The Partnership for the Homeless

Career Opportunities

Employment with the Partnership for the Homeless provides challenging and rewarding career opportunities for individuals interested in solving the problem of homelessness rather than managing it. If you have a passion for social justice and a commitment to the mission and goals of the Partnership, we invite you to explore the career opportunities listed below.

Director, Foundation and Corporate Giving

The Partnership for the Homeless seeks a creative and entrepreneurial fund raising professional to join its development team to lead the organization’s foundation and corporate efforts, managing a portfolio of existing donors, capitalizing on opportunities to upgrade gifts, and developing new funding relationships.

The Director reports to the VP of Development and will work collaboratively with the President & CEO, the senior management team, program staff and other stakeholders within and outside the organization. 

The candidate should have a minimum three to five years’ experience, be comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, and a proven track record of success with foundation and corporate grants (experience with select government funding is preferred but not required).

The candidate also should have exceptional research, writing and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated talent for conceptualizing and articulating complex programs and initiatives. Some responsibilities include: writing creative and compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant reports; maintaining and growing a portfolio of foundation and corporate donors; conducting targeted research on new institutional prospects; and helping to shape the messaging and marketing of the organization across all communications platforms.

The successful candidate will have a passion for social justice and a commitment to the mission and goals of the Partnership for the Homeless. For more information about the Partnership, please go to:

The Partnership provides an excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and one writing sample to             


Human Resources Manager

The Partnership for the Homeless has an immediate opening for a creative and experienced professional to manage human resources and volunteer programs for a non-profit direct service and advocacy organization.

The successful candidate will be part of the organization’s management team and be responsible for:

  • Recruiting and onboarding staff;
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory concerns regarding staff;
  • Overseeing staff evaluation and development/training;
  • Reviewing and regularly updating HR policies and procedures;
  • Developing management improvement systems;
  • Managing employee relations, in particular
  • Compensation and benefits administration;
  • Safety, welfare, and health issues.     

In addition to working with employees of the Partnership, the Manager will have an essential role in overseeing and coordinating the organization’s recruitment and placement of volunteer groups and individuals at programs and events, working with managers and staff to assess program/event goals and needs. Some key activities will include:

  • Creating volunteer recruitment tools;
  • Developing and conducting volunteer orientation and training;
  • Representing the organization, along with program staff, at community/corporate/educational events with volunteer recruitment potential;
  • Conducting regular volunteer program evaluations;
  • Establishing and maintaining a volunteer recognition program.  

The successful candidate will have at least three-five years working as a human resource professional; experience in volunteer management and administration; familiarity with the issues facing homeless families and children; a willingness to work non-traditional hours and days to meet organizational needs; and excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. Bilingual (English-Spanish) a plus.

The Partnership offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. For more information about us, visit our web site at

If you are interested in being part of an organization that is committed to social change, send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to 


Housing Advocate

The Partnership for the Homeless has an immediate opening at our Family Resource Center (FRC) in East New York, Brooklyn, for a talented and creative Housing Advocate to join a multi-disciplinary team that works to assist children and their families, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, break free from the cycles of need and move toward greater economic opportunity and independence.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting homeless families secure decent, affordable housing, and those families at-risk maintain their housing or relocate to more suitable housing.
  • Providing direct advocacy assistance to individual clients and client groups, which may involve, among other things, issues involving housing conditions and assistance at administrative hearings and in housing and other courts.
  • Collaborating with and acting as a resource for other FRC staff on housing issues.
  • Providing community education to clients, client groups, and staff of community-based organizations regarding housing issues.
  • Developing and distributing educational and promotional materials to community members and staff at other organizations.
  • Involving the FRC, to the extent possible, with building and small home owners on issues such as housing preservation, as part of a larger community development initiative.
  • Working with legal aid/legal services attorneys and members of the private pro bono bar, as necessary, on legal issues impacting our clients and client groups


  • BA/BS or advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with homeless and at-risk clients;
  • Experience in providing community-based services, with a strong expertise in housing;
  • An understanding of the City’s housing market, and the ability to develop strong business relationships in the private housing market (real estate owners, developers, and brokers) and the supportive housing community;
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and oral), and leadership skills;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with other staff and community-based organizations;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
  • A willingness to work non-traditional hours and days to meet project needs; and,
  • Bilingual skills strongly preferred but not required.

How To Apply 

Development and Communications Intern

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2018!

The Development and Communications Intern will work directly with the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations as well as the Development and Communications Manager to support the Partnership’s fundraising and marketing efforts.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Researching current and potential donors, foundations, and corporations
  • Writing and editing materials such as grant proposals and appeals
  • Managing social media accounts
  • Creating content such as blogs, videos, and photographs for the website
  • Writing, editing, and maintaining acknowledgement letters
  • Conducting media outreach
  • Assisting with special events
  • Supporting administrative tasks

The Development and Communications Intern is expected to commitment to 10-15 hours a week and will work at the Partnership’s Manhattan office, located at 305 Seventh Ave, 14th Floor.


  • Commitment to social justice
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Experience with Photoshop and InDesign a plus
  • Proactive in suggesting ideas and strategies
  • Detail-oriented
  • Sense of humor


This internship is unpaid.

How to Apply

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to with the subject “Development and Communications Internship” and include your desired start date and availability. Send all documents as PDFs labeled as “Last name, Type of document.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.