• Support, and oversee performance management of DESC area Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Specialists, including site visits, classroom observations, and one-on-one meetings
• Troubleshoot and resolve problems
• Monitor and report e-NDMS, other databases, and participant files to ensure data integrity across the Detroit region and address any discrepancies or missing information
• Monitor JMG procedures to ensure all grant requirements are met
• Gather quantitative and qualitative data, and report to program manager, including presentations, summaries and any other requests from internal or external partners.
• Supports development opportunities as directed, research and identifying funding opportunities to support JMG Detroit programming.
• Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing partners including but not limited to school administrators, employers, and community leaders to increase awareness and enhance the JMG program
• Communicate and support existing partners ensuring all parties agree on partnership roles and responsibilities.
• Engage In & Out of School JMG Specialists, utilizing an engagement team approach, to set up talent tours, guest speakers, and work experiences
• Support and connect with the Workforce Development Partners to integrate services into workforce programming and activities fully implementing the JMG Out-of-School Model and attains all program process and performance outcomes.
• Monitor curriculum and ensures participants achieve specific JAG competencies through classroom instruction; teaches through a variety of methods including lecture, hands-on activities, and team teaching; tailors the program and teaching methods for the needs of each specific participant and implements strategies to ensure success for each participant.
• Ensures an appropriate pool of participants through direct recruitment, and obtaining referrals from community partners to include school districts, local law enforcement, judicial system, and social services agencies; holds interviews with prospective candidates and those making referrals to determine, using JAG Out-of-School guidelines, the appropriateness of the prospective participant for the program.
• Coordinate career exploration opportunities focused on regional in-demand career pathways; career exploration includes but is not limited to guest speakers, talent tours, work-based learning, internships, post-secondary education and training opportunities.
• Establishes an Advisory Committee consisting of key strategic partners to assist with participant selection and delivery of services; meet with Advisory Committee as needed to ensure successful program outcomes.
• Ensures positive perceptions of the JMG program within community by developing and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with community partners to include, but not limited to, employers, school districts, law enforcement, judicial system, social services agencies, and post-secondary education/training providers, and members of the Advisory Committee.
• Advocates for the program and develops a pool of effective community support resources by working with employers, parents, civic groups, school districts, social services agencies, law enforcement, judicial system, and legislators to build awareness of and support for the program; develops job opportunities, participates in public relations activities, attends meetings and speaks to various community groups.
• Builds appreciation for teamwork, sense of belonging, and commitment to community service among JMG participants by organizing and serving as advisor to a JMG Career Association; creates training opportunities through hands-on activities, film presentations, guest speakers, and workshops; assists with civic and social opportunities.
• Complies with all documentation requirements in a timely fashion including contacts and activities involving participants, employers, and other groups through the JAG Electronic National Data Management System (e-NDMS) and other data base OSMIS as required; develops and maintains a well-organized filing system.
• Assists program manager in finding and maintaining quality employment and/or post-secondary educational programs while in active programming; works closely with participants for 12 months after participant completes active program requirements to ensure a satisfactory employment outcome or enrollment in post-secondary education or training; develops communication plan for all participants.
• Monitor testing programs including pre-/post-tests and career interest surveys.
• Participates in staff, regional, and statewide meetings, and staff development activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in social service, counseling, business, education, or a related discipline is preferred. Equivalent combination of training, education, and experience may be considered. Experience working in both private sector and education or social services is preferred.
2. Experience working with youth accompanied by knowledge of youth development issues and resiliency strategies.
3. Skills in human relations, leadership, supervision, and motivational techniques.
4. Ability to work 12 months per year.
5. Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities.
6. Ability to establish the appropriate boundaries while developing and nurturing supportive relationships with participants.
7. Ability to educate a variety of constituencies and interested parties about the program by developing ongoing relationships and making formal presentations.
8. Ability to develop curriculum and educational opportunities consistent with the JAG Model.
9. Working knowledge of basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and ability to properly manage social media accounts.