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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced training specialist to assist with the coordination of high quality training of the nationwide network of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies and Client Assistance Programs (CAP).
Who We Are: NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the congressionally mandated, disability rights agencies known as the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP). P&A agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal laws, to all people with disabilities. NDRN provides training, technical assistance, and legal support to the P&A agencies. NDRN is also involved in legislative advocacy to create a society in which people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity and are able to fully participate by exercising choice and self-determination. For more information on our organization go to www.ndrn.org .
Develop and manage training calendar for ten on-site training events yearly including: the P&A/CAP Annual Conference, two meetings of the Chief Executive Officers, two new CEO orientations, the new Fiscal Manager Orientation, the Financial Management Meeting, two core trainings for the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security and the Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.
Work with NDRN staff attorneys, specialists and managers to identify, schedule and coordinate training calendar and implementation of web-based training on a full range of advocacy and management topics designed to meet the identified needs of P&As.
Assist the Deputy Executive Director for Training and Technical Assistance in working with program staff and other managers to identify program content of on-site trainings as well as other trainings.
Support development and implementation of training agendas, timelines and other duties associated with trainings. Manage speaker agreements, communications and coordinate travel where necessary.
Monitor emerging issues, trends, practices and policies on training methodology on-site and virtually to assist NDRN to stay on the cutting edge which will affect the ability of P&As and NDRN to implement assigned program activities and identify promising practices to share with the network.
Review and maintain system to evaluate impact of trainings and use that information to update NDRN training.
Identify expertise among the P&As and with outside experts to build our reserve of trainers especially those that will bring racial, ethnic, cultural and disability diversity to NDRN trainings.
Update training policies and protocols in order to standardize the process of organizing on-site trainings.
Coordinate communication between the training team with admin unit, as well as communications and IT team.
Assist program staff to identify opportunities for staff development in training.
Work with program staff to develop curriculum for core training in their issue area.
Oversee NDRN’s logistics contractors to develop banquet event orders, AV and accessibility needs.
Manage continuing education credits for NDRN trainings with outside organizations as well as internal PAL program.
Support the development of other trainings as needed.
At least five years of experience conducting and managing trainings.
Demonstrated experience as a trainer on-site and virtually.
Demonstrated commitment to the contributions of citizens with disabilities and to efforts to make possible the realization of that potential.
Demonstrated extensive expertise in training development, planning and implementation. Background in meeting management a plus.
Knowledge of the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System and non-profit program experience a plus.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including, but not limited to, sensitivity to other people and the ability to work with others on a cooperative basis.
Excellent demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal English.
Willingness to travel, work evenings and weekends when necessary.
NDRN offers a competitive salary, based on experience. Benefits include health plan; Flexible Spending Account; transit and parking benefits; 403(b) retirement plan; paid vacation/sick leave; 10 paid holidays and an onsite gym.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the attention of Nachama L Wilker, Deputy Executive Director for Training and Technical Assistance, NDRN, 820 First Street, NE, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20002, via e-mail at Nachama.Wilker@ndrn.org , Subject: Training Coordinator ; or via facsimile: 202-408-9520; or via U.S. Postal Service. NDRN is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.