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Current Job Openings at JVS

 

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It is our goal to provide and support a work culture that encourages diversity, facilitates understanding of perceptions, and builds a cohesive work environment. We are fully committed to providing opportunities for professional employee growth within the Agency through ongoing recruitment strategies, educational opportunities, skill identification and enhancement, opportunities for promotional advancement, skill utilization regarding program and service development and ongoing evaluation of services and policies. see more

JVS provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Margaret Chapin, HR Specialist at 617-399-3236 mchapin@jvs-boston.org, or Lee Ann Bennett, HR Director at 617-399-3121 lbennett@jvs-boston.org. TTY number is 617-451-1496. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We appreciate your interest in working for Jewish Vocational Service. Available positions are listed below.


 

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Intermediate ESOL Instructor

Director of Data Quality and Continuous Improvement

Computer Instructor-21 hours per week

Employment Specialist

Math Instructor – Part-time

English Language Arts Instructor

Employment Specialist - Transitions to Work

Anticipated Opening ESOL Instructor - Part-time

 

 


Director of Data Quality and Continuous Improvement

 

The Director of Data Quality and Continuous Improvement provides oversight and leadership for data management, data quality and data analysis leading to continuous program improvement.  This position is responsible for all agency data tracking and reporting for internal and external users including private and public funders, investors, partners, JVS leadership and board.  The Director works directly with program leadership and agency staff to create effective data tracking, data validation, and report generation system. The Director is responsible for reporting on and communicating program and agency dashboards and outcomes against our stated metrics and leads the data analysis for the management team.  The Director utilizes tools and strategies commonly used in a continuous quality improvement process that enables team members to assess and improve delivery, service and outcomes.

 

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

•    Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
•    Relational DBMS skills across multiple platforms (SQL and other query tools);
•    Demonstrated knowledge of research methods, statistical and data analysis;
•    Knowledge of Process Improvement (as applied to data quality);
•    Demonstrated supervisory skills;
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to consult liaise and negotiate;
•    Demonstrated data problem solving (error detection, root cause analysis, error correction), conceptual, analytical and decision making skills;
•    Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

EDUCATION:  BS/BA, Master’s preferred.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:


•    Accountability and Results Focused
•    Adapts to Change
•    Builds Relationships, Collaboration and Teamwork
•    Cultural Competency and Respect
•    Communication Skills
•    Initiative
•    Plans/Organizes
•    Promotes Agency

 

KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:


•    Coaches and Develops Staff
•    Inspires a Shared Vision/Champions Change
•    Manages Effectively
•    Administrative systems expertise
•    Managerial Accountability

 

JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  People with disabilities, people of color, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

English Language Arts Instructor



The Adult Diploma Program (ADP) English Language Arts Instructor (ELA) is a full-time position that works collaboratively with all members of the Adult Diploma Program Education Team to assist students in obtaining the skills needed to obtain their high school diplomas and move into appropriate next steps such as college bridge programs, post-secondary education, skills training, employment, or promotions. The English Language Arts instructor is specifically responsible for assisting students in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to complete a set of English Language Arts assignments in the Boston Public School Adult Diploma Program curriculum as well as submit an MCAS ELA portfolio and in doing so successfully pass the English Language Arts portion of the Boston Public School Adult Diploma Program.  

The ADP ELA Instructor develops and modifies curriculum and daily lesson plans for four ADP ELA courses, delivers instruction to participants, tracks students' progress, and evaluates the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis. We employ an activity-based approach to instruction, emphasizing reading and writing across the curriculum and scaffolding college success skills. The ADP ELA Instructor is responsible for the instruction and logistical management necessary to ensure that all students complete and submit on time their English Language Arts-related ADP and MCAS requirements.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o 2-5 years of teaching English Language Arts or strong ELA background
o 2-5 years teaching adults, preferably in an adult basic education setting
o Strong skills in Windows/Word, Excel
o Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
o Strong written and oral communication skills
o Excellent organizational presentation and facilitation skills
o Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of learners
o Knowledge of adult learning theory
o Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
o Flexibility and adaptability to program changes a must
o Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: 

BA in English, education, or related field

 

JVS CULTURE: 

JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION: 

Please send cover letter and resume to bgarner@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Employment Specialist - Transitions to Work



Jewish Vocational Service seeks an Employment Specialist to provide job readiness trainings to individuals with disabilities that focus on basic skills needed to obtain employment in the community. The Employment Specialist provides on the job training and pre-employment job readiness skills to program participants. The Employment Specialist provides trainings and information to employer partners regarding working effectively with individuals with disabilities. The Employment Specialist is responsible for developing strong job leads and job placement assistance to program participants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as an Employment Specialist/Job Developer to initiate and sustain collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment. The Employment Specialist is part of a larger JVS team that supports employment, training and education needs of clients and employers.   

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:    

o An understanding of job development and job placement required.
o Experience in marketing and outreach strongly desired.
o 1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required.
o 1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment desired.
o Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: 

 

BA/BS in Human Services, Business Administration or related field.

 

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid Driver's License.

 

JVS CULTURE: 

JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION: 

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Intermediate ESOL Instructor


Under the direction of the Manager, Hyde Park ESOL program, the Intermediate ESOL Instructor develops and modifies curriculum and daily lesson plans for courses contextualized to college and career readiness, delivers classes to participants, evaluates the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis, tracks outcomes with the coach, and attends weekly staff meetings to collaborate with peers.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o Two years of ESOL teaching experience with adult learners
o Two years of curriculum development and lesson planning
o Experience teaching math preferred
o Ability to work as part of a team
o Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
o Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

 

BA/BS; MA/MS in TESOL, Education, or other relevant field or equivalent experience

 

JVS CULTURE:

 

JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:

 

Please send cover letter and resume to bgarner@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Computer Instructor-21 hours per week


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Computer Instructor for its Secure Jobs Partnership (SJP) program. SJP is a regional collaboration aimed at demonstrating a replicable model for connecting homeless families to career ladder employment and for improving coordination of services among the local housing/homelessness and workforce development systems. The Computer Instructor is responsible for assisting SJP clients with developing basic computer skills including: Microsoft Office, web browsing and typing. This position is grant funded through June 30, 2015 with a possibility of extension.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


• Demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and relate to adult learners;
• Excellent presentation, facilitation, and classroom management skills required;
• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint;
• Effective oral and written communication skill required;
• Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred;
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;
• Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required;
• Cross-departmental collaboration is a must;
• Ability to work as part of a team required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:


BA/BS in Human Services, Business or related field.

 

JVS CULTURE: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


 


 

Employment Specialist

 

JVS is seeking an Employment Specialist to develop strong job leads, provide high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as an Employment Specialist/Job Developer to initiate and sustain collaborative working relationships with a variety of businesses in the greater Boston area.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to individuals with significant barriers to employment, with a particular commitment to assisting them to obtain economic self-sufficiency through job readiness coaching, job search and training strategies.  The Employment Specialist is part of a larger JVS team that supports employment, training and education needs of clients and employers.

 


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  


o    An understanding of job development and job placement
o    Experience in marketing and outreach
o    1-3 years of experience in workforce development or related field required
o    1-3 years of experience in working with individuals with barriers to employment, particularly limited English  
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service, communication and organizational skills
o    Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
o    Strong written and oral communication skills required
o    Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required
o    Proficiency in a language spoken by refugee and immigrant participants a plus  

 


EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services, Business Administration or related field

 


JVS CULTURE:  JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities.  By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 


APPLICATION:  Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org.  Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing.  People with disabilities, veterans, women, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.




Math Instructor – Part-time

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a part-time Math Instructor in its Pharmacy Technician Certification Program ten hours per week. JVS' Pharmacy Technician Certification Training program is a middle skills training program designed to assist adults who seek entry level positions in pharmacies. The curriculum incorporates employer feedback and is designed to assist students in passing the national certification exam. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, dislocated workers, individuals transitioning from public assistance, other low-income individuals with barriers to employment; in addition to incumbent pharmacy staff seeking certification.

 

The instructor will develop and adjust daily as needed, math curriculum, lesson plans, and teaching materials that lead students to the goal of passing the mathematics portion of the national certification exam. The instructor will incorporate the JVS core skills into delivery of the math curriculum, which will include the metric system, measurement conversions, intravenous drip rates, dosage calculations, dilutions and alligations. The instructor will be an active participant in the skills training team and contribute to the goal of the students passing the exam and becoming employed as a pharmacy technician in a local pharmacy.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


2-5 years of teaching math to adults (experience working in a pharmacy strongly preferred);
Strong Microsoft Office skills;
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills;
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization;
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;
Ability to work in a diverse environment.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

 

BS in Education, Math, Science or related field, CPhT preferred, Master's preferred

 

JVS CULTURE:

 

JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serve our local communities and continue to provide quality services.

 

APPLICATION:

 

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.




 


 

 

 

 

Anticipated Opening ESOL INSTRUCTOR - Part-time



Jewish Vocational Service seeks an experienced ESOL Instructor to develop and deliver customized ESOL courses designed to raise the level of English fluency as it relates to participants' work and professional development. Assists students in obtaining the language skills needed to perform successfully in the workplace. Creates and delivers contextualized instruction designed to ensure that participants have the most relevant language and communication skills needed in the workplace, as identified by both the employer and the participants. Develops and modifies contextualized curriculum and daily lesson plans for courses, delivers classes to participants, evaluates the academic progress of individual students on a scheduled basis, tracks outcomes, creates documents for submission to their Supervisor, funders or evaluators, and attends strategic meetings with the PCL Incumbent Division team.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

o 2-5 years of ESOL teaching experience with adults;

o Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

o Strong written and oral communication skills;

o Presentation and facilitation skills;

o Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills;

o Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization;

o Knowledge of adult learning theory;

o Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field required.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: This is 6-12 hours per week. Hours and schedule yet to be determined. Access to reliable transportation.

 

APPLICATION: If interested and qualified, please forward your cover letter and resume to resumes@jvs-boston.org. Please indicate in your cover letter the source where this ad appeared. People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 
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