Apprenticeships Program Manager

United We Heal | Portland, OR

Posted Date 1/11/2023

United We Heal brings together employers and AFSCME union members to collectively develop industry-specific training opportunities that combine on-the-job training and related education, and are responsive to the needs of workers and employers - advancing equity in our state by improving the quality, continuity, and cultural relevance of care that clients and patients receive.

Position Summary 

The Apprenticeship Program Manager will help improve health outcomes in Oregon, designing and implementing workforce development solutions, including: 

  • Outreach and consensus building among union leaders, workers, and employer representatives;
  • Forecasting high need occupations within specific sectors; 
  • Development of: recruitment and selection materials and processes; culturally-relevant mentorship programs; recruit and train mentors; recruit apprentices; 
  • Recruit new apprentices;
  • Coordinate the activity of journeypersons who provide on the job training to colleague apprentices;
  • Prepare for future workforce funding opportunities.


These programs are funded through federal and state grants. 


Essential Functions 

  • Develop strategies and implement plans to meet delivery outcomes;
  • Work with partner organizations, as well as community stakeholders, to publicize the opportunities and recruit participants;
  • Ensure that recruitment is based in equity outcome goals;
  • Document and report activities;
  • Report regularly to Trust Director and as needed to Trustees;
  • Create and implement evaluation processes related to participant recruitment and program completion;
  • Respond to, and process, confidential requests for financial support;
  • Work with the Trust Director to improve processes;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated community engagement experience
  • Demonstrated track record of Project Management; 
  • Demonstrated track record of advancing equity and inclusion;
  • Ability to independently or collaboratively design meaningful evaluative processes;
  • Comfort tracking financial reporting data;
  • Commitment to treating coworkers and participants with respect; 
  • Able to use office tools such as laptop, mouse, copier/printer, phone, audio/visual equipment.

Preferred Experience

  • Bilingual, bicultural training/experience;
  • Experience working in physical or behavioral healthcare;
  • 1 year experience managing a project;
  • Experience administering a government or foundation grant;
  • Experience engaging with workers to empower them to reach their career and personal goals; 

Working Conditions 

  • Occasional need to flx schedule to accomodate evening and weekend work;
  • Able to travel to meeting locations within the state. 


Compensation: $65,500 - $87,800 per year, with additional cost of living increases; excellent health, retirement and time off benefits


Work Location: mostly remote, with some limited office meetings and worksite visits primarily in the Portland metro area;  

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. We are equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit | Project Management | Social Services | Training
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Entry Level | Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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