Building Futures is hiring!
About Building Futures
Building Futures was founded in 2007 as a construction industry partnership, focused on leveraging the Registered Apprenticeship model of workforce development. For over 100 years, unions and employers have jointly operated quality registered apprenticeships in the construction occupations to train individuals as highly-skilled tradespeople. Our work spans three distinct but highly aligned areas.
For the benefit of low-income Rhode Islanders, Building Futures developed and operates a comprehensive pre-apprenticeship program to prepare diverse, low-income men and women for success in employment as registered apprentices in the building trades. In addition, we work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure construction projects provide employment opportunities for apprentices at the appropriate level to meet future demand for skilled labor through our Apprentice Utilization Program. Our pre-apprenticeship and apprentice utilization program together provide an effective system for workforce development in Rhode Island’s construction sector.
From this foundation, we have established Apprenticeship Rhode Island, an initiative to expand the use of Registered Apprenticeship beyond the construction sector. Now, we are helping develop new registered apprenticeship programs in multiple sectors, which include healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing and boat building, among others. Working with employers, industry partnerships, government and community-based organizations, we are spreading the proven model of Registered Apprenticeship to benefit the state’s workforce and economy.
Building Futures is seeking an energetic, self-motivated social worker to join the agency’s team. This position is ideal for an individual who enjoys strengths-based counseling, excels in a team environment, and is interested in personal and professional growth within a dynamic agency. The position will have the following responsibilities: Primary Responsibility: The Building Futures Social Worker/Program Associate is responsible for assessment, case management and care coordination for program applicants, participants and alumni. This position will be an integral member of the program team and will be the primary provider of direct service supports across all programs, including off-site locations. These primary responsibilities will occur under the direction of the Deputy Director and in partnership with the Training Director and other members of the program team. Secondary Responsibility: The Social Worker/Program Associate will provide operational program support, including logistical planning, data collection and analysis, and reporting. This position will also partner with the Communications Manager and Training/Alumni Relations Associate to implement outreach and recruitment activities and support alumni events, gatherings and meetings.
Building Futures is seeking an energetic, self-motivated staff member to join to the agency’s team. This position is ideal for an organized, detail-oriented individual who enjoys developing and managing external relationships, excels in a team environment, and is interested in personal and professional growth within a dynamic organization. The position will have the following responsibilities: Primary Responsibility: Under the direction of the Employer Relations Manager, the ARI Employer Relations Associate is responsible for providing technical support to employers and industry partners who have adopted the Registered Apprenticeship model including: providing regular follow up and customer service and managing related paperwork. This position will also provide overall operational support to the ARI team. Secondary Responsibility: In conjunction with and guidance from the Communications Manager, and in partnership with the ARI team, the Employer Relations Coordinator will be responsible for the marketing/communications efforts of ARI within the context of the agency’s overall communications strategy. This includes managing social media platforms, creating promotional materials, writing blogs and other communications, and planning and implementing special events and activities. Partner Relations/Technical Assistance Provide ongoing technical assistance to Registered Apprenticeship employers/partners to ensure seamless and effective program implementation. Build long-standing employer relationships through the provision of outstanding customer service. Collect required paperwork, manage programmatic changes and troubleshoot challenges, as needed. Conduct research to support RA development in new occupations. Assist Employer Relations Manager with promoting Registered Apprenticeship to employers/partners with a goal of expanding the RA model across non-trade industries in Rhode Island. Assist with writing RA Program Standards. ARI Operations Participate in information gathering and writing of quarterly and sub-recipient monitoring reports. Participate in agency-wide initiatives related to RA Enter individual and programmatic data in electronic and hard copy systems with accuracy and expediency. Query and respond to data requests from program staff members. Prepare reports and track outcomes. Communications/Marketing/Special Events Support communications and marketing efforts, including engaging in interviews, writing stories and blogs, obtaining photographs and other related activities utilizing social media and traditional outlets. Manage Twitter account and expand ARI’s social media presence. Identify, plan and implement promotional events, including National Apprenticeship Week activities, such as: panel