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Job Developer - Youth Employment Services YES

May 05, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

YES believes that employment is empowerment and the cornerstone of safe and healthy communities. YES leads the Canadian youth sector with innovative programs that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable youth to become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

Reporting to the Manager, the Job Developer provides job matching and placement services to clients who are unlikely to succeed in conducting their own job search due to poor work habits, market perception barriers or interpersonal skills. The Job Developer is responsible for building partnerships with employers in the GTA to create job opportunities for clients. The Job Developer plays a hands-on role with clients and employers, providing support and monitoring of placements to ensure job retention. 

The Candidate

Your energy and enthusiasm are boundless and you enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.  You are detail oriented, creative, an excellent communicator and able to multi-task.  You want to work with employers as well as youth and adults to create employment and apprenticeship opportunities.  You thrive in a professional environment and are driven and welcome the opportunity to aspire to measurable targets.


  • University degree and three years experience in job development and/or sales/marketing and recruitment
  • Ability to work in a performance-based system with a proven track record of meeting targets and deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish rapport with employers, clients and co-workers
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent Knowledge of the Toronto labour market, Industry trends and apprenticeships
  • Knowledge and understanding of general YES services and the target group served
  • Comfortable working with at-risk youth, margenalized adults, persons of diverse backgrounds
  • Multicultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a multicultural / multiracial organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, Internet, email, and database management

Specific Duties

  • Assist in developing promotional materials as well as market YES services to the business community
  • Plan and organize job fairs, information sessions and employer presentations on a regular basis
  • Develop and maintain a diverse job bank, keeping all information current and well organized
  • Develop training plans in conjunction with employers for the duration of all training placements
  • Negotiate training contracts and stipends, ensuring all forms are signed prior to placement start
  • Market YES services to employers and create job trials, job shadowing, mentorship and job placement opportunities as well as regular job orders by: purchase of relevant employer lists, mail-outs, cold calls, telephone solicitation and any other method deemed appropriate.
  • Facilitate regular group workshops on employment preparation, job maintenance, and life skills
  • Ensure all case notes and documentation for each file are completed, accurate and up-to-date
  • Complete monthly statistical reports for the purpose of tracking and monitoring program outcomes
  • Monitor and maintain regular contact with employers to encourage successful participant job retention
  • Conduct regular evaluations with all YES clients and employers to ensure excellent customer service
  • Develop mentorship opportunities for youth

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Adheres to all YES policies and procedures and ensures confidentially is maintained on client, personnel, financial and agency matters;
  • Represents YES at all times in a professional manner;
  • Participates in regular supervision meetings;
  • Works cooperatively with other team members;
  • Carries out any other duties, as required

Starting Salary:     Range starts at $54,000. Rates of pay will be amended to align with the new Collective Agreement. OPSEU Bargaining Unit Position.

Position:     Job Developer

Hours of Work:     Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm. Friday: 9am-4pm

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to no later than 6pm Wednesday May 5th, 2021. Please indicate the position "Job Developer" in the subject line.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the YES Accessibility policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.              

YES is an equal opportunity employer.

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