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AGENCY SUMMARY:

CNY Works is a not for profit (501 (c)(3)) corporation and serves as the Onondaga County Workforce Development Board.  CNY Works has been designated by local government (City of Syracuse and Onondaga County) to administer the workforce development funds targeted for the Central New York area. CNY Works functions as the apolitical convener of business, economic development, and community agendas to define workforce system goals, garner resources and support growth and development of the local and regional economy.  On an operational level, CNY Works provides services to help develop, attract, and retain workforce talent in the CNY region by providing skill development, training, education services, information, and career resources for job seekers and businesses.  

 

***This does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship***


Youth Services Specialist

     

Reports to: Youth Workforce Manager

Grade/FLSA: Non-exempt

Department: Youth Services

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The focus of CNY Works Youth Workforce Programs and Services Team is to engage 14 to 24-year-old participants in a variety of skill-enrichment activities that will enable them to make better educational and occupational decisions and help prepare them for careers, not just entry-level jobs. The mission of the Youth Workforce Programs and Services Team is to provide high quality services for youth and young adults that incorporate the required 14 WIOA youth elements, including career exploration and guidance, support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, provide mentoring culminating with placement in a career with a clear pathway for continued success.  Its goal is to provide the community and its employers with a positive view of the local emerging job-ready workforce.POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Promote Youth Workforce Programs and Services.   
  • Case manage each youth using WIOA program elements as the basis for assessment.  Assess, plan, facilitate, evaluate, and advocate for options and services to meet each youth’s comprehensive needs through communication, referrals, and available resources.  Promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.
  • Identify, develop, coordinate, and facilitate youth appropriate workshops and skills training.
  • Develop strong working relationships with community agencies and local high schools to recruit targeted participants to enhance skills and provide valuable work experience at appropriate work sites.
  • Represent CNY Works as needed at events that educate community members and business representatives about the Youth program opportunities and benefits. 
  • Perform outreach to businesses to become worksites and educate them on the benefits and responsibilities to local youth participants.  Prepare worksite agreements for review by the Youth Workforce Manager and signature by the Executive Director.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of bi-weekly timesheets from all assigned worksites.
  • Perform frequent monitoring of assigned worksites and assess the progress of each Youth placed with site supervisors.  Complete final evaluations of the worksite’s and Youth’s success.
  • Administer testing such as TABE and NWRC as required for customers of the One-Stop.
  • Provide program support and services to the Summer Youth Employment Program.
  • Ensure all documentation of services and activities are accurate and complete in the OSOS database and entered in real-time.
  • Follow up with Youth program exiters and compile outcome data over a specified time frame.
  • Act as the on-call staff member for Youth who walk into the One-Stop seeking information or services.
  • Meet one-on-one with youth to conduct resume reviews and help with job searches.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: Meet the expectations of the Youth Workforce Manager and the Executive Director of CNY Works.  Meet position essential functions for quality and productivity.  Effectively work with the Youth Workforce Programs and Services Team and other professionals within the organization.  Ability to work flexible hours, especially during the summer.  Adhere to agency policies and procedures.   QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: Bachelor’s degree in social services with two to three years of experience, OR an Associate’s degree with five to ten years of experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience in working with youth, youth services and/or the underprivileged will be considered.  Strong demonstrated understanding of community organizations and related services highly desirable. Attention to detail and impeccable organizational skills are critical attributes, including a high level of written and oral communication skills. 

  • Proficiency using MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to complete detailed tasks with a high level of accuracy 
  • Ability to work without supervision and to make appropriate decisions
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to receive and convey detailed instructions to other workers and vendors accurately
  • Ability to research and analyze detailed information accurately
  • Ability and desire to understand the overall functions of the organization and apply this understanding to work performed
  • Ability to interact with vendors, customers, and staff in a positive, cooperative and supportive manner
  • Ability to work extra hours as job duties demand
  • Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license

   *Job descriptions in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.*Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. 

 

 

Accounts Administrator

 

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Grade/FLSA: Non-exempt

Department: Finance 

 

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

 

The focus of CNY Works Finance Department is to administer and manage funds with a high level of accuracy.    All reports to grantor agencies and stakeholders will have a high degree of reliability and be presented on a timely basis.  The Finance Department works with the Career Center staff to ensure training costs are properly tracked and internal controls are in place.

 

POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Process properly-approved purchase requisitions and match to subsequent bills for payment.  Ability to review training requests for financial accuracy.

  • Create purchase requisitions and corresponding vouchers for requested training costs.  Process approved purchase requisitions and update related records to track training status and costs for each customer in training.

  • Possess a firm understanding of fund accounting and cost allocation methodologies.

  • Maintain tracking system for all approved training by customer or training provider.  Ensure all approved training, payments, and de-obligations are entered on a timely basis.

  • Monitor actual spending against approved spending and recommend adjustments to training budgets as needed.

  • Interact with program staff and management to obtain an understanding of the process and status of approved training or expected program cost.

  • Interact with vendors and training providers to resolve issues.

  • Recommend improvements/changes to existing accounting and internal control systems as deemed appropriate.

  • Process payroll accurately and timely on a bi-weekly basis.

  • Purchase supplies as requested by staff.

  • Monitor deadlines and renewal dates for subscription services and maintenance contracts and ensure necessary action is taken in a timely manner.

  • Open, track and disseminate incoming mail.

  • Monitor record retention policies and ensure they are adhered to for financial records.

  • Schedule/manage space utilization logistics among staff, customers, One-Stop system partners, Board/committee users, and outside organizations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

Meet the expectations of the Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Director of CNY Works.  Meet position essential functions for quality and productivity.  Adhere to agency policies and procedures.   

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

 

Bachelor’s degree in accounting with two to three years of experience, OR an Associate’s degree with five to ten years of experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience in working with payroll, accounting, purchase orders and requisitions will be considered.  Strong demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles highly desirable.  Must have and maintain a valid New York Notary License, or ability to obtain license within 90 days from date of hire.

 

Critical thinking skills, attention to detail and impeccable organizational abilities are critical attributes, including a high level of written and oral communication skills.

 

  • Proficiency using MS Office Suite 2016

  • Experience using Sage MIP (Abila) fund accounting software a plus.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Ability to complete detailed tasks with a high level of accuracy

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work without supervision and to make appropriate decisions

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to receive and convey detailed instructions to other workers and vendors accurately

  • Ability to research and analyze detailed information accurately

  • Ability and desire to understand the overall functions of the organization and apply this understanding to work performed

  • Ability to interact with vendors, customers and staff in a positive, cooperative and supportive manner

  • Ability to work extra hours as job duties demand

  • Must have own transportation

 

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position

 

 

*Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor