Job Developer

Northern Virginia Family Service

About the organization

Working at Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) means doing work that matters every day because of the difference you will make in the lives of children and families in Northern Virginia. NVFS’ breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. NVFS is a private, non-profit human service organization with 400+ employees, 6,000+ volunteers, and various offices located throughout Northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our program areas include housing and emergency services; nutritional, physical, and mental health services; early childhood education, foster care and child placement services; family reunification, youth intervention and prevention services; job training and entrepreneurship programs services; and legal services.

Duties

The Job Developer will identify specific job opportunities for clients and advocate on behalf of clients with employers to help clients get and retain jobs. The Job Developer will build mutually beneficial relationships with employers to source job openings, understand requisite skill profiles for general industries and specific employers and connect clients with appropriate job opportunities. Additionally, the Job Developer will build tools to educate clients and Case Managers about specific career pathways including necessary skills, credentials and experience so clients can not only get a job, but plan for career growth and greater financial security over time.

The Job Developer will support client job retention through proactively seeking feedback from employers about clients to support client success. The incumbent will educate employers regarding the systems and provide suggestions on building a work environment that supports the success of diverse and often marginalized workers. Lastly, the Job Developer will coordinate with Case Managers to support clients in understanding employer expectations and preparing for interviews.

Qualifications

At minimum an Associate’s degree from an accredited college required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
At least three (3) years of professional experience required, preferably in a related field such as sales, account management, partnerships or a customer service role
Demonstrated understanding of or prior experience working with low-income, marginalized populations
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain relationships
Energetic, results oriented, driven individual who is not easily discouraged.
Strategic thinker and ability to analyze and solve problems quickly
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
Oral and written fluency in English required; bilingual skills in client languages (such as Spanish and/or Arabic) a plus
May be called upon to work outside of normal working hours, including attending evening networking events and community meetings.
Must have reliable transportation as this position will regularly drive to meet with employers, coordinate with Case Managers, and meet with clients around the county and larger NOVA region.
Successful completion of background checks required upon hire

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