Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) holds a special place in the nation's history as the pioneering model for not-for-profit community development corporations across the country. Established in 1967 with bipartisan support of Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob K. Javits, Restoration's mission is to improve the quality of life of the Central Brooklyn community. Restoration is located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, a predominantly low-income community of approximately 290,000 residents who are primarily African American, Caribbean, Latino and African. Its programs include Workforce Development & Social Services, Asset Building & Financial Literacy, Commercial Revitalization & Business Vitality, Weatherization & Energy Conservation, and Arts & Culture. Restoration is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For more information on Bedford Stuyvesant restoration Corporation and its programs, see: http://www.restorationplaza.org.
The Vocational/Career Advancement Instructor reports to the Director of Jobs Plus and Director of Program Operations. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Vocational/Career Advancement Trainer include, but are not limited to:
Teach a generic vocational skill in one or more of the following areas: Microsoft/ Computer Literacy, Customer Service, Office Management/ Administration or other general vocational skills area.
Conduct outreach and recruitment and develop relationships with other service providers to ensure a steady stream of program participants.
Develop and maintain curricula and lesson plans for workshops to program participants in resume writing, job search, interviewing skills, life skills, and career advancement.
Assess program participants to determine interests, qualifications, and employment eligibility and assist in developing employment and curriculum plans.
Provide one-on-one coaching to program participants in the area of job readiness, career advancement, and vocational training referrals.
Follow up with program participants to maintain high program retention and collect information on self-placements and retention.
Provide consultation and advice to Job Development staff regarding program participants' level of job readiness.
Maintain record and files on program participants and their program attendance using Salesforce and other databases.
Maintain relationships with other vocational/ career development training providers to share and develop best practices.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in providing vocational training, career development training, and/or job readiness training.
In possession of applicable Vocational Training credentials (licensed/ certified to instruct in one or more of the following vocational areas: Microsoft/ Computer Literacy, Customer Service, Office Management/ Administration or other general vocational skills area.
Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and in writing.
Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player
Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.