Coach, Community Health Worker Training Project

General statement of responsibilities

CAI, a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated professional for the full-time position of Coach, Community Health Worker Training and Apprenticeship Project, based in CAI’s NYC office. Under the direction of Project Director Community Health Worker Training Project, this individual is responsible for managing the delivery of job-readiness Coaching to support trainees in CAI’s Community Health Worker Training Certificate Project (CHWTP) project as well as Coaching to partner agencies to prepare and support them for successful adoption of new trainees and apprentices from the Project.  

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized candidate that has experience in job-readiness, apprenticeship, and workforce development to support the Community Health Worker (CHW) trainees in CAI’s CHWTP. The ideal candidate will have a passion for CAI’s mission, be a team player and a problem-solver and have a proven track record of successfully supporting job-readiness of new health care and/or non-profit workers. The CHWTP Coach will be responsible for supporting the ongoing management and provision of job readiness and wrap-around support for CHWTP trainees. The Coach will work with trainees to ensure they are receiving the support they need to successfully complete the training certificate and with agencies that are receiving the trainees to ensure that placement is successful. The Coach will work closely with the Project Director, Manager, and partner agencies to support trainee recruitment, ongoing supportive coaching, and placement. This is a highly relationship-focused and detail-oriented position that will be key in the retention of CHWs in the project. 

Major tasks and responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)

  • Build relationships with cadres of trainees as well as the agencies they are placed in. 
  • Work closely with supervisors and staff at the placement agencies to make sure the trainees are completing onsite training and skills building and addressing needs of trainees as they emerge. 
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to CHW trainees to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the training certificate and placement project. 
  • Identify and address any challenges or obstacles that may be preventing trainees from successfully completing the project. 
  • Communicate regularly with trainees and placement agencies to ensure all parties are informed about the progress of the trainees and any issues that need to be addressed. 
  • Collaborate with other members of the training and placement team to develop and implement strategies for improving the project and increasing the retention of CHWs. 
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and Director to ensure that support provided to CHWs is tracked and budgets are maintained. 
  • Provide ongoing mentoring and coaching support, including activities such as working together to develop resumes and LinkedIn accounts, setting and monitoring job-seeking goals, and connecting trainees with organizations within the project and partner networks. 
  • Provide support for trainees not immediately employed to seek job opportunities and set goals for applying to positions of interest. 

Minimum education, experience, and other required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or education or social work or a related field.  
  • 2-3 years of experience in community health or workforce development or public health or related field  
  • Previous experience working on job-readiness programs. 
  • Strong experience in building relationships and working with diverse groups of people. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to think creatively and problem-solve. 
  • Excellent planning skills, extremely organized, and ability to multi-task. 
  • Demonstrated skills in project coordination. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.  
  • Flexibility of schedule and ability to travel (approximately 25% travel-time required).


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Education or Social Work or related field preferred. 
  • Experience as a Community Health Worker or Health Support Worker or Patient Navigator or similar role, preferred.  
  • Experience working with non-profits or in a mission-driven organization is a plus. 
  • Student centered, collaborative, and data driven approach to workforce development. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint/Outlook. 

Other requirements

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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires must show proof of at least one vaccine shot prior to their first day of work. (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.)

Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Coach CHWTP job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Coach CHWTP job. 

While performing the Coach CHWTP responsibilities, the employee is required to talk and hear. This position requires the employee to be on-site at a CAI office. The employee is often required to sit and work at a desk for prolonged periods of time and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Coach CHWTP position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


The salary range for this position is $70,000- $80,000. CAI offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Transit Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance – company sponsored up to $50,000
  • Long term disability (LTD)
  • Short term disability (STD)
  • 401K retirement plan after three (3) months of employment
  • 401K company match of up to 3% of salary after the completion of one (1) year of service
  • Semi-monthly payroll, the 15th and last day of each month
  • Flexible and Hybrid work schedules
  • Vacation and Leave benefits:
    • 11 Holidays per year
    • 2 Personal days year
    • 12 Sick days per year
    • 10-15 Vacation days per year increasing after 4 years of service
    • 1 Cancer Screening Day per year
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Jury Duty Leave

How to apply

Apply online now. 

CAI is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.