Pt-time Industry Credential Specialist, Congreso de Latinos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on March 21, 2016

Position Announcement
Industry Credential Specialist (Part-time)

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a part-time Industry
Credential Specialist to work within its Education and Workforce Services (EWS) division. This position will support the Next Step Program services by leveraging partnerships with employers and local businesses to generate employment opportunities for Next Step Program clients. This position will also provide direct training for industry-targeted credentials, cultivate partnerships with external agencies that provide such training, and coordinate client training enrollment and credential testing. This position will contribute to building out Congreso’s Education and Workforce Service Division programming and partnerships around access to Skilled Trades, Military Recruitment opportunities, and Industry-Recognized Training opportunities.

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
 Provide industry-credential training to Next Step clients
 Coordinate placement and support retention of clients engaged in credentialing and testing programs with external agencies and services
 Leverage existing external partnerships to engage with Next Step Program clients in the provision of workforce readiness and credentialing
 Work closely with the Adult Education Employment Specialist in developing key partnerships between Congreso’s Next Step Program and external partners
 Work closely with the Adult Education Employment Specialist to support client career
exploration, work experience internships, and part-time/full-time placement in employment and
career-related opportunities
 Work with program leadership to design solutions for programmatic challenges, particularly
those directly affecting client progress toward attaining employment outcomes
 Attend training and exhibit the key skills and functions related to Congreso’s Primary Client
Model (PCM) approach to service delivery
 Attend staff meetings, retreats, and participate in external and internal training sessions,
including any funder-related professional development opportunities
 Assist with special projects and events that involve students and staff
 Assist Director of Adult Education and the department’s management team with monitoring
program progress towards outcomes, and generating corresponding reports and data
 Participate in the formulation of Next Step Program long-range goals and objectives.
 Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
 High School Diploma or GED
 1-2 years work experience providing instruction or direct job-related services to youth or adults
 Strong oral and written communications skills
 Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite: Word and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications
 Associate’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field preferred
 Proficiency with Excel
 Bilingual (Spanish/English)
 Demonstrated networking experience in building external partnerships for the purpose of client employment credentialing and placement strongly preferred

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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