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JOB NO.: 96397-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Training, Employee Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 96397-AS

Working Title: Instructional Designer and Training Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This position will end on NOVEMBER 30, 2019.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree in education, human resources, or related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required: experience developing, delivering, and managing curriculum processes. Teaching experience.

1. Knowledge of project management and coordination strategies with an emphasis on group facilitation, managing logistics, assessment and evaluation methods, and effective communication methods.
2. Content knowledge in the areas of change management, organizational development, training skills for non-trainers, customer service skills, and continuous planning and improvement tools.
3. Knowledge of curriculum development processes.
4. Knowledge of organizational development strategies.
5. Knowledge of adult learning needs in an educational environment.
6. Knowledge of and skills at measurement and program evaluation.
7. Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
8. Knowledge of technology including computer software programs, presentation technology, and Web-based systems (including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer).
9. Knowledge of presentation technology such as projection equipment, computer set-up, utilizing high capacity removable media drives (flash drives) and ability to trouble shoot issues as they arise.
10. Knowledge of the work challenges associated with the functions of an office with multiple constituencies and of alternative methods for effectively completing job duties under a variety of circumstances.
11. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
12. Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.
13. Excellent active listening skills.
14. Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
15. Strong analytic and decision-making abilities.
16. Team player attitude and ability to work with others.
17. Ability to influence others and work toward a common vision or goal.
18. Ability to occasionally lift and transport up to 25 pounds to and from events (computer equipment, projector, event materials, etc.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Instructional Design & Training Specialist serves as an integral part of the UW-Madison and UW System Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project. This position will work in collaboration with the project team in the development and execution of an integrated, multifaceted training program designed to educate all employees (e.g., human resources community, employees, leadership) and build/sustain exceptional HR practices. The position will ensure the development and delivery of high-quality employee learning.

This position manages training projects, consults with individuals and units as a learning and organizational development specialist. Creates and delivers professional development and educational workshops to employees. Facilitates and coordinates collaborative design team structure to create, develop, and implement online workshops, course and sustained learning communities focused on emerging individual and organizational needs within the TTC Project, as well as creating and implementing new and emerging educational events as the need arises. Develops training materials that can be delivered in a variety of formats including instructor-led classroom and web-based. Communicates regularly with internal and external groups. Additional assignments may be assigned based on departmental needs.

Additional Information:

This position is initially projected for one year, but may be extended and/or become a renewable appointment.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


Kyle Brown
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please submit a cover letter and resume related to your education and experience designing and delivering adult learning (including teaching, training, facilitating skills), working with subject matter experts to create participant-centered training programs, and project monitoring and conducting needs assessments, as well as other expectations in the position description.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Oct 25 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 8 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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