Current Openings

Thank you for considering employment with Madison Strategies Group. If you feel that your skills and experience are aligned to career opportunities with MSG, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@madisonstrategies.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Navigator (New York City)

Position Summary

Madison Strategies Group is looking for a self-motivated problem-solver to help employees overcome challenges in the workplace and beyond, supporting them to stay employed and succeed at work. The Navigator will join Madison Strategies Group to lead service delivery in close partnership with Managed by Q, a company that provides a platform for office management and a range of subscription and on-demand services, from cleaning and maintenance to supply replenishment and wellness. The Navigator will provide a range of holistic direct services to Managed by Q’s NYC employees.

The Navigator will support current and new employees in accessing resources that enhance their job performance, skill development, and ability to sustain continuous employment, including targeted, concrete solutions to housing and child-care issues, as well as financial empowerment and educational resources. Working in-person and utilizing technology, the Navigator will be available to quickly troubleshoot problems and guide employees to solutions. This unique opportunity takes workforce supports traditionally offered to assist participants with their job search and offers them from the point of hire forward—with a goal of creating long-term economic sustainability for NYC’s lower-wage workforce.

Duties and Responsibilities

Resource Navigation: Develop and maintain expertise at connecting individuals to a network of resources, referrals, and training opportunities that remove obstacles that affect employee performance; advise and coach individuals on how to utilize MSG’s current network of resources, while expanding these services to meet needs that arise for employees

Workshop Facilitation: Facilitate workshops for employees to introduce Navigator services and provide engaging content that encourages participation; track outcomes of workshops and create/update workshop materials as needed

Coaching: Provide consistent communication and encouraging rapport with employees via phone, email, text, and in-person appointments; support employees with workplace and non-work issues that may arise

Reporting and Program Integrity: Ensure reliable tracking of program services and clear communications with a variety of program partners, including deep understanding of Managed by Q human resources policies and collaboration with project research partners as needed

Teamwork, Collaboration, and Learning: Work closely with variety of partners and stakeholders including MSG staff, employer staff, and program partners, with a goal of sharing lessons with a learning community focused on creating a sustainable workforce and effective post-placement services

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in direct services preferred, ex: case management, specialized account management, financial coaching, career advisement; to include knowledge in motivational interviewing and/or strengths-based case management
  • Ability to problem-solve and work with diverse populations and program representatives
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal skills (bilingual a plus)
  • Prior knowledge and experience of NYC public benefits and non-profit resources preferred; experience navigating resources on behalf of individuals – especially housing, childcare, education, and financial resources
  • Experience either working in or collaborating directly with businesses and employers, understanding business needs and the culture of fast-moving business environments
  • Motivated and creative team player with ability to work in fast-paced, results-focused environment
  • General understanding of the workforce development field preferred; eagerness to learn and expand knowledge required
  • Attention to detail and strong technology/computer skills required. Specifically able to learn and navigate multiple platforms, especially Salesforce, Google Docs, MS Excel. Type 60 WPM+
  • BA/BS Degree preferred. Equivalent work experience and clear demonstration of core competencies related to position will be considered.

Background and Research

The program model, centered on Navigator services, has been designed using principles from sustainable workforce model (pioneered by WorkLab Innovations) and in partnership with city-wide nonprofit and national research organizations. The Navigator’s work will be part of an initiative designed to better understand factors influencing high turnover among young adult and other low-wage employees. The initiative also seeks to assess how different service models may improve youth access to employment and reduce employee turnover. The Navigator will be part of a learning community and will demonstrate passion for being part of an innovative, collaborative, data-driven team that leverages best practices to produce results.

Salary and Benefits

Madison Strategies Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays and PTO, and 401k match. Our team is smart, passionate, feedback-focused, and driven, and we have fun while doing good, including hosting staff development roundtables and out-of-office fun days.

Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@madisonstrategies.org and include the title Navigator in the subject line. In your cover letter, please demonstrate, using specific examples from your experience, how your qualifications make you a good fit for this specific role. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

About Madison Strategies Group:

Founded by a group of workforce professionals, Madison Strategies is expert at providing individuals with the tools they need in order to thrive.  The people we work with need a professional path that is right for them so that they find careers, and not simply jobs.  We know that by training and preparing our participants to navigate their individual career journeys we are not only improving their lives but also their communities.  We also build strong relationships with employers and take the time to learn about their businesses and what they look for in their best employees so that we can provide them with individuals who contribute to the success of their businesses and strengthen their workplaces.

Madison Strategies currently operates in New York City and Tulsa, with our headquarters in New York City.  We are committed to sharing information and best practices across our program network.

Madison Strategies Group is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce.

Career Development Coach (New York City)

Position Summary

Madison Strategies Group is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual committed to helping a diverse and dedicated group of low-income NYC residents connect to quality employment opportunities. The Career Development Coach will be responsible for engaging program participants and providing career coaching and links to educational and financial resources. With support from other staff, the Career Development Coach will also lead individual and group follow-up for participants who have obtained employment and have reached key milestones. The Career Development Coach will be a highly skilled trouble-shooter able to focus participants on action plans, identify challenges, and provide achievable outcomes and ongoing encouragement that lead to employment and career opportunities. The Career Development Coach will develop and facilitate career advancement workshops related to obtaining new employment, career track workshops, and professional development, as well as other special initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Career Advisement and Coaching: Develop and update individual action plans for a high volume of participants based on input from career evaluation, employment referrals, and participant’s resume; discuss feasible short-term goals that the participant is able to pursue; research and discuss educational/credentialing opportunities or career tracks candidates can pursue over the long-term
  • Workshop Facilitation: Effectively plan and facilitate current workshops, specifically focused on strategies for obtaining employment and career advancement for employed participants; enhance and customize current workshop curriculum in collaboration with MSG staff members; analyze effectiveness of workshops to meet key program outcomes connected to employment and career advancement
  • Recruitment and Engagement: Efficiently utilize and develop techniques to engage large groups of participants to achieve program outcomes; customize outreach to meet needs of program participants including text, email, phone, and other creative approaches; strategically provide services that meet job seekers where they are
  • Reporting and Program Integrity: Ensure reliable tracking of program services and clear communications with participants and staff, using technology and data to enhance services
  • Teamwork, Collaboration, and Learning: Work closely with a variety of partners and stakeholders including MSG staff, employers, and program partners, with a goal of sharing workforce best practices

Qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with individuals seeking employment, including knowledge of motivational interviewing and/or strengths-based case management techniques, strongly preferred
  • Experience in/understanding of recruiting, coaching, human resources (HR), or account management preferred
  • Ability to problem-solve and work with diverse populations and program representatives
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal skills (bilingual a plus)
  • Motivated and creative team player with ability to work in fast-paced, results-focused environment
  • General understanding of the workforce development field preferred; eagerness to learn and expand knowledge required
  • Attention to detail and strong technology/computer skills required, specifically the ability to learn and navigate multiple platforms, especially Salesforce, Google Docs, MS Excel; type 60+ WPM
  • BA/BS Degree preferred; equivalent work experience and clear demonstration of core competencies related to position will be considered

Salary and Benefits

Madison Strategies Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays and PTO, and 401k match. Our team is smart, passionate, feedback-focused, and driven, and we have fun while doing good, including hosting staff development roundtables and out-of-office fun days.

Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@madisonstrategies.org and include the title Career Development Coach in the subject line. In your cover letter, please demonstrate, using specific examples from your experience, how your qualifications make you a good fit for this specific role. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

About Madison Strategies Group:

Founded by a group of workforce professionals, Madison Strategies is expert at providing individuals with the tools they need in order to thrive.  The people we work with need a professional path that is right for them so that they find careers, and not simply jobs.  We know that by training and preparing our participants to navigate their individual career journeys we are not only improving their lives but also their communities.  We also build strong relationships with employers and take the time to learn about their businesses and what they look for in their best employees so that we can provide them with individuals who contribute to the success of their businesses and strengthen their workplaces.

Madison Strategies currently operates in New York City and Tulsa, with our headquarters in New York City.  We are committed to sharing information and best practices across our program network.

Madison Strategies Group is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce.

Director of Development (New York City)

Position Summary:

Madison Strategies Group, an innovative organization, is looking for an experienced Director of Development, with proven success to spearhead development efforts at this workforce development non-profit. The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all fundraising. This person must have the ability to identify potential funders, coordinate the development of new programs, and write winning grants. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute Madison Strategies Group-NYC’s annual fundraising plan
  • Write and submit winning grants
  • Secure financial support from foundations, government agencies, corporations, and individuals
  • Develop new programs and write them up in a compelling way
  • Utilize existing fundraising contacts to grow revenue
  • Expand foundation outreach and develop new revenue streams from public and private donors
  • Work with the Executive Director on fundraising special events
  • Expand existing donor base by taking MSG’s fundraising to the next level
  • Create and maintain fundraising database and tracking systems
  • Perform other related duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years minimum experience in workforce development professional fundraising
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Federal or State Government grant writing experience preferred
  • Have existing relationships with funders, government agencies, corporations, and individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to attain public contracts as well as to raise funds through foundation grants
  • Experience expanding and cultivating relationships with multiple donor sources
  • Strategic vision to develop new programs
  • A Bachelor’s degree

Salary:

Competitive salary with full benefits.

Application Instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@madisonstrategies.org and include the title Director of Development in the subject line.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Organization Summary:

Founded by a group of workforce professionals, Madison Strategies is expert at providing our clients with the tools they need in order to thrive.  The individuals we work with need a professional path that is right for them so that they find careers, and not simply jobs.  We know that by training and preparing our clients to navigate their individual career journeys we are not only improving their lives but also their communities.  We also build strong relationships with employers and take the time to learn about their businesses and what they look for in their best employees so that we can provide them with individuals who contribute to the success of their businesses and strengthen their workplaces.

Madison Strategies currently operates in New York City and Tulsa, with our headquarters in New York City.  We are committed to sharing information and best practices across our program network.

Madison Strategies Group is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce.