Associate Director, Training & Technical Assistance

Brief Overview:

We are seeking an Associate Director, Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) to play a critical role in developing and sustaining TTA 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 (www.thehavi.org) 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 the specifics of their design and scope, but typically include a brief intervention in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside as well as intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally competent Violence Prevention Professionals who often also serve in a mentorship capacity. 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.

The network has grown to hundreds of individuals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, gang interventionists, outreach workers and researchers who are affiliated with 41 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’s TTA department works to assist member 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 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 Associate Director, Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) will play a critical role in developing and sustaining TTA for HAVI clients as part of a larger framework of national and international capacity building assistance. The ideal candidate has experience within 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 leaders with a passion for violence intervention work who understand the powerful impact of HVIPs and have experience lifting nascent programs off the ground. It is critical that the candidate can focus on clear and achievable goals while also able to pivot quickly as new opportunities/circumstances arise.

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 and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all HRiA staff are currently working remotely as well. All HAVI staff who are fully vaccinated may work in HRiA’s Boston office or at the HAVI’s satellite Philadelphia 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 plan, flexible summer hours, vacation starting at 4 weeks, 13 paid holidays, plus office closure time during the last week of December.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Management

  • Manage projects for clients that have TTA contracts with the HAVI
  • Manage HAVI Standards and Indicators work including the development of a series of trainings
  • Support the TTA Director in planning the development and expansion of the HAVI Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Department by identifying and operationalizing key TTA strategies
  • Work with the TTA team to design and coordinate evaluation and quality improvement activities and monitor the effectiveness of the HAVI’s TTA
  • Supervise and manage staff and projects within the TTA Department, as assigned

Project Work

  • Develop and conduct TTA to current hospital-based violence intervention programs, emerging HVIPs, and other constituencies such as lawmakers, health departments, etc. Sample TTA activities include:
    • Standards and Indicators content development and evaluation
    • Site visits
    • In-person and virtual trainings
    • Webinars / presentations
    • Individual coaching meetings/calls
      • Field and respond to new TTA requests
      • 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 clusters 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 teams and clusters 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
  • Respond to TTA intake requests, as assigned, by conducting assessments and analysis
  • Assist with writing scopes of work and set budgets for TTA fee-for-service contracts
  • Support the management of fee-for-service contract proposals

Special Requirements

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

 

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.

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 an 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.

About Health Resources in Action (HRiA):

Health Resources in Action offers exciting, engaging, and challenging employment opportunities for researchers, facilitators, analysts, trainers, policy specialists, and more. People come to HRiA because of our commitment to social justice and health equity, our wonderful clients and partners, and our dedicated and dynamic staff. People stay at HRIA because of our collaborative approach to problem solving, our friendly work environment, and our commitment to providing employees with challenging and exciting professional opportunities.

Equity & Inclusion are core values of our organization. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through varied backgrounds. As public health practitioners with a social justice focus, we are committed to better understanding and learning from the institutional structures that create disparities among us and our work. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. We provide an energizing and supportive environment in which to work and to build a career.



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