Training Associate

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | CO | HN | BR
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Employee (Full-Time)

Position Overview

About Rare:

Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Conservation ultimately comes down to people – their behaviors toward nature, their beliefs about its value, and their ability to protect it without sacrificing basic life needs. And so, conservationists must become as skilled in social change as in science; as committed to community-based solutions as national and international policymaking.


Over more than three decades, Rare has partnered with local organizations to run more than 400 behavior change projects in nearly 60 countries, promoting community-led adoption of solutions across sustainable coastal fisheries management, fuel-efficient cookstove use, reciprocal water agreements, regenerative agriculture, recycling and waste management, wildlife demand reduction, and more. Rare launched the Center for Behavior & the Environment (BE. Center) in 2017 to bring the best insights from behavioral science and design to tackle some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues. Through partnership with leading academic and research institutions, we are translating the science of human behavior into practical solutions for conservationists worldwide.


What you’ll be doing:

Working closely with the Director, Training Programs and interacting with a network of partners, donors, and global conservation leaders, the Training Associate is responsible for planning and delivering English and Spanish language trainings (virtually and in person) across a spectrum of geographies, threats, and solutions.


Training Facilitation

  • Deliver trainings in-person and virtually, in English or Spanish, including teaching the curriculum, facilitating sessions, and ensuring partner and participant satisfaction
  • Develop final workshop reports for partners and donor outlining activities and outcomes
  • Serve as the main point of contact for partners in Spanish and perform frequent language and cultural translation revisions to ensure materials are appropriate and effective.
  • Manage training workshop budgets and acquittal of project expenses in accordance with Rare financial management guidelines, processes, and systems.

Instructional design and learning experience development

  • Collaborate with the Center’s training team to develop a e-learning modules and videos on behavior-centered design in Spanish to be available to adult learners using the BE.Center’s web platform learn.rare.org
  • Work with partners in the customization of training resources and curriculum to specific themes and benefit exchanges for conservation field practitioners
  • Coordinate with host partners to hire local coordinators and oversee workshop logistics and procurement of materials needed to successfully execute Campaigning for Conservation and Behavior-Centered Design trainings in person

Program Support and Evaluation

  • Administer one-year post-training follow-up surveys in Spanish to participants and contribute to training program evaluations and reports
  • Coordinate with the Director in tracking who attended trainings and outcomes of any campaigns resulting from the trainings to facilitate overall program evaluation and learning.
  • Share lessons and best practices with other Rare staff and departments as needed

Marketing and Sales of trainings

  • Help to initiate relationships to contribute to a pipeline of leads, opportunities, and proposals for Spanish language trainings
  • Assist Director and Communications team in development of training communications materials
  • Translate communications materials or work with outside vendors to oversee translation of materials into Spanish
  • Identify, develop, and manage communications with training partners in Spanish

The Trainer should have these skills:

  • Training design and facilitation or related field; 
  • Demonstrable success in leadership, community engagement, and relationship building;
  • Mentoring, coaching, or guidance, especially in a long-distance setting;
  • Ability to translate technical-functional content into an enjoyable and consumable user experience;
  • Familiarity designing and developing eLearning, multimedia and other computer-based training or willingness to learn;
  • Fluency in English and Spanish are a must.


  • To Rare’s mission and values
  • To addressing important environmental issues such as climate change, overfishing, sustainable agriculture, etc is required. Experience working on these issues is not required (in fact, sometimes experience working outside of these issues drives the sort of innovation a project most needs);
  • To the success of a team, to both teach and learn from others, and toggle comfortably between directing and supportive roles as needed
  • To incorporating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into training design and facilitation
  • Willingness and the ability to travel up to 30% of the time is essential (once pandemic travel restrictions are lifted).

Rare is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply. EOE/M/F/D/V


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