Faculty Training Specialist
- Job Ref:
- Largo, MD
- Faculty Services
- Full time
Faculty Training Specialist
Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Pay Grade 1.3
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks a Faculty Training Specialist for Faculty Development. The Faculty Training Specialist will design, implement, and facilitate online (synchronous and asynchronous) and blended training programs aligned with audience need. This includes the creation of teaching plans, handouts, PPT's, videos, and other materials used in these courses.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
Manage training programs, including designing updated materials; identify, recruit, and train facilitators; provide analytical data on registrations and completions to stakeholders in schools and the Provost Office; evaluate program effectiveness and develop reports that summarize findings and recommendations.
Develop and implement virtual, synchronous training events.
Conduct faculty training needs analysis.
Serve on various committees throughout the university representing Faculty Development and faculty professional needs.
Collaborate with external faculty development organizations to ensure best practices and current trends in the field are being represented in the programs and services offered through Faculty Development.
Participate in, and periodically lead special projects related to faculty professional development.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in education, instructional design, adult and organizational development, I/O Psychology, or related field;
Five years of experience managing, developing, facilitating, and evaluating training and/or professional development programs;
Two to three years of experience working in higher education, government, or non-profit environment;
Minimum of five years of experience designing and teaching online training and/or educational programs, preferably in a higher education setting;
Minimum of five years of experience in project management of instructional design projects, serving as project lead for project teams;
At least three to five years of experience managing large complex projects/events;
Minimum of five years of experience in conducting all phases of instructional design including needs assessments, design and development, delivery, evaluation, and quality improvement of training programs;
Minimum of years of experience in writing instructional materials for training programs including instructor guides, participant manuals, and evaluations;
Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing training content including content, activities, assignments/ assessments, interactive learning objects, graphics, and multimedia for online learning and hybrid workshops.
Minimum of five years of experience assessing the effectiveness of online, hybrid, and face-to-face training programs and making revisions to update and improve training where needed;
Minimum of five years of experience collaborating with project team members and stakeholders from a variety of levels and departments from associate and assistant deans, academic directors, and faculty to editors and production staff;
Minimum of five years of experience designing and facilitating online courses in established online learning management systems like Desire to Learn, Blackboard, Blackboard Vista, or related tools; in-depth knowledge of eLearning/and or distance training development and methodologies;
Superior knowledge of adult learning theory and practice;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated excellence as a facilitator of training, online, face-to-face, and in a blended environment;
Proven organizational and interpersonal skills;
High level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, and negotiation skills;
Ability to work independently and in a team;
Ability to plan and execute multiple projects while managing tight deadlines;
Proven ability to work comfortably in an intensive high pace environment;
Ability to quickly learn and implement new technologies;
Demonstrated knowledge of ISD or ADDIE instructional design methodology;
Knowledge and experience designing training for face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery;
Skill and ability to conduct needs analysis of learner populations to determine performance improvement needs;
Skill and ability to review and assess the effectiveness of existing online, hybrid, and face-to-face training programs and plan and implement quality improvement measures;
Ability to develop Level I-IV training evaluations, analyze and write summary reports on evaluation data, identify, and make recommendations for quality improvement;
Knowledge of training methods and instructional technology for online learning that encourage active and interactive learning to increase learner engagement;
Ability to lead training development teams and work collaboratively with a range of team members including associate and assistant deans, academic directors, content experts, editors, and production staff;
Knowledge or experience in designing training for a learning management system delivery platform;
Knowledge and skill using PowerPoint for making training and other presentations;
Ability to execute projects from start to finish in timely manner with little supervision;
Proficiency in MS Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PPT);
Proficient in the use of online authoring tools like Captivate, Articulate, Adobe Dreamweaver, and/or others.
POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.