Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 08-Jun-2018 to 15-Jun-2018
  • - Interlocal Association
  • Greenfield, IN, USA
  • $35,020 / Year
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental & Vision; Retirement Plan ; Life Insurance

Company Information
Interlocal Association is a public nonprofit organization providing workforce and community development services. 
 
Job Summary
It is the responsibility of the JAG Specialist to provide relevant and challenging classroom and work-based learning experiences for 40 participants who are committed to developing their personal, leadership and employability skills to ensure graduation from high school and positive post-graduate outcomes.
 
The in-school outcomes are achieved through the attainment of 37 core competencies, involvement in the Career Association, and a supporting adult who helps overcome barriers to success. Understanding the importance of accountability, the JAG Specialist uses the National Data Management System - a database program placed on the computer that will be used to track participants, services delivered, and outcomes achieved.

The ultimate outcome of the JAG program is to place graduates in quality jobs (after graduation) which lead to a career in their chosen field or to guide the graduate toward a postsecondary education that fits their career goal. After placement, the JAG Specialist will be responsible for no less than monthly contact with graduates (and non-graduates) and no less than five employer follow-up contacts over the 12-month follow-up period.
 
The JAG Specialist will provide assistance to the non-graduate to complete high school graduation requirements or a GED certificate and provide graduates with employment, retention and advancement assistance during the 12-month follow-up phase.

Essential Job Duties
• Establish a positive rapport and working relationship with the school district and building administration, faculty and staff.
• Work closely with the program's in-school advisory committee to identify and select those students that need, want, and can profit from participation in the JAG program.
• Complete eligibility formwork using local, JAG, state/federal (including WIOA) regulations which impact the program.
• Provide guidance, support, referral and tutorial services to ensure students stay in high school and complete graduation requirements.
• Provide a comprehensive program of classroom, work-based and community-based activities designed to help students achieve thirty-seven (37) JAG competencies in six (6) clusters: Career Development, Job Survival, Basic Skills, Leadership and Self-Development and Personal Skills.
• Work with Outreach Coordinator to ensure 20% of classroom activities per school year include guest speaker and/or field trips to area businesses.
• Administers testing program including pre-/posts and career interest surveys.  Establishes and implements a career development plan for all enrolled students.
• Use a student-led organization, called the National Career Association, to motivate students using pride of membership (belonging), involvement and recognition to encourage participation in chapter activities for the purposes of reinforcing the JAG competencies and to achieve the desired program outcomes.
• Advise and assist chapter leaders on conducting Career Association activities, including: Initiation and Installation Ceremony, community-service activities; leadership development activities; social development activities; skills development activities; National Competitive Events Program, fundraising and public relations activities.
• Advocates for program and develops a pool of effective community support resources by working with employers, parents, civic groups, legislators to build awareness of and support for the program; develops job opportunities, participates in public relations activities, attends meeting and speaks to various community groups.  Work cooperatively with JAG Outreach Coordinator to achieve community outreach goals.
• Conduct follow-up contacts with both graduates and employers on a systematic basis as prescribed in the JAG SPECIALIST HANDBOOK.
• Complete all required forms and documents required by JAG, school, and funding sources, including WIOA, in a timely fashion.  Maintain the National Data Management System and export the database to the state organization.  Ensure that the "unable to contact" in follow-up meets the National goal of less than 5%.
• Maintain WIOA enrollment and service records through the required case management system.   
• Manage time effectively and prioritize work to meet required time lines.
• Coordinate classroom, Career Association and program activities as assigned and assume full accountability for the following performance outcomes: graduation rate, positive outcome rate, aggregate employment rate, full-time jobs rate, and full-time placement rate.
• Ensures all JAG students are registered and have an update resume in Indiana Career Connect.
• Ensures all JAG students visit a WorkOne Office, either individually or in a group, at least twice a year.  WorkOne staff must be invited at least three times per year to Region 5 classrooms.
• Participate in staff development workshops as provided by Jobs for Indiana Graduates/JAG and the school district, and may include JAG National Conference.
• Participates in field trips.
• Completes special projects and other projects/duties as assigned by the Regional Program Manager. 
• Involve parents in the program whenever possible.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
• Communicate effectively - verbally, non-verbally and in writing.
• Use varied techniques to effectively train students in employability skills.
• Establish rapport, motivate and enhance the self-esteem of high school students.
• Work as a member and/or leader of a team.
• Schedule, organize and prioritize work assignments to assure timely and cost-effective completion.
• Demonstrate a sincere interest in working with young people.
• Create a positive environment in which students are considered to be the customers of the Jobs for Graduates program.
• Accept ultimate responsibility and accountability for the implementation of the JAG Model.

Education
Bachelor's Degree in related field.  At least one year of related experience required.  Possession of a valid driver's license and have transportation with proper insurance to perform job duties.

Communication
Oral and written skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking.

Physical Demands
Primarily limited to those associated with modern offices.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle is essential.  Near visual acuity is needed to read small print and operate a computer.

Mental Demands
Initiative and ingenuity are mandatory.
 
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