Director of Training and Digital Learning

Public Rights Project

Sector:

Advocacy, Civil Rights

Function:

Program Management

Location:

Flexible

About the Organization

Public Rights Project's (PRP) mission is to close the gap between the promise of our laws and the lived reality of marginalized communities. PRP is a public interest legal non-profit organization, headquartered in Oakland, with a remote team based throughout the United States. Since 2017, the organization has helped state, local, and tribal governments implement equitable enforcement models that center the needs of underserved communities and work with residents to protect their rights to economic, racial, gender, and environmental justice. PRP supports progressive state and local governments, including Attorneys General, District Attorneys, and City Attorneys' Offices with legal strategy, research, fellowships, professional development opportunities, communications and community partnerships to help offices develop high-impact legal cases. In 2022, PRP will operate with a budget of $5.1M and a team of 20. To support its work, PRP has secured investments from leading philanthropies including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Open Society Foundations, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Learn more about Public Rights Project at https://www.publicrightsproject.org/.

About the Position

Public Rights Project is hiring a Director of Training and Digital Learning (DTDL) to lead a critical component of its programmatic work, training and developing leaders. This is an amazing opportunity for a leader with a strong background in training and adult learning to have a transformational impact on preparing the next generation of public leaders.

PRP supports talented attorneys - at all stages of their government career - to catalyze efforts to expand affirmative litigation that enforces residents' legal rights. The DTDL will deploy online training modules and other tools made available to government and advocacy partners as well as oversee all aspects of training fellowship programs. The Affirmative Leaders Fellowship (typically 25-30 participants per cohort) provides a 6-month professional development program to mid-career state and local government attorneys who are expanding their offices' affirmative work. The Public Rights Project Fellowship places a small group of talented attorneys into targeted state and local partner agencies to catalyze new affirmative litigation and advocacy for 1-2 years. Together these programs are building the talent pipeline and capacity of local and state governments to equitably enforce the law.

In 2020, PRP received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop online training programs that can be offered to its government partners. This new course build will complement its ongoing fellowship programs by offering a lower touchpoint and allowing for higher volume of engagement. This will provide a way for PRP to provide support, engage, and share our expertise with partners more broadly, and will ideally become a source of revenue generation for the organization.

The DTDL will oversee the development of impactful online learning programs, and work with PRP's team and legal experts to craft and scope curriculum. Additionally, the DTDL will support programming related to its fellowships, from supporting recruitment and selection to planning content for in-person and online learning events. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the DTDL will manage a Fellowships Coordinator, vendor relations, and the hiring for additional capacity on the program team as the programs grow.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the process to build scalable online learning modules that can be offered to broader government partners, conceptualizing these trainings and evaluating their impact
  • Manage and lead all aspects of PRP's fellowships programs with particular emphasis on the Affirmative Leaders Fellowship
  • Develop strategies to identify and support fellows from backgrounds underrepresented in local and state government and who reflect the communities they serve along the lines of race, gender, socioeconomic status and ability
  • Lead process to identify, recruit, and onboard fellows and host offices to participate in programming
  • Refine and augment training materials and other educational components of fellowship programs, in coordination with PRP's Legal Team
  • Oversee delivery of programming, refine and augment training materials and other components of fellowship programs, in coordination with PRP's Legal Team
  • Provide support to Public Rights Project fellows in their placements, including through regular check-ins, collection of updates and success stories, and ongoing communications to the cohorts
  • Develop strategic plan relating to the deployment of placed fellows, including resources and supports needed to successfully run a version of the Public Rights Project fellowship into the future
  • Enhance network connection and engagement of alumni fellows, including through programming, mentorships, and advocacy opportunities
  • Work closely with PRP's Development Team to secure grant funding to support the fellowship programs, including drafting grant proposals and reports and meeting with current and prospective funders as needed
  • Conduct regular internal evaluations of program effectiveness, tracking and analyzing fellowship-related data and outcomes
  • Oversee all operations for programs including budget, vendor relationships, and contracts that support the logistics of in-person and digital convenings and trainings

Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Passion for Public Rights Project's mission, with a belief in the power of state and local government to make positive, progressive change in the world
  • Deep experience in adult learning and/or running fellowship programs with 5+ years years of adult education and/or online learning leadership experience
  • Excitement and energy around making connections of support and collaboration across a broad network of partners
  • Comfort and familiarity working with lawyers and/or state and local government officials highly preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability and willingness both to complete and to oversee administrative tasks in support of team goals
  • Thrives in a dynamic and flexible environment, where individual team members build and scale programs developed to meet needs of the overall network
  • Ability and interest in learning new and sometimes complex legal content
  • Experience monitoring, analyzing, and managing a budget
  • Ability to work well with others and diverse groups
  • Ability to manage and collaborate with vendors and outside consultants and to effectively utilize such resources to complement internal competencies
  • Commitment to building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at PRP and in our fellowship programs

Compensation and benefits:

LOCATION: Flexible

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary for this role is $120K-140K plus generous benefits.


Public Rights Project is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. A diverse and inclusive workplace, both at Public Rights Project and within the government offices we serve, is a key ingredient for achieving our mission of building equitable enforcement capacity within state and local government.

We aim to assemble a team that reflects the world we live in and the communities we serve including with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and immigration status. People with personal or family experience with the type of harms we seek to combat, including wage theft, predatory lending, fraud, discrimination, and environmental degredation are particularly encouraged to apply.

On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

On-Ramps is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact info@on-ramps.com.