Volunteer Manager and Staff Instructor

Negotiation Works

About the organization

Negotiation Works is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 that seeks to empower people from marginalized communities with tools to resolve conflicts, advocate for themselves and others, and build more stable lives. Its core services involve multi-week, interactive negotiation courses for underserved individuals in the Washington D.C. area, including Individuals returning to the community from prison, women who are experiencing homelessness or living in domestic violence shelters, and individuals who are dealing with other life challenges such as long-term unemployment or recovery from substance abuse. Other programs include professional development workshops for partner staff, an Ambassadors program for former participants, and a pre-recorded video series.


Negotiation Works seeks a Volunteer Manager and Staff Instructor to work 20-30 hours/week. The Volunteer Manager and Staff Instructor will be responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and engaging our volunteer instructors and for managing all aspects of specified on-site and remote Negotiation Works courses taught at designated partner sites, including serving as a liaison between the partner-providers and the volunteer instructors.

The Volunteer Manager and Staff Instructor’s primary responsibilities will revolve around our in-person/Zoom multi-week courses and will include the following:

1. Manage Volunteer Instructors, with specific responsibilities to include:
*Work with Executive Director to recruit and maintain a diverse pool of potential volunteer instructors
*Assist with initial and ongoing volunteer training and engagement, including creating bi-monthly newsletters
*Serve as a liaison between our partners and the volunteer instructors
*Supervise and mentor volunteer instructors

2. Serve as Staff Instructor and have primary responsibility for specified courses, including:
*Teach courses
*Serve as lead contact with the partner regarding structuring and managing courses
*Manage on-site or remote logistics, including materials and evaluation
*Supervise volunteer instructors in preparing, teaching, and debriefing in-person and remote courses
*Serve as substitute instructor when necessary



We are looking for candidates who, based on their life experiences, education, and/or employment background, have the following skills:

*At least 2 years experience as a teacher or trainer in settings such as K-12, higher education, adult education, or skills-based learning
*Strong oral presentation and facilitation skills
*Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations
*Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail
*Proficiency in using technology, including G Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms), Mailchimp, and Zoom
*Strong project management skills
*Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Negotiation Works’ mission

*Experience working in nonprofit, law, education, dispute resolution, social services, or other relevant fields
*Experience completing research, evaluation, or performance management projects
*Experience managing staff or volunteers
*Familiarity with graphic design



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references to [email protected]

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