Essential Job Duties:
The Training Specialist, Research Administration is responsible for administrative and coordination duties related to training and organizational development, including: scheduling training events, recruiting trainers and speakers, working with subject matter experts to ensure courses are designed and executed in accordance with best practices in adult learning, preparing materials, assisting with the marketing of the programs and ensuring employees are kept abreast of training requirements. Essential job duties include, but are not limited to: • Assist with needs assessments to identify course needs; recommend appropriate training methods (e.g. classroom, virtual/online or blended) and ensure that best practices in adult learning are followed. • Design and Develop a variety of in-person and online training programs. • Work in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs) to create course content and develop training resources • Facilitate programs including train-the-trainer sessions to help SMEs develop/advance instructional skills • Coordinate and lead training projects and initiatives such as the revision and delivery of face-to-face research administration training programs, online micro-learning modules, and the development of campus-wide, required compliance training. • Assist with the creation and management of online training programs including Learning Management Systems (LMSs), eLearning programs, live online training, social learning spaces, knowledge management programs, microlearning and other online resources • Act as training administrator for Learning Management System (LMS) platforms, including adding courses, instructors, dates/times and answering questions • Administer key websites (e.g. Research Education, RSC, etc.), including updating information, answering questions, and working with SMEs to edit/add content • Coordinate campus-wide trainings; confirm trainings and schedule courses with facilitators, update training information on appropriate webpages, and inform staff about training options • Create and distribute the Research Support Council (RSC) newsletter and website; identify content needs, write and collect content submissions. • Communicate trainings, important compliance updates and other relevant information to the research administration community • Create evaluation surveys, send surveys to learners, and generate reports about feedback, and make recommendations for change based on findings • Provide key stakeholders/leadership with regular overview reports of training offerings, including enrollment and completion data, and evaluation feedback • Monitor training compliance and deadline dates as appropriate • Identify and purchase webinars from outside organizations to offer research staff alternative learning opportunities for credit
• Keep current on training design and methodology to make recommendations to key stakeholders/leadership regarding trends and/or new methodologies • Support the RSC in coordinative and training tasks as needed. • Supervise student worker(s) as needed. • Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Departmental Required Skills:
S/he has the ability to manage many projects simultaneously and within deadlines; is extremely organized; and has a high level of creativity.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
Our ideal candidate has at least two years of training assistance/coordination experience with an interest in, or experience with, adult learning theory, instructional design, learning technology and/or research/research administration. S/he should have experience working in the training/development field or related area, a BA/BS degree, and excellent writing and editing skills. Expertise in Microsoft Office is required and experience with learning technology platforms/software (e.g. Moodle, GoToTraining, WebEx, Articulate) is preferred.
Necessary Licenses or Certifications:
About the Department/Unit:
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services (SPARCS) facilitates the submission of proposals, negotiation of agreements, and the administration of internally funded projects and sub-agreements that provide funding to NC State. This includes all aspects of externally sponsored research and scholarship, from pre-award management to non-fiscal post-award management. SPARCS also maintains primary regulatory compliance responsibilities, including human and animal subjects, conflicts of commitment management, export controls, facility security matters, and research integrity. SPARCS, is an operating unit in the Office of Research & Innovation, which is responsible for university-wide research activities and directs institutional units that support research, such as research development, research development, research administration, and research compliance. The Office of Research & Innovation is comprised of units responsible for intellectual property protection, technology transfer, and venture development. In addition, there are ten cross-disciplinary centers and institutes.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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