Workforce Development Trainer

Northern Virginia Family Services

About the organization

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower more than 40,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.


-Effectively deliver training in essential business skills for success in the workplace, including business communication, computer/digital literacy, and tools for a successful job search.
-Formulate lesson plans, training aids, and innovate instructional methods to support growth and development of the trainees.
-Achieve and demonstrate a level of curriculum mastery as indicated through trainee employment outcomes.
-Support activities that promote individual growth through imaginal education.

Trainee Supervision:
-Develop supportive professional working relationship with trainees and provide encouragement and support to ensure progress towards goals and job attainment, including direct supervision of 8-12 trainees.
-Implement imaginal education methodology to model the relationship between an employee and supervisor in a professional work environment
-Provide constructive feedback to trainees through coaching conversations and performance evaluations to nurture the development of professional habits and behaviors
-Meet with trainees regularly to assist with problem solving as they encounter academic and life challenges; help them identify support resources as needed.
-Track and support trainee progress and participation, ensuring trainees are able to demonstrate necessary skills and competencies to be successful in preparation for internships and/or regular employment and job search.

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-Bachelor’s degree in business, communication, education, social sciences or related field preferred as per site curriculum.
-Five years (5) of professional experience. Experience in corporate training, workforce development, and/or adult education a plus but not required.
-Ability to teach and engage many skill levels and learning styles within one classroom while providing a supportive learning environment. Must be able to communicate respectfully, clearly, effectively, tactfully and patiently to a diverse population.
-Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build trust, rapport and nurture relationships.
-Coaching skills with ability to provide effective one-on-one guidance to trainees on a variety of topics and scenarios.
-Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required.
-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Microsoft Certification a plus.
-Experience with online learning platforms preferred.
-Oral and written fluency in English required; additional language skills always welcome.
-Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.

Application instructions

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