Job Opportunities

Currently available positions:

Project Manager, Economic Development
Accountant
P/T Recruitment Specialist


 

Project Manager, Economic Development

The Project Manager of Economic Development reports to the VP of Economic Development and will be charged with the Chamber’s programming as it relates to Economic Development goals and initiatives. The position will provide support for the Chamber’s Industrial and Manufacturing initiatives, including the I&M Coalition, and the Brooklyn-Made Certification Program.  The position will also play a critical role in the Chamber’s Workforce Development projects, specifically those targeting manufacturing firms.  The position will also assist with the Chamber’s Exporting Assistance and Procurement Assistance programs, as well as assist with grant proposals, and support the Economic Development department as needed. Beyond this primary focus, the Project Manager is responsible for assignments from the President and CEO, and building Chamber membership and retention work.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support the Industrial & Manufacturing Program including but not limited to technical support for small businesses, Brooklyn Made, the I&M Bulletin;
  • Support Good Help (Workforce Development Program) with the execution of WIN (Workforce Innovation Network for Manufacturers) through outreach to industrial businesses;
  • Help Coordinate Brooklyn Goes Global Exporting Assistance Program;
  • Produce Brooklyn Connects Procurement Assistance Program;
  • Assist with grant proposals, other Economic Development initiatives, and special events as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business, or other related field
  • Knowledge of NYC business landscape, especially pertaining to industrial and manufacturing sector
  • Previous experience providing technical assistance to small businesses
  • Strong written and verbal skills, with relevant computer skills
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Comfortable performing outreach to diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn
  • Ability to think creatively and “outside the box”
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team to achieve a common mission
  • Multilingual preferred but not required

Salary: Commensurate with experience, please include salary history

Full benefits package; an EEO employer

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to Sandra Purpura, HR and Administration, at jobs@brooklynchamber.com with subject line “Project Manager – Economic Development”


 

Accountant, Finance Department

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a borough-wide membership and economic development organization dedicated to assisting businesses in Brooklyn through three channels: promotion, support and advocacy. The Chamber and its affiliate the Brooklyn Alliance operate a number of direct business services, technical assistance and support programs to help local Brooklyn businesses grow.

The Finance department is seeking an Accountant to handle the day-to-day Accounts Receivable activities. This position reports to the Vice President of Finance.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Record and deposit all cash receipts
  • Track daily deposits
  • Post daily journal entries for all cash and credit card receipts
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare weekly cash receipts reconciliation
  • Prepare, enter and reconcile bi-weekly payroll journal entries
  • Prepare payroll allocation by grants and other funding sources
  • Prepare monthly city grant reports
  • Reconcile all events’ receivables
  • Assist the VP with annual government and independent audits
  • Process ADP bi-weekly payroll
  • Process vendor payments
  • All Chamber staff is also required to enroll members, attend events and work on projects as directed by the President and CEO

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Two or more years of accounting experience
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of Financial Edge accounting software a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package, an EEO employer.

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to Sandra Purpura, HR and Administration, at jobs@brooklynchamber.com with subject line “Accountant.”


 

Company Description

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a community that supports and advocates for its member businesses. Our mission is to promote a healthy and robust business environment in Brooklyn.

Program Description

Good Help is the free employment service offered to Brooklyn businesses. Good Help has been serving the Brooklyn business community for over 15 years. The Good Help program is a workforce intermediary which assists Brooklyn businesses with finding, hiring and retaining qualified employees. Good Help works with a variety of community based organizations, workforce training entities, offices of elected officials, colleges and technical training schools in an effort to source the most qualified candidates for member businesses. Good Help services include: posting open jobs, developing job descriptions, prescreening jobseekers, interviewing jobseekers, computer skills testing, assistance with training and assessments of potential jobseekers.

Position Description

The Recruitment Specialist serves as one of the primary professional staff positions within the Good Help program. This position will report on daily functions to the Director of Workforce Development and report on special projects and assignments as required. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Managing and processing of Good Help job seekers by conducting screening interviews to determine compatibility with specified job requirements.
  • Working with referral agencies including community based organizations, employment and training providers and offices of elected officials to solicit appropriate candidates for open Good Help jobs.
  • Act as primary liaison to city agencies such as the Workforce 1 Career Center and the Department of Labor to strengthen partnerships and assist in filling job orders.
  • Attend all community partnership meetings.
  • Provide constructive feedback to referral agencies about candidates referred to Good Help through the use of approved internal systems.
  • Conduct field visits to Good Help businesses in an effort to determine job conditions; providing support to businesses for staffing and related workforce development business services.
  • Participate in both internal and external events as necessary, including job fairs, trade shows, networking events and seminars.  
  • Conduct outreach to businesses to increase the number of employers providing job openings to Good Help.
  • Support the Director and Vice President with special projects and programs, including research, marketing, application, execution and follow-up.

Experience Required:

  • Two years’ experience in workforce development, staffing or human resources.
  • Must be able to communicate in a professional manner.
  • Strong follow up skills required.
  • Energetic, proactive and organized.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills
  • HS Diploma/GED required.  Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree strongly desired.

Salary
 $15/HR (28 HRS/WK)

How to Apply    
Please email resume to ahernandez@brooklynchamber.com

 
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