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Current Job Openings at JVS

 

Welcome to Jewish Vocational Service's job page

 

 


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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Pre-College and Science and English Instructor (full-time 4 days week)

Program Assistant/Receptionist

Database Analyst

Director of Career Center Operations

Career Navigator

Manager of Volunteer Resources

Anticipated Opening ESOL Instructor - Part-time

 

Pre-College and Science and English Instructor (full-time 4 days week)

 

o    Are you an experienced, creative, passionate and effective educator looking to teach working adults, including immigrants, in a workforce development environment?  
o    Can you help adult learners develop the skills they need to complete their post-secondary education?

 

If so, this could be a great opportunity at Jewish Vocational Service for you to inspire, teach and cultivate students’ academic and life skills.

 

Operating under the JVS core values of Learning, Partnership, Quality, Respect and Social Justice, the JVS Pre-College Science and English Instructor develops and modifies contextualized curriculum and daily lesson plans for academic programs, delivers training to participants, evaluates progress and skill attainment of individual participants on a scheduled basis, tracks outcomes, creates documents for submission to the Program Director, funders or evaluators, and attends team meetings.

 

Occasional local travel.  General schedule will be Monday through Thursday with two days from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and two days from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm.  Occasional Fridays for meetings, events, and retreats as needed. Weekly teaching responsibilities to include morning English classes every day, one afternoon supplemental English class, and two evening science classes.


 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

o    2-3 years training/teaching experience
o    knowledge of adult learning theory
o    passion for working with adults at the developmental level to address personal readiness and/or academic gaps in preparation for college
o    ability to teach classes with diverse backgrounds, ages, and academic levels
o    ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization
o    presentation and facilitation skills
o   highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite skills
o    strong written and oral communication skills
o    interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
o    ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BS in Education, Science, 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, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Program Assistant/Receptionist


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Program Assistant/Receptionist to be the first impression to the public. Customers, vendors, visitors, will be greeted by the Program Assistant/Receptionist who will deliver customer service at a high-level professional standard expectation.


This position:

o  Provides highest level of customer service by triaging and responding to all inquiries regarding JVS’ services in a timely and professional manner;
o  Greets customers in a respectful, timely, and courteous manner; notifies appropriate program staff of appointment arrivals;
o  Works with new and returning non-native English speakers and provides exceptional service to ensure customers receive appropriate services.
o  Maintains a broad knowledge of agency services in order to best direct customers to the appropriate service, providing customers with a general understanding of the services that are provided by  JVS as a whole;
o  Contacts service information experts as appropriate to assist customers;
o  Refers customer problems/complaints/compliments  to the WC Administrator;
o  Answers and triages telephone calls and directs calls to appropriate staff;
o  Provides agency support for room reservations;
o  Photocopies, faxes and types documents as required;  
o  Ensures supply area fully stocked and waiting area neat and clean;
o  Distributes faxes to staff and forwards overnight phone messages to staff as time allows;
o  Obtains personal contact information on customers making program inquiries;
o  Enters data from completed membership forms into Moses for customer’s enrollment in the Career Center.
o  Provides oversight to volunteer front desk staff;
o  Enters data into the computer system, retrieve and modify computerized records.


MINIMUM SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:


o  2 years front desk experience;
o  Bi-lingual - Spanish or Haitian Creole;
o  Excellent customer service skills with ability to interact with and assist a multi-cultural customer base, including those with low levels of English proficiency and limited educational backgrounds;
o  Demonstrated ability to communicate using considerable tact and diplomacy;
o  Professional appearance and service delivery;
o  Demonstrated ability to effectively solve difficult customer situations;
o  Demonstrated ability to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals.  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services;
o  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Possesses exceptional interpersonal communication skills;
o  Exceptional Microsoft Office suite skills;
o  Ability to work in a multicultural environment.


EDUCATION:  High school or equivalent.  Associate’s degree 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, women, veterans, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Database Analyst

 

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Database Analyst who is responsible for maintaining data quality, reporting from agency databases and End User education and training.  These elements are key to the operation of JVS agency systems that support our meeting of contract goals and other agency goals, and provide feedback for improvements in program and data quality.

 

MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

 
o   1-2 years Database Management including SQL;
o   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office;
o   Demonstrated Statistical Analysis skills;
o   Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills;
o   Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills;
o   Interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
o   Ability to work as part of a team;
o   Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
o   Microsoft Access, Crystal reports, or other reporting tool development highly preferred.


   
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  
BA/BS Computer Science 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, women, veterans, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Director of Career Center Operations

 

 

As a member of JVS’ management team, The Director of Career Center Operations is active in the management, compliance, and operating functions at the One Stop Career Center to ensure that high quality, breakthrough workforce development and labor exchange services are provided to Boston employers and job seekers, and to ensure that all performance goals and objectives as outlined by the One Stop Charter and State and Federal regulations are achieved.  As a member of JVS management team, develop long-range plans and strategies to ensure the agency’s continued success in fulfilling its mission and achieving short- and long-term goals and objectives.  Working closely with the Vice President of Career Services, the Director of Career Center Operations will provide direct supervision to JVS Career Solution staff and functional (dotted line) supervision to state staff working within JVS Career Solution.

 

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:


o   8 years of related work experience in workforce development, compliance, or employment services
o   3 years of program management and supervisory experience
o   Proven financial management skills
o   Proven program development and management skills
o   Demonstrated presentation skills
o   Demonstrated technical database skills
o   Experience in grant and proposal writing
o   Experience in review and creation of budgets
o   High proficiency in Micro Soft Office Suite
o   Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
o   Ability to work as part of a team; experience in team facilitation preferred
o   Ability to work in a multicultural environment

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:  BA/BS in Human Service, Education, Marketing, Business or equivalent.

 

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, women, veterans, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


 


Career Navigator


Jewish Vocational Service seeks 2 Career Navigators to deliver innovative, customer-focused, and technology-driven career services to job seekers. The navigator, in collaboration with the team, will assist job seekers from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to conduct successful job searches and obtain employment.  Specifically, the Career Navigator will provide high quality workshops that incorporate best practices in adult education and training; integrate and advance the use of technology in the job search and application processes; provide 1:1 career coaching; and develop relationships with area employers to understand staffing needs and create employment pipelines. One position is located in Downtown Boston and the other Allston/Brighton.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:


o   4 years of experience in the workforce development/career coaching/recruiting/ field with excellent knowledge of career coaching tools and strategies.
o   Knowledge of web-based job search resources and techniques required
o   Exceptional level of computer/technology proficiency including ability to complete on-line job applications and maintain accurate records of services provided in databases
o   Familiarity with career ladders and professional advancement preferred.
o   Experience in marketing and outreach desired.
o   Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills required.
o   Bilingual speaker a plus

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:


The Allston/Brighton position requires an alternative work schedule of 11:00am -7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday and 9:00am -5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Frequent meeting with clients and employers
May be requested to work outside of scheduled hours as defined by the needs of the department
Frequent travel by public transportation to employer locations
Will attend occasional off-site meetings with partner organizations in and around the greater Boston area.
 
The Downtown Boston position requires frequent meeting with clients and employers
May be requested to work outside of scheduled hours as defined by the needs of the department
Frequent travel by public transportation to employer locations
Will attend occasional off-site meetings with partner organizations in and around the greater Boston area


 

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.

 


 

Manager of Volunteer Resources



The Manager of Volunteer Resources is the primary liaison to all of our volunteers and to the greater community regarding JVS volunteer opportunities. The Manager recruits and manages nearly 500 volunteers per year to provide a full range of support and services to staff and our clients. The Manager places volunteers in a variety of positions ranging from administrative to educational responsibilities some of which include: tutors, teacher's assistants, administrative assistants, tax preparers, and educational coaches. Volunteers are placed at JVS and partnership employer sites including MGH, Longwood Medical, and Hyde Park.

In concert with the primary responsibilities of the position, the Manager -- working as part of the Development team -- supports the stewardship of all volunteers. In particular, the Manager works collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer to facilitate volunteer participation of JVS Board Members and donors, prospective donors, community leaders, and business executives. Additionally, the Manager orchestrates corporate community service activities to cultivate new partnerships in support of agency programs and fundraising goals.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

o 2-4 years of experience in a manager capacity
o Demonstrated experience organizing, guiding, and instructing individuals at all levels of the organization
o Strong interpersonal, motivational and customer service skills
o Proven track record of developing and maintaining systems and protocols
o Strategic mindset with superb problem-solving abilities required

o Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively prioritize and manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities

o Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

o Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database management

o Non-profit experience is preferred

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: 

 

BA/BS in Human Services, Teaching, Business, Education or related 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 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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