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Job Developer & Career Specialist
Edith & Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Principal Responsibilities:

Job Summary: The Job Developer & Career Specialist will cultivate, develop and match job openings with qualified applicants of the Marks JCH Employment Center. Essential duties will include screening and interviewing candidates, understanding client aspirations, informing candidates on compensation and benefits, helping candidates with documentation, interview prep and resume preparedness. The position will include active outreach to new employers and industries for employment referral opportunities. Candidate must be self-motivated and eager to build on top of an all already active and layered infrastructure including working with a diverse team of colleagues. As our community recovers from the economic turmoil of the COVID-19 crisis in NYC, getting clients back to work in high-demand fields with potential for career growth is a critical priority for the agency and our extensive workforce development portfolio.

General Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain working relationships with employers as well as recruiters in various industries to source job openings

Research and translate local labor market trends

Identify job opportunities that match the abilities/qualifications of program participants

Collect data from employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills

Place and conduct necessary follow up with employers to ensure job retention

Communicate with job seekers and make note of their expectation from the job in terms of responsibilities, salary and career scope

Perform career counseling/coaching to job seekers: Inclusive of support in career decisions, resume development, vocational training and upgrading qualification referrals, interview preparation, job application submission, and others.

Understand the scope of the agencys vast internal/external referral resources; support respective clients in navigating and receiving appropriate wrap-around services

Other duties as assigned by supervisor w

Minimum Qualifications:


Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

Research and relationship building abilities

Ability to coordinate with professionals from different fields, working at different levels

Knowledge in human resource management and recruitment procedures is a plus; workforce services including career coaching aspects highly favorable

Ability to access and remain updated on current job sources/openings

Comfortable in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment

Computer skills using MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, importing/exporting data to/from applications, Zoom and Google Sweet

Bilingual Russian/English preferred

BA or Equivalent in related fields preferred but not required (HR, Talent management, Organizational phycology, Social Work)

This is a full-time position, salary commensurate with degree and experience.
Please Send Resume and Cover Letter to Elina Lipnitsky at


$45,000 - $55,000

Agency Information:

Who we are: The Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, known as the JCH, is a center of community life in Brooklyn, rooted in Jewish values and fostering an inclusive environment. We help at every life stage, providing critical services that lift people out of poverty, as well as innovative programing that educates and inspires our community members. The Marks JCH is a full-scale human service agency, providing social services, older adult services, resettlement support, job placement in addition to being a Jewish community center offering childrens, youth, family, and cultural programs. Marks JCH prides itself on its 360-degree holistic service model, providing services for the whole family, meeting the needs of low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, specializing in helping refugees and immigrants.