If you are passionate about helping young people achieve their career goals, you might be the perfect fit for our Career Services team. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record of leading and mentoring young people in a collaborative setting.

As a Career Services Coordinator, you will play a key role in empowering Green City Force (GCF) Corps Members to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the workplace. You will travel to service sites across all 5-boroughs where you will work closely with each member to help them discover their career path, meet the graduation requirements and transition into alumnihood with a clear vision for their future. 

You will also work with the rest of the Career Services team and other program staff to provide effective career placement support, as well as access to wrap-around services that can help them overcome any barriers to career advancement and retention.

The Career Services Coordinator reports to the Career Services Manager and is part of the Career Services Team.


  • Support a caseload of 30-40 Corps Members in identifying their career interests and post program goals

  • Engage members in 1:1 coaching meetings, develop Career Services Individual Development Plans (IDPs) where members are defining their career goals, action steps and necessary supports

  • Provide direct coaching and feedback that reinforces professional expectations for Corps Members during service, professional development and networking opportunities

  • Coordinate and communicate with Service Coordinators (team leaders and supervisors of participants) to facilitate alignment on member success

  • Coach Corps Members on the completion of career preparation tasks like resumes, mock interviews, and job applications

  • Provide support to the Career Services manager to ensure that members are prepared for their transition to alumnihood with strong connections to Green City Force

  • Refer Corps Members to internal resources (our team of in house social workers) and external resources (for education and employment support), creating a follow up plan as necessary

  • Support and lead facilitation of group meetings or workshops, including career readiness workshops or topical sessions such as college access, financial planning, student loan strategies and more

  • Maintain progress notes on all contacts with Corps Members, collect and complete all necessary documentation and reports related to program activities

  • Work in close coordination with the other program team members to meet  graduation, placement, and retention targets, and to ensure a seamless, positive experience for each participant


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

  • 1-2 years of direct experience for Coordinator, and 2 + years of experience for Senior Coordinator, in career services and career counseling, workforce development, youth development, national service, sustainability sector, community organizing in low-income communities, construction, or military 

  • Previous demonstrated 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 

  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and motivational skills, 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 is preferred

  • Commitment to cultural diversity and equity

  • Alumnus of Green City Force Service Corps strongly preferred, but not required

  • Familiarity and comfort using computer programs such as Google Drive suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms)


Founded in 2009, Green City Force’s (GCF) mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban young adults to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training, and work experiences related to the clean energy economy. GCF simultaneously addresses three imperatives –unemployment and the lack of prospects for family-supporting careers among low-income youth; changes to the urban environment that must be made to mitigate climate change; and stimulation of the green economy through awareness-raising and individual behavior change.

GCF has garnered awards including the NYC Mayor (Most Innovative Nonprofit), the NYC City Council, the White House (Champions of Change), Environmental Advocates of NY, The Corps Network’s Project of the Year 2016, NY Housing Conference Community Builders First prize 2016. This is an opportunity to join an organization with a proven track record, strong growth potential, and a positive organizational culture for personal growth and collective impact as part of a dynamic team.

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

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