Leadership Development Faculty/Trainer (Consultant)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 06-07-2017
We are looking for trainers/facilitators to serve as leadership development faculty for ProInspire. Faculty members serve as consultants with ProInspire for our Managing for Success, ProInspire Leadership Institute, and Custom Leadership Development Programs.
 
ProInspire Faculty engage with ProInspire in the following ways:
  1. Managing for Success: This is the primary entry point for faculty – facilitation of our innovative leadership development program for new managers in the nonprofit sector, Managing for Success. The Managing for Success program prepares nonprofit managers with knowledge, tools, and peer support to increase their ability to create social impact. The program consists of three interactive workshops, assessments, and peer coaching over 4 months. The program was launched in 2013 and now runs 1-2 times per year in Washington, DC and the SF Bay Area.
  2. ProInspire Leadership Institute: The ProInspire Leadership Institute is a two-day training program powered by the Kresge Foundation, designed for Executive level Kresge Foundation grantees.  The curriculum is largely derived from the Managing for Success program to support leaders within their organizations to effectively guide their employees towards creating social impact.
  3. Custom Leadership Development Programs: ProInspire provides trainings, workshops, and customized programs that leverage our curriculum directly for nonprofits and foundations. ProInspire identifies lead faculty who work directly with the partner organization to implement their program.
 
We plan to select 1-2 faculty members in each of our primary regions: Washington, D.C and San Francisco Bay Area. The faculty will work directly with our CEO, Bay Area Managing Director, and Senior Program Manager of Leadership Development Programs.
 
Background
The nonprofit sector is working to address pressing problems around the world. Like any organization, nonprofits need great talent to deliver results and create social impact. Yet most nonprofits lack infrastructure and capacity to grow and develop leaders. Resource constraints and a cultural mindset against “overhead” have exacerbated this problem. According to the Bridgespan Group’s article, The Nonprofit Leadership Development Deficit, few organizations systematically develop and support promising leaders. “In our survey, more than half of respondents ranked their organizations lower than 6 out of 10 on their ability to develop their staff. When asked why, respondents said that their organizations lacked the talent management processes required to develop staff, and that they had not made staff development a high priority.”
 
In 2012, ProInspire conducted a landscape analysis of training programs offered across the sector. We identified a large gap of programs to support nonprofit professionals at their early career and manager stage. We conducted research with nonprofit managers and found that over 50% felt they currently do not have the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to be successful in their current management role. We also learned that nonprofit leaders want to provide their emerging leaders professional development, but cannot pay the high costs of traditional academic and for-profit programs.  Based on this research, we designed and launched Managing for Success to support nonprofit managers through a high quality, cost effective, local leadership development program. 
 
Managing for Success Program Overview
The Managing for Success program focuses on three key areas – Managing Self, Managing Individuals, and Managing in Organizations.  The goals of Managing for Success are to help participants (Management Fellows):
  • Have awareness of emotional intelligence and how it impacts their leadership of teams;
  • Understand their personality styles and preferences, and those with whom they work;
  • Build competencies to effectively communicate and delegate to direct reports and colleagues;
  • Have tools to use in coaching and giving feedback; and
  • Establish a network to support professional growth.
ProInspire recruits and selects a cohort of 20-25 nonprofit managers from that region for each program.  Leadership development takes place through five key activities:
1. Training: Fellows participate in three full-day workshops.
2. Assessments: Fellows complete MBTI and EQ assessments to increase effectiveness in managing and collaborating with teams.
3. Coaching: Fellows learn coaching skills and work with a peer coaching circle.
4. Personal Advisory Board: Fellows establish a Personal Advisory Board, including mentors, colleagues and other supporters.
5. Homework: Fellows practice skills and deepen understanding through assignments and their Fieldwork.
 
Faculty Expectations
Train the Trainer ($500 honorarium for participation in the Train the Trainer program)
  • Overview of Managing for Success curriculum call: 2 hours (TBD)
  • Review of Managing for Success materials: 6 hours (at your own schedule)
  • Observation of 3 Managing for Success workshops: 8 hours each, 24 hours total (September to November 2017)
 
Managing for Success Program Facilitation (compensated at ProInspire faculty rate)
Expectation is to facilitate one Managing for Success program per year in that region, starting in 2018
  • Planning and evaluation with ProInspire for overall program: 4 hours
  • Preparation for each workshop: 6 hours each, 18 hours total per program
  • Facilitation of 3 Managing for Success workshops: 10 hours each, 30 hours total per program
 
Custom Leadership Development Programs (compensated at ProInspire faculty rate)
Based on partner demand, ProInspire will provide opportunities to serve as faculty for custom programs, including:
  • Trainings and workshops
  • Retreats
  • Leadership development programs
  • The ProInspire Leadership Institute
 
Optional Training (not compensated)
  • ProInspire will provide training to our staff and faculty on racial equity, Results Based Leadership, and other areas. New faculty will be invited to participate in these trainings to enhance their skills. ProInspire will pay for faculty travel costs to these trainings.
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Work and/or volunteer experience in the business and nonprofit sectors
  • Experience in facilitating trainings or leadership development programs
  • Experience managing people
  • Background in instructional design, learning principles, and training design
  • Strong training facilitation skills and ability to “think on feet”
  • Certification in MBTI and Emotional Intelligence preferred
  • Coaching skills (credentialed by International Coach Federation preferred)
  • Passion for using their skills to have a positive impact on society
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit with dedication to scaling our impact
  • Located near San Francisco Bay Area or Washington, D.C. (we will not reimburse for travel expenses)
 
What you will gain from this role
Past faculty say they love to work with us because of the opportunity to interact with talented young professionals and changemakers who are eager to learn. Faculty members also have exposure to nonprofit and community leaders across their region.
 
Why should you work with us
At ProInspire, we believe that people are the most important asset to delivering our mission. We strive to make sure that ProInspire is a great place to work. If you work with us, you will be on the ground level of building our organization and have the opportunity to interact with leaders at all levels in the social sector. You will know that your work is having a positive impact in the world through the feedback you receive from program participants and our partners.
 
Compensation
Faculty for ProInspire Leadership Development programs are paid $125 per hour and have the opportunity to facilitate trainings on a regular basis.
 
ProInspire Selection Committee
email: recruiting@proinspire.org
website: www.proinspire.org
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