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Training Center Associate

Posted on: May 23, 2017

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Job description

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 Center Associate Director who can help us provide our staff with high-quality training, promote our training program throughout the larger public interest community, 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, USPIRG, 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 Center Associate Director will be responsible for:

1. Organizing our training curriculum;
2. Coordinating trainings for our new and experienced staff
Working with TPIN leadership to plan and run staff trainings
Working with leaders from other cause-oriented groups to improve our trainings and theirs
Work with other national trainings such as Democratic Gain, New
Organizing Institute and Wellstone action to help provide trainings for the social change movement at large.
3. Fundraising to support the Training Center

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 5 years of relevant experience including work with political campaigns, issue advocacy, development and fundraising, and staff or volunteer management.

Salary and benefits:
Salary and benefits for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage; parental leave; educational loan assistance; retirement plan; as well as paid holidays; vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available. A minimum 2-year commitment is required.

Denver, Colorado, with frequent travel.

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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.


Denver, CO


The Public Interest Network

Job category

Employment type
Full Time

3+ years


Start date
July 7, 2017

Apply by August 31, 2017