Outreach Coordinator, VA Ready

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Are you looking to support displaced workers in the Commonwealth as they continue to prepare for and recover from the impact of the coronavirus in their communities?

The Virginia Ready Initiative, or VA Ready, is a new nonprofit focused on retraining Virginians whose employment has been disrupted due to COVID for in-demand occupations in high-growth industries. brought together over 35 leading companies across Virginia and established a Public-Private-Partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the Commonwealth’s existing FastForward Workforce Credential Program. VA Ready provides our registered VA Ready Scholars a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award upon obtaining the final certificate in 31 selected training programs in the Computer and Cyber, Healthcare and Manufacturing/Skilled Trades sectors.

Position: Outreach Coordinator  

Description: VA Ready seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist in scholar outreach of innovative job retraining program for populations adversely impacted by CoVid 19. This Outreach Coordinator position is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of a start-up organization while working for a community based nonprofit organization, as well as assisting in scholars in their career journey.

While this is a remote position, you will be partnering with a mentor/coach who will provide assign responsibilities and provide oversight of deliverables and deadlines.

Responsibilities:

• Connect with new support partners, and develop innovative ways to engage with them in the Virginia Ready Scholar journey

• Assist in the coordination and implementation of a community outreach plan across the state of Virginia

• Collaborate with all providers involved in the Virginia Ready ecosystem to ensure a smooth referral of services from support service partners to Virginia Ready Scholars

• Provide comprehensive case management to include a holistic approach to self-sufficiency and sustainability for each Virginia Ready Scholar

• Assist identifying and tracking of pilot projects within the Virginia Ready ecosystem

• Assist in the scheduling and implementation of presentations for Virginia Ready’s current and future partners

• Participate in regular staff meetings and special events  

• Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment 

• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Comfortable in the fast pace of a start-up and being part of a team developing new partnerships and incentives to help people whose employment has been disrupted due to COVID-19

• Awareness and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of populations served

• Strong research skills and ability to apply knowledge of wrap-around services to Virginia Ready Scholar population 

• Strong Google and Microsoft Suite skills

• Outstanding organizational and time management skills 

• Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills

• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects under stringent deadlines, and to respond to changing priorities is essential

• Excellent interpersonal, influencing, written and oral communication skills 

• Video conferencing experience and knowledge 

Position open until filled, requires at least 1 semester commitment. Hours: requiring 15-20 hours per week and about 3-4 hours per day.

Compensation: A stipend is available ($15/hour).                                                                     

Send resume & cover letter to Jacqueline.scott@vaready.org (M.S.Ed. ’20)