Boston Education Skills & Training Outreach & Community Specialist in Medford, Massachusetts
Outreach & Community Engagement Specialist - Diversity Hiring Initiative Job Summary In this job you will: Elevate the perception and understanding of the hotel industry by promoting hotel positions within this labor-management partnership to Boston\'s neighborhoods as quality career jobs. Be responsible for developing and executing a work plan and meeting targets as outlined by the City-Wide Diversity in the Hospitality Industry Task Force. Work closely with Greater Boston Hospitality Employers (GBHE) to understand their hiring needs and demographic diversity. Work closely with BEST, Local 26 staff, and HRD of partner hotels to provide a high level of service coordination focused on marketing, outreach, and recruitment of appropriate job seekers into training for and/or directly into entry-level jobs at Greater Boston hospitality employers. Recruit candidates and create new pipelines that will increase the diversity in the existing talent population found in Greater Boston\'s hospitality employers. Conduct intake interviews to screen clients and determine work compatibility. Track referral sources to determine if participants are a direct result of recruitment efforts and to establish which recruitment events/visits/referral organizations are most successful. Carry out special projects, marketing, outreach, and additional duties as assigned by the City-Wide Diversity in the Hospitality Industry Task Force. Support colleagues working in other programs. Lend a hand as needed. All BEST staff members: Accurately capture and enter client and service delivery data into our Salesforce database in a timely manner. Develop strong working relationships with colleagues and external partners, and participate in meetings to foster these relationships. Communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and partners. Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for people who: Have knowledge and experience building community relationships within Greater Boston. Have experience working in marketing/communications, preferably in a partnership role. Demonstrate respect for and experience with bridging differences in language, culture, race, religion, citizenship, gender, and sexual orientation, and do not discriminate on the basis of income, immigration status, or disability. Understand and follow confidentiality practices regarding clients and colleagues. Have advanced English language skills, both spoken and written. Are able to work in a hybrid work environment with flexibility in the schedule (including nights and weekends as needed). Have experience meeting goals in a partnership-based, results-oriented environment. respect for and experience with bridging differences in language, culture, race, religion, citizenship, gender, and sexual orientation and do not discriminate on the basis of income, immigration status, or disability. Have strong tech skills and are comfortable using and/or learning how to use technology applications and platforms. Are excited about and effective in working autonomously and within a cross-partnership team. Bonus if you are/have: Speak a second language. Have experience in the hospitality industry and/or workforce development. Have experience using databases.