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.


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 Ben Haygood at [email protected]


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; Refer clients to local resources to secure permanent housing and employment; Ensure clients are following the unique care plan that has been set for them; Assist with the daily living needs of shelter residents, including access to phone, food, medications, and personal care items; Complete house security checks as assigned on your shift; Maintain client files and other record keeping as required. All paperwork should be completed by the end of each shift; To take appropriate steps to deal with emergency situations with the goal of maintaining the safety of all residents in conjunction with the agency policies


Ironbound Community Corporation
Job Developer
The Job Developer assists community members to assess their job skills and coach them with the job application process. They will conduct one-on-one employment counseling sessions with community members; these sessions may require assistance in creating resumes, job seaching, submitting applications, and conducting mock interviews.

Ironbound Community Corporation
Community Farming and Market Coordinator
The Community Farming program is part of the Environmental Justice and Community Development team of ICC. The EJCD has wide reaching goals, from preventing gentrification to fighting for police reform to building a model local food system. In all we do we are working to build alternatives we can believe in and working to defend our community. Our community farm is a centerpiece of the alternative we are building. This position centers on keeping our community farm full of people and life.

Urban League of Essex County
Housing Director
ULEC's Housing Services Director is responsible for the management and administration of Housing Services, rental assistance, counseling, education, and mortgage programs. The Housing Services Director oversees the Housing Department; develops and implements strategic plans and works with the team to insure implementation and achievement of ULEC housing goals. This position provides counseling and guidance to prospective homebuyers as well as services to families who are housing insecure.

Jewish Renaissance Foundation
Program Coordinator Perth Amboy Alliance for Community (PAAC)
The Perth Amboy Alliance for Community (PAAC) is a group of community based initiatives involving various stakeholders and community members who come together to target priorities as set forth in the “PAAC Neighborhood Vision”. This plan was developed for the “Budapest” neighborhood in Perth Amboy, NJ to focus on resources to improve key indicators such as employment, neighborhood revitalization and community engagement, as well as recreational opportunities. Under the leadership of the Director of Community and Family Services, the Contracted Part-time PAAC Coordinator plays an important role in employing PAAC’s strategy and methodology to increase and sustain substantive civic engagement and leadership. The schedule is 20 hours per week Monday-Saturday; primarily mornings/afternoons with some evenings.

New Jersey Community Development Corporation
Director of Facilities
The Director of Facilities ensures that all facilities meet the highest standards of cleanliness and are properly maintained; supervises maintenance personnel; oversees multiple building mechanisms, including complex HVAC systems; performs quality control inspections to ensure compliance with current standards; performs basic plumbing & carpentry, and other trades as skills permit; oversees maintenance of vehicles and parking issues.

Paterson Habitat for Humanity
Chief Executive Officer
Paterson Habitat for Humanity, a cutting-edge affiliate within the International Habitat for Humanity network, seeks a Chief Executive Officer to help write a new chapter in the history of Paterson, New Jersey and to make it a model of affordable housing initiatives that work for 21st-century communities. The ideal CEO will have a record of successful visionary leadership; an ability to communicate in powerful ways that unite people around a mission; and an appreciation of the mission of Habitat for Humanity and of the community of Paterson where the affiliate’s work is concentrated.

Community Foundation of South Jersey
Community Manager
The Community Manager is an exciting opportunity for an energetic community relationship builder to organize and lead a collaborative of five South Jersey communities engaged in Heart & Soul work (Heart & Soul Network) in partnership with the Orton Family Foundation. The Community Manager will convene a collaborative of South Jersey funders and partners (Guiding Team) to support the Heart & Soul work including place-based philanthropy strategies in the eight southern counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem. Together, this work is the Transform South Jersey initiative.