The Director of Training and Consulting position is an integral part of the Anima Leadership senior management team. This role is primarily responsible for overseeing and negotiating client consulting opportunities and managing training and other consulting service deliverables with the educator team. The expectation is that the Director will also be proficient at delivering Anima courses, and contribute to their content integration. In the role of overseeing the educator team, the Director will oversee curricular review, ensure quality control, and support educators in their role. This position will also be used to supplement special projects as needed.

The position requires in-depth knowledge of equity and racial justice education frameworks, excellent communications and emotional intelligence skills, robust program development and delivery skills, as well as proven people and project management experience.  The ideal candidate is generous, kind, reliable and committed with well-honed political acumen to work in a deeply relational way with both team members as well as clients. This position reports to Anima Leadership’s CEO.

This is remote work that can be performed from anywhere in Canada, though preference will be given to applicants from the Toronto area.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Manage Educator Team
  • Serve as direct manager for all educators (currently 5) at Anima Leadership;
  • Continue to build an inclusive, open and trusting educator team culture;
  • Implement the development pathway for educator staff and create a culture of continuous learning;
  • Manage HR cycle for the educator team (hiring, onboarding, performance reviews, exit interviews, etc.).
2. Develop and Deliver Core Anima Curriculum
  • Work with co-founders to become trained in appropriate Anima programming in order to deliver training programs to clients;
  • Support the transfer of knowledge and skills to new as well as existing Anima educators in delivering Anima training programs to clients;
  • Engage in ongoing research for sector-specific needs regarding justice, equity, decolonization and inclusion training needs;
  • Make curricular recommendations and new program proposals in advance of org-wide strategic planning.
3. Negotiate and Oversee Consulting and Training Contracts
  • Conduct client consultation sessions, developing training and consulting proposals;
  • Refine core curricula according to client needs and context;
  • Liaise with clients and manage client relationships and expectations;
  • Support the educators assigned to each client contract.
4. Contribute to and Execute Strategic Plan
  • Contribute to the Anima’s strategic plan development;
  • Update annual plans and ensure the implementation of the programing components;
  • Track relevant societal and media trends related to justice, equity, decolonization and inclusion to inform Anima’s strategic growth;
  • Support the development and implementation of organizational systems necessary for growth.
5. Special Projects
  • Provide project support and leadership as required, including client data surveys, research and analysis, and report writing;
  • Assist with writing and development of RFPs;
  • Support and expand additional Anima offerings such as the JEDI and group conflict training as required (eg. Art of Public Dialogue);
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • You already have over 10 years of experience under your belt offering adult-based education trainings on topics such as justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI), anti-oppression and conflict transformation. You are an excellent facilitator who has developed skills to “sit in the fire” of conflict to support the learning process. 
  • You have a solid work history with racialized and/ or other minoritized communities in North America. You have proven skills in designing and leading trainings within organizations. 
  • You have over 10 years experience with consulting, organizational change, critical strategy and research and writing skills (e.g. strategic planning, organizational audit/ assessment, policy creation etc.) 
  • You have over 10 years experience managing a team with proven skills for maintaining an open and inclusive team environment.
  • Your formal or informal education background already provides a macro view of the world that exposes the dynamics of systemic discrimination, social power and privilege. Concepts like colonialism, patriarchy, white supremacy, fragility and intersectionality don’t frighten you.
  • You have made the effort to do inner work related to personal healing, developing a knowledge of the unconscious tendencies underlying human psychology. You are comfortable with words like “trauma”, “triggers” and “harm”, but are discerning enough not to overuse them. 
  • You are able to discuss your strengths, limitations and triggers with team members in order to prevent and resolve inter-personal conflict. You also have a willingness to share select parts of your personal journey to support the learning of workshop participants. 
  • You are both a team player and a self-starter who wants to make a difference in the world by teaching people about what it means to build inclusive, equitable work environments. 
  •  You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to manage relationships with colleagues and clients. 
  •  You are efficient and organized in your approach to work. You adapt quickly to challenges and work to create solutions keeping people, the process and outcomes in focus. You thrive on social impact and care deeply about creating a more equitable world. 
  • You are excited about being mentored in the award-winning training methodology, Deep Diversity, to extend your workshop design and facilitation skills, both in-person and online. 
  • Fluency in French, both written and spoken, is an asset

Salary Range

$110,000 – $140,000/year full time position, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. EST (Monday – Friday). Health benefits after three months and RRSP contributions after one year.

Application Process

Anima Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage equity-seeking candidates to apply, especially those who identify as racial minorities, Indigenous, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ people or women. We recognize and honour the intersectionality of equity-based identities.

Applications close Monday, August 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST. To ensure consistency and fairness in the process, we will only review candidates that have submitted through our online application process. We will be reviewing resumes and conducting interviews on a rolling basis.

If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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