The nation's oldest community development corporation with a 5-year track record of serving Brooklyn families, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) seeks a qualified Assistant Director of Training and Placement to play a leadership role in Restoration's Center for Personal Financial Health ("the Center"), helping to advance the organization's mission of relentlessly pursuing strategies to close gaps in family and community wealth. Restoration seeks an Assistant Director of Training and Placement who will lead the Center's efforts to create a comprehensive career training and placement program across all of our sites, linking clients towards middle-to-upper income, self sustaining careers.
- Grow and manage a Training and Placement team, comprised of Education Specialists, Career Development Specialist and the Jobs Plus teams.
- Coordinate employment, training and education, employer engagement and the Jobs Plus team on career pathways programming.
- Monitor training and placement practices to ensure consistency across staff alignment with employer needs
- Protect client privacy in compliance with contract requirements
- Ensure the team tracks progress of program participants, including detailed case notes where relevant, and all milestones and outcomes achieved so that information and data is readily available for stakeholder presentation and reports.
- Audit career screenings and training to ensure consistency among staff across the sites
- Responsible for the final vetting, interviewing, hiring, on-boarding, training, coaching and evaluating of staff.
- Administrative responsibilities like processing invoices, timesheets, check requests and/or supply orders.
- Assist with the preparation of verbal, written, and visual presentations to stakeholders.
- Attend stakeholder meetings, as needed, and serve as a representative for the department & corporation to increase agency awareness and collaborative opportunities.
- Continuously search for and identify innovative tools, programs and partnerships to strategically advance the Outreach and Care Coordination team's goals and priorities.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Directors of Financial Inclusion and Outreach and Care Coordination to ensure that the Center for personal Financial Health is collectively and impactfully advancing Restoration's goal to disrupt the racial wealth divide.
Job placement and Career Pathways - From Placement to Career Advancement
- Create a programmatic framework and implementation plan for effectively screening and linking Restoration clients to career pathways, targeting high-opportunity, high-growth sectors.
- Develop shared criteria and definitions for better jobs, higher wages, middle-income, self-sustaining careers
Education and Training Partners
- Identify key training partners that provide high-value training and/or credentials in high-growth, high-opportunity sectors, starting with construction, housing, food and transportation.
- Identify opportunities and/or develop program to bridge skill gaps to get clients onto sustainable career pathways
Client Engagement and Retention
- Develop and ensure quality implementation for ongoing engagement of clients, beyond initial job placement to ensure connections to high-quality, high-value training that will lead to career advancements and increase income.
- Establish an advisory board or roundtable of employers that can inform training
- Meet with key stakeholders and partners to establish strategic partnerships with anchor institutions, food vendors/suppliers, housing/construction employers, referral partners
- Identify prospective employers to connect with services across Restoration
- Five plus years of experience in Education and/or Work Development
- Capacity to multitask with attention to detail, take the initiative and manage deadlines with little supervision.
- Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team towards outcomes and key goals.
- Skilled at forging new partnerships and implementing programs.
- Knowledgeable of labor market trends and the education and training landscape.
- Strong writing skills, able to craft fundraising proposals and reports.
- Hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University
- Passion for helping low-income adults meet career goals
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite