Job Listing from Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians — 12/2014

Jewish Vocational Service Seeks Director Business Development

Jewish Vocational Service seeks an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit to oversee the implementation of the business plan which seeks to expand employer partners and services and grow relationships deeper across this division and the agency.

Success in this role will require a strong training background with a keen eye for training solutions to business challenges.  As a vendor of training solutions you will need to quickly assimilate into a variety of organizational environments expanding their workforce development capacity. You will be most successful in the role when you are seen by potential and existing client organizations as the go to solutions provider for “that which keeps them up at night”.

The focus of this role is twofold: (1) identifying new employer partners in need of workforce development solutions for their entry level staff (workplace ESOL, computer literacy, reading, writing, math, etc.), (2) developing and implementing training services for new employer partners until the contract is stable (at which time it will be transitioned to a colleague).

Organizational clients include restaurants, hotels, hospitals, long-term healthcare providers, cleaning services, retailers, parking services and many other types of organizations.  Participants/trainees are likely to be entry level employees in the healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors. Seventy to 80% will be refugee or immigrants to the U.S. with a wide range of skills and educational backgrounds. For more information, visit: http://jvs-boston.org/index.php/about-us/jobs


The office of Fair Housing and Equity is hiring a housing specialist. Please pass on the listing to your contacts. We will be moving to fill this position quickly. Please note the position is posted under the office’s former name, the Office of Civil Rights.

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Contact:
Janine Anzalota, LICSW, MPH
Deputy Director
Office of Fair Housing and Equity
Fair Housing & Human Rights Commissions
Boston City Hall Room 966
617-635-2540
Janine.Anzalota@cityofboston.gov


image001The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is a national leader in education, dedicated to supporting the Commonwealth’s students and educators.  We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates to join our diverse workforce.  Attached is a list of employment opportunities currently available at ESE and posted on the Human Resources Division’s Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO) website. For more detailed information and application instructions, please refer to the attached Job Opportunity List or visit our Job Opportunities page on ESE’s official website.You are invited to apply for any position(s) for which you possess the expertise and interest. If you know of qualified individuals who may have an interest in our positions, please feel free to forward this email or direct them to our website.Please do not hesitate to contact me or any other HR staff member if you have questions.Contact:
Dawn DeRoche
Personnel Analyst
Executive Office of Education
Human Resources
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Ph: 781-338-6101
Fx: 781-338-3387


South Boston en Acción
10 Logan Way, Basement
South Boston, MA 02127

Come work with South Boston en Acción to provide high-quality ESOL instruction for adult leaders and learners in South Boston! We are a member-based organization that works on leadership and community development among Latino families living in public housing in South Boston. With that in mind, our ESOL program teaches leadership skills together with English, and seeks opportunities for our students to put what they learn into practical use within the community. We’re looking for a Student Support Specialist to be part of a young program that is growing quickly in a warm, welcoming community.

Job Title: Student Support Specialist.

Summary: The Student Support Specialist meets one-on-one with ESOL students to identify challenges that inhibit participation in class and guide students in addressing these challenges. This person also provides referrals to students who need them and advocates for students when necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with students to identify and address challenges that inhibit participation in the ESOL program.
Guide students in setting goals and creating realistic, effective plans for reaching goals.
Provide crisis intervention as needed.
Refer students to other agencies or organizations as needed, and assist or advocate for students seeking resources such as childcare, emergency assistance, or other educational opportunities.
Collect and maintain data on student outcomes relative to efforts and interventions.
Occasionally assist with outreach, intake, assessment, and orientation. Assist with reminding students about important dates and events, such as the beginning of a new cycle.
Meet regularly with ESOL program staff and participate in program evaluation and improvement.
Engage in continuous improvement.
Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:
MSW or LCSW preferred, or Bachelor’s and equivalent experience.
Experience working directly with immigrants and immigrant community in an advocacy or empowerment position.
Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish.
Sensitivity to and experience in working with a primarily female population.
Knowledge of local resources preferred.

Schedule: Flexible, must be available at least 1-2 weekday mornings or early afternoons to meet with students.

Compensation: $18-$19.28 an hour, depending upon education and experience. 7 hours per week through July 31, 2015; 5 hours per week thereafter.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to sbeajobs@gmail.com by December 5, 2014. No calls please.

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Manager Financial Opportunity Center

The Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) at Jewish Vocational Service/The Work Place, helps low to moderate income families boost earnings, reduce expenses, and make appropriate financial decisions that lead to asset building through an integrated service model approach. The center provides individuals and families with services across three critical and interconnected areas: employment services, financial coaching and access to income supports.

JVS seeks a Manager of the Financial Opportunity Center who will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program. The Manager keeps current with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) regulations and practices and ensures the Center’s operation is in line with EITC guidelines. The Manager of the Financial Opportunity Center collaborates with and provides direction, support and knowledge to the Financial Opportunity Center coaches who work with clients in developing plans of action that are intended to help the clients reach their goals and achieve financial stability.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

· Three to five years of experience in workforce development, asset building or related field;
· Previous work experience in the financial sector a plus;
· Experience with financial acumen and a strong understanding of personal finances; knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;
· Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families preferred;
· Excellent communication and writing skills;
· Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills;
· Ability to work as part of a team
· Internet and resource savvy, highly computer proficient;
· Program and people management skills, including supervisory experience required;
· Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services, Business or related experience required.

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume toresumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Healthcare Relationship Specialist

The Healthcare Relationship Specialist works collaboratively with the Caring for our Seniors: a CNA Certification Program specializing in Long-term Care team to assist program graduates in healthcare next steps and identifying and creating suitable support options for participants. The goal is their attaining successful program completion, prepare for healthcare transition and/or career ladder advancement. This position is also responsible for building healthcare relationships; resume critiquing, interviewing, next step job searching, and health care career exploration. This person will identify suitable employment options for participants during program, post-graduation and long-term career explorations. Additionally, this person will teach a professional development course for all skills programs twice a week, and run job search group to assist in graduates’ placement and build relationships with prospective employers.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
· One year work experience in human resources, job development, client advocacy and/or workforce development is required;
· Demonstrated ability in relating to clients of diverse backgrounds, especially those with barriers to employment required;
· Experience building and maintaining employer partnerships for potential job placement required;
· Highly computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches required;
· Comfortable presenting information in a classroom setting required;
· Strong Interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required;
· Knowledge of social, residential, financial, and support services in the Greater Boston area preferred;
· Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask required;
· Ability to work as part of a team required;
· Demonstrated ability to work independently required;
· Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus;
· Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services or related field

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: Travel within Greater Boston

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Marketing and Communications Associate

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Marketing and Communications Associate to serve as a key member of the Development Team. The Marketing and Communications Associate will collaborate with the Chief Development Officer to develop and implement a marketing strategy to significantly grow our group of philanthropic supporters and client and employer customers. Experience in developing marketing and fundraising materials and implementing effective marketing campaigns, promoting events and using communication and marketing techniques to support overall organizational goals is necessary.

· REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

· Clear communicator; excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to adapt communications style for various audiences;
· Working knowledge of graphic design, collateral design & development;
· Demonstrated success taking a hands-on approach in organizations with entrepreneurial cultures and scarce resources;
· 3-5 years’ experience in marketing or a related field – non-profit experience a plus;
· Experience managing a service or product brand with emphasis on development of integrated marketing strategies;
· Ability to define and prioritize goals and objectives;
· Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
· Ability to understand how technology can be used to improve current internal and external processes and service delivery;
· Proficiency in database management, spreadsheet, presentation, and social media tools;
· Ability to listen and understand issues, and be diplomatic in recommending solutions;
· Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus.

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Margaret Chapin
HR Generalist – JVS
JVS
29 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 399 – 3236
Fax: (617) 428 – 0380
Web: http://www.jvs-boston.org
E-mail: mchapin@jvs-boston.org

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Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA) – Computer Class Instructor 

Job Description:

Overview: This position is available immediately for 20 hours a week, This position includes vacation, sick, and personal days.
Holidays are paid according to MUA’s calendar.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Teach two computer classes according to technical skills and language ability of students (currently one basic class and one advanced class).
Prepare and organize curriculum.
Design and administer equitable assessment probes to students throughout each semester: tests, quizzes, Internet research, and the like.
Maintain portfolios of students’ work.
Conduct follow-up with students as necessary, i.e. goals, attendance, referrals, etc.
Submit necessary student attendance, goals, outcomes, assessments, and any other required information to SMARTT intake coordinator in compliance with all deadlines.
Develop and keep on-hand a substitute folder of materials.
Attend mandatory staff development (2.5% of paid hours) pertaining to best practices for teaching technology; web page development and design; Microsoft Office; and so on.
Attend required teacher meetings.
Complete reports as required by program director and/or supervisors.
Other duties as required and assigned by supervisors

Requirements:
Bilingual/Bicultural (English-Spanish)
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and direction
Ability to work as part of a collective (team) environment
Organized, dedicated, and responsible
Two years teaching experience, preferably in Adult Basic Education (ABE), high school or bilingual programs
Desire and ability to work with people from diverse, cultural, linguistic, racial, and economic backgrounds
Commitment to the advancement of low-income Latina girls and women
Strong Microsoft Office and Internet skills
Preferred:
Bachelor degree

How to Apply:
MUA is an equal opportunity employer and bilingual persons and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Please mail or e-mail current résumé and thoughtful cover letter to:

Contact:
Ms. Maria Andrade
Program Director
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
Dorchester, MA 02122

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Jewish Vocational Service anticipates an Academic Coach opening in its’ Bridges to College (BTC) program.

BTC, a college transition program, is designed to meet the needs of those transitioning from Adult Basic Education/ESOL into college level certificate or Associate Degree programs. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, dislocated workers, individuals with disabilities, individuals transitioning off public assistance, and other low-income individuals with barriers to employment.

The Academic Coach works collaboratively with members of the JVS team to provide one-on-one and group academic, career coaching and job placement services to a diverse group of students (those born in the U.S. as well as immigrants). The primary objectives of the position involve successful college enrollment, college persistence and job placement.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
• 2 – 5 years’ experience in counseling or advising adults (or as an experienced educator), preferably in a pre-college or college environment; 1 -3 years of job development experience preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of coaching for college and career readiness.
• Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills required.
• Strong Microsoft Office Suite and social media for job search skills required.
• Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization.
• Familiarity with career ladders and professional advancement protocols preferred.
• Knowledge of adult learning theory preferred.
• Knowledge of community resources and web-based resources preferred.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Margaret Chapin
HR Generalist – JVS
JVS
29 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 399 – 3236
Fax: (617) 428 – 0380
Web: http://www.jvs-boston.org
E-mail: mchapin@jvs-boston.org

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Science Instructor job opening – JVS

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a full-time Adult Diploma Program (ADP) Science Instructor. The Science Instructor will work collaboratively with all members of the Adult Diploma Program Education Team to assist students in obtaining the skills needed to obtain their high school diplomas and move into appropriate next steps such as college bridge programs, post-secondary education, skills training, employment, or promotions.

The ADP Science Instructor develops and modifies curriculum and daily lesson plans for ADP science courses, delivers instruction to participants, tracks students’ progress, and evaluates the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis. We employ an activity-based approach to instruction, emphasize reading and writing across the curriculum and portfolio completion. The ADP Science Instructor is responsible for the instruction and logistical management necessary to ensure that all students complete and submit on time their science-related ADP and MCAS requirements.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

2-5 years of teaching science or strong science background

2-5 years teaching adults, preferably in an adult basic education setting
Strong skills in Windows/Word, Excel
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational presentation and facilitation skills
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of learners
Knowledge of adult learning theory
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

Flexibility and adaptability to program changes a must
Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: BS in Science, education, or related field

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.
AA/EOE

Margaret Chapin
HR Generalist – JVS
JVS
29 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 399 – 3236
Fax: (617) 428 – 0380
Web: http://www.jvs-boston.org
E-mail: mchapin@jvs-boston.org
e-mail: andradem353@gmail.com
Fax: 617-282-3544
No phone calls please.

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MIRA Coalition is excited to announce the launch of a justice AmeriCorps program in Massachusetts. This new public service initiative will provide much needed legal services to unaccompanied children in immigration courts across the state.

Working in partnership with the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), MIRA will recruit, train, and place 12 AmeriCorps attorneys and three AmeriCorps paralegals at legal services organizations across the state.

Justice AmeriCorps MA is now recruiting host sites and attorneys to help unaccompanied minors in court! The program will start on December 1, 2014.

We hope you will apply to be part of this important program, refer potential members or host sites, and spread the word.

Provided are the application forms to become a justice AmeriCorps member and to become a host site, as well as aflyer for the program.

Please submit applications or any questions to jam.coordinator@miracoalition.org.

MIRA Coalition

P.S. We also continue to fundraise to ensure this program is a success. If you can participate please donate. We appreciate your donation that will go directly to supporting children with free legal assistance.

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