Skip to Content

Career Center 


Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) Training Specialist

Company : AAIDD
Location : Silver Spring, MD

Role Overview:

AAIDD seeks one or more part-time or full-time skilled SIS Training Specialists to join its dynamic SIS training team. Duties include providing in-person and remote training and technical assistance across the U.S. and supporting the organization’s professional training program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide highly specialized SIS training and technical guidance to jurisdictions across U.S., its Territories, and Canada.
  • Support the planning, scheduling, and integration of SIS training activities and programs.
  • Support and actively participate in program development to include contributing to the development of customized training proposals, informational/promotional/resource materials, and updating revisions to existing online courses.
  • Collaborate with SIS Training Manager to develop training plans, webinars, and informational sessions for a variety of SIS users and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development and facilitation of courses, including online courses and quality assurance trainings that reflect best practices.
  • Perform SIS training tasks as assigned and within specified timeframe.
  • Assess jurisdictions’ SIS training and development needs and respond to inquiries about the SIS in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Contribute to an integrated, effective, flexible, and collaborative team environment.
  • Travel to and participate in conferences, meetings, and training events as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ work experience relevant to the position.
  • Excellent oral, organizational, and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in delivering training to both in-person and virtual audiences.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and preparation procedures.
  • Experience with adult learning principles, training methodologies, course design techniques, and training formats.
  • Experience with instructional platforms, systems approach to training, and the development of training products.
  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office and related software applications.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage multiple training projects across various time zones.
  • Ability to travel for in-person SIS training as required.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of SIS curriculum and preparation procedures.
  • Ability to assess training and development needs, interpret the meaning of questions, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Ability to analyze and communicate SIS training trends.
  • Ability to understand and interpret oral instructions and/or written directions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to produce clear written materials for technical and non-technical audiences and to self-edit most typographic and grammatical errors.
  • Ability to perform close, detailed work involving considerable visual effort and concentration.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize Microsoft Office and a variety of web-based software programs at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed.
  • Ability to effectively work with and serve a diverse community.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position (e.g., ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time, speak on the phone frequently during the day, and travel when needed).


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Currently recognized SIS assessors, with a minimum of three years’ full-time SIS assessment experience are encouraged to apply.
  • AAIDD offers competitive salaries, health insurance and other benefits, and is conveniently located next to the Silver Spring Station (Maryland) on the Red Line.
  • AAIDD seeks one or more part-time or full-time employees. Remote/hybrid arrangements will be considered.
  • To apply, submit resume in MS WORD or PDF via email to Margaret Nygren, EdD, Executive Director, at Applications reviewed upon submission; position open until filled. No phone calls.
  • Candidates may be asked to demonstrate their SIS knowledge and facilitation skills through an in-person or virtual meeting.
  • AAIDD is an equal opportunity employer.

Connect with AAIDD on Social Media

Join The AAIDD Email List

Annual Conference