Job Title: Job Developer – H1-B One Workforce Grant
Hours: 40 hours/52 weeks, flexible (Position begins 5/1/2021, Grant funded through 1/31/2025)
Compensation: Meet & Confer - Grade 11, $18.66 per hour
Reports to: Executive Director, Workforce Training & Tassell MTEC
Close Date: April 20, 2021
The Job Developer is responsible for promoting GRCC program participants to the employer community and liaising with employers to obtain job leads and to identify jobs. This includes working closely with the educational training specialists to ensure positions reflect participants’ needs, abilities, and employment goals. As well, the Job Developer will support and monitor clients in the initial stages of employment and maintain relations with employers. The Job Developer is expected to keep up with changes in the field, have current knowledge of the west Michigan job marketing and, together with their colleagues, develop and maintain innovative career programming that achieves the highest standards in employment practices.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Initiate, develop and maintain on-going personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies for the purpose of finding people gainful employment and advancement opportunities.
Coordinate and conduct marketing and outreach activities to community agencies, organizations and employers.
Make “cold” calls to potential employers to explain the benefits and employment support services provided by programs(s) to employers, including addressing employer’s employment skill needs.
Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions; instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes.
Researches internet, newspapers, agencies and other resources for job leads, locates jobs for participants who have successfully completed educational programs.
Collect data from employers related to job orders, including job requirements and skills; match job skills with applicant qualifications; refer qualified applicants to employers and conduct necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.
Assure monitoring and documentation of each person’s progress by developing and maintaining tracking and progress reports in a professional and timely manner as it pertains to the person’s employment, individuals plan goals.
Remain current on west Michigan labor market trends and most effective job search strategies, techniques and monitoring marketplace trends.
Maintaining and updating employer database, employer and participant tracking system.
Undertaking other duties as assigned.
Persons in this role are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA’s will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.
Regular attendance during normally scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
MARGINAL (NON-ESSENTIAL) JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide training and student employment performance feedback to educational training specialists, faculty, staff and program participants.
Bachelor’s degree required.
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at a silver level or higher preferred.
1-3 years of experience in one of the following areas: Manufacturing, Automation, Business, Education, and/or Workforce Development.
Prior sales, marketing, employment counseling or job development experience.
Knowledge of and/or experience navigating workforce development and social service systems.
Knowledge of the demand-driven approach to employment services, job development strategies and labor market trends in a range of occupational fields (professional, skilled, and industrial).
Ability to outreach, network, and market participants and programs.
Ability to motivate participants toward full-time employment.
Ability to motivate placed participants toward the retention of employment.
Ability to assess participant’s skill sets and motivation.
The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:
Responsibility Decisive Writing
Adaptability Listening Reasoning
Achievement Information Skills Judgement & Decision Making
Teamwork Reading Leadership Skills
Speaking Ingenuity Vision
Interacting with Computers
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
Identifying Objects, Actions and Events
Analyzing Data or Information
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and to effectively work as a member of a team.
Proficient in using Microsoft Office.
Possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive or travel to employer locations and local community partner locations is required.
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All interested applicants must visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs to specifically apply for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The posting will close April 20, 2021. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The College will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation.
Internal Number: 1123
About Grand Rapids Community College
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu