YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT
The Senior Director of Training will work in partnership with the Vice President of Programs and Leadership Training and the programs team to deliver innovative leadership and professional development programs. The ideal candidate will facilitate hands-on learning across sectors (public, private, nonprofit), and deliver and refine Coro’s unique leadership curriculum. They will embrace the opportunity to help define and expand Coro’s women’s leadership portfolio and impact for new audiences and locations.
Key Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
- Dynamically facilitate and train Coro leadership development programs to a broad portfolio of clients, with a focus on developing women-identifying leaders in mid-career and senior positions across sectors.
- Facilitate and train both in-person and virtual sessions to foster learning and engagement of participants. Create and manage virtual tools (Google sites, etc) to support participants’ learning.
- Effectively navigate group dynamics and create space and psychological safety for diverse ethnic/racial, gender, age, and other social identities and lived experiences
- Design, modify, and deliver programs and curriculum that offer challenge and support to participants using Coro adult learning methods.
- Evaluate and generate post-program reports for programs this position administers, and use data to inform and improve programs and curriculum.
- Contribute as a thought leader on leadership development and civic engagement programs, staying current on literature, practices, and networks in relevant fields including training, coaching, professional development, and leadership development, particularly as it relates to women-identifying professionals.
- Support business development such as fundraising/grant writing, strategic partnerships, alumni engagement, marketing & outreach, etc.
- Develop and manage program budgets for programs this position administers in collaboration with the VP of Programs and Leadership Training and Director of Finance and Operations.
- Actively participate in Coro staff meetings and retreats, communications, and project management, including contributing to partnership proposals, program reports, conference presentations, and other strategic and administrative projects.
This role will oversee the design, implementation, and stakeholder relationships involved in maintaining a portfolio of leadership training programs centering the experiences of women-identifying individuals. The two primary programs include:
- Women in Leadership: This Coro “owned and operated” program seeks to advance women’s professional, personal, and political capacity to tackle society’s biggest challenges together and contribute to a thriving democracy. The program supports the leadership development of women across the Bay Area, raises up a multitude of experiences, establishes a pipeline for professional advancement, and creates a cross-sector network of women who support each other’s career growth. Coro welcomes applications from women-identifying and non-binary people working in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors.
- University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development: The UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) is a unique, experiential, systemwide professional development program to support the success and advancement of mid-career, woman-identified professionals and is open to all employees who support and are committed to this mission. The program brings together participants from every UC location. Participants represent faculty, academic personnel and staff, people managers and non-people managers. The program is sponsored by the President’s office and the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) and offered by Systemwide Human Resources in partnership with Coro Northern California and SACSW. UC WI is committed to enabling the full participation, success and advancement of woman-identified professionals at the University. The program is open to employees of all gender identities who support and are committed to this mission.
- Coro Leadership Labs: These training sessions are provided to organizational clients on an as-requested basis. They provide unique professional development and team building skills on themes such as empowered professionalism, discerning between adaptive and technical leadership, negotiations, and more.
WHO WILL THRIVE IN THIS ROLE
- Facilitator: You understand how humans interact with each other and thrive when supporting group learning for adults.
- Leadership enthusiast: You love leadership and regularly think about how to help people recognize their agency and influence outcomes regardless of positional authority.
- Holder of the both/and: Able to hold apparently conflicting ideas and embrace our non-partisan approach to prepare individuals, diverse in thought and background, to be leaders.
- Innovative: You think creatively, and see opportunities to create value and increase our impact.
- Collaborator: You play well with others and thrive in contexts where you are bringing people together to achieve common goals.
- Belonging creator: You understand and are aware that creating psychological safety allows all people to feel welcome, able to take risks, and able to shape and influence the group.
- Autonomous: You exercise judgment to prioritize your work and hold ownership of moving toward your goals while welcoming advice and input from stakeholders
- Lifelong learner: You consistently seek out new information to stay current with best practices; you welcome feedback and can integrate it into your work
- Committed to our impact: Your values and life experiences connect you to our work to train, support, and connect leaders to foster a thriving democracy and tackle society’s biggest challenges together.
The following skills are required:
- Ability to work well with stakeholders
- Interpersonal savvy
- Comfort in dealing with ambiguity
- Compassion, empathy, and deep listening skills
- Ability to create environments where people’s differences are represented and respected
- Time management
- Analysis and synthesis of program evaluations
- Comfortable with using a variety of technical platforms such as (but not limited to) Google Suite, Zoom, and Mural
Bonus points if you have:
- Trauma informed training
- Experience working within a higher education system
- Experience working with Coro as a participant, client, or field staff
You will influence and change the leadership journeys of hundreds, and possibly thousands, of people. You will join the Programs Team to advance women-identifying individual’s professional, personal, and political capacity to tackle society’s challenges and contribute to a thriving democracy.
This role provides an exciting opportunity to help define and expand Coro’s women’s leadership portfolio and impact.
Testimonial from the Women in Leadership program: “Women in Leadership increased my self awareness, validated my current skills, and provided strategies to continue my leadership path. To say it is life-changing is only a sliver of its impact. It's revolutionary and I will appreciate this experience for the rest of my life.”
This is a full-time role.
You can check out our team here. Our team is working in a hybrid fashion currently with plans to have some required time in an office in 2022. Some programs have returned to in-person gatherings and many have a hybrid of in-person and virtual sessions. The Coro team gathers monthly in-person at locations across the immediate Bay Area. We value our team and provide competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, 401k match and a generous PTO/flexible work policy.
Coro is an equal opportunity employer. We STRONGLY encourage and seek applications from women-identifying individuals, BIPOC, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBT+ communities.
Salary range for this position is $110,000 to $120,000.
Internal: Courtney Young-Law, Masharika Prejean Maddison, Angela Pang
External: University of California Systemwide Human Resources, Leadership Lab Partners
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
To apply, please complete the following application form. You must sign into the application form using a valid Google account. If you do not have a Google account you can sign up for a free one here. Only applications that are submitted through this form will be considered.
Applications will be reviewed as received with priority given to those received before January 14, 2022.