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Career Pathways Coordinator in San Bernardino, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary
 

The Career Pathways Specialist facilitates the creation and implementation of sector-focused career pathway programs that result in meaningful career opportunities for Goodwill Southern California (GSC) participants, with an emphasis on Veterans in the Inland Empire. Establishes working relationships with community colleges, training providers, and other appropriate post-secondary and adult educational institutions. Engages businesses, nonprofit providers, workforce agencies, and other stakeholders to link training with industry needs. Assists local GSC programs across the territory with the implementation of career pathways initiatives.



Responsibilities
 

1. Researches and identifies education and training providers in the Inland Empire & Los Angeles region.
2. Conducts industry assessments to link training resources with business needs.
3. Develops and manages partnerships among business, education, workforce agencies, and Goodwill Southern California workforce development programs.
4. Coordinates the development and implementation of career pathway programs across Goodwill Southern California territory.
5. Explores innovative ways in which educators, business, government, and nonprofits collaborate to promote maximum training and employment outcomes.
6. Facilitates meetings, roundtables, and other strategic conversations with community colleges, training providers, businesses, public agencies, and other workforce system stakeholders.
7. Establishes avenues for Goodwill programs to aid job seekers in gaining industry-recognized credentials/certificates, employment, and career advancement opportunities.
8. Identifies partnership and funding opportunities to expand career pathway programs.
9. Advocates to policy leaders and stakeholders to advance the use of career pathways.
10. This position requires local travel extensively (> 50% of the time).
11. This position requires some evening events and meetings.



Qualifications
 

1. Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, education, business, or related field from four- year college or university required.
2. Master’s degree preferred.
3. Any additional certificates or training in workforce and/or education programs preferred.
4. Valid driver's license and state-required auto insurance. Driving record must be acceptable by the Company’s insurance vendor.



Experience
 

1. Five years of workforce development or education program management experience; some experience in managing non-profit/post-secondary institution programs is preferred. 2. Familiarity with the public workforce and/or education system.
3. Experience working and collaborating with community colleges, training providers, businesses, community agencies, politicians and policy leaders.
4. A self-motivator with ability to work with moderate supervision.
5. Bi-lingual fluency (e.g., English/ASL, English/Spanish, etc.) and ability understand another culture as required by the program or local community highly desired.



Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations for job duties in accordance with Federal and State law.

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Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

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Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.