Program Manager - Training

Job Description

Senior Director of Early Intervention and Training
Based on Qualifications

Job Purpose

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.  Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect.  Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you.  We are seeking an experienced and committed Program Manager – Training.  This position works under the direction of the Senior Director of Early Intervention and Training and is a member of the leadership team of Project Harmony.  The position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Training Institute and supervision of the Training Specialists.

The role of the Training Specialists is to develop and deliver curriculum regarding child abuse and neglect, trauma and resiliency, and related topics to professionals, students and the general public.  Standardized and customized training programs are delivered to over 10,000 attendees each year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of the Senior Director of Early Intervention and Training to ensure delivery of training topics that fit within the mission of Project Harmony.
  • Assess training needs, and recruit, hire and supervise training staff to meet those needs.
  • Manage the development and implementation of technology to support strategies to deliver training using online formats.
  • Oversee development of training calendar in conjunction with partner agencies and community needs.
  • Coordinate the marketing of training and education.
  • Manage the annual conference planning process with partner agencies.
  • Deliver education and training to professionals related to child abuse and neglect.
  • Manage fiscal and program reports to ensure that funding sources are informed of program delivery.
  • Use data to evaluate training program and report results as part of continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Develop continuous knowledge of Child Abuse Reporting trends in Nebraska and Iowa, and maintain effective relationships with Law Enforcement, County Attorneys and Child Protective Services Hotline and Initial Assessment Units.
  • Support and encourage teamwork and collaboration between agencies and staff involved in reporting and investigation of child abuse.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Training

Graduate level degree preferred with course work in social work, education, criminal justice, psychology or law.  Training or experience in adult education required.

Work Experience

  • Three to five (3-5) years of supervisory experience required.
  • Leadership experience required.
  • Experience in curriculum development, teaching, or training.
  • Previous professional experience in child welfare.
  • Previous experience in working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in program and fiscal management.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills.
  • High level of initiative and energy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse, and of roles of law enforcement, child protection services, mental health and medical community.
  • Strong organizational, decision-making and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of family violence and the dynamics of child abuse and neglect.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Access, as well as other software and databases.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality.


  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
  • Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Position involves some travel, primarily within the state.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Jane Wagar - by no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Date Posted

5/19/2017 8:00:00 AM

Closing Date

6/1/2017 6:00:00 AM