Requisition ID R12277

Technical Trainer
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We are seeking full-time and volunteer professional Technical Trainers who can educate language consultants and Bible translators on our software applications to improve language analysis and development and to accelerate Bible translation.

A Technical Trainer designs, develops, implements, and evaluates technical training programs. They prepare lesson plans, course outlines, schedules, and assignments. They identify the main objectives and skills or concepts that participants need to learn. They explain key concepts and principles, and create assignments or hands-on activities to allow students to develop practical skills. Trainers also work in close collaboration with other internal teams and stakeholders to develop course content and goals. They establish metrics for determining course outcomes and participant performance. They will provide user stories and narratives for funded technology training projects.

Job Description


Major Responsibilities

  • Create technical training materials and workshops according to requirements
  • Conduct software training workshops in person and online
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing publications
  • Meeting with Language Technology staff and field personnel to understand the user community
  • Participating as an integral and enthusiastic part of the team, exhibiting ownership, follow-through, initiative, awareness, and effective communication with peers and management

Minor Responsibilities

  • Participate in regular project status, planning, partnership, and strategic meetings
  • Be available to travel for international training events and workshops
  • Be available to travel to meet with the larger department team at least once per year
  • Be available to travel biennially to the Language Technology Conference
  • Participate in professional conferences and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A servant heart attitude
  • Demonstrated experience developing training materials and workshops
  • Proven success in hosting training workshops
  • Creativity, adaptability and the ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Good interpersonal skills of communication
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • The ability to generate multiple solutions to the problem
  • The ability to quickly pick up technical concepts
  • The ability to work both with a team and independently, and to multitask effectively

Education and Experience:

Technical Trainers need experience in developing technical training programs for an organization. Preferred experience in technical training and instructional design. Field experience with Language Technology applications is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in communications, computer science, or equivalent work experience is preferred, but we care more for a heart and mind that are always learning.

Training and Orientation:

Will complete the initial IT Software Department training program and relevant portions of IT Orientation.

Job Application

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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.