Employment Coach, ACHIEVEability

Posted by ACHIEVEability on August 10, 2015

Do networking and making connections come natural to you? Will you find it fun and fulfilling to play matchmaker between jobs and potential employees? Then, join ACHIEVEability as an Employment Coach!

At ACHIEVEability, participants are single parents pursuing college degrees to achieve long-term, sustainable self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. Our participants are required to work to maintain their expenses and to gain experience for their future careers. We are an award-winning organization with a comprehensive array of services to help families succeed and help neighborhoods thrive.

Responsibilities include the following:
 Provide employment coaching to unemployed and underemployed participants, including:
o Assist participants with their training needs (resume writing, interviewing skills, self-presentation, the job search process, soft skills, employee rights and responsibilities, understanding benefits and compensation) — via one-on-one consultations and/or group workshops
o Develop and facilitate job readiness programming
o Collect and document data using the participant database
 Network and build relationships with employers to provide direct connections to employment.
 Establish partnerships with other career-focused non –profit organizations.
 Develop a jobs database with available positions, position requirements and responsibilities and contacts for placement.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree
 Experience preferred
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – writing, speaking, presentation
 Valid driver’s license, registered vehicle available for use at work and auto insurance
 Ability and willingness to work evenings and some weekends
 Comfortable working in West Philadelphia

Interested applicants should forward resume to: Employment@ACHIEVEability.org
Annual Salary – starting mid 30’s – low 40’s
For the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate: Employment Coach – FirstName LastName
In your cover letter, please include your responses to the following questions:
(1) your interest in the Employment Coach position and the reason for your interest
(2) how you heard about this position (if website, identify website)
(3) what you think are the three key ingredients for helping persons from disadvantaged backgrounds to find and keep jobs
(4) your salary requirement
(5) names and contact information of 3 professional references

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