Careers at SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA’s national headquarters is a wonderful place to work.
In keeping with a tradition of respect for the individuality of our members and our role in workforce development, SkillsUSA strives to ensure inclusive participation in all of our programs, partnerships and employment opportunities.

Job Openings at the National Headquarters

SkillsUSA’s Communications Office has two job openings to share:

Public Relations Manager
The Public Relations Manager proactively implements internal and external communications activities such as interacting with the news media, creating news releases and other writing projects, media coverage tracking and reporting, communicating with association leaders, and advancing branding and social media strategies. Download the full position description.

Social Media Specialist
The Digital/Social Media Specialist is responsible for executing a strategic social media program to increase SkillsUSA activity on social media platforms. Social media activities must support all areas of the organization by driving engagement of our members and the general public and increasing business in the areas of training, assessments, educational resources and conferences. Assists with the development of digital and print content in coordination with communications staff. Download the full position description.

To apply for either position, send a cover letter and résumé to Missy Wilson, Human Resources Manager, mwilson@skillsusa.org. Deadline for inquiries is March 2, 2015. SkillsUSA is an equal opportunity employer.


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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different ways to give back to SkillsUSA. Below are some opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to help out:

Judges for the SkillsUSA Championships

The National Leadership and Skills Conference including the SkillsUSA Championships, a showcase of career and technical education students, will be held in Louisville, Ky., during the last week of June. Contestants begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. More than 5,000 outstanding career and technical education students-all state contest winners-will compete hands-on in more than 99 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Contests are run by industry, trade associations s and labor organizations, and test competencies set by industry. We need people to assist with managing the competitions or with judging them on Wednesday and Thursday during the week of the conference. For detailed information about the SkillsUSA Championships, please visit this link. For a brief description of each contest, click here. If you would like to volunteer your service, please reply by email to dworden@skillsusa.org.

National Courtesy Corps

The National Courtesy Corps is the elite group of high-school and post-high-school students as well as advisors and chaperones who are selected to represent their state delegation. These individuals are afforded the opportunity to work with and build a network of industry and educational resources while gaining skills and leadership qualities, developing friendships and having fun. Learn more.

National Education Team

The purpose of the National Education Team is to assist the national technical committees in conducting and managing the SkillsUSA Championships and communicate industry expectations for the quality of instruction and professional development in occupational areas represented in the SkillsUSA Championships to advisors. Learn more.