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Careers at Opportunity Junction

Working at Opportunity Junction is more than a job-it's a rewarding life experience. We connect personally with each other and our clients, who become members of the OJ family. Opportunity Junction is recognized as an innovative leader in client service. Our culture is nimble, and we implement best practices, embrace new opportunities, and constantly learn from and make changes based on experience.

Currently hiring:
Alumni Manager for our Job Training and Placement Program
Career Counselor at SparkPoint Contra Costa in Bay Point

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The Staff

"Our primary commitment as an organization is to our clients' long-term success and that translates to the staff as a whole. We care about each other, our lives, our commitments, our outcomes."
-Brianna

One of our core values is relationships. We value our relationship with clients, partners, and each other. The office is warm and welcoming. OJ is a great place to work because staff members care about your well-being and personal growth.
-Eva

Alumni Manager

Opportunity Junction is seeking an Alumni Manager/Career Counselor to join our team! At Opportunity Junction, we believe that everyone who is willing to work hard deserves an opportunity to succeed. We help low-income residents of East Contra Costa, most of them living below the poverty line, gain the skills and confidence they need to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families. The work is intensely rewarding.

We like to say that relationship is our “secret sauce;” a strong candidate will have a gift for building strong relationships and trust quickly and helping clients overcome personal barriers.

This position is part of the Job Training and Placement Program team. The JTPP, specifically, prepares participants for a wide range of administrative careers by combining computer training with life skills, paid experience, support services, career counseling, and long-term alumni follow-up. The Alumni Manager will focus on helping alumni keep their jobs and advance along the career ladder.

The Alumni Manager will work one-on-one with alumni of our training program. Specifically, the position will be responsible for:

  • Individual case management supporting and motivating clients as they overcome personal barriers and gain employment;
  • Counseling clients through the process of finding employment including evaluating client interests, skills, and abilities to best match career goals;
  • Evaluating client backgrounds, education, and training to help clients create and achieve realistic goals;
  • Group facilitation instructing on various life skills or career skills development;
  • Resume and cover letter writing and revision;
  • Staying organized in a fast-paced environment;
  • Using Salesforce to track opportunities and outcomes;
  • Recommending candidates for placement opportunities;
  • Contacting alumni through phone, text and social media for employment updates; and
  • Data tracking using customized Salesforce databases.

Our culture is nimble, implementing current best practices and embracing new opportunities while learning from mistakes, and you should be, too. If we can find a better way to serve our job seekers or the employers who hire them, we want to make it happen.

Necessary Competencies:

  • Relationship building: Ability to establish strong relationships with demographically diverse clients and counsel them through personal obstacles;
  • Communication: Strong written skills to produce grammatically correct resumes and cover letters, and oral communication skills to facilitate workshops while holding listeners’ attention;
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Ability to adjust priorities and procedures depending on organizational needs and goals; and
  • Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Word and able to efficiently enter data into online database systems (Salesforce) and understand online job search systems. Able to use social media platforms, email, and online calendaring systems.

Salary range is $45,000-$52,000, and benefits include 16 days of holidays along with a starting vacation accrual of 3 weeks per year.

Instructions for Applying:

  • Applications will be accepted by email only, addressed to Michelle Wade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Please email your resume and a cover letter demonstrating that you are an outstanding candidate for this position and attach as a Word document (.doc or .docx).


Career Counselor

Opportunity Junction is seeking a Career Counselor to join our team at SparkPoint Contra Costa in Bay Point. At Opportunity Junction, we believe that everyone who is willing to work hard deserves an opportunity to succeed. We help low-income residents of East Contra Costa, most of them living below the poverty line, gain the skills and confidence they need to get and keep jobs that support themselves and their families. The work is intensely rewarding.

We like to say that relationship is our “secret sauce;” a strong candidate will have a gift for building strong relationships and trust quickly and helping clients overcome personal barriers. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

The Career Counselor will maintain a caseload of motivated job-seekers overcoming barriers to employment. Specifically, the career counselor/case manager position will be responsible for:

  • Individual case management supporting and motivating clients as they overcome personal barriers and gain employment;
  • Counseling clients through the process of finding employment including evaluating client interests, skills, and abilities to best match career goals;
  • Evaluating client backgrounds, education, and training to help clients create and achieve realistic goals;
  • Group facilitation instructing on various life skills or career skills development;
  • Resume and cover letter writing and revision;
  • Staying organized in a fast-paced environment;
  • Using Salesforce to track opportunities and outcomes;
  • Recommending candidates for placement opportunities; and
  • Data tracking using customized Salesforce databases.

Our culture is nimble, implementing current best practices and embracing new opportunities while learning from mistakes, and you should be, too. If we can find a better way to serve our job seekers or the employers who hire them, we want to make it happen.

Necessary Competencies:

  • Relationship building: Ability to establish strong relationships with demographically diverse clients and counsel them through personal obstacles;
  • Communication: Strong written skills to produce grammatically correct resumes and cover letters, and oral communication skills to deliver workshops while holding listeners’ attention;
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Ability to adjust priorities and procedures depending on organizational needs and goals; and
  • Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Word and able to efficiently enter data into online database systems (Salesforce) and understand online job search systems. Able to use email and online calendaring systems.

Salary range is $45,000-$52,000, and benefits include 16 days of holidays along with a starting vacation accrual of 3 weeks per year.

Instructions for Applying:

  • Applications will be accepted by email only, addressed to Leticia Wiesner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Please email your resume and a cover letter demonstrating that you are an outstanding candidate for this position and attach as a Word document (.doc or .docx).