CUHJ D11 Employment Services Coordinator (Bernal Heights)

?Position summary:
CUHJ D11 Employment Services Coordinator
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC), and in close coordination with the CUHJ partner representatives, the D11 Employment Services Coordinator will provide a range of essential services to job seekers who are residents of Supervisorial District 11 in San Francisco. BHNC, along with Chinese For Affirmative Action, Coleman Advocates, Filipino Community Center, and People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights comprise Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ) to offer comprehensive, people powered solutions for growing neighborhood jobs and strengthening the local economy. One of the goals is to provide opportunities to low-income and people of color residents to overcome significant employment barriers. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in workforce development as a means to achieve social and economic justice for low-income and people of color.

The Organization: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) is a non-profit community based multi- service agency founded in 1978. Our mission is “…to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. We promote community action to build a just and equitable community for all. BHNC focuses on the needs of people with low and moderate incomes.

We accomplish our mission by:

. Developing affordable housing throughout San Francisco;
. Providing linguistically and culturally responsive services to our community’s most vulnerable
adults, seniors, youth, and their families;
. Developing leaders; organizing and empowering our tenants, clients, members, and allies to
advocate for their needs and for the needs of the community.”
BHNC has five key program areas to meet this mission: Housing Development and Rehabilitation, Employment Programs, Senior Services, Youth Services, and Community Organizing

Primary responsibilities:

Client Management
. Recruits jobseekers from Supervisorial District 11. Screens, matches and refers candidates for job opportunities. Maintain participant records.
. Develops, customizes, and delivers cohort trainings based on individual clients’ needs and in groups that will provide clients with skills to achieve employment preparation, job placement and retention, and career advancement.
. Provides one-on-one meetings with clients to create an individual employment plan, identifies and arranges participant support services, and make appropriate job referrals.
. Refers clients to appropriate resources for training, work experience, employment and/or other community services.
. Coordinates community activities including, but not limited to, computer and basic writing skills classes, financial coaching and financial literacy workshops, and other activities that will enhance both hard and soft skills of our clients.
Employment Coordination & Job Development
?. Researches employment market and identifies job opportunities. Develops and maintains strong relationships with employers/businesses to create employment opportunities for clients.
. Participates in outreach events such as job fairs and business association events; markets
program services to employers.
. Coordinates hiring process between employer and job seeker, as appropriate.
. Coordinates and implements all employment services including job training, job development,
referrals, placement and retention activities.
. Prepares monthly activity reports.
Other Responsibilities & Duties:
. Participates in internal and external meetings and other collaborative opportunities to support efforts to identify jobs and explore capacity building.
. Represents the organization in community meetings including program partner organizations and participating employers.
. Actively seeks to expand knowledge base of workforce development issues and best practices and share information with CUHJ partners.
. Develops systems to organize and maintain an efficient client flow/case management with specific emphasis on employment activity and retention follow up.
. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge/Skills Required:
� Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in English and Spanish.
� Ability to work with at-risk, low-income transitional aged youth and immigrant adults especially those
who live in the Excelsior
� Minimum of two years experience working with target population
� High School diploma or equivalent, and relevant work experience required.
� Computer literacy in Windows, MS Word and the Internet; some experience with databases.
� Fingerprinting background check required
Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
� Experience facilitating, creating, and implementing activities geared towards transitional aged youth and immigrant adults
� Understanding of employment basics, including r�sum� writing, job application completion, interview techniques, etc.
� Commitment to social action, social justice, delivery of quality services, and development of people into leaders
� Enthusiasm for leadership development, community organizing and workforce development in a mixed income, multi-racial, multi-ethnic community
� Working knowledge of private sector and business practices.
Salary: Full-time, non-exempt position, compensation DOE, competitive package of benefits.

To Apply: E-mail both your cover letter and resume to:

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center at with the subject line: CUHJ Employment Services Coordinator

BHNC is an equal opportunity employer

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