Workforce Development Trainee Coordinator

ISLAND HARVEST has the following exciting position available in our Melville, New York office:

Workforce Development Trainee Coordinator


Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish rapport with participants, build trust and evoke motivation to complete programs and certifications.
  • Coordinate wrap-around services, including assessment, intervention and referrals, as necessary.
  • Provide in-program support of participants via individual meetings, email, phone calls.
  • Lead weekly check-ins with trainees as part of monitoring and evaluation oversight.
  • Maintain chronological program notes and documentation.
  • Offer hands-on support and follow-up to trainees through structured training and job search lifecycle…
  • Conduct post-grad coaching and on-the-job coaching, assisting graduates and employers with post-placement success and continuing needs.
  • Collaborate with Nutrition and Community Empowerment teams to achieve program goals.
  • Build on existing relationships with local workforce boards and other community and referring agencies.
  • Assist in recruiting events, participant outreach, candidate acceptance process and follow up.
  • Manage program attendance, punctuality and accountability and follow up as necessary.
  • Monitor need for further work readiness and bridge programming as necessary for candidate success.
  • Support Director in representing WSDI (Workforce Skills Development Institute) to all stakeholders (employers, local government, community based and other organizations that foster job development, instructors and vendors).



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Communications or a related field of study, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of demonstrated experience working in training/ workforce/professional development programs or student-facing initiatives and supporting in-person and/or virtual programs and events. Must have previous experience working with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of Long Island workforce needs.
  • Aptitude for working in a newly created role, managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously while working within deadlines and applying attention to detail.
  • Proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the Internet)
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus.


To be considered for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Randy Rosenberg at No phone calls or walk-in, please. No relocation expenses.




Island Harvest Food Bank, a leading Long Island-based hunger-relief organization, is changing the paradigm for ending hunger on Long Island.  Our mission is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food and product collection and distribution systems, enhanced hunger awareness and nutrition education programs, job training, targeted services for specific populations, and outreach and advocacy activities and initiatives. Island Harvest is among the region’s leading agencies in emergency response readiness for food and product distribution and support, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.