Training and Technical Assistance Specialist Position


Training and Technical Assistance Specialist (TTAS), Full-time Professional Staff

The Mississippi Public Health Institute (MSPHI is in search of a highly qualified and experienced Training and Technical Assistance Specialist (TTAS) to coordinate workforce development activities for the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Office Against Interpersonal Violence (OAIV) in support of its grantees and others who work with crime victims.

Job Description:

The TTAS  will be in direct communication with OAIV current and proposed sub-grantees on matters related to grant management, reporting, grant writing. 

The position will play an integral role in the preparation and direction of these topic-specific training events.  This position will also assist OAIV in the development of scoring rubrics for applications and assist in the review of applications.   The TTAS must be able to maintain regular phone communication with sub grantees and applicants.  Direct training events may be in-person events, at a sub-grantee location, in state health department regions, or in Jackson for statewide events, or may be conducted via webinar.  This person will work under the auspices of MSPHI and will be expected to be a full time professional staff.  This person must be able to travel regularly. At the discretion of MSPHI management and upon approval of OAIV, the individual may request a fulltime or partial telecommute work schedule.  Regular supervision and updates will be provided on a semi-monthly or monthly-basis, as determined by MSPHI.

Job Duties:

Training Logistics:  Through a variety of training modalities such as face-to-face and online (self-paced modules and webinars), the TTAS will provide training and TA on topics that have  been identified as needs from OAIV and its grantees; the TTA will manage logistics for training events including setting up facility, organizing registration processes both online and in-person, submitting notifications and reminders to training participants, verifying participant attendance, generating training sign-in sheets, demographic forms, evaluation forms and certificates, assisting with the continuing education (CE) process, copying and distributing handouts, maintaining training participant records and files, and responding to questions or requests from training participants.

Database Management: Collect and record training data from registrations, sign-in sheets, demographic forms and evaluation forms. Analyze data and provide reports on data as needed.

Identify subject matter experts for specialized interpersonal violence topics and technical assistance.

Technical Support:    Provide technical support for the online learning platform, Litmos, maintain audio/visual equipment, computers, and projectors. Setup projector, laptop and other devices for training.

Support the field-requested TA process from beginning to completion, including; conducting a thorough assessment of the requestor’s needs, recommending and supporting speakers or subject matter experts, tracking and reviewing budgets related to consultant activity and travel, tracking customized TA to ensure program objectives are met in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Provide guidance to state and local victim assistance programs and allied professional groups on how to maximize their use of training and technical assistance resources to build capacity.

Build relationships with local and statewide programs to communicate the training and technical assistance resources that are available to the field and help to improve delivery of TTA services to the field.


  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, criminal justice, victimology, or related field with
  • 5+ years of experience working in a system or community-based victim service program; or Bachelor’s degree with at 10+years working in a system or community-based victim service program.
  • Ability to navigate or learn to navigate in a learning management system
  • Ability to plan, develop, repackage and deliver a wide range of interactive workshops to victims of crime service providers and others who work with crime victims.
  • Understand adult learning theory and principles of instructional design
  • Experience in the development, delivery, and management of training and technical assistance.
  • Excellent technical writing and research skills.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse victim populations and service organizations.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in criminal justice, victimology, or related social sciences field.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct needs assessments and develop plans for delivery of services based on needs assessment.
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local organizations and allied professionals that serve victims of crime.

Professional Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to produce high quality work.
  • Ability to be flexible, detail-oriented, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Proficient in social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and with writing for the web for different audiences.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to stay up to date with current news, trends and studies.
  • Take initiative and is open to continuous learning.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid customer service skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Strong outreach abilities and interpersonal skills.

Supervisory Relationships: The TTAS will report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and work collaboratively with the MSDH OAIV.

Amount of Travel and other Requirements: Moderate in-state travel and out-of-state travel as required

Hours per week: 40

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