The Washington English Center (WEC) offers affordable English classes and workforce programs to low-income adult immigrants in the Greater DC area, taught by a corps of 350 trained volunteer teachers, job coaches and tutors. Last year over 1,600 students from 100 countries participated in our programs, held in our conveniently located classrooms and offices close to Dupont Circle. WEC is currently seeking a new team member to lead our Employment Service Program.
If you want to get involved with a trusted and effective community-based nonprofit organization serving the diverse, international community in the DC area, apply today! More information: www.washingtonenglish.org.
Coordination of the Employment Services Program by assisting ESL students to obtain employment that is consistent with their skills, education, work experience, and vocational goals.
Conduct an intake interview for all interested students in job placement assistance, in order to identify their education level, work experience, and employment goals. Counsel, coach and motivate job seekers.
Provide bilingual career counseling and coaching, preferably in English and Spanish.
Maintain updated information on the students who joined the employment services program. Periodically report activities developed, achievements, and students’ status.
Assist job seekers in activities on how to develop or improve their resumes, identify their soft and technical skills, job search, job application, and job interview preparation.
Develop and conduct workshops on topics such as resume writing, job interview preparation and online job application. Organize additional workshops conducted by specialists on entrepreneurship, how to start a business in DC and LinkedIn, among others subjects.
Distribute information related to training opportunities, hiring events and job openings, by email and text messaging. Post relevant information in bulletin boards. Visit classrooms and distribute flyers to the students.
Research and attend hiring events with job seekers or coordinate employer events in-house. Help match potential employers with employees according to their requirements and preferences. Vet and refer qualified candidates.
Establish collaborative relationships with community-based organizations, workforce development organizations, training providers and employers, with the objective of increasing students’ employability.
Flexible work schedule - 30 hours/week to full-time 40 hours/week. Candidates should send their cover letter and resume as one pdf document to email@example.com. Position open until filled. Washington English Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.