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Workforce Development Trainer
Northern Virginia Family Service
Vienna, VA
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Position Summary
Training Futures (TF) is a nationally recognized workforce development program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). In operation since 1996, the goal of Training Futures is to increase economic opportunity through employment. The program offers an innovative curriculum in a simulated office environment to equip trainees with the tools, strategies, and confidence to secure new jobs and advance in their professional careers. In support of this goal, TF staff members are expected to model professional habits such as daily attendance, punctuality, and adherence to a business professional dress code. TF’s high-expectations, high-support training model empowers trainees to consistently complete the training, obtain professional employment, and increase wages on a level that gives families a permanent pathway out of poverty. Position Summary: The Workforce Development Trainer delivers an integrated training curriculum to a diverse group of trainees and will be responsible for hands-on instruction (including email communications) as well as individual support and encouragement of trainees to ensure employment success. All staff members at TF are responsible for upholding the high-expectations, high-support program model, which requires patience, understanding, compassion, and discipline. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base. Program Innovation: Workforce development is a core and priority service area of NVFS, and the Training Futures staff is committed to exploring new ways to adapt and evolve our program model to ensure that it remains relevant and financially sustainable well into the future. Currently, we are engaged in a strategic innovation process in which we are piloting new offerings and evaluating new opportunities for partnership within the business community. We are seeking a trainer who is flexible, highly collaborative, and willing to try new approaches to program implementation. If this sounds exciting to you, we’d love to meet you! Essential Job Duties: Training: Effectively deliver training in essential business skills for success in the workplace, including business communication, computer/digital literacy, and tools for a successful job search. Formulate lesson plans, training aids, and innovate instructional methods to support growth and development of the trainees. Achieve and demonstrate a level of curriculum mastery as indicated through trainee employment outcomes. Support activities that promote individual growth through imaginal education. Trainee Supervision: Develop supportive professional working relationship with trainees and provide encouragement and support to ensure progress towards goals and job attainment, including direct supervision of 8-12 trainees. Track and support trainee progress and participation, ensuring trainees are able to demonstrate necessary skills and competencies to be successful in preparation for internships and/or regular employment and job search. Program Support: Serve as active team member in execution of dynamic program components such areas as volunteer coordination, special events, one-on-one coaching of clients, job search, etc. Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission, policy, and procedural direction. Participate in weekly team meetings as well as regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates and preparing trainee/classroom progress reports. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of curriculum content, program software, and other information on job development programs and initiatives. Qualification Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field as per site curriculum. Five years (5) of professional experience. Experience in corporate training, workforce development, and/or adult education a plus. Ability to teach to and engage many skill levels and learning styles within one classroom. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with online learning platforms preferred. Willingness to consistently demonstrate professional office dress and appearance. Successful completion of background checks required upon hire. This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Northern Virginia Family Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant.
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