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Rural Health Association of Tennessee

Training Director

Rural Health Association of Tennessee


Job Summary

The Training Director will be part of a collaborative team that develops and launches training programs for Apprentices, Community Health Workers (CHW), and other health professionals. This position will be responsible for curriculum development, facilitating a statewide Community Health Worker Advisory Committee, and training for internal and external partners.   Candidates should have strong working knowledge of rural health issues and facilitation experience.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts to determine instructional needs of future Apprentices, CHWs, and other entry-level health professions.
  • Act as lead trainer for Community Health Workers among internal and external partners.
  • Lead an advisory committee for Community Health Worker curriculum development.
  • Responsible for the design and development of all RHA of TN training efforts for internal and external partners.
  • Administer a professional development stipend program for behavioral health professionals.
  • Develop and implement a system for continuous quality improvement and curriculum updates.
  • Collaborate with the RHA of TN Directors to develop educational events and resource kits related to Behavioral and Maternal Health, Workforce, and other public health initiatives.
  • Foster relationships with local and state community partners.

Grants Management

  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of grant proposals, reporting documents, and other correspondence, as necessary for federal, state and/or local funders.
  • Maintain compliance status with relevant state and federal agencies.
  • Create systems to effectively maintain records, program data, evaluations, resource materials and all other documents related to RHA of TN programs.

Team and Organization Management

  • Work cross functionally with other RHA of TN staff to support all programs and organizational goals as identified by RHA of TN’s strategic plan and contracts.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of the Annual Conference and Regional Events, including managing continuing education credits.
  • Lead a high-performing team that meets grant goals and deliverables on time.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with RHA of TN Members.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.



    • Bachelors degree required with minimum 5 years of experience in public health programs. Master’s degree or additional certifications preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to addressing public health challenges  impacting rural and other minority populations.
    • Must be detail-oriented, accurate, motivated, proactive, and able to meet deadlines.
    • Able to plan, prioritize, and complete tasks with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstration of excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, communication (verbal and written), project management skills required.
    • Strong customer service skills, organizational skills, and a positive attitude.
    • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including government, education, and private sector.
    • Proficient using technology as a management reporting tool.
    • Experience working with a high-performing and collaborative team.
    • Flexible with ability to manage multiple projects.

Preferred Skills:

    • Experience as a community health worker or other healthcare provider settings.
    • Understanding of maternal and behavioral health policy issues.
    • Experience working with a remote team and remote management.

Additional Information


    • Position is full-time.
    • Starting salary is $60-65,000
    • 100% employee health insurance benefit option or 50% family plan

How to Apply

Applicants should submit cover letter and resume via


  • Date Posted: October 15, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 11/15/2021
  • Salary Range: 60-65000
  • Working Hours: M-F general business hours some flexibility on start and end times