Career Development Specialist


Do you want to impact the lives of the underserved and unemployed people in your community? Now is your opportunity to spring into a rewarding career with a recognized leader in workforce development whose reputation for preparing low-income parents for employment is unmatched in the community. CWEE is committed to preparing and connecting career seekers to quality employment as well as serving as a quality employer whose culture encourages and supports work-life balance.


Title: Career Development Specialist

Position Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Reports to:  Manager of Employment Services

Salary Range: $40,000 - $42,000, DOE

Benefits: Full benefits, including three weeks of vacation, every other Friday off, paid health days, paid family leave, retirement, health insurance, and more


Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE believes that regardless of personal situations and other barriers to employment, when an appropriate level of education and support is provided, individuals can and will succeed.


CWEE has a long history of expertise and knowledge in the field of workforce development and is leading Colorado in overcoming the constraints and disparities of poverty, cultivating self-supporting families and optimizing collaborative partnerships.



The Career Development Specialist (CDS) provides direct service with a trauma-informed approach to CWEE program participants who are preparing for and finding quality employment. This individual provides classroom instruction and career coaching to support participants in developing and applying career readiness skills and techniques to make advancements towards their individualized career goals. The CDS assists career seekers in building targeted resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills.



  • Teach employment related classes to adult learners with an emphasis on finding employment.
  • Coach participants to set and achieve appropriate employment objectives by identifying short and long term goals, obstacles, determining occupational qualifications and mapping out strategies to achieve their goals.
  • Help participants through the process of preparing for employment which may include: providing feedback on documents and coaching on skills.
  • Contribute to the achievement of monthly, quarterly and annual employment related goals.
  • Track participant activities, progress and results using CWEE's client management and outcome tracking systems.
  • Conduct research on best practices in employer recruitment and labor market trends to ensure CWEE's curriculum and approaches to obtaining employment are cutting-edge.
  • Ability to travel to/from occasional offsite meetings and events within the metro Denver area including before and after normal business hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field from an accredited college of university or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in human services, education, workforce development or related setting.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with individuals from diverse and economically disadvantaged background.
  • One (1) year of facilitation/teaching experience with adults or high school aged youth.
  • One (1) year of providing vocational and employment services, preferred.
  • Experience working or volunteering at a non-profit organization or educational institution, preferred.
  • Excellent business writing, public speaking and group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to model professional dress and workplace conduct.
  • Deadline oriented with strong ability to follow through on tasks with little supervision.
  • Strong computer skills including web-based databases, Internet research and proficient with Microsoft Office applications.



  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is looking to contribute to a growing organization who is committed to a socially just society.
  • He/she has confidence; integrity; is solution-oriented; results-driven; has strong critical thinking skills; flexible; a team-player with a sense of humor.



Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to erobertson@cwee.org and use Career Development Specialist in the subject line.


Invitations for interviews will be extended upon review of qualified candidates until the position is filled and all final applicants will be expected to conduct a teaching presentation as part of the interview process. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


CWEE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minorities and individuals dedicated to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.

A criminal background check of 7 years is required.