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Associate Director of Activist Trainings

Posted on: January 12, 2018

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Job description

Training Center Associate 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 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 the past 45 years, our trainees have worked on hundreds of projects and campaigns at the local, state, national and corporate levels. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air. 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.

  1. 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.

Compensation and 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


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

5+ years

Salary is commensurate with relevant experience

Start date
February 9, 2018

Apply by February 9, 2018