Senior Job Developer



The Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates shelter, legal and job training programs for domestic violence victims, residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, and residential programs for homeless families. With a $67 million annual budget with over 600 staff, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Senior Job Developer will be responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with employers for training, internships and employment placement of individuals served by the program. The goal of URI’s economic empowerment programming is to support its clients in reaching their educational and vocational goals and move toward economic independence.

The Senior Job Developer will participate as a member of a team of educational, employment-readiness and job placement specialists to deliver its Educational Initiative and Pathways programs financial literacy curriculum and to facilitate placement into living wage jobs and jobs of the future. The economic empowerment team will utilize a trauma-informed and strengths-based lens to provide both individual and group support to clients and identify and build relationships with appropriate community partners. The job developed will serve as an integral part of the client support service division and will drive the agency’s mission and goals toward economic independence by breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty and abuse.


  • Research, develop and facilitate job placement that is responsive to client wants and needs and consistent with program objectives.
  • Identify and maintain new contacts with business and industry representatives and job placement agencies to promote programs for participant placement; including cold calls, employer visits, and follow-up with employers.
  • Maintain a long-term relationship with employers and ensure the job/internship matching process is the right fit between individuals and job placement partners
  • Explains the benefits and employment support services provided to employers.
  • Research resources for new job leads, including industry-related data; attend job fairs and outreach events.
  • Conducts training seminars on job search, resume writing, interviewing skills and other topics related to the overall program goal;
  • Visits job sites and meets with customers on-site, as scheduled;
  • Coordinates job placements with staff and Program Director;
  • Accurately track metrics in a selected database of employers and related data and other duties as may be assigned by the Program Director.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strengths-based employment readiness assessments and plans with individual members based on their interests, skills, and goals to support them in developing a career pathway to living wage employment.
  • Assist in the facilitation of employment readiness, skill-building with members, including resume and cover letter writing, job search and interview skills.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with placement agencies, trade schools, internship programs, and employers that are better positioned with resources and services to support members’ needs; provide consistent contact and support.
  • Assist in the research and development industry knowledge in key occupations to ensure effective matching of members to educational and employment opportunities.
  • empowerment to achieve program and client outcomes.
  • Attend coalitions, task forces, working groups and committees focused on relevant employment issues as directed.
  • Other duties as requested based on department, program and/or organizational needs



  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Urban Resource Institute.
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest and an understanding of trauma-informed services.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a Human Service field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in staffing, job readiness, or sales.
  • Knowledge of educational and employment barriers and resources for low-income and victims of violence in NYC
  • Knowledge of NYC workforce landscape and resources
  • Highly motivated, with proven capacity to work independently, take initiative, and thrive in a high-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with and/or knowledge of domestic violence within and against disenfranchised communities including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with mental health issues.
  • Experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse team, maintaining a healthy work environment for staff that encourages professionalism, respect, equality, diversity, and continuous improvement.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills with an ability to manage and organize multiple projects in a busy, pressured working environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Must be a responsible individual with a reputable character, known to exercise sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, and cope with stress and crises in a calm manner.
  • Willingness to travel to residential and community program spaces, and community partner sites
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Apricot


Urban Resource Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

To apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@urinyc.org