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.