Career Navigator – Memphis Bioworks

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The Memphis Bioworks Foundation’s Workforce Development Team is seeking a full-time Career Navigator for the Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. (Forging Opportunities and Restoring Careers through Education) Strengthening Working Families initiative.

The Delta F.O.R.C.E Strengthening Working Families initiative is a strategic partnership focused on providing training in healthcare, information technology and advanced manufacturing industries targeting unemployed or under-employed custodial parents in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties in southwest Tennessee. The Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. Grant is funded under a four-year H-1B Visa Technical Skills  Strengthening Working Families Grant announced June 14, 2016, by the U. S. Department of Labor to Memphis Bioworks Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. Career Navigator reports to a Program Manager at Memphis Bioworks Foundation and has the following responsibilities:

Essential Functions
 The Career Navigator provides intensive career navigation and case management that
includes facilitating communication and coordination among all program participants and partners to monitor and evaluate a participant’s needs, including placement and/or supportive services;
 Coordinates and delivers Essential Skills Training modules as required; trains new
coordinators and/or participants.
 Implements recruiting strategy to support recruitment goals on campus as well as throughout the four-county targeted service area, to include weekly on and off site information sessions;
 Coordinates and participates in recruiting activities to include marketing, presentations, career fairs, interviews, assessments, and networking events;
 Serves as a primary point of contact for potential students as well as facilitate linkages
between participants and Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. partners including the non-profit, postsecondary
institutions, local Workforce Investment Area Offices, supportive-service
organizations, child-care referral services, and employers in the targeted service area;
 Coordinates efforts with campus staff and faculty as well as Memphis Bioworks Workforce Development Team to ensure Department of Labor Guidelines are adhered to;
 Serves as an ambassador for Memphis Delta F.O.R.C.E. to represent the interests of
Strengthening Working Families Grant and Mission of Memphis Bioworks Foundation.

Desired Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree required, in a related field preferred
 Computer-literate with MS Office Suite.
 Minimum of 18 months of experience in talent identification, campus/student recruitment or job development, case management;
 Proven ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing and verbally with all segments of the workforce community including job seekers, employers, and training
providers;
 Experience presenting information in a concise and articulate manner appropriate to the specific audience;
 Motivated; self-starter;
 Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
 Ability to travel locally to training partner sites, recruiting events, etc.

Salary
Salary commensurate with experience. Position includes MBF benefits package. This is a grant-funded position, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through June 30, 2020.

Application Process
Start Date: May 15, 2018.
Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application materials must include a resume, a letter of interest in the position, including the listing of two professional references. Copies of college transcripts may be requested for finalists.

Submit application to:
Ann Terry
Program Manager
Memphis Bioworks Foundation
20 S. Dudley Street, Suite 900
Memphis, TN 38103
showell@memphisbioworks.org

Memphis Bioworks Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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