Current Job Openings

Adult Education Teacher and Case Manager

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including operating social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position:

Title: ADULT EDUCATION TEACHER AND CASE MANAGER

Reports to: Manager of Workforce Development

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Workforce Development, the Adult Education Teacher and Case Manager will lead classroom-based training for job readiness and industry credentialing. Strong computer literacy and technology skills will be needed, including knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) and Google applications. The Adult Education Teacher and Case Manager will also provide case management services to assigned caseload. Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, reentry from incarceration and in recovery strongly preferred.

Specific duties of the Adult Education Teacher and Case Manager include:

· Recruiting and screening clients for class and program fit

· Developing curriculum in conjunction with the Manager of Workforce Development to meet employment, training, and program goals

· Creating lesson plans based on students’ needs and conduct classes

· Assessing the skill and education levels of clients through self-directed tools and various standardized tests

· Developing and maintaining resources in the community that will benefit clients

· Completing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with each client on caseload; reviewing goals and progress regularly

· Working effectively as a team member

· Working in collaboration with outside agencies who partner with Project Place

· Providing computer instruction that will include resume development and Internet job search strategies

· Having strong familiarity with community organizations that offer education resources and community colleges

· Providing job-placement assistance

· Entering client data in the computer tracking system

· Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Self-starter with a capacity to work independently and as a member of a dynamic team

· Strong teaching and communication skills

· Proficiency with computers and email

· Ability to respond flexibly in a fast-paced, evolving environment

· Strong classroom management skills required

· Deep commitment to the agency’s mission.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@projectplace.org. Please do not call or show up in person!

Director of Development

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including operating social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position as we launch our new five-year strategic plan:

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT: The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for developing a diverse fundraising plan to support the agency activities as well as general operations. The Director of Development will also develop a multi-year fundraising strategy to increase philanthropic support while tracking progress and providing reports. In addition, she/he will:

· Develop and implement a communications strategy for organizational advancement

· Build and implement a major gifts program, including research, moves management, and stewardship strategies

· Manage a portfolio of major donors

· Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate, foundation, and individual donors and new prospects

· Supervise contract grant writers in developing, drafting, and submitting grant proposals and reports

· Maintain donor information in the database, including contact information, dates of and notes from meetings, reporting due dates and submission dates, correspondence with donor staff, etc.

· Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience

Skills/Competencies:

· Excellent verbal (both written and oral) communication skills

· Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills

· Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues, donors and prospects

· Highly organized, detailed oriented, and able to prioritize competing assignments and deliver quality results while meeting deadlines

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers, including board members, providing them with support and guidance.

This position will require availability for occasional evening and weekend work.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@projectplace.org. Please do not call or show up in person!

Employment Specialist

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including operating social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position:

Title: EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Reports to: Director of Career Services

Responsibilities:

The Employment Specialist will facilitate the coordination of partnerships with relevant employers to assist Project Place clients in obtaining and maintaining career-focused employment. She/he will also be responsible for the outreach and strategic partnership-building with employers guided by tracking the regional, political, economic, and industry trends. The Employment Specialist will connect these employers to programming staff, operations staff, and clients.

Specific duties of the Employment Specialist include:

· Regularly tracking labor statistics in regions where Project Place services are offered

· Connecting with employers to hire current clients and graduates and gathering information from employers to help inform programming

· Assessing clients’ skills and barriers to match clients with employment opportunities that align with their individual career goals

· Acting as a liaison between employers and case managers to address hired clients’ needs

· Coaching clients and setting a personal example modeling the agency’s standard of professionalism

· Supporting participants to capitalize on their motivation and desire for life change, as well as guiding participants to seek help from in-house case manager and staff to address any issues, concerns or obstacles they may be facing

· Managing employer-related data

· Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Self-starter with a capacity to work independently and as a member of a dynamic team

· Experience with outreach and employer partnerships

· Proficiency with computers and email

· Capacity, motivation and enthusiasm to learn about multiple career-growth industries

· Talent and desire to work with population in recovery from substance addiction, re-entry from incarceration, and new to the workforce.

· Driver’s license strongly preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@projectplace.org. Please do not call or show up in person!

Industry Intern Program Coordinator

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including operating social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position:

Title: INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Reports to: Director of Career Services

Responsibilities:

The Industry Internship Program Coordinator will facilitate the coordination of Project Place’s Industry Internship Program (IIP), a participant training program. In the IIP, program participants learn basic skills in the field while pursuing training in one of multiple industries with career-track potential. The IIP Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of the classroom-based learning that takes place, as well as the oversight of skills practice. The four industry career tracks to be taught include: Logistics, Customer Service, Outdoor Maintenance and Landscaping, and Food Production and Sales. After successful completion of the IIP, participants can interview for a three-month transitional employment position within associated social enterprises at Project Place.

Specific duties of the IIP Coordinator include:

· Managing credentialing opportunities for clients and facilitating relationships with agency partners to develop ongoing professional development opportunities for participants and staff

· Teaching foundation-level skills so that clients are able to successfully learn standard industry competencies

· Working with each Enterprise Operations Manager to develop and deliver business-related classroom curriculum and consult on the in-field curriculum

· Consulting and supporting Enterprise Operations Managers to develop and refine instruction around the use of new equipment, maintaining care of equipment, and safety concerns

· Coordinating and following up with clients regarding their evaluation from their field supervisor as they complete daily tasks of work training and providing feedback as they complete classroom-based learning and attain credentialing

· Teaching classroom-based curriculum, which covers soft skills including, but not limited to: working as a team, following directions, safety in the workforce, managing conflict effectively, and time management

· Facilitating the recruitment protocol to engage participants in IIP programming, which involves assessing clients for appropriateness for IIP programming

· Conducting monthly orientations to IIP while coordinating with other Project Place staff

· Coaching clients and setting a personal example modeling the agency’s standard of professionalism

· Supporting participants to capitalize on their motivation and desire for life change, as well as guiding participants to seek help from in-house case manager and staff to address issues, concerns, or obstacles they may be facing

· Overseeing the completion of work-study benefit attendance sheets for ATR and agency stipends

· Participating in a multi-disciplinary team to support positive client outcomes by attending meetings and maintaining consistent communication with both program and operations staff

· Managing monthly credential/training schedule

· Working closely with the Career Department to ensure curriculum reflects the needs of employers within the industry

· Maintaining a caseload of active clients and alumni

· Providing monthly reports on IIP participation and outcomes and managing data related to IIP programming

· Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Self-starter with a capacity to work independently and as a member of a dynamic team

· Strong teaching and communication skills

· Proficiency with computers and email

· Capacity, motivation, and enthusiasm to learn about multiple career-growth industries

· Talent and desire to work with a population in recovery from substance addiction, re-entry from incarceration, and new to the workforce

· Driver’s license strongly preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@projectplace.org. Please do not call or show up in person!

Reentry Case Manager

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including operating social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position:

Title: REENTRY CASE MANAGER

Reports to: Director of Reentry

Responsibilities:

The overall responsibilities of the Reentry Case Manager will consist of case-managing individuals who are leaving the prison system and providing them with a path to successful reentry. The Reentry Case Manager will perform as part of a team initiating contact with participants while inside the House of Correction and will provide robust case management support upon reentry in the community. She/he will develop a network of support to prevent homelessness and recidivism. In addition, the Reentry Case Manager will track individuals served and will maintain data on client progress.

Specific duties of the Reentry Case Manager include:

· Performing participant screenings and intakes and assisting with planning activities for successful reentry

· Creating, in conjunction with the participant and team, an individual service plan with the client, identifying goals and methods to achieve outcomes with particular emphasis on issues that will address recidivism

· Meeting with clients, keeping complete and accurate case notes, maintaining client documentation, and tracking clients progress over two years to meet agency and DOJ standards

· Making necessary referrals to assist clients in obtaining housing and employment, managing finances, or addressing medical, child care and other related needs

· Leveraging Project Place workforce development services and/or community supports to help clients succeed

· Conducting follow-up visits with graduates and assessing stabilization concerns

· Working in conjunction with staff from other service organizations, parole, probation, and courts (where appropriate) to help clients maintain stability

· Developing resources in the community that will support client progress

· Providing monthly and quarterly reports on client status to meet agency and funder compliance

· Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· BA/BS in human services or a related field

· Experience with reentry and homeless population

· Knowledge of resources in community

· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@projectplace.org. Please do not call or show up in person!

Reentry Instructor

For over 50 years, Project Place has been a resource for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Boston. Through innovative programming, including operating social enterprises, we facilitate the successful transition of individuals to economic self-sufficiency. Comprehensive programming consists of classroom instruction, credential training, case management services, housing and job placement, retention and career services.

We currently seek the following position:

Title: REENTRY INSTRUCTOR

Reports to: Director of Reentry

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of Reentry, the Reentry Instructor will lead classroom-based training for job readiness and industry credentialing for individuals while incarcerated and as they reenter the community. The Reentry Instructor will serve as part of a team initiating contact with participants while inside the House of Correction. She/he will develop a network of support to prevent homelessness and recidivism. The Reentry Instructor will also case manage a caseload, track individuals served, and maintain data on client progress.

Specific duties of the Reentry Instructor include:

· Recruiting and screening clients for class and program fit

· Developing curriculum in conjunction with the Director of Reentry to meet employment, training, and program goals

· Creating lesson plans based on students’ needs and conducting classes inside the House of Correction

· Assessing skill and education level of clients through self-directed tools and various standardized tests

· Developing and maintaining resources in the community that will benefit clients

· Completing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with each client on caseload and reviewing goals and progress regularly

· Working effectively as a team member

· Working in conjunction with staff from other service organizations, parole, probation, and courts (where appropriate) to help clients maintain stability

· Providing monthly and quarterly reports on client status to meet agency and funder compliance

· Providing job-placement assistance

· Entering client data in the computer tracking system

· Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· BA/BS in human services or a related field

· Experience with reentry and homeless population

· Knowledge of resources in the community

· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

· Strong teaching and communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@projectplace.org. Please do not call or show up in person!