Position: Director Training & Education

Company: OverZero

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: The Director of Training & Education is primarily a content development-focused position that is central to Over Zero’s global work, particularly our U.S. programs. The position will serve as the lead in developing curricula - from training to toolkits - for Over Zero’s diverse partners. This includes developing and tailoring training content for different audiences; ensuring our content is up-to-date and accessible to different audiences; managing our digital library and resources; and leading trainings, workshops, and other educational programming as needed.

Responsibilities and Tasks: 

As the Director of Training & Education, the following would represent the main areas of your work:

Training and curriculum development, adaptation, and iteration

  • Work across departments to develop training curricula and translate complex concepts from research into accessible tools for civil society.
  • Lead in the development and design of educational materials for partners, including trainings, workshops, memos, toolkits, online resources, and exercises and activities to be used virtually and in person.
  • Update Over Zero trainings, online resources, and other educational materials as partner needs, surrounding dynamics, and research evolve.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability: 


  • 4-6 years of relevant experience developing trainings or educational resources and curriculum
  • Experience in a relevant field - e.g., education, human rights, peacebuilding, communications, social psychology, conflict/violence prevention, etc.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders

Knowledge and Education

  • Strong interest in working to prevent political and identity-based violence and other forms of group-targeted harm
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Skills and Ability

  • Experience with a variety of software programs, including Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Keynote
  • Skills in formatting and graphic design (for designing document and training materials)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptive to manage shifting priorities and deliver results
  • Proactive approach to solving problems
  • Adept at anticipating and planning for future needs
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a small team environment

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