ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

Reasons to Work with INCLUDEnyc

1. You will help create a more inclusive city and better futures for families and young people with disabilities.

2. You will work with a group of caring, thoughtful, genuine people.

3. We treat our people well, from benefits to flexibility.

4. We try to practice what we preach. You will use your head and your heart, earn opportunities to grow and develop, and do it all in a culture that values collaboration, initiative, and results.

HOW WE HIRE

Because our services are personal, hiring is one of the very most important decisions we make. We put a lot of thought and energy into how we evaluate candidates. That means that our hiring process might be more involved than what you have experienced.

What to Expect in the Hiring Process

Our hiring process includes several opportunities on both sides. If you move through all the steps, a typical process, in roughly this order, might consist of:

  • an initial screening call
  • an in-person interview with potential colleagues and managers,  which may include discussion or walking through some real-life scenarios
  • a written exercise, and—for some jobs—an on-site demonstration
  • a second meeting with team members
  • a final meeting with the Executive Director

We recognize that this process requires an investment of your time, and also believe that a thorough process gives you the opportunity to get to know us as well.

Please note that our hiring process is also highly competitive. When we have an opening, it is usually the result of the organization's growth. We receive many applicants, and end up turning away some fantastic people in the process.

Our positions require a unique combination of skills, experience, and philosophical alignment. We’ve turned down candidates in the past who we knew would go on to do fantastic things (and they have) but where the fit wasn’t quite right for the work we do.

We say this to emphasize that if we don’t end up working together, it’s likely because we have an incredibly competitive candidate pool, combined with the fact that what we’re looking for is often unique. 

Open Positions

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Youth Educator

Reports to: Manager, Youth and Transition Services

JOB SUMMARY:

The Youth Educator, part of the Youth and Transition Services team, provides direct assistance, case management and training to young adults (in high school settings), parents, and professionals working with young people with disabilities. Youth educators help young people and families develop postsecondary plans and navigate special education and other systems such as college and job training programs, as well as supporting the development of soft skills and self advocacy skills. The Youth Educator conducts community outreach; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote positive outcomes for people with disabilities; and develops and disseminates information and resources to families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and deliver self-advocacy workshops (for young people with disabilities) in partner high schools.
  • Provide one-to-one support to youth with disabilities and their families both in person and over the phone, assess needs, and connect them to the appropriate support and resources.
  • Provide intensive case management and person-centered planning to support youth with disabilities transition to their post-secondary goals.
  • Support youth in developing job interview, self-advocacy and college and career preparation skills.
  • Follow up with youth to ensure progress toward their goals and that their needs are being met.
  • Maintain accurate and timely program data in secure Salesforce database.
  • Attend conferences, participate in coalition and policy meetings on youth issues, and represent INCLUDEnyc at outreach events as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or high school diploma and equivalent work experience required. Master’s degree in Special Education, Social Work or other related field a plus.
  • 4+ years working with young adults with disabilities in educational or vocational context.
  • Education background strongly preferred, especially experience with special education system, IEP process, and/or transition aged youth.
  • Self-directed, well-organized, and committed to program efficiency with a strong ability to multitask.
  • Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm, patient, and professional when faced with difficult or demanding situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/calendar); working knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Willingness/ability to travel extensively via public transportation to locations across the five boroughs.
  • Occasional evenings and Saturdays required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive educational outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities, parent leadership, and self-advocacy skills in youth.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Youth Educator” to jobs@includenyc.org.

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Youth and Transition Services Coordinator

Reports to: Manager, Youth and Transition Services

JOB SUMMARY:

The Youth and Transition Services Coordinator supports team operations, delivers workshops, and provides one-to-one direct assistance to young adults with disabilities and their families. S/he is responsible for the program coordination and delivery of INCLUDEnyc’s direct service youth programs, including:

  • High School Launch: training series for high school students on individualized education plans (IEPs) and self-advocacy.
  • Project Possibility: one-to-one direct assistance for students transitioning out of high school to help them find postsecondary programs.
  • Bridges: workshop and activities series that develops independent living skills for Project Possibility students and other youth transitioning to adulthood.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Track, document, and produce reports on program activities and services, using Salesforce.
  • Coordinate materials, flyers, and outreach communications for program activities.
  • Manage scheduling of program activities with community/school partners.
  • Provide one-to-one support to youth and families, including accompanying them to interviews, meetings, and site visits.
  • Support in the delivery of workshops and program activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners.
  • Provide information and resources to youth and families.
  • Represent INCLUDEnyc at outreach events as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. in education, social work, or related field or high school diploma and the equivalent in professional experience.
  • 1+ year(s) experience working with youth and families; experience working with people with disabilities, especially adolescents and young adults, a plus.
  • Experience delivering workshops with demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) strongly preferred.
  • Willingness/ability to travel throughout NYC on public transportation.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and strong project management skills.
  • Initiative, and strong problem solving skills.
  • High level of persistence, especially when working with bureaucratic systems.
  • Flexibility in working with shifting demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive), databases (Salesforce preferred), and mobile tools.
  • Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive educational outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities, parent leadership, and self-advocacy skills in youth.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_Youth Services Coordinator” to jobs@includenyc.org.

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NYS PROMISE Project Coordinator
(February 2018-October 2018)

Reports to: Manager, NYS PROMISE Project

JOB SUMMARY:

The NYS PROMISE Project Coordinator position provides administrative support as well as direct assistance to parents, young adults, and professionals working with young people with disabilities. S/he supports transition-aged youth and their families in accessing needed resources. The Coordinator conducts community outreach; collaborates with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote positive outcomes for people with disabilities; develops and disseminates information and resources to families; and assists with the administrative and clerical needs of the Project.

This position starts in February 2018, and is completed in October 2018.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update INCLUDEnyc website resources.
  • Coordinate project activities for staff team, and assist with administrative tasks for effective program operations.
  • Track, document, and report on key services and activities provided to families using the NY Employment Services System, the NY State Online Technical Assistance Center, and INCLUDEnyc’s Salesforce database.
  • Possible direct services responsibilities include:
    • One-to- one support to families both in person and over the phone, assess parent needs, and connect them to the appropriate resources to support their young people with disabilities.
    • Providing information and resources to help youth and families gain the confidence and skills to effectively partner with educators and other service providers.
    • Follow up with families in accordance with NYS PROMISE Project guidelines; track and update this information in a secure database.
    • Delivery of NYS PROMISE workshops to families across the boroughs.
  • Other duties to assist the Project as defined by Project Manager

Required Qualifications:

  • Self-directed, well-organized, and committed to office efficiency with a strong ability to multitask; comfort with shifting deadlines and priorities.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English is required; fluency in Spanish is highly desired.
  • Four-year college degree, and 1-3 years working with families, children or young adults with disabilities in educational or vocational context or within a system that serves people with disabilities preferred;
    Or, equivalent combination of education and experience with high school diploma required.
  • Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm, patient, and professional when faced with difficult or demanding situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps for Business (Gmail, Docs/Drive/calendar) preferred; comfort with social media and electronic communications; working knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 3+ days of the week) via public transportation to locations across the five boroughs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to INCLUDEnyc’s mission of building positive educational outcomes for young New Yorkers with disabilities, parent leadership, and self-advocacy skills in youth.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements in .doc or .pdf format, subject line: “LAST NAME_PROMISE_Coord” to jobs@includenyc.org.

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Summer Intern

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY:

The We are seeking an intern to help achieve our organizational goals of creating and maintaining an impactful digital presence, providing a suite of best-in-class informational resources, and increasing our outreach efforts.

The intern will report directly to our Manager of Communications and Outreach. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit communications, digital outreach, and event planning. This is an unpaid internship.

You will:

  • Update INCLUDEnyc website resources
  • Compile binders of resources for students
  • Actively participate in Communications team meetings to support ideation, innovation, and content strategy
  • Prepare materials for outreach events
  • Assist with Salesforce data entry
  • Research prospective donors and institutional funders
  • Update our Salesforce database of donors and funders

You are:

  • Able to devote a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum three-month commitment
  • Familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite, or willing to learn
  • Familiar with basic functions involving Salesforce data entry
  • Professional, detail-oriented, ready to learn, dynamic, and creative

We strongly encourage you to apply if:

  • You are interested in working with New York City’s leading nonprofit serving young people with disabilities, their families, and professionals who serve our community
  • You are a person with a disability
  • You are bilingual in English and Spanish
  • You are seeking school credit, if allowed by the college/university of applicant

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwolff@INCLUDEnyc.org, with “Summer Intern” in subject line.

As an equal opportunity employer, INCLUDEnyc believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, INCLUDEnyc employment decisions and practices will not be influenced or affected by race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.