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Director, Global Fluency Training

The Director, Global Fluency Training is responsible for selling, delivering, and growing CCWA’s Global Fluency Training. Global Fluency Training is a fee-for-service cross-cultural communication training delivered to companies, organizations, and schools seeking to help their employees work more effectively across cultures. Now in its 4th year serving more than 30 clients, Global Fluency Training is the organization’s social enterprise whereby profits from trainings help support CCWA’s Global Scholars Diploma program for the region’s high school students.


Primary Responsibilities

1)  Revenue Generation/Selling/Client Relations/Growth (60%)

  • Increase sales of training to companies, organizations, and schools through frequent face to face meetings and calls with prospects and clients.
  • Renew existing clients through relationship-building, gathering feedback, and needs identification.
  • Generate new leads on own and in coordination with CEO and Board.
  • Drive all leads to close including proposals, pricing, content, contracts.

2) Content Delivery/Training (25%)

  • Ensure delivery of highly-interactive training sessions by utilizing contract trainers and by personally delivering sessions (approximately 40+ in year one).
  • Recruit, train, and manage a small pool of contract trainers.
  • Utilize content and material that is already developed and deployed.
  • Modify and enhance training content as needed per client requests.

3) Program Operations & Administration (15%)

  • Manage all aspects of the training program including scheduling, billing, workbook assembly, feedback compilation, etc. with limited administrative help.
  • Manage and track revenue and expense budget.
  • Hire and manage an intern to support duties.
  • Other CCWA duties that come with being on a small team (e.g., events, communications, grants, etc)


Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to CCWA’s mission and core values.
  • Passion for cross cultural competency, global affairs, diversity & inclusion.
  • Driven to sell and grow a profitable training program.
  • Skilled at delivering engaging and interactive presentations, lessons, trainings.
  • Thrives in a high-growth, fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment.
  • Track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a small team.
  • Ability to work independently, make smart decisions, self-motivated, resourceful.
  • 10+ years experience in communications, sales, training, teaching, or related work.
  • Bachelor’s degree in global affairs, cultural studies, learning & development, communications, sales & marketing, or related.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and peoples.
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, swift, consistent, and accurate.
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses.
  • Demonstrated ability to smile, laugh, and take time to refresh and recharge.
  • Other important competencies for success in the role:
    • Adaptability –adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously
    • Dependability –consistently to work on time, follows instructions, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction.
    • Positive –eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things.
    • Follow-Up –proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests in a timely manner. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive. 
    • Discretion –possesses good judgment and can maintain confidentiality.
    • Cultural Acumen –values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion.


Apply By: July 24, 2019 

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Based on experience 

Work Hours: Standard hours with flexibility

Location: 51 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Reports to: President & CEO

FSLA: Full-time, Exempt

Region: Central Ohio

Travel: Occasional, domestic


To Apply
Please email a) resume (with references), b) cover letter (with potential start date), and c) salary history to: [email protected]. Please type “Director, Global Fluency Training” in the email subject line.

To apply, please email by July 24, 2019 your resume (with references), cover letter (with potential start date), and salary history.



An internship experience with the CCWA is an invaluable opportunity to be immersed in the dynamics of the professional non-profit community of central Ohio, while establishing worthwhile connections and developing a deep appreciation and knowledge for global affairs.

Internship opportunities at the Council may vary due to a constantly evolving agenda. Responsibilities depend on the prospective intern’s skills, abilities and interests and the needs of the staff members seeking their support. All positions are unpaid, but the hours are flexible and often earn course credit. The Council will consider applicants who are studying at the undergraduate collegiate level. 

The Council offers three cycles for internships, each with its own deadline for applications:


  • Fall 2019  (Sep – Dec): deadline to apply is June 15, 2019
  • Spring 2020 (Jan – Apr): deadline to apply is November 1, 2019 
  • Summer 2020 (May – Aug): deadline to apply is March 15, 2020

To apply, send us your resume and cover letter!