Education Trainer & Facilitator

Youth Opportunities Unlimited - Cleveland, OH

Education Trainer & Facilitator (Day One) at Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Reports to: Senior Manager, Special Projects & Training
Division: Workforce Development Programs
Type: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt
Since 1982, over 150,000 youth have been helped with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) programs. Y.O.U. helps teens and young adults, ages 14-24 living in economically distressed communities succeed by providing educational and workforce opportunities, skills development, and access to career pathways. We offer school-based and community-based programs designed to meet the needs of Northeast Ohio employers, with a focus on those industry sectors that provide the most opportunities for career success. At Y.O.U., we are dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement of the quality of our services to youth, employers, and the community.

We are deeply committed to providing services in Northeast Ohio through:

Equal Access to Opportunities – Teens and young adults living in economically distressed communities deserve support in confronting barriers to success.
Collaboration – We can accomplish more when we form mutually beneficial partnerships across sectors to deliver an effective continuum of services.
Excellence & Continuous Improvement – Evidence-based practices guide our actions and delivery of quality services to youth and employers.
Position Description

Education Trainer & Facilitators take full responsibility and ownership of the planning, teaching, facilitating, and coordinating several classes, workshops, and training sessions offered through various programs at Y.O.U. Such classes, workshops, and training sessions focus on job readiness, life skills, workforce development training, and encouraging career exploration for Y.O.U.'s participants. In addition, staff training needs for various program orientation and acclimation periods may also be supported at times by the Education Trainer and Facilitators. As such, Education Trainer and Facilitators support all training needs throughout the organization.


Bachelor's Degree in Education, Learning & Development, Communications, or other related field from an accredited college or university required.
Certification in Adult Education highly preferred.
At least 2 years of teaching at-risk youth and young adults. Experience teaching life skills or workforce development education courses preferred.
Must have experience delivering content with personality and in an engaging way.
Must have experience working with diverse populations and/or at-risk youth and young adults.
Must have experience coordinating/managing multiple projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Belief and commitment to Y.O.U.'s mission, vision, and values.• Comfortable designing and developing interactive learning solutions.
Proven success of leading curriculum development initiatives.
Knowledgeable of methods for teaching youth and young adults life skills and workforce development training.
Track record of working with diverse populations and/or with at-risk youth and young adults.
Ability to build relationships with community members and understand inner city Cleveland culture.
Energetic, solution-oriented, adaptable, and flexible.
Extremely strong written and spoken communication skills. Highly attentive to details.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once.
Ability to work in a results oriented and data driven environment
Comfortable using database management systems, including Microsoft Excel, to track data on enrollees and provide timely reports.
Ability to work independently and as part of team under minimal supervision.
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

Effectively deliver and develop the training and credentialing courses using interactive learning solutions to community members enrolled in programs.
Design and maintain curriculum materials aligned with participant's needs and priorities.
Continuously refine curriculum for employability skills, training events, and job fairs at community locations that bring workforce resources to local neighborhoods and schools.
Enter accurate and complete information into database management system in order to track data and generate regular reports.
Provide timely data information and reports to senior staff as directed and required.
Utilize assessment and evaluation techniques to determine individual employability needs, barriers, and interests.
Conduct on-going case management, monitoring, and follow up as needed.
Lead tutoring sessions for GED study, math, and reading skills throughout the week.
Maintain knowledge and latest training/development research on adult education methods, skills, and instructional technologies. • Perform other duties as assigned and required.

Competitive salary for the industry.
Engaged staff centered on Y.O.U. mission and vision.
Medical, dental, vision, retirement, and long and short term disability benefits.
Generous paid time off policy.
Office is located in the heart of Cleveland's Playhouse Square district. Monthly parking pass provided.
Work Environment

This position is based in an office environment. The work pace for this position is sometimes fast paced where work is required for up to 2 hours at a time. Position requires some supervision from managers with intermittent prompts. Social interaction with clients and team members required frequently. The environment in which the job is performed outside a normal office space may include exposure to extreme temperature, noise, heights, or other hazards. All remains the same for any additional requirements for training.

Physical Requirements

Ability to sit on a nearly frequent basis.
Ability to stand and walk on periodic basis.
Ability to bend, rotate, and reach frequently.
Ability to carry, push/pull and/or lift materials, or supplies, weighing upwards of 25 lbs.
Ascending/descending stairs safely.
Ability to manipulate/handle/grip materials required to perform job.
Must be able to maintain both static and dynamic standing balance to complete various duties associated with job.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision/distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.