Adult Education Employment Coordinator, Congreso

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on February 15, 2016

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a full-time an Adult Education Case Manager Coordinator to work within its Education and Workforce Services division. This position is responsible for supporting the Manager of Case Management and Employment with operating the Employment Pathway, and supporting the Next Step Program and the E3 Center by preparing students for long-term placement. The Adult Education Employment Coordinator role is also responsible for the supervision of E3 JRT Coach and Next Step industry credential specialist in both the E3 Center and Next Step Programs. This position requires both time spent facilitating workshops on job readiness, as well as individual support with helping clients make tangible progress toward their long-term goals for employment. The Adult Education Employment Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating the Adult Education internship process.

About Congreso
Congreso is a multiservice nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

Essential Responsibilities
 Responsible for overseeing daily employment pathway efforts through the supervision of E3 JRT Coach and Next Step Industry Credential Specialist.
 Responsible for delivering Job Readiness training classes
 Serve as a Transitions Coach for students that are pursuing post-secondary placement in employment, including goal setting and completion of tangible action-items necessary for securing long-term placement
 Assist Manager of Case Management and Employment with overseeing the Employment Pathway, including support with coordinating the Adult Education internship process, administering relevant assessments, curriculum development, and liaising with external partners
 Responsible for data entry, filing, and any reporting necessary to manage the Employment Pathway
 Attend staff meetings as required and report on student progress
 Participate in the formulation of Next Step Program and E3 Center long-range goals and objectives

Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or in a related Social Science field required (Associate’s Degree with significant years of work experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree)
 1-2 years of work experience providing direct services to youth and/or community members
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required (Word and Excel)

Preferred Qualifications
 Bilingual (English/Spanish)
 Supervisory experience

A Career with Congreso: Your talent and passion + our mission = outcomes

Come grow our reputation. Employees come to Congreso because they hear the positive things our clients, employees, and supporters say about us. Congreso has served the neighborhoods of eastern North Philadelphia since 1977. We have built our reputation on trust and high-quality human service delivery. And now our expertise in client-centered, outcomes-informed service delivery is extending our reputation beyond
local borders to regional and national renown.

Come serve the community. Employees come to Congreso because of their passion to work directly with members of a vibrant and diverse community towards greater self-sufficiency. We have grassroots in Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community and a commitment to strengthen all who live in the communities we serve. Our campus is located in the heart of the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods we serve and
includes a charter school that houses college courses at night.

Come celebrate culture. Employees come to Congreso because of the diversity of our employees, clients, and community we serve. We seek to serve all clients through practices that show inclusion, empathy and understanding regardless of cultural identities.

Come be part of our “familia.” Employees come to Congreso for a working culture that reflects our family-centered service approach and our commitment to balance work and family. Our “mi casa es su casa” welcome extends to employees and all who seek services from us. Our employees value the feeling of being “like family” and the close and supportive relationships they have with co-workers.

Come grow professionally. Employees come to Congreso to gain experience, learn new skills, and grow professionally. Our Primary Client Model™ provides employees with continuous education and professional development in client-centered, data-informed, and culturally appreciative service delivery. We recognize supervisors as leaders and an essential link between retention and service quality. All supervisors engage in regular professional development and organizational strategy conversations with Congreso’s President/CEO.

Congreso has a reputation for leadership development, with many former employees now in leadership positions at the local, regional and national level.

To Apply
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements here. For more information about Congreso and other career opportunities please go to

Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

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