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Program Specialist (Workforce Development)

PositionProgram Specialist (Workforce Development)
Salary$19.00 – $22.00 per hour ($39,520 – $45,760 per year) plus benefits
Reports toDirector of Operations
StatusFull Time; Non-Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations and the Program Coordinator, the Program Specialist is responsible for program planning and implementation, coordinating and facilitating employment readiness workshops/trainings, and provide qualitative/well-rounded youth workforce and development services. The Program Specialist prepares youth and young adults (age 14-24) with basic education and technical skills that are contextualized around a specific industry sector leading to an articulated path to employment, postsecondary education, further sector training or industry-recognized certification.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and manage the development and implementation of youth workforce programs.
  • Target citywide outreach and recruitment focusing on priority populations.
  • Conduct assessment, intensive case management, wrap around supportive services.
  • Develop curriculum and facilitate vocational training workshops including resume writing assistance, job interview skill-building and strength/talent identification.
  • Provide personal and vocational guidance for youth using vocational and interest assessments, and develop individualized vocational goals and plans with participants.
  • Coordinate GED attainment services, tutoring services, and basic skills remediation.
  • Act as a liaison and collaborate with other post secondary educational and training services.
  • Contextualized job readiness training, subsidized internships and adult mentoring.
  • Provide job placement assistance, follow up and retention services.
  • Meet all deliverable deadlines according to “Work Plan” to ensure planning process, including design of program and service delivery plan, is comprehensive, timely and completed.
  • Develop policy and procedure recommendations which articulate the comprehensive program model amongst the grantee and coalition partners.
  • Ensure that all program development incorporates local “Youth Program Quality Standards”.
  • Recruit worksite to host program participants for internships and providing support to worksite supervisors.
  • Prepare program participants for unsubsidized employment opportunities.
  • Counsel participants in resolving personal issues that may affect work/school performance.
  • Cultivate relationships with employers, developing jobs for youth and young adults.
  • Support completion of all required written documentation and reports.
  • Support agency-wide events.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Experience working with youth, preferably within youth workforce development programs.
  • Previous experience in program coordination and development
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of low-income youth as well as English learners to support their social and emotional needs during transition.
  • Experience working with San Francisco's diverse communities and neighborhoods.
  • Experience working with community-based service providers and private sector partners.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Experience facilitating workshops for youth and young adults.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and to work independently in a high-pressure environment.
  • Bilingual in Cantonese/Mandarin/Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for promoting academic achievement and college education.
  • Able to lift or move at least 25lbs
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to pass TB health clearance and fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and FBI.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to CYC Main Office via email: [email protected]

Attn: Program Specialist (Workforce)

 

To apply for this job email your details to job@cycsf.org

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