The job description of a corporate trainer is essentially to educate new and existing employees on how to effectively perform their jobs. The trainer also addresses advancements in technology, the latest findings from research and development and changes in the marketplace.
A corporate trainer provides on-the-job education to newly hired employees as well as enhanced education to current employees to keep everyone up-to-date on changes in the industry that affect job requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Corporate Trainer
- Conducts training programs for administration, middle management and front line employees.
- Works with management to schedule training programs for all staff.
- Keeps up with and applies the latest teaching techniques to a corporate training environment.
- Works to keep training programs vibrant and entertaining in order to engage employees and trainees.
- Ensures that all training materials and programs are compliant with laws and regulations governing the industry.
- Provides online and conference call training session for offsite employees.
- Recommends management strategies to administration that are targeted for specific departments with the goal of increasing efficiency and effectiveness and generating increased revenues.
- Interacts with upper management and board of directors to determine the specific requirements in each job description.
- Prepares hard copy training materials and presentations for employees and with the approval of management.
- Creates monitoring strategies to ensure that employees are performing job duties according to training.
- Evaluates job performance of members of the management team.
- Develops reports that document job performances of all personnel.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of terminology specific to the company.
- Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be a compelling public speaker.
- Must have the ability to engage trainees in discussions during educational sessions.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must have strong time management skills as well as be an effective multi-tasker.
- Exceptional leadership and management skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word Suite including PowerPoint for the purpose of producing training materials and presentations.
- Must have excellent reading comprehension skills as well as the ability to be an active listener.
- Must have strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Must have good problem solving and decision making skills along with the ability to exercise sound judgment.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Management, Public Relations or a related field.
- Master’s degree in Business Administration.
- Certification through the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
- Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) designation through the American Training and Seminar Association (ATSA).
- Must be able to work odd hours as it is not always feasible to handle all training during regular office hours.
- Must be able to travel to branch office locations to conduct training sessions.
- Must be willing and able to travel outside of the U.S. when working for an international corporation.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with a demanding time schedule.
- Salaries range from $50,000 to $110,000 depending on the size and location of the company, years of experience and diversity of responsibilities.
- Freelance or self-employed trainers who do contract work tend to make more money, but have to travel more and do not have as much job security.