Training Coordinator

 Job Title:         Training Coordinator, Grade 6

 Reports to:     Human Resources Director

  FLSA Status:   Non-exempt

Job Summary:  The Training Coordinator is responsible for employee learning throughout ARISE, an independent living center advocating for inclusion and disability rights.  ARISE’s fifty+ programs are funded by various sources (ACCES-VR, OPWDD, OMH, etc.) that require specific training modules, deadlines and audit compliance.   The incumbent is expected to not only deliver high quality training but also to conduct follow up for employee engagement, understanding and future improvements.  Assist in the onboarding process to support recruitment and retention strategy.

Essential Functions:

  • Engage all levels of the agency in high quality learning and professional development
  • Support the agency’s drive to be a leader in the nonprofit community and the rights of individuals with disabilities /Center for Independent Living movement
  • Support employee training strategies: arrange / prepare / deliver trainings, provide and/or support engaging presentations on a broad scope of topics
  • Continue the collaboration with Program Leadership in guiding the many improvements including but not limited to the Direct Support Professional workforce transformation
  • Remain updated on funders’ regulations and State and Federal updates; revise and update training modules accordingly; remain alert to coming changes
  • Participate in ARISE inter-county committees and external not-for-profit collaborations
  • Share, support and impart our values that include but are not limited to: Person centered goals, activities and services; ethical change management; an openness to learning; Celebration of variation and diversity; Dignity, respect and justice; Professional conduct and high ethical standards; and Advocacy for system improvements
  • Cultural competence proficiency, including but not limited to connecting interpreters for trainings that include English as a second language staff
  • Input, update and maintain training databases, spreadsheets, etc.; produce reports as needed
  • Research resources; recommend effective tools to impart learning
  • Able to travel to various sites as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or similar discipline preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including but not limited to: MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access
  • Professional membership in Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training and Development) a plus
  • Working knowledge of OPWDD/OMH/Justice Center regulations and training mandates, minimum 1 year experience operating within an OPWDD-funded and/or OMH -funded nonprofit agency preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of adult education, experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, able to engage diverse audiences
  • Excellent presentation skills and proficient use of various media