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Training and Development Specialist

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Human Resources
Training and Development Specialist

Strategic Initiatives - Employee Development and Learning at Illinois Human Resources

Job Summary
Responsible for analyzing training needs of employee populations, developing curriculum, and delivering courses. Use proven techniques to assess department and employee needs and develop appropriate training for key functions, including human resources, supervision, and administrative support. Employ appropriate measurements to determine the effectiveness of training programs and draft reports to share the results of training and make appropriate recommendations for future actions.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates training programs related to new employee orientation and supervisory skills development. Serves as moderator and lead presenter for campus-wide new employee orientation program both online and in-person. Serves as a presenter for related content when necessary
  • Designs training programs using internal and external resources as appropriate, stays abreast of new trends and tools in employee development, and uses accepted education principles and track new training methods and techniques
  • Develops and/or conducts training for all levels of employees within the university (front-line employees, supervisors, and leadership)
  • Coordinates the development of engaging online resources and training content that use videos, tutorials, infographics, polls, virtual collaboration whiteboards, and/or other interactive content delivery tools
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of training and development programs, and utilizes relevant evaluation data to revise or recommend changes to training content, objectives, and methods; creates various reports as necessary
  • Develops fluency with registration systems to assist in maintenance of curriculum database and training records
  • Chooses appropriate methods for delivery of training (simulations, online, mentoring/coaching, on-the-job training, professional development classes, etc.)
  • Designs and/or oversees the production of educational aids/materials
  • Conducts needs assessment and identifies skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed
  • Assists with the development of departmental or campus training goals, objectives, policies, programs, and procedures
  • Provides train-the-trainer support to build the training capacity of subject-matter experts
  • Supervises student interns and extra help personnel in support of training development and execution activities
Additional Physical Demands
This position observes university campus, Civil Service, and Employee Development and Learning policies.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The work occurs typically in an office setting, across campus, and occasionally off campus. Travel out of town within the state of Illinois may rarely occur (a University of Illinois vehicle will be provided and operation the vehicle requires a current driver's license). The position involves remaining in a stationary position for periods of time, and using dollies, carts, and rolling totes to move boxes of training supplies weighing upwards of 10 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling four years (48 months), from the categories below:

A. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in education or other fields related to training and development such as human resource administration or business administration or closely related fields
  • 30 semester hours equals 12 months
  • 60 semester hours equals 24 months
  • 90 semester hours equals 36 months
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor's Degree equals 48 months
B. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in fields other than those previously listed
  • Bachelor's Degree equals 3 years (36 months)
  • Master's Degree equals 4 years (48 months)
C. work experience as a human resource or training professional

2. Two years of professional work experience in the training and development profession 

A Master's degree in education or other fields closely related to training and development (such as human resource administration or business administration) or a Master's degree with a concentration in these fields may be substituted for one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in instructional design, learning management systems and web delivery tools (e.g., Ability LMS). Current driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Working knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation
  • Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools, and techniques
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Individual must have the ability to meet deadlines, approach work and projects with creativity, and work in a moderate-paced, changing environment. Must be results oriented, well organized, and systematic in approach to time and task management.
Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 4693 - Training and Development Specialist I position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/17/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 PM (CST) on October 6th, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Audrey Ramsey For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1011768

Job Category: Administrative

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