Employment Placement Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Essential Function

The two core responsibility of the Employment Placement Manager are to 1) identify, through relationship building, viable employment placements for Teen Living Programs (TLP) youth; and, 2) assure that TLP youth are as prepared as possible to succeed in securing and maintaining employment. The position cultivates corporate and community partners, job and internship opportunities, and innovative ways to move youth toward successful career paths while also assisting youth with employment and career services including, but not limited to, resume writing, interview preparation, job retention skills and professional decorum. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Teen Living Programs and goals identified for this area of service. Reports to the Senior Vice President of Programs.


The following duties are the essential functions of this position.

Case Planning, Assessment and Services

  • Perform vocation and career inventory assessments
  • Conducts weekly individual career sessions with clients across all agency programs
  • Assist clients with development of Individual Employment Goals and monitor progress
  • Coordinate the development of job readiness portfolios with clients
  • Develop and implement the Employment Readiness curriculum – topics to include, but not limited to:
  • job seeking strategies;
  • application procedures and submissions;
  • resume writing;
  • interview preparation;
  • job retention skills;
  • professional attitude

  • Instructs youth in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes
  • Develop vocational job/skill paths for youth to enter
  • Maintains client case notes, progress notes and goals using agency databases.
  • Coordinate client career exploration activities with other program staff
  • Facilitate specialized job search/retention groups
  • Ensure youth have proper clothing and resources for job interviews
  • Complete monthly data reports and submit to the Senior Vice President of Programs.
  • Assists with grant reporting to employment funders
  • Process internship timesheets and payroll submissions for submission to the Finance Team

Placement Development and Management

  • Identify, cultivate, recruit and meet with Chicago businesses to establish job leads and cultivate employer partner relationships.
  • Make employment referrals to community partners.
  • Manage employment relationships with corporate partners, including internship sites, mock interview volunteers or any other activities as needed.
  • Work with the Resource Development Team to engage corporate partners in mock interviewing, professional clothing drives and any activities needed to build resources for employment support.
  • Supervise volunteer’s tasks and attend corporate partner events and activities.


·        Work as a part of a team to provide support and assistance whenever needed.

·        Prepare and submit all required forms and statistical programs. Maintain documents regarding participants’ cooperation, daily activities and other records in compliance with agency and external policies, procedures and applicable licensing standards in a timely manner.

·        Follow agency policies and procedures for the obtainment of information and providing services to clients.

·        Participate in program planning and evaluation.

·        Participate in ongoing training.

·        Participate in and contributes to regularly scheduled supervisory and team meetings. 

·        May supervise volunteer and/or intern tasks, as assigned.

·        Participate in on-call rotation.

·        Has a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and is willing and able to drive agency vehicles when requested – Following background check, MUST be insurable under the agency’s insurance coverage, otherwise disciplinary action up to and including termination will occur.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

·        Bachelor’s degree, required. Degree in business, marketing, communications, social work, psychology, or an area related to workforce development is desired.

·        5 years of experience in a related field preferred

·        2 years of experience working with youth, required

·        Experience at making sales calls to corporate entities

·        Experience in workforce development and/or business and sales history highly recommended



·        Strong oral and written communicator

·        Demonstrates consistent business ethics and integrity in all actions

·        Exceptional organizational skills regarding schedules and work product

·        Displays a passion and commitment in work with clients

·        Able to manage well in an ever changing, fast paced environment

·        Solid team player, critical thinker and problem solver

·        Is flexible with their work schedule to meet the needs of the clients and agency commitments (including but not limited to training and meetings)

·        Proficient with automation (including but not limited to, Microsoft Office, ETO data entry, etc.)

·        Must be able to climb stairs and short ladders on frequent, daily basis. Must be able to performs basic household maintenance tasks that may require lifting and bending. May be required to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs. ·        Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, proof of insurance, and insurable through TLP’s insurance policy. If at any time, the employee cannot be insured under the agency’s coverage, the employee is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Pay Dates

  • Paychecks are distributed on 15th and last day of each month.


All full time employees are eligible for paid vacation as follows:

  • Non-Exempt 10 day; Professional/Supervisory/Technical 15 days and Executive Management 20 days. (Please see the Employee Handbook for eligibility and accrual rates)

Personal Time

  • On July 1 of each year all full-time employees will receive two days for this purpose, which are to be used by June 30 of the following year.

Sick Time

  • Full time employees are eligible for paid sick leave in accordance with this policy. Nine sick days are granted per year and may be taken in a minimum of two-hour blocks for non-exempt employees; and four-hour blocks for exempt employees. Any unused days will carryover from year to year up to a maximum of 21 days.
  • Part-time employees are eligible for paid sick leave in accordance with Cook County law.

Paid Time Off (Full Time Employees)

  • Ten paid holidays per calendar year (See published Holiday Schedule); two personal days per fiscal year; sick days accrue at .75 days per month for a total of nine per year; bereavement time; jury duty.

Insurance (Full Time Employees)

  • Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Short Term Disability and Employee Assistance Program (See enclosed Benefit brochure for plan benefits and Human Resources for eligibility requirement and enrollment)

Health Insurance -- Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company, PPO and HMO

Dental Insurance -- Principal Insurance, Dental PPO High Program and Dental PPO Low Program

Life, Short and Long Term Disability  -- Principal Insurance Company, Group Insurance

Employee Assistance Program -- Perspectives

Flexible Spending Accounts -- Medical, Dependent Care, Transportation, Parking -- Ameriflex

Retirement -- 

  • Mutual of America 403b. TLP contributes 1% of match of employee contribution after eligibility requirements are met.
  • ROTH IRA – voluntary employee contribution through payroll deduction

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please send resume and cover letter to Dan'iel Kendricks - Senior Vice-President of Programs, dkendricks@tlpchicago.org