Senior Trainer, National Technical Assistance (TAP-in)

CAI (Cicatelli Associates Inc.), a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated, mission driven professional for the full-time position of Senior Trainer, National Technical Assistance, to work with CAI’s Technical Assistance Provider – innovation network (TAP-in). The preference is for this position to be based in CAI’s New York City, Atlanta, Denver, or Los Angeles office, but we are open to remote candidates based elsewhere in the U.S.


The Senior Trainer, National Technical Assistance, works under the direction of the Team Lead for TAP-in National Technical Assistance, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team of trainers, technical assistance providers, subject matter and implementation experts, and evaluators to design, deliver, evaluate and continuously improve a portfolio of capacity building services, delivered virtually or in-person (as travel restrictions allow). This position is focused on building the capacity of state and local health departments and their subrecipient partners, who have received Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) funds from HRSA HAB to plan, implement, and continuously improve local strategies and interventions to reduce new reported HIV infections by 75% by 2025 and 90% by 2030.

MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to)

  • Develop and update training designs, curricula, and online and face-to-face training modules and related materials that incorporate simulations and interactive exercises to build capacity of jurisdiction leaders, team members, and key stakeholders to plan, implement, and continuously improve EHE plans, strategies, and interventions.
  • Work in partnership with the National TA Team to provide leadership for the development of Learning Collaborative Learning Session and Action Period training designs and materials.
  • Contribute to the development of training designs and content for TAP-in national webinars and provide leadership for training designs for TAP-in Community of Practice (CoP) sessions.
  • Act in the capacity of lead trainer for all National TA Team activities.
  • Employ state-of-the-art, live, instructor-led, virtual classroom training, webinar training, multi-modal, and face-to-face training methods that are grounded in adult learning theory.
  • Participate in all continuous quality improvement activities, including debriefing of every training and capacity building event.
  • Observe and provide developmental feedback to other trainers and consultants.
  • Participate in advisory groups, focus groups, needs assessment activities, etc., as needed.
  • Utilize CAI project management databases (e.g., Quickbase, Learning Stream) to record and manage project activities.
  • Represent organization at professional meetings.
  • Contribute, as requested by Project Director, to funder reporting and proposal development activities, as identified.
  • Other duties as necessary/assigned.


  • Excellent online platform presentation skills.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory.
  • Instructional design skills that significantly contribute to “developmental” program efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or advanced degree) and/or 5+ years combined experience designing and delivering training in a related field.
  • Expert knowledge in applying adult learning theory to training design and delivery.
  • Excellent training skills and adaptability and flexibility in approach to training techniques.
  • Knowledge of Health Department contexts, HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs, HIV, End the HIV Epidemic plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as oral & written communications skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Flexibility of schedule.
  • Public presentation skills and facilitator’s presence.
  • Excellent planning skills, extremely organized, and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficient in the use of standard office technology and Microsoft Office suite applications, especially PowerPoint.

In keeping with CAI’s “safety first” approach during the COVID-19 epidemic, to ensure the health of our employees and the public whom we interact with, we are requiring all CAI employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations within 6 weeks of their hire date. (If someone is unable to obtain a vaccine due to a medical/disability or religious reason, they may contact CAI’s HR department; contact information will be provided as part of the interview process.)


CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.