June 23, 2022

Manager, Training

Department: National Coalition Institute – Training, Technical Assistance & Outreach

Reports to: Deputy Director of Training, Technical Assistance & Outreach

Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Location: 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314


Join a dynamic organization whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy, and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training, and special events.

We provide excellent medical, dental, and vision plans, generous time off, including holidays, and opportunities for growth and advancement.

We offer a diverse workplace where we recognize each employee’s contribution to the organization’s overall success. That success is rooted in our commitment to developing our people by giving them the tools and resources to grow in their roles and prepare them for opportunities within the organization.

Position Summary

The Training Manager (TM) will assist the division’s Deputy Director in their mission of facilitating intensive, comprehensive training and assistance to coalition leaders and coalition teams, with emphasis on reaching disparate populations and economically disadvantaged areas.

Specific Duties

The Training Manager will be required, among other tasks, to:

  • Identify training opportunities and work with the Deputy Director, Training, Technical Assistance & Outreach, to schedule and produce these events.
  • Oversee contracted Training Consultants
  • Supervise work, training, and other initiatives conducted by Training Consultants for training activities (including the National Coalition Academy, National Leadership Forum, Mid-Year Training Institute, Training of Trainers (TOTs), State-Level and Single-site training events).
  • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans; preparing contracts and completing action plans; managing production, productivity, quality, and customer- service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing approved changes.
  • Assist in curriculum and training materials development on prevention and related issues.
  • Interface with all Internal Departments of the NCI and CADCA to ensure alignment and expectations
  • Interface with Federal Partners to ensure alignment to goals and expectations
  • Assist in the fostering of relationships with special populations in support of the Institute’s strategic aims
  • Serve as lead staff at onsite training events as required.
  • Identify consultants that can serve as trainers of Institute/CADCA curricula.
  • Provide technical assistance to coalitions/CADCA members as required.
  • Conduct annual evaluation of training activities.
  • Create training reports as required
  • Supervise Associate, Training in their duties to support CADCA trainings

Required Skills

The Training Manager must be an experienced substance abuse prevention professional who has demonstrated competencies in the above areas. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of theory, concepts, and practical application of effective substance abuse prevention strategies.
  • Understanding of community development principles and their impact on community coalitions.
  • Experience in managing a substance abuse prevention or related coalition.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse prevention-treatment-aftercare continuum.
  • Understanding human development principles and techniques and their application in training and working with community groups.
  • Superior presentation and analytical skills plus demonstrated skills to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Superior writing and curriculum design experienceasset.
  • Proficient in the use of project management, excel, word, PowerPoint, and other required software.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments.

Other Skills

  • Developing Budgets and Contracts
  • Project Management, Management Proficiency, and Process Improvement
  • Inventory Control
  • Verbal Communication

Training and Credentials

  • Master’s degree in a health-related field or Bachelor’s degree with numerous years of experience
  • At least three years of substantive experience in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention field or health-related field i.e., Training


Candidates must be centrally located in the Alexandria, Virginia, area. CADCA employees are required to work on-site. Hybrid schedules are available after the employee has been hired.

Amount of travel: 20%-30% a month.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit their Cover Letter and Resume via the job board where this is posted or via email to: humanresources@cadca.org