[COMM-ORG] job: Midwest Academy Trainer/Consultant, no salary info

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From: Greg Eklund <greg at midwestacademy.com>

Posting Date: March 29, 2010

Closing Date: May 15, 2010

Position Available


Position Summary

The Midwest Academy, a national training institute for progressive 
organizations, is seeking a full-time Trainer/Consultant to be based in 

The Trainer/Consultant will work with other Midwest Academy training 
staff to conduct our five-day Organizing for Social Change training 
workshop for organizers, from a wide variety of progressive 
organizations. S/he will also travel as needed to provide onsite 
training and consulting to organizations. This position reports to the 
Executive Director.


Conduct training workshops on the skills of direct action organizing, 
including strategy development, choosing issues, recruiting and 
developing leadership, and meetings with decision makers

Conduct trainings as part of the Academy’s Supervising Organizers Workshop

Assist in Designing Curriculum

Conduct onsite training and consulting for client organizations

Responsibilities related to Internship and Fellowship programs

Assist Development Director with individual and foundation fundraising


Five to ten years experience as a direct action organizer in a variety 
of settings, including some combination of local, state and national 
issue work, electoral work, and/or union organizing

Demonstrated strong commitment to building progressive institutions

Experience working with diverse constituencies

Fluent Spanish language skills, both written and oral

Willingness to travel extensively (non-negotiable)

Supervisory experience with a progressive, non-profit organization

Excellent interpersonal, written, organizational and project management 

An entrepreneurial attitude, balanced with the ability to respect 
co-workers, board members, and clients

Excellent computer skills including mastery of Word, Excel, Access and 

About the Midwest Academy

The Midwest Academy is one of the leading organizer training institutes 
in the country. With a very experienced training staff, the Midwest 
Academy trains organizers at all levels – entry to advanced. The Academy 
provides strategic planning services, board and staff development, 
weeklong “Organizing for Social Change” trainings, and supervisory 
trainings in residential settings as well as organizationally tailored 
sessions to groups throughout the country.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience and excellent benefits.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2010. Interviews will 
start sooner.

Please send your resume along with a cover letter indicating your salary 
requirements and willingness to locate in Chicago.

The Midwest Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Midwest Academy

27 East Monroe #1100

Chicago, Illinois 60603


E-mail: job at midwestacademy.com

Greg Eklund
Midwest Academy
Director of Communications and Development
27 E. Monroe. 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312.379.3130 (Fax)

Randy Stoecker

e-mail:  rstoecker at wisc.edu

Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
350 Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, Wisconsin

Tel: (608) 890-0764
Fax: (608) 262-6022 

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