JOB TITLE: Corpsmember Recruiter
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Human Resources Director
FLSA STATUS: Full-time/Non-exempt
COMPENSATION: $20-$27 / hour
LOCATION: 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm with occasional night/weekend work as necessary
Under direction of the Human Resources Director, the Corpsmember Recruiter will play a critical role in recruiting and supporting new corpsmembers ages 18-27 into our job training program. This position will develop and implement outreach and recruitment activities and services throughout Santa Clara County to connect participants with program services, determine youth eligibility using specific criteria, and provide job training program orientations. This position will attend various off-site events and provide outreach presentations to various community agencies. Candidates for this position must be willing to work some evenings, nights, and weekends when necessary for outreach events.
Outreach and Recruitment
Builds relationships with community partners in order to identify potential job training program candidates.
- Recruit, screen and enroll eligible transition age youth for participation in San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School.
- Identify community events and find opportunities to promote our school and raise awareness about our program to members of the community.
- Initiates contact with possible eligible candidates and coordinates all communication of enrollment process.
- Establishes contact with youth who have requested information and reviews applications.
- Develop and maintain relationships with Community Based Organizations and other schools in order to share recruitment materials and present/table at outreach opportunities.
- Meets with school counselors and other community partners as requested.
- Share recruitment materials and present San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School program in spaces where community members gather
- Manage all inquiries of San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School and distribute recruitment materials.
Intake and Orientation
- Builds relationships with prospective students through the intake process.
- Meets with the youth on campus to provide detailed program information and facilitate enrollment and program eligibility.
- Coordinates new corpsmember orientation.
- Assess all incoming corpsmembers of potential barriers to participation in San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School.
- Collect all required eligibility and enrollment documentation.
Office and Administration
- Enters all data into the internal database system.
- Works closely with the job training staff to maintain proper documentation of corpsmember’s enrollment forms in compliance.
- Develops and implements a recruitment strategic plan which will include monthly recruitment targets set in collaboration with the HR Director and job training departments.
- Develops and maintains a database of contacts and community resources to help identify and source eligible trainees/corps members.
- Maintain accurate and up to date data and information on all incoming students in order to support accurate student files; assists in the creation of corpsmember enrollment records.
- Prepares enrollment reports as needed.
- Keeps confidential all personal information gathered through the enrollment process.
Skills and Abilities
- Have a basic knowledge of office methods, practices, and procedures.
- High level of computer skills primarily using Google Suite.
- General knowledge of the educational and support services systems accessed by low-income youth.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to present to groups.
- Ability to work in collaboration with community partners such as: school districts, county offices, and community based organizations, etc.
- Ability to quickly build genuine rapport with potential students and their support network.
- Ability to carry out complex oral and written directions; make decisions independently; communicate effectively; and prepare correspondence with minimum direction.
- Provide proof of valid California Driver’s license.
- Authentic relationship builder
- Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team but also be self-directed as needed
- Strong attention to detail
- An understanding of barriers that youth face, both individual and system barriers, whether via professional and/or personal experience
- Knowledge of the Santa Clara County youth serving ecosystem
- Experience in recruitment and outreach in the community, including in local public school system and community organizations
- Bilingual in Spanish and English highly preferred
- Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work weekends as necessary
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, or a related field (BA or BS) from four-year College or university highly preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- One to two years of experience working in a non-profit community organization working directly with youth, families, or community organizations in an enrollment and/or outreach capacity
- 403(b) Retirement Benefits (employer match)
- Credit Union and Employee Assistance Plan
- Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance
- Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay
- Subsidized annual Eco Pass
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND REQUIREMENTS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, and talk or hear.
Typical Working Conditions: Full-time in the office with occasional field work. When performing field work, will be subjected to weather conditions within Santa Clara County (moderate range of temperature/inclement weather).
Equipment Used: Will be utilizing various IT equipment including but not limited to, computers, tablets, and smartphones. May occasionally drive company vehicles with proper training.
Essential Physical Tasks: Be able to lift a minimum of 25-30 pounds, able to drive or at least be capable of being trained to drive different vehicles, and able to sit for a long period of time.
NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned.
Apply by completing the General Application section and be prepared to submit your resume as part of the application process.
The position is open until filled.
SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hairstyle, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. We conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screens.
About the San Jose Conservation Corps:
Founded in 1987, the SJCC+CS has provided more than 17,000 opportunity young men and women with academic education, hands-on learning, and development of basic skills. These skills include leadership, communication, computer literacy, and employment training, which will help them to advance and excel in their future and careers. The SJCC+CS offers secondary education courses through its on-site charter school and career technical education and job training through its Environmental Projects and Recycling Departments. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. For more information, please visit: www.sjcccs.org.