Maternal Health Trainer and Technical Assistance Specialist

CAI (Cicatelli Associates Inc.) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the full-time position of Maternal Health Trainer and Technical Assistance Specialist. This position is based in CAI’s NYC office.

General statement of responsibilities

Provide expert training and assist the team in development of training designs and materials, with emphasis on topics related to maternal-infant health, especially perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Provide technical assistance (TA) to community-based organizations serving pregnant and parenting populations.


  • Translate public health knowledge and expertise into maternal mental health training programs and technical assistance.
  • Excellent presentation skills and strong classroom management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory.
  • Knowledge of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).
  • Uses excellent communication skills when training peers.

Major tasks and responsibilities

  • Deliver trainings to a defined level of quality.
  • Proactively manage relationships with assigned MIH community-based organizations, providing regular TA for assigned agencies.
  • Stay abreast of current literature and research related to maternal infant morbidity and mortality, mental health, and racial equity.
  • Utilize evidence-based knowledge and best practices to inform TA activities, training curricula, training materials, and other resources.
  • Maintain accurate and current records of all training and technical assistance activities.
  • Identify and pursue cross-training opportunities to expand subject matter repertoire.
  • Co-train with other staff trainers and/or consultants as needed.
  • Participate in all continuous quality improvement activities, including debriefing of every training event.
  • Represent the CAI organization at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Other duties as necessary/assigned.

Minimum education, credentials, qualifications, and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree (or advanced degree) with preferred degree in nursing, experience in perinatal healthcare.
  • Experience with counseling pregnant women and postpartum mothers.
  • Expertise in course content & topics.
  • Excellent training, engagement, and public presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as oral & written communications skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel statewide; flexibility of schedule.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in approach to training techniques.
  • Excellent planning skills, extremely organized, and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to interpret and use real-time data to support process improvement.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in approach to providing technical assistance to organizations at the community and grassroots levels.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to multi-task/manage multiple projects.

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.)


CAI offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health, dependent care, and commuter flexible spending accounts
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Retirement savings account with employer contributions after the first year
  • 29 days’ paid vacation, sick, and personal time in first year of work (for training and managerial staff)
  • 11 paid holidays

How to apply

Apply online now


CAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer