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Job Description: Project Coordinator


Massachusetts Girls in Trades (MA GIT) is a partnership launched in 2015 of educational, governmental, and union organizations with a shared goal of supporting and encouraging female career and technical education students and alumnae to pursue careers in the building trades. The group’s mission is to promote careers in well-paying, high-skilled roles in union construction trades to female students in middle school and high school, as well as recent high school graduates. By promoting these careers for women, MA GIT plays a role in providing female students with equal opportunity and allows young women to join the thriving Massachusetts construction industry.

MA GIT is governed by a Steering Committee and an Advisory Board made up of union signatory contractors, unions, colleges, government agencies, career and technical high schools, and partner organizations. Building Pathways, a non-profit organization based in Boston that serves to increase the diversity of the union building trades, serves as MA GIT’s fiscal sponsor.

MA GIT is seeking a Project Coordinator to oversee the operational activities of MA GIT and lead it to achieve its overarching long-term goal to grow MA GIT’s programs and community impact across the state.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership to the Steering Committee and Advisory Board
  • Market MA GIT and its initiatives to middle and high schools across the state
  • Plan and coordinate two annual conferences in Eastern and Western Massachusetts, including invitations and registration
  • Plan and coordinate workshops as needed
  • Serve as liaison to Equity in the Trades Student Leadership Council Co-Chairs
  • Monitor and respond to all MA GIT related email
  • Schedule Steering Committee and Advisory Board meetings and prepare meeting minutes
  • Coordinate meeting agendas with Steering Committee
  • Oversee MA GIT budget in consultation with Steering Committee Treasurer
  • Maintain membership data
  • Create social media posts highlighting MA GIT’s activities
  • Maintain website

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education: High School graduate; two years post-secondary education preferable
  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience, preferably in the commercial construction industry and/or Career Technical Education.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects, tasks, and timelines.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and a demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate with diverse populations
  • Prior experience with website management and social media
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Proficient with Microsoft, Google, Excel, Outlook, and Zoom, etc.
  • Driver’s license required for some in-state travel.
  • Strong commitment to advancing girls and women into union careers

Working Environment

This is a part-time, grant-funded, one-year contract position that will be compensated with a monthly stipend of $1500. No benefits provided.

Flexible schedule. Work can be done remotely with some in-person meetings and events.

Women, people of color, and other underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.

Applications, including a resume and cover letter email to: Mary Vogel at mary@buildingpathwaysboston.org (Posted until filled.)

For more information on MA GIT visit our website:  Massachusetts Girls in Trades – Building a Network of Women in the Skilled Trades (massgirlsintrades.org)

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