About NAPCA: At the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), we are guided by a commitment to excellence and core values that mobilize teamwork and collaboration to empower and advocate with and for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), the fastest growing and most diverse ethnic group in America. NAPCA is the only national nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and promote the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of AAPIs as they age.
About SCSEP: SCSEP is the largest federally funded program specifically targeting older adults seeking employment and training assistance. The goal of SCSEP is to help participants gain work experience and overcome barriers by receiving on-the-job training at not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) community-based organizations or government agencies. The dual purpose of the SCSEP program is to provide community service while also improving participant’s job skills to enable them to find full or part-time unsubsidized employment.
Primary Responsibilities: The Project Manager of Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) oversees NAPCA’s subcontracted SCSEP programs in King and Pierce Counties and directly reports to SCSEP Regional Project Director I. The primary goal of the Program Manager is to help our seniors receive training and placement, ultimately, in unsubsidized employment. This position maintains the day-to-day management of the SCSEP Seattle Project and ensures full compliance with the rules and regulations as set forth by NAPCA, the US Department of Labor, and the SCSEP program guidelines. The Project Manager also represents NAPCA in contact with clients, community and local organizations, and representatives of outside organizations through both independent and collaborative work with other NAPCA staff and United States Department of Labor USDOL partners. Qualified candidates will have demonstrable experience and behaviors consistent with NAPCA’s mission, vision, and core values. We are seeking candidates that are passionate about seeing our elders thrive in our communities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the SCSEP Seattle project in such a manner to meet proposed yearly core performance goals and targets for NAPCA SCSEP
Recruit, select, and support eligible participants to ensure successful placement in unsubsidized employment.
Ensure that SCSEP participants are receiving appropriate on-the-job training and development to lead to unsubsidized employment within the program year
Assist program participants with strategies to develop job skills, workforce knowledge, and appropriate confidence and experience to succeed in the local workforce
Ensure case management and supportive services are provided for the purposes of counseling, referral, and follow-up to participants. This may require coordination with outside services.
Oversee accurate and timely maintenance and submission of payroll, training, and other administrative records
Coordinate with employers, public and private sector service and training providers in facilitating job training and opportunities for participants
Maintain ongoing relationships with community-based organizations with a special focus on those organizations that serve the aging Asian American and Pacific Islander population.
Develop appropriate work agreements with local public workforce system to improve the delivery of services to low-income older workers
Respond to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies and procedures by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Works with National SCSEP Director to develop and oversee a system for consistently handling of violations
Work with the Regional Project Director to support program participants as they find, secure, and succeed with unsubsidized employment.
Develop and provide training and technical assistance for SCSEP participants and host agencies
Facilitate participant’s unsubsidized employment and promote their retention in those jobs.
Promote linkages and partnerships with local employers and public workforce providers.
Comply with SCSEP policies, procedures and related requirements, such as using national sponsor and DOL Web-tools and forms to report performance measure data and other information necessary for the program.
Prepare reports (not limited to quarterly reports), correspondence, articles, and materials as required by funding sources and NAPCA’s leadership team.
Remain up-to-date with program policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines and share relevant information with subcontractors and train support personnel accordingly.
Bachelor’s Degree in social services or a related field or four years’ progressively responsible work experience with a proven track record in social services or workforce development
Minimum five years’ experience in social services, preferably with employment and training programs and/or programs focused on independent older adults
Strong preference for experience with job and workforce development, job skills training, and skill-building
English proficiency required, bilingual skills in an Asian or Pacific Island language strongly preferred
Superior communication skills, both written and oral
Effective presentation skills
Strong project and process management abilities with an organized and efficient focus
Project management experience
Proven track record of managing staff in multiple locations
Passion for working with the AAPI and senior communities, commitment to diversity
Capacity and willingness to travel periodically, travel within Pierce and King Counties on a regular basis required
Current driver’s license, insurance, and access to a vehicle
Additional Salary Information: Benefits
NAPCA offers a competitive benefits package which includes generous time off, paid holidays, health, dental, life, short-and-long-term disability insurance plans, 401K with employer match, and tuition reimbursement.
Internal Number: SCSEP_WA
About National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
ABOUT NAPCA - At the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), we are guided by a commitment to excellence and core values that mobilize teamwork and collaboration to empower and advocate with and for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), the fastest growing and most diverse ethnic group in America. NAPCA is the only national nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and promote the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of AAPIs as they age. What motivates us? Respect. Honor. Love. Most of all, the opportunity to create impact in the lives of the people we serve and to empower our seniors to thrive. As diverse as we are as AAPIs, the common thread that ties us together is our families. Our parents, and grandparents before them, have instilled the value of family above all things, and that’s what makes our AAPI elders so special.Over the generations, AAPI families who have immigrated to the U.S. have given us gifts from their host cultures, including language, cuisines, arts, religion, talents, customs, music, and courtesies. As a result, our lives are richer because of the elders who have come before us. Now, it is our turn to give back and we invite you to join us!For more information, please visit www.napca.org.