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Masonry Workforce Development & Training Coordinator Job Description

The Workforce Development & Training Coordinator will assume responsibility for AMCA’s efforts to recruit and train individuals for masonry careers. The Workforce Development & Training Coordinator will serve as the Lead Masonry Instructor for the AMCA Masonry Apprenticeship Programs. This position will act as the AMCA liaison to career & technical education programs and institutions throughout the state including instructors, school administrators, guidance counselors, and state agencies.

The Coordinator will oversee all secondary & post-secondary outreach efforts and assist with the coordination & execution of all AMCA’s masonry competition events. The successful applicant will have documented experience in the masonry industry preferably as a Journeyman Mason, classroom and hands-on lab instruction, and knowledge of secondary and post secondary education environment/administration. Compensation commensurate with experience. Applications accepted via

AMCA Masonry Apprenticeship Program Lead Instructor:

  • Oversees the daily operations of the AMCA Masonry Apprenticeship Program.Works closely with Program Director/Apprenticeship Coordinator to ensure programs comply with all reporting and record-keeping requirements of the AZ Department of Economic Security, Office of Apprenticeship.
  • Facilitates masonry apprenticeship class & lab training sessions.
  • Assists part-time apprenticeship instructors with lesson planning utilizing
    NCCER curriculum. Ensures all classroom and lab instruction is in complies with NCCER Accredited Training Unit record management policies & procedures.
  • Prepares 6-month apprentice instructor reviews & employer reviews.
  • Conducts one-on-one progress meeting with each apprentice every six months to discuss their class & lab hours and OJT hours per apprenticeship program requirements
  • Notifies apprentice sponsors of any issues/problems with apprentices’ performance, attendance as needed.
  • Responds to all phone calls & email inquiries regarding AMCA Masonry Apprenticeship Program.
Liaison to masonry career & technical education programs/institutions:
  • Participates on the Arizona Department of Education, Industrial Trades
  • Industry Advisory Council
  • Serves on the Industry Advisory Council for secondary & post secondary educational institutions throughout the state.
  • Organizes & facilitates Masonry Train-the-Trainer session during the annual ACTEAz Summer Conference in Tucson.
Secondary & Post-Secondary Masonry Outreach Efforts:
  • Works with instructors at high schools & post-secondary institutions to schedule & assist with masonry training sessions for students.
  • Participates in career fairs at high schools & post-secondary institutions.
  • Gives presentations on Careers in Masonry and AMCA’s Masonry Apprenticeship Program.
Coordinate Masonry Competitions:
  • Serves as the Masonry Chair for SkillsUSA AZ State Competition
  • Assists SkillsUSA AZ regions throughout the state with the coordination of masonry competitions including securing masonry material donations and industry volunteers/judges.
  • Assists Program Director with the organization, coordination & execution of state Fastest Trowel on the Block and Masonry Skills Challenge competitions.
  • Journeyman’s card- Bricklayer/Blocklayer Mason or equivalent masonry work experience/skill level
  • Familiarity with NCCER & NCCER Curriculum preferred but not required
  • Previous experience in instructing masonry to adult learners in a classroom setting and hands-on lab.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise part-time instructors, education students, and projects.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively and demonstrate a positive work ethic.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing. Comfortable presenting to small and large groups.
  • Must have excellent organization, administration and time management skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and associated software (Word, PowerPoint,Excel). Knowledge of computer applications that relate to the development and implementation of the educational program and overall organization
  • Understanding of architectural drawings, shop drawings, blueprint reading, estimating.
  • OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 preferred but not required
  • Valid Drivers License required
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Legally authorized to work in the US
  • Ability to travel throughout Arizona and occasionally out of state. Overnight stays may be required.
  • Ability to work some nights and Saturdays required.