Employment Opportunities


Employment Specialist-Employment Hub

Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing direct client services in the areas of needs assessment, employment coaching, vocational evaluation, employment preparation and training.  Also responsible for completing and maintaining documentation in alignment with grant requirements and local policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assess client's experience, skills, abilities, interests and qualifications for referral to appropriate training and services.  Assist client with development and implementation of goals and employment plan while ensuring success and alignment with grant requirements and local policies.  Identify, assist in resolving and recommend solutions to employment barriers.  Make appropriate referrals of community resources and other support services.  Maintain relationships with local employers, training institutions and other community agencies while maintaining awareness of local job markets and opportunities.  Monitor, evaluate and guide client's progress throughout program.  Maintain client records and provide reports using automated system.  Take action as required by grant and local policies.  Participate in training, special and pilot projects, committees and studies.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Associate degree or two years of experience working in employment or community development related field.  Bachelor's degree preferred.  Preference given to individuals who live in the City of Battle Creek.

Education and Experience

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills, very detail oriented, strong organizational and time management skills and ability to maintain confidential information.

To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list to HR@upjohn.org by Friday, November 17, 2017.


Support Service Specialist-Employment Hub

Position Summary

This position is responsible for support service data entry and documentation, as well as paper file maintenance.  Ensures all support service and training reimbursement documentation is accurate and complete.  Assist in filing documents within participant files.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with maintenance of method of verification and reconciliation of support service requests and payments.  Distribute support services to participants, prepare related data for reporting, perform internal audits on entries and ensure support service paperwork is completed timely and accurately.  Assist participants with accessing the PMTC (Pure Michigan Talent Connect) database and ensure support services are entered in the ETO (Efforts-to-Outcomes) database accurately.  Assist in file maintenance as appropriate and ensure paper and electronic records are maintained in compliance with grant requirements and local policy.  Responsible for maintaining confidentiality.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Associate degree or at least one year of experience working in employment or community development related field.  Preference given to individuals who live in the City of Battle Creek and are bilingual (English/Spanish preferred).

Education and Experience

Proficient computer skills, ability to work as part of a team or independently as situations require.

To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list to HR@upjohn.org by Friday, November 17, 2017.


Internships

Institute internships are paid, time limited, educational opportunities that develop out of the project work of our research staff. Internships typically occur during the summer months but do occasionally become available at other points in the year. If you are interested in an internship with the Upjohn Institute, please submit a resume to hr@upjohn.org.


About the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Since 1932, the Upjohn Institute has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economics research organizations, seeking to research the causes and effects of unemployment and to devise ways and means of alleviating unemployment. The Institute has an outstanding research staff, and it houses the administrative arm of the local workforce development programs. The combination offers a rich source of data and opportunities for operational experimentation.  

Application Instructions

Submit CV/resume and letter of interest to hr@upjohn.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.