The position is part of a new area at the Center for Advances Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW). This position will work closely with the Comm Relations/Outreach Manager 2 on a Joint Powers agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Services developing a child welfare Training Partnership. This position supports the development of the JPA Training Partnership and facilitates the day to day operations of the train/curriculum contract hires including communication, planning and scheduling. The position also works closely with the Comm Relations/Outreach Manager 2 to identify areas of improvement of further development with regard to curriculum creation/refinement.
This position requires a deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of the child welfare workforce. In addition, the position must have strong communication and relationship building skills to coordinate with DHS in the development and implementation of the Training Partnership.
Training and Trainer Management (40%)
Manage, in collaboration with DHS, the daily training schedule and needs of contracted trainers
Keep contact records up to date/accurate
Coordinate and manage training requests received from internal and other external stakeholders to identify, record, analyze and track training needs
Manage and monitor the requests for all training and provide scheduling assistance to counties and tribes
Participate in the development of the quarterly training calendar in collaboration with DHS
Schedule, record and track delivery of training, in collaboration with DHS
Coordinate training logistics (time, date, location, trainer assignment) in collaboration with DHS
Communicate identified training needs learned from system stake holders to other training staff; collaborate with consultants and support the development and provision of needed training
Follow-up with counties/tribes/regions to assess reason(s) for cancellation beyond low registration numbers
Enter scheduled training, record and track delivery of training
Develop, maintain, monitor and finalize lists of registrants for workshops
Communicate daily with county and tribal staff regarding questions enrollment in and cancellation of training; assist county, tribal and other staff with registration and site requests
Provide additional support as needed for training
Monitors spending and has an overall sense of budget for hiring and partnering of trainers and curriculum developers
Builds and maintains relationships with trainers
Curriculum Development Support (40%)
Maintain direct communication/contact with county and tribal staff and stakeholders to identify, record, analyze, interpret and track training needs.
Advise county, tribal and other stakeholders regarding matching CWTS training resources to county and tribal needs.
Track and lead discussions of themes in training requests to identify new training needs or necessary modifications based on communications with training stakeholders
Identifies training needs and communicates those with the JPA Training Partnership
Track attendee requirements for specific courses, including prerequsites/homework
Develops, maintains and refines templates for training materials, including PowerPoint, training scripts, handouts, etc.
Translates curriculum from curriculum writers/content experts into final product for trainings
Builds and maintains relationships with curriculum writers and content experts
Partnership with DHS and General Administration (20%)
Support the development and ongoing maintenance of a JPA Training Partnership website and/or Learner Management System
Attend monthly JPA team meetings
Attend CASCW and SSW team meetings
Attend and participate in bi-weekly supervision
Attend and participate in section meetings (as scheduled)
Attend and participate in other meetings and/or activities as assigned
BA/BS, ideally in social work or related field of study and four years experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years
Four years experience in coordination or management of substantive project or program in social services or education
Familiarity with the field of child welfare and a deep understanding of child protection
Strong relational skills, including a demonstrated ability in collaboration, teamwork and consultation
Strong commitment to diversity and culturally effective practicecs
Strong problem solving skills
MSW of related higher education degree
Practice experience in public, tribal or private child welfare
Strong organizational and time management skills
Experience in graduate education, program coordination and leadership
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