Associate Director, Training & Technical Assistance, The HAVI

Brief Overview:

We are seeking an Associate Director, Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to play a critical role in the development of training and technical assistance curricula for HAVI clients as part of a larger framework of national and international capacity building assistance.

Position Description:

To heal communities affected by violence, The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention ( fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for violence intervention/ prevention programs. Our vision is to build a system of healthcare that mobilizes hospitals and communities to end violence, together. 

Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) vary in their design and scope. Essential components of HVIPs include a brief intervention to violently injured patients in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside and intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally trained Violence Prevention Professionals. HVIPs are rooted in the philosophy that violence is preventable, and that violent injury offers a “teachable moment” and unique opportunity to break cycles of violence. HVIPs embrace a public health approach to violence prevention as they are grounded in data, which indicate that victims of violence are at elevated risk for re-injury and violence perpetration. This model has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed studies indicating promising impact on injury recidivism, criminal justice contact, and trauma symptoms. HVIPs are now a recommended practice by the federal government.   

HVIPs are one of a handful of evidence-informed practices that support cities reduce violence and scale trauma-informed care. The field has largely been fractured, and recent federal, state and local advocacy efforts have helped encourage collaboration and coordination across various approaches. This shift – from individual programs to integrated strategies – has led to an emergent concept of a community violence intervention ecosystem (CVI ecosystem). 

The HAVI network has grown to hundreds of individuals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, violence prevention professionals, outreach workers and researchers who are affiliated with 49 member programs in the U.S., Canada, England, and El Salvador. Our goal is to support the growth of HVIPs throughout the United States. The HAVI is structured within 4 divisions: Capacity Building, Organizational Growth and Equity, Policy and Communications, and Communities of Practice. 

The HAVI hosts a large annual conference, which convenes over 500 professionals implementing our health approach throughout the country and the world.  We also staff member working groups that focus on Mental Health, Research, Policy, Workforce Development, and more, and provide training and technical assistance to hospitals and communities that want to begin HVIPs and to existing programs that need support.   

The HAVI is a fiscally sponsored project of Health Resources in Action, Inc. (HRiA).

The ideal candidate has significant experience building educational or training curricula, guides, outlines, and materials. We seek a candidate with experience in the US healthcare system, specifically hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) and designing training programs with a health equity lens. The candidate will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders in the violence intervention community. We seek someone with significant knowledge on curriculum development from A to Z and is familiar with building accessible content that centers adult learning best practices. It is critical that the candidate can focus on clear and achievable goals while also being able to pivot quickly as new opportunities/circumstances arise. 

The HAVI’s TTA department works to assist developing and emerging HVIPs and cohorts of new HVIPs strengthen their programs and improve practices through dynamic and informed training and technical assistance provided by expert HVIP trainers. Additionally, new HVIPs are launched with the guidance and training of the TTA department staff. Other TTA activities include training, module, and toolkit development, managing the HAVI National TTA Center, overseeing the HAVI Certified National Faculty and all related performance management and evaluation. The HAVI TTA activities are responsive and dynamic and are meant to inform key stakeholders, including hospital and community organization leadership, hospital medical directors and clinicians, community leaders and stakeholders, program managers and supervisors, frontline violence intervention specialists, and community-based organizations. 

The Associate Director, Training & Technical Assistance will report to the Director, Training & Technical Assistance (Director of TTA). This is an exempt, full-time position with a starting salary range of $86,000 – $92,000 depending on skills and experience. The HAVI is a fully remote organization that is fiscally sponsored by HRiA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most HRiA staff are currently working remotely as well. All HAVI staff who are fully vaccinated may work in HRiA’s Boston office as desired and/or conduct in-person work activities as necessary. This position can be fully remote or hybrid, depending on the location of the candidate.  

HRiA offers strong benefits to its employees, including competitive salaries, health insurance, retirement plans, flexible summer hours, vacation starting at 4 weeks, 13 paid holidays, plus one week off during the last week of December. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This includes but is not limited to the following: 


  • Manage the TTA’s department curriculum build out, development, and refinement including the development of a series of trainings, guides, and materials for the field 
  • Work with the TTA team to design and coordinate evaluation and quality improvement activities and monitor the effectiveness of the HAVI’s TTA 
  • Support the TTA Director in planning the development and expansion of the HAVI Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Department by identifying and operationalizing key TTA strategies 
  • Manage a portfolio of training and technical assistance HVIP partners 
  • Supervise and manage staff and projects within the TTA Department, as assigned 

Project Work 

  • Develop and execute a plan for the build out of the HAVI’s Standards and Indicators including training curricula, facilitator guides, internal and external materials, and evaluation for the purposes of delivering training and technical assistance.  
  • Conduct TTA to current HVIP programs, emerging HVIPs, and other constituencies such as lawmakers, health departments, etc. Sample TTA activities include: 
    • Site visits 
    • In-person and virtual trainings 
    • Webinars / panel presentations 
    • Individual coaching meetings/calls 
      • Support the development of project scopes and contracts for TTA 
      • Communicate and provide resources to funders and stakeholders, as assigned 
  • Assist the TTA Director in collaborating with federal, state, and/or local leadership teams to develop demonstration sites for enhancement and expanded research grantees 
  • Assist with disseminating outcomes and lessons to funders, clients, and other key stakeholders via regular communications (reports, newsletters, curriculum, technical assistance briefs, research papers, etc.) 
  • Collaborate across divisions to conduct communications, policy, and research activities as they pertain to current and future TTA activities and intended outcomes 

Thought Leadership 

  • Assist the Director of TTA in developing department-wide strategy, facilitating program implementation, and creating evaluation tools  
  • Liaise with community leaders and organizations, as necessary 
  • Partner and communicate with other divisions within the HAVI to ensure consistency and efficiency of work across the organization 
  • Assist in identifying areas of need and growth for new and existing HVIPs and strategizing the HAVI’s role in supporting those initiatives 
  • Participate and present in external forums on behalf of the HAVI, as assigned 
  • Assist the Director of TTA in strategic planning for the growth and direction of the department and cluster 

Business Development 

  • Assist with proposal writing and/or submission 
  • Support the management of fee-for-service contract proposals and scopes of work 

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Proven curriculum/content development experience 
  • Experience with research and evaluation methods 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to supervise others according to Strengths-Based Leadership Theory  
  • Operates with a lens of equity, social justice, and trauma-informed approaches 
  • Ability to work as a part of a team–leading when appropriate and accepting feedback  
  • Ability to adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience    
  • Elevated level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail  
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy and adapt to changing priorities 
  • Ability to design presentations using professional tools such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. 
  • Respectful of cultural differences, and values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives. 

Special Requirements 

  • 5-7 years of experience developing curricula in an education, public health, or anti-violence setting 
  • 3 years of experience working with a Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program or adjacent field 
  • 3 years of progressive management/supervision experience 
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating training for various audiences in health care and community-based programs 
  • Experience with the US healthcare system specifically in response to violence, trauma informed practice, and health equity 
  • Advanced degrees and/or certifications in Education, Public Health, Social Work, and related fields, preferred, or comparable work experience  
  • Ability to telecommute  
  • Ability to travel nationally (20-30%) depending on COVID-19 restrictions 

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty. 

How to Apply:

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online. Please include in your cover letter experience (paid or unpaid) as it relates to this job description as well as any other relevant or adjacent skill sets. Please note that the interview process will consist of a minimum of two video interviews and the submission of relevant work samples and/or a written skills-based exercise. If you require accommodation, we welcome your request at any point in the application process. 

HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.  

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