Higher Education Administration
Job Title: Learning & Career Center Specialist
Area/Location: Learning Center / Oakland, CA
Reports to: Learning & Career Center Program Manager
Classification: Specialist / Full Time / Non-Exempt
Salary: Range starts at $22 per hour, DOE
Cityteam is a Christian non-profit dedicated to supporting communities by meeting immediate needs and enabling lasting solutions for those struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Being part of Cityteam is not just a career but a calling. Whether we’re working on the front-lines in Programs or working behind the scenes in Support Services, we feel privileged to use our education, experience, and gifts to love people and bring glory to God.
The Learning & Career Center Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Learning and Career Centers at Cityteam Oakland. The Learning & Career Center Specialist must have high expectations and believe all students can learn. The Learning & Career Center Specialist is responsible for managing the classroom environment, student behavior, and processes. Most importantly, the Learning & Career Center Specialist will stay on top of student progress and individualized learning plans, motivating students to pursue all that God has for them. The Learning & Career Center Specialist will need to be adept at communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds and be comfortable working with those who are poor, struggling with addiction, and transitioning from jail. No two days are ever the same, so we are looking for someone who can pivot quickly and handle conflict in a Christ-like manner. We are expanding our programs, so our ideal candidate will take initiative, be flexible in the unknown, and do whatever it takes to help the team. You will report directly to the Learning & Career Center Program Manager, but you will work in cooperation with the entire Oakland team under the guidance of the Executive Director of Cityteam Oakland.
The Career Specialist is a full-time non-exempt position. Beyond salary, Cityteam offers a great benefit package, including but not limited to Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave, and Retirement Benefits. All of this is wrapped up in a Christian environment that values Teamwork, Accountability, Humility, Innovation, and Joy.
Oversee Learning & Career Center procedures, training, and tutoring of students.
Model and hold students accountable for appropriate Christ-like behavior.
Interview and assess students to establish Individualized Learning Plans and career goals.
Facilitate and train students in CASAS Competency workshops.
Provide instruction and materials best suited to each student’s needs, including using appropriate teaching styles to accommodate working with individuals and small or large groups.
Prepare students to take the high school equivalency exam.
Be informed and able to advise students about their academics, as they relate to their employment goals.
Assist students with college readiness, applications, financial aid, etc.
Network with outside agencies, colleges, and organizations to maximize available resources for our students.
Coordinate guest speakers, teachers, and presenters to help educate, prepare, and inspire our students.
Collaborate with Learning & Career Center Manager, Transitional Housing Specialist, Case Managers, and other Cityteam staff to support all students.
Efficiently use Google Drive and other Google G-Suite apps for daily use and to create, track, and report data.
Assist students in attaining proficiency and professionalism in job search strategies, including addressing and overcoming employment barriers, interview techniques, personal branding, and written materials including resumes, applications, and cover letters.
Follow-up for a minimum of one-year with students to encourage job retention, progression along chosen career path, and to ease the process of transition. This may include the establishment of an alumni association as well as providing assistance with housing, budgeting, banking, child care, transportation, education, and upgrading employment.
May support Cityteam San Jose and San Francisco programs as directed by the Learning & Career Center Program Manager.
Manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and intelligently delegate.
Advocate on behalf of Cityteam to your circles of influence.
Special projects and additional tasks as assigned by supervisor.
PLEASE NOTE: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education and Experience
Career Development, Career Coaching, or Career Counseling experience
Associate Degree or equivalent experience in related field
Minimum 3-years of professional work experience
Proficiency conducting online research, preparing presentations, and speaking to large or small groups
Computer literate and proficient with all aspects of Google G-Suite apps
Experience with curriculum development and the ability to maximize resources by individualizing content for each student’s needs
Outstanding command of the English language, especially writing professional documents and business correspondence
Valid CA Driver’s License with a clean record
Preferred Education and Experience
Familiarity with college admission processes, applications, and financial aid
Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Stand or sit for prolonged amounts of time
Climb up and down stairs
Walk, bend, twist, & kneel
Talk and hear
Occasionally lift and move up to 20 pounds
Finger and hand dexterity to feel, handle, and operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms
Should be able to type accurately with a minimum 45-correct words per minute
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
This job operates in a classroom environment
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
Work hours are typically Monday-Friday with occasional evenings and weekends
Additional Eligibility Qualifications for Cityteam Ministries
Must have an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Must be active in a local Christian body of believers or at least pursuing community with other Christ-followers
Must have compatible theology on major issues of Cityteam's Statement of Faith
Must be committed to serving God and the body of Christ
CityTeam is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit compassionately serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in San Jose, Chester, San Francisco, Oakland, and Portland.
Since 1957, CityTeam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, CityTeam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year.
What We Do
CityTeam is founded on meeting local needs. Our programs across the United States offer help and hope to those in need with hot meals, shelter, life transformation programs, clothing, hygiene items, learning and career help, discovery Bible studies, and so much more. Each city has customized programs to specifically meet the needs of their community.
Is to share Christ’s unconditional and redemptive love by caring for immediate needs and enabling lasting solutions.
Restoring lives and rebuilding communities through innovative programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, training, and spiritual transformation.