We're Hiring a Resource Navigator

About the Position

Salary Range: Starting at $45,000

The Resource Navigator assists underserved youth in accessing and navigating crucial support services for education, career development, financial stability, mental health services, and more. This position works under the direction of the Connected Lane County Project Coordinator.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic about our mission, passionate about helping youth succeed, and that brings a strong growth mindset. The ideal candidate enjoys working directly with youth to help them overcome barriers, works well in a team setting, and brings a creative approach to solving problems. 

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Serve as the resource navigator and trusted adult for assigned youth. 
    • Conduct intake for eligible youth and complete needs assessment and support plan. 
    • Support youth in accessing post-secondary options by providing support with FAFSA and scholarship applications, connecting with university or community college campus tours, and campus services for new incoming students.  
    • Assist youth in accessing workforce development opportunities such as apprenticeships, internships, and job shadows. 
    • Assist in developing and maintaining industry contacts and developing work experience placements based on identified youth interests.  
    • Assist youth in accessing employment services including resume and interview preparation, completing job applications, and developing general employment skills. 
    • Assist youth in accessing social and government resources as appropriate.  
    • Support youth in accessing or attending community events focused on career exploration or post-secondary opportunities.  
    • Assist youth in accessing services and supports to develop life skills such as financial literacy, time management, and cooperation. 
    • Timely and detail-oriented documentation of support services utilizing various databases.
  • Collect service data for reports regarding activities and to monitor the continuous improvement of the program, as assigned. 
  • Attend team meetings and training as required. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

  • An associate of Arts Degree or more than two years of advanced education/experience in the field of education or social services is preferred.
  • At least one year of successful experience working in a public school or community setting with underserved youth related to employment readiness and/or transition to post-secondary education opportunities.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Knowledge of education, health, and available social services is preferred.   
  • Well-developed communication skills (both oral and written) and courtesy are required to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse populations of youth, internal, and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively engage with diverse individuals in a culturally appropriate manner. 
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and try new approaches.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite is preferred.      
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license or the ability to obtain one by the date of hire is required. 
  • A First Aid/CPR card is preferred.  
  • Must be willing to undergo a background check. 
  • Spanish-speaking bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to info@connectedlane.org.

  • Your resume with references included.
    Your cover letter.
  • One letter of recommendation.
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Working at Connected Lane County

We are committed to creating a work environment and culture where our team members grow and thrive. Our team works hard every day to directly impact the lives of youth in Lane County. While much of our work is conducted from computer displays that require repetitive motions, employees may frequently be required to support program events and activities that include bending, reaching, standing, interacting with youth and volunteers, lifting/moving heavy objects, driving to-and-from events, and more.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Connected Lane County is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity. Data shows diverse teams are innovative, make better decisions, and are better able to engage employees. We are committed to hiring people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. Connected Lane County does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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