Coordinator, Next Step Internship Program

Summary:

Project Renewal’s Next Step employment program places homeless, formerly homeless, and low-income individuals in competitive employment.  The Next Step Internship Program (NSIP) is an award-winning vocational training program that prepares individuals for careers in social services.  NSIP provides sector-based classroom training, paid on-the-job training, industry-recognized credentials, job placement assistance, and career advancement support.  NSIP has an 85% graduation rate, 80% job placement rate, and 70% one-year job retention rate. The Coordinator for NSIP will deliver services, supervise staff, and lead the team in expanding this innovative program. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Overseeing and facilitating all services related to NSIP including outreach, recruitment, enrollment, case management, workshop facilitation, internship site development, internship assignment, job placement, and retention assistance.

·         Managing each internship cohort to ensure program goals are consistently met.

·         Supervising and leading the team of NSIP Specialists.

·         Ensuring documentation meets all funding/billing requirements.

·         Preparing various reports and documentation for funders and community partners.

·         Supporting the case management and job placement of program participants.

·         Coordinating internship sites and working directly with the sites’ managers to troubleshoot and ensure the success of the interns.

·         Enhancing the training curriculum and developing new workshops that aligns with local employer demand.

·         Developing employment partners in the social service sector that provide internship opportunities, curriculum guidance, and job opportunities. 

·         Representing Project Renewal at job fairs, community events, or other public forums.

·         Meeting clients individually to ensure they successfully complete the program.

·         Conducting recruitment events and facilitating training workshops as needed.

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor's degree required.

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential. Salesforce experience preferred.

·         Experience in workforce development programs is required.

·         Experience working with special populations including adults with histories of homelessness, substance use, criminal backgrounds, and/or serious mental illness.

·         Previous management experience is required.

 

To apply, forward resume and cover letter to: careers@projectrenewal.org with Coordinator, Next Step Internship Program in the subject line     EOE