Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona, Inc.

Tucson, AZ

Youth Employment and Training Coordinator

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Are you right for Goodwill?

Our mission to provide jobs and training to people to gain skills and achieve independence is why we do what we do. Our success happens when all team members believe in and support our mission and live by our values every day. If you will contribute to our mission, live our values, and commit to doing your best, please complete this application. If you cannot commit to do all of these things, please stop here and do not complete the application.

With the right team members, we can realize our vision where all people have the opportunity to reach their potential and contribute to our community.

How this role supports our mission:

The Youth Employment and Training Coordinator provides direct support, coaching, and guidance to youth participating in Goodwills Opportunity Accelerator Program; provides administrative assistance to the Youth Employment Manager; conducts employer outreach; and coordinates training and work experience opportunities associated with Goodwills Opportunity Accelerator Program. THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION - 6 MONTHS

What we require from you:

Special requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in social work or career-related counseling preferred.
  • Minimum of 1year experience in career-related coaching/support role required.
  • Extensive knowledge of the labor market in Tucson, AZ required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background and fingerprint check; must maintain background and fingerprint check clearance.

Additional Requirements:

Ability and willingness to perform all job tasks with a positive attitude.

Communicate in an honest, polite, and well-intentioned manner.

Do the right thing.

Provide direct coaching, counseling, and supervision to youth as they develop and refine work readiness skills (on site and off site)

Maintain frequent and regular communication with the Youth Employment Manager, providing regular program operation updates and progress towards grant goals. Immediately inform the Youth Employment Manager of unusual and/or crisis situations as they arise.

Meet one-on-one with each participant to develop individual service plans detailing short-term and long-term career goals; support participants with identifying industries/career pathways of interest; work with participants to develop a step-by-step action plan to achieve goals; and track educational/training interventions and outcomes

Support participants with understanding the results of their academic assessments/interest tests and provide the participant with realistic and reliable information about Tucsons demand occupations, labor market trends, wage rates, and opportunities for career growth

Identify, cultivate, and secure employer partnerships based on the industries/sectors identified on each participants service plan. Place participants in work experiences/employment in labor markets related to their goals, and develop and implement a coaching strategy to assist youth transitioning into placements.

Support participants in their placements by working with them to resolve performance issues (up to and including termination), and achieve their goals

Develop and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with other Goodwill and County youth program staff, and other community members who can assist participants in achieving long-term career success

Collect all required documentation in a timely fashion and track participant data and outcomes in the specified database for this grant

Meet all grant deadlines regarding participant recruitment and monthly participant data reporting

Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona, Inc. and persons receiving services.

Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision.

Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and environments.

Ability to read, write, and speak English; follow written and verbal instruction.

Possess current AZ drivers license, and personal transportation with proof of auto insurance.


Employee Benefits:

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Sick Leave

Company-paid Telemedicine plan

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Long- and Short-term Disability

Identity Theft Protection

403(b) retirement plan

30% employee discount


Criminal background screenings will be conducted on all eligible candidates. Only convictions that could impact this position will be considered.

We encourage all national service members, veterans, and their family members to apply.


Location: Tucson, AZ

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