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Training Associate, Rural Institute, Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
The University of Montana Rural Institute on Disabilities Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural) invites applications for a RTC: Rural Training Associate. The Training Associate will work with the Knowledge Translation (KT) Director to design, plan, and implement training projects and products.
The Training Associate will assist with developing, coordinating and conducting training sessions and presentations to disseminate and create awareness of evidence-based products developed from research and engage in marketing and promotion of a program or organization by assisting with the writing, selecting, producing, and /or delivering favorable publicity or educational materials through various communication media. The Training Associate (a) will work collaboratively with research project teams, (b) must be able to comprehend and synthesize information from various content areas (i.e., health promotion, vocational rehabilitation) to develop training publicity and educational materials, and (c) develop and conduct training sessions and presentations. Other responsibilities may include: conducting literature reviews; using internet technology (i.e., social media, distance learning); developing monitoring and evaluation methods; and other KT related activities as assigned by the KT Director. This position will require a strong degree of initiative, independence in performing assigned job responsibilities, and ability to travel. This is a grant-funded position.
As part of the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), the Rural Institute shares a vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. In this capacity, we seek to:
- Develop new knowledge through research, evaluation, needs assessment, and feasibility studies.
- Increase the quantity of qualified personnel available to provide those services through the delivery of pre-service and in-service interdisciplinary education.
- Facilitate communication, coordination, and planning of services for persons with disabilities by providing needed information to targeted groups and organizations.
- Develop new and innovative services and technologies that can be replicated within the service system.
- Assess the unique resources of the University of Montana, other institutions of higher education, University Affiliated Programs, Research and Training Centers, and other professional organizations to assist the Rural Institute in accomplishing its goals.
- Competent use of a personal computer and a variety of software packages, including Microsoft Office.
- Current use of social media.
- Experience conducting literature reviews.
- Demonstrated experience clearly communicating with the professionals and non-professionals, both verbally and in writing.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Past experience working effectively as part of a team.
- Skill with facilitating, leading, and/or training groups of people.
- Experience conducting presentations in-person and via the internet.
- Demonstrated experience in effective and efficient project organization and coordination.
- Use of multi-media for program promotion and marketing (i.e., Social media)
- Bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, social science, or other field that prepares individuals to assist with developing and conducting training sessions.
- Experience developing training materials, such as curricula, book, workshop content, Power Point presentations, webinars, podcasts, videos, etc.
- Experience using and/or developing online distance learning courses and/or content.
- Experience understanding and applying adult learning styles.
- Preferred experience with disability-related programs and/or working with or on behalf of adults or youth with disabilities.
HOW TO APPLY
Application review will begin on January 27, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below. Step 5 "Attachments" in the online application process is where you may upload additional materials. Only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
- Letter of Interest – addressing the stated requirements for the position
- Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
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