Staff Positions Available

Nine Star Education & Employment Services offers a competitive salary and benefits package for full time staff members*, including optional medical and vision coverage, life insurance and long term disability coverage, 10 holidays, and an annual leave bank of twenty (20) days (prorated based on hire date/probation). After two full years of service each July 1, full time employees qualify for an additional leave day each fiscal year, up to ten (10) bonus leave days. We make a 403(b) plan available, as well as Flexible Spending Account for eligible employees. Add to that an excellent work environment with supportive supervisors and energetic coworkers, and you have one of the ingredients for Nine Star’s enduring success: our employees have a home with us as we all strive to make life better for our clients! Nine Star is simply an excellent place to work.

Case Manager (Work Services Specialist)
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Must have reliable transportation

JOB SUMMARY

Nine Star’s Case Managers (Work Services Specialists) provide support to Alaska’s Public Assistance recipients to ready them for employment. They utilize a holistic approach to help under- & unemployed Alaskans leave the public assistance rolls by helping them increase their income. They provide work readiness activities, connectivity to community resources, career plan development, “get ready for employment” activities, work skills training, and more. Ultimately, the Case Manager’s objective is to move job seekers to economic self-sufficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

  • Possess an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field and two years experience in Social Services or a closely related field. (4 years of direct case management experience may be substituted.)
  • Have a minimum of one year related teaching experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro.
  • Adept at working independently as well as with team members.
  • Hold excellent customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability.
  • Exercise time management skills.
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Flexible and willing to shift to new tasks when needed.

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Job Developer/Job Coach
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Must have reliable transportation

JOB SUMMARY

The Job Developer/Coach works intensively with Job Seekers to identify their specific employability needs and help them eliminate challenges to their employability. The Job Developer/Coach initiates and maintains ongoing personal contact with a variety of business and industry representatives to match the “right” position to each individual Job Seeker. It is also the role of the Job Developer/Coach to help the Job Seeker identify their skills and strengths to ensure they will be well-matched to the positions they are seeking.

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Career Mentor/Coach
  • Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY

The Career Mentor/Coach works one-on-one with Job Seekers to identify their specific employability needs and help them eliminate challenges to their employability success. They help the job seeker assess their challenges and their skills so they can match them to a job that “fits” them. They also provide “ready for a job” workshops, skills assessments, resume development, interview coaching, and many other things to prepare them for the world of work.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION

  • Possess a college diploma (experience may be substituted)
  • Possess a strong knowledge base of program requirements, policies and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro
  • Adept at working independently as well as with team members
  • Hold excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks and follow-up in spite of frequent interruptions
  • Maintain a professional attitude with enthusiasm and dependability
  • Exercise time management skills
  • Willing to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to zoes@ninestar.org or fax to (907) 644-9925, ATT: Zoe.

Mat-Su - Part Time English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
  • Monday-Friday, PT 20 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY

Do you have a passion for instructing English language learners? Do you have connections with different cultural groups in the Mat-Su Valley? Would you like to be instrumental in helping to grow this program? If so, Nine Star is looking for YOU! This ESL instructor will provide outreach and instructional services to ESL students to equip the student with skills for everyday living and the world of work.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION 

  • Ability and willingness to follow adult basic education policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Have a professional, approachable and friendly attitude with all staff members, clients and visitors
  • Personable, assertive disposition
  • Ability to work independently as well as with team members
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work with minimal supervision
  • Possess excellent time management skills; absolutely dependable and punctual
  • Willingness to take on new tasks with an eagerness to learn new skills
  • Ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions on complex issues
  • Ability to problem solve with an understanding of when to ask for assistance
  • Ability and willingness to utilize Nine Star ABE database to access student records and communicate
    student related information via database notes
  • Ability and willingness to work with individuals from divers cultural and economic backgrounds and to
    address student goals in teaching strategy and lesson plans
  • Ability to administer and score the BEST literacy test.
  • Ability and willingness to integrate Career and College Awareness material with the central program
    curriculum
  • Ability to address and willingness to incorporate “real life” uses of grammar skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues to continuously evolve the quality of ESL classes

This position offers you an opportunity to help move the under- and unemployed job seeker to economic stability. If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please, send your cover letter and resume to peggyr@ninestar.org.

Youth Employment Specialist - Matsu

Nine Star Education and Employment Services is currently recruiting for a Youth Employment Specialist. This position falls under the guidance of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to provide employment and/or education services to at-risk youth aged 16-24. The Youth Employment Specialist will also recruit employer partners to provide vocational training to the youth.This position will be based at the Wasilla, Alaska inside the MYHouse building at 300 North Willow.

DUTIES:

  • Recruit, assess and enroll qualified at-risk youth into programming
  • Provide goal oriented case planning to assist youth in completing objectives
  • Complete one year of follow up services on exited youth
  • Coordinate youth services with local employers, educators and other service providers
  • Operate in partnership with the MYHouse organization
  • Enter all relevant data into the database

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree from an accredited university or an Associate degree in Human Services
  • Experience working with an at risk youth population
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Background check will be completed prior to any offer of employment

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to rogerh@ninestar.org

Nine Star Education & Employment Services is an equal opportunity employer.