Job Developer

Location
San Francisco, California
Posted
Jan 03, 2017
Closes
Feb 02, 2017
Focus Areas
Employment, Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

Under direction of the Director of Programs, The Job Developer establishes and maintains activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for ETC students; markets programs and coordinates job resources; performs related duties as assigned.

DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO

Director of Programs

SUPERVISION OVER None; however, may assign work and provide technical direction to participants and program staff.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Will include but not limited to: Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs 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, newspapers, 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; refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions; researches and keeps updated information regarding job fairs and Internet resources; researches various resume programs; participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs.

Program Support Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions; administers and scores standard career assessments; instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes; assists participants in preparing job search portfolio; provides job search/career information workshops and presentations; arranges for interviews; provides labor market and community resource information; monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants 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.

Communications 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 requested; 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 involved in job placement/training activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education Sufficient formal and/or informal training to provide the ability to read and write at a level consistent with the requirements of the position.  College coursework with emphasis in oral and written communication skills is desirable.

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.

Knowledge of City and County programs & operations; maintaining strong relationships with departments;  Methods and techniques of job development and client placement; current practices in career technical education; local labor market trends and employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors in the San Francisco Bay area; effective procedures in identifying and securing training sites for participants; private, local, state, and federal agencies involved in employment development and job placement programs; behaviors and needs of at-risk populations; available community resources and services; principles of marketing and public relations; basic Internet research techniques; standard office software applications; various types of filing systems; English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Skill and Ability to Effectively market and represent a program 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 a computer to prepare documents and presentations, maintain various databases (Salesforce), and search for information on the Internet; utilize time management techniques to organize and prioritize work; work independently and meet timelines; coordinate a variety of projects simultaneously; exhibit interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and effectively with individuals and groups; demonstrate knowledge of cultural competencies; 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.

To apply, send resume and cover letter and references to Jamie Fountain, Program Director, jfountain@andnet.org

Asian Neighborhood Design does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.  Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are members of the targeted community