Lead Trainer - Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students

Education Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts


Lead Trainer

Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students




  • Demonstrated specialized knowledge of intersecting oppressions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
  • Experience facilitating training and professional development sessions for educators, trainers, families, school administrators, students, and/or organizations. 
  • Experience working with students in K-12 schools or community-based settings. 
  • Experience creating training assessments and evaluations.

Work and lived experience are highly considered.


Job Description

  • As part of the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students leadership team, the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator manages the training program (coordination, strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development for training consultants). This position reports to the Safe Schools Program Manager. 
  • Coordinate and conduct training; provide technical assistance to schools and education-based organizations.
  • Provide input into program improvement and strategic planning. Attend weekly staff meetings and regular retreats. 
  • Revise training curriculum to better emphasize intersectionality, racial equity, and accessibility. Create a content assessment plan to evaluate curriculum updates. 
  • Develop and facilitate an annual orientation for all training consultants.
  • Track and respond to all requests received for Safe Schools Program services in partnership with the Administrative Assistant, and work with Safe Schools Program Manager in assigning appropriate training consultants to requesting schools.
  • Respond to technical assistance phone calls and emails appropriately, according to Safe Schools Program protocols and practices.
  • Design and implement a train-the-trainer program for youth and family speakers.
  • Co-write an annual report highlighting training and technical assistance programming.


Our staff is still working remotely. However, travel is expected to facilitate trainings across Massachusetts at schools and organizations. Access to a car is necessary for this role. This role will have flexible hours (agreed upon with the Safe Schools Program Manager and Executive Director).


Under the supervision of the Commission Executive Director, this individual will devote their full time, skill, labor and attention to the performance of their responsibilities.


The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is an independent state agency established under M.G.L. Chapter 3 Section 67 that advises others in state government on effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth. Our 50-member Commission and its staff issue annual recommendations, work in partnership with 18 state entities, and hold community events and listening sessions. The Commission also produces the Safe Schools Program with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides training and technical assistance to schools across the state, organizes the statewide network of Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs), and works to make schools safer for all students.


What You Have:


·  Excellent organizational and planning skills; detail oriented and organized; strong time management skills; ability to multitask and prioritize work effectively; ability to manage a project from inception to completion.

·  Excellent, advanced written and verbal communication skills; editing and proofreading skills; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively and diplomatically relate to a wide variety of people.

·  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, online data collection systems (like Google Forms), meeting software, data management, and website interfaces (for updating information); ability to quickly learn and use new digital platforms.

·  Ability to anticipate and meet needs to ensure efficient and smooth operations.

·  Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment; self-motivated and proactive; ability to assess and determine how to handle specific tasks; knows when to ask for guidance.

·  Experience working collaboratively as part of a team; strong collaboration skills; ability to establish effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders.

·  Demonstrated experience with solving problems or issues that require some investigation, analysis and/or interpretation to determine the course of action; ability to engage in research and investigation independently.

·  Attends to details of professional presentation of documents, correspondence, etc.

·  Schedule flexibility and availability for evening and weekend meetings and events.

·  Demonstrated experience working with LGBTQ issues and populations, especially with LGBTQ youth of color; demonstrated proficiency with the concepts and terminology of social justice frameworks, including anti-racist, feminist, queer, and anti-ableist discourses;  experience working with K-12 schools and school districts is a plus.


What You Get:


·       Annual salary of $50,000;

·       To positively make a difference in the lives of others;

·       To join a team that is diverse, supportive, and fun;

·       Opportunities for training, professional development, and advancement;

·       Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) starting within the first year;

·       Tuition reimbursement – up to $4,000 per year;

·       Over 76% covered health insurance and if you are covered by another non-state/ government sponsored health plan and decline health coverage you receive an additional $73.84 per bi-weekly pay period;

·       100% dental insurance;

·       401K – JRI matches employee contributions up to $800/calendar year;

·       Pension (vested after 5 years).


More about Us:


As the Commission’s fiscal agent, JRI is a mission driven agency committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workforce to help us advance social justice. Find out more about JRI’s programs and services in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island as well as unique career opportunities at www.jri.org.









Be who you are!  JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. JRI is an equal opportunity employer.