Landforce’s mission is to support people and restore land. Landforce uses much needed environmental restoration and conservation projects as a social and economic equalizer, hiring people with significant barriers to employment (individuals returning from incarceration, struggling with addiction and mental health challenges, who are homeless, or living in poverty) to work on community and environmental projects, building soft skills and occupational skills in an experiential learning setting, while providing supportive and career services to address barriers to employment and connect to future employment. As a result, we simultaneously support the personal transition to economic independence and wealth creation, local land stewardship capacity building, and community-based environmental restoration alongside Pittsburgh’s most marginalized communities.
In the last 3 years we have hired 47 people, provided more than 3,900 hours of workforce readiness training, increased our project income nearly 200%, and provided more than 17,000 hours of land stewardship to our region. 72% of our crew members completed their tenure with us. Of the finishers, 97% applied for jobs and 82% were offered jobs or went into industry trainings within two weeks of the season’s end. The average wage of these positions for the 2018 season was over $16/hour.
The Work Readiness Manager will work closely with Landforce crew members to assess current career skills, interests, and aptitudes and assist them to set career path goals including training or employment. In addition, the Work Readiness Manager will work with crew members to identify employment barriers and connect them to social/supportive services available to ensure they can accomplish significant career development milestones towards these goals.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The Work Readiness Manager’s estimated start date is March 1, 2019.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Workforce Development Director Tiffany Mrotek, at email@example.com.
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The essential functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:
Minimum 7-10 years of experience working in workforce development and/or case management required
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field plus 2 to 3 years of experience working in workforce development and/or case management required
Master’s degree in Social Work or related field experience preferred with Master’s level internship and/or 1 year of related work experience.
Landforce values diversity as a cornerstone to our success as an organization. We celebrate the differences and similarities that all employees bring to our team. We are committed to creating an atmosphere that fully utilizes the unique capabilities of each employee, and where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. Landforce is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
This is a full time, non-exempt position with benefits and a salary of $40,000.
The employee may on occasion work alongside crew members as they engage in their daily work routine as a way of building rapport with crew members. As a result, while performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk on uneven, rough and steep terrain as well as paved and unpaved trails, use hands and arms to handle and manipulate objects, tools, or control, and operate foot controls on equipment. The employee is frequently required to stand and occasionally sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. This position requires an ability to navigate stairs. The employee may carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions including extreme cold, extreme heat, and humidity, as well as wet and slippery conditions. While outside, the employee may be exposed to direct sunlight, dust, pollen, and equipment exhaust fumes.
The employee travels to work sites throughout the county, and must have access to reliable transportation. The individual will also have close contact with a computer screen. Weekend and evening hours may be required to attend board meetings, community forums, special events, and to meet specific deadlines.