Workforce Boulder County has an opening for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Internship Coordinator with the Work First program providing employment services to Colorado Works clients. This position works directly with job seeking candidates and employers to identify internship opportunities that provide a mutually beneficial learning experience for interns and a value to employers. Conducts employer outreach and marketing activities that enhance the current internship database and educates employers of Workforce Boulder County business solutions. Acts as a liaison among internship participants, Employment Transition Specialists, and participating employers. Conducts follow-up activities with interns and employers to ensure the internship experience remains positive and progressive for both parties. Problem-solves employee relation issues and situations that arise in a proactive and timely manner. Identifies and communicates additional Workforce Center business services that may be valuable and relevant to employers. Documents activity in Connecting Colorado and CBMS databases. Requires excellent customer service, communication, listening skills, problem-solving, teamwork, and knowledge of low income populations.
Will work out of both Boulder and Longmont offices.
Examples of Duties:
- Assist in developing and recruiting employers and on-the-job training opportunities.
- Request job postings directly from employers; provide labor, employment, and related information to employers; write job postings and descriptions.
- Assist clients in identifying strengths and barriers related to employment and program specific barriers for successful engagement within the workforce.
- Conduct job internship referral duties with clients; interview and evaluate clients; ensure follow-up with clients; conduct job matches; and make appropriate placement referrals.
- Assist in conducting employment related workshops, job clubs and workplace training.
- Serve as an advisor for workplace conduct, behaviors, and attributes for success in the workplace.
- Prepare and manage participant files and maintain appropriate information; develop reports to track clients based on appropriate criteria; enter participant data into computerized tracking systems in a timely basis. Maintain appropriate client log notes on a timely and on-going basis.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration or a related field.
- Two (2) years of professional experience in a directly related field working with adults or youth in a human services setting, particularly in employment-related services or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Good computer skills.
- Knowledge of low-income populations.
- Previous career counseling experience preferred.
Primarily sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing; frequent hand/eye coordination to operate computer keyboard and office equipment; vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and members of the public.
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Veterans are encouraged to apply for Boulder County jobs that match their education and/or experience.