Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Curriculum Developer - Trainer

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/4/2018 5:42 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-9460
    # Positions
    2
  • Job Summary:

    The Curriculum Developer/Trainer works under the direction of the Director of Learning and Development and helps to promote a professional, learner-focused training environment, committed to the mission, vision, and values of Southwest Key. The Curriculum Developer/Trainer collaborates with training stakeholders, including human resources and legal staff, to understand leadership challenges and other organizational compliance responsibilities. A major part of this role is to create innovative training solutions and to develop learning experiences in which participants are stimulated and engaged, training objectives are met, and expected outcomes are achieved. The Curriculum Developer/Trainer reviews training requests and assists in analyzing the results of training needs assessments to ensure the Learning and Development (L&D) department is responsive to the training needs of Southwest Key. This position also manages the Southwest Key learning management system and assists in promoting, coordinating, and evaluating online, classroom, and other L&D training events. On occasion, the Curriculum Developer/Trainer role will require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday and may require up to 40% travel.  

    Essential Functions:

    • Partner with organizational leaders to identify relevant training needs for individuals, teams and departments, using effective assessment methods and measurement systems.
    • Design training courses, materials, exercises, instructor guides and other learning programs necessary to meet training needs. Use research and best practice to determine the best approach or training method, such as classroom training, e-learning, or on-the-job training.
    • Organize training venues, logistics, transport, or accommodations to achieve efficient training attendance and participant satisfaction.
    • Communicate with learners pre- and post-training; build and sustain internal relationships; and establish credibility as an instructor and learning leader for Southwest Key.
    • Assist in analyzing the effectiveness of training program implementation by comparing training results with established benchmarks and reporting the results to stakeholders. Work with stakeholders to amend training modules as needed.
    • Coach management team members in the application of leadership concepts and theories. Assist management team members in conducting performance and cause analysis and evaluate results against performance goals. Monitor change as necessary.
    • Use technology effectively across the different areas of expertise and review opportunities for integration of technology as a training and development solution.
    • Manage and/or coordinate a variety of training data collection efforts, analyze and interpret data, and recommend solutions that address learner and stakeholder needs.
    • Manage the administration of the Southwest Key Learning Management System (LMS) and assist users in troubleshooting LMS issues as they arise.
    • Stay abreast of trends, practices in curriculum development, learning methods, and training/facilitation tips, and tricks.
    • Generate written reports and presentations related to training programs and deliver to appropriate audiences as needed.
    • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

      • Demonstrated proficiency with various training and development technologies along with the ability to learn new software quickly.
      • Strong experience in the curriculum development process.
      • Experience in using technology to enhance learning by creating educational and instructor materials, including background material, instructional materials, and training aids.
      • Excellent communicator and dynamic training facilitator, who understands the needs of various employee groups.
      • Understanding of contemporary practices and theories relating to knowledge acquisition.
      • Familiar with andragogy and best practices for adult learners.

    Preferred

     

    • Bachelor’s degree with five years of experience in curriculum design, human resources, adult education, or a related field. At least five years of experience in soft-skills or leadership training for adults, human resources, or curriculum development may substitute for a four-year degree.
    • Bilingual (Spanish)

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    General office environment with moderate noise. This position is involves walking or standing for long periods of time, mostly while facilitating training. The option of having a limited standing workspace may be available. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel. Frequent travel, including travel by car and airplane, could be up to 40%.

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