Employment Specialist

As part of the Workforce Development team, the primary function of the Employment Specialist is to build and maintain relationships with employers in the Greater Philadelphia region to secure job and internship opportunities for ECS participants. The Employment Specialist will directly support ECS program participants as they increase economic self-sufficiency in the area of employment.

In addition, the Employment Specialist will ensure that all guidelines for employment services are delivered at a high quality to both ECS participants and employer partners. While focused on supporting participants in achieving career-oriented employment, this position is designed to work holistically with participants, providing coaching support to identify strengths and problem-solve around challenges toward promoting economic mobility. Therefore goals to move participants toward economic mobility may be around housing, education/training, financial management, family stability or well-being.

The Employment Specialist will serve as a repository for employment-related resources. As such, this position will provide support to staff across ECS, training them on topics related to employment, workforce development, etc., and will also arrange for outside presenters to come in to facilitate workshops related to these topics for both staff and participants.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of business and/or job development experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience with the following:  workforce development, career coaching/providing career services.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and strengthen cross sector partnerships
  • Experience with coaching and capacity for effective coaching.
  • Experience implementing and using online career services management software.
  • Experience with Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) systems preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of the effects of intergenerational poverty on individuals and families in Philadelphia.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Computer proficiency and working knowledge of relevant software and applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and facilitate workshops and trainings.
  • Comprehensive understanding of performance outcome measurement and quality improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to function as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to represent ECS effectively in a variety of settings, and with diverse communities.

Department: Workforce Development
Reports To: Director of Workforce Development
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:45pm (Flexibility Required)
Exemption Status: Exempt

We offer a competitive starting salary; excellent benefits package; medical/dental; 401(k); short/long term disability; transportation subsidy; tuition reimbursement; student loan forgiveness; adoption assistance; first time home owner assistance; and generous vacation allotment.

Please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and the job code: HR-ES to hr@ecsphilly.org or by mailing Episcopal Community Services, Human Resources, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. EOE