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Research Foundation CUNY Job Placement Specialist in New York City, New York

Job Title: Job Placement Specialist

PVN ID: QB-2111-004412

Category: Instruction and Social Service


Job Description

General Description

Queensborough Community College’s Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development was awarded a new grant by the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) to offer a Certified Hemodialysis Training (CHT) Program to out-of-school youth between the ages of 18-24. This Train & Earn Program seeks to hire a Job Placement Specialist as a dedicated resource supporting a newly launched workforce development program. This part-time position requires a person with energy, creativity and dedication to supporting participants in gaining training/employment. The position presents an opportunity to play an important role in the shaping/directing the strategy of this new program.

Other Duties

The Job Placement Specialist will have experience serving young adults and 18+ person(s), preferably in higher education and/or community center settings. A minimum of 3 years of workforce development experience, relationship building, strong collaboration/organization skills, or 5 years of successful workforce development experience are required as are strong organizational and oral and written communication skills.



  • Develop outreach initiatives to recruit program employer partners in the allied health care field through educational materials, presentations, one-on-one contact, cold calls and letters.

  • Identify and build knowledge of relationships with NYC private and public sector organizations (including employers, training/education partners and other workforce development programs) to establish opportunities for employment, internships, job and skills.

  • Assist in preparing, revising or creating a resume and cover letter for client.

  • Assist in completing job applications, as needed.

  • Participate in internal/external networking events, job fairs, community outreach, etc.

  • Communicate job leads by phone, text and/or email.

  • Consistently look for appropriate jobs for assigned clients.

  • Advocate for our clients by selling their strengths to employers.

  • Assist on job interview preparation and attend interviews.

  • Communicate with employers, on your client's behalf, as needed.

  • Assist in expanding or narrowing the job search criteria, as needed.

  • Prompt return of phone calls, texts and/or emails we receive from you (within 12-24 hours).

  • Cold calling at various employers to determine if they are hiring and to confirm hiring processes.

  • Keep Program Director up-to-date (verbally and in writing) of client and/or program related issues, problems, concerns.

  • Perform other program-related duties as assigned.

    Key Features

    Department Office of Continuing Education & Workfor

    Status Part Time

    Salary Depends on Qualifications

    Hour(s) a week 5.00

    Closing Date Jan 29, 2022 (Or Until Filled)


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