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Organization: National Resource Ctr For Yth.

Job Location: Oklahoma-Tulsa


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Work Type: Hybrid

Salary Range: Target Salary Range: up to $50,000, commensurate with education and experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Job Description


The University of Oklahoma is one of the best places to work in the United States and one of the top employers in the state of Oklahoma, according to Forbes! We provide a positive culture, health/well-being benefits, meaningful and purposeful work, flexible work hours, a partial remote/hybrid option (upon training completion), and more than four weeks of paid leave each year.

For over 50 years, The University of Oklahoma Outreach, National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) has been improving the effectiveness of human services through training, capacity-building consultation, and other services. Over the years, our resources have helped support the missions of various human service organizations in Oklahoma and across the nation.

Position Summary

The Trainer position will plan, coordinate, and deliver training for individuals and organizations serving children, youth, and families. The position will design, develop, and evaluate in-person training, online training, workshops, and other learning opportunities. The position will also provide technical assistance and consultation to support state and national initiatives of the National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS).


  • Train professionals working with children, youth, and families to support state and national initiatives of NRCYS.

  • Design and develop workshops, online training, and other learning opportunities to support state and national initiatives of NRCYS.

  • Develop and deliver capacity-building consultation for individuals and organizations working with children, youth, and families.

  • Plan and coordinate projects, meetings, and events.

  • Identify, facilitate, and participate in internal and external collaborations on current trends, best practices, and program development through meetings, telephone, and email correspondence.

  • Create and develop best practice tools, activities, and resources to support service delivery and understanding.

  • Maintain knowledge and skills about legislation, best practices, and child, youth, and family services trends.
  • Utilize data to guide work-related decisions.

  • Plan and attend internal and external meetings.

  • Write reports, professional correspondence, and other project-related documents.

  • Uphold, safeguard, and engage in activities to support the University's mission, NRCYS vision, mission, values, and core principles of NRCYS.

Job Requirements


Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, human services, or closely related field. AND

Combined Experience: 24-36 months in any of the following areas:

  • Youth work (children welfare, child/youth/family services, juvenile justice, treatment services).

  • Understanding service systems (mental health, community-based services, child welfare, education, etc.).

  • Training presentation and group facilitation.
  • Technical assistance and consultation.

  • Event planning and coordination.

  • Youth development and leadership activities.

  • Trauma responsive service provision.

  • Services to foster healthy youth development.

  • Services to foster healthy life span development.

  • Supporting children and youth in a successful transition to adulthood.

  • Evidence-based and research-informed practices.

Required Skills and Proficiencies

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Cultural humility and responsiveness knowledge and skills, including understanding its relevance to training.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to provide high-quality services while managing multiple projects under strict deadlines.

  • Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development (including knowledge of accessing child welfare legislation and continuing education resources).

  • Ability to think critically, problem-solve, and exercise professional judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to deliver high-quality customer service and participate in departmental and cross-departmental work teams).

  • Working knowledge and skills with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Departmental Preferences

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, human services, or closely related field.

Preferred Experience and Abilities

  • Training design, development, and evaluation (e.g., instructional design, adult learning principles).

  • Experience with online and blended learning development and delivery.

  • Experience collaborating with public and private child welfare and/or child and youth-serving organizations.

  • Knowledge regarding environmental and relational permanency.

  • Data collection and management.

  • Regional or national conference planning and/or workshop presentation.

  • National child welfare federal legislation, practices, policies, and initiatives.

  • Program assessment and evaluation.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma, fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon police records check

Job Posting: Jul 8, 2024
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