Industry Specialist, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on March 28, 2016

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a full-time Industry Specialist to work within its Education and Workforce Services (EWS) division and help support the WIOA-funded Ambición Program. This position cultivates new internship and job yielding partnerships with organizations in high growth industries while maintaining and growing preexisting relationships. The Specialist coordinates internship and placement services. This position will provide some direct training for industry-targeted credentials, cultivate partnerships with external agencies that provide such training, and coordinate client training enrollment and credential testing. In addition, the Industry Specialist will link the program with community resources and is responsible for supporting client recruitment and tracking data.

About Congreso
Congreso is a multi-service 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
 Supports overall program progress in the achievement of service objectives, and directs appropriate actions, or implements changes as directed by supervisor
 Maintain accurate records required for student participation in program supported internships
 Develops and maintains relationships with high growth industry business partners
 Coordinate placement and support retention of clients engaged in credentialing and testing
programs with external agencies and services
 Design and implement industry partner engagement practices and framework.
 Designs and facilitates workshops that occur during internship participation
 Forms and maintains positive and supportive relationships with participants and their families.
 Assists in the preparation of program concepts, curriculum and proposals for continuation of grants, and new funding opportunities.
 Assists with the recruitment, enroll students into the program, and monitor participation and
 Participates in the coordination, planning, and implementation of special events, particularly those that involve industry partners
 Assists case managers in following up with program alumni.
 Actively participates in program/divisional meetings; attend internal and external meetings
 Performs other related duties as assigned
 Provide services according to Congreso’s Primary Client Model (PCM)

Minimum Qualifications
 Associate’s degree
 1 to 2 years of non-profit work experience, preferably in youth development programming

Preferred Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree
 Bilingual (Spanish/English)
 Understanding of the School District of Philadelphia and curriculum standards for high school

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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