Temporary Job Developer

Posted by
Nationalities Service Center
Philadelphia, PA
Published 27 days ago

About the Organization

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) serves more than 5,000 immigrants and refugees each year from over 110 countries. We provide comprehensive services in immigration law matters, community transition and integration, access to health and wellness, language access and proficiency, and job readiness training for immigrants and refugees. NSC’s mission is to welcome and empower immigrants to thrive in our communities and pursue a just future. Our vision is that all immigrants achieve a life of safety and stability, sustainable opportunities, and meaningful community connections.

Program Summary

The Employment Team specializes in assisting resettled immigrants and refugees find employment to achieve financial security and independence. The Employment Team focuses on resume writing, conducting mock interviews, and meeting retention goals to help establish careers. The Employment Team works as a liaison between employers and clients to successfully find employment. We also offer personalized career coaching services to help clients obtain certifications, job upgrades and career stability.



Position Summary

The Job developer will identify employment sectors and prospective employers for a large caseload of newly arrived refugees and newly granted asylees. She/he will screen clients’ work history and education level to help them find employment. The candidate will create and deliver a successful plan that will result in expanding NSC’s employer partners who are willing to hire our clients.


The Job developer has internal contacts with the entire NSC staff and external contact with clients, employers, representatives of other social services agencies, and the community. She/he will comply with all funders and NSC requirements and submit all required documentation and reports in a timely manner.



The Job developer will report directly to the Senior Manager of Economic Opportunity and participate in department activities as necessary.



Essential Functions 

  • Identify job opportunities suitable for clients based on their skills and work history
  • Assist with resume building, interviewing techniques, completing job applications, and tracking job retention. 
  • Assist clients in identifying employment goals, planning job upgrades and finding employment opportunities.
  • Identify and partner with employers by networking, calling and attending job fairs to strengthen job development program.
  • Schedule and/or coordinate client interviews with prospective employers and train clients on best transportation routes.
  • Serve as a liaison between employers and clients to resolve concerns such as cultural differences, language barriers, and related work issues.
  • Maintain and update database of clients, reports and analysis for funders.
  • Collaborate with employment staff and case managers to achieve employment goals and deliver effective and comprehensive client services.
  • Interview, supervise and train new interns.
  • Assist the department with grant writing, editing and brainstorming.    
  • Create content for the organization’s social media platforms.


Non-Essential Functions


  1. Attend relevant workshops or join professional groups as necessary to maintain professional knowledge and licensure.
  2. Adheres to NSC’s confidentiality guidelines and ensures the appropriate handling of sensitive information.
  3. Facilitates and attends relevant staff meetings to promote communication and execution of goals.
  4. Completes special projects specific to the function of the department or as needed for the department as directed by Supervisor.
  5. Other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Basic understanding of NSC’s mission, vision, values, programs and services and business plan.
  • Knowledge of employment related resources in the area.
  • Knowledge of job development practices and concepts for both the employer and the employee.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with a population of diverse and multi-cultural individuals and groups on a regular basis.
  • Knowledge of legal and political issues, and community resources and benefits that impact and/or benefit the targeted client needs.
  • Ability to effectively use standard office equipment.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, and the community.
  • Ability to operate a computer and use a variety of common software programs including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and customized databases.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of basic client management procedures for determining eligibility, assessing needs, identifying resources, making referrals, following up, and documenting client interactions and proactively supporting client’s pursuit of goals.
  • Ability to effectively understand and assess a client’s need, perceptions, issues, and concerns and make sound decisions, referrals, and recommendation in the best interest of that client.
  • Ability to effectively conduct one on one advocacy and/or educational presentations.
  • Ability to work in a team structure – demonstrating ability to collaborate and contribute to the team’s work.
  • Adheres to all NSC and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Attends all NSC in-services as required.


Experience, Education, and Licensure


Minimum Experience: Demonstrated ability to understand the needs of the job market and successfully place clients. Successful candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills to achieve programmatic goals. 


Minimum Education: BA degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study. MA degree in a related field of study is preferred.



The salary for this position is $42,500 with benefits. This is a temporary position scheduled to end September 30th, 2022.

How to Apply:

NSC’s staff is comprised of individuals with diverse professional and lived experiences, fluency in multiple languages, and a deep knowledge of and commitment to the immigrant communities we serve. We value the diversity of our staff and highly encourage immigrants and persons of color to apply. In your cover letter, please address how your unique experiences and background will contribute to the mission of NSC. 

To Apply, please use the following link:

NSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under applicable law.

About the Organization

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) serves more than 5,000 immigrants and refugees each year from over 110 countries. We provide comprehensive services in immigration law matters, community transition and…

Details at a Glance

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    Full Time Schedule
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1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
4th Floor

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