Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 28-Mar-2021 to 30-Apr-2021
  • - Best Buddies Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $38,000-$40,000
  • Full Time
  • yes

The Job Development Manager's primary responsibility is to develop competitive, inclusive jobs for individuals with IDD. This includes developing relationships with adults with IDD to discover job opportunities that are a good fit for their skill set, past experience, and location preferences. The Job Development Manager also works closely with businesses to identify employment opportunities, train staff on diversity and inclusion, and generate awareness of Best Buddies' mission. After identifying a potential match, the Job Development Manager focuses on pairing job seekers with compatible employers and supports with the application process, interviewing, and onboarding.

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Organization Overview:

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In Indiana, we serve over 3,000 participants statewide through our 8 programs. For more information, visit

Position Duties


  • Responsible for leading job development efforts for a caseload of unemployed participants including resume development, interview preparation, job application support, and skills assessments
  • Oversee intake process for new program participants including screening referrals, conducting vocational assessments, and calling professional references
  • Meet quota for number and retention of job placements
  • Make tenacious outreach to employers in the community through a variety of methods including: cold calling, arranging meetings, attending networking events, making presentations to pitch/sell the Best Buddies jobs program
  • Manage existing employer relationships and follow through on established leads
  • Assess employer's needs through Job Analysis to identify positions that are valuable to their enterprise and in alignment with participant's skills, goals, and support needs; this could include creating a job description and finalizing with employer
  • Present diversity and inclusion training to large audiences
  • Provide participants with initial travel training and/or assistance with public transportation
  • Provide participants and their families' assistance in dealing with social security issues, including explanation of work incentives 
  • Increase mission awareness through identifying public speaking opportunities, lunch and learns, and tabling events

Position Qualifications:

*Bachelor's Degree or 4 years' experience in job coaching, counseling; or other related experience working with persons with IDD 

*1 year of experience in job coaching, counseling; or other related experience working with persons with disabilities, including strong record of job placement, retention, employer communications and relationships

*Must be adaptable and able to quickly and effectively develop and balance multiple relationships and get results from a variety of people

*Basic presentation, facilitation, project and time management skills

*Strong written communicator who pays close attention to detail; demonstrates a strong initiative, drive for results and self-assessment skills as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

*Must be comfortable engaging with people with IDD, meeting new people and addressing sensitive issues

*Must be comfortable with frequent local travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities

*Access to an automobile with applicable insurance

*Employment is contingent upon accreditation by state agency

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