About Oregon Bio
Oregon Bio promotes the growth and sustainability the life science, bioscience, biotechnology and device manufacturing sectors throughout the state through networking, workforce development, educational programs, enterprise support, advocacy and the promotion of research collaborations.
As the collective voice for our bioscience community, Oregon Bio is expanding the importance of inclusion of and equity for diversity within our organization through creation of various workforce opportunities partnering with regional community organizations.
About the Position
The Community Engagement and Workforce Development Coordinator will serve on a team to provide coordination and administrative support to create a Bioscience Apprenticeship program funded by a grant from the state of Oregon for participants that include women, communities of color, low income, and Indigenous Americans. It involves working with industry company partners, workforce organizations, community-based organizations, and educational and training partners in the State.
A candidate will have experience setting up educational, training or workforce programs with community organizations, workforce organizations, educational institutes, and be comfortable working with government and educational regulations. Key duties of the role include ensuring attainment of milestones, timelines, and other deliverables; implementing a contact management system while supporting and following up with different types of partners; writing reports and other documents; and providing input and ideas for a successful and authentic program. As much work will be remote, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and open to working with all kinds of people.
The position is located in Portland Oregon, and is mostly remote with some in office time as well as local and regional travel required. This is a full-time, time-limited position starting January 2023 that is currently supported by a State of Oregon grant through June 30, 2023. The salary is commensurate with experience and position offers standard benefits.
- Assist in the creation and deployment of an apprenticeship program for priority populations from community-based organizations and generally within Oregon with bioscience companies and educational partners.
- Assist with the collaboration and expansion of relationships (formalized by MOUs) with project partners including community-based organizations (CBOs), educational partners, government partners, and companies. Includes creating templates, researching and implementing a contact management system, documentation, monitoring progress to ensure successful collaboration and communication with each community group to leverage synergies and ensure distinction between programs.
- Assist in the monitoring and follow up to convene and collaborate within each region to build relationships around marketing and training
- Assist in facilitating the development of related technical instruction (RTI) for two (to be) registered occupations under the bio-apprenticeship umbrella (including creation of curriculum, courses, and method of instruction)
- Assist in formally onboarding at least one education and training partner and/or instructor(s) to provide RTI
- Contribute to and write reports, blue prints, and playbooks to ensure smooth documented success of the program.
- Track and report on various program metrics at defined intervals and when requested.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Self-starter who is comfortable working on an interactive team
- Understanding and ability to coordinate and collaborate on the creation of educational/training curriculum meeting government requirements for registered apprenticeships.
- Experience and training working and building rapport with people from differing cultural and regional backgrounds, particularly low income, communities of color, non-native speakers, and women.
- Strong time and project management skills and tools to coordinate and manage schedule to meet deliverables and monitor project status and needs.
- Excellent written and oral communication with all types of people that includes creating effective reports, blueprints and a playbook.
- Proficiency on Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel), project management software, and managing datasets utilizing CRMs
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with at least three (3) years of professional experience in project management, program management, coordination, or other collaboration-related work; or Associate degree with at least five (5) years of relevant professional experience.
Graduate degree or certification in project management, social impact, community engagement, community development, or other related fields is a plus.
- Launching an apprenticeship or workforce training program that includes the design and delivery of educational or training materials
- Independently support multi-layered projects with multiple partners and stakeholders
- Experience working with community-based organizations to engage community members around partnering and collaborating in a safe, productive, and fun environment
- Experience learning a language, belonging to one of the participant groups that includes first generation graduating from high school
- Diversity or cross-cultural training
- Identification and implementation of contact relationship management (CRM) systems
Oregon Bioscience is an equal-opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Candidates should email email@example.com and include both a cover letter and a resume with their application. Use the subject line Workforce Coordinator Application. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2023, midnight PST.