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Sr. Specialist, Career & Industry Awareness Navigator

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

Job Description:

Compensation: $69,800 - $93,000 per year (Candidates must reside in the state of Arizona)The exact compensation may vary based upon skills, experience and locationAt 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. We invite you to learn and grow professionally through working on powerful programs, and to contribute by influencing and impacting an industry that enables virtually all technologies, including those that make our world healthier, safer, and more connected. 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 LGBTQIA+ community, and all other individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.The SEMI Foundation has been awarded a contract from the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) 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 as well as nationally.THE ROLE:The SEMI Foundation is seeking a Sr. Specialist, Career and Industry Awareness Navigator with excellent organizational and communications skills to support participants in Registered Apprenticeships through the Foundations ACA grant and SCAN program. The Navigator will also coordinate programs that increase awareness and knowledge of the semiconductor and microelectronics industry, with the goal of expanding and diversifying the talent pool. This position is based anywhere in Arizona. The position requires regular statewide travel (up to 25% time) and occasional travel to SEMI Foundation headquarters in Milpitas, California.We are looking for someone to join the Foundation team that understands the workforce development landscape in Arizona and who is eager to build and support equitable and inclusive programs. The Navigator will work in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including employers, unions and labor councils, training providers, secondary and post-secondary education, community-based organizations, the ACA, Arizona Workforce Development Board, Arizona Division of Apprenticeship Services, and other government agencies. The Navigator will provide support to apprentices and trainees to reduce barriers to training completion; connect community-based services to trainees; provide assistance to employers on the effective maintenance and improvement of training programs; and identify, analyze, and prepare recommendations for improving learning and retention as well as training analysis reports. The Navigator will work with partners across the state in coordinating and implementing a range of industry image and awareness programs designed to inspire students and potential workers from diverse backgrounds to explore training and career opportunities in the microelectronics industry. Finally, the Navigator will support other similar Foundation programs across the country, serving as a thought partner and executor as appropriate.The successful candidate will bring significant organizational and interpersonal skills to the table. The Navigator 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.CORE QUALIFICATIONS:3+ years as a career navigator, teacher, coach, or instructional specialistExperience in supporting apprentices and trainees in registered apprenticeships and other workforce development programsHighly creative problem solving and project management skills and a can-do attitudeStrong event organization and coordination skillsExperience in working with community organizations to benefit program participantsTakes initiative and ownership of work; high attention to detail; able to manage schedules and meet deadlinesStrong verbal and written communication skills; comfort in and enjoyment of public speaking and presentingAbility to work and collaborate with a range of audiences from students, academic institutions, partner organizations, as well as employersAdept in scheduling meetings with various partners, creating agendas, keeping minutes, and documenting proceduresAbility to work both independently and in a collaborative team environmentProficiency in spreadsheet management, invoice processing, and other duties and reports as requiredAvailability to travel throughout Arizona on a regular basisPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Working knowledge of the Career and Technical Education System: community colleges and universities; Adult Education; K-12 educational system; and/or other public education institutionsExperience working with military members transitioning into civilian life, veterans, and their familiesWorking knowledge of the microelectronics/semiconductor industryESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Apprenticeship and Training Program SupportSupport and coordinate recruitment and selection plans in partnership with employers, training partners, workforce boards, and other partners; support job fairs and career eventsWorking with Apprenticeship Manager, build relationships with community-based partners and coordinate the delivery of wrap-around services to apprentices and traineesWork with employers to ensure apprentices are receiving the appropriate On-the-Job Training and that apprentices are tracking these hours; working with HR departments, ensure tracking of appropriate wage progressionWork with participants and instructors to identify learner needs, challenges, and possible supportsCoordinate wrap-around and career services for participants: coach and assist applicants and participants; help them navigate the programs, opportunities and services leading towards success in the industry, including:Assisting participants in navigating the workforce development systemDirecting participants to governmental agencies or CBOs that can address/assist participant needsSupporting mentor/mentee relationships to support successContinually communicate needs for corrections to leadership and broader teamIndustry Image and Awareness Support:Working with Outreach Manager, coordinate, support, facilitate, and present at industry awareness events with educational institutions, employers, and partnersWork with staff team to build, expand, and implement impactful educator focused semiconductor outreach materials, programming, and eventsHelp identify aligned partner organizations that will assist with event logistics, space, multiply outreach efforts and expand the reach of eventsCollect event attendee data via registrations and surveys; report number of participants and demographicsRetrieve registration data; build and distribute post-event surveys for feedback/recommendations; maintain participant database for workforce pipelineArrange event capture (photography, videography, etc.) as appropriateWith the Foundation team, support ongoing engagement of participants and connections to Foundation training programsWHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:RAP program participants are well-supported and successful in their training with a higher-than-average completion rateSEMI Foundation designs, develops, and launches successful industry image and awareness programs throughout ArizonaSEMI Foundation programs are well-attended, engaging, and inspiring, with attendees taking next steps toward industry careersPREFERRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEBS/BA degree or relevant experience3+ years of work experience in workforce development, coaching, training, and/or program coordinationExperience 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 semifoundation.org. 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 www.semi.org.SEMI 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 unlawful.by Jobble

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