The Career Coach will assist UTJP participants develop personal employment goals, hone employability skills as well as the creation and execution of career plans. Daily duties may include helping clients pursue employment opportunities, providing feedback and hands on instruction with preparing resumes and cover letters, and preparing clients for job interviews. They also will hold one on one coaching sessions to help people resolve barriers to
employment and host workshops that help clients establish social networks and build relationships among members to actively promote their career objectives and support others.
The Career Coach will also be responsible for motivating and supporting UTJP participants in their efforts to gain employment by delivering formal and informal sessions on job search tactics, labor market information, completing online applications, assessments, and use of social media. The Career Coach will actively recruit participants to the program and seek out relationships with employers for employment opportunities with participants who successfully complete program goals.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Regularly meet with participants to learn their job and career goals.
Conduct resume and cover letter preparation workshops.
Conduct job search skills and mock interviewing workshops.
Present the UTJP at various trade shows, job fairs, corporate and community events.
Schedule career-related guest speakers, site visits and job shadow experiences.
Lead facilitation of career workshops and Urban League orientation sessions.
Maintain record of disbursed services and plans according to Individual Plan.
Maintain knowledge of available certificate and training programs and providers.
Work with UTJP Support Representative to maximize employment retention and success.
Network in the public and private sectors to promote UTJP awareness.
Ensure trainees are prepared before going to job interviews and conduct follow-up.
Develop and maintain employer partnerships providing UTJP career opportunities.
Other duties as assigned.