Job Developer

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Denver, CO
The Job Developer is responsible for the rapid expansion of employer partners to ensure that employment opportunities are continuously available for refugee clients. This is accomplished by following a job development strategy: prospecting for job leads, meeting with employers to determine and negotiate specific job needs, selling refugee clients as solutions to employer needs, and following up with employers and clients to ensure satisfaction of all involved. Building and maintaining relationships with employers is key to the success of this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Researches and identifies new industries and employers that may offer employment opportunities for refugees.

* Initiates a prescribed number of new employer appointments.

* Establishes working relationships with multiple employers to encourage employment of refugees and employer support of refugees.

* Maintains constant contact with employers by utilizing methods such as site visits, telephone calls, newsletters, email, and hosting special events for employers.

* Assess refugee skills for particular jobs based upon employer needs and completes job application.

* Coordinate all job placements with LFS's Career Counselors.

* Negotiates with employers to ensure specific refugee's skill sets align with employer needs.

* Document all employer contacts in LFS's and State of Colorado databases.

* Conducts ongoing post-placement follow up with employers to ensure successful employment outcomes and employer satisfaction.

* Obtain verifications of employment for clients.

* Attend monthly refugee network Employment Consortium meetings.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Sales and/or marketing background preferred.

* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

* Ability to relate professionally and to collaborate with diverse individuals in a multicultural environment.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* Negotiation and conflict management skills.

* Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlins.

* Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and technical documents or instructions related to employment programs and businesses. Can communicate information effectively to clients with limited English ability.

* Functional fluency in one or more foreign languages preferred.

* Ability to self-start but also works well in a team setting. Can collaborate effectively with others.

* Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

* Must have a driver's license, a good driving record and access to own transportation.

* Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and provide proof of auto liability insurance at the level of 100,000/300,000/100,000.

* Demonstrates commitment to the mission, values and vision of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.