Resourceful Communities Trainer
Resourceful Communities, a specialized program of The Conservation Fund
Associate Director, Resourceful Communities
Associate Director, Resourceful Communities
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.
Status: Exempt, Full-Time
The Conservation Fund (the Fund), established in 1985, promotes sustainable conservation solutions, emphasizing integration of economic and environmental goals. The Fund has protected more than 7 million acres nationwide, including more than 200,000 in North Carolina. For more information about the Fund, please visit www.conservationfund.org.
Resourceful Communities, a program of The Conservation Fund, was established in 1991 to support a grassroots network that implements the “triple bottom line” in North Carolina communities. The support we provide 300+ community groups results in social, environmental and economic benefits; enables access to otherwise inaccessible resources; and helps move people out of poverty. Because Resourceful Communities works closely with local partners, including nonprofit, private and public concerns, we help ensure localownership of long-term change. For more information, please visit: www.resourcefulcommunities.org.
The position is located at The Conservation Fund’s Chapel Hill, North Carolina office. Some travel will be required; mileage reimbursement for travel will be provided. This position is funded through a two-year grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and is subject to funding availability.
The Resourceful Communities trainer will focus the majority of his/ her work on one-to-one technical assistance to community partners who are working to promote active living opportunities and access to local foods in Eastern North Carolina. In addition, the trainer will develop and deliver organizational development workshops and review small grant applications.
This person must be able to manage their time effectively, complete assignments independently, and communicate with a broad range of individuals.
Special Considerations: *Please note* that travel will be required.
Key responsibilities include:
One-to-One Technical Assistance
- Use RCP assessment tool to conduct a comprehensive organizational assessment of community partners requesting technical assistance.
- Based on organizational assessment results, design and deliver training program for technical assistance recipients.
- Develop and execute written agreements defining the scope of work for Resourceful Communities trainer and technical assistance recipients.
- Evaluate progress on agreed training goals with technical assistance recipients and apprise Resourceful Communities management team and other TA providers at least quarterly.
- Provide additional support to develop organizational capacity of TA recipients, as needed; this may include reviewing grant applications to Resourceful Communities/ other funders, assisting TA recipient develop fundraising plans, developing strategies for recruiting new board members, etc.;
- Introduce and facilitate collaborative meetings between community partners and resource organizations. Submit trip reports describing site visits with community partners.
- Participate in developing the content of 6-9 organizational development trainings (workshop, focus groups, lunch-and-learn sessions, etc.) each year.
- Present/facilitate trainings.
Small Grant Program
- Review and/ or score grant applications for Resourceful Communities’ Creating New Economies Fund (CNEF) small grant program.
- Provide feedback and training for CNEF small grant applicants.
Resourceful Communities Capacity/ Administration
- Participate in Resourceful Communities and TCF meetings as required.
- Recommend improvements to technical assistance and training provision.
- Submit time sheets, trip reports, expense statements regularly.
Experience training nonprofits/ community groups on range of organizational development topics, including Board roles, recruitment, responsibilities; fundraising; project management and evaluation; partnership building/ collaboration.
Experience providing individualized technical assistance to nonprofits and community groups.
Experience with popular education, experiential training techniques and ability to communicate appropriately with limited-literacy trainees is preferred.
Understanding of issues affecting low-resource/ excluded communities, including economic development, social justice, limited access to resources.
Knowledge of and experience working with low-resource/excluded communities that face health-related challenges.
Resourceful Communities works with partners of varied race, ethnicity, age, etc.; experience/ comfort working sensitively with diverse groups is essential.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
The Conservation Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.