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The Master's Apprentice
Job Type
Missions, Outreach & Evangelism, Other
Location
Denver, Colorado
Salary Details
$40-45k, 401(k) matching, Health insurance, Paid time off
Contract Type
Full-Time
Closing Date
02/29/2024
The Master's Apprentice is a Christian ministry and construction trades work force non-profit. This position will work to secure student enrollment in our pre-apprenticeship and accompany students through graduation and into their career placement.

Job Description

Position Summary

The primary goal of this role is to recruit, interview and enroll qualified applicants to meet the needs of the program. This is a full-time position that will involve some evening and weekend hours to reach the targeted demographic of unemployed or underemployed young adults. The outreach effort will be supported by a media campaign including paid advertising and social media. The recruiter/navigator shall also manage a caseload from each cohort of students in supporting them successfully complete the program through placement on a career path.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in collecting and reviewing potential student applications to assure the minimum document requirements of proof of GED or
  • Diploma, driver’s license, social security, drug screen and work history are obtained.
  • Interview, assess and approve candidates for enrollment
  • Attend each class orientation for new candidates prior to the first day of the program.
  • Attend each graduation ceremony in support of the students and their families.
  • Coordinate and participate in job fairs, community, and industry events where the targeted student population may be reached. Set up displays, hand out materials and promote the program as needed.
  • Make presentations at churches, schools, organizations and events to attract potential students and to also engage and inform influencers such as parents, grandparents and extended families of the students.
  • Work with our contracted Social Media Professional to learn how to maintain and update the various platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube...Etc.) on a weekly basis. The Social Media manager will train the student recruiter and transfer the knowledge over the first 3 months.
  • Coordinate communications with applicants.
  • Maintain accurate files on all applicants, students and graduates, including demographic and placement data for grant audit purposes.
  • Serve as Navigator for placed graduates in support of their initial steps of apprenticeship upon placement with a company.
  • Direct Report to the Director of Operations for training, program goals, data reports and other projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • As a faith-based program the candidate must be a committed Christian and support the ministry’s statement of faith. Candidate should demonstrate experience and history of effectiveness in a minstry setting given regular interface with churches and faith volunteers. 
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED, College or some advanced education preferred.
  • 21 years of age or older and be a U.S. Citizen
  • Submit to a Background check
  • Access to reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent and self-motivated work style
  • Excellent follow-through and strong organization skills
  • Proficient in MS Office suite

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A passionate and committed belief that youth can rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles and successfully begin a career.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged youth and low-income populations.
  • A background inexperience utilizing social media as a tool for networking
  • A passion and optimism for developing a diverse workforce
  • Experience in/knowledge of the various construction trades is a plus
  • Original thinking and creativity in fulfilling the mission

Join a growing non-profit offering raises, professional development and career growth opportunities with the chance to contribute to an impactful mission!

Organization Description

Who We Are

The Master’s Apprentice is a faith based social enterprise created to connect companies in need of qualified pre-apprentices and young adults searching for a career path. Founded 10 years ago, we have graduated hundreds of students out of disadvantaged situatons and into careers in the trades! The Master’s Apprentice is unique in providing the bridge between the young adults and the growing need for apprentices in the skilled trades that will provide a sustainable future for them. 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. The students will also have hands on experience in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, Solar labs, and field trips to live job sites. The program is tuition-free and provides students with 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 Master's Apprentice

Application Questions

1.  Do you have prior experience working with At Risk individuals?
2.  Are you within commuting distance to Denver, CO 80204 or planning to relocate?
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