Training Design Director

Brooklyn, New York
Jan 02, 2019
Feb 01, 2019
Position Type
Full Time, Telecommute

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY or Remote

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 53 affiliates and partners across 131 cities in 34 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC and build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. CPD is a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action (CPD/CPDA) is seeking a Training Design Director to deepen the curriculum design, program offerings, and cultivation of learning communities, and breadth/depth of trainings offered by this national network. The Training Design Director will work closely with the Director of CPDA’s Training Initiative to ensure successful design, implementation and evaluation of all educational programming.

Primary Responsibilities

The Training Design Director will:

  • Possess deep knowledge pedagogical theory and curriculum design and create opportunities to teach staff about this to enhance their training capacity

  • Develop curriculum design protocols and work with staff to create curricula centered in base building and popular education

  • Work with research team to create evaluation instrument to track and measure intended outcomes and impact of training program

  • Create political education materials and training materials for use by network affiliates

  • Track, analyze and synthesize outcomes of training program  

  • Support outreach and logistics for large trainings and network wide convenings as part of the Organizing and Capacity Building team

Job Requirements

  • At least 10 years experience with training/teaching and curriculum design

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work or related field  in curriculum and program design

  • Deep knowledge of the organizing, policy and social justice culture and landscape

  • Cultural agility and experience with grounding work in an anti-oppressive lens

  • Large scale event planning experience is a plus

  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial and economic justice

  • Ability to travel regularly

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.