Interested in helping train thousands of Democratic candidates, staffers, and local party leaders across the country?
Here is your opportunity to empower and train passionate Democrats across the country.The National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) is a hybrid PAC that offers free training and interactive online courses for Democratic candidates, staff, and local party leaders. We aim to empower any Democrat with the tools needed to be successful.
To date, NDTC has trained over 140,000 people in all 50 states. Due to the coronavirus, all training programs and trainer opportunities are currently virtual with the goal to resume in-person trainings when it is safe to do so — and NDTC has a protocol in place to evaluate those training opportunities as they arise in 2022.
In order to execute a program of this scale and ensure we provide participants with the best training possible, we recruit, screen, and train a group of talented trainers across the country. We are looking to grow our group of nearly 100 trainers and we want you to join us!
Our trainers join us in our various training programs to train in either field tactics/GOTV, digital strategy, communications, fundraising, or management & leadership. We design the curriculum for you so that you are able to focus exclusively on your facilitation skills.
While our trainings are driven by strategic learning objectives and full of the information, resources, and tools our trainees need to be successful on their campaigns and in their communities, these are not your typical training sessions. Our training sessions are interactive, experienced-focus, and engaging. We are looking for dynamic trainers that can bring the material to life and add their own real-life campaign examples that will leave a lasting impression on the attendees.
Trainers are contract employees of the NDTC and receive a stipend for each training. Trainers are required to attend our yearly “Train-the-Trainer” retreat January 22-23, 2022 in order to be a trainer for the 2022 calendar year and will be expected to be available for a minimum of three virtual trainings during 2022, with the addition of in-person trainings as they are scheduled.
Participate in the mandatory “Train-the-Trainer” virtual retreat on Jan. 22-23, 2022.
Facilitate excellent live trainings, both virtually and in-person, for NDTC trainees throughout the 2022 year.
Train at a minimum of three virtual live training sessions, typically ranging from 60-90 minute sessions, with additional in-person training opportunities as they become available.
Commitment to partnering with the Trainer Engagement Manager (TEM) on professional development as a trainer and facilitator with at least one required 1:1 during the calendar year.
Work with the Live Training Team and NDTC staff as needed to discuss training needs, identify problems, and implement solutions to ensure the best training curriculum possible
Work closely with other trainers to support NDTC learners and build community
Are experts in their field(s) of management & leadership, fundraising, field tactics, digital strategy, or communications
Have relevant experience with electoral or issue-based campaigns
Have experience with in-person and virtual training programs
Have exceptional facilitation skills
Want to grow their skill-sets as trainers
Are thorough and well-organized, especially when it comes to preparation for a training
Are responsible, communicative, and reliable
Work well with learners of all backgrounds and experiences
Have time in their schedules to dedicate time to training (i.e. at least 3 VLTs and/or, should in-person trainings resume, 3 weekends a year)
Returning to In-Person Training:
Currently, NDTC is operating remotely and providing all training virtually due the COVID-19 pandemic. NDTC plans to return to in-person training as public health guidance allows. We are hopeful that we can provide in-person training across the country again in 2022 and have a robust process in place for evaluating training opportunities as they arise.
When we eventually return to in-person training, trainers will be expected to travel to trainings, which requires weekend availability with travel usually on Fridays and Sundays for the Saturday training. Travel and accommodation costs are covered in addition to the training stipend.
Please email your application to Akiya Brown at email@example.com with the following subject line: “[Your Last Name] [Subject] Trainer Application,” e.g “McRaith Field Trainer Application.” Your application should include a single PDF with your:
- resume and
- 2-3 paragraphs that describe your training philosophy (or approach of how you train) and how, if at all, virtual training has altered that approach.
Applications are due by noon ET on Monday, October 25 and will be accepted on a rolling basis until then.
In order to be considered as a trainer for the 2022 training year, you must be available to attend a virtual Train-the-Trainer (T3) retreat January 22-23, 2022.
About NDTC as an Employer
This is a contractual position that works closely with the Live Training team. We are looking for qualified candidates across the country. We are committed to providing professional development opportunities for all of our trainers and will work to find opportunities for growth.
NDTC believes that our differences enhance our strength as a political party—and as a nation—and we as an organization benefit from a staff of diverse races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic backgrounds, abilities, and other facets of our identities.