Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.
The goal of The Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. Programs within the Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help both in-school and out-of-school youth to set and attain their educational and career goals. CareerED services allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps he/she will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence. The Supervisor of Sector Education and Training will oversee all educational classes, work readiness workshops, credential training, and occupational skills training including the supervision of Instructors, Career Advancement coaches and Job Placement Specialists, management of sector-based training partnerships, curriculum design, professional development; and oversight of all aspects of Advance and Earn Plus programming related to career readiness and occupational skills training in the Bronx for young people involved in the Foster Care system
• Serve as an organizational expert in all aspects of career readiness and occupational skills training including current labor market and career pathways trends and research
• Knowledge of and experience with the foster care system.
• An understanding of the complex relationship of the Foster Care System and Young People
• A keen understanding of how to best engage and support young people.
• A creative approach to program design and the ability to think deeply to create a program that works best for young people.
• Flexibility to create a program that is for young people while also meeting contract expectations.
• Coordinate and oversee all Advance and Earn Plus instructional and administrative aspects of career readiness and occupational skills programming, including the design and implementation of work readiness and credential training
• Supervise a team of instructors, career advancement coaches, and job placement specialists
• Manage day to day operations of Advance and Earn Plus training partnerships
• Develop program activities and workshops to keep participants engaged during the post-training job placement search process
• Ensure staff are collecting and entering all placement and retention in program and funder data management systems
• Oversee maintenance of participant folders and ensure proper collection of documents, pre- and post-testing, and relevant data and case notes
• Manage contracts or aspects of contracts related to education program and serve as liaison to funders, agencies, employer partners, labor market union partnerships, community partnerships, and networking groups
• Work as part of The Door’s management team to ensure coordinated delivery of academic, coaching, occupational skills training, placement, and retention services
• Collaborate with interdisciplinary staff in the development and facilitation of agency-wide programming and events
• Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by Supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, counseling, public policy, or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in youth development, workforce development, or education fields required
• Previous experience with program development and government and performance-based contract management required
• Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
• Emphasis on learning and growing program staff and self in an effort to best meet the needs of young people and the program.
• Ability to understand that importance of both task supervision and supervision that encourages learning by reviewing cases with staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of educational/vocational, social service, and health/mental health programs for young adults
• Experience forming partnerships and relationships with trade unions preferred
• Track record of meeting and exceeding outcome goals and contractual performance measures
• Strong assessment skills
• Ability to create and facilitate workshops and trainings
• Ability to closely collaborate with colleagues and function as part of a team to promote successful outcomes for youth
• Ability to model work readiness skills and appropriate work place behavior at all times
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• rong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
Salary: Commensurate with experience plus generous benefits package
Contact: Send cover letter and resume to APPLY