Apr 27, 2017
New Ventures Maine has an immediate opening for a full-time Workforce Specialist to coordinate and provide career/workforce and asset development training and other services in the Southern Region. The position is based in South Portland with outreach and travel throughout Cumberland and York Counties. Responsibilities include: outreach, planning and delivering workforce and financial education training and advising to individuals in work/life transition, including unemployed and underemployed workers, adult learners, single parents, and displaced homemakers. The position involves working as a team with regional and statewide NVME and University staff, developing and maintaining resources and organizational partnerships that contribute to workforce and asset development and improve access to education and employment. This is a soft money-funded position; continuation of the position is contingent upon funding external to the University and University needs. Salary : the normal hiring range is mid-thirties, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package. The successful candidates must have : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life/work experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills, good customer service skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to organize and manage workflow, including attention to detail and deadlines. Experience and knowledge of group process, training, and adult learning theory and practice. Knowledge or experience in career development, personal financial capability, and related public policy. Computer/Information technology proficiency and ability to apply to training, career, employment, and education advising and coaching.. Preference will be given to candidates with the following : Master’s degree in related field (Adult Education, Career Development and Advising, Counseling, or Instruction) or equivalent experience. One or more years’ experience in workforce development training, advising/coaching, and counseling. Knowledge of women’s career and economic development issues. Experience with online (distance) learning tools and techniques. Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after May 12 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University . Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://maine.hiretouch.com . Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." Applicants will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume which fully describes candidate’s qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. Applicants will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Finalist will be asked to submit official transcripts upon request. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background screening. The University of Maine at Augusta ( www.uma.edu ) is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System.