Career Opportunities

NCCER is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-free workplace. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package. Email resumes to resume@nccer.org.


Digital Content Coordinator

NCCER has an immediate opening for a Digital Content Coordinator. The individual assigned to this position will assist in the desktop publishing aspects of updating and creating construction craft training curriculum in more than 75 fields. Major areas of responsibility will include:

  • Maintaining and editing XML standards and markup in all NCCER training materials
  • Coordinating and fulfilling digital outputs to publishing partner and their vendors
  • Tracking and coordinating markup changes, corrections and updates to source content and subsequent outputs
  • Communicating template design requirements to technical writers
  • Testing and managing quality control programs and processes

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of experience with XML-based publishing. Other required qualifications include the ability to effectively organize and maintain multiple concurrent projects, consistently deliver a quality product, flow with evolving assignments, deadlines and immediate requests, excellent communications skills, dependability in attendance and performance, and the ability to work independently. The ability to utilize a Macintosh terminal and shell scripting for various needs, including troubleshooting and solving performance issues is required. The ability to work effectively with all levels of executives, management and staff is essential.

Proficiency with the Macintosh operating system and experience with the following are required:

  • ETM/XML or XID workflow, including an understanding of XML schemas and XSLT,
  • Oxygen XML editor
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • CSS, HTML5
  • Familiarity with DITA

Candidates with experience in basic shell scripting and experience using desktop publishing software and content management systems are preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug-free workplace. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package.

Start ASAP after selection.  Position open until filled. To apply: send resume/CV, cover letter, and a minimum of three (3) references to resume@nccer.org.


Technical Writer

NCCER has an immediate opening for a Technical Writer. The individual assigned to this position will assist in the updating and creation of construction craft training curriculum in more than 75 fields. Major areas of responsibility will include:

  • Managing assigned technical writing projects, to include:
    • Ensuring projects are completed on time, on budget, and in accordance with NCCER specifications and requirements
    • Maintaining project components within the update cycle
    • Acting as liaison to subject matter expert committees and vendors and facilitating work
    • Ensuring communication of project information to the appropriate internal stakeholders
  • Performing project updates within content, learning, and testing management systems
  • Collecting and interpreting technical data or information and incorporating into curriculum structure
  • Presenting to subject matter expert committees and other constituents on product and program development processes or other NCCER-related topics

Qualified candidates will possess a high degree of professionalism, the ability to work independently, the ability to travel, excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple projects at one time, the ability to meet production and editorial deadlines, the ability to work under pressure, adaptability to shifting priorities and new workflows, and dependability in attendance and performance. The ability to work effectively with all levels of executives, management and staff is essential. A Bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred; although candidates with relevant experience will be considered. Experience in the construction or maintenance industry is desirable.

Proficiency in word-processing, presentations and spreadsheets (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite) is required. Software skills with miscellaneous Windows-based applications, knowledge of basic database design (i.e. Microsoft Access) and desktop publishing software (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite or Creative Cloud) are preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug-free workplace. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package.

Start ASAP after selection. Position open until filled. To apply: send resume/CV, cover letter, and a minimum of three (3) references to resume@nccer.org.


Build Your Future (BYF) Manager

NCCER has an immediate opening for a strong project manager with excellent presentation and communication skills to lead our Build Your Future initiative. This initiative is focused on educating people and recruiting them into the commercial and industrial construction industry through various campaigns and outreach. Candidates should be extremely organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and be a self-motivated team player and leader. Other key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Developing, executing and managing strategic projects and campaigns, including the BYF and Hard Hat Heroes recruitment initiatives
  • Qualifying, developing, establishing and supporting partner relations
  • Managing BYF websites
  • Researching, qualifying, planning and attending events and activities that expand BYF’s footprint
  • Managing the annual, monthly and weekly BYF budgets
  • Managing the BYF scholarship program
  • Managing metrics and stats that accurately represent the BYF mission and goals
  • Supervising the BYF graphic designer/coordinator position

Qualified candidates will enjoy working in a multi-task, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven environment and possess demonstrated public speaking abilities/experience. It is essential that this person have creativity, initiative, organization, good judgment, and the ability to express thoughts clearly and simply. The position requires the ability to strategically develop broad projects across departmental lines in an efficient manner, excellent organizational skills in a team setting, and exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal). The ability to research and organize statistical and anecdotal data and experience in managing and preparing schedules, budgets and reports is also required.

Minimum of an AA degree required and 2 years of management experience in a team setting required. Proficiency in website development and maintenance (preferably WordPress) is required. Experience in event planning and execution, marketing, non-profit management is required. Candidates with a background in fundraising, business development, military recruiting or sales management are strongly preferred.

Some travel is required for this position (approximately 30%).

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Workplace. Excellent benefits package. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

Start ASAP after selection. Position open until filled.


Art Manager

NCCER has an immediate opening for a talented professional to play a critical role in the update and creation of construction craft training curricula for more than 75 fields.  Key areas of responsibility for this position will include:

  • Maintaining a large image and art library within a content management system and performing updates to content, learning and testing management systems
  • Producing photographs and digital art and integrating them into manuscripts, instructor resources, assessments, and other training and evaluation products while ensuring quality and consistency
  • Developing and managing an annual art budget; tracking costs and invoicing
  • Ensuring photography and other art assets are completed and available on time, on budget, and in accordance with NCCER specifications and requirements
  • Maintaining art and photography project components within the update cycle
  • Ensuring communication of project information to appropriate internal stakeholders
  • Maximizing NCCER ownership of art assets
  • Ensuring asset release protocols, model release protocols and usage permission protocols are followed and documented
  • Building and maintaining an art asset knowledge base to improve overall training content of documents
  • Assisting in styling and layout of art resources for publication to multiple print and digital output formats

Qualified candidates will have the ability to work independently, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects while meeting production and editorial deadlines.  The ability to work under pressure and adapt to shifting priorities and new workflows is essential.  Experience in set piece, action and site photography as well as experience in art asset management (including use permissions) are required and qualified candidates should have a working knowledge of conventional and emerging photography technique.

Some local and/or national travel is required for this position.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred but not required; experience will be strongly considered.  Candidates with experience/background in the construction or maintenance industries are strongly preferred.  If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide a portfolio of professional photography.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Workplace. Excellent benefits package. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

Start ASAP after selection. Position open until filled.


Build Your Future (BYF) Graphic Designer

Immediate full-time position for experienced graphic designer/coordinator. Must have training, skills and experience in print and digital media design for promotional materials, campaigns, advertisements, email blasts, partnerships, collateral, websites and giveaways. Will be responsible for working with vendors, updating websites, managing online store, social media and more. Position consists of tasks outside of graphic design including some travel. Ideal candidate will be a strong team player who can also work independently on multiple projects and has strong time management skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, AA degree or technical degree in graphic design
  • Minimum two years of experience in the workplace
  • Self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-task, detail oriented, and deadline-driven environment
  • Creativity, initiative, organization, good judgment, and the ability to express thoughts clearly and simply
  • Sound decision-making, problem-solving, and research skills
  • Must be proactive, positive, a team player, and have a “get it done” approach
  • Strong background in social media and digital advertising
  • Some travel required
  • Dependable in attendance and performance

Software Skills:

  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite 6/Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Contact management and desktop publishing software, website design and/or html knowledge

Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Workplace. Excellent benefits package. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

Start ASAP after selection. Position open until filled.

Open Positions

  • Digital Content Coordinator
  • Technical Writer
  • Build Your Future Manager
  • Art Manager
  • Build Your Future Graphic Designer