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Douglas College

Job Developer for Youth

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Position Title Job Developer for Youth Posting Number 02240SA Location Burnaby Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $30.30-$32.80 per hour. Salary is based on education and experience. Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 08/01/2024 End Date 04/30/2025 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays, Other - Occasional evenings and weekends Shift N/A Work Arrangements
This full-time, hybrid (35 hours per week) position will require regular travel throughout the Lower Mainland and be based out of Douglas College Burnaby Training Centre. Shifts may include occasional evenings and weekends.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Job Developer's role is to actively develop and maintain a wide network of youth-friendly employers who can provide informational interviews, mentorship, work experience, and job placement opportunities for at-risk youth. By championing the unique goals of each participant, the Job Developer will connect youth to employers and support them on their path to achieving long-term career goals. Additionally, the Job Developer will assist in facilitating job search strategies workshops.


    •Develop and maintain positive employer relationships to support youth in their career goals;
    •Actively provide support throughout participants' job application process, including resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies;
    •Create opportunities to increase youth engagement with employers through job fairs, community and networking events;
    •Advocate for the hiring of young people and educate employers about the benefits of employing youth at local business and industry meetings (i.e. Chamber of Commerce);
    •Minimize individual barriers to employment by providing, or connecting participant with, wrap-around supports;
    •Assist employers with onboarding, reasonable accommodations and additional training when needed;
    •Monitor and coach participants to resolve issues that may arise during work experience;
    •Connect with community organizations who provide referrals, wrap around supports and coordinate guest speaking workshops;
    •Maintain records of participant progress and provide updates through monthly reports and participation in regular team meetings;
    •Assist with participant needs assessments;
    •Facilitate job search strategy workshops as needed;
    •Provide coverage for team members including facilitation for in class sessions;
    •Foster positive, productive working relationships and work collaboratively to contribute to a positive work environment based on mutual respect;
    •Participate in Training Group's Quality Management System (ISO9001:2015);
    •Participate in Training Group's Job Developer cross-program team and Lower Mainland JD group.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

    •2+ years Post-Secondary in business development, marketing, sales or related area or combination of suitable work experience and education;
    •Experience in employment services or marketing considered an asset;
    •Awareness of the needs of multi-barriered job seekers;
    •Knowledge of current local and regional economic conditions and labour market information;
    •Demonstrated ability to meet targeted outcomes;
    •Strong organizational and time management skills;
    •Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills;
    •Ability to network with employers, business and industry and through professional associations;
    •Established broad based employer network an asset;
    •Proficiency in internet research, Microsoft Office, and social media;
    •Proven ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with capacity to take initiative and deal with changing priorities; and
    •Access to a vehicle and valid BC Driver's license
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/09/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site []. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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About Douglas College

Douglas College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia, offering a variety of bachelor's degrees, diplomas, university transfer options, career training programs and much more. We have campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam as well as a training centre in Surrey and are home to more than 14,000 credit students each year as well as an additional 20,000 who take non-credit programs. If you want to do what you love and be good at it, Douglas College is the place for you.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-15

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