Program Coordinator - Career Plus (South Division)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-717916
    • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 08, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Average Weekly Hours: Full Time Non-Exempt
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Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Career Development Coordinator is responsible for the year-long recruitment of youth and young adults considered “out of school-OSY” (not in school, or employed) into trainings, apprenticeships and internships in partnership with Employ Milwaukee and other community partners. This position will also require some facilitation of job readiness and financial education training, case management to both “out of school” and “in school-ISY” youth.


·         Coordinate the internal and external public relations, marketing and communication for recruitment into trainings, certifications, apprenticeship, internships and, or GED programs.

·         Weekly/monthly coordination and facilitation of career development and professional development training for OSY members.

·         Coordinates with guidance counselors to act assist to with 9th-12th grade to meet the ACP & Career Cruising requirements in preparation for post-secondary education.

·         Collection of summer youth worker time sheets at the Clubs and private sector placements and the distribution of youth worker checks.

·         Recruit eligible high school teens and assist with FSET enrollment as well as refer Out of School youth (OSY) into FSET services with collaborating partners.

·         Collaborate with TABS staff for potential referrals and enrollment.

·         Compiles reports of outcomes for each component of the various Career Development Programs for dissemination to partners, sponsoring organizations and other individuals or groups, as directed by the Director of Career Development.

·         Recruit club members who are seniors in high school from various clubs and refer them into trainings, certifications, apprenticeships and internship opportunities.

·         Assist with Career Development special events.

·         Coordinate the organizing of a panel of business professionals, at various levels, to participate in Career Exploration guest speakers, work site tours, job shadowing experiences and internships.

·         Identify, recruit panels of professionals to conduct interviews, and makes recommendations of students to participate in the six-to-eight week internship program.

·         Coordinates the selection of members to participate in the six-to-eight week internship program by gathering teacher/counselor recommendations, club/community advisor recommendations and interview evaluations.

·         Responsible for the weekly attendance and registration data entry into City Span/APlus and, or ETO.

·         Distributes and collects FSET eligibility paperwork to age appropriate members.

·         Case Manage weekly contacts with summer internship supervisors to track progress and address issues.

·         Participate in fund-raising activities as needed.

·         Prepare final report on the program upon completion.

·         Assists with the development of year-long program activities for career development programs at participating clubs/agencies.

·         Participates in monthly school club advisory board meetings.

·         Case Management: Maintains communication with participants and follow-ups to ensure weekly attendance.

Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


BGCGM provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. BGCGM complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. Auxiliary Aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. If you need this material interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, or need assistance in accessing services, please contact us at 414-267-8100.  Deaf, hearing or speech impaired callers may reach us by the Wisconsin Relay number 711.

Experience and Skills

Education Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field.


Experience Requirements:

·         2 years of experience working with teens in an urban setting.




·         Individual must like working with teenagers.

·         Individual has ability to effectively communicate and network with school administration and staff as well as the private sector.

·         Pleasant, professional attitude, accuracy in work and excellent written, oral and problem-solving skills required.

·         Flexibility and the ability to pay close attention to detail, work efficiently under time constraints and handle multiple tasks required.

·         Proficiency in use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point) Excel, Google Docs Suite and ability to navigate websites and social media required. 

·         Must have a valid WI driver’s license, good driving record, and meets state required automobile insurance minimums.

·         Familiarity with Maker Space equipment (3D Printers, CNC Mills, Laser Printers)

·         Willingness to become a certified Maker Space Instructor.

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