• Employment Program Coordinator

  • Posted: 02/26/2024

    The Employment Programs Coordinator is responsible for program planning and oversight, staff supervision, partnership development with local employers, development of potential workplace education opportunities, budget management and implementation of the employment and training programs for recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Foundational Community Supports and additional programs as they arise.  Recipients of these programs gain work skills, add skills aimed at future opportunities, make connections with employers, build references and learn to manage life challenges for better stability. This will be a full time position at 37.5 hours per week.

    1. Manage contract compliance for the WorkFirst Programs and Foundational Community Supports, including adherence to agency/program goals, policies and regulations.
    2. Supervise and train staff; and provide adequate support to each staff member, including evaluating staff performance. Conduct routinely scheduled staff meetings and 1-on-1’s.
    3. Keep accurate client data for tracking of expenditures, budget amendments, adjustments, and/or projections needed by management.
    4. Coordinate and promote program development, providing participant activities for optimum outcomes
    5. Review data for quality and accuracy and prepare program billing documents.
    6. Maintain and review required eJAS records
    7. Serve as primary communication link with agency management, Commerce, Community Services Office, DSHS, Amerigroup, Skagit Valley College, Employment Security and other community partners.
    8. May develop and facilitate workshops to maximize participant’s pathway to employment.
    9. Provide training and support materials for host worksites.
    10. Develop non-profit and for-profit business relationships to provide work experience and job placements.
    11. Identify opportunities to integrate WIOA adult education programming with employment services, including developing a workplace literacy partnership.
    12. Maintain working knowledge of community resources, eligible programs, requirements and planned outcomes
    13. When caseload requires, provide intensive case management to resolve employment barriers for program participants
    14. Work closely with the Benefits Planner to manager referrals between programs.
    15. Conduct external and internal marketing for employment and education programs.
    16. Participate in agency trainings and meetings as required. Attend Local Planning Area (LPA) Council meetings as directed by manager.
    17. Other related duties as assigned by management.
    Education & Experience 
    • Bachelor Degree, in Social Science, Human Services or job-related field preferred.
    • 2+-years related job experience, such as employment placement programs, case management/participant assessment.
    Or a combination of education and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work
    License(s) & Certification(s)
    • Must have valid driver license and auto liability insurance if personal vehicle is used for work-related travel.
    Skills and Abilities
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) desired; additional languages helpful.
    • Strong organization and time management required, with ability to multi-task.
    • Acquired knowledge of community resources, and ability to build and sustain effective partnerships.
    • Work independently, and as a team member.
    • Strong supervisory skills.
    • Requires sound judgment, calm demeanor.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook; eJAS jobs system.
    • Must have strong and effective communication skills (oral and written).
    • Working knowledge of standard office procedures and technologies (phone, computer, printer, photocopier, scanner, fax machine) is needed.
    • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with people from varied cultural, socioeconomic, educational and experiential backgrounds.
    Starting wage between $23.41 - $25.85 per hour (DOE)
    Benefits include:
    • Medical & Dental Insurance including Rx and Vision
    • Life Insurance and AD&D coverage
    • SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan (3% Employer Match)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
    • 12 Holidays per year
    • Health club discount
    (Community Action reserves right to modify, amend, or terminate any benefit at any time for any reason.)
    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by providing ALL items requested. Please submit the following:
    (1) Community Action Application (2) Resume (3) Letter of Interest.
    You can find all job announcements and apply online on our website at www.communityactionskagit.org
    Community Action of Skagit County reserves the right to extend application deadlines and to modify the selection schedule without notice, to form eligibility lists for, or make appointments to, other positions with similar employment requirements.  Community Action of Skagit County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you require accommodation in the application process, please contact our HR Department