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(Hybrid) Manager, Training and Development

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Human Resources


West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a Hybrid Manager, Training and Development

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Employee Relations, the Manager, Training and Development assesses institution-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and coordinates suitable training solutions for employees. In addition to leading the Trainers and Instructional Designer, this position actively searches, designs, and implements effective methods to educate, enhance and recognize performance.

At WVU, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  •         37.5-hour work week

  •         24 annual leave (vacation) days per year

  •         18 sick days per year
(for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)

  •         401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.

  •         Wellness programs

This position is hybrid, with the expectation of a schedule that includes onsite and work from home opportunity.  This position is expected to work the hours needed to meet professional responsibilities.

What you'll do:

  •          Conducts annual training and development needs assessments and organizes priorities.  Organizes each training program development and ownership between the members of the team for implementation and roll-out. 

  •          Leads the day-to-day operations of the team to ensure training programs are delivered and communicated appropriately.  Prepares communications on upcoming programs and socializes new programs across campus.

  •          Keeps a pulse on learning gaps by connecting regularly with Employee Relations, HR Business Partners, Staff, Provost Office, and Leaders across the institution.  Reviews course evaluations to assess which topics are most relevant to employee needs or which trainers are most effective in delivery certain topics.  Meets regularly with leaders to determine strategic goals of the university and departments across campus.

  •          Collaborates with the Purpose Center to train staff and leaders on CliftonStrengths.  Partner with Employee Relations and HR Business Partners on talent assessment tools and organizational development needs.  Creates tools for the HR Business Partners to execute on succession plans.

  •          Works with leaders to identify unit specific training needs and develops programs to meet those needs.  Runs onsite and virtual trainings and ability to determine which avenue would be most beneficial for the content and audience.

  •          Leads New Employee Orientation and roll out of Onboarding materials and training for leaders across campus.  Ensures that Orientation is setup appropriately and all content is up to date to provide a great experience for new employees.

  •          Assist in leading the Learning Management System implementation and utilization. 

  •          Other duties as assigned by Director, Employee Relations.




Bachelor's degree required in organizational development/leadership, human resources, or related field.


4 years of experience in training and leadership development as well as experience leading others. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of curriculum and instructional design and application for effective adult learning.

Thorough knowledge of developing organizational effectiveness and leadership development programs.

Demonstrated skills in supervising, coaching, and developing others.

Organizational and intrapersonal skills with acute attention to detail.

Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate cross functionally.

Ability to learn the University's organizational structure, strategic plan, priorities, mission, and vision.

Knowledge of Learning Management Systems.

Ability to effectively plan, organize, develop, and implement comprehensive employee development programs.


About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.  

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb. 

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches, and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Feb 22, 2024

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time
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