Position Summary: The Borough Work-Based Learning Coordinator will serve as point of contact for all work-based learning inquiries related to the TCAC. This position will support the implementation of work-based learning programs, policies and strategies related to strengthening student engagement and participation in the Training Opportunities Program, Summer Youth Employment Program, and other work-based learning programs offered at the borough TCAC. The Borough Work-Based Learning Coordinator will also coordinate all student work-based learning internships between students’ school and community organizations, local colleges, universities, businesses, and City agencies. Performs related work.
Reports to: Transition and College Access Center Borough Director
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Works closely with the Executive Director of Transition and College Access Centers, Senior Members of the Instructional Team, members of the Transition team and Transition Specialists, District 75, District 79, as well as other Central DOE offices.
- Assists in the planning, implementation, and marketing of TCAC Work-Based Learning Programs.
- Plans and assists in the development of the Work-Based Learning Handbook.
- Conducts orientation for students and school-based staff.
- Conducts professional development sessions with the TCAC Community Engagement Coordinator on trends in the work force and training needs identified by the Work-Based Learning site.
- Assists in training Summer Youth Employment Program site supervisors on policies and procedures.
- Monitors Training Opportunity Program work sites to ensure that quality training is taking place.
- Coordinates communication of Work-Based Learning “success stories” with TCAC leadership.
- Works with School Safety Officers to ensure that all Work-Based Learning sites are safe and in compliance with DOE policies.
- Ensures that all work positions are documented with a site agreement and that necessary signatures have been acquired.
- Provides student supervisors with current labor market information.
- Ensures that all documentation reflective of Work-Based Learning assignment has been completed, including student applications, student timesheets, and work-based learning inquiry emails.
- Coordinates transportation of students to work sites.
- Works towards meeting TCAC borough work-based learning goals.
- Models appropriate employability skills for dress, language, and work habits.
- Continuously helps students become more employable by providing up-to-date employment trends.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
- High school graduation or equivalent and six (6) years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one (1) year of experience as described in “1” above.
- Ability to cultivate and maintain employer relationships with business and industry, with a particular focus on employers providing employment opportunity in various fields.
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
- Strong presentation and networking skills.
- Team player with a strong work ethic.
- Previous experience working with students or adults with disabilities, particularly in the area of job skill development.
- Collaborative approach to managing projects and activities.
- Self-motivated, deadline-oriented, and able to work independently and within teams.
- Knowledge and understanding of local family and community needs and concerns relating to employment and transitioning concerns for students with disabilities.
- Ability to manage multiple inquiries simultaneously.
- Customer service mindset and/or previous customer service experience.
- Ability to proactively and strategically work to resolve school concerns and inquires relating to work-based learning programs.
- Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies.
- Well-developed strategic thinking and planning skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Highly motivated, self-directed team player with a history of success.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong computer skills and ability to input, track, and document information in an online database.
- Strong presentation and networking skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Access and/or similar programs.
$53,961 (New Hire Rate)
$62,055 - $65,000 (Incumbent - 2 years of full-time continuous City service)
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
DOE Non- Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.