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Regional Education Navigator and Partner Liaison - North Seattle/Snohomish Region

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: Regional Education Navigator and Partner Liaison
Reports To: Lead Regional Education Navigator

Position Overview

The Regional Education Navigator and Partner Liaison position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of a variety of Training Fund programs and services to members in the North Seattle/Snohomish Region along with other regions as assigned. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Lead Regional Education Navigator to provide education navigation services to eligible healthcare workers, adhere to Training Fund benefit administration processes, and facilitate outreach and projects in relation to the assigned region. The Regional Education Navigator and Partner Liaison works to build lasting partnerships with our members, the union, employers and community partners.

Level of Authority

Performs duties independently and with a team, setting priorities and scheduling own work with the Lead Regional Education Navigator within organizational policies and procedures.

Work Environment

This position is located at our Renton, WA office. Work is performed in a complex setting both inside and outside of the office, with a diversity of people and tasks. Position may require frequent visits to local internal or external collaborators, members, and other partners, in addition to travel to meetings, assessment or training locations, some of which may include overnight trips. As a Regional Education Navigator, our work has us working with employees, hospital systems and partners who have non-traditional work hours. This means you may be required to attend meetings, meet with members or partners in the early morning, late evening, or weekends. Regular participation in meetings (in person and/or sometimes virtually) with Training Fund staff, partners and other stakeholders will be required. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates Training Fund programs, benefits, and services over a specific geographic region.
  • Provides education and career navigation services (using local labor market data and workforce needs) to eligible members on the assigned case load (ELL members, pre-requisites, programs, etc.) such as career counseling, career planning and college navigation, as well as, assisting with developing career goals and identifying other programmatic services and/or resources.
  • Facilitates implementation of projects and services, as may be identified through specific grants.
  • Supports career transitions including enhancement of current position, or advancement to a new position as needed. This includes supporting the retention of working adult students in education programs from initial enrollment to graduation and assisting to address barriers to member success.
  • Connects with members at their worksite or other public spaces to assess support needs at hours that fit the members’ schedules, within reason.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Team, facilitate and implement a yearly outreach plan that includes specifically targeted outreach goals for the assigned geographic region. Leads efforts for partnership, recruitment and outreach for all Training Fund benefits and projects (in collaboration with project leads), as per the outreach plan for the geographic region, including presentations to members, partners, or other audiences. This will require occasional evening and weekend activity.
  • Reviews application materials, informs members of their rights and responsibilities in regards to receiving funding, and maintains member confidentiality.
  • Enters member and partner data into organizational database, as it relates to navigation and partnerships. In conjunction with the administration team, assures the accuracy and completeness of data collected for navigation services, including data pertaining to eligibility, selection, employer utilization and member outcomes across regions through quality checks and balances for regular agency reports and compliance.
  • In collaboration with Education Services Administrator and Database Administrator, collects and reviews data for monthly and annual program reports for assigned geographic region.
  • Participate in developing and maintaining procedures and processes connected with navigation and work collaboratively with the Lead Regional Education Navigator. Take an active approach to problem solving and process improvement for program performance and improves efficiency and outcomes.
  • Develops partnerships and works as a liaison, maintaining strong relationships with geographical area union leaders, employers, local community colleges and universities, and other program partners in an effort to support a highly collaborative model where the navigator partners directly with the key partners and is able to speak directly to the areas of training need and skill development for both the members, employers and local workforce development.
  • Coordinates with Training Fund staff assigned to other programmatic areas to deliver programs and services targeted for members’ assigned region.
  • Acts as an organizational representative in all situations, setting a strong example for other staff regarding professionalism, work expectations and organizational commitment.
  • Establish work priorities in a highly organized manner while maintaining flexibility in scheduling and adhering to compliance and administrative requirements.
  • Provide back-up coverage for team members, as needed.
  • Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Lead Regional Education Navigator.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in adult education/training or workforce development.
  • Knowledge and experience supporting working adults enrolled in higher education, career counseling and/or case management practices
  • Knowledge of 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 managing an active case load and ensures compliance with proper documenting practices.
  • Proficiency with use of technology and data entry systems to regularly communicate, document and track member information.
  • Ability to connect with and motivate potential members to engage in education and training programs.
  • Exhibits keen attention to detail and possesses the ability to comprehend and retain specific policy information well.
  • Experience in a union or labor management environment or an understanding of unions and ability to work in a labor/management environment is a plus.
  • Ability to navigate well in labor/management settings and build and sustain partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Experience working in an environment with multiple partners and stakeholders strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to independently exercise a high level of judgment.
  • Proven record of working collaboratively to meet performance goals.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and addressing their unique needs.
  • Flexibility regarding hours, some weekend and/or late hours will be required occasionally.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and record keeping skills. Discipline in personal time 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.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Bilingual skills strongly desired.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.
  • Valid Washington State Driver License and access to a reliable insured vehicle.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and 3 plus years’ experience preferably in adult education, social services, healthcare or related field, or equivalent education/experience. Master’s Degree (or equivalent demonstrated experience) preferred.

Compensation

  • Annual salary on a step scale: $58,000-$61,000 DOE.
  • Competitive compensation and benefit package; including pension, health and dental insurance.
  • 0 FTE, Exempt position

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 employers 

Applications due Friday, March 20, 2020. Position will remain open until filled. 

Please email resume, cover letter and references to Audrey Slade at . 

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: Adult Education Lead

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

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 tutors@healthcareerfund.org. Please let us know how you heard about the position with your submission.

Compensation

Pay: $25 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