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Job Developer & Retention Coach

Department: Economic Empowerment
Location: Chicago, IL

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER!  YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is seeking a JOB DEVELOPER & RETENTION COACH, based at our Parks-Francis Center, located at 6600 S. Cottage Grove in Chicago, IL. This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Chief Impact Officer; salary is commensurate with experience.


  • Design and execute an aggressive job development strategy that creates pathways to employment for YWCA clients with a wide range of Chicago area employers. 
  • Provide candid and constructive post-placement coaching and job retention services to clients. 
  • Maintain case files, forms, and make timely data entry in order to track success and areas of challenge. 
  • Maintain close contact with employers post placement to address any job performance issues that could jeopardize clientís continued employment. 
  • Work in close coordination with Program Managers to identify and prioritize job placement targets for clients. 
  • Meet monthly job development, placement and retention goals and provide updates to Program Managers. 
  • Assist Program Managers in preparing program reports and documents as required by funders. 
  • Participate in program-related conferences, meeting and events, including occasional evenings and weekends.


  • Bachelorís degree from accredited institution required.
  • 2 years professional experience, preferably in workforce development or related field.  
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; bilingual abilities a plus
  • Commitment to economic development of underserved communities 
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with cultural competence for working with economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations
  • Ability to travel within the Chicagoland area as needed

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