Employment and Outreach Coordinator - The Guidance Center of Westchester

POSITION: Employment and Outreach Coordinator

PROGRAM: The Center for College & Careers

HOURS: Full-Time, 9-5 PM

SKILLS/ABILITY or Qualifications: Excellent communication skills and counseling abilities

Strong networking skills and ability to connect with professionals from different industries

Knowledge in management and recruitment procedures

Knowledge of labor market trends/requirements, and skills/abilities required in a wide variety of occupations

Ability to engage and motivate disconnected youth

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work independently

Ability to develop educational and employment plans with program participants

A passion and desire to work with, and advocate for, at-risk youth, many of whom may have multiple barriers to employment

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Employment and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for securing internships and/or employment for youth, ages 16-24.

The Employment and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for interacting with businesses across Westchester County to identify partnership and career-building opportunities for program participants. Identify participant's interests and career plans to recruit employers.

Develop employer contacts for placement of program participants.

Coordinate career workshops, evaluation, skill training, job-readiness training, resume building, interview techniques, and other activities related to employment.

Conduct on-site interviews with potential partners and employers.

Communicate with employers and make note of our expectations, their expectations, and participants' responsibilities.

Recruit at least 20 program participants.

Assist program participants in planning for construction training or employment.

Collect, review, prepare and submit data and program reports.

Develop, monitor, and evaluate paid and non-paid work experiences for students.

Review/update program database (OSOS) weekly.

Follow-up with job coaching to ensure at least 3 months’ retention Provide READI training and other career development workshops to program participants.

Coordinate Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

SALARY: Based on Experience

SEND RESUMES TO: asieunarine@theguidancecenter.org

The Guidance Center of Westchester

256 Washington Street

Mount Vernon, NY 10553


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