Career Transition Assistant Are you a professional looking to support your community? Would you like to work for an organization that shares your values? Now’s your opportunity to start a rewarding career with a recognized leader in workforce development whose reputation for preparing low-income parents for employment is unmatched in the community. Title: Career Transition Specialist Position Status: Full-time, non-exempt Hiring Range: $38,000 - $42,000, DOE Reports To: Manager of Employment Services CENTER FOR WORK EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT Founded in 1982, CWEE’s mission is fostering 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 adult education and workforce development. We are advocates on many levels – from our work on poverty and education issues to our core programs and services – we work tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. CWEE’s holistic model is comprised of three key phases – preparing for employment, finding employment, and keeping employment. SUMMARY OF POSITION The Career Transition Specialist (CTS) provides direct service with a trauma-informed approach to CWEE program participants who are preparing for and finding quality employment. This individual is based in CWEE’s job search room and provides assistance to individuals creating and updating their resumes and cover letters, builds engagement opportunities for career seekers to connect with employers and contributes to the department’s program evaluation and strategy with an emphasis on helping career seekers find quality employment aligned with their career goals. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITES: Effectively manage and motivate career seekers (5-20 participants daily) using a variety of strength-based strategies to achieve appropriate employment objectives. Create and maintain access to resources to support participants and alumni in finding quality employment aligned with individual career goals. Support career seekers by providing a professional, positive and focused environment in the job search room and set appropriate boundaries. Help participants start their career path which may include: review application documents, expose participants to employer contacts, events, internships and other short-term training opportunities. Coordinate employer visits and off-site group career related activities. Contribute to the achievement of monthly, quarterly and annual employment related goals. Keep detailed records and regularly input participant data (attendance, progress and employment outcomes) in spreadsheets and CWEE’s client management information system, CiviCore. Attend one-on-one meetings, staff meetings, team meetings and participant meetings. Model professionalism and act as an ambassador of CWEE to program participants, employers, funders, community-based organizations, and workforce development partners. Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from an accredited college or 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 an economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Experience working or volunteering at a non-profit organization or educational institution preferred. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, staff and employer partners. Ability to model professional dress and workplace conduct. Excellent business writing and oral communication skills. Deadline oriented with strong ability to follow through on tasks with little supervision. Strong computer skills including web-based databases, internet research and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is results-driven and thrives in a fast-paced environment and is looking to contribute to a growing organization who is committed to a socially just society. The successful candidate will demonstrate confidence and integrity, be solution-oriented, have strong critical thinking skills, be flexible and a team-player and have a sense of humor. TO APPLY: Email cover letter, resume and a writing sample to erobertson@cwee.org and use Career Transition Specialist in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Invitations for interviews will be extended upon review of qualified candidates until the position is filled. 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.