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Full-Time Training Specialist- MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center

Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA
Closing date
Jul 27, 2021

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Category:: Professional
Department:: MassHire
Locations:: Haverhill, MA
Posted:: Jul 14, 2021
Closes:: Jul 27, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 133607

Job Description:

POSITION: Full-Time Training Specialist - MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center: Staff Assistant; MassHire; 37.5 hours per week; Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; some work may be performed remotely; early morning and evening hours will be required from time to time; Non-Unit Professional Position; Haverhill and Lawrence Campus

Summary: MassHire MVCC is an American Job Center, operated by Northern Essex Community College and chartered by the MassHire MVWB. MassHire MVCC connects job seekers and employers to meet the employment and career advancement needs of individuals and the workforce needs of businesses. Dedicated to providing high quality services in a professional and welcoming environment, MassHire MVCC offers job search assistance, career counseling, and access to education and training for job seekers and connection to resources and services for employers to find the workforce talent they need. With locations in downtown Lawrence and on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, MassHire MVCC serves approximately 9,500 job seekers and over 1,200 businesses annually.

The Training Specialist supports MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center (MMVCC) work that enables job seeker customers to obtain training that leads to industry relevant skills and credentials and related employment. The individual in this position is knowledgeable of local, state, and federal polices and requirements related to funding training for job seekers and is well-informed about area training vendors and programs. They interface with career center, MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board (MVWB), MA Department of Career Services (MDCS), and training vendor staff to ensure required procedures are completed and that training funds are expended in a responsible and compliant manner.

The Training Specialist serves as the liaison with training providers to resolve issues as they arise. This role also includes presenting training information sessions, administering assessment testing, and occasionally leading special training initiatives.


  • Review training packages (Individual Training Account (ITA), Trade, and other funded programs) that have been created by Employment Counselors to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. This includes review of customer eligibility and review to ensure required career planning, file documentation, Section 30 approval when needed, and MOSES data entry.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with the MDCS Training Opportunities Program (TOP) unit to address issues related to Section 30 approval for job seekers and training programs.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with training vendors in the region, and contiguous regions as appropriate, to maximize training options and opportunities for job seeker customers; maintain up-to-date information about training vendors and programs, share this information with career center staff.
  • Develop and deliver training information sessions for job seeker customers that provide information about the options for training funding, eligibility requirements, and career center expectations of individuals that are awarded training funds. This includes Path to Training and Information Sessions for special initiatives.
  • Administer the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and other assessments as identified to be effective in measuring job seeker literacy, numeracy, language, or other skills required for acceptance into training programs.
  • Serve as lead for specialized training initiatives, as needed.
  • Maintain a spreadsheet to track training program enrollments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Associate's Degree in a related field required
  • Minimum of one year in a field related to workforce development required
  • Meticulous with focus on detail and accuracy
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Transportation and valid driver's license required


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred (5 years of experience working in a one-stop career center may be substituted for the education requirement)
  • Knowledge of area training providers and programs and regional employment and workforce trends
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different funding sources, employment and training issues and laws and regulations of the different grant sources
  • Bilingual or Bicultural (Spanish and English)
  • Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse, population in a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Additional Information:

SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $52,000.00 - $56,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.


Application Instructions:

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online.

DEADLINE: July 27, 2021

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219, 978-556-3928/ [email protected] Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:


Northern Essex Community College, with campuses in Haverhill

and Lawrence, Massachusetts, was designated as New England’s

first Hispanic Serving Institution in 2001. We serve approximately

5,000 students each semester in the beautiful, historic Merrimack

Valley region of northeast Massachusetts.

Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on over a hundred pastoral

acres near Kenoza Lake and features the David Hartleb Technology

Center, the award-winning Behrakis Student One-Stop Center,

and more than $20 million in recent classroom and student area


Our urban Lawrence campus is centered around the new, stateof-

the-art $27 million El Hefni Health and Technology Center, as

well as the recently renovated Dimitry classroom building, the

Haffner-Fournier Education Center, and “The Hub,” home to our

“Communiversity” partnerships and Revolving Test Kitchen for

aspiring restauranteurs.

NECC has also recently completed construction of the Lupoli

Family Hospitality and Culinary Arts Institute at the The Heights

in downtown Haverhill, manages the MassHire Merrimack Valley

Career Centers, and, through our NECC Police Academy, has

become one of the largest providers of police education and

training in Massachusetts.

Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and

state parks along the coast and to nearby mountains, lakes, and ski

resorts in Maine and New Hampshire.

NECC is a college with an organizational culture that prizes

initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the

strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow

and improve. We are also committed to using evidence to guide

our planning and decision-making, and to closing equity gaps in

student success, wherever they exist.

These values are reflected in our Equity Imperative, the most

important of our strategic plan goals; in the creation of our new

Center for Equity and Social Justice; in decade-long affiliation

as a leader college with Achieving the Dream; in our work using

Appreciative Inquiry for planning; and in the recent successful

completion of our ten-year NECHE comprehensive self-evaluation

for accreditation.

NECC offers comprehensive programs of study leading to an

associate in arts degree, an associate in science degree, an

associate in applied science degree and certificates of program

completion. Students can select from over 60 different academic

programs of study and a wide array of non-credit corporate and

community education offerings.

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