Job Opportunities

Job Development and Referral Coordinator

Street Level Health Project is hiring! We are hiring for a Job Development and Referral Coordinator for our Oakland Workers’ Collective.

Deadline to apply is : Tuesday February 19th, 2013

Title: Job Development and Referral Coordinator
Time Commitment: 32 hours per week.
Program: Oakland Workers’ Collective — Leadership and Empowerment Program

The Oakland Workers’ Collective was launched in March 2012 and focuses on:
Occupational health
Leadership and civic engagement
Workforce development

Job Description:

The Job Development and Referral Coordinator will be responsible for connecting employers with day laborers, conducting job intakes by phone and email, and marketing and outreach efforts to potential employers. Please see our website for more information ( Marketing campaigns for the Oakland Workers’ Collective can include door-to-door leafleting, presentations, buying ad space in billboards or newspapers, and other strategies that increase job opportunities for workers. The coordinator will also be responsible for recommending partnerships that will help place workers into different trades, services, and job industries that will ultimately help build economic self-sufficiency for day laborers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Take day-to-day job referral calls and connect workers to employers
• Keep Sales forcedatabase up to date with workers’ and employer’s information.
• Outreach to employers in Oakland and surrounding areas regarding program services.
• Facilitate the development of part-time or full-time jobs for qualified workers through the partnerships of local businesses and workforce development organizations.
• Co-facilitate the recruitment and participation of workers and employers for the Oakland Workers’ Collective.
• Develop, manage, and maintain partnerships with businesses, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and other community-based organizations to further the goals of employment opportunities.
• Contact potential employers, draft flyers for distribution, develop an email database of potential employers, and outreach through different venues such as the internet and other strategies.
•Collect feedback from each job referral given to gauge and monitor each worker’s job performance and feedback of Oakland Workers’ Collective referral process.
• Attend Oakland Workers’ Collective member meetings
• Maintain an atmosphere where all workers support each other, feel empowered and feel a sense of accomplishment.


Skills and Experience Required:
• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish, with strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Familiar with Microsoft word and excel.
• Demonstrate organization and planning skills, and effectively work in a non-structured environment that allows for agility to adapt to changes in priorities.
• Interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to interact with different populations including staff, clients, business leaders, community partners, and funders.
• Demonstrate leadership and teambuilding skills that will motivate staff and assist manager in working effectively with clients and employers, and the rest of the organizational staff.
• A valid California driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Flexible work hours, and willingness to work irregular hours. (ex: early mornings, late evenings, and weekends)

Skills and Experience Preferred:
• At least two years of experience in employment services, social services, job readiness, job placement and retention of low-income, low-wage workers.
• Basic knowledge of trade skills desired (ex. Construction, gardening, moving, painting, etc.) to better understand employers when calling for a specific job type.
•Understanding of social and health concerns of low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, or day laborers.
• Experience in grassroots community organizing, coalition development, or management is preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

Compensation is based on a non-profit scale and commensurate with experience. This is a part time position with benefits, including medical, dental, and vision.

How to Apply:

Email cover letter and resume by February 19th, 2013 to: Gabriela Galicia, Community Engagement Program Manager at

Street Level Health Project (SLHP) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, age, disability, gender, identity, HIV status and any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law, in any of its relationships with employees or employment applicants.