The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in East Harlem and Yorkville neighborhoods and seek to deliver impactful, innovative, and intergenerational programs. Develops employment opportunities including internships and apprenticeships that match the participants’ skills, work experience, training, and interests.
Reporting to the Director of Growth and Innovation, the Business Developer will build and maintain relationships with employers to ensure that participants find stability and success on the job, and work in collaboration with the Clinical Support and Education Advancement teams to boost participant earnings over time. The Business Developer is primarily responsible for providing disconnected young adults, ages 17- 24, with access to employment placement opportunities within labor market sectors that are expanding in New York City.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience.
- Minimum of four years’ work experience in a non-profit organization or social service agency to include job readiness/placement experience.
- Existing employer contacts in healthcare are required.
- Leadership skills in conflict intervention, negotiation, and decision-making.
- Successful background in sales, recruitment, and job placement.
- Knowledgeable about workforce development in East Harlem and Upper Manhattan.
- Excellent communication, including written, presentation, and effective public speaking skills.
- Ability to speak persuasively to participants, employers, and community groups.
- A passion and desire to work with, and advocate for, at-risk youth, many of whom may have multiple barriers to employment.
- Proven ability to work without school out of work young adults between the ages of 17 to 24 with low to moderate work skills.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends.
- Evaluates and match participants with employment placements. Monitors and supports the ongoing engagement of participants at their placements.
- Identifies career advancement opportunities and pathways within three primary growing labor market sectors (Human Services, Health Care, and Hospitality and Food Services) – and supports the placement and ongoing growth of participants within those pathways.
- Remains current on local hiring and labor trends, including job fair participation, staff development opportunities, and training.
- Understands funder goals and uses data to document consistently and accurately, in real-time, all participants, employer contacts, activities, and outcomes into Isaacs Centers database (Salesforce)
- Supports all departmental recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts.
- Collaborates with Coordinator of Career Readiness to introduce to the job search process, including holding interview practice sessions for participants, and evaluating work readiness.
- Collaborates with the Coordinator of Academic Services to support credential attainment and continuing education.
- Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that will be assigned from time to time.
- Achieves weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual placement goals as prescribed and following Isaacs Center contractual obligations.
Health and Safety
The health and safety practices outlined here are representative of the existing policies that must be adhered minimize the risk of infection or illness in the workplace.
- Adhere to temperature screening when and upon arrival at the worksite.
- Routinely wear cotton face masks, face coverings, or disposable masks and utilize provided personal protective equipment as instructed.
- Wash hands frequently, including at arrival and departure from the worksite, and use hand sanitizing stations throughout the work period.
- Ensure that interpersonal interactions always meet the physical distancing measure of 6 feet.
The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, political or sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.