Trainer (Educating & Activating to Counteract Dangerous Speech & Prevent Violence)

Position Summary

Over Zero, a project of the Hopewell Fund, was founded to reduce, prevent, and create long-term societal resilience to violence. We work to help societies resist division and strive towards positive peace. Our key focus is on developing strategic communication-based interventions that can undermine factors (such as Dangerous Speech) that increase division and people’s willingness to accept or participate in group-targeted harm.

One of Over Zero’s core programmatic areas is training and capacity building for civil society groups. These trainings introduce groups to key concepts and approaches for counteracting the impact of Dangerous Speech. The Trainer will be responsible for leading trainings and identifying and coordinating new training opportunities in the United States. They will also conduct a set of regional trainings that incorporate training materials from Dangerous Speech Project (a partner organization) on understanding and identifying Dangerous Speech. The trainer will be responsible for maintaining online training materials and information as well as responding to online questions and inquiries. This position will involve significant travel within the U.S.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Identify opportunities and audiences for trainings and presentations, including civil society and groups such as teachers and religious leaders. This will involve research, networking, and meeting with interested groups. It will also require coordinating and collaborating with core project partners.
  • Identify new audiences for trainings that are not already familiar with Dangerous Speech. Assess their needs through conversations and research. Deliver trainings and presentations, in-person and online.
  • Collect and analyze feedback on trainings and presentations from attendees
  • Assist in producing, updating, and improving training materials (for example, based on questions asked by trainees)
  • Assist with the development of new training materials as needed, including online materials.
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics of trainings, in collaboration with other project and coalition staff and partners.
  • Lead trainings delivery at regional trainings convened together with partner organizations (the Dangerous Speech Project and The Nexus Fund).
  • Deliver related trainings (e.g., on Dangerous Speech) for partner organizations (using their training materials) when time allows.

Hopewell Fund Careers

Over Zero is a project of the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The Hopewell Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.


Competitive benefits package.


The Trainer should be familiar with and committed to the vision and mission of preventing Dangerous Speech and group-targeted harm and should have significant experience leading trainings. The Trainer must be able to complete each specific duty described above successfully.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • At least 1 year of experience leading trainings
  • Experience managing timelines and deliverables, particularly in a fast-paced setting
  • Desire and ability to spend a significant amount of time traveling within the United States
  • Passion for violence prevention and countering Dangerous Speech

Minimum competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication
  • Outstanding public speaking
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptive to manage shifting priorities and deliver results
  • Proactive approach to solving problems
  • Team player

Preferred qualifications:

  • Basic skills in formatting and graphic design (for designing documents and training materials)
  • Experience in the fields of education, human rights, peacebuilding, communications, social psychology, and/or violence prevention
  • Experience designing trainings or educational curriculum
  • Competency or fluency in a language other than English

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and CV to with the subject line “Trainer Application.” Please cite the Global Campaign for Peace Education as the source of the posting in your application.

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