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Education and Career Specialist, Learn and Earn Program 

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Organization Description
Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic
empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest
Asian American social services agency and strives to be the premier social service and leadership development
organization. CPC serves over 60,000 community members each year through more than 50 programs at over 30
sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce
development, community services, and senior services. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its
organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve
leadership skills among staff and community members.

CPC’s Education and Career Services Division (ECS) provides dynamic programs and activities that bridge youth and
adults with their highest educational, economic and leadership potential. ECS believes it is never too early nor too
late to start learning, which is why we use an asset-based approach to maximize clients’ current strengths.
Whether in our schools, community centers, or internship sites, ECS creates equitable learning environments that
promote leadership development, self-advocacy, and community building. Our programs equip clients with
essential skills and experiences today so that they are empowered to take the next step tomorrow.
Position Title: Education and Career Specialist, Learn and Earn Program
Location: 165 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours per week

Program Overview
The Manhattan Learn and Earn Program provides work readiness skills training, college access support, leadership
development and summer employment opportunities for youth and young adults. Participants are equipped with
the experience and skills necessary to make a successful transition into adulthood, and are empowered to become
stronger advocates for themselves and their communities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The Education and Career Specialist will report directly to the Learn and Earn Program Director.
Support participant outreach, enrollment, engagement, and retention efforts; conduct pre/post-testing
and assessment interviews; complete individual service strategies
Develop and facilitate interactive workshops related to career exploration, work readiness, higher
education, financial literacy, leadership development, and other life skills
Provide individualized guidance and counseling, and case management services; enter participant case
notes and track progress, including services received
Maintain participant file folders, including various programmatic documents
Coordinate guest speaking panels, community service events, service learning projects, mentoring
activities and field trips (e.g., college visits, worksite visits) within program guidelines
Build a network of employers for internship/summer job opportunities; manage internship/job placement
and retention efforts
Administer follow-up services to exited participants; cultivate an alumni database and organize alumni
events
Engage parents and families by providing updates of participants’ progress, invitations to special events,
relevant workshops (e.g., college admissions and financial aid), and referrals to support services
Collaborate with partner organizations to enhance programming
Attend meetings and professional development trainings as required
Assist with other related duties as assigned by the Program Director

Compensation
Excellent benefits package including paid holiday, sick and personal time off. Medical insurance coverage including
Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance coverage; 403(b) Retirement

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree
Experience with facilitating workshops and providing case management support
Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Culturally competent professional with a strong work ethic and demonstrated passion for empowering
diverse populations
Bilingual candidates are a plus

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Manhattan Community Services  
About the Organization Vision: To advance and transform communities

Mission: To promote social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities

Purpose: To be the Premier Social Service and Leadership Development Organization

As the largest Asian American social services agency in the United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages. CPC currently serves over 8,000 people daily through 50+ contracted programs in 30+ locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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