Workforce Development Instructor - Doe Fund
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Workforce Development Instructor

Workforce Development Instructor

The Doe Fund is a leading New York City non-profit organization that operates the enormously visible Ready, Willing & Able program, whose participants clean over 160 miles of streets and sidewalk every day. With a $50 million budget, 400 staff members and 46,000 individual donors, The Doe Fund is nationally acclaimed as a work-based model for solving homelessness and criminal recidivism. We empower people to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency, substance abuse, and incarceration through innovative work and housing programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching
    • Teaches one 5-week Computer Skills Class
      • Coordinates class rosters with various departments
      • Conducts outreach for the Computer Skills Class, informs staff and trainees about the importance of the mandatory nature of the class
      • Places MetroCard and late night pass requests for classes as needed
      • Maintains student/participant case notes in the database, records program data, and other statistical records as needed, including, but not limited to:
        • Daily and weekly attendance tracking
        • Class status
        • Course evaluation notes
      • Teaches a 5-week Adult Basic Education (ABE) Class
        • Promotes class and conducts outreach to trainees and staff members
        • Coordinates class rosters with various departments
        • Places MetroCard and late night pass requests for classes as needed
        • Assists in curriculum and lesson plan development
        • Clears and enrolls appropriate ABE participants into HSE Prep Class upon satisfactory performance
        • Maintains student/participant case notes in the database, records program data, and other statistical records as needed, including, but not limited to:
          • Daily and weekly attendance
          • Class status
          • Course evaluation notes
        • Conducts individual tutoring sessions as needed for low literacy, vocational training,pre-ABE, or HSE
          • Tailors content for each individual lesson for each trainee for each session
          • Clears participants for training and enrolls into targeted training upon session completion
          • Clears and enrolls participants in higher level courses; either ABE or HSE Class
          • Maintains student/participant case notes in the database, records program data, and other statistical records as needed, including, but not limited to:
            • Daily and weekly attendance tracking
            • Class status
            • Monthly evaluation notes
          • Coordinates with Adult Education Manager in regards to High School Equivalency candidates, including but not limited to:
            • Tutoring participants who only have 1 or 2 remaining sections to pass
            • Tutoring participants and eventually enrolling into the HSE Prep Class
            • Requesting and coordinating test dates for participants

    Administrative

    • Provides career, vocational, and educational counseling by determining trainees’ educational and professional qualifications and transferable skills through completing Education and Training intakes with trainees
    • Acts as Education & Training Department resource for clients and staff members alike
    • Assists in lesson development as needed
    • Facilitates monthly Education and Training orientations as needed
    • Participates in a workforce development sector team
    • Attends departmental and facility meetings
    • Performs other duties related to the goals of the Education and Training Team as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to The Doe Fund’s mission, purpose, and values
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be able to teach 4 evenings per week from 6-9pm
  • Must be willing to travel to all residential facilities (namely Bushwick, Harlem)
  • 6 months-1 year of experience teaching adults in a non-traditional setting, preferably including at least 1 year teaching computer skills (e.g. browsers, gmail, Word, Excel, etc.) and/or Adult Basic Education
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet demanding deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and the proven ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information required
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • “Out of the box” thinking is crucial
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups
  • High energy level and enthusiasm for the position
  • Must have the ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Must possess and exhibit a level of confidence in themselves and his/her work, but be able to take direction and criticism professionally
  • Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner utilizing Google platforms and Microsoft Office programs

Salary commensurate with experience.  

The Doe Fund is a fast paced, energetic, dynamic environment that employs people with strategic and innovative ideas. We offer competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(k), and a generous vacation policy.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join a well established organization working on the cutting-edge of important social issues.

The Doe Fund, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.