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Employment Services Coordinator - Lead Employment & Training Navigator

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$55,774.68 - $74,711.78 Annually
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Job Details

Employment Services Coordinator

Lead Employment & Training Navigator

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Employment Services Coordinator position.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:
  • Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
  • Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
  • Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship

An Overview

The Employment Navigator connects customers with employment and training and other economic safety net services at the Workforce Development Center (WDC) and through co-located and other community partners. The navigator will provide welcoming, integrated, culturally and linguistically competent and responsive services focused on customers' strengths. The incumbent works across programs and partners services to support the long-term economic self-sufficiency of individuals and families. The navigator will ensure that customers are directed to workforce programs aligned with their specific needs. The incumbent will coordinate service navigation at entry points including the customer service desk and resource center at WDC. This position is the primary contact point for referrals from community partners including the Office of Community Services. As such, the incumbent builds trust and rapport with individuals visiting the center including those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and links them to physical health, mental health, and other supportive services and assist to enroll them in public benefits and other safety net programs they are eligible for.

How To Apply
To apply for this position or get more information, click here to view the full posting on its official Virginia state job page.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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