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Activities Coordinator


How to Apply

Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letter to: [email protected] 


IMPACCT Brooklyn is one of Brooklyn's premier nonprofit community development corporations providing services borough-wide. The organization works hand-in-hand with low and moderate-income community members and stakeholders to preserve and develop affordable housing, promote commercial revitalization to strengthen local businesses, create homeownership opportunities, protect tenant rights, combat predatory lending practices and prevent home-loss. Founded as Pratt Area Community Council, Inc. nearly 60 years ago, IMPACCT Brooklyn now serves as a catalyst for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization with a focus on Central Brooklyn and has brought people together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged, and flourishing community.

Position Summary

IMPACCT Brooklyn seeks a meticulous, detail-oriented Activities Coordinator to evaluate the needs of our clients, make recommendations for new services, and suggest improvements to existing services. The service coordinator's responsibilities include planning activities, advocating for the client's care, explaining the available options, and keeping records of the services offered.  To be successful as an activities coordinator, you should be service-oriented with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.  This position reports to the Director of Social Service.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and creating a safe environment that offers a means of expression through the arts, jewelry making, pottery, crafts, photography, sewing, etc., that will positively impact the clients’ health status, feeling of wellness, and/or quality of life.
  • Access, develops and implements comprehensive activities and events taking into consideration suggestions for clients.
  • Performs administrative tasks such as publishing and advertising upcoming events and activities, maintaining materials, equipment, requisitioning supplies and organizing art room.
  • Maintains up-to-date documentation in HMIS database system of client engagement and interaction; develop monthly calendars and prepares quarterly reports.
  • Work with the social service staff to improve attendance at all events.
  • Advocating for adequate, timely, and cost-effective services and responding to any issues that occur during the delivery of services.
  • Obtain and coordinate donations of materials and supplies from free and low cost places for projects and events.
  • Build relationships with other organizations/providers/companies that can lead events/trips/activities at Gibb Mansion.
  • Participate in social service staff meetings, present monthly activities and event agenda and case conference difficult and resistant client participation.
  • Must attend and participate in all activities and events.
  • Work closely with the Cook to coordinate food for events and activities.
  • Support clients in the development of a strength-based/solutions-focused self-determined goal and action plan that supports the clients’ optimal level for IL.
  • Identify participants’ strengths and barriers to housing stability and assist clients in reducing those barriers by linking clients to the appropriate resources and services.
  • Provide proactive follow-up home visits to ensure housing stability and further progress towards reaching their full potential for IL; including support, advocacy, reducing isolation, active listening skills, problem-solving, and identification of resources to assist with locating housing by applying to lotteries, housing and ,website applications, working with realtors, landlords, HASA/HRA, etc.
  • Apply knowledge of residential lease contracts to educate clients of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Displays commitment to the mission of IMPACCT Brooklyn and its values.
  • Responsible for self-development and supporting a learning environment in addition to participating in 6 job development trainings per year.
  • Other duties as directed by Director of Social Services
Educational Background: 
Associates Degree in related social services
  • 2 years’ experience (or) 5 years’ experience working as an Activities Coordinator.
  • Must hold to the Housing First model and person-centered/solutions focused methodology.
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by a positive attitude, pleasant, professional and cooperative demeanor, with clients, and fellow coworkers.
  • Must be able to easily engage individuals and build rapport creating a safe environment and a mode of expression through art and activities. 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, particularly active listening, mediation, and writing skills
  • Experience in multiple media and be able to work with a wide array of visual art mediums.
  • Knowledge and ability to provide Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based engagement services
  • Detail oriented to complete service deliverables and contract compliance
  • Creative thinker/adaptive personality.
  • Knowledge of community housing resources, social service agencies and HRA.
  • Ability to establish and set appropriate boundaries with clients served to help them gain skills and confidence.
  • Experience in working with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and mentally ill populations a plus.
  • Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office Software
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a fast pace environment
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends. 
  • Stay up to date with services, policies and regulations
  • Be passionate and committed to agency’s mission
  • Fluency in the English language is required, Spanish speaking ability preferred.

Benefits and Wages

Hybrid work schedules; competitive pay; paid time off including vacation, personal holidays; 403(b); tuition reimbursement; Flexible Spending Account; medical insurance; Employee Assistant Program; and other fringe benefits.

Hourly Rate Range: $19.23 to $27.00

FLSA and Employment Status 

Non-exempt, full-time, days

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letter to: [email protected] 


Additional Information: 

IMPACCT Brooklyn is an equal opportunity employer, drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. 

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. By completing this application, you are seeking to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding service to our customers and contributing to the financial success of the organization, its clients, and its employees. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.

Organization Info

Pratt Area Community Council dba IMPACCT Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

Our Mission
1. To preserve and develop safe and affordable housing, a basic human right.

2. To support vibrant local commerce through which small businesses serve the needs of community residents.

3. To sustain and develop an economic, racial, and cultural diversity to enrich the lives of all.

4. To promote knowledge, initiative, and concerted action to advance individual and common interests.

5. To foster an ethic that all members of the community bear personal responsibility to contribute to the greater good.



Help Residents & Stabilizing Neighborhoods

IMPACCT Brooklyn plays a critical role in neighborhood stability in the face of rising home prices. Through our financial counseling and support services, we help residents stay in their homes and the communities they grew up in.


Making a Meaningful Difference in People’s Lives

IMPACCT Brooklyn provides workshops and coaching to help more Brooklyn residents understand and take ownership of their finances so they can make better financial choices, and build and maintain the communities they live in.


Creating Affordable Housing Options

IMPACCT Brooklyn takes every opportunity to renovate, develop, and market livable homes for working class families. With gentrification sweeping through Brooklyn, our efforts are more important than ever as rising housing costs force residents out of their homes.


Organizing and Empowering Citizens

When tenants face housing issues, we help to educate and empower them so they can hold landlords accountable. Over the decades, we have brought thousands of people together to improve their homes and their communities.


Building a Business Base

We believe that small businesses are the lifeblood of communities, especially when run by residents of the neighborhood who cater to local needs and keep money in the community. We provide comprehensive services to help those business owners get started and thrive.


Giving People a Home and a Hand Up

Because living below the poverty line impacts every aspect of a person’s life, IMPACCT Brooklyn provides social services along with housing for formerly homeless people, giving them the break they need to regroup and get back on track with their lives.


Making Buildings Safer

Lead poisoning is a real danger to many lower-income families living in older buildings. IMPACCT Brooklyn is proactive in remedying lead exposure through lead testing, training for maintenance personnel, and financial incentives for landlords.


Promoting Affordable Housing

As experienced marketing agents for affordable housing, we help developers market their affordable housing units and streamline the process by connecting them with qualified candidates.

Why Work For Us?: 

Work You Can Believe In

At IMPACCT Brooklyn, our staff is more like family. We pay attention to your individual needs at home and at work. We want to see our staff succeed and grow as professionals. We will help you build your skills, whether you come to us as a handyman or as a social work professional.

Our services are broad, from social work to economic development, from home services to tenant organizing. It’s a diverse, vital group of people preserving the fabric and cohesiveness of Brooklyn. If you believe that this is important, join us and become part of our community.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 28 2024
Active Until: 
Apr 27 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Pratt Area Community Council dba IMPACCT Brooklyn