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Apprenticeship Implementation Specialist

Job Description

The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the labor/management partnership.

Title: Apprenticeship Implementation Specialist
Reports To: Executive Director of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund

Position Overview

The Apprenticeship Implementation Specialist supports the development, implementation and maintenance of the Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium (HCAC) apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs across Washington. This includes building new apprenticeship programs and the support of instructors and the management of day to day program operations, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Director of Apprenticeship, and Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Essential Functions

Incumbent must have the skills, abilities and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Support the development and implementation of all Training Fund/HCAC apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs across Washington state ensuring programs are delivered in accordance to Training Fund, HCAC and Labor and Industries (L&I) standards, policies and procedures, contracted obligations and within funding budgets;
  • Support the development, revision and maintenance of apprenticeship standards as filed with L&I’s Apprenticeship Section and the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC).
  • Support the recruitment, interviewing and hiring of apprenticeship instructors as needed ensuring instructor/contractor participates in new instructor training and understands responsibilities of position;
  • Support ensuring that instructors are performing assigned job duties;
  • Assists with database logging of apprentice hours and competency checks, and uploading this information to the State of Washington;
  • Works cooperatively as healthcare education operations assistant with union staff leaders, employers, local community colleges and universities, and other program partners;
  • Coordinates with Training Fund staff assigned to other programmatic areas to deliver programs and services;
  • Assists with candidate and employer meetings and meeting logistics with community and industry organizations as directed;
  • Coordinate program operations to include program scheduling, ordering/delivery of program materials and equipment, student enrollment, financial aid, tours, safety, and other administrative tasks related to high quality program delivery;
  • Coordinate and provide supports for apprentices as necessary;
  • Work with local WDCs, employers, community-based organizations, and other relevant organizations to promote and expand the programs;
  • Interact with and maintain working relationship with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies to facilitate program objectives;
  • Work with the apprenticeship business developer to ensure there is a communication plan to engage employers regarding the program;
  • Attend partner meetings, gathering input to ensure proper delivery of program, discussing and resolving challenges that may exist and to ensure as much as possible continued partnership and funding for program;
  • Participate in and facilitate workshops, meetings and/or conferences obtaining relevant and current industry subject matter expertise for implementation into apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs;
  • Ensure proper documentation of all participants is established and ensure participant information is kept confidential;
  • Compile mid and post-program assessments providing outcomes to leadership and project partners;
  • Ensure the collection of reports, data and statistical information regarding the demographic make-up of program participants;
  • File all program documentation as required (manually and electronically); assures the accuracy and completeness of data collected, including data pertaining to eligibility, selection, employer utilization and outcomes, including proper documentation and quality checks for regular agency and grant reports and compliance;
  • Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods; implement evaluation methodology; analyze results and recommend and/or take appropriate action in a timely manner;
  • Develop and recommend new or revised program goals and objectives;
  • Coordinate with program partners to implement participant completion event;
  • Document position procedures and processes; and,
  • Other duties as required.

Location:

This position is based at the Training Fund Office in Renton, Washington. The position will require a considerable amount of direct “in-person” work at instructional sites and employer locations as needed; other portions of this role will be split between doing remote work and the Training Fund office. Note: current COVID restrictions will require a higher level of remote work.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in adult education/training, apprenticeship or workforce development;
  • Ability to work with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group;
  • Ability to work with and advance engagement with labor unions and staff and to collaborate effectively in labor/management settings;
  • Documented experience working in an environment with multiple partners and stakeholders;
  • Experience working with a broad range of collaborative partners and participants at multiple and varied skill levels and experiences;
  • Proficiency with use of technology and data entry systems to regularly communicate, document and track member information;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills and experience;
  • Experience working with diverse populations;
  • Ability to connect with and motivate potential members to engage in education and training programs;
  • Attention to detail and ability to comprehend, retain, and apply specific policy information;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal;
  • Willingness to learn and established history of learning and advancing own professional skills;
  • Ability to independently exercise a high level of judgment, especially in organizationally complex settings;
  • Experience working with diverse populations and addressing participants unique needs;
  • Time management, organizational, and record keeping skills and discipline in personal management, self-motivation, accountability and responsibility;
  • Ability to follow privacy policies (like the Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) etc.) and respect confidential information;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to, and passion for, working in a mission driven organization;
  • Commitment to personal growth and development on issues of racial equity and diversity, and to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion workforce access;
  • Flexibility regarding hours; weekend and/or late hours will be required;
  • Ability to travel within WA State required;
  • Successful completion of background check is required;
  • Valid Washington State Driver License and access to a reliable insured vehicle.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience supporting educational administrators and/or assisting working adults enrolled in apprenticeship and healthcare coursework;
  • Knowledge of student support services, college placement, advising, registration and enrollment processes;
  • Knowledge and experience with healthcare training programs throughout the Washington State college system, including familiarity with necessary pre-requisite courses;
  • Experience or understanding of unions and ability to work in a labor/management environment;
  • Understanding of accelerated learning platforms and/or education or apprenticeship programs;
  • Experience or knowledge of registered apprenticeship as a system;
  • Experience working with Salesforce;
  • Experience educational recordkeeping and documenting practices;
  • Experience in a union or labor management environment or an understanding of unions and ability to work in labor/management settings;
  • Zoom meeting support experience and/or foundational IT support and training experience;
  • Proven record of working collaboratively to meet performance goals; and
  • Bilingual skills preferred.

Educational Requirements

  • AA degree required;
  • 5 years plus years’ experience, BA/BS degree preferred.

    Application Process

    • A complete application includes:
    • Cover letter which describes your interest in this position and how you meet the desired skill/experience and educational requirements
    • Current resume which includes dates of all employment
    • List of at least 3 references from previous employer/s

    Position will remain open until filled.
    Please email resume and cover letter to Audrey Slade at .

    SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund
    15 S Grady Way, Suite 321
    Renton, WA 98057
    (425) 255-0315

    www.healthcareerfund.org

    The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund has a non-discrimination policy and is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, bilingual/multilingual and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Director of Communications and Community Relations

    Job Description

    The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the labor/management partnership.

    Title: Director of Communications and Community Relations 
    Reports To: Executive Director of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and
    Education Fund

    Position Overview

    The Director of Communications and Community Relations is responsible for communications, marketing, outreach, and community relations to support the strategic services and plan of the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund (Training Fund). This position will report to the ED and is expected to work independently and not expect supervision and/or management on day to day tasks.  The Director of Communications will be a part of the Training Fund leadership team.  They will work very closely with the Deputy Director. 

    This role plays a crucial role in in facilitating a strong labor/management partnership. They plan, implement, and oversee the overall marketing, communications, and outreach strategy for the Training Fund’s services.  They unify and align communications across all channels. They are able to build an outreach and communication strategy to connect with diverse membership and stakeholders. Experience with communication and outreach to people from diverse cultural, linguistic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds is a priority.  They will develop and implement changes for program effectiveness, and resolve complex issues or problems in the labor/management context.

    The Director will be responsible to supervise:

    • Communications and Outreach Coordinator
    • Several contractors that provide specific services such as website maintenance and graphic design
    • Intern and/or additional staff as assigned

    This position, along with others in the Training Fund, is responsible for the safe, professional, and equal opportunity operation of all Training Fund activities.

    Essential Functions

    Incumbent must have the skills, abilities and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities, with or without reasonable accommodation:

    Planning and oversight

    • Develop and execute a marketing, communications, and outreach strategy, based on knowledge of Training Fund’s objectives and long-term vision. Maintain an immediate, short-term and long-term plan.
    • Strategize and plan in a team environment, including Training Fund staff, labor, and healthcare employers.
    • Be a part of the executive leadership team to be informed of leadership priorities and decisions, and share a communications/marketing/outreach perspective.
    • Prepare and follow an annual budget.
    • Analyze marketing, communication and project results for effectiveness and provide clear and accurate reports.
    • Lead assigned projects. Maintain close communication with employers, union and other stakeholders throughout project implementation.
    • Look at the big picture and strategize while being able to jump in to do tasks needed to meet project timelines. Ability to be hands on and use technical skills when needed.
    • Cultivate, lead, and manage a team of communications contractors, one staff person, interns and volunteers (writers, photographers, social media and website support, designers, people to network with union, employers and members, etc.) as well as coordinating with other staff who have communications/marketing/outreach responsibilities.
    • Develop and maintain marketing database which includes campaign timelines, contacts, communications, status and results.

    Digital and print

    • Continually look for ways to communicate existing Fund benefits and services in creative ways that will evoke a response from the employers, members, labor, government and workforce organizations, and other stakeholders.
    • Oversee the creation of fresh and engaging content for social media and the website.
    • Implement and oversee web and email advertising including SEM, mobile, and social networking.
    • Produce marketing materials and presentations for specific projects on a short timeline that meets the needs of the stakeholders and the project goals.
    • Write, edit, and proofread copy, design and/or direct design, and oversee production process for letters, postcards, brochures, proposals, speeches, newsletter, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, packages, print and electronic efforts, and other communications as required.
    • Plan, write, design, and distribute subscriber emails to members and partners for awareness and marketing purposes; manage subscriber email lists and use analytics to monitor engagement.
    • Implement and oversee website and collateral material maintenance and updates on a regular basis.

    Community relations and outreach

    • Clearly communicate the scope and impact of Training Fund projects to all stakeholders –including an understanding of the strategic value each project brings to the organization’s core mission.
    • Do presentations representing the Training Fund in a variety of situations including sensitive Labor/Management meetings.
    • Proactively plan, solicit information, and work with Training Fund staff, union representatives, and other stakeholders to develop communications processes, define priorities, provide the tools to support them, and create an environment in which messages about Training Fund benefits, priorities, and special projects can be communicated concisely, clearly, creatively, and effectively.
    • Educate people about procedures and processes for communicating the Training Fund’s messages. Meet them where they are in their level of understanding and help them come to know what we do and why we do it, and how they can contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Training Fund’s communications.
    • Oversee outreach scheduling and activities.
    • Oversee and implement the planning, coordination and execution of Training Fund special events and conferences.
    • Oversee communication’s engagement with unions, employers, new employer onboarding, colleges, community-based partners, and highlight the Training Fund as a workforce resource in our community.

    Internal communications

    • Regularly update the Executive Director and Deputy Director on all progress, challenges, and successes of ongoing projects.
    • Manage organizational communication documents and provide staff communication materials/ for use as needed. Work with various Training Fund teams to ensure communication to our members is aligned with current organizational policies and practices.
    • Facilitate internal communications so that Training Fund staff is well-informed about various projects and aligned on messaging.
    • Prepare for, participate in, and present at staff and board meetings as requested.
    • Serve as an “air traffic controller” by keeping communications requests on time and on budget.

    Other related assignments as directed by the Executive Director

    Location

    This position is based at the Training Fund Office in Renton, Washington. Portions of this role will be split between doing remote work and the Training Fund office.  Note: Current COVID restrictions will require 95 – 100 percent remote work.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • At least seven years of experience in communications, marketing, and outreach with a proven track record in developing and administering a communications, marketing, and outreach program.
    • At least three years of experience in management/leadership and supervisory roles.
    • The ability to work with diverse constituencies, maintain diplomacy, and negotiate successfully.
    • Ability to navigate well in labor/management settings and build and sustain partnerships with external stakeholders.
    • Skills to be a leader, big-picture planner, facilitator, creative director, problem solver, coach, and motivator.
    • Strong ability to problem solve, strategize, and manage/prioritize/organize multiple tasks and projects.
    • Exceptional communication skills including; presentation, reading comprehension, writing and editing, data analysis, and organizational/research skills.
    • Discipline in personal time management, self-motivation, accountability, and responsibility. Can be depended on to get things done.
    • Entrepreneurial vision that quickly recognizes an opportunity to capture a new audience, and a sense of urgency and timing in reaching that audience.
    • Current on creative communications and technological best practices and looks for opportunities to use this information to more effectively communicate with Fund members and other stakeholders.
    • Ability to follow privacy policies (like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, aka HIPAA) and respect confidential information.
    • Professional appearance and demeanor.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows-based computer applications.
    • Proficiency in graphic design, video creation and website maintenance systems and applications.
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to, and passion for, working in a mission driven organization.
    • Commitment to personal growth and development on issues of racial equity and diversity, and to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion workforce access.
    • Flexibility regarding hours; weekend and/or late hours will be required.
    • Successful completion of background check is required.
    • Valid Washington State Driver License and access to a reliable insured vehicle.

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • Three years of experience with a labor/management organization or closely related type of organization.
    • Experience or understanding of unions.
    • Knowledge of workforce development in healthcare and the higher education.

    Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, humanities, public relations, or related field and three years of writing/editing experience; or equivalent education/experience. 

      Application Process

      A complete application includes:

      • Cover letter which describes your interest in this position and how you meet the desired skill/experience and educational requirements
      • Current resume which includes dates of all employment
      • List of at least 3 references from previous employer/s

      Position will remain open until filled.
      Please email resume and cover letter to Audrey Slade at .

      SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund
      15 S. Grady Way, Suite 321
      Renton, WA 98057
      (425) 255-0315

      www.healthcareerfund.org

      The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund has a non-discrimination policy and is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, bilingual/multilingual and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Tutor (hourly contractor)

      Job Description

      The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the labor/management partnership.

      Title: Tutor (Hourly Contractor)
      Reports To: Program and Contract Coordinator

      Position Overview

      The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund is looking for tutors to support hospital employees pursuing degrees and certifications in high demand healthcare fields. We regularly need tutors in the following areas:

      • Biology, Math, Chemistry, Computer Applications, Psychology, ELL, ABE, GED
      • English and Writing
      • Healthcare Fields (i.e. Nursing, Medical Assisting)

      Essential Functions

      • Ability to travel to local hospitals in the area to tutor(especially: Renton, West Seattle, Burien, Tacoma, Everett)
      • Ability to adapt tutoring style to meet the needs of the student
      • Ability to tutor students during off hours, such as nights and weekends
      • Ability to meet with students virtually to meet COVID-19 safety standards.

      Educational Requirements

      • Experience teaching adults
      • Bachelor Degree (preferred)
      • Experience working with a diverse student population and English Language Learners
      • Bi-lingual (optional)

      Responsibilities

      • Effectively teach subject matter one-on-one or to a small group of adult students
      • Work closely with the Educational Support Services team to address students’ instructional needs
      • Monitor the progress of students and report out as required

      Application Process

      Please submit a resume, a short paragraph describing your tutoring skills and experience, your general availability (with days/times you are likely available to tutor) and three references to . Please let us know how you heard about the position with your submission.

      Compensation

      Pay: $28 an hour. Position is part time, contracted hourly.

      Equal Employment Opportunity Workplace

      The Training Fund is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and potential employees are entitled to be treated respectfully and without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, age, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or disability. Employees are protected from retaliation for complaining of discrimination, opposing discrimination, and cooperating in discrimination investigations.

      The Training Fund is a harassment free workplace.

      For questions, contact Audrey Slade at