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Career Transition Assistant

 

Are you a professional looking to support your community? Would you like to work for an organization that shares your values? This is your opportunity to start a rewarding career with a recognized leader in workforce development whose reputation for preparing low-income parents for employment is unmatched in the community.

 

Title: Career Transition Assistant

Position Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Hiring Range:  $32,000 - $35,000

Reports to:  Manager of Employment Services

 

CENTER FOR WORK EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

 

Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income parents through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE believes that regardless of personal situations and other barriers to employment, when an appropriate level of education and support is provided, individuals can and will succeed. CWEE has a long history of expertise and knowledge in the field of workforce development. CWEE advocates on many levels – from work on poverty and education issues to core programs and services – and works tirelessly on behalf of those served. CWEE is now seeking to expand its funding base and dramatically accelerate the impact of its services.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Career Transition Assistant (CTA) supports the employment services department and provides frequent and direct service to CWEE program participants who are preparing for and finding quality employment. This individual is based in CWEE’s job search room and provides assistance to individuals creating and updating their resumes and cover letters, builds engagement opportunities for career seekers to connect with employers and contributes to the department’s program evaluation and strategy with an emphasis on helping career seekers find employment aligned with their career goals.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Effectively manage and motivate career seekers (5-20 participants) using a variety of strength-based strategies to achieve appropriate employment objectives.
  • Create and maintain access to resources to support participants in finding quality employment aligned with individual career goals.
  • Support career seekers by providing a professional, positive and focused environment in the job search room and set appropriate boundaries, as needed.
  • Help participants start their career path which may include: review application documents, expose participants to employer contacts, events, internships and other short-term training opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate employer visits and off-site group career related activities.
  • Provide support for alumni who are seeking employment related services.
  • Contribute to the achievement of monthly, quarterly and annual employment related goals.
  • Keep detailed records and regularly input student data (attendance, progress and employment outcomes) in spreadsheets and CWEE’s client management information system, CiviCore.
  • Attend one-on-one meetings, staff meetings, team meetings and participant meetings.
  • Model professionalism and act as an ambassador of CWEE to program participants, employers, funders, community-based organizations, and workforce development partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Degree in relevant field from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year professional experience providing vocational and/or employment related services.
  • Ability to work in an inclusive environment with diverse, economically disadvantaged populations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, staff and employer partners.
  • Ability to model professional dress and workplace conduct.
  • Excellent business writing and oral communication skills.
  • Deadline oriented with strong ability to follow through on tasks with little supervision.
  • Strong computer skills including web-based databases, internet research and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is results-driven and thrives in a fast-paced environment and is looking to contribute to a growing organization who is committed to a socially just society.
  • The CTA has confidence, integrity, is solution-oriented, has strong critical thinking skills, flexible, a team-player and has a sense of humor.

 

TO APPLY:

Email cover letter and resume to erobertson@cwee.org and use Career Transition Assistant in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Invitations for interviews will be extended upon review of qualified candidates until the position is filled.

 

CWEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities and individuals dedicated to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.

A criminal background check of 7-years is required.