Employment Navigator, Cntr for Comm. Health & Prev

Rochester, NY


The Teen Health and Success Partnership (THSP) matches local high school students with employment opportunities at the University of Rochester and provides hiring and employment assistance to support students’ long-term career success. THSP aims to provide local students with the vision and job skills for a range of educational and career options after graduation and enables UR departments to employ well-prepared youth from our local community.

THSP resides at URMC’s Center for Community Health and Prevention.

The THSP Departmental Program Specialist II is the lead liaison for employed teens and their University supervisor as it relates to worksite deliverables, academic achievement, and professional development. They will be assigned to manage projects and events depending on organizational need, staff availability, and to maximize the skills and talents of individual team members. They will also develop and format communications materials such as presentations and reports related to assigned programs and projects.


  • The Departmental Program Specialist II works independently to provide employment support and career-based mentorship to approximately 50 assigned participants of the THSP program. They utilize best practices from evidence-based youth development models to assist participants in achieving positive education outcomes and employment retention. This includes meeting in-person monthly with THSP high school students, coaching them on workplace expectations and specific job responsibilities.

  • Creating worksite, academic, social, and professional development plans for THSP participants.

  • Maintaining monthly contact with department supervisors who employ THSP students and responding to a broad range of urgent and non-urgent needs of THSP young adult participants and their University supervisors.

  • Interviewing potential THSP participants.

  • Coordinating program compliance for child labor law, OSHA and environmental health and safety guidelines, and UR mandatories.

  • Supervising interns and THSP student employees

  • Developing strong relationships with partner organizations

  • Maintains and markets partnership opportunities with University departments in order to identify career paths and resources for students and opportunities for new jobs and promotions. They will support THSP program graduates with identifying and applying for promotions within the University that align with their academic and career goals. In addition, they will maintain regular contact with prospective departments and will serve as liaison and collaborator with University programs and community organizations with similar missions.

  • Tracks student progress and program effectiveness by maintaining the program’s spreadsheets and data system and analyzing data.

Other job duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 2 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Coursework in public/community health, education, social work, counseling, adolescent development, or human resources and / or a graduate degree in related field preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds required.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products and comfortable learning new computer programs required.

  • Experience working with youth required.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks and identify work priorities required.

  • Ability to travel to various locations within the City of Rochester, and some evening and weekend hours are expected required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $50,752 - $71,053 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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