In our monthly project updates we’ve written about the Women Fund of Southeastern MA’s LifeWork program, an innovative model designed to enhance education, financial, and career outcomes for New Bedford women. The Urban Initiative is supporting LifeWork by designing and coordinating evaluation activities to ensure that key benchmarks are met and that participants are on track to reach program goals. And you can have the unique opportunity to support LifeWork too: the Women’s Fund is currently seeking a Program Coordinator! Here’s the full job description:
LifeWork Project Coordinator for three year pilot program
The LifeWork Project (LWP) is an innovative three-year pilot program initiated by the Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts to be carried out by a community collaborative of service providers managed by the LifeWork Project Coordinator. Designed to assist up to 130 women to reach their goals of education, career mobility, and economic independence, the program combines participant-driven supportive services and coaching, mentoring, and cash incentives to lead families to obtaining self-sufficient wages and assets.
The Coordinator provides support to LWP participants in their journey toward self-sufficiency. Coordinator activities include, but are not limited to: outreach and recruitment; assisting with goal setting; coaching in self-sufficiency skills; referral to community partners; maintaining community partnership; data management and reporting; and the delivery of services consistent with program objectives and standards.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in a human-services related field preferred and two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in social services and/or project management, or some other equivalent combination of education and work experience.
HOURS AND PAY SCALE a. 24 Hours per week to start with possibility of increase in year two; b. Pay range is $20 $24 per hour
TO APPLY: Email to: Kfentress@ womensfundsema.org Or mail to: Kate Fentress, ED Women’s Fund, 63 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740