Training Coordinator

POSTED Jan 31 2017

Jane Doe Inc.
Boston, MA
Full Time

Jane Doe Inc. ("JDI") is a vibrant and effective, social justice statewide coalition that is creating a world free of abuse. With our 55 member programs, coalitions in other states and territories and national partners, JDI strives to create change by addressing the root causes of violence and promoting justice, safety and healing for survivors. Some of our programmatic priorities include public policy, movement building, education and training, prevention, and an array of services to our membership. Guided by the voices of survivors, the Coalition's mission is to bring together organizations and people committed to ending sexual and domestic violence.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Training Coordinator will ensure the smooth and effective delivery of training events and activities. Responsibilities include designing, developing, and conducting a range of diverse training opportunities to meet the needs of JDI member programs, allies and stakeholders working to address and prevent sexual and domestic violence. This is a professional position for an individual committed to social justice, ongoing learning and innovation in training.

The Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Membership and Programs and will work with all JDI staff and members to advance knowledge, best practices, and subject matter expertise to ensure that the field in MA is fully equipped to understand the needs of victims and survivors. The Coordinator will also create and support opportunities for creative teaching and learning, facilitated in a manner that supports survivor-centered practices and seeks to transform attitudes and beliefs that foster sexual and domestic violence.

The ideal candidate will possess varied and in-depth experience creating and delivering training in various modalities; experience with curriculum development and implementation; knowledge of adult learning theory and practice; an understanding of primary prevention; and experience in the field of sexual and/or domestic violence. The ideal candidate will also share the values articulated in JDI's Principles of Unity and be a consensus builder, welcome diverse perspectives, exhibit grace under pressure, have a sense of humor and foster a strong and vibrant commitment to coalition building.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures that JDI training and prevention activities support the Coalition's role as a thought leader in sexual and domestic violence programming with an emphasis on an intersectional lens.;
  • In collaboration with JDI staff, maps out training plans, designs and develops training programs that addresses the current and ongoing priorities for coalition members and allies;
  • Identifies training needs among JDI members and allies and stakeholders through assessments and other means to ensure that training programming is relevant and comprehensive;
  • Ensures that all trainings build on the capacity of the field and create innovative and interactive opportunities which are inclusive of the breadth of survivors, experiences, and the diversity of communities;
  • Supports the development and design of materials including curriculum and other related materials; maintains JDI resources relevant to training, education and prevention in-house, online and with other JDI staff;
  • Coordinates all aspect of in-person and on-line training activities including: trainer recruitment and coordination, facilities, registration, outreach, evaluation, and data maintenance;
  • Provides training directly, develops broad knowledge of relevant trainers and training organizations, and maintains accurate knowledge regarding curriculum resources in the field;
  • Participates and represents JDI externally; other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience developing and delivering interactive training on multiple topics to diverse audiences and implementing prevention programming in the field of sexual and domestic violence as staff and/or as a volunteer;

Technological competence and expertise using technology for training and communications; familiarity with online training platforms;

Demonstrated experience in event planning, public speaking, training, curricula development, program development and materials development. Knowledge and application of adult learning modalities and excellent skills in facilitation; Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience working with marginalized communities in the areas of programming, organizing and/or advocacy. Commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice;

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes unpredictable priorities, analytical and detail oriented. Must be comfortable working on a team as well as individually, and demonstrate expertise in multi-tasking;

Knowledge of MA communities in rural, urban, and suburban environments, their similarities and differences and the relevant resources related to sexual and domestic violence programming.

Commitment to ethical communication, organizational excellence, developing quality working relationships. Demonstrated history exercising good judgement, and understanding boundaries and confidentiality.

Possesses a valid driver's license. Access to reliable transportation preferred. Able to travel statewide and nationally as needed. Flexible schedule required at times.

Bachelor's degree in related field required; Master's degree preferred. Relevant life and work experience may substitute for advanced degree.

COMPENSATION:

This position is exempt from the wage and overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation is commensurate with experience and competitive in the field; generous benefits package.

Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter to jobs@janedoe.org by February 20, 2017. NO CALLS PLEASE!

Application deadline February 20, 2017