Training Director, Center of Excellence

Aurora, CO
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Training Director, Center of Excellence

The Director of Training will oversee operations related to the Children's Hospital Colorado Center of Excellence (COE), specifically all training related activities. The COE a technical assistance, training and quality improvement center for children, youth and families in the state of Colorado, builds expertise that is innovative and transformative, so that every child, youth and family can achieve wellness and sustainability while shaping their own care and the state's future. The COE is dedicated to promoting the transformation of mental health care for children, youth, and families in Colorado through research, development, implementation, and evaluation of effective mental health services, supports, and policies.


With minimal supervision from Clinical Director, plans, coordinates hires and supervises training staff and oversees all aspects of Training within Center of Excellence (COE) housed at the Children's Hospital Colorado. The Training Center Director will research and assesses training needs along with the availability and extent of training packages in order to design, deliver, and evaluate training programs. The Training Center Director participates in the research, assessment and strategic planning regarding the dissemination of information and design of certificate programs, system of care, evidence based practices and wraparound implementation training on a state and local jurisdictional level. This will be done in conjunction with the COE's advisory board.


  • Plans and coordinates daily activities of Training.
  • Tracks the activities and expenses of outside agencies and consultants subcontracting with the program.
  • Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates professional and support staff who are involved with Training in the center.
  • Manages training budget, including approving finances, tracking expenditures and preparing reports on current finances.
  • Prepares program and grant reports and proposals.
  • Assists in the interviewing and hiring of staff and consultants.
  • Identifies and pursues outside funding sources.
  • Has established an expertise regarding Systems of Care and Wraparound
  • Participates in the development, oversees the coordination and is able to deliver detailed topical curricula for training seminars, conferences and certificate programs.
  • Oversees the designs and development of appropriate selection and quantity of training aids such as handouts/workbooks, overheads and slides, and evaluation/self-test.
  • Establishes mechanisms to empirically assess general and specific training needs within an assigned population using generally accepted and appropriate methods of scientific inquiry and adult learning theory principles.
  • Prepares evaluation plans, evaluates individual training modules, prepares written reports of findings and devises quality improvement plans.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains effective mechanisms for ongoing relationships/partnerships with internal and external stakeholders through participation in internal, state and local jurisdictional work groups/task forces and by assisting in the design of long range System of Care and Wraparound implementation plans.
  • May perform administrative duties such as: assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies, developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and participating in the design of research studies.



  • Doctoral degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Communications or a related field are preferred.
  • Four years management experience. Experience with personnel administration, financial management, program planning and coordination, and administrative functions necessary.
  • Two years of System of Care implementation experience on a county, state or national level.
  • Two years of training experience with expertise in adult learning theory.


  • Knowledge of system of care values, organizing principles, financing strategies and overall implementation factors.
  • Knowledge of best practices and evidence based practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Leadership, coaching and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
  • Ability to operate current computer systems, including relevant software packages.
  • Skills in oral/written communication and presentation.
  • Ability to develop accurate and detailed course outlines and associated training aids.
  • Skill in analyzing complex topics, policies and procedures in order to prepare detailed summaries.
  • Skills in consultation and change management as well as continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
  • Ability to prepare grants and reports.
  • Ability to create and manage a budget.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Application Materials Instructions: When applying online for this position, applicants must include: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current CV/resume 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references Questions should be directed to Melissa Sinclair *A background investigation is required for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20281 - SOM-PSYCH-Child SP/G

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Melissa Sinclair

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00702569


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