Career Development Coordinator
The Career Development Coordinator (Fixed-term, 6 months) plays a crucial role in IRC’s Career Development Programs, aiming to empower refugee clients to advance beyond entry-level positions and secure employment in their chosen professional fields. This role involves assisting in staff development, ensuring data quality and program outcome delivery, managing volunteers and mentors, supervising career readiness training, and fostering relationships with local employers.
- Manage a network of volunteers and mentors, helping them fulfill their roles effectively. - Assist in training and developing team members across the department, providing guidance and support.
Reporting and Data Quality:
- Collaborate with the Workforce Development Manager and Career Development Supervisor to review and generate program reports. - Ensure the quality of program data and maintain accurate records. - Assist in tracking and communicating progress in key outcome indicators, such as enrollments, training enrollments, training completion, and career placements. - Represent career development programs within the IRC network, in conferences, working groups, communities of practice calls, sharing the creation of client success stories, and other opportunities when available. - Keep track of spending across multiple program areas while adhering to the program budget throughout the project duration.
Volunteer and Mentor Supervision:
- Recruit, onboard, and train volunteers and mentors with industry-recognized expertise in key sectors, including healthcare, education, IT, civil engineering, transportation, and finance. - Provide ongoing support and guidance to volunteers and mentors to ensure they contribute effectively to the program's success. - Coordinate with the Community Engagement Team to report accurate mentor/volunteer/intern hours.
Career Readiness Training Coordination:
- Lead career readiness training courses both virtually and in-person on resume building, interview preparation, and networking - Coordinate with training providers, employers, and professional mentors to co-facilitate training sessions, workshops, and seminars - Coordinate with Senior Career Development Specialist on scheduling, tracking, and facilitating classes - Coordinate with Career Development Specialist team on client progress and course completion
- Collaborate closely with the Workforce Job Developer to establish and maintain strong relationships with employers. - Ensure that employers actively engage in hiring career development clients and participating in client training opportunities. - Promote the program and its clients to local employers, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship. - Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team. - Comply with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency. - Other related duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Workforce Development Manager
Position directly supervises: Interns and Volunteers Internal and/or external contacts: Coordinates regularly with Sacramento Employment team and local partners
Bachelor’s degree or 4+ years’ relevant experience
- 1-3 years’ experience working in employment and workforce programs preferred - 1-3 years’ experience with client counseling, case management, or coaching strongly preferred - 1-3 years’ experience working in or managing grant funded programs
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds required - Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation creation - Proven ability to take initiative, creatively problem solve and lead with versatility in a fast-paced work environment - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required - Experience using data and fiscal tracking systems strongly preferred - Grant writing skills a plus - Strong understanding of the job market in professional sectors in Sacramento - Flexible availability necessary
Language Skills: Proficiency in a refugee language such as Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic, Russian, or Ukrainian.
Working Environment: Standard office environment including regular travel to employer sites.
Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.