Employee Group: Meet and Confer Handbook Schedule: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $20.00 per hour
Benefits: Full Time
Reports to: Program Manager
Posting Closes: September 29, 2023
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 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. Assist participants in assessing their job skills for positions; instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes. Research the internet, newspapers, agencies and other resources for job leads, locate 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. Maintain and update employer database, employer and participant tracking system. Provide training and student employment performance feedback to educational training specialists, faculty, staff and program participants. Performs other related duties as assigned Regular attendance during normally scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Education Credentials Associates degree required, preferably in Business or Social Work. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Work Experience 1 or more years of experience in any combination of the following areas: Manufacturing, Automation, Business, Education, and/or Workforce Development required. Prior sales, marketing, employment counseling or job development experience preferred.
Skills Strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills. The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Gathering information Coaching and listening to guide students on employability skills Organizing, planning, problem solving and prioritizing work Collecting and analyzing data Teamwork
Working Conditions GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and have the ability to drive or travel to employer locations and local community partner locations.
GRCC uses an Evidence Based Selection Process, where we make data driven hiring decisions to help mitigate bias throughout the hiring process. As part of this process, candidates will participate in assessments (cognitive and behavioral), reference checks and interviews.
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. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
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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