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Martha O'Bryan Center

Job Developer

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


In collaboration with MOBC’s Employment team, The Family Success Network Job Developer works to recruit and align employment opportunities for MOBC families and clients.  The Job Developer works to build strategic relations with employers based on community voice, market demand, and opportunities for future client growth and compensation.  This position will match client gifts, talent, and skills with corresponding business partner qualifications and expectations, and conduct regular follow-ups with employer and employee after recruitment to ensure placement is the ideal fit. The Family Success Network Job Developer will also be an active participant of the Family Success Network team, supporting its efforts through community outreach, data collection and analysis, contract compliance, and insurance of two-generational Key Performance Indicators where all children are kindergarten ready, all caregivers have living wage paying jobs with ladder up opportunities, and all families are stable and thriving.    

Job Responsibilities


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Builds relationships with “best-fit” employers across industries to understand their needs and staffing requirements for current job vacancies.
  • Ensures MOBC clients are qualified for in-demand and growth positions through proper training, education, and certifications.
  • Works closely with employers during participants’ employment and assist in the resolution of job-related problems and report results to appropriate FSN team members.
  • Assists Employment Specialist in guiding clients towards appropriate career ladders and lattices that contribute to client’s personal progression and professional goals.
  • Actively makes effort to seek out and to maintain meaningful relationships with business and industry representatives and job placement agencies, post-secondary institutions and community organizations.
  • Attends networking events, job fairs and makes cold calls to potential employers explaining benefits and employment support services provided to employers including addressing employers’ special needs.
  • Works closely with FSN Employment Specialist, FSN Family Coaches, MOBC Re-Engagement Hub Coaches, and the rest of the FSN Network Team to ensure program and resources alignment.
  • Collects Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County labor market information regarding trends, business and industry demands, technology needs, industry-recognized credentials and available and innovative training opportunities.
  • Inputs necessary information into MOBC and partner databases, maintains confidential case files, documents progress and retention employment documentation.
  • Utilizes data to inform programming and analyze program utilization, progress and effectiveness.
  • Regularly reports program accomplishments and develop PR strategies for highlighting program success.  Prepares and disseminates progress reports; communicates status on team participation, outputs, and outcomes.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Career Counseling, or related field.
  • Two or more years of experience working with hard to employ individuals facing multiple barriers to employment.
  • Experience in assessing work experience, educational attainment, transferable skills, aptitudes, abilities, needs, interests, readiness for employment, and barriers that hinder employment.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of local labor market, workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Ability to look at numbers, trends, and data, and come to conclusions based on findings.
  • Ability to find, manipulates, and interprets data effectively to inform programming decisions.
  • Ability to translate data into understandable documents/presentations.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing software, email and the Internet.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regular local travel (50%).
  • Current, valid driver’s license.

Additional Information


This is a benefits eligible position.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: September 28, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services