Career & Education Advancement Manager

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Accepting Applications Until 8/24/18

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.

Job Summary

Responsible for managing the career and education advancement services and initiatives for the Career Pathways program, which promotes economic advancement for individuals who are low income in order to increase long-term financial stability and assets. All programs and services utilize an integrated service approach and works closely with other staff members of the Career Center and other PPL programs, as well as key external program and employer partners. This position provides leadership and management to the Employment Training Programs (85%) and the Financial Coaching (15%).

PPL strives to create long-term stability for the individuals in our communities. The most effective way to promote long-term self-reliance is by stabilizing the economics of a household. When we stabilize a household economically, we help set the stage for long-term success. Through PPL’s employment training programs, participants are able to build employment skills that will put them on the path to a career.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Career Pathways program design and management. The Career Pathways program includes providing Placement, Retention, Career Laddering Services and maintaining Post-Secondary Partnerships.
  • Maintain, convene, and work in collaboration with post-secondary education institutions and employer partners on program design, delivery, and implementation of services.
  • Recruit, engage, and supervise staff, volunteers, work-study and interns to meet program goals.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on program data and evaluating outcome measurement. This includes managing and monitoring data entry into three mandated online databases – Workforce One, CTK Apricot and Salesforce.
  • Responsible for successful program audits to ensure programs meet all compliance requirements per contract agreements by external government funders; additionally, work in partnership with Finance and Operations Manager on related financial audits.
  • Collaborate and participate across Employment Readiness programs in the areas of placement, retention, and data tracking
  • Participate on the Employment Training Leadership team to ensure an effective service delivery model.
  • Nurture the positive, strengths-based approach that partners with participants as they work toward self-sufficiency.
  • Contribute to a workplace climate of mutual respect and treating others with dignity.
  • Assist staff with maintaining accurate and precise tracking of client outcomes and results through paper files and online databases.
  • Research market and job trends; keep current on relevant information that prepares participants for the world of work.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position will be responsible for the supervision of three Employment Specialists

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Social Work, Sociology, Human Services, or other closely related field.
  • 4-5 years of experience in Employment Services, or other closely related field.
  • Have at least 2-3 years of experience in staff supervision; financial education experience desired.
  • Experience with detailed program development and management, demonstrated ability to manage government contracts and reporting requirements, and experience with developing and maintaining a program budget.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, communication, management and project management skills.
  • Experience in creating effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to participants, employer partners, post-secondary educators, nonprofit agencies, City and County representatives.
  • Experience and desire to serve diverse cultures and adults with barriers.
  • Experience with community programs and resources, Adult Basic Education services, employment services, financial services, and training programs.
  • Experience with coaching, problem solving and providing crisis intervention.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record as determined by our insurance carrier, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation.

Benefits: Benefits will include Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.

Salary: $45,000-$55,000/yr., DOQ

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Location: Minneapolis, MN
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