The Recruitment and Outreach Associate is responsible for conducting Corps Member recruitment and community outreach activities that are integral to the Green City Force ecosystem of service and community partnerships. The ROA will support the creation and strengthening of pathways to increase interest in GCF’s Service Corps program via the engagement of resident stakeholders, partners, and GCF’s network of alumni to advance GCF’s mission and increase program participation. 

Under the direct and daily supervision of the Recruitment and Engagement Manager, the ROA will also work with other members of the Service and programs team to advance GCF’s recruitment strategy and strengthen messaging and communications.

Primary Responsibilities/Activities: 


  • Support and work with the Recruitment and Engagement Manager to liaise between Green City Force and key community stakeholders which include and are not limited to the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety (formally MOCJ), NYCHA REES, NYCHA residents and staff, Tenant Associations, and local community-based organizations.

  • Support GCF presence at key events and activities by assisting and supporting event preparation, attending recurring community engagement meetings, including NSTAT meetings and Tenant Association meetings throughout the five boroughs as well as building community engagement/connections by conducting outreach strategies throughout the community ( events, tabling, flyering, etc) 

  • Support in the data and documentation collection related to outreach activities like community events, tabling, and any canvassing. This includes and may not be limited to collecting and submitting any relevant forms like waivers,sign-in sheets, etc. 

  • Support any reporting requirements associated with any outreach event which may include the written summary, event pictures, flyers, etc. 

  • Assist in cultivating and maintaining community partnerships. This includes ongoing community asset mapping, 

  • In collaboration with the Recruitment and Engagement Manager and Development team, support the development, refinement, and dissemination of outreach tools and strategies including social media posts, newsletters, and text/email campaigns.

Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Support recruitment activities from outreach to program enrollment, which includes but may not be limited to:

    • Sending communication on Information Sessions to potential participants and partners - formal emails and calls. 

    • Leading Information Sessions and working alongside the Recruitment and Engagement Manager to ensure information is relevant to current program sectoral goals, highlights program success, and is conveying program benefits to candidates.

    • Capturing information session attendance and assisting in reporting to partners as needed.

    • Conducting Tryouts and providing objective feedback about candidates

    • Maintaining consistent communication with candidates through every step of the recruitment process.

    • Supporting the maintenance of recruitment materials, working closely with the Recruitment and Engagement Manager and Development team to update needed information to accurately reflect the program opportunities and continue to increase interest.

  • At the direction of the Recruitment and Engagement Manager, assist in applicant follow-up, which may include

    • Virtual meeting - create a Zoom meeting and end applicant interview details

    • In-person meeting - send applicant interview details, location, etc.

  • Support additional documentation collection and preparation to support candidates advancing in the selection process and successful program enrollment.

As an important member of the Service team, the ROA will participate in conversations related to the continuous improvement of:

  • Recruitment progress toward goals

  • Candidate pool status and candidate selection

  • Cultivating and maintaining partnership 

  • Continuing to increase community interest, understanding, and support of GCF, with the goal of increasing applicants and community impact


  • An alumnus of Green City Force strongly encouraged

  • Commitment to youth development, social and economic justice, and sustainable development; passion for Green City Force’s mission 

  • At least one year of experience in sustainable agriculture, youth development, national service, sustainability sector, community organizing in low-income communities, construction, or military

  • Previously demonstrated an effective leadership role with young adults ages 18 – 24 from public housing or other low-income communities. 

  • High level of professionalism, integrity, work ethic, accountability, and responsibility. 

  • Highly organized self-starter; ability to take direction, structure tasks, establish priorities, and set goals. 

  • Ability to solve problems, mediate conflicts and exercise sound judgment 

  • Familiarity and comfort using computer programs such as Google, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and motivational skills, and excellent collaborative and teamwork skills.

  • Enthusiasm for, and personal commitment to, healthy sustainable living choices. 

  • Direct experience living and/or working in public housing communities. 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in-person, by telephone, and through written correspondence. 

About Green City Force

Green City Force (GCF) is in its second decade having celebrated over 20 cohorts of our award-winning AmeriCorps program. Green City Force (GCF) engages young adults from New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) communities in service years related to the environment. In doing so, we prepare them for sustainable careers, while serving to make public housing communities more sustainable and healthier, creating the green city we want to see. 

Our 600+ graduates are working in all areas of the green economy, from energy efficiency to composting, and construction to hydroponic farming. A recent report documents the multiple benefits of GCF’s holistic model, through which young adults in public housing grow change in their communities and their own lives. 

To learn more about GCF’s impact in NYCHA communities please visit www.greencityforce.org 

Green City Force is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law. GCF is an Employer of Service. 

Benefits: Generous leave, comprehensive medical & dental benefits, 403b with employer contribution

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and a cover letter through TriNet. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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