Training and Development Specialist I - F & S Employee Relations/Human Resources (104322)

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Training and Development Specialist I
Facilities & Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The Training Specialist will be responsible for analyzing training needs of the department, developing curriculum, and delivering courses. The person in this position will use proven techniques to assess the work environment and then develop appropriate employee training to address departmental and employee needs. Additionally, the incumbent will employee appropriate measurements to determine the effectiveness of training programs and draft reports to share the results of training and make appropriate recommendations for future actions.

1. Designs training programs using internal and external resources as appropriate
2. Chooses appropriate methods for delivery of training (simulations, online, mentoring/coaching, on the job training, professional development classes, etc.)
3. Conduct needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed
4. Provides consulting services, training, and organizational development interventions to resolve or improve management and personnel issues
5. Uses accepted education principles and track new training methods and techniques
6. Designs and/or oversees the production of educational aids/materials
7. Develops and conducts training for all levels of employees within the department (front-line employees, supervisors, and leadership)
8. Assists with the development of training goals, objectives, policies, programs and procedures
9. Evaluates the effectiveness of training and development programs, and utilizes relevant evaluation data to revise or recommend changes to training content, objectives, and methods
10. Maintain updated curriculum database and training records
11. Provides train-the-trainer sessions to build an core of group of internal subject matter experts
12. Manages and maintain in-house training equipment and materials
13. Translate requirements into trainings that will groom employees for the next step of their career path
14. Lead structured training sessions and monitor results/effectiveness
15. Coordinates new employee orientation sessions and deliver content when necessary
16. Stays abreast of new trends and tools in employee development

1. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling four years (48 months), from the categories below:

a. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in education or other fields related to training and development such as human resource administration or business administration or closely related fields

  • 30 semester hours equals 12 months
  • 60 semester hours equals 24 months
  • 90 semester hours equals 36 months
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor's Degree equals 48 months

b. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in fields other than those previously listed
  • Bachelor's Degree equals 3 years (36 months)
  • Master's Degree equals 4 years (48 months)

c. work experience as a human resource or training professional

2. Two years of professional work experience in the training and development profession (A Master's degree in education or other fields closely related to training and development, such as human resource administration or business administration, or a Master's degree with a concentration in these fields may be substituted for one year of such experience).

1. Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation
2. Knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools
3. Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
4. Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods and techniques
5. MS Office proficiency

This is a full-time Civil Service Training and Development Specialist I position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after November 19, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials by November 19, 2018. An online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Keri Frederick, 217-300-1575 or [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Facilities & Services
Category: 2-Administrative
Title: Training and Development Specialist I - F & S Employee Relations/Human Resources (104322)
Open Date: 11/02/2018
Close Date: 11/19/2018
Organization Name: FandS HR and Employee Relations





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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 11/20/2018
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