Over Zero is seeking a Training & Education Manager. This role reports directly to the Regional Director for U.S. Programs. It is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about working closely with a diverse set of partners, is energized by translating complex concepts and academic research into actionable tools, and has a deep interest in understanding complex conflict dynamics in the U.S. and around the world.
The Training and Education Manager is a content development, training delivery, and relationship management-focused position that is central to Over Zero’s global work, particularly our U.S. programs. The position will serve as the lead in executing the various aspects of Over Zero’s educational programming. This includes developing and tailoring training content for different audiences; leading trainings, workshops, and other educational programming; ensuring our content is up-to-date and accessible to different audiences; identifying and implementing new audiences and distribution channels for educational content; and working with Over Zero’s Research team to track program impact.
If you enjoy working with people from across different walks of life, making complex concepts accessible, and working with a team that’s driven to build more just and peaceful societies, this may be the job for you!
About Over Zero: Over Zero, a project of the Hopewell Fund, was founded to reduce, prevent, and create long-term societal resilience to identity-based violence and other forms of group-targeted harm. We specifically focus on the role of communication in either fueling or counteracting violence. Our work in the U.S. is focused on 1. preventing political and identity-based violence by equipping leaders from different sectors with tools for violence prevention and response and 2. conducting and translating relevant research into practice. Throughout our work, we collaborate with a range of academics, researchers, and practitioners globally. We are also deeply committed to our organizational culture, which includes values of co-creation, discovery, do no harm, impact, and wholeness.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
Essential responsibilities and tasks for this role include but are not limited to the following:
1. Training and curriculum development, adaptation, and iteration:
- Work with the Regional Director (U.S.) and Program Associate to develop training curricula that matches programmatic goals and partners needs.
- Develop (and support development of) trainings, including developing decks (Powerpoint and Keynote) and training scripts, as well as memos, toolkits, online resources, and other educational materials. This includes developing exercises and activities to be used virtually and in person.
- Keep Over Zero trainings and educational materials updated, including through identifying needs from training participants for new content and updating online resources.
2. Training Delivery
- Deliver and co-deliver (with the Regional Director and Program Associate) trainings to partner organizations and their stakeholder networks, both virtually and in person (once possible based on COVID-related precautions).
3. Partners management and relationship building
- Manage and support the process of partner input and engagement for co-created trainings.
- Serve as the lead in conversations with partners as needed, including in digital communications providing updates and managing feedback processes.
- Attend relevant meetings and events to build relationships and establish Over Zero’s presence.
- Identify opportunities for engagement.
4. Support documentation and evaluation of training programs
- Work with Research team to implement training evaluation plans (e.g. tracking training information, delivering surveys, etc.).
- Contribute to funding proposals and reports as needed
We are looking for someone who is passionate about Over Zero’s mission, a team player, adaptable, self-motivated, skilled at developing educational curricula and interactive content for diverse audiences, an experienced facilitator and public speaker/trainer/educator, with excellent communication and relationship management skills.
- Strong interest in working to prevent political and identity-based violence and other forms of group-targeted harm
- 4-6 years of relevant experience developing and presenting trainings or educational curriculum
- Experience in relevant field – e.g., education, human rights, peacebuilding, communications, social psychology, conflict/violence prevention, etc.
- Experience with a variety of software programs, including Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Keynote,
- Familiarity with best practices for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture
- BA or equivalent
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Flexible and adaptive to manage shifting priorities and deliver results
- Strong public speaking and facilitation skills
- Ability to manage priorities and workflow
- Proactive approach to solving problems
- Proactive and adept at anticipating and planning for future needs
- 5+ years of experience
- Competency or fluency in language other than English
- Experience in group facilitation
- Basic skills in formatting and graphic design (for designing document and training materials)
Salary and Benefits: Salary is $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience (with more senior-level experience required for the higher end of this range). Excellent benefits package (health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, limited phone and internet reimbursement, life insurance) and generous paid time off, personal days, and holidays.
Location: This is a remote position. Once it is safe to do so, some travel may be required for in-person meetings.
Hopewell Fund Careers: Over Zero is a project of the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The Hopewell Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.