Career Development Specialist

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The Doe Fund is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization which provides economic opportunity, transitional and supportive housing, and comprehensive social services to underserved populations including the formerly homeless and incarcerated, disconnected youth, veterans, and people living with AIDS.

Its flagship transitional work program-- Ready, Willing & Able-- integrates paid work, occupational training, and holistic supportive services to facilitate an individual’s return to mainstream society. The program has been replicated in cities across the country.

The Doe Fund has an annual operating budget of $50 million and a full-time staff of 400.

We are currently seeking several Career Development Specialists for our traditional Ready, Willing & Able and Day Programs to join our growing team at both our Brooklyn and Harlem locations.


Coaching and Training   40%
• Meet regularly with assigned caseload of clients to deliver one-on-one coaching in:
• Resume preparation
• Job search strategy and tactics
• Interview preparation and practice
• Difficult questions and employment gaps
• Ongoing job search efforts
• Interact in person and via email with Program Directors, Case Managers and other Career Development Specialists to refine understanding of applicants’ needs and identify targeted job development efforts
• Maintain up-to-date records on client efforts, progress and development needs

Job Development   40%
• Conduct extensive outreach to potential employers to market trainees and increase pool of employers, increase job bank listing, and develop new job orders
• Maintain regular contact with employers to monitor employment satisfaction and to suggest accommodation of requirements for hard-to-fill positions
• Maintain up-to-date records on employer outreach efforts for tracking and follow up

Teaching/Other   20%
• Conduct on-site Career Development Classes and Career Club meetings
• Aid in facilitating monthly mock interviewing evenings with corporate partners
• Participate in staff meetings and team meetings
• Perform other duties as assigned


• A passionate desire to motivate participants to secure and retain employment
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Two to four years of experience working with workforce re-entry for those with significant re-entry barriers; especially the homeless and individuals with conviction histories
• Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a in a culturally diverse environment
• Strong oral and written communication, presentation and networking skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Manage multiple agendas effectively
• Ability to follow-up and multi-task
• Ability to work independently
• Be a team player
• Flexible, creative and solution-oriented approach to issues
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Word
• Strong work ethic
•  Able to work on average one evening per week
• Willingness to travel throughout Metro NYC

The Doe Fund is a fast paced, energetic, dynamic environment that employs people with strategic and innovative ideas. We offer a competitive Salary with full benefits including: medical, dental, 401k, vacation, personal and sick time, etc.

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