Position: Job Developer

Reports To: Manager of Employment
Location: 123 William Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10038
Position Type: Full-time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Salary: Dependent upon experience


The Institute for Career Development (ICD) is a fast-growing, dynamic not-for-profit workforce development organization based in New York City.  For 100 years, ICD has been a leader in the field of vocational rehabilitation, helping people with disabilities, challenges or barriers to employment transform their lives through career development and employment.  Every year, ICD services puts over 1,250 people on a path to career success. ICD’s 32+ member team of helps adults, youth, veterans, entry-level employees, and career changers with disabilities gain economic independence through career planning, evaluation, career school training programs, internships, job placement services and services for employers.  Building on the organization’s program success in the five boroughs of New York City, ICD aims to increase its social impact through collaborations, advocacy, and innovation.

Summary of Position:

ICD is seeking a Job Developer who will work with program participants in both group settings and one-on-one to assist them in obtaining and maintaining jobs in their targeted area. The Job Developer is responsible for sourcing, developing and managing new employer accounts within a specific job market sector for the purpose of developing employment opportunities for participants.


  • Engage clients currently attending ICD training programs by helping them (in group and individual settings) to obtain and maintain employment
  • Teach basic job search skills including use of internet resources
  • Facilitate Work Readiness Classes as needed
  • Develop jobs by means of, but not limited to: Phone solicitation and direct visits; networking, actively engaging internship sites for potential employment openings
  • Establish and maintain listings of available placement sites including name of company, address, telephone number, contact person's name and title, number of placement slots, job title of available position, total number of hours, specific job hours and days, skills needed for the job, participant documentation needed for interviews, need for drug screening, and any other employer practices, etc.
  • Update employer and job listings on a regular basis to keep current
  • Arrange job interviews for participants and follow up on result of interviews
  • Ensure quality documentation is completed within expected timeframes
  • Participate in supervision, case conferences, and in-service training
  • Identify and nurture internship and employer sites for program participants
  • Maintain monthly reports due to district offices on a daily and weekly basis to ensure timely submission
  • Ensure participant rosters are up-to-date with active and inactive participants
  • Perform weekly follow-ups with individuals actively engaged in the job searching phase of the program
  • Adhere to required standards for documentation
  • Regularly meet expected outcomes in terms of employer development, job placement and retention
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Demands & Environment:

  • Travel within the metropolitan area is required on a regular basis (minimum 25%) for face-to- face meetings with potential and current employers
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Collaboration with other ICD team members in an effort to assist participants with obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills including database management
  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with current and prospective employer and internship partners
  • Must be comfortable working with and presenting information to a diverse population of people with a wide range of disabilities
  • Professional, motivational and teamwork oriented environment


Experience working with individuals with disabilities. Applicant must have an outgoing personality, the ability to address large groups and possess solid communication, networking,
time management and organizational skills. Applicants should have the ability to establish partnerships with local businesses to hire our students, and  use creativity and enthusiasm to motivate and tailor learning activities to meet group and individual needs. Individuals with an existing book of business is a plus. Two years of Job Development experience highly preferred. Experience facilitating work readiness workshops to individuals with barriers to employment is a plus. Knowledge/experience in the IT field is a plus. Applicant must have strong computer and writing skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, resume writing, and using job search engines. BA/BS required in a related field.

Certificates, Licenses: NA

Please email resume and cover letter to jstevenson@icdnyc.org with a subject of Job Developer

The Institute for Career Development is an advocate for diversity in the workplace. All candidates will benefit from equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to: race; color; age; religion; pregnancy; sex; sexual orientation; disability; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; genetic information; Veteran status; marital status; or prior protected activity.

ICD complies with all applicable federal, state, and city employment laws

AuthorBrigid Maher
CategoriesJob Posting