Job Development and Recruitment Manager


Works closely with Director of Workforce Development to establish and maintain a list of employers that are willing to
employee disadvantaged individuals.
Maintains the established relationship with employers regarding any complaints, concerns, and progress of recently placed disadvantaged applicants and recommends corrective action.
Assists employers in establishing wage scales commensurate with prevailing rates.
Makes recommendation to Director of Workforce Development of any promotions, developments, and terminations of on-the-job training program opportunities with employers.
Identifies need for and assists in development of auxiliary services to facilitate bringing disadvantaged applicants into job-ready status.
Uses social media outlets to promote training programs.
Assists applicants with resume writing, interviewing, and job searching techniques.
Serve as a liaison to collaborate/partner with community organizations that provide soft skills training for trainees.
Is the point person between the employer, trainee and case manager.
Meets all placement and recruitment goals required by programmatic grant requirements and department
Makes recommendation for the recruitment of new employers and partnerships for the Employer Advisory Board (EAB) and Apprenticeship Board (AB).
Conducts quarterly EAB/AB meetings and serves as a representative on company sub-committees.
Assists in the execution and planning of workforce strategies.
Reviews applicant resumes; conducts interviews and makes recommendations to employers on applicants meeting employers’ criteria of experience, knowledge and skills.
Conducts ongoing orientations and informational sessions with trainees and residents.
Develops job descriptions, job postings and uses social media promoting opportunities to create a pool of qualified
Collaborates with other departments such as public relations to promote the program while maintaining a strong reputation for the company to attract new recruits.
Attends professional meetings with Director of Workforce Development or their behalf, career fairs, college fairs, etc. presenting trainee opportunities to increase awareness of company and program.
Builds new and maintains current partnerships in the city of Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck
Adheres to all regulations of Department of Labor.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Previous experience in similar role
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resource Management or equivalent


Broad knowledge of community and workforce development strategies, practices, programs and resources
Knowledge in one or more of these subject areas: workforce development, human resources, human services
Innovative and creative thinker, able to provide thought leadership in the field of community and workforce development
Knowledge of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck’s community
Experience designing, leading and managing successful programs
Experience managing collaborative decision-making processes with diverse participants
Experience with public speaking, community engagement processes and meeting facilitation
Experience managing staff
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Well organized and detail conscious; excellent project management skills
Able to work independently and handle multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision
Team player able to work effectively with diverse colleagues
Passionate about Detroit and the mission of The Greening of Detroit
Previous experience working with non-profit organizations is desired but not required.


WORK HOURS: Full time, including occasional evening and weekend obligations
TRAVEL: Occasional travel outside metropolitan Detroit


Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
Medical, dental, vision, life/AD and D insurance plans, and long-term disability
Generous PTO and holiday allowance



Recruiting for Position: Crew Leader

Organization: The Greening of Detroit
Detroit, MI

$12-14 per hour, based on experience
Full-time, Hourly; Seasonal (Approx. Mar/Apr - Nov/Dec)
Resumes accepted on a rolling basis

The Greening of Detroit is seeking Crew Leaders on a rolling basis. A Crew Leader’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safe, efficient and successful completion of a variety of tasks each day. Each Crew Leader will complete physical work, some administrative duties, and lead one or more crew members daily.

Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a chauffeur's license within 1 week of hire.

The ideal candidate has: High School Diploma/GED and two years of work experience. Candidates with an Associates or Bachelor degree are also encouraged to apply. Well qualified candidates will have: MIOSHA certification, plant ID, experience operating a manual transmission and skid steer, experience with typical landscape equipment (riding mower, weed whip, backpack blower, chainsaw, brush hog, truck and trailer operation). All positions require ability to lift 50 pounds and ability to work in all weather conditions. Unless otherwise noted, the work day is 8am-5pm Monday - Friday, and occasional Saturdays.

Crew Leader Positions:

1. Green Infrastructure - Community tree plantings, plant installation and detailed projects;

2. Landscape Services - Residential and commercial lawn care, and leaf removal;

3. Tree Nursery - Maintenance and operation of large scale tree farm and land clearing.

All positions will include other duties as requested by supervisor or department director. Positive attitude and teamwork mentality is a must!

Send Resume & Cover Letter to Please call 313-285-1251 with any questions. Posted May 20, 2019. Applications accepted on rolling basis.

A typical day for Green Infrastructure Crew Leader can include: Start time and location variable depending on project site that day. Expect to work on Saturdays in the spring and fall. Projects that the GI crew will be a part of include: large scale landscape installations, community tree plantings, tree maintenance, creating bioswales and rain gardens, creating wildflower meadows, working at a tree nursery and other miscellaneous department tasks. Candidate should have landscaping experience, be handy, and ready to adapt to changes that happen in the field.

A typical day for Landscape Services Crew Leader can include: Reporting to The Greening of Detroit garage as early as 6:30 a.m.; Assessing a list of up to 20+ tasks (mowing, leaf removal, hedging, brush removal, etc.); Checking in with program administrator; Loading, unloading and managing the correct equipment and tools; Safely driving truck with attached trailer; Troubleshooting equipment; Meeting customer needs while on site; Adapting to and reporting changes in plan; Documenting work done with digital photographs and notes. Typical week is four ten-hour days with a flex rain day. Smart phone required.

A typical day for Tree Nursery Crew Leader can include: Reporting to The Greening of Detroit garage to load and unload the correct equipment and tools.. Tasks at the nursery include: Installing and tending tree stock, mowing, weed whipping, hand weeding, watering, and tree removal using a chainsaw. Applicant should have experience and feel comfortable with a chainsaw and various types of mowers. Irrigation and horticultural knowledge is a plus. Regular volunteer groups come out to the nursery for plantings, so applicant should feel comfortable working with the public.