LA2050
A Place Called Home

Career Pathways Coordinator

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
14 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

A Place Called Home is seeking a resourceful Career Pathways Coordinator
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Teen Services, the Career Pathways Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the new vocational pathways program which includes, but is not limited to assisting members with identifying career interests, administering career assessments, developing career plans and case management; coordinating and facilitating job readiness workshops; developing relationships with APCH departments and outside companies and organizations for internships/externship/job placements; developing and maintaining a database of participants and job/vocational opportunities; tracking program participants; and organizing special events and opportunities internally, with partners, and with APCH supporters.


Job Title: Career Pathways Coordinator
Department: Bridge to the Future
Reports to: Associate Director of Teen & Young Adults
FLSA Status: Non exempt, Up to 40 hours/week
Hourly Pay Range: 14.00-16.00


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Develop and implement job readiness training workshops, mock interviews, field trips, special events, guest speakers, and assessments for the teen and young adult population at APCH to enhance workforce/college readiness and independent living skills
  • Oversee, collaborate and coordinate with partner organizations and resident staff providing job readiness and vocational training/exposure
  • Provide case management for teen and young adult members seeking employment to ensure wraparound services are being provided
  • Serve as the liaison to partner organizations to organize schedules, coordinate logistics, recruit members
  • Develop partnerships with organizations to offer vocational/career training and job placement for members
  • Develop a robust externship program that engages APCH board members and partner organizations to provide both paid and unpaid internship opportunities, job shadowing, and other exposure.
  • Create and implement a transitional job readiness program for APCH members who wish to work at APCH
  • Develop and maintain a database of vocational opportunities and assist members with applying
  • Implement career aptitude assessment tools and provide resources to help all high school members realize and focus their strengths, skills and passions
  • Oversee APCH’s internal internship program to provide members with work experience within an APCH department; includes coordinating with department heads, recruiting participants, developing job descriptions, training, evaluations, processing timesheets, and other tasks related to the internship program
  • Conduct ongoing research of career opportunities and fellowships/internships/externships and assist teen and young adult members with applying
  • Assist teen members and APCH college scholars with resumes, cover letters, and applications for employment and other special opportunities
  • Develop and implement an annual job fair for both teen and college members
  • Oversee the Fall Speakers Series by coordinating guest speakers and field trips
  • Assist APCH college scholars with identifying and applying for internships/externships/fellowships
  • Facilitate life skills classes and workshops as necessary
  • Develop and implement a tracking system for member participation in vocational programs, including education/training opportunities and employment
  • Responsible for entering program data into online database and developing an annual report for the teen department
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools for each class in alignment with department and agency goals
  • Participate in outreach and recruitment efforts for the department
  • Assist Bridge to The Future (Teen Services) staff in planning and coordination of special events
  • Assist with assigned administrative duties and execute in a timely manner
  • Stay abreast of vocational/job readiness best industry practices
  • Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for members
  • Attend all required program meetings
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
     

Qualifications:
To perform this important job successfully, the Career Pathways Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. A Place Called Home is a learning organization and there is an expectation of continual growth and learning as a community. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.


Technical and Performance Skills

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Time Management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Detail-Oriented Dedicated to excellence
  • Mission Driven
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Education/Training/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years experience working with teen and young adult population providing career/vocational guidance
  • Two years working in an office environment
     

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in chaotic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Type 45WPM


Additional Information
Must work well with diverse populations of colleagues and clients
Able to work some evenings and/or weekends for Agency and/or department events

To apply

Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter to Human Resources at [email protected]. Please include all documents as one pdf file and use “Career Pathways Coordinator” in the subject line.


(E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries)
Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.
EOE
Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumnus
Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during screening