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Gabriel Felix

Gabriel Felix

Program Coordinator

Good Shepherd Services

Program Coordinator

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Good Shepherd Services

Program Coordinator

 Oversee workforce efforts of residential and walk-in clients in need of employment, Work Readiness Training, transitional employment or higher-level employment (as needed)
 Counsel, enroll, and aid clients in educational or vocational training programs – often pairing clients with sustainable employment during certifying or licensing programs
 Prepare workshops and trainings addressing common job-seeker and workplace issues including interview preparation, resume and cover letter revisions, and workplace discrimination/harassment awareness
 Create and distribute an array of in-print resources for job seekers, highlighting effective techniques for employment seeking, job retention, and exploring educational and vocational training opportunities
 Oversee organization educational programming including on-site GED preparatory program, baseline testing (TABE) of all clients, and assistance involving enrollment, financial aid, and transfers
 Lead reproductive health education initiatives – in conjunction with Planned Parenthood and the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene – presenting workshops and identifying available resources
 Develop and effectively maintain Financial Literacy initiatives for clients looking to emerge from debt, acquire positive credit, and begin personal banking, while increasing their credit scores
 Manage a full case load of residential and walk-in clients, providing assistance with employment, education, and health matters – while also ensuring clients adhere to program rules and regulations

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F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services

Career Development Coordinator

 Oversaw the daily operations of the Career Clinic, a one-stop workforce center for out of school youth aged 16-24 enrolled in OSY, PFY, or YAIP programs in need of entry-level employment/internships
 Prepared intensive Work Readiness Training activities, presentations, and learning sessions for both participants and Education and Youth Services employees
 Established and developed long-term relationships with local employers across multiple job sectors
 Supervised job development and career advisement staff for the Education and Youth Services Division tasked with servicing the out-of-school population
 Contributed to contract specific linkage agreements, helped develop multiple RFP’s, and worked closely with other agencies and organizations that provided training and career/employment placement services
 Handled incoming participant referrals from outside agencies, including foster care and ex-offender youth living in shelters, group homes, or social service agencies with housing programs

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Upper Manhattan Council

Director of Work Force Development/Community Outreach Coordinator

 Oversaw community outreach staff and coordinated outreach initiatives with other non-profits and local businesses operating in Upper Manhattan (Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill)
 Managed job-training and referral specialists entrusted with maintaining CWE JtBO online assessments registrations, and the referral database for individuals seeking either employment or job-specific training
 Conducted workshops and learning seminars in areas pertaining to areas such as employment search techniques, adult education initiatives, and financial management for immigrants/MWBE businesses
 Organized and later supervised the implementation of an adult education program initiative that included GED, ESL, and bi-lingual Citizenship classes for working adults and non-high school graduates
 Coordinated job fairs and conducted specialized training for non-traditional employees such as ex-offenders, immigrants with limited English proficiency, and professionals seeking career transition
 Implemented proficiency testing for all incoming clients, including TABE and TOEFL examinations, GED locator examinations, and internal employability measures evaluations

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Washington Greys Military Cadets Corps, Inc

Adjutant Officer

 Oversaw the development and implementation of new organization administrative protocols and a revised Standard Operating Procedures Manual, including the implementation of new company logos, uniform letterheads, and personnel action and request forms
 Developed a proprietary administrative personnel database and included previously physical-copy only information into a fully searchable catalog of archived records and personnel files
 Spearheaded the creation and implementation of an efficient inter-office mailing and filing system
 Handled organization applicant admissions and external solicitations/inquiries from outside agencies, including inquiries from potential donors and corporate sponsors
 Coordinated multiple advertisement campaigns and recruitment initiatives in Manhattan and the Bronx
 Worked closely with school guidance counselors and interventionists to develop comprehensive intervention service plans for behaviorally challenged youth, later implemented by instructors

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California State University - Dominguez Hills

M.A., Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding

College of Mount Saint Vincent

B.A., Religious Studies