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Disability Resource Coordinator

Are you a self-starter with a passion for helping individuals with disabilities?  This is a great opportunity to impact the public workforce system and ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to employment and training services. 

You’ll work with staff, partners, businesses, and individuals throughout Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties and serve as a resource, a problem-solver, and a bridge-builder among community service providers. 

The FMS Workforce Development Board (WDB) is seeking a full-time Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) to provide expertise and to serve as a resource to the Workforce Career Centers and System, in the development, delivery, and coordination of workforce services for individuals with disabilities. 

Job Summary: 

The DRC will work with staff, partners, community stakeholders, businesses, and program participants to expand system services for individuals with disabilities by: 

-Improving the accessibility of the public workforce development system for individuals with disabilities; 

-Improving coordination and collaboration among employment and training programs in the FMS area; and 

-Developing a plan for the sustainability of the DRC services to include increased revenue from the Ticket to Work program. 

Job Responsibilities: 

-Assist workforce staff to expand their skills for working with individuals with disabilities; 

-Assist in the recruitment of individuals with disabilities; 

-Build community partnerships to improve employment outcomes; 

–Coordinate and/or deliver assistance and training for partners and businesses  

-Obtain/maintain a credential to provide benefits advisement and work incentive counseling to job seekers in receipt of Social Security Administration benefits; 

-Establish the Career Center as an Employment Network (EN) under the TTW Program,; 

-Help ensure that individuals with disabilities access the various career and employment programs and services they need; 

-Engage businesses to increase awareness about the low cost of accommodations for individuals with disabilities, and provide work-based experiences and mentoring; 

-Conduct outreach to the disability community and the organizations that serve individuals with disabilities to market workforce services and promote interagency collaboration 


-Associate or Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field; 

-Significant experience working in programs delivering services to individuals with disabilities; 

-Knowledge of local community agencies, providers, and other disability resources; 

-Ability to communicate with job seekers, business leaders, and workforce development staff; 

-Strong communication, computer, and presentation skills; 

-Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; 

-Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policy, and procedures relating to equal opportunity and non-discrimination; 

-Strong knowledge of career exploration and job search processes; and the 

-Ability to create and manage a broad network of professional contacts. 

Job Details: 

This is a full-time, three-year opportunity funded through NYS Department of Labor; continuation of funding will be dependent upon the successful creation of a sustainability plan. 

Salary range: $45,000 – $62,000/year; commensurate with education and experience. 

Competitive Benefits Package that includes Health and Dental Insurance. Travel reimbursement. Must have reliable transportation. 

The DRC will work out of the 3 Career Centers in Gloversville, Amsterdam, and Cobleskill, NY. 

Further information on the DRC project may be found at: 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to: 

Heather Pettit 

FMS Workforce Development Board 2620 RiverFront Center Amsterdam, NY 12010 or 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: High School Equivalency Instructor

Job Description:

Full or part-time GED Instructor / Tutor needed with the FMS Private Industry Council, Inc.  Associate degree with 3 years’ experience working with youth ages 16-24. Work in conjunction with the Senior Youth Employment Program Coordinator. Clean, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.


-Needs to have strong communication and organizational skills.

-Ability to motivate youth to continue their education and stress the importance of education to their future.

-Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of students.

-Proficient active listening skills to understand and adapt to students’ various learning needs.

-Knowledge of appropriate learning psychology, styles and strategies.

-Must have leadership skills and patience for working with students of all ages.

-Creativity assigning and grading various assessments for students, including tests, quizzes, essays and projects.

-Ability to work with groups or one-on-one when they need extra help or attention.

-Ability to make judgments based on experience including situational assessment.

– Ability to solve problems, make evaluations or reach conclusions based on subjective or objective criteria.

-Flexibility in scheduling to cover all offices as assigned.

-Advanced technology skills to track student attendance and grades and present creative lessons.

Job Duties:

-Complete assessments of youth educational skills and prepare them for completing the GED exam.

-Establishing and enforcing rules of behavior for students in the classroom.

-Maintains caseload assigned by the Senior Youth Program Coordinator.

-Preparing individualized lessons, units and projects to complete learning objectives.

-Complete and maintain Client files.

-Maintain confidentiality.

-Establishing and communicating clear objectives for lessons, units and projects.

-To coordinate student activities with Senior Youth Coordinator.

-To assist the students in obtaining additional assistance for course work.

-To explore the post-secondary options available for youth.

-Conduct orientation of youth including: PIC/WIOA regulations and program policy.

-Record students’ attendance.

-Attend and participate in bi-weekly case management meetings with the Senior Youth Coordinator. Weekdays Wage negotiable.

Job Location:  Amsterdam, Gloversville, Cobleskill, New York

Benefits:  Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension

Duration:  Full Time, Regular

Workdays:  Monday thru Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Email or call Mary Hill, Program Director, FMS PIC, Inc. for more details: OR 518-842-3676 Ext. 3027

HELP WANTED: Tech-Savvy Executive Assistant

The Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie Counties Workforce Development Board (FMS WDB) is
seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to aid the Executive Director (ED) in the efficient
operation of the organization and carrying out the mission of the FMS WDB.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks;  
  • Organize, schedule, and attend all board and committee meetings 
    • Assist in meeting preparations (agendas, reminders, RSVPs, meeting materials, schedule meeting guests, room set up, refreshments, etc.),  
    • Take and draft meeting notes and minutes; 
  • Maintain and organize all WDB records including Minutes, Resolutions, and Reports;
  • Maintain the procedures manual for WDB Administrative Offices; 
  • Coordinate the creation and ordering of marketing materials, announcements, and  invitations, including social media and website postings; 
  • Assist in analyzing data, and developing monitoring tools and reports;
  • Work collaboratively with the Fiscal Manager to data enter vouchers and report facility  issues; 
  • Plan, coordinate, organize and help at various events, and celebrations;
  • Receive and sort daily mail, filing documents accordingly; 
  • Maintain inventory of the company’s supplies; 
  • Act as a liaison between the Workforce Development Board and various stakeholders;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications for this position include: 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently or as part  of a team; 
  • Ability to take initiative, anticipate needs and exercise sound judgment while also having  the ability to take direction; 
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships with individuals at all levels; ▪ Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, and Excel with the enthusiasm and  ability to learn new software; 
  • Comfortable and capable of working with technology, social media platforms, Zoom,  WordPress, and more;  
  • Microsoft 365, website, social media, and/or board management software experience is  a plus!  
  • Associate’s degree and a minimum of two years related experience in business,  government, or non-profit agency, or High School Diploma and 4 years of related  experience in business, government, or non-profit agency.

The Executive Assistant we are looking for is well organized, enthusiastic, tech-savvy, and  interested in contributing to the betterment of our communities. If you have a sunny, “CAN  DO” attitude and a good sense of humor, please apply today – we need you!

37.5 hours a week, competitive benefits 

Salary $35,000 – $40,000 / year depending upon education and experience with opportunity for advancement.

To apply, send a Resume and Cover Letter to:  
FMS Workforce Development Board  
Executive Assistant 
2620 RiverFront Center  
Amsterdam, NY 12010 

or to 

Application Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2022