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MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center Upskill Navigator &Training Specialist in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Summary : The UpSkill Navigator and Training Specialist is responsible for the recruitment, screening, and enrollment of MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center customers into skills training programs funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Career Technical Initiative (CTI), and other specially funded training initiatives. The purpose of this position is to help those customers interested in training achieve their employment goals in regional priority industries via specially funded training grants. DUTIES: Maintain knowledge of and engage with ARPA, CTI, and other specially funded training partners to Understand regional strategy and training priorities Develop expertise on training providers in region including key programs, training cycles, eligibility requirements, and prerequisites Solicit feedback from training providers regarding ideal applicants and success of past referrals Collaborate with regional Market Maker on all the above Build and implement a marketing campaign, including social media, to aggressively recruit participants, both existing MassHire customers and other interested residents of the Merrimack Valley region, for training opportunities; continually assess and work toward implementing effective recruitment methods that yield positive enrollment outcomes Create marketing collateral to promote programs Utilize data to recruit participants Coordinate and lead various internal career center and community outreach activities to attract training candidates which may include information sessions, industry panels, and other events to promote training opportunities MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor\'s degree in a related field Minimum of two (2) years professional experience involving career counseling case management, recruitment of training participants. Ability to work independently. Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of and connections to the Merrimack Valley community to facilitate recruitment of training participants. Working knowledge of social media and computer software (MS Office). Ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and personalities. Knowledge of regional employment and workforce trends. Transportation and valid driver\'s license required. Must have the ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Past experience in employment and training, human resources, counseling or marketing. Bilingual (Spanish/English) Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment. THIS IS A PARTIAL JOB DESCRIPTION. PLEASE CONTACT OUR RECRUITER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.