Retail Workforce Development Coordinator
The Fair Work Center empowers workers to achieve fairness at their places of employment. We are hub for workers to understand and exercise their legal rights, improve working conditions and connect with community resources.
We envision a society in which workers are treated with dignity and respect regardless of class, gender and race, where employers follow all labor laws, and where all workers know and exercise their rights at work.
We believe that minimum labor standards are a key solution to creating fair work places. To us fair work adheres to the following values: accountability, equity, dignity, respect and transparency.
This fall we will launch a pilot retail workforce development project. We will modify an existing retail curriculum to meet Seattle’s retail workforce needs and provide skills and labor law training to both workers and employers in the retail industry.
- Modify, implement, and scale retail skills and workplace rights trainings to match the current and future needs of the retail workforce.
- Conduct recruitment for and lead trainings
- Build relationships with and support workforce development partners.
- Outreach to retailers to develop relationships with managers and begin an ongoing hiring network
- Prepare job seekers with attaining the necessary job skills in interviewing, resume-building, networking and communication, through individual counseling and/or workshops
- Maintain progress in database.
- Coordinate with staff to engage program participants in broader organizational activities
The ideal candidate will be a jack-of-all trades, mission driven, a quick-learner, flexible and have deep respect for workers.
- Experience working with immigrant and refugees and communities of color.
- Experience working in retail or other service sector jobs.
- Commitment to fairness at work and racial and economic equity.
- 2-3 years of experience working in outreach, adult education, community organizing, social work, case management or any combination of experience that demonstrates an ability to connect with and support workers as they empower themselves.
- Highly organized person who can balance attention to detail with working in teams.
- Strong interpersonal, written and communication skills.
- Ability and interest in giving presentations and speaking with people one-on-one.
- A strong interest in working collaboratively with a demonstrated ability for time and project management.
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite and experience with CRM Databases.
- Proficiency in a second language (Chinese, Tigrinya, Oromo, Portuguese or Spanish preferred)
The Operations Coordinator reports to and is supervised by the Program Director, Sam Keller.
This is a full time six-month temporary non-exempt position with the potential to become a permanent position in 2018. The hourly rate is $24 to $26.50 per hour. On an annual basis this is equivalent to an annual rate of $50,000 to $55,000. This position comes with robust benefits (health, vision, dental, retirement and vacation) that begin upon hire.
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by August 1, 2017.
Fair Work Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, housing status, disability, national origin, age or genetic information.
Fair Work Center is committed to a policy of pluralism and equal opportunity in an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices for its client communities, Board and staff. Pluralism refers to the active promotion of mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity among people who are diverse in work background, experience, education, race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental and physical abilities, veteran status, or any other perceived differences. The resulting diversity is both a source of program strength and a matter of fundamental human fairness.