MOSES ID: 18416885

Job Title: Community Empowerment Program Coordinator
Location: MassHire Holyoke Career Center/Holyoke Public Schools
Hours: Temporary, Full-time Position, 37.5 hours per week. February – June 30, 2023
Salary: Grant funded: $25000

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to


Reporting to the Director of Youth Services, participates as a member of the Youth Team, and coordinates with the organization and implementation of the Community Empowerment Grant, a joint of effort of Enlace de Familias, Entrepreneurship for All Spark, Holyoke Public Schools, and MassHIre Holyoke to provide career exploration opportunities for middle school and high school youth. The coordinator performs the specific tasks noted below:

Position Specific Responsibilities:

• Demonstrates a strong commitment to assisting youth with non-traditional backgrounds and/or career related barriers in exploring their career and educational goals.

• Helps recruit and enroll sixty (60) middle school youth and ten (10) high school students.

• Ensures program expectations are clearly explained and supported.

• Liaisons with Enlace de Familia Grant Partners helping ensure successful implementation and completion of the grant.

• Teach and implement Early Career Exploration program and coordinate field trips for middle school enrolled students.

• Monitor and track student wages or stipends.

• Facilitates MHH Work Readiness Training curriculum for high school enrolled students.

• Tracks student data and maintains files.

MassHire Holyoke Career Center Expectations of All Staff:

• Actively supports through task and attitude a priority on exceptional service

• Strives at all times to make customers feel welcomed and comfortable and provides accurate information to meet their needs.

• Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with co-workers and customers from diverse backgrounds.

• Exhibits professionalism by attendance, punctuality, appearance, demeanor and the willingness to ask questions and seek support when needed

• Willingness to attend various seminars, workshops, conferences, classes, community events, etc. necessary to keep abreast of developments, trends, and best practices


Job Title: High School Career Center Coordinator

Location: Career Center; Westfield High School
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $40,000 – $45,000

Please forward your cover letter and resume to


As a member of MassHire Holyoke’s (MHH) Youth Services Team, the High School Career Center Coordinator is out-stationed at the Westfield High School (WHS) Career Center. Working collaboratively with WHS staff, s/he helps develop and oversee all services provided at the WHS Career Center as identified below, including, but not limited to, career exploration, job search and application assistance, researching educational options, internship development, computerized job search, resume and interview preparation, screening students for program eligibility, and providing other core career counseling and job readiness services. The Career Center Coordinator also must work closely with the Westfield Business Community helping identify internship and job placement opportunities. S/he must interact collaboratively with WHS faculty and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements and administers MASS CIS and other career exploration software systems; provides career specific information/materials; and opportunities for hands-on- experience
  • Participate in and helps coordinate the Westfield to Business monthly meetings (W2B), as needed
  • Works closely with MassHire Holyoke’s Youth, Business Services, and Disability Teams helping identify work sites for full or part time employment, internships, Ticket to Work, community service, or career exploration opportunities
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with WHS faculty and staff ensuring implementation of agreed upon program goals
  • Creates and maintains relationships with local businesses in order to provide career exploration opportunities, internship development, job placement, career fairs, and other job-related experiential possibilities, with a focus on demonstrating the benefits, effectiveness, and profitability of hiring youth
  • Provides Career Readiness instruction including, but not limited to interviewing preparation; resume writing; communications; business etiquette; and the development of work success skills such as communication and accountability.
  • Coordinates career fairs and industry panels
  • Coordinates and implements MHH Early Career Exploration Program targeting 7th and 8th graders
  • Serves as a liaison to businesses after placement to provide retention support
  • Works collaboratively with other MHH Programs by identifying and referring older youth who are eligible to receive additional support from those programs
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance about workforce development information, as well as career pathways guidance to vocational, higher education, and other post-secondary training programs
  • Promotes MHH and Westfield Career Center resources with students, faculty, parents, and the community, and prepares materials publicizing the Center’s resources and programs
  • Coordinates Work-Based Learning Programs Acquires and organizes data from existing and potential youth customers in order to develop strategies to continuously improve services
  • Completes and submits required reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Functions in a manner consistent with MHH’s and Westfield High School’s missions and goals

Experience and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment working with youth, including those living with disabilities
  • Technologically proficient and able to manage workload using Microsoft and other common software applications
  • Ability to handle multiple workloads in a fast-paced environment
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Knowledge of career and workforce development topics a plus
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Must comply with WHS’s required screenings, such as CORI/SORI, etc
  • Ability to travel using personal vehicle (MHH will reimburse for mileage)
  • Other general duties as required


POSITION: Peer Leader/Youth Counselor

LOCATION: Two Holyoke, MA positions and One Westfield, MA position
WAGE: $18 an hour
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 4:30pm
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary, full-time grant funded positions

Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to:

REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be between the ages of 18 – 21. High School Diploma or equivalent. Must meet YouthWorks Program Eligibility Guidelines. Valid MA Driver’s License and own personal vehicle or have access to reliable vehicle. Excellent organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills, and strong desire to work and make a difference in the lives of urban youth. Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team. Computer literacy in word processing and email. Bilingual/Bi-cultural preferred. College students are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with the YouthWorks Career Readiness Program and work closely with the Program Coordinator in ensuring that youth ages14-21 are engaged and fully participating in YouthWorks employment experience. Develop job opportunities for youth participants in the summer job program through ongoing employer outreach and follow-up. Assist with application processing, providing orientations, weekly progress reports, timesheet processing and program evaluations based on the Massachusetts Work Based Learning plan. Complete program intake and case management activities, collecting and verifying required documentation for all youth participants. Perform daily check-ins on youth progress, collect timesheets, and address any program needs or concerns. Assess the progress of youth participants throughout the summer; conducting daily/weekly contact with worksites and providing reasonable youth career counseling when appropriate. Maintain positive professional relationships with program participants and community employers. All other duties deemed necessary by the program supervisor.