Center For Employment Training
6295 Edsall Rd #220
Alexandria, VA 22312
United States

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
DEFINITION At Center for Employment Training (CET),
we are driven to help those who want a better their life by acquiring the necessary skills that lead to a meaningful career. CET’s job training programs teach marketable skills to people of all educational levels and backgrounds, especially those most in need. CET is unique because it integrates job skills training along with support services and job placement assistance to ensure that our students succeed during and after their training. We believe that a job provides the dignity and self-sufficiency for every individual. CET’s mission is simple; we want to help lift people out of poverty and into a brighter future. To fill CET’s mission, the Outreach Specialist/Receptionist plays an important role in connecting prospective students to our programs. Prospective students might be looking for new skills training, change in a career or upgrading their skill sets; the Outreach Specialist/Receptionist will be able to advocate CET services and program offerings to these prospective students and promote the CET mission and initiatives in the accomplishment of the organization’s goals. Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of economic self-sufficiency! Apply today where you can make a difference!!!
1. Creates community partnerships that serve CET populations for cross referrals, including: Individuals Social Service Agencies Churches State Employment Offices, One Stops High Schools Other sites of potential recruitment
2. Develops and implements outreach and recruitment plans to meet enrollment goals.
3. Carries out outreach related duties as necessary. Outreach/Recruiter Specialist: Rev.
4. Strategically canvasses and visits sites in the community where potential CET students congregate.
5. Conducts outreach and community presentations at referral partner organizations or events (e.g., local high schools career days, community org job fairs, and other special events.
6. Connects potential students with multiple barriers with a skill training that will lead to gainful employment.
7. Identifies outside resources, programs and other services for potential students if needed. 8. As a liaison, develops and maintains open communication with potential students and the Admissions team.
9. As a liaison, develops and maintains open communication with referral partners, student prospects, and the Admissions team.
10.Maintains knowledge/professional understanding of the occupations/career paths related to the programs offered (for effective assessment of students as well as determining services most appropriate for their career goals.
11.As part of the broader Center recruitment and admissions process team, provides motivational support to students during the admissions process to including orientation workshops and presentations.
12.Works under the direction of the Center Director to ensure enrollment goals are met. 13.Ensures data entry, documentation, tracking, follow-up and reporting are completed in a timely manner.
Receptionist Duties:
1. Answer phones, provide tours and information regarding programs.
2. Greets students, staff and the public; determines needs and offers helpful information, direction or assistance as needed. Provides superior customer service.
3. Maintains a friendly professional and productive work environment (managing noise control) in the reception/front lobby/designated work area.
4. Performs standard clerical duties, filing, typing, faxing, ordering supplies and assisting in mail distribution as needed.
5. Provide orientations to potential students.
6. Enter data in data base system.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned 
Job Requirements
 Strong sales skills.
 Highly organized and motivated, able to schedule and handle multiple tasks and projects at
 Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team, communicating with
businesses and government partners;
 Experience or knowledge of the local community, high schools, and services preferable;
 Professional, friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic personality, proactive attitude and
entrepreneurial spirit.

 Ability to meet enrollment goals and deadlines under pressure.
 Ability to quickly learn and efficiently and effectively use, CET’s applicant tracking CRM
 Strong planning and self-management skills.
 Ability to build and sustain strong, collaborative, and productive community and partner
 Knowledge of the local community and its vocational training, technical training, public
education, and human services organizations/structures desirable.
 Inspires and motivates students to complete the admissions process.
 Possess strong collaborative, communication and critical thinking skills.
 Ability to understand and empathize with individuals that have multiple barriers to
Outreach/Recruiter Specialist:
 Ability develop a referral network within various community service agencies for recruitment
and outreach purposes.
 Ability to follow instructions well.
 Adaptable, flexible, and a fast learner.
 Be able to adjust work schedule to accommodate special events which may include local
 Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite.
High School Diploma or GED required and three or more years relevant work experience.
Use of a personal or company vehicle for CET business may be necessary in the performance of
assigned duties such as attending meetings and events, recruiting, transporting students, picking
up materials, and running errands. The Human Resources Department may request copies of a
valid driver’s license and proof of personal automobile insurance upon being hired and annually
All CET positions are required to maintain confidentiality, even after CET employment ends, of all
information about CET participants, employees and services. Federal and State laws and
regulations provide civil and criminal sanctions against personnel who fail to enforce safeguards
required to protect confidential student information/records/data.
The position requires standing, sitting, talking, walking, reaching, twisting, turning and also
requires bending, grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer
keyboard and other related office/classroom equipment. Additionally, the position requires near
and far vision in reading reports and work related documents using a computer. The need to lift,
sort and arrange records/files, paper, and documents weighing up to 15 pounds. Some of these
requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting
such accommodation.
Will be required to travel locally and for periodic trainings or other CET business related activities.
CET will consider and hire qualified applicants without discrimination. CET maintains as its
staffing goal to recruit and maintain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the CET community.
CET is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and it is the policy of CET to ensure nondiscrimination in its employment practices, including but not limited to, sexual (any unwelcome
Outreach/Recruiter Specialist:
behavior of a sexual nature); or non-sexual harassment (any unwelcome conduct, verbal, written
or physical); recruitment, hiring, promotion, demotion, training, compensation, transfer, discipline
or termination of any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ethnic group identification, age,
sex, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or belief, transgender status, gender identity, sexual
orientation, national origin, including Limited English Proficiency (LEP), citizenship status, Family
and Medical Leave, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, reasonable
accommodation, genetic information, marital status, veteran/military status, or any other protected
groups, retaliation for participation in protected EEO activity, retaliation or any other basis
protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance or regulation. Employment related decisions
must be made on merit, and not on discriminatory factors.
The Human Resource Director has been designated the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
Inquiries concerning the application of federal and state laws and regulations should be referred
to the Human Resource Director.
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