Training Specialist
National Community Reinvestment Coalition - Washington, DC

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The NCRC Training Specialist reports to the Training Manager, NCRC Housing Counseling Network and the Chief Program Officer with a focus on the design & implementation of curricula and the operations of the NCRC Training Academy. The NCRC Training Academy provides substantive training to NCRC members and non-member stakeholders with core content and engaged learning experiences on partnership building, community empowerment, fair lending, housing counseling, CRA data analysis, small business and workforce development issues and basic skill development in grant writing, negotiation, advocacy tactics and community engagement, and public-private partnership creation, among others.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Working in collaboration with other NCRC professional staff, and under the supervision of the Training Manager, the Training Specialist will implement an integrated plan to provide training and education for this 600+ national member association (as well as non-members) to cover organizational development and leadership capacity building, program and policy education on CRA, housing counseling, fair lending, homeownership, community development, workforce development and small business development issues as well as core competencies in grant writing, negotiation, community engagement, partnership development, advocacy and strategic planning.
  • Design course content materials and facilitate delivery of courses via webinars, and instructor led training.
  • Present information using a variety of adult learning methodologies such as role playing, team exercises, group discussions and simulations.
  • Attending meetings, classes and seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program effectiveness.
  • Develop a network of relationships with academic institutions and create articulation agreements to enable the Training Academy to provide continuing professional education (CPE) and academic credit.
  • Collaborate with other NCRC staff to initiate and facilitate relationships with foundations and Federal/state grant making agencies to find opportunities leading to submission of successful grant proposals to fund training and education.
  • Monitor and evaluate National Training Academy courses, instructors, and overall performance, and make recommendations that will help establish the Academy as a respected national provider of services that create value and empower community advocates with the knowledge to change policy, develop stronger local organizations, and provide workforce training programs that improve the communities they serve.
  • Develop a network of trainers and educators to deliver Training Academy courses and create templates for curriculum development and program development and create a nationally respected monitoring and evaluation system that ensures the highest quality training and education offerings, utilizing independent, third-party evaluators where required.
  • Identify staff to sponsor forums to build internal capacity and knowledge about organizational priorities, policies and procedures as well as foster opportunities for collaboration between the Training Academy and other departments in order to strengthen and streamline their work, and maximize the use of resources and staff.
  • Create a work plan to plan and organize staff roles and responsibilities at annual conference and identification of keynote/plenary and concurrent sessions appearing featured at annual conference.
  • Assist in developing the content of NCRC annual conference as well as regional conferences.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supervise and facilitate the use of NCRC Training Facilities and related event management protocols and/or systems.
  • Assist on other programs, Annual Conference, membership and training related projects, as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong program and personnel management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrable experience writing and successfully executing public and/or private sector grants.
  • Knowledge of adult learning styles and methods for curriculum and training design.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of software tools, including webinar technology, and the ability to adapt to new tools easily.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and work effectively with members, industry leaders, and other professional associations.
  • Preference given to someone with knowledge of workforce, economic and community development and reinvestment, small business lending, Neighbor Works, HUD housing counseling standards, and organization and professional development delivery models.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong program and personnel management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrable experience writing and successfully executing public and/or private sector grants.
  • Knowledge of adult learning styles and methods for curriculum and training design.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of software tools, including webinar technology, and the ability to adapt to new tools easily.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and work effectively with members, industry leaders, and other professional associations.
  • Preference given to someone with knowledge of workforce, economic and community development and reinvestment, small business lending, Neighbor Works, HUD housing counseling standards, and organization and professional development delivery models.
To Apply:
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NCRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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