ACE MV Outreach Coordinator

Position details: This is a grant-funded, part-time (25 hours/week), year-round, 24-month position beginning immediately and ending July 31, 2023. This position reports to the Executive Director. Work is primarily remote but may require occasional in-person availability. Pay is $25 per hour.

To apply, please EMAIL your resume, cover letter and references to jobs@acemv.org

Required qualifications:

  • 2-5 years experience in public service, marketing, public speaking, and/or project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with an eye for detail
  • Ability to connect and communicate with diverse populations including with those from a variety of ethnic, economic, cultural, racial, and gender backgrounds and identities
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, ability to multitask
  • Interest in supporting girls and women in economics, culture, and STEM programming and careers
  • Computer proficiency; familiar with spreadsheet software

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bilingual in English and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Familiarity with Martha’s Vineyard, its towns, populations, schools, residents, and needs
  • Familiar with Google products, Microsoft products, Asana, Canva, Mailchimp, Zoom
  • Familiar with social media and messaging apps

General Job Description:

Serve as ACE MV community liaison and represent ACE MV and its partners with integrity and inclusion; network with women, youth, cultural & ethnic groups to increase awareness of and enrollment in ACE MV’s offshore wind certificate program

Manage and conduct all Vineyard community outreach and promotion to identified target groups (women and/or minorities), manage and conduct marketing efforts to local media, collect data, make presentations, schedule and conduct listening sessions and focus groups, evaluate and conduct follow-up, establish relationships with high school and middle school staff and leaders, work with Operations Manager to record and allocate student funding requests, recruit new wind students to certificate program, provide supports to existing students, work with ED to meet diversity needs and gaps, track data for strategic evaluation and reporting.

Project Vision:

ACE MV proposes to launch an outreach project dedicated to increasing the numbers of women and girls in offshore wind (OSW) training and education.

In January 2020, ACE MV (Adult & Continuing Education of Martha’s Vineyard) launched a new and innovative training program to certify Offshore Wind Turbine Technicians. While the program has been successful, extra concerted efforts to recruit girls and women into the training program will not only strengthen the momentum of the offshore wind industry in southeastern Massachusetts but will ultimately advance long-term sustainability of OSW training and employment of this key demographic.

Martha’s Vineyard represents a vital region of training and employment due to its geographical position as a “hub” for Offshore Wind vessels, crews and technicians accessing the new wind farms and leases just 14 miles south of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Because there is no college or university on the Island (with a year-round population now estimated at 20,000-22,000 post-Covid), ACE MV has partnered with Bristol Community College, Vineyard Power Cooperative, and Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) to bring a 23-credit Offshore Wind Turbine Technician Certificate opportunity to Vineyard residents.

By dedicating outreach to women and girls, ACE MV will work to reach talented individuals interested in/already employed in sciences, trades, automotive, marine, and technical careers, as well as in all of the Vineyard’s underserved communities and populations, including but not limited to: Wampanoag Tribal members, Portuguese-speaking Brazilians, African Americans, unemployed/underemployed, and veterans.

By also dedicating outreach to high school students with an emphasis on girls, ACE MV will develop a foundation upon which both local high schools (MVRHS and MV Public Charter School) will create career pathways and dual-enrollment opportunities for certificate programs in offshore wind. We anticipate this outreach will build engagement with our educational programming for men, as well, strengthening our cohorts for the benefit of all.

To apply, please EMAIL your resume, cover letter and references to jobs@acemv.org

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