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Youth Outreach Coordinator (SYPP Coordinator) 

About the Organization Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. SEMCA is a Michigan Works! Agency providing workforce development programs to residents in Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit. We also provide administrative services to the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN).  
EOE Statement A complete and submitted job application is required for consideration of employment.

SEMCA is a Federal Contractor and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, height, weight, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, age, arrest record, military or veteran status, or disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or municipal law.  
Req Number PRO-21-00002  
Position SYPP Coordinator  
Location Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Administrative Offices  
Open Date 5/26/2021  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
IMPORTANT A complete and submitted job application is required for consideration of employment.  
Compensation and Benefits Pay range is $22 to 25 per hour. This position is not eligible for benefits, except for option to enroll in 403(b) retirement savings with employer match.  

Job Summary
The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) Michigan Works! Young Professionals Program (SYPP) targets Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – eligible youth, ages 18-24 residing in Wayne County (excluding Detroit) and Monroe County with opportunities to increase and strengthen skills to obtain employment. SYPP prepares youth for the world of work with tuition-free online certificate training in high growth, high wage industries including Construction, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Manufacturing, and includes customer service and technical training. Additionally, participants attend a series of six work-readiness workshops and complete a six-week Paid Work Experience (PWE).  

The SEMCA Young Professionals Program (SYPP) Coordinator oversees all aspects of the program, and contributes to the overall design and development, implementation, and data collection. This includes organizing work-readiness workshops and support for outreach and recruitment of participants, employers and training providers, and tracking outcomes to ensure performance metrics are achieved.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a culture that is welcoming and engaging to youth participants.
  • Collaborate with the Business Service Representative Team and Michigan Works! American Job Center (AJC) Youth staff to identify and engage employers on career paths for PWE participants.
  • Work with Michigan Works! AJC staff to develop and implement a recruitment and retention plan to meet target expectation enrollment and program completion for approximately 30 eligible youth.
  • Create, distribute, and coordinate recruitment processes and materials, with assistance from the Director of Communications, including digital media flyers, social media and other SYPP information.
  • Ensure program requirements and outcomes are met.
  • Facilitate meetings with program stakeholders, including employers, educators, SEMCA staff, and community partners.
  • Provide regular information and updates to SEMCA staff, as requested.
  • Develop program operations processes for approval by Youth Workforce Programs Manager.
  • Organize quarterly on-line training sessions to familiarize educators and employers with SYPP, the scope, timeline, deadlines, applications processes, and provide technical support.
  • Maintain existing and build new relationships with community leaders, school districts, post-secondary training partners, colleges and universities, local businesses, and community-based organizations in the region.
  • Complete formative and summative evaluations of the SYPP event and processes.
Position Requirements

All SEMCA team members are expected to be technically competent and committed to continuous development of their skills. The following skills, knowledge and education or certifications are specifically required for this position:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social service, public administration, business, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated skills in human relations, leadership, and motivational techniques related to developing career paths.
  • Ability to create a timeline, work plan and outcomes document, using State of Michigan issued policies and outcomes.
  • Experience in development of approved recruitment materials, via print, online, and social media.
  • Experience with organizing and facilitating work-readiness workshops and meetings
  • Ability to educate a variety of constituencies and interested parties about the program by developing ongoing relationships and making formal presentations.
  • Ability to develop and implement program and project plans.
  • Ability to execute remote program operations and communications for youth engagement and retention.
  • Ability to gather and report SYPP program progress, in ongoing and final electronic and written reports.
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Successful completion of background check, fingerprinting, and drug screen

Desired Qualifications
Minimum three (3) years of experience in youth programming, or working with youth, ages 18 – 24

Physical Demands
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials on an LCD screen and smartphone, hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person and over the telephone.  These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individual requiring and requesting and/or needing additional accommodations.

Close Date 7/31/2021 11:59:00 PM  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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