We are looking for a Job Placement Specialist to join our team.  The Job Placement Specialist will develop and maintain relationships with employers with hiring needs suited to young adult job seekers with foster care backgrounds. The Job Placement Specialist will work with job seekers and assist them with obtaining employment.

Work Schedule:   Full time, Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Overview:  The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.


  • Work with young people at in the Bronx Youth Center to prepare for and find unsubsidized employment; meet weekly, monthly, and quarterly placement targets required by government and private funders
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with employers, business and industry representatives with hiring needs suited to skills, interests, and abilities of participants in the Bronx Youth
  • Center Identify and gain access to hiring personnel
  • Develop sales pitch tailored to prospective employers and refine based on specifics of each employer
  • Share information on job opportunities with the Bronx Youth Center team; train staff on the culture, expectations and requirements of each employer seeking to interview program participants
  • Collaborate with placement staff at The Door’s Bronx Youth Center to share job leads and cross refer young people for job opportunities
  • Conduct individual and group job search sessions with Bronx Youth Center participants
  • Facilitate work readiness and career development workshops as needed to help prepare participants for internships and employment
  • Assess and match participants with job opportunities that meet their skills, abilities and interests
  • Assist participants to complete job applications and prepare for interviews
  • Conduct regular follow-up with employers who have hired participants and report results to appropriate staff
  • Conduct regular follow-up with participants who have been placed in employment to track retention
  • Perform administrative duties including tracking all job referrals, placements, and other job and internship development activities daily and weekly
  • Contribute new ideas for achieving and exceeding program and contractual targets
  • Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor and/or director


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Business, Sales and/or marketing or related field
  • At least 2 years of job development or directly related experience required, preferably with Foster Care Youth
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Marketing pitch and proven business development strategy
  • Effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a team-based work environment
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate sound judgment, multitask, and take initiative
  • Must be self-motivated individual with ability to meet placement targets
  • Existing employer contacts and experience presenting to business/industry strongly required
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred but not required

Salary Range:   $45,000 to $50,000 in addition to a generous benefits package

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY


The Door and Broome Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broome Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.