Training and Development Director

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Empower Work is on a mission to create healthy workplaces where employees are valued, supported, and empowered.

Empower Work provides anonymous, immediate support for tough work situations. Anyone in the U.S. can talk with a trained peer counselor about a challenging situation via text or web chat. Our goal is to help people navigate tricky work questions or tough work problems and come to an outcome they feel comfortable with.

We started in 2017 because while challenges at work are universal, resources to deal with them are not. We envision a world where every person can have an accessible advocate to support their professional journey and equip them with the skills to successfully handle complex work challenges. 

Job Description

Empower Work’s Training and Development Director is responsible for the onboarding, training, and ongoing development of volunteer peer coaches/counselors. This position is currently part-time between 15-25 hours with option to scale up as the organization grows. The person could be based in the Bay Area or remotely. You will report to and work in partnership with the Founder and Executive Director. 


  • Manage the volunteer application content and process to ensure the highest quality pool of diverse volunteers

  • Manage the volunteer training content and process to ensure volunteer coaches feel prepared to deliver a high quality service from their first shift

  • Provide ongoing oversight and evaluation of text-based coaching conversations via an online application to ensure quality

  • Provide ongoing feedback to volunteer coaches on their approach to conversations, use of coaching skills, and ability create empowered action

  • Review all conversations for trends related to job challenges, effective coaching approaches, and ways to have greater impact

  • Partner with the Executive Director on strategic decisions related to providing the highest quality coaching service to the most people



  • Strong organizational coaching skills (i.e., listening, asking powerful questions, creating momentum)
  • Ability to teach others how to assess coaching conversations, see patterns, learn from their past mistakes, and find ways to increase their impact  

  • Ability to give feedback to others in a way that develops their skills and creates open communication

  • Ability to receive feedback and course correct

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing

  • Ability to support another person without telling them what to do


  • Broad understanding of workplace culture, organizational politics, and industry challenges


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience direct coaching experience in organizations

  • Minimum 3 years experience teaching coaching skills to others

Additional Information

Empower Work is an early-stage mission driven non-profit. This is a unique opportunity to be part of building the culture and practice of training our peer counselors as well as setting the stage for the growth of the organization. You’ll join a community of driven, accomplished professionals passionate about making the workplace a safe environment rich in opportunity for everyone. This is currently a part-time position, flexible to certain openness within an individual’s schedule, with the possibility of growing in commitment over time.

Hiring and cultivating a diverse, inclusive, collaborative team is at the core of our mission. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you are unsure if you meet the requirements listed above, apply anyway! Questions? Things we missed? Tell us. We are a growing organization eager to meet those interested in our work. 

To learn more about Empower Work, visit us at