaid Waiver and ACCES/VESID services helpful
  • Some clerical experience preferred

Please email inquiries or send resume to Jack Gourdji.

 


Yachad Vocational Coordinator (Brooklyn and Manhattan)

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating logistics of the Vocational Program
  • Responsible for accurately documenting client’s schedules
  • Managing Schedules of staff and clients
  • Conducting and following up on intakes
  • Keeping up to date with billing and regulations
  • Desire and motivation to work towards the growth of programs
  • Compiling, Collecting, and Organizing routine paperwork
  • Monitoring individuals goals and progress

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Flexible
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be caring, dedicated, responsible, and patient
  • Willingness to work in various locations throughout the day

Position is currently Part time – up to 28 hours/week.

Please email inquiries or send resume to Jack Gourdji.

 


Yachad Job Coach (Brooklyn and Manhattan)

Position is available in Brooklyn/Manhattan – up to 28 hours/week

Responsibilities include:

  • Job Coaching and training at various work sites
  • Life skills training
  • Providing social skills training
  • Training individuals to independently navigate public transportation systems

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others

Please email inquiries or send resume to Jack Gourdji and Chavie Kahn.

 


School Psychologist, Yachad – IVDU

Seeking full-time School psychologist to work as a team member to create, implement, manage and coach school-wide as well as individual behavior systems within a school for children with special needs. Must have clinical and assessment experience.

Please email inquiries or send resume to GourdjiJ@ou.org.

 


Direct Care Workers/Job Coaches needed

Positions available in Brooklyn – up to 28 hours/week

Responsibilities include:

  • Job Coaching and training at various work sites
  • Life skills training
  • Providing social skills training
  • Training individuals to independently navigate public transportation systems

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others

Please email your resume to coopermand@ou.org.

 


Yachad Day Habilitation Workers

Position Summary: Work with individuals out of Brooklyn facility and at job sites in order to help them increase independence and work towards personal goals. Positions available in Brooklyn and Manhattan—up to 28 hours/week.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working one-on-one with individuals as well as leading group sessions
  • Job Coaching at training and various work sites
  • Monitoring individuals goals and progress
  • Providing social skills training in individual and group settings
  • Training individuals to independently navigate public transportation systems

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Must be caring, dedicated, responsible, and patient

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Ilana Rosenbaum at (646)-459-5188 or rosenbaumi@ou.org.

 


Yachad Community Habilitation Workers

Work one-on-one with developmentally disabled individuals in order to facilitate community inclusion and work towards personal goals. Part time positions available in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Schedule is very flexible, evening and weekend hours available.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working directly with individuals in their home or out in the community
  • Planning and implementing activities that help foster independence and promote community involvement
  • Helping individuals develop social and relationship-building skills
  • Supporting individuals in developing and achieving personal goals
  • Completing paperwork to track an individual’s monthly progress and monitor their work towards specific goals
  • Modeling productive and appropriate behavior for the individuals you work with

Job Requirements:

  • A desire to work with adults with disabilities
  • Ability to provide positive motivation to others
  • Must be caring, dedicated, responsible, and patient

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Ilana Rosenbaum at (646)-459-5188 or rosenbaumi@ou.org.