Director of Grassroots Training
Regular and Exempt, Full-Time • Starts ASAP • Competitive Pay • Excellent
Work from Anywhere in the Continental US
Help build the resistance!
This has got to be a trainer’s dream job if there ever was one. MoveOn.org
and its millions of members are at the center of the grassroots,
people-powered movement to resist Trump, build the multiracial populist
movement, and win power to build a progressive future. 60,000 people joined
our first Ready to Resist Sunday night strategy and training call
people rallied at their member of Congress’ district offices
the #ResistTrumpTuesdays organizing rhythm.
As in any good grassroots movement, our tiny staff team is following the
lead of our members, new and old, who are pouring their hearts and souls
into taking back our country.
So we are investing more deeply in building a world-class training program
that will develop the leadership, organizing, and action skills of
literally tens of thousands of people in 2017 alone, by harnessing
innovative technology, the expertise of allied progressive leaders across
the movement, principles of adult learning, and tried and true organizing.
This is an opportunity to build a scaled, nationwide grassroots organizing
training program in concert with movement allies.
The MoveOn team works and lives in communities around the country,
providing employees tremendous flexibility to live and work anywhere in the
continental United States. MoveOn staff are embedded in the communities
that make up America, and we pursue the healthy development of community
and social connections outside of our work lives.
Scope out and plan a grassroots training program from start to finish,
including vision, goals, strategy, and timeline.
Develop curriculum, training materials, quizzes, agendas, and slides for
training modules ranging from Facilitation Skills to Action Logic to
Develop a community of peers who are leading trainers and practitioners
at allied organizations and movements to feature their talents and to
enhance collaboration across the movement and knowledge-sharing
Identify technology platforms to broaden the reach of the training
program as build a community of learning for participants
Work with MoveOn’s Video Lab and other artists to produce video trainings
Manage a regular schedule of virtual trainings and strategy/issue
Measure the effectiveness of the trainings and briefings.
Work with MoveOn’s National Field Organizers to tie the training program
to leadership development and action, and develop the training capacities
of fellow MoveOn staff and volunteers.
Play a lead role in growing a diverse audience for trainings.
Identify opportunities to take trainings on the road and deliver
Required skills and experience:
Substantial experience as a trainer, training director, or educator with
social justice movements and activists of diverse backgrounds.
Experience doing some of the things you’ll be training others to do,
such as organizing events, volunteer recruitment, organizing with
front-line communities, working with the media, de-escalation, legislative
meetings, bird-dogging, petitioning, knocking doors. Not all of these
experiences are necessary.
Written and verbal communication skills that enhance the ability to
reach a variety of audiences–volunteers, new activists, experienced
activists, organizational leaders, colleagues
Willingness and aptitude to learn, or experience with, training
technology – webinars, blackboards, virtual classrooms, Slack, Dropbox
Willingness and aptitude to learn, or experience with, basic visual
design skills and ability to make products like professional and appealing
using Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.
Track record of being determined and thorough- see projects through from
idea to implementation to launch
Curious, and a fearless learner and problem solver.
Ability to be effective in an organization whose team members all work
Well-organized and nimble; able to spot opportunities, turn on a dime,
Bilingual or multilingual a plus
Reports to MoveOn’s Organizing Director and is part of the Field Team.
Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.
Classification: Regular and Exempt, Full-Time. Every position at MoveOn
begins with a 6-month introductory period (including our Executive
Directors) which is intended to serve as a natural period of evaluation and
reflection for both MoveOn and the employee to determine whether a
successful employment relationship can be created.
Salary, and Benefits: Competitive salary including benefits such as
100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for
all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for
all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 12 weeks of paid
maternity or paternity leave, 10 days accrued paid sick time; and
reimbursement of office expenses.
To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter
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