Employment Opportunities

Director of Training – Rutland or Brattleboro Office


 Job Description

The Director of Training (1) designs and conducts training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance; (2) analyzes training needs and makes recommendations about training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance; and (3) designs and conducts training and development programs for external audiences as part of the organization’s commitment to movement building.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training programs for employees
  • Assess individual and organizational training needs and recommend improvements
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training activities and programs
  • Offer specific training programs to help employees maintain or improve job skills
  • Obtain, organize or develop training procedure manuals, guides or course materials
  • Design, plan, and organize training programs for external audiences to support the psychiatric survivor movement
  • Develop and deliver presentations and workshops at relevant conferences and events
  • Provide individual employee coaching, as needed
  • Research and recommend new training methods
  • Create a supportive and conducive learning environment
  • Special Projects as assigned by the Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to conduct employee and community trainings
  • Proven ability to assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate training
  • Proven ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and to maintain them over time
  • Ability to manage and schedule tasks independently and reliably
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of the psychiatric survivor movement
  • Passion for social justice and knowledge of the social justice and civil rights movements and deep personal commitment to their values

Desirable Qualifications

  • Sound understanding of positive coaching techniques
  • Analytical skills to uncover root cause and develop improvement initiatives
  • Knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation

Working conditions

  • Position is based in Rutland or Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Some travel is required
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: $40,000.00 to $43,000.00 /year


To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]


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