ABOUT THE POSITION
The Training and Program Director (TPD) leads our educational programming and makes real our educational vision. Violence Free Colorado works to be a thought leader in our state and in anti-domestic violence movements. We are a primary educator for community-based advocates here in Colorado and a strong training partner to a variety of non-profit, systems-based, and culturally-specific service providers. The TPD supports our training staff through direct supervision, program management and professional development. We are looking for a TPD who can help us build an inclusive and accessible educational vision that meets the needs of advocates across identity, ability-status, and location. The TPD will help to sharpen our online teaching strategies and engage new platforms for content delivery, community building and collaboration. We are looking for candidates who are excited about advocacy as a calling and a profession; who believe teaching can create change; and who ground their work in equity as a foundational practice, process, and position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Training & Technical Assistance
Coordinate and oversee training and technical assistance (TA) across the organization.
Ensure training and TA are rooted in our organizational principles of equity and inclusion (ACRTI = Accessible, Culturally Responsive and Trauma Informed).
With staff, ensure training consistency, build core curriculum, and update training standards.
Expand accessibility for TA and for in-person, on-demand, and online training, including language justice, learning styles, cognitive differences, vision, and hearing needs.
With leadership team, update and manage training fee structure.
Collect, track, and analyze TA and training data for equity, growth, effectiveness, reporting and professional development.
Provide direct training to members and community partners, as needed.
Provide TA to survivors, members, and community partners, as needed.
Provide staff support and leadership during Coalition events such as Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference.
Communications and Outreach
Coordinate with Community Impact Team to ensure effective messaging.
Coordinate with Community Impact and leadership teams to respond to media inquiries.
With staff, support outreach to new community partners.
With staff, build and maintain strong relationships with member programs.
With staff and leadership team, expand and diversify membership.
Coordinate with Public Policy Team to inform policy decisions, support policy development, deliver testimony and support witness development, as needed.
Supervise training and TA staff of 3-6 people as well as 4-6 interns and volunteers.
Support internal equity (ACRTI) work.
Participate in internal vision work, including theory of change, strategic planning, and culture building.
Support human resources work by assisting with recruiting, hiring, internal policy development and management.
Support financial management of the organization through budgeting process.
Participate in grant development and management.
Other duties as assigned.
Masters level degree in education, social work, or a related field; OR 5 – 10 years equivalent experience.
Demonstrated history developing curricula and/or community training programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of trauma informed care.
Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression work.
Some experience with grant writing, esp. narrative aspects
Ability to communicate information to small and large groups, to domestic violence experts and the public.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs and databases, skilled with Excel and comfortable with large data set volumes.
Reside in the state of Colorado or be planning to relocate to Colorado.
Valid ID and driver license (or access to a licensed driver) is required.
Due to our funding sources, all staff must submit an I-9 at time of hire.
Due to our funding sources, a background check and fingerprinting are required.
Candidates who identify as bicultural and bilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advocacy or Community Organizing experience.
Note to potential applicants: The final candidate must have the ability to perform the majority of duties in this role. Having said that, we acknowledge that individuals who have experienced systemic oppression tend to undervalue what they can contribute to an organization. We encourage you to apply for this job if it sounds like a good fit for you, even if you aren’t confident you meet every single one of the requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
Send a cover letter and resume, in a single PDF attachment with the subject line “(your last name) Training and Program Director” to email@example.com Please speak to how your experience and qualifications match what we are looking for in this role in your cover letter. We invite candidates to include chosen names and pronouns on documents. Please let us know in your application what reasonable accommodation(s) you need to apply. Application review starts immediately and will be open until filled.
E.O.E. – Violence Free Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any protected status and enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all genders and gender expressions, all sexual orientations, members of BIPOC communities, the formerly incarcerated, and persons in/of any other protected class, such as religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy status, or genetic status. Survivors of systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are highly encouraged to apply.