Training Specialist

Lexington, KY
Jul 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Training Specialist supports Human Resources Training & Development- Professional Development. This position will develop, deliver, and assess the effectiveness of professional development training programs for the University end-user; consult with managers and departments on potential performance related problems and recommend solutions; work collaboratively with team members to plan curriculum development and schedule of classes; and fulfill other assigned administrative responsibilities like maintenance of training rooms, marketing and promotion of classes, etc.

Job Title
Training Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3J530:Human Resources Training and Development

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The physical requirements of this position will include occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; occasionally standing or walking with objects up to 10lbs; regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time with repetitive motions (such as typing); and intermittent (10%-50% of the time) job-related travel.


Monday-Friday- 8am-5pm; may include some evenings, nights, and weekends per departmental needs.


The ideal candidate will have previous experience developing, delivering, and assessing professional development training programs; proficient in Microsoft Office; excellent attention to detail; strong communication and presentation skills; exceptional planning and organizational skills; effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to solve routine problems and manage resources; demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service, time management, and judgment; and respect for confidentiality and diversity.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Previous experience developing and delivering training programs and curriculum.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid work experience do you have with training others on professional development?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Provide examples of several professional development courses you have created and conducted. Include title, type of audience, and a short (one-line) description.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe a time when a customer was delighted with the training or consultation you provided. Include specific details regarding the situation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe how you take diverse and multi-level audiences into consideration when planning and delivering training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Provide a detailed example of a time when you recommended performance intervention to a client, other than training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What skills do you consider most important in order to be a successful trainer?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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