Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Employment-Related Services
4 Year Degree
Cara’s mission is to unlock the power and purpose within our communities and ourselves, to achieve real and lasting success. Since 1991, The Cara Program has placed over 3,750 at-risk individuals into permanent, quality jobs at average wages more the $2.50 higher than Illinois minimum wage and 70% one-year retention rates (20 points higher than national one-year employment retention rates for similar industries). The Placement Team is looking for an individual that understands our team’s primary customer is the corporate employment partner. We believe that focus will create as many opportunities for our participants as possible, and help us fulfill Cara’s mission. We aspire to be a trusted source of quality candidates for these companies, with a strong emphasis on employment partnerships over employment transactions and provide concierge-level service to achieve this.
Purpose: To assist in the placement of Cara students into quality, permanent and temporary jobs by identifying, developing and managing a student pipeline and collaborating with established Cara employment partners.
Assist the Placement Team in securing quality permanent and temporary job placement for Cara enterprise participants.
Manage a portfolio of employer accounts across multiple sectors, to build strong partnerships and create scalable talent pipelines.
Select and manage students according to assigned position verticals.
Create an organized and systematic development plan for effectively marketing candidates with Cara’s unique value proposition.
Work with students to review job requirements and other employer expectations.
Meet or surpass established monthly metrics for job orders, send-outs per month and site visits to positively impact placement conversion.
Work directly with the Placement team through effective communication and a teamwork mentality.
Complete accurate and timely data-entry into Salesforce.
Uphold Cara’s mission and values.
Bachelor’s degree and two to five years of experience, workforce development training (ex. Front Line Focus Institute), sales or business background preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Salesforce experience preferred.
Shows initiative to follow-up with students and employment partners in a timely manner.
Has demonstrated ability to be well-organized and prioritize tasks.
A positive attitude that is driven by a focus on possibilities and not on limitations.
Must enjoy working with an adult population from challenged backgrounds and experiences.
Organizational skills with the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of unexpected obstacles.
Effective communication skills to deliver corporate goals, respond to market trends and meet unexpected challenges involved with functioning in a fast paced sales environment.
Cara is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.