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Job Placement Specialist

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The Door - A Center of Alternatives


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Published 9 days ago

Low 50s, plus generous benefits

The Door empowers young people to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. 


The Door’s Bronx Youth Center aims to prepare out-of-school and out-of-work young people for meaningful placements in college and/or employment by providing comprehensive education and career services, which develop potential for economic self-sufficiency. As the Job Placement Specialist at our Bronx site, you will cultivate and nurture relationships with employers, training programs, unions, and other industry groups to provide job, internship, and sector-specific training opportunities for participants. 


What You Will Be Doing:

  • Work with participants to obtain employment opportunities 
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with employers, business and industry representatives with hiring needs 
  • Develop sales pitch tailored to prospective employers and refine based on specifics of each employer and the industry sector
  • Share information on job opportunities with the; train staff on the culture, expectations and requirements of each employer seeking to interview participants
  • Conduct individual and group job search sessions with participants
  • Match participants with job opportunities that meet their skills, abilities and interests.
  • Help prepare participants to complete job applications and prepare for interviews
  • Conduct regular follow-up with employers who have hired participants and report results to appropriate staff
  • Perform administrative duties including tracking all job referrals, placements, retention, and other job development activities 
  • Contribute new ideas for achieving and exceeding program and contractual targets

 

What We Are Looking For: 

  • You have a Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Business, Sales and/or marketing or related field.  
  • You have 2+ years of job development, preferably with individuals with barriers to employment. 
  • You have a knack for engaging youth and the ability to apply positive youth development practices.  
  • You know communication is key.  
  • You thrive in a busy environment and meet deadlines on time, all the time. 
  • Demonstrated experience in a team-based work environment
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate sound judgment, multitask, and take initiative
  • Must be self-motivated individual with ability to meet placement targets 
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred but not required 




Hours:  Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed



The Door empowers young people to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Why You Should Join Our Team

  • You’re part of a mission driven organization that empowers NYC youth 
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage 
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year) , 12 sick days, 3 personal days 
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program 
  • 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Why You Should Join Our Team

  • You’re part of a mission driven organization that empowers NYC youth 
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage 
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20…

Location

424 East 147th Street, The Bronx, NY 10455

How to Apply

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