Job Developer, H1-B One Workforce Grant (Two Positions) - External
Grand Rapids Community College
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Internal Number: 3557635
Job Developer, H1-B One Workforce Grant (Two Positions) - External
Date: September 16, 2022
Position Title: Job Developer - H1-B One Workforce Grant (Two Positions)
Department: Training Solutions
Job ID: 1405
Work Hours/Schedule: 40 hours/52 weeks, flexible (Grant funded through 12/31/2024)
Compensation: Meet and Confer, Grade 11 - $19.22/hour
Reports to: Program Manager, One Workforce Grant
Posting Close Date: Open till filled
Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits, additional details are available on the Human Resources/Benefits website:
Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your dependents.
Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions for you.
Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal leave banks.
Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late December!
The Job Developer is responsible for promoting GRCC program participants to the employer community and liaising with employers to obtain job leads and to identify jobs. This includes working closely with the educational training specialists to ensure positions reflect participants' needs, abilities, and employment goals. As well, the Job Developer will support and monitor clients in the initial stages of employment and maintain relations with employers. The Job Developer is expected to keep up with changes in the field, have current knowledge of the west Michigan job marketing and, together with their colleagues, develop and maintain innovative career programming that achieves the highest standards in employment practices.
Essential Job Functions
Initiate, develop and maintain on-going personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies for the purpose of finding people gainful employment and advancement opportunities.
Coordinate and conduct marketing and outreach activities to community agencies, organizations and employers.
Make 'cold' calls to potential employers to explain the benefits and employment support services provided by programs(s) to employers, including addressing employer's employment skill needs.
Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions; instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes.
Researches internet, newspapers, agencies and other resources for job leads, locates jobs for participants who have successfully completed educational programs.
Collect data from employers related to job orders, including job requirements and skills; match job skills with applicant qualifications; refer qualified applicants to employers and conduct necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.
Assure monitoring and documentation of each person's progress by developing and maintaining tracking and progress reports in a professional and timely manner as it pertains to the person's employment, individuals plan goals.
Remain current on west Michigan labor market trends and most effective job search strategies, techniques and monitoring marketplace trends.
Maintaining and updating employer database, employer and participant tracking system.
Undertaking other duties as assigned.
Regular attendance during normally scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
Marginal Job Functions
Provide training and student employment performance feedback to educational training specialists, faculty, staff and program participants.
Associates degree required preferably business or social work (Bachelor's degree preferred).
1-3 years of experience or combination in either of the following areas: Manufacturing, Automation, Business, Education, and/or Workforce Development.
Prior sales, marketing, employment counseling or job development experience preferred.
The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:
Interacting With Computers
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Analyzing Data or Information
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
Knowledge of and/or experience navigating workforce development and social service systems.
Knowledge of the demand-driven approach to employment services, job development strategies and labor market trends in a range of occupational fields (professional, skilled, and industrial).
Ability to outreach, network, and market participants and programs.
Ability to motivate participants toward full-time employment.
Ability to motivate placed participants toward the retention of employment.
Ability to assess participant's skill sets and motivation.
Possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to drive or travel to employer locations and local community partner locations is required.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and to effectively work as a member of a team.
Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position athttps://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will remain open until filled. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under the leadership of President Bill Pink, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as “The Community’s College,” GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on- and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success. For more information about GRCC, visit our website at www.grcc.edu