Training Associate

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization with over 30 years’ experience working to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Kink, polyamorous, and queer communities. Our organization and staff are recognized locally and nationally as experts in providing survivor-centered services and as thought leaders on the issue of LGBTQ+ partner abuse. We blend our history and commitment to being survivor-led, our analysis of LGBTQ+ partner abuse, and our commitment to being an anti-oppressive organization to create a unique framework that is the foundation of our survivor-centered approach.

We are who we work with; the staff, volunteers, and board of directors of TNLR are members of the very communities the organization serves. We believe that survivors are the experts in their own lives and are therefore committed to centering survivors’ voices and leadership in all aspects of our work. While we offer services for survivors we also organize and educate about partner abuse to create the change we believe is possible for our communities.

Role Title: Training Associate
Location: While this position currently works remotely, this is an in-office position that works between two offices in the Greater Boston Area of Massachusetts and facilitates training throughout the state.
Hours: 40 hours/week; varied schedule with some evenings and weekends required
Supervised by: Capacity Building Manager

The Training Associate (TA) is responsible for supporting The Network/La Red’s education team with curriculum building, and coordination and co-facilitation of our provider and community training, as well as our train-the-trainers program, Partner Abuse Community Education (PACE). In addition, the TA supports survivor graduates of our Survivor Leadership Series in bringing the issue of partner abuse to our communities by helping them coordinate their own events.


  • Co-facilitate trainings for community groups and providers.
  • Oversee training materials including developing/updating training and technical assistance materials.
  • Support survivors graduates of our Survivor Leadership Series with planning and managing their own community event as part of the Community Conversations Series.
  • Support planning and co-facilitation of our Partner Abuse Community Education (PACE) program to support volunteers and new staff in facilitating our curriculum with Community Awareness Associate.
  • With the support of the training team, revise and build training curriculums, including, but not limited to: Org Training, PACE, Partner abuse in Kink and Polyamorous communities, etc.
  • Attend/participate in coalitions, caucuses, roundtables, etc. as appropriate.
  • Participate in program development and other organizational projects.
  • Contribute to organizational committees as appropriate.
  • Provide support to survivors of LGBTQ+ partner abuse as needed, including hotline.
  • Maintain files of program activities, provide program information, and reports as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned/necessary.

Qualifications, Strengths, and Skills: We hire for life experience. People of color, trans people, survivors of partner abuse especially encouraged to apply. The following qualifications are for an ideal candidate, but we will consider all types of experience and will absolutely consider candidates who don’t meet all the qualifications. An ideal candidate will:

  • Be bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Have a minimum of 1 year(s) of experience in at least 2 of the following areas: LGBTQ+ partner abuse; training and co-facilitation, leadership development, and/or curriculum building.
  • Be a “people person” – enjoy talking with people (in person and on the phone), have experience making and maintaining connections in community, and be able to represent the organization in professional and social settings.
  • Have excellent listening, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, including the stress of juggling daily tasks, ongoing projects, and crisis support of survivors as it comes up.
  • Have a passion for social change/social justice.
  • Be energetic and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be self-motivated.

Compensation: Base salary at $48,901. While this position is not Bilingual required, a pay differential is offered to people who are fluent in English and Spanish with a salary of $50,981. TNLR offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • 100% employer paid health and dental insurance
  • 401k retirement plan and up to a 3% employer match
  • optional supplemental insurance through AFLAC
  • flexible spending account (FSA)
  • professional development funds
  • Generous time off: annual paid vacation (15 days), sick leave (12 days for physical and mental health), holidays (13 of your choosing), personal days (8 days), and bereavement leave (up to 3 days per loss).

Application details: Position to begin as soon as possible. This position will remain open until it is filled. Please send a resume and cover letter to:

The Network/La Red does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.