Job Developer Strengthening Community Colleges (SCC4), MI Technology Career Pathways Grant

  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full time Workforce Education Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Job Developer Strengthening Community Colleges (SCC4), MI Technology Career Pathways Grant

Job Developer ' Strengthening Community Colleges (SCC4), MI Technology Career Pathways Grant (Grant funded through 04/30/2028)


Job ID : 1699


July 3, 2024


Department: Workforce Training


Employee Group:


Job ID : 1699


July 3, 2024


Department: Workforce Training


Employee Group:


July 3, 2024


Department: Workforce Training


Employee Group:


Employee Group: Link Handbook/CBA


Schedule: 40 hours/52 Weeks (Flexible work schedule, when necessary, which may include evenings or weekends.)


Compensation: Grade AP2, $19.83/hr


Benefits: work schedule, when necessary, which may include evenings or weekends.)


Compensation: Grade AP2, $19.83/hr




Benefits: Full Time


Reports to: Program Manager, SSC4 Grant


Posting Closes: July 19, 2024




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 market and, together with their colleagues, develop and maintain innovative career programming that achieves the highest standards in employment practices.





  • 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.


  • Provide training and student employment performance feedback to educational training specialists, faculty, staff and program participants.


  • Maintaining and updating employer database, employer and participant tracking system.


  • Persons in this role are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSA's will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.


  • Regular attendance during normally scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.


  • Other duties as assigned.




Education Credentials



  • Associates degree required (Bachelor's degree preferred)


Work Experience



  • 1-3 years of experience in one of the following areas: Automation, Information Technology, Technology, Business, Education, and/or Workforce Development.


  • Prior sales, marketing, employment counseling or job development experience.





  • Interpersonal - The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


  • Problem Solving - Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.


  • Team work - Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and to effectively work as a member of a team.


  • Technical - Proficient in using Microsoft Office.


Physical Demands



  • Lift up to 10 lbs. or more.


  • Stand for 30-45 minutes at a time.


Mental Demands



  • 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.


Working Conditions



  • GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.


  • Possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to drive or travel to employer locations and local community partner locations is required.





  • Please fill out an application at Submit a cover letter and resume. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting.


  • Predictive Index Assessment (behavioral & cognitive) REQUIRED: In order to have your application considered, you must complete the assessments:




GRCC uses an Evidence Based Selection Process, where we make data driven hiring decisions to help mitigate bias throughout the hiring process. As part of this process, candidates will participate in assessments (cognitive and behavioral), reference checks and interviews.


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.


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