Employment Opportunities

The Network is happy to post job opportunities for its member organizations. Simply send the description of the position and application information to [email protected] and the position will be posted in this space and in our monthly newsletter. We will advertise open positions online for 60 days unless requested to do so longer.

POSITIONS AT THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NETWORK OF NJ 

AmeriCorp VISTA
The Network has a great opportunity for recent college graduates and graduate students who are interested in economic justice and strengthening NJ communities. We are hiring through the AmeriCorp VISTA program to support more than 200 member organizations who are addressing homelessness, foreclosures and evictions, childhood Lead poisoning, Tenant Rights, and other critical and emerging issues across the Community Development spectrum. Network VISTAs will provide the support and infrastructure that will build their capacity and allow them to better serve the thousands of clients that count on them for vital services.

If you know of someone looking to gain valuable experience while serving their community, please contact Terri Benson at [email protected].

POSITIONS AT MEMBER AND PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS     

Affordable Housing Alliance
Agent Controls Specialist
Under the direction of the Director of Housing Outreach, the Administrative Agent Controls Specialist is responsible for overseeing day to day administrative activities as it relates to supporting agency municipal and developer affordable housing contracts to oversee and ensure affordability unit controls and maintain units’ creditworthiness and required administrative agent tasks for all rentals, sales, and rehabilitation programs.

Affordable Housing Alliance
Main Office Receptionist
Under the direction of the Director of Administration, the staff person will be responsible for the following: Responsible for managing the switchboard and routing calls to appropriate person, announce name and nature of calls and/or recording of accurate messages, etc., Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office, Direct visitors to the appropriate person and more.

Isles, Inc.
Director, Community Planning & Development
Isles is seeking an experienced leader with non-profit community development / urban planning / real estate experience to serve as Director, Community Planning & Development. This position plays a critical role in Isles’ long-term success by developing, implementing and managing innovative programs and services that achieve resident-led neighborhood revitalization. We seek a creative, flexible, self-directed individual who can work collaboratively with Isles staff, community stakeholders, funders and partners, including state and local government, academic institutions, local businesses, other non-profits, and residents.

Isles, Inc.
Clean Energy Advocate
Isles is seeking a leader with knowledge and experience in public policy and in renewal energy issues and market, especially emerging trends in EV and community solar. The Clean Energy Advocate will lay the groundwork for leading edge programs and policies around renewable energy projects in low-income communities like Trenton. Projects to be developed include inclusive EV car projects and both rooftop and community solar utilization projects.

Affordable Housing Alliance
Utility Intake Specialist
Under the direction of the Utility Assistance Director, this position will be responsible for intake and initial eligibility assessment of clients needing utility assistance during initial agency contact via internet, partner agency, phone, facsimile or walk-in. This person will also assist clients with completing the applications and verification documentation to apply for energy assistance funds.

Hudson County
Consultant
Hudson County is seeking consulting services for the preparation of the five year consolidated plan, first year annual action plan, updated citizen participation plan and updated analysis of impediments to fair housing plan.

NJ Citizen Action
Director of Organizing
New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) has an immediate opening for a Director of Organizing / Lead Organizer for our Debt Free Student Campaigns. Candidates must have six or more years of organizing experience and be committed to progressive values and the discipline of organizing to build power for progressive change. New Jersey Citizen Action puts progressive values into action through grassroots and coalition organizing; policy advocacy and lobbying; free services for low and moderate income families; community education; and electoral advocacy.

NJ Citizen Action
Organizer, Priority Campaigns
New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) has an immediate opening for an Organizer to support our lead campaigns, mainly health care campaigns in the first year, and support other priority campaigns as needed. Candidates must have three or more years of organizing experience and be committed to progressive values and the discipline of organizing to build power for progressive change. New Jersey Citizen Action puts progressive values into action through grassroots and coalition organizing; policy advocacy and lobbying; free services for low and moderate income families; community education; and electoral advocacy.

Ironbound Community Corporation
Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator
CC is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as our Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator with our FSC Program, based at our Cortland Street Family Success Center. In order to expand available services for residents, she/he will integrate into the local community to build relationships with parents, the faith community, businesses, advocates-as well as key as key stakeholders, from the neighborhoods’ schools and service providers to local and county government and other agencies. The coordinator will also recruit volunteers; coordinate door-to-door outreach; and conduct, orientation and training for volunteers/outreach workers. The position also involves work with individuals seeking services. The Coordinator will occasionally conduct intake and prescreening assessment of residents in need to determine how they may be helped by Family Success Center staff or to offer information and/or referral services.

HOMECorp
Housing Counselor
The Housing Counselor is responsible for conducting homebuyer education and financial education workshops, housing counseling (includes pre-purchase, rental, and default foreclosure) and credit counseling services, including administrative responsibilities. The Counselor also plays a lead role in the planning of new services and hiring of additional staff as needed. 

NJ Future
Program Coordinator
New Jersey Future is looking for a skilled, organized, motivated individual to manage communications, working committees and member relations for Jersey Water Works, a large and growing collaborative focused on transforming New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure. The successful candidate must have an interest in the collaborative’s key issues; must have strong organizational, communications and teamwork skills; and must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while managing many priorities. This is an opportunity to join a movement of a large and diverse statewide network of people working to shift the culture and thinking around one of the one of the state’s leading policy issues.

NJ Future
Planning Manager
The planning manager is a full-time or part-time position for an individual with significant planning experience who wants to make a positive impact on the sustainable growth and development of communities throughout New Jersey. New Jersey Future seeks a planning manager to oversee the growth and development of several existing program areas, identify new and complimentary opportunities, serve as an educator and advocate and engage in direct service provision.

NJ Future
Program Manager
New Jersey Future seeks an experienced, motivated individual to create a robust, transparent system of performance metrics designed to accelerate the improvement of water infrastructure systems. The position combines project management; work with metrics and data; stakeholder consultation and convening; and written and oral communications. We seek a highly organized candidate with a track record in moving projects forward and an interest in sustainable water systems who values the importance of measurements in advancing societal change and can operate independently and collaboratively.

Jewish Renaissance Foundation
Program Director for School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP)
The Program Director will serve as the program’s full-time supervisor responsible for day to day activities, and ensuring administrative functions are performed at the site. This individual is also responsible for developing comprehensive social service programs that meet the needs of the students and meet the requirements of the program. Including, but not limited to the following core program components: mental health counseling,
employment counseling, substance abuse counseling, preventative health, learning support, pregnancy prevention, recreation/enrichment, violence prevention, peer mediation, bullying prevention and referral services.

Affordable Housing Alliance
Part-Time Shelter Counselor
Under the direction of the CAP/EAS Director and Shelter Counseling Manager, the Shelter Counselor Specialist is responsible for but not limited to the following: • Responsible for a safe clean environment of care that meets with the standard of safety and cleanliness for staff and consumers; Achieves a high level of consumer and customer satisfaction; Responsible for ensuring those services are in compliance with all licensing, regulatory, accreditation and Affordable Housing Alliance’s policies and procedures; Respond in a timely manner to all consumer and customer questions, concerns and complaints; Other duties as assigned and necessary to the smooth operation of the Shelter program.