SPEEA Aerospace Career Enhancement

SPEEA Aerospace Career Enhancement
Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace
IFPTE Local 2001

Workforce Training Coordinator

Based in Washington state
(with flexibility to partially work remotely from home)


About SPEEA – IFPTE Local 2001, AFL-CIO
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a national professional aerospace labor union representing 17,000 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Composite Systems.

Organized in 1946, SPEEA is an affiliated local union of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO.

SPEEA prides itself as a very democratic union, governed by a member-elected Executive Board and Council. Daily operations are managed by a professional staff directed and managed by the Executive Director.

SPEEA is hiring an experienced professional to manage our worker training program.

The position is responsible for all aspects of managing the SPEEA Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) program. The purpose of the program is to promote, expand, and enhance workforce training and education, and support in the aerospace, and aerospace supply chain industries in the State of Washington. SPEEA ACE is committed to providing free learning events and mentoring opportunities that are timely and in demand for students just entering the industry, incumbent workers, laid off employees, up through providing instructor training for aerospace professionals and industry experts needing to maintain or gain new skills.

Learning events through SPEEA ACE are a mix of technical skills and soft skills that are targeted for professional and technical employees in the aerospace industry. The training coordinator will work in a team setting while being responsible for deliverables through the program and working independently.

This is a temporary position that lasts through June 30, 2023, and is funded through a state grant. Salary is capped by the grant and is dependent on experience from $90,000 – $114,000. The work continues through June 30, 2026, and SPEEA is committed to exploring ways to continue the funding for this position.


  • Responsible for researching training needs for aerospace professionals, planning training events, recruiting instructors and maintaining a catalog of learning events;
  • Data analysis, research and stakeholder polling to find the right mix of learning events;
  • Outreach to potential instructors to find a right fit and to evaluate training;
  • Close coordination with instructors including producing learning events;
  • Build relationships with schools and other stakeholders to better enhance workforce training;
  • Continue to grow our mentorship program connecting aerospace professionals and student awardees;
  • Manage a learning management system with the class catalog online;
  • Maintain hybrid learning equipment (i.e. lap tops, A/V equipment) and teach staff, students and instructors on its use;
  • Assist in strategizing process improvements to simplify user experiences for instructors and students;
  • Write emails, social media content, course descriptions, marketing materials related to the training program;
  • Contribute to union communications such as the newsletter, fliers and website, social media;
  • Participate in grant writing, recordkeeping and reporting related to state grant funding.


  • Familiarity with the commercial aerospace industry;
  • Experience with designing and managing training programs (Experience working with Ed Wells is preferred);
  • CANVAS or other LMS proficiency is highly desirable;
  • Strong ability to communicate both verbally and in writing;
  • Strong personal planning and time management skills;
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting at meetings, events and trade shows;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Computer proficiency for email, internet, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs;
  • Washington state driver’s license and personal vehicle required for limited travel while performing job.

This position is physically in Washington, with flexibility to partially work from home.

SPEEA offers an excellent working environment, competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.

SPEEA is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply
Please send résumé and letter of interest to:

SPEEA - Attention: Robin Fleming
15205 52nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98188

Email: robinf@speea.org

Check out our website: www.aerocareer.org

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