Archive for August, 2012

Intern at the White House for Spring or Summer 2013!

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

As White House Interns, young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. While their tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members, off-site field trips, and mentorship opportunities. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve. I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”


Internship Timeline

May 9,
Nov. 14,
Jan. 30,
May 14,
Nov. 19,
Sept. 11,
Jan. 22,
Apr. 1,
Sept. 23,
Jan. 27,
Notification Begins the week of Oct. 24, 2011 Begins the week of Feb. 20, 2012 Begins the week of Apr. 30, 2012 Begins the week of Nov. 12, 2012 Begins the week of Feb. 25, 2013
Start Date Jan. 17,
May 29,
Sept. 4,
Jan. 15,
May 28,
End Date May 4,
Aug. 10,
Dec. 14,
May 3,
Aug. 9,

*The White House Internship Program is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2013 and Summer 2013. All those who submit applications for the Spring 2013 White House Internship Program will receive notification beginning the week of November 12, 2012, regarding the status of the Spring 2013 term.

Do you have to be in college to apply?

No. Current undergraduate students are NOT the only eligible applicants. The following individuals are eligible:

  • Graduating high school seniors who have enrolled and anticipate attending a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Current undergraduate students
  • Current graduate-level students
  • College graduates who graduated within two years from an undergraduate or graduate school
  • Veterans of the United States Armed forces who possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and have served on active duty anytime in the past two years.

What are all the application materials?

A completed packet includes:

  • Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length
  • Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page
  • Two Letters of Recommendation


Visit for further details!

*Information provided by R. Pessoa

Early Childhood Education Job Fair 9/8!

August 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you currently looking for a job OR to start a career as a director, teacher, or assistant teacher in the field of early childhood education?  Great news! The Early Childhood Education Job Fair is approaching!

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: APEX at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468

Sponsored/Hosted by:  Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., The Bronx Early Childhood Education and Higher Education Consortia, & Lehman College

*Bring MULTIPLE copies of your resume.  Business casual attire.

Please RSVP before Friday, August 31, 2012 by copying and pasting the  link below:
If you cannot link to this web, please email with the subject: job fair registration to receive an electronic link for registration. 

job fair flyer Sep 8

Multiple Job Openings with CAMBA

August 20, 2012 2 comments

Interested in making a difference?

CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. CAMBA is based in Brooklyn and serves over 30,000 individuals each year.

CAMBA has a variety of positions in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Business & Community Economic Development
  • Family Support and Youth Development
  • HIV/AIDS & Health-Related Programs
  • Housing Services & Housing
  • Legal Services

CAMBA is looking for professionals for positions located in Brooklyn:

  • Program Directors and Assistant Directors
  • Social Work Supervisors
  • Case Managers
  • Security Guards
  • Residential Aids

For a complete list of jobs and full descriptions, visit CAMBA’s website:

CAMBA offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in a friendly and diverse work environment. To apply for one or more of these openings, e-mail your resume with a cover letter as one document attachment in MS Word to

Specify the title(s) of the position(s) for which you are applying on the e-mail subject line. If your resume appears to be suited to a current job opening, a program representative will contact you.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

No phone calls please.

When resume is submitted you will receive an automatic e-mail.

Resident Aide Per Diem Position Available

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Position: Resident Aide (Per Diem)

Barrier Free Living is seeking  a  Resident  Aide,  Per  Diem,  available  to  work  overnight,  weekend  and/or  holiday  shifts.  YOU MUST HAVE A NY STATE DRIVER’S LICENSE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

The Resident  Aide  reports  to  the  Shift  Supervisor  and  is  responsible  for  assisting  in  the  maintenance  of  a  secure  work  environment  for  staff,  residents  and  visitors.


  • Provide  coverage  at  the  Reception  Desk  in  monitoring  entry  and  exit  of  staff,  residents  and  visitors;  answering  and  directing,  as  appropriate,  telephone  calls;  and  completing  other  administrative  duties  as  requested  by  supervisors
  • Assist  in  monitoring  compliance  with  fire  and  other  safety  regulations  related  to  the  facility.
  • Assist  in  addressing  and  following  up  on  any  incidents  related  to  security  or  safety  within  the  facility,  providing  emergency  response  and  crisis  management  help  as  needed.
  • Ensure  timely  and  appropriate  completion  of  all  log  and  incident  documentation  required  by  supervisors  in  recording  security  and  safety  issues/incidents.
  • Assist  with  resident  programs,  as  needed. Complete  light  housekeeping  tasks,  when  directed.


  • Minimum  of  six  months  prior  experience  working  in  a  residential  setting.
  • Minimum  of  high  school  diploma  (or  GED).
  • Strong  oral  communication  skills  and  fundamental  writing  competency  required.
  • Ability  to  think  and  act  calmly  in  emergency  situations  required.
  • Experience  working  with  people  with  disabilities  highly  desirable.

To Apply:

Please visit BFL’s website at

Click the appropriate link on the page and enter your information online.

Facilities Manager Job Opening

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Position: Facilities Manager, Freedom House

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community.

At Freedom House, the Facilities Manager reports to the Program Director. Responsibilities for this position include:


Oversight for general maintenance of facility

  • continuously review building/equipment maintenance plans and specifications, as well as ensure that all records and certificates necessary for compliance with funder and government building and safety requirements are properly retained,
  • maintain and review service contracts related to any equipment requiring warranty and service documentation, such as elevators, air conditioners, doors, boilers, security cameras, washing machines, etc.,
  • investigate damages to facilities/equipment and determine a plan for repair and resolution (including budget, vendor selection, and timetable for work),
  • inspect any building/equipment maintenance or repair work in progress and evaluate this work to ensure it has been performed as specified,
  • proactively identify future building/equipment maintenance and repair projects and make recommendations to direct supervisors,
  • prepare building for government and other inspections (e.g. NYS OCFS, NYS DHS, Callahan, etc.),
  • prioritize workload and manage many projects simultaneously,
  • provide direct supervision to housekeeping/maintenance staff.

Oversight for building security and safety

  • ensure compliance with applicable codes and proper functioning of security and safety systems and attainment of appropriate safety certifications (e.g. Fire Safety Director),
  • conduct and track monthly/periodic fire drills,
  • proactively identify improvements to security policies and procedures and make recommendations to direct supervisors,
  • issue and keep accurate inventory of keys, change locks and replace keys as needed,
  • direct supervision of security staff (Transitional Housing site only).

Oversight for furnishings/room turnover maintenance

  • maintain and refurbish common rooms and resident spaces, as needed,
  • purchase replacement furniture as appropriate (including budget, vendor selection, delivery schedules),
  • manage disposal of old furniture and receipt and placement of new furniture,
  • ensure cleaning/touching up resident spaces when residents move.


  • High school diploma required, AA or Certification in Property/Facilities Management preferred.
  • Experience working in an emergency or transitional shelter environment desired.
  • Extensive working knowledge in emergency evacuation procedures, fire sprinkler control systems, water shut off valves, HVAC & lighting override controls, security alarm system and basic electrical controls, and other building operations and equipment.
  • Knowledge of legal codes and standards (OSHA, NYS and NYC building and safety codes, ADA standards, etc.) and government funder regulations (e.g. NYS OCFS, NYC DHS, NYS OTDA)
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage many projects simultaneously, and effectively supervise direct reports.

BFL provides equal employment opportunity.

To Apply:

Please visit BFL’s website at

Click the appropriate link on the page and enter your information online.

Progressive Looking to Hire African-American Professionals in New York!

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

If you or someone you know is looking for a career with an established company, please apply for these opportunities with Progressive.  They are specifically interested in hiring African-American talent, so please take advantage or spread the word!

Here are links to the job opportunities:

Claims Adjuster (Yonkers) –
Claims Adjuster (New Hyde Park) –
Legal Assistant (New Hyde Park) –
Claims Adjuster Trainee (Yonkers) –
Claims Adjuster Trainee (Malone) –

Please share the information with friends and family who are currently seeking employment.

*Information provided by

Be a 2013 Gates Millennium Scholar!

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment
2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program Giving Away 1,000 Scholarships to Minority Students 


Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented minority students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing.

The program aims to reduce financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; increase the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; develop a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; and provide seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013.

To apply for the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars program & for more details, visit

Check Out An Idealist Graduate School Fair Near You!

August 16, 2012 Leave a comment

This fall, Idealist is bringing hundreds of graduate schools to 17 cities across the country. If you’ve been thinking of applying, this is a great opportunity to meet in person with admissions staff from a variety of programs.

These fairs are FREE! To RSVP and for more information, please click on this link:

When you land there, click on your city and then on the RSVP button at the top of each page.

Here’s the full schedule for the fall:

New York – September 13
Boston – September 19
Providence – September 20
Baltimore – September 27
Washington, DC – September 28
Philadelphia – October 1
Toronto – October 3
Denver – October 8
Minneapolis – October 9
Chicago – October 11
Los Angeles – October 18
San Francisco – October 19
Seattle – October 23
Portland – October 24
Houston – October 29
New Orleans – October 30
Miami – November 1

Please share this information with friends or colleagues who may also have grad school in mind.

Job Developer Position w. NMIC

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)

Position: Job Developer

Celebrating 33 years of service to the Washington Heights/Inwood community, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) seeks experienced Job Developer to join its Employment Services and Placement Program in our Workforce Development Department.

Duties include working closely with the project’s case manager and job readiness instructor to achieve program outcomes.


  • assessing participants’ employability and tracking their progress in obtaining employment by submitting case notes documenting participants’ attitudes towards employment, ability to attend interviews and outcomes of employment efforts
  • helping participants develop or update their resumes
  • sending participants on job interviews
  • developing linkages with companies throughout New York City that have appropriate job openings
  • developing permanent jobs for public assistance recipients and other low-income job seekers in employment and job training programs
  • working with other the job development staff to develop and share job leads.


  • Bachelors degree with two or more years of job development and placement experience with hard-to-serve populations; an Associate degree will be considered with significant years of job development experience in a workforce development department
  • active job bank with a variety of entry-level and skilled positions
  • bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • computer proficiency
  • flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • strong time management and organizational skills.

All full-time positions at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation are competitive in salary and complemented with four weeks vacation, 14 holidays, Health, Life and Dental insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Employer Contribution 401(k) and other generous time-off benefits. 

To Apply:

Please send resume/cover (with position in subject line) to


Human Resources Director

76 Wadsworth Avenue

NY, NY 10033

or or fax to (212) 928-4180.

NMIC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  For other available positions at NMIC go to

Security/Reception Per Diem Position

August 12, 2012 2 comments

Barrier Free Living

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community. Through its various programs, BFL provides a broad range of residential and non-residential services to disabled survivors of domestic violence, transitional shelter to the disabled homeless, and outreach to physically disabled individuals with mental health and/or chemical addiction issues. Services include case management; housing placements; independent living skills training; occupational therapy; short- and long-term individual counseling; advocacy within the medical, mental health, child welfare, law enforcement, and criminal justice systems; and referrals to outside services.

Position: Security/Reception (Per Diem)

The Reception/Security Per Diem team member reports to the Facility Manager


  • Greet all visitors and direct them to the appropriate party
  • Search the bags of all persons entering and leaving the facility
  • Provides appropriate information to people (consumers, colleagues, third-parties) needed to gain or give services, in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Answers phone with courtesy; guides callers to appropriate party; offers appropriate information over the phone and ends all calls per customer service manual guidelines
  • Maintain all agency materials (brochures, informational flyers) in a visible position and stocked for visitors and staff at all times
  • Working knowledge of the fire systems and a certificate of fitness
  • Working knowledge of all the emergency service information and be able to direct the emergency personnel in a professional manner.
  • Make hourly checks of the facility to ensure the safety of residents and staff
  • Maintain a daily log
  • Respond to and deescalate incidents
  • Receive and log packages
  • Monitor activity in the facility via camera system


  • Have basic knowledge of computers
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus

To Apply:

Please visit BFL’s website at

Click the appropriate link on the page and enter your information online.