Economic Empowerment Job Opportunities

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LIFT Career Coach
*Commensurate with experience*


Joyce Jaynes Branch
40hrs Mon –Fri

Under direction from the Director of Workforce Development, the Learn Invest Focus and Train (LIFT) Career Coach will provide instruction in the following: Computer literacy, financial literacy, job readiness and vocational instruction in Customer Service & Sales.  The Career coach is to increase the employment skills of current students and previous graduates of LIFT.  This position is grant funded.  Continuation of position is contingent upon the availability of grant funds.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

  1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  2. Career coach will conduct a needs assessment to determine the student’s barriers, will provide supportive services through YWCA services or refer student to outside agencies.
  3. Responsible for student’s intake, file maintenance and documentation of student information
  4. Career coach will assist students with developing, evaluating and implementing plans to obtain and retain employment and/or higher education
  5. Career coach will create partnerships with El Paso employers, to promote LIFT graduates for potential job openings.
  6. Will create a database of employers that have been outreached and that have agreed to partner with the YWCA – LIFT program.
  7. Career coach will follow-up with all LIFT graduates 30, 60, 90days to a year after graduation to track employment wages or to offer ongoing supportive services, and job referrals.
  8. Assist students connect with open job positions with an end result of employment. Additionally, connect students to opportunities for additional training and development in order to increase opportunities for employment
  9. Provide career coaching and job readiness refresher classes to other YWCA program participants.
  10. Acquire and maintain knowledge of market, research tools, and industry/sector trends to guide students to appropriate placement or education.
  11. Career coach will partner with local businesses to recruit the best applicants for their jobs by screening and assessing the LIFT students for technical and soft skills to determine suitability and fit.
  12. Provide valued and timely service to both students and employers, able to use time well in order to ensure all tasks are met.
  13. Proactive in working with the Director to stay on track with funder outcomes and to keep the lesson plans relevant and current with the industry sector needs.
  14. Facilitates multiple LIFT classes, able to substitute for LIFT Instructors, and participate in additional sessions as needed.
  15. Complete administrative duties outside of the classroom to include updating lesson plans, maintaining student files, outreach potential employers, outreach for future LIFT classes, etc.
  16. Other necessary duties as needed.

 

EDUCATION
Associates degree in Education, Business or related field. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge and skill.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Excellent MS office computer skills.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiating skills required.
  3. Experience working with adult learners including vulnerable learners.
  4. Ability to work well with people and inspire confidence and trust.
  5. Ability to perform general mathematical calculation accurately.
  6. Ability to handle multiple tasks and interruptions and under pressure.
  7. Ability to work independently and autonomously
  8. Bilingual capabilities in English/ Spanish preferred.

*Supporting documents are required to be submitted with all employment applications. A resume is required to be uploaded with the application.  Copies of GED Certificate, High School Diploma, and/or College Transcripts must be submitted by uploading with the application. Only documents stating ‘Transcript’ or ‘Unofficial Transcript’ will be accepted. Current Employees are also required to submit their transcripts with each submitted Internal Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Teen Leadership Lead  *internal only**

$12/hr


Joyce Jaynes Branch
40hrs. Mon- Friday, schedule varies, Occasional Saturdays

Under general management supervision, assists in overseeing Teen Leadership programs, operations and staff as well as providing direct services.  Plans, organizes and implements leadership, educational, civic, career planning, racial justice, service learning and other social programs for youth ages 10-17. Acts as a YWCA liaison to assigned schools and organizations. This position is grant funded. Continuation of position is contingent upon the availability of grant funds.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

  1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  2. Assists in supervision of day-to-day programs, operations, staff, participants, business and record keeping for Teen Leadership Programs.
  3. In coordination with the Administrator, manages grants, reporting and outcome reports for compliance as requested by director and/or contracts.
  4. Maintains statistics and records regarding activities, expenses, grants, donations and participants.
  5. In coordination with Administrator, plans, organizes and implements teen programs, training, events and activities, including the coordination of meeting times, topics, locations and facilities.
  6. Develops and/or recommends program curriculum, obtains approval of new curriculum, trains staff in conducting curriculum (if applicable), and incorporates new curriculum into the Teen Leadership Curriculum binder.
  7. Assists in selection and purchase appropriate materials and equipment and reporting transfer/disposal of equipment and needed repairs to supervisor.
  8. Maintains regular communications with supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and concerns.
  9. Conducts and attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per YWCA/funders minimum standards.
  10. Coordinates partnerships with schools, other agencies and parents to establish YW Teen groups and activities. Recruits new schools, organizations, and participants to programs.
  11. Promotes Teen Leadership initiatives in schools and to other community organizations. Informs the public and potential participants of program activities by means of news media via the Marketing Department, contacts, speaking engagements, and dissemination of posters and flyers.
  12. Demonstrates YWCA core values within schools, with contractors, funders, collaborating agencies and other organizations and coordinate Teen Leadership activities.
  13. Establishes and meets annual objectives and submits periodic reports as requested.
  14. Responsible for the safety, physical care and emotional wellbeing of participants and staff.
  15. Resolves conflicts and complaints from participant, parents, staff or collaborative, regarding program activities or department policy.

 

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, business, public administration or other related field required.

 EXPERIENCE
Two (2) or more years of experience working with youth programs required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Ability to lead teams to accomplish program goals.
  2. Ability to work well with teenagers and participate in the youth activities required.
  3. Must maintain professional appearance and be able to conduct presentations to the public.
  4. Good written and verbal communication skills required, with ability to work well with YWCA staff, school sponsors and grantors.
  5. Must be highly motivated, articulate, patient, and outgoing.
  6. Strong organizational and communication skills with adolescents required.
  7. Ability to resolve conflicts and enforce regulations tactfully and impartially.
  8. Must be able to make sound judgments and work independently as needed.
  9. Must be able to work nights, weekends, and outdoors in non-traditional settings.
  10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, peers, and the public needed
  11. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  12. Must have access to vehicle with valid driver’s license and sufficient vehicle liability insurance.

 

*Supporting documents are required to be submitted with all employment applications. A resume is required to be uploaded with the application.  Copies of GED Certificate, High School Diploma, and/or College Transcripts must be submitted by uploading with the application. Only documents stating ‘Transcript’ or ‘Unofficial Transcript’ will be accepted. Current Employees are also required to submit their transcripts with each submitted Internal Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.