Apprenticeship Implementation Specialist - SEIU 1199NW Training Fund

Published 19 days ago

Organizational Overview:

The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund (Training Fund) is a non-profit, labor/management partnership between eight major healthcare employers and the largest healthcare union in Washington State.  The Training Fund was formed in 2008 and is a statewide program that addresses the workforce needs of participating employers and supports the career, knowledge, and skill aspirations of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members.  The Training Fund is the sponsor of the state registered Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium (HCAC) and of the Virtual Healthcare Institute (VHI).

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 Job 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.


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.

Organizational Overview:

The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund (Training Fund) is a non-profit, labor/management partnership between eight major healthcare employers and the largest healthcare union in Washington…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 17, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 7, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$57,000 - $60,193


Full benefits including health, dental, vision, pension, paid time off

Full benefits including health, dental, vision, pension, paid time off

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual skills preferred.

Bilingual skills preferred.


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
15 S Grady Way Ste 321, Renton, WA 98057, United States

Apply to This Job


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

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. 

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