Position: Coordinator, Skills Initiative

Reports to: Director, Skills Initiative

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc. (GACC South) is a private, non-profit organization which serves as the official representative of German industry and trade in the Southern United States (U.S.). Our main mission is to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. Our services focus on the areas of Consulting, Membership, and Apprenticeships. We are part of an international network composed of 140 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 92 countries.

Our Skills Initiative Team supports our member and non-member companies as well as other industry associations, educational institutions, and government agencies to cover the demand for skilled workforce in various industry sectors in the Southeastern US. To this end, we help with the creation of new programs based on the German model of apprenticeships and assist with the management of existing programs. For more information about our flagship program, please visit our GA CATT home page. GA CATT is an affiliate of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support with Account Management of existing apprenticeship network companies
  • Coordinate onboarding of new companies
  • Coordinate data entry and record-keeping for the department
  • Prepare department communications, such as memos, emails, invoices, reports, and other correspondence
  • Assist Senior Technical Manager with developing appropriate training material, such as company training schedules, and documenting processes in accordance with DIHK processes and standards.
  • Support Skills Initiative Team with administration of annual examinations (apprentice registration, logistic coordination, etc.).
  • Assist the Skills Initiative Team in positioning the GACC South as a valued partner for German-style apprenticeships in the Southern US.
  • Uphold DIHK (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag / Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce) standards for dual vocational training abroad for existing apprentice occupational pathways are met (Advanced Manufacturing Technician, CNC Machining, Mechatronics Technician).

Required qualifications:

  • Completed undergraduate studies in Business, Human Resources, Education or Associate degree as part of a completed dual apprenticeship in Germany
  • First work experience required. Relevant experience and knowledge in the field of vocational training in a technical field a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Highly dedicated with the ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing requirements and operational processes ideally.
  • High level of intercultural competence, in particular a good understanding of the US and German markets, as well as familiarity with both business cultures.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent reading, writing & oral proficiency in English; some German language skills preferred.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Self-confident manner combined with team spirit.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based, bilateral environment.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and allocate time and resources efficiently.
  • Self-motivated, excellent communication and customer orientation
  • Comfortable with some travel including weekends and working in a continuously changing environment.
  • High comfort level interacting with clients.
  • Highly organized with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, well developed organizational skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft365 programs, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Analytical mindset, with mathematical aptitude and ability to analyze figures.

Work context-Physical requirements:

  • Work is performed in an office environment and other locations when on business travel.
  • Minimum requirement for travel or as assigned by Management.
  • Employee may be subject to some lifting (filing boxes product samples), and exposure to fumes, chemicals (ink and toners)

Start Date: Q1 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Compensation: Hourly

How to apply: Please include a Cover Letter and Resume in your application.

Please note that we can only accept applicants with a valid U.S. work authorization at this time.

Reference: Skills Coordinator

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to each applicant.

We review all incoming applications, and if we find your skills meet our particular needs, we will contact you.