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Company Name :
St. Nicks Alliance
Company Location :
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Job Position :
Young Adult Recruitment and Retention Specialist
Job Category :
Jobs in New York

Job Description :
Young Adult Recruitment and Retention Specialist
(YouthBuild & Anti-Gun Violence Programs)
St. Nicks Alliance is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with the mission to serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of life of residents in North Brooklyn communities through its work in five main areas: housing, healthcare, workforce development, economic development, and youth and education.
St. Nicks Alliance‘s Workforce Development division provides comprehensive workforce services leading to employment and a career ladder for unemployed and under-employed community residents.
Job Summary:
St. Nicks seeks a full-time Young Adult Recruitment and Retention Specialist for its newly awarded YouthBuild and Anti-Gun Violence Programs in collaboration with the Department of Labor (DOL). The recruitment and intake specialist will work to ensure that the program meets its recruitment/enrollment goal of 100 young adults (ages 16-24 who are out of school and out of work) yearly. This includes enrolling 72 for vocational training annually. She/he will recruit students by developing alumni networks, visiting high schools, college admissions events, and partnering with CBO’s. She/he will also process participants’ applications and input into ETO. She/he will also conduct interviews, arrange onsite tours, and conduct information sessions. This individual is also responsible for ensuring program retention/completion. She/he will report to both the YouthBuild Program Director and the Deputy Director of Employment Services.

Goal for the Recruitment and Retention Specialist is to annually recruit 100 young adults aged 16-24 who are out of school and out of work and vaccinated for Covid-19 with a primary focus on high needs zip codes in North /Central Brooklyn.

Responsible for helping the YouthBuild and Anti-Gun Violence program meet its allocation/ enrollment goals with quality candidates

Enrollment Goals for each program/ training cohort must be met to ensure compliance with YouthBuild’s and Anti-Gun Violence annual enrollment goals as well as certification, graduation, internship and job placement goals.

Attend all relevant young adult recruitment events (including some evenings and weekends) and work to continue to build recruitment and outreach opportunities within communities and/or partnerships

Build and sustain relationships with the key personnel of local high schools / colleges and other key community institutions to help programmatic recruitment efforts

Build and enhance community partnerships to address barriers to employment and education

Program Retention – supporting program staff to ensure all participants complete training and retain internship/employment in the field of training.

Provide case management services to young adults on assigned caseload through their internship and transition to post-program goals

Build and sustain strong relationships with all young adult participants

Ensures that application information is entered into the appropriate databases – St. Nicks Alliance database (ETO), DOL funder databases and CWE Outcomes.

Reviews prospective participant’s applications, conducts thorough intake and ensures they have all qualifying documents to be matriculated into the program.

Follow up with students to verify any application issues, including discrepancies or missing information.

Conduct weekly young adult orientations for prospective YouthBuild and Anti-Gun Violence Program participants and answers questions about the program.

Ensure that YouthBuild and Anti-Gun Violence Program Recruitment, enrollment, retention, and programmatic goals are being achieved in a timely manner.

Collaborate and work with an interdisciplinary team including Program Directors, Deputy Directors, case managers, work readiness facilitators, job developers, work experience coordinators and educational coordinators.

Attend all relevant funder programmatic trainings and conferences

Performs other related duties as assigned


Excellent Communication Skills, BOTH ORAL AND WRITTEN

A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a social service organization or

employment related program with 1 year involved in working with youth

Previous Recruitment experience is a plus

Bachelor’s Degree required; or working towards bachelor’s degree in related


Prior experience working with DOL, YouthBuild, or Anti-Gun Violence funded programs a plus

Demonstrated success with outcomes and performance management

Background in youth development with a focus on 16-24 year olds

A minimum of 2 years’ experience managing and imputing program data

utilizing a database program

Ability to work 35 hours per week Monday-Friday 9am-5pm in the office and

occasional evening/weekend availability

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination

How to apply
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume with the title in the subject line. Visit to learn more about the organization. Please no phone calls.
St Nicks Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $26.37 – $28.57 per hour

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Brooklyn, NY 11206: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Bachelor’s (Required)


Social Service: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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