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Director Of Training

Department: Training
Location: San Dimas, CA

McKinley: Youth, Family, and Community are what we are all about! We offer a great working environment and benefits package! McKinley encourages growth so that you can Be your Best H.U.M.A.N.

At McKinley employees share a set of guiding principles: We embrace a culture that is Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. - H.U.M.A.N.

The Company: McKinley is a highly respected welfare organization with a comprehensive array of programs and services – which touch nearly 1,800 lives annually – include short term residential treatment program (STRTP), Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services, and Special Education. McKinley has 5 locations throughout southern California with our main campus located in San Dimas. We embrace a culture that is H.U.M.A.N.Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. McKinley has created a Hopeful environment, in which we choose optimism in finding the motivation to achieve our greatest dreams. We are a team dedicated to Understanding individual needs and do so by listening and embracing each individual’s stories. We strongly embrace our agency’s Morals by treating everyone with kindness and respect. At McKinley, we acknowledge our team member’s and clients’ Awesome qualities by celebrating what makes each individual unique. We are dedicated to Nurturing a Trauma-Informed Integrated Care approach that has created a unique culture within the organization. We celebrate diversity by our commitment to cultivating an inclusive and affirming environment for all.

The Position: 

The Director of Training is responsible for leading the M-Certified Training Center which offers continuing education and professional development programs for the professional community as well as ensuring all internal employees meet their training requirements.  The Director of Training is responsible for conducting a needs analysis on an on-going basis, recruiting and maintaining a training faculty in a diverse array of disciplines to provide learning activities, monitoring learning events to ensure compliance with policy, regulatory guidelines and accreditation standards. The Director shall also develop and assist to maintain a learning management system and shall ensure that vendorization requirements are maintained. 



Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range we’re offering is $70,000 - $90,000 annually depending on experience.

Our people are the heart of our organization, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance- we offer a company defined contribution of $500/month
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match up to 3%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Training Opportunities to Further Personal and Professional Growth


  • BA required
  • Master’s degree is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of child welfare experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening 
  • Ability to commute to various sites.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work extended shifts.
  • Physical ability to lift, bend, stoop, climb, and kneel


Key Responsibilities:

Needs Analysis

  • Conduct, on a regularly scheduled basis, the Training Committee with participation from all programs and departments
  • Review various sources indicating training needs such as learner surveys, PQI data, and external information
  • Regularly speak with learners, training staff, and other professionals
  • Based on all gathered information, develop an on-going needs analysis document to share with the Training Committee and other management team members








  • Monitor learning programs for compliance with policy, regulations and IACET accreditation
  • Monitor faculty and courses for effectiveness, and make recommendations to improve quality
  • Ensure that the Learning Management System is utilized effectively and maintained 
  • Take the lead role in obtaining and maintaining IACET accreditation  
  • All other related duties







  • Utilize creative marketing platforms to promote learning activities
  • Develop systems to accept payment from learners
  • Maintain the M-Certified Website with current information
  • Meet annual revenue goals while keeping expenses within budget






  • Maintain vendorization with CCL and other entities
  • Maintain documentation reflecting good standing
  • Regularly communicate with vendor representatives to ensure compliance  







  • Based on the needs analysis, identify and contact potential training faculty who may address training needs
  • Assist faculty in developing coursework that meets policy, regulatory and accreditation standards
  • Negotiate contracts with faculty
  • Monitor faculty for effectiveness in providing learning activities



Why Should You Apply?

  • Our Mission- work for an organization that makes a real difference in people’s lives 
  • Competitive pay
  • Several benefit options
  • Employee tuition reimbursement
  • Great training for staff

Join McKinley to Be Your Best H.U.M.A.N. 


McKinley’s response to COVID-19: The safety of the families, children, clients we serve as well as our valued team members is our priority. We want to make sure everyone at McKinley feels safe and welcomed. We are taking all the necessary precautions and safety measures to maintain a safe environment throughout our different locations. We are providing PPE to our team members and visitors along with practicing social distancing measures. 

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