Position title
Director of Employment and Training

The Director of Employment and Training is responsible for program design and implementation; for administering and coordinating the activities of the E&T Unit pursuant to multiple public and private employment and training programs and contracts. The Director serves as one of a number of Program Directors who advise the Executive Director on planning and programmatic matters and is additionally responsible for providing direct job counseling and job development as necessary.

  • Coordinates and monitors the activities of the Employment and Training Unit which includes working with the Executive Director and the Associate Director of Programs and Operations to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and responsibilities
  • Supervises Employment and Training staff including: program managers, employment specialists, workforce specialists, outreach specialists, and other E&T employees
  • Administer day-to-day operations of the Employment and Training Unit including contract reporting and billing
  • Responsible for orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of program staff
  • Develop expertise in employment, training and homeless issues, including compilation of resources and data
  • Develop, plan and implement employment and training programs pursuant to organizational goals
  • Coordinates and networks with community agencies and services providers and makes referrals to appropriate outside community resources
  • Assist with grant writing activities
  • Act as liaison with funding agencies and assists with funding agency audits
  • Represents the organization on employment-related committees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Associate Director of Programs and Operations
  • Master’s degree in a personnel-related field
  • Four (4) years of experience in a private or public social service agency in a management and administrative position related to Employment and Training
  • Two (2) years of experience doing job development work, counseling or related employment services
  • Translatable military experience and skills may be alternatively substituted
  • Must be familiar with data management software and able to manage the E&T database in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) or subsequent data management software
  • Proven ability to network and develop community resources
  • Ability to organize technical information and to prepare written and verbal reports for presentation to the public and funding sources
  • Familiarity and understanding of veterans and homelessness issues with an emphasis on the readjustment problems of Vietnam-era veterans
  • Familiarity with Employment and Training resources
  • Familiarity with the preparation of funding proposals and budgets
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities and be comfortable working with an at-risk client population, including embracing the agency’s Cultural Humility Initiative
  • Employee must be able to perform all essential job requirements and responsibilities within what would be considered reasonable accommodation
Job Benefits

Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:

  • Excellent medical and dental packages
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • 17 vacation days in the first year
  • 12 holidays every year
  • Wellness program

Position: Director of Employment and Training

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Date posted
December 17, 2018

This position is closed and no longer accepting applications.

Employment Type
Full-time, exempt
Job Location
San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area
Working Hours
Regular office hours Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm with occasional evening or early morning meetings

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in Swords to Plowshares, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement. Email the cover letter along with your resume to [email protected]

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