Job Opportunity: Curriculum Writer and Facilitator to design ROOTS Facilitation Trainings

Curriculum Writer and Facilitator to design ROOTS Facilitation Trainings

Alternate ROOTS recognizes that strong facilitation skills are an invaluable tool for artists, culture workers, organizers and anyone working to support community transformation. These skills are helpful in supporting communities to be self-empowered. Facilitation that builds safety, trust, and respect is required in all the work that takes place within the ROOTS network. Moving forward, we would like to offer opportunities for members to be involved in facilitation trainings that are held throughout the region.

Alternate ROOTS seeks a qualified candidate to serve as the Curriculum Writer/Facilitator. The position will be responsible for designing a curriculum and model for teaching facilitation to our ROOTS members. We have found that this skill is needed throughout the organization and it is our goal to provide a learning opportunity to the membership.

The position will create a curriculum and lead a pilot training in the fall of 2014. The Curriculum Writer will adjust the curriculum as needed from the pilot training and finalize the curriculum to be used in the future. There will also be further opportunities for the Curriculum Writer/Facilitator to facilitate trainings. In support of our goal to share this skill with membership, the participants of the trainings will be empowered to return home and share the facilitation curriculum in their home community.

The position will be responsible for curriculum design, implementation and evaluation. The ideal candidate can work independently, has skills in facilitation, administration, and documentation and work aligns with the ROOTS mission and the principles of community engagement as articulated in the Resources for Social Change Workbook.

The Program Designer will:

  • Develop a base curriculum to be executed at Fall, 2014 Executive Committee Meeting and modified to be used by other members to teach facilitation trainings in the future
  • Work closely with the Community Partnerships Specialist who will provide administrative and logistical support
  • Support communications between Alternate ROOTS and its members regarding the training opportunities
  • Have opportunity in future to facilitate trainings around the ROOTS 14 state region

Skills Required

  • Exceptional communication and facilitation skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good writing and documentation skills
  • Flexibility to function well in a team structure, work independently, and be self-motivated

Applicants must practice within the ROOTS service region: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and Washington, DC).

Please submit resume and cover letter to by Friday July 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST. Alternate ROOTS is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have questions regarding this posting, please contact Ashley Davis, Community Partnerships Specialist at or by phone at 404.577.1079 ext 304.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.