May 24, 2021

Training Coordinator-Disability Benefits Specialist Program

$23,400 - $33,000 yearly
  • Disability Rights Wisconsin
Part-Time Nonprofit - Social Services Training

Job Description

Application: Only applicants with a cover letter and a resume will be considered. Apply by 5:00 on Monday, June 14, 2021 online at Position will remain open until filled.

 About the Organization

 Disability Rights Wisconsin works to ensure that individuals with disabilities are free from abuse and neglect, are able to exercise their civil rights, have access to education, and can participate meaningfully in their communities. DRW is the state’s designated Protection and Advocacy system and manages numerous additional programs that protect the rights of people with disabilities through individual and public policy advocacy. Our core values of diversity, dignity, independence, accessibility, inclusion, human rights, and liberation drive our work.

 Disability Rights Wisconsin commits to creating a diverse and culturally competent workplace and to providing culturally competent services to our clients. A diversity-informed and culturally competent approach to disability rights recognizes the intersectional nature of oppression experienced by people with disabilities who experience oppression across multiple identities. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at DRW for individuals with diverse identities and focus our services on injustices that occur at the intersection of disability and other marginalized identities such as race, cultural and ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and religious traditions. Diversity in this context means identities and/or individuals from historically oppressed and marginalized groups.

 The Position:

The Training Coordinator will support DRW’s Disability Benefit Specialist training program. Nine attorneys at DRW provide around 35 trainings a year to approximately 90 Disability Benefit Specialists throughout Wisconsin. The attorneys provide the substantive content for the trainings and the Training Coordinator handles all training coordination and logistics. The trainings range in size and length from large one and two day in-person trainings, one day or ½ day in-person trainings, one-to-two-hour webinars, and more. This includes ongoing trainings for all DBSs and Basic Trainings for new DBSs. To the extent time allows, the Training Coordinator may also provide support regarding the administrative aspects of the DBS program.


  • Coordinate training (70%)
  • Lead training planning processes such as development, monitoring, and updating training calendars, training topic selection, training methods, and training agendas.
  • Manage training logistics such as venue choice and planning, reservations, arrangements with outside speakers, set up, equipment, etc.
  • Prepare and distribute training materials provided by trainers.
  • Communicate with the disability benefit specialists regarding trainings, including but not limited to training announcements, registration, materials, venue information & reservations.
  • Manage requests for and arrange for accommodations to ensure accessible trainings for all training participants and speakers.
  • Develop and compile training evaluations and participant attendance tracking procedures (15%)
  • Help manage administrative tasks of the program such as updating the online SharePoint resource library for DBSs, maintaining DBS contact records and lists, setting and tracking deadlines, assisting with team meetings, and assisting with agency all-staff meetings. (10%)
  • Other (5%)
  • Other duties as may be necessary to achieve the objectives of the DBS program; and
  • Some statewide travel required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) retirement plan with match.

DRW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse work force. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Alternative formats of this position announcement are available upon request. Materials may be submitted in alternate formats if necessary. Please call 608-267-0214 and ask for Jeanie or email [email protected].


Corporate Development and Training, Event Planning-Coordination





Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

DRW Core Values and Mission Responsibilities:

  1. Commit to the vision, mission, and core values of DRW.
  2. Participate fully in staff and team meetings.
  3. Commit to the principles of DRW’s diversity vision statement.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent experience.
  2. Experience with event management or training coordination or similar experience.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  5. Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and duties
  6. Effective interface with diverse groups, including but not limited to experience working with persons with disabilities.
  7. Strong computer skills including email, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and use of the internet.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Previous training experience.
  2. Experience teaching or training both large and small groups or the ability to quickly learn effective adult teaching methods.

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