The Choice Program is administered by The Shriver Center, the service-learning and community engagement hub of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The Choice Program has served over 20,000 youth in Maryland for 30 years. The Choice Program strengthens communities through innovative, family-focused strategies to connect youth to educational and vocational opportunities.
The Choice Jobs Program prepares Baltimore area youth to successfully enter today’s workforce. We deliver community-based vocational services to young people, using a model that includes job readiness and life skills training, paid on-the-job training experience at our social enterprise, and supported job placement.
The Job Placement Coordinator has two overarching responsibilities:
establishing new employer relationships, and maintaining and reinvigorating existing relationships with employers to secure employment opportunities for Choice Jobs participants
Partnering with Choice Jobs staff and AmeriCorps members to effectively match Choice Jobs participants with employment opportunities in the greater Baltimore area
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the job functions for this role:
Establishes new relationships, and reinvigorates and maintains existing relationships with local employers in the Baltimore area to establish a pipeline of employment for Choice Job participants upon their completion of the program.
Implements activities and develops marketing to cultivate employer connections and employment opportunities.
Engages with Choice Jobs participants to match them with employment opportunities based on their skills, work experience, and related training and interests;
Provides support to newly-employed participants through early stages of work, and completes retention check-ins at 30, 60, and 90 days of employment placement.
Schedules in-person meetings with employers to promote Choice Jobs employment services and to develop job opportunities for Choice Jobs participants.
Partners closely with the Choice Jobs Program leadership team to facilitate a routine process for informing staff and Choice Jobs participants of employment opportunities.
Documents, consistently and accurately, in real time, all participant and employer contact, activities and outcomes into ETO (Efforts to Outcomes).
Communicates to Choice Jobs staff and Jobs Advisory Board on job development and acquisitions.
Identifies and develops a strategic service plan that serves the employment partners’ hire needs.
Other duties, as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's degree. Experience with workforce development is preferred. Position requires use of automobile & valid driver's license.
Preferred skills and traits: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to build relationships with a diverse group of people; dedication to achieving goals & to being results-oriented; proactive work ethic and strengths-based approach; focus on workforce development by demonstrating respect, fairness, patience, and efficiency to participants, employees, and employers; strong attention to detail and quality; ability to effectively network with others, particularly employers; willingness to perform regular local and sometimes regional travel; commitment to equity and racial justice.
Note: Due to the nature of the work flow and level of responsibility, this individual maintains a flexible schedule which goes beyond a 40 hour work week. Evening and weekend work involved.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, apply by September 19, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Note: This is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.