Employment

Available Jobs:

At Greyston, we create thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open Hiring, which means we provide employment opportunities to people regardless of their background or work history, while offering them the support necessary both to succeed in the workplace and to thrive in the community. With our history as a social justice pioneer, Greyston is recognized as one of the country’s leading social enterprises that provides individuals opportunities for employment. Our philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential.  With tremendous interest in socially responsible business and growing awareness of the massive economic dysfunction driven by poverty, recidivism and a lack of job opportunities for people with barriers, Greyston is poised to capitalize on these factors by launching the Center for Open Hiring as a focal point for generating and measuring social innovation impact.

Company: Greyston Early Learning Center

Open Position: Head Teacher and  Group Head Teacher       

Position Summary:

  • Supervise teachers’ aides and volunteers.
  • Must have knowledge of curriculum planning and implementation
  • Promote parent involvement
  • Understand assessment outcomes and observations.
  • Attend weekly group meetings and participate in developmental workshops/trainings to enhance knowledge and understanding of early childhood education.

Qualifications

  • Group Head Teacher requires a minimum of Child Development Associate License or an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Head Teacher position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with some experience.

Please send your resume to: jobs@greyston.org.

Company:  Greyston Foundation

Open Position:  Communication Associate

Greyston is looking for a Communications Associate to provides essential administrative support to the Greyston external affairs department and represents the department both internally and externally through creation of written materials, digital materials, and in-person meetings.

Position Summary:

  • Supports all print and digital communications initiatives
  • Assists team with materials creation, document management, and vendor coordination
  • Provides research and writing support for team
  • Coordinates schedules and meetings
  • Prepares materials in advance of meetings and supports follow-up activities
  • Coordinates media tracking of issues, Greyston news, and other relevant organizations and companies
  • Writes and edits collateral, web text, correspondence and media materials
  • Works closely with Development Associate on select development communications projects
  • Oversees tracking of internal data for use in external reports and publications
  • Coordinates capture, management, and use of inspiring stories across the enterprise
  • Supports the Association for Open Hiring™ and the Center for Open Hiring™ at Greyston
  • Coordinates round tables, events, conferences, and other external affairs functions
  • Supports Greyston Gala and other key events
  • Supports CRM as needed

Education Level/Training

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of communications and/or journalism experience preferred
  • Must be efficient and persistent, with experience managing and juggling diverse tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple requests
  • Problem-solver, organized, focused, personable, poised, and creative
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Holds her/himself to the highest standards for quality, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite including word, PowerPoint, and excel as well as Google, and main social media platforms
  • Experience working in a social enterprise/non-profit hybrid setting preferred
  • Commitment to social justice and sustainability

Please send your resume to: jobs@greyston.org.

Company:  Greyston Foundation

Open Position:  Development Associate

The Development Associate provides essential administrative support to the Greyston development team and coordinates development team work across the enterprise, especially within external affairs.

Responsibilities

  • Support all donor volunteer events and initiatives
  • Assist team with donor facility tours including conducting tours, coordinating food and transportation and crafting follow-up efforts to donors
  • Coordinate and acknowledge all in-kind donations
  • Assist with grant research and proposal writing as directed by the Institutional Giving team
  • Assist with data entry and gift acknowledgements as needed or requested by the Development team
  • Create fundraising reports as requested by the Director of Development and Head, External Affairs
  • Provide assistance with event planning and implementation, especially the annual Gala
  • Manage the overall Development and Master Calendars (deadlines, meetings, tours, volunteer projects, events, etc.)
  • Respond to general online inquiries
  • Oversee creation and execution of e-blasts. Assist with social media as directed Assist with curating photos for the website, e-blasts, marketing materials, etc.
  • Create multi-media presentations as needed by the department
  • Assist in prep of materials for meetings and events
  • Work with Development team on all external communications
  • Attend meetings as needed to represent the development perspective
  • Generates ideas for additional social enterprises that serve the community of Yonkers, and contributes ongoing ideas for how to improve existing social enterprises

Education Level/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of development experience preferred
  • Must be efficient and persistent, with experience managing and juggling diverse tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple requests
  • Candidate should have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to effectively engage and interact with all levels of management and employees, both internally and externally
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite including word, PowerPoint, and excel as well as Google, and main social media platforms
  • Experience working in a social enterprise/non-profit hybrid setting preferred
  • Commitment to social justice and sustainability

Please send your resume to: jobs@greyston.org.

Company:  Greyston Foundation

Open Position:  Development Intern

 The Development Intern provides generalized support to the development team. The position offers an opportunity to learn fundraising, communications, research and evaluation skills at a premiere hybrid social enterprise/nonprofit organization.

Job Functions & Responsibilities

·         Conduct research on individual, foundation, corporate and new philanthropy prospects and donors

·         Support creation and dissemination of Greyston’s annual report and annual appeal

·         Support creation and tracking of Greyston’s monthly “online campaigns”

·         Assist with tracking and evaluation of all development efforts

·         Support development staff in drafting reports, proposals and donor appeals

·         Assist development staff in planning events and other activities, including the annual Gala

·         On a weekly basis, research and inform development staff of current event stories related to Greyston’s mission

 ·         Maintain donor files in shared development drive

·         Attend and often take notes for department meetings

·         Assist with special projects as needed

·         Assist development staff in entering data into Exceed donor database

·         Maintain donor files in shared development drive

·         Attend and often take notes for department meetings

·         Assist with special projects as needed

·         Assist development staff in entering data into Exceed donor database

Skills & Abilities

·         Strong writing, research and evaluation abilities

·         Desire to learn more about fundraising, philanthropy and hybrid social enterprise/nonprofit organizations

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

·         Experience with Exceed donor database a plus

·         Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail

·         A demonstrated commitment to Greyston’s mission and values

·         Strong organizational skills, punctuality and a sense of humor

·         Strong ethical standards and personal integrity

Education Level/Training

 ·         Undergrad

·         1-2 years of communications and/or journalism experience preferred

 Please send your resume to: jobs@greyston.org.

Company:  Greyston Bakery

Open Position:  Executive Assistant

Position Summary:

This position provides administrative support for the President and Chief Executive Officer of Greyston as well as support for the Chairperson and other Executive Team members, managers and employees as needed.

In this role, the Executive Assistant will serve as a liaison to Board members, Greyston’s Senior Management and staff; and oversee special projects. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for the supervision of two administrative assistant/receptionists in two locations both located in Yonkers, New York. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within an entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community orientated.  The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.  The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Responsibilities:

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar or appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging completed and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings
  • Plan, coordinate and ensure the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected. Provide “gatekeeper” and “gatekeeper” role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO’s time and office
  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the President and CEO, with Board members, donors, entire Greyston staff, on matters related to CEO’s programmatic initiatives
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response
  • Provide a bridge for smooth communication between the President’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff, including entire Greyston team
  • Work closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Act as a “barometer,” having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the President updated
  • Provide leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manage a variety of special projects for the President, some of which may have organizational impact
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with hands-on-approach, including drafting letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the CEO’s ability to effectively lead the company
  • Coordinate, organize and manage all Board and executive team meetings; including scheduling, sending out invitations and recording attendance, preparing and distributing board packets, and coordinating any meeting documentation for record keeping and communications
  • Provide meeting support including coordinating the agenda of senior management team and all staff meeting’s logistics, audio/visual setup, refreshments, note taking and post-meeting follow-up for various committees and leadership team meetings
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures
  • Serves as the President’s administrative liaison to Greyson Foundation’s board of directors
  • Prepare adhoc reports and minutes for Board meetings as needed
  • Provide administrative support to other Board members as requested
  • Facilitate communication between President’s office and Board of Directors
  • Manage two Administrative Assistants/Receptionists at two different locations both located in Yonkers, New York.

Education Level/Training

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong work tenure; three to five years of experience supporting C-Level Executive
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors
  • Emotional maturity
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Problem-solver, organized, focused, personable, poised, and creative
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Holds her/himself to the highest standards for quality, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Skype and Google Drive

Physical and/or Mental Requirements

  •  Able to sit at and work on a computer for extended periods.
  • Able to lift 10 pounds and reach/bend to retrieve documents in cabinets and on shelves.
  • Able to walk through a Bakery environment
  • Able to walk through and work in an office located in a historic mansion without elevators
  • Able to travel to any Greyston location and work within that facility

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, prescription and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flex Spending, Commuter Benefits and Employee Assistance Program.

Anyone interested, please apply at jobs@greyston.org along with your salary requirements.

EEO Statement:

Greyston Foundation and its affiliated companies are equal opportunity employers. It is the policy of the company to hire, train, promote and pay its associates without regard to age, race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, marital or partner status, alienage or citizenship

 

 

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