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Career Story: Trainer For A Military Support Organization

Trainer For A Military Support Organization

Job Title: Area Trainer For A Not-For-Profit Organization

Type of Company: A not-for-profit organization serving sailors and marines and helping them through short-term financial emergencies.

Education: Two years of college

Previous Experience: I volunteered with the organization for ten years and was eventually hired as one of four volunteer coordinators. I held that post for six years before being promoted to my current position.

Job Tasks: I spend a great deal of time on the road, traveling to many of our offices training staff, volunteers and employees. I am one of six trainers, living in different parts of the country, who have been assigned to our 10 field offices. We travel as far as Japan to promote consistency in the conduct of our mission, training new directors in policy and procedures and serving as a link between our headquarters and the field offices. We also assist in writing training modules and help to promulgate information on military health and retirement benefits. We gather feedback from the field and work with field staffers on the recruiting and retention of volunteers.

Twice a year our department meets at headquarters to rewrite, update, refresh current training material and talk about what works and doesn't work out in the field. If we are not traveling to train, we work out of one of our field offices and spend a great deal of time responding to email inquires, questions on policy and researching ways to make our training better.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: What I love about my job are the people I meet and being a part of something I believe in. I volunteered with the organization for many years before becoming an employee.

The worst part of my job is living out of a suitcase, finding my way around and eating out a great deal of time.

Job Tips:
1.) Take some classes in public speaking.

2.) Since training is essentially teaching, you'll want to become familiar with the ways people learn.

3.) Patience is a crucial attribute. The people you'll be training will be resistant to change.

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