The goal of the position is to increase public awareness of the Professional Development Collaborative (“PDC”) and its training programs for the unemployed, underemployed, and small businesses; to attract skilled trainers, and to increase the number of participants participating in our affordable training options. This is a paid position for those 55 of age and over meeting certain requirements. See below.
- Work with PDC Director and staff to plan marketing strategy for the organization: including email campaigns, press releases, postings on local event bulletin boards, local cable programs, social media campaigns, and a quarterly newsletter.
- Drafting and editing flyers, meeting announcements, press releases, media advisories, web content, reports and similar materials.
- Serve as the managing editor of The Post, the PDC’s quarterly newsletter.
- Determine and introduce the PDC to new channels of marketing.
- The Coordinator will plan printing, working with graphic designers, and be responsible for other aspects of production and the distribution of materials with the Director and other staff.
Other Responsibilities, as needed:
- Enter data into computer databases.
- Help open, close, and set-up and take-down registration tables.
- Perform any other activities necessary for the smooth functioning of the PDC.
- Ability to work independently
- Be a team player
- Strong communication skills both written and oral
- Knowledge of current effective marketing techniques
- Marketing experience
- Ability to use MS Word and MS Excel, and learn other software
- Ability to type and enter data into MS Word and MS Excel
- Ability to climb one flight of stairs to Center
- Ability to lift 30 pounds to set-up and take-down the tables and to carry boxes of resources
Hours: 20 hours per week; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Driver’s License and Car Preferred: Due to the fact that the Center is off any major transportation routes, it is preferred that the trainee have a driver’s license and access to an automobile.
Worksite: The Professional Development Collaborative Center is located at 1 Blue Hill River Road, Canton MA in Trinity Episcopal Church, near the intersection of Routes I-93 (Exit 2B) and 138 North. Occasionally, travel to other worksites may be necessary.
Senior Community Services Employment Program
Paid Training Position for those over 55 in Canton, MA
The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. (“PDC”) has been approved as a site for a Federal sponsored program, the Senior Community Services Employment Program [hereafter SCSEP]. This program allows unemployed individuals to receive $180 per week while working and receiving training in non-profit or government agencies. The idea is to help older workers who have been out of work to begin working again and grow their skills while they are collecting unemployment and/or receiving Social Security or SSDI.
The PDC is an approved 501(c)(3) education and training resource serving Boston area professionals in workforce transition, including those unemployed and underemployed. Our mission is twofold: 1. To offer affordable trainings to advance professional skills and aid individuals seeking to return to work; 2. To provide Boston area employers with the skilled professional employees they need to thrive.
We began in 2004 and we sponsor trainings for WIND and non-WIND professionals at WIND South and other locations. We need people to staff the Canton site on the days we are open, and to develop our training programs to grow unemployed professionals’ skills. Related skills such as fund-raising, grant-writing, events planning, office management, network administration, marketing, public relations, etc., are also needed. If you are interested in supporting our mission, growing your skills and supplementing your income, we are interested in talking to you.
Eligibility Criterion for the Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)
- Applicants must be 55 years of age or older.
- You are willing to improve your job skills and learn new ones.
- You are unemployed. PLEASE NOTE: YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PAYMENTS DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS YOUR ANNUAL INCOME FOR THIS PROGRAM. If UI benefits are your only income this program would consider you to have zero income in regards to qualifying for income eligibility. You can receive UI benefits and income from this program at the same time.
- You are retired and living on Social Security or other retirement income may be eligible. If you are receiving Social Security retirement payments, only 75% of that income is counted towards annual income. All SSDI recipients are considered income eligible.
Your current annual income cannot exceed $14,713.00 if you are single, $19,913.00 if living as a couple, or $25,113.00 if you are in a household of three, with additional increases as members of your household grow. You may be eligible if your only current income is UI benefits.
This program requires participants to look for work while working/training with the SCSEP. Your income of $180.00 per week is considered income by Mass Division of Unemployment Assistance, and, if this amount is more than one-third of your UI benefits, you may have your benefits reduced for any amount over this one-third level.
The program requires a 20 hour a week commitment. There is flexibility in how the hours are worked and hours are worked out in collaboration with your agency supervisor. Your work with SCSEP ends when you find other paid employment or you resign or are let go from this position.
If you are interested in the position, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject “Marketing Coordinator”.