Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $69,484
Maximum: $72,575
Details: Competitive compensation and benefit package included



Application Deadline



15 S Grady Way Ste 321
United States


Position Description:

The Apprenticeship Lead (AL) will oversee and be the primary staff assigned to the development, successful implementation, management and operation of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs offered through the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund (Training Fund).  The AL provides administrative, consultative, promotion and investigative services for the apprenticeship programs. The AL provides a linkage between industry standards, training providers, employers, labor unions and apprentices, and is responsible to oversee that all specific functions under the legislation and regulations corresponding to apprenticeship programs are implemented and maintained. The AL coordinates and administers apprenticeship agreements, advises apprentices and employers of their rights and responsibilities under relevant legislation and regulations regarding apprenticeship programs and investigates matters of non-compliance under the legislation.  

The AL conducts apprenticeship training needs assessments with industry, labor unions, communities, training providers and intergovernmental agencies; supports training agents in the development of practical and technical training; may act as a resource for the applicable committees and training providers regarding Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) content; and ensures high quality training. 

The AL is responsible for supporting the recruitment and promotion of the apprenticeship opportunities to diverse audiences, including the creation and delivery of presentations. This position is intended to support employers in coordinating facilities, materials, and equipment planning for training sites. The AL will provide a presence at the various training sites as needed. This position, along with others in the Training Fund, is responsible for the recruitment and retention of female and minority apprentices into the program and safe operations of all Training Fund activities.   

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee and be the primary staff assigned to the development, successful implementation, management and operation of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs offered through the Training Fund.
  • Provide a link between occupational industry standards, Washington State Labor and Industry Apprenticeship Division, Federal Department of Labor Apprenticeship Section, training providers (colleges, etc.), training agents, apprentices and the Training Fund to ensure compliance.
  • Liaison with and provide feedback to the apprentices, their employers and the training provider. Requires frequent and articulate communication with both the apprentices, training agents (employers) and the training providers to implement programing and investigate any concerns if they were to arise.
  • Use a Customer Relations Management (CRM) database to maintain up to date information about employer contact, visits, etc.
  • Conduct orientations for incoming new apprentices.
  • Work with Training Fund Navigators who will be responding to queries from employers and learners concerning the apprenticeship program.
  • Providing back up support to Training Fund Member Services Representatives (MSR) in apprentices, record keeping and data entry.  Support the tracking and maintaining of data and information regarding participant enrollment, attendance, and outcomes.
  • Work with Training Fund Navigators and MSRs as appropriate to register apprentices into their programs.
  • Management of apprenticeship records to ensure the apprenticeship requirements for both classroom and on-the-job training meet or exceed the requirements of Washington State and Federal apprenticeship standards, and the accrediting agency of the college.
  • Work with Training Fund IT staff to oversee the management and implementation of the electronic apprentice tracking system.
  • Conduct detailed timely reviews with apprentices, colleges and employers monitoring all aspects of the training plan, including off the job training and on the job progress.
  • Ensure all regulatory standards related to the programs are maintained by training agents and training providers. 
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data on apprentice performance, overall and timely success and make recommendations and take action as necessary to achieve agreed objectives. Ensure all agreed performance targets are met and maximized.
  • Maintain awareness of the college’s performance against national benchmarks and standards and propose improvements to ensure these are matched or surpassed.
  • Prepare reports regarding apprenticeship for the quarterly Board of Trustees meeting and other meetings, as requested by Executive Director.
  • Coordinate and administer apprenticeship agreements. 
  • Prepare Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Represent the Training Fund at promotional events, career fairs and school specific and union sponsored events as necessary (evening and weekend work may be required).
  • Support the recruitment of new apprentices into the apprenticeship program. Collaborate with the Training Fund staff to provide outreach, orientation, recruitment and information about participant progress.
  • Establish and cultivate working relationships with key union, management, college, Vocational and Technical Schools and workforce representatives.
  • Attend employer partner Labor/Management committee meetings for the purpose of sharing information about Training Fund apprenticeship programs.
  • Participate in regular Training Fund meetings to ensure progress consistency, quality and support is maintained.
  • Represent Training Fund as a professional organization at all times.
  • Positively promote equality of opportunity for staff and students.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required by the Training Fund.
  • Travel to partner sites as needed (i.e., Spokane, Bellingham, etc.)

Skills and/or Experience Desired:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with Registered Apprenticeship program(s).
  • Advanced knowledge of the Washington State registered apprenticeship system, legislation, regulations, procedures and policies.
  • Experience working with postsecondary education in the apprenticeship setting preferred.
  • Preferred demonstrated knowledge of roles, responsibilities and relationships of Washington State governmental agencies, such as workforce and economic development councils, professional organizations, government municipalities, SBTC, CTC’s and L&I strongly preferred.
  • Experience in developing and coordinating programs for continuous improvement.
  • Experience in developing and implementing effective presentations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, databases, spreadsheets and the Internet including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in reporting and tracking data.
  • Experience of dealing with audits and inspections.
  • Experience with project planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of adult education theory and best practices.
  • Experience working with Labor/Management partnerships preferred.
  • Flexibility regarding hours, some weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Valid Washington State Driver License and access to a reliable insured vehicle. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, be thorough and demonstrate complete follow-through in the execution of the program development strategy.
  • Demonstrated discipline in personal time management, self-motivation, accountability and responsibility for personal performance and the performance of the Training Fund team.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to handle sensitive student information confidentially and maintain electronic files.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong ability to manage/prioritize/organize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Proven ability to drive multi-partner projects to completion within budget.
  • Superb organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills.

Level of Language Proficiency

Educational Requirements: 

  • Associate’s degree, Journeyman Certification, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Preferred Bachelor Degree in Adult Education, Social Services, Healthcare or related field

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply


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

Applications due Friday, October 26, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

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