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Information and Technology Services (ITS) has a rewarding opportunity for two (2) high-performing Senior Training Specialists. These positions report to the Assistant Director of IT Professional Development and will support the newly-created Organizational Development department within ITS Administration. This new department is responsible for driving professional development assessment, goals, and developing materials that support the ongoing professional development of ITS employees and customers receiving products and services from ITS.
These roles will create, design, and deliver employee development training that involves development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional design, training, and communication plans, materials and vehicles. The delivery of this training may be in person, e-learning, videos, or other delivery mechanisms.
WHO WE ARE
ITS supports U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students in their use of technology to teach, learn, research, and work, and be leaders in their fields. We are dedicated to creating cohesive digital experiences and enabling university wide innovations by:
Elevating the customer experience by providing proactive, laser focused customer service
Providing appropriate IT security and privacy in an open university society, while enabling innovation
Supporting data-informed decision making
Delivering intuitive research computing solutions
Building a world-class, transformational network and reliable administrative systems
In addition, we value those that proactively solve challenges, work with a sense of urgency, and seek a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
ITS’s mission is to be trusted enablers of technology for the U-M community. ITS works together to provide cohesive digital experiences and seamless support to the U-M community. To learn more, visit: https://its.umich.edu.
WHO YOU ARE
You are energized by working with a collaborative team and industry peers to support the university mission through innovative and appropriate use of technology. You seek understanding and to tackle projects and problems with your customers’ needs in mind. You anticipate problems and work proactively to preempt challenges and concerns, delivering increasingly relevant customer experiences over time. You value a culture that is rooted in mutual respect, where you can learn from different perspectives, roles, and identities.
You will have at least four (4) years of instructional design and curricula development, a minimum of four (4) years of training experience, and excellent written and verbal communication. You will have experience with video production, demonstrated ability to learn new software, understand technical information, and communicate it to others using clear, concise, and user-friendly language.
Works with little direction to create employee development training that involves design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional design training, and communication plans, materials and vehicles
Produce training materials that include e-learning courses and videos in a training setting to include video editing techniques, video content creation, and scripting
Create, design, and deliver training including in person, online and video productions
Actively supports and coordinates with team members and other support groups to effectively meet the demands and organizational needs for instructional design deliverables
Following established standards and methodology, designs and develops course curriculum, training deliverables, programs and communication plans to meet determined objectives, including but not limited to documentation; simulations; e-learning courses; videos; and website content
Conducts analysis, planning, testing, implementation, and evaluation of solutions
Ensures training and communications are delivered successfully, including presentation delivery, material production, room set-up and registration
Evaluates options for external trainers, coordinating third party training events and makes recommendations
Collaborates with advisory groups, team members, and leadership to formulate training recommendations
Supporting tools and/or systems to manage the curriculum content, participation, etc. e.g. LMS and curriculum development tools
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education or related field and/or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience
Minimum four (4) years in a training role designing and leading in person and on-line including analyze business processes; apply instructional design methods and theories; and, develop training curricula, user documentation, and/or communications programs, while demonstrating exemplary writing and editing skills
Demonstrated ability to assess and learn new software quickly, to understand technical information and communicate it using clear, concise, and user-friendly language
Demonstrated ability to produce training materials that include e-learning courses and videos in a training setting to include video editing techniques, video content creation, and scripting
Demonstrated experience in a training or related role requiring confidentiality, timeliness, customer service, organization, prioritization, troubleshooting, and working independently
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics effectively to groups, using visual aids as needed, varying style to fit the audience
Exemplary writing, proofreading, and editing skills
Effective verbal communication skills including strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively through all levels of management and staff
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers in a manner that consistently meets the organization’s expectations for service excellence
Proven ability to work independently and assume a broad range of responsibility
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines
Demonstrated understanding of currently used web tools
Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a highly-functioning and productive team
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance or related certification
At least three (3) years of experience in video production
Information and Technology Services is excited to be filling 40-plus positions this fall to support the missions of the university through the innovative and appropriate use of technology. We have been strategic in our hiring over the last two years in order to fund and invest in our future with these key positions. As a valued team member, you will help create and run the technology that powers the University of Michigan – supporting the students, faculty, and staff who are helping to improve the world!
Physical Demands / Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting, average mobility to move around an office environment; able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer; travel to various locations on and off campus. Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required. May require working during non-business hours and on weekends.
NOTE - This position may work with and/or support systems that maintain or process sensitive institutional data as defined by university policy. Successful candidates must comply with federal, state and local law and/or university policies or agreements that require the university to implement specific privacy and security safeguards including, but not limited to: ITAR, EAR, HIPAA and FISMA. Responsible for protecting data and information from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion; and, following applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of data, etc. as stated in a computer access agreement.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Michigan Information and Technology Services seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan Benefits Office is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support faculty, staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, three dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, three early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness.
The University of Michigan is ranked the No. 3 public university in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s annual report of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities.
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For the third straight year, the University of Michigan maintained its position as the 15th top university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.
The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World University Rankings for 2019-20 and ranked 21st among all institutions on the list, moving down one spot from last year in the ranking released Tuesday, 06/18/2019.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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