We are looking for an Education and Employment Specialist. Duties include assessing participants educational needs and vocational skill level as well as assisting participants with obtaining and maintaining employment. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their work using tools, like MS Excel and office equipment.


  • Assisting participants in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their individual vocational goals.
  • Work to intervene in circumstances in which gun violence is likely, including possible retaliation.
  • Assessing participants’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences.
  • Conducting job development and job search activities directed towards positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the population served.
  • Providing outreach to employer contacts and serving as an advocate for participants and staff; providing necessary engagement with participants and staff to connect them to opportunities both within CMS and outside of CMS.
  • Assisting participants and community partners with the implementation of the Employment Program and other employment opportunities offered
  • Assisting participants with concerns including housing, health care, social service and educational issues.
  • Delivering organizational development and data management skills.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent (BS/BA preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Excellent planning, organizational and multi-tasking abilities.


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