Job Description

Job Coach

Department:Skills Center
Location:Phoenix, AZ

The Skills Center Job Coach works with applicants, current students and graduates to secure employment through active job search and partner relationship. The Job Coach works with a wide variety of employer partners in warehousing and culinary industries.

Job Responsibilities: 
*     Creates necessary paperwork and communication relating to student job search needs including job search plans, resumes, and copies of certifications
*     Communicates with external partners regarding student employment opportunities and schedules/coordinates mock interviews for students
*     Schedule and conduct off site tours at employer sites
*     Completes all steps of the job search process including teaching job readiness class, searching for jobs, scheduling interviews, and accepting employment
*     Reviews student qualifications and partners with the employers according to program criteria
*     Maintains and strengthens existing relationships with employment partners
*     Enters and maintains Zoho database with student’s job search plans and employer information
*     Works proactively to ensure all students have a positive experience during the job search process
*     Gathers information regarding student’s individual progress, goals, and challenges from program staff and instructors
*     Main contact for all job search related inquiries
*     Conducts tours of Skills Center to prospective students, agency partners, and business partners
*     Shares feedback from local employers
*     Speaks on behalf of SMFBA in public settings


Education:
*     Bachelors degree and/or two years experience in a related position
                                                               
Required Skills/Qualifications/Abilities:
*     Valid AZ Drivers License
*     High desire, motivation and comfort level helping at-risk individuals of diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds facing significant personal barriers to achieve greater self-sufficiency in their life through job training and placement. Includes working with individuals incarnated pre-release. 
*     Previous job coaching, training, and/or outreach experience
*     Ability to identify trends and adjust strategies
*     Ability to foster and build positive relationships with others in all situations
*     Excellent organization and time management skills
*     Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
*     Ability to effectively deal with ambiguity
*     Able to shift gears comfortably
*     Can assess and act without having the total picture
*     Well spoken in person and on the phone
*     Excellent presentation skills
*     Proven ability to handle adversity in a calm, professional, and confident manner
*     Ability to be compassionate and non-judgmental
*     Able to communicate with a wide range of individuals at varying levels of responsibility
*     Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to speak persuasively to a variety of audiences including funders, agency partners, staff, students, Senior Staff, and Board Members
*     Proficient in Microsoft Office


Preferred: 
*     Application of pertinent employment laws, rules and regulations as applicable to students
*     General knowledge foodservice/warehousing

Salary is $45k annually. St. Mary’s offers a generous compensation package which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, PTO, employer paid life insurance and more. This is your chance to make a difference. Join our Mission to alleviate hunger.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and salary requirements to: https://jobs.firstfoodbank.org/

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