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EMPLOYMENT COACH

 

Looking to use your top-notch matchmaking ability and business-to-business skills while having a meaningful social impact?  Freedom a la Cart is an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise and workforce development program born to help survivors of human trafficking build a new life of freedom and self sufficiency.  What started as a single food cart is now a bustling, full-service catering company, grown from the hearts and hard work of the women who sustain us. Through offering supportive services, practical life skills, paid workforce training and one-on-one case management, Freedom is a place where survivors can heal, learn and grow as they prepare for sustainable employment opportunities in the community.

 

We are looking for an Employment Coach to help prepare and transition survivors from our workforce development program into sustainable jobs in the community earning a livable wage.

 

THE JOB

EMPLOYMENT COACH [flex-time, 15-20 hrs/wk]

At Freedom a la Cart we are passionate about the human trafficking survivors we serve, our customers, our volunteers, our business partners and our staff.  We work hard, have fun and roll up our sleeves to make the dreams of survivors happen. The overall vision of the position is to help transition survivors from vulnerability and poverty to stability and economically self-sufficiency.

We are seeking a person with unique professional and interpersonal skills capable of interacting effectively with survivors, employers, and service providers. The successful candidate will lead Freedom a la Cart’s employment coaching and pairing initiative by successfully transitioning survivors from our workforce development program to employment in viable, trauma-safe workplaces; engage with employers to identify viable job opportunities and ensure training meets their needs; and provide ongoing employment support to ensure job retention and advancement in the workplace. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assess program participant to identify individual strengths, explore vocational interests and set goals
  • Develop a clear employment transition roadmap for participants with milestones that fit into the estimated 24-month cycle of FALC workforce development
  • Provide survivors with the necessary support and training to facilitate job readiness, tailor the services to meet each survivor’s individual needs; and connect survivors with community resources (partner agencies) for vocational training or educational services needs
  • Network to develop a resource channel of potential employment partners; identify choice employers through an established criteria; conduct employer interviews and site visits; and ensure that FALC training meets the needs of the choice employer
  • Develop relationships with choice employers in order to understand business, culture, and the job requirements of the positions they seek to fill
  • Work with choice employers to identify specific skills they are seeking and develop a process for qualified FALC program participants to acquire those skills.
  • Provide job and career coaching, follow up, and job retention services to FALC participants
  • Train choice employers on human trafficking awareness, trauma education, understanding the benefits cliff and defining earning requirements for economic security.

THE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the human resources sector: staffing/job placement/coaching
  • Adaptable people person with strong social/interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with diverse audiences
  • Excellent writing skills comparable with the communication and reporting requirements of the position
  • Knowledge of creating and utilizing Google applications Docs, Sheets, Gmail and Slides
  • Well organized and self-directed
  • A total team player with strong work ethic and “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to problem-solve, troubleshoot, anticipate needs and apply sound judgement in new or unusual situations
  • Ability to network within the Greater Columbus business community in ways that foster collaborative relationships (must be able to travel locally)
  • Effectively manage time and prioritize requests to meet deadlines
  • Experience in working with vulnerable trauma survivors a plus
  • Flexible with the ever ebbing and flowing needs of a growing company
  • Most importantly, love to have fun while changing the world!

 
READY TO APPLY? We would LOVE to hear from you!!
Send email to freedom@freedomalacart.org with your resume and a cover letter stating why you’d like to work at Freedom a la Cart. Title the email: Employment Coach — [Your Name]
 


 

FREEDOM ASSISTANT


Would you like to use your killer organizational and business communication skills while having a meaningful social impact?  Freedom a la Cart is an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise and workforce development program born to help survivors of human trafficking build a new life of freedom and self sufficiency.  What started as a single food cart is now a bustling, full-service catering company, grown from the hearts and hard work of the women who sustain us. Through offering supportive services, practical life skills, paid workforce training and one-on-one case management, Freedom is a place where survivors can heal, learn and grow as they prepare for sustainable employment opportunities in the community.

 

We are looking for a proactive, smart, and hyper-organized administrative assistant capable of stepping in and taking on a variety of tasks to support the needs of our growing team. We run 100+ miles per hour, and this role requires someone who can keep up with multiple projects and priorities coming from every angle.

This role will oversee key tasks required to manage office and team logistics, while fostering a work environment that is thoughtful and inspiring.

 
THE JOB
Freedom Assistant  [flex-time, 15-20 hrs/wk]

This position is responsible for providing general administrative support to the management team at Freedom a la Cart,  including but not limited to:

  • Manage the calendar and inbox for the Executive Director
  • Purchase and manage office and marketing supplies for all departments
  • Field general inquiries on behalf of the organization
  • Schedule and coordinate Freedom a la Cart table hosting at community events and speaking engagements
  • Assist with coordination of Freedom a la Cart events
  • Act as the “Thank You” coordinator for the organization
  • Support Marketing efforts: email blasts, social media posts, website updates
  • Assist with donor communications
  • Assist with catering sales support

THE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of organization, multi-tasking and communication
  • Proficiency with technology, spreadsheets, databases, and word processing
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work as a team member with minimal supervision
  • Solid written and oral communication skills and excellent phone manner
  • Passion for the Freedom a la Cart mission
  • Flexible with the ever ebbing and flowing needs of a growing company
  • Most importantly, love to have fun while changing the world!

 

READY TO APPLY? We would LOVE to hear from you!!
Send email to freedom@freedomalacart.org with your resume and answer to the two questions below. Title the email: Freedom Assistant — [Your Name]

  1. What is your 140-character (limit) manifesto or biography? This is only the length of a tweet, so get creative.
  2. What key “super power” would you bring to this role? What makes you uniquely qualified to support The Freedom Team based on the needs above? [No more than seven sentences]

Freedom a la Cart is an equal opportunity employer.