Career Coach, Economic Success

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $45,000




2201 N. Monroe Street
United States


The Organization

Founded in 1999, CFUF strengthens urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success. As a pioneer in responsible fatherhood, family strengthening, and workforce development, CFUF’s programs seek to help clients fully exit poverty and sustain themselves and their families. CFUF serves Baltimore’s most marginalized populations living in high crime and high poverty communities that are 98% African-American, 60% male, 89% unemployed, 50% ex-offenders and homeless, and 30% without high school diplomas. Over 90% face one or multiple temporary or chronic personal, logistical, or human barriers.

CFUF recently launched its groundbreaking FSES Model that provides in-depth services to enable participants to achieve significant life outcomes. FSES is a comprehensive model that changes the “whole family” trajectories by combining custom workforce development pathways with intensive life skills and relationship support that will ultimately lead to stronger outcomes for clients. The FSES team provides:

  • Long term intensive case management support, that provides deep behavioral and mental health support by a team of licensed clinical social workers, life coaches and social work interns to reduce client’s barriers.
  • Workforce and career support, that addresses both the essential skills needed for workplace success and more advanced support to help clients climb the career ladder through career mapping and job-replacement for higher wage positions.
  • Parent and relationship programs that help low-income, non-custodial fathers increase their emotional and financial support to their children and support couples as they move toward more stable relationships.

National impact: CFUF’s Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) provides technical assistance, and promotes and extends best practices in family strengthening, responsible fatherhood and workforce development to practitioners and key stakeholders across the country. CFUF is also nationally renowned for its public policy work in the responsible fatherhood arena.


The Career Coach is a vital member of the Economic Success team. The Career Coach is primarily responsible for instituting career assessments and “Self-Marketing” curriculum to CFUF/STRIVE Baltimore clients and all other FSES program members. In addition to this primary responsibility, the Career Coach will be required to work cross-functionally within the Economic Success department. The Career Coach will be assessing members competency who complete the STRIVE Baltimore training and/or program specific training to determine whether members have acquired the necessary skills in professional development, organizational behavior, leadership, basic computer literacy, resume preparation, interview techniques, team building, and goals setting to meet the standards of the current workforce and labor market needs of employers.


  • Develop relationship with employer and training partners in coordination with Account Specialist in order to assess member’s success and challenges at work or training.
  • Constant contact and relationship building with members to support retention.
  • Knowledge of CFUF Employer Partner industries that will assist in advising members of career trajectories, program requirements, industry eligibility.
  • Ability to prepare members for one-on-one and group interviews, job fairs, and phone interviews and computer assessments.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses.
  • Conduct networking and other related events with members to assist retention and skill building
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques and formats, such as role-playing, tool building exercises, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, and lectures.
  • Evaluate the progress of participants within training programs making individual member assessments and support, service recommendations.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and up to date member case files and case notes in the CFUF database.
  • Assist members in the development and implementation of their Individual Career Development plans through the utilization of career assessment testing tools.
  • Responsible uploading all client documents to CFUF database as well as follow guidelines for client filing system.
  • Make appropriate client referrals to additional services as deemed appropriate.
  • Work in coordination with Account Specialist to match members with open position according to experience and skills.  
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to member rights.
  • Track and manage caseload of CFUF members and program participants
  • Work in collaboration with multiple team members to facilitate all aspects of FSES model and case coordination of members and best practices.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS Degree Preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands on working experience assisting diverse populations to job search, gain meaningful employment, retain long-term employment and networking.
  • Knowledge of career trends, resume standards, interview trends, job search techniques/protocols and procedures.
  • Proven experience working directly with diverse populations such as college graduates, the formally incarcerated, at-risk young adults, recovering addicts, the homeless and near homeless, public assistance recipients – and the working poor.
  • Excellent administrative and communications skills.
  • Passion for, commitment to and understanding of CFUF’s values and principles regarding the plight of urban fathers and families.
  • High ethical standards and values.
  • Superior technology skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Superior analytical skills with an eye for quality. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Comfort working in a highly autonomous environment. Must be a self-starter with the desire and ability to initiate and execute without step-by-step guidance from supervisor.
  • Highly flexible to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands and priorities; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Credibility and confidence to educate, inform, and present to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to make important, timely decisions with limited information; displays willingness to make tough decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Ability to effectively manage a heavy work load, multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Must be resilient and tenacious with a high level of personal integrity and passion for CFUF’s mission to assist members in achieving Family Stability and Economic Success.


Full benefits

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

For consideration, please create an account and apply via the link to the MD Nonprofits website below: