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Apprenticeship Curriculum Developer, Electrical and Low Voltage - (full-time; San Diego, CA or Rancho Cordova, CA) Refreshed 5-4-22

Junior Instructional Designer - (full-time; San Diego, CA or Rancho Cordova, CA) Refreshed 5-4-22

Content and Event Producer - (full-time; Rancho Cordova, CA) Refreshed 5-4-22

Electrical Instructor - Part-Time, Online Weekday Evenings, Saturdays  - (part-time; online; anywhere in CA or AZ; multiple positions open) Refreshed 5-4-2022

Interested applicants for any open position should thoroughly review the position description and requirements below and then submit a resume and cover letter to HR@goweca.com. Please specify the position for which you are applying in your subject line.

Apprenticeship Curriculum Developer, Electrical and Low Voltage

Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) is hiring an Apprenticeship Curriculum Developer for its Electrical and Low Voltage Apprenticeship Programs.

WECA is a nonprofit organization serving merit shop electrical contractors, their employees and the industry suppliers that support them. In California, WECA offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, a state-approved Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, and state-approved continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians and low voltage technicians. In Arizona, WECA offers a federal and state-approved Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians. WECA additionally shares its expertise by producing curriculum products and publications for the industry.

Location:

This position can based at either WECA’s Rancho Cordova, CA headquarters or its San Diego, CA training facility.

Apprenticeship Curriculum Developer, Electrical and Low Voltage, Essential Functions:

  1. Serve as Curriculum Developer and Subject Matter Expert on designated apprenticeship curriculum projects for the Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage electrical programs.
  2. Participate in the ongoing maintenance, evaluation, and improvement of existing curriculum.
  3. Participate in project management methodologies used in the development of apprenticeship curriculum.
  4. Demonstrate experience, expertise, and the ability to effectively train in Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (VDV and FLS) electrical systems; this experience may be any combination of direct teaching/training experience and curriculum development experience. 
  5. Assist with internal training of instructional team on aspects of curriculum delivery
  6. Use instructional design best practices, create clear and measurable learning objectives, and develop and validate testing instruments in a way that ensures that training accomplishes the stated learning objectives
  7. Assist with evaluation and placement of students testing in or up.
  8. Substitute-teach apprenticeship classes on an ad hoc basis.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience (Required):

The position requires a combination of formal training and employment in relevant fields to include:

  1. Working knowledge of the 2020 NEC, 2017 NEC, 2016 NFPA72, and BICSI ITSIMM, and of pertinent City and State inspection requirements.
  2. A thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installing and repairing electrical wiring systems, controls and electrical machinery and equipment in buildings, programmable logic controllers, and construction site wiring; an understanding of AC/DC electronics/electricity, mathematics from basic right  angle trigonometry, solid state and digital electronics; solar power for electricians; basic motor controls; commercial fire alarm systems; structured cabling systems; audio and video systems; intrusion detection systems; and electrical systems, using fiber optic, copper, and wireless transmission methods.
  3. Has successfully passed the California State Certification Exam, or has the ability to attain certification within the next six (6) months:  General or Residential Electrical or Low Voltage Technician in Voice Data Video or Fire/Life Safety
  4. Five years of verifiable work experience within the electrical or low voltage construction industry; equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered;
  5. General office and record keeping skills;
  6. Computer literacy and demonstrated skills using such software platforms as  MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT, Visio
  7. Demonstrates the ability to master the use of new education technology tools when needed. Ability and willingness to learn and utilize new software platforms adopted by WECA for the development of curriculum and eLearning, such as Captivate or Articulate; and WECA’s Learning Management System and remote classroom and meeting environments; ExamView and CPS
  8. Experienced in training and the development of effective curriculum by providing subject matter expertise; developing and/or delivering curricular materials; collaborating with others on evaluation, pilot, and revisions of new curricular materials
  9. Experience providing and/or supporting  effective instruction, in-person, over webinar, and/or indirectly through self-paced curriculum
  10. Stays updated on vocational trends and employer requirements
  11. Stays updated on Instructional Design, eLearning, and mobile Learning developments and best practices
  12. Works independently and in team settings on curriculum development projects and in the classroom, providing updated reports, feedback, and records of student performance
  13. High school diploma required; college preferred
  14. Knowledge of common office equipment operation (copiers, etc.)
  15. Friendly, professional and helpful attitude
  16. Self-motivated team player
  17. Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@goweca.com. Please specify the position for which you are applying in your subject line.


Junior Instructional Designer

Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) is hiring a Junior Instructional Designer for its Electrical and Low Voltage Apprenticeship Programs.

WECA is a nonprofit organization serving merit shop electrical contractors, their employees and the industry suppliers that support them. In California, WECA offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, a state-approved Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, and state-approved continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians and low voltage technicians. In Arizona, WECA offers a federal and state-approved Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians. WECA additionally shares its expertise by producing curriculum products and publications for the industry.

Location:

This position can based at either WECA’s Rancho Cordova, CA headquarters or its San Diego, CA training facility.

Job Summary: 

Works with instructional designers and other curriculum development personnel, experienced instructors, and subject matter experts to develop classroom-based instruction, hands-on competency-assessed lab experiences, online self-paced, and online instructor-led courses for the electrical and low voltage industries. Coordinates curriculum corrections and continuous evaluation, and updates and improves processes.  Assists with the administration of the Learning Management System for apprenticeship programs.  With oversight, utilizes instructional design and adult learning theory to design blended learning courses including formulating learning objectives, selecting/recommending appropriate methods and media, developing course content, and working closely with subject matter experts to edit and produce electrical curriculum and learning products. Assists with developing learning assessments and continuously evaluates training effectiveness. Transforms technical content into logically sequenced, interactive and engaging learning activities. Incorporates use of multiple learning technologies within existing and new curriculum.

Responsibilities

  • Work with curriculum developers, experienced instructors, and subject matter experts to develop online self-paced, online instructor-led, print-based curriculum products, and classroom and lab-based courses for the electrical and low voltage industries
  • Coordinate curriculum correction, continuous evaluation, and update and improvement processes.  
  • Assist with the administration of the Learning Management System for apprenticeship programs.
  • Utilize instructional design and adult learning theory to design courses, including formulation of learning objectives, selection/recommendation of appropriate methods and media, and development of course content and learning assessments
  • Capture technical content and transform it into logically sequenced, interactive and engaging learning activities
  • Develop measurable learning objectives, tests and assessments, activities, and continuously evaluate the training effectiveness of learning and curriculum products
  • Act as copy editor for curriculum and other WECA apprenticeship publications.
  • Find and fix formatting, typographical, and design errors in print and eLearning-based curriculum.
  • Incorporate uses of multiple learning technologies within existing and new curriculum.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience (Required):

  • At least one year of professional experience in instructional design and curriculum development
  • Proficient in creating classroom-based Instructor-led curriculum using a wide variety of learning methods.
  • Copy-editing skills and experience, with exquisite attention to detail
  • Experience with print and digital curriculum production
  • Experienced with, or willingness to learn, Learning Management Systems
  • Experience creating self-paced eLearning for online delivery and LMS (Learning Management System) platforms
  • Technically adept; comfortable learning new software
  • Ability to work closely with a team and perform independent work, as required.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of Articulate 360 Suite (eLearning/interactivity creation software)
  • Ability to write clear and concise internal and external communications
  • Effective verbal communicator; comfortable conversing in a professional tone with outside entities
  • Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association
  • Ability to work on and prioritize multiple short-term and long-term projects at once
  • Friendly, professional and helpful attitude; a self-motivated team player
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field

Knowledge, Skills and Experience (Recommended):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design or a related field
  • Experience with competency-based education
    • Experience developing instructional content for the construction trades

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits including:
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@goweca.com. Please specify the position for which you are applying in your subject line.


Content and Event Producer

Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) is hiring a Content and Event Producer to join its marketing team.

WECA is a nonprofit organization serving merit shop electrical contractors, their employees and the industry suppliers that support them. In California, WECA offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, a state-approved Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, and state-approved continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians and low voltage technicians. In Arizona, WECA offers a federal and state-approved Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians. WECA additionally shares its expertise by producing curriculum products and publications for the industry.

Location:

This position is based at WECA’s Rancho Cordova, CA headquarters.

Job Summary:

Utilize videography, photography, graphic design, front-end web design, and event production skills to create, design, and produce marketing and educational product content and experiences. Platforms include digital (web, mobile, and interactive), in-person, and print. Develop new and edit existing marketing/communications and education assets, including video, audio, and photo bank content, graphics, marketing print collateral, banners, branded incentives, social media content, etc. Update and enhance company websites and their visual content. Storyboard, script, produce, and edit video and audio content. Produce online (webinar) and in-person (seminars, workshops, networking, celebratory, etc.) events. Manage costs and adherence to budgets; assist with preparation of content and event production budgets.

Essential Functions:

  1. Utilize skills in videography and photography to produce photo and video content of professional quality for marketing and curriculum/education purposes
  2. Utilize graphic design skills to develop and produce compelling marketing and product assets for both digital and print.
  3. Utilize front-end web design knowledge to:
  • Own responsibility for content updates to website with careful attention to accuracy and style standards
  • Produce and optimize images and other content for web and mobile.
  1. Pitches creative ideas for advertising and social media campaigns:
  • Crafts content for target demographics.
  1. Produces online and in-person events (seminars, networking, outreach, celebratory, etc.) at WECA facilities:
  • Manages event project plans, vendors, and guides others’ work in putting on successful event experiences
  • May function as facilitator during event; introducing speakers, facilitating questions, etc.
  • Participates on other event committees (e.g., apprenticeship graduations)
  • Coordinates online event promotion.
  • Produces video and photo content at in-person events
  1. Handles fulfillment of promotional benefits for WECA Industry Partners.
  2. Participates in advancement of use of digital technologies for new media in WECA products.
  3. May supervise one or more assistants.
  4. Manages vendor and partner relationships and/or the work of contractors or freelancers, as assigned.
  5. Manages marketing costs and handle payments in adherence with budgets; assist with preparation of marketing budgets.
  6. Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience (Required):

  1. High-level videography skills -both production and editing skills
    • Adobe Premiere
  2. High-level photography skills -both production and editing skills
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Lightroom
  3. Audio production skills
  4. Graphic design skills:
    • Knowledgeable of best practices in print production and preparation of files for external production
    • Adobe Creative Suite expertise
      • Illustrator
      • InDesign
  5. Front-end web administration skills:
    • Comfortable using (and learning) web content management systems for visual and text content editing
    • HTML
    • Understanding of basic SEO best practices
  6. Experience with putting on online and in-person events
  7. Comfortable using Microsoft Office
  8. Social media engagement skills; comfortable interacting with external audiences over social media in the positive tone of the company and in a voice appropriate for target demographics.
  9. Technically adept; comfortable learning new software and platforms.
  10. Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association.
  11. Able to work on and prioritize multiple short-term and long-term projects at once.
  12. Enjoys fast-paced environment and learning new things.
  13. Friendly, professional, and helpful attitude; a self-motivated team player.
  14. Comfortable with occasional overnight travel to WECA training facilities in California and nearby states (may be more frequent, once or twice a quarter, until backlog of desired content is caught up)
  15. College degree in videography, photography, graphic design, media production, marketing, or related field, or demonstration of equivalent professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience (Bonus):

  1. Experience with developing animated and/or interactive digital media; AR or VR.
  2. Web and interactivity coding skills (beyond HTML and front-end CMS usage).

 

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to a portfolio showcasing examples of your video, photo, and any other relevant work to HR@goweca.com. Please specify the position for which you are applying in your subject line.


IT Support Specialist

Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) is hiring an IT Support Specialist.

WECA is a nonprofit organization serving merit shop electrical contractors, their employees and the industry suppliers that support them. In California, WECA offers federal and state-approved Commercial, Residential, and Low Voltage (Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety) Electrical Apprenticeship programs, a state-approved Electrician Trainee program, certification exam preparation classes, and state-approved continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians and low voltage technicians. In Arizona, WECA offers a federal and state-approved Commercial Electrical Apprenticeship program and continuing education classes for journeyperson electricians. WECA additionally shares its expertise by producing curriculum products and publications for the industry.

Location:

This position is based at WECA’s Rancho Cordova, CA headquarters.

Job Summary:

The IT Support Specialist is responsible for the completion of internal daily processes for the WECA / ATT IT related systems including student server management, apprentice office 365 maintenance, apprentice laptop coordination; student tablet preparation and coordination; is responsible for technical support for distance learning students and instructors, (including early evening technical support, Mondays through Thursdays, and 1-2 Saturday mornings per month); functions as backup for support and maintenance Learning Management Systems (LMS- Moodle and Brightspace); sets up and quality-checks instances of online courses and live webcast events; assists with troubleshooting and recommending solutions for technical delivery issues with eLearning  programs. Assists IT Manager with handling Desktop Support requests from WECA/ ATT employees, including performing hardware and software configuration and installation, and assisting with PC, network, and software troubleshooting, assists Active Directory and Office 365 tasks as well as copier and phone systems support. 

Essential Functions:

 

IT/Desktop Support:

1.            Assists with internal desktop support requests.

2.            Troubleshoot and resolve all problems encountered with hardware and software. Escalate requests to the IT manager, as needed.

3.            Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, connection, printer, phone system and software issues reported through Asset Essentials.

4.            Coordinate access to student facing servers.

5.            Performs basic tasks in Office 365, including adding and removing mailboxes.

6.            Performs basic tasks within Active Directory including knowledge of DNS & DHCP.

7.            Assists in the training of users to enhance productivity.

8.            Increase efficiencies, technical ability, and interpersonal skills with users and management.

9.            Maintains the organization of the IT office.

10.         Maintains inventory on IT assets and keys.

11.         Maintains the apprentice computer lab at HQ.

12.         New computer configuration and deployment

13.         IT support for other WECA facilities

14.         Coordinate Apprentice laptop deployment with external entity

15.         Assist with Server maintenance & network updates.

16.         Assist with classroom technology updates (Smartboards, Cameras, communication devices)

17.         Assist with VPN maintenance and access.

 

Learning Management System (LMS) Support:

1.           Session creation in eCampus (quarterly course scheduling and activation)

2.           Session creation on live webcast platform (currently Adobe Connect) and subsequent linking to related eCampus courses (quarterly)

3.           Update and maintenance of tech support FAQs and videos

4.           Tablet provision for student use

5.           Adobe Connect live webcast technical issues research.

6.           eCampus Moodle LMS administrative emergency/vacation support backup

7.           Brightspace LMS administrative emergency/vacation support backup

8.           Helps to troubleshoot technical issues related to Learning Management

          Systems (Moodle and Brightspace).

9.           Assist with troubleshooting technical issues related to the Learning Management Systems and integration with other systems.

10.        Assists with developing documentation and user guides for Learning

          Management Systems

 

eLearning Program Technical Support:

1.           Monitors live online classes and provides regular online (primarily chat-based) technical support to eLearning instructors and students in the early evening Mondays-Thursdays, on approx. 1-2 Saturday mornings a month, and as otherwise needed.

2.           Provides occasional phone and email support to eLearning instructors and students.

3.           Assist with response to Get Wired Help tickets

4.           Assists with troubleshooting eLearning, Live Webcast, and LMS-related technical issues.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

1.           At least one year of professional experience providing technical/desktop support in a Windows environment for both software and hardware.

2.           Associates or bachelor’s degree in a related field, or progress towards achieving one, preferred.

3.           Excellent computer skills with experience working with web-based content management systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

4.           Experience working with an LMS (Learning Management System) preferred; particularly Moodle and/or Brightspace.

5.           Experience with or ability and interest in learning platforms and software such as Adobe Connect, Adobe Acrobat Pro, eInstruction ExamView, Articulate, and WECA’s proprietary programs.

6.           Experience troubleshooting common office equipment such as printers and copiers.

7.           Experience with basic technical support of mobile platforms (Android and iOS) preferred.

8.           Experience with basic technical support of Mac OS preferred

9.           Customer-service oriented and able to provide in-person, chat, phone, and/or email support cheerfully and patiently to users from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of comfort with technology.

10.        Strong organizational skills

11.        Highly efficient

12.        Detail-oriented

13.        Self-motivated

14.        Enjoys finding solutions for problems.

15.        Works well with others in one-on-one and team settings.

16.        Ability to follow project plans and meet deadlines.

17.        Friendly, professional, and helpful attitude.

18.        Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association.

 


 

Part-Time WECA Instructor - Online, Nights, and/or Saturdays

It's the side gig that lets you earn extra cash while easily working around your fulltme position!

Are you on top of your game as an experienced electrician? Do you have what it takes to be a WECA instructor? 

WECA is currently hiring part-time instructors for night and weekend classes. Most of the instruction takes place online.
- Are you an experienced and knowledgeable electrical professional, with at least one of the following qualifications?
•    California Certified Residential or General Electrician with at least five years in the trade? 
•    Current C10 Contractors license in California with at least 5 years in the trade?
•    Electrical engineering degree with some electrical trade experience?
•    Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory and experience in the electrical trade (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
•    Retired Electrician with 10 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
•    Maintenance electrician with 10 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?
•    Electrician working for a non-C10 contractor with 7 years of experience (will require further evaluation on WECA’s part of your knowledge and qualifications)?

- Are you an excellent communicator?
- Do you have a passion for teaching, explaining, and sharing your knowledge with others?
- Do you have at least 5 years in the electrical trade?
- Do you know how to use a computer?
- Would you like the opportunity to teach from your own home computer*, if you have the skills, equipment and an internet connection that meets WECA's requirements?

-Do you reside in California or Arizona?

- Would you like to be paid a competitive hourly rate, plus the potential for regular bonus stipends, and with regular evaluation for performance-based raises?

If you answered yes to the questions above, email your resume and a letter of interest to hr@goweca.com.
 
*Partial list of requirements in order to be able to teach from home two nights per week from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
•    A quiet room containing all equipment needed to teach.
•    Reliable, High Speed Internet Connection
•    Computer:

Windows:
•    1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1; At least 2 GB RAM
•    Additional requirements for RAM, OS, and browser

Mac OS:
•    1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor for Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, and 10.9
•    Additional requirements for RAM, OS, and browser