Job Developer
Research Foundation of The City University of New York - New York, NY

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Jefferson Houses Jobs-Plus is seeking one dedicated, competent Job Developer to join the founding Jobs-Plus team and to play an integral role in launching and successfully growing the program. In close collaboration with colleagues, the Job Developer will support a range of Jefferson Houses job seekers — some with limited attachment to the labor market, others who are employed and want help moving up, others who are newly displaced workers, even youth — during their job searches. Reporting directly to the Program Director, Job Developers will investigate employment opportunities, recommend clients for suitable positions, and help clients to prepare for interviews. Once Jobs-Plus clients are placed, Job Developers will continue to maintain close contact and help clients to retain their positions.
Other Duties:
The responsibilities of the Job Developers include but are not limited to: Researching Prospective Employers and Job Opportunities
• Build and maintain relationships with a wide range of prospective employers, New York City Workforce 1 Centers, community-based organizations, and other local employment programs, creating an inventory of hiring needs and developing a recruitment plan that will satisfy the hiring demand
• Cultivate prospective employers and partners by pitching the value of Jobs-Plus services and the quality of its clients
• Find promising opportunities for potentially hard-to-place clients, such as those with criminal histories or disabilities or significant gaps in employment or education
• Represent Jobs-Plus in the community and at local business networking events
• Visit and assess work sites and placement opportunities
• Work with Jobs-Plus team to ensure career pathways/ladders for participants Matching Clients with Jobs
• Identify clients who are strong matches for open positions
• Help clients to revise/refine their basic resumes with particular job opportunities in mind
• Provide clients with job leads, giving them guidance on how to target their job search based on their short- and long-term employment goals
• Counsel clients on how skills from one occupation may be transferable to another and recommend job-training necessary to place clients in the job market
• Practice interviewing with clients and review job interview etiquette
• Set up employer hiring days at Jobs-Plus or coordinate off- site forums during which residents can meet employers, hear them talk about their needs and the hiring process
• Participate in regular case conferences with Jobs-Plus team to review clients’ progress, get feedback from team members and integrate future service delivery
• Work with the Jobs-Plus team to meet and exceed all stated outcomes including recruitment, training, job placement, advancement, attainment of support services and benefits, and retention milestones Immediate/Short-Term Job Placement Follow-Up
• Reach out to clients after the first day on the job, the first week on the job, and every week thereafter during the first 90 days of employment to discuss clients’ work habits, comfort levels, workplace culture, and relationships
• Help clients to overcome any emerging barriers to job retention
• Check in with employers to discuss Jobs-Plus clients’ performance on the job and any concern they might have about clients’ ability to meet expectations
• Capture and write anecdotal evidence of client success for Jobs-Plus newsletters or other promotional material
• Track referrals and placements thoroughly with an eye toward meeting program performance measures Salary: $47,250

Core Competencies/Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, and
• 3 years of direct experience working in human resources, sales or workforce development
• Demonstrated interest in working with diverse populations in low-income neighborhoods
• Experience developing and managing strategic partnerships and client relationships
• Experience working with particular target populations, including formerly incarcerated individuals or disconnected youth, strongly preferred
• Knowledge of career exploration assessments
• Knowledge of what’s required for advancement within labor markets and vast array of occupations and career paths
• Ability to coach individuals on resume-writing and interview skills
• Entrepreneurial, creative, self-starter and motivated
• Excellent time-management skills
• Flexible
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work cooperatively in teams
• Well-organized
• Microsoft Office Proficient
• Willingness to comply with all Research Foundation CUNY, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), and Human Resources Administration (HRA) policies and procedures
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred
• Some evening and weekend hours required
• Ability to keep all matters related to participants confidential

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