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Communications Assistant 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund is seeking a part-time Communications Assistant.

The Communications Assistant will provide strategic communications assistance to District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund program staff and department managers, developing electronic and print communications materials and supporting [1] program recruitment and marketing to target populations, [2] ongoing communications with program graduates, and [3] the Fund’s capacity to promote itself to funders and other potential partners, and the general public.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: The Communications Assistant will be responsible for coordinating with Training Fund program and department managers to provide regular, timely updates to the Fund’s website and social/electronic media accounts; developing/designing electronic and paper informational and marketing materials in collaboration with program staff; create templates for staff can use to ensure the agency’s communications identity is consistent across departments and programs.

The Communications Assistant will report to and work under the supervision of the Training Fund’s Grants & Special Projects Manager, and may work directly with the Fund’s Executive Director and the larger Leadership Team to complete some projects.


  • Detail-oriented, with excellent verbal/written skills – including professional business communication 
  • Interest in writing, maintaining and working with a non-profit corporate website/associated online presence
  • Interested in and passionate about education and social justice
  • Excellent organizational skills – must be able to meet deadlines
  • Adept user of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)
  • Must be web savvy and enjoy keeping up with new approaches to online content-sharing; avid users of social media (primarily Facebook, Twitter and blogging platforms) are encouraged to apply
  • Experience on previous online outreach – especially in a non-profit organization – desirable
  • Some graphic design experience desirable
  • Minimum two years of post-secondary education required

Work Requirements, Hours & CompensationWorking conditions are those normally found in an office environment, with some combination of remote/in-office work possible. The Communications Assistant will be expected to work approximately 8-12 hours per week; flexible scheduling and work options are available. Compensation is hourly, at a rate of $25/hour. This position will NOT offer fringe benefits at this time.

How to ApplyApplicants should submit résumé and cover letter – and any questions regarding their application – to Peter Chomko, Grants & Special Projects Manager (, by no later than December 10th, 2018, for an anticipated start of January 2nd (start date negotiable) .

The Training Fund will preference applications from individuals who can provide writing samples, links to web copy, or other documentation of the applicant’s ability to clearly and concisely communicate with various target audiences. Recommendations are NOT required at this time.

Safety Program Manager 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund is seeking a full-time program manager for its Health Workers Working Healthy program.

The FT Program Manager for the Health Workers Working Healthy Program is the staff person responsible for program implementation of the Training Fund’s safety and health initiative, which will entail helping to conduct a safety and health needs assessment, developing training materials and curriculum, recruiting environmental service workers and other frontline healthcare workers into worker and peer train-the-trainer classes focused on hazardous identification and awareness, and evaluating the program’s effectiveness.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Health Workers Working Healthy Program
  • Help to conduct safety and health needs assessment and analyze results 
  • Help design and lead an outreach and recruitment campaign with District 1199C members
  • Manage trainer teaching schedules and trainee classes
  • Manage program activities with employers to ensure their engagement 
  • Ensure that student enrollment numbers and other required outcomes are met
  • Help to conduct evaluation activities and analyze the evaluation results
  • Provide written reports as needed
  • Follow agency and funder’s guidelines on expenditures
  • Input required data into agency database
  • Organize special events such as graduation, Constitution Day, Peer Leader recognition 
  • Meet and report as required with the Program Manager 
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience in program coordination, needs assessment, evaluation and grant funded contracts
  • Background in workplace safety and health; understanding of workers’ rights under OSHA  
  • Excellent communication, presentation, documentation, organizational and computer skills 
  • Experience in working within a union environment preferred

Leadership Competencies Required:

Champions mission of the Healthy Workers Working Healthy Program; commits to service excellence; accountable for results; communicates effectively: values diversity; develops and motivates trainees; provides leadership; demonstrates self awareness and openness to growth; thinks and acts strategically; manages resources to drive quality.

This is a Grant-funded position, and continuation in the position is subject to continued grant funding. 

To Apply: To apply, please submit résumé to Jim Keller, Director of Employer & Career Services.


GED to College Instructors 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund is seeking part-time science instructors for its GED to College program.

These individuals are responsible for planning and implementing interactive lessons aligned to GED standards. Instructors support young adult learners (ages 17-21) seeking academic improvement, employment, advancement and/or entrance to college or training programs.

  • Science PT Instructor job description: click here.

To apply, please submit résumé to Makeeda Holley, Director of Workforce Development.