Job Title: Director of Outreach

Reports To: Chief Program Officer

Department: Programs

Job Type: Full-time

About GOSO: Located in East Harlem, Getting Out Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) empowers 16- to 24-year-olds to avoid involvement in the criminal justice system by reshaping their futures through educational achievement, meaningful employment, and financial independence. Our aim is to promote personal, professional, and intellectual growth through goal-oriented programming and comprehensive social support services. We believe that our focus on career and education is the key to maintaining a recidivism rate under 15% versus a national average of over 60% by helping participants overcome obstacles in reentry and become productive members of society. GOSO also oversees the Stand Against Violence (SAVE) program with a mission to reduce gun violence in East Harlem and beyond.


Objective of Role: The Director of Outreach leads the planning and execution of Participant outreach and partnership engagement with organizations primarily throughout NYC.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building and maintaining Participant outreach and strong relationships with community organizations.  They are creative, analytical, and results oriented, with a superior ability to engage, collaborate, and mobilize at the individual, community and organizational level with a focus on helping GOSO to expand its services in East Harlem and throughout NYC.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute, and manage an outreach strategy and operating plan for reaching the Participant community and new audiences in alignment with strategic objectives while nurturing and building relationships and programs with existing partners
  • Develop, manage, monitor, and achieve goals and metrics for reaching Participants and organizations 
  • Collaborate across GOSO departments to ensure integration and  alignment with GOSO programs and services
  • Explore and cultivate community partnership opportunities with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, faith based community leaders,  and local businesses
  • Act as a GOSO Ambassador in the community to engage people around GOSO’s vision and mission
  • Ensure Outreach operations and activities adhere to legal and ethical guidelines
  • Develop and maintain reports of goals, metrics and activities on a consistent basis
  • Manage change, resources, and risks in alignment with GOSO mission, strategies, goals, and plans 
  • Other duties as required

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working with organizations serving young people who have been impacted or are at risk of contact with the legal system and individuals from marginalized backgrounds
  • Strong marketing, planning, and social media skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Superior Interpersonal, Engagement, and team and relationship building skills with internal and external audiences
  • Works independently and demonstrates initiative, discretion, and good judgment
  • Outcomes and Results Oriented
  • Self-aware and culturally competent

Core Competencies: 

  • Excellent Work Ethic
  • Commitment to working in a mission driven organization
  • Demonstrated personal ethics and values
  • Cross-team collaboration and cooperation 
  • Team Player who works well with a diverse group of people


  • 5-7 years of professional experience in community and Participant outreach and engagement
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required
  • A passion for criminal and racial justice
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with colleagues and community members
  • Strong conceptual, analytic, data management, reporting, writing, computer, and organizational skills to support strategy, planning,  and implementation

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. GOSO offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send a resume with cover letter to: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.


GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.