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Job Developer

POSITION TITLE:         Job Developer/Employer Specialist                     
REPORTS TO:              Department Manager
POSITION STATUS:     Full Time, Exempt
DEPARTMENT:             Employment Services 
POSITION OVERVIEW:
SER-Jobs for Progress seeks a qualified, dynamic, driven candidate for the position of Job Developer/Employer Specialist.  The responsibilities of the Job Developer will be to research and develop relationships with employers that have the capacity to utilize program trainees, develop a marketing plan, and promote participation in the training and hiring of trainees. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who are Bilingual (English/Spanish) with Construction or Staffing Industry background, and experience with special populations such as Youth, Ex-offenders and Veterans. Candidate must have documented experience working with local employers in a broad spectrum of occupations to fulfill employment needs. Have a passion for helping others understand and communicate their true value and adhere to the mission of SER-Jobs for Progress.
 
WORK DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
·         Research and gain full understanding of SER-Jobs for Progress as well as its targets and outcomes.
·         Generate job openings for training graduates and SER clients.
·         Partner with Career Coaches to respond to SER’s client employment related needs.
·         Provide job search assistance to graduates of the training programs, including referral to job readiness work shop that includes resume writing, interview techniques, and mock interviews.
·         Develop relationships with employers in targeted industries per training offered (i.e. construction, skilled labor, warehousing, hospitality, etc.)
·         Make cold calls to potential employers; explain the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s employment needs.
·         Work with specific industries to identify future workforce needs and training requirements and communicate information to SER leadership for development of workforce training programs and associated funding.
·         Maintain on-going communication with employer partners to address any trainee issues and identify qualified candidates for available positions.
·         Maintain database of employers, training outcomes, and placements.
·         Invite Employers to visit and tour SER-Jobs for Progress.
·         Keep abreast of Regional Labor Market information in the construction/skilled trades industries and follow national trends in new occupations.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
·         Bilingual desired (English/Spanish)
·         Knowledge of Career Coaching techniques
·         Able to conduct labor market research on individual employers and industries, as well as specific occupations and their education, experience, and credential requirements
·         Interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds
·         Communicate efficiently, professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing, and follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format
·         Strong leadership skills and able to self-direct.
·         Results driven and detailed oriented
·         Highly proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite 2007)
·         Ability to handle confidential information in accordance with the Federal Privacy Act
·         Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training
·         Carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines
·         Clean Driving record as position requires travel in and around the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties.
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in business, social work, or related field (preferred)
A minimum of two years of experience working with workforce development or social service programs
Demonstrated flexibility and experience working with sensitive and diverse populations
 
SER-Jobs for Progress values a diverse, respectful, and collaborative work environment. We establish and maintain trustful relationships with all staff, contractors, funders, partners, and communities. We believe that hard work, a focus on quality, and passion are required to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. SER looks to all staff to contribute to the effective implementation of programmatic activities.
 
TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about the opportunity, to HR@SERhouston.org by October 27, 2017. No phone calls please.
 
POLICY STATEMENTS:
SER-Jobs for Progress is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, or other non-merit factor.
 
SER-Jobs for Progress provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact Human Resource directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.
 
SER-Jobs for Progress is a drug-free workplace and may require drug testing as a condition of employment.
 
SER-Jobs for Progress practices a 90 day probation.
 
SER-Jobs for Progress is a Workforce Solutions contractor.  This position is funded by the Houston Galveston Area Council.