Brief Overview:

We are seeking a Director of Technical & Training Assistance to play a critical role in developing and sustaining training & technical support 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 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 assists new and emerging HVIPs to 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 is a fiscally sponsored project of Health Resources in Action, Inc. (HRiA).

The Director of Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) will play a critical role in developing and sustaining training & technical support 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 and designing training programs with a health equity lens. The candidate will collaborate with a variety of staff and consultants 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 is able to focus on clear and achievable goals while also able to pivot quickly as new opportunities/circumstances arise.

The Director of Training & Technical Assistance will report to the Managing Director of Capacity Building. This is an exempt, part-time (up to 30 hours), fully remote position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This includes but is not limited to the following:


  • Drive the development and expansion of the HAVI Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Department.
    • Identify and operationalize key TTA strategies
    • Design and coordinate evaluation and quality improvement activities to monitor the effectiveness of the HAVI’s TTA.
  • Supervise and manage all staff and projects within the TTA Department
  • Identify, create, and support leadership and professional development opportunities for staff and for HVIPs.
  • Provide oversight and supervision for a cohort of HAVI faculty trainers in the development and delivery of TTA

Project Work

  • Conduct training and provide technical assistance to current hospital-based violence intervention programs, emerging HVIPs, and other constituencies such as lawmakers, health departments, etc. Sample TTA activities include:
    • site visits
    • in-person and virtual workshops
    • webinars / presentations
    • individual coaching meetings/calls
  • Collaborate with federal, state, and/or local leadership teams to develop national, state, or local demonstration sites for enhancement and expanded research grantees
  • Disseminate outcomes and lessons to stakeholders via regular communications (reports, newsletters, curriculum, technical assistance briefs, research papers, etc.)
  • Communicate and provide resources to funders and stakeholders

Thought Leadership

  • Coordinate with the Director of Planning & Design to modify new and existing training curricula
  • Work alongside Directors of Planning & Design, Frontline Worker Engagement, and Peer Learning, to develop new training opportunities
  • Participate and present at regional and national conferences and forums on behalf of the HAVI
  • Liaise with leaders on related local, regional, state, and federal projects and organizations as required
  • Participate in strategic planning for the growth and direction of the network

Business Development

  • Assist in fundraising objectives through presenting on conference calls, public speaking engagements, and board meetings
  • Lead or assist with grant proposal writing and/or submission as needed
  • Oversee all TTA fee-for-service contract proposals with external clients

Special Requirements

  • Experience scoping, standardizing, operationalizing, managing, and/or rapidly iterating an emerging HVIP
  • Advanced degrees and/or certifications in Public Health, Social Work, or related fields
  • At least 5 years of progressive management experience in education, nonprofit, or management consulting sectors
  • Experience with the US healthcare system specifically in clinical responses to violence, psychological trauma, and health equity
  • Ability to telecommute
  • Ability to travel nationally (15-20%) depending on COVID-19 restrictions
  • Experience supervising staff

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 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
  • High 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.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • 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.

 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 workforce 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.

Health Resources in Action offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, and generous starting vacation of four weeks. To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements online