Youth Policy Institute

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Job Developer

Job Developer

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# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time

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The Youth Policy Institute YouthSource & Education Department (YSED) is currently seeking a Job Developer. YSED serves youth, ages 16-24, that have either dropped out of high school or are in school and assists them in their educational and career goals. The Job Developer is responsible for the development of employment opportunities for YSED participants, implementation and management of college awareness, career exploration, trade union/apprenticeship requirements, vocational training, and military career workshops, training tracks, and pipelines. The Job developer is responsible for obtaining and maintaining post-program placements.



  • Lead efforts to strengthen career pathways available for youth, including gathering labor market information on growing sectors and engaging employer partners, and vocational training providers.
  • Conduct business outreach through cold calling; phone contact, correspondence and face-to-face presentations to solicit orders for job vacancies and provide businesses with an overview of YSED services. 
  • Identify and secure job placements for the advancement of program goals and outcomes.
  • Monitor job placements to ensure customers are achieving success in employment placement and their career objectives. 
  • Develop partnerships and maintain collaborative working relationships with businesses, career centers, trainers and service providers to increase participant’s resources to improve their marketable skills for job placement. 
  • Responsible for establishing new employer contacts and nurturing employer relations.
  • Complete assessments/IDPs and other documentation following program policies and protocols.
  • Assist in development and coordination of special assignments and programs.
  • Coordinate programming in areas that include employment, post-secondary, military, apprenticeship/unions, advanced training, and corps programs through workshops, events, individual and small group counseling, classroom presentations.
  • Ensure that youth are prepared for, and connected to the appropriate educational or employment opportunities.  Ensuring accurate, up-to-date information is provided to youth regarding college access, financial aid and career planning.
  • Make job vacancies and details available to customers to include information such as duties and responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, how to apply, etc.
  • Refer qualified applicants to businesses.
  • On occasion, meet participant and/or families in a variety of settings including but not limited to: schools, worksites, home, court, and other community based organizations.
  • Meet individual and programmatic benchmarks and outputs.
  • Attend/coordinate community events, forums, and other events that relate to the goals and objects of the program.
  • Maintain open communication with program team members.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, school, community, worksites, and partners.
  • Report all data into Management Information Systems (MIS), when applicable, and other data collection sources in a timely manner.
  • Complete required reports and update Program Manager in a weekly, bi-weekly, and/or monthly basis.
  • Participate in staff meetings, monthly trainings, department programs, professional development trainings as required.
  • Follow staff program manual as well as enforce youth program manual.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect cultural differences.
  • Handle crisis and/or emergency situations as needed.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling or related area.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience providing direct services to students and parents, multicultural populations or under-prepared students.
  • Two (2) years working in a non-profit organization environment.
  • Experience working with youth from at-risk environments, ages 16-24.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school personnel, after school personnel, program officers, evaluators, parents, students and community professionals.
  • Demonstrated competency with record-keeping, documentation and data management.
  • Ability to teach service delivery skills to volunteers, interns, peer mentors, and College Ambassadors.
  • Expertise in program design and ability to decision making regarding participant service delivery and liability.
  • Ability to provide leadership and coordination of day-to-day programming.
  • Must have independent judgment and problem solving ability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to make group presentations and facilitate group activities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, prioritize multiple tasks, manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines— all with attention to detail.
  • Superior computer and organizational skills with significant experience in Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive to work site at scheduled time consistently and for frequent travel between sites. If applicable, will be required to present current California driver license, proof of acceptable driving record (DMV H-6 printout), and liability auto insurance.
  • Ability to travel between sites for meetings and business purposes.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children.
  • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days prior to start date.
  • Bilingual; English/Spanish preferred.