Lead Trainer and Consultant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a flexible work environment.



Application Deadline



22 Cortlandt Street, 33rd Floor
New York
United States


The Youth Development Institute (YDI) advances the positive development of young people by promoting the principles and practices that enable them to thrive.

Our vision is that young people in New York City will receive high quality services, supports and opportunities that foster their assets, build healthy community connections, strengthen their skills and competencies, and prepares them to participate in the creation of a more equitable world.

YDI has led the field in promoting Positive Youth Development in New York City for 25 years by developing innovative program models, serving as a technical assistance provider to numerous City initiatives, supporting organizations to bolster their youth development programming, and providing organizational development support. 

The Youth Development Institute is hiring 1-2 full-time Lead Trainers and Consultants.


Lead Trainer and Consultant (FT)


Provide capacity building support, including training and on-site technical assistance to YDI's clients including both fee-for-service, government and foundation contracts. Develop and implement new training modules and curricula; conduct research on promising practices and create resource materials to disseminate to staff at youth serving organizations; act as a thought partner to other YDI staff and clients; and collaborate around development of new initiatives and capacity building strategies. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Training and Curriculum Development 

  • Develop broad based and customized training strategies for a range of youth serving organizations  
  • Design and refine training modules and curricula 
  • Facilitate training and conduct on-site coaching for clients 

Organizational Consultation and Technical Assistance 

  • Collaborate with City Agencies, funders and CBO organizational leadership to develop work scope, benchmarks, deliverables and indicators of success for proposed projects 
  • Identify implementation issues for contract sites and devise opportunities and resources to promote successful resolution and build sustainable practice 
  • Provide on-site consultation to direct service providers on youth development program design and implementation. 
  • Develop modules and menus of services for clients 
  • Work with contract sites to develop outcome-based plans 
  • Plan and facilitate network meetings in support of practice communities 

Internal Practice Development 

  • Document project activities and learning  
  • Actively review and share useful research and practice information  
  • Participate in meetings and public presentations as a representative of YDI  
  • Participate and contribute to staff development activities  
  • Provide input to improve YDI culture and operations 
  • Positively contribute to a creative, supportive, productive work culture. 

Qualifications Include: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience providing training, coaching and program or organizational development technical assistance. 
  • Deep understanding of positive youth development. 
  • Experience in and strong understanding of the following focus areas a plus: Education, workforce, foster care, youth leadership, immigration, racial equity and social justice.   
  • Interest in impacting public and private sector efforts to help youth achieve positive outcomes.   
  • Strong experience in facilitation and adult learning methods. 
  • Direct service experience working with youth preferred 
  • Minimum BA 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative and manage a variety of tasks with a high level of accuracy 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@ydinstitute.org with your name and "Lead Trainer and Consultant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the positions are filled.