Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 08-May-2017 to 07-Jun-2017
  • - Edna Martin Christian Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Edna Martin Christian Center, as sub-grantee of the United Way of Central Indiana's Great Families 2020 initiative, seeks to hire an Employment Coach.

Background

Great Families 2020 is a five-year initiative to improve family stability for vulnerable children and their parents living in four neighborhoods in Indianapolis.  Great Families 2020 is modeled from the promising practice of the "Two Generation" approach, where neighborhood networks in education, financial stability and health services are integrated to serve the whole family.  This is a federally funded effort by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) through the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). United Way (Federal Award Number: 16SIHIN001 and CFDA No: 94.019) received a sub-award of $7 million to implement the initiative by contracting with local not-for-profit entities.  More information regarding Great Families 2020 can be found on the United Way of Central Indiana website: http://www.uwci.org/great-families-2020

The Employment Coach will help provide a supportive and resource-rich environment where low- and middle-income families can obtain employment, adult learner opportunities, career advancement support, income supports, and financial tools and services.  By bundling these services, the Employment Coach will help participants reach their goal of family economic stability. 

Position Description

We seek a person with workforce development experience capable of interacting with employers, service providers, and neighborhood residents.  The successful candidate will lead the employment component of the Center for Working Families (CWF) initiative at Edna Martin Christian Center by (1) identifying employment sectors and employers able to hire people from target neighborhoods; and (2) helping families to connect with employment or skills training and to advance to a better job. The job responsibilities include:

1. Identifying growing employment sectors and potential employers.
2. Developing relationships with employers in order to understand their business and the job requirements of positions they seek to fill.
3. Working with employers to identify specific skills they are seeking and developing a process for residents to acquire those skills.
4. Maintaining contact and dialogue with these employers and responding to their concerns.
5. Working as a member of the cross-functional team providing services to families, sharing information, participating in team meetings, and helping to track and report progress and outcomes.
6. Providing job and career coaching, follow up, and job retention services to participants.
7. Interfacing with neighborhood service providers as needed, with an emphasis on developing relationships with organizations that provide job readiness and job training services of benefit to participants.
8. Advocating for hard-to-employ residents such as the disabled and ex-offenders.
9. Assisting with organizing job fairs for neighborhood residents where new job opportunities are presented.
10. Analyzing reasons why people are not hired or are fired and fine tuning the recruitment and preparation process so people remain employed.
11. Assisting with program, educational training and employment retention efforts.
12. Facilitating the connection to internal and external resources for barrier reduction and supportive services.
13. Analyzing the data, process, and results and improving the process as necessary.
14. Providing reports and data on a timely basis as needed by project partners and funders.
15. Monthly documentation of job openings, neighborhood applicants, and an analysis of outcomes.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

• 2-3 years of experience in workforce development, business-to-business services and customer care, with an emphasis on employer outreach and service to disadvantaged populations.  Previous successful experience in job development, recruiting, and job retention services is highly desirable.
• Bachelor's Degree required, graduate degree preferred.
• Excellent working knowledge of the local business environment in Indianapolis-Marion County.
• General knowledge and understanding of the needs of a low-income working population, as well as knowledge of available community resources.
• Excellent social/interpersonal skills and writing ability commensurate with the communication and reporting requirements of the position.
• Well-organized and self-directed.
• Demonstrated proficiency with PC computer software at an intermediate level, including the Microsoft Office suite.
• Incumbent must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation, as this position requires regular local travel.
• Data Entry Experience

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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