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Project Manager, Workforce Development & Apprenticeships

Company: Semi
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Compensation: $87,600 - $116,800 per year (Candidates must reside in the state of Arizona)The exact compensation may vary based upon skills and experienceAt SEMI, we offer opportunities to connect and interact with world leaders, industry legends, and rising stars. We help our members develop public and private policies to strengthen global supply chains and promote business growth and prosperity. Learn and grow professionally through career opportunities such as rotational assignments. Contribute by influencing and impacting an industry that is the foundation for innovation and positive change in areas like environmental sustainability, thought leadership, and DE&I. We take pride in offering work-life balance so you can live your personal and professional life to the fullest.SEMI is an equal opportunity employer. People of all ages, all people of color, women, women of color, individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, and all other individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.The SEMI Foundation has been awarded a contract from the Arizona Commerce Authority through which we will develop industry-informed, worker-centric Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the microelectronics industry. This grant is part of the Foundations national SEMI Career and Apprenticeship Network (SCAN) program. This role is part of a team that will support this work throughout the state.THE ROLE:The SEMI Foundation is seeking a self-directed Project Manager, Workforce Development & Apprenticeships with excellent organizational and communications skills to help build, organize, promote, and implement effective Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) and workforce development activities for the semiconductor industry in the state of Arizona through the SEMI Foundations SEMI Career and Apprenticeship Network (SCAN) program. We are looking for someone to join the Foundation team who has experience with RAPs, a keen understanding of the workforce development field in the state, and who is eager to build and support equitable and inclusive programs. The ideal candidate will balance external-facing generalist skills that enable coalition building and the attention to detail needed to project manage the development training programs including multiple industry, government, and education partners. This is an opportunity to make a foundational impact in a blossoming industry in Arizona with significant investment.The Manager will work in close collaboration with a wide range of external stakeholders, including employers and industry consortia, unions and labor councils, training providers, secondary and post-secondary education, community-based organizations, and staff from local, state, and federal government agencies. The successful candidate will bring leadership, project management, organizational, and interpersonal skills to the table.The Manager will need to be creative, energetic, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and projects at any given time. All team members and the organization have diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values and practice these values every day.This is a full-time remote position which reports to the Deputy & Senior Director of the SEMI Foundation, which is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. This position will manage one other role.CORE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:General knowledge of the semiconductor industryExperience in fostering strategic partnerships and/or business developmentFamiliarity with state and federal regulatory requirements and compliance standards for apprenticeship programsStakeholder management and in-person facilitation skillsExtreme attention to detail, prioritization, and systematic planning in dynamic situationsExcellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to convey information to diverse stakeholdersProven self-starter that can drive initiatives and collaborate with cross-functional teams toward innovative solutionsCapacity for strategic and project planning, project implementation, and coordination of organizations to meet project goalsAbility to collaborate with education partners to support the creation of curriculum outlines, customized instruction, structured On-the Job-Training, mentoring, and identify training providersExcellent collaboration skills with a track record of supporting successful partnershipsHigh cultural competence and experience working with and supporting individuals historically underrepresented in the microelectronics industry including women, people of color, and veteransPossess a working familiarity with organizational contracts, budgets, project plans, and proposals for funding opportunitiesAvailability to travel as needed (20%) with prior approval while maintaining a self-imposed work scheduleStrong knowledge of state and federal workforce systems including workforce development boards, WIOA, etc.Working knowledge of the Career and Technical Education System: community college; K-12 educational system; Adult Education other public education institutionsWorking knowledge of the semiconductor industryPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience in the semiconductor industry and/or building training programs in non-traditional industriesExperience with local, state, and federal funding incentives and programs for employers and/or apprenticesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Support development of comprehensive apprenticeship program strategies tailored to the needs of the Arizona semiconductor industrySupport collaborations with a variety of industry stakeholders to identify skill gaps and training requirements in the semiconductor talent pipelineUtilizing information on skill gaps and industry needs, support the development of curriculum, training materials, and wraparound services for apprenticeship programs, ensuring alignment with industry standards and best practicesSupport the implementation of apprenticeship programs, including recruitment, selection, and onboarding of apprenticesCoordinate with educational institutions, training providers, and community-based organizations to support the delivery of technical instruction and on the job training experienceMonitor and evaluate program effectiveness, collecting feedback and data from apprentices, mentors, and industry partners for continuous improvementEnsure compliance with local regulatory requirements and federal standards governing apprenticeship programsSupport workforce development activities and networks for the industry statewide, including semiconductor industry image and awareness activities and eventsProvide regular reports and updates to the director and other stakeholders on program progress and outcomesCultivate relationships with industry leaders and organizations to promote the value of workforce development, DEI, and apprenticeship programs, and foster collaborationStay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and workforce development practices to inform program enhancements and strategic decision-makingEnsure the integration of other SEMI programs and initiatives, as appropriate, into apprenticeship programsInterface with local, regional, state, and federal government agencies to build relationships, provide thought partnership, and advocate for microelectronics workforce developmentWHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:SEMI Foundation designs, develops, launches, and expands successful RAPs in Arizona with multiple employersPREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEBS/BA degree or relevant experience5-8+ years of workforce development experience in coordination and managementExperience working in diverse communities and with underrepresented populationsABOUT USTHE SEMI FOUNDATIONThe SEMI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2001 to support economic opportunity for workers and the sustained growth of the microelectronics industry. We accomplish this through creating pathways and opportunities for job seekers, and tools and systems for semiconductor companies to attract, develop, and retain a diverse, innovative, and skilled workforce. Visit us at SEMI is our parent company.SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, connecting over 3,000 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Berlin, Brussels, Hsinchu, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Milpitas and Washington, D.C. For more information about SEMI, please visit us at is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, (includes language use and possession of a drivers license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not post an undue hardship. All discrimination is Jobble

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