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Training Programs Manager (Staff Wage)

University of Virginia
Remote - Virginia

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Job location: Remote - Virginia

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-06-15
Req: R0025300

The Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN) is eager to hire a part-time Training Programs Manager for one of our flagship projects – the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute (VNRLI). The IEN is a nationally recognized leader in fostering collaborative change across a broad range of issues through multi-agency and multi-stakeholder processes as well as through community outreach and engagement. Through its 40-year history, IEN has a deep history with developing, fostering and facilitating environmental and conservation collaboratives, as well as conducting research into the nature of collaboration and developing recommendations for collaborative approaches. IEN offers exceptional knowledge, skills and experience with the foundational elements of what makes collaboration successful in the natural resource community. IEN’s mission – “Catalyze and facilitate the shared creation of equitable solutions for organizations, communities, and leaders through research, collaboration, and training” – reflects our continuous commitment to helping others address policy, planning, and place-based issues and challenges. We are dedicated to supporting collaborative, transparent, and informed decision-making processes.

Now entering its 21st year, VNRLI is a yearlong series of three-day workshops that reflect the highest level of professionalism and sensitivity to participant needs, including attention to issues of race, systemic racism, and equity.

IEN aspires to be an inclusive multicultural organization that reflects the values of anti-racism and offers a safe and brave space for people from all walks, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious, and political beliefs. IEN is also a family-friendly workplace that offers flexible work hours and ability to work virtually for most of the time. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds, including veterans, to apply.

The Training Programs Manager will work with people from all sectors and walks of life – corporate, small business, government, nonprofit, academic, and grassroots organizations, and will have skills at managing budgets of $200,000 or more. This position be responsible for managing the core activities of the VNRLI, including the VNRLI Alumni Network, as well as other IEN training initiatives. A key aspect of this position is that it will be working with the core faculty team in designing and implementing the VNRLI and other training initiatives, develop training marketing materials., and conduct marketing and recruitment as well as help faculty with other marketed or customized trainings.

The Training Programs Manager will demonstrate their ability to be proactive in working with the core faculty team with information and ideas. Program decisions must be made well in advance so that program implementation is in a timely and effective manner. The Training Programs Manager will market IEN training through social media and other mechanisms and will be responsible for managing IEN/ VNRLI websites. This position will also develop a monthly e-news for circulation to the School of Architecture and others, and IEN’s social media postings.

Required Qualifications-

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • At least 4 years in event and/or training coordination; or the combination of 2 years in event and/or training coordination and 2 years project management
  • At least one year experience in graphic design and copy writing for marketing materials
  • At least one year experience in managing and designing materials for websites
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders (e.g. the public, state and local governments, private business and industry)
  • A valid Driver’s license in good standing and ability/willingness to drive 12-passenger vans
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Website content management, Adobe creative suite including InDesign, Mailchimp (or similar), Qualtrics database management, social media marketing and communications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Above all, superlative people and professional-level communication skills are essential, including dealing with people from all walks of life and with different values and cultural norms, and with university colleagues, partners in the public and private and nonprofit sectors, different types of funders (corporate, nonprofit, government), program participants, and graduate and undergraduate student interns
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent at efficient conference coordination, logistical coordination, coordinating complex projects, and multi-tasking, setting and maintaining schedules, working proactively to prevent conflicts and “manage up”
  • Ability to manage project finances, including budget management, grant writing, and running donor campaigns
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative, and work proactively to account for inevitable delays and challenges with events
  • Strength and experience in working on collaborative decision teams
  • Able to work under direction of and follow priorities set by IEN Director as well as IEN’s collaborative faculty training teams
  • Knowledge of and/or passion for the work of the IEN, and a desire to be a fully contributing member of the IEN high-performance team
  • Commitment and ability to support the mission of the Institute for Engagement & Negotiation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Experience in the following areas: marketing and graphic design training and experience, communications training and experience, experience working with state government and with environmental issues
  • Ability to work with and oversee graduate student associates
  • Knowledge of public outreach and stakeholder engagement practices
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to Virginia's built and natural environment
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal environmental policy, regulations, programs, and institutions
  • Design applications such as Canva or InDesign; web design and applications
  • Multilingual skills (esp. Spanish) a bonus
  • At least two year experience in graphic design and copy writing for marketing materials
  • At least two year experience in managing and designing materials for websites

Hours and Work environment: This part-time position will require an average of 25-29 hrs/wk, with significant flexibility as some weeks with active trainings may require a full 40 hours while others may require much less than 15 hours. The candidate will work virtually, but will be expected to attend in-person staff meetings as well as in-person VNRLI workshops and be prepared to spend two nights away from home for each of the six session, spending overnights with the VNRLI programs in different parts of the state. Position offers the potential for growth into a full-time position as well as growth into other types of work with IEN.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

Salary: $20.67-$26.44 commensurate with experience.

Position open until filled. To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume and Cover Letter . Search on requisition number: R0025300.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification and DMV check. (FSAKA & DMV)

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Jen Krahn, HR Specialist, at

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As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


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UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


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One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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