Education Fund Field Coordinator II

Based in Oakland, CA

The Education Fund provides educational opportunities as tools of empowerment for eligible healthcare workers in long-term care facilities (mostly SNFs) to improve their skills, grow within the workforce, improve the quality of resident care, and make a better life for themselves and their families. The Education Fund is a statewide multi-employer fund supported through employer contributions. The focus of the program is to provide quality educational programs, increase access to greater career opportunities, improve retention rates and prepare the workforce for the job demands of the future.

Reports to: Education Fund Program Director and/or designee

California Long-Term Care Education Center
333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94621

Position Summary: The Field Coordinator II leads the coordination and implementation of the educational, training, career support services and case management in the assigned region. S/he contributes to development, design, implementation and evaluation of Education Fund trainings, projects and services. This position works in support of the Education Fund, which is a Taft-Hartley Trust that is governed by a Board of Trustees jointly made up of employer and union representatives.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement the Education Fund program offerings in an assigned region.
  • Responsible for meeting the benchmarks and deliverables for the assigned region. Lead and manage the daily program activities within an assigned region.
  • Develop recruitment strategy suggestion for the assigned region.
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with program partners, including nursing home supervisors and education providers. Represent the Education Fund in the field and with partners; present program offerings to nursing home staff and union members during staff meetings.
  • Plan, coordinate and conduct outreach and recruitment efforts to union members via facility visits and phone to identify interest in trainings and benefits.
  • Organize, recruit and enroll members into orientations, trainings, and courses
  • Plan and execute the case management efforts in the assigned region, including academic, career, personal and social counseling, to union members
  • Establish positive relationships with union members, nursing home staff, and vendors.
  • Scout for class location in an assigned region and provide support for classroom activities.
  • Promote, market, and present the Education Fund in the assigned region to current members, current facility supervisors, prospective members and employers.
  • Responsible for coordination, implementation and accurate tracking of the wrap around services, such as screening, placement, enrollment, retention, etc.
  • Create and maintain computer and paper-based filing systems of all members, courses, trainings, orientations, etc.
  • Perform data entry, maintain accuracy of database and retrieve information from the database.
  • Develop and submit documents and reports to the Program Director in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Work with the Program Director and /or designee to meet the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Monitor the success of the recruitment strategies and contribute to ongoing strategic planning with the Program Director and/or designee to meet deliverables.
  • Provide information and referrals to union members as needed.
  • Perform all administrative work related to the assigned region.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Program Director and/or designee
  • Evaluate and report progress on benchmarks and deliverables; make changes as necessary to meet the goals of the program
  • Design, implement, and evaluate projects; deliver results of the projects to Education Fund Program Director and/or designee
  • Create, share and update Education Fund Standard Operating Procedures with all Education Fund staff
  • Create and maintain updated specific folders for various entities – members, employers, bargainers, union representatives, etc.
  • Evaluate instructors and report evaluation results
  • Contribute to ongoing improvement of Education Fund projects, results, web database features, etc.
  • Research and recommend qualified education providers for specific trainings
  • Capture and share member and employer success stories to be used for promotional purposes

Required Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in social justice, workforce development, educational access or -related area and/or relevant experience working with social justice organizations, community based organizations, educational access organizations and/or in workforce development, community organizing or recruitment.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • A desire to work for social and economic justice in an education setting.
  • A minimum of two years of outreach, organizing, community organizing and/or recruitment experience; a minimum of one year of administration and/or clerical support experience; two years’ experience working in a nonprofit organization, or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with adults in a one-on-one and group setting, such as conducting workshops/trainings, teaching a course, providing counseling, etc.
  • Effective oral and written communication with strong public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail; systemic thinker with strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently
  • Proactive individual with a passion for education
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadline pressures
  • Ability to recognize sensitive situations and respond appropriately
  • Exhibit collegiality and diplomacy within a team environment
  • Display good work ethics and a mature understanding of cultural diversity.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, has initiative and is a self- starter.
  • Ability and experience working with culturally diverse populations, including seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Demonstrate compassion, competency, maturity, and professional accountability for interactions with union members, facility staff, stakeholders, colleagues, and others.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with database programs.
  • Familiarity with the long term care industry and nursing homes a plus. Career counseling experience a plus.
  • Able to travel within California.
  • Valid California driver license, reliable transportation, and automobile insurance are required.
  • Personal commitment to the goals and mission of CLTCEC.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50 percent of the time.
  • Ability to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. as well as outside of the office in the field for recruitment, delivery of class activities, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to communicate with others and exchange accurate information
  • Employees must recognize that working in a labor environment is demanding work, which sometimes requires working long or irregular hours that may necessitate over time

Salary and Benefits: Full-time position with competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.
Hours: Long, irregular work hours and weekend hours are sometimes required.

To Apply: Email cover letter and résumé as PDF attachments to jobs@cltcec.org

The CLTCEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant for employment shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, protected genetic information, sexual orientation or parental status.

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