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State of Massachusetts Apprenticeship Liaison - Program Coordinator II in Boston, Massachusetts

The Apprenticeship Liaison will serve as Massachusetts’ "Apprenticeship Ambassador" within the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS). This position will strengthen DAS’ capacity to develop an aggressive, comprehensive outreach plan to increase employer demand for apprenticeship within the construction trades and expansion occupations, enhance diversity and inclusion outreach within apprenticeship, and increase information about, access to, and navigation of apprenticeship opportunities for potential jobseekers. The person in this position will engage in technical assistance strategies and improvements in apprenticeship program quality and convene employers, intermediaries, and other stakeholders to identify strategic opportunities for both the expansion the construction trades apprenticeships in Massachusetts and the diversification of the construction trades apprenticeships. These actions will result in improved integration of the business community, trade and sector associations, Workforce Development Boards, Career Centers, and community colleges in regional, sector-focused, and statewide workforce planning processes to focus on apprenticeship as a tool to help business meet talent needs. The Apprenticeship Liaison will work to recruit new business and re-design a business process statewide to expand the number of businesses and industries sponsoring apprenticeships, while also disseminating apprenticeship information to prospective apprentices by building strong partnerships with multiple entities. This individual will drive forward the following actions: 1. Utilize both a demand driven strategy to engage business interest in construction trades apprenticeships and shift from a compliance model of apprenticeship management to a cultivation model of apprenticeship management, while safeguarding regulatory functions, and a supply-side strategy to market and provide technical assistance on access to registered apprenticeships to the general public. 2. Implement a sustainable apprenticeship development business process, from outreach to apprenticeship program development to long-term compliance and regulation. 3. Develop a multi-audience marketing and education campaign to re-introduce businesses, trade associations, schools, students, and families, with a particular focus on women and people of color. This individual also maintains responsibilities related to federal compliance, quality-control, general grants management processes and products as well as fiscal and technical support, including data organization and management. Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive): 1. Execute a strategy and process for consistent connection with Massachusetts businesses, business associations and Economic Development. Work with trade and business associations to validate apprenticeable occupations within the Construction Sector’s efforts to expand apprenticeship. 2. Market Apprenticeship as well as Massachusetts Business Services and to employers (i.e., grant applications, tax incentives and other state and federal services and incentives to assist Employers in meeting their needs). 3. Assist and support DAS in the development and implementation of improved processes to be used in the application, development, operation, and oversight of Registered Apprenticeship. 4. Collaborate with workforce boards, career centers, unions, employers’ community colleges and other training vendors to develop strategies to improve the access to and utilization of Registered Apprenticeship statewide. 5. Research, analyze and interpret Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines toward the development of clear, concise written policy guidance and process/procedural technical instruction. 6. Serve as an Apprenticeship Ambassador by creating and maintaining relationships with multiple education and workforce entities, ensuring that other professionals have relevant information and awareness of apprenticeship opportunities and their value to a diverse pool of students, jobseekers and other populations who could benefit from learning about apprenticeship. 7. In accordance with DAS policies and standard operating procedures, accurately record full registration and all other data into proprietary database systems. Preferred Qualifications 1. Prior experience and success in public speaking and giving presentations. 2. Ability to establish rapport and working relationships with individuals from a wide variety of different cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. 3. Demonstrated ability to articulate and stimulate interest in specialized programs, services, and customers. 4. Ability to understand, explain and implement policies and procedures, standards, guidelines, laws, and regulations that govern DAS activities. 5. Proven ability to interact in a team environment and to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with peers, supervisors, other agency representatives, employers, and customers. 6. Working knowledge of MS Windows, Word, and Excel. Proven ability to accurately and concisely record information and maintain the integrity of computerized systems and databases. 7. Availability to work nights and or weekends as necessary to promote Apprenticeship. * /Please provide a cover letter/letter of interest and resume with your application./* SALARY PLACEMENT IS DETERMINED BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION’S RECRUITING GUIDELINES. IN THE CASE OF A PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, THE SALARY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WILL BE UTILIZED FOR PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SALARY RANGE. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Department of Workforce Development *Title: *Apprenticeship Liaison - Program Coordinator II Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 240003XS