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Learning and Development Specialist (Business Services Senior Professional)

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect

Learning and Development Specialist (Business Services Senior Professional)

Position #00722913 – Requisition #24428

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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child abuse and Neglect has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Learning and Development Specialist (Business Services Senior Professional) position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Jobs in this career family provide general business operations of the organization or a combination of operational responsibilities covering multiple career families.  Functions include institutional research, statistical analysis, policy development and review, strategic planning and broad unit business operations such as parking and transportation services, risk management, childcare services, real estate and property management, retail services or job responsibilities that combine fiscal, HR and operational management responsibilities.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.  Work is performed fully independently.

Nature of Work:

In 2013 the State of Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), selected the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect to serve as the Central Management Organization (CMO) for Colorado’s Child Welfare Training System (CWTS). The mission of the CWTS is to provide strengths-based, family-focused, child-centered, culturally responsive, competency-driven learning opportunities for Colorado’s child welfare workforce, by delivering a multitude of learning experiences, covering specialized topics for caseworkers, supervisors, case aides, foster parents and other child and family serving personnel.

The CWTS is responsible for creating professional development opportunities for initial and ongoing certification through a regionalized structure – through one of four regional training centers located within the northeast, southeast, west and metro areas of the state. CWTS is committed to responding to the learning needs of county customers by: offering regionalized accessibility to multiple learning structures, maximizing technology, engaging learners in dynamic discussions, and skills-based practice opportunities, appreciating diversity and honoring differences, providing opportunities for county customers to learn the most cutting-edge, evidence-based, best practices in the child welfare field.

As part of the CWTS at Kempe, the Professional Development Specialist is primarily responsible for developing learning experiences that align with CWTS’s pillars of excellence: competency-based content, deconstructing bias and inequities, adult learning principles and maximizing the use of technology.
Examples of Work Performed:

Curriculum Development Management

    Execute curriculum development processes, from inception through completion, including and not necessarily limited to ensuring the following outcomes Investigation, research, assessment, and development of current and new learning experiences; including practice updates, revisions, enhancementsPartner with and include all relevant stakeholders (including those with lived experience) from new product inception (kick-off meeting) through product completion (review and approval)Accomplish product development in response to identified needs by deadlineEnsure all curricula are developed, edited, and live in alignment with CWTS pillars of excellenceConfirm all CWTS curriculum packages include all necessary products and tools associated with effective training evaluation (course specific pre/post-tests, and training evaluations) Participation in state work group meetings to identify child welfare trends that can be used to leverage new courses and/or invigorate existing coursesWork with CWTS e-learning development team to ensure all CWTS content is effectively and seamlessly developed in alignment with the design and development needs when creating a course for a web-based deliveryFacilitate initial delivery of new and revised courses or prepare facilitators to deliver new and revised coursesEngage in continuous quality improvement through revisions to ensure all learning experiences remain aligned with current, equitable best practicesCreate tools to ensure the transfer of learning from the classroom training to real life practice.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Minimum Qualifications:

    A bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Behavioral or Social Science, or a directly related field from an accredited institution Two (2) years of experience in direct child welfare practice within the state of Colorado Two (2) years of experience as a training/learning facilitator, at least one of which was in a virtual setting
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Behavioral or Social Science, or other related field
    Experience effectively facilitating learners across professional levels (caseworkers, supervisors, managers, and directors) Prior experience developing curricula for a child welfare audiencePrior experience (1-2 years) providing child welfare leadership coaching services based on the Co-Active Coaching ModelTwo (2) – four (4) years of experience in direct child welfare practice within the state of ColoradoThree (3) – five (5) years of experience as a training/learning facilitator, at least one of which was in a virtual setting

    Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory; and ability to energetically engage adult audiences in learning conversations, and practical experiencesComprehends and can operationalize the Colorado Practice Model values, skills, principles, and philosophies; and ability to connect course content with these principles throughout training deliveryUnderstands federal mandates: safety, permanency, and well-being; and ability to connect course content with these mandates throughout training deliveryDemonstrated insight related to cultural inclusivity and is able to create a comfortable learning environment for all learnersAbility to facilitate discussions that promote critical thinking and objective decision-makingCapacity to appreciate and respond to multiple, diverse, learning and personality styles and classroom behaviors in a manner that ensures engagement with all learnersDemonstrated highly-skilled collaboration with colleagues and stakeholdersAbility to facilitate strengths-based, solution focused thinking, language, and interactionsExemplified excellence with verbal and written communicationsDemonstrated keen ability to manage multiple, competing, high-priority tasksAbility to cultivate curriculum packages and all associated materials in support of effective training facilitation and according to CWTS standards of excellenceAbility to effectively manage process, personnel, and product development as required to achieve project outcomesAbility to provide coaching services with stakeholders and customersDemonstrated ability for critical thinking, multi-tasking, and working diligently in an autonomous work environment.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $48,137 to $64,000.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job Category: Business Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 13, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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