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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.


 

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.  


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/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.


 

Career Coach – Pharmacy Tech Training Program


The Career Coach works collaboratively with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Program team to assist program graduates in finding employment and identifying and locating suitable support options for participants.  The goal is their attaining successful program completion, job placement and/or career ladder advancement.  This position is also responsible for the professional development curriculum including teaching a weekly class focused on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, job searching, and health care career exploration. This person will identify suitable employment options for participants, run a twice weekly job search group for program graduates and build relationships with prospective employers.  The Career Coach will institute the program’s progressive discipline policies with the collaboration of the team and Manager.  


SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:


o    One year work experience in human resources, job development, client advocacy and/or workforce development is required;
o    Demonstrated ability in relating to clients of diverse backgrounds, especially those with barriers to employment required;
o    Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches highly preferred;
o    Comfortable presenting information in a classroom setting required;
o    Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required;
o    Knowledge of social, residential, financial, and support services in the Greater Boston area highly preferred;
o    Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask required;
o    Ability to work as part of a team required; and demonstrated ability to work independently required;
o    Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment 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. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.



Project Manager/Facilities Coordinator


Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) a non-profit workforce development provider seeks a Project Manager/Facilities Coordinator to execute and oversee a successful Agency relocation planned for April 2015.  In addition, and going forward, will serve as Facilities Coordinator for the Agency.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


Project Manager functions:


o    Serves as project manager for the Agency relocation scheduled for March/April 2015.
o    Assumes an active role in internal move committees.
o    Coordinates and performs space planning for new facility, including assisting in the development of space plans to accommodate staffing and other business requirements.  
o    Coordinates the planning and execution of agency move.  Assists in creation of internal timetable and action plans for the move.
o    Assists in purchase of furniture and moving supplies.
o    Serves as liaison to architect, builder and all other subcontractors.
o    Conducts review of work areas affected by move planning to ensure that current locations and office availability at destination locations are accurately reflected.
o    Schedules project/move activities with building management & security in order to ensure that all necessary building functions needed (i.e. freight elevators, loading dock, security officers, A/C, etc.) are available throughout the project/move.
o    Evaluates outcomes and implements procedures for improvement.
o    Produces reports of various move-related activities and statistics.


Facilities Manager functions:


o    Facilities oversight including :

      o    Serves as point person and liaison with landlord’s onsite facilities manager to resolve any day-to-day building issues. Coordinates all building related communications issued by landlord.

      o    Responsible for event setup/takedown—classroom and conference rooms including moving furniture.

      o    Lead off-site documentation archiving.

      o    Ensures maintenance of clean, orderly restrooms and public areas.

      o    Coordinates recycling for agency.

      o   Liaison to building functions (i.e. freight elevators, loading dock, security officers, A/C, etc.)

      o    Coordinates mail and package deliveries.

      o    Oversees maintenance of copiers, fax and postage equipment in collaboration with IT and front desk staff.  

      o    Oversees supply management including receiving and inventory.

o    Performs annual audits on furniture and creates a buying and disposing plan.
o    Coordinates and oversees all office space allocation, changes and renovations.
o    Develops and maintains systems for issuing and collecting keys from employees, and establishing, updating and tracking staff security codes.
o    Ensures training drills for fire and safety are conducted.
o    Ensures inspections are scheduled and completed for licensing, fire, etc.
o    In collaboration with front desk staff, maintains master calendar schedule for conference and class spaces; work with program managers to resolve any scheduling conflicts.
o    Works with landlord to improve and update building signage as required and to ensure building security and maintenance occurs on schedule.


SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:


o    Required:  5 years experience in facilities management
o    Required: experience coordinating or assisting with at least one agency relocation
o    Displays excellent time management, organizational skills, high sense of urgency and ability to prioritize.
o    Has a proven ability to manage and balance several tasks simultaneously.
o    Excellent strategic, detailed analytical, communication, presentation and computer skills are essential; to include analysis of real estate and space related data; ability to perform trending analysis & reporting.
o    Displays excellent customer service skills to include strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
o    Flexibility and availability to work to meet tight deadlines.
o    Proficiency with space management/occupancy planning software/technology as well as entire Microsoft Office Suite.
o    Demonstrates knowledge and adherence to building regulations and health and safety guidelines.
o    Space planning experience within a corporate environment.


EDUCATION:  High school diploma required.  Related certificate/associates degree a plus.


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:


o    Occasional early morning and evening hours may be required.
o    Must be able to safely lift/move a minimum of 50 pounds.


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.

 

Employment Specialist – Framingham/Allston/Brighton


This position is available either part-time (21 hours) or full-time (35 hours). A 21 hour part-time position is located in Metro West at Jewish Family Service of Metro West (JFS/MW) and provides services to Jewish professional clients referred by JFS/MW staff.

As a full-time position, the remaining 14 hours will be spent at the Allston/Brighton Resource Center providing services to local job seekers. The 14 hours are funded until the end of December and there is a possibility of continued funding.


SUMMARY: The Employment Specialist is responsible for providing high-quality job search coaching (including employment assessment, resume development, interview prep, social media training, etc.) and job placement assistance (including aggressive marketing and outreach to employers, job development, placement ,follow-up) to professional-level job seekers in the Metro West area and at the Allston/Brighton Resource Center. This individual must provide service to both the job seeker and employer.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o    A minimum of 3 years of related experience;
o    Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
o    Knowledge of job development strategies;
o    Experience working and partnering with employers required;
o    Highly computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches;
o    Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
o    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
o    Presentation and facilitation skills required.


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


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
The position is located in Framingham, MA 21 hours per week . The other 14 hours is at the Allston/Brighton Resource Center in Brighton. Travel to Boston a minimum of once per month required. Occasional evening hours 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. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Vice President-Career Services


As a member of JVS’ senior management team, the VP is responsible for setting a vision and leading our Career Services division, the front door of our organization.  The VP will have responsibility for the creation of a menu of services, an array of programming and an abundance of resources available through Career Services to the public, to meet the current and future demands of the underemployed, unemployed, newly employed, career changers and individuals seeking new skills and or education to advance their career.  Daily operations, strategic staffing, budgeting, contracting, reporting and evaluating the One-Stop Career Center will be led by the VP.  Ensuring high-quality customer services to job seekers and cutting-edge workforce development/labor exchange practices to Boston area employers will be priorities.  The VP will work to integrate JVS Career Services with all JVS workforce development services providing a real continuum of services and opportunities for all JVS customers.  The VP will also explore, develop, and implement a healthcare industry focus for the One-Stop Career Center providing services to job seekers and building relationships with healthcare employers.



KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:


o   Eight years of related work experience;

o   Three years of program management and supervisory experience;

o   Proven financial management skills; o Proven program development and management skills;

o   Hands-on experience in grant and proposal writing;

o   Hands-on experience in review and creation of budgets;

o   Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with focus on strong Excel skills;

o   Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

o   Ability to work as part of a team; experience in team facilitation; 

o   Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;

o   Demonstrated presentation skills;

o   Demonstrated effective negotiation skills.


EDUCATION REQUIRED:BA/BS in Human Service, Education, Non-Profit Management, Business or related field


SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

Occasional evening and weekend hours required Occasional out-of-state travel required 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, women, veterans, people of color, women, 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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