Education and Training
The Master’s Apprentice is a faith based social enterprise created to connect industries in need of qualified apprentices and young men searching for an opportunity to succeed. The Master’s Apprentice is unique in providing the bridge over the opportunity divide between the young men rooted in low income mindsets and the growing need for apprentices in the skilled trades. The pre-apprentice program is a competency based educational program that will teach urban young men (18-28yrs.) the basic skills and knowledge needed to meet the minimum standards of acceptance into formal apprenticeships by employers. The classroom curriculum includes work ethics, construction math, personal finance, and career research and resume/interview skills. The young men will also have practical hands on experience learning to work with tools and basic plans, building and producing simple projects in our workshop lab. The experience will also be enhanced through various field trips and industry tours.
The Program Manager must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ and support the ministry’s Statement of Faith. The Manager must be a self-starter with ability to work independently and as a team member in developing, implementing and teaching a pre-apprentice educational program that will meet or exceed industry standards for the skilled trades. The ideal candidate will be able to multi task while working with a wide variety of volunteers and students. The Director will be responsible for the management and delivery of all program curriculum including the recruitment, coaching and support of apprentices in successfully completing the course, helping match apprentices with potential employers and following up with post placement support.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Work closely with the Executive Director to develop clear and timely communication to assure on-going success
- Maintain good communications and records of industry & trades organizations and other apprenticeship programs for referrals, alliances and synergistic opportunities
- Maintain and assist to grow alliances with Churches, community, governmental and faith based organizations to help recruit students and volunteers along with needed resources
- Recruit, screen and interviewing potential apprentices for acceptance into the program
- Support, train and manage volunteers to assist in delivering curriculum and coaching the apprentices
- Assist Volunteers and Apprentices to develop spiritually, lead regular devotions
- Manage master schedule for volunteers and classes, lead instruction of all curriculum as needed
- Monitor the progress of each Apprentice, coach to set career goals, administer corrective action as needed to assure graduation or early exit from the program.
- Maintain time cards, attendance and weekly progress for Apprentice stipend checks
- Help to coordinate the match process between Apprentice and potential Employer
- Maintain on-going contact and support of Apprentices after graduation to assure successful transition with Employer and the development of an alumni network
- Prudently manage the organizations resources, maintain accurate records and provide timely reports.
- Work with the E.D to evaluate program effectiveness in all aspects on a regular basis and recommend improvements
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
- The ability to blend business and community experience with a non-profit social enterprise
- Knowledge and familiarity of the construction industry
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in teaching, ministry or social work with urban youth
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
- Experience working with culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged populations
- Ability to consistently follow through, be a problem solver and implement solutions
- Strongest candidates will be self-directed and able to demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks
- The Program Manager shall be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. This relationship will be manifested by a personal working knowledge of the Scripture, an active prayer life, a humble spirit and by belonging to a local church where there is accountability.
- Type “A”, outgoing, love people, excellent social networking skills
- Passionate about the calling with a willingness to do what needs to get done
- Enjoy working with your hands and comfortable in a workshop environment
Work Schedule and Environment
- Full time position requiring a flexible schedule with occasional evening and weekend work
- Need reliable transportation for travel in the metro Denver area
- Maintain shared office in the CITC Building along with classrooms and workshop
- Monday through Friday must arrive at the Master’s Apprentice at 7:30 to prepare for 8 am classes and close shop at 4pm.