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Transition Coach – Project Growth

Mission Accomplished is a newly established and developing nonprofit organization focused on developing aspiring young professional leaders. Mission Accomplished is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization.

Project Growth is a program designed by the Albany County Department of Law to empower youth by providing a manageable and structured way to repay their debt to crime victims and teach participants transferrable employability skills for their future.

Our Transition Coaches understand the mission and vision of the organization and Project Growth. They are individuals who have an extraordinary commitment to making a difference in the health, fulfillment, and satisfaction of our teens and the communities we serve.

Transition Coaches are inspired individuals who are willing to work alongside volunteers, staff, stakeholders and the Board of Directors to assist with promoting our programs and services.

Interpersonal skills are essential to effectively engage with our young customers. Project Growth Transition Coaches commit to assisting customers with: 1) fostering positive social skills, 2) understanding the harm caused by the crime (s) committed, 3) repairing the harm by paying court ordered restitution fees, 4) learning the skills to become young professional leaders, and 5) engaging in career opportunities.

As a Transition Coach we expect you to coach customers to develop and achieve their goals, define who they are, self-actualize, increase their self-awareness, recognize they are assets to society, and develop the transferrable skills necessary to transition into adulthood and the global economy.

Transition Coaches are inspired to increase his/her personal productivity, expanding integrity, and developing as a more powerful, able, compassionate, and contributing professional.

Transition Coaches are not Clinicians who offer therapeutic counseling sessions. As a Coach you will refer customers to other community agencies for counseling needs.

Responsibilities: Assist with placing youth at internship sites to earn wages to pay restitution fees to crime victims. Work in collaboration with the Albany County Department of Probation, Law Family Court and the Center for Human Services Research to assist customers with successfully completing the program. Maintain the confidentiality of the crime victims and offenders (our customers). Become thoroughly knowledgeable about available resources to assist customers with developing meaningful transition plans. Develop relationships and partnerships with local educational institutions, OCFS Department of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities Youth (DJJOY) and other public and private organizations to support customers with acquiring resources and developing a positive network of support. Supervise and observe customers at internship sites to assist with career skill development. Communicate with internship site supervisors to evaluate the customers work abilities. Complete weekly case notes. Assist customers with understanding the harm caused by the crime(s) committed. Assist customers with seeking out enrichment programs and other resources to support their life
transitions. Assist with assuring court ordered restitution fees are paid in full. Assure youth participate in the Before and After Pictures Program (B&APP). Communicate with representatives from the identified resources to gather information and support customers with developing a network of support. Develop a supportive relationship with customers. Coach customers through the process of developing, defining and accomplishing goals. Coach customers to develop problem-solving skills when presented with obstacles. Coach customers to develop goal setting, time management, and effective communication skills. Coach customers to develop the abilities to be solution-focused and task-oriented. Develop an understanding of positive youth development (PYD). Develop an understanding of the Restorative Justice Model. Develop and understanding of the life skill areas within the Casey Life Skills Assessment. Educate customers about global personal and professional development opportunities. Complete evaluation tools to assess your customer’s progress. Participate in committees within grassroots and established public and private agencies that align with the mission of Mission Accomplished. Engage in appropriate trainings – webinars, conferences, workshops, etc. A vehicle is required. Travel 50% of your scheduled time, including transporting youth.

Qualifications: Valid NYS driver’s license if operating a vehicle. Bachelor’s in Social Welfare, Psychology or Criminal Justice and at least 2 years experience working with teens ages 13-16 who are involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system; or 6 years experience working with teens 13-16 who are involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to develop collaborate with other organizations. Willingness to become familiar with the communities/neighborhoods of customers. Ability work in a changing environment.

Time Commitment and Compensation: Time: 15-20 hours per week Compensation: $14 per hour.

If you are interested in this position send your resume and cover letter to Carmen Duncan by E-mail or mail to 706 Madison Ave. Albany, NY 12208.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County – Nutritionists/Community Nutrition Educators-26516

Job Description: CCE of Albany County is seeking qualified and experienced Nutritionists/Community Nutrition Educators to provide input into the planning for, and conducting the implementation of, public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) eligible families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Greater Capital Region. As part of the Capital Region SNAP-Ed Program, Nutritionists assist in program development, assessment, evaluation, management and marketing as well as collaborate with the SNAP-Ed staff conducting social marketing and environmental activities.

The Greater Capital SNAP Ed Region includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties.

Program Planning – 15%. Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to plan the recruitment, teaching and graduating of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program. Plan the delivery of established short- and long-range educational programs within the Nutrition education subject area and based upon the association plan-of-work. Plan the extension of subject matter resources to the staff, program participants and other groups, as they are identified. Plan the implementation of programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community. Coordinate with the SNAP-Ed Project Manager and team to address clientele needs and to select program materials. Under guidance of the supervisor, adapt curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives. Consult with association staff, Cornell faculty and other agency partners and collaborators in planning for program implementation and material selection. Collaborate with other organizations that serve target audiences in order to effectively plan and implement programs for impact. Contribute actively to the total CCE program effort through joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and association activities. Assist in the development of marketing materials for educational events and assist in mass media (social and print) efforts related to program. Assist Supervisor with public awareness in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/ annual reports, or news releases. Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor necessary for successful implementation of the program.

Program Delivery – 70%. Conduct creative educational programs, based on existing materials, to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods. Deliver program/lessons to individual/family homes and/or groups at various locations, requiring the transportation of program materials and oneself to the locations. Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment and teaching of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program. FFY Target is 40 nutrition activities per month. Integral member to assist the team with reaching 500 participants per month. Extend subject matter resources to the staff, program participants and other groups, as they are identified. Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community. Serve as subject-matter resource to the staff and clientele and other groups, as they are identified. Inform participants of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services. Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner.

Program Management – 5%. Maintain confidentiality of information regarding all program participants. Maintain record of class participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process. Complete necessary written documentation as required by programs and funders. Perform routine data collection utilized by the program. Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures. Assist support staff and program colleagues by using CCE office procedures/policies for communication, documentation, work requests, and schedule availability. Assist the SNAP-Ed Project Manager in the identification and preparation of proposals to secure additional program funding. Assist the SNAP-Ed Project Manager in administrative and program management activities, as assigned.

Program Assessment and Evaluation – 5%. Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, and county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs. Provide program evaluation data to the SNAP-Ed Project Manager, assist in data analysis and make recommendations to supervisors for strengthening and improving programs. Help identify program needs with supervisors, advisory committee and program participants.

Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned – 5%. In cooperation with the supervisor, develop a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities. Pursue professional growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position. May be required to attend professional development opportunities. Participate in required orientation programs and attend in-services as necessary to stay current and involved in relation to facility responsibilities. Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner. Demonstrate behavior consistent with Cornell Cooperative Extension Staff Skills for Success. Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at team and staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff and volunteers, general marketing of CCE, and other duties as assigned. EEO/EPO – Apply to all Responsibilities & Essential Functions. Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public. Ensures EPO and participant mapping data is collected and reported accurately.

Salary at the rate of $40,500 annually. Excellent benefits.

When uploading files to your application, please make sure you flag all attachments that you want included in your application as a current resume (even if it is actually a cover letter). The system will only allow the recruiter to pass on flagged documents.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Jim McNaughton, Human Resources Lead by E-mail or telephone at 518-765-3503. Applications must be submitted electronically to be considered. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is submitted. Please look for this to ensure you have been successful in applying. All applications must be received on-line by January 9, 2015.

Please apply for this position here.

State University of New York (SUNY) – Data Manager and Help Desk Analyst Positions

SUNY System Administration, located in Albany, NY seeks a Data Manager. Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, the Data Manager is responsible for effectively and efficiently supporting the data and reporting needs of the Office of Enrollment Services. The Data Manager supports the operational procedures of the office by administering the Enrollment Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) System. The Data Manger also works closely with Enrollment Services staff to create custom reports and provide ad-hoc data as requested.

SUNY System Administration, located in Albany, NY seeks applications for a Help Desk Analyst with Open SUNY to provide technical and customer service support to SUNY staff, faculty, and students participating in online and blended leaning courses at many SUNY colleges. The Help Desk office operates seven days a week including holidays.

Interested candidates should apply online. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.