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.

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 team-wide 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.