Sources of Strength has a full-time opening for a resourceful and motivated National Trainer that can work effectively with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, ages, social contexts and cultures. We are looking for energetic trainers that can conduct highly interactive and inclusive trainings that blend games and sharing of strength stories with teens, young adults, and adult groups.
Candidates must have extensive experience working with Latinx, Native American/Alaskan/First Nation, and/or Urban communities. Bilingual fluency is highly preferred. This position is based from our primary office in Denver, Colorado.
Sources of Strength is one of the most heavily researched peer led programs in the world that uses peer leaders to positively change school and community culture. Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.
The person in this position is expected to have exceptional facilitation and public speaking skills with large groups, high energy and self-motivation, strong skills in working with youth, as well as an aptitude for clear and professional communication. The ideal candidate will enjoy traveling and working with diverse communities, as well as developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients, collaborators, field sites, funders, and colleagues. This position requires travel of up to 15 days per month. Character traits should include high levels of positivity, humor, humility and authenticity.
- Participate in strategic planning
- Travel across North America providing high quality, highly engaged training to Adult Advisor and Peer Leader teams, in keeping with the fidelity of the Sources of Strength best practice program.
- Provide follow up support and technical assistance to designated areas.
- Assist in preparation for staff meetings, webinars, phone calls, trainings, travel and other key events.
- Represent the organization in the suicide prevention community; participate in ongoing suicide prevention initiatives.
- Update the Infusionsoft management software, track contract status and keep supervisor informed as needed.
- Perform other duties and projects assigned by supervisor.
In Communications, the National Trainer will:
- Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with clients and partner organizations, including research teams.
- Represent the programs and point of view of Sources of Strength to agencies, organizations, and the general public. Promote Sources of Strength’s visibility, represent the organization and its beliefs, and attend key conferences, trainings and meetings.
- Communicate consistently with supervisor in regards to scheduling, reminders, task management, priorities etc.
- Assist in the writing, editing, production and mailing of materials and communication pieces.
In Programming, the National Trainer will:
- Assists with the planning and oversight of programs (training, follow up support, contract renewal etc).
- Provide high quality training to Sources of Strength teams.
- Represents the organization to collaborative agencies and partners.
- Provide quality ongoing support to Sources of Strength teams by answering emails, phone calls or by providing occasional onsite support.
- Assist in preparing for trips and trainings, booking travel, ensuring shipping and delivery of materials, preparing slides etc.
- Attends monthly supervisory meeting w/ supervisor
- Attends bi-monthly staff meeting
- Attends coalition, task force, and/or advisory team meetings as requested by supervisor
This position requires educational achievement, previous experience working with youth, excellent public speaking skills, verbal and writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently as well as effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. This position requires extensive travel up to 15 days per month. Candidates must be resourceful problem-solvers and be comfortable taking leadership and ownership in a close-knit work environment. Specific requirements include the following:
- Excellent organizational and training skills
- Good sense of humor and ability to make people laugh in a training setting
- Demonstrated ability to represent the organization in a professional and ethical manner
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively handle multiple projects on various timelines in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
- Commitment to open and direct communication, organizational change and creating a positive work environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to motivate, develop and relate to youth, school personnel and local partners.
- Strong conceptual, networking, troubleshooting, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.