Jobs and Opportunities

Sustainable South Bronx is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Finance

SSBx is currently seeking a dynamic, full-time Director of Finance to join our senior management team. The Director of Finance will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of SSBx’s financial activities as well as long-term financial planning. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, experienced and talented individual who seeks to have a central role in the development of a nonprofit organization with ambitious plans for growth.

Key responsibilities

Prepares and monitors the annual budget in coordination with senior management and the Board of Directors
Appraises the organization’s financial position and provides regular financial reports to the Board of Directors
Oversees cash, investment, and asset management; maintains relationships with various vendors, including all financial service providers
Ensures that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, realized and monitored; prepares periodic reports to funding sources
Performs all accounting functions and facilitates the completion of the annual financial audit and tax returns
Formulates, recommends and implements sound fiscal policies, procedures and controls
Oversees the development of and adherence to internal control policies


The Director of Finance will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 5 years of broad finance experience in a nonprofit and/or corporate setting. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government contracts as well as foundation/corporate grants. The Director will have the following experience and attributes:

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred but not required)
Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, grant accounting, cost allocation, forecasting, compliance, and reporting
Experience working with information technology to manage/optimize accounting software
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills
Commitment to and enthusiasm for working at a nonprofit organization committed to social justice

Competitive compensation and benefits. SSBx is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressed to Michael Brotchner, Executive Director, to: finance{at} The subject line of the email should read “Director of Finance.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Community Greening Intern

About the Internship: The Community Greening Intern will work closely with the Director of Sustainable Policy and Research to provide support for SSBx’s South Bronx AirCasting project in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. This new project will engage South Bronx high school students and local community residents in monitoring air quality in their community using smartphone technology. This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate student hoping to acquire hands-on, non-profit work experience while also making an impact.


Work with our technology partner – HabitatMap – and the Community Greening Team to develop a lesson plan for an 8-week air quality education and monitoring program
Supervise education program and develop an execution plan with student participants and Youth Leaders
Develop partnerships with local schools and civic groups to recruit participants with the goal of recruiting 100 individuals to participate in the AirCasting field sessions
Along with Youth Leaders, develop introductory lessons and end-of-session debriefs to support the field experience
Oversee the collection, validation and analysis of data
Coordinate and lead Youth Leaders in the development of a forum to present air quality findings to local statekholders
Develop a final report that summarizes the activities and findings of the South Bronx Aircasting project


Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Sustainable South Bronx
Commitment and previous experience in environmental justice, community development and/or public health
Previous program management experience and ability to execute a project from start to finish
Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills
Previous experience teaching, mentoring or training youth
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computer software applications
Knowledge and understanding of geospatial analysis and GIS preferred but not required
Able to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner
Willing to support and assist existing team members
Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed
Previous experience with community outreach is preferred
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required
Schedule: Twenty hours per week, beginning in February 2014 and ending approximately late June/early July 2014.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter, addressed to Angela Tovar, Director of Sustainable Policy and Research, to The subject line of the email should read “Community Greening Intern.”

Development Intern

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx – and throughout New York City – through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated individual to serve as a Development Intern.

The Development Intern will assist with all components of SSBx’s fundraising activities. The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is ideal for individuals seeking to gain meaningful fundraising experience while also contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of the South Bronx.


• Researching, analyzing, and summarizing fundraising opportunities;
• Researching other opportunities related to the organization’s fundraising work;
• Event planning and coordination for our spring gala;
• Aiding in the preparation of grant proposals, appeal letters, and acknowledgement letters;
• Preparing posts for social media.

Preferred skills/qualifications:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Experience working in a fast-paced office environment;
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently;
• Interest in social justice issues;
• Experience with proposal-writing and event planning preferred, but not required.


Minimum of 10 hours/week


We are looking for an intern to begin the first week of January, though we would be willing to start the internship earlier for the right candidate. This internship will end at the end of May 2013.


This is a volunteer position. Transportation costs will be supported by SSBx. If the selected candidate is a student, SSBx will work with the individual’s academic institution to ensure that academic credits are received (if applicable).

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Liz Sylvan, Director of Development, to The subject line of the email should read “Development Intern.” SSBx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.