Operations & Facility Manager
[Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling]

ABOUT BHC: A growing organization founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness experienced by adults, children, families and entire communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project now under construction in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill will include 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an expanded childcare center; and a children's museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

ABOUT SHCMAS: The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS) is the cultural capstone of BHC's development in Sugar Hill, at the intersection of the historic African-American community of Harlem and the Latino community of Washington Heights. SHCMAS will provide young visitors with opportunities to discover, engage with and appreciate important works of art while learning the history of Sugar Hill and engaging in creative work that contributes to cultural vitality of the community. Museum programs developed for 3-8 year olds and their families will feature exhibitions, ranging from single-artist presentations to thematic surveys and newly commissioned artist projects, intensive hands-on art education programs, multi-disciplinary storytelling and other public programs. Acknowledging the significance of art and storytelling in Sugar Hill's history, programs at SHCMAS will encourage intergenerational and cross cultural participation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Operations & Facility Manager reports to the Museum Director and plays a critical role in the successful functioning of the newly constructed facility. S/he must be a self- starter, willing to take on the challenges of working closely with a newly formed team to successfully launch the children's art museum and all its operating facets.

The position is responsible for the safe, secure, effective and efficient monitoring and operation of the Museum's overall physical plant, including all HVAC, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. S/he will work with a variety of departments to coordinate and evaluate Museum operations and policies, to ensure proper maintenance and safety procedures are implemented to safeguard Museum property, works on loan, staff, visitors and in particular our target audience of three to eight year old children. The candidate must be familiar with public assembly spaces, security alarm systems/CCTV cameras, admissions, visitor services and public safety procedures. This is a hands' on position requiring supervision of support staff, including but not limited to facilities maintenance and security personnel. S/he will be responsible for liaising with vendors and other outside agencies as well as professionals within BHC, for smooth daily operations of the museum. Ordering supplies, keeping inventory and assisting in the negotiating of contracts will fall under his/her purview.

The museum relies heavily on its environmental control system (HVAC) for the protection of the museum's art work and works on loan. This mission critical portion is paramount to the organization and The Operations & Facility Manager should have a thorough understanding of HVAC system/theory or willing to obtain same in a very short period of time. A robust understanding of computers and digital systems should be part of his/her skill set.

The Operations & Facility Manager will be responsible for working closely with education, curatorial, development departments and the executive director in the execution of Museum programs and special events. This is an administrative and technical position requiring attention to detail and management skills. Weekends as well as some night and holiday hours are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Security

  • Ensure an industry standard level of security in both public and non-public areas.
  • Enforce safety and security policies and procedures and ensure that they are understood and carried out by all security personnel.
  • Manage and train appropriate staff in museum safety and security practices, including but not limited to creating and implementing new policies when needed. Assure smooth operations and communications between visitor services and security personnel.
  • Works with the curators, museum registrar, and exhibits coordinator to address issues related to the safety and physical security of the artwork on view and in storage.
  • Lead all emergency efforts and assist in the updating, testing and monitoring of the Museum's emergency procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all security-related state and federal laws, fire protection laws and codes and transportation law.

Facility

  • Oversee all regular cleaning, maintenance, and operations-related activities of the Museum facilities. Conduct regular inspections and make recommendations for improvements and repairs.
  • Monitor and maintain Museum's physical plant including plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Operate and maintain the Museum's HVAC systems.
  • Direct, schedule, supervise and perform preventive maintenance work, service response, and equipment repairs.
  • Solicit bids and monitor performance from sub-contractors for all necessary testing and inspection on building's mechanical, electrical, and fire/life safety systems.
  • Provide on-call services for emergency repairs after normal business hours.
  • Maintain inventory of maintenance tools, equipment, supplies, and materials.

Administration

  • Work closely with other departments to determine demands of new exhibitions, programming and special events.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to reduce costs while still maintaining high standards of operation. Plan, prioritize, budget for, and coordinate upgrades to and replacement of building systems.
  • Hire, train, and supervise security/custodial/maintenance staff.
  • Work with special events/rental staff to establish the space rental annual budget, set space rental rates and fees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of related education and/or work experience in building operations, HVAC, maintenance and security. Museum experience or a venue with public visitation and high value content preferred.
  • Combination of experience and/or formal training in the HVAC, and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (M.E.P.) systems and overall facility maintenance and building systems is highly desirable.
  • Experience with computer applications that control HVAC, fire, and/or security systems, building management systems, and work order/ preventative maintenance applications.
  • Must be able to obtain a fire guard license, as well as S12, S95 and S01 FDNY Certification within four months of employment.
  • Must have prior supervisory experience. Demonstrate strong organizational skills, be self-motivated and be able to work independently. 
  • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and work well as part of a team.

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC/SHCMAS, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@bhc.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your last name and "SHCMAS Operations" in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

SHCMAS/BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women, older adults, people of color, poor and low-income people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off.



Administrative Assistant - Head Start

ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children’s museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

DESCRIPTION:BHC is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Administrative Assistant who will provide administrative support in the effective management of the program and its program components in accordance with funding source guidelines, Head Start Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Flexibility, good judgment and the ability to adapt quickly to the needs of a growing and diverse organization are essential. Experience in working in a non-profit, school or other educational setting highly desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the administrative duties of monitoring policies, procedures, and objectives of Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center in its efforts to achieve agency objectives and Federal performance standards and regulations in collaboration with Policy Council, Board of Directors, community partners and program staff.
  • Maintain working knowledge of and provide assistance in the supervision of the day-to-day operations to achieve agency objectives and Federal performance standards and regulations.
  • Be the point of first contact with all in-coming inquiries, enrolled families, community partners and vendors. Be direct resource when possible and/or refer to appropriate department.
  • Coordinate and lead all intake policies and procedures while maintaining performance standards and regulations.
  • Assist in the coordination between all program service teams in order to meet federal and local goals and objectives in a timely manner.
  • Provides reliable and timely data entry into ChildPlus data system, as needed.
  • Supervise and coordinate program staff and support staff in the implementation of daily tasks, in the absence of the Education Coordinator.
  • Provide necessary support in daily administrative duties including but not limited to: time-sheets, answering phone, scheduling appointments, travel arrangements, coordinating special events, operating office machinery, office supply inventory, parent notices.
  • Provide back-up classroom coverage, as necessary.
  • Comply with all New York City: Department of Health/Day Care Regulations.
  • Support the mission of Broadway Housing.
  • Read and follow all policies and procedures of DDECC.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Three years administrative working experience necessary.
  • Early childhood experience preferred.
  • Organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with low-income, culturally diverse families preferred.
  • Ability to work well with parents and professional peers.
  • Knowledge of Head Start performance standards.
  • Ability to foster meaningful relationships with children, families and community.
  • Ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills.

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@broadwayhousing.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, "Administrative Assistant" in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off. To learn more about BHC, visit us on the web at www.broadwayhousing.org



Education Resource Specialist

ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children's museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Sugar Hill Apartments, this position will provide the full range of comprehensive family support services to all children and families living in Sugar Hill Apartments and to build and strengthen partnerships in the local community. He/she will help guide the overarching vision of community building, and Educational advocacy as a vital component of the Broadway Housing model. This includes guiding families towards achieving financial, educational and personal freedoms, bringing them out of poverty.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Education Resource Specialist will guide and provide comprehensive delivery of direct case management services including child developmental services, education services, and other entitlements.
  • Aid in determining needs assessment, advocate for child and family needs and act as a liaison between school and community resources and families
  • Help coordinate and develop linkages with community agencies to provide better service delivery to families
  • Conduct regular case reviews with all families and their children and conduct home visits as needed
  • Assist in providing guidance, crisis intervention and resource/referrals to outside agencies when needed
  • Support a formal system of follow up with families on referrals to community agencies, to assure satisfactory provision of services
  • Help develop, organize and conduct new and existing programs and workshops for families
  • Work with the public school system and attend parent/teacher conferences as necessary
  • Assist students and families in finding academic resources during their educational career
  • Help individual students and parents set goals and track them throughout the year
  • Assist the communication efforts to keep families informed of events and opportunities of interest
  • Maintain current and accurate records of all families and children
  • Tracking activities for Outreach efforts in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Preparation of required monthly reports, communications and administrative functions
  • Responsible for community building and outreach efforts with the goal of increasing awareness and participation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in social services, education or related field
  • 1-2 years' experience in social services, human services, family outreach or education field
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with parents and professional peers
  • Calming and patient demeanor with children
  • Strong history of community involvement
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a must

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@bhc.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, 'Education Resource Specialist' in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Salary is $30,000 annually. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off. To learn more about BHC, visit us on the web at www.broadwayhousing.org
BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



Maintenance Worker

ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children’s museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.

DESCRIPTION:Under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisors and as part of the Facilities staff, the Maintenance Worker will be a primary repair and maintenance resource at our facilities. He/she is also responsible for performing general custodial and cleaning duties needed to provide and maintain a safe and professional environment that conveys an atmosphere of respect to staff and tenants.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform all custodial and cleaning duties including cleaning of common areas, garbage and trash removal, snow removal and other cleaning services as needed
  • Perform light construction duties including drywall installation and patching, painting, light bulb and fixture installation, drain and sewer line stoppages, cabinet installation and repair, vinyl and ceramic tile installation and repair and window air conditioner installation and maintenance
  • Fully restore and sanitize apartment units prior to occupancy of new residents including but not limited to stripping floors, cleaning windows, patching walls and light painting
  • Perform basic HVAC, plumbing and electrical work when necessary
  • Perform general preventive maintenance and repairs on all building and safety systems
  • Buff, wax and strip floors as needed
  • Oversee the regular operations of the boiler/furnace and gas heat
  • Assist with City Marshal tenant evictions as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (or equivalent experience) required
  • 2-3 years prior maintenance experience preferably working in apartment buildings
  • Knowledge of repair and maintenance policy and procedures
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good computer skills
  • Must be able to safely lift and move 50 lbs. on a daily basis
  • Must be able to manage multiple demands and work well independently or within a team
  • Certification in a building trade, maintenance, building systems or building equipment repair is preferred
  • Fire Guard certificate required within 90 days of employment
  • Certificate of fitness required within 90 days of employment
  • Valid NYS Drivers License preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

APPLICATION: To apply for a position at BHC, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@broadwayhousing.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, "Maintenance Worker" in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.

Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off. To learn more about BHC, visit us on the web at www.broadwayhousing.org

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



Preschool Teachers

Broadway Housing Communities is seeking Preschool Teachers for the Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool. Both sites deliver a full-day preschool program committed to providing individualized, comprehensive educational services for 3-5 year old children and their families in Harlem. Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool are part of a comprehensive Education Services Department that includes youth mentoring, education advocacy, adult education and cultural arts programs.

The Preschool Teacher manages a classroom in accordance with Program Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and supervising a warm, nurturing developmentally appropriate environment for the development of the whole child while implementing the program's high level of care and educational standards.
  • Supporting program philosophy and school readiness goals; integrating health services, nutrition, social services and parent involvement components into daily program plans.
  • Designing and maintaining a classroom environment that facilitates active, hands-on learning, group management, self-expression and choice, cultural diversity and inclusion of all children, parents, volunteers and staff.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or childhood education. Must have NYS teaching certificate or be in the process of obtaining certification. A minimum of two years early childhood experience necessary. Candidate should also possess a firm knowledge and understanding of child development, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, familiarity with Reggio principles, strong interest in art-based instruction, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well with parents and professional peers, leadership skills, supervision skills, and the ability to work and communicate with multi- disciplinary team and with lay persons from a variety of ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds

Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and DOH regulations, bilingual (Spanish), computer literacy, Master's degree a plus. Broadway Housing Communities, Inc (BHC) offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

Candidates meeting at least the minimum qualifications can send resumes and cover letters to ddeccinfo@broadwayhousing.org or fax to (212) 862-0769. NO PHONE CALLS.

BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.



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