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Queens Community House SYEP Job Developer in Forest Hills, New York

Title of Position: SYEP Job Developer

Status: Full-Time

Compensation: $24.04 - $26.44/ hour

Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Flushing, NY

Queens Community House (QCH) provides networks of programs for children, youth, and older adults throughout the diverse population of Queens. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change their lives.

We are seeking a Job Developer for the Summer Youth Employment contract with responsibilities to develop worksite relationships to serve paid internship opportunities for young adults and secure job placement for participants in the program. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a New York City employment program connecting youth between the ages of 14-24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. SYEP participants can explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills, and engage in learning experiences that help develop their social, civic, and leadership skills. The Job Developer will report to the SYEP Program Director.


  • A bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field is Preferred.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in workforce development, recruiting, and human resources preferred with opportunity youth.

  • Sensitivity towards, and ability to, work with diverse individuals including, but not limited to, immigrants, young adults, single parents, English language learners, and others to low-income, high-barrier-to-employment populations.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal-driven environment to achieve monthly targets.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills required, ability to effectively conduct meetings, training, and groups preferred.

  • Experienced working with MS Office, primarily Excel, Word, and PP, knowledgeable in Microsoft applications, primarily in Sheets, Docs, and Slides. Proficient in Computer navigation as well as PDF.

  • Experienced working with DYCD-Workforce contracts and databases such as YEPS, preferred.

  • Experience working in the Healthcare, Construction, or IT Industries.


  • Develop strong working relationships with participants to help them secure and maintain viable and long-lasting employment.

  • Achieve successful enrollment of participants into internships

  • Recruit and onboard internship sites based on each participant’s interest.

  • Provide coaching and direct support to youth and adults with limited work history and educational attainment.

  • Assist clients in developing appropriate social skills and work habits that will result in long-term employment or career advancement opportunities.

  • Advocate on behalf of clients by directly collaborating with agency staff and building strong relationships with local businesses and other community-based organizations to develop job leads that cater to the interests and talent of the people on his/her caseload.

  • Complete comprehensive and sound reporting that includes building weekly tracking and reports, building client and employer databases, quarterly retention trackers, ensure weekly data entry on the funder’s portals is completed by deadline dates as assigned.

  • Work closely with Summer Youth and DOE Partnered Schools to coordinate social services referrals and generate ideas to help clients achieve their education and employment goals.

  • Attend training and staff meetings, as required.


  • Ability to travel to internship sites in multiple boroughs and attend job fairs and other recruitment events.

What You'll Get:

Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Paid Family Leave

  • 403b Retirement Plan

  • Eligible for up to 27 days of annual leave (17 days in your first year), and 12 sick days

  • Specified Federal Holidays off

  • Professional development, training, and networking opportunities

    Additionally, QCH supplements the New York State Paid Family Leave benefit to ensure our team members receive full pay during their approved leave.

Queens Community House, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Drug-Free Workplace.

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community.