RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
The key distinctions for a Legislative Trainer are in knowledge gained through experience, the degree of independence in performing duties, the program-wide scope of responsibilities, and a consistently outstanding degree of comportment, achievement and effort.
Distinguishing duties may include:
- Develop training modules and programs for legislators and legislative staff incorporating the latest in learning theory and techniques.
- Deliver high quality professional development experiences to legislative audiences in state capitals, at NCSL meetings and in other settings.
- Design multi-day developmental experiences.
- Write for NCSL publication outlets about legislative skills strengthening.
- Mentor and train NCSL staff in facilitation and training techniques.
- Conduct surveys of legislators and legislative staff to determine priority development needs.
- Work with legislative professionals who coordinate training programs to promote NCSL offerings.
- Train NCSL staff and mentor less experienced staff. Reviews the work of others even when not formally assigned to provide such assistance.
- May supervise the work of program staff in the absence of the program director including making, reviewing and expediting assignments.
- Covers and executes assignments on any subject assigned to a program, provides effective backup support to other professional staff, and takes a leadership role on projects involving more than one program.
- Frequently and routinely are delegated priority assignments which include those that are politically sensitive, critically important, quickly needed or have the potential for damaging the organization's reputation if not well handled. Maintaining confidentiality in requests is critical.
- Critically reviews one's own work and independently initiates improvements or refinements.
- Independently develops and maintains relations with funding sources and can conduct even the most sensitive negotiations to commit the organization's resources without compromising policy or services.
- Performs other responsibilities as needed.
May serve as coordinator of a team of professionals on a short-term project. May assist in program-wide management or manage program activities in the absence of the program director.