Employer Outreach Specialist

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The Employer Outreach Specialist is responsible for job development with local employers. This position provides services that include identifying and developing relationships with employers for hiring and work experience needs, educating the local business community on refugee hiring needs, employment preparation, job readiness training, placement support, and follow-up services. This position works within a team to maintain and nurture existing employer relationships.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and cultivate long-term relationships with local employers to identify appropriate work experience opportunities for clients.
  • Determine specific employment opportunities appropriate to clients and assist clients in accessing these opportunities by guiding them through the hiring process.
  • Conduct group and one-on-one job readiness courses that provide clients with the basic skills required to enhance their employability, such as cultural and workplace orientation, mock interviews, creation of resumes, and job skills development sessions.
  • Keep accurate digital and physical attendance, assessment, and, service provision records.
  • Monitor client job performance, wage level, and employer/employee satisfaction.
  • Assist clients and employers as necessary with post-placement issues and continuing employment needs.
  • Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all reporting requirements, including database management, case noting, and file maintenance.
  • Supervise and assist program interns and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, or related field of study; or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in human services field preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with the US job search process and the ability to effectively coach clients through the nuanced process of securing employment.
  • Familiarity with the local job market is strongly preferred.
  • Proven success in achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.
  • Self- starter with excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; bilingual ability in Spanish is desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and online databases.
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the willingness to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits! In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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