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Good Jobs Coalition Coordinator

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Chelsea, MA

La Colaborativa


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Published 26 days ago

February 22, 2021

Good Jobs Coalition Coordinator 


The Good Jobs Coalition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the activities of a city-wide coalition established in 2018 whose members currently include approximately 10 senior staff from local non profit organizations, local government, a community college, and a workforce board. The main responsibility of the Coordinator is to help keep the Coalition on track as it implements the newly developed (still draft) GJC Workplan, which was derived in part from the City of Chelsea’s Workforce Development Action Plan. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing agendas and materials for monthly Coalition meetings; identifying the need for, scheduling, and developing materials for occasional Working Group meetings to achieve a specific purpose; tracking and communicating action items and progress toward Workplan goals; developing and maintaining a comprehensive public-facing calendar of GJC programming and an internal calendar of anticipated programming; becoming familiar with the programming offered by each GJC member; identifying possible gaps and duplication in available services; researching and summarizing best practices as needs arise; maintaining data on direct services offered under the umbrella of the Coalition; supporting the development of grant applications and funder reports; preparing materials for public meetings, presentations to elected officials, and general public awareness of the GJC; and generating quarterly summaries of GJC activities for members’ use.  The Coordinator serves as a public  ambassador for the Coalition, and will be housed at La Colaborativa in Chelsea.  La Colaborativa’s Chief Operating Officer will be the Coordinator’s direct supervisor for the purposes of performance evaluation and compensation, while Coalition members are responsible for agreeing among themselves on the priorities that comprise the Coordinator’s scope of work.  The Coordinator will work closely with and further be supported by the Workforce Development Managers at La Colaborativa and GJC member The Neighborhood Developers. 

The Chelsea Good Jobs Coalition engages the city, businesses, and local non-profits to create a workforce pipeline so that the residents of Chelsea and other Metro North communities can gain the skills and support necessary to secure and maintain quality employment. The mitigation of institutional constraints to adequately serve our community is an important balance; the Good Jobs Coalition does this by building out shared systems and a coordinated menu of services, minimizing duplication of efforts, tailoring our strategies and service delivery to fit various community and employer needs, delivering the right assistance to the right people at the right time, and advocating for equitable labor agreements and policies as catalysts for economic mobility. 

 

Coalition Support and Coordination -- 75%

  • Develop and maintain deep familiarity with the goals and objectives of the GJC Work Plan, City of Chelsea Workforce Development Action Plan, the MassUp Partnership, and the Mass Hire Metro North Workforce Board’s THRIVE initiative; current State legislative proposals related to labor rights and workforce development resources; and the scope of work and deliverables of any grant agreements and contracts being undertaken under the GJC banner.   
  • Develop agendas and materials for monthly Coalition meetings and occasional Working Group meetings, including a running log of action items and progress toward GJC Workplan goals
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive public-facing calendar of GJC programming and an internal calendar of anticipated programming
  • Attend and analyze the programming of GJC members to identify possible gaps and duplication in available services
  • Research and summarize best practices as needs arise
  • Maintain data on direct services offered under the GJC logo
  • Support the development of grant applications and funder reports
  • Prepare materials for public meetings, presentations to elected officials, and general public awareness of the GJC
  • Generate a quarterly summary of GJC activities for internal (GJC members’) use
  • Help design, plan, and execute occasional cross-member Coalition activities such as a GJC-branded job fair, advocacy day, or marketing effort.  
  • Help develop and maintain a comprehensive system for identifying and communicating job openings and training opportunities relevant to our population.  
  • Support the development and execution of surveys, focus groups, needs assessments, and/or triage protocols to help Coalition members understand and organize services to address community members’ needs. 
  • Support Coalition advocacy efforts by developing position statements, reviewing and recommending proposed policies for possible endorsement, and tracking selected legislative actions at the State and Federal levels; help design and organize advocacy efforts approved by GJC members.  

Administration (15%):   

  • Proactively communicate priorities, progress, and challenges to Supervisor  
  • Document observations and progress of program activities in written quarterly reports to lead agency, other funding agencies, and Coalition members
  • Supervise Coalition administrative support staff
  • Supervise, mentor, and/or direct the work activities of students and assigned temporary staff
  • Manage and oversee expenditures of Coalition budget (or contract)
  • Seek and write grant proposals to obtain additional funding as needed

Direct Service (10%):                   

  • Assist program participants individually and in groups with job search-related activities such as defining near- and longer-term goals, creating resumes, practicing interview skills, applying for jobs, preparing for and taking certification tests, and preparing to discuss a workplace issue with a supervisor. This is intended primarily to ensure ongoing familiarity with community members’ skills, aspirations, barriers, achievements, and experience of services, as well as a solid understanding of the impact and limitations of direct service delivery.
  • Coordinate relevant certification tests, technical courses, and education resources
  • Maintain list of interested community members and their program engagement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:   

Associate Degree in Human Services, Business Administration, Public Health, Education, or related field.  

1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field (other social services, public health, psychology, social work) required

High degree of proficiency in Spanish required

Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.   

A strong candidate will be a highly organized, enthusiastic change maker who can demonstrate familiarity with one or more of the following:

career ladders and job pipelines; and advancement; adult basic education, career training and higher-level educational resources;  community resources and web-based resources relevant to economic mobility; grassroots marketing and/or outreach; multi-sector partnerships (public / private / non-profit).

 

 

Interested parties please submit your interest with a resume and cover letter to philipw@la-colaborativa.org

*both resume and cover letter are required for consideration

Good Jobs Coalition Coordinator 


The Good Jobs Coalition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the activities of a city-wide coalition established in 2018 whose members currently include approximately 10 senior staff from…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 2-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

English Fluency and Spanish Proficiency Required

English Fluency and Spanish Proficiency Required

Location

On-site
318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

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