IAAI-National Training Manager

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IAAI-National Training Manager

Summary This position is responsible for developing strategy and implementation of all Training activities and ensuring that all training activities are coordinated with and complementary with all aspects of IAAI operations, board directives, and committee activities. The Training Manager will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to department staff, coordinate and work with other departments, and reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develops and ensures that all department goals and objectives are achieved and sees that fiduciary responsibility and annual budgets for the department.

Coordinates with the Training & Education Committee Chair in the development and updating of all training programs and the standardization of materials, working with Subject Matter Experts, facilitators, and instructors.

Develops and assists in the implementation of all communication and marketing efforts regarding department information and training offerings, including but not limited to training calendar and class postings.

Develops and continually updates, a twelve-month training calendar, and sees that development, delivery, and post-class measurement is done promptly.

Responsible for seeing that all IAAI courses have a proper After Action Report (AAR) completed within 60 days of the completion of the class.  The AAR will be completed by the primary instructor with input from the Training and financial support staff. 

Works closely with national and international subject matter experts and instructors; coordinates their participation in training while adhering to IAAI policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Utilizes, maintains, and updates Training policies, procedures, and guidelines and submits these to the IAAI Board of Directors for approval.

Works closely with Executive Director, as well as IAAI Training & Education Committee Chair, to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

Identifies, creates, and implements appropriate training department use of webinars, when continually.

Ability and willingness to travel for IAAI training and association business, when appropriate.

Exemplify the desired organizational culture and association philosophies.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Project Management - Completes projects on time and budget.

Oral Communication – Ability to communicate in English by utilizing well established public speaking skills to conduct training initiatives for adult audiences.  Listens and gets clarification.

Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work for quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work on time; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; ability to multi-task successfully.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to achieve association goals; Completes tasks on time.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience  

Proven background managing training and education programs, desired  with a minimum of five years.
Bachelor’s degree or ten years of management experience
Proven understanding of adult education and learning paths
Experience managing staff, including supervising, mentoring, and other HR duties
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal in English
Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills
Outstanding organizational skills and effective public speaker

Other Skills and Abilities                              

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Location: Crofton, MD
Compensation: Negotiable. Based on experience.
Contact: Send resume and references to Scott.Stephens@firearson.com. No calls please.