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“It gives you purpose and satisfaction to see participants make progress. When you can tell a participant ‘I’m proud of you’ and see them embrace that, it changes your life.”
- Michael Perez ATI Program Supervisor
“We all want to help that someone, give somebody hope, and give them a second opportunity. We believe in change.”
- Nancy Lopez Director of Centralized Admissions
“With our doors wide open, we welcome individuals who have hit rock bottom and guide them to thrive as contributing members of society.”
- Jonathan Quispe Residential Aide Supervisor
“I am proud to be an employee at The David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP), dedicating my time to advocate for the complete overhaul of our criminal justice system.”
- Danielle Rosario Policy Counsel, DRCPP

ALL CURRENT OPENINGS

DEPARTMENTS
  • Employment Specialist
    Date:

    June 13, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    This position is part of Fortune’s “Jails to Jobs” (J2J) program, an initiative to service persons in the community with touchpoints with Rikers Island Correctional Facility. She/he will be responsible for developing transitional work opportunities (subsidized employment) for program participants; Direct placement of job seekers; placement through referral/collaboration with other entities; case coordination with program case managers and program facilitators; Creating, reviewing and updating participants resumes; Providing job interview coaching, strategically placing participants based on skill set and overall ability; collaborating with staff to support tracking post-placement outcomes; and providing supervised weekly job search activity for all clients on caseload.

  • Vocational Instructor
    Date:

    September 20, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Education

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    The Fortune Society is seeking to fill the position of Vocational Instructor to oversee the design and implementation of activities to train program participants in basic computer skills and facilitate the Social Services training. Under the supervision of Manager of Training Programs, the Instructor will be responsible for conducting afternoon and evening instructional workshops on computer literacy and Social Services training, along with assessing the work readiness skills of participants. The Vocational Instructor will also assist in providing administrative support regarding enrollments and participant follow-up.

  • Employment Specialist
    Date:

    July 28, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    The Fortune Society is seeking to fill the position of Employment Specialist under the supervision of the Manager of Transitional Fellowships, who will work with Employment Services team to properly place graduates of our corporate fellowship programs into permanent positions. The Corporate Fellowship, a bi-annual 16 week employment partnership between our corporate partner and their businesses, recruits the most qualified work-ready graduates from Fortune’s employment services program. During the corporate Fellowship, Fellows get hands-on work experience in a fast-paced corporate environment. This includes professional development, mentoring, and job coaching from corporate employees, and the opportunity to build a network of contacts and referrals that can serve them throughout their professional lives.

    The Employment Specialist will conduct outreach and build relationships with outside employers in order to help place participants into sustainable work opportunities. He/She will work with fellows of former, current, and future cohort to continue their job development skills and align them with opportunities that fit their long-term career goals. The Employment Specialist will be required to work across multiple office locations and platforms in order to maintain communication with the Manager of Transitional Fellowships and other Program Team members as needed in real time.

  • Grant Writer
    Date:

    September 11, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision of the AVP, Development & Communications, the Grant Writer is responsible for analyzing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and producing high quality grant proposals within a specified timeframe that result in government and private foundation grant awards for The Fortune Society.

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