Closing Date: 15th December, 2023


The Training Manager works to ensure legal professionals have the resources they need to provide high-quality representation of children, parents, and agencies. This is a full-time senior level position responsible for managing NACC's training department and external organizational training relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Builds and enhances relationships with individuals and organizations across the country in order to promote NACC's mission and programs
  • Leads substantive coordination of NACC's training program, including Red Book Trainings, customized trainings, and other training developed as part of a grant or contract
  • Develops and delivers in-person and online training, including NACC's Red Book Training and Custom Trainings
  • Collaborates and consults with law office leaders, NACC members, state CIP directors, state and national partners, and others to identify and respond to training needs
  • Coordinates consultants to serve as subcontract trainers in NACC's national training program
  • Serves as lead editor for The Guardian, NACC's law journal (quarterly), and other NACC Publications
  • Coordinates content for NACC Member Webinars (monthly)

Certification (CWLS)
  • Staffs legal components of NACC's certification program
  • Reviews CWLS examination metrics and edits multiple choice and essay questions (annually)

NACC Conference
  • Leads abstract submission and review process and coordinates development of conference agenda
  • Provides support to conference presenters on conference presentations and discussions
  • Presents at NACC's conference and other national conferences as needed/requested

Team NACC/Supervision/leadership
  • Supervises training department team members including check-ins, monthly 1:1 supervisory reports, and semi-annual performance reviews Participates in work planning and strategic planning for the organization
  • Participates in bi-weekly team meetings on Zoom (on-camera policy)
  • Reports on training program at NACC Board of Directors meetings

Minimum qualifications include:
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Active bar membership in at least one jurisdiction
  • Minimum of 5 years practicing as an attorney in the child protection system
  • Experience with supervision/managing staff, including ability to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to analyze and present complex legal issues
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage deadlines independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the NACC Team while working remotely
  • Ability to deliver full-day and multi-day trainings
  • Previous training experience, including developing trainings and presenting trainings
  • Comfortable presenting in person and online to large groups, small groups, and coaching one-on-one
  • Commitment to advancing equity and combating institutional and structural racism and bias in the child protection system
  • Commitment to advancing authentic engagement of persons with lived expertise in the child protection system in NACC's programs
  • Willing and able to travel (up to 25%), every other month or as needed

Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist (if not, must become certified during first year)
  • Lived experience in the child protection system

Benefits include health insurance (medical/dental/vision), SIMPLE IRA contribution, life insurance, 20 days paid time off (PTO)(increases over time), 17 holidays and office closure days, and annual bar fees. Remote staff are provided office equipment and supplies as needed. Travel expenses are covered.

Applicants should submit their application on NACC's website and upload the following:
Resume/CV (which includes a list of trainings conducted, topics, and locations)

Cover letter describing the applicant's interest in advancing NACC's mission and strategic plan, and applicant's experience in training attorneys

List of three (3) professional references, at least one of which must be able to speak to applicant's ability as a trainer/presenter (will not be contacted until after initial interview, if selected)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1, 2023.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is as soon as practicable in January 2024.