Colorado Nonprofit Association

Executive Director

Executive Director


Our Mission
is to provide young adults a bridge to the skilled trades through basic
training, on the job experience and the creation of a career path that will
enable transition to the middle class.


The Master’s Apprentice is a faith based, 501c3 non-profit created to
connect individuals who are unemployed/underemployed to careers in the construction
industry where the demand for workers is high and the supply low.
Apprentice provides the opportunity to enter careers that will provide a
sustainable future of income growth, economic security, and social mobility. The
Master’s Apprentice is a pre-apprentice competency based educational program
that teaches the basic skills and knowledge needed to meet the minimum
standards for acceptance into an apprenticeship position in the construction
trades. The Master’s Apprentice provides students with the soft skills needed
for success along with introduction and exposure to the fields of electrical,
HVAC, carpentry, plumbing and welding to help students determine their career
of choice.


The Executive Director
must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ and supports the ministry’s
Statement of Faith. The Director must be a creative entrepreneurial
self-starter to lead the non-profit to the next level in developing sustainable
income, increasing corporate and community partnerships, and continuously
improving the pre-apprentice program, to meet or exceed industry standards for
the skilled trades. The ideal candidate will promote the organizations vision
and strategic plan with the ability to lead. The Director will be responsible
for the management of all staff, programs, volunteers, grants, foundation, and donor
development, creating and meeting budget, recruiting students, and building
relationships with potential employers.

  The Program 

The Master’s Apprentice finds the “hidden gems” of the
overlooked workforce and in 6 weeks transforms them into qualified apprentice
candidates, connecting them with construction companies to begin a career in
the skilled trades. The program teaches the basic skills and knowledge needed
to meet the minimum entry requirements on the 4-year path to Journeyman. The
curriculum includes work ethics, construction math, personal finance, conflict
resolution, career planning, resume/interview skills and OSHA-10 safety
The students receive hands-on
experience in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and welding and labs during
fieldtrips to live job sites. The program is tuition-free that also provides
students a weekly incentive stipend to attend. Cohorts attend the course with a
goal to be hired as new apprentices in their chosen career upon graduation. Instruction
is provided by a volunteer corps of retired professionals that serve as mentors
over a course of 6 weeks of instruction.
These mentor relationships provide an environment of encouragement and
guidance to help secure a career in the trades.

  Duties and

· Build
partnerships between industry, business and trades organizations, and
apprenticeship programs for placement of students and scholarship support.

· Create
alliances with community, churches, and faith-based organizations to recruit
students and volunteers.

· Establish
a fundraising strategy and donor development activity to implement the
strategies to raise scholarship support to meet the annual budget and working
towards sustainability of the program.

· Build
and expand the existing social, earned, and paid media campaign to grow brand
and consistent messaging to meet the needs of continuous recruitment of
students, volunteers, donors, and corporate partners.

· Supportthe Director of Programs to train and manage volunteers to deliver
curriculum and mentoring of students as well as oversee the scheduling of field
trips, guest speakers and mock interviews with Corporate partners.

· Develop
and manage the organization’s resources within budget and provide timely
reports to stakeholders.

· Evaluate
program effectiveness in all aspects on a regular basis and implement
continuous improvements.

· Work
in collaboration with the various construction membership organizations such as
the Association of General Contractors, Colorado Contractors Association, and
the Hispanic Contractors to build a network of companies focused on Electrical,
HVAC, Plumbing, Masonry and Carpentry trades.

· While
adding new companies, continue to strengthen and expand on the current network
of established partnerships to leverage goodwill for introductions to other
companies needing apprentices.

· Work
with the Board of Directors and staff to create, plan and execute hosted events
to raise awareness and attract new donors while recognizing corporate partners
of the Master’s Apprentice.

· Become
knowledgeable of all curricula and be able to serve as substitute teacher for
classes if volunteer coaches are unavailable.

· Attend
and lead each graduation ceremony in support of the students, their families,
and our corporate partners.

· Coordinate
with Recruitment Director regular job fairs, community, and industry events
where the targeted companies are in search of apprentice candidates to expand
our network.

· Make
presentations at various organizational events to attract potential companies.

· Coordinate
communications with corporate partners, including quarterly digital

· Oversee
the maintenance of database to assure accurate files on all corporate partners,
including contact information for executives and HR managers including student
and volunteer records.

· Help,
advise and support staff for placed graduates in support of their new apprenticeships
upon placement with a company. Help to develop and grow a 3-way system of
support between the Master’s Apprentice, the Company, and the new apprentice.

· Other
Duties as assigned.


Personal Qualifications 

· The
Executive Director shall be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. This
relationship will be manifested by a personal working knowledge of the
Scriptures, an active prayer life, a humble spirit and by belonging to a local
church where there is accountability. As a faith-based program the candidate
must support the ministry’s statement of faith.

· Type
“A”, outgoing personality, love people, excellent social networking skills

· A
passionate and committed belief that individuals can rise above seemingly
insurmountable obstacles to succeed in life generally and specifically in a
career in the trades. Have a desire and drive for developing a diverse workforce.

· Ability
to consistently follow through with an independent, organized, and
self-motivated work style.

· Displays
original thinking and creativity in fulfilling the mission.



· Degree
in education, business, non-profit management, or related field

· Excellent
written and verbal communication and presentation skills

· Proficient
and knowledgeable in working with technology, Microsoft Office, and social media.

· Experience
in or knowledge of the various construction trades; a candidate with a current
network of industry contacts is preferred.

· Experience
working with struggling low-income populations.



· Experience
in successfully leading an organization to new growth through the development
and implementation of a creative strategic plan.

· Experience
in managing and motiving staff to meet expectations.

· Proven
ability and experience in fundraising, donor development and grant writing

· Experience
working with at-risk populations.

· Experience
with the construction or manufacturing industry and related trades.

· Previous
administrative experience is preferred.