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Trainer (Education Sector - Management)

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Washington, D.C., DC, USA

The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a dynamic facilitator who loves teaching about effective, equitable, and sustainable management practices. We have more demand for our training services than we can handle, and we strive to excel in our work: we need someone who can deliver our existing curricula to a wide range of audiences (diverse in race, gender, positional power, organization type) and answer questions so thoughtfully and effectively that participants are left excited and ready to implement our tools! We also need someone who is aligned with our views of management – namely, that at the end of the day, great managers must deliver exceptional results toward their missions, which comes from understanding how management intersects with identity, power, and equity, building and maintaining equitable and inclusive teams, and blending shared ownership and engagement with rigor and accountability.  We are open to talking to people who are interested in full-time and part-time staff roles.

Who We Are

Our mission is to help social change leaders learn how to build and run organizations effectively, equitably, and sustainably so that they can deliver exceptional results towards their missions. Founded in 2006, we’re now a 50+ person, $10 million organization. We've helped shape the practices of hundreds of influential organizations and thousands of individual managers, with a particular focus on social justice and educational equity organizations. Our clients work on critical issues, like advocating for educational equity, promoting immigration reform, fighting for racial, economic and gender justice, and protecting voting rights. We aim to help them by making their organizations as effective as possible, by providing coaching, training, and resources for the broader field.

We work hard to deliver services that help our clients actually implement our advice, which has enabled us to grow by word of mouth.  Our trainings are engaging, practical, and often fun!

Areas of Responsibility: 

What You’ll Do

All trainers (full-time, part-time, or adjunct) will help impact both individuals and organizations by:

  • Delivering our existing training program to diverse groups of managers across the country, primarily via two-day trainings (both in person and virtually) that we offer both publicly and for client organizations
  • Helping meet the increasing demand for trainings of groups led by and for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other people of color

Trainers who are on staff (full-time and part-time) will also:

  • Engage with potential clients who approach us to design training packages that meet their needs, and occasionally reaching out to possible new training partners
  • Give input on the revision of our curricula and design of other products as we grow.
  • Collaborate with others on the training team and in TMC as a whole, as we work to deepen our antiracist practices, strengthen our services, assess our impact, and learn and grow together.

Our training curricula focus on the elements of effective, equitable, and sustainable management, including delegating effectively, setting goals and measuring progress against them, hiring a talented and diverse team, giving feedback and developing staff members, addressing performance issues, and creating a culture of belonging.  

The primary gauge of your success will be the extent to which the organizations and individuals you train are ready to implement better, more equitable management practices, and feel the training experience was useful and relevant to their work.


Who You Are

You are, or have served as, a senior leader with significant management experience in education organizations/school systems (think Assistant Superintendent, Manager of Principals, Executive Director, member of the C-suite, etc).

To be successful in this job, you will have a deep knowledge of how to manage and lead equitably in social justice or educational equity organizations, and a wealth of your own stories and experiences to draw on to illustrate the concepts. You will also excel in these areas:

  • Teaching, both virtually and in person, in a way that leads participants to implement what you teach. You’ll be able to strategically deploy lecture and experiential learning techniques, and your facilitation is engaging and drives learning for everyone in the room.
  • Having a deep knowledge of equitable management practices and opinions about the best path forward in a variety of situations. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge to be helpful and solve participants’ thorniest management challenges, often untangling the problem quickly and offering advice on-the-spot in front of a room full of people. 
  • Building trust and credibility with nonprofit organizations, their leaders, and their managers and staff – simultaneously winning over the most and least powerful people in the room. You’ll be able to connect with both new and experienced managers.
  • Creating the conditions for learning in your trainings that support participants to feel safe and seen, be vulnerable, take risks, stretch and grow, and have fun! 
  • Spotting equity and inclusion implications of different situations, with an intersectional lens on identity and power, and addressing situations where common practice might be leading to oppression. 
  • Desiring, receiving, and implementing feedback on your own work, and sharing feedback effectively with your peers and leaders. 

If you are on staff (full-time and part-time), you will also engage as a strong team member by living into our core values (focusing on impact; advancing racial justice; embracing learning; striving to excel; being unusually helpful; and building connection, trust, and joy), meeting internal responsibilities, collaborating with peers on team / organizational initiatives, and being responsive to all colleagues.


Our on-staff training roles come in two varieties – a more junior position (Vice President) and a more senior position (Partner).  

Vice Presidents are able to conduct typical trainings for most clients, because they have dealt with many of the management challenges that our clients face. They bring a leader’s perspective, often because they have led large or significant teams within their organizations.  The full-time salary range for VP roles is between $94,554 to $135,023, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range. 

Partners are able to adapt our standard trainings to support the most-seasoned leaders dealing with particularly challenging organizational contexts, because they’ve had experience leading at senior levels through those contexts themselves. They’ve typically been an ED or a member of an executive team. The full-time salary range for Partner roles is between $126,072 to $171,392, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.

Part-time trainer salaries are prorated based on their percentage of time worked.

We also offer excellent benefits for on-staff trainers, including a trans and gender non-binary health fund, generous time off, and an additional 5% employer contribution to your retirement fund with no match required.

Additional Information: 

The position can be based anywhere in the U.S. and could involve travel once TMC transitions back to holding in-person trainings. While we don’t currently know when we’ll resume in-person trainings, nor do we know what percentage of our work will remain virtual once we do, we assume that there will be some travel in this role. Travel for full time trainers could occur less than once a month, or up to 6-9 nights on the road per month, depending on the mix of in-person and online work. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial equity and social justice, and we make a particular effort to recruit people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply for open positions. 

Organization Info

The Management Center

Washington D.C., DC, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Our mission is to help social change leaders learn how to build and run more effective organizations so they can deliver great results.


We want to see more social change in this country, and we know that producing it is hard. Disparities in money and power mean that social justice advocates need to fight not just as effectively as their opponents, but more effectively. That’s where The Management Center comes in: we help social justice leaders learn how to build and run more effective organizations, so that they can get better results.

As the go-to resource on effective management for social change organizations, we’ve worked with more than 100 of the most influential progressive groups in the country and trained thousands of individual managers on the practices that help high-performing organizations deliver lasting results over time.

We offer both intensive hands-on coaching services for executive directors and their senior leadership teams, as well as a series of management training courses that supply practical advice and tools that managers can put to work immediately.

Since 2006, The Management Center has:

  • shaped the management practices of more than 10,000 individual leaders through our training program
  • helped more than 350 organizations get better results through stronger management
  • distributed more than 25,000 copies of our book Managing to Change the World
Why Work For Us?: 

5 Reasons to Work with The Management Center

1. By helping our clients, you’ll have an impact on the most important issues facing our country, like immigration, racial justice, health care, educational equity, and climate change.

2. Our clients are amazing people. You’ll work with leaders who go straight from talking with you to testifying on the Hill, leading a rally at the state capitol, or planning a new grassroots campaign with teams of organizers, and most days when you pick up the newspaper (or okay, read it online), you’ll see the results of their work.

3. Our team is awesome. You’ll be working with a group of smart, thoughtful, and genuinely nice people (at least we think we are!) who come from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds.

4. We’re committed to making our own organization one where people from all backgrounds – and in particular people with marginalized identities – thrive. While we have a lot of learning still to do, we’re working hard to incorporate equity and inclusion into all aspects of our work. That’s leading us to do things like proactively seeking to work with more groups led by and for people of color, supporting identity-based caucuses for our staff (we have people of color and indigenous people, LGBTQ, and white-identified allies caucuses), and making sure each person on our team continually hones their own cultural proficiency skills. More in the works here!

5. We try to practice what we preach: great management. You’ll have clear expectations, receive feedback (some of it even useful), get opportunities to grow and develop, and do it all in a culture that keeps the focus on real-world results and aspires to exhibit excellence with heart.

And a bonus reason… 6. We treat people well, from excellent salaries and benefits to flexible work arrangements to unusually good snacks.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 11 2021
Active Until: 
Jul 10 2021
Hiring Organization: 
The Management Center