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Sr. Associate, Training D&CE

Arlington, VA • Student Supports • Posted 01/17/2024


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Rooted in community for more than 40 years, Communities In Schools (CIS) strives to bring community resources inside public schools, where they are accessible, coordinated, and accountable. Founder Bill Milliken said, “It’s relationships, not programs, that change children. A great program simply creates the environment for healthy relationships to form between adults and children. Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they also have a sense of belonging to a caring community.” 

CIS programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving 3,270 schools; 1.8M students with over 15,000 community volunteers and 118 CIS affiliate organizations across the country. Their programs for students include providing needs assessments, support teams with corresponding plans to address academic and non-academic needs, delivery of multiple tiers of support for both students and families, progress monitoring and evaluation and assessment with parents and student support systems.


Communities In Schools (CIS) is “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, CIS collaborates with local affiliate organizations to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, and we achieve our mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who demonstrate a passion for what they do. 

CIS also holds the following talent beliefs: 

  • Every staff member is passionate and committed to the mission.
  • As a National Office, CIS employees have a responsibility to live our values and integrate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization and lead by example.
  • In turn, CIS is committed to continuously improving decision making, incentivizing creativity, and building engagement. We do this by building a diverse workforce, fostering a climate of inclusion, and shaping business practices and policies that promote equity.


The Sr. Associate, Training, District & Community Engagement, is primarily responsible for:

  • Customizing and delivering existing training on implementing the CIS model of integrated student supports to CIS Licensed Partners in communities around the country.
  • Developing, customizing, and delivering new training related to the CIS model of integrated student supports and related enhancements for Licensed Partners. 
  • Developing, customizing, and delivering training related to integrated student supports to other organizations. 
  • Supporting department-level training needs as required.

This role requires the ability to adapt content to numerous audiences in different communities and contexts around the country while also maintaining overall consistency of training content. All training helps lead to improved delivery of integrated student supports for all organizations and to CIS model fidelity and certification for Licensed Partners. 

This position includes great flexibility to work remotely and requires significant travel. The Sr. Associate, Training, must be highly proficient in working remotely and will also have broad opportunities to visit and support communities across the country.


  • Deliver a core set of CIS Model trainings (in-person and virtually) to school district staff, school Principals, other school district/school providers of support services to students, program managers, and school-based site coordinators.
  • Develop and deliver additional core and enhancement trainings (e.g., Results Based Facilitation, Mental Health First Aid, etc.) in response to Licensed Partner needs and overarching CIS objectives. 
  • Help prepare other District & Community Engagement team members to deliver trainings.
  • Develop new training tools and practitioner resources, as needed, in conjunction with Learning Practice as well as the Office of Technology.
  • Collaborate within and work as a part of the Student Supports Department to ensure the achievement of Departmental goals.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required skills & qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent years of experience) in Social Work, Education, Public Affairs, Business Administration, Community Organization, Organizational Development, Communications, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a non-profit organization in the areas of instructional design, training, community planning and/or program development.
  • Experience developing and delivering both in-person and virtual training for a variety of audiences. 
  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Proven strength in communication skills (written, verbal, and use of other technologies) and collaboration.
  • Willing to learn and flexibility to adapt as priorities shift.
  • Able to build positive relationships with colleagues and willing to help others.
  • Excited to work with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Training experience on topics such as Mental Health, First Aid, Results Based Facilitation and Motivational Interviewing is preferred but not required.  


Travel up to 33% is required including travel in the domestic United States with overnight stay(s).


CIS staff continue to work in a virtual environment; however, the national office is open and available for staff to use as appropriate. 

To ensure the health and safety of staff and job applicants, all interviews will be conducted by phone and/or video conference.


Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission!

Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Five weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Generous 403b Retirement Savings Plan contribution
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 90% of employee health care premiums paid by the organization
  • Summer Work Schedule and Winter Break
  • Employer-paid short-term and long-term income replacement programs, and much, much more!

Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. CIS prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For more information on Communities In Schools please visit our website. 

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$54,415 - $66,360


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