Learning and Development Specialist-School of Social Work, Workforce, Research and Development ...

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Learning and Development Specialist

School of Social Work

Office of Workforce Research and Development

Located in Springfield, Champaign, or Chicago


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Office of Workforce Research and Development (WRD).

The Learning and Development Specialist collaborates with team members, subject matter experts, and facilitators to develop and implement creative, engaging, and high-quality learning and development solutions for the workforce, across all levels and job classifications.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Curriculum and Content Development

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and facilitators to determine learning needs and analyze learning gaps, and to assist in the development of learning paths
  • Design, develop and implement innovative and impactful curricula using advanced learning theory and technologies
  • Design core professional skills solutions based on learning paths and level-specific competencies, across service lines
  • Review and enhance existing content to ensure level appropriateness and consistency with learning objectives
  • Advise on best practices for content creation and execution using innovative organizational development and/or adult learning techniques, principles, theory, and online learning technologies

Transfer of Training

  • Assist with facilitator preparedness and effectiveness, and onsite learning facilitation, as needed

Technology Management

  • Drive the strategy around the design of learning content and experiences that leverages technology to meet the needs of a diverse set of learning styles
  • Assist in the administration of the Learning Management System (LMS) with respect to directing learning and tracking competencies at various levels
  • Assist with implementing instructional technology for effective and efficient training delivery

Other duties as assigned

  • Statewide travel required

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or technology, organizational development, behavioral psychology, education or related field. Two (2) years of demonstrated experience assessing training needs and developing related content. Experience with eLearning resources and authoring tools and implementation thereof, including SCORM and AICC.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in Articulate Storyline authoring software.

Knowledge Requirements:

Ability to learn basic social work terminology and to garner industry knowledge. Excellent attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, teaming, and communication skills. Ability to take initiative and act in a self-directed manner, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously. An innovative and solutions-oriented thinker with excellent judgment and professionalism. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)

This is a full-time (100%), twelve-month academic professional position located in either Springfield, Champaign, or Chicago, Illinois. There are multiple positions available. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon the availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 6, 2020. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three professional references. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the search has closed.

For further information about this specific position, contact [email protected]. You may also visit http://www.socialwork.illinois.edu for additional information. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

College Name or Administrative Unit:School of Social Work Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Learning and Development Specialist-School of Social Work, Workforce, Research and Development (137250) Open Date:10/02/2020 Close Date:11/06/2020 Organization Name:School of Social Work




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Posted: 10/4/2020
Application Due: 11/6/2020
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