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Crossroads Community Ministries (CCM) is in the midst of an organizational transformation requiring a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and networking skills to serve as an Employment Specialist in our Crossroads Connect employment program. Reporting to the Connect Program Manager, this role will work in tandem with the United Way’s SVVF program by establishing partnerships with non-profits, businesses, educational/vocational institutions, government agencies and collaborative networks to secure training, placement and support (including housing) for military veterans experiencing homelessness in their efforts to secure employment. In addition, this role will be responsible for recruiting, screening, supervising and follow-up with program participants, and for teaching a job readiness/life skills class.

The Employment Specialist must demonstrate proficiency in use of databases (Microsoft Excel and HMIS), curriculum development/implementation, organization and communication. Initiative, flexibility and time management are keys to success in this role. CCM is seeking an individual with 5+ years of experience in workforce development, HR and/or case management. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.

This is a full-time salaried position and is physically located in Atlanta (420 Courtland St. NE) and will include responsibilities at the CCM offices as well as program partner sites. Salary range is $36,000-42,000 based on education and demonstrated experience, along with insurance and retirement benefit options and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Tony Johns, Executive Director, at tony@crossroadsatlanta.org

REQUIREMENTS

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Education

Bachelor’s degree in social work, non-profit management, business administration, curriculum and instruction, social innovation or a related discipline is required.

Experience
  • Minimum five years demonstrated success in workforce development, HR or case management.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial education, classroom teaching, public speaking, strategic consulting, corporate responsibility/HR, brand management, social work or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful program development and implementation.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Environmental and Working Conditions

Normal internal office environment. Local travel estimated at 30-35 % (can be up to 8-10 days or more in a month – including weekends – depending upon scheduling requirements). The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country by using a map or other direction methods.

Physical and Mental Requirements

High energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, displaying tact, maturity and flexibility. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment. Skills essential for successful communications include speaking and writing. Must be physically able to travel by air, car, train or other modes of transportation.

For more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.crossroadsatlanta.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,000.00 to $42,000.00 /year plus benefits

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Tony Johns, Executive Director, at tony@crossroadsatlanta.org.