Program Coordinator, Teacher Training & Development

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Program Coordinator to bring our global teacher training and teacher development programs to life! The ideal candidate thrives when creating and improving systems, is an exceptional relationship builder, detailed-oriented, emotionally intelligent, and is excited about training and developing emotional intelligence teachers inside some of the world’s most recognized companies. 

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for executing our rigorous and transformative teacher training programs while building excellent relationships with teachers and our global network of clients and stakeholders.


Our Organization

SIY Global delivers world-class programs in social and emotional intelligence skills to organizations that want to build more engaged, connected, and high-performing workplaces where both people and business can flourish. With over 13 years of experience, a global network of over 600 certified teachers, and more than 200,000 program participants in over 50 countries, our evidence-based, transformational learning experiences teach the skills needed to create workplaces where people can thrive.

Having recently successfully transitioned from a non-profit to a B-Corp operating as a start up, we are in an exciting time of growth and change as we continue to evolve to best meet client needs and increase our impact. We envision this to be a year of building as we continue to experiment, learn, and leverage new technologies, all constructed on the strong foundation of our previous success and core values. 

We are now looking for a new team member to help us increase our impact and bring to life our vision of a more peaceful world in which all people feel connected and act with compassion, starting with more human(e) work cultures, including our own.

SIY Global is committed to creating an inclusive work environment and we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.


General Job Summary 

Who We Are: SIY Global’s Teacher Training and Development Team’s mission is to train and develop employees to become exceptional, embodied teachers of social and emotional intelligence programs. Our rigorous teacher training program facilitates individual transformation while training world-class teachers to deliver and scale emotional intelligence programs inside their organizations.

You’ll be part of a small, dedicated team who pride themselves on embodying our organizational mission and values in all that we do. We work well both independently and collaboratively and each team member has the support and autonomy needed to be successful in their role. We value transparency, integrity, and flexibility and are committed to co-creating a psychologically safe environment where each member thrives. We also enjoy having fun together through virtual dance parties, team games, and 4-legged friends joining in on team calls. 

You are joining our team at an exciting and crucial time: we are redesigning our teacher training program to meet the needs of our growing global client network, including overhauling our program management process and systems. This is an incredible opportunity to play a formative role in creating a world-class teacher training program built on a strong foundation and the supporting systems that will propel us into our next phase of growth and impact.

Who You Are: You are enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn and implement our ongoing high-quality teacher training programs while working with the team to design for what’s ahead. You are naturally well organized, systems-oriented, have a high level of attention-to-detail while being able to manage multiple projects at once, and are passionate about the role of emotional intelligence in creating more human(e) workplaces. You enjoy building strong long term relationships and are enthusiastic about supporting program participants on their journey to become teachers and beyond. 

You also recognize this is a dynamic time of growth and change for the organization and are willing to embrace the flexibility and adaptability that it requires. You are a quick-learner who enjoys working both in collaboration and independently and is willing to experiment and make mistakes, knowing that is part of how we learn and that you’re supported along the way.


Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the program management of our ongoing teacher training and development programs. After learning the ins-and-outs of our teacher training program and processes, you will lead designing a streamlined program management process on our new learning management system, a critical responsibility to increasing our scale and impact.

Implement 6-month teacher training programs – 50%

    • Make admissions decisions about teacher training program applicants. Process includes using Jotform, Salesforce, Absorb, Hubspot, and Google Sheets
    • Manage communication with applicants and participants (ranging from 30 to 60 people) throughout the duration of their teacher training
    • Determine and manage program support team including teachers, reviewers, mentors, and coaches and communicate key program milestones
    • Interpret and respond to applicant and participant inquiries in a timely manner while embodying our organizational mission and values
    • Implement full suite of dynamic and extensive program materials using Google Classroom and Google Suite
    • Determine program milestones and communicate next steps with participants using Google Classroom and Google Suite
    • Determine best approach for three virtual (Zoom) program sessions and execute accordingly 
    • Make recommendations to our Client Engagement Team regarding participant’s readiness to teach, including observed strengths and suggested opportunities for growth 


Build Out New Program Management Process – 30%

    • Determine opportunities for program optimization and partner with Head of Teacher Development to build new program management system
    • Recommend efficiencies to the program management process including streamlined technology and communication platforms
    • Implement the new system and track outcomes


Implement Teacher Development Programs – 20%

    • Recommend and build out a suite and schedule of programs to support ongoing development and embodiment of teachers
    • Develop and implement programs through multiple technology platforms including Eventbrite, WordPress, Mailchimp, and Salesforce
    • Determine best approach for virtual (Zoom) and in-person teacher development programs and execute accordingly 
    • Manage communication and ongoing relationships with certified teachers


Position Outcomes

The Program Coordinator position will have a direct impact on the seamless implementation and success of our teacher training and development programs. Outcomes include:  

    • Streamlined program management process built on our new learning management system
    • Strong, positive feedback from participants about their program experience as determined through ongoing program surveys
    • Sustainable relationships built with teachers in training that equip them for success in their journeys as teachers
    • Successful implementation of new systems, technologies, and strategies to improve participant experience and program management efficiency for all stakeholders




    • 2+ years of program coordination/operations experience
    • Comfortable working across integrated technology platforms including Google Apps, Salesforce, Hubspot, Absorb, Asana, and a willingness to quickly learn new technologies and tools. Experience in these specific tools is a plus; however, more important than the experience is the ability to learn new business technologies quickly and independently
    • Managed multiple projects, programs, or events simultaneously 
    • Experience imagining or implementing new systems is a bonus 


Knowledge & Skills:

    • Tech savvy – familiar with systems stack, able to work across platforms, and able to learn new platforms and technologies easily                                                           
    • System thinker – thinks in systems and processes; comfortable making improvements to existing systems and able to build new systems
    • Detail-oriented and highly organized – able to track multiple details and competing priorities; i.e. six-month training programs of 50 participants
    • Natural relationship builder – able to build and maintain relationships across stakeholders, including participants, teaching teams, and clients
    • Adaptable & agile – is able to adapt to changes quickly and is excited about working in a dynamic environment where agile ways of working are required
    • Business savviness and an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of transforming workplace culture
    • Commitment to optimizing participant experience 
    • Excellent communicator, able to respond to dynamic stakeholders in a timely and skillful manner
    • Ability to synthesize complex ideas into actionable recommendations
    • Highly collaborative and flexible working style
    • Results-oriented and able to deliver projects on time and within an allocated budget
    • Interest in mindfulness, social and emotional intelligence, leadership, organizational development, and commitment to SIY Global’s mission


Physical Demands

This is largely a stationary role, with most responsibilities performed through a computer. This role requires: 

    • Regular oral communication with participants, teachers, and coworkers, both in-person and through video calls 
    • Remaining stationary, on camera, and at a computer for multiple hours a day
    • Reading and responding to email and other written communication
    • No heavy lifting is expected, although occasional exertion to organize and manage supplies related to events (binders, books, etc) may be required



Job Classification: Full time, exempt

Anticipated start date: February 2023

Location: At this time, we are seeking U.S. based candidates. Our organization is headquartered in San Francisco, California, but coming into the office is optional and we welcome remote employees! Employees are expected to work at least a 5-hour overlap with standard Pacific Time Zone business hours.

Salary and benefits: SIY Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package (including: flexible vacation policy; 100% employer paid healthcare premiums; dental, vision, and life insurance; 401(k); FSA) and is currently piloting a 4-day work week. The starting annualized full-time salary for this role is: $67,000-$75,000. Specific salary dependent on experience level.

Reports to: Head of Teacher Development


Uncertain if you meet 100% of our qualifications? If you believe that you could shine in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are committed to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to this field, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking to transition, or taking the next step in your career path, we’d love to have you apply! 

If this sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and cover letter. Thank you for your interest and we are very excited to get the opportunity to speak with you!