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Empowering People. Supporting New York.

NYSID is the leading source of job opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities. We make gainful employment possible for this dedicated and highly qualified workforce through New York State's Preferred Source Program, which was created by Section 162 of the New York State Finance Law.

Rehabilitative agencies throughout New York, who support individuals with disabilities, choose to become members of NYSID. On behalf of these members and often in conjunction with private sector associate members, NYSID enters into contracts with state and local government agencies for services and goods which are then performed by this workforce. Examples of such goods are custodial products, custom apparel, and health care supplies, and our business services range from document imaging, to janitorial and groundskeeping, to industrial laundry, electronics recycling, mailing, and others.

Over 7,000 jobs are created annually by NYSID through the Preferred Source program, which not only give dignity and sense of purpose to New Yorkers with disabilities but also satisfy the procurement needs of our state and local government agencies.

NYSID is grateful to have been able to serve New Yorkers with disabilities since 1975 and humbly reflects on "40 Years of Looking Forward."

Leadership

Officers

Chairperson Francoise Dunefsky Gateway Community Industries, Inc. [retired]
     
Vice President Henry Cohen US Foodservice/SOFCO Division [retired]
     
Secretary/Treasurer Michael Decker AHRC New York City
     
Immediate Past Chair Robert W. Schwartz Schwartz Heslin Group
     
President & CEO Ronald P. Romano  

Board members

Kevin Crosley Herkimer County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
   
Carolina  Cordero Dyer The Osborne Association
   
Alan Krafchin Center for Disability Services
   
Stanfort Perry AHRC Nassau County
   
Donald Siegel, Ph.D. University at Albany
   
Mary Jo Thorn ACHIEVE/Broome Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
   
Frank Coco Ex Officio, ACCES-VR

 

 

Executive Team

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

 

 

Annual Reports

 

Employment and Intern Opportunities

Vice President, Compliance

Summary: NYSID is seeking a Vice President, Compliance. This position supervises and ensures the efficient operation of the Quality Assurance and Training and Information Program (TIP) departments as well as NYSID's corporate compliance program and related Preferred Source legislation. It reports directly to the President and CEO.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

• Responsible and accountable for the oversight, direction and management of all functions and responsibilities assigned to the Quality Assurance staff.
• Oversee the administration of NYSID's Quarterly Employment Reporting system, including initial contact of member agencies, performance reviews and follow-up, compiling and evaluating responses and reporting results as required.
• Oversee compliance reviews by NYSID staff of member agency performance against contract-specific requirements, NYSID requirements, New York State Procurement Council Guidelines, and ACCES-VR employment requirements; and implement corrective action as necessary.
• Work with QA staff to identify issues regarding regulatory and reporting compliance with Preferred Source legislation, regulations and guidelines, and implement corrective action as necessary.
• Perform compliance reviews as necessary.
• Serve as NYSID's "Authorized Officer" in administering and maintain its third party corporate compliance program.
• Responsible for working with NYSID CEO, NYSID Business Development and other staff and NYSID lobbyists to develop relationships with state and federal governmental policy makers so as to help foster an understanding of preferred source and procurement (ie Procurement Stewardship Act) legislation.
• Supervise and monitor all functions and responsibilities assigned to the TIP staff including assessing current program offerings and developing new offerings.
• Oversee the development of training materials relevant to the Preferred Source Program and its requirements for member agencies with respect to disability documentation and Quarterly Employment Reports.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Travel as required.

Qualifications:
The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.

• Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree in business or related field preferred.
• 10+ years in quality assurance or similar field.
• Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Proven problem solving and mathematical ability.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume work environment.
• Proficiency with various computer software applications including computerized accounting systems (Great Plains Dynamics preferred), databases, spreadsheets and word processing (preferably Microsoft Office Suite).

Physical Requirements:
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.

Nature of job requires considerable CRT, keyboard, and mouse usage, walking around facilities and 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. Must have ability to access any locations where company business is conducted.

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

 

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

 

Account Representative

Position Summary: NYSID is seeking an Account Representative to service its SUNY,
CUNY and Community College commodities and services accounts throughout New York State. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the sales of NYSID commodities and services to SUNY, CUNY and community college markets statewide.

Develop new and expand existing markets through the evaluation and research, and prepare plans for entry.

Develop contract leads by building relationships with campus end-users and purchasing staff centered upon performance, quality, and ongoing communications.

Guide members through the technical aspects and procedures of obtaining new contracts for commodities and services.

Assist with customer negotiations for both new and renewal business.

Provide full account management services in close cooperation with NYSID support staff.

Identify individual and networked member agency capabilities, competitively priced commodities and services, and justify addition of preferred source items.

Identify non-performance or non-compliance (both member agency and customer) issues.

Assist member agencies in identifying and capitalizing upon specific opportunities for new or enhanced products.

Work with NYSID staff to insure compliance with statutory, administrative and contractual requirements, and to identify and resolve performance or other issues.

Considerable travel throughout New York State required.

Other duties as assigned.

 

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.

Bachelor’s Degree.

Minimum of 3 - 5 years work experience in the above or a closely related field.

Knowledge of Higher Education (SUNY/CUNY) and rehabilitation industry a plus.

Knowledge of and experience in brokering business relations between rehabilitation Member Agencies and higher education institutions helpful.

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

Proficiency with various computer software applications (spreadsheets, word processing, presentation and database), preferably Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to work independently.

Valid and insurable NYS driver’s license.

 

Physical Requirements:
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.

Nature of job requires considerable travel within New York State. The position may require an individual to work out of his or her home and be able to travel to or access any location where company business is conducted. Must have visual acuity and hearing ability for communicating with others and gathering and accessing written and computerized information. Some CRT, keyboard, and mouse usage are required, as well as walking around facilities and sitting for long periods of time.

About NYSID:

NYSID is a leading source of job opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities. As a Non-Profit created by NY State Finance law to serve NY State's Preferred Source program, NSYID works to make gainful employment possible for this dedicated and highly qualified population. Rehabilitative agencies throughout New York, who provide support services to individuals with disabilities, choose to become members of NYSID. On behalf of these members, and sometimes in conjunction with private sector associate members, NYSID enters into contracts with state and local government agencies for goods and services which disabled New Yorkers create or perform.

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

 

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:

Responsible for the sales of NYSID commodities and services to SUNY, CUNY and community college markets statewide.

  • 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.