Employment professionals partner with clients to give them the tools and training to succeed
The Ark’s employment professionals in Chicago and Northbrook partner with clients to identify employment goals and direction.
Custom resumes and cover letters are created, network strategy is developed and rigorous job training programs and interviewing workshops are offered, all which help build a client’s professional identity.
Clients receive the tools and training to grow their confidence and succeed.
Our professionals continuously build and nurture relationships with employers to assist them in recruiting and retaining a successful team. They remain available to both client and employer for assistance during the first year. Employment Services also offers on-site seminars, discussion groups and ongoing career support to organizations, schools and businesses, free of charge.
Andrea Storz, Director of Employment Services, created, developed and has grown the Ark’s Employment Department since 2004.
A professional resume writer and career coach, she uses her background in business, psychology and theatre to provide intensive Job Readiness training to a broad spectrum of clients from high level executives to recent graduates. Andrea’s unique approach and style as a job coach consultant and public speaker for both nonprofit and corporate worlds has been instrumental in helping businesses improve overall operations.
Jonathan Roth is an Employment Advisor with several years of non-profit employment counseling experience and over 20 years of experience as a teacher of both adults and children.
After a serving in the US Navy during the First Gulf War, Jonathan received his degree in Education from Florida State University. He taught middle school social studies and English in Jacksonville, Florida, before utilizing his teaching skills in corporate settings as a corporate trainer. Shortly after moving back to the Chicago area in 2007, he began working in the Jewish nonprofit world first for JVS Chicago and then The Ark. Jonathan has been a contributing writer for several Chicago area publications including the Midwest Career College’s weekly newsletter. Jonathan is excited to partner with business owners and individuals to ensure they are ready to tackle the job market.