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Workforce Development Coordinator

About L.A. Works:

L.A. Works unites Angelenos and inspires action for an equitable LA. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center, we create and manage hands-on community service projects to mobilize volunteers throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced individuals who share in our passion for service and our civic pride.

Additionally:

  • Our work matters and has a direct positive impact on our neighbors.

  • We enjoy a casual, but focused office atmosphere (we roll up our sleeves and get to work).

  • We work on a hybrid model: mostly remote with the occasional in-person meeting or event.

  • As an organization that specifically serves the Los Angeles community, preference in hiring goes to candidates who live locally.

About the Youth@Work Elevate Program:

The Elevate Program seeks to increase the employability of system-impacted youth, age 17-24, by utilizing volunteer time and expertise in the workforce development arena. In partnership with LA County, opportunity youth are broken up into cohorts comprised of approximately 100 youth participants.  Each cohort participates in a 13-week job skill training and mentorship program where volunteers mentor and enhance the learning experience of participants.

About the role:

The Workforce Development Coordinator will support the implementation of the program, including: curriculum and training execution, volunteer recruitment, and attendance reporting. The ideal candidate will have strong experience working with opportunity youth or another at-risk youth population, excellent communications skills, be a self-starter, and have experience working with and managing volunteers and/or teams.

Essential job functions:

The list that follows is not intended to be comprehensive; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities of the position. Incumbents may not be required to perform all roles listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Help facilitate 13-week job skill development and mentoring curriculum.

  • In alignment with RSVP and Corporate programs, coordinate volunteer mentorship workshops for the participants, through 2 hour-long weekly group mentoring sessions for 13 weeks.

  • Collaborate with RSVP Recruitment Coordinator to ensure recruitment of 50-60 volunteers per workshop that lead to between 25-33 volunteer participants for each workshop, ensuring that a 4 to 1 or 3 to 1 student to mentor ratio is maintained throughout the program.

  • Implement training for volunteer mentors that includes culturally sensitive, trauma-informed care, and DEI principles.

  • Ensure attendance reporting of youth participants and volunteers are reported weekly and other metric measurements and timely reporting as determined by Workforce Development Manager.

  • Create visual presentations and written materials for the Elevate program.

 

About you:

  • Out-going, tech-savvy, self-motivated, and highly organized.

  • Collaborative, humble, responds well to constructive feedback, and is a team player.

  • Knowledgeable about opportunity youth population.

  • Knowledgeable about volunteer engagement and training strategies.

  • High attention to detail and commitment to high quality, timely work.

  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Comfortable with public speaking and leading trainings.

  • Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships.

  • Positive attitude with a customer service mindset, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to relate and interact with a diverse team.

  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Excellent judgment and sound decision-making skills.

  • Motivated self-starter who is able to identify initial and next steps needed and performs well with minimal day-to-day oversight.

  • Ability to handle sensitive materials and confidential information with discretion and tact.

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.

  • Flexible with a strong desire to learn.

  • Dedication to L.A. Works’ mission and values. 

 

Additional requirements:

  • Access to personal car for occasional travel throughout Los Angeles County.

  • Some evening and weekend commitments.

  • Experience with (or can quickly adopt) Zoom, Google Drive, Microsoft Teams, and Salesforce.

  • Participate in an L.A. Works Taskforce (an organization-wide, collaborative team).

  • In-person support at L.A. Works’ large-scale signature events and other organization-wide commitments when necessary.

  • Initiate NSWOP and criminal history check prior to hire.

  • Any and all other duties assigned by the supervisor.

  • Meet baseline responsibilities and requirements within a set schedule.

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

 

Classification and salary:

This is a grant-funded position with funding through 2024 with the possibility for renewal or securing other funding sources. The Workforce Development Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt, employee of L.A. Works, is employed at-will, and reports directly to the Workforce Development Manager. As an employee of L.A. Works, the Coordinator is subject to the policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook. Targeted hiring salary is $55,000.

Salary is commensurate with experience and internal equity. L.A. Works offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, professional development opportunities, a non-match 401k, and an open vacation policy - we believe you should take the time you need, when you need it! This job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and that the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

 

This job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and L.A. Works may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. 

 

COVID-19 safety:

L.A. Works requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exceptions as required by law. All employees are also required to submit to additional masking and social distancing requirements.

 

To Apply:

Please email the following as a single .PDF document to hr@laworks.com

  • A cover letter describing why you are a good fit for this role,

  • Your resume,

  • List of references.

Background check:

As a finalist for a job, you will be subject to a routine background check. The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with L.A. Works. Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

 

Our Commitment as an Equal Opportunity Employer:

L.A. Works encourages all applicants to apply and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.  We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

 

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks, and BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

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