Associate Director, Training

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Nov 21, 2022, 4:22:29 PM11/21/22
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Civic Nation seeks an Associate Director of Training which will work within the Organizing & Training team to build thoughtful volunteer experiences by developing training and learning content across initiatives, advising on creating facilitated experiences for initiative constituents, and analyzing program effectiveness while implementing feedback loops and effective ongoing debriefing moments internally.


The Civic Nation Organizing and Training Team works with Civic Nation initiatives, grassroots volunteers, and partner organizations with this question in mind—how do we provide people with the attitude, skills, and resources they need to make a real impact around the issues that are important to them and their communities? The Organizing and Training Team works with initiatives at Civic Nation on project management, digital organizing strategy and execution, and learning and training engagement, to mobilize changemakers at all levels. The team also helps to incubate new projects and initiatives around different issues and causes. 


Civic Nation is a nonprofit ecosystem for high-impact organizing and education initiatives working to build a more inclusive and equitable America. We shift culture, systems and policy by bringing together individuals, grassroots organizers, industry leaders and influencers to tackle some of our nation’s most pressing social challenges. Our initiatives take on the biggest issues of our time — strengthening democracy, fostering civic engagement and voter participation, fighting for gender equity, and more. Civic Nation is home to six initiatives: It’s On Us, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape On Campus, United State of Women, We the Action and When We All Vote.


  • Lead creation and implementation of training content development, both for use internally with Civic Nation staff and externally with Civic Nation volunteers, partners and grantees
  • Develop new training curriculum materials, including outlines, worksheets, and training decks, to meet specific programmatic needs of Civic Nation’s initiatives
  • Maintain a central library of training content and templates, culled from past work
  • Support all learning and training programs, from conception and planning conversations, to development, to implementation and facilitation, to debrief
  • Advise initiatives on training, learning, and facilitation strategies for staff and program participants
  • Research new and innovative approaches to training experiences, including but not limited to facilitation experiences, curriculum skills, and learning platforms
  • Participate in partnerships with external training oriented organizations and professionals for shared learning
  • Partner closely with the Organizing & Training staff, to function cohesively as a team


  • 5+ years work experience in non-profit, educational, and/or campaign settings
  • 2+ years learning and training content related work, including development of training materials from conception to implementation
  • Experience in facilitating both online and in-person learning and community building experiences
  • Experience facilitating learning and evaluation debriefs is preferred


  • A strategic mind that seeks to create learning experiences built on past knowledge, and is eager to creatively invent new and innovative content and facilitation
  • An understanding of grassroots organizing and/or issue advocacy is preferred
  • Deep understanding of adult learning pedagogy and best practices
  • Strong project management skills, including development of long-term project planning
  • Ability to conceive of and design new training modules independently, without relying on templates 
  • Strong ability to listen, understand, connect, earn trust of, and collaborate with employees at all levels of the organization
  • High sense of responsibility and integrity
  • Deep and proven dedication to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • High degree of comfort with change and working in a rapid response environment
  • Proficiency with Powerpoint/Google Slides, Google Sheets, EveryAction/Van, and different forms of online training and community building platforms


The Washington, DC-based salary range for this position is $78,000 - $86,000 (will be adjusted for cost of labor for the incumbent's work location) annually, commensurate with experience. Our comprehensive benefits plan includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees, flexible paid time off, paid family & medical leave, access to a 401k plan, and more.


Civic Nation is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, Civic Nation has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment at Civic Nation unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they get their second dose of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two weeks after a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.


To apply, submit a cover letter and resume here. The cover letter, addressed to Emma Welsh-Huggins, should be concise, compelling, and include why you would like to work for Civic Nation. 


At Civic Nation, diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly aligned with the fundamental belief that people are inherently capable, but often lack opportunity. We know that a diverse workforce allows us to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to fulfill our mission and reach our goals. Civic Nation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

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