Maryland Legal Aid
Director Of Training
Maryland Legal Aid

MLA seeks a creative and experienced leader to serve as its Director of Training in our Baltimore office. The Director of Training will engage in the development, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of MLA's internal and external training programs and activities. The Director will strengthen and build MLA's capacity to deliver training curricula utilizing innovative technology and best practices, including in online, on-demand, and virtual learning. The Director will collaborate closely with other MLA units, national, state, consultants, and partner organizations in this work. The Director of Training will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Requires 5+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Baltimore, United States
  • Requires Bachelor's degree
  • $90,000/year
December 19, 2022
  • Develop an inventory of in-house courses for yearly training and a calendar and budget to implement the course offerings;
  • Maintain a database of staff training requests, to include both external and internal trainings;
  • Manage all approvals, notifications, and discussions related to staff training requests;
  • Coordinate the annual New Lawyer Training Advocacy Institute;
  • Provide direction, management, and oversight of all statewide training efforts for both advocacy and non-advocacy staff;
  • Coordinate with MLA's Task Force Chairs and advocacy staff to identify current and future training needs;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with leadership in the private bar and bar associations statewide to facilitate training opportunities for MLA staff;
  • Promote courses and recruit instructors and materials to ensure that staff members develop appropriate professional skills and knowledge on a consistent basis;
  • Design and develop trainings, assemble materials, identify trainers, handle logistics, and maintain training files;
  • Manage and coordinate the training component of MLA's summer law clerk program;
  • Maintain an annual training schedule for all MLA staff;
  • Participate in grant writing activities to continue current project funding and develop future funding opportunities within the pro bono and training programs;
  • Others duties as assigned.

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Five to seven years' experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating trainings.
  • Three to five years' experience supervising and/or leading teams.

Knowledge And Skills

  • Experience in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of online, virtual, in-person, and self-directed/on-demand training programs, as well as the innovative use of technology to support learning.
  • Experience and practice with adult learning models.
  • Experience conducting and facilitating direct training to individuals and small and large groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, recognizing the ways race and other identities intersect in the workplace.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, empathy, and a demonstrated commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects, delegate tasks, and exercise strategic, critical, and anticipatory thinking to solve problems.
  • Experience in managing and/or coordinating the work of others.
  • Experience in developing and reporting on budgets.
Who You Are

MLA seeks a creative and experienced leader to serve as its Director of Training in our Baltimore office.

Who We Are

Since 1911, Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) has provided high-quality legal aid to low-income people and communities and vulnerable individuals—helping to remedy their civil legal issues and become empowered to overcome challenges, achieve stability and independence, and reach their goals. From deep connections to clients and communities, MLA identifies and seeks to remedy systemic barriers.

MLA is dedicated to preserving the basic human needs of its clients, particularly as they navigate the justice system. MLA staff, pro bono attorneys, community partners, and general supporters all play important roles in ensuring that the legal playing field is leveled so that those most in need achieve equal access to justice. It is because of this diverse support that MLA is able to be a voice to tens of thousands of economically disadvantaged and vulnerable Marylanders every year.

Job Function
Curriculum Developer
Education Program Director
eLearning Project Manager
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