Job Description

Training Specialist

Requisition IDreq11433
Working TitleTraining Specialist
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The CDD and the Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) provides interdisciplinary training and individualized coaching and consultation statewide to a variety of early childhood programs and practitioners that provide services for young children pre-natal to age five and their families.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Training Specialist who is timely, responsive, and has the ability to work with a diverse staff and constituents that have various learning styles and who come from varying education and discipline backgrounds. This individual will be providing support to both on-site and off-site staff working out of home offices as well as providing support to statewide constituents navigating and accessing ECLN courses, listservs, and resources.

This individual needs to be highly organized and skilled in technology and software systems and in training end users technology/software. They will develop and implement instructional aids and training modules, online courses, resources, and provide training opportunities for staff and constituents.

ECLN’s coaching and consultation programs generate data for reporting to funders and to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ (ACUD’s) national NIRS database year-round on scope of work activities that include statewide conferences, regional and on site trainings, day-long meetings, webinars, online trainings, and other events utilizing distance technology for participation. This Training Specialist will effectively coordinate and organize data collection for all ECLN programs and will format, edit, and publish associated reports. This individual will also oversee database projects including: mailing lists, registrations, resource dissemination, staff information, and NIRS data.

The Training Specialist will develop online trainings and will provide first-level technical support to content developers and end users. Ability to perform web site design and maintenance, and high-level software skills for general problem solving and for continuous process improvement for division operations are strongly desired. This individual will research and recommend hardware and software solutions as needed.

They will be able to design and publish graphical materials such as newsletters, directories, brochures, flyers, etc. using applicable software to include Mailchimp, MS Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Additionally this individual will support the development of internal policies, procedures, and guidance for division operations.

The Training Specialist may supervise as well as lead activities for other lower grade staff and students.

Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral and written) are a must. Experience providing top-notch data management and associated reports, supervisory experience, flexibility, customer-service, growth mind-set, continuous quality improvement, and a high comfort level with ambiguity and shifting priorities are essential for this position.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

**Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**


  • With project management and/or data collection across multiple sources, and a strong working understanding of database structures and ways of displaying data.

  • Strong experience providing training and technical assistance to individuals with diverse levels of technical skill

Advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Advanced organizational skills.

Intermediate to advanced editing and design skills.

High level ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory experience.

Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2020
Pay$2,964.00 minimum to $3,894.80
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date12/2/2019
Application InstructionsTo be considered for this position: * Complete the official application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. * Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References.* Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications.* Include a writing sample describing your direct experience organizing and reporting data. Incomplete Applications may not be considered

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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