Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!
The Program Associate will assist in administering One On One’s Employment Program by providing one-on-one employment coaching and case management services with the goal of helping participants find, prepare for, and retain long-term employment. In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate must be justice-driven, passionate about the workforce development sector, willing to learn from others, and enthusiastic about working directly with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
About One On One
Our mission is to affirm the dignity of individuals and families in underserved communities through meaningful work. Our approach focuses on the individual by pairing job seekers with one on one personal coaches throughout their job search process. In addition to one-on-one coaching, participants complete soft skills training to learn how to de-escalate conflict, communicate clearly and effectively, and to make informed and consistent decisions.
More information about our work can be found at www.oneononechicago.com
● Meet with Clients for one-on-one sessions focused on employment (writing resumes, completing job applications, preparation for interviews, supporting soft skills learning in communication, conflict resolution, decision making, etc.)
● Work on Site or on location for satellite cohorts
● Complete any and all administration work as it relates to client correspondence
● Answer/return phone calls for new client inquiries
● Assist in data tracking and reporting
● Regularly maintain program and client evaluation to ensure proper outcomes
● Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years direct service experience preferred
● Proven ability to design and implement creative solutions to complex problems
● Exceptional ability to build relationships with community stakeholders and program participants
● Demonstrated proficiency in cross cultural communication
● Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills with attention to detail
● Experience in utilizing technology to deliver program results
● Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
● Experience living or working in an under resourced community strongly preferred
● Candidate must be justice driven, willing to learn from others, and passionate about working directly with individuals.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
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