Training and Technical Assistance Associate I

  • 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

EDC’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in EDC’s commitment to respect the dignity of each individual. EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Job Description

The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC) in the Early Childhood portfolio within the US Division has an opening for a Data and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Training & Technical Assistance Associate I, reporting to the Training and Technical Assistance Associate II.


The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Under general guidance, the Training & Technical Assistance Associate (I) participates in complex projects to provide professional development training and technical assistance, including:

• research, with expertise in content area

• writing, editing instructional materials

• conceptualizing and overseeing product testing & evaluation

• documenting & cataloguing

• maintaining records, including financial

• disseminating information

• leading facilitation of adult learning and web-based learning

• strategizing

• consulting with specialists

• developing presentations

• assisting with proposal development and project implementation

• analyzing trends and identifying opportunities

• developing innovative techniques

• delivering technical assistance to awardees relevant to performance measurement and continuous quality improvement

• participating in data collection and reporting

• contributing to monthly and annual reports, as needed

• contributing to universal technical assistance products, as needed


The Training & Technical Assistance Associate (I)

• Builds knowledge and capacity of organizations and staff

• Facilitates project teamwork and feedback exchanges

• Coordinates contract and quality adherence

• Coordinates administrative and logistical tasks

• Troubleshoots complex problems, proposing initiatives and recommending or negotiating solutions

• Provides training and guidance or administrative direction to junior staff; may supervise support staff

• May lead parts of a project or coordinate sections of larger projects

• Will travel periodically, when domestic travel resumes

• Works within a regional team to provide technical assistance to MIECHV awardees


This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training and education in a related field preferred

• With Bachelor’s degree, 5–8 years related experience in leading CQI projects

• With Master’s degree, 3–5 years related experience (as above)

• Knowledge of home visiting and/or early childhood systems preferred

• Experience with data collection and performance measures for government grants preferred

• Social science or public health, education, training, curriculum design, consulting, organizational development or administrative management, including experience with computer applications, instructional design, and Internet research preferred

• Familiarity with multimedia techniques

• Some prior project leadership or supervisory experience preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. To be considered, application must include a cover letter expressing your interest in this position.

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