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Safer Foundation

Location: ChicagoIL 60612 Document ID: AB262-7QEP Posted on: 2017-07-0607/06/2017 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Sector Manager

Title: Sector Manager 
Division:Workforce Development
Location: 808 S. Kedzie, Chicago, IL (60612)


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The Sector Manager is responsible for intensive development of long-term employer relationships that result in high numbers of career-path placements within various job sectors and industries. Each must work cooperatively with other Sector Managers to establish complimentary strategies for recruiting employers by developing in-depth industry expertise through relationships with associations, unions, key training providers, and employers offering job opportunities at all levels. Sector Managers must also be able to share their career-path expertise with clients from many programs who are looking to develop their own realizable career-path plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the needs/obligations of interested parties (clients, funders, and employer-partners) are addressed.
  • Adapts Safer’s recruitment materials to target their designated employer markets.
  • Spends at least 2/3 time in the field making direct employer contacts.
  • Prospects for new employers through intensive research, calling, information dissemination and presentation campaigns.
  • Enters all qualified job leads into Safer’s (Axiom) database.
  • Brings multiple job leads to Safer’s pre-screenings to interview appropriate Safer clients, provide verbal and written feedback on client’s interview performance, and make referrals to actual employer interviews.
  • Provides intensive follow-up on placements to ensure employer satisfaction; make prompt replacements when necessary.
  • Tracks all employer contacts and submit weekly reports on progress that are routinely on time.
  • Creates strong partnerships with all key players within each sector; employers, associations, unions, training providers.
  • Charts sector career-paths and makes presentations to Safer clients on career opportunities in each sector.
  • Assists in the implementation and maintenance of an Employer Advisory Council.
  • Creates excellent professional relationships via collaboration with all internal Safer divisions.
  • Handles special projects along with routine expectations when it is required.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent sales skills.
  • Experience placing large numbers of clients, delivering reports, developing marketing/program materials.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle is required for job-related travel.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or successful equivalent/relevant experience.
  • At least three years’ successful experience developing relationships with employers.

The Safer Foundation supports, through a full spectrum of services and advocacy, the efforts of people with arrest and criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community and as a result, reduce recidivism.

All positions are Full-Time (40-hours/week) and located in the Chicago Metropolitan area unless otherwise specified.


Safer Foundation is a drug-free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Veterans

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