Placement Coordinator

Focus Hope

Detroit, MI


Job Title: Placement Coordinator

Department: Focus: HOPE Workforce Development and Education

Reports To: Placement and Retention Services Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Statement of Duties:

Provide career development and placement services for WDE students during the training cycle and upon completion of program requirements. Decisions made in accordance with established policies, standards, and practices.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling related to career and career skills development.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues, students, and local employer partners to develop jobs and maintain the integrity of the Workforce Development and Education programs.
  • Analyze occupational data, such as physical, mental, and training requirements to successfully match student abilities with job requirements.
  • Coach and prepare candidates for interviews and entry into the workforce
  • Facilitate Employment Readiness Workshops
  • Organize and execute industry and employer events
  • Generate job leads and employers’ interested in applicants
  • Maintain appropriate files, records, and follow-ups to determine graduates’ job retention rates and career progress as well as suitability of colleagues.
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development training opportunities.
  • Act as liaison to Focus: HOPE Human Resources for internal job opportunities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

  • Perform duties under the supervision of Placement and Retention Services Manager


Focus: HOPE is an equal opportunity employer. Focus: HOPE does not discriminate in its hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline, or termination practices against any employee based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or handicap or disability unrelated to an employee’s ability to perform his or her job.  



Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong commitment to civil rights, human rights and social justice.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to persons from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to document tasks.
  • Leadership and counseling abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to connect with students, alumni, colleagues, and employers.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training plus related experience as a job developer/employment counselor.