Training/Capacity Building Specialist – Trauma Informed Care Initiatives

Employees at CAI are part of a mission-driven organization working to improve health outcomes nationally and globally. As a highly respected training center, capacity-building provider (often referred to as technical assistance), and research-to-practice nonprofit, CAI brings together a multidisciplinary team of likeminded professionals to address health inequities. CAI’s Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Initiatives use an implementation science approach to integrate TIC into an agency’s culture, environment, and service delivery.

CAI’s TIC team works in a variety of settings that are key in bolstering equitable health outcomes including HIV primary care and support services, harm reduction, and mental/behavioral health. As a Training/Capacity Building Specialist, you will have the opportunity to engage in these fields through conducting organization-specific trainings and tailored ongoing assistance. You will be part of an experienced team dedicated to supporting and integrating TIC with ample opportunities to grow as a public health professional.

We are looking for a full-time Training/Capacity Building Specialist to work on one or more of CAI’s statewide and national Trauma Informed Care Initiatives. This position is based in CAI’s NYC office.

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

  • Deliver CAI’s TIC trainings and courses
  • Conduct ongoing capacity building to support the integration of trauma informed care into agencies’ culture, environment, and service delivery
  • Stay abreast of current literature and research related to HIV, trauma, trauma informed care, substance use disorders, and overdose prevention
  • Utilize evidence-based strategies and best practices to inform TA activities, training curricula, training materials and other resources
  • Maintain accurate and current records of all technical and training activities
  • Regular travel to sites in New York and New Jersey (may be required)
  • Other duties as necessary/assigned

Minimum education, experience, and other required skills

This is an advanced level position that requires a master’s degree with experience in HIV, behavioral health, nursing and/or public health, and experience providing training to adults in a public health arena. Summary of requirements is provided below.

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred (Public Health, MPH, MPA, MHA; Mental Health LMH, LRC, MSW, LMSW, LCSW; or Nursing; RN, MSN) or equivalent educational and/or lived experience
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of capacity building experience within public health settings
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in delivering trainings for adults
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interpret and use real-time data to support process improvement
  • Excellent documentation skills and ability to synthesize complex information into clear, actionable steps/plans
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice, health equity, and diversity
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

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.)


The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $85,000. CAI offers 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
  • 11 paid holidays

How to apply

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It is the policy of CAI not to discriminate in the employment of staff, on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, financial status, HIV status, or any protected class. 

CAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer