Deputy Director, Capacity Building

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Boston, MA


Published 21 days ago

January 4, 2021
$60,000 - $67,000

Position Overview:

Working closely with EMPath’s COO, DCI and a network of colleagues contributing to capacity building, develops and enhances curriculum to ensure high quality learning on the Mobility Mentoring model and related topics. The Deputy Director reports to the DCI and works in partnership with her on learning initiatives within the organization as well as through EMPath’s Economic Mobility Exchange. Bringing experience in economic mobility coaching to this role will strengthen the development and facilitation of the curriculum this role is responsible in producing.

EMPath delivers learning opportunities through in-person workshops for internal and external stakeholders and recently launched a new learning platform: Engage@EMPath. The Deputy Director will be well versed in online as well as in-person adult learning best practices to apply to the development of new curriculum. Working collaboratively across the organization and within the Exchange is crucial as we develop new materials and establish protocols for feedback to understand promising and existing coaching practices and to identify areas of need across program platforms.

In this position, you will:

·        Collaborate across the capacity building network of EMPath staff and Exchange members to develop and refine curriculum on the Mobility Mentoring model and related topics.

·        Develop new courses on Engage@EMPath in response to learner need and feedback, continuously offering innovative approaches to learning with an emphasis on learner engagement and applied assessment.

·        Facilitate workshops to internal and external audiences, demonstrating strong teaching skills with the flexibility to adjust to a variety of learner needs and content requests.

·        Assess quality of learning through quantitative and qualitative measures and developing related protocols for continuous feedback across the organization.

·        Confer regular meetings with identified members of the capacity building network to routinely assess existing curriculum and determine priorities for the development of new materials.

·        Work with the Exchange team as well as Exchange members for intentional bidirectional learning in the evolution and development of courses and tools.

·        Collaborate with the Research & Evaluation team to improve evaluation of the learning opportunities provided by the capacity building team, as well as pulling nuanced data to target areas for growth.

·        Identify and support EMPath facilitators for workshops delivered to both internal and external audiences.

·        May supervise two or more staff as need arises and budget permits.

Our Ideal Candidate has:

·        Superior written and oral communication skills, ideally with demonstrated experience of writing through reports and/or publication.

·        Experience in curriculum development through formal education or through organizational experience.

·        Extensive knowledge of successful applied learning pedagogies, learning principles, and modern techniques for all types of learners

·        Agile learner, adept at adjusting course in response to developing organizational initiatives, goals and learner needs

·        Enthusiasm for developing relationships with colleagues and broader network partners.

·        Ability to travel 15% of the time when travel becomes possible.

·        Desire to grow as a professional and person and deep belief in continuous learning

·        Experience with coaching practices, such as trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and supervision as a parallel process.

Educational & Other Requirements:

·        Bachelor’s Degree (BA) required

·        Master’s Degree in relevant field (social and behavioral sciences, education or social work) strongly preferred

·        Experience in curriculum development required

·        Experience with workshop/training facilitation required

·        Experience as a Mobility Mentor a plus

·        Knowledge of online learning platforms a plus

Position Salary Range: $60,000 - $67,000

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Work is performed in an office environment. Work may be stressful and fast paced at times.

Position Overview:

Working closely with EMPath’s COO, DCI and a network of colleagues contributing to capacity building, develops and enhances curriculum to ensure high quality learning on the Mobility Mentoring model and related topics…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Boston, MA

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