Operations Supervisor – Working Opportunities for Women (WOW)

Job Type: Full-time

Working Opportunities for Woman (WOW) is our newest social enterprise that focuses on women and their special needs. Our first partnership is with Coop’s, a maker of high-end chocolate sauces. Clients are trained to make the product, work with distributors, market and sell the product online, in stores and at specialty markets. The Operations Supervisor is a key member of our manufacturing team for WOW. This is a full-time position, based out of our South Boston food manufacturing facility. We are looking for a motivated and positive individual to be in charge of overseeing and contributing to the daily production of a team of 2-5 women.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Make quality products ensuring they meet our high-end standards
  • Train and supervise manufacturing team
  • Lead by example, act as a role model for manufacturing team
  • Create weekly production schedule to ensure adequate staffing and production levels
  • Maintain appropriate levels of inventory for raw and finished product
  • Prepare and handle all incoming and outgoing shipments of raw materials and finished goods
  • Ensure working areas are maintained and cleaned and to meets ServSafe regulations
  • Supervise clients that sell products at special events and directly to store owners
  • Use our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to track sales activities
  • Maintain fluid communication with case managers and client services personnel in order to support women participants of the program
  • You will report to the WOW Enterprise Manager

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2 to 3 years of demonstrated leadership experience with a proven record of taking on leadership roles in the past. Operations oriented
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and comfortable in a start-up environment
  • The desire and patience to work with and help our homeless clients
  • Dedicated worker, focused on the task with loyalty and integrity
  • Team player
  • Problem solver
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible and willing to undertake challenging tasks
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Driver’s license

Preferable Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in food manufacturing
  • Speaks Spanish

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Sandy Madero, WOW Manager, at smadero@projectplace.org.

 

Stabilization Coordinator

Job Type: Full-time

The stabilization coordinator will facilitate clients’ stability in employment and housing through oversight of the Housing Works Partnership Rapid Re Housing grant and through Project Place’s Industry Internship Program (IIP). In the IIP, program participants learn basic skills in the field while pursuing training in one of multiple industries with career-track potential. Under the guidance of the Stabilization Coordinator and assigned case managers, participants will work to obtain permanent employment with the greatest opportunity for career growth and ongoing financial stability. Providing more solid access to growth in earned income will support participants in obtaining and sustaining market-rate housing.

  • Facilitate referrals to and from Partnership team for employment and housing.
  • Oversee the case management provided to participants to ensure consistent pre and post housing placement services.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to reinforce classroom-based learning and skills developed through case management to ensure clients greater success in as they transition to full-time employment and permanent housing.
  • Facilitates recruitment and referral protocol to engage participants in IIP programming and Rapid Re Housing (RRH). This includes assessing clients for appropriateness for IIP programming and eligibility for RRH.
  • Support participants to capitalize on their motivation and desire for life change as well as guide participants to seek help from in-house staff to address issues, concerns or obstacles they may be facing toward their employment and housing goals.
  • Participate with multi-disciplinary team supporting positive client outcomes by attending meetings and maintaining consistent communication with both program and operations staff.
  • Partnering with community agencies and housing partners to ensure that our outreach, assessments, curriculum and support services are aligned with our participant’s efforts to obtain housing.
  • Attend regularly scheduled partnership meetings as a Project Place representative
  • Complete monthly report
  • Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director or designee

Skills and Qualifications

  • Self-starter with a capacity to work independently and as a member of a dynamic team.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Capacity, motivation and enthusiasm to learn about emerging housing and employment programming.
  • Talent and desire to work with population experiencing homelessness; in recovery from substance addiction; re-entry from incarceration and new to the workforce.
  • Driver’s license strongly preferred.
  • 4-year degree required.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Polly Hanson, associate director, at phanson@projectplace.org.

Incarcerated & Ex-Offender Population Instructor/Case Manager

Job Type: Full-time

The Instructor/Case Manager will coordinate services for female offenders re-entering the community, developing personal and employment skills with the expected outcome of obtaining employment. Instructor/Case Manager will be responsible for facilitating job readiness programming at the House of Correction. Candidate will also provide individualized case management and discharge planning. Candidate maintains a supportive classroom environment to build confidence and skills; Recruits students from the sentenced population; Conducts outreach to community half-way houses; Develops and maintains resources in the community; Completes Individual Development Plans with clients and addresses barriers and setting goals.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicant must be able to work as a team with other program staff and in collaboration with partner agencies.
  • Experience with populations experiencing incarceration, homelessness and addiction a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Polly Hanson, associate director, at phanson@projectplace.org.