Work Ready Coordinator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on April 4, 2016

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a temporary part-time Work Ready Coordinator to work within its Education and Workforce Services (EWS) division from April 2016 through August 2016. This position is responsible for enrolling high school aged WorkReady applicants in paid service learning and internship placements. The Coordinator will maintain paperwork, payroll and ensure that all funder deadlines are met. The WorkReady Coordinator will work closely with the
Manager of High School Programs to facilitate an excellent customer service experience for both youth and families.

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
 Communicating Congreso’s competitive WorkReady enrollment process to youth, families and community members
 Collecting and tracking all application materials for candidates
 Collecting timesheets, entering time into funder database and ensuring that all youth are paid for time worked
 Developing reports that reflect the total number served for the week and submitting them to program manager
 Updating all the data systems on an ongoing basis in order to reflect accurate data at all times
 Provide technical assistance support to program manager and high school team so that client data and information is collected efficiently and effectively
 Collaborate with fiscal department for timely invoicing
 Keep relevant program data and all student files/records organized
 Maintain program data records according to program guidelines
 Participate actively in program/division meetings
 Attend internal and external meetings as required
 Conduct routine audits of student files
 Attend trainings and professional development opportunities
 Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
 High School Diploma or GED equivalent
 Excellent oral and written communications skills
 Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word & Excel)
 Familiarity with the Puerto Rican and Latino community of Philadelphia

Preferred Qualifications
 1 to 2 years of work experience in youth development
 Bilingual (English/Spanish)

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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