Associate Director for Training, Gender & Family Project

Job Title:Associate Director for Training, Gender & Family Project
Reports to:Director, Gender & Family Project
Department:Gender & Family Project
FLSA Status:Exempt

Organization Overview:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family was founded in 1960, and is one of the premier institutions for family therapy treatment, and one of the most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves a diverse population of families at all stages of family life by offering a variety of programs that address a broad range of issues and concerns. The faculty at the Institute have achieved national prominence and earned national awards for the development of innovative approaches to family therapy and professional training.

The Gender & Family Project’s (GFP) mission is to empower youth, families, and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research. Founded in 2010, GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.

Position Summary:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Gender and Family Project (GFP) is seeking an Associate Director for Training to carry out the projects training programs, execute training/grant contracts, as well as to expand the project’s capacity to provide social justice oriented and gender affirming training opportunities to organizations.

Essential Job Functions:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategic project plans and streamline current plans for GFP training programs (DOE trainings, workshops, community-based trainings, etc.).
  • Develop and implement social justice oriented and gender affirming trainings and workshops both in- person and virtually
  • Manage project grants, related contracts and invoices in collaboration with other departments (finance, development, training)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills /Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
  • 2+ years of related experience required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty, and staff at a professional level.
  • Commitment to Ackerman Institute values of inclusion, collaboration, and transparency.

Work Environment:

  • This position will be remote with limited in person work, based in our office in New York City.


  • Competitive compensation based on experience.
  • Eligible employees receive medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by Ackerman.
  • Employer paid life insurance and supplemental disability insurance.
  • A 403(b)-retirement plan with eligibility for employer match.
  • Generous paid-time-off package.
  • Commitment to work-life balance. 

COVID Requirements:

  • AIF requires its Employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including any booster shots if required, where allowable under the law and based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 30 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 60 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with AIF.
  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 30 days of your employment in order to remain employed with AIF. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Welcoming Diversity:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate based on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and clinical care related activities or in any other aspect of the Institute’s operation. Black, Indigenous, and people of color; trans, non-binary, and intersex people, especially transwomen; those from poor and working-class backgrounds, immigrants, people with disabilities; as well as people at the intersections of these experiences are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at:, Subject: “Associate Director for Training, GFP” Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.