Senior Manager, Training and Content Job Description

Job Description

Position Title: Senior Manager, Training and Content
Status: Full Time
Location: Flexible, Washington, DC preferred

 

JOB SUMMARY AND KEY PRIORITIES:
The Senior Manager of Training and Content is charged with the overall management and innovation of content and training for Active Minds’ community-based and workplace programs. These include the Active Minds Speakers, Send Silence Packing®, Active Minds @Work, V-A-R®, community volunteer engagement, and more. The Senior Manager will be responsible for the creation of content and curriculum dictated by the organizational strategic plan and grants/contracts funded at Active Minds. Additionally, this role will serve as one of the primary trainers and facilitators of content and curriculum. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in curriculum development, a background in mental health, workplace wellness, and/or suicide prevention, and a track record of effective training/presentation facilitation. The Senior Manager, Training and Content, will report to the VP, Community Initiatives.

 

ABOUT ACTIVE MINDS
Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Through our presence in more than 1,000 high school and college campuses, communities, and workplaces, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother, Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. We approach our work with a racial equity lens and are committed to the continued process of being and becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive organization. Through our many programs, we are changing social norms and behaviors related to mental health across the country.

 

KEY RESULTS:

  • Content/Curriculum Design: 
    • Lead the development of all content and curriculum dictated by the organizational strategic plan and specific grants/contracts.
    • Develop comprehensive train-the-trainers curriculum to be widely accessible to community members, young adults, and other key audiences.
    • Support innovative development of responsive content that meets the needs of community members, employees, and employers.
    • Work collaboratively with the Research and Evaluation Team to document Active Minds’ impact through rigorous internal and external evaluation and research.
  • Content Strategy and Consultation:
    • Explore opportunities for next steps and future iterations of content (i.e. V-A-R).
    • Work with colleagues to consider strategy for content development and training, inclusive of marketing plans.
    • Ensure that all community-based and workplace content and curriculum is informed through a lens of anti-racism and inclusion.
    • Review films, TV shows, scripts, books, and other mediums proposed by external organizations aiming to partner with Active Minds and make recommendations based on Active Minds’ unique approach and best practices in the field.
  • Training Facilitation and Management:
    • Strategize the development of a nationwide network of V-A-R certified trainers through contact management, reach tracking, community building, and strategic engagement.
    • In-person and virtual implementation of comprehensive training sessions with diverse audiences including community members, employees, employers, young adults, and others.
    • Support the training and onboarding of Active Minds’ current and new speakers. Lead the development of training curriculum for future iterations of the Active Minds Speakers programs.
  • Additional Functions:
    • Work with colleagues across the organization to ensure the most effective, comprehensive implementation and marketing of community initiatives content and trainings.
    • Ensure that all content and curriculum development related goals within the Active Minds 2023-2028 strategic plan are met or exceeded.
    • Manage budgets; maintain and track organized records in the organization-wide CRM system, Salesforce; and participate in cross-department committees and initiatives.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Highly effective and experienced public speaker/trainer
  • At least six years of experience in curriculum and/or content development
  • Spanish language fluency a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Knowledge of or experience with mental health as a field
  • A collaborative approach and team-oriented style, able to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals
  • Belief that equity and social justice are important and driven to listen, reflect, and act on this belief
  • Advocate for social entrepreneurship and a believer in young people making an impact

Minimum salary for this position is $70,000 and comes with a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick time; paid federal holidays and office-wide mental health days; health, dental and vision coverage; and 401(k) matching. The starting pay for this position is equal to others at the same level throughout the organization. Candidates whose experience meets both the minimum and preferred qualifications may be considered for a starting salary that exceeds the current amount.

 OUR CULTURE

Active Minds is a place where every employee matters. We value diverse perspectives, radical authenticity, and a community-driven approach. We dream big, offering flexibility to staff while we work to achieve our mission. As such, we are proud to offer competitive salaries and benefits and an environment that is friendly to remote working and work/life balance.

Active Minds is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is important to us to reflect the communities we serve. Active Minds thus recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes our staff regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover through this application form.

Active Minds is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. It is important to us to reflect the communities we serve. Active Minds thus recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes our staff regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.