University Workforce Development Director

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University Workforce Development Director
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 33221
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience.

Position Description:
The University Workforce Development Director (UWDD will report to the PI (Professor Franke) and the Executive Director. This position will work with the Principal Investigator and Executive Director to plan, coordinate, deliver and monitor the deliverables of the training contract consistent achievement of the goals established in collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and will provide professional development support to the 8700 DCFS staff. UWDD will write and develop curriculum for training based on best practices and evidence-based research. UWDD will be responsible for developing and providing a comprehensive array of professional development opportunities that align with the Department's workforce needs. UWDD will manage the development of an annual training plan guided by current child welfare, workforce development, and professional development trends and best practices, and needs assessment. This position requires the UWDD to remain current on the best practices in the field of child welfare training and workforce development.
The UWDD supports the implementation of various innovative changes, including research and technology and innovative public child welfare practices, related to training and workforce development that will improve social worker training and improve outcomes of children and
families. The UWDD is expected to drive curriculum development from identification of need, literature review, instructional development (e.g., training technique and materials), testing and formalization, through to training of trainers and dissemination. The UWDD also oversees the MSW internship training program, conducts orientation to child welfare practice for new employees, participates in research on workforce retention and improvement, and conducts specialized training in relevant child welfare topics.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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Job No:
Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 3/31/2033
Work Type: Full Time