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Educator Training & Professional Development Facilitator (100% remote with occasional travel; part-time Consultant))

Opportunity College

Opportunity College

Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Position: Educator Training & Professional Development Facilitator
Location: Virtual (100% remote with occasional travel)
Type: Part-Time, Consulting Position

OVERVIEW OF NXU

​nXu (short for nexus) is a non-profit initiative that provides research-based, transformative, purpose-driven learning experiences for youth and adults through a school-based curriculum, educator training and development, and direct student programming. Through our model, we cultivate spaces to elevate joy and center our collective stories. We dig deep to explore the unique set of joys, strengths, and values that intersect to drive each of us in a meaningful direction. In doing so, we learn to see our identities as powerful and essential for charting fulfilling future pathways.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

Over the past 2 years, interest in nXu’s Nexus curriculum has grown exponentially. During the 2022-2023 school year, we are partnering with 46 organizations at 100+ sites in 23 states plus the District of Columbia, supporting 600+ educators and impacting over 10,000 youth in grades 6-12.

nXu is seeking a highly skilled, part-time Educator Training & Professional Development Facilitator to facilitate (both virtually & in-person) nXu’s educator training & professional development programming for diverse groups of adult learners in a range of settings.

The right person for this role will possess a deep understanding of the K-12 education space, most specifically with leading and coaching educators, and a familiarity with SEL content & instruction. This role requires exceptional facilitation, interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a fast-paced, virtual position with occasional travel. This person will report to Yutaka Tamura, Executive Director of nXu, and will work closely with other members of the nXu team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate (both virtually and in-person) nXu’s educator training and professional development programming for diverse groups of adult learners in a wide-range of settings including, but not limited to, K-12 schools, community organizations, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Internalize nXu’s content and programmatic offerings so as to generate confidence in nXu and its curriculum, as well as in the educators themselves to be able to deliver the content to their students;
  • Possess a deep understanding of schools, educators, instruction & SEL content, to be able to respond real-time to educator questions;
  • Create an inclusive environment with emotional safety for session participants, attune to the importance of equity & inclusion given the wide range of schools and educators with whom we are working;
  • Work with nXu team members to develop and update technical assistance tools (activities, worksheets, planning tools, etc.) focused on supporting core trainings & PD sessions; and
  • In collaboration with other nXu team members, support the process of iterating on PD sessions & training content to ensure maximum efficacy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The right candidate for this position would possess the following skills, traits, and experiences:

  • Exceptional facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Effective virtual facilitation skills, which include:
    • High energy
    • Effective use of frequent and numerous engagement strategies
    • Rapid instructional & facilitation decision-making
    • Effective use of multiple community & culture-building strategies
    • Ability to maximize engagement and participation of 25+ educators
  • The ability to create an inclusive and equitable program culture for all program participants;
  • Familiarity with the middle & high school classroom experience and teaching strategies needed for strong student outcomes, as well as an understanding of the professional learning needs of educators in this environment;
  • A strong understanding of Adult Learning Theory and how best to communicate with and facilitate professional development to adult learners;
  • Extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating training, facilitation, and dialogue for varied groups, including adults, educators, and community members.

Candidates for this position must have:

  • 5+ years of experience in K-12 professional learning;
  • Belief in nXu’s mission and a passion for helping young people and professionals explore, articulate and pursue their purpose in life;
  • The ability to receive and implement feedback and coaching;
  • Familiarity with Zoom and other remote learning tools & platforms;
  • Comfort in working with a remote team, often independently;
  • A bachelor’s degree; and
  • Current authorization to work in the United States secured by the first day of employment.

COMPENSATION

nXu offers competitive compensation for this consulting role.

nXu provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.

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