As a statewide, industry-led not-for-profit partnership, FloridaMakes works to strengthen and advance Florida’s manufacturing sector through talent development, technology assistance, and business growth. We operate through a network of the state’s Regional Manufacturers Associations, and partner with public and private service providers—including research and education institutions, consultants, and training providers—to improve the overall performance of individual firms, creating and retaining an advanced manufacturing workforce and improving Florida’s manufacturing economy.
FloridaMakes provides improvement solutions to manufacturers to increase growth and bottom-line savings, and develops initiatives designed to advance the State’s manufacturing sector through talent development, technology assistance and business growth. We deliver innovative assessment, training and consulting services customized to meet the specific needs of our clients. Clients include all manufacturers in the state of Florida, with a focus on small-to-mid-sized firms. FloridaMakes is the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) affiliate in Florida and is a non-profit, industry-led partnership of federal, state, and private industry (www.floridamakes.com).
FloridaMakes, headquartered in Orlando, FL is operated by regional manufacturers associations throughout the state, and in partnership with other related organizations to provide services to manufacturers throughout the entire State.
The Manufacturing Advocacy Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the development and support of a statewide strategy for strengthening and advancing Florida’s manufacturing economy. A successful candidate will be expected to perform duties that contribute to selected projects including: a manufacturing policy agenda, grassroots advocacy, and government relationships. These duties include, but are not limited to, contributing to the successful planning and execution Tallahassee Days, Hill Day, meetings of the Florida Manufacturing and Supply Chain Caucus, researching, reporting and analyzing policies as they relate to impact on the manufacturing sector.
Responsibilities and Activities
FloridaMakes External Affairs Team
The above items reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.
· Good organizational, verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to multi-task are essential.
· Knowledge and demonstrated experience with MS Office package software applications with advanced skills using Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
This position is based out of the FloridaMakes headquearters office in Orlando, FL, however the position may be operated elsewhere within the state, supplemented by regular in-person meetings as necessary. This position requires travel both within Florida and periodically out-of-state.
The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. The employee will be required to staff trade show booths, including transporting materials, set up and tear down. The employee may be required to work long hours at certain times. Occasional weekends or evenings may be required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position reports to the Executive Vice President. This position has no supervisory responsabilities. This position is not expected to have supervisory responsibility.
Compensation is based on experience. FloridaMakes offers a very competitive benefits package, offers a 401K plan, and has a generous time-off policy.
FloridaMakes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, marital status or veteran status.
$42,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year
Willingness To Travel
To apply, send resume and cover letter, indicating “manufacturing advocacy coordinator” in the cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.