Please note: This position requires a cover letter for consideration. EMPath is transitioning to a hybrid model of in office work. Each employee must be in the office 2-3 days a week starting in September.
Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) transforms lives by helping people move out of poverty and provides other organizations with the tools to do the same. As a leading nonprofit innovator that combines program delivery, independent research, and public advocacy, we offer a wide range of rewarding career opportunities. EMPath?is committed to recruiting, hiring and sustaining a diverse workforce. We are an EEO/AA/ADA/ADEA employer based in Boston, Massachusetts. All qualified individual, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, sexuality, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.?
EMPath is a high-performing and innovative organization whose work is achieved through the fundamental values of inclusiveness and diversity, mutual respect, support, and learning.
Salary: $46,000-49,000 USD Annually
Hours: Full-timemust be available to work a flexible schedule that includes three evenings a week as needed to accommodate program participants schedules (until 7:30pm), within a 40-hour work week.
Position: Mobility Mentor I
Supervisor: Coordinator of Career Family Opportunity Program
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced coach who is interested in working with Heads of Households (HOHs) in EMPaths Flagship Programa five-year program called Career Family Opportunity (CFO). The Economic Mobility Mentor will use EMPaths economic mobility coaching model (called Mobility Mentoring) to work with the HOH to identify individual strengths and areas for goal-setting to move the household towards economic self-sufficiency.
- Carry a caseload of up to 20 program participant HOHs
- Work closely with the Head of Household on his/her journey to self-sufficiency through using Mobility Mentoring and goal-setting to promote economic mobility, specifically relating to housing, budgeting, career and education, child care, health care, and more
- Support advancement on all five pillars of EMPaths Bride to Self-Sufficiency (family support, health & wellness, finances, education and career)?
- Monitor and document participants progress according to individual plans
- Conduct regular detailed assessments to advance program and participants according to deadlines
- Regular and careful tracking and data entry for internal and external research?
- Keep thorough and organized documentation of caseload efforts, including up-to-date and accurate documentation of electronic database system according to deadlines
- Participate in the development and facilitation of program community groups
- Recruit participants for the program, including outreaching to community groups, presentations to local agencies, etc.
- Serve as an expert resource for participants on barriers to completion of goals, relating to housing, finances, career and education, childcare, and health care
- Participate in regular team and staff meetings and efforts to improve program outcomes
- Contribute to special projects when necessary to advance program services
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
- Experience or training in human services coaching?
- 2+ years of experience working with low-income families is required
- Experience in case management, social work, or equivalent is preferred
- Must be able to manage a case load of up to 20 participants effectively and efficiently?
- Experience providing 1:1 mentoring, coaching and goal-setting, specifically around goals related to the promotion of economic mobility
- Strong knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and coaching practices and eager to continue improving these skills
- Excellent organization skills, a willingness to report on all aspects of work and analyze efforts for continuous improvement
- Ability to work with adults towards economic mobility goals such as educational advancement, career enhancement, and financial literacy
- Knowledge of best practices in the field and connections with systems addressing the aforementioned areas
- Accepting of ongoing and consistent supervision, peer coaching, shadowing, and feedback
- Collaborative and also able to work independently
- Demonstrates both initiative and motivation when working independently with participants, data entry, and with assigned projects to benefit both the team and our participants
- Computer skills with solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to travel between program sites within the greater Boston area, as well as occasionally to other places in the community to meet participants (once we transition permanently back to in-person meetings)
- Possess cultural competency and sensitivity with groups and individuals representing a variety of needs, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Ability to respond flexibly to a fluid and evolving program environment?
- Strong time management, organizational?skills, and attention to detail?
- Excellent computer skills, including data entry?
- Basic knowledge of principles of community organizing, service coordination, and advocacy to initiate/coordinate service delivery and follow-up services
- Basic knowledge of workforce development, economic literacy, education and career exploration
- Ability to work collaboratively with partners, colleagues and participants ??
- Connections to community resources and institutions within area of expertise is a plus?
Working Conditions: Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires knowledge of video conferencing, including Zoom. Work may be stressful and fast paced at times.