The WIOA Out-of-School Youth program at WERACE is designed to provide educational opportunity for youth ages 17-24 who would like to make the transition to community college and obtain an associate's degree. The goal of this program is to provide a continuum of collaborative services designed to prepare economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth to succeed in a post-secondary setting. Key elements of the program include challenging youth to learn, explore and believe in themselves while embracing the philosophy that education is the key to their future. Program Coordinator will:
Provide a positive culture, build leadership capacity and citizenship development among program participants
Provide a sustained support system through tutoring, study skills training, mentoring, guidance and counseling paid internships, work experiences, financial literacy and job development skills for period of participation and subsequent follow up period
Provide and improve educational opportunities through enrollment in post-secondary degree program
Prepare youth for success in the labor market through career pathways and job readiness & retention training
Responsibilities include (not limited to):
Assessment of individuals' basic learning needs and corresponding guidance in appropriate high school educational options, career assessment/exploration, job searches for compatible work experience, and identify and make efforts to minimize barriers to participation.
Recruite and enroll of participants in appropriate programming for education completion and subsequent employment placement.
Complete quarterly analysis of overall levels of program participation, effectiveness, and analysis of individual success
Community Outreach: Identify of potential community employment providers, promoting partnerships for educational and training opportunities for program participants, such as pre-employment internships.
Maintain partnerships with local colleges to offer a wide variety of educational experience for students in the program.
Financial programming and budget reconciliation: Responsible for monthly and annual budget reconciliation, and oversight of all budget
Bachelors degree required, preferred course of study in education, social work or counseling
Valid Connecticut teaching certificate preferred
Experience working with adult learners
Familiarity with community support systems
Experience in grant writing and grant budget reconciliation
SCOPE: Hours: 20 - 30 hours per week; hours and schedule to be agreed upon with Director of Adult Education, to include day and evening hours. Work Year follows WERACE calendar August thru June, with additional summer hours possible. Rate: $ 33.78/hour; Non-union, no benefits. Reports to: Director of Adult Education
Danbury Public Schools District