Job Developer – H1-B One Workforce Grant

Job description

Date: April 6, 2021

Posting Number: 1123

Job Title: Job Developer – H1-B One Workforce Grant

Hours: 40 hours/52 weeks, flexible (Position begins 5/1/2021, Grant funded through 1/31/2025)

Compensation: Meet & Confer - Grade 11, $18.66 per hour

Reports to: Executive Director, Workforce Training & Tassell MTEC

Close Date: April 20, 2021


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 marketing 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.
  • Maintaining and updating employer database, employer and participant tracking system.
  • Undertaking other duties as assigned.
  • 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.


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



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) at a silver level or higher preferred.


  • 1-3 years of experience in one of the following areas:   Manufacturing, Automation, Business, Education, and/or Workforce Development.
  • Prior sales, marketing, employment counseling or job development experience.
  • 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.


The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based selection process:


Foundational Competencies:

                Responsibility                                    Decisive                                               Writing

                Adaptability                                        Listening                                              Reasoning

                Achievement                                     Information Skills                             Judgement & Decision Making

                Teamwork                                          Reading                                                                Leadership Skills

                Speaking                                              Ingenuity                                             Vision                                   

Occupational Competencies:


  • Getting Information
  • Interacting with Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Identifying Objects, Actions and Events
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others


Mental Demands

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and to effectively work as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands

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


All interested applicants must visit our website at to specifically apply for this position. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The posting will close April 20, 2021. 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.





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No: 1123
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: