Trainer

April 2018

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: http://accessmatters.org/what-we-do/training/) This position is full-time and exempt.

Essential Functions

  • 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.
    • Participate in staff and training team meetings, and fulfill other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sexual and reproductive health topics (e.g., HIV/STDs, adolescent sexual health, family planning, maternal/child health, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop curricula and facilitate trainings, including designing goals, objectives, lesson plans, and activities appropriate for the targeted learners.
  • 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 to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team environment using emotional intelligence and inclusive language and methods.
  • 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.
  • 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., some nights and weekends).

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare, or the Social Science field. Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Non-profit executive leadership skill in a public health related field.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of progressive experience planning, developing, and coordinating health programs and services.
  • Minimum of five (5) years supervising multi-disciplinary executive management teams.

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