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Program Associate

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations


Description
Red Hook on the Road (RHOR) is BWI's Commercial Driver's License training program and is BWI's oldest and largest job training program, serving approximately 300 new trainees annually. BWI seeks a dynamic, experienced industry professional to assist in the day-to-day programmatic and administrative functions of its Red Hook on the Road program.

Responsibilities:
The Program Associate will be responsible for a portion of the day-to-day programmatic duties in connection with the operation of BWI’s Red Hook on the Road Commercial Driver Training Program. S/he will help ensure the smooth operation of RHOR program services as well as assist in the provision of excellent service to our trainees, employer partners, and community partners. S/he will report to RHOR’s Assistant Program Director. The Program Associate will work at the BWI’s offices at 151 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn. Duties will include:

Facilitate permit prep classes on a consistent basis and following up with participants to ensure that they took permit prep exam and or passed the BP permit exams.

Provide job retention services to RHOR students and graduates by calling & e-mailing them. Obtain proof of job placement for student files including pay stubs and verification letters.

Coordinate selection process by scheduling and conducting candidate interviews, and sending candidates on drug tests and ensuring student files contain all required documentation.

Assist program staff with outreach and recruitment; including conducting orientations for program as needed. May also include producing and distributing promotional materials.

Follow-up with program graduates to track employment retention and collect data for performance-based contracts. Ensure that all data program participant data and employment retention information is correctly entered into BWI’s customized database.

Ensure that all data program participant data and employment retention information is correctly entered into BWI’s customized database.

General administrative duties, including answering phones, reception, typing, photocopying and scanning participants’ documents.

Assist with special projects as needed and/or assigned.

Qualifications:
Well-organized, motivated individual, with excellent communication (oral and written) skills.

Ability to learn and teach information required to obtain the NYS CDL permit.

Excellent communication skills, well-organized, thorough, strong attention to detail, and motivated.

Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and internet).

Must be goal-driven and results-oriented with a friendly and professional demeanor.

Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.

Enthusiasm and respect for working with low-income adults, including formerly incarcerated individuals. Ability to work well in small, diverse office environment.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and ability to multi-task.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a major plus.

Flexibility to work some evenings and/or early mornings.

Strong commitment to BWI’s mission.

Compensation: Mid $30Ks. BWI offers an excellent benefits package including full health and dental insurance (following a three month waiting period), life insurance, retirement savings plan, flexible spending account, and paid time off.

How TO APPLY:
Email cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to: Julio Perez, Program Director, RHOR@bwiny.org by February 19, 2013.

No phone calls, please.

Please include “RHOR Program Associate” in the subject line. Only applications with a cover letter, resume, salary history and salary requirements will be considered.

BWI is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, community residents and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Organization:
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement (www.bwiny.org). BWI provides free sector-based skills training and job readiness followed by at least two years of job placement and career-advancement support. Currently, BWI empowers individuals to start careers in commercial driving, voice and data cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking.


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