Chicago House empowers persons living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS to lead healthy and dignified lives, through housing and compassionate, client-centered support services.
CLASSIFICATION STATUS: Exempt
Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families by providing housing, employment services, HIV prevention services, and other supportive services to those who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are explicitly designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency. Chicago House is seeking an Outreach and Recruitment Specialist to work with the Employment Program, with a focus on development of employer contacts and expansion of the TransWorks Employer Training series.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinate all outreach and recruitment activities on behalf of the Employment Program at partner agencies, hospitals, clinics, organizations, and businesses.
Seek, develop, and maintain partnerships with employers in a variety of industries.
Curate weekly job leads based on employer partnerships.
Promote our TransWorks Employer Trainings with interested employers.
Maintain a detailed database of outreach and recruitment efforts as well as employer contacts.
Create and update flyers, posters, and brochures for Employment and TransWorks Program.
Work closely with Career Specialists to gain understanding of client job needs and job goals.
Facilitate mock interviews with interested clients.
Maintain relevant data collection and documentation for the Employment program.
Participate in TransWorks and Community Health Apprenticeship Program (CHAP) workshops and trainings.
Serve as a liaison between the Employment Program and other Chicago House departments.
Attend community meetings with local HIV/AIDS, transgender, and LGBTQ service providers.
Attend Chicago House staff meetings and supervision meetings, as required.
Represents Chicago House at meetings and functions addressing workforce development issues, at contractor meetings and at other community meetings when applicable.
Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or related experience required, prior experience with outreach and job development required with proven results.
Familiarity with HIV/AIDS, the LGBTQ Community, Substance Use, Mental Health, and Post-Correctional care preferred;
Outgoing and assertive personality;
Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team in a clinical and non clinical setting;
Excellent professional networking skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization and documentation skills.
Proven ability to collaborate successfully across diverse cultural and social communities
Chicago House is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, sex assigned at birth, arrest record, HIV status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.