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If you are interested in working at Our Piece of the Pie ®, Inc., (OPP ®), please send a cover letter and resume to

OPP celebrates diversity in its workforce and is committed to promoting equal opportunity for individuals at all levels. OPP ensures equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, learning disability, or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness.


  1. Our Piece of the Pie
    1. Certified Academic Specialist (Hartford, CT (1) and Norwich, CT(1))
    2. Workforce Development Specialist (Hartford)
  2. Path Academy Windham (Windham, CT)
    1. No Vacancies at this time.

Our Piece of the Pie (Hartford, CT & Norwich, CT)

1) Certified Academic Specialist (Hartford, CT (1) and Norwich, CT (1))

Regular, Part-Time (Hartford: 8-10 hours/week; Norwich: 6 hours/week)

The certified academic specialist is responsible for delivering supplemental academic services based on each student’s need, derived from a referral form. The Specialist will coordinate with the Academic Coordinator to deliver all appropriate services and requirements.

OPP offers a rigorous blended learning academic environment for our youth, one that sets high expectations, is data-driven, and effectively blends individualized online curriculum with student-centered project-based learning.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide academic support services in accordance with Referral for each student;
  • Modify and develop your tutoring skills to meet individual tutee needs and to adjust to learning styles of students;
  • Meet with assigned students on a punctual and consistent basis, informing students and staff when the need to cancel/reschedule a session arises;
  • Inform students and appropriate staff about students’ progress on regular basis;
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain concepts to youth;
  • Maintain complete and accurate student records and provides appropriate documentation of student success in a timely manner;
  • Available to work 8-10 hours/week during 2014/15 academic year
  • Serve as appropriate role model internally and externally by maintaining a positive attitude;
  • Serve as appropriate role model internally and externally by maintaining a positive attitude;
  • Attend in-service training, as necessary
  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of Organization’s  mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, and code of ethical behavior;
  • Accomplish tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Certification: CT Secondary Education Certification

2) Workforce Development Specialist (Hartford, CT)

Regular, Full-Time

Workforce Development Services offers an array of services/activities that prepare youth (17-24) for the workforce. Workforce Development Specialist assists youth with their transition from Career Competency Development Training (CCDT) to employment. Position is directly responsible for engaging youth ages 14-24 in employment related activities such as Career Competency Training, Internships and/or Job Placements and Retention Support.

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Administer career assessments/Interest Inventories.
  • Engage youth in career counseling/planning.
  • Facilitate/coordinate Career Competency Development Training (i.e. Job Readiness Training).
  • Facilitate/coordinate Financial Literacy workshops (including identifying guest speakers).
  • Facilitate/administer Work Readiness Credential and Vocational Certification.
  • Identify, develop and sustain employment-related relationships.
  • Identify job placement and internship worksites.
  • Assist youth with the development of a professional portfolio.
  • Offer job placement assistance, job coaching and retention support.
  • Link to Hartford-area businesses, colleges, school systems, and community service organizations.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Education, Counseling or other related field.
  • At least 2 years of academic, career and/or financial aid counseling experience.
  • Understanding of WIA eligibility guidelines and measures.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse populations and different levels of school and government personnel.
  • Knowledge of issues related to postsecondary access including target populations, community agencies, member colleges and universities, etc.
  • Ability to initiate activities and work independently.
  • Ability to collaborate and work on teams.
  • Ability to represent center program mission to external constituencies.
  • Good organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Computer Literate in Microsoft Office applications.


Path Academy Windham (Windham, CT)

Path Academy was unanimously approved as a state charter school in June 2013 by Connecticut’s Board of Education and is managed by Hartford-based non-profit Our Piece of the Pie. Opening in August 2014, Path Academy will re-engage over-age, under-credited students in the Windham, Connecticut region by supporting them through mastery of the critical skills necessary for success in college, career and community.

For more information on Path Academy and Our Piece of the Pie's role, please visit or here.

No Vacancies at this time.


 If you are interested in any of the positions noted above please submit cover letter & resume to