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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.


 

Manager, Refugee Employment Services


The Manager, Refugee Employment Services will oversee a division of the agency that serves over 400 individuals per year in programs that include VESOL, job readiness training, job placement and support services. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, individuals transitioning off public assistance, and other low-income individuals with barriers to employment.  The division also assists employer customers in their search for well-qualified job applicants.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o    3-5 years of Workforce Development experience required.
o    Supervisory and program management experience required.
o    Knowledge of workforce development and/or education and training programs required.
o    Management/supervision experience a must.        
o    Experience with budgeting highly preferred and project management required.
o    Excellent communication and organizational skills required.
o    Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
o    Ability to work as part of a team.
o    Presentation and facilitation skills required.
o    Demonstrated ability to work independently.


EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services, Business or related experience.


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: Occasional evening and weekend hours and frequent local travel required.


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.


Vocational Training Partnerships Instructor


The Vocational Training Partnerships Instructor will teach, coordinate, and expand JVS’s short-term vocational trainings. This includes conducting outreach to employers to partner with JVS in developing and implementing short-term trainings that lead to job outcomes. Working closely with the Refugee Team and Manager, the instructor will teach VTP classes to job-seekers, ensuring that they gain the language skills and hands-on experience needed to enter employment in the sectors relevant to their respective vocational training. The instructor will create curricula and daily lesson plans in consultation with employer partners; teach participants both in the classroom and in the workplace; evaluate students’ progress and ensure job placement and retention of job-seekers.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o One to two years of experience in workforce development or related field is required;

o One to two years of VESOL teaching experience with adults is required;

o Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional business relationships relating to employment of others preferred;

o Knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;

o Presentation and facilitation skills required;

o Excellent communication and writing skills, strong computer skills required;

o Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required;

o Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;

o Ability to work as part of a team required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

BA/BS in Human Services, Business 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, women, veterans, 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.



Financial Literacy Coach/Instructor


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Financial Literacy Coach/Instructor for supporting Secure Jobs Partnership (SJP) clients with financial security and asset building services. 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.  


SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

o    Demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and relate to adult learners required;
o    Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint required;
o    Excellent communication and writing skills required;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required;
o    Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred;
o    Experience providing case management preferred;
o    Cross-departmental collaboration is a must;
o    Knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;
o    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.


ESOL Instructor


Jewish Vocational Service seeks an ESOL/Computer Instructor to implement classroom instruction that will improve the student's language and computer skills within their current position and assist them to grow within their organization. The ESOL/Computer Instructor is part of a larger JVS team, all of whom are supporting the education, training, and employment needs of clients and employers. The ESOL/Computer Instructor works collaboratively with each member of the PCL team to assist students in obtaining the skills needed to successfully do their current jobs, as well as to upgrade their skills in order to move up in their career. Courses are delivered to working adults at various employer sites. This position is 8 hours per week.


SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:


o    2 or more years of ESoL teaching experience with adults preferred;
o    Knowledge of adult learning theory;
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    Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.


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, females, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


 

Employment Specialist


JVS is seeking an Employment Specialist to provide high quality career counseling, training, and job placement assistance to designated low income, refugee and immigrant participants.  This individual must have a strong knowledge about issues related to resettled refugees and political asylees, with a particular commitment to assisting them to obtain economic self-sufficiency through job search and training strategies. Works collaboratively with the Refugee Services staff to identify barriers to employment and address them, with the goal of creating opportunities for individuals that will lead to successful job placement, retention and career advancement. 

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

 

o    Experience working in a community based, nonprofit organization

o    1-3 years of experience working with low income, low English level, refugee and immigrant individuals with barriers to employment in a direct care setting

o    Experience in marketing and outreach

o    An understanding of job development and job placement

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 (Somali, Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Burmese or Swahili)

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services 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, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Employment Specialist


Jewish Vocational Service seeks an Employment Specialist for the Secure Jobs Partnership.  Secure Jobs Partnership 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 Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting a diverse population of job seekers in locating and sustaining employment through a continuum of job development services while meeting placement goals.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o    Two to three years of  experience in  workforce development or related field required;
o    Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional business relationships relating to employment of others preferred;
o    Experience providing case management preferred;
o    Knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;
o    Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families highly preferred;
o    Excellent communication and writing skills , strong computer skills required;
o    Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills required;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required;
o    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.  Females, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, 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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