Job Details
Full Time
$28.85 - $33.65 Hourly

Founded: 1981
Mission: To prepare foster and community youth to reach their greatest potential
Values: Respect, Trust, Empathy, Inclusion, Advocacy

Position Title: Corporate Partner Liaison
Employment Classification: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Manager of Youth Support Services
Department: Program

Program Summary: The purpose of the program is for youth to obtain and sustain full-time employment. Youth will undergo paid training. Youth will then begin working either part-time or full-time. Throughout the program, staff will have a weekly check-in with youth and employer. After 6 months, support services will titrate down.
Eligible participants: Transition Age Youth, 18-24, with some work experience.

Position Summary: The Corporate & Community Partner Manager coordinates and actively participates in the provision of individualized job placement assistance to youth and young adults between the ages of 18-24 with barriers to employment.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
o Develop strategic partnerships with employers who are committed to giving priority hiring to youth participants:

  • Gathers and shares data about the local job market, specifically which industries and employers are hiring and the types of positions available;
  • Develops and coordinates linkages with job skills training resources in high-demand fields;
  • Follows-up with employers concerning referrals to determine placements;
  • Provides training to employers; on-going support; develop and maintain collaborative relationships with hiring managers;
  • Promote Orangewood Foundation's Mission and services to prospective employers, community group and job seekers.

o Provides observation, consultation and support to the Youth Employment Specialist to ensure participants have access to available services in order to support their employment success.
o Oversees the implementation of the program and youth support, including reviewing of reports, data collection, and other documents prepared.
o Responsible for the timeliness, accuracy and reporting of program data.
o Assures compliance with confidentiality procedures and maintaining participant information.
o Performs miscellaneous support tasks including, but not limited to, file review and event support including community outreach activities.
o Participates in departmental, agency and community meetings.
o Represents the interests of the agency, the program and its participants in all networking and public relations opportunities.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:
o Must be at least 21 years of age.
o Bachelors degree in Human Services, Social Work, Education, Psychology, or related field preferred.
o 3+ years of experience in an employment service or related setting. 
o 2+ years of experience supervising staff.
o Knowledge of or experience working in a professional work environment and the hiring and maintenance of employees including management and supervision of new employees.
o Experience working with transitional age youth and familiarity trauma informed practices and impact of trauma on the developing adolescent.
o Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting transitional age youth including those formerly in foster care, youth experiencing homelessness, youth survivors of trafficking, minority youth and experience working with LGBTQ youth.
o Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills.
o Ability to think creatively and assess for systems improvements.
o Leadership skills as evident by ability to work independently and coordinate the successful completion of projects.
o Excellent computer skills including data entry, word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems.
o Must be able to pass a criminal background check, FBI/DOJ fingerprinting, TB test, drug test and employment verification. 
o Must have a valid California drivers license and proof of automobile insurance.  Position requires DMV clearance.


Essential Qualities:
o Creates atmosphere of enthusiasm and commitment.
o Focuses all actions to reflect the values: trust, respect, empathy, inclusion and advocacy.
o Follows and fulfills Orangewood Foundation policies and procedures.
o Communicates clearly and directly with internal and/or external customers to assure proper resolution of concerns and satisfaction of inquiries, and speaking positively of Orangewood Foundation decisions, processes, and programs to other staff and outside consumers.
o Supports and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, and ethical behavior and does not participate in gossip.
o Serves as a role model and demonstrates a deep understanding of and passion for the Orangewood Foundations mission, vision and values.
o Displays the organizations essential attitudes by approaching projects, activities and other job functions with flexibility and a positive attitude.
o Enjoys working directly with community partners, youth, coworkers, volunteers, etc.

Working Environment/Physical Requirements: An office job, with frequent driving to meetings, events, and prospective and current corporate partners in the community. Position requires use of personal vehicle. Physical requirements include standing, sitting, typing, bending and lifting up to approximately 50 lbs. (i.e. tables, chairs, food, water, etc.)


Modification to work schedule may be made based on need of the Foundation.


Orangewood Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex. gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other protected group, in accordance with all applicable federal or State laws.

Updated: 04/22/202

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