Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a non-profit, public health consulting organization with a mission to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy, and research.  With an emphasis on community engagement and commitment to racial and healthy equity, HRiA has earned a national reputation as a leader in the fields of public health and social change. We work with diverse clients who share our vision of healthier communities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state and local health departments, hospitals, and private/corporate philanthropic entities. 

Since its founding in 1957, HRiA has been at the forefront of public health, leading the way to promote healthier and more vibrant communities. Our work recognizes how structural racism and social and economic factors impact health outcomes. Our health equity framework centers racial equity and guides our work with communities, partners, and clients as well as our internal policies and processes. HRiA is also a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes with over 40 affiliates across the US.   

HRiA’s core services comprise four clusters: (1) capacity building assistance, (2) grantmaking for biomedical research and community health initiatives, (3) research and evaluation, and (4) health and racial equity. HRiA’s capacity building assistance (CBA) services include training, technical assistance, technical support, and communications services.

Within the CBA Cluster, the Training and Capacity Building Department (TCB) builds the skills, knowledge and capacity of public health practitioners, leaders, community residents, non-profit leaders, and youth leaders through a broad range of training, technical assistance, and consultation to improve their ability to make system and community change to improve population health. This position will support the development and implementation of various trainings, coalition and youth program outreach and marketing efforts of the Community Health Training Institute (CHTI) and the BEST Initiative (BEST).


We are seeking a full-time Senior Training Manager to work in HRiA’s Training and Capacity Building Department to help build the capacity of people and organizations to advance equity, youth development, and public health. This position will primarily support the development and delivery of services for CHTI and BEST, and over time, will have the potential to contribute to a range of other public health projects at HRiA.

Position Description 

The Senior Training Manager will work collaboratively with a team to support the development and delivery of high-quality trainings that will serve individuals and organizations across the state (and possibly beyond).  The ideal candidate is a passionate advocate for racial and health equity and youth development. This individual will inform the development of training curriculum along with resources and tools; and identify opportunities for continuous quality improvement. In addition, well-qualified candidates will have experience and a passion for training curriculum development, facilitation, and delivery.  The Senior Training Manager will report to a Managing Director in HRiA’s Training and Capacity Building Department.

The Community Health Training Institute (CHTI) provides in-person trainings, webinars, tools, and resources to build the skills of public health practitioners and advocates in coalition building and leadership, policy and systems change, health equity, strategic planning and evaluation.  CHTI is a partnership between the MA Department of Public Health and HRiA. The BEST (Building Exemplary Systems of Training) Initiative is a local site of a national effort aimed at professionalizing the youth work field. The BEST Initiative offers a continuum of professional development opportunities to build the skills of youth work professionals and to strengthen organizational practices and policies.  In the last two years, CHTI and BEST have collectively trained over 1200 people. 

This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range in the low-to-mid $70k’s, based on skills and experience. Currently HRiA’s Boston office is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all staff are working remotely (with the option for vaccinated staff to work in the office as desired). HRiA’s office will reopen in late 2021 or early 2022 in a “hybrid model,” enabling Boston-based HRiA employees the option to work remotely and/or in the office. Given the focus on local community organizations, MA residency is strongly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities


·       Develop relationships with and negotiate with clients, leaders, and stakeholders.

·       Communicate effectively, efficiently, and appropriately with team members and team leads, and the HRiA supervisor.

·       Supervise up to two staff, interns and/or consultants.

·       Assist in departmental planning, budgeting, decision-making, implementation, or evaluation in collaboration with the Managing Directors.

·       Facilitate and participate in committees, staff/team meetings, in collaboration with project leads and Managing Directors.

Project Work

·       Provide training, facilitation, and technical assistance services for various clients on racial and health equity, coalition development, youth development and various public health topics.

·       Communicate with coalitions, youth programs, clients and community partners and report on project milestones.

·       Evaluate impact of trainings and make recommendations for improvement.

·       Contribute to the development and implementation of projects and programs in the department and across the organization by developing and conducting trainings and performing other supportive functions.

·       Contribute technical skills and/or content expertise to other related HRiA projects and the organization, as appropriate or needed.

·       Lead and/or support data analysis and report writing, as appropriate or needed.

Thought Leadership

·       Maintain and advance skills in training and facilitation, management, supervision, health and racial equity, coalition development, youth development, public health and related content areas.

·       Contribute to blogs, website content, and other communications efforts to share and promote organizational approaches, expertise, and learning.

·       Present at conferences and events, as appropriate.

·       Suggest ideas/improvements in project and/or organizational processes and systems through participation in teams and committees.

New Business Development

·       Identify new partners and clients and cultivate existing relationships to help build HRiA’s training portfolio and increase our impact.

·       Write and review proposals and lead proposal development processes for relevant opportunities and contribute to other writing teams where appropriate.

·       Work with the senior leadership and staff of the Training and Capacity Building Department to prepare scopes of work and budgets.

Candidate Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of professional experience developing and delivering training and facilitation services (in absence of Bachelor’s degree, six or more years of similar professional experience).

·       Commitment to and understanding of racial and health equity, youth development, coalition development and strong understanding of the root causes of inequities and how racism is a public health crisis.                                            

·       Demonstrated experience and skills in training development, delivery, and facilitation, including virtually.

·       Demonstrated successful experience in working with diverse populations.

·       Strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.

·       Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills, including communicating by video conference, phone, and/or in person (when needed) and ability to adjust style and messaging depending on the audience and medium.

·       Strong supervision skills and the ability to work with people across a diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.

·       Ability to work as part of a team, but also to work independently and take personal initiative to complete tasks.

·       Keen attention to detail and a strong commitment to high-quality products, customer/client service, and team interactions.

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams).

·       Proficiency in or capability of learning new software (e.g., Zoom, Google Suite –Slides, Docs, etc.).

·       Ability to work virtually with a strong and stable internet connection during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

·       Flexibility and a sense of humor.

Typical work hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Additional evening and weekend hours are sometimes required to fulfill the duties of this position.

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 their 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.

HRiA offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, and generousng vacation of four weeks.  It is a supportive and exciting environment in which to work and to build a career.

Procedure for Candidacy

HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse work force that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.

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.

Generally, our interviews take place between 9am-5pm EST. If this is a barrier to you, please let us know in your cover letter so our interview team can find a time that works for you.

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements online.