Job Developer, Employment Services


The Job Developer, Employment Services is primarily responsible for working with the Employment Services (ES) team to ensure job matching placements and incentives services (JMPI) are provided to employers and Job Seekers. The Job Developer works within the parameters of the Employment Services guidelines.

This position is funded by: Employment Ontario through the Ministry of Training Labour and Skills Development.


  • Position Title: Job Developer, Employment Services
  • Reports to: Director of Employment Services or designate
  • Location: 895 Don Mills Road, North York
  • Job Type: Full time position (35 hours/week)


About LEC

LEC is committed to helping workers, potential workers, and all members of our community access decent work and to moving communities towards social, economic, and environmental justice.

Our mandate is to deliver training and education programs that transform the lives of workers, potential workers, and members of historically disadvantaged groups by increasing their employability and their ability to participate as engaged citizens in their communities.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Research companies and conduct active outreach to employers and labour organizations via cold calling, social media, or other effective methods to promote LEC’s Employment Services Program
  • Keep up to date with labour market trends and identify employment opportunities within specific sectors that are hiring
  • Solicit job opportunities including placements, paid internships, and apprenticeship opportunities on behalf of job seekers
  • Organize and promote hiring/placement events to connect employers with job seekers
  • Manage a caseload of referrals from case managers, of diverse job seekers, and provide results-oriented employment placement services based on client goals
  • Negotiate employment contracts for job placements, on-the-job training, and job trials, and monitor and support clients after they have secured a position
  • Ensure weekly and monthly targets are met
  • Collect and maintain data for statistical reporting
  • Complete data entry in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Act as a representative for LEC and the Program to partner organizations, unions, and other community agencies as required
  • Organizational responsibilities
    • Demonstrate flexibility and availability to support team and colleagues, especially during critical periods
  • Perform other duties as required


 Education and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in Social Services, Adult Education, Human Resources, Marketing, or related community work Equivalent combination of post-secondary education in a relevant field and/or relevant on-the-job experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in job development and or employer outreach; or human resource/recruitment related roles or marketing/sales related roles within the corporate and or non-profit sectors are an asset. Experience organizing and promoting events is an asset


  • Proven ability to work with individuals with employment barriers (i.e., youth, social assistance recipients, retrained workers, internationally trained professionals, )
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas
  • Proven comfortability and skills cold calling
  • Proven ability to make financial calculations as it pertains to pay rates, time sheets,
  • Proficient with various computer programs including:
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, Outlook) and virtual meeting tools (Zoom, Google Meet etc.)
    • EOIS-CaMS
    • Internet, social media
  • Goal orientated, highly organized, flexible, and adaptable with superior time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload with accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and knowledge of how to prospect new clients
  • Knowledge of literacy issues in the context of race, class and gender analysis; awareness of social issues related to workplace, community and the labour market
  • Demonstrated ability to behave ethically, ensure that confidentiality is maintained, exercise discretion and good judgement interacting with clients, other colleagues, unions, and other external organizations
  • Able to work as part of a team and Able to communicate clearly, listen accurately, demonstrate sensitivity to others and an openness to receiving/giving constructive feedback
  • Understanding of LEC’s mission to help workers, potential workers, and all members of our community access decent work and to moving communities towards social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Commitment to LEC’s diversity and anti-racism goals

Terms of Employment

  • This is a bargaining unit position of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 343
  • The full-time salary is $67,006.98, plus benefits and paid vacation
  • The normal work week is 35 hours
  • Applicant must be available to work evenings and weekends and travel to off-site locations as necessary
  • This position may apply for Hybrid Working Arrangement (in-office and work-from- home)
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA, a current driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset
  • Office Location: 895 Don Mills Road, North York

Application Information

  • External applicants please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
  • Deadline for applications: by 5PM May 15th, 2024
  • Applications requiring accommodation because of a disability or medical need are asked to make their needs known in advance
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, however only applications invited for an interview will be contacted.


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