The Employment Coordinator recruits potential employers, assesses employer's needs, and matches clients to employer. The Employment Coordinator develops strategies which promote placement and retention of clients. Also conducts career assessments, advocacy, counseling, case management, job training and interagency collaboration to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services to clients.
Provides orientation and career counseling to eligible participants in employment programs.
Generates service plans, conducts case management and follow-up services on participants, as required by contract.
Initiates cold calls and maintains ongoing relationships with potential employers, industry representatives, vocational schools and colleges, chambers of commerce, temporary employment agencies, and job placement/training agencies to:
Develop and updates employer marketing packet that includes program fact sheets, invitational letter from ULGH President & CEO, current information on federal bonding and tax privileges for employers, etc. as appropriate
- promote job placements,
- explain the benefits of hiring program participants, and
- employment support services provided by Urban League;
Assists participants in assessing their job skills for employment; instructs participants in application procedures, interviewing preparation;
Identify specific jobs for applicants who have successfully completed Urban League training programs; collects data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills; matches job skills with applicant qualifications; connects qualified applicants to employers, and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions, and reports results to appropriate case managers;
Provides job search/career information workshops and presentations for participants;
Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs;
Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities; Keeps current with trends and maintains updated labor market information by attending meetings, maintaining contacts with various trade schools, and professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement/training activities.
Develops and maintains a database of subsidized and unsubsidized worksites to host eligible participants.
Provides a full suite of services to employer community that includes diversity training and pre-screening of potential professional employees;
Provide referral services and coordination for eligible participants and families.
Submits timely accurate reports
Serves as liaison and contact person with employers to ensure coordinated and comprehensive delivery of services.
Organizes and implements creative, innovative programming that result in increasing job retention and work habituation.
Actively participates in Urban League of Greater Hartford special event committees and projects.
Advises immediate supervisor of needs, trends, and issues within area of responsibility and recommend activities to address them.
Develops activities, which will ensure that all performance standards and requirements for program contracts/goals are achieved.
Performs other duties as assigned.