Community Nature Connection (CNC) is seeking a Training Coordinator to implement, develop and coordinate all aspects of the Community Training Institute for the Protection and Interpretation of our Parks and Watersheds. This individual will assist with the design, planning and implementation of an annual training schedule. The ideal candidate will have an understanding and experience in the world of outdoor education, interpretation, environmental education and parks and knowledge of the skills, knowledge and abilities that are required for specific job categories. Ideally they will have both experienced some level of training in these fields themselves and have a network of potential organizations and individuals who offer the type of training we want to offer as part of the Institute. They will be able to establish rapport with stakeholders, identify professional development opportunities, implement a plan of action, communicate and present information in an effective manner, and take the lead on related projects to accomplish organizational goals. The role requires a responsible, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who can learn quickly and is able to perform an array of critical tasks, has good judgment in decision-making, and can work independently or as part of a team. The position supports the efforts of Director level staff.
● Work with the CNC leadership team and partners to identify training that should be part of the Institute’s offerings;
● Design and implement a calendar of workshops, training sessions and seminars;
● Identify professional trainers and/or internal staff to conduct training and workshops and negotiate contracts;
● Identify appropriate venues for training and make all arrangements with venues including scheduling, fees, equipment and logistical needs;
● Work with CNC leadership team to assess training requirements for programs and develop a budget for training delivery;
● Prepare summaries of performance indicators; maintain an active database of trainers;
● Design, plan and implement an annual training needs assessment, taking into consideration the CNC program needs, community partner needs and desires and market;
● Prepare communications and marketing materials for Institute and individual courses, both print and digital;
● Design and manage files for participant evaluation/satisfaction surveys;
● Work with Executive Director to develop a business plan that tracks project expenses as they relate to the overall project budget and balances free, reduced and full-price courses;
● Communicate with vendors regarding training materials and resources; review training materials and suggests materials for purchase;
● Develop evaluation metrics, protocols and reports;
● Develop and deepen productive working relationships with community partners; and
● Perform other duties as requested.
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
● 2-3 years related experience coordinating projects or programs for government agencies, non-profit organizations, or in the private sector;
● Knowledge and experience in the fields of outdoor education, environmental education and/or parks;
● Experience in the public or non-profit sector;
● Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to lead projects from idea to implementation;
● Tech-savvy, experience with project management tools;
● Competency in Google and Microsoft Suite, mastery of Excel and PowerPoint, experience with Adobe Suite and Dropbox;
● Experience coordinating contracts;
● Hyper-organized, attentive to detail;
● Ability to facilitate large groups;
● Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience; and
● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to CNC’s mission.
● Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
● Ability to work independently and carry out assignments with little or no
● Experience in and knowledge of the cultural geography of the greater Los Angeles area;
● Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend hours;
● Reliable transportation for travel to locations in project areas and must have a
valid California Driver's License
● Ability to satisfactorily pass a background check including fingerprinting;
● Provide evidence of free from tuberculosis; and
● Reference checks will be conducted, and employment is contingent upon receipt
of acceptable references.
Work is accomplished primarily in an indoor setting and includes sitting for extended periods of time. Main offices will be at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens and Vista Hermosa Natural Park with occasional travel to other work sites in the Greater Los Angeles Area required.
Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 11 paid federal holidays, and annual leave.
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on September 6th, 2019. In the subject line, please write “Training Coordinator, [your name]”. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place the week of September 9th, 2019.