Education and Training
Student Navigator and Mediator
The Master’s Apprentice
Position Open: Student Navigator and Mediator for pre-apprentice ministry program
To provide young adults a bridge to a career in the skilled trades through basic training, on the job experience, facilitating a career path that will enable transition to the middle class.
The Master’s Apprentice is a faith-based (pre-apprentice) social enterprise providing a bridge between the young adults searching for a professional career path and the growing need for apprentices in the skilled trades that will provide a sustainable future. The program is a competency based, experiential educational program teaching the basic skills and knowledge needed to meet the minimum entry requirements on the path to journeyman. The curriculum includes: work ethics, construction math, personal finance, career planning and resume/interview skills. Students engage in hands on experience in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC and masonry labs and fieldtrips to live job sites. The program is tuition-free that also provides students an incentive stipend to attend. Cohorts attend a 6-week course with a goal of being hired to begin their apprenticeships in their chosen fields upon graduation.
The primary goal of the Student Navigator/Mediator is to develop a practical follow-up strategy for students (graduates) that complete the soft skills curriculum of The Master’s Apprentice. MAP completes a new class of graduates that repeats 6 times (every 8 weeks) over each 12-month period. The ultimate goal of the Navigator/Mediator is to develop a long-lasting Alumni relationship between MAP and each program graduate. Activities like an Alumni Association will be encouraged and developed to sustain and facilitate a long-term relationship with all MAP Alumni. This full-time “at will” contract position will involve some evening and weekend hours to reach the targeted population of 18-45-year-old graduates. The outreach effort will be supported by a social media campaign.
The secondary goal is to serve as Career Navigator for program graduates in support of their steps in becoming Journeymen and Masters Tradesmen(women) in their field. The Navigator role will include serving in a Mediator role between Alumni (employee) and his/her employer to trouble shoot and resolve any difficulty or problems that can arise that can prevent longevity on the job. The Career Navigator role will require developing working relationships with employers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Strengthen and expand on the current network of supportive community organizations from target areas such as faith-based, re-entry, next step, urban programs and other agencies that have a focus on youth and workforce development. Build relationships to establish partnerships with the organizations to recruit students and leverage outreach resources.
- Attend each class orientation for new candidates prior to the first day of program.
- Attend each graduation ceremony to support students and their families.
- Work with Social Media staff to learn how to maintain and update the various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube…Etc.) on a weekly basis.
- Coordinate communications with graduate
- Along with MAP Student Recruiter, maintain accurate files on all applicants, students and graduates, including demographic and placement data for grant audit purposes.
- Track, follow-up and document graduates of each training session, compiling information that establishes a history of job placement, achievement levels and history, position longevity, challenges, etc
- Contact MAP graduates weekly immediately following session graduation for first 8 weeks, bi-monthly for next 4 months and bi-annually thereafter.
- Encourage all alumni to engage and attend quarterly Alumni gatherings.
- Identify and document challenges encountered by Alumni in order to improve achievement levels of MAP Alumni.
- Develop positive working relationships with MAP Employment Partners to facilitate productive “triadic” relationships” and extend employment longevity between MAP graduate, employer and The Masters Apprentice.
- Engage and interface with Employers and MAP Alumni when struggles, complications or interruptions occur on the job, in order to preserve and improve employment production, achievement and stability of Alumni.
- As a faith-based program the candidate must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ and support the ministry’s statement of faith.
- College and/or some advanced education preferred, in theology, Social Work, Psychology.
- 21 years of age or older and be a U.S. Citizen
- Submit to a Background check
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Independent and self-motivated work style
- Excellent follow-through and strong organization skills
- Access to reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
- A passionate and committed belief that young adults can rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles and psychosocial challenges of poverty and experiences of social alienation.
- Work history and experience working with disadvantaged youth and low-income populations.
- Background experience utilizing social media as a tool for networking
- Display a passion and optimism for developing a diverse workforce
- Proficient in MS Office suite
- Experience in/knowledge of the various construction trades
- Displays original thinking and creativity in fulfilling the mission
- Medical and dental benefits for employee
- Starting salary: $22.00-$23.00
- Health and Dental Insurance are 100% covered for employee
- Paid Holidays
Submit resumes to: Luis@TheMastersApprentice.org Please send resume as an attachment emailTo Apply: firstname.lastname@example.org