Trainer (Progressive Sector - Management)

Full Time

We are not currently actively screening new applicants for this position, but if you’d like to be considered in the event that we re-open a search, please submit your resume, and we’ll let you know when we do.

The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a dynamic facilitator who loves teaching about effective, equitable, and sustainable management practices. We have more demand for our training services than we can handle, and we strive to excel in our work: we need someone who can deliver our existing curricula to a wide range of audiences (diverse in race, gender, positional power, organization type) and answer questions so thoughtfully and effectively that participants are left excited and ready to implement our tools! We also need someone who is aligned with our views of management – namely, that at the end of the day, great managers must deliver exceptional results toward their missions, which comes from understanding how management intersects with identity, power, and equity, building and maintaining equitable and inclusive teams, and blending shared ownership and engagement with rigor and accountability.  We are open to talking to people who are interested in full-time, part-time staff roles, and/or adjunct training (1 – 3 trainings per month as an independent contractor).

Who We Are

Our mission is to help leaders working for social change build and run more equitable, sustainable, and results-driven organizations.  Founded in 2006, we’re now a 50-person, $11.5 million organization (and growing!).  We've helped shape the practices of hundreds of influential organizations and thousands of individual managers, with a particular focus on social justice and educational equity organizations. Our clients work on critical issues, like advocating for educational equity, promoting immigration reform, fighting for racial, economic and gender justice, and protecting voting rights. We aim to help them by making their organizations as effective as possible, by providing coaching, training, and resources for the broader field.

We work hard to deliver services that help our clients actually implement our advice, which has enabled us to grow by word of mouth.  Our trainings are engaging, practical, and often fun! 

What You’ll Do

All trainers (full-time, part-time, or adjunct) will help impact both individuals and organizations by:

  • Delivering our existing training program to diverse groups of managers across the country, primarily via two-day trainings (both in person and virtually) that we offer both publicly and for client organizations
  • Helping meet the increasing demand for trainings of groups led by and for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other people of color

Trainers who are on staff (full-time and part-time) will also:

  • Engage with potential clients who approach us to design training packages that meet their needs, and occasionally reaching out to possible new training partners
  • Give input on the revision of our curricula and design of other products as we grow.
  • Collaborate with others on the training team and in TMC as a whole, as we work to deepen our antiracist practices, strengthen our services, assess our impact, and learn and grow together.

Our training curricula focus on the elements of effective, equitable, and sustainable management, including delegating effectively, setting goals and measuring progress against them, hiring a talented and diverse team, giving feedback and developing staff members, addressing performance issues, and creating a culture of belonging.  

The primary gauge of your success will be the extent to which the organizations and individuals you train are ready to implement better, more equitable management practices, and feel the training experience was useful and relevant to their work.

Who You Are

You are, or have served as, a senior leader with significant management experience in progressive nonprofits (think executive director, CEO, vice president, member of the C-suite, etc.).

To be successful in this job, you will have a deep knowledge of how to manage and lead equitably in social justice or educational equity organizations, and a wealth of your own stories and experiences to draw on to illustrate the concepts. You will also excel in these areas:

  • Teaching, both virtually and in person, in a way that leads participants to implement what you teach. You’ll be able to strategically deploy lecture and experiential learning techniques, and your facilitation is engaging and drives learning for everyone in the room.
  • Having a deep knowledge of equitable management practices and opinions about the best path forward in a variety of situations. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge to be helpful and solve participants’ thorniest management challenges, often untangling the problem quickly and offering advice on-the-spot in front of a room full of people. 
  • Building trust and credibility with nonprofit organizations, their leaders, and their managers and staff – simultaneously winning over the most and least powerful people in the room. You’ll be able to connect with both new and experienced managers.
  • Creating the conditions for learning in your trainings that support participants to feel safe and seen, be vulnerable, take risks, stretch and grow, and have fun! 
  • Spotting equity and inclusion implications of different situations, with an intersectional lens on identity and power, and addressing situations where common practice might be leading to oppression. 
  • Desiring, receiving, and implementing feedback on your own work, and sharing feedback effectively with your peers and leaders. 

If you are on staff (full-time and part-time), you will also engage as a strong team member by living into our core values (focusing on impact; advancing racial justice; embracing learning; striving to excel; being unusually helpful; and building connection, trust, and joy), meeting internal responsibilities, collaborating with peers on team / organizational initiatives, and being responsive to all colleagues. 

What Else You Should Know

We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial and gender equity, and we make a particular effort to recruit candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, and gender non-binary to apply for open positions. 

We also strive to ensure our hiring process, including the submission of the application, meets your needs. To submit an application to this post, you will need to upload a resume and answer a few questions (using open text and multiple choice answers). If there are accommodations that would help you in submitting the application, please email [email protected]. For accommodations needed during the interview process, we have a section to indicate this in the application (no need to email). 

Our on-staff training roles come in two varieties – a more junior position (Vice President) and a more senior position (Partner). 

Vice Presidents are able to conduct typical trainings for most clients, because they have dealt with many of the management challenges that our clients face. They bring a leader’s perspective, often because they have led large or significant teams within their organizations. 

Partners are able to adapt our standard trainings to support the most-seasoned leaders dealing with particularly challenging organizational contexts, because they’ve had experience leading at senior levels through those contexts themselves. They’ve typically been an ED or a member of an executive team. 

The position can be based anywhere in the U.S. and could involve travel once TMC transitions back to holding in-person trainings. While we don’t currently know when we’ll resume in-person trainings, nor do we know what percentage of our work will remain virtual once we do, we assume that there will be some travel in this role. Travel for full time trainers could occur less than once a month, or up to 6-9 nights on the road per month, depending on the mix of in-person and online work.  

The full-time salary range for VP roles is between $101,825 to $135,098, and between $132,455 to $177,162 for Partners, with exact salary depending on experience. Part-time trainer salaries are prorated based on their percentage of time. Adjunct trainers are paid a daily rate range between $1760 - $2560, depending on the type of training. We aim to offer competitive salaries and benefits and are committed to equity, trust, and transparency in compensation. Basing compensation on someone’s willingness and ability to negotiate or on their prior salary leads to wide inequities and bias in how people are paid, particularly for groups experiencing historical oppression. Therefore, we do not ask for prior pay history from our candidates and our offer-making process is negotiation-free for salaries and benefits.  

We determine the best possible salary offer based on relevant experience and extent to which candidates demonstrate the competencies for the role during the hiring process. TMC uses our annual performance evaluation process at the end of each year to determine raises and promotions.    

We also offer excellent benefits, including (but not limited to):

  • 90% of premiums covered by TMC for employees; 80% covered for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
  • Life and long-term disability insurance and an Employee Assistance Program at no cost to employees
  • Option to enroll in pre-tax health and dependent care flex spending accounts
  • We support staff and loved ones in times of financial hardship through an additional Hardship Fund that staff can access as a wage supplement.
  • An additional 5% employer contribution to your retirement fund with no match required
  • $100 per month stipend towards cell phone and internet
  • Generous time off (including 4 weeks of paid vacation for full-time staff) and we close for 2 weeks at the end of the year.



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