Location and Job Title:
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040
The NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation's most extensive youth employment program, connecting New York City youth between the ages of 16 through 21 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. This is an important program for low-income youth who may face multiple barriers to obtaining early work experiences. Youth benefit from workforce development programs that offer hands-on exposure, paid internships, access to job-skills training, and opportunities to develop social, civic, and leadership skills.
The Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program (WLG) is a New York City Council-funded initiative designed to build off of the experiences gained in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). WLG provides participants who partook in the SYEP program and are between the ages of 16-19 and currently in-school with career readiness training and paid employment opportunities for up to twenty-five weeks from October to March. WLG career readiness training will focus on such topics as career exploration, financial literacy, conflict resolution, resume/cover letter development, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.
The Job Developer's primary responsibility is to successfully recruit and retain diverse worksites that provide over 850 SYEP-OY & WLG program participants a positive work and learning experience where they attain the skills, strategies, and knowledge needed to thrive in the workforce. The role encompasses training and co-leading program activities, regular supervision of line staff, recordkeeping and reporting, data entry, communicating with partners, and other related functions. The Job Developer will also ensure worksites comply with DYCD regulations and maintain year-round relationship with site supervisors. The Job Developer will supervise the CUNY Service Corps and Work-Study Programs, and maintain the Y's recruitment database updated.
YEAR-ROUND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Recruit and develop a diversified portfolio of reputable worksites, including attending job fairs and conducting year-round outreach efforts.
- Act as a worksite liaison and maintain open and consistent communication with worksite supervisors.
- Assist prospective worksites with the application process to become formal Y worksites.
- Process partner applications and input them into DYCD's online database system.
- Conduct site visits to complete pre-assessments and site evaluations following DYCD regulations.
- Develop worksite caseload and travel route for each worksite monitor.
- Co-lead SYEP-OY/WLG worksite orientations, job fairs, and job placement.
- Assist with the onboarding and professional training of incoming worksite monitors.
- Ensure Worksite Monitors conduct and submit weekly worksite assessments and enter into DYCD's online system in a timely manner, and provide coverage for Worksite Monitors as needed.
- Keep track of each worksite monitor's caseload and all programmatic documents.
- Maintain worksite folders in a timely and organized manner.
- Ensure participant evaluations are handed in to worksite monitors on-time.
- Report and file worksite-related incident reports as they arise.
- Assist the team in processing payroll each week to ensure participants are paid as scheduled.
- Support overall SYEP-OY/WLG programmatic goals and activities.
- Support Program Director with audit preparations.
- Assist with participant recruitment and enrollment.
- Participate in supervision and Programming meetings, including:
- Weekly supervision with SYEP-OY/WLG Program Director
- Weekly SYEP-OY/WLG team meetings
- Monthly Workforce Development Team meetings
- Monthly professional development meetings
- Regular meetings with the HR team
- Meet regularly with Site Consultant
- Supervise and manage CUNY Service Corps and Work-Study Programs.
- Keep an active pool of candidates and applicant's database from various sources such as:
- Career Fairs
- Y Career/Employment Sites
- Provide general HR administrative support as needed
- Model the Y values in all aspects of the program
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
- Full-time position
- FLSA Non - Exempt
- 8-hour workday (with half an hour unpaid lunch)
- Workdays: Monday - Friday (10 am - 6:30 pm) with room for flexibility
*This position may require longer hours during enrollment season.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
TRAVEL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Able to walk and travel via subway or bus
- Able to travel to various sites in New York City.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Strong outreach, relationship-building, and stewardship skills Solid organizational skills, including attention to details
- Strong follow-through skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Proven planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation skills
- Able to take initiative and follow through multiple deliverables in a fast-paced environment
- Proficient in the use of Google Suite and MS Office applications
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's Degree
- Demonstrated experience in successful outreach efforts
- At least three years of experience in Workforce Development or similar areas
- Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred.
WORK AUTHORIZATION & CLEARANCE
- Documentation of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S.
- Must pass the background checks and fingerprinting through the Department of Health
- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at time of hire
Established in 1917, YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is a not-for-profit Jewish community center that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. We offer a wide range of educational, sports, recreational, and social services programs to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve. From topnotch early childhood education and youth development programs to innovative senior center services, there's always something for everyone at the Y!