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The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency. 

Position Summary:

The Youth Employment Specialist in AACA’s Employment Center is responsible for job placement of unemployed young adults (ages 16-24) individuals including career counseling and job readiness training of clients and employer outreach.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients one-on-one to learn about skills, employment preferences, and develop an individual career plan
  • Provide career coaching and employment advice, guiding clients through online employment assessments
  • Prepare and revise clients’ resumes and cover letters prior to job application
  • Lead group job search workshops, assisting clients with job applications and cover letters
  • Lead individual and group job readiness training
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employer partners and develop understanding of employer requirements and skills needed to fill vacancies
  • Develop job leads and interview opportunities for clients through actively calling and visiting employers
  • Engage employers in activities such as conducting mock interviews, leading workshops, and hiring and supporting clients
  • Place clients in employment, including helping participants complete applications, contacting employers on clients’ behalf, and prepping clients for job interviews
  • Regularly communicate job openings to clients
  • Assist in the coordination of annual Job Fair including employer and client outreach and event planning
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment for Employment Center clients
  • Report to funders with quantitative and narrative reports regularly
  • Maintain records, documentation, and track clients in database, producing regular reports on services and outcomes
  • Update job boards, marketing material, and job openings listed on website 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience working with older youth and young adults required
  • Experience providing direct services to immigrant and/or low-income clients required
  • Experience building relationships with employers strongly preferred
  • Keen understanding of tools needed for career advancement
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Commitment to AACA’s mission of helping limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people gain economic self-sufficiency
  • Preference for fluency in Spanish, but not required

 Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefit package included. 

To apply, send resume and cover letter indicating the title of the position to:

HR Department

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02111

Email:  hr@aaca-boston.org 

Posted November 3, 2017 Position open until filled.

  Metro Area Boston MA
  Job Location City Boston
  Job Location State Massachusetts
  Job Location Zip 02111
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Advocacy, Counseling, Employment and Human resources, Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 1 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
 
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Nov. 3, 2017
 

Organization Details

  Organization Name Asian American Civic Association
  Organizational Focus Multi-Service Community Agency
  Contact Person Georgiana Tam
  Contact Phone (617) 426-9492
  Contact Fax (617) 482-2316
  Contact Email gtam@aaca-boston.org
  Web Address http://www.aaca-boston.org

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