Reports to: Director of Training for The Allender Center
Department: The Allender Center
FLSA Category: Exempt
Average Hours per Week: 40
The Manager of Facilitator Development is primarily responsible for overseeing the Allender Center’s talented and dynamic team of Group Facilitators and Facilitator Trainers based throughout the U.S. who lead small-group experiences for our annual Story Workshops and professional training certificates in Narrative Focused Trauma Care. This role provides leadership and structures to the Group Facilitators for ongoing professional development, community building, and support in order to foster and grow a skilled, diverse, and sustainable facilitation team. The Manager of Facilitator Development also works alongside the program and curriculum teams during events to provide leadership and support to the facilitators. The Manager of Facilitator Development reports to the Director of Training for supervision, support, and strategic initiatives.
Schedule is negotiable, and work can be completed in a hybrid model of remote and onsite office hours. Periodic travel for onsite programming may resume in future.
The Manager of Facilitator Development is responsible to:
Oversee facilitator’s development
- Partner with Director to identify applicable facilitator training needs such as growth in cultural competency, managing group dynamics, engaging in trauma care for participants, etc; Seek out resources, subject matter experts, and partners to offer training and ensure ongoing development of team on designated topics
- Oversee and implement a clear evaluation and feedback structure for facilitation team development and growth
- Annually recruit and contract from our established list of 30+ part-time, qualified facilitators in order to staff small group facilitation for Story Workshops, Narrative Focused Trauma Care trainings, and other workshop-based offerings.
- Partner with Director to develop and oversee application and selection processes for Fellows, Group Facilitators, and Facilitator Trainers
- Onboard new facilitator contractors and employees (in conjunction with Programs/HR) regarding organization mission, organization structure, job role and expectations, and development pathways
- Collaborate with Enrollment and Program teams to ensure appropriate number of facilitators are available to handle anticipated participant headcounts
Leadership of Facilitator Training Team
- Create consult groups and mentoring pairings for Facilitator Trainers and Apprenticeship Mentors to support Group Facilitators, Fellows, and Apprentices throughout each program year
- Conduct meetings with Facilitator Trainers and Apprenticeship Mentors to provide instruction and support, gain insight into any surfacing needs of facilitators, and collaborate on assessing progress of apprentices and fellows.
- Stay apprised of all documentation notes from Facilitator Trainers and Apprenticeship Mentors on their mentees to identify emerging development opportunities
- During various program weekends, operate as team lead and liaison between administrators, teachers, facilitator trainers, and facilitators to support collective communication and collaborative decision-making to address any emergent needs related to the teaching arc, program schedule, and/or overall participant experience
- Plan and host pre-event team-wide orientations, and cultivate daily team debrief and check-in sessions that offer care, consult, and social connection space during Story Workshop and Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level I and Level II programming
- Provide communications to facilitation team with logistics and details regarding event weekends
- Provide insight and feedback from facilitator team perspective to Program Department regarding assessment of each program weekend experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field preferred, with experience in educational, ministry, and/or a non-profit settings a plus
- 2+ years managing a team (professional or volunteer), in formational teaching/training environments preferred
- High emotional intelligence, with a pastoral approach to leadership and a keen therapeutic lens and framework to draw from when providing leadership and engaging assessment needs with a diverse group of team members working in the field of trauma care
- Experience with and sensitivity to diverse populations
- Experience in developing sustainable systems and processes for leadership development
- Leadership and administrative ability, including the ability to manage and develop others utilizing professional management techniques
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively within office, online, and team settings to achieve common goals
- Utilize strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel; familiarity with using G Suite, Zoom
Compensation & Benefits
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology provides competitive compensation (DOE) and benefits. For this full-time position we offer generous paid time off, retirement benefits, a bus pass subsidy, tuition assistance benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, LTD insurance and a Health Savings Account. We also offer a flexible, supportive environment.
This position will remain open until filled, with preference given to applications received by Sunday, July 10, 2022. If you would like to apply, please submit your resume, a completed application and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: July 10, 2022 12:00 am
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.