Reports To:Executive Directors

Salary Range:$50,000 - $58,000

Site:$50,000 - $58,000

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt

Job Code:210503

About The Position: EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services seeks to hire a full-time Transition Coordinator (Department of Labor YouthBuild and California Community Reinvestment grant funded) to coordinate the agency’s placement and transition services for participants (Compton YouthBuild, LifeBuild, Impactful Bites, etc.). Under the supervision of the Manager of Workforce Development, the Career Navigator/Transition Coordinator is responsible for securing placement opportunities in post-secondary education, occupational training programs and apprenticeships. The Career Navigator will handle all aspects of the organization’s transition services. Sincere desire to assist young people to succeed, develop self-confidence and effective leadership skills; familiarity with various challenges and issues faced by youth from low-income communities

About The Organization: EntreNous’ mission is to deliver programs, resources and services to foster resilient and self-sustaining young people. Our purpose is to offer an integrated, human development approach to high-quality workforce and leadership development programs, education, resources, and services. Through the creation of an inclusive, equitable, and nurturing environment, we provide culturally relevant and rigorous instruction. The goal is to improve financial sustainability for youth and families in economically-distressed communities.

About Our Programs: EntreNous serves young people primarily ages 16-29 who have been pushed or have dropped out of traditional education. Through a variety of services, program members developed needed skills to create sustainable wage positions for themselves, primarily in Construction | Building Trades and Hospitality | Culinary Arts. Areas of focus include: Career Development, Counseling, Civic Engagement | Leadership, Education (Accredited High School Diploma), and Workforce Development (Construction | Culinary). We are a full-time, project-based program focused on social justice and restorative practices that allows young people to develop skills needed to rebuild their communities and their lives.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct workforce development activities with participants (e.g. mock interviews, guest speakers from industry specific companies, job preparation workshops, etc.) in both Construction and Hospitality/Culinary industries
  • Establish excellent community based partnerships with other service organizations to maintain a relevant referral network
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and manage competing priorities
  • Exercise sound judgment in making effective decisions and in problem solving skills
  • Develop relationships with representatives from business, government organizations, trades and post-secondary education institutions that result in meaningful placements for participants and grades (e.g. college, full-time employment, apprenticeships, etc.)
  • Drive solid collaboration with colleagues and external partners to develop and expand high quality services for the target population
  • Develop, track, report and document participant/alumni placement statistics, success stories and employment progress for a minimum of one year post program completions
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and correspondence as required
  • Attend community service, networking, conference events (some Saturdays or weekends are required) for participant and partner recruitment efforts
  • Provide basic financial coaching to participants during and after the program
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 5 years FT paid work experience in an organizational setting related to youth development – teaching, counseling, case management or youth service, healthy relationships, required, in a nonprofit setting preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred in a related field, minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Significant experience with partnership, employer, community based organization and post-secondary career development with demonstrated knowledge of resources
  • Effective presentation skills – ability to plan and facilitate individual and group training sessions on a variety of program related topics
  • Knowledge of computerized management information systems and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written (English) communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with participants, staff, management, and community partners
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to individuals of various socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Must be motivated to learn, a self-starter, trainable, and an excellent role model
  • CA Driver’s License, reliable transportation, adequate insurance, and good driving record required (DMV printout); Pass Criminal Background Check; CPR/First Aid Certified (preferred), CA Mandated Reporter (preferred)
  • TB Test (last 4 years)
  • Covid vaccination records
  • Bilingual preferred, Spanish

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services
  • Meet the team, attend meetings, observe the organization, and learn the mission, vision and values
  • Familiarize yourself with our internal processes and tools

In the first month, expect to:

  • Spend time with the organization’s executive directors, manager of workforce development and team members to understand priorities and culture of the organization including philosophy and YouthBuild model
  • Review all grant documents and build relationships with existing and new partners for service delivery and program work experience
  • Begin to understand the data collection, Electronic Records and documentation systems

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Have a solid understanding of the role, the program and the delivery of services
  • Participate in strategic program planning and continuous quality improvement
  • Attend and participate in a new participant interview and selection process
  • Participate in new participant orientations, intake interviews and needs assessment

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Share ideas for new program elements
  • Refine and assist with innovating existing programs
  • Begin setting personal and program goals

TO APPLY

No phone calls please. Please apply through Indeed. EntreNous is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EntreNous to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

Apply Now