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Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Dearborn seeks a Training Specialist Associate to support Public Allies Metro Detroit (PAMD) and The Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) (see:  The goal of OMI is to further develop the volume, value, and impact of mutually beneficial community partnerships for research, teaching, learning, and service and to enhance the Chancellor’s Metropolitan Vision as a defining dimension of UM-Dearborn. As a signature program of OMI, Public Allies Metropolitan Detroit(see: is a service and leadership program that partners with 30-40 local nonprofits and engages and supports 45 participants for a 10 month service program, and 40 participants for a 5 month service program.(see


Public Allies Metropolitan Detroit (PAMD) has a 6-person team responsible for delivering the PAMD program. The Training Manager is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive, and value led leadership development curriculum for both the 5 month and 10 month program.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program Management

•Assist in Implementing national Leadership Development curriculum for PAMD Apprenticeship Program and Leadership Academy

•Assist with managing program development, implementation, and evaluation of training curriculum  annually to ensure training methods are effective and meaningful

•Engage local and national experts as guest trainings and  facilitators

•Work collaboratively with Program Coordinator  to design and support training curriculum for Leadership Academy

•Ensure program implementation is using best practices and most recent and relevant research in the area of community engagement, youth support, social justice, and national service

•Assist creating meaningful opportunities for Public Allies to develop personal growth and learning plans in collaboration with other Program Managers and Partner Supervisors

•Regularly collaborate with members of the PAMD team for feedback, Ally needs, training topics, and facilitation

Community Engagement

•Generate and sustain local and national partnerships with leaders in the field of training and learning

•Cultivate and nurture strong and committed collaborations with partner programs such as: Community Learning Partnership, Challenge Detroit, Detroit Revitalization Project, Detroit Civic Leadership Institute, and more

•Provide quarterly opportunities for Partner Organizations to engage in training sessions, workshops, or engage with guest speakers

•Solicit regular feedback with non-profits and potential employers to ensure that the PAMD Training Curriculum adequately prepares Public Allies for positions of leadership in Metro Detroit 

•Serve on the Public Allies National training and learning committee

Required Qualifications*

•2+ years professional experience in program design and implementation in  group facilitation

•Undergraduate degree required; graduate degree in social work or related field desired

•Demonstrated excellence in training and facilitation

•Familiarity with AmeriCorps or Public Allies Programming and regulations preferred

•Experience and relationships with nonprofits in Detroit Area

•Passion for and demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of social justice

•An unwavering belief in young people’s ability to lead

•Commitment and understanding of Servant Leadership practice

•Experience with young people in community based settings

•Experience in relationship and stakeholder management

•Significant knowledge of community resources and experience in service delivery

•A commitment to diversity and openness to personal and professional growth

•Strong written and verbal communication skills

•Strong critical thinking/analytical skills and an ability to be resourceful

•Proficiency in using computer and web-based information technologies

Physical Requirements:

The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk.  It may require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard.  It rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet.Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly.  Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. It requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and adding machine or calculator.

Working Conditions:

The position is generally performed in an office environment.  The noise level is generally low to quiet.  The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations, however, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.

Additional Information

Full time, salary range $34,000-$38,000, plus excellent University of Michigan benefits

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.