Education and Employment Specialist


The Education and Employment Specialist will provide comprehensive, individualized case management, mentoring and educational services to support domestic violence survivors in achieving short and long-term goals around job training, education, employment, financial management and self-sufficiency. This includes handling tasks associated with URI’s Working Internship Network (WIN) program, including conducting vocational assessments, facilitating career readiness, computer skills and financial literacy workshops, and managing client internships. The Education and Employment Specialist will also support URI’s community and corporate partnerships which offer education, training and hands-on experiences to domestic violence victims residing in shelter.

• Provide a wide range of career readiness services to clients, including assessments, goal development, interview training, job search skills, networking and resume assistance
• Conducts educational workshops that focus on economic empowerment to achieve program and client outcomes
• Recruit clients to participate in URI’s Working Internship Network (WIN) program, manages the application process, facilitates program activities, including internship placements and graduation, and conducts program administrative tasks.
• Track and report client progress towards achieving targeted outcomes
• Develop and manage a directory of resources, including internship and job opportunities, and GED and literacy support programs
• Train and provide support to program interns and volunteers as needed
• Conduct on-going trainings for staff, clients and community alike
• Other duties as requested to meet department and organizational needs
• Bachelors’ degree in Vocational Counseling, Human Services, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
• 3-5 years of vocational experience working with victims, domestic violence environment is preferred
• Prior experience teaching adults applicable courses and/or curriculum (career readiness, computer training skills etc.), including the ability to tailor courses to the needs of adults with low literacy levels
• Knowledge or experience assisting clients with public assistance, housing, document case records and provide counseling as appropriate
• Sensitivity to the needs of underserved population; demonstrated understanding of or interest in the issue of domestic violence; and cultural competency when working with a diverse population
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat etc.

To apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to