TEEI Job Seekers

Dear TEEI Job Seekers,

We have some exciting news to share with you about recent staffing changes in TEEI, and a new job opening with TEEI!

Natalie Stern has recently been promoted to Community Programs Manager at JVS. She will still be working with TEEI at a management level, as well as supervising some other programs at JVS. Davey Shlasko has been promoted to TEEI Program Coordinator (Natalie’s former position). Clair Farley continues her invaluable work with Mentorship and outreach for TEEI as the Transgender Economic Development Coordinator at the SF LGBT Community Center.

If you have been working with Natalie or Davey as your employment specialist, don’t worry! You still are. We will continue to work with everyone who’s involved with 1-on-1 job search support through TEEI. After a new Employment Specialist is hired, some of you may work with that person instead. Whether or not you switch employment specialists will depend on the new person’s particular areas of expertise, your job goal, and your preference. We will stay in touch with each of you about this as the new person is brought on board. For now, nothing will change in terms of how TEEI supports you in your job search, except that you may have to schedule appointments a little farther in advance.

Because of these staffing changes, we are now recruiting for a new Employment Specialist! The complete job posting is copied below. Please help us recruit a strong and diverse pool of applicants for this position by forwarding it to any people you know or lists you are on where it may be of interest.

If you have any questions about this position, or about the staffing changes, you are welcome to contact Davey directly. To apply for the position, send application materials to recruit@jvs.org.

The TEEI Team

Davey Shlasko
TEEI Program Coordinator
225 Bush Street, Suite 400 – West Lobby
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone + 415.782.6268
Fax + 415.391.3617


TEEI – Matching dynamic people with sustainable jobs in safe workplaces.
JVS – Bringing People and Work Together Since 1973

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JOB TITLE: TEEI Employment Specialist




SALARY LEVEL/RANGE: $37,000 – $42,000, DOE Full-Time Permanent Position

JOB DUTIES: Jewish Vocational Service helps individuals and businesses achieve their employment goals by providing the skills necessary for success in today’s workplace. Individuals making the transition into new work environments benefit from JVS career and employment counseling, job placement, English instruction and occupational skills training programs. JVS is a non-sectarian, not-for profit corporation founded in 1973. JVS is a nationally recognized innovator in workforce development, and plays a leadership role in collaborative employment and training efforts throughout San Francisco. More information about JVS is available at www.jvs.org.

TEEI is a collaborative program that helps transgender and gender non-conforming adults find and keep jobs in safe workplaces. More information about TEEI is available at www.teeisf.org.

Under the direct supervision of the TEEI Program Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Community Programs Manager, Director of Client Services, Client Services team members, The LGBT Center, Transgender Law Center, SFTEAM, and Employers, the Employment Specialist provides job search and placement assistance to TEEI clients.

Position Summary:


Employment Counseling/Job Search & Placement Assistance:

*Provides job search and placement assistance to TEEI clients and follow-up services to placement, maintaining contact with supervisors and clients for up to 12 months. Makes appropriate job referrals and assists with the job match.

Assesses clients\’ occupational skills and interests as they pertain to the local job market and assists them in setting and reaching appropriate employment objectives. Provides career, vocational and employment counseling, and assists in the development of an Employment Action Plan by determining clients\’ educational and professional qualifications and transferable skills.

Assists clients in identifying appropriate short and long-term employment objectives; maps out strategies for reaching employment objectives; provides corresponding job development; and supports the client throughout the job search.

Arranges for participant support services as necessary: counseling, crisis intervention, childcare, transportation, medical/dental services, access to JVS Technology Access Center, and employment workshops.

Workshop Facilitation and Classroom Instruction:

Coordinates and facilitates job search workshops tailored specifically for transgender community members. Workshops cover a variety of topics including: resume and cover letter ; job search planning; interviewing skills; networking skills; salary negotiation; effective workplace communication; and others.

Coordinates and conducts individual and group instruction through demonstration, lecture, guest speakers, cooperative learning activities and other modalities of teaching which address learning style differences and potential learning disabilities.

Employer Account Management:

Identifies employer organizations with potential growth. Performs labor market analysis and communicates the information to clients and team members.

Performs ongoing outreach to sector employers, develops and maintains collaborative relationships with hiring managers. Promotes JVS and TEEI services to prospective sector employers and community groups.

Assists employers to assure the successful integration of workers into the workforce, which may include working with the Transgender Law Center and other collaborative partners to arrange sensitivity training. Responsible for managing assigned employer accounts. Provides presentations to employers, site visits, and organizes employer panels.

Community Relations and Coordination:

Acts as a liaison among JVS and employers, and other collaborative entities including community based non-profit organizations serving transgender community members.

Conducts outreach and builds partnerships with other JVS staff and collaborative agencies.

Represents JVS and TEEI in related community forums and at nonprofit networking events.

Provides outplacement services and develops customized training to employers, as appropriate.

Makes referrals to collaborative organizations and programs including the SF LGBT Community Center\’s Mentor Program, the Transgender Law Center, SFTEAM, and others.

Collaborates closely with staff at the SF LGBT Community Center, Transgender Law Center, and SFTEAM to coordinate TEEI group workshops and events.

Occasionally gives presentations about TEEI at relevant conferences.

Program Administration

Ensures compliance with agency and funding reporting requirements including contract documentation, program statistics, and client case files.

Responsible for tracking and reporting client progress and employer engagement activities to MIS department.

Maintains participant case records, program data, and other statistical records as needed.

Assists in preparation for program audits and monitoring visits.

Participates in the sector, agency and community meetings.

Other duties as needed.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with the transgender community. Familiarity with the diversity of transgender identities and experiences.

Experience providing services to adults with barriers to employment, employment counseling, job development, and placement with persons from various professional and ethnic backgrounds preferred.

Excellent cross-cultural communication skills and the ability and willingness to work with economically and culturally diverse clientele.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, patience, diplomacy, and high level of customer service skills.

Excellent presentation skills, including public speaking, networking, and written communications.

Well organized, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet goal objectives; excellent team player. True attention to detail, ability to complete paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.

Continuous commitment to improving occupational knowledge.

Computer proficient in MS Office or similar program, understanding of concept of relational database, competent in using Internet and excellent research abilities.

B.A./B.S degree in a related field preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to recruit@jvs.org; please use TEEI Employment Specialist in subject line.

Benefits: Our most valuable resource is our people. JVS offers a generous host of benefits as part of our efforts to keep JVS a motivating, healthy, and productive place.

Health care for employee and family, Accrued Four Weeks Vacation, Federal and Jewish holidays, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Incentive Program, and Training Programs.

JVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities. Please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process.

Please do not contact this job poster for recruiting or other services, products, or commercial interests.