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Deputy Director of Activist Trainings Posted Apr 13
The Public Interest Network , Denver, CO
Training Department Deputy Director

Effective activists aren't born, they're trained. The Public Interest Network trains hundreds of professional and volunteer results-oriented activists every year; we train in the craft of organizing and advocacy.

We're looking for a Training Department Deputy Director who can help us provide our staff with high-quality training and expand our program in the years to come.

Over our 40-year history, our trainees have taken the skills they've developed with us and run campaigns to preserve the environment, protect public health, and promote active civic engagement. They have become leaders of Environment America, U.S. PIRG, Fair Share, Greenpeace, Green Corps, MoveOn, the Sierra Club and many other organizations. We currently invest over 200 hours of training per year per staff person-we're looking to deepen the impact of those hours and reach out to even more people, beyond our staff and volunteer base.

Job Description

The Public Interest Training Department Deputy Director will be responsible for:

Driving the department's mission of providing of on-going professional development for all staff
Managing and regularly updating our training curriculum, which includes 3 entry-level training weeks and over 100 skills, strategy, theory, and issue-based trainings.
Coordinating trainings for over 400 new and experienced staff
Working with The Public Interest Network leadership to plan and run staff trainings


Candidates should be strong trainers who are good at working with people. The ideal candidate has a track record of managing large projects, such as coordinating 250 person trainings. Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of relevant experience including work with political campaigns, issue advocacy, and staff or volunteer management.

Compensation & Benefits

Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package. A minimum 2-year commitment is required.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.


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