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About Us  

Grounded Solutions Network is a national nonprofit dedicated to shaping communities to be equitable, inclusive and filled with opportunity for all. Where we live matters. It determines what opportunities we have and how our kids grow up. Everyone should be able to live in a place that offers opportunity: access to jobs, parks, public transit, quality schools and stable homes. Strong and inclusive communities provide the foundation that people and families need to thrive, both in the present and for future generations. 

 As a national membership organization, we support nonprofit and government practitioners, community resident leaders, advocates, elected officials, and other housing professionals with the tools and knowledge they need for success. We promote the creation and preservation of quality housing that remains affordable for generations. Our work specifically targets creating and expanding housing with lasting affordability, using a racial equity lens. 

 Grounded Solutions Network is committed to fostering an organizational culture rooted in critical thinking and consciousness about race and class. We seek candidates who are dedicated to achieving racial equity as both a process and outcome. We are committed to building a staff team that is as racially and culturally diverse as the communities that we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  

 

About the Position 

The Training Manager is responsible for growing and managing Grounded Solutions Network’s training and learning opportunities, as part of an effort to ensure that Grounded Solution’s primary audiences have the expertise needed to produce and preserve 1 million homes with lasting affordability over the next 10 years in a racially equitable way. The Manager will be responsible for a training institute, both online and in person when circumstances permit, a national conference, and for the development of sector building field tools in partnership with program staff. Our training program is growing, and this position will advance this ongoing growth with fresh ideas for greater impact.   

 The Manager will collaborate with staff and partners who have deep knowledge around racially equitable housing programs, and the person selected for this position will have time and opportunity to deepen their own content knowledge after joining the team. The Manager will lead a staff of 1-3 FTE, supplemented by consultants. The Manager will augment our existing team by bringing expertise in adult learning and curriculum development, deepen our racial equity practice, and manage staff, projects, and data. Training and Member Engagement is a fully remote, multi-racial team, and we are looking for someone who is an effective collaborator in the cross-cultural virtual arena. 

 

Key Responsibilities 

 Manage Grounded Solutions Network’s virtual and in-person training program (30%) 

  1. Oversee the development, evaluation, and improvement of strategy and curricula that support the annual work plan. 
  2. Develop, implement, evaluate and refine strategies to grow the impact and revenue of the training program.  
  3. Support colleagues in delivering online or in-person trainings or events. 

 

Manage Grounded Solutions Network’s annual conference (20%) 

  1. In close collaboration with the Executive Team, manage staff and consultants responsible for planning and executing the annual conference by setting deadlines, reviewing work products and coaching for success.   
  2. Develop, implement and refine strategies to grow the impact and revenue of Grounded Solutions’ annual conference.  
  3. Ensure that Grounded Solutions racial equity and inclusion (REI) and other strategic organizational priorities are a focus throughout the conference planning and execution process.  

 

Oversee the Resource Library and Field Tools (20%) 

  1. Oversee the development, dissemination, evaluation and improvement of field tools including our online resource library and companion website, inclusionaryhousing.org. 
  2. Improve overall tool applicability, availability and usability. 
  3. Coordinate field tools, training, and member recruitment and engagement to optimize adoption of tools and promote best practices, as well as member attraction.  

 

Support a Cohesive Training and Member Engagement Team (30%) 

  1. Manage a small but growing team of Grounded Solutions staff and external trainers to produce training events and tools that center POC learners. 
  2. Support internal staff learning goals and events. 
  3. Help shape Team strategy and participate in organization- wide strategy making 

 

Qualifications for Entry into this Position 

  1. 6+ years of experience in a role that included managing people, projects, and budgets. 
  2. Experience planning, executing, evaluating and growing in-person and virtual training events that center the experiences and voices of people of color.    
  3. Track record of engaging with topics related to housing, race and community development. 
  4. Ability to work successfully in self-directed, virtual environments, including managing a variety of projects, developing work plans and meeting deadlines under general direction.  
  5. Familiarity with Salesforce or another CRM as well as Zoom or another online meeting platform and willing to learn other technology tools. 


Travel required 

Approximately 5-8 trips per year of out-of-state travel as needed to attend staff meetings, conferences and provide training to clients. 

 

 

Location  

Flexible location. Grounded Solutions Network has two primary office locations in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC, with additional staff working from home throughout the contiguous 48 states. All staff are working remotely until further notice, so we are looking for someone who will be personally and professionally satisfied working from a remote office.  Candidates must have direct local access to a major airport. All staff are expected to demonstrate the ability to work remotely while maintaining high levels of efficiency and productivity and communicating effectively with their direct supervisor and colleagues. 

About Us  

Grounded Solutions Network is a national nonprofit dedicated to shaping communities to be equitable, inclusive and filled with opportunity for all. Where we live matters. It determines what opportunities we have and how our kids…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Compensation

USD 79,000 - USD 94,000
, commensurate with experience

Benefits

Join our team and build your career with us! We offer: 

  • Supportive, stimulating and collaborative environment with passionate colleagues dedicated to building community, equity and justice 
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development   
  • Competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, matching 401k and paid time off.

Join our team and build your career with us! We offer: 

  • Supportive, stimulating and collaborative environment with passionate colleagues dedicated to building community, equity…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please submit, as 1 document (PDF or word), a cover letter with salary requirements and resume here: https://bit.ly/3Ae7CEa.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Please submit, as 1 document (PDF or word), a cover letter with salary requirements and resume here: https://bit.ly/3Ae7CEa.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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