Workforce Solutions Job Developer

St Louis, Missouri
Workforce Solutions
08/28/2021
IISTL
Depends on Experience 
Full Time

Job Developers provide employment connectivity for our immigrant and refugee job seekers by working directly with employers in a variety of industries and positions across St. Louis to facilitate screening and referral to jobs. Job Developers also guide, coach, and prepare clients for successful employment and career advancement in the US. This is a full-time position, reports to the Director of Workforce Solutions, and regularly requires local travel during work hours as part of the role.  

Duties

  • Participate in full cycle recruitment activities including job description development, sourcing, screening, interviewing, on-boarding and post-hire support by working with employer partners
  • Engage and recruit for a variety of positions with family-supporting wages and based on career-laddering options and client career pathway needs
  • Maintain regular contact and interactions with assigned employers over the phone, through email and face-to-face interactions
  • Collaborate with Workforce Solutions staff for clients' program enrollment and to ensure grant compliance. Participate in departmental meetings and employment and career advancement projects
  • Pre-screen clients for specific roles to ensure successful referral to employment opportunities to meet the client's needs and goals, utilizing a client-led service approach
  • Coordinate entire hiring process for each hired individual to ensure all necessary steps and requirements are fulfilled before client begins work
  • Teach and reinforce employment preparedness curriculum and coach clients during their employment process, as well when issues arise
  • Closely collaborate with the other departments' staff to assist in creating synergy amongst the program's training, pre-screening, career advancement, and outreach strategies
  • Complete all associated grant reporting and documentation
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client records and information
  • Other assigned duties may include cold-calling, report writing, maintaining and updating employer records, scanning, retention documentation, etc., among others
  • Engage in other IISTL activities and events for overall agency support

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or educational/professional experience equivalent  
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and online database
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines; possess flexibility, professionalism, and empathy in times of stress
  • Strong organizational skills and experience with self-directed workload
  • Must have a car and valid driver's license with proof of insurance
  • Ability to work an irregular schedule, if necessary
  • Prior sales or customer service experience a plus

Preferred/Other Information: Linguistic ability in Swahili, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Kinyarwanda, or Somali preferred; Knowledge of US employment law/recruiting process is preferred

Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

EEO/AA

IISTL mandates that all employees and volunteers have proof of current COVID vaccination with allowances for disability and religious exemptions