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UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Training and Development Manager.
UW Tacoma's Training and Development Manager plays a central role in promoting campus-wide learning as central to the University's culture and pathway to organizational and individual success. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness and Development, the Training & Development Manager serves both staff and faculty through a dotted line relationship to the Office of Academic Affairs. The Training and Development Manager serves as a champion, logistician, and internal consultant in designing, facilitating and implementing compelling learning strategies that advance UW Tacoma's mission.
Additionally, this position will collaborate with the AVC and HR Director in designing, implementing, and facilitating a wide range of organization development interventions, including strategic planning, teambuilding, organizational assessments, and process improvement efforts.
Staff and Faculty Development
1. Champion, implement and manage the staff professional development plan consistent with the mission and strategic plan of UW Tacoma.
2. Collaborate with Academic Affairs in planning and implementing professional development opportunities for faculty, partnering with deans and other academic leaders as needed, to design and facilitate campus-wide faculty development
3. Prepare annual plans for campus-wide learning consistent with the objectives of campus leadership and adopted staff professional development program.
4. Design, promote, organize and schedule the delivery of training or other learning initiatives endorsed by UW Tacoma's leadership.
5. Develop a consistent methodology for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of professional development activities.
6. Coordinate required training sponsored by HR, UW Tacoma, and UW.
7. Monitor strategic plan implementation initiatives, identifying opportunities for aligning professional development priorities and resources to support desired initiative outcomes.
8. Explore, develop and promote the use of online resources and training modules to foster increased access to learning opportunities by employees.
9. Recruit, vet, and contract with trainers and consultants to deliver identified training or other learning services.
10. Serve as a catalyst for offering innovative learning opportunities on topics relevant to advancing the mission of UW Tacoma.
11. Work with Vice Chancellors to explore and develop learning initiatives relevant to their units.
12. Work with team leaders to identify group learning activities; plan, deliver, and/or facilitate the delivery of teambuilding workshops and retreats consistent with team leader objectives.
13. Train and coach supervisors and employees on individual development planning.
14. Serve as an active link for UW Tacoma to leverage learning opportunities available through POD or other UW sources.
15. Manage staff training funds within the HR budget consistent with fiscal requirements; advise units on the allocation and use of funds for training and learning purposes.
16. Ensure professional development records are captured effectively in the registration system; prepare periodic reports on learning program activities.
Organization Development Support
17. As needed, collaborate with the AVC and HR Director in designing, implementing, and facilitating a wide range of organization development interventions, including strategic planning, teambuilding, organizational assessments, and process improvement efforts.
18. For assigned organization development interventions, meet with client leadership to clarify project expectations, timing, and client/consultant roles.
19. Conduct needs assessments or design and facilitate client retreats and meetings consistent with agreed-upon project outcomes.
20. Prepare reports, plans, and survey summaries to support intervention activities.
21. Serve as back up for other HR or AHR functions as needed during peak workload periods or during extended absences of other staff.
| 1. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Psychology, Human Resources or a related field AND at least six years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including at least three years working with or managing staff professional development programs. |
2. Knowledge of adult learning theory, curriculum design, and training evaluation methodologies.
3. Demonstrated ability in working effectively with others from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of an organization.
4. Skill as an internal or external consultant in identifying client needs, developing appropriate responses, and contracting for service delivery.
5. Skill in designing and delivering compelling learning experiences to working professionals.
6. Strong organizational and time management skills.
7. Skill in designing and delivering online and blended learning experiences.
8. Experience in designing, planning and implementing a comprehensive, organization-wide learning program.
| Graduate degree in a related field. |
Experience in higher education.
Skill in delivering training in a subject relevant to the needs of the University, such as interpersonal effectiveness.
Experience with implementing a mentoring program.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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