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  • Youth Career Specialist

    Posted: 07/05/2022

    The Workforce Development Center, an affiliate of the Chamber Foundation, is looking to hire a full-time Youth Career Specialist to join our team. Staff will be responsible for connecting high school youth throughout Dutchess County to work experiences such as job shadows, internships, and pre-apprenticeship opportunities.

    Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Recruit and identify high school youth throughout Dutchess County for work experience opportunities
    • Develop and maintain a professional and respectful relationship with students in order to encourage and model effective work place and life skills
    • Connect with local businesses to identify work experience site locations
    • Provide job coaching and site location visits
    • Provide career services to youth including workshops on job readiness, resume development, and post-secondary education planning
    • Develop an Individualized Student Success Plan to assist students with goals and supportive services
    • Maintenance of daily attendance records, student progress forms, student evaluation forms, internship evaluation forms, and other reporting documents
    • Work closely with community and school district partners and attend networking events
    • 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 an Associates degree with 2 years of human service experience required
    • Travel to employers, schools, stores and other program related events is necessary
    • Mileage is reimbursed
    • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-4:30pm, Thursdays 10:00am-6:00pm. Hours may vary slightly depending on youth work experience hours. Additional evening hours and occasional weekends may occur.
    • Please submit cover letter and resume for immediate consideration. Applications will not be considered without a cover letter

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Pay: From $45,500.00 per year


    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Flexible spending account
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Vision insurance


    • 8 hour shift
    • Monday to Friday


    • Associate (Required)


    • Driver's License (Required)

    Work Location: Multiple Locations