New York Training Manager

New York Training Manager Job Description

This is an exciting time to join the team at Girls Leadership. We are growing rapidly and are seeking a New York Training Manager to develop our Power Lab training, in partnership with The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS). Our growth is driven by a three-year strategic plan to expand our work across lines of difference, such as race/ethnicity and class, to impact as many girls as possible. The New York Training Manager will report to the National Training Director, Power Lab, and is a member of the Program Department team. The primary job responsibilities include developing, testing and facilitating curriculum and training.

We ask people to join our team who are skilled, experienced professionals in their field, but this is only part of what will make you successful as a Girls Leadership team member. We also seek team members who are authentic, seek to contribute to an equitable and inclusive community and build strong relationships with fellow team members, Girls Leadership clients and partners.

The NY Training Manager will:

50% – Use Design Thinking to develop, adapt, and innovate Girls Leadership and TYWLS curriculum through a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens

  • Innovate, create or modify TYWLS and Girls Leadership curricula with a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens, incorporating Educational Theater or arts integrated methods as applicable to meet the social-emotional needs of girls, particularly girls from the TYWLS community;
  • Conduct needs assessment processes and focus groups with TYWLS girls and educators to identify priority areas for lesson and curriculum design;
  • Design, facilitate and iterate lessons and activities to TYWLS girls, based on girl and educator input;
  • Collaborate with TYWLS educators to develop a scope and sequence to structure a spiraled curriculum focused on social-emotional learning for 6th through 12th grades;
  • Collaborate with the Power Lab Training team to design a Girls Leadership scope and sequence and curriculum for 6th through 12th grades;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of lessons through informal and formal assessment methods;

35% – Develop training and support for Educators

  • Conduct needs assessment processes and focus groups with TYWLS educators to identify areas of need for teacher support and training to effectively deliver curricula;
  • Observe TYWLS educators and provide feedback and support to effectively deliver social-emotional based lessons and activities;
  • Design and facilitate learning experiences for educators to address identified areas of need;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of learning experiences through informal and formal assessment methods;
  • Collaborate with the Power Lab Training team to design, develop and iterate Girls Leadership teacher training;

15% – Deliver training for Educators

  • Facilitate Girls Leadership Teacher Training in New York (possibly in other regions);
  • Evaluate effectiveness of Girls Leadership Teacher Training.


Minimum qualifications

  • Passionate about girls’ empowerment and leadership, across lines of difference
  • Experience facilitating and/or developing culturally responsive curricula and programs
  • Knowledge and experience with trauma-informed teaching strategies and practices
  • Experience designing professional development for educators
  • Experience facilitating educator trainings, through a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens
  • Experience coaching educators
  • Several years of recent middle and/or high school classroom experience, including experience teaching and/or working with youth from low-income communities
  • Attentive to detail and efficient in the management of diverse tasks and competing priorities
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, innovative, and comfortable working independently with high personal accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including cross-cultural communications
  • Demonstrates social and emotional intelligence
  • Committed to our values of Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity and Play
  • Ability to work from multiple locations across the New York metropolitan area, including the outer boroughs


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience organizing and conducting educational focus groups and/or needs assessment with K-12 youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience and knowledge of mindfulness and self-compassion practices
  • Background in Educational Theater and arts-integrated education
  • Experience with Design Thinking
  • Experience building partnerships with community-based organizations
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)
  • Advanced degree in education or similar field


Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time exempt position. The starting salary for this position is $65,000. Benefits include health insurance (99% coverage for employee), optional dental/vision, unlimited paid time off with supervisor pre-approval, separate sick time, 11 holidays per year, and a 401(k) plan available after one year of service.


Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to The subject line of the email should include your full name and “NY Training Manager.”

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received through December 14, 2018, or until the position is secured. To learn more about Girls Leadership, please visit