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Training Director

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The Outreach Team
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Ithaca, NY
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Published 28 days ago

General Overview: 

The Outreach team is one of the largest field vendors in the country. We work on behalf of amazing progressive partners to win real social change for good. Our goal is to consistently raise the overall level of organizing/canvass work across platforms by thinking holistically about our clients, the campaign we are trying to win, and the staff who work on the campaign.

Our ability to run successful campaigns depends on the strength of our organizers and managers, and our ability to scale up depends on the depth and readiness of our leadership bench. With that in mind, we’re hiring a Training Director to develop and implement a centralized training program for our staff and to support existing trainings, so that we can maintain the highest quality outreach work as we grow.

This is a job for someone who loves training organizers, canvassers, and managers. We believe that staff learn the most by trying things and getting lots of feedback, so we’re looking for an experienced manager who can create, deliver, and institutionalize a series of trainings that involve simple principles, demonstrations, and a lot of practice. 

This position is remote. This is a Manager - level position reporting to the People Director. The position starts immediately and will involve significant travel (average of 5-10 days per month) when it is safe to do so.

Responsibilities:

Develop and implement a centralized training program

  • Develop and implement a series of onboarding trainings for staff of all levels, including managers
  • Create a pipeline program for BIPOC staff to move up the ladder that includes training, mentorship and a leadership development trajectory
  • Develop and implement a process for observing staff field performance regularly and providing feedback
  • Create or identify tools for tracking staff progress through trainings
  • Develop and implement an ongoing training program for management to build their skills

Support project trainings

  • Drive the planning and setup for ad hoc trainings
  • Support Project Directors to put on project-specific trainings
  • Manage logistics for virtual and in-person trainings (when safe)

Qualifications: 

Must Haves

  • Strong trainer
  • Experience planning large events
  • Experience as an organizer and/or canvass director
  • Experience managing people in educational setting
  • Curriculum development experience or ability
  • Fluency in G Suite
  • Track record of centering equity and justice in your work
  • Passion for progressive policies
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Organized and capable of juggling multiple priorities

Nice to Haves

  • Experience planning large trainings for organizers and/or canvass directors
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Experience managing full time staff
  • Experience tailoring trainings to different learning styles
  • Track record of creating systems and workflows
  • Experience doing virtual trainings
  • Knowledge of equitable assessment

 

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this position is $55,000 - $67,000 annually depending on experience. We offer a generous benefits package, including paid vacation, paid sick leave, health insurance, hands on training, and opportunities for advancement. 

At The Outreach Team, we prioritize equity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.

Please note: We want to hire people of all gender identities. This hiring platform (JazzHR) does not allow us to add in specific options for gender identities outside of the binary, but we are currently working with them to find a solution.

General Overview: 

The Outreach team is one of the largest field vendors in the country. We work on behalf of amazing progressive partners to win real social change for good. Our goal is to consistently raise the overall level of organizing…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 22, 2021

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
407 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States
Suite 349

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