The Job Developer is responsible for identifying, developing, and maintaining relationships with employers and community resources to create employment opportunities for LAYC/MMYC participants.
- Develop and maintain relationships with employers across various industry sectors who will have employment and internship opportunities for youth.
- Develop and maintain relationships with vocational education and apprenticeship programs.
- Work closely with Workforce Director to design and create recruitment strategies, job fairs, on site employer visits.
- Participate in cyber info sessions and training opportunities to be informed of current labor markets and enhance career development strategies.
- Conduct cold calls each day to employers with the express purpose of identifying businesses that are currently hiring and establishing relations with those who are not for later follow-up.
- Engage employers that are hiring youth to participate in the annual youth job fair.
- Produce weekly reports of records of cold calls and field visits, conduct bi-weekly follow ups as appropriate to provide updates.
- Maintain a current list of ‘active’ employers, and those to follow up with, which can be engaged in various opportunities including events, presentations, internships.
- Develop and maintain relevant employer outreach materials for distribution.
- Conduct site-based field visits each week and ensure that 100% of businesses visited receive a LAYC/MMYC employment services brochure along with the necessary program information.
- Secure a minimum of 5 placements, quarterly, by placing LAYC/MMYC participants in part time and/or full time employment of 20-30 hours and earning wage no less than the approved minimum wage.
- Plan and implement employer recognition events such as honorary breakfasts and awards ceremonies.
- Announce job leads weekly in workshops and work closely with Job Readiness Instructor on follow ups with participants referred to interviews.
- Facilitate the Job Readiness curriculum to enrolled participants.
- Match participants with appropriate jobs and serve as a mediator between employer and youth as needed.
- Maintain contact with employers and youth after placement for a minimum of six months.
- Create and implement youth incentives for attendance, advancement, retention, and completion of training and employment placements.
- Prepare monthly statistics and narrative reports to submit to Workforce Director;
- Prepare reports for annual employment events including: Summer, Spring, Winter, and Fall Internships.
- Prepare and maintain survey’s for employers.
- Maintain complete and accurate records of all job placement, JRT attendance, outcome completion and retention activities in (ETO) database.
- Participate in MMYC Workforce team meetings and play an active role to further the goal of job placement and job retention.
- Represent MMYC in county and regional workforce collaborations.
- Complete all other duties assigned by the Workforce Director.
- Adheres to all LAYC personnel policies.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum of one (1) year of job development and/or placement experience in either the public or private sector, work with disconnected youth preferred.
- Knowledge of Maryland labor market trends.
- Sales experience, marketing and/or public relations experience preferred.
- Highly organized and detail-oriented.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
- Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.