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Empowering People. Supporting New York.

Established in 1975 and based in Albany, NYSID is a not-for-profit membership organization with a 40-year mission of creating jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYSID and its member agencies are a proven procurement solution for government agency customers. NYSID members are the employment resource centers for individuals with diverse abilities. Our member agencies also partner with private sector New York State businesses, including Minority and Woman-Owned Business and veterans’ support programs.

Jobs Well Done

Employment on a NYSID contract transforms lives and communities:

  • Individuals realize the financial security, self-worth and personal relationships that come with long-term employment, and a traditionally under-employed workforce is served.
  • NYSID’s member agencies are able to offer center-based or community employment, unique to individuals’ abilities and independence goals.
  • Government procurement needs are met affordably and with a proven track record.

Legislatively mandated, economically sound

Preferred Source procurement satisfies the obligation to comply with New York State Finance Law Section 162's mandate to purchase approved goods and services provided by New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYSID prices are approved by the New York State Office of General Services.

New York State benefits by having a workforce which includes empowered individuals with disabilities, who bring stability to communities through wages earned and spent where they live.

Leadership

Officers

Chairperson Francoise Dunefsky Gateway Community Industries, Inc. [retired]
     
Vice President Michael Decker AHRC New York City
     
Secretary Kevin Crosley Herkimer ARC
     
Treasurer Carolina  Cordero Dyer The Osborne Association
     
President & CEO Ronald P. Romano NYSID
     
Past Chair Robert W. Schwartz Schwartz Heslin Group

Board members

Class of 2016

 
Alan Krafchin Center for Disability Services
   
Mary Jo Thorn ACHIEVE/Broome Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
   
James Moran Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS
   

Class of 2017

 
Stanfort Perry AHRC Nassau County
   
Donald Siegel, Ph.D. University at Albany
   

Class of 2018

 
Susan Delehanty Citizen Advocates, Inc.
   
William McHugh Heritage Centers
   
Mark Tebbano CHA Consulting, Inc.
   

EX OFFICIO

 
Frank Coco Ex Officio, ACCES-VR

 

Executive Team

Ronald P. Romano President & Chief Executive Officer
   
Margie L. Castellana Controller
   
Eileen J. McCarthy, Esq. Vice President-Administration
   
Joseph Messina Vice President-Sales
   
Tim Mott Vice President-Business Operations
   
Brian Schneider Vice President-Contract Administration
   
Theresa Hobbs Vice President- Compliance

 

 

Annual Reports

 

Employment and Intern Opportunities

Zerorez® Cleaning Technician

NYSID's new franchise, Zerorez®, Capital District, is looking for a Cleaning Technician. Are you ready to join the first green-cleaning company in the area?

Zerorez®, a national, rapidly growing carpet cleaning company with a reputation for superior technology, outstanding customer service and exceptional service, has an opening for an energetic, responsible person with a positive attitude, professional work ethic and who enjoys interacting with people. The Technician is the one who makes it all come together.

Qualifications: Ability to lift, move and manipulate cleaning equipment frequently throughout the day, strong interpersonal and communication skills, positive attitude, ability to work flexible hours and work independently. Valid and insurable driver's license required. Sales experience preferred. High School Diploma or GED.

Zerorez® offers competitive wages with benefits, training and opportunities for growth in an expanding company. EOE. If you’re ready to join the Zerorez® team, contact: administrator@nysid.org

 

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Summary: NYSID is seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist for data entry of  member agency invoices, customer invoice preparation and collection of receivables. Also running daily, weekly or monthly accounting reports. Position is highly detail oriented. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Verify and review member agency and customer invoices, correct discrepancies by customer or member agency contact.

  • Produce and process customer invoices.

  • Post accounts receivables and assist with accounts receivable closing.

  • Establish, prepare and maintain A/R management and reports.

  • Assist with the collection of receivables.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Travel as required.

Qualifications:
The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Minimum 3- 5 years exp. in a book keeping or accounting function preferred.

  • High School Diploma or GED. Associates Degree preferred.

  • Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Proven problem solving and mathematical ability.

  • Proficiency with various computer software applications including computerized accounting systems (Great Plains Dynamics preferred), databases, spreadsheets and word processing (preferably Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume work environment.

Physical Requirements:
Nature of job requires considerable CRT, keyboard, and mouse usage, navigating an office and alternatively sitting for long periods of time. Must have visual acuity and hearing ability for communicating with others and gathering and accessing written and computerized information. Ability to access any location where company business is conducted.

Email cover letter, resume to administrator@nysid.org EOE.

Contract Administration Specialist

Position Summary:

NYSID is seeking a Contract Administration Specialist to facilitate the efficient administration of its contracts from initial contract intake to preparing the contract for execution in accordance with contract specifications, and oversight agency terms and conditions. Position involves working with sales staff, customers and members. Assoc. degree with 1 – 3 years exp. in contract admin. or similar skill set preferred. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a high volume work environment req’d. Database exp. a plus. Competitive salary. Full benefits. Resume and salary range to: NYSID Human Resources, 11 Columbia Cir. Dr, Alb., 12203 or email administrator@nysid.org.
NYSID is an EOE.

 

 

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