The REACH Center works with nearly 3,000 at-risk youth and young adults ages 16-24 each
year to provide them with educational opportunities, career development, peer mentoring, and
other supportive services. REACH has a strong track record of leveraging institutional
partnerships to serve young people, and coordinates programs that annually place over 500
people in jobs, graduate 50 students on average from GED classes, and provide permanent
housing for up to 75 youth experiencing homelessness. REACH is at the forefront of youth
development, career readiness, and the fight against youth homelessness in the Greater Puget
The Career Pathways Navigator will provide direct one-on-one career coaching, informational
interviewing training, and orientations to the plethora of specific career opportunities available
onsite at REACH and in the community. Working together with the agencies partnered with The
REACH Center and others in the community, the Career Pathways Navigator will help bridge
gaps between career development programs, provide follow-up support to youth who graduate
from pre-apprenticeship and supportive service programs, and provide data entry and analysis on
job placement and retention in order to inform REACH Center strategy on career pathways
programming. This position reports to the Program Manager of Summer Jobs 253 and Career
Pathways. This position is grant-funded, and timeline and hours of the position will be
dependent on funding availability.
Provide navigation services to youth and young adults engaged in job searching activities
at REACH, including intake conversations, referrals, and one-on-one check-ins
Provide individual and/or group career coaching to youth and young adults at REACH
Enter job placement and retention data into the REACH database(s) and track progress
against monthly and annual goals
Conduct outreach to employers to organize hiring events and mock interviews, and to
maintain up-to-date knowledge of job opportunities that might be of interest to REACH
Assist with and recommend new initiatives to facilitate successful job seeker outcomes.
Work with supervisor to create strategies for the improvement of career pathways
program at REACH.
Participate in community outreach, meetings, conferences, and professional development
trainings as needed.
Support event planning and workshop development and execution for walk-in job seekers
Serve as onsite point of contact for possible Saturday training opportunities at REACH
Other duties as assigned
Experience Required and Desirable Skills:
Associate’s degree in education, social work, nonprofit management, sociology,
psychology, or a related field strongly preferred.
At least one year of experience working directly with youth and young adults in a career
Proven ability to develop partnerships and complete work across agencies.
High levels of emotional intelligence and cultural competency in the areas of youth
development, LGBTQ youth, and racial equity.
Passion for serving at-risk youth and young adults.
Strong data management, organizational, and analytical skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to work as part of a team and adapt to changing needs, priorities, and timelines.
Flexibility and adaptability with work schedule, which may include occasional evening
and weekend commitments.
Training in the following is desirable but not required: trauma informed care, LGBTQ
cultural competency, racial equity and anti-racist institutions, domestic violence,
commercial and sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), and vicarious trauma.
Washington Driver’s License and reliable mode of transportation required by time of
$37,440-$42,000/year, depending on skills and qualifications
How to Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com.
Tacoma Community House is the fiscal sponsor of The REACH Center. While all work-related
duties will be performed at and for The REACH Center, this position will be filled by Tacoma
Community House, one of the longest-serving nonprofits in Tacoma.
Tacoma Community House is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and clients and to
strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the agency. TCH is an equal opportunity
employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age,
religion, creed, disability, national origin, political or union affiliation, marital status, sexual
orientation, Vietnam era veteran status or other non bona fide job requirement. Applicants in
need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.
Tacoma Community House is an equal opportunity employer.