Community Options Enterprises is now seeking a Job Developer.
Starting Rate: $20/hour
Under direction, establishes and maintains activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for persons with disabilities in need of employment; markets programs and coordinates job resources; performs related duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Job Development/Employer Support
Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote employment options for participant placement; makes cold calls to potential employers; explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s special needs; researches Internet, career on line publication, agencies, and other resources for job leads; collects data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills; matches job skills with applicant qualifications; working in tandem with employment specialist, refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions; keeps updated regarding job fairs and Internet resources; researches various resume programs; participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs.
Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions; (how to interview, dress for success etc.); instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes; provides job search/career information workshops and presentations; arranges for interviews; monitors participant performance received from employment specilists when job performance is not satisfactory; works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or reviews other employment options; maintains contact with employers during the participants' employment and reports results to appropriate staff; prepares forms and reports related to placement activities; tracks participant activity and progress data; assists instructors in the collection of educational materials as requested.
Provides program information to various businesses, and updates information as needed; coordinates business orientations; maintains contact with and assists in researching problems, complaints or concerns; provides networking opportunities between agencies; serves as a member of various committees as re- quested; assists in developing flyers, brochures and other methods to advertise job placement activities; coordinates and distributes information and materials for meetings; assists in
planning meeting agendas; assists in meeting set-up; maintains current committee member lists for various committees; keeps current with trends and maintains updated labor market information by researching Web sites, attending meetings, maintaining contacts with various trade schools, and professional/community organizations that are in- volved in job placement/training activities.
Sufficient formal and/or informal training to provide the ability to read and write at a level consistent with requirements of the position. College coursework with emphasis in oral and written communication skills is desirable. Sales experience a plus.
Training and Experience
Any combination of training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties as described; verified experience in job placement in either private or public agencies within the last four years; experience working with at-risk populations; experience in public relations and in technical writing is desirable.
Methods and techniques of job development and client placement; current practices in career technical education; effective procedures in identifying and securing training sites for participants; private, local, state, and federal agencies involved in employment development and job placement programs; principles of marketing and public relations; basic social media application techniques; standard office software applications; English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Skill and Ability to
Effectively market and represent and assist in the development of a local business advisory group and services to employers; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; plan and make presentations to small groups including potential employers, business representatives, teachers, and program participants; assess the interests and aptitudes of participants; operate a variety of office equipment; use of an smart phone or i-pad to prepare documents and presentations, maintain various databases, and search for information on Therap; work independently and meet timelines; coordinate a variety of projects simultaneously; interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and effectively with individuals and groups; interact with students and adults from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; provide instruction and make presentations on resume preparation, job seeking, job retention, and interview skills; read, interpret, and apply rules and procedures.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: Dina.Casalaspro@comop.org
Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer