Jobs to Move America

Jobs to Move America

Jobs Pipeline Consultant

Based in Illinois


Jobs to Move America (JMA) is a national and multi-regional strategic policy center that works to transform public spending and corporate behavior using a comprehensive approach that is rooted in racial and economic justice and community organizing. We seek to advance a fair and worker-centered economy with good jobs and healthier communities for all. To learn more, visit our website: www.jobstomoveamerica.org

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Jobs Pipeline Consultant will lead JMA Illinois’s work creating a jobs pipeline for marginalized workers to enter gainful employment at a local manufacturer. The Consultant will work closely with a variety of community, workforce development, and labor organizations to implement a pipeline program to identify, recruit, screen and train prospective workers. Please note that Consultant duties and responsibilities do not include teaching the proposed trainings nor case management.

Key Tasks include:

  • Meeting and coordinating with coalition partners on implementation of a comprehensive recruitment, training and hiring plan to place at least 35 non-traditional workers into entry level manufacturing jobs
  • Interfacing with manufacturer’s HR and production departments to identify hiring and training requirements as well as continually foster cooperation and open communication
  • Aligning and connecting a coalition of community groups, WIOA providers, city colleges, and labor unions on a comprehensive soft and hard skills training curriculum for a manufacturer
  • Developing, organizing, and hosting information sessions on job opportunities

Qualifications and Expectations
The ideal candidate is able to dive into our campaigns and take initiative over their work. You should have most of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working in workforce development, training program design and delivery, or WIOA provider ideally in developing hiring and training pipelines
  • Experience working with and supporting people who face multiple and significant barriers to employment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly develop and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills including developing and driving a program with partners, meeting deadlines, and establishing clear tracking systems
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and worker justice
  • Some experience preparing/submitting workforce grants or solicitations, and interacting with workforce funding agencies

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone and through digital meetings with reasonable accommodations.
  • Some travel within Chicago may be required. Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Will be reimbursed for mileage at the federal standard mileage rate

How to Apply:
Please complete the form at the following link https://airtable.com/shr19qSy1ihsLXATR to upload a cover letter and résumé (preferably as a single PDF) as soon as possible, but no later than June 25, 2021. Your cover letter should describe your experience creating jobs pipelines or experience working with the workforce development system. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only applications submitted via this process will be considered. No phone calls, please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not receive a reply. Start date is July 1, 2021 but somewhat flexible.

JMA is an affirmative action employer, and strongly supports the social goals of affirmative actions. We therefore make special efforts to recruit individuals from groups that are impacted by systematic barriers, as well as institutional and societal discrimination.

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