Applications without cover letters will not be considered for this position.
Employment Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) at Empowered Pathways.
Job Type: Full-time (35 hours weekly)
Salary: $28,000.00 to $30,000.00 /year
- Bachelor’s degree in a human resource, human service, or communications related field (Social Work, Human Services, Human Resource, Communications/English) and at least 2 years of human resource or public speaking experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. EXCELLENT written communication skills, in both formal and informal contexts. *Proficiency with public speaking is a must. **
- Exceptional oral communication skills, both in an individual and a group/ public context.
- Must be sensitive to women’s issues, particularly women in transition who are attempting to re-enter the workforce. A non-judgmental attitude with regard to all clients is critically important.**
- Intermediate to expert computer skills in word processing, data entry, analysis, and electronic communications (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word).
- Familiarity with local employers preferred.
- The ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a wide variety of personalities.
- The ability to communicate with and potentially supervise peers.
- The ability to maintain and enforce strict confidentiality.
- Current valid driver's license and vehicle availability.
Employment Training Coordinator (Approximately 22 to 25 hours weekly)
- Present workshops and training programs on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
- Interview Skills
- Soft Skills
- Customer Service
- Team Building
- Leadership Skills
- Resume and Cover Letter writing
- Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
- Computer Literacy: Keyboarding, internet navigation, online job applications, and Microsoft office products.
- Develop new training programs in conjunction with the Director of Training & Programs
- Present Community Workshops as requested for partner non-profit programs, businesses and other community groups.
- Coordinate WERC guest speakers, special presenters, and programs.
- Work diligently to establish, cultivate, and maintain relationships with local businesses and Human Resource Directors.
- Maintain current job listings as provided by employers and disseminate information to WERC participants
- Assess participant skills and work with them (in groups and one-to-one) with the goal of placing them in employment positions.
- Conduct community outreach and class recruitment activities.
- Coordinate all class graduation activities.
- Write/edit client résumés and assist with the development of employment materials.
- Provide career counseling in groups, with individuals in person and/or on the telephone.
- Prepare clients for job interviews by assisting with employer research and conducting mock interviews.
- Conduct extensive and detailed client intakes.
- Ability to effectively and compassionately work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
Outreach Coordinator (approximately 10 to 12 hours weekly)
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Training & Programs to write high-engagement social media content reflecting the Empowered Pathways brand.**
- Monitor the company’s social media accounts and offer constructive interaction with users.
- Plan social media activities to coincide with special events, classes, and recruitment efforts.
- Use a social media management platform (such as Hoot Suite) to connect social accounts.
- Develop and promote Empowered Pathways activities:
- Develop volunteer recruitment materials and promote volunteer training opportunities.
- Create engaging donor materials and campaigns including online giving campaigns, event sponsorship packets, and major gift materials in cooperation with the Executive Director and Board Giving Committee.
- Assist in promoting all activities/events through radio and television opportunities, print publications, email promotions, and other mediums.
- Identify promotional opportunities.
- Assist with the planning and implementation of fundraising events.
- Write creative and innovative thank you letters to donors, sponsors and program supporters.
Surrogate Decision Making Committee – act an assistant to the SDMC Coordinator (15 days annually when the coordinator is on vacation or out sick). Administered by the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, the Surrogate Decision-Making Committee program (SDMC) provides an alternative to the courts for authorization of medical treatment for persons with intellectual disabilities who are unable to provide informed consent for a procedure and have no family member or guardian to provide consent on their behalf. Specific training will be provided). Travel required.
- Work in cooperation with the SDMC Coordinator to process case packages and set-up panel hearings :**
- Receive case paperwork from The Justice Center for the protection of People with Special Needs and check for completeness.
- Contact declarant/facility and Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) to establish a hearing date, time and location. Check whether client can attend or needs to be visited by a panel member.
- Identify panel members (3 or 4 person panel) from the SDMC volunteer bank. Organize and Coordinate SDMC Hearings:*
- Arrive ahead of time and ensure room is properly set up.
- Monitor arrival of participants and contact any missing participants.
- Provide all necessary paperwork to participants, tape record hearing and be able to answer any procedural questions
All Empowered Pathways Staff are Responsible for:
- Promote the agency in general and your position within the community. This includes conducting public presentations.
- Participate in agency events, including staff/team meetings, recognition events, fund raising activities and other events as required.
- Carry out all objectives as outlined by funding sources; generate reports consistent with funding and/or per the direction of the Executive Director.
- Work collaboratively and maintain open communication with co-workers wherever and whenever possible.
- Work collaboratively and proactively to resolve workplace conflict in an appropriate, professional manner, in accordance with agency policy.
- Work collaboratively with other staff to answer phones and cover staffing needs.
- Participate in professional development when appropriate.
- Remain current on information, issues, and research relevant to the position.
- Uphold confidentiality in regards to clients, documents and the agency with utmost integrity.
- Have access to reliable transportation and required travel with Oneida and Madison Counties relating to primary job responsibilities and to other locations within the state for training.
- Perform other duties as required.
Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and all relevant qualifications to:
Stephanie Eghigian, Executive Director
502 Court St., Suite 234
Utica, NY 13502