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Part-time Job Developer (Workforce Training Program)


Job posted by: YWCA National Capital Area

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Job description

The YWCA National Capital Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our Bold Goal is to provide a majority of women and girls of color in high need communities across the national capital area with the resources and support necessary to achieve personal, educational and professional success.

Position Summary:

The Job Developer is responsible for the day to day delivery of direct services to participants in the workforce development program. As such, the position will assist with training, coach and support participants through a training and development component and assist in successfully securing permanent stable employment. The Job Developer will lead efforts to establish relationships with employers and facilitate interviews and job placements of program participants. He or she will meet with employers on a regular basis to maintain relationships for employment purposes. To expand the employment opportunities available to participants, the job developer will work with local employers, government, YWCA NCA and education/training partners to gain an understanding of requirements for entry level jobs and potentially available placements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Workforce Development Coordinator in conducting assessments with each workforce development program participant upon enrollment in order to establish an individualized career training and placement strategy.
  • Run weekly group workshops with participants as required or needed.
  • Assist participants with creating a professional career portfolio.
  • Identify appropriate career exploration activities to include site-visits, internship and job placement opportunities.
  • Meet with program staff on a regular basis to ensure appropriate information sharing, coordination of program activities and service delivery.
  • Routinely use data and evidence-based practices to target sectors and employment partners to obtain job and internship opportunities.
  • Create partnerships with employers to utilize them as a staffing mechanism.
  • Prepares and communicates job specifications and carefully matches potential participants.
  • Create and maintain an up-to-date Job Resource binder for current and former students looking for employment.
  • Refers appropriate participants to potential employers for consideration of the job openings and provide consistent follow-up to employers.
  • Track employment placement outcomes and retention for program participants


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
  • Prior sales, marketing, employment counseling or job development experience.
  • Knowledge of/experience navigating DC 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, semi-skilled and industrial).
  • Ability to outreach, network, and market participants and program.
  • Ability to motivate participants toward full-time, entry-level employment.
  • Ability to motivate placed participants toward the retention of entry-level employment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills and able to prioritize.
  • Outstanding computer skills using Microsoft Office and other widely utilized software applications
  • Strong analytical skills to ensure that data is managed appropriately in order to drive results and outcomes.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and demonstrate ability to work independently and collaboratively in a deadline driven environment.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.



2303 14th St. NW, Ste. 100, Washington, DC, 20009, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
None specified
Job function
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