Employment Specialist, Coaching, Episcopal Community Services

Posted by Episcopal Community Services on April 21, 2020

As part of the Workforce Development team, the Employment Specialist will be responsible for cultivating relationships with employers in support of ECS’ outcome of connecting participants with living wage jobs and career paths to economic independence.

The Employment Specialist will source employment opportunities paying income equal to or greater than the living wage. In addition, the Employment Specialist will work collaboratively with employer partners to develop strategic career pipelines that facilitate participant upward economic mobility. This position will analyze participant data and assess employer needs to inform employer engagement, and career services and workforce development strategies, and coordinate participant job placement in collaboration with coaches and career services staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in the field of workforce development, economic development, or a related area of work.
  • Experience in and knowledge of the local workforce system.
  • Knowledge of organizations that offer workforce training, career development services, and or post-secondary credentials.
  • Knowledge of local and national organizations that supports or promotes career pathway strategies, workforce development, and training, career development opportunities, and economic development issues.
  • Experience with establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employers, training providers, civic, community and business groups, and the general public.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience with career coaching/providing career services.
  • Experience with coaching and capacity for effective coaching.
  • Computer proficiency and working knowledge of relevant software and applications.
  • Experience with Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) systems preferred, but not required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of performance outcome measurement and quality improvement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Excellent self-direction, follow-through and ability to take ownership of given responsibilities.
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to function as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the effects of inter-generational poverty on individuals and families in Philadelphia.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to represent ECS effectively in a variety of settings, and with diverse communities.

Learn more and apply: https://ecsphilly.org/jobs/click-see-current-job-opportunities/

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