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Vocational Employment Coordinator

Website National Ramah Commission

The Vocational Employment (Voc Ed) Coordinator will work with the National Ramah Tikvah Network director and National Ramah Commission (NRC) senior leadership to launch a new initiative that will identify meaningful part-time, year-round employment opportunities for alumni of Ramah’s Tikvah Vocational Education summer programs for young adults with disabilities. The Voc Ed Coordinator will interact on a regular basis with individuals with disabilities and their parents, outside professionals in the disabilities inclusion field, and personnel at potential job sites, both for-profit and not-for-profit.

In the first few months, the goal is to match and support 2-4 employee/employer pairs in the New York area, with the expectation of a launch by late spring 2020. Scale up will be based on geographic location of Tikvah voc ed alumni and availability of job opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:
• Network with Camp Ramah Tikvah directors to identify suitable Tikvah voc ed alumni as candidates for year-round employment. Follow up with candidates’ references, schools, transition plan teams, therapists, and parents
• Identify potential employers by networking with Ramah alumni, camper families, and participants in the Ramah Israel Bike Ride and Hiking Trip
• Identify and become familiar with existing supported employment services for individuals with disabilities, first in the New York Metropolitan area and then in additional geographic regions
• Coordinate an advisory committee of lay leaders and volunteer vocational specialists.
• Set expectations and arrange for onboarding training for employers, employees and parents of employees
• Work with the National Ramah Commission (NRC) business manager (set and manage budget), communications director (public relations and marketing), and development director (fundraising opportunities and preparation of reports to funders)
• Collaborate with the Reshet Ramah (alumni) coordinator to assure that Tikvah alumni are aware of and able to participate in Ramah alumni programming
• Travel within the U.S. and Canada as needed

Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years experience working in special education and/or vocational education
• Strong administrative skills (budget, communications, data management)
• Excellent communication skills
• Detail-oriented multi-tasker
• Self-starter with entrepreneurial instincts and skills

To apply for this job email your details to reshet@campramah.org