Go into Downtown Chicago and other active business districts, build relationships with businesses and employers to develop opportunities for the clients to engage in subsidized short-term work experience and ultimate placement in permanent jobs. Advocate for and be the primary link between employers and youth job seekers. Implement strategies for daily outreach, public relations, and recruitment of new businesses. Maintain data-base of potential employers and provide written reports of contacts with potential employers and status.
Skills and Abilities
Motivation and ability to provide positive, customer service to program.
Willingness to, on a daily basis, network with community businesses and potential employees.
Enthusiasm for working in a team environment to support goals of the program and clients.
Problem-solving skills, organizational skills, time management skills, openness, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency in basic Office platforms;
Degree or post-secondary education in community/social services, education or related field is desirable;
Verifiable experience in marketing, sales and/or advertising of products or services is desirable;
Ability to support youth to develop and implement educational and employment goals;
Demonstrated strong customer service and presentation skills, public speaking or outside sales experiences are desirable.
If interested, please email resume directly to firstname.lastname@example.org