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About ProAct Indy:
ProAct believes that engaging youth in community service that has a deliberate focus on social justice can equip youth with the 21-century skills required to adapt and improve upon the modern work environment. There is a dire need for disadvantaged youth to be involved in service-learning activities that proactively foster an environment of cooperative engagement that is conducive to learning, growing, and fellowship.
ProAct is a pioneering critical service-learning and community engagement nonprofit that provides strategic community engagement programs that are integrated between each organization in which we partner. We're on a mission to connect people from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate that a more humane, equitable, and effective community is possible through intentional, sustainable relationships.
The ProActive Community Model
Beginning with our youth, our organizational and program model leverages the social capital of the community to empower and support the people our youth serve. Nonprofit organizations provide service opportunities and in-kind support for our youth programs while corporate and philanthropic partners provide financial and volunteer support to serve alongside our youth and build transformational relationships. We leverage social capital through consistent leadership training, facilitated service projects, and volunteer management assistance.
Were a community of advocates committed to our mission to stand in the gap for vulnerable populations while empowering youth to actively transform their communities. Our organization is comprised of a central support team and a growing network of Community Impact Trainers who work in their local communities to provide strategic community engagement, programs for youth, corporate employees, and nonprofit leaders who support and manage our training and community engagement efforts on the ground.
Community Impact Trainers (CIT) are community members within Indianapolis committed to community service, social justice, and leadership development. They are part of the Community Impact Team of ProAct Indy, leveraging the social capital of businesses and nonprofits, implementing intentional community engagement programs, and supporting vulnerable youth in area schools to amplify their voice and action. We are strengthening our operations in Indianapolis and looking for Community Impact Trainers to support our strategic community engagement programs and our growing team on the ground.
Working closely with the VP of Community Impact and our Community Impact Team, the Community Impact Trainer will help facilitate the training and development for the organizations and support our youth programs. This position is responsible for the assessment and identification of the training and developmental needs of our school, corporate, and nonprofit partners.
In this position, you will maintain a consistent culture in the organization with regard to training and development and be responsible for the creation, implementation, and improvement of all organization-wide training efforts. The performance of the organization is highly dependent on the training and support from the training team. This role will be monitoring the activities of the department and must be highly experienced, motivated, and dedicated to quality training and education across the organization.
This position requires an individual who is not afraid to ask why, someone who consistently and effectively communicates with an Outward Mindset, someone who suggests improvements within our organization and takes initiative to constantly improve organizational effectiveness with a practical, clear plan.
This position will facilitate, support, and serve as the primary resource for any training and developmental needs of ProActs staff, our youth program participants, community members, training partners, and the workforce of our corporate and nonprofit partners.
A successful person in this position will be people-centered, a servant leader who understands our work is not about ourselves, extremely organized, punctual, communicate effectively, lead by example with a find a way attitude, possess a keen attention to detail, and demonstrate flexibility and innovation to work with different aspects of our organization's diverse team and populations. This also requires some natural inclination to recognize and solve complex problems, implement solutions, and drive change no matter how big the obstacles might seem. Good communication and collaboration are key for this role.
Community Impact Trainers are essential to implementing ProActs organizational, programmatic, and strategic activities because they manage and broker the relationships between our partnering schools, businesses, and community organizations and track and report on their impact to each partner they oversee to ensure quality, consistency, and trust.
This innovative role helps ProAct build its capacity and presence in the community which ultimately provides more support to our youth by giving them another caring adult who ensures positive outcomes in their lives. Community Impact Trainers are account managers to our business partners, assistant volunteer managers to our nonprofit partners, and implementation specialists to our partner schools and while maintaining the integrity, curation, and expansion of our program curriculum through sales, training partner procurement, and administration of our ProAct University Learning Management System.
In addition to managing our partnerships, Community Impact Trainers uphold our holistic model by working within the local community and collaborating with our central management team to advance our mission within unreached communities. This will entail planning and managing engaging service projects with partner nonprofits, being a resource and supporter to educators and youth in schools, and training and supporting corporate and nonprofit employees who utilize our services.
Our work is widely published and made available to partner organizations that are focusing on youth advocacy, social justice, and building transformational relationships. By diligently cataloging our results and empowering our partners to take center stage in supporting our youth, Community Impact Trainers allow us to become the hub for community engagement in Indianapolis and amplify youth voice.
Key Requirements and Objectives for the Community Impact Trainer:
- Analytics: The Community Impact Trainer is tasked with an analytical role where they conduct research, approve, and make further recommendations for appropriate learning management systems and databases. The Community Impact Trainer additionally develops, implements, monitors, and maintains both initial and ongoing training programs across the organization.
- Collaboration: The role of the Community Impact Trainer is a collaborative role where they collaborate with other leaders in partner organizations to define strategies and ensure their alignment. In this collaboration, the Community Impact Trainer also assists other training professionals who partner with ProAct in their training needs specific to their areas of specialty.
- Knowledge: The Community Impact Trainer is tasked with the maintenance, curation, and development of our robust curriculum in the training and development department. In this position, the Community Impact Trainer stays up to date with the latest instructional technologies through the establishment of personal networks, attendance of workshops, reviewing professional publications, and participation in professional industry associations. This way, the CIT is able to introduce the latest and most applicable trends in training and development for inclusion in the overall strategy, constantly maintaining, promoting, and updating training programs within the organization.