Case Management/Social Services, Employment-Related Services
4 Year Degree
Expand OAI’s presence with Chicago area environmental employers, identify and secure jobs for OAI trainees including low-income individuals with multiple barriers to employment, and interact with staff regarding recruitment and training needs.
Assists with assessment of employer workforce needs and with the development and implementation of plans to address those needs.
Coordinates with members of the PEET department to recruit, solicit and develop personal relationships with potential employers, professional organizations and partner agencies.
Meets or exceeds the job placement benchmarks of OAI job training grants.
Maintains employer linkages through efficient, timely service and regular communication; provides feedback from employers and ensures workforce needs and retention goals are being met.
Follows up on job seeker progress and ensures client companies’ workforce needs are being met.
Maintain database of employer and industry contacts and interactions.
Organizes Employer Forums, Employer Advisory Boards and other Employer events as needed.
Exhibits at Job Fairs and Workshops to promote OAI program trainees.
Coordinates scheduling of interviews with job seekers and employers. Periodically accompanies job seekers on scheduled interviews.
Working in conjunction with classroom trainers, conducts trainee workshops and/or other training related to job interviewing, deportment, resume writing, and other job preparation matters.
Schedules meetings with instructors and program staff to determine class readiness/appropriate employment matches.
Works with recruiters and training departments to ensure clients being recruited are good matches for training programs.
Creates job development marketing materials targeted at employers, with input and ultimate approval of affected program directors and managers.
Assists with the development of other marketing and PR materials and initiatives as needed.
Produces regular project status reports.
Enters trainee employment and retention data in data management system.
Contributes to NIEHS progress and final report narrative writing and data gathering.
Other duties as assigned.
Four-year undergraduate degree preferred, with 2-3 years of experience in workforce development preferred.
Socially conscious with ability to work with diverse populations.
Organized, confident, articulate public speaker, team player, detail-oriented.
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop work opportunities and place individuals in jobs or demonstrated success in transferable skill area.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and to produce timely written reports.
Marketing, sales, H.R., community outreach experience valuable.
Bilingual Spanish-English a plus.
Must have automotive transportation for reimbursable local job-related travel.
Established in 1976, OAI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit workforce development training and job placement agency headquartered in downtown Chicago. OAI’s programs provide training for both currently employed workers and unemployed or underemployed individuals who are in need of job skills and critical worker health & safety awareness. OAI’s Mission is to create an environment in which all people can access education, training and employment that will allow them to sustain and enjoy safe, secure and fulfilling lives. OAI, Inc. offers excellent benefits for full-time staff including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; 401(k) with match; and paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays. OAI, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or genetics.