October 2019

About AccessMatters

AccessMatters, a non-profit, public health organization located in Center City Philadelphia, envisions a future where every person has the health care and information they need to thrive.  In service to that vision, AccessMatters’ mission is to protect, expand, and enhance equitable access to sexual and reproductive health care and information for all people.  Our team strives to advance our mission in accordance with these guiding principles:  (1) sexual health is an essential component of health and wellbeing across the life span; (2) access to quality, affordable health care – including sexual and reproductive health care – is a fundamental human right; (3) every person, family, and community deserves to be treated with dignity and respect; (4) programs and services should be evidence-based, prevention-focused, and person-centered; (5) organizational excellence is best achieved through a culture of inclusion, diversity, innovation, professionalism, and accountability; (6) clients, volunteers, staff, partners, and supporters should be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect in a trauma-informed and culturally responsible environment; and (7) everyone deserves a caring workplace environment that fosters trust, teamwork, creativity, and work-life balance where work is enjoyable and where staff are supported in their professional development and their pursuit of excellence.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Training and Capacity Building, the Trainer will use specialized knowledge and judgment to develop curricula for effective in-person and online trainings, facilitate and deliver trainings to diverse client groups, and provide follow-up technical support to internal and external training participants in support of AccessMatters’ mission and strategic plan. (To learn more about our training program: This position is full-time and exempt.

Essential Functions

Reporting to the Director of Training and Capacity Building, the Trainer will work proactively and collaboratively to:

Develop and Execute Effective Trainings for Organizations That Engage Our Training Services

  • Develop, implement, facilitate, and deliver in-person and online training courses using adult learning principles, online learning design and principles, cognitive learning theories, educational best practices, and AccessMatters’ training guidelines.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and sound judgment to analyze, interpret and act in all matters related to training development and implementation.
  • Work collaboratively and professionally with training clients, stakeholders, and participants, by continuously evaluating possible courses of action, and making ethical decisions for the best outcomes for both AccessMatters and training stakeholders we serve.
  • Contribute to AccessMatters’ online training program.

Cultivate Training Opportunities and Relationships with Existing and Prospective Stakeholders

  • Develop proposals and quotes to provide training and/or technical assistance services for external partners and clients.
  • Promote AccessMatters’ training and capacity-building services to generate new clients and maintain existing clients to meet goals for earned revenue, resource development, and program services.
  • Represent AccessMatters and its training and CBA endeavors effectively and positively to all constituents, including internal and external committees and boards, at conferences and other external gatherings, and at project-related local, state, and national meetings.
  • Develop ideas and participate in collaborative proposal writing process for resource development and grant-funded projects.

Strengthen the AccessMatters Training Team by Deepening and Expanding Expertise in Key Subjects

  • Maintain current knowledge of field-related research on issues related to sexual/reproductive health, including family planning, adolescent sexual health, pregnancy, STDs/HIV, maternal/child health, sexual orientation and gender diversity, social determinants of health, health disparities, and other relevant issues associated with health and service delivery.
  • Maintain knowledge of current training strategies and philosophies in teaching about diversity and equity issues, including understanding systemic oppression and its effects on the sexual health and overall wellness of individuals from marginalized communities.
  • Maintain knowledge of current local, regional, state, and national resources related to training and CBA (e.g. learning management systems, national training centers, etc.).
  • Assist with administrative and operational support for AccessMatters’ trainings and conferences.

Advance the Mission of AccessMatters and Fulfill Organizational Duties and Initiatives as Assigned

  • Exemplify our Core Values and dedication to a team culture where all staff hold themselves accountable in service to our community and stakeholders, and all staff eagerly pursue excellence.
  • Create and maintain an inclusive and equitable work environment that is respectful of all, embraces diversity and equity, and includes diverse perspectives and talents in problem-solving.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and conduct regarding confidentiality, integrity, and professional behavior overall.
  • Participate in staff and training team meetings, support organizational initiatives, and perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sexual and reproductive health topics and trainings (e.g., HIV/STDs, adolescent sexual health, family planning, maternal/child health, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curricula and facilitate trainings, including designing goals, objectives, lesson plans, and activities appropriate for the targeted learners.
  • Two to five years of demonstrated experience developing and facilitating trainings on health equity and social determinants/influencers of health, including implicit bias, racism, and other forms of oppression.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in various topics related to the intersectional identities of marginalized communities and the impact on their sexual and reproductive health care access and overall health and wellness.
  • Ability to inspire passion for expanding access to reproductive/sexual health care, maternal/child health, and related public health and social justice issues.
  • Ability to package and promote trainings in order to expand AccessMatters’ audience reach and obtain new external clients.
  • Expertise in methods of instruction and evaluation appropriate to training adults and adolescents.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly (verbally, written) and work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work with in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team environment, using emotional intelligence and inclusive language and methods, serving diverse populations and institutions across a broad spectrum of community and clinical providers within the fields of sexual and reproductive health and maternal and child health.
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities and colleagues with demonstrated cultural humility and responsibility.
  • Ability to self-manage, independently prioritize, solve problems, and effectively handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while taking direction as needed.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and stay organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop and complete project plans to meet goals, while adapting as needed to changed conditions or priorities, to deliver accurate and timely work in a fast-paced environment.
  • High degree of customer service skills and philosophy, to include professionalism, responsiveness, and follow through, to deliver high quality support services to external and internal clients.
  • Experience using online learning management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel regionally or nationally approximately 25% of the time.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed (e.g., scheduled nights and weekends).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree desired, with academic preparation in human sexuality, public health, social work, education, or closely related coursework. Relevant industry specific experience may be considered in lieu of degree where possible.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in the design and delivery of training programs.
  • Experience conducting trainings and/or managing programs specifically related to sexual and reproductive health required.
  • Eligible for all city and state mandatory clearances, e.g. criminal and child abuse.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter and resume to the Trainer position posted at our online career site, by going to this link:  Address cover letter to Elaine Petrossian, Vice President, Human Resources & Operations.  Please include salary requirement and potential start date.  No calls, please.  Applications will be reviewed in a rolling basis with priority to those received by November 11. 2019. 

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