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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: August 31, 2021
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 09/28/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Youth Employment Coordinator
Job Code: M362-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Youth Employment Coordinator will provide both programmatic and administrative support to the Office of Workforce Development (OWD)'s youth employment and youth development initiatives.  With the rest of the youth team, the Youth Employment Coordinator will help to support:  Next Up, an innovative career exploration program for young adults, the Youth Employment Center at the City's public high school, and OWD's highly regarded Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP).  In collaboration with community-based organizations, school staff, higher education partners and local employers, the Youth Employment Coordinator will also help to prepare and refer youth for private sector work opportunities.

By joining OWD's friendly and creative team, the Youth Employment Coordinator will have an opportunity to enhance employment and career development opportunities for Cambridge youth and young adults, particularly low-income youth, and young people of color.  We are looking for someone who is motivated to have a positive impact on the Cambridge community.  Good humor, consistent follow-through, and an affinity for working with racially and economically diverse young people are essential for this role, along with flexibility and a willingness to take on a variety of tasks.

Under the supervision of OWD's Director of Youth Employment, the Youth Employment Coordinator will: 

  • Provide career counseling and job search support to high school students at the Youth Employment Center at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School and to teens enrolled in community-based programs.
  • Assist the Director of Youth Programs in supporting staff, youth and worksites involved with the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program.
  • Develop relationships with local employers and maintain up to date records of private sector employment opportunities available to Cambridge teens.
  • Coordinate with City, community, and school-based partners to recruit and support high school students to participate in school-year internships and summer jobs at local universities, businesses, and community agencies.
  • Assist with revising curriculum, facilitating workshops, and providing career coaching to participants in Next Up, a career exploration program for young adults, age 18-24.
  • Provide logistical support for OWD's youth initiatives as needed, including managing weekly timesheets, preparing workshop materials, and producing reduced-fare MBTA passes for eligible young adults
  • Actively engage in and support the Department's Race and Equity Initiative

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

At least three years' experience working with youth and demonstrated rapport with young people ranging in age from 14 - 24.  Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to racial equity work required.  Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with employers, community partners, and school personnel. Workshop facilitation skills required and curriculum development experience preferred.  Accurate data entry and attention to detail is essential.  Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Proficiency with basic computer applications and database software required. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Standard office environment. Fluorescent lighting, carpeted floors, and air conditioning. Moderate noise level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones and maintain multiple files and able to lift a minimum of at least 10 pounds. Ability to travel throughout the City of Cambridge to various meetings, etc. 

RATE: $56,483-$66,211 plus excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 09/28/21. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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