Career Navigator

The Career Navigator assists clients with reducing or eliminating barriers to gainful and stable employment. The position provides one-on-one career assessments, job coaching and counseling to identify barriers and empower clients to move towards employment. Additionally, the Career Navigator will conduct group educational workshops. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct one-on-one job counseling sessions with clients to find gainful employment:
    • Understand and assess client background, skills, interests, challenges, barriers, and what they are currently doing to find employment.
    • Match client skill set with available job opportunities.
    • Assist clients in job search and application process.
    • Create tailored and individualized employment plans to meet unique needs of each client.
    • Collaborate with team including other Career Navigators to maintain consistent approach and philosophy and support clients
  • Maintain records of client progress and participation; ensure that clients can demonstrate skills and competencies necessary to perform the job in preparation for internship and/or regular employment job search.
  • Identify employers and conduct outreach based on the specific job needs of clients; build and maintain relationships with employers to understand job specifications and work culture.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Program Director by providing regular updates.
  • Maintain client files in accordance with program requirements and NVFS guidelines.
  • Maintain current level of knowledge of curriculum content, program software, and other information on job development programs and initiatives.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
    • At least two (2) years’ experience in workforce development and/or adult education.
  • Experience serving limited or non-English speaking and low literacy adults and immigrants, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, and citizenship preparation programs.
  • Proven experience building relationships with employers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.



 This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified.

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