The Multisensory Training Institute (MTI) of the Stratford Foundation,Inc. (www.readmti.org) is
a national teacher training program which, at this time, focuses heavily on phonemic awareness
training. Our objective is to expand this area of teacher training and develop and market
other programs. Our trainings are conducted on site in the various schools and school
districts. The position offers the opportunity to expand and grow this operation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the President of the Stratford Foundation, the Director of
Organizational Development and Training is responsible for the marketing and development of
all of MTI's training schedule. The incumbent will implement guidelines and practices to
ensure that the operational needs of the trainings are met; prepare budget requests and track
training related costs; coordinate the scheduling of critical training programs with the
Training Coordinator and will create and implement a development program under the general
direction of the President. Specific responsibilities include conducting needs analyses and
studies; conferring with the Foundation President, Training Director, Lead Trainer, and
administrative staff to determine training and marketing needs; compiling data and analyzing
past and current year training requirements to prepare budgets and justify funds requested;
assisting the Training Coordinator with the development and updating of the MTI web site;
organizing training manuals; researching and selecting outside consultants where needed;
maintaining records and preparing statistical reports; developing and making presentations on
behalf of MTI; writing and submitting grants to help support school district trainings; and
reviewing, evaluating, annd implementing improvements in the division's various systems and
procedures in consultation with the MTI staff and the Foundation President. The successful
candidate will also attend and participate in trainings in all of the methodlogies offerd by
Highly energetic, creative, and self-motivated entrepreneurial individual who works
independently and effectively with limited direction.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in training and development, human
resources, business or public administration or related field (Master's degree preferred) AND
5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the area of training
(with a minimum of two years managing or directing an organizational development or training
Demonstrated expertise in the area of training program development and implementation.
Experience as a trainer, including program design, marketing, budgeting, and course delivery.
Nonprofit experience and experience in the field of education is a plus as is experience
working with a diverse and multicultural population.
Knowledge of: training course design, assessment, and marketing; principles, functions, and
processes of program management necessary to develop, coordinate, and manage a program;
effective supervisory techniques; and theory, methods, and problem-solving related to
Ability to: interpret and apply laws, policies, and standard procedures to a diverse array of
problems within the program area; interface and coordinate with other departments; clearly
communicate ideas and recommendations orally and in writing to a wide spectrum of contacts;
effectively present information; and establish and maintain cooperative working relations in a
multicultural environment. Proficiency in the use of computers required.
Review of completed applications will begin on March 1,2006 and continue until the positioin
The salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Needham, Massachusetts
Start date: July 1, 2006
A complete application will conssist of: (1) a letter of interest which explains in detail
and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified
in this announcement; (2) a current resume or curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, titles,
addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can provide asessments of the applicant's
professional experience, accomplishments, and prospect of success in this position. All
applications and expressions of interest will be handled confidentially.