Business Development Employment Specialist
Company: OIC of South Florida, Inc
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: October 17, 2020
Job Title: Business Development Employment Specialist
Reports to: Employment Services Manager
Salary: $34K - $38K
OIC of South Florida is a community-based leader in providing
quality self-help skills and employment opportunities for
disadvantaged and underemployed residents; thus, assisting them to
become self-sufficient and productive members of society. Its work
is accomplished through three divisions: Workforce Development,
Youth and Families, and OIC Strategic Integration (Social
The Employment Specialist is responsible for conducting B2B sales,
public relations, marketing and recruiting to link businesses with
potential resources and qualified candidates. This position
promotes and develops employment and on-the-job training
opportunities for OIC participants. Demonstrates to employers the
effectiveness and profitability of employing unemployed,
underemployed as well as individuals that have less than desirable
backgrounds by identifying jobs that workers can perform in.
Essential Duties and Requirements:
--- Market to targeted industries and assigned business zones. Meet
goals as outlined in Employment Services Plan(s).
--- Initiate and maintain ongoing personal contact with a variety
of business and industry throughout the region to build and
maintain relationships and to market OIC, its partners and the full
range of services and products available.
--- Match job skills with applicant qualifications and refer
qualified applicants to employers and conduct necessary follow-up
when applicants are placed in positions.
--- Survey employer satisfaction with current level of service and
obtains information about future needs or requests for service
--- Participate as a "Subject Matter Expert" (SME) in Employability
Skills Training and/or Business Training classes 20% of your
--- Keep up to date regarding job fairs and Internet resources,
research various resume programs and participate in outreach and
recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs
--- Assist participants in assessing their job skills for positions
by working closely with the Training Departments.
--- Instruct participants in job seeking, application procedures,
resume writing, interview preparation and job retention.
--- Assist participants in preparing job search portfolios, provide
job search/career information workshops and presentation, arrange
for interviews, provide labor market and community resources
information, monitor participant performance on the job and counsel
participants when job performance is not satisfactory.
--- Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
--- Support OIC programs in maintaining established goals and
--- Coordinate and participate in job fairs as required.
--- Participates in Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development
Council activities as required.
--- Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Social Work, Human Services,
Education or related field
--- Minimum of one to three (1-3) years of experience in workforce
development, recruiting, business development, marketing or any
combination of training and experience which demonstrates the
ability to perform the duties as described. Experience working with
at-risk populations, including but not limited to unemployed,
underemployed and individuals with less than desirable backgrounds
--- At least two years' demonstrated supervisory experience
--- Demonstrated experience working with young adults who have been
involved in the juvenile or adult justice system
--- Ability to maintain professional relationships with other team
members, training personnel, community providers and corporate
--- Proven familiarity with the juvenile and adult re-entry
landscape in Broward County
--- Proven familiarity with community support service organizations
in Broward County
--- Proven ability to prepare federal grant reports and other
correspondence required by funder
--- Proven ability to develop, monitor program budgets
--- Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings
--- Computer literate, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint
--- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer
and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment,
meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer
--- Outstanding organizational, follow-up, follow-through and
listening skills are essential, along with the ability to gather
the information necessary to qualify a business as a key target
placement area for client graduates.
--- Must possess strong public presentation and negotiation skills
and ability to interact with all levels of management and
--- Ability to plan and execute strategy of marketing calls and
--- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
--- Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines.
--- Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic
and social groups.
--- Must maintain valid DL and insurance coverage on personal
vehicle at all times during employment.
--- Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to
walk, sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach, speak and hear as well as the
ability to lift presentation materials, including marketing
Competitive Benefits Package offered: Health plan includes medical,
dental and vision coverage. Employer-paid benefits include STD,
LTD, ADD/Life; 403B retirement/investment savings plan.
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