Community Partner Coordinator
Grant Associates is a national, award-winning workforce development company. Since opening our doors in 1997, we have collaborated with government agencies to develop workforce programs and solutions that advance job seekers, businesses and local economies, all with exceptional results.
At Grant Associates, we know every community’s workforce needs are unique. With proven models and in active partnership with government, Grant Associates’ mission is to tailor solutions that build workforce capacity, proving over the past two decades that our approach helps a community reach its potential.
Working under contract with federal, state and local agencies, Grant Associates has served more than 20,000 companies and helped more than 100,000 people define realistic goals, further their education and training, find jobs and embark on new career paths.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Community Partner Coordinator works to increase our presence in the community by developing relationships with organizations that will result in employment opportunities for our customers, and recruitment sources to fill open positions in our workforce centers.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works with directors and strategic operations coordinator to strategize new and manage relationships with all partners
Ensures the community partner program works seamlessly with center operations coordinates service delivery and communication with partners
Organizes meetings of partner organizations
Promotes the programs within the community
Conducts presentations about the program at partner organizations onsite
Develops new partnerships by attending and presenting at community events
Coordinates with other center staff to establish a formal process for re-engagement of job seekers’ referred outbound to community organizations
Participates in Business Services Manager/Recruitment Account Manager meetings to discuss how partner organizations can help meet sourcing needs
Coordinates discussions with top performing community partners, for ways to increase the quality and volume of placements, solicit plans for improvement or suspend the partnership if failing to meet performance expectations
Assists to maintain and strengthen relationships with DOL, campuses and public libraries
WORK AND EDUCATION EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Business or other related field
2-5 years of experience in community organizing, outreach, or other similar capacity
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills and computer skills
Strong organizational and project management skills
Extension knowledge of Far Rockaway neighborhoods and community-based organizations
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven business environment