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Career Coach (International Professionals Program)

The Career Coach is a full-time position in the Welcoming Center’s International Professionals Program (IPP). The International Professional Program is a nine-week intensive training initiative to introduce U.S. workforce culture to foreign educated professionals, offer job coaching and guidance for those who have obtained their college or advanced degrees abroad.

Individual must have the ability to review participant’s education level, work history, interests and goals and suggest potential career paths, job opportunities. We are seeking a candidate with experience in guiding others in how to navigate professional work opportunities and business environments.

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and counsel on resources for job search and future professional success. Able to see transferable skills from one profession to another unrelated profession. This includes tackling large issues such as career exploration and decision making as well as tactical skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, and application preparation. Comfortable with delivering constructive critiques on strengthening areas of one’s job search.
  • Advise participants about possible experiential learning opportunities (when appropriate) and resources, such as volunteer work, and internships.
  • Maintains familiarity with the resources to assist IPP participants with their job searches in a variety of technical, business, and financial fields.
  • Possesses strong helping skills, has good instincts about people, and presents both a professional and approachable demeanor. Excellent telephone, communications skills, outgoing and comfortable with a range of diverse participants.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and creativity with regard to participant outreach and job search. Comfortable with being a facilitator and a job coach.
  • Technology skills essential, routine data management, availability for occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Some evening and weekend hours.

Application Submission

This is a full-time position with benefits. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “Job Coach (IPP).”

Benefits

Full-time position with benefits (health insurance, 401k, vacation).

Salary

$42,000-$45,000 per year

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@welcomingcenter.org.

ESL Instructor

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the ESL Instructor teaches English contextualized for the workplace to English language learners at Cardone Industries, Inc. The ESL Instructor interacts with adults who have barriers to both employment and challenges in achieving their educational and professional goals. Classes have a strong emphasis on employment skills and job preparedness. This position will oversee a newly established class of higher level English speakers and be located at located in the northwest part of the city at CareerLink, 5847 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Responsibilities

  • Make lesson plans that provide English instruction, introduction to workplace culture, and practical job skills
  • Provide English instruction using strategies that (1) are effective with participants of various linguistic, educational, cultural competence, and ability levels and (2) incorporate a workplace focus
  • Develop engaging, creative, and authentic learning environments for participants through in-class tasks and activities emphasizing applicable workforce knowledge and skills
  • Use assessment methods to measure student progress
  • Provide regular feedback and progress reports to participants and staff
  • Enforce program rules in the classroom, i.e. getting to class on time and prepared to work
  • Manage attendance, documents, and student reports as requested
  • Collaborate with employment specialists and student support coordinators regarding participant goals, progress, and employment opportunities/career pathways
  • Participate in program-specific and all-staff meetings as requested
  • Undertake other responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one-two years experience teaching adults
  • Experience working with a wide range of individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures and various levels of education and language ability
  • Proven classroom management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with encouraging appropriate workforce behavior
  • Expertise working with adults with personal barriers and professional challenges
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Bilingual ability is a plus, though not required

Benefits

Health Insurance and 401k.

Salary

$38,000-$42,000 per year


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@welcomingcenter.org with the subject “ESL Instructor.”

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