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Employment Coach / WorkForce & Economic Development

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Employment Coach FOC

Department: WorkForce and Economic Development Department

Reports to: FOC Lead

Status: Non-Exempt


SUMMARY

The Employment Coach will help individuals in researching career paths, finding job openings, and providing retention within the Financial Opportunity Center [FOC]. The Employment Coach will also create an Individual Education Plan [IEP] with clients to support their career path.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

We seek a person with workforce development experience capable of interacting with employers, service providers, and neighborhood residents. The successful candidate will lead the employment component of the Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)] initiative at the Coalition for Responsible Community Development by (1) identifying employment opportunities within the Construction, Transportation, and Logistics sectors and employers able to hire people from target neighborhoods; (2) helping families to connect with employment or skills training needed to advance to a better job. The job responsibilities include:

1.  Identifying growing employment sectors and potential employers.

2.  Developing relationships with employers to identify specific skills that are sought after.

3.  Understanding the business and the job requirements of positions they seek to fill.

4.  Developing a career path with participants that lead to livable wages.

5.  Maintaining contact and dialogue with employers and responding to their concerns.

6.  Working as a member of the cross-functional team providing services to families served by the FOC initiative, sharing information, participating in team meetings, and helping to track and report progress and outcomes.

7.  Providing job and career coaching, follow up, and job retention services to FOC participants.

8.  Interfacing with neighborhood service providers as needed, with an emphasis on developing relationships with organizations that provide job readiness and job training services of benefit to FOC participants.

9.  Advocating for hard-to-employ residents such as the disabled and ex-offenders.

10.       Assisting with organizing job fairs for neighborhood residents where new job opportunities are presented.

11.       Analyzing reasons why people are not hired or are fired and fine tuning the recruitment and preparation process, so people remain employed.

12.       Analyzing the employment data, processes, and results in order to improve the process, as necessary. 

13.       Providing reports and data on a timely basis as needed by project partners and funders.

14.       Monthly documentation of job openings, neighborhood applicants, and an analysis of outcomes.

15.       Providing follow up and retention as it pertains to participants getting and staying employed.

16.       Secure job placement information and maintain Salesforce data system.

17.       Conducting Financial Workshops.

18.       Uphold CRCD’s Mission Statement and 5 Year Strategic Plan.

19.       Highlighting success stories of the participants we serve.

20.       Ability to form partnerships with labor unions and provide apprenticeship opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
  • 2-3 years’ experience in workforce development, business-to-business services and customer care, with an emphasis on employer outreach and service to disadvantaged populations. Previous successful experience in job development, recruiting, and job retention services is highly desirable.
  • 4-year degree preferred but significant professional experience (two years or more) may substitute for formal education at the discretion of the hiring manager.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the local business environment in Los Angeles County.
  • General knowledge and understanding of the needs of a low-income working population, as well as knowledge of available community resources.
  • Excellent social/interpersonal skills and writing ability commensurate with the communication and reporting requirements of the position.
  • Well-organized and self-directed.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC computer software at an intermediate level, including the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Incumbent must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as this position requires regular local travel.
  • Knowledge of or ability to create connections with local unions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Ability to work remotely
  • On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 pounds
  • Combination of field and office environment
  • May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
  • May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
  • May participate in training and staff development that requires local and out of state travel

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO ALL AGENCY EMPLOYEES

  •  Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
  • Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
  • Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
  • Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
  • Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
  • Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
  • Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
  • Regular attendance in the office is required
  • Other duties as assigned



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Employment Coach FOC

Department: WorkForce and Economic Development Department

Reports to: FOC Lead

Status: Non-Exempt


SUMMARY

The Employment Coach will help individuals in researching career paths, finding…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Up to $45,000

Benefits

  • Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid medical
  • 401(k) with eligibility to participate from day one and up to 6% matching after one year
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short term & Long-term Disability, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Generous work/life balance
  • Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid medical
  • 401…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish

Bilingual Spanish

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA 90011, USA

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