Job Posting 79054

Job Developer - Foundations in IT Bridging Program
The Career Foundation
Toronto Metro area
closes in 35 days (Sun, 20 Feb)
part time - term / contract

About The Career Foundation: The Career Foundation is a dynamic non-profit organization that offers a wide range of employment, training, and HR services to job seekers and employers. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. Our team of dedicated professionals have described The Career Foundation as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team-oriented. For more information about us and our services, please visit our website at CareerFoundation.com.

Program & Role Description: The Foundations in IT Bridging program assists internationally trained professionals to transition into the arena of cloud security and data services. Program participants are provided with training and certification to successfully integrate into the job market.

The Job Developer is an important part of the team, responsible for establishing new relationships with employers in the IT/Tech industry, finding appropriate job placement opportunities for highly skilled internationally trained Immigrants, and ensuring job retention is achieved. The Job Developer is also responsible for delivering pre-employment workshops, providing job matching and coaching to participants, conducting employer outreach, and other essential duties.

  • Position Type: Part-time (18 to 20 hours/weekly) on a one-year contract with good possibility to lead to continuous employment
  • Experience: 2+ years
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Reporting to: Program Coordinator
  • Location: Base office located in Etobicoke at Islington & Hwy 401. Must possess valid Ontario G driver’s licence and reliable vehicle to perform essential job functions across the GTHA. Potential to also perform some duties remotely from home on a hybrid-remote schedule, as determined by management and contingent on the successful candidate having high-speed internet and an appropriate work-from-home space. Travel policy for kilometer reimbursement and company laptop provided.
  • Start date: Immediately

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: The Career Foundation is committed to the health and safety of its workforce. As of December 16, 2021, successful candidates for our internal employment opportunities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of same prior to receiving an official employment offer. Accommodations will be made where possible for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

Responsibilities

Job Development and Job Coaching:

  • Facilitates the placement of highly skilled internationally trained immigrants into full-time employment.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and interprets collected information to assist participants in targeting the most suitable employment based on their experience, education, and accreditation, as well as existing labor market factors.
  • Provides one on one employment counselling, job coaching, and follow-up as well as performs job matching functions and outreach to employers.
  • Ensures that each program participant receives a personalized assessment, addressing their individual challenges and outlining steps to their short and long-term goals.
  • Establishes relationships with employers in Tech/IT industries and continuously develops job placement opportunities for program participants.
  • Develops a minimum of 2-3 new employer contacts weekly and 8-12 new employer contacts monthly.
  • Travels on a regular basis to initiate and maintain relationships with employers to create job placement opportunities for participants.
  • Ensures quality work placements for participants by appropriately matching each person’s skills with the job requirements and meeting the program funder’s requirements related to same.
  • Attends networking events, conferences and hiring fairs to connect with new employers to promote the program.
  • Conducts site monitors at employer locations during participant job placements
  • Works with employers to identify and create effective accommodations for program participants, when needed.
  • Collects and documents all information pertaining to clients ensuring the information and documentation is entered correctly.
  • Works effectively as part of the team, including demonstrating a willingness to be cross- trained.
  • Completes administrative functions, including scheduling appointments, completing paperwork, maintaining files, and other related duties.   
  • Prepares and submits job development activity report on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Coaching and Retention:

  • Conducts job search workshops and cold calling to employers as part of job coaching to program participants.
  • Prepares program participants for position-specific interviews, interviewing best practices, resume writing, informational interviewing, and leading mock interviews.
  • Reviews all job application documents and related materials for accuracy prior to participants applying to positions, if needed.
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the positions to which participants are applying and answers all questions they may have, including contacting the employers and conducting necessary research.
  • Conducts job retention functions with program participants and employers, including coaching participants on how to overcome barriers during their employment.
  • Conducts regular check in and follow-up calls with all active participants.
  • Follows up and conducts check-ins with employers.
  • Delivers employability skills workshops focusing on transitioning into the workforce and job maintenance.
  • Coaches and motivates participants throughout their job search and during their job placements.
  • Other duties as assigned

Program Outreach/ Recruitment:

  • Conducts community outreach to recruit new, eligible participants into the program.
  • Effectively presents the program to community partners and potential participants in a clear manner ensuring they understand the program objectives and time requirements.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinates events, such as hiring fairs, webinars, and information sessions to support employer needs and attract new participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 

Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • University degree or college diploma in human services, social sciences, or sales/ marketing is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience in job development or business development preferably in the IT/Tech industry.
  • Previous experience working with highly skilled internationally trained Immigrants, or other related experience that is directly transferable, will be prioritized.
  • Proven track record in a results-driven environment, with solid experience in meeting or exceeding goals.
  • Experience with outreach and developing relationships with employers considered a strong asset, along with knowledge of current labour market trends, the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market, job search techniques, and employment research methods. Preference will be given to candidates that also possess an existing network of employers in the IT/Tech arena.
  • Previous experience with facilitating workshops and strong presentation skills considered an asset.  
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to uphold the organization’s service standards, policies, and core values.
  • A professional and courteous approach to client service with a high level of respect for the diversity of the people served.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, detail orientation, and ability to clearly communicate information in written reports and during team meetings. Bilingualism considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as Zoom and Outlook 365 applications, including Teams and SharePoint. Must also possess aptitude and willingness to learn and work with new online systems and technologies.
  • Flexible team player with a positive attitude and willingness to take initiative to lend assistance where needed to ensure the team is successful in meeting goals.
  • Capable of working under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Relationships with new employers and support program participants during their job placements.
  • Willingness and flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends, during peak periods, when required.
  • Must possess valid Ontario G driver’s licence and reliable vehicle to perform essential duties across the GTHA. Base office located in Etobicoke at Islington & Hwy 401. Potential to also perform some duties remotely from home on a hybrid-remote schedule, as determined by management and contingent on the successful candidate having high-speed internet and an appropriate work-from-home space.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to submit official documentation to confirm vaccination status prior to job offer.  

The Career Foundation’s Commitment:

The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation. The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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