Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
CAMBA’s Workforce Development Program: Since our founding CAMBA has connected over 25,000 New Yorkers to full time jobs. Our workforce development initiatives grew out of our commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive New York City. Driven by racial and economic equality, we provide opportunities for the most economically and socially vulnerable to thrive. We work with a vast diversity of job seekers, including refugees, political asylees, immigrant professionals, young adults and others, from over fifty countries of origin. We take a strength based approach to career development, matching participants to specific bridge trainings which will allow them to benefit from the job opportunities we develop with our employer partners.
Position: Career Readiness Instructor
Reports To: Program Manager, Workforce and Economic Development
Location: 2244 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226 (remotely as needed)
What The Career Readiness Instructor Does:
- Research and develop instructional materials and lesson plans to strengthen clients’ job seeking skills.
- Provide one-on-one tutoring and classroom instruction to clients to increase their chances of employment
- Provide client support in writing resumes and cover letters, teaching and coaching for adaptive soft skills acquisition, conducting mock interviews, and assisting with job applications.
- Work collaboratively with a team of career advisors and job developers with the common goal of successfully advancing participants to employment.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree and one year of applicable and/or equivalent experience
- Teaching style must be hands-on, interactive, and participatory (not lecture based).
- Willingness to adapt instruction to meet the varied needs of individuals or groups, including the use of Zoom, YouTube, and other online learning resources.
- Ability to multi-task and to work a flexible or alternative workweek schedule based upon program needs.
- Demonstrated ability to work with young adults, immigrant, refugee and asylee populations.
- Bilingual or multilingual is a plus (i.e., French, Arabic, Tibetan, Fulani or Russian).
CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.
All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.