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Beautiful Day Youth Job Training Coordinator/Instructor

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Beautiful Day Granola
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Providence, RI
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Publicado hace 29 días

Beautiful Day is a gourmet granola and coffee company with a mission to help refugees, especially youth and the most vulnerable, to enter the job market and become welcomed, self-sufficient members of their communities.  

As an innovative 8-year-old social venture, we have integrated refugee job training programs and community education initiatives into the daily production and operations of a local business. We have an active board of directors and a diverse team of 8 full-time and 12 part-time staff, plus contractors and interns. We run an e-commerce store, ship products across the country, participate in local farmers’ markets, and deliver to local grocery stores. Most of our employees are former refugees who are surmounting various language, literacy, and cultural literacy barriers. We are growing, and recently moved into a new combined kitchen/production/training space and are preparing for a future when many more refugees will be resettled and welcomed in our state. For more information about our mission, vision and products, visit www.beautifuldayri.org. 

We are seeking a part-time Coordinator/Instructor to provide program coordination and hands-on training in job readiness to refugee youth, ages 15-18. The Coordinator/Instructor will work with the Director of Training to recruit youth and maintain a network of local internship partners and other resources to support the program goals and objectives. The ideal candidate will have experience with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instructional strategies and working with youth from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. This program has been successfully piloted for 15 youth, and is now expanding to serve 20. 

This position requires 20 hours per week, starting September 2022 and continuing through June 2023. Classes will be held in-person at our offices located in Providence (66 Benefit Street), meeting once a week after school starting in October 2022 and running through June. The weekly time breakdown comprises 3 hours of instruction time, 2 hours lesson planning, and 10 hours coordination, data management, referrals, communication, meetings, employer site visits, and other duties as necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the program. 

Primary Responsibilities

Program Coordination

  • Work with Director of Training to create training goals and youth evaluations and protocols
  • Work with Director of Training to recruit, screen, and hire 20 youth 
  • Reach out to local employers to develop new internship opportunities for the youth
  • Connect with internship supervisors to coordinate internship schedule and learning goals for the 20 youth
  • Maintain on-going communication with internship supervisors to check in and follow up on trainees’ progress and address concerns
  • Assist Director of Training and Case Manager to match youth with mentors 
  • Provide support to mentors as they assist mentees with job portfolios and other job readiness learning goals and projects
  • Assist Case Manager to make sure mentor/mentee weekly meetings happen and are productive, and identify any new goals for mentors to work on with their mentees
  • Communicate weekly with Case Manager to inform/share what youth are learning in class and on-site to reinforce learning  

Curriculum Modification

  • Meet with Director of Training and Internship Supervisor to identify training topics and goals
  • Review scope and sequence and modify as needed
  • Review previous years’ curricula and begin modifying lessons to fit revised scope and sequence

Instruction

  • Teach a 3-hour class once a week following prepared lesson plans 
  • Revise each lesson after it is taught based on what worked and what needs to be improved 

Scheduling/Tracking Training Hours

  • Create monthly, quarterly, and yearly calendars that include class and internship schedules and note special events such as field trips or workshops 
  • Maintain google form timesheets and verify hours with internship supervisors to track youth training hours
  • Coordinate monthly schedule with Director of Operations for Beautiful Day kitchen, market, fulfillment schedule 

Data/Case Management/Evaluation 

  • Enter weekly class and internship attendance into Salesforce (Beautiful Day’s data management system)
  • Enter meeting/observational notes into Salesforce as needed to keep other staff members informed of youths’ needs and progress
  • Revise and administer youth self-assessment and supervisors’ evaluations to determine mid-term and end of year bonus

Communications/Meetings

  • Check in regularly with each youth to address any social service needs and communicate with Case Manager to address those needs
  • Attend a weekly meeting with Director of Training 
  • Attend a weekly meeting with youth program team that includes Director of Training, volunteer teacher assistant(s) 
  • Attend monthly staff meeting 
  • Meet regularly with internship supervisors to identify learning goals and to provide/receive feedback on trainees’ progress 
  • Refer any questions or concerns relating to mentoring to Volunteer Coordinator or Case Manager
  • Communicate with/inform teacher, Program Director, Mentors, and community partners of concerns or needs to be addressed with youth
  • Assist with and attend youth graduation in June  

Deliverables

  • Our goal is for 18 of the 20 youth to complete 360 hours of training
  • Those who are attending school will remain in school, achieving passing marks 
  • Youth will complete a career plan that includes short- and long-term goals for further education and training 
  • Youth will complete a job portfolio that includes a resume, cover letter, references, servsafe certification, and other certifications that would be relevant to their job readiness goals
  • Youth will secure summer employment or meaningful alternative activity (e.g., summer school, internship, volunteer position) 
  • The curriculum will be revised and updated 

Negotiables

We are a creative organization engaged in developing programs that will serve the refugee community in practical ways. For the right team player we expect to collaborate closely in fine-tuning the program design and this job description so that it is practical, realistic, and plays to the Coordinator/Instructor’s strengths. Work schedule will be flexible, though the class and internship schedule needs to accommodate participants’ school commitments. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or equivalent 
  • Completed Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) state background check through the RI Office of the Attorney General 
  • 2+ years’ experience in job-readiness or workforce development 
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Experience with ESOL instructional strategies
  • Experience working with youth from diverse language and cultural backgrounds
  • Able to work meaningfully with diverse levels of skill, language, and cultural literacy
  • Competent with technology with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Google Platform tools 
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills 
  • A team player who appreciates collaborating and communicating to develop solutions and improve effectiveness 
  • Flexible, good humored, and able to assess the needs of the youth with the ability to be patient and calm during stressful situations 
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, refugee resettlement, and/or immigration work
  • A demonstrated commitment to developing authentic and respectful cross-cultural relationships

How to Apply:

Send a letter/email with a resume to info@beautifuldayri.org with "Youth Training Coordinator/Instructor" in the subject line. The letter is pretty important. We’d like to have a good sense of your personality, motivations, and why you might thrive in a job like this. Tell us if you know someone who knows us.

Beautiful Day is a gourmet granola and coffee company with a mission to help refugees, especially youth and the most vulnerable, to enter the job market and become welcomed, self-sufficient members of their communities.  

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66 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02904, USA

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How to Apply:

Send a letter/email with a resume to jobs@beautifuldayri.org with "Youth Training Coordinator/Instructor" in the subject line. The letter is pretty important. We’d like to have a good sense of your personality, motivations, and why you might thrive in a job like this. Tell us if you know someone who knows us.

How to Apply:

Send a letter/email with a resume to jobs@beautifuldayri.org with "Youth Training Coordinator/Instructor" in the subject line. The letter is pretty important. We’d like to…

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