Training Resource Specialist

Position Overview: The Training Resource Specialist will leverage knowledge of culturally responsive instruction and networking within systems, along with skills in writing, training development, and mentoring, to increasingly diversify the training workforce, to improve the relevance and inclusivity of training, curriculum, and implementation support materials, and to strengthen trainer and staff skills in facilitating learning for all learners.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Trainer Recruitment

  • Work with the Director of Training to develop and implement a trainer recruitment process that leverages existing Parents as Teachers’ and early childhood, parenting, and family support systems.

  • With the Training Manager, identify and on board trainers who reflect the diversity of families in the communities served in areas such as language, geography, ethnicity and service sectors.

  • Serve as a Parents as Teachers National Trainer.

Resource and Training Development

  • Work with Training Manager to ensure that training resources effectively support multilingual participants.

  • Collaborate with department leadership to synthesize information from the field, experts, and training evaluations to inform the relevance of training, curriculum, and implementation support materials.

  • Support the trainers’ connection to field practices, including observations of key service delivery components.

  • Serve as ADA reviewer (accessibility) and cultural editor of published Parents as Teachers resources and training content and design.

  • As part of a project team, serve as a contributing writer for Parents as Teachers trainings.

  • Apply principles of adult learning and culturally responsive instruction to incorporate best practices into online and on-ground trainings.

  • Work with Training Manager and Director to use data gathered from training evaluations, the field, state and country offices, research and quality staff, and implementation support staff to inform decisions related to improving training materials and revising trainers’ manuals.

Professional Development

  • Actively participate in all components and activities of the trainer professional development system.

  • Remain abreast of new learning/research related to best practices in encouraging and supporting the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into training content and cadre of trainers.

  • Create and implement professional development opportunities for trainers to reflect upon and improve their knowledge and skills in self-awareness, sensitivity, and cultural responsiveness.

  • Serve as a mentor and consultant to trainers in regards to meeting their competency and recertification requirements.

  • Remain abreast of new learning and technology related to adult learning, mentoring, and training facilitation.

  • Work with Business Systems Specialist and Training Manager to improve the ability of online facilitators to support all learners, including multilingual participants.

  • Engage with DEI council and Human Resource staff to support staff development efforts.

The above statement of this job description describes the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in adult learning/instructional design, culturally responsive teaching, early childhood education, social services, or other related field required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience in designing culturally responsive learning

  • Experience teaching and mentoring adult learners

Other Requirements:

  • Multilingual preferred

  • Knowledge of current research and practices in cultural diversity and accessibility

  • Understanding of systems and management

  • Top notch facilitation and presentation skills

  • Ability to think strategically and build strong relationships

  • Versed in adult learning principles and learning design

  • Motivated to explore and learn new technological applications

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient in current version of Microsoft Office applications

  • Able to utilize a customer management system to interpret training data

  • Working knowledge of a learning and content management system

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and trainer’s manuals

  • Ability to communicate effectively, present information and respond to questions from directors and managers, customers, stakeholders and the general public

Math Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment: 

  • The dynamic structure of the project teams requires flexibility and an ability to shift priorities on short notice.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Flexibility: Some job responsibilities may require travel and/or warrant occasional remote work.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, Parents as Teachers does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy covers all facets or employment.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume along with salary requirements to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.