"CWEE has helped me build my self-esteem. I feel worthy and inspired to do something positive everyday. Because of my wonderful experience at CWEE, I’m able to share it with others."
– Shawan, Alumni Award Winner 1998 & former CWEE staff member for 13 years
"I sit on many boards and councils but the endeavor that I am most passionate about is sitting on the Board of Directors for the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE). CWEE helps individuals receiving TANF get the education and skills necessary to obtain viable employment putting them in a position to eventually transition off of public assistance and hopefully out of poverty."
– Taryn Lewis,
Former Board of Directors
"CWEE has given me the confidence I need and brought me some hope through this difficult time in my life. I am really grateful to be here."
– Michelle, CWEE Participant
CWEE has been a wonderful and positive experience for me. I’ve updated my skills and am preparing to re-enter the workforce. It has revived my self-worth.
– Rochelle, CWEE Participant
"My advice for a new CWEE participant would be to go at with an open mind and be ready to learn. We're all here to support each other. Everyone at CWEE is coming to try and make a better life for themselves, and the best thing to do is just support each other through that."
– Natasha, CWEE Participant
"Presenting at CWEE is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. The participants are fun, interactive and willing to learn."
– Linda Hicks, Premier Members
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
Hiring Range: $40,000 - $44,000
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.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
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.
Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.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.
1175 Osage Street
Denver, CO 80204