City of Boston

Youth & Career Development Coordinator

Posted Date 3 days ago(9/22/2022 5:00 PM)
Req ID
2022-21342
Dept
Youth Engagement & Employment
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
YEE Office
Salary Min
47,142.45
Salary Max
66,652.88
Union
MYO
Openings
1
Posting End Date
10/16/2022
Contact Email
rashad.cope+cob@boston.gov

Overview:

Overview:

Under direction from the Director of Youth Engagement and Employment, the Youth & Career Development Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and implementation of all department related youth workforce development  and career readiness programs, services, and partnership development. 

The position is designed for an intrinsically motivated individual with strong training, facilitation and mobilizing expertise - and an unwavering passion for youth career & skill development and program innovation. This role also requires an interest and proven experience with curriculum development and program assessment. This role will be responsible for providing youth and young adults with the training and development necessary to build upon their life skills, abilities, and qualities to be prepared for transition into post-secondary opportunities, educational programs and/or career pathways.

The Youth & Career Development Coordinator reports to the Senior Manager of Workforce & Career Readiness and provides direct coordination and primary support as it relates to career development workshops, events and activities, internship program management, professional development initiatives for partners and youth, and management support of the stated funded Commonwealth Corporation YouthWorks grant and other workforce development grant and initiatives.

 

Responsibilities:

Provides direction and guidance as it relates to youth workforce development and partnerships support. 

  • Create and develop innovative and interactive workshop curriculum based on research, local and national trends, and feedback from youth and partners.
  • Support with developing a Youth Jobs career readiness framework to ensure each youth job title and experience is tied to specific career industry entry level learnings.
  • Assist with identifying and designing workforce development credentialing opportunities alongside Senior Manager of Workforce & Career Readiness.
  • Ensure work readiness and career development programming directly correlates with college preparation, financial awareness, entrepreneurship, and career pathway opportunities.
  • Work directly with SuccessLink youth employees, Mayor’s Youth Council ambassadors, nonprofits and community based organizations, city/state agencies, local high school schools, and colleges and universities to strengthen and advance career readiness for youth jobs participants and Boston youth.
  • Co-manage the department internship program that provides job opportunities, coaching, mentorship and professional development for college-aged young adults who support day-to-day operations and program delivery of the department.
  • Incorporate the use of age appropriate, language appropriate, culturally appropriate and 21st Century technology in all curriculum development.
  • Oversee train the trainer initiatives for staff and partners around curriculum implementation and use of online learning management platforms.
  • Provide career coaching and guidance to youth and adults learners around public speaking, professional etiquette and executive function.
  • Researches and stays abreast of current youth facilitation strategies and integrates proven methods into training curriculum to further enhance youth development and engagement programming.
  • Works with the team to review and make necessary adjustments training tools and curriculums and develop new methods and career development approaches as the work evolves.
  • Ensure flexible coordination of youth workshops virtually, in-person and hybrid to meet the current demands of the changing workforce landscape.
  • Co-lead the assessment of workforce and career readiness opportunities by aligning data from surveys and other reporting vehicles to ensure quality outcome measurements are produced.
  • Supervise the part-time career development intern staff.
  • Works with the team to pilot and incubate new and innovative youth development and workforce readiness initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 
  • As needed,  support and participate in general youth engagement and employment activities, events and special projects
  • Perform related work as determined by the Director of Youth Engagement and Employment and/or delegate

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

  • Three (4) years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience working with youth in an administrative capacity required, two (2) years of which must have been in a training and workforce development capacity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred and can be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Training experience cannot be substituted
  • Experience building or contributing to a youth development curriculum preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) required. Proficiency with Social Media strongly preferred. 
  • Good mediation, facilitation and listening skills required. 
  • Good oral and written English skills required. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining attention to detail required. 
  • Familiarity with Boston youth service providers preferred. 
  • Previous training and facilitation skills preferred. 
  • Considerable internet research skills preferred. 
  • Strong writing, editing and word processing skills are preferred. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends required 
  • Multilingual ability preferred (ex. fluency in Spanish or Cape Verdean Creole)

 

Work hours are typically 10:00am - 6:00pm with seasonal flexibility available.

 

C.O.R.I. Check Required. S.O.R.I. Check Required.

 

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED

 

Terms:

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/MO-5 

Hours Per Week: 35

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