About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Training Specialist will coordinate the Center for the Study of Sport in Society's (CSSS) research, training, education, and outreach programs. The Training Specialist holds primarily responsibility for assisting the Executive Director in ensuring productive and efficient internal operations at CSSS and client proposals and communications, and in assisting the Assistant Director of Training with the facilitation of social justice workshops.
Responsibilities: The Training Specialist will facilitate CSSS's world-renowned Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) workshops, which take a bystander intervention approach to gender-based violence. The Training Specialist will also facilitate CSSS's racial justice workshops, bullying-prevention workshops, and customized curricula. The Training Specialist will assist the Assistant Director of Training with curriculum development as necessary.
The Training Specialist will aid in the strategic growth and social impact of CSSS through management of programs and events. The Training Specialist will manage all internal and external communications and social media. This position must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. CSSS's programs have local, national, and international scope working with a wide variety of service populations. These populations include but are not limited to high school students and staff, college student-athletes and staff, professional athletes, health educators, violence prevention specialists, educators, coaches, etc. The Training Specialist must be able to communicate effectively with each of these groups.
Bachelor's degree in education or related field required
2-3 years of experience in related field - program management, education, facilitation
Demonstrated commitment to social justice and diversity
Athletic background required, coaching experience a plus
Knowledge of core CSSS issues, including leadership, healthy development, diversity and inclusion, violence prevention, community building, and sport-based youth development, and a high comfort level in discussing these issues
Experience in curriculum design, understanding of educational pedagogies, and facilitated dialogue
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong time management and organizational skills
Experience with event planning
Collaborative, community-building approach to work
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 10
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.