North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Career Development Specialist - Fostering Wellness

Job Information


Fostering Wellness Collaborative Overview:

In 2014, a group of 16 nonprofit and government agencies began working together to create an integrated service delivery model to improve outcomes for young people aging out of foster care in the Triangle region. In March 2016, six of those agencies were awarded with the GSK Impact Grant to support young people in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties with history in foster care. With the support of the GSK Impact Grant, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, The Hope Center at Pullen, Life Skills Foundation, Community Partnerships Inc., SaySo, Dress for Success and United Way of the Greater Triangle have partnered to provide opportunities for young people to improve their own leadership and employment skills in the food production system, develop a stronger support network, live healthier lives and become advocates for a healthier community.

Position Overview:

The Career Development Specialist is a critical part of the Fostering Wellness Collaborative Team. The Career Development Specialist works one-on-one and in small groups with young people aging out of foster care and other collaborative partners to ensure that young people develop employment skills, career opportunities and a strong network in the food production system.

Position Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and implementing workshops that are based on the needs and interests of young

    people aging out of foster care and provide relevant career experiences in the food production


  • Providing one-on-one and small group career coaching on resume building, interview skills and

    other critical employment skills

  • Facilitating and coordinating the Workforce Readiness Program

  • Creating and monitoring intern and other career experiences for young people

  • Managing and tracking data to report grant outcomes

  • Building and creating relationships with employers within the food industry

  • Working closely with the Fostering Wellness Collaborative to ensure that young people are

    achieving the intended outcomes of the Fostering Wellness grant and making a successful

    transition to adulthood

  • Perform other duties as may be required to meet Fostering Wellness goals and objectives


    Other Requirements: Strong knowledge of area employers and opportunities, particularly in the food production system. Excellent communication skills across a variety of different
    stakeholders. Commitment to a client-focused and collaborative service delivery model. Ability to set own schedule, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as needed. Access to reliable personal vehicle to provide community based services.

Job Requirements


1. A minimum of three (3) years of experience supporting at-risk populations (ideally young adults) with career development opportunities. 2. Experience working as part of a collaborative service delivery team strongly preferred. 3. Experience working in a small business or business setting preferred.

Education Required

Bachelorā€™s Degree.

Company Information

Inter Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Dr
Raleigh NC 27603

Contact Information

Phone: (919) 250-0043
Contact Method

Please send cover letter and resume via email to Please ensure that "Career Development Specialist" is placed in the subject line.