Open Full Time Position in Cambridge, MA

  • Full time job opening with the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Position starts January 2019 with a salary of $29.81 per hour ($58,129 a year)
  • Excellent benefits, including 5 weeks off paid in the summer, pension, FSA, dental, and 13 paid holidays

 

About the Community Learning Center

Since 1971, the Community Learning Center (CLC) has been helping adults improve their lives, career opportunities and community involvement by providing high quality programs, delivered by our experienced and diverse staff.   Our program design and student outcomes have been recognized throughout Cambridge and the region.

CLC’s state-of-the-art green facility has advanced technology infrastructure and offers dynamic tools and vibrant learning spaces for students and educators.  Come work with a wonderful team of dedicated instructors, advisors, administrative staff, and community engagement workers.

 The CLC empowers a diverse community of adult learners to transform their lives and realize their potential through education, skills development, and community participation.  Students are predominantly low-income Cambridge residents, and come from a wide variety of ethnic, linguistic, and racial backgrounds, and are currently enrolled in English or Adult Basic Education classes.

Watch a short video to learn more about the Community Learning Center!

 General Statement of Duties:

The CLC Education and Career Advisor is responsible for supporting CLC students in achieving their educational and career goals through education counseling, job search and placement assistance. The Education and Career Advisor also establishes and cultivates relationships with local employers. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to racial equity, an understanding of the challenges that people with diverse educational, cultural and linguistic backgrounds experience, and a vision for how best to support non-traditional students, first generation immigrants, and people with limited access to education services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work with students

  • Meet one-on-one or in groups with students to support them in achieving their education and career goals
  • Support students in successfully navigating barriers to persistence with their education
  • Provide career advising and job placement assistance to CLC students, including help writing resumes, cover letters and applying for jobs
  • Prepare students for job fairs and organize trips to job fairs
  • Make appropriate referrals to agencies and programs for additional assistance when necessary

Work with the CLC/Department of Human Service Programs team

  • Work as a team with the CLC advisors to coordinate, improve, and evaluate the student support services
  • Work with MassHire (formerly known as Career Source) and collaborate with the Cambridge Employment Program to maximize students’ access to trainings and employment opportunities
  • Communicate regularly with teachers on student issues and goals

Work with employers

  • Establish, develop, and maintain contact with employers and employment agencies to increase access to job opportunities for students

Administrative

  • Assist with monthly intakes, initial student placement and orientation, and administer standardized assessments (i.e., BEST+, TABE CLAS-E)
  • Keep, maintain and update student data and records as needed
  • Participate in planning special events (i.e., graduation ceremony, open house, etc.) and participate in ad hoc committees and teams (i.e., hiring)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with, build rapport with, and motivate a diverse group of people to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Excellent customer service, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently
  • Knowledge of barriers to employment and academic success experienced by low-income adults
  • Excellent organizational and technology skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience advising a multicultural adult population
  • Familiarity with navigating support services
  • Bilingual/bicultural (Haitian Kreyol, Amharic, Bengali preferred)
  • Familiarity with current tools, job search strategies, career ladders
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in adult basic education
  • Familiarity with postsecondary education, training programs, and community resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience establishing contact and working with employers
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience teaching or advising in an Adult Education Program (ESOL and/or ABE)
  • Certified in BEST+/TABE Clas-E assessment a plus

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to both employment@cambridgema.gov ANDteresa@cambridgema.gov .

Go to http://vimeo.com/74125841 to watch us in action!

Part Time Job Announcement: Amharic Outreach Worker

Work as part of the Community Engagement Team to engage underserved Amharic speaking families.

For more details and to apply, go to https://www2.cambridgema.gov/viewjoblisting.cfm?Job_ID=2106

If you have any questions about our classes or the job opening, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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