Workforce & Life Development Program Coordinator

Friends of Guest House
May 12, 2019
Alexandria, Virginia
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Sonja Allen
1 East Luray Avenue


Organization & Position Summary


Friends of Guest House helps women successfully reenter the community from incarceration.  Since our founding in 1974, Guest House has helped more than 3,000 women break the vicious cycle of incarceration, reunite with their families, and reintegrate into their communities.

This position is responsible for organizing and directing the Workforce and Life Development (WfLD) program, to includes its ongoing implementation, evaluation, development.


Responsibilities & Duties

The goal of WfLD is to equip participants with the skills needed to function successfully in society and to obtain and maintain long term career-focused employment. The Coordinator will:

  • Conduct assessments of client skill levels and communicate the findings to the case management staff within two weeks of the client entering the residential program.
  • Work with case managers and subject matter experts to assess clients' employment coping capacity.
  • Develop a monthly schedule of ongoing classes.
  • Recruit subject matter experts as volunteer facilitators and in-house presenters.
  • Conduct an orientation of all instructors and facilitators; offer periodic training and collaboration between all instructors, facilitators, volunteers and staff.
  • Conduct evaluations of clients and facilitators at the conclusion of each session/series; maintain records of the evaluations and communicate findings to the management staff promptly.
  • Maintain a database of program measures such as attendance rates, satisfaction levels and client needs; develop and deliver regular reports to staff.
  • Build relationships with community partners to create internships and new career paths.
  • Represent Friends of Guest House on internal and external committees.
  • Support overall growth and program development.
  • Engage in miscellaneous activities related to the above responsibilities.

Required Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid driver's license
  • CPR certification
  • First aid certification
  • PREA Training
  • NARCAN Training

Qualifications and Other Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in social sciences, communications or related filed.
  • Proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position.
  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures.
  • Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office.
  • Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Personable and team-oriented.
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.

Reporting Relationships

The Workforce & Life Development Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director.

How To Apply

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