Organizer, Training & Mobilization

Consumer Reports
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Executive Search
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Overview:

The Organizer, Training & Mobilization leads the development and execution of our community training program whose primary goal is to train our members to become volunteer leaders who will serve as a key piece of our mission to build consumer power. Works closely with the community, campaigns, and membership teams in the launch of our new community training program. Seeks to empower our members with the skills they need to drive change in the marketplace, tackling issues as diverse as food safety, affordable healthcare, debt and credit reform, privacy and data tracking, corporate executive accountability, and more. Is responsible not only for training our community in a predominantly virtual environment, but also building a program that is scalable so members and activists can recruit and train others to participate in the movement.

Qualifications Include:

* College degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 3-5 years of professional accomplishment in grassroots, labor, political, and issue campaigning.

* Demonstrated experience in training activists and volunteers to become leaders in advocacy and corporate campaigns.

* Active listening, superior written and oral communication skills.

* Outstanding multi-tasking ability, prioritization and project management skills.

* Outstanding facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution capabilities.

* Proficient with Google Apps suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drive, Gmail, etc.) and Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), JIRA , prototyping and testing tools.

* Deep understanding of the digital landscape and learning management systems.

* Ability to communicate effectively and influence at all levels of the organization.

* Able to work flexible hours and be available for occasional domestic travel.

Key Responsibilities:

* Contributes to the design, implementation, and execution of CR's Community Training Program that develops volunteer activists and members into leaders.

* Develops, organizes, manages, and facilitates in-person, and virtual training sessions for volunteers including regional and national summits.

* Build meaningful one-on-one relationships with volunteer activists and members.

* Monitors and evaluates community-led training sessions.

* Creates and updates training materials and resources as needed

* Identifies and assigns promising trained community members to campaign and membership teams.

* Evaluates and supports newly trained community activist trainers

* Suggests and implements test ideas for the Training Program.

* Collaborates with digital, organizing, and membership teams to harmonize the training program needs with these teams' goals and processes.

* Assists in the development of program objectives, goals, training ratings system, rewards, and incentives.

* Meets objectives for the number and quality of community activists and trainers recruited and trained.

* Meets objectives for skill development of community activist trainers during trainings

* Drafts quarterly and year-end training reports to ensure transparency of the training program, report potential innovations, and demonstrates progress towards meeting objectives.

* Supports the Manager, Community Mobilization in managing external vendors, training budget, contractors and utilizing learning management systems.