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XXXXXX Project Coordinator
RochesterWorks! Inc.; Location: Rochester, NY

RochesterWorks! Reentry Connections, a two-year grant from the US Department of Labor, is a partnership led by RochesterWorks! in collaboration with the Monroe County Correctional Facility and the Monroe County Reentry Task Force. RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region. Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, RochesterWorks! operates two full-service American Job Centers and one affiliate center, known as RochesterWorks! career centers, serving Monroe County. RochesterWorks! Reentry Connections will establish an American Job Center affiliate site within the Monroe County Correctional Facility at 750 East Henrietta Road. Inmates at the Correctional Facility currently have opportunities to participate in High School Equivalency preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and occupational skills training in three different occupational areas. The pre-release American Job Center will add career assessment, planning, and purpose to the current activities, as well as a smooth transition to RochesterWorks! career center services post release. We will place two American Job Center staff within the Correctional Facility. This partnership will serve 100 participants, 80 males and 20 females, in cohorts of 5 to 10.

Role Description: The Project Coordinator will be a working team leader for the career advisor team. The Project Coordinator’s time will be split among the Correctional Facility and the three community-based American Job Centers.  The Project Coordinator will directly supervise the Career Advisor who is stationed in the Correctional Facility and will lead the team of four full-time project staff; will lead efforts to coordinate with all partners; and will track all performance, ensuring that targets are met.  It is a full-time position with working hours Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., with flexibility to work outside of the regular schedule as needed. This 22-month, grant-funded position is based in Rochester with travel throughout Monroe County. The Project Coordinator reports to the Goodman Street Career Center Manager.  Major Responsibilities: Lead a team of four full-time project staff, one of which works for a partner agency. Directly supervise one or two career advisors. Serve as a working team leader, capable of providing any of the following services to participants, either inside the Correctional Facility or at one of the community-based American Job Centers: One-on-one appointments for initial and comprehensive assessments. Administration and interpretation of career assessments. Career guidance. Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development. Provision of Labor Market Information (LMI). Résumé development. Mock interviews. Planning and issuance of supportive services. Job search assistance, including job referrals. Group workshops for résumé development, interviewing, and general job search skills. Track all project outcomes, ensuring that targets are met. Review the two career advisors’ Excel case management tools each month. Provide implementation leadership to include development and monitoring, and sustainability planning. Lead monthly transition meetings and monthly (or more frequent) case conferences with project staff and partners. Utilize incentive and training programs (e.g., on-the-job training, customized training, and tax credits). Provide follow-up support services to on-the-job training placements. Use the One Stop Operating System (OSOS) and other databases to document services provided to job seeker participants and to monitor proper data entry by the two career advisors and the transition specialist, including entry of activities, services, and outcomes. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required with three (3) years’ supervisory experience, or an associate’s degree with five (5) years’ related experience, including three (3) years’ supervisory experience. At least three (3) years’ experience working in community or social service programs, preferably including experience working in an employment program and experience working with offenders. Individuals with life experience overcoming significant barriers to work success and stability are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have valid NY State driver's license in good standing along with reliable insured transportation. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, creativity, and ability to work independently. Ability to manage competing priorities with excellent time management skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite and related software. Employment is subject to clearance to enter Monroe County Jail and Correctional Facilities. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. (Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions). Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. This position may require walking, primarily on a level surface, for periods throughout the day; reaching above shoulder height, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required. This position may include lifting up to ten (10) pounds for files and/or computer printouts on occasion. How to Apply: Submit a résumé and cover letter to Lee Koslow, Technical Assistance and Training Manager, RochesterWorks, Inc., 255 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607, Lkoslow@rochesterworks.org.  The cover letter should let us know 1) the major challenges that you anticipate in this role and how you will address them; 2) how this opportunity fits into your long-term career goals; and 3) your salary requirements. Revised Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

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XXXXXX Career Advisor (2 openings)
RochesterWorks! Inc.; Location: Rochester, NY

RochesterWorks! Reentry Connections, a two-year grant from the US Department of Labor, is a partnership led by RochesterWorks! in collaboration with the Monroe County Correctional Facility and the Monroe County Reentry Task Force. RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region. Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, RochesterWorks! operates two full-service American Job Centers and one affiliate center, known as RochesterWorks! career centers, serving Monroe County. RochesterWorks! Reentry Connections will establish an American Job Center (AJC) affiliate site within the Monroe County Correctional Facility at 750 East Henrietta Road. Inmates at the Correctional Facility currently have opportunities to participate in High School Equivalency preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and occupational skills training in three different occupational areas. The pre-release American Job Center will add career assessment, planning, and purpose to the current activities, as well as a smooth transition to RochesterWorks! career center services post release. We will place two American Job Center staff within the Correctional Facility. This partnership will serve 100 participants, 80 males and 20 females, in cohorts of 5 to 10. Role Description: The Career Advisor will assess program candidates, provide job seeker services, and assist business services staff in making job placements for program participants. One of the career advisors will work within the Monroe County Correctional Facility, and the other will split their time between two full-service, community-based AJCs.  It is a full-time position with working hours Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., with flexibility to work outside of the regular schedule as needed. This 21-month, grant-funded position is based in Rochester with travel throughout Monroe County. The Career Advisor will report to either the RochesterWorks! Reentry Connections Project Coordinator or the Goodman Street Career Center Manager. Major Responsibilities: Provide the following services to participants, either inside the Correctional Facility or at one of the community-based American Job Centers: One-on-one appointments for initial and comprehensive assessments; Administration and interpretation of career assessments; Career guidance; Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development; Provision of Labor Market Information (LMI); Résumé development; Mock interviews; Planning and issuance of supportive services; Job search assistance, including job referrals; Group workshops for résumé development, interviewing, and general job search skills; Work cooperatively with a partner agency Transition Specialist to plan, deliver, and evaluate services provided to participants. Maintain participant records using both paper files and an Excel case management tool. Actively participate in monthly transition meetings and monthly (or more frequent) case conferences with project staff and partners. Utilize incentive and training programs (e.g., on-the-job training, customized training, and tax credits). Provide follow-up support services to on-the-job training placements. Use the One Stop Operating System (OSOS) and other databases to document services provided to job seeker participants, as well as participant outcomes. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required with two (2) years’ related experience, or an associate’s degree with four (4) years’ related experience. Related experience means experience working in community or social service programs, preferably including experience working in an employment program and experience working with offenders. Individuals with life experience overcoming significant barriers to work success and stability are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have valid NY State driver's license in good standing along with reliable insured transportation. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, creativity, and ability to work independently. Ability to manage competing priorities with excellent time management skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite and related software. Employment is subject to clearance to enter Monroe County Jail and Correctional Facilities. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. (Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions). Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. This position may require walking, primarily on a level surface, for periods throughout the day; reaching above shoulder height, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required. This position may include lifting up to ten (10) pounds for files and/or computer printouts on occasion. How to Apply: Submit a résumé and cover letter to Lee Koslow, Technical Assistance and Training Manager, RochesterWorks, Inc., 255 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607, Lkoslow@rochesterworks.org.  The cover letter should let us know 1) the major challenges that you anticipate in this role and how you will address them; 2) how this opportunity fits into your long-term career goals; and 3) your salary requirements. Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016.

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