Education and Career Advisor/Career Pathways Instructor/Outreach Assistant
North Quabbin Site (Orange)
12 hours per week
posted September 20, 2019
applications will be considered until the position is filled
position begins immediately
The Literacy Project is seeking an Education and Career Advisor/Career Pathways Instructor for our North Quabbin location in Orange. The position is 12 hours per week. The pay rate is $22 per hour.
The Education and Career Advisor assists students with employment and college planning and facilitates connections with community resources. The Advisor acts as a member of the team with other site staff and works collaboratively with local social service agencies, community colleges and career centers.
This position includes counseling students on their employment/education goals and facilitating referrals to needed services, conducting assessments on new and enrolled students, tracking and entering student outcomes and goals, and participating in staff meetings. The position also includes 2-3 hours per week of community outreach and recruitment of students.
Required qualifications include excellent written and oral communications skills; strong organizational skills; proficiency with computers (including data entry, word processing, and email); ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team; ability to effectively represent the agency in a variety of community settings. Desired qualifications include: demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults and out-of-school youth, especially immigrant populations and those in need of adult basic education services; familiarity with the greater North Quabbin area; knowledge of transitioning to college, career planning, and job search activities for adult basic education students. The Advisor must have their own transportation and be able to travel within the region during the workday, as required.
The Literacy Project is a non-profit, community-based organization offering adult basic education and GED preparation services at our classroom sites in Amherst, Greenfield, Northampton, Orange and Ware. The agency incorporates community development, civic participation, computer technology, and arts/culture in its teaching. Our philosophy is based in an empowerment model that is learner-centered and participatory.
If interested in this position send a resume and cover letter to Jobs@literacyproject.org or mail to:
Search Committee, The Literacy Project, 15 Bank Row, Suite C, Greenfield, MA 01301.
A background screening/CORI is required for this position.
The Literacy Project is an EOE/ADA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.