Capacity Building Assistance Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000.00
Maximum: $70,000.00
Details: Salary will be commensurate with experience.



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



1101 14th Street Northwest
Suite 300
District of Columbia
United States


Job Description


The Capacity Building Specialist contributes to success and growth of AIDS United’s Capacity Building Program by:

  • Developing tailored training modules, webinars, and materials for community-based organizations (CBOs) on HIV prevention interventions and public health strategies
  • Leading, either independently or in a team, virtual and in-person training events
  • Integrating the latest research, policy, and programmatic advances in the areas of sexual and reproductive health in designing and delivering training and technical assistance to community based organizations (CBOs)
  • Maintaining detailed documentation of training and technical assistance delivery and contributing to reporting and related program requirements, as needed
  • Contributing to partnership development and engagement for collaborative efforts with other capacity building providers and community stakeholders
  • Lending expertise to the development of external facing communications and marketing of AIDS United’s capacity building programs
  • Developing conference abstracts and other materials for public consumption
  • Representing AIDS United at local, regional, and national events


Minimum of 2 years of experience as health educator/trainer required.


Position requires:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities and organizations through education and training.
  • Individual must be a self-motivated, critical thinker with an aptitude for creative thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications abilities, including stellar attention to detail. Demonstrated experience with developing and delivering health-focused trainings and adult learning material is a must.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with administrative systems (e.g. Qualtrics, Salesforce, ReadyTalk, OneNote, and Smartsheet).

Successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate skill at adjusting for changing circumstances and needs, both independently and as a member of a team. Individual should understand how to balance the challenges between national program management and local community implementation and be able to navigate relationship building, communication, and partnership development with ease.


Training Development and Delivery

  • Research, design, and implement in-person and virtual technical assistance and training events in response to requests from CBOs
  • Lead assessment and planning calls to develop individualized capacity building action plans with each CBO who is a recipient of training and/or technical assistance
  • Contribute to the development of marketing and communication material (including fact sheets, webinars, toolkits, etc.) that are culturally humble; reflective of latest research, health behavior theories, adult learning principles, instructional design, and evidence of best practice; and, responsive to community HIV prevention needs
  • Facilitate Evidence-Based Intervention (EBI) trainings, including Healthy Relationships (HR), for community-based participants around the country
  • Demonstrate proficiencies in key areas including: HIV, community-based service delivery, training development, facilitation, harm reduction, LGBTQ health, and organizational development, among others.

Partnership Development

  • Nurture and manage collaborative efforts, including content development, logistics, marketing, community engagement, and follow-up
  • Manage partnerships and key stakeholder relationships with clear written and verbal communication
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with funding, consultant, and sub—awardee partners, colleagues, capacity building provider partners, and community stakeholders
  • Represent agency in CDC-led workgroups and collaborative spaces, and at local and national events

Program Management

  • Participate in and contribute to team, department, and organization-wide meetings, reporting, development, work groups, and expansion activities
  • Ensure timely and correct documentation and reporting on administrative responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned related to program management


Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes significant phone and email engagement with CBOs, capacity building providers, funding partners, and the wider public. Working conditions on training sites may vary. Remote location will be considered for this position.


Position requires heavy travel (10-14+ days per month) to deliver trainings and technical assistance (2-7 days in length); and participate in and/or present at conferences, as assigned.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

*Send cover letter & resume with the subject line "Capacity Building Specialist" by April 15, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.*