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Director of Youth Workforce Preparation and Employment Initiative, Full Time Temporary to August 1,
Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362

Principal Responsibilities:

Department Overview: Commonpoint Queens (Samuel Field YM&YWHA) Adult Workforce Department consists of employment and support programs serving individuals predominantly adults 18 and over and opportunity youth ages 16-24. The department provides access to occupational training, education, resources, and support programs for individuals who are motivated to enter the workforce.

Position Details:

The position is contract-based and will be temporary until August 1, 2022 with a possibility of extension or other internal job opportunities.

The director will oversee a contract that focuses on providing job training, credentialing and placement in good-paying jobs to young workers who are out-of-school, unemployed and underemployed, and reside in zip codes impacted by high rates of gun violence. This initiative treats gun violence as a public health crisis and includes short-term solutions as well as long-term strategies that focus on community based intervention and prevention strategies to break the cycle of violence. A key component of prevention strategy is to provide access to and readiness for career opportunities for out-of-school young people.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Youth Workforce and Employment Initiative will:

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Salary:

55,000 - 65,000

Agency Information:

Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.