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Career Launch:

Career Launch is an innovative training and career services program helping blind and visually impaired young adults land career-track jobs. The curriculum provides the hands-on training and experience necessary to build a sustainable career in professional fields focused on customer success – as well as more than a year of support from our Career Services team to help young adults navigate to the opportunity that’s just right for them.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations include the following:

Help build job readiness

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of our training program, focusing particularly on job coaching, assessment, job readiness and job search skills

  • Build skills around workplace readiness, by modeling supervisor/employee relationship, provide written and verbal feedback as necessary

Source internships and permanent job opportunities as appropriate 

  • Stay current on employment trends, continuously scanning the market for customer success and other suitable roles that match participants’ skill sets and interests. 

  • Create and nurture relationships with local and national employers who have relevant jobs for our participants.

  • Promote our program so that our graduates are sought after by employers who care about  contributing to the success of program participants

  • Recruit employers to hire our interns and participants, carefully matching opportunities based on participants’ interests and strengths against requirements

Assist in job search and placement

  • Help participants develop resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, requests for accommodations, and a LinkedIn profile; lead the mock interview process; teach them how and why to network; teach them how to research job opportunities themselves

  • Make introductions and connect participants and graduates with job opportunities

  • Help participants recognize good fit opportunities; 

  • Ensure jobs are aligned with knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests, make recommendations when they aren’t

  • Coordinate with the participants’ VR Counselors or other service providers to ensure alignment

Help our participants succeed in their jobs!

  • Advocate for participants before, during and after job transition

  • Develop or bring an understanding of reasonable accommodations in the workplace

  • Teach participants how to be proficient in self advocating

  • Help employers prepare for a blind/visually impaired team member 

  • Make sure the role and expectations for performance are clearly described and understood

  • Conduct bi-weekly check-ins with participants, provide coaching and encouragement

  • Check-in with internship and hiring company supervisors and partnership contacts to get feedback and advocate for the participant

  • Visit internship and job sites to provide support, when possible, to express our commitment to a successful experience for both the company and the participant

Collaborate with the team on the overall program development

  • Collaborate with the team on continuously identifying ways to improve the program design and delivery

  • Track KPI’s for measuring program outcomes and recommend adjustments as necessary 

  • Assess program applicants for employability; participate in admissions deliberations

  • Contribute to report writing and story sharing for grants and to keep funders informed 

  • Collaborate with Marketing to increase employer awareness and engagement across all channels, this includes writing blogs, materials for our website, and etc.

  • Speak at national and regional conferences, state agencies meetings, and other venues, to build the program’s brand and prepare companies to employ people who are BVI


  • Possess a broad understanding and expertise in HR practices and labor law

  • Experience working with people and groups of diverse backgrounds and providing culturally competent material and services 

  • A background in workforce development and an understanding of how systems work together

  • Demonstrated knowledge of staffing, job matching, job placement,  job coaching, career counseling, or job training, particularly with people transitioning from education to work for the first time

  • Experience working with young people and/or first time career seekers in a business context, and a passion for helping them reach their full professional potential

  • Outstanding relationship building and networking skills; comfortable working with people at all levels in an organization

  • Impeccable professional customer service skills with strong attention to detail and follow through

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at one time, delivering within deadlines

  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly and collaborate easily with others and work across cross functional teams

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and GSuite

  • Experience delivering programs in-person and online    

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher, with coursework in education, business, or related fields. Experience with special needs populations preferred. At least 3 years experience working in an office or project management environment.



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