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We hope you and your loved one’s are healthy and safe in these uncertain times. Partner in Employment is working hard to support our youth and families in the immigrant and refugee community. PIE’s offices are currently opened at 50% capacity, Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-5pm and CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.

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If you need employment and rental assistance please call: 206-453-5142

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Partner in Employment advocates for livable wages, fair working conditions, equitable social support, and access to job training and education for immigrants and refugees. You can get involved by donating and following us on Facebook for news and updates on our work. Donations to PIE help us serve and provide stability to the immigrant and refugee community.

JOB OPENINGS

Join Our Team

Join our PIE family and be part of an organization committed to serving immigrants and refugees in South King County.

Program Director (FT)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Partner in Employment (PIE) works to guarantee the long-term economic stability of newly arrived refugees and immigrants in King County by providing tailored assistance in language acquisition, housing stabilization, workforce entry, and job training in higher-wage industries. As a Program Director of PIE he/she will work closely with the Executive Director to oversee the programmatic aspects of the organization. The Program Director will perform program oversight including program development, strategic planning, staff supervision and contract management.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Oversight

  • Monitor individual program performance, assess needs, and implement strategies to achieve successful program outcomes
  • Ensure timely communication with funders on program progress, issues and maintain normal working communication
  • Ensure timely completion of monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports as specified in each program deliverables
  • In collaboration with finance coordinator, review program financials and submit invoices in a timely manner
  • Report progress, challenges, and successes to Executive Director on an on-going basis

Supervision and Staff Support

  • Provide supervision and staff support to a group of individuals including, but not limited to: Manager(s), Coordinator(s), Employment Practitioner(s), Office Assistant, and other direct service staff
  • Based on agency budget and funding projections, determine staffing needs, and conduct recruitment and hiring accordingly
  • Assess staff support level, determine professional development needs and identify training opportunities
  • Perform annual staff evaluation in a timely manner
  • Provide mediation as issues arise

Development (in partnership with Executive Director)

  • Research funding opportunities, determine appropriateness and viability of potential grants, assess potential challenges, and pursue grant writing
  • Track grant writing progress and ensure timely submission; conduct follow-up with funders and request feedback on proposal results as necessary
  • Explore and develop partnership

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Management or human services field, and 3 years professional experience in human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with individuals with limited English proficiency and newly arrived in the USA
  • Familiarity with non-profit management and staff supervision
  • Familiarity handling public resources
  • Excellent communication, organization, management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated computer skills including knowledge of Excel, word processing and email programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds
  • Must have own transportation, a valid Washington state driver’s license, and ability to travel to multiple sites for meetings

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Non-profit Management or human services field, and 3 years professional experience in human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Has prior experience working in non-profit in South King County
  • Experience working with refugees and immigrants, low-income families, and individuals with high barriers to obtaining employment and completing training
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources including employment and training
  • Experience with the non-profit landscape in South King County

Position Reports to: Executive Director 

POSITION STATUS: Exempt, Full-time, 40hrs/per week

POSITION RATE:  Salary; depends on experience

*Position also qualifies for full benefit after 90 days probation and includes the following:  Paid sick and vacation, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, and retirement plan. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to admin@partnerinemployment.org.  In your cover letter, please include a statement regarding your salary requirement for this position. 

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POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Employment Practitioner (FT)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Employment Practitioner is responsible for assisting low-income individual to access education and employment opportunities.  As part of a team, the Employment Practitioner is responsible for coordination of services, career counseling, job search and job skills training, job placement and retention. The Employment Practitioner will provide support to refugees and immigrants accessing needed services including outreach, intake assessment, case-management, advocacy, and referral. In addition, they will work collaboratively with providers to ensure continuity of services. The Employment Practitioner will maintain monthly records, participant files, and accurate reports of services.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outreach and Assessment

  • Conduct outreach with clients, employers, and community providers.
  • Promote and build quality client case load through recruitment and referral.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of clients’ training and employment needs to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Provide job development, placement and retention services to job seekers including arranging for career exploration/exposure, job matching, and working with employers and new employees to problem solve.

 Job Search

  • Provide career counseling, job search, and job skills training.
  • Conduct workshops and skills trainings to prepare refugee and immigrant clients for job search and employment.
  • Assist clients with employment application, job search, resume preparation, and job interviews.
  • Provide job leads, ensure clients participation and progress is reported in timely manner.
  • Identify training opportunities and connect clients.
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of clients so they can access services.
  • Assist with job placement and job retention including resolving crisis that may arise from work/intern sites.
  • Based on clients training needs and career exploration, develop training plans that lead to career paths with wage progression opportunities and increased towards client’s self-sufficiency.
  • Based on client assessment, enroll clients into ESL and/or vocational training classes to increase employment success and job retention.
  • Assists clients to remove their employment barriers.

Case Management

  • Maintain weekly contacts with clients during their job search activity or training to support and resolve barriers
  • Maintain monthly contact with clients during their employment period to ensure their continued employment by utilizing the retention services program per contract requirements
  • Ensure appropriate job placement by maintaining regular follow-up contacts with clients and employers
  • Provide crisis intervention and assist clients with support services to ensure successful employment retention

Administrative

  • Track employment opportunities in King County
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork in a timely, quality, and accurate manner
  • Track and collect job placement data and providing that data to the supervisor on monthly basis
  • Participate in staff meetings and other related trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate degree and 2 years professional experience in employer and/or vocational training field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English and one of these languages: Somali, Swahili and/or French
  • Excellent organizational, outreach and recruitment skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated computer skills including knowledge of Excel, word processing and email programs
  • Knowledge of local market trends, employment and training services, and the welfare system
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds
  • Must have own transportation, a valid Washington state driver’s license, and ability to travel to multiple sites on a regular basis

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of reporting databases
  • Experience working with low English-speaking refugees and immigrants in Employment Services
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources and employment and training resources

 POSITION STATUS:

Full-time; 40 hours per week

 POSITION RATE:

Hourly; depends on experience

 *Position also qualifies for full benefit after 90 days probation and includes the following:  Paid sick and vacation, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, and retirement plan.  

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to admin@partnerinemployment.org.  In your cover letter, please include a statement regarding your salary requirement for this position. 

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POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Assistant Crew Lead (Youth Restoration Training Crew) (PT, 30hrs/wk)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The assistant crew lead assists the activities coordinator with day-to-day management of the Youth Restoration Training Crew. The Youth Restoration Training Crew provides paid training for youth (aged 16-24) in restoration techniques, job skills, and environmental education, while completing environmental restoration work in South King County Parks.  

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works on restoration projects alongside activities coordinator and youth crew members. 
  • Supports the activities coordinator in managing the youth crew. 
  • Supervises 5-13 person crew independently for periods of the day. 
  • Helps to keep crew members on task and following expectations. 
  • Answers crew member questions about how to complete restoration work. 
  • Checks to make sure that restoration work is being completed thoroughly, and following best management practices. 
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with youth crew members. 
  • Additional opportunities to help activities coordinator in providing environmental education if interested. 
  • Opportunities to help direct restoration work as appropriate. 
  • Tool maintenance. 

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience supervising and working positively with youth, aged 16-24. Comfortable with behavior management for this age group. 
  • Ability to model jobs skills, professionalism, and good working behavior for youth. 
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, common restoration techniques and best management practices. Includes: plant installation, ivy removal, blackberry removal. 
  • Willingness to maintain a positive attitude. 
  • Speaks English. Speaking Somali, Swahili, or other languages is also a plus but not required.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with immigrant, refugee and BIPOC communities.
  • Knowledge of common Pacific Northwest native and invasive plants – ability to recognize and name. 
  • Comfort safely using hand tools and working outdoors in all conditions. 
  • Access to a personal vehicle, and ability to transport some crew tools would be helpful but not required.

 Position Reports to: Activities Coordinator

POSITION STATUS:

Part-time; 30 hours per week

POSITION RATE:

Hourly; DOE

 *Position also qualifies for full benefit after 90 days probation and includes the following:  Paid sick and vacation, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, and retirement plan.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to madeline@partnerinemployment.org.  In your cover letter, please include a statement regarding your salary requirement for this position.  

 

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    Refugee Youth Case Manager (FT)

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    As a Refugee Youth Case Manager, he/she will work directly with a group of youth/ young adults ages 18-24 to provide community support services and build healthy and prosperous lives. Services should focus on promoting positive civic and social engagement and support educational and vocational advancement of refugee youth in King County 

     RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Perform an initial assessment of the youth’s needs and goals to determine eligibility for the program by utilizing the appropriate forms and guidelines.

    • Develop a plan to meet those needs through educational, vocational, and social activities.

    • Provide case management, document services provided, and the progress of each youth toward meeting the youth’s needs and goals.

    • Capture and collect relevant information and documents pertaining to participants.

    • Determine the appropriate action plan.

    • Monitor the progress of each action item and update or modify as necessary.

    • Monitor the progress of the participant’s school performance to gauge success.

    • Work closely with key stakeholders including the participant’s family members, community leaders, schools, teachers, employers and etc., to provide the necessary support and advocacy to assist the youth/young adults achieve success.

    • In collaboration with the Employment Coordinator, develop or modify strategies to engage more participants.

    • In collaboration with the Program Manager, connect participants with extracurricular activities that are necessary to promote participants engagement in their community and to build strong community connectedness and identity.

    • Assist the Employment Coordinator to develop soft skills and hard skills trainings that are important to achieve employment.

    • Provide job search, job readiness and job placement assistance to participants.

    • Identify training opportunities to engage participants in.

    • Provide on-going support to help participants maintain successful employment.

    • Provide assistance to participants with barrier removals and assess participants to determine the need for direct financial support .

    • Connect youths and families to third party providers as needed.

    • Act as a coach and mentor to youth/young adult participants and provide guidance and support.

    • Attend program meetings, trainings, and workshops.

    • Attend community/stakeholder meetings.

    • Other duties as assigned.

       EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

      • Fluent in English and Somali and/or other East African language.

      • Associate’s degree in human services field, and 2 years professional experience in human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      • Experience working with youth and young adults.

      • Familiarity with the public school system.

      • Familiarity with public resources.

      • Excellent organizational, case management and customer service skills.

      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

      • Demonstrated computer skills including knowledge of Excel, word processing and email programs.

      • Some knowledge of public school system requirements.

      • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

      • Must have own transportation, a valid Washington state driver’s license, and ability to travel to multiple sites for meetings.

       PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

      • Bachelor’s degree.

      • Experience working with youth and young adults who have high barriers to completing school successfully.

      • Experience working with youth/young adults at imminent risk of entering the juvenile system.

      • Experience working with youth/young adults with prior or existing juvenile system involvement.

      • Extensive knowledge of community resources including employment and training.

       Position Reports to: Program Manager

      POSITION STATUS:

      Full-time; 40 hrs/per week

      POSITION RATE:

      DOE

      Please submit your cover letter and resume to admin@partnerinemployment.org.  

       

      POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

        Barista Trainer & Lead (FT)

        POSITION DESCRIPTION:

        Partner in Employment (PIE) works to guarantee the long-term economic stability of newly arrived refugees and immigrants in King County. We provide tailored assistance in language acquisition, housing stabilization, workforce entry, and job training in higher-wage industries.

        We are looking for a dynamic barista trainer/lead who enjoys teaching the operations of a community managed/based deli shop to youth and young adults living in South King County. The Barista Trainer will lead the operation of the coffee shop by modeling appropriate guest and student interaction at all times, leading in a manner that serves as an organizational model. The barista trainer/lead will insure clients are greeted and connected with the appropriate personnel and services to meet their needs. 

            KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Model being on-time and ready to work

        • Greeting customers in a friendly manner and taking food and drink orders

        • Preparing and serving beverages, ranging from simple to elaborate one

        • Preparing and serving food items such as soups, sandwiches and pastries

        • Answering customers’ questions about menu choices

        • Promoting and recommending menu options to customers

        • Taking payment from customers

        • Maintaining inventory and equipment by cleaning, troubleshooting and scheduling repairs

        • Keeping the work environment sanitary and organized

        • Evaluating and modifying processes to improve efficiency and quality of service

        • Working to attract new customers and expanding the menu

          MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

        • Food handling permit

        • At least one-year experience working at a coffee shop or deli

        • Knowledgeable of espresso drinks, teas, and milk alternatives

        • Working practice of basic safety procedures with respect to equipment and handling hot beverages

        • Be efficient and organized

        • Build good relationships with students and customers

        • Maintain a clean work environment

        • Keep supplies replenished to minimize downtime

        • Bilingual in English and Somali or Spanish language.

        • Demonstrated ability expressing oneself effectively, both verbally and in writing, using the English language and Somali or Spanish.

        • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

        • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

        • Demonstrated computer skills including knowledge of Excel, word processing and email programs.

        • Demonstrated sensitivity to people from different backgrounds, particularly, refugees and immigrants.

          Position Reports to: Program Manager

          POSITION STATUS:

          Full-time, non-exempt; 40 hrs/per week

          POSITION RATE:

          Hourly; DOE

          Position also qualifies for full benefits after 90 days probation and includes the following: Paid sick and vacation, holiday pay, medical, dental, vision, and retirement plan.

          Please submit your cover letter and resume to admin@partnerinemployment.org.  

          POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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