Personal and Career Development Specialist in the Department of Human and Community Renewal in the C
Job Summary: The Department of Human and Community Renewal at Roosevelt University is committed to helping previously incarcerated citizens return to community and family life. Through annual grants, the Department of Human and Community Renewal contracts with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to change the lives of offenders returning to Chicago's communities by offering educational and transitional services. The Personal and Career Development (PCD) Specialist provides career development training to offenders released from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and enrolled in the Life Skills Reentry Program at Roosevelt University. The PCD Specialist will conduct class using a structured personal and career development curriculum, building on job readiness and retention skills, while providing on-going support and mentoring to participants as needed, increasing their chances of obtaining gainful and sustainable employment. This is a full-time, at-will, non-exempt, administrative position that reports to the Director of Administration in the Department of Human and Community Renewal in the College of Arts and Sciences. The 37.50 hour work week schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:30am -4:30pm which includes a 30 minutes unpaid meal break.
Minimum Qualifications: See knowledge, skills and abilities required.
Job Type: Full-Time
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: An earned Bachelor's Degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience in adult education or training in areas such as career development, job readiness/search/ retention, and/or life skills or related areas. Demonstrated highly effective experience in course development, presentation, and assessment. Demonstrated knowledge of job search techniques and online applications preparation and submission. Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), and attention to detail. Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with all levels of program participants, staff, program partners and parole. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence by embodying Roosevelt's core values, mission, and vision in every aspect of the role working with students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate field of study in behavioral sciences or related field, such as sociology, social work, psychology, vocational guidance, or other field related to employment services. Master's degree in counseling, education, sociology, social work or a related field. Experience working with previously incarcerated or other at-risk populations, with an understanding of the challenges and barriers facing ex-offenders during reentry. Previous instructional experience in a social services environment. Experience teaching basic computer skills, such as keyboarding, creating MS Word documents, email and use of the internet.
Roosevelt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes women, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans, international and minority-classified individuals as applicants for all positions.