Work at Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens’ mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds. We welcome you to come work with us, and in turn help contribute to our greater Queens community.

Full-Time Jobs

Director of Education, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Director of Education for the Advance & Earn Program. The goal of the Advance & Earn Program is to provide a career pathway for opportunity youth through a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment. The program supports opportunity youth at any educational level, providing on-ramps at various levels through three program components, each supported by case management and wrap-around services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Education will:

  • Lead a team of Pre-HSE, HSE, Work Readiness, and ABE Instructors in curriculum planning, development, and lesson planning.
  • Develop curricula as per the needs of participants including, but not limited to: basic educational skills, TASC test preparation, work readiness, and basic MOS (Microsoft Office suite) credential instruction.
  • Support their team in meeting program educational goals and outcomes for participants.
  • Provide assessments and reports as necessary and provide individual feedback to students to ensure their success.
  • Collaborating with support staff to meet participation and retention goals.
  • Supervise classes and coaching Instructors to improve program quality.
  • Develop and implement instructor training and professional development opportunities.
  • Participation in regular staff and program planning meetings
  • Attend educational trainings and educational network meetings in order to apply new teaching strategies and techniques using technological platforms.
  • Instruct HSE and ABE classes when necessary.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters degree preferred
  • 3+ years successful experience providing literacy and/or numeracy instruction and selecting/adapting curricula resources for opportunity youth
  • 3+ years in program management
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Herrera at [email protected] with “Director of Education” in the subject line.

Director of Workforce Development, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Director of Workforce Development for the Advance & Earn Program. The goal of the Advance & Earn Program is to provide a career pathway for opportunity youth through a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment. The program supports opportunity youth at any educational level, providing on-ramps at various levels through three program components, each supported by case management and wrap-around services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Workforce will:

  • Develop employer and community partnerships with local businesses that lead to employment opportunities, internship sites, and mentoring opportunities for participants.
  • Establish employer and internship partnerships in the allied health field.
  • Provide direct supervision of employment coordinators and job developers.
  • Develop and maintain database/inventory of employment, training, and internship opportunities.
  • Be accountable for significant job development, employer relationship building, and participant recruitment targets.
  • Coordinate with program staff on recruitment, engagement, and retention of participants.
  • Remain up to date on current labor market trends in workforce development.
  • Monitor and review programming to ensure that schedules are met, DYCD guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Help expand current work readiness curriculum based on program’s goals and partners’ needs.
  • Attend workforce development network meetings in order to apply new trends to program development

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years of employment within workforce programs, including two plus years in a supervisory management role.
  • Experience working with opportunity youth.
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government contracts, preferably NYC DYCD contracts
  • Experience conducting research, compiling information and organization for program development
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Herrera at [email protected] with “Director of Workforce Development” in the subject line.

Engagement Specialist, High School and College Success

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as Engagement Specialist will report directly to the Senior Director, High School and College Success.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related course of study required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience with attendance improvement and school engagement strategies for chronically absent youth.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working with adolescents in an urban environment providing services that reduce barriers and facilitate educational success and social emotional wellbeing.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience managing a caseload effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with an urban adolescent population and their families.
  • Comfort in conducting home visits as needed
  • Knowledge of community referrals and the ability to connect families with resources to help overcome barriers to success.
  • Familiarity with NYS high school graduation requirements and experience with the college application and financial aid application processes.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide individual and small group counseling to students on a weekly basis
  • Conduct daily student attendance outreach and prepare reports for the program staff.
  • Conduct home visits to disengaged students and those identified as chronically absent with the intention of increasing attendance and removing barriers to success.
  • Provide outreach to students and their families, including phone calls, written correspondence, and home visits.
  • Facilitates communication between students, families, and school staff.
  • Timely completion of required documentation for clinical, evaluation and funding purposes.
  • Provides crisis counseling, conflict mediation and social-emotional support.
  • Support and facilitate chronic absent student exposure to program and school opportunities (high school and college); build college and work readiness skills.
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences and staff development opportunities.
  • Organize and lead the program attendance team meetings, including meetings with school personnel to ensure a
  • cohesive service delivery and successful partnership.
  • Collaborate on interdisciplinary teams of Commonpoint Queens staff and school staff to create individual plans to support student progress around chronic absence.
  • Occasional weekend hours and evening required.

General Tasks of Commonpoint Queens Staff 

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of Commonpoint Queens
  • Other tasks appropriate to the Commonpoint Queensstaff, as assigned.

Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employers/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and résumé, as a Word or PDF document only, to [email protected]. Please indicate “Engagement Specialist” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

Food Pantry Coordinator

The Food Pantry Coordinator at Commonpoint Queens oversees and coordinates our digital Kosher food pantry. This includes managing the delivery and distribution of weekly bulk food and produce  as well as large scale holiday distributions. The coordinator is responsible for managing the ordering, receipt, storage, and distribution of kosher food from Met Council. The coordinator will provide oversight and guidance of pantry operations, supervising part-time staff and volunteers, registering clients and maintaining client databases, and providing monthly statistics and reports as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assisting with pantry operations including receiving products, inputting items into the digital system, updating the digital menu, organizing and rotating inventory and product storage.
  • Handle weekly food ordering from Met Council and maintain appropriate inventory levels
  • Oversee the breakdown of bulk products, maintaining an orderly, clean and safe environment.
  • Ensure proper refrigeration and temperature control of frozen/temperature sensitive items.
  • Coordinate and supervise the volunteer team during delivery and distribution.
  • Maintain client database and provide monthly statistics and reports.
  • Enforce food distribution policies and procedures, while maintaining a high-quality service delivery
  • Client registration and intake as necessary. Data entry and updating client records.
  • Manage High Holiday and Passover deliveries and distributions, to ensure purchasing, scheduling, and distributions are executed seamlessly.
  • Ensure correct and accurate data is captured and reported for the network of poundage and clients served.
  • Support site visits to and from network agencies, donors, and partners as needed.
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds, stack and load (on and off a truck and pallets) cartons, boxes and other food containers with or without accommodations.
  • Should be well organized, respond well to supervision and be able to work independently

Skill And Education

  •  Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3-5 years of equivalent management experience
  • Knowledge of kashrut law
  • Basic computer and data entry skills required
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Farsi or Russian a plus, but not required
  • Must be culturally sensitive and able to work with a multicultural client/customer population

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Food Pantry Coordinator” in the subject line.

HSE Instructor, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire an HSE Instructor for the Advance & Earn Program. The goal of the Advance & Earn Program is to provide a career pathway for opportunity youth through a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment. The program supports opportunity youth at any educational level, providing on-ramps at various levels through three program components, each supported by case management and wrap-around services. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the HSE Instructor will provide contextualized instruction in literacy and math to an opportunity youth population.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The HSE Instructor will:

  • Develop lesson plans and adjust instruction according to the various learning styles of program participants. Maintain a collaborative learning environment.
  • Facilitate instruction in all assigned subject areas of the TASC exam (Reading, Writing, and Social Studies, and Science).
  • Plan, prepare and instruct lessons in accordance with the curriculum and using a variety of methodologies with the purpose of TASC.
  • Attend instructional workshops that will discuss all subtests of the new TASC exam.
  • Create engaging lessons in HSE that develop student critical thinking and problem solving skills using a variety of methodologies.
  • Continually assess student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and staff well informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data, providing daily feedback and weekly assessments.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all  students.
  • Attend instructional workshops and learning communities that will discuss all subtests and curriculum development for the TASC exam.
  • Administer and utilize standardized assessments to develop curricula targeting the educational challenges of the students.
  • Monitor students’ performance and attendance for required reporting systems.
  • Lead engagement and follow-up efforts to ensure participants progress towards positive outcomes.
  • Implement strategies to maximize student learning and retention.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education required. Master’s Degree in Education preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching young adult learners of varied ages, levels, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of ABE and HSE curriculum, testing procedures and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Brynn McCormick at [email protected] with the subject “HSE Instructor.

Pre-HSE Instructor, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire an Pre-HSE Instructor for the Advance & Earn Program. The goal of the Advance & Earn Program is to provide a career pathway for opportunity youth through a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment. The program supports opportunity youth at any educational level, providing on-ramps at various levels through three program components, each supported by case management and wrap-around services. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Pre-HSE Instructor will provide contextualized instruction in literacy and math to an opportunity youth population.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Pre-HSE Instructor will:

  • Develop lesson plans and adjust instruction according to the various learning styles of program participants. Maintain a collaborative learning environment.
  • Develop college and career exploration curriculum.
  • Create engaging lessons in ABE and Pre-HSE that develop student critical thinking and problem solving skills using a variety of methodologies.
  • Facilitate basic skills instruction in literacy and mathematics.
  • Continually assess student progress toward mastery of standards and keep students and staff well informed of student progress by collecting and tracking data, providing daily feedback and weekly assessments.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all  students.
  • Attend instructional workshops and learning communities that will discuss all subtests and curriculum development for the TASC exam, ABE instruction, and college and career exploration..
  • Administer and utilize standardized assessments to develop curricula targeting the educational challenges of the students.
  • Monitor students’ performance and attendance for required reporting systems.
  • Lead engagement and follow-up efforts to ensure participants progress towards positive outcomes.
  • Implement strategies to maximize student learning and retention.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education required. Master’s Degree in Education preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching young adult learners of varied ages, levels, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of ABE, pre-HSE and/or HSE curriculum, testing procedures and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Brynn McCormick at [email protected] with the subject “Pre-HSE Instructor.

Social Worker for Opportunity Youth, Adult Workforce

Commonpoint Queens is seeking to hire a Social Worker for Opportunity Youth. The goal of the Opportunity Youth Programs at Commonpoint Queens is to provide a career pathway for opportunity youth through a continuum of services including literacy and math instruction, HSE test preparation, work readiness training, college and career exploration, paid work experience, advanced occupational training and industry credential attainment. The programs support opportunity youth at any educational level, providing on-ramps at various levels through three program components, each supported by case management and wrap-around services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Social Worker will:

  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, individual, and group counseling to program participants.
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary, appropriate referrals, and home visits when needed.
  • Facilitate workshops on mental health for both staff and participants.
  • Maintain effective communication and rapport with participants, staff, and support systems.
  • Conduct care coordination with outside treatment providers/referrals with the goal of improving participants well being and progress.
  • Collaborate with support staff to address the individual needs of participants.
  • Offer and provide continued case review to support case managers with high-risk cases.
  • Provide outside long term referrals when necessary
  • Supervise social work interns and case managers. 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  •  Masters Degree required. LCSW, LMSW, or LMHC
  • 3+ years of social work experience with opportunity youth
  • Demonstrated ability in youth development
  • SIFI certification preferred
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
  • Prior supervisory experience

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Evelyn Herrera at [email protected] with the subject “Social Worker for Opportunity Youth

Volunteer Coordinator

Position Summary The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for all administrative aspects of volunteer activities.

Scope and Impact This is one of two positions reporting to the Senior Director of Development.

Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused and family-supported practice, an individual hired as the Volunteer Coordinator will work to facilitate multi-site, multi-agency volunteer opportunities utilizing pre-existing systems and networks and enhance agency relations within the community. This person will also lead the pursuit of new opportunities, directly managing and cultivating new volunteer relationships, and maintaining accurate metrics used for reporting purposes to funding sources.

Principle Accountabilities 

  • Develop strategies and establish volunteer program/service goals to increase volunteer capacity, build deeper engagement, and foster a commitment to the agency and its mission.
  • Hiring, orientation, and onboarding of all volunteers throughout Commonpoint Queens.
  • Work with Department Heads and Program Directors to assess the needs of all agency, multi-site programs, and services to determine where the utilization of volunteers will be most beneficial.
  • Create and implement an onboarding and training program for volunteers.
  • Create and implement staff training for staff members’ onboarding, supervising and managing volunteers.
  • Finalize agency volunteer manual.
  • Assist with creating and implementing volunteer recognition events.
  • Maintain accurate records and update the database with volunteer participation and client information.
  • Research and identify prospective growth opportunities to support greater volunteer numbers and engagement.
  • Review, update and implement volunteer screening methods, policies, and procedures for volunteer on-boarding, supervision, and management.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective strategic relationships with local schools, synagogues, community organizations, and corporations to advance current projects and create new ones, while providing the highest level of support.
  • Work with the senior management team to incorporate data (collection and review, qualitative and quantitative findings of surveys and evaluations, gaps to be addressed in the futures, etc.) into the program discussions.
  • Oversee the implementation of program grants, monitor the success of grant deliverables, and write first drafts for grant reports.
  • Work with the Development and Marketing team to create a marketing campaign for volunteer recruitment.
  • Develop evaluation protocal measuirng overall volunteer impact and contribution.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed including some evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preparation and Knowledge 

  • A minimum of three years’ experience managing a volunteer program with a minimum of 500 volunteers.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite
  • Superior relationship-building skills, including demonstrated relationship building with corporate volunteer groups.
  • Good critical, creative thinking and decision-making skills
  • Must demonstrate the aptitude and willingness to be a visible and active team player ina social service environment.
  • Grant writing experience a plus. Experience with volunteer data management systems a plus
  • Experience providing oversight to programs with funder expectations and reporting required.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Judy Vladimir at [email protected] with the subject “Volunteer Coordinator

Part-Time Jobs

Assistant, SONYC After School Program

Job Description:

The Program Assistant of our SONYC after-school program supports our Program Director in providing diverse high quality after school programming for middle school aged youth, from sixth to eighth grade. The right candidate will have a passion for working with youth, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, time management skills, computer skills, and be able to handle multiple tasks. Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Assistant will carry out the responsibilities of the position as defined below.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise the Director on program development and updates.
  • Provide coaching, support and assistance for program staff.
  • Ensure proper implementation of programming, including activities, student participation, supervision of youth and staff, maintaining safe spaces.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, youth, parents, school and neighboring community.
  • Assist in planning and implementing youth development programming including but not limited to schedules, activities, and team based projects.
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development trainings.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate and support members of a team.
  • Data input and knowledge of DYCD Connect systems preferred
  • Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or other relevant subject preferred
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting.
  • Willingness to submit to and pass criminal, child protection, and sexual registry background check.

Start: March 2019
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 2 pm-6:30 pm. Hours and days may vary depending on school closings.
Location: Forest Hills, NY

To Apply:  Please email a cover letter and résumé to [email protected]. Please indicate “SONYC After-School Program  Assistant” in the subject line of the email. We will contact only those candidates who meet our criteria in order to arrange an interview.

Assistant Medical Biller/Receptionist, CAPE Mental Health Clinic

Job Responsibilities:

Assists Medical Coder with:

  • Maintaining records and billing insurance companies
  • Correctly collecting all outstanding balances and follow through on collections
  • Following up on insurance denials  
  • Responsible for deposit collection, entering data, creating and maintaininaccurate spreadsheets

Office coverage 

  • Answers phones, triages distressed/high risk clients and provides back up support for Medical office manager and coder. 
  • Data entry into the Medical records

Organization of paper documentation into medical records

  • Collect and organize paperwork and insure coordination with session note to insure payments can be processed accurately 
  • Scan all documentation and correspondence into medical record
  • Data entry into EHR
  • Obtain and enter all referral information
  • Send communication to other providers requesting medical information, identifies information when received and upload into the Electronic Health Record

Requirements: Experience with reception and customer service; training in basic data entry. spreadsheets and medical coding; computer and math skills. Organized, accurate and comfortable with computer software especially Excel, Word and Google Drive. 

Hours: Current position will be 20 hours per week with the potential of becoming full time.

To Apply: Please send resume to: Debra llberman, LCSW CAPE Director at [email protected]

Career Services Assistant

Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a Career Services Assistant. The candidate will provide career guidance to students at CUNY colleges, and assist with coordination and administrative support for career-related and scholarship programs that serve high school and college students. The selected candidate will work on-site within Hillel Clubs at CUNY colleges and at Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist students 1:1 with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, internship applications, etc
  • Assist with planning and coordinating career-related events   
  • Assist with event marketing and promoting career services and events through flyers and posting on social media websites
  • Coordinate and track scholarship processing including verbal and written communication with students and financial aid offices 
  • Assist with coordination of two technology training courses, including scheduling, tracking attendance, and assisting instructors
  • Communicate with professional mentors and students to track mentoring relationships 
  • Post career tips and professional opportunities to social media sites
  • Administrative duties including entering and updating student data and meeting information, collecting, tracking and organizing student information/documents; drafting routine correspondence

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree; current graduate student or recent graduate.
  • Experience providing individual and group career counseling services, specifically resume support
  • Experience working with college students
  • Excellent project management, strategic planning, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive; and efficient use of the Internet. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adept with Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of financial aid process and guidelines preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Must be available to work Thursday evenings once a week from October – April and for occasional special events 

Hours:  Part-Time, hours flexible (15-19 hours per week). Must be available Mondays, Thursday evenings from Oct-April and for occasional evening events.

Start Date: September 2019 – June 2020

To Apply:  E-mail resume to [email protected]. Please indicate “Part-Time Career Services Assistant” in subject of email. 

Girls Who Code Club Leader

Commonpoint Queens Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a technology student or professional to teach coding in our Girls Who Code club.

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology. Clubs are FREE after-school programs to introduce girls to coding and help them use computer science to change the world. Help us change the face of tech!

Club facilitator will be compensated on an hourly basis for 3 hours per week. Club will meet once a week on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm, 11/14/19 – 4/2/20.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach High School students basic coding skills
  • Guide students during hands-on coding activities and projects.
  • Utilize/update Girls Who Code curriculum as needed

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Must pass a background check
  • Comfortable teaching/interacting with High School students
  • Passion to help and the ability to foster community within your Girls Who Code Club.

All materials from Girls Who Code are provided for FREE to the Club Facilitator, including:

  • 120+ hours of curriculum, tutorials of all skill levels, and an online learning management system
  • Program support, including a Clubs Success Specialist, Facilitator trainings and resources
  • Access to field trips and grant opportunities upon availability
  • Recruitment materials to help spread the news about your Club

To Apply: Email resume to [email protected] or for more information.

Nursery After School Activity Specialist

We are currently looking for activity specialists to staff our Nursery School Late Stay program. The Activity Specialist we are looking for should be experienced and knowledgeable in the following areas Visual Arts, Dance, Literacy, Music, Hebrew Instruction, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Cooking. Activity Specialists must be committed to positive youth development, who have a passion for what they do, and who are able to create and implement curriculum in an early childhood setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB 

  • Model and uphold all Agency policies and procedures.
  • Creation of a fun, nurturing, and educational environment through hands on learning opportunities.
  • Creation and facilitation of age appropriate curriculum 
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space in an organized and clean fashion. 
  • Quickly identify and seek to resolve conflicts and behavioral problems in consultation with the Site Director.
  • Plan, organize and oversee varied activities with the support of Site Director, youth workers, and volunteers.
  • Make periodic reports on program activities and evaluate participation, progress, and development of program participants.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A minimum of two years of academic preparation in art or recreation discipline, or other equivalent training.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff, participants, and parents.
  • Demonstrated skills and competency as an instructor and artist.
  • CPR/First Aid certification a plus
  • Positive classroom management skills are a must
  • Experience creating and facilitating relevant curriculum
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills

JOB DETAILS 

Salary: Commensurate to prior experience
Approximate Start Date: September 2019 (through June 2020)
Days: TBD
Hours: Part-Time, Afternoons

To Apply: Please email your résumé, as a PDF or Word Document only, to [email protected]. Please indicate “Nursery-School Specialist” in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent Nursery- School Activity Specialist for Commonpoint Queens.

We will contact only those candidates who meet our criteria in order to arrange an interview. Due to the high volume of applicants interviews are conducted in groups. 

Personal Trainer, Children and Youth

Job Focus 

This position supports the work at Commonpoint Queens, in leading a non-profit organization committed to strengthening community through children and youth development and healthy living.  Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Director this position’s primary goal is to develop and implement individual and group fitness programming as part of our new Kids Fit center.

 

Qualified candidates should be certified personal trainers who have experience working with children and be willing to be part of the process in building a kids fit gym  program from the ground up. We seek candidates who can motivate children and youth to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Potential candidates should also be comfortable in relating to parents and guardians of the clients. while encouraging them to adapt a healthy well balanced lifestyle


Responsibilities

  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate small group and individual fitness classes and sessions.
  • Provide fitness education for safe and effective activity
  • Motivate and encourage individuals to begin and continue healthy behaviors
  • Achieve measurable results
  • Engaging in prospecting activities to build clientele
  • Hitting and exceeding sales and revenue goals
  • Lead individual and small group programs
  • Provide encouragement and expertise for the client support of their health and well being goals


Requirements

  • Experience in working with children/youth
  • NCCA-accredited and/or recognized Personal Training Certificate
  • CPR/AED and First Aid

Available Hours

  • Monday through Friday afterschool and evenings Sundays
  • Part-time up to 19 hours per week;  varied hours

Salary: Commensurate with experience
How to apply: email cover letter and resume as a PDF word document to Nancy Amalfitano, Director of Health & Wellness, [email protected]

Teen Travel Camp Director

The Teen Travel Camp is a camp for those campers in grades 7-9. The camp goes on trips every day including multiple late stays and 3-5 day overnights. The director is responsible for supervising these campers, plan trips, develop a schedule and facilitate each trip.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for following and enforcing all guidelines, set forth in the Commonpoint Manual.
  • Responsible for supervising and controlling campers and staff participating in Teen Travel.
  • Required to plan trips, meals, accommodations, attractions and travel for all late stay and overnight trips.
  • Required to take attendance each day, mandate parents sign in/out, and bring along camper forms and binder.
  • Responsible for payment, organization and group direction on each field trip.
  • Expected to turn in credit card, money and receipts daily.
  • Attend any training sessions required by the agency.
  • Expected to demonstrate effective communication skills while being able to problem solve and think quickly on his/her feet.
  • Maintain a safe environment for participants and staff.
  • Administer first aid when necessary during camp hours.
  • Develop and maintain good relationship with campers, parents, supervisors & staff.

Other Job Duties:

This job may include work in other areas of an organization, involvement in professional associations, or perhaps work related to the broader vision of camping.

Relationships:

This job description should list persons and departments within a larger organization if there is such.  It could list relationships with local, regional, and national professional or related organizations and businesses.

Equipment Used:

Most often day camp directors would be proficient in computer skills and related word processing, data management, and Internet computer software. In addition most are required to have knowledge of some maintenance, office and kitchen equipment as well as ability to drive different vehicles.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Previous experience working in day camp or travel camp with children between the ages of 11-17 and adults with developmental disabilities preferred. Previous experience with day camp and/travel camp pr
  • Current first aid and CPR
  • Training and experience in leading overnight trips.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of youth and youth development; skills needed in planning programs and setting schedule.  Knowledge of human resource management, staff supervision, maintenance, transportation issues, budget and finances, and program activities specific to the camp’s population would be desirable.

Physical Requirements:

This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions. Staff may be required to work long periods outside. The person will be required to be able to lift and turn and carry 25 pounds. May be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot temperatures and rain.

To Apply: Please email [email protected] with the subject line “Teen Travel Camp Director” and please include your resume and cover letter.

USA Swim Team Head Coach, Commonpoint Queens' Central Queens

Commonpoint Queens at Central Queens in Forest Hills is looking for a Head Coach for the Aquaflames Swim Team.  Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the swim team Head Coach will be responsible for running the daily operations of the USA sanctioned Swim Team.  They will need to manage the team in accordance with the rules set forth by both USA swimming and facility regulations. The Head Coach will provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swim team participants. The Aquaflames Head Coach must be a dynamic and passionate individual, devoted to the team.  This person must be able to grow the athlete’s self confidence and foster leadership abilities while pushing the team to reach their goals. The Head Coach is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment for all participants. The Head Coach must attend all swim meets and team functions throughout the year.  The Head Coach position is a full year part time position running 16-18 hours per week plus occasional Sunday Swim Meets.

SKILLS AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • ASCA Level 2 certification or above strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years competitive coaching experience as a Head Coach.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Must have the ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Must have flexibility to travel, work weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Create a season outline containing practice schedules, meet schedules, workout goals, and important events to present to the Aquatics Director
  • Provide constant feedback to participants to facilitate improvement.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain positive relationships with participants and parents.
  • Record and maintain attendance records.
  • Set up the facility and equipment, and store the equipment upon completion.
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and act in a professional manner when interacting with patrons, program participants, and other staff at all times.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
  • Plan and organize annual swim calendar including targeted swim meets swimmer bonding and development activities as well as family engagement opportunities.

Potential Days and Times:

  • Monday 4:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 4:00-7:00pm
  • Wednesday 4:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday  4:00-7:00pm
  • Sunday  7:00-9:00pm
  • Some Sundays 12:30-2:00pm and Swim Meets

How to apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, to Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, Health & Wellness, at [email protected] , please indicate “Head Coach” in the subject of the email.                   

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

For further assistance contact TDD/ TTY at 1800-662-1220.