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  • Career Action Center Mentor

    Posted: 11/04/2021

    The Workforce Development Center an affiliate of the Chamber Foundation, Inc, is looking for a Career Action Center mentor to join our team in our Career Action Center program working with Poughkeepsie High School youth.
    Primarily responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Develop and maintain a professional and respectful relationship with students in order to encourage and model effective work place and life skills

    • Work with Career Action Center staff to place students in various internships sites and to monitor the interns progress daily

    • Assist with implementation of Career and job readiness mentoring program by providing students with any assistance needed to community resources, obtaining professional attire, academic difficulties, post-secondary goals and other resources need when appropriate

    • Assist with the career drop-in center located at Poughkeepsie High School to students 9th-12th grade with assistance on career exploration, job search techniques, resume writing, interview skills, and any supportive service needs addressed

    • Assist with the maintenance of daily attendance records, student progress forms, student evaluation forms, internship evaluation forms, and other reporting documents

    • Attend Chamber events as scheduled and cultivate relationships with employers

    • Attend community events with youth


    The right candidate must be able:

    • To serve as a positive role model

    • To work with a diverse group of youth, families, employers and community partners

    • Show experience working with youth

    • Have an understanding of the local community and human services is desirable

    • Be comfortable transporting youth

    • Proficiency in Word and Excel required, and ability to learn program database.

    • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required as well as clean driver license

    • Some local travel to employers, schools, stores and other program related events is necessary

    • Mileage is reimbursed. Salary based on experience. Hours are M, T, W, F - 8:30 to 4:30 pm, Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm. Some additional evenings and weekends required. Please submit cover letter and resume for immediate consideration.