Training and Curriculum Specialist


Jolt is a non-profit organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of millennial Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of Latino millennials to tell their own stories through creative acts of resistance, like the Migration is Sweet! selfie station, Poderosa mural, and Quinceanera at the Capitol, which collectively reached over 50 million Americans. 

Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.

Jolt was founded in November 2016 by Cristina Tzintzun, a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Cristina was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, and her work has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBCs Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others. The organization entered a new phase in April 2021, when Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia took over as Executive Director. Jolt is a young organization with big dreams about what is possible in Texas. Our vision has made national headlines and has spurred increased investment into our work- which is why we are hiring talented people to join our growing team. 


Jolt is seeking a Training and Curriculum Specialist to be responsible for programmatic training development, curriculum design, and evaluation to support and grow Jolt’s members.  The Training and Curriculum position is threefold: 1) to assist with the implementation of a curriculum/program that fosters cultivation of learning which supports and grows Jolt’s members, 2) to promote mission aligned goals and support ongoing programmatic success, and 3) to provide and deliver a comprehensive training program to Jolt employees that supports the professional requirements of their positions. This position reports to the Deputy Director.


  • In consultation with the Director of Programs, Human Resources, subject matter experts, and other key staff, provide course content and plan program training curriculum based on business goals, remaining compliant with grant deliverables, and mission driven.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement effective training and development programs for high school and college students and other young adults 
  • Produce training materials and review available training resources that can be used as part of the program and produce a curriculum plan. 
  • Create and provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc)
  • Evaluates instructional effectiveness and end goals to develop improved methods. Devises evaluation methodology and coordinates implementation. 
  • Build relationships with community partners and subject matter experts who can positively impact the development and delivery of Jolt’s training programs.
  • Analyze and apply trends and best practices in learning technologies, instructional design, Jolt’s core issues, and policy to deliver high quality training that increase the support and retention of Jolt’s membership, employees, and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university and at least 4  years’ experience in nonprofit advocacy training, curriculum development, or instructional design. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management, lesson and curriculum development, and training young adults 
  • Excellent writing ability that is clear, concise and analytical in style.  
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills including solid presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to interact and mobilize a wide and diverse population. 
  • Excellent strategic and critical thinking skills with demonstrated success in developing and implementing short and long-range strategic plans.


This position is based in Austin, Houston, or Dallas, Texas and reports to the Deputy Director. Jolt is reviewing resumes on a rolling basis with preference given to applicants applying before June 1, 2021.


This position pays $50,000 – $65,000 per year depending on experience.. Jolt’s benefit package includes full employer-covered health care, employer match retirement contribution up to 2%, employer-provided life insurance policy, monthly cell phone reimbursement, and 23 paid days off, plus additional benefits.


Please submit your resume and a cover explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to with your name and the job title in the subject line. Position is open until filled. 
Jolt Initiative 501(c)3 and Jolt Action 501(c)4 are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.

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