Capacity Building Trainer

Job Type

Full Time




Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $80,000
Details: Annual salary range is $70,000 - $80,000 commensurate with experience.



Application Deadline



Los Angeles
United States


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Capacity Building Trainer

Reports to: Capacity Building Director                   

Employment: Full-Time, Salaried position

Location: This is a full time telecommuting position.

Position Summary:

Groundswell Fund is seeking a full-time trainer for development and implementation of curriculum for our capacity building programs, which include the Grassroots Organizing Institute (GOI) and the Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) Program.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to develop training curriculum and workshops for grassroots organizations. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload during program implementation. This position requires travel.

About Groundswell Fund: 

Groundswell Fund is the largest funder of the U.S. Reproductive Justice (RJ) movement. For more than a decade, we have enabled foundations and individual donors to increase the impact of their giving by offering a different kind of philanthropic model. Different in who we are: A program staff of women of color who come directly out of community and labor organizing and have a combined 70 years + of grassroots organizing and civic engagement experience within communities of color; a board comprised of grassroots leaders shaping strategy alongside funders and donors. Different in who we support: Women of color (WOC), low income women, and transgender people who are organizing at the grassroots. Different in how we support the field: not just through grants, but also through capacity-building support focused on boosting grassroots power, and funder organizing that lifts up our grantees to a larger audience of funders and donors who can move resources to their work, whether or not these resources come through our doors. And Groundswell moves at least 80 percent of the dollars that come in our doors back out to the field.


  • Lead the development and implementation of curriculum and workshops for convenings and webinars. Trainer must be able to develop this curriculum collaboratively with capacity building team members, coaches and grantees.
  • Identify priorities, gaps, and opportunities to strengthen capacity building programs.
  • Document the curriculum development and implementation processes for convenings and other trainings hosted by Groundswell Fund
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of grantees regularly. This includes providing oversight and feedback on annual work plans for both GOI and IVE organizations, as well as working with coaches assigned to organizations.
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with funder colleagues, grantees, and other key partners. 
  • Compile and Analyze reports for both GOI and IVE. Reporting includes summarizing metrics and qualitative goals and reports
  • Other duties: All other duties as assigned.


We're seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are outcome-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:

  • At least five years of grassroots organizing and/or voter engagement experience in historically disenfranchised communities, working with women of color (both cisgender and trans women).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in developing curriculum and trainings.
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Experience with event planning and logistics coordination for meetings and conferences
  • Ability to work independently, on multiple projects at a time, and across several time zones. Willingness to travel 4-10x/year.
  • Experience working in multi-ethnic and multi-language spaces is preferred, but not a requirement for this position.
  • This is a remote position and applicants must be able to work from home.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Groundswell Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential.

Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.


This is a full-time, exempt position. Very generous benefits include fully paid for employee and family health, dental, vision, and matching 401K plan. Three weeks of vacation upon hire and a generous holiday schedule including the last week of December, as well as a flexible work schedule.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Please email a resume, three professional references and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and describes why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position to: Beverly Avery, Operations & IT Manager, at: Applications received by Friday, June 2nd will be given preference but applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.