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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.


 

Director Business Development


Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Director of Business Development who will oversee the implementation of the business plan which seeks to expand employer partners and services and grow relationships deeper across the Business Services division and the agency. Researching employers, networking within the industries, promoting our services and selling contracts to expand our business partnerships are the primary goals. Business Services currently serves 18 employers and approximately 1,300 participants a year. These services include: English classes for non-native speakers, Adult Basic Education, Pre-College Classes, College Placement Test preparation, Computing Training, College Readiness workshops, and Career Coaching, Writing for the Professions, Accent Reduction, Office Hours and Leadership Training Certificate. The Business Development Director will work with JVS staff to provide an effective implementation of services.


The Business Development Director will participate in agency strategic planning and will partner closely with the BRS team and take a lead on the BRS mission.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


5 years of business development or workforce development;
Project management or account management experience a must;
Experience with running on-site programs;
Strong customer service a must;
Selling, marketing and outreach experience a must;
Excellent communication and organizational skills;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Presentation and facilitation skills required;
Demonstrated ability to work independently.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:


Additional evening and weekend hours required;
Occasional out-of-state travel required;
Frequent local travel required;
Access to a reliable vehicle 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, people of color, women, veterans, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


 

Manager, Financial Opportunity Center


The Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) at Jewish Vocational Service/The Work Place, helps low to moderate income families boost earnings, reduce expenses, and make appropriate financial decisions that lead to asset building through an integrated service model approach. The center provides individuals and families with services across three critical and interconnected areas: employment services, financial coaching and access to income supports.
JVS seeks a Manager of the Financial Opportunity Center who will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program. The Manager keeps current with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) regulations and practices and ensures the Center's operation is in line with EITC guidelines. The Manager of the Financial Opportunity Center collaborates with and provides direction, support and knowledge to the Financial Opportunity Center coaches who work with clients in developing plans of action that are intended to help the clients reach their goals and achieve financial stability.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:


o Three to five years of experience in workforce development, asset building or related field;
o Previous work experience in the financial sector a plus;
o Experience with financial acumen and a strong understanding of personal finances; knowledge of Boston area resources a plus;
o Experience working with homeless and/or at risk families preferred;
o Excellent communication and writing skills;
o Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills;
o Ability to work as part of a team
o Internet and resource savvy, highly computer proficient;
o Program and people management skills, including supervisory experience required;
o Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in Human Services, Business or related experience 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, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

ADULT DIPLOMA PROGRAM SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR

 

The Adult Diploma Program (ADP) Science Instructor 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 ADP Science Instructor develops and modifies curriculum and daily lesson plans for ADP science 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, emphasize reading and writing across the curriculum and portfolio completion. The ADP Science Instructor is responsible for the instruction and logistical management necessary to ensure that all students complete and submit on time their science-related ADP and MCAS requirements.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o 2-5 years of teaching science or strong science 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:  BS in Science, 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 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.
AA/EOE

 

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST- BRIDGES TO COLLEGE PROGRAM

 

JVS is seeking an Employment Specialist to provide comprehensive job development services to program alumni and participants for the Bridges to College program.  The Employment Specialist will be responsible for meeting job placement goals and building a dynamic alumni program.  This individual will also contribute to the overall outreach efforts of the program. Candidates must have strong networking, outreach, and coaching capacities as well as a strong commitment to the program mission and goals.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

o Two to four years of related job development experience preferred.
o Strong organizational skills, including strategic planning and creating systems of work.
o Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, think independently and be a problem solver when challenges arise.
o Excellent phone skills, including a willingness to cold call organizations in order to build a strong network of employer partners.
o Ability to coach and counsel a diverse population of program participants.
o Flexible and adaptable with an ability to readjust plans quickly to handle new problems or concerns.
o Proficient in Microsoft Office, social media channels and data management.

 

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

 

ACADEMIC COACH


Jewish Vocational Service anticipates an Academic Coach opening in its' Bridges to College (BTC) program. BTC, a college transition program, is designed to meet the needs of those transitioning from Adult Basic Education/ESOL into college level certificate or Associate Degree programs. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, dislocated workers, individuals with disabilities, individuals transitioning off public assistance, and other low-income individuals with barriers to employment.

 

The Academic Coach works collaboratively with members of the JVS team to provide one-on-one and group academic, career coaching and job placement services to a diverse group of students (those born in the U.S. as well as immigrants). The primary objectives of the position involve successful college enrollment, college persistence and job placement.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:


o 2 - 5 years' experience in counseling or advising adults (or as an experienced educator), preferably in a pre-college or college environment; 1 -3 years of job development experience preferred.
o Demonstrated knowledge of coaching for college and career readiness.
o Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills required.
o Strong Microsoft Office Suite and social media for job search skills required.
o Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of clients at all levels of the organization.
o Familiarity with career ladders and professional advancement protocols preferred.
o Knowledge of adult learning theory preferred.
o Knowledge of community resources and web-based resources preferred.
o Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree 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 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.

 

Healthcare Relationship Specialist

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Healthcare Relationship Specialist to work collaboratively with the Caring for our Seniors: a CNA Certification Program specializing in Long-term Care team to assist program graduates in healthcare next steps and identifying and creating suitable support options for participants. The goal is their attaining successful program completion, prepare for healthcare transition and/or career ladder advancement. This position is also responsible for building healthcare relationships; resume critiquing, interviewing, next step job searching, and health care career exploration. This person will identify suitable employment options for participants during program, post-graduation and long-term career explorations. Additionally, this person will teach a professional development course for all skills programs twice a week, and run job search group to assist in graduates' placement and build relationships with prospective employers.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/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 Experience building and maintaining employer partnerships for potential job placement required;
o Highly computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches required;
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 preferred;
o Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask required;
o Ability to work as part of a team required;
o Demonstrated ability to work independently required;
o Bi-lingual, bi-cultural a plus;
o Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment required.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

 

BA/BS in Human Services or related field

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

 

Travel within Greater Boston

 

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.




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.

 

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.

 

 

Marketing and Communications Associate

 

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Marketing and Communications Associate to serve as a key member of the Development Team. The Marketing and Communications Associate will collaborate with the Chief Development Officer to develop and implement a marketing strategy to significantly grow our group of philanthropic supporters and client and employer customers. Experience in developing marketing and fundraising materials and implementing effective marketing campaigns, promoting events and using communication and marketing techniques to support overall organizational goals is necessary.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

o Clear communicator; excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to adapt communications style for various audiences;
o Working knowledge of graphic design, collateral design & development;
o Demonstrated success taking a hands-on approach in organizations with entrepreneurial cultures and scarce resources;
o 3-5 years' experience in marketing or a related field - non-profit experience a plus;
o Experience managing a service or product brand with emphasis on development of integrated marketing strategies;
o Ability to define and prioritize goals and objectives;
o Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
o Ability to understand how technology can be used to improve current internal and external processes and service delivery;
o Proficiency in database management, spreadsheet, presentation, and social media tools;
o Ability to listen and understand issues, and be diplomatic in recommending solutions;
o Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

 

Bachelor's degree; Master's degree a plus.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

Occasional evening and weekend hours may be 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.


 

 

 

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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