Career Services Manager (Job Developer)
- Job posted by NMIC (Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation)
45 Wadsworth Avenue
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs, and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency.
- Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, nutrition and health
- Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.
- Our Education & Career Services program imparts individual community members with the practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.
Job Title: Career Services Manager
Department: Education & Career Services
Reports To: Deputy Director, Education & Career Services
Location: Main Office: 45 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033
FLSA Status: Exempt
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is a managerial position within the Education & Career Services Department reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with other members of the department’s management team. The Career Services Manager will help lead a team tasked with building career opportunities for NMIC program candidates.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead efforts to develop an employment readiness training (ERT) model that simulates a workplace environment and reinforces characteristics that high quality employers demand of their workforce. Materials should include, but not be limited to, presentations, worksheets, multimedia elements and activities to support candidate learning in multi-level classrooms.
- Train staff to enhance workshop facilitation skills to maximize candidate workshop attendee experience and results.
- Liaise with program management staff to establish program schedules that include ERT to ensure programming meets all candidate needs and funder deliverables.
- Develop and implement a multifaceted retention strategy to support candidates through a series of benchmarks including employment retention, wage gain, and career advancement.
- Develop a strategic business development plan to reposition NMIC as a no-fee talent acquisition service to potential employer/internship partners.
- Develop a brand positioning strategy and marketing package that promotes NMIC to candidates, employers and other key stakeholders.
- Build a strong and sustainable book of business to provide a continuous pipeline of quality internship and employment opportunities in a variety of industries with career ladder potential for the NMIC job seeker demographic.
- Utilize data and workforce studies to sell the benefits of programming when working with both job seekers and employers.
- Utilize data management and tracking tools to track all candidate interviews, employer feedback and placement data and use these data to support future business development.
- Manage a Training and Development Coordinator, including holding regular one-on-one meetings to maximize performance on key indicators and enhance the implementation of program design and business development priorities.
- Coach a team of three job developers to maintain high quality and coordinated services across programs.
- Work with department leadership to manage job developer scheduling to ensure an appropriate distribution of job development and administrative documentation tasks and an appropriate allocation of job development resources according to the placement and follow-up schedules of various programs.
- Set incremental annual staff development and performance management goals in conjunction with the department management team; identify individual staff needs; and ensure appropriate trainings, resources and supports are available to aid professional growth.
- Manage relationships with stakeholders, including funders, program partners, technical assistance providers, program candidates and others.
- Interview, screen and evaluate candidates’ job readiness prior to referral to employment interviews.
- Perform supplemental mock interviews and employment readiness preparation with candidates when necessary, or refer candidates to staff for further coaching.
- Match interview referrals to candidates’ interests, occupational training tracks and skill sets.
- Meet with candidates to generate referrals to employment opportunities and follow up with employers to receive feedback and check on candidates' hiring prospects.
- Monitor placement outcomes and documentation to ensure programs are on track to meet annual performance goals.
- Oversee client case record maintenance in personnel files and appropriate databases to ensure compliance with departmental and funder record keeping guidelines.
- Submit weekly and monthly reports on account management activities, job placements and business development activities.
- Become proficient with data tracking tools, including NMIC’s database, to support performance management.
- Attend all division, department and agency meetings, trainings or workshops as required (including bi-weekly Education & Career Services Department managers meetings for department-wide planning and collaboration).
Additional related responsibilities may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in workforce development, marketing/sales, and/or youth development with at least 2 years of managerial experience in the field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication ability, including presentation techniques and interpersonal skills.
- A background in quality assurance, program design, project management and managing large scale work plans and working groups.
- Superior problem solving skills and results-oriented.
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.
- Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.
NMIC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.
NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are included; paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit the following to Jason Rodriguez, Deputy Director, at email@example.com with the job title in the subject line:
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample
- Salary Requirements
All attachments should be in Word or PDF form. No phone calls, please.