Nonprofit dedicated to the healing of trauma is seeking knowledgeable and experienced Director of Training and Faculty Relations.
THE OPPORTUNITY The Director of Training and Faculty Relations is responsible for oversight in maintaining, upgrading and evaluating the core Somatic Experiencing curriculum taught at trainings as well as overseeing and cultivating the professional development of the Institute’s faculty. A key member of the staff leadership team, this position serves as chief staff liaison for all faculty-supported committees and projects and works collaboratively with all global faculty, staff and the SEI Board to advance and sustain the mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities of the organization.
This role will require approximately 50% international travel, once COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
SEI Faculty Development, Cultivation and Support
Oversee and support all aspects of faculty development including development opportunities; hiring/contracting and termination, tracking and reporting faculty progress, and assuring that program educational goals are achieved.
Create and or locate meaningful competency based programs and tools that encompass onboarding, development, and evaluation to support global faculty and other key constituent training support groups at all levels within the organization.
Recruit new candidates to faculty to maintain teaching/training cadre to support existing and future trainings globally. Support SEI’s faculty advancement and mentoring processes internationally.
Support and advise the organization’s Executive Director, Managing Director of Operations, and regional faculty accreditation groups in decisions to authorize and de-authorize new and existing global faculty.
Create, analyze, and improve programs for worldwide training and evaluation of Faculty and Assistants.
Collect, track, analyze, and report metrics to assess effectiveness of faculty development opportunities; assure that faculty development records are accurate and current; contribute to preparation of reports necessary for continued accreditation.
Work with faculty to enhance instructional effectiveness through appropriate pedagogy and andragogy, curriculum design, and student learning assessment; communicate course changes through appropriate channels.
Organize faculty development events and opportunities which may include meetings (including the annual faculty professional development forum), workshops, and conferences.
Create a structure to assess and develop training and education policies and procedures for faculty and oversee progress.
SEI Curriculum and SE Training Structure
Evaluate and manage the global SE training curriculum through upgrading, modernizing, and improving content and delivery through trainings and other supportive learning management approaches.
Oversee instructional redesign of appropriate support, training, resources, and programs to promote excellent teaching and success in enrolled participant learning.
Work with faculty and other key constituent groups to develop and implement inclusive and culturally supportive instructional experiences for participants from all populations.
Manage development of continuing education and online resources.
Provide training and professional development systems to faculty.
Collaborate with faculty, faculty accreditation committees, board and staff to ensure and maintain an overall training and professional development program that is contemporary and successful.
Promote a culture of lifelong learning and continuous professional development for faculty.
Coordinate training and logistical needs related to curriculum and faculty development in the program areas from an academic training perspective.
Work collaboratively with other Directors and Managers for alignment within the organization. (i.e., ensure alignment of domestic and international faculty, assist in creation of sustainable financial models for all professional training programs)
Maintain clear, collaborative, and timely communication with all stakeholders.
Collaborate with other SEI committees as required.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO OUR COMPANY
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution; Ph.D. preferred; background in education, psychology, physiology and/or neuroscience are all important considerations.
A minimum of 5-7 years of accumulated experience with training, professional development, curriculum development and instructional design.
Demonstrated experience for implementation of best practices and policies to create a training experience for all participants, embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Extensive experience with group dynamics and systemic organizational development.
Management experience with complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.
An understanding and sensitivity for instructional and training methods that embrace consideration of key cultural issues (i.e., race, gender, religion, equity, etc.) impacting the organization’s growth and success.
An understanding in cultural and regional differences with respect to decisions that support the growth of the training program.
An embracing of the principles of Somatic Experiencing (titration, resiliency and containment) in all interactions with various program participants and leaders.
The successful candidate:
Has previous experience in multi-cultural work environment.
Somatic Experience Professional
Somatic Experience training assistant
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: •Compensation commensurate with experience.
•Generous health benefits – medical, dental, vision, life and
•Paid time off.
•Employer-matched retirement plan.
•Work-related travel expenses are paid.
•Annual travel budget.
About Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
WHAT WE DO
The Somatic Experiencing Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting trauma resolution and resilience through culturally responsive professional training, research, education, and outreach in diverse global communities.
The Somatic Experiencing method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.