Training Manager
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

For over 50 years, Legal Aid Chicago has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. Each year our attorneys, volunteers, and staff help resolve civil legal problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair evictions. Legal Aid Chicago was founded on the philosophy that all individuals are entitled to quality civil legal representation, regardless of their income. We work to ensure that poverty is not an impediment to justice by dismantling the legal barriers that perpetuate inequality. Legal Aid Chicago staff live our mission through our core values of equity, excellence, inclusion, kindness, and respect. 


Position: Legal Aid Chicago seeks a Training Manager. The Training Manager develops, coordinates, manages, and sometimes leads trainings on advocacy and organization-wide issues. The Training Manager will work closely with the Practice Group Directors, Deputy Director/Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer and Supervisor of Complex Litigation.

This could be a full or part-time position. Time commitment will be subject to negotiation. 


  • Serve as the primary facilitator and training expert
  • Collaborate with leadership to assess training and developmental needs organization-wide and with a focus on training for legal advocates
  • Design, plan, organize, and manage trainings
  • Select and assign instructors to conduct training and supervise and evaluate their performance
  • Coordinate recruitment and placement of training participants
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record trainings, materials, and program effectiveness
  • Develop and/or obtain training procedure manuals and course materials
  • Provide engaging communications about trainings to encourage participation and highlight the value of training
  • Monitor training budget and costs to ensure expenses are within budget; prepare and maintain budget reports to justify expenditures
  • Negotiate contracts with training providers for desired outcomes, fees, or expenses
  • Manage all MCLE crediting and approvals
  • Coordinate, prepare, and review regulatory submissions for grant and program  compliance pertaining to training

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Legal Aid Chicago offers a comprehensive benefits package, including low-cost employer-paid health plan options, employer-provided group life and long-term disability insurance, fitness center access, generous paid time off, and much more.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Significant experience as trainer or educator or similar capacity
  • Experience in developing and delivering trainings for legal professionals and others
  • Working knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training impact 
  • Experience in training, learning and development functions including all stages of learning (analysis, design, development, delivery, evaluation) and in multiple modalities (in-person, virtual, mobile) 
  • Strong oral and written communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Commitment to civil legal aid and the civil justice system and to Legal Aid Chicago’s  mission of equal justice for people living in poverty
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience in legal writing and editing a plus
  • BA degree in Training and Development or related field; J.D. degree or Master’s Degree in Training and Development or related field preferred.

Resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of two professional references are required to apply. 

Legal Aid Chicago is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, military or military discharge status, or ex-offender status. Applicants who have experiences with our client communities are encouraged to apply.